Friday, August 15, 2008

a sophisticated desire for chaos

FOUR WEEKS?!? Mr. G is going to be gone for four weeks?? I am as dismayed by this news as you. This is terrible. This is calamitous. This is... unexpectedly exciting?

He has no idea how much trouble I can get into in four weeks.

I have already begun formulating Secret Plans. This is the month. Tell your friends.

The fourth Coraline featurette has been posted. This one is my favorite of the five, because of a certain cosmic alignment of talents hinted at by the title up there.

I decided that none of you should be spared my attempts at humour in the labels, so I have gone back to work under the hood and the feed now includes them at the bottom! (Secret Plan #1: CHECK)

Only the official feed includes the labels; all of the deprecated feeds, and the one straight from blogger, still lack them. (This means that if you are not seeing the labels at the bottom of each entry in your feed reader then you should resubscribe to the feed via the previous link. If you experience any issues, please contact me.)

Because I was feeling silly, I created a page on to raise money to buy Mr. G a RoboPanda. Fundable is cool because it only takes the money if the goal is reached. I thought maybe people could throw in $0.50 or a dollar, and I would post pictures of the look on his face when he got it -- but when I got to the end of the sign-up I learned that the minimum pledge was $10. And, I mean, $10 is a little much for a gag gift that's going to collect dust in the attic, likely scaring the fur off of Zoe the blind cat. I link to it now only because I spent so long photoshopping that image and hate to waste it.

Edit: Two of you have already pledged $10! I.... I don't know what to say to that.

Edit: Three! (Breaks into song: I cannot believe my eyes. / Are the fans collaboratively making buys? / Because it seems to me / some kind of insanity / is on the rise!)

Eight Nine more nutjobs generous benefactors and this will actually happen.

The question now becomes, do I give it to him in the box or do I take it out and put batteries in it and video his reaction when I place it on the signing table and it starts to dance?

Edit: Well. That took just under two hours. You people are incredible. Look for video footage here at the end of September!

New information for THE GRAVEYARD BOOK US Tour:

Info for the NYC event:
Teachers College at Columbia University - hosted by Barnes & Noble College
525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 908-991-2153

Info for the Minneapolis event:
Saint Paul's United Church of Christ Red Balloon
900 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-224-8320

For more, check Where's Neil?.

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