alienoctopus asked: All my life, I've only been good at one thing, and that's writing (and I doubt most of it isn't even that good). Here I am, in my second year of university about to decide my focus of study. I'm pretty set on creative writing and literature. But I'm terrified to start making decisions. It's worth it, right? Writing, I mean. Worth the time and the thought, and the hope...
januaryblues asked: Do you ever get embarrassed about the racier things that you've written? Especially when it comes to exposing your work to family members. I come from a woefully conservative family and I worry that I'm editing myself for fear of one day offending them. They don't even know about the one story that I received an award for because I couldn't bring myself to share it with them....
vauvenalsreblogs asked: I just sent you fanmail and then saw that you won't answer them. I'm so sorry for spamming your inbox, but I have a question. I'm working on a 50-page-essay, the topic being 'The Phoenix in English Literature'. The grade will go straight into my diploma. So, a friend told me that you wrote a short story featuring this bird, but he couldn't tell me the title of the...
fuckyeahmaxwelledison asked: I just read via IGN that the Spawn lawsuit with Todd McFarlane has been settled, but that the details were confidential. Without asking what those details were, I truly hope that it was settled in your favor and to your satisfaction.
doodledinmypants asked: Pat Rothfuss just put up a blog post about Worldbuilders and the Stardust ARC book that keeps getting re-donated to the cause. One of the re-donators mentioned (jokingly, I think) that he worried you might get a complex because nobody wanted your book. So, how DO you feel about the re-donating tradition? (I think it's pretty sweet myself, though I don't know if I'd be able to...
offensivelybadcalligraphy asked: Perhaps you've answered this in the past, or prefer not to do, but I'm curious about your (present) thoughts on aging. I had seen a video of your wife saying that she is excited by the proposition of aging, so I'm curious. Do you in any way mourn your time? Not in the sense that you regret past actions, mind. Just the reality of its passing. Is aging something you relish? Is the...
asahlna asked: So I thought I should let you know that you are amazing and my favorite author of all time, and you happen to be married to my favorite musician of all time, and it's kind of amazing. Obligatory question mark?
dropitlikefscottt asked: Towards the end of Neverwhere, there is a plaque on Richard's office door that says his name is R. O. Mayhew. I was wondering: does he have a middle name, or did you just pick a random letter to stick in there?
denizbevan asked: Dear Mr Gaiman, I just discovered your essay on my three favourite authors and thumbed through my copy of The Return of the Shadow (I'm rereading all twelve but haven't gotten to this yet). Guess I'm skimming too quickly. Where are you? I want to see :-)
lemiel14n3 asked: Are there any books or collections you'd recommend for mythology from various cultures? Maybe some you used while researching American Gods?
thecoatman asked: You've recently blogged a few times about a stage production of Nevewhere. I was wondering if the rights to the script were on sale/available so that I could perhaps put on a production in West Wales.
Mr Gaiman and Mr Hodgman continue their...
Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing,...– Alan Watts
queerlittlemermaid asked: Neil, what does it mean that you adapted the script and song for Mononoke? I know i means you were involved in it somehow -which makes you even more wonderful if possible- but I honestly don't know what it means to be the adapter.
suaveasphyxiation asked: This question may be irrelevant to you, but being an author and possessing copyrighted material, how do you feel about bills such as ACTA/OPEN/PIPA/SOPA being pressed by the government?
sillyjasdero asked: I haven't read the book yet, but in the movie, Liliandil said she is Ramandu's daughter and she was the blue star guiding Prince Caspian and the others. When she came down to earth, she took the form of a human, but also mentioned that she could take other forms (because her beauty was distracting the prince and Edmund). I had just rewatched that movie on cable TV and I remembered the...
marytimony asked: One time I tweeted you that I cried when I read American Gods. Then you replied you were glad and I just realized how Moffat-ish that was of you. Are all of you in some secret alliance to destroy our feelings?
one-scoop asked: Hello Mr. Gaiman! Regarding your previous answer about not seeing Stardust, do you avoid watching movies based off your works? Or is it only a case by case basis?
sillyjasdero asked: Hi Mr. Gaiman! I absolutely love Stardust! Thank you for creating such stories and inspiring people =) ..I would just like to ask: Is Yvaine's character inspired by Liliandil, the Blue Star in C.S. Lewis's Voyage of the Dawn Treader?
a-darkness-so-reassuring asked: Mr. Gaiman, my friend and I have a bet going on about correct/common ways to pronounce "buoy." Would you mind telling us how you pronounce it? (I hope you do not mind me asking you this here. It would just be very fun to turn to my friend and cite you on the matter. I completely understand if you decide to just ignore this silly message. Thank you very much.)
New Leonard Cohen album streaming... →
I’ve been streaming the new Leonard Cohen album free from the Guardian site and loving it for days now. It just occurred to me to a) buy it, and b) point the link out to everyone else.
17thbookelf asked: Fiddler's Green is strikingly similar to Chesterton. Did you model the character's appearance on the author?
theinquisitivewanderer asked: I love Tolkein and Lewis, but I've never heard of Chesterton. Which of his books should I seek out first?
neverwear: i almost forgot i had a tumblEr. should we do a Fiddler’s Green CRUISE??? a giant ship full of NeilGaimanReaders? or shall we stay on dry land? hmm looking at 2014. and now, off to replace the glasses that I left at the restaurant last night, that MAGICALLY disappeared although they are of no real value to anyone but me. #boo #LizLemonLook? #yes
Chesterton and Tolkien and Lewis were, as I’ve said, not the only writers I read...– Neil Gaiman
A speech I once gave: On Lewis, Tolkien and... →