It took me half an hour just to write that paragraph because while looking for the above hyperlinks, I found his tumblr and ended up listening to I'm the One That's Cool five times in a row. Which has nothing to do with Neil Gaiman; he just linked to it. And they use the word "asshat" which I think is one of the most hilarious insults ever. To all the asshat jocks who beat me up in school/ now I'm the one that's cool/ I'm the one that's cool! See? Rabbit hole.
But it's not just his books that I like about him. He is a very public person and hugely encourages other writers, young writers, and readers. He's involved in an audiobooks project. He is just a super-encouraging, generally-awesome person. Also, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are my favorite celebrity couple. Look at them and don't think "awwwww" -- I dare you.
|Picture from Neil's Tumblr here.|
It's now taken me two hours to write this post. Sorry for the disjointedness. I can't focus. I keep finding interesting things about Neil to read more about and books to put on my to-read list and audiobooks I should look into... this is why I can't write about Neil Gaiman. So I will leave you with this unrelated video (that Neil shared on his Tumblr, thanks for the distraction Neil.) :
Some other day, my brain will be in the right place.
What's your favorite work by Neil Gaiman? And if you haven't read any, whyever not?