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Neil Gaiman Is a Literary God's LiveJournal:
|Wednesday, March 18th, 2009|
Neil Gaiman vs. Colbert
March 16, 2009: Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman replaces being scared of dead people with being afraid of living people in his new book "The Graveyard Book." Current Mood: indescribable
|Tuesday, May 15th, 2007|
|Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005|
Mirrormask in Edinburgh
Hi there everyone,
I'm a big Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman fan, and I'm going to see Mirrormask at the Edinburgh Film Festival on the 19th of August.
But, there was a screw-up with the computer on the day that I bought the tickets (Firefly fans will remember what happened...) and instead of getting three tickets I ended up with nine!
So is there anyone reading this who can get to Edinburgh on the 19th of August and wants to buy a ticket off me? I’ve got six to get rid of. They’re £7.50 each. Email me at an_tredhek @ hotmail.com. It’s first come first served, and I’m cross-posting this to a couple of other interested communities.
Unfortunately I don’t have a paypal account and there’s not much time left for getting cheques in the post, so the best way would probably be to meet up at the cinema for the paying. I know going all the way to Edinburgh without yet having a ticket is kinda a leap of faith, but if you wander over to my journal you can see that I honestly have had them for a couple of weeks.
Hope someone’s interested,
|Thursday, July 21st, 2005|
|Tuesday, January 4th, 2005|
|Saturday, December 25th, 2004|
Merry Whatever! Yay!
Seasonal huzzahs and all, etc., etc., to my lovely dead community. I would just like to take a moment to say that although I'm disowned, etc., and my mother doesn't speak to me, etc., Christmas was lovely AND FEATURED NEIL.
Mainly because boyfriend, Matthew, bought me more Sandman.
And his mother bought the two Gaiman novels I hadn't re-bought since being kicked out. [Good Omens and Stardust]
So, huzzah, huzzah. Plus, I was fed lovely food.
So, in short, I wish everyone was been merry, and if you haven't been merry, go off and be merry. Mwah! Much love, etc., etc.
And I turn 18 in a week. *dancedance*
|Sunday, October 31st, 2004|
Awesome. More people have joined the community in my absence!
Sorry, though--mod-ness and layout-ness is all on hold, as I've been moving into my own apartment. Sadly, this means that I missed Neil hosting the horror movie marathon. *cries*
So tragic. ;)
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a happy Halloween, and hopefully we shall be able to get a real active community going soon, yes?
Oh, and a random note: my boyfriend knows how to suck up. My latest presents? Season of Mists
and Dream Country
, both of which ROCKED. <3
|Tuesday, October 12th, 2004|
Neil Gaiman likes my book!!!!
OK, so totally fangirl here, but I just read in Neil Gaiman's Blog (http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/journal.asp
) that he read my book (which includes a section on Sandman), and described it as "a deliciously readable jaunt through high and low culture." Swooning happily . . . Well, maybe just short of breath. This is even cooler than getting a blurb from David Greenwalt (co-creator of "Angel"). It's like being praised by God or something, and there's also the factor of writing about living authors, and hoping that they *won't* tell you you're completely full of shit about their work. :-) But, damn! And, Whee! And when I can impress my 16-year old daughter (my toughest critic :-) ), I know I'm doing something right. But, DA-AMN! :-)
And, just to pimp my book while I'm at it, you can find it on Amazon under Atara Stein (yours truly), but it won't be published until Nov. 23. Current Mood: giddy
|Saturday, October 9th, 2004|
Hi. I just joined yesterday. I'm afraid I can't offer my services as a mod--I have Multiple Sclerosis and very little energy. But I'm a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, and I think the Sandman is one of the best works of English literature written in the 20th century. I have a book coming out in November called _The Byronic Hero in Film, Fiction, and Television_, and there's a long section on the Sandman. (You can see it on Amazon--since this is my one and only book ever, I find this very exciting!) I also teach some of the Sandman in my grad class on the Byronic hero. There's a kind of thumbnail version of my book online, an article called, "Immortals, and Vampires, and Ghosts, Oh My!: Byronic Heroes in Popular Culture": http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/contemporary/stein/stein.html
One of the most interesting things I find about Dream is that he's really a jerk in many respects (his treatment of Nada for instance) and really self-absorbed, but at the same time if you hit him over the head hard enough (like Death does w/ a loaf of bread in "The Sound of Her Wings"), he's capable of losing some of his rigidity and learning something. And ultimately he becomes as sympathetic as he is clueless. I cried when reading _The Kindly Ones_ and again during _The Wake_. The other thing I like is the way Gaiman uses Mervyn as a way of bringing things back to earth when Dream is going completely overboard with self-pity (Gaiman himself says that he'd bring Mervyn on when he thought Dream was getting "too flaky"). So you can identify with all the angst, but at the same time you can laugh at it too, which for me makes it all the more real.
Another of the many many many things I think are absolutely brilliant about Sandman is Gaiman's alternate biography of Shakespeare. The speech Shakespeare makes in _The Wake_ and the way it's connected to Dream via Prospero is beyond brilliant. It's so moving and so amazing and so seemingly "real."
OK, enough blathering for now. Current Mood: enthralled
|Wednesday, September 29th, 2004|
In the Beginning, it was a nice day
This is the first of hopefully many posts! Hurrah! Let there be clapping, cheering, fanfares, etc. Thanks.
Er, well, the community is about to be pimped out today, I believe, and someone has been kind enough to offer to do a nifty layout, so, please, do start joining. I'm looking for someone who knows Neil Gaiman's comics very well to be a mod, as I'm more about the novels--but I could use another literary mod, anyway. Please leave comments if you're interested, and feel free to start a discussion about anything.