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stuff-and-shenanigans:

Me: *hands Neil my DVD of Neverwhere for signing* So, Neil, have I ever mentioned that the first thing I ever saw Peter Capaldi in was the Neverwhere miniseries as the Angel Islington?

Neil Gaiman: *signing DVD* And now the Angel has the phonebox!

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fangirlquest:

December 3rd 2013, around 1am, something awesome happened.. 

(via neil-gaiman)

I would like everyone to know that the teachers in the English Dept at Alamogordo HS do not agree with the knee jerk reaction of pulling Neverwhere from the Dept. library. It has been successful as a supplemental novel and since our goal is to get students engaged and encourage their thinking, this novel is a keeper — the students love it. The passage the parent is referring to is not graphic, but it is an adult type situation…a very briefly visited one.

I am sorry our school administrators did not stand up and support the material the way we all would have expected them to do. Also, as much as we hate to expose anyone for not speaking the truth, this parent had publicly stated that the school was “forcing” her student to read the novel (not true), and she also stated that the school never offered her daughter an alternate selection when she objected to Neverwhere. This statement is one that we will vehemently deny. The mother is stating inaccurate comments publicly. I work with the teacher in question – a very capable and intelligent young woman that is an asset to the English Dept.- and she immediately provided an alternate novel to the student as soon as the mother made the first known objection to Gaiman’s novel.

We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on ONE page. Making inaccurate comments about the teacher (whom the parent chose not to even meet, but publicly disrespected her and questioned her credentials in spite of that), saying we forced anyone to read a text she objected to, or stating that no alternative assignment was offered is absolutely false. Teachers are sensitive to the needs of their students.

Our students have enjoyed Gaiman’s novel for almost ten years, and it saddens us to think that our future students will not have the same opportunity.

The teachers in the English Dept are opposed to any form of censorship. This situation is being handled incorrectly, it makes our school and our town appear as if we are fine with suspending the use of a book that is used by middle and high schools across the country and around the globe. We are not fine with it, and we want people to know that.

Kathy Wallis commenting in School Library Journal on the banning of NEVERWHERE at Alamogordo High School, New Mexico.

The original article reported from the parent’s point of view has gotten nationwide play, can we boost the signal on this as well please?

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amandapalmer:

i was gifted hand-knit neil gaiman and amanda palmer puppet likenesses in perth by a gal named krystel rose hewett (@zendarenn on twitter).

the detail, from neil’s black removable jacket to my kimono and obi, is quite stunning.

notable: full pubic hair and boobs on the amanda palmer, yet neil’s black clothes are absolutely irremovable.
so many levels.

neil is in london. i haven’t seen him for over a month.
so today in sydney, i decided to make use of the knitted puppets and blog a picturebook commemorating our relationship.



THIS IS NEIL AND AMANDA.

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AMANDA IS MORE OR LESS NAKED AND NEIL’S CLOTHES DON’T COME OFF BUT NEIL’S FINE WITH THAT.


AMANDA LOVES COFFEE AND NEIL LOVES TEA.

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IT’S OK. THEY LIVE WITH THEIR DIFFERENCES.


I WISH I COULD PLAY MUSIC FOR YOU BUT I CANNOT THIS INSTRUMENT IS TOO LARGE.

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IT’S OKAY, AMANDA. NOT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT THE WAY YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD.

HOW ABOUT I READ YOU A BOOK.

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REALLY? YOU’RE GREAT.


SOMETIMES IT’S FUN TO TAKE A BATH.

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NEIL YOU’D ENJOY THIS BATH SO MUCH MORE WITHOUT YOUR CLOTHES ON.


SOMETIMES WHEN NEIL IS SAD AND TIRED, HE LIES IN AMANDA’S LAP.
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SOMETIMES WHEN AMANDA IS SAD AND TIRED, NEIL RUBS HER NECK.

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NO AMANDA DON’T DO IT! YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR.

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SOMETIMES AMANDA JUST WANTS TO HUG HER PILLOWS AND IGNORE THE WORLD AND NEIL TAKES IT AS A PERSONAL REJECTION. HE IS SO JEALOUS OF THE PILLOWS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE INANIMATE.

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BUT THEN OTHER TIMES THERE IS LOTS OF SEX, AND EVERYBODY’S HAPPY.

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HEY WE HAD PUPPET SEX!!!!!!!!!!

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SEE? I CAN LOVE YOU AND ALSO THE PILLOWS.

LET’S SPOON. GOODNIGHT. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

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I LOVE YOU TOO.

GOODNIGHT.

GOODNIGHT.

HEY.

WHAT?

BEING PUPPETS IS THE NAZ.

YEAH.

YEAH.

(via neil-gaiman)

neil-gaiman:

So, this happened last night…

neil-gaiman:

perastra:

My favorite picture that I had taken of Neil Gaiman at his SDCC panel!

So smiley!

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neil-gaiman:

socialnerdart:

Continuing in our earlier Jim Lee is super talented theme, apparently he’s hiding sketches around SDCC for people.

A sketch of Morpheus from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, in honour of Sandman: Overture.

Excuse me while I muppet flail a bit. Wonder if Neil has seen this yet?

(all photos via Jim Lee’s twitter. No claim on them myself, because I only wish I could do like a quarter as good as that - J)

I have now.

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laziestgirlintown:

One of the first images of Neil Gaiman’s return to The Sandman.

DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Reveals Details Surrounding Neil Gaiman’s Highly Anticipated Return to THE SANDMAN - See more at: http://www.vertigocomics.com/blog/2013/07/01/dc-entertainments-vertigo-reveals-details-surrounding-neil-gaimans-highly#sthash.BD24KAQU.dpuf

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neil-gaiman:

jrgiddens:

I painted, friendly boogeyman, Neil Gaiman.

that’s marvellous!

I wanted to put a reference to masturbation in one of the scripts for the Sandman. It was immediately cut by the editor. She told me, “There’s no masturbation in the DC Universe.” To which my reaction was, “Well that explains a lot about the DC Universe.”
Neil Gaiman, flawless human being (via worldwarlove)

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