History Creator / NeilGaiman

26th Nov '16 5:26:33 PM nombretomado
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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative [[TropesAreTools trope isn't bad]]. He described ''[[http://www.holycow.com/dreaming/stories/snow-glass-apples Snow, Glass, Apples]],'' a PerspectiveFlip of "Literature/SnowWhite", as a mindvirus that he hoped would prevent the reader from ever experiencing the original innocently again. His ExternalRetcon of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' pulls a similar trick. ''[[http://shedletsky.com/blog/the-god-who-loves-you The Problem of Susan]]'' is something of a meta-twist on the concept, riffing off of Susan's exile from [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]: her embrace of adolescence means that, ''retroactively'', she experienced the original adventure as a DarkerAndEdgier pagan allegory. He is also fairly preoccupied with, though not necessarily an apologist for, MuseAbuse.

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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative [[TropesAreTools trope isn't bad]]. He described ''[[http://www.holycow.com/dreaming/stories/snow-glass-apples Snow, Glass, Apples]],'' a PerspectiveFlip of "Literature/SnowWhite", as a mindvirus that he hoped would prevent the reader from ever experiencing the original innocently again. His ExternalRetcon of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' pulls a similar trick. ''[[http://shedletsky.com/blog/the-god-who-loves-you The Problem of Susan]]'' is something of a meta-twist on the concept, riffing off of Susan's exile from [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]]: her embrace of adolescence means that, ''retroactively'', she experienced the original adventure as a DarkerAndEdgier pagan allegory. He is also fairly preoccupied with, though not necessarily an apologist for, MuseAbuse.
31st Oct '16 8:23:29 AM ChaoticNovelist
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He's especially famous for his UrbanFantasy works, including the renowned ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' comic series, which was the only work in its medium to win a UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward for Best Short Story [[note]]To prevent it happening again, they changed the rules so that comic books had to be relegated to their own special category, and couldn't be judged alongside prose works[[/note]]. Two of his novels, ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' and ''Literature/{{Coraline}},'' have been made into movies. He's also written scripts for other projects, such as ''Film/MirrorMask'' by Creator/DaveMcKean and the ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'' TV series. In addition, he worked on the translated script of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. More recently, his young adult work ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'' became the first book to win both the NewberyMedal and the CarnegieMedal. When they started running out of awards to give him, they began making up new awards specially for him. And most recently, he wrote two episodes for Series/DoctorWho, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]'' for Series 6 and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' for Series 7.

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He's especially famous for his UrbanFantasy works, including the renowned ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' comic series, which was the only work in its medium to win a UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward for Best Short Story [[note]]To prevent it happening again, they changed the rules so that comic books had to be relegated to their own special category, and couldn't be judged alongside prose works[[/note]]. Two of his novels, ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' and ''Literature/{{Coraline}},'' have been made into movies. He's also written scripts for other projects, such as ''Film/MirrorMask'' by Creator/DaveMcKean and the ''Series/{{Neverwhere}}'' TV series. In addition, he worked on the translated script of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. More recently, his His young adult work ''Literature/TheGraveyardBook'' became the first book to win both the NewberyMedal and the CarnegieMedal. When they started running out of awards to give him, they began making up new awards specially for him. And most recently, he He also wrote two episodes for Series/DoctorWho, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]'' for Series 6 and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' for Series 7.



* Wrote the story "Wordsworth" for the ''Creator/CliveBarker's Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' comic series; it was recently republished in the short stories collection ''Hellbound Hearts''.

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* Wrote the story "Wordsworth" for the ''Creator/CliveBarker's Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' comic series; it was recently republished in the short stories collection ''Hellbound Hearts''.
26th Oct '16 4:25:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (the 2007 film, written with friend/cult director Creator/RogerAvary).

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (the 2007 film, written with friend/cult director Creator/RogerAvary).
5th Sep '16 10:54:36 AM erforce
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-->--'''''ComicBook/TheSandman'''''

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' (the 2007 film, written with friend/cult director Creator/RogerAvary).

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* ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'' ''Film/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (the 2007 film, written with friend/cult director Creator/RogerAvary).
31st Jul '16 4:58:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* AsHimself: In the second ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil--with his involvement and permission--appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.

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* AsHimself: In the second ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil--with his involvement and permission--appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.Creator/KimNewman.
22nd Jul '16 10:49:06 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Jul '16 3:36:23 PM Nightsky
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* AsHimself: In the second ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] The book is by ''Series/DoctorWho'' alumnus and fellow comic book writer PaulCornell. He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.

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* AsHimself: In the second ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil appears Neil--with his involvement and permission--appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] The book is by ''Series/DoctorWho'' alumnus and fellow comic book writer PaulCornell. He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.
13th Jul '16 6:38:44 PM Nightsky
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* AsHimself: In the second ''Shadow Police'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] The book is by ''DoctorWho'' alumnus and fellow comic book writer PaulCornell. He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.

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* AsHimself: In the second ''Shadow Police'' ''Literature/ShadowPolice'' novel, ''The Severed Streets'', Neil appears as a supporting character [[ExpositionFairy who has some information regarding the magic of London]] that the protagonists find useful. [[spoiler: He also aids a villain in murdering one of the protagonists.]] The book is by ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' alumnus and fellow comic book writer PaulCornell. He also appears in "The Original Dr Shade", a short story by KimNewman.
4th Jul '16 10:19:02 AM DavidCowie
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4th Jul '16 10:15:08 AM DavidCowie
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* ContemptibleCover: ''Ghastly Beyond Belief'' certainly has [[https://flic.kr/p/87WX8q a lurid cover]]. However, the book was something of an AffectionateParody, so this may be what the authors were hoping for.
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