Only themselves understand themselves and the like of themselves,
As souls only understand souls.

Walt Whitman ‘Perfections’

I’m not usually one for selfies, but my shirt says it all. My #newyear wish for you all: ‘Be Amazing!’

I’m not usually one for selfies, but my shirt says it all. My #newyear wish for you all: ‘Be Amazing!’

neil-gaiman:

notenoughthyme:

neil-gaiman:

michelemeyer:

Clearly Neil Gaiman makes a better Dickens than Simon Callow and Gonzo combined.

I was faintly disappointed that nobody in the audience turned blue and wraithed about the room.
On the other hand, I was delighted at the end by being suprised by Neve McIntosh (AKA Madame Vastra the Silurian Lesbian Victorian) who turned up and said nice things, and made up for the missing Gelth…

BUT HIS HAIR IS NOT ALL CRAZY LIKE NORMAL. I CANNOT

I know. We had to send out for hairspray and a comb specially, for Jenny the make up lady, and by the end of the reading the hairspray was already beginning to give up.

I’m consoling myself for not being in NY to hear Neil Gaiman, dressed as Dickens, read A Christmas Carol by listening to Tim Curry read A Christmas Carol (via Audible). Definitely a worthwhile consolation. Love Tim Curry - plus he does the voices too! Still no Gelth though…

neil-gaiman:

notenoughthyme:

neil-gaiman:

michelemeyer:

Clearly Neil Gaiman makes a better Dickens than Simon Callow and Gonzo combined.

I was faintly disappointed that nobody in the audience turned blue and wraithed about the room.

On the other hand, I was delighted at the end by being suprised by Neve McIntosh (AKA Madame Vastra the Silurian Lesbian Victorian) who turned up and said nice things, and made up for the missing Gelth…

BUT HIS HAIR IS NOT ALL CRAZY LIKE NORMAL. I CANNOT

I know. We had to send out for hairspray and a comb specially, for Jenny the make up lady, and by the end of the reading the hairspray was already beginning to give up.

I’m consoling myself for not being in NY to hear Neil Gaiman, dressed as Dickens, read A Christmas Carol by listening to Tim Curry read A Christmas Carol (via Audible). Definitely a worthwhile consolation. Love Tim Curry - plus he does the voices too! Still no Gelth though…

kateordie:

kateordie:

My boss at Strange Adventures found, amidst the treasure trove that is his office, this set of Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli’s long out-of-print 2002 Christmas cards, featuring Neil’s “Nicholas Was…” short story from Smoke and Mirrors. It’s morbid, weird, and wonderful - and I’ve been told to give it away!
How to win!
Reblog this post and add the following things:
- Your name - Who you would send a Christmas card this disturbing, and why
You must have:
- An open ask box or easily-found email address, so I can tell you you’ve won - A mailing address anywhere on earth that you’re willing to give me
I will pick a winner this Friday, Nov 29th and announce it at 1:00pm EST.
Good luck!

A reblog today and one tomorrow, and a winner on Friday!

My name is Meghan and I would love to send one of these cards to my friend Gloria. She is so morbid she got married on Halloween. She is at home in the dark and horror is a comforting blanket for her. 
Thanks to your boss for being willing to give them away! Good luck to all.
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kateordie:

kateordie:

My boss at Strange Adventures found, amidst the treasure trove that is his office, this set of Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli’s long out-of-print 2002 Christmas cards, featuring Neil’s “Nicholas Was…” short story from Smoke and Mirrors. It’s morbid, weird, and wonderful - and I’ve been told to give it away!
How to win!
Reblog this post and add the following things:
- Your name - Who you would send a Christmas card this disturbing, and why
You must have:
- An open ask box or easily-found email address, so I can tell you you’ve won - A mailing address anywhere on earth that you’re willing to give me
I will pick a winner this Friday, Nov 29th and announce it at 1:00pm EST.
Good luck!

A reblog today and one tomorrow, and a winner on Friday!

My name is Meghan and I would love to send one of these cards to my friend Gloria. She is so morbid she got married on Halloween. She is at home in the dark and horror is a comforting blanket for her. 
Thanks to your boss for being willing to give them away! Good luck to all.
Zoom Info

kateordie:

kateordie:

My boss at Strange Adventures found, amidst the treasure trove that is his office, this set of Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli’s long out-of-print 2002 Christmas cards, featuring Neil’s “Nicholas Was…” short story from Smoke and Mirrors. It’s morbid, weird, and wonderful - and I’ve been told to give it away!

How to win!

Reblog this post and add the following things:

- Your name
- Who you would send a Christmas card this disturbing, and why

You must have:

- An open ask box or easily-found email address, so I can tell you you’ve won
- A mailing address anywhere on earth that you’re willing to give me

I will pick a winner this Friday, Nov 29th and announce it at 1:00pm EST.

Good luck!

A reblog today and one tomorrow, and a winner on Friday!

My name is Meghan and I would love to send one of these cards to my friend Gloria. She is so morbid she got married on Halloween. She is at home in the dark and horror is a comforting blanket for her.

Thanks to your boss for being willing to give them away! Good luck to all.

In the end, perfection is just a concept – an impossibility we use to torture ourselves and that contradicts nature. We pursue it – God knows we have to, as artists – but ultimately, like [Friedensreich] Hundertwasser says: A straight line is pure tyranny. In art, as in life, the love of imperfection is the perfect love.

Guillermo del Toro in Cabinets and Curiosities

The fact is that what I do is not fan art. My films are not fan films, even if I am immersed in pop culture. That is just one facet of what I do, what I draw upon, and who I am. I am influenced by literature as much as I am by comics, and by fine art as much as I am by so-called low-brow. But I am not trapped by either extreme. I transit between these parameters in absolute freedom, doing my own thing. I try to present myself as I am, without apologies and with absolute passion and sincerity. I study my subjects and plan my work meticulously. Think of Cronos, Devil’s Backbone, or Pan’s Labyrinth and you will see that what I do is not only to recontextualize artistic forms but reflect on the genres or subgenres that they belong to. I try to deconstruct through love, through appreciation, not by referencing, but by reconnecting the material with is thematic roots in a new approach. The vampire film, the ghost story, and the fairy tale are re-elaborated in my work, rather than just reenacted or imitated. I never want to follow a recipe; I want to cook my own.

Guillermo del Toro in Cabinet of Curiosities - My Notebooks, Collections and Other Obsessions