History Trivia / NeilGaiman

31st Dec '17 2:07:45 AM bt8257
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** His other early non-fiction book, ''Don't Panic'', a book about Creator/DouglasAdams and ''TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', was a mixture of MoneyDearBoy and OneOfUs.

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** His other early non-fiction book, ''Don't Panic'', a book about Creator/DouglasAdams and ''TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', ''TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', was a mixture of MoneyDearBoy and OneOfUs.
31st Dec '17 2:07:02 AM bt8257
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a re-telling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. [[OverlyLongGag Also it's a Prose Poem.]] He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a Baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.
* "A Study in Emerald" has Franchise/SherlockHolmes meet the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The real brain-bender is that [[spoiler:the GreatDetective in the story is Professor Moriarty, and Holmes and Watson committed the murders he's investigating]]. Weirdest of all, it was completely plausible in context.
** The story is available free of charge on his website, complete with the original artwork [[http://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf here]] (PDF).
* Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples". It's a re-telling of Snow White [[spoiler:in which the titular character is a vampire. And in the end, we learn that our narrator is narrating this from an oven apparently she's a course in Snow White's wedding feast.]]
* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically the ending to ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', which always troubled Neil. In a dream sequence, Aslan and the White Witch join forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly. All in all, it's akin to Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's [[Franchise/SouthPark response]] to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', except ''far'' more artistic and ''infinitely'' weirder.

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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a re-telling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. [[OverlyLongGag Also it's a Prose Poem.]] He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a Baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.
* "A Study in Emerald" has Franchise/SherlockHolmes meet the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The real brain-bender is that [[spoiler:the GreatDetective in the story is Professor Moriarty, and Holmes and Watson committed the murders he's investigating]]. Weirdest of all, it was completely plausible in context.
** The story is available free of charge on his website, complete with the original artwork [[http://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf here]] (PDF).
* Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples". It's a re-telling of Snow White [[spoiler:in which the titular character is a vampire. And in the end, we learn that our narrator is narrating this from an oven apparently she's a course in Snow White's wedding feast.]]
* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically the ending to ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', which always troubled Neil. In a dream sequence, Aslan and the White Witch join forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly. All in all, it's akin to Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's [[Franchise/SouthPark response]] to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', except ''far'' more artistic and ''infinitely'' weirder.
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10th Dec '17 1:46:14 PM nombretomado
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** His other early non-fiction book, ''Don't Panic'', a book about DouglasAdams and ''TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', was a mixture of MoneyDearBoy and OneOfUs.

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** His other early non-fiction book, ''Don't Panic'', a book about DouglasAdams Creator/DouglasAdams and ''TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', was a mixture of MoneyDearBoy and OneOfUs.
24th Jun '17 1:22:33 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* OneOfUs: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oO22dx4Z-MU/maxresdefault.jpg As this image]] of Neil on the [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho TARDIS set]] demonstrates.
9th Mar '17 7:56:54 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.
13th Dec '15 12:50:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically the ending to ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', which always troubled Neil. In a dream sequence, Aslan and the White Witch join forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly. All in all, it's akin to Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's [[Franchise/SouthPark response]] to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull, except ''far'' more artistic and ''infinitely'' weirder.

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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically the ending to ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', which always troubled Neil. In a dream sequence, Aslan and the White Witch join forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly. All in all, it's akin to Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's [[Franchise/SouthPark response]] to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull, ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', except ''far'' more artistic and ''infinitely'' weirder.
13th Dec '15 12:49:28 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to C.S Lewis' Literature/{{Narnia}}, in which Aslan and the White Witch (in a dream sequence) end up joining forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly.

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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to C.S Lewis' Literature/{{Narnia}}, in Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', specifically the ending to ''Literature/TheLastBattle'', which always troubled Neil. In a dream sequence, Aslan and the White Witch (in a dream sequence) end up joining join forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you ''did'' read that correctly. All in all, it's akin to Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone's [[Franchise/SouthPark response]] to ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull, except ''far'' more artistic and ''infinitely'' weirder.
15th Aug '15 9:02:56 AM bt8257
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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to C.S Lewis' Literature/{{Narnia}}, in which Aslan and the White Witch (in a dream sequence) end up joining forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you did read that correctly.

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* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to C.S Lewis' Literature/{{Narnia}}, in which Aslan and the White Witch (in a dream sequence) end up joining forces, turn on the children, and kill them all. And Aslan eats them. And then Aslan and the White Witch have sex. And the decapitated head of one of the children is forced to watch them do so. Yes, you did ''did'' read that correctly.
5th Jan '15 5:48:18 PM spirasen
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. [[OverlyLongGag Also it's a Prose Poem.]] He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.

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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling re-telling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. [[OverlyLongGag Also it's a Prose Poem.]] He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a baywatch Baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.



** The story is available free of charge on his website, complete with the original artwork [[http://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf here]] (PDF)
* Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples". It's a retelling of Snow White [[spoiler:in which the titular character is a vampire. And in the end, we learn that our narrator is narrating this from an oven--apparently she's a course in Snow White's wedding feast.]]

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** The story is available free of charge on his website, complete with the original artwork [[http://www.neilgaiman.com/mediafiles/exclusive/shortstories/emerald.pdf here]] (PDF)
(PDF).
* Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples". It's a retelling re-telling of Snow White [[spoiler:in which the titular character is a vampire. And in the end, we learn that our narrator is narrating this from an oven--apparently oven apparently she's a course in Snow White's wedding feast.]]
2nd Sep '14 2:54:51 AM Ghidra15
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.

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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'' decorations. In a cyberpunk setting. And the main character is a werewolf who works as private detective. And the villain is implied to be the Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon. [[OverlyLongGag Also it's a Prose Poem.]] He got the idea when more people than is healthy thought he was doing a baywatch episode every time he spoke about the project.
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