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  • Mask131

    Just a short blog to apologize for my inactivity on the Wiki. I actually was away without Internet for a long time. I still could connect from time to time (half-an-hour per day or about it), and it allowed me to post some pictures in the gallery, but I never had time to do more.



    This far-away time allowed me to collect more information for Mama-ji's cultural background section. Kali is a well known figure to me, but one difficult to explain to newcomers, and one that especially needs back up when it comes to the details. I hope I have enough sources and material to make a nice, full, but concise section.



    I also happened to find out that the American Gods visual novel got released in France! I found it in a shop, at a train station. I haven…




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  • Skyzy

    Season Two Review

    May 15, 2019 by Skyzy


    While S2 had its faults, there were some things it did better than S1 and it felt like a more cohesive season than S1. I have also scoured my previous episode reviews/reactions and included some of them below.


    • Much stronger character development all around. Instead of snippets, we got full storylines
    • The Sinn ship continues to be a breath of fresh air. I love the Jinn's and Salim's theological discrepancies and their tender moments the most.
    • Bilquis. That's it. Every scene she was in was a highlight. She gets her own discussion below.
    • Wednesday is portrayed as much more of a villain this season than last, which is as it should be. Discussion below.
    • Mr. Nancy and his speeches. Some of them didn't necessarily fit the episode (i.e 2x06) but the s…


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  • Mask131

    People who were on the Internet and American Gods fandom long before the series came out will probably know or remember this website, but now it is buried under a ton of other websites, so I'll mention it here:



    "only the gods are real"



    It is a fan website dedicated to the Old Gods of American Gods (the book). 

    Here is the home page: http://www.frowl.org/gods/index.html



    It is extremely interesting in its detail and analysis of the mythology. It only contains three pages, but they are worth a look.

    First, a page listing all of the Old Gods in the book with their name, mythologies and legends, including background gods: http://www.frowl.org/gods/gods.html



    Second, a page compiling all the theories, ideas and debates concerning the "forgotten god" o…








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  • Skyzy

    Season Three Checklist

    May 7, 2019 by Skyzy

    If there is anything anyone wants to see sooner rather than later or something that's not on the list that you think should be, then please drop me a comment below. Otherwise, I'm adding items as they come up and/or as I notice/think of them.


    • Images and videos for Episode galleries
    • Images and videos for Character galleries
    • Images and videos for Location/Other pages

    • Mr. Town
    • The Caretaker
    • Sam Black Crow
    • The Bookkeeper
    • The CEO
    • Ruby Goodchild
    • Columbia
    • Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte
    • Donar
    • Iktomi
    • Alviss
    • Bast
    • Mama-ji

    • Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor
    • House on the Rock
    • Underworld
    • Backstage
    • Black Briar
    • Motel America
    • Map/Location page

    • Add Plot for 2x05 and 2x06
    • Complete Significance in series sections on Character pages
    • Create Conflicts page for Old/New Gods War
    • Create a Tim…




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  • Mask131

    After season 1, here is all the season 2 content I could find on Colin Penman account. 

    Link to his Instagram account (more may come from it!): https://www.instagram.com/colin_penman/

    (Note: not everything is here, more will be added soon)


    Here I compiled pictures of the scars on Anansi's back when he is in his divine form, the true face of Odin when he is in the Hall of Gods (The House on the Rock), and some BTS pictures of Thor in his Donar the Great outfit.

    https://americangods.fandom.com/wiki/File:BTS_2_Anansi_Scars_1.png

    https://americangods.fandom.com/wiki/File:BTS_2_Anansi_Scars_2.png

    https://americangods.fandom.com/wiki/File:BTS_2_Odin%27s_true_face_1.png

    https://americangods.fandom.com/wiki/File:BTS_2_Odin%27s_true_face_2.png

    https://amer…


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  • Mask131

    I finally found the source of the leaked picture of fat-Technical Boy. It's from the Instagram account of Colin Penman, an expert at makeup and special effects that works on American Gods. He released a lot of sweet, cool and very interesting pictures, so I'll upload them here, not only for educational purpose, but also to see if some of these could be used in pages galleries.

    Note: these are only the pictures for season 1. 

    Link to Colin Penman's account: https://www.instagram.com/colin_penman/



    There's a lot of pictures of Emily Browning. Some of her as an undead, armless zombie, but most are about her transformation into Essie MacGowan. Colin Penman is especially proud of her freckles.

    https://americangods.fandom.com/wiki/File:BTS_1_Essie_fr…



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  • Mask131

    My second study for the New Gods book-verse will be: Media, the goddess of television. I know I should treat her on the third position, given that she is the third New God Shadow encounters after the Spookshow, but since the Spookshow is made up of many people, I’ll keep it for later.

    Media. In many ways, the opposite of the Technical Boy. She appears at first sweet, charming, seducing – but she has difficulties hiding her dark, threatening, sadistic nature. Contrary to what her name suggests, Media isn’t really the goddess of all the medias. In the TV show, Media’s character plays fully on the ideas of mass-media and pop-culture, but in the book she is mostly the embodiment of the most popular form of mass-media in the 90s: television.

    Warn…

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  • Mask131

    So, I did previously a non spoiler blogpost about my opinion on season 2. Now, I just want to compile here a series of thoughts I had after the finale. Spoilers ahead, and it's mostly new-god centric so beware.



    Thought 1: There's missing stuff

    In the promotional material for season 2, there was a picture of New Media and Technical Boy. He was small in some sort of cube, and she was a giant, looking at him with a pitying look… But I don’t remember this scene in any episode of season 2… Is it deleted material? Will there be deleted scenes in the DVD release?

    There's another missing segment that was in the trailer. There was a shot of what seemed like Technical Boy entering a big white house filled with young people vaping and visibly high. Ther…



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  • Skyzy

    Moon Shadow Review

    April 30, 2019 by Skyzy


    After such a long hiatus, I can't believe this season is already over! I'm still not certain whether it was better or worse than the first season but I'm planning on writing a Season Two Review post and will figure it out then.


    • This opening might be the best one yet of the season, possibly even better than the CEO opening in 2x04
      • Fake new coming from FOKS (Fox) sponsored by the NRA. 😂😭😭 I've lost once perfectly reasonable and normal family members to the Fox News cult
      • The whole "fear" monologue 👍👍 This deserves its own mini discussion point
    • 🗣️ CRISPIN GLOVER IS ALL THE SUPERLATIVES! From the way he walks without moving his head to the way he speaks so precisely to the way he emphasizes words. Mr. World has usurped George McFly as my most favo…


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  • Mask131

    Since I’ve watched the final episode, I am able to give my full insight on this second season.

    I liked it. Maybe less than the first one, but I still liked it.

    Yeah, it was a bit jumbled, confused. They threw things they couldn’t follow, they had to abandon some arc, or put on fillers or elements without much coherence to put things together.

    BUT. They introduced wonderful themes they managed to exploit during all of the show. They had wonderful ideas. They managed to correct behind-the-scenes trouble in clever ways. And there were great moments and wonderful episodes. 

    All in all, whether you think this season was good or bad, you can’t say that it wasn’t a necessary one. This season was meta in the sense that it was about being reborn, and t…

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  • Skyzy

    Treasure of the Sun Review

    April 23, 2019 by Skyzy

    This week's review for "Treasure of the Sun," aka "The Madness of King Sweeney." Just as a warning, I'm going to be invoking New Media and using a lot of emojis.


    • Pablo Schreiber. No words, just emojis 🤣😭😍😭👏👏👏
    • Mad Sweeney 🍺👨‍🦰🍺
      • King Sweeney's hair in that one scene with his pregnant wife...my gods, it's luxurious!
      • In the book, Sweeney briefly returns as a ghost so I have hope it's not the complete end of Sweeney in the series. This deserves a discussion
    • Mama-ji as Smashana Kali! 😱 I also LOVED the interaction between Mama-ji and Laura. I really want to see more of them together.
    • The righteous sacrilege of Bilquis giving a sermon. Smash that patriarchy! Buh-bye Reverend Hutchins, hello Bishop Bilquis! It makes me want to join her religion.
      • And hav…

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  • Skyzy

    Donar the Great Review

    April 17, 2019 by Skyzy

    I'm falling behind on writing the plot summaries for the episodes but I discovered another site yesterday that already writes up the plots for the episodes and now I have fallen into an existential crisis.


    • Ian McShane singing and performing! 😍
    • Wednesday reciting Latin. 😍😍😍
    • Shadow has purpose still! I keep emphasizing this because almost the entire first season and the beginning of S2, he was just kinda "there" and I want to re-enforce good behavior. Keep Shadow an active participant!!
      • And when Shadow kept Wednesday locked up to question him was A++++++++
    • Clark Middleton! I loved him on The Blacklist
    • Lou Reed/Velvet Underground
    • Bishop's game in action. "Is Martin Luther a Lutheran?" "Yes? I have no idea." 😂😂
    • Columbia's dance number 💃



    • Wednesday sent…



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  • Mask131

    "Joke" 1 :

    So, apparently, Thot was really respect by all the Egyptian gods for his knowledge and his intelligence, but they also all thought of him as boring and annoying because he talked a lot. Like a lot. He used complicated sentences, kept making digressions, sounded really pompous… The character of Fan-Boy in Freakazoid? That was him. 

    Isis one day asked him about Horus’ health, because she thought he was sick and  Thot, the doctor-god, was the best to give a diagnostic. He apparently answered by a long speech, so long and so boring and so unrelated to the subject that Isis told him “You know, Thot… You’re quick to think but slow to answer.” Which was a polite way of saying “GO STRAIGHT TO THE ANSWER YOU POMPOUS ARROGANT LITTLE MISTER-…

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  • Skyzy

    Last night, I was halfway through writing up the episode plot and taking notes for my weekly episode review. My computer crashed and restored from a previous backup so I lost everything. (I blame it on Mr. World for retiring Technical Boy.) I'm not going to have time to rewatch the episode again till probably this weekend so I wanted to at least put something up for this episode. I don't know if I'll come back and fill this in with more thoughts but this is all the energy I could muster for now.


    • Salim discussing his faith with the Jinn
    • Shadow and his suits. Daaaaaaamn 😋
    • Also, Shadow in general. Now that the writers have finally given him something to do, Ricky Whittle has been nailing it the last few episodes.
    • Nancy telling Ibis off for killi…

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  • Mask131

    (I know I shouldn't be polluting the Wikia with short and meaningless blogposts but I had to shout it out)



    I watched episode 7 of American God. “The Treasure of the Sun”.



    BY GOSH WAS THAT A GOOD FUCKING EPISODE!!!!



    Seriously, season two had weaknesses and let downs, but it also had some fucking brilliant episodes.

    Now I have all my hopes up for the final episode.

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  • Mask131

    No, I won’t stop watching the show. It’s just that I have don’t have enough thoughts and questions to make an entire “review” of each episodes, or at least an interesting one.

    “The ways of the dead” was the first episode of all American Gods that disappointed me. None in the first season disappointed me, and all the previous one of the second season had something to satisfy me. Not this one.

    The subplot with Sweeney, Laura, the Baron and Brigitte was a good point for this episode, really, nothing to say. The confrontation between a monotheistic Salim and the Jinn was also a very good point. But the rest of the episode felt… just like dead ends, and emptiness. This was definitively a filler episode, where nothing goes nowhere. Wednesday goes …

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  • Mask131

    It's something I wrote on Tumblr some days ago, wanted to post it here. The spoilers by Neil just reinforced this thinking I had. So here it is 



    At first I wanted to make a post about how I liked that the New Gods in the TV show are much stronger and powerful than their book counterpart.

    And then I realized why. It’s because the four-group system of the New Gods was destroyed by the show.



    Let me explain.

    If you recall my post about the four groups of New Gods in the book (a post I will soon remake), the New Gods we saw (like Technical Boy or Media) were only representatives of bigger groups of New Gods. For example, Technical Boy was the representative of the “Techies”, the gods of technology. And Media seemed to be linked to the “Players”, a …





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  • Mask131

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy...



    So there is this interview with Neil Gaiman that just came out. Link right under, right there. And he talks about season two alright, but he also drops some light spoilers about the New Gods, spoilers that are supposed to appear in the next episodes... And while it doesn't spoil the story, it's mostly stuff about the working and identity of the New Gods. It's not much but it's still interesting and explains some stuff. So under the link to the interview, it's spoiler zone.



    https://nerdist.com/article/neil-gaiman-interview-american-gods-season-2/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&fbclid=IwAR0797MFkgivLY5AjvVQ4bRdJbtj5rj_JPcsBFl-yoe-tBB1woaTg8xRIRc



    The first half of the interview is about the New Gods and such.

    Neil t…







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  • Skyzy


    This one is a little late because I've been busy with work/life.

    Quick Wiki Fandom site note: I'm also the admin on the Killing Eve wiki and the second season is starting next Sunday so I'm going to be twice as busy writing episode page plots for the next four weeks and things might be delayed. I sincerely hope they keep releasing these episodes at midnight because that's when I get in my first uninterrupted watch.


    • Tech Boy's rebirth story! OMG!
      • I loved the contrast between the piano keys and the computer keyboard; how one person can find beauty in music and another person can find it technology, and how patterns and structures are cross-platform ideals spanning music composition and code composition.
      • I do wish they had lingered a bit longer on…


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  • Mask131

    I’m so glad there was a Coming to America story for a New God. Truly, I had such a smile on my face. I’m a bit disappointed that when Technical Boy first manifested himself in America it wasn’t a bit more as his book-self, but well, it’s two different characters after all. 

    I love that Mama-ji works in every Motel America ever. That’s so funny.

    There wasn’t much of New Media in this episode. I don’t have anything to add for now.

    Now we see why the New Gods fear Mister World. Him crushing Tech’s eyes was such a good scene. 

    I have to admit, the whole scene with Technical Boy and the CEO… I had a hard time understanding it. Mostly because I understood nothing of what these people said. The drawback of being French and watching an unsubtitled eng…

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  • Mask131

    Honestly, I liked this episode. Better than the previous one.



    I was afraid of how they would handle Argus. It ended up going very well. I wondered how they would fit the idea of a surveillance system named after Argus into the New Gods mythology and link it to the ancient Greek mythology.

    I love the idea that every time Argus needs to be slain and is reborn in a new shape, always repeating his original myth. I also love how Argus kept adapting itself - first he was the all-seeing guardian that never sleeps, then he was the all-knowing library, he then lived through as surveillance systems, as the “ever-watching eye” and as the Illuminati. And it’s true there’s so much to take with the idea of the “eye”, especially in American culture (that l…



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  • Mask131

    So… apparently Mister Wood and Mr Stone were both present in The Beguiled Man… It’s right there in the credits: Mr Wood played by Eric Daniel, and Mr Stone played by Chris Mark (who are different from the four Mr Town’s Agents played by Brent Jones, Vincent Rother, Alain Moussi and Kostas Tourlentes). 

    … I wonder how they will play it with how Mr. Wood was portrayed in the first season. Even though, it’s true that the Mr. Wood of the first season wasn’t officially called Mr. Wood, it was simply a nickname Mr. Wednesday gave to the tree-god. 



    And also, here Mr. Town knows that the New Gods are the New Gods, unlike in the book? So does it still mean that Mr. Town is human-like or more god-like? After all he says “I work for the New Gods” so h…


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  • Mask131

    (Note: This was originally written and posted right after I viewed the first episode of the second season, so things have been updated and changed since then).




    It was a good episode. I’m back in the mood, baby! No, seriously, it was like watching the first season, I didn’t see much difference. Maybe it was a bit less “grandiose” but it was still beautiful and interesting. 



    1. So, actually Easter refused to reappear because Wednesday killed her rabbits. On one hand, I’m like “What? It’s too easy!”. But on the other hand… it makes perfect sense. And it’s actually something I thought about when watching the Easter episode. When Wednesday killed the rabbits with his car, I thought to myself “And that’s how he hopes to conquer Eostre? That’s a bad …





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  • Mask131

    The New Gods sitcom

    March 28, 2019 by Mask131

    With…

    The New family

    Mister World as the over-bearing, over-controlling but kind-hearted and peace-desiring father. Media as the old-fashioned, seductive, charming but stern mother. Technical Boy as the rebellious, bratty, loud-mouthed older brother. New Media as the manipulative, passive-agressive, spotlight-stealing little sister.

    And The Caretaker as… well, the house caretaker. 

    And…

    The Neighborhood

    With Vulcan, the old guy a bit too obsessed with firearms. Easter, Media’s best buddy and the socialite always throwing some parties. Bilquis, the seductive teacher of Technical Boy. Argus, the neighbor who likes to spy on everyone. And Mr. Wood, the excentric gardener. 



    Coming on your television sets.

    Don’t zap this program! Or this program will z…



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  • Mask131

    EDIT: I know it should be "as in the book", not "as in the books", sorry about that


    WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD


    I – INTRODUCTION 

    Let’s begin with the first of the New Gods: The Technical Boy
    In the book, he is the embodiment of the Internet and the god of computers. However, an important thing should be recalled here: we are not talking about Internet and computers as we know them today. We are speaking about the 90s Internet and the 90s computers. We are talking of a time that happened before Twitter, Facebook or Gmail. A technology that came before the iPhones, the smartphones and the tablets. As Neil Gaiman said himself, the “technical boys of 1999” were living in their mother’s basement and still learning how they could order a pizza through th…



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  • Mask131

    Test

    March 28, 2019 by Mask131

    Hi! So... I was thinking about joining this Wiki, given that I'm a huge American Gods fan. 

    I already posted stuff on DeviantArt (as Illord) and on Tumblr (as mask131). But since I hadn't had a lot of reaction with season two (there used to be a lot of fans at the time of season 1, but now they all seem to have vanished). 

    So, I'm just toying a bit around with how to create a blog post here. 




    Oh, and I will also probably post a ton of blog posts about the New Gods. 

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  • Skyzy

    Muninn Review

    March 26, 2019 by Skyzy

    This episode should come with a trigger warning for the burning of the Library of Alexandria. That still makes me so angry and it happened over two millennia ago. You know what else also really irrationally upsets me? The destruction of the Imperial Library of Constantinople and everyone seems to forget about that one!


    • Shadow finally has something to do! I loved Shadow's arc this week and Ricky Whittle is so pretty and perfect. The distinct difference between Shadow dazzling a mark and Shadow being authentic is something we haven't seen since "Git Gone."
    • SAM!!!!!!!11!!!! Devery Jacobs as Sam is everything I imagined and more
      • Sam's big belief speech from the book is missing. I'm hoping that means it's going to appear somewhere else because Sa…

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  • Skyzy

    The Beguiling Man Review

    March 18, 2019 by Skyzy

    This was more of a set-up episode in terms of getting characters into position for the rest of the season and it still feels like they don't really know what to do with the New Gods (or Shadow) yet but it was still a solid episode.


    • Stop torturing Ricky Whittle 2k19!
    • Mama-ji worrying about covering her shift in order to join Wednesday's campaign. And is Arjun possibly a reference to Arjuna from the Mahabharata?
      • I failed to mention it last week but I am so happy with Sakina Jaffrey joining the cast. Even though I had a difficult relationship with Timeless and stopped watching halfway through the last season, I always loved her in it.
    • I will never get tired of Mr. Nancy. All day, every day. He is everything I wished for and more. I've loved Orlando…

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  • Skyzy

    House on the Rock Review

    March 12, 2019 by Skyzy

    Since I'm not doing any roundtables or podcasts for this season of American Gods, I thought I might give writing reviews a try.


    • Sinn: Salim's adoration of the Jinn when they meet again. His "I do not grant wishes" response to the Jinn telling him to leave. Jinn saving Salim from the sniper. Everything about this ship is beautiful, adorable, and altogether precious.
    • The password for the underground bunker was paperclip and then Mr. World brings up his involvement in Operation Paperclip. That got a snicker out of me.
    • Whiskey Jack shout out! I really want them to expand on his character for the series (especially because I always wished his character had been expanded on in the book).
      • And maybe we'll also get to meet John Henry? I'd love to see a…

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  • Philanahembree

    Fan Wiki

    August 1, 2017 by Philanahembree

    First blog so here I go. Love the show and i intend on reading the books at some point. And i had some ideas for other characters. So, I created another wiki if anyones interested. A fan wiki

    The American Gods Extended Wiki

    I haven't been on there for a while but if you had any ideas for characters, episodes ect. feel free to put it on the wiki.

    Thanks

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  • Skyzy

    If there is anything anyone wants to see sooner rather than later or something that's not on the list that you think should be, then please drop me a comment below. Otherwise, I'm adding items as they come up and/or as I notice/think of them.


    • Images for Character pages
      • Salim
      • Media
      • Easter
      • Jesus
      • Jinn
      • Robbie Burton
      • Mama-ji
      • Vulcan
    • Images and videos for Episode galleries
    • Images and videos for Character galleries
    • Images and videos for Location/Other pages

    • Deities
    • Season Two
    • Season Three
    • Mr. Wood
    • Mr. Town
    • The Buffalo
    • Coming to America
    • Somewhere in America
    • Essie MacGowan
    • The Children
    • Mrs. Fadil
    • Okoye

    • Jack's Crocodile Bar
    • Eagle Point
    • Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor
    • House on the Rock
    • Underworld
    • Backstage
    • Map/Location page
    • Music page?

    • Fill in Background sections on Character pages
    • C…




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  • Skyzy

    I wrote an article on the first episode of American Gods to help explain what is going on. Please check it out: A Guide to "The Bone Orchard"

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  • Skyzy

    American Gods Primer

    August 7, 2016 by Skyzy

    I wrote an article on the American Gods novel and series. Please check it out: American Gods Primer

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  • Skyzy

    Current Projects

    June 11, 2016 by Skyzy

    If there is anything anyone wants to see sooner rather than later or something that's not on the list that you think should be, then please drop me a comment below. Otherwise, I'm working methodically through the book in chronological order. Here's an outline of what I've done and what I'm currently working on.


    • Create new Character pages
      • Laura Moon
      • Bilquis
      • Audrey Burton
      • Robbie Burton
      • Technical Boy
      • Zorya Vechernyaya
      • Zorya Utrennyaya
      • Zorya Polunochnaya
      • Zorya Group Page
      • Mama-ji
      • Media
      • Mr. Jacquel
      • Bast
      • Jinn
      • Salim
    • Add content to Chapter pages
    • Create new Location pages
      • Prison?
      • Jack's Crocodile Bar
      • Eagle Point, IN
      • House on the Rock
      • Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor

    • Create new Character pages
      • Chad Mulligan
      • Marguerite Olsen
      • Easter
      • Mr. World
      • Mr. Town
      • Spooks
      • John Chapman
      • Whiskey Jack
      • H…


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  • Skyzy

    Adoption Request

    March 29, 2016 by Skyzy

    I have put in an Adoption Request for this wikia.

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  • XD1

    Welcome to American Gods Wiki!

    Share your thoughts on the show, or issues you have with the wiki by writing a blog of your own, which will display live on the main page.

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