The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
“Say ‘Nevermore,’” said Shadow.
“Fuck you,” said the raven.
|—||American Gods, Neil Gaiman (via honeyspider)|
|—||Neil Gaiman (via lilac-skulls)|
I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not.
I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkled lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women.
I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone’s ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state.
I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste.
I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we’ll all be wiped out by the common cold like martians in War of the Worlds.
I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman.
I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there’s a cat in a box somewhere who’s alive and dead at the same time (although if they don’t ever open the box to feed it it’ll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.
I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.
I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.
I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.
I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.
|—||Neil Gaiman, American Gods (via supprosetry)|
Tooling around in Photoshop instead of tidying things like a responsible adult? DON’T MIND IF I DO.
heh, I just finished rereading that book today!
With a TV mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens still in development (recently confirmed by Gaiman himself on Twitter), this “book title sequence” made by Ariana T. on Vimeo gives us a tantalizing idea of what we might expect. A motion graphics assignment for school based on her favorite book, Ariana used After Effects and Photoshop to put this visually striking video.
TV mini-series based on Good Omens?! I somehow missed that. Sweet.
http://fyeahfantasywriterunicorn.tumblr.com/ - Meme for genre writers.
http://fantastiquecollective.tumblr.com/ - Recommendations, crossovers and parodies.
http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/ - Official blog and the closest we get to Twitter-like interaction here in Tumblrland.
http://fuckyeahfictionalmaps.tumblr.com/ - Check the tags, exhaustive list of authors
eaver #i freakin love coraline #but none of my friends would go see it with me in theaters because it looked ‘too scary’ #and it was
God help us all.
Patience has found Polyvore.
I apologize for fashion!spam for the rest of my life.
Here is a Delirium set that I think is just perfect.
Honestly didn’t expect this!
I’m sure everybody had heard of the lovely and talented Neil Gaiman. About two years ago i stumbled across a poem he had written(I found a video of him doing a reading and i actually sat and typed the poem out from this video because it was so great)
anyway the poem was called Instructions or What do to if your stuck in a Fairytale(maybe that was just a subtitle he added in the video I dont know)
But i thought the poem was tailor made to be a kids picture book.
So i made it into a kids picture book(and sorry for crap quality i dont have a scanner)
Here it is (also i wrote in my internet moniker on this picture via Windows Paint so…yeah)
Hello, followers! We hope you had a fantastic holiday and a wonderful New Year, and know that you will forgive us for our unannounced quasi-hiatus now that we come bearing swag.
Given that January 9th marks the second anniversary of this blog, Jet and Kaye thought it might be nice to do one of those giveaway thingummies that so many blogs do. So we have things for you courtesy of Neverwear, Neil Himself, and Neil’s very fine assistant, Fabulous Lorraine!
There are TWO GRAND PRIZES:
- Super Cabal! t-shirt (size unisex M), The Mighty Cabal sticker, signed bookplate(which is a sticker that you may place in any one of your favorite books, though we suggest that it is by Neil Gaiman, otherwise that might be kind of silly).
- Anansi Boys t-shirt (size unisex L), The Mighty Cabal sticker, signed bookplate
There is also one OTHER PRIZE (there’s probably a better term for that actually, but oh well):
- The Mighty Cabal sticker and signed bookplate
(Originally we were going to attach these bookplates to books, and then we realized that our Extra Copies had mysteriously Vanished — i.e., accidentally been donated — so now you may attach your bookplate wherever you so desire!)
- The deadline is January 9th, 2012.
- Both likes and reblogs count as an entry, but you may only like and reblog once (so you get two entries, total). Repeats won’t count.
- You do not need to be following this blog, though it would of course be nice!
- Please have your ask box enabled. This is how we’ll get in touch with you if you win. If you don’t have your ask box enabled, we’ll redraw.
OTHER THINGS OF NOTE:
- The bookplate close-up is just so you actually know what it looks like, since (especially in the Cabal prize) the little buggers proved elusive to photograph nicely.
- Winners in the US will not need to pay shipping & handling; winners outside of the US will need to pay shipping & handling. Sorry about that! We are, alas, broke twenty-somethings.
- Winners will be decided with this handy-dandy randomizer.
Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!
Good luck, and happy New Year!
not entering my own giveaway, just signal boostin’!
CHARACTER OF THE DAY. Aziraphale from Good Omens: The Nice and Acurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. “”Many people, meeting Aziraphale for the first time, formed three impressions: that he was English, that he was intelligent, and that he was gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide. Two of these were wrong; Heaven is not in England, whatever certain poets may have thought, and angels are sexless unless they really want to make an effort. But he was intelligent.”*
*quoted from the book