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09 April 2010 @ 08:50 pm
Check this shit?!

neilhimself I see that @evelynevelyn is "the record of the year" & it's only April. (So proud of @amandapalmer & @jasonwebley too): http://bit.ly/cegQjE





Of course you did.

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Jhafantasyecho on April 9th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)

She's his fiancee, last I checked. No wonder she's such a hipster ablist and racist, if he's just going to insult marginalized groups by praising her in public like that.
Cairstenkuangning on April 9th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, Neil. *sigh.* Well, one less author for me to spend money on. But this one fucking hurts, dammit.
Jhafantasyecho on April 9th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I know right?

Moreover, when I called him out on enabling AfP's behaviour, he blocked me from following him on Twitter.
Cairstenkuangning on April 9th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. :(
Jhafantasyecho on April 9th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)

It's not the first time I called him out, though, but I was surprised. He took the first time I criticized him so calmly, and I felt so much better after that. I guess the AfP stuff has been growing. And it says something that he'd block off fans than talk to them.
Cairstenkuangning on April 9th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
Yes. It says she's a bad influence on him. I'm hoping he'll figure it out before she does too much damage.
Jhafantasyecho on April 9th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I think the damage's been done. I'm giving my NG books away when I can find someone to take them.
Cairstenkuangning on April 9th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
I don't get rid of books. Besides, I already bought them and he's probably already gotten the proceeds (maybe not for Odd and the Frost Giants, but meh.) So giving them away accomplishes nothing but to gain him another reader and possibly another fan who would cancel out my not buying any more.
Jhafantasyecho on April 9th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
There is that. But I loathe sending books for recycling. I may derive no more joy from them, but maybe someone else might. That's more important to me than scorning him entirely.
Amokk: Animated stick figuresamokk on April 9th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
That's because Neil thinks "I think the solution to art you don't like/find offensive is not to go, not to talk about it, not to publicise it. Let it die."

Also, "I long ago decided that the Other Side want things to be banned and censored, not Ours. If there are sides. Keeps it simple."

These were in response to people being upset at Kate Bornstein for supporting "Ticked off Trannies with Knives".

Also, both feel that protesting art == censorship.

I really wish I was making all this up.
Jhafantasyecho on April 10th, 2010 09:15 am (UTC)
*rolls eyes*

I don't recall him being this resistant to criticism before. Perhaps I'm missing something.
Amokk: National Sarcasm Societyamokk on April 10th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Probably got sick of everyone yelling at him for what she was doing.
Shadow Greentrees/Sabersinger aka Joyce Chngjolantru on April 9th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
OH NOOOOOOO!!!!!! :(
just heatherheather on April 9th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
what no :////

he totally lost the points he gained with me JUST TODAY with his tweet about the Anansi Boys script he's writing.
Hobbit catgirl in leather boots and wicked smilekitrona on April 9th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh no.

I mean, thank you for sharing, because I wouldn't have known... I don't follow him on Twitter, and I unsubscribed to his blog because it just brought up the whole Amanda Palmer mess in my head every time I saw it... but DAMN.
the Sooz: BBQ!furikku on April 9th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
SO glad I don't like Gaiman's stuff much in the first place. >:(

WTF, y'all. WTF.
digital_femme on April 10th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, man. That is really disappointing.
digital_femme on April 10th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Ooops! Posted in the wrong spot. Didn't mean that as a reply.
Calyx of the Heavensheavenscalyx on April 10th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I pretty much stopped liking his work around '95. This doesn't surprise me a bit.
shweta_narayan: aieeeeshweta_narayan on April 10th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
*sort of saw this coming, but is sad now*

♫ Nacey ♫logansrogue on April 11th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
Holy snappin' duckshit, what a douchebag.
Ashtart Tähtedeltzahdi on April 13th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
*is lost*
1. who is amanda palmer

2. what did she do that sucks so bad?