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Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" is being adapted to Television.

I find the fact that Supernatural's Eric Kripke has his thumb in this pie, distressing. Mainly because I find Supernatural to be derivative in the most unoriginal way, the writing horrendous and the gore not particularly entertaining.
Also the fact that it bleeds into other fandoms via crossovers in such a chronic way very irritating.

Let it be known, I'm not judging anyone who likes Supernatual (Hello, Torchwood fan!) but the actual show is just vomitous.

So anyone involved with that show touching anything to do with Sandman is very upsetting.

Of course at this point there is nothing but this announcement as far as I'm aware, so it would appear that there isn't even a proper pitch.
Still...

In the words of the Interwebs: Do Not Want.

Sandman in many ways was what got me to be a critical thinker. To doubt the world around me, note not reality, but the way the world is constructed. Mainly, how the world is narrative. It helped that the story itself is layered, multi functional as both text and image and the lines blurring between Morpheus' arc and the rest of players is really gorgeous.
Dream may have been the Sun of the solar system of Sandman, but everyone else was also a planet.

I like that metaphor.

Sandman also helped me, over reading it over and over for ten years, to rid myself of the idea that I needed to believe in a power greater than the story. Because even though I kept on trying to have faith in various and sundry gods, powers that be and even that good ole' time religion which believes that Earth and the Universe is a Libra eventually coming to the conclusion that myths of god, are just stories about people.

It's a great comfort of mine.

In relation to that, I don't remember my dreams, sometimes, very rarely, I'll remember a feeling I dreamt, but the actual plots I live through in my subconscious mind are locked away and put forth in the snippets of scenes I write and the characters who talk to me when I'm awake.
I think, much like Watchmen, that there are some stories that can't be translated into a different medium without losing something that made the original story an important turning point in that medium. Because while Watchmen the movie was terrible (except for the opening credits, which was absolute movie making genius!) the comic was a punch in the gut of everything that had come before it.
Samndman is seminal because it crosses genres, breaks them, talks about them consciously and is (was) presumptuous enough to talk about human nature without being condescending.

I fear that Sandman, should a television adaptation actually happen, will be dumbed down to suit the palate of what ever demographic television show makers think actually watch television.

And so I ask... for the love of all that I hold dear, why?

Here, have a song.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Allow me to be completely cliché and give you…
"Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles!


The Days )
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It's too early in the fandom to expect a crossover with Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" isn't it?

On the other hand, I'm finding it odd that I haven't found any fic of that kind. The two fandoms are begging to meet each other!

At least... in my mind.
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I am an admirer of those who use words. Those who convey a world Next Door as though I can walk by it and know I just need to reach out and be there.

Neil Gaiman is one of those word-smiths.

I don't want to rehash the incident, which you can read about here, as context is important and should be known, but for the benefit of those who haven't been in the conversation: See me rehash )

Now, my thoughts.

The biggest problem, beyond the obvious of Gaiman's Tweets (which is just a ghastly thing to do), is the implication of Gaiman's comment on Reese's blog post in which he apologised for his response in 2008 and continued to put his foot in his mouth by flippantly saying sorry to the Vikings and Norwegians who he may have misrepresented in the comment.

It is humour politics done very badly.

It is also a very Euro-centric mode of thought, that until the America's were settled by white people there wasn't anything there.

I myself am guilty of such thought, it's a white privilege thing (and not living in the North American continent thing as well, for some).

"A few dead Indians" is a bad turn of phrase. Very, in fact.
I ponder if Gaiman would ever make a Holocaust joke of a similar ilk, but then the only people I've ever heard make Holocaust jokes are Israeli Jews and not other kinds of Jews.

Sorry, derailing. It is however, the power of the joke. The notion that the issue is not important enough for anything other than a laugh. Historical narrative is complicated in what it includes, more so in what it excludes.

When I hear talk of America, my automatic knee-jerk thought is Discovery and not Invasion. This is because I am indoctrinated, period.

When I think of Gaiman and his treatment of America, I think of American Gods, in which he had a PoC (who I always thought was mixed race black/white, but later realised was native/white) protagonist who uses a name that is descriptive and not literal, in which the bloody history of American "immigration" (From the First Nations who cross the Bering Straight to the kidnapped Tribes from Western Africa to the Impoverished Farmers of Eastern Europe. And of course, his beloved Vikings) is detailed in the "interval" chapters found throughout the book between moments of the main plot.
The book is conceptually problematic in the way Spirit of America (The Buffalo Man IIRC) is framed, but I would argue that it's about the defeat of that spirit by the invading colonialist religions than anything else.
Sorta, a large point of the book is that the land itself is no good for the colonising gods, hence... the whole plot of the book.

It is Eurocentric, it's also self-indulgent in a way that managed to speak to a great many people who like the philosophy that Gaiman presents in his work overall.

Problematic yes, bad in and of itself, I don't think so.

Still, Gaiman uses his privilege as a famous author, as someone known to have a dry sense of humour and as a writer who has been known to write the Other to deflect this necessary criticism.

This is not about his knee-jerk reaction to the aforementioned posts regarding what he said in interviews, but regarding what he said about American history.

Writing this is difficult for me, you see I'm a fan. A huge fan. A fan who *squeed* quite a lot when I met him four years ago and I still admire his writing. Even when I heard about the premise of The Graveyard Book which is conceptually based on Kipling's The Jungle Book, I ate up the critique because I love being informed and thought that what Gaiman did in The Graveyard Book was truly brilliant - intertextuality is a kink of mine.

I also think it's important to know where authors and creators fall short. And it this instance, it is Gaiman.

It's disappointing and still... I feel a loyalty towards him. His work has inspired me, changed my way of thinking and is one of the reasons I managed to think about religion and faith more critically and in a way that satisfied me both intellectually and emotionally.
Meeting Neil was one of the best moments of my short life.

I always considered Neil Gaiman to be one of those authors who got things right, who wrote the world with a certain Truth. It is a talent that has garnered him great acclaim and fame. It helps that he himself is a pretty funny guy, self-deprecating but arrogant at the same time, a dry sense if humour that belies the notions of superiority he has about himself.

I always liked that kind of humour, it's uniquely British and makes me nostalgic about Black Adder, French and Saunders and P.G Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster (just to name a few, I could go on).
(Dear god, yes I know of the problematic dynamics in these programmes... I'm an Anglophile and everything that suggests. *sigh*).

But this is a fail and as a loyal and adoring fan I have to take this into account. I have to look at the works of this author, his words on and off the page and wonder, how is it that mainstream historical narrative (i.e. racist and elite oriented) is so pervasive that a the notion of genocide that continues to this day is viewed as nothing more than a cavalier utterance? That those deaths continue to haunt America and that the death of a Nation is an absence felt all the time, not only by those who survived the killings but by the cultural and narrative vacuum of that death.

Genocide lingers, either as an traumatic imprint or as the absence that I mention. There is more to this than "a few dead Indians" and European tombstones.

Oh, Neil...

I'll be paying attention to this. I may write some more.
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As usual.
Neil wins.

And they're both so cute!


Must get The Graveyard Book already!
And I want the English edition, I don't want want imprinted with the Newberry emblem.
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Ever!!!!

Neil Gaiman to write Batman and DC's Dan DiDio is talking about it.

My brain has imploded.

There isn't anything else that I can say that can be remotely coherent to the awesomeness of Neil Gaiman back in comics and he's going to write freakin' Batman.

It really, really doesn't get any better than this.
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I want to be excited about Watchmen, but I'm just not managing.

The Trailer is very cool, visually beautiful, though I'm not sure why Dr. Manhattan is so shiny and Silk Spectre has this whole half naked thing going on... strange, no?

It would seem that Mr. Moore (as in Alan Moore, the one who wrote the bloody graphic novel!) has requested that his name be removed from the credits and wants to disassociate himself from the movie, which is only natural... seeing as adaptations tend to not be similar to their original medium - this is notorious when it comes to Alan Moore comic and their movie adaptations.

I love V for Vendetta, as you know; kind of hard to miss V's introductory speech posted on the side bar (also Vox Populi, Vox Dei, right :). I love the book - which can leave you speechless - and the movie - which makes you run out and read the book! Having read V4V before I saw the movie I went in there with quite low expectations and was not disappointed.

Watchmen is one of those life changing books. You come out of it different than when you went in. Very few books have the power to alter your perspective on things.
I became a comic book reader quite late in life, at around 15 and it started with Neil Gaiman - Sandman is another of those life changing stories - and when I began to delve deeper into the genre and its history you can't not find the Daddy of the Modern Age and read him.
I always think how much more appreciative I would have been of Gaiman (whose power comes from creating a meta level in the stories themselves) if I'd discovered and/or read Moore before hand (whose power comes from completely recreating the foundation of sequential story telling, beyond meta and deconstructing itself).

Watchmen takes the classic comic book genre (super heroes) and completely turns it on its head. After Watchmen heroes could no longer be Good and villains could no longer be Bad. It made no sense for things to be that way anymore.

The ethical questions raised in the story (and answered in one of the most gruesome and brilliant, sequences ever written and drawn) are questions we tend to not ask ourselves, they are too big and most likely not something we think about on a conscious level.
In any event it is a book of great philosophical and social commentary on the simplest of levels, so a deeper reading can be mind blowing.

I'm not excited about the movie. I thought I would be. I want to be. But I really can't imagine what a director like Zack Snyder will be able to get out of it. Especially since his directorial record leaves much to be desired in my opinion: Dawn of the Dead didn't live up to the original and 300 couldn't have been good since the source material was an overrated, indulgent, racist, testosterone laced excuse of Effing Frank Miller's self-congratulatory wank fests.
And so was the 300 the movie.

That's not to say I won't go see it when it comes out, but my expectations that it manages to even capture the atmosphere of the book are pretty much non-existent.

The trailer is cool though: Watch it )
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I. Want. These.
Now!
Fangrrl Squeee! )

Wouldn't you want something like that on your book shelf!

First sight of them here.

Oh, Neil

Oct. 23rd, 2007 11:25 pm
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From a writer I lost a whole lot of respect for, to a writer I can only keep loving more and more.

Flowers of Romance
You always wind up knowing more about your characters than you can get onto the page. Pages are finite, and the story isn't about giving you all the information about everyone in it any more than life is. Things the author knows about characters (or at least, strongly suspects -- it's never really real until it hits the page, because the process of writing is also a process of discovery) that don't make it onto the page could include the characters' backstory, what they like to eat, the toothpaste they use, what happens to them after the story is over or before it began, and what they do in bed. That something didn't turn up in the books just means it didn't make it onto the page or wasn't relevant to the story.


This is of course out of context.
But I feel it reaffirms my disdain for JKR post-canon retcon, which is simply a marketing ploy, because the sales are dropping... I mean those who are fans bought the book the first day and week, those who aren't either don't read "Harry Potter" or will get it whenever.

I must say I'm interested what will be written in future editions of the books, or if JKR ever releases (Like Neil Gaiman has) her "preferred text" editions.

But Neil Gaiman is a better writer than JKR can ever hope to be, and knows how to pick and chose the information he puts in his stories and books without it seeming contrived or irrelevant.
A few years ago, JKR's statement wouldn't have made as many waves as it had, nor would it have been remembered, now it's on the Internet and is embedded in the meta-cannon of the books.

But still, it isn't really Cannon, it isn't written in the books and thus cannot be regarded as a Truth in the books. It's no better than fan-speculation, despite her being the Author and she may know better than us all. Her statement can be refuted by simply saying "It isn't in the book".
It's that simple.

ETA: And already people are saying Neil jumped the "Outing" bandwagon. May I just say o_O.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.
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I found this little tidbit.

Lego Endless.

Thought I'd share with all of you.

I'm just finding the cutest things lately, I wonder if it's an omen for something... shouldn't be so negative, but then again, an Omen always seemed like such a funny thing to me.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.
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I went to see "Stardust" with Tami last night.

Oh my GD it was visually gorgeous.
It was very, very adapted from the book, but it was a good one, I thought. There were a few details that irked me, but that's simply because I'm a Gaiman purist - The Graphic version of "Neverwhere" irked me too, besides being one of the coolest things evah!.

Those who haven't read the book will enjoy it and want to read it and those who have read it will want to read it again (for the fifth time).

I think it's bound to get a few Oscar nods, though I doubt it will win anything, maybe editing, music, costume design, you know the small stuff, none of the big ones like screen-play, directing, the acting was great, but none of the actors gave really breakthrough performances, it felt as though they were ordinary people in an extraordinary world, which made all the more "real". Suspension of disbelief is so important in fantasy movies, that the slightest hint of so-called fallacy ruins the effect.
Throughout the movie I was believing.

Like most fantasy movies of this kind, it had detached feel to it, it wasn't the Huge Epic like "Lord of the Rings" or "Narnia", nor was it connected to Franchise like "Harry Potter". It had the feel of "The Princess Bride", "Willow", "Lady Hawk" and the other classic 80's fantasy films, only with 21st century flair and technology.

It was beautiful, and it was a "classic" modern-day adult fairy tale.
And that's all it ever will be.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] antongarou.

Neil Gaiman, as most of his fans know, has in recent years been quite a contributer to the movie industry. He wrote the script for "MirrorMask", "Beowulf" and "Stardust", the latter will be airing in cinemas quite soon and "Beowulf" is scheduled for the Christmas season.
It is also known, that is his fans know, that he directed a short film called, ha ha, "A Short Film About John Bolton" (personally I've never seen it and am not that interested in it).

But I just read that he will be directing a full length feature film about his most loved characters.

Death.

Beautiful, Siouxsie Sioux look alike, Ankh wearing, sweet, friendly and comforting Death.

May I just say: *SQUEEEE!!!!!*

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala!

Okay.
I'm done.

In addition, the genocide in Darfur must be stopped.

וכמו כן, צריך לעצור את רצח העם בדרפור.
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There is a great disadvantage in living outside the US and UK when it comes to fandom.
I'm not hugely active in fandom in Israel because I find it limiting, I enjoy many, many things, it's one of the reasons I never renewed my Sunnydale Embassy membership, never joined the the comic books "club" or any of the other big fanclubs.
Thus I'm always feeling a little out of date, always a little behind.
Even being a member of numerous fandom community and reading a huge amount of fandom blogs outside of LJ seems as though I've missed the party because I'm in a different timezone.

Which is true.

So I keep updated on when the different events are, and I don't mind forking over more money because I'm not a member of anything, all the money goes to a good cause and most of the time I'm really not disaapointed from the content and people of Israeli Fandom.

The Sunnydale Embassy is wonderful, but I don't feel as though I need it any longer. I mean I've been a buffy fan for almost a decade. I don't need any affirmations that yes, the show is good and that Joss is a earth-bound "deity".
I suppose I feel the clubs, being as they are clubs, are exclusionary of multi-fandom. I never really liked Firefly *ducks out of range of flying objects* and many times was told, by people in buffy fandom, that I was a "traitor", obviously they never meant it seriously, because c'mon people, I didn't say I think Joss made a huge mistake with the show and that his writing sucked. GD forbid. But Serenity was an good movie, because the acting and writing was good, but I didn't feel it had any real oomph, the way Buffy or Angel did.

I'm a Farscape fan and I love everything the Jim Henson company does.
There isn't a huge following of Farscape in Israel, despite it being the most intelligent sci-fi show to hit the screens since Star Trek and Buffy.
I also find myself marooned, abandoned, in comic fandom. There are two comic book stores in all of Israel. I go to one, the one that doesn't always participate in fandom activity. Neil Gaiman was invited to Israel by the comic book store I don't frequent.
There are two reasons for that: 1) It's father away by bus and 2) it's more expensive on the whole.

It's not easy being so very multifandom, having many, many loves and concealing your disdain to the blind following many fandoms have simply because they are the continuation of a legacy (i.e. Star Trek: Enterprise).
Also concealing the fact that I'm a huge trekkie.
That I've written Star Trek Fanfiction.
That I discuss Star Trek Philosophy with my brother.
I don't like the stigma of Trekkies in Israel and women trekkies are very much a minority so every time I pass a booth with ST paraphernalia I feel the boys eyes on me.

I'm now stopping this stream of consciousness, since I'm going out to get my hair done in a way in which I don't feel like tearing it out.
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Neil Gaiman found this and I'm spreading it around, watch it, agree and spread it around and if you want to sing in Finnish, just remember, even the Fins think their language is hard!

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Those of you who travel the Blogosphere know that about a month ago Sci-Fi writer John M. Ford passed away and those who read Neil Gaiman’s blog know that Mr. Ford was a dear friend of Mr. Gaiman’s.

That being said, Neil Gaiman asks that all writers (and other people with literarily and intellectual property) do write a will which specifies to whom that very valuable property goes to at the times of our deaths.

You can go to Neil Gaiman’s most recent post where he writes all the important information you need to know about writing a will and has a very convenient PDF file to download which is a draft of a will specifically for that kind of intellectual/literary property.

I intend to print, it copy it and sign it, because I have lots of unpublished stuff which aught to be taken care of in a nice way and you never know when you’re gonna die, so people, if you have property which isn’t of the physical kind… fill this out and when you are able to get it looked at by a lawyer.

Here’s a link to the PDF file: SIMPLEWILL.pdf

Happy Haloween, Good Samhain and may we all have a good End of October Day!
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Wired magazine put out a six word short story challenge to writers with excellent results.

Here are my favourites )

And my one least )
I mean really man, that was totally written before!

And of course, my own little attempts )

What a fun little exercise.

And one from my Mother )
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קיבלתי את אישורו של ניל לתרגם את יומנו ובדיוק גמרתי עם הרישום הראשון.
נא צרפו את [livejournal.com profile] gaiman_heb וקראו את יומנו של ניל האליל בעברית.
בינתיים תרגמתי רק את הפוסט האחרון שלי מה-12 לאוקטובר, אני לא יודעת אם אחזור אחורנית, אבל מי יודע, אם יהיה לי זמן.

הנה הרישום הראשון, למרות שלדעתי תרגמתי את הציטוט מהסקירה הכי טוב.
http://gaiman-heb.livejournal.com/454.html
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One of my greatest fears is that I am an insufferable person.
That my presence is oberbearing to other people.
I know it isn't so, since I am not that keen on sharing everything with other people and then I end up appearing aloof to a certain degree.

This week I tried very hard... very, very hard not to be an annoying fangirl, I suspect I managaed not to be annoying, since I trust my friends to smack me when I become too annoying, but you never know.
In that respect I only asked Mr. Gaiman for one picture, even though there were more photo ops in later days.
My one picture (eight signed items!) with the Dream King.

Hanging with the Dream King )
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Ya, really.

One of the better things about having a world renowned Comic Book writer come to your local Con (*squee*Neil Gaiman*squee*), is that you get a chance to really talk and converse about the stuff that you really want to talk about, with people you haven't seen in a long time and with new people you may or may not see ever again.

I know why I like Neil Gaiman, he opened up comic books for me and I liked his prose as well, so I got his stuff, meeting the man very much validated my love of his work, it was also nice seeing that he really is a very nice person in general; incredibly patient and tolerant!

I like Alan Moore, I wish I had read him before Neil Gaiman.
Really, had I read "Watchmen" before "Sandman" I would have appreciated the Modern Age a whole lot more, at least in DC, Marvel was always a little ahead of its time, though my love remains for DC, in general, Marvel is better at the giving us "reality" so to speak.

Both in DC and Marvel, the "reality" is, men are big and strong, women are small and despite being strong are not as strong as the men, and if they do happen to be stronger than the men, then there is something seriously fucked up with them!
And that is the reality of our everyday life here; women can hold positions of power, but heaven forbid if they are more influential than the Man and if they are, well, they're overpowering, uber-bitches.
Right.

We're in the year 2006 people, despite Comic Books being the successors of pulp fiction, this isn't the 1956. Misogyny should not be the underlying message anywhere! Women having their bodies contorted in weird and peculiar ways should not be the norm and if it is, the men should be double jointed as well. If men have bulging muscles, I was to see a bulging package too, since the women have smooth lines and bulging bosoms!

I don't want to be any body's party pooper, but telling me that Frank Miller empowers women is a crock o' shit and that the ridicule of Powergirl by Jeph Loeb is anything other embedded sexism and misogyny you will hear what I wrote.
It's 2006.
1956 sucked the life out of people back then as well.

Why haven't we evolved?
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And so it ends.
A week of incredible experience and unsullied fun.
I think the week of Sukkot 2006 will be etched in my memory forever as one of the best so far, I sincerely hope to have more such gratifying experiences.
Neil Gaiman is a wonderfully pleasant and kind hearted man. Today at Comikaza he was practically asleep has he signed books, posters and comics for people.
I told him he inspired me.
He told me he was glad.
He signed more stuff for (eight sighned items by the Man) and I said goodbye.

It was lovely.

I have eight signed items:
#1 Sandman: Season of Mists (his sig with a little picture of Dream
#2 Sandman: A Game of You (his sig with a speech bubble coming out of a figure saying "Melody")
#3 Sandman: The Wake (his sig and "sweet dreams")
#4 Endless Nights (his sig and "Dream"
#5 Black Orchid (his sig with a little flower)
#6 American Gods (his sig and "Believe"
#7 Shogoth's Old Peculiar (the 5000 copies edition one, with his sig and "because Cthulu squeaks - with pictures of tentacles)
And
#8 A poster of "A Study in Emerald" (his sig and "Dream safely")

I am right now very, very happy.

iCon 2006

Oct. 10th, 2006 07:57 am
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The only reason I'm writing this now, is because I got home last night at around one AM and didn't want to go to sleep at around two.
So I'll writing about the excitement now.
I got to the Cinematueque at around half past one, since I managed to leave work early (today as well) and met up with [livejournal.com profile] morin who is staffing the Con and to whom owe a huge amount of favours which I hope I can repay one day.
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] morin, for everything you've done for me the past few months, to do with iCon and not.

I saw a movie I really didn't enjoy, with the excessive violence and unnecessary sex scene, so I left the viewing hall as soon as the credits roll, I really didn't want to hear the director talk about what a good movie it was, when I felt queasy after it.
I went to buy tickets for the rest of the week, browsed the booths (didn't have the comic books I wanted *pout*).
[livejournal.com profile] morin introduced to too many people, some of whom have LJ's, but I really don't remember who right now and we went to have ice cream and caught up on what we were going to see and how busy she was, I told her to stop apologizing for being busy.
I saw they had a blood donation unit on location, so I decided to do my good deed for the day and went to donate - a little note, my blood pressure is the lowest is the lowest it's ever been and my hemo count at it's highest, who knew I was actually doing good to my body - and while I was waiting to be pocked, [livejournal.com profile] morin opened the door to the van and said:
"Neil Gaiman just passed, said hello, shook our hands and told us to have fun"
I almost died.
"Why didn't you call me!?" I demanded.
"I thought you were donating!"
"Okay"
I pouted and went back inside, utterly disappointed.
A few minutes later the door opened again.
"Come quick!" she said "He's coming from the other direction!"
I'm damn lucky my head didn't bash the pavement.
And I met the Dream King )
And that's how I met the Dream King.

And now a few pictures:
Group Pic )

Me directly behind Neil )

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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