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A speech made by Neil Gaiman at a university that can act as inspiration for artists and freelancers of all kinds. If you don't smile, laugh, and (weirdly) feel HUGGED, when you watch this, then you're not human.

>->->->->->- vimeo.com/42372767 -<-<-<-<-<-<-< Here he is.

I know there are videos on youtube under the same title that load faster- however I can't guarantee they've been uploaded by the rights holders, which would mean I could get banned if I linked to them for having aided internet piracy. LOLFUN. Do your own dirty work!

Neil Gaiman- Now this is one of the few authors I've researched and know everything about. Neil Gaiman is author of Sandman, Coraline, and a Doctor Who Episode, as well as a pleothera of other interesting things. He's even collaborated with Terry Pratchett, and been a valued informant of Alan Moore, both people whom I idolise. HOWEVER--- I'm too young to have ever read Sandman, I'm too old to have watched Coraline, and I'm just the right peripheral demographic to have watched and not liked the Doctor Who episode.

The thing is, though, even though my one experience of him is, 'What did you do to the TARDIS!?' I still KNOW Neil Gaiman's an awesome guy. I always have; it's that sort of inperceptable Chuck Norris awareness that he's awesome- even if you haven't witnessed it. And now I have witnessed it; in his words and in his speech. You've got to watch it, it's so inspiring! I am similtaniously struck by the urge to strive harder at my own ambitions----- and to slack off and go and start reading some of the stuff he's written. 8|

But what pleases me and most makes me feel that Mr Gaiman belongs in my Hall-Of-Idolisation is as thus:
He's British--- I'm British!
Our list of ambitions is practically identical, right down to the DW episode, though mine will be set on the floor of the pacific ocean in an oceanic rift where the sharks are *blathers on*
He has the same nervous disposition about success as I do. Even writing this journal to a few thousand readers means I need wear my tinfoil hat.
He recieved no higher education- and no formal education in his field of expertise. Bringing hope to many of us.
He writes about subjects I love. I love science fiction and comics and warped mythology.
He has curly hair. I have curly hair. *fist pump* WE SHALL TAKE THIS WORLD AS OUR OWN!


See how good that speech is? Kay now stop reading my journal and go listen to it! *jets off to do stuff, powered by NeilGaiman(tm) Inspiration Juice*
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Hotaru-No-Mayowasu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I also like neil gaiman and I have to say, you should look up the sandman comics. They really are great.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Thank you for posting this, I needed to hear that today, I've been feeling a bit disillusioned lately.
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
You're the first person I've come across who didn't like "The Doctor's Wife". I didn't adore it, but I thought it was entertaining.

I need to see this though, me thinks. Thanks for the link. :)
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Kurotaka-Naoko Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Neil Gaiman is actually my favorite author. He has been for a long time now. :heart: You should give his short stories a try, they're all golden! :'] He has a few books of short stories. My favorite is either Fragile Things or Smoke and Mirrors.
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raininess Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed, I cried - man, that guy is amazing.
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Awkwardly-Social Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
HAHA its the most amazing and inspirational and awesome speech ever isnt it!
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darkkairi Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student General Artist
To relate to the comment below this one, when I lived in England I had a British guy tell me that the reason they come up with all kinds of magical stuff over there is because they're bored and come up with fantasy worlds to amuse themselves. :P He was joking of course but made me laugh all the same.
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
He seems like such a likable fellow. British authors have always been best. Why? I believe that England is one of those few places left in the world where people are still in touch with the mystical and magical, even though the technological is taking over their world.
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nekoni Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Harry Potter isn't real! How many times do we have to tell you people? And I didn't just fly to the shops on a pegasus! Why would you even think such a thing? You've been watching Hetalia haven't you? For your information I'm not even drinking tea right now- I already had 4 cups today so I thought it a good idea to take some hot chocolate instead.

Boyo you're sweet. =3 I have to admit a lot of my favourite authors are British-- but I'm distinctly biased.
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VixenTFox Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Huh? I never said any of those things. I think you typed this to the wrong person.... but still your words amuse me.

Well, I'm American, and I still like the Brit's for their lit and their tea. Food's crap though... 'cept for the fish and chips.... and maybe some lamb with mint jelly.
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