History Trivia / NeilGaiman

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.
25th Jul '14 7:56:45 PM theAdeptRogue
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---- * ColbertBump: He gave one to ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. ** Gaiman himself has also been interviewed on the ''Series/TheColbertReport''. * FanNickname: Some people have taken to calling him British [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]] after his ''Simpsons'' guest shot. * LimitedWardrobe: Gaiman, if not actually on a red carpet, always wears black jeans (R. M. Williams black jeans, if you're interested), a black T-shirt with a black sweater if it's cold, and a black leather jacket. He claims he has very poor fashion sense and this makes it easier. In photos of him in the 80s, the T-shirt is sometimes grey. * LineToGod: He has a pretty substantial internet presence, notably [[http://journal.neilgaiman.com/ a long-running blog]]. ** In addition to that, he also has a [[http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/ tumblr]], which counts for Type B. * OldShame: His first published book was a biography of Music/DuranDuran. He was, of course, [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney young and needed the money]], but he still doesn't like to talk about it. * OneOfUs * PromotedFanboy * RunningTheAsylum
19th Mar '14 7:34:04 PM PumpkinLore
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* FanNickname: Some people have taken to calling him British [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]] after his ''Simpsons'' guest shot.

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* OneOfUs * PromotedFanboy * RunningTheAsylum
8th Mar '13 11:03:40 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''{{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. * "A Study in Emerald" has SherlockHolmes meet the 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.
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''{{Baywatch}}'' ''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. * "A Study in Emerald" has SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes meet the CthulhuMythos.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.

* And since we're talking about Neil Gaiman, there's "The Problem of Susan", Gaiman's response to C.S Lewis' {{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' {{Narnia}}, 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.

** Gaiman himself has also been interviewed on the ColbertReport.
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** Gaiman himself has also been interviewed on the ColbertReport.''Series/TheColbertReport''.

* OldShame: His first published book was a biography of DuranDuran. He was, of course, [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney young and needed the money]], but he still doesn't like to talk about it.
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* OldShame: His first published book was a biography of DuranDuran.Music/DuranDuran. He was, of course, [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney young and needed the money]], but he still doesn't like to talk about it.
25th Nov '12 10:19:38 AM erforce
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* Neil Gaiman's short story ''Baywolf'' is a retelling of ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'' in ''{{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 {{Creature from the Black Lagoon}}. 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 ''{{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 {{Creature from the Black Lagoon}}.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.
5th Jun '12 11:08:54 PM Abodos
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** Mind you Gaiman himself has also been interviewed on the ColbertReport.
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** Mind you Gaiman himself has also been interviewed on the ColbertReport.
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