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ideas of Angels in popular media or texts
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ideas of Angels in popular media or texts
Thinking to myself the other day, I came onto the wondering (as I often do) of what I thought of Angels in popular media, movies, television and books, and also what I agreed with and didn't quite agree with in religious works and books on Angels.

So what do you all, and not only Angels, feel towards the ideas of Angels in such movies as the Prophecy series, television series such as Fallen, books/comics dealing with Angels such as the Sandman, Fallen Angel, Good Omens, Haunted and the like?

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2008-05-23 3:04
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I think all the movies and literature used to try and make angels seem more badass are just their feathery propaganda to save face, because we all know what skirt-wearing, glitter-bleeding, chumps the lot of them really are.

I’ve seen the Hallmark cards, there’s no saving face now!

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2008-05-23 8:45
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Well, to my shame i havent seen any of those mentioned, but if they show that we're not all cloud hugging, dress wearing goody two shoes, then i'm all for them.
2008-05-23 19:30
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Because I've been playing it for the last week- Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Pit, the angel given a bow by his goddess that can split into two blades.

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2008-05-23 19:36
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I've not seen or read any of those, unfortunately.

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2008-05-25 0:15
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in the air serries a girl is kindof an otherkin she thinks she is an angellic girl in the sky I like that portral of angels.
2008-05-26 18:29
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*raspberries @ chai*

For the most part, angels as portrayed by the media bug the holy living hell out of me. On the one hand, they can be portrayed as sugary sweet... el wrongo. But it lends hope to people, so I can't really complain.

On the other, they're totally corrupt. But I can't really remark on it being a misrepresentation of angelics, as in these cases, it's usually more symbolic to corrupted authority figures in service fields than what anyone thinks about angels themselves.

If there's a good balance of care and kick-arse, though... I can dig that. S'all good.

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2008-05-27 7:00
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In His Dark Materials, the angels are portrayed as people (even if they are a little wimpy). Does that work ok for you, Q?

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2008-05-27 11:45
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I dunno, I never read it. Or saw the movie. Sounds good, though. We're just folk.

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2008-05-28 1:52
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For you, Qarel, I'll be nice:

My favorite portrayal of angels in literature is a tie up between Kelly Armstrong’s fifth book Haunted and the entire Link Angel’s series by Lyda Morehouse.

Neither comes across as overly cheesy or as if they’re trying way too hard to be badass.

Armstrong’s Haunted focuses on a character from the series that was dead by the beginning of the second book and stars her while taking place in the afterlife (which is still one of my favorite portrayals of what the after life could be like). One of the main characters is an angel she has to work with and from there I find it a new, fun perspective of what such things could be like. I also love how she describes angels and demons being tied together from past generations.

Morehouse’s entire series is your standard “the apocalypse is coming” without being stereotypical at all. The focus is more on the angels interactions on earth while hinting at what ever could be going on elsewhere (heaven, ect). The relationships between Morningstar and the less fallen host members are priceless. Some siblings just get along better then others. Still one of my favorite mysteries threw it was trying to figure out who the hell the antichrist is and then getting blown away by everything else and beyond.

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