kateordie:

Sunday thoughts

kateordie:

Sunday thoughts

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myexternalthoughts asked: Is there any significant connection or importance between the Hempstocks throughout your novels?

They are related.

Officers have tanks now. They have drones. They have automatic rifles, and planes, and helicopters, and they go through military-style boot camp training. It’s a constant complaint from what remains of this country’s civil liberties caucus. Just this last June, the ACLU issued a report on how police departments now possess arsenals in need of a use. Few paid attention, as usually happens.
 
The worst part of outfitting our police officers as soldiers has been psychological. Give a man access to drones, tanks, and body armor, and he’ll reasonably think that his job isn’t simply to maintain peace, but to eradicate danger. Instead of protecting and serving, police are searching and destroying.
 
If officers are soldiers, it follows that the neighborhoods they patrol are battlefields. And if they’re working battlefields, it follows that the population is the enemy. And because of correlations, rooted in historical injustice, between crime and income and income and race, the enemy population will consist largely of people of color, and especially of black men. Throughout the country, police officers are capturing, imprisoning, and killing black males at a ridiculous clip, waging a very literal war on people like Michael Brown.
America Is Not For Black People (via wilwheaton)

(via wilwheaton)

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mar1be11a asked: Dear Neil...I am so excited to have landed tickets to your gig at the NYPL on Halloween. I am accompanying my young daughter who is a creative writer and musician. We are both fans and were hoping you would have time for autographs at the end ...? We were also hoping that your Hansel and Gretel story would be available for purchase that nite....We really could not ask for a better way to spend Halloween! See you soon!

There probably won’t be a signing afterwards. There probably will be signed copies of HANSEL AND GRETEL available to buy. It should be really fun. I have plans.

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kesskay asked: I have CFS which gives me difficulties reading, but your books are FUCKING WORTH THE PAIN, MAN. (also do you know where to find audiobooks of them, cause the may be worth the pain, but they're also worth a second read through)

They are all on Audible.com, and mostly are available on CD too…

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enviousraccoon asked: If I wanted to dive into the Sandman stuff, where is the best jumping-off point in your opinion?

I’d probably either get the Sandman Omnibus, or volume 1 of The Absolute Sandman, or Preludes and Nocturnes, and start at the beginning.

batsonthebrain:

I need a moment…

We all do.

batsonthebrain:

I need a moment…

We all do.

vonlovesmattsmith:

😂😂😂

vonlovesmattsmith:

😂😂😂

ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

See, I told you I was going to keep talking about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series! Today I’m going to discuss three ways in which the series subverts the expectations of readers familiar with Christian lore. These tropes are the Mystical Pregnancy, the Death of the Son of God, and God Dying for Our Sins. I think these departures from Christian canon are ultimately more “human”—more relatable and thus, perhaps, more believable.
Major spoilers for The Sandman series below!
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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

See, I told you I was going to keep talking about Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series! Today I’m going to discuss three ways in which the series subverts the expectations of readers familiar with Christian lore. These tropes are the Mystical Pregnancy, the Death of the Son of God, and God Dying for Our Sins. I think these departures from Christian canon are ultimately more “human”—more relatable and thus, perhaps, more believable.

Major spoilers for The Sandman series below!

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