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The Sandman Season of Mists Vol. 4 #1
bathbookneil: imaybedead submitted:
bathbookneil: idletheme submitted: Three of my favorite things all in one place.Glorious.
From My Actual Blog at Neilgaiman.com
Almost 25 years ago, researching the Sandman story that would become A Game Of You, I read up on New York and Hurricanes, and how very ill-prepared Manhattan is, and how vulnerable. I worry about my East Coast friends, and I’m glad that Sandy wasn’t a full hurricane when it hit. Stay safe. Yesterday morning started early with the Today Show on BBC Radio 4. You can read about it and...
jsanta2020 asked: Sorry for being nosey, but is your relationship with Amanda purely monogamous? I've been an AFP fan for years, and it's still hard to believe she's married (albeit, easy to believe it's with you). Either way, cheers to your happy and healthy relationship, lord knows you both deserve it!
bluesvalentine asked: I think they're meant to be you and Amanda?
theunmistakablesound asked: Hiya Neil, I've been following the Coraline readings on Mousecircus com, but suddenly I couldn't so much as load the URL anymore. I was enjoying the wonderful people reading each chapter so much and now am stuck in limbo. Is this something to do with being in New Zealand? Or is there an issue at their end? I know you aren't the tech person for the site, but I can't get onto it...
Shashank Tripathi, Last Night's Twitter Villain...
wilwheaton: gofwd: By Jack Stuef During the storm last night, user @comfortablysmug was the source of a load of frightening but false information about conditions in New York City that spread wildly on Twitter and onto news broadcasts before ConEd, the MTA, and Wall Street sources had to take time out of the crisis situation to refute them. What leads a person to do such a thing, which his...
Sending love to my friends in New York and the East Coast.
missanthropologist asked: my local bookstore has an ALL HALLOWS READ sign in the window, surrounded by your books, books by Stephen King and many others. I couldn't stop grinning when I saw it.
thebooshislooseandalittlebitraw asked: for the LGBT ask I must say that sandman had a trans* main character (I weeped for about 2 hours after that chapter)
Click-Clack The Rattlebag #1
bathbookneil: Disclaimer: this is, in fact, not a photo of me reading Neil Gaiman in the bath, but a photo of me listening to Neil Gaiman in the bath. My apologies to anyone who objects to this violation of the nonexistent rules. I also go on for a bit below, in encouragement to anyone dithering over downloading the story before Halloween. Also, almost-spoilers below the break. Not quite....
amberzombie asked: Hello Mr. Gaiman, I don’t know if you covered this before so I’ll ask it anyway. I read somewhere that your Doctor Who episode The Doctor’s Wife was originally written for use during the reign of the Tenth Doctor but ended up getting postponed and rewritten to accommodate the Eleventh Doctor. If this is true what were the significant changes you had to make to the script and what...
iramblesometimes-deactivated201 asked: Um I was wondering. Will you ever write a book with lgbtq main character?
SELECTED SHORTS: POE! (From Hannah Tinti's blog.)
Selected Shorts: Happy Halloween from Edgar Allan Poe & Neil Gaiman by Hannah Here on the shores of Gowanus, Brooklyn, we are all awaiting the arrival of hurricane Sandy, wondering how many dead bodies may wash up on our doorstep when the canal overflows. It all feels appropriate for Halloween, somehow, and makes me wonder what kind of wild tale Edgar Allan Poe might have penned if he...
A Useful Post
I’ll be on the radio tomorrow with Philip Pullman. About 8:20 am UK time on the TODAY show, Radio 4. Subject to breaking news, American Frankenstorms, new revelations about which stars have been arrested for what, and subject to complete cancellation in the event of an alien invasion. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/
ANATOMY OF A RAPE CASE AT UVa →
counterwiddershins: LINK IS IN THE TITLE Dear anyone and everyone, This is the account of one of my closest friends in the whole wide world. We’re trying to spread the word about her story, because this kind of thing happens much, much more often than anyone knows. It’s scary stuff, but please, spread the word. Show your friends, tell you family, especially those who are in college or...
twiceasmuch-intensified asked: I wanted to thank you for posting the link to Bold Moves October. Last night I finally told my family that I'm gay. (I've wanted to do this for over 10 years.) The inspiring stories you post, along with the advice to be yourself and live the life that makes you happy had a lot to do with my reveal. My family loves and fully supports me. I feel so much happier and more myself now. Thank...
I am on a long break between shows, but my theatre...
victoriawren: (Or if you fancy knowing what I’m on about go to www.audible.com/scareus or www.audible.co.uk/scareus and download it for yourself. It’s free, but every download donates $1 to charity.)
insatiablytaken asked: Hi, I had serious issues with audible too. I talked with a rep and they suggested that if you have downloaded the software and it is not recognizing the software is installed to go to the top right and hit account details. From there click the turn off software verification button. Download went perfectly after that. Hopefully that helps anyone that is stuck still. <3 Thanks for the new short.
bathbookneil: tinytinysquid submitted: Lots of love from tinytinysquid and lilprince, Bath, England.
distractedbyshinyobjects asked: It isn't true that if you download the book through Audible you must use their software to play it on your device. You can use iTunes alone and perfectly legally! When you download the file and import it into iTunes, it places it in the Books tab - right-click on the file, select Get Info, go to the Options tab and under "Media Type" change it from 'audiobook' to...
My NaNoWriMo peptalk →
Really I should send this out in week three. But I thought I’d pre-link to it now, just to let you know what’s in store for you, three and a half weeks from now…
Click-Clack the Rattlebag -...
eloisavaldes: Two years ago Neil fucking Gaiman proposed that every year for Halloween people give each other scary books. This year the tradition becomes even more kickass, with Neil’s short story Click-Clack the Rattlebag being given away for free at Audible. And, for every download through Halloween up to $100,000, Audible will donate 1 dollar to the education charity DonorsChoose.org. How...
giftsnevergiven asked: Where you aware Enrique Gomez de Molina plead guilty to illegally smuggling animals for use in his taxidermy? Some of the animals were endangered species and some were alive before being sent to him (and we can assume they were killed for his benefit). They are beautiful works of art but I feel a bit funny after reading how they came about - Huffington Post Miami 03/02/2012 - Artist Gomez De...
valdrake asked: I just finished listening to Click-Clack the Rattlebag. That was brilliant! I've told all my friends to go and download a copy for themselves and to have a listen to it immediately! Beautifully written as always and great job at concealing the true horror of the story. I'm curious, have you narrated any other stories of yours?
squibidyflop asked: Okay, I downloaded Click-Clack from Audible so the charity gets a dollar from me. Now, as a non-iTunes user, is there somewhere I can get an mp3 so I can listen to it like a normal person?
chemicalmuffin asked: Any option for people living in Germany to download the "Click-Clack" from Audible?
onesideofanampersand: 23.10.2012 I am putting this under a read more, because it is fucking long. But here is the story of how I almost played on stage with Amanda Palmer, and joined a private Neil/Amanda cuddle puddle in her dressing room afterwards. Read More
grateful. [trigger warning]
neverwear: Sitting in the treehouse this morning, drinking tea with Neil-bee honey in it. I didn’t really know how many people would see my post yesterday, Was very lucky to have such a supporter in NG. so many people are revealing to me their secret stories, steeped in societal shame, fearful of judgment, some have buried their past so far, now i know what Neil means by trigger alert. I...
When we hug it looks okay.
fundrawtime: A friend died this week. This is for all the people that knew her. I think it would be really good if you want to read Becca Rosenthal’s writing or listen to her music blog. She was amazing. It’s hard for me to write about it. http://www.prickofthespindle.com/poetry/5.1/rosenthal/six.htm http://www.nighttrainmagazine.com/contents/rosenthal_11_1.php...
fatale-distraction asked: Regarding the difficulty with Audible, do NOT download the one that is just for your computer. Use the download for one of the devices, like kindle or itunes. I was having a lot of trouble, too, until I used the itunes download, and now it works perfectly.
You can go and download free it from...
heytherepumpkin: Oh my god. I decided to turn off all the lights in my bedroom and listen to Click-Clack in complete darkness. Bad awesome idea. Read More
According to My Lady At Audible: the US edition should work everywhere except the UK & Commonwealth, including in the audible.fr and audible.de stores. And the UK in UK & Commonwealth. So if it won’t download from one of them, you might want to just try the other. Goodnight.