History Creator / NeilGaiman

20th Aug '17 7:05:04 PM notahandle
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* Wrote an episode for ''Series/BabylonFive'': "Day of the Dead". Especially notable as the ''only'' episode of the show not written by J. Michael Straczynski after season two. The Gaim, one of the alien races in ''Babylon 5'', is named for him. And just to hammer the homage further, they all strongly resemble [[ComicBook/TheSandman Dream Of The Endless]].

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* Wrote an episode for ''Series/BabylonFive'': "Day ''[[Recap/BabylonFiveS05E08DayOfTheDead Day of the Dead".Dead]''. Especially notable as the ''only'' episode of the show not written by J. Michael Straczynski after season two. The Gaim, one of the alien races in ''Babylon 5'', is named for him. And just to hammer the homage further, they all strongly resemble [[ComicBook/TheSandman Dream Of The Endless]].
8th Jul '17 4:31:40 PM Mdumas43073
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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''. 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. 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.

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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''. 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. He also wrote two episodes for Series/DoctorWho, ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife ''Series/DoctorWho'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife]]'' for Wife]]" in Series 6 and ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver]]'' for Silver]]" in Series 7.
8th Jul '17 4:20:21 PM Mdumas43073
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Neil "Scary Trousers" Gaiman, master of modern horror[[note]]Nickname bestowed by Creator/AlanMoore[[/note]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Neil "Scary Trousers" Gaiman, master of modern horror[[note]]Nickname horror.[[note]]Nickname bestowed by Creator/AlanMoore[[/note]]]]-]
8th Jul '17 4:19:25 PM Mdumas43073
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Neil Richard [[Music/AmandaPalmer MacKinnon]] Gaiman is a contemporary British writer of stories. Of all known kinds.

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Neil Richard [[Music/AmandaPalmer MacKinnon]] Gaiman (born 10 November 1960) is a contemporary British writer of stories. Of all known kinds.
27th May '17 6:03:23 AM JackG
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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative trope [[TropesAreTools isn't bad]]. He described ''[[https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/1999/10/10/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 [[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.

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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative trope [[TropesAreTools isn't bad]]. He described ''[[https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/1999/10/10/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]]'' ''Literature/TheProblemOfSusan'' is something of a meta-twist on the concept, riffing off of Susan's exile from [[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.
12th May '17 11:41:53 AM Rubber_Lotus
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%%* ContinuityPorn

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%%* ContinuityPorn* ContinuityPorn: He can reach ''Creator/DonRosa'' levels of this, especially when he's writing for DC. ''The Books of Magic'' ties together almost ''every'' magic-based character in the DCU circa 1991[[note]]A notable exception being ComicBook/WonderWoman, who was undergoing a rather messy CrisisCrossover at the time[[/note]], with the last Book even cameoing sci-fi characters like Tommy Tomorrow, ComicBook/TheLegionOfSuperHeroes, and ComicBook/{{Flash}} villain Abra Kadabra.
1st May '17 1:38:11 PM Exxolon
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/TerryPratchett. Gaiman is visibly upset and fighting back tears in the documentary ''Back in Black'' made after Terrys death, saying "I miss him so much".



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/TerryPratchett. Gaiman is visibly upset and fighting back tears in the documentary ''Back in Black'' made after Terrys death, saying "I miss him so much".
1st May '17 1:37:32 PM Exxolon
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/TerryPratchett. Gaiman is visibly upset and fighting back tears in the documentary ''Back in Black'' made after Terrys death, saying "I miss him so much".
15th Mar '17 10:14:12 PM nero666
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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative trope [[TropesAreTools 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 [[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.

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Gaiman has some affection for CanonDefilement and is living proof that this particularly negative trope [[TropesAreTools isn't bad]]. He described ''[[http://www.holycow.com/dreaming/stories/snow-glass-apples ''[[https://thedreaming.moteofdust.com/1999/10/10/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 [[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.
9th Mar '17 7:56:46 PM C2
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* MoneyDearBoy: He's quite happy to admit this as the only reason he wrote a biography for Music/DuranDuran early in his career. However, because of complications with the publisher, he never saw a dime save for his advance fee, which was only a few hundred £.
** The book actually did make it to print before the publisher went belly-up and, ironically, copies of it can now fetch a good bit of money. It's also just about the only book about them that the members of Duran Duran actually liked.
** His other early non-fiction book, ''Don't Panic'', a book about DouglasAdams and ''TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', was a mixture of MoneyDearBoy and OneOfUs.



* OneOfUs: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oO22dx4Z-MU/maxresdefault.jpg As this image]] of Neil on the [[DoctorWho TARDIS set]] demonstrates.



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