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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Actually I didn't shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die, but he could tell I was extremely cross

Someone sent me a link this morning to an eBay auction that claimed to be of the contents of a Coraline Box. And as far as I can tell right now, it's a fake thing (still waiting to hear back from the studio), in that it's not a costume from the film and it's very obviously a home-made doll. How odd.

Too many FAQ line questions stacking up: I'm getting close to the point where I'll do a massive answering of stuff, I think. You're more likely to get a question answered if it's actually a question, and if it's short, and if it's answerable, and if I feel like answering it.

Several people misread the last post, and assumed that I was saying that Paterson Joseph was the Doctor and I was somehow disappointed. No, I was saying that Matt Smith is the next Doctor and that Rich Johnston had somehow got it wrong.

The new, revamped WEIRD TALES is doing a bunch of stuff about me and Sandman on their website (and they have an interview in the next issue of the magazine). There's a nice description of what it was like backstage at The Graveyard Book reading in Seattle at http://weirdtales.net/wordpress/2009/01/02/neil-gaiman-an-appreciation/ by Lisa Mantchev.

And finally, if you go to Amanda Palmer's latest Blog entry http://blog.amandapalmer.net/post/68226761/very-many-lots-of-things and go about half way down, you will see a photo of me.*

I am convinced that it was taken at my comeback gig after I got out of prison.

Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash were hanging around backstage, playing Gin Rummy.

"Aren't you going to come and watch me sing?" I asked them.

"We've heard you sing," they said. "If you don't mind, we're playing a really exciting game of Gin Rummy here."

Only the fact that I do not sing in public and have not been in prison (other than as a visitor and novelist) makes me suspect that I'm making this up. I mean, the camera doesn't lie.



*The photo was taken by Pixie.

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