If it’s important, they’ll make time.
If it’s not important, they’ll make excuses.
hufubleh said: Why is it when you sign books its an autograph but when I do its destruction of property?
That’s a really hard one, and may need a lot of explaining. Let’s start at the beginning: When a person loves another person they give each other a very special kind of hug, and some months later they might well have a baby. This baby will either grow up to a) write books or b) not write books. In the former case, if the baby (now grown up) signs the book she or he has written it is considered a gesture of connection between the author and the reader. In the latter case, if the not-an-author signs a book written by someone else, it is regarded as an act of defacement.
Of course, sometimes things turn upside down. Joe Orton went to prison for defacing library books and THEN became a famous playwright, so the library books he defaced were, it was then realised, rare art and they eventually went onto display in the library that had originally reported him to the police. So these things change.
I hope this clarifies the matter.
I love him so much
dropitlikefsco77 said: Dear Neil, I have a long and lonely drive from Alaska back to the lower 48 coming up. Would any of your own audiobooks possibly be of help with that?
I would like to think so. Try the American Gods full cast audiobook, and the Neverwhere Audiobook (I narrate it) and Anansi Boys (Lenny Henry does this one, and it’s a joy).
I can second Anansi Boys. That audiobook was one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever heard.
soamyjsays said: The youtuber/tumblr user/twitterer to subsciber/follower dynamic is odd in that I know you much better than you know me. That being said, I just want you to know that I am proud of how you have faced a challenging year. Know that you are surrounded by love. Know that if/when we ever meet, there is a giant hug with your name on it if you want it.
You are the best. Whenever it is that I meet you I expect a prompt and secure embrace.
But seriously, thank you so much. These past few months have been by far the worst, and I’m glad that there are people like you who I can count on to make me smile.
One of my favorite Soundlyawake videos is the one where he puts drag make up on his grandmother for her Drag Race audition. Last night I had a dream that RuPaul dressed as an angel told Nick’s grandma, “Shantay you stay.” This morning I thought he should know he’s an amazing person too.