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09 October 2011 @ 10:26 pm
The Top Five List for A.J. Crowley (aka Crawly)  
In one of my chapters for Human Nature, I mentioned that Crowley had to go through audits from Hell (literally) every ten years to more or less explain his usefulness to the workings of Downstairs. Under the cut is a list of Crowley's greatest hits from the last audit.


1. Windows Vista - while Crowley is also responsible for Apple, he specifically created Windows Vista to simply irritate people. It was supposed to be minor mischief that got out of hand, which is so often the case when humans are involved.

2. The privacy settings on Facebook - contrary to rumors, he didn't invent Facebook. He merely contributed.

3. Text spelling - With the rise of the smart phones, it only seemed natural to add this in. To this day Aziraphale still hasn't really forgiven him. Trufax, u know?

4. Twitter - 600 souls were collected in two years due to this alone, thank you very much.

5. Livejournal - was there ever any doubt?
 
 
 
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: MST3K_SoEvil!guardian_chaos on October 10th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
I believe every word of this. *VBG*

4. Twitter - 600 souls were collected in two years due to this alone, thank you very much.

I'd like to know how that happened, precisely. O_o And the Livejournal thing...maybe he intended that as a medium for spreading rage by those who had been unintentionally spoiled for their favorite TV shows by bad LJ-cuts.

His invention of the wheel led to the first fender-bender. He's so proud of that one!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 10th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
maybe he intended that as a medium for spreading rage by those who had been unintentionally spoiled for their favorite TV shows by bad LJ-cuts.

Are you referring to that time you accidentally found out about Mitchell and George? Because the LJ cut WAS working. *G*
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on October 10th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh! Oh! I had completely forgotten about that laughably awful moment! Yes, your LJ cut was working, and so I do take full responsibility for stepping straight into that ENORMOUS spoiler. Regardless, your obvious entertainment regarding this is hilarious. I'm glad my trauma amused you! *G*

I was referring instead to a trend I've been seeing on a couple LJs lately: that of spontaneous de-friending whenever an LJ friend is seen to spoil. It is frightening how quickly those betrayals occur. XD
k is obviously for hurricanekatarzi on October 10th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
I firmly believe he's responsible for the word "frenemies" and Farmville.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 10th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, Farmville. That's one of his.

But not Angry Birds.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_IDon'tUnderstandThatReferenceguardian_chaos on October 10th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
So who was responsible for Angry Birds? Aziraphale as a safe and non-evil way to seek revenge on the bird that pooped on his shoulder earlier in the day?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 10th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
So who was responsible for Angry Birds?

My guess is that it actually came from pure human imagination. It's things like this that keeps Crowley interested in the species.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: MST3K_SoEvil!guardian_chaos on October 10th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, humankind, with our grand capacity to imagine hurling birds into other birds, like some hideous Newton's cradle, only without the rebound. We're brilliant!! :D
The Writer They Call Tay: BB: Oh No!awanderingbard on October 10th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
I bet Twilight is somewhere in the top ten. Twilight could only come out of Crowley's mind.

Poor Aziraphale and text spelling. I don't imagine he's terribly happy about Kindles either. :-D
formerly lifeinsomniac: sighjoonscribble on October 10th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
I bet Twilight is somewhere in the top ten. Twilight could only come out of Crowley's mind.

I'm almost tempted to say that this is actually Aziraphale's fault. He was shooting to produce something that would inspire hope and faith in young girls and accidentally got his inspirational wording wrong somewhere, leading Stephanie Meyer to write THIS instead.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 10th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
I sometimes feel that Aziraphale is doomed in whatever he might think to create. It seems humanity always manages to bungle it up.
aelfgyfu_mead: Lego personaelfgyfu_mead on October 10th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
At least LiveJournal can be turned to good! Some of these others seem pretty solidly demonic to me!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 10th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
The livejournal one is so much more insidious. You totally think it can be used for good but every time you post, a part of your soul is getting a shade darker. MUHAHAHA!