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[Oct. 13th, 2005|12:13 pm]
Neil Gaiman

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takieya and I created this community a few months ago, as a bit of an alternative to the other Neil communities out there. We aren't out to be elitists, but we were both getting very tired of reading post after post about new pictures of Neil and how hot Neil is, and that sort of thing. We wanted a place where we could discuss his writing, which we feel is where the focus should be.

Anyway, after setting it up, we both sort of forgot about it. Now it seems that we've got members... and we have no idea when or how they got here or who they are. So, to satisfy our curiosity, I thought I'd ask. Who are you people?

Of course, everyone here is more than welcome. We'd just like to know a bit about you : )
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[User Picture]From: ladybugadria
2006-02-17 08:23 am (UTC)
well, I havent joined the friends of Gaiman at all... but I suffer from terrible insomnia and whilst browsing the internet I decided to do a search of Gaiman on the LJ. That is how I found you.
I only recently found Gaiman, to be quite honest. A friend of mine told me that I haven't lived until I had read Neverwhere. I read it and found that he was right.
I quickly visited my local BAM and bought Stardust, American Gods and ordered two more that I read about in the pre-book crap at the beginning of Neverwhere. I have finished Stardust, which I have to say I loved more than Neverwhere. I am a fast reader, but Stardust has set a new record for me. It was one that gave new meaning to the tired expression "I couldn't put it down."
I am reading American Gods now.
My name is Adria and I live in Madison (close to Nashville) Tennessee. I am 32 years old. I am not sure what else you want to know when you say "Who are you people?"
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[User Picture]From: choebe
2006-02-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
Very nice to meet you, Adria! Welcome to our little group : )

I definitely have to agree with your friend, Neverwhere is on my list of books I force (in a friendly way) on people if I find out they haven't read it yet. I hadn't read Stardust until last year, but I also found I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day. (Did you know it's being made into a movie? An audiobook, read by Neil, is also in the works.) American Gods is wonderful as well, but of course takes a little more time to get through. I hope you'll enjoy it : )
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[User Picture]From: ladybugadria
2006-02-17 06:26 pm (UTC)
UGH.. I always worry so when they decide to make a movie of a favorite book of mine. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman was one that had me worried, but turned out well, though not at all as good as the book. The Lord of the Rings was another, but I have to say that I was well pleased with the outcome save for a few details. HGTTG was one that they screwed up slightly, but still made an enjoyable flick. I can't imagine Stardust getting messed up if they will let him be a part of the process. A VERY BIG PART. The Hunt for Red October is the ONLY movie that I can think of, where the film version is better than the book.
Here's hoping they don't screw it up. *raises her diet cherry coke in toast*
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[User Picture]From: choebe
2006-02-17 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oops... I meant to mention that Neil is indeed involved in the movie. In his online journal he's talked about overseeing the auditions and things like that, so I'm hopeful. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens, though.
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[User Picture]From: ladybugadria
2006-02-17 11:57 pm (UTC)
where is his online journal... I would like to see that!
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[User Picture]From: ladybugadria
2006-02-18 12:07 am (UTC)
never mind.. duh
I found it
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[User Picture]From: choebe
2006-02-18 03:38 pm (UTC)
If you add officialgaiman, you can read his journal from your friends page : )
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[User Picture]From: rendyrheart
2006-09-17 07:58 am (UTC)
I love Gaiman, he's a big inspiration to me as a writer myself. Where do ideas come from? You make them up, in your head, and his head is full of genius. I'd be interested in joining the community.
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[User Picture]From: choebe
2006-09-17 02:30 pm (UTC)
Well, we'd be happy to have you. We need people to post here!
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