so, i'm not anon XD but i wanted to ask: when did you started reading sandman?
Ooh, an excuse to waffle about one of my favourite obsessions, thank you ;-)
I first read The Sandman in 1991; my introduction was issue #30, August, which is a stand alone story featuring the Emperor Augustus, and thus utterly tailor made to be the gateway to awesomeness for a Classics addict like me. I was a young teenager in the middle of the most traumatic years of my life, full of extreme verbal and physical abuse, and in the pages of this incredible comic I found a lifeline to help keep me sane and happy. From my earliest years I’d been drawn to myths and faerie tales, but I’d never seen anything like this, enticingly modern yet full of the wisdom and glamour of our oldest archetypes. The epic storyline was captivating, the artwork was gorgeous, and the characters were my friends. Sometimes it was downright terrifying (24 Hours is still the most disturbing short story I think I’ve ever read), but darkness was such an intrinsic part of the story, of all our stories, so even though I don’t particularly seek out or enjoy horror I still wanted to read it, couldn’t stop reading it.
My love for The Sandman has influenced me in so many ways, most obviously in the fact that I’m still a prolific collector of GNeil works and associated memorabilia - I could probably open a museum to display everything I’ve bought and found over the past two and a half decades, from signed first editions of every book to rare promotional items that make me feel ever so smug that I have them. Heh. :) Mostly though it helped introduce me to many more writers and creators I enjoy, it solidified my intense love for myths and fantasy fiction, and has basically been a unifying force in my personality since I was 13 years old. If you want to know about me, just read The Doll’s House, or The Kindly Ones. Well, and Last Chance to See, but that’s another post entirely. ;-)
You are stuck on an island in the Pacific ocean. The island has plenty of food and shelter but no external contact. What do?
I’m pretty sure I would go mad, because there are no books. NO BOOKS ANON. That is not my definition of island paradise, not at all. :)
Reblog if you will answer LITERALLY ANY anon questions.
Sneaky selfie at work with my fabulous Cassaday variant cover of Captain Marvel #1 for kellysue and the Carol Corps! Our beloved Princess Sparklefists has already nearly sold out, and I couldn’t be happier :D
Talking about comics all day is not just my job, it’s my pleasure, and I’d love to hear from you. And if you’re ever on the south coast of England, do stop by Dave’s Comics in Brighton and say hello!
lazytechsupport! <3 <3
You’re my favourite and I love you :)
Favorite sexual position, Boxemina?
I call it The Cupcake. You, as the giving partner, bring me a cupcake. I, as the receiving partner, take the cupcake. You go away. I eat the cupcake.
I end up satisfied every time.
Bravest Warriors, Portal, Hobbit, and Naruto all mentioned in the same breath? We love that.
Our friends over at Cryptozoic just announced a Portal board game… you know, Portal from the cool folks over at Valve. Escapist Magazine has the scoop!
And don’t forget about the Bravest Warriors dice game to look forward to later this year!
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Benny took time out from his busy schedule building spaceships and promoting The Lego Movie to help me run the comic shop today :)
Once you get this, you have to say five nice things about yourself and then send it to ten of your favourite followers!
What a wonderful surprise to find in my inbox, thank you anon! It’s difficult for me to find nice things to say about myself, but I’ll do my best. :)
- I absolutely adore cuddles
- I’ve received numerous awards for excellence in customer service, and for expert knowledge in my former capacity as both an SFF and Children’s Bookseller
- I’m in a book! It’s first time I’ve been thanked in the acknowledgements for being a beta and proof reader, and seeing my name still gives me such a thrill. Also if you like epic Viking sagas and the most terrifyingly believable magic ever you really must read this series. SO GOOD. And I’m so proud to be a part of it.
- I love making people feel better about themselves, however I can
- Sometimes, on a very good day, I think I’m cute. :)
Thanks again anon! <3