lescarnetsdecachou asked: Hi! I'm a little confused: the other day, you told us that Henry Selick was not going to adapt "The Graveyard Book" but today, SCiFiNow told something different ("Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book to be adapted by Disney"). So really no "Graveyard Book" by Selick? Or was it only because "The Graveyard Book" is going to be his NEXT movie (as...
karlynoelleabreu asked: Also I'd like to reply about the kids and sexual content hting- it depends on the kid. There was sexual stuff in American Gods that I would have understood at 12- but it would have made me extremely uncomfortable. On the other hand, my little sister is just about 12 and she is in no way mentally or emotionally ready for the kind of sexual content in American Gods. Kids develop and learn at...
I just got out of bed, and snuck over to the computer, and supported Amanda’s Kickstarter. (Happy Birthday, darling.) Watch the video. It will tell you everything about Amanda, that you could ever want to know. Also, it’s really sweet and funny.
cesvoixdenfants asked: How do you feel about the exposure of kids to sex? My little brother (who's 12, but very bright; he's reading Hamlet in his free time right now) has always read all my books right after I read them, but I've always been hesitant about loaning him some of them because of the sexual content (for example, he's been wanting to borrow American Gods for a while now), which I...
Stephen King interview
I just put the text up of the interview I did with Stephen King in the Sunday Times Magazine on my blog at neilgaiman.com. It’s a much longer interview than the one in the magazine, and if you are interested in working writers, you might enjoy it….
allybwabwa asked: When I named my daughter Coraline, I did not factor in her British-ness. Because dealing with Social Security AND birth certificate (brought to you by Vital Records Department) on her misspelled first name is quite a bother. What bureaucracy DID Coraline's parents have to go through to keep her name? Or was her name blundered from Caroline and her parents pretend that they intended to name...
nothopeless asked: Is the new Henry Selick stop-motion film THE GRAVEYARD BOOK? I'm pretty sure you cannot answer this but I thought there'd be no harm.
sallysarahrex asked: I have acquired a poster from The Last Angel tour with Craig Thompson and yourself but the internet can't seem to tell me what The Last Angel was. My friend was hoping it was a sign that you two collaborated on a book, so if that's true would you enlighten us please?
shibakisses asked: Would it be rude to ask you what's particularly "mindboggling" about Good Omens slash fiction? Is it just a general weirdness over knowing erotic fiction derived from your own works exists, or something else entirely? It just seemed like an odd adjective to use, but maybe not so odd to you.
onefortheangels asked: 1 search = "The Biography of Manuel by James Branch Cabel, The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe, Lud in the Mist by Hope Mirrlees, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potock, Viriconium by M John Harrison, Codex Seraphinianus by Luigo Serafini, A Humument by Tom Phillips, Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones, Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty & The Complete Newgate...
veronikawinters asked: I'm using your works for a presentation in my Creative Writing course. Is there a picture of you that captures your quirky essence? I need something for the first page. :)
mooredatsea asked: Do you ever cry over your own work? IS it when you write it, or when you read it, or when you think about it? And what kind of crying is it? (That is, are you sympathizing with a character, or transcendent 'oh my god I just made this' crying, or 'oh god, that's rubbish' crying). Just curious. If thats too personal, no need to answer.
merpeopledontpanic asked: Dear Neil.. HELP. I used to be a really good writer and deeply loved the whole process, the wonderful labour of writing stories and poetry. But for the past.. three to four years, maybe? I have been suffering from the worst form of writers' block I ever imagined possible. No matter what I do, when I try to start writing something, I feel like I'm a first-time high-diver on the edge of...
anchorsinreverse asked: what is the best way to start off as a writer?
pyrrhicvictini asked: What are your opinions on first person versus third person in literature? (What do you like concerning writing/reading, dislike, find advantageous, etc.)
insert-hipster-crap-here asked: Doubt this'll be answered, but here I go! Two short questions: how many of the asks do you read? Also, do you have a favourite book or movie?
Just a reminder...
I like having the ask box on the tumblr. On a good day I’ll probably answer two or three asks. On a bad week I probably won’t get time to answer any. And every day about fifty or sixty asks come in. More, if I just answered a cluster. Most of them are really nice. And most of the people sending them in know that the odds are against me ever answering them, and that’s just the...
brenananutmuffin asked: I don't know is anyone has asked this before, but I've been in the book business for a few years, and I know that many authors have publicists answer fan questions and organize social networking for them. Is this tumblr an example of that or do you maintain it yourself? (I ask because you're so good at being in touch with your fanbase thru this blog, and since you're a...
Neil Gaiman's opinion on fanfiction
Okay. I googled. This is what I found - a collection of quotes by me on fanfiction. For the curious, or at least, for the dozen or so people who ask each day… rocking-horse: All quotes are taken from Neil’s website, Exhibit A Do you read any fanfiction? I’ve noticed your somewhat-professed interest in anime, and fanfiction is a pretty prevalent subset of anime fandom, and fiction =...
mistress-quickly asked: I bet it's been asked before, but what's your opinion on fanfiction?
everydayimawkwarding asked: Do you ever write drunk? Or intoxicated in any other way?
stormhold574 asked: Hi Neil, It's my 24th birthday in two weeks and i've decided i'll be getting my first tattoo to mark the occasion. I have been scrawling through my favourite books to find a beautiful quote about love or passion or the general wonderment of life, but I just can't decide on one. So before I continue my search I thought I would ask you for a Neil Gaiman original if you're...
Diana in her own words →
dwj2012: Here is the autobiography Diana originally wrote for Something About the Author. It now lives on her official site — as do a number of wonderful photographs, which you can easily find. “I think I write the kind of books I do because the world suddenly went mad when I was five years old.”
monroeinabox asked: Dear Mr. Neil, why do you not have a black beekeeper suit? I am always startled to see you in all that white. Is there a scientific reason for the white or have you not found a black suit?
HIGH SPEED BEES →
Nip over to my blog and watch the video of my pouring bees into a hive this morning. It takes maybe a couple of seconds of real time, but is a 48 second film, and it’s perfectly haunting. I put the third of the packages of bees into its hive in barehanded, but this was the first, and I was still in gloves.
likepoetrytofish asked: I'm curious as to what you and Amanda think should be in a kitchen.
wanderlustminded asked: A lot of published authors are against fans taking their worlds and works and writing their own stories with the borrowed material. (known as fanfiction) I was wondering what you thought? Are you flattered, disgusted, concerned, confused?
willpluffindaily asked: I ship you and Amanda so hard, will you please just fucking live together already? your countdown posts kill me. Much love.
thechildmonster asked: Hello, Neil. I was wondering if you could find a way to convince Amanda to come to Chile? I've always wanted to see her live, especially listen to some of The Dresden Dolls songs.