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Just when i think i know all the things you've got your fingers in, im looking into norwegian folktales and BAM... there are you again.
Is there more than one of you doing all these things sir 🧐
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No, just me. Probably finishing the introduction or the foreword I promised someone many months ago a few days, weeks or months late.
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Possibly the page of Sandman I enjoyed writing the most.
THE SANDMAN
The Kindly Ones
Part Ten
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Bit of a strange, and very specific, question.
In Sandman, Fiddlers Green uses the exclamation “Hoom” a lot.
I've been reading The Two Towers for the first time and noticed that Tolkien also has Treebeard using “Hoom”. I know Tolkien was familiar with Chesterton's work, and it got me thinking.
Did you have Fiddlers Green saying Hoom because it was something Chesterton was known to say a lot?
If so, do you think Treebeard says it because Tolkien is paying tribute to Chesterton?
Or was it just something common in the circles both Tolkien and Chesterton moved?
Thanks!
It was something I had wanted someone to say ever since I first encountered Treebeard as a boy, and Gilbert seemed like someone who ought to say it.
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do you have a spotify wrapped?
I do, but you have to get about 30 songs in before you hit a song that isn't an Ash-requested song, because most of the driving playlists are his and the request to play things over and over again are his. "Birdhouse in Your Soul" has just taken over from "Carl Poppa" and, more recently, "Call Me Maybe" as the thing he asks for when he gets into a car, which makes my driving time a little more fun. (On the other hand, top artists gives Isobel Waller-Bridge at #2, after The Loud House and she's definitely mine rather than Ash's.)
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If you're the real one. Who's holding the camera!?
I was. It was what they call a "selfie". I'll explain how to do them in a forthcoming post.
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Why is Dream the only one among the Endless who created so many sentient beings to help him achieve his duty? Does he truly need it more than them, or is it another sign that he, way more than his siblings, need companionship? Or is it just because he's by nature a creative being, thus less purely reactive than the other Endless?
Good question. I'm pretty sure that Despair created her rats and that Destiny created the little flappy things. And nobody knows how things work in Delirium's world. But I think it has more to do with the nature of dreams, and of place.
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Hello, Mr Gaiman!
I have decided to write a book! And I am writing it with intent to publish it someday. But I'm nervous because I'm chronically ill and I only have so much brain power on any given day and sometimes it's hardly any at all. So I just thought I'd do as others have done and ask for some encouraging words. Do you have any encouragement for a disabled writer with chronic brain fog?
As a fog-brained writer, the most encouraging thing I can tell you is that nobody ever has to read your first drafts. Nobody has to know that the two sentences they were reading were written days apart. Write on days you have a brain, edit on days you you have a different, less creative brain. You'll be fine. Just keep going.
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If you could travel in time, what era would you most like to visit?
I'd like to potter about in the million years before "recorded history". I want to understand more about people then and who we were and how we worked.
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Are you the real one
I'm afraid so.
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Mr Neil GaimanhasNoSocialMedia, do you like Hyacinths and Thistles by The 6ths?
Very much so. Also Wasps Nests.
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Hi Mr Gaiman, Does everyone actually have a book in them?
No. Many people just have bones. Or intestines.
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Hello there! I really hope I'm not bothering you, but I really wanted to tell you this.
It's about the "Wait and see". I know it's probably not an interpretation you had in mind, but as someone struggling with Very Bad Thoughts, it became comforting seeing that answer. Now, when I'm particularly upset, I can think "Wait and see. It might be bad, but it might be good, and to get to it, you just have to wait and see." and it really helps.
So thank you very much for it, and for your works in general (I've often used GO's ep 3's opening to distract myself, and Death's episode is a wonderfully kind view of a scary concept).
I hope you have a good day!
I'm really glad, and really glad it's useful.
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Hi Mr Gaiman, Does everyone actually have a book in them?
No. Many people just have bones. Or intestines.
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What's your opinion/thoughts on Chuck Tingle?
I believe that the world is a better place for having Chuck Tingle in it.
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Watch what they do, not what they say.
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