dubiousculturalartifact:

saltpetres:

i want a good omens movie but it has to be perfect and it won’t be therefore i do not want a good omens movie

The Good Omens movie is announced.

Neil Gaiman publicly states his approval with every aspect of the movie, and stresses how true it is to the book, how thoroughly it does it justice.

So does Terry Pratchett.

It has an absolutely perfect cast.

The director is an even better choice.

All promotional material looks wonderful.

A release date is set.

The trailer is incredible.

The premiere is a very exclusive event.

All early reviews come in positive.

Fans wait patiently in giant lines for a chance to be the first into the theatre for the midnight screenings.

They file into their seats.

They wait through the previews.

"Now: Our Feature Presentation" scrolls across the screen.

The screen goes black.

The Best of Queen begins to play.

In its entirety.

Twice.

In glorious surround sound.

My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for. — Neil Gaiman (via jaynestown)

neil-gaiman:

We wish you a merry Christmas, a cool Yule, a perfectly lovely Englishmas, a very late Chanukkah, an only slightly late Solstice, a hot and happy Kwanzaa and a glorious Draw On New Eyebrows For Chthulhu Day.

Frankly, pretty much anything you are celebrating, we are for, as long as it doesn’t involve being mean to other people. And to prove it we offer this photo to the world, taken by kylecassidy.

neil-gaiman:

laberintodeamores:

This is one of my fave moments of the musicians@Google event!

—Also, sorry Neil! I love you!

What, like you’ve never tried to drink your microphone?

amandapalmer:

charades. handsome husband-in-residence @neilhimself writes the best ones. he claims he likes writing them better than playing the game itself. you don’t say.

neil-gaiman:

tribulationsarego:

He looks so surprised and impressed to see his character walking about.

I always am…

neil-gaiman:

Only six days until Amanda comes home from tour…

Not that I’m counting or anything, of course.

amandapalmer:

neil-gaiman:

laberintodeamores:

An evening with Neil Gaiman and Friends and Milk!
(Central Hall Westminster - 15.10.2013)

Strangely, the Daily Mail completely failed to do an article, with photographs and blown-up details, showing my navel “escaping”, with a headline indicating that my credibility as an artist was now in doubt because you could see my tummy…

"NEIL GAIMAN MAKES A STOMACH OF HIMSELF." news at 11.

Archbishop James Usher (1580-1656) published Annales Veteris et Novi Testaments in 1654, which suggested that the Heaven and the Earth were created in 4004 B.C. One of his aides took the calculation further, and was able to announce triumphantly that the Earth was created on Sunday the 21st of October, 4004 B.C., at exactly 9:00 A.M., because God liked to get work done early in the morning while he was feeling fresh.

This too was incorrect. By almost a quarter of an hour.

The whole business with the fossilized dinosaur skeletons was a joke the paleontologists haven’t seen yet.

This proves two things:

Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, [ie., everybody.] to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.

Secondly, the Earth’s a Libra.

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Mandatory October 21st post.

Happy birthday, Earth.

Some people point out that it’s Ussher with two S’s. But the Encyclopedia Britannica said it only had one S, so that was how we spelled it.

(via neil-gaiman)

amandapalmer:

as we’re on the precipice of the pre-order for the “evening with” album going LIVE….i thought it’d be a good time to post THE NEW VIDEO.

this was filmed on the west coast tour from which all three discs of recordings were culled…it’s “makin’ whoopee” and it’s how we opened the show every night. 

gotta say it. he’s adorable when he sings.

(also: my dress, and his coat, are designed by kambriel.)

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