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permalink #76 of 2008: Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Sat 17 Feb 01 14:03
    
Well, I don't work in the Berkeley store (you'd have to quadruple my
pay and cut my *normal* hours in half to get me to work that close to
Ken), but if you're ever in the ghetto (ahem, I mean San Lorenzo)... 

Martha - Booksmith has also put in their request early. And after they
helped me clear my checking account on my last visit, I'll just have
to pout if they don't get a tour-date. 

Madman - not having access to a paper feat. Bizarro, wanna enlighten
me? 

-squeaks, who really must learn to shut up every now and again.
  
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permalink #77 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Sat 17 Feb 01 14:58
    
Madman, I'm not one to brag, but for her recent birthday my assistant
Lorraine was given, by the Governor's office of the state of Kentucky,
the honorary rank of duchess of the town of Hazzard.

Michelle -- please don't shut up.

It'll be interesting to see where the tour goes and what it does.

...

The sweetest, coolest thing to turn up this week was the rough work
for Jill Thompson's LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK, a lovely sweet little
tale about Barnabas the dog losing Delirium and going to find her. 
Jill's doing a wonderful job -- she proposed it, kept after DC on it,
and seems to have talked them into doing an 'all ages' sandman book. 
  
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permalink #78 of 2008: Jinx (jinx) Sat 17 Feb 01 16:08
    
I'm so very pleased about Jill's efforts, and can not wait!
I truely feel that Barnabas is my favorite non-Endless, Sandman
charcter.
Been working on the local bookstores, as well as pushing my luck with
the Boston and N.Y. ones. I figure that I shouldn't put all my eggs in
one basket. You wouldn't beleive the odd responses I get when I explain
I'm willing to drive two or three hours for a signing. Don't these
people have anyone they admire/enjoy/bake cookies for?

Jinx who is hopeful that this year picks up
  
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permalink #79 of 2008: -N. (streak) Sat 17 Feb 01 18:08
    
        Barnabas runs second to Hob Gadling for my favorite Sandman
character.  Hob's just such a nice guy, though, and got the "And I'm
not Jewish" line, which rules.
  
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permalink #80 of 2008: The music's played by the (madman) Sat 17 Feb 01 18:11
    

Neil, that is so damn cool.

The bizarro can be seen at http://cgi.mercurycenter.com/cgi-bin/comics/ if
anyone wants to sign up (it's free)- they have a LOT of daily comics.
The substance of it- it's a book signing, the book is called _Made of
Sugar_, and there is a sign on the table saying "DUNK THE AUTHOR". Several
baseballs sit on the table, and the author sits, lonely, in a tank half
filled with water.
I just managed to make out the subtitle on the book, which is "The sweetest
guy who ever lived tells all."

And if I'm ever going to be in San Lorenzo, I'll be sure to forewarn.
  
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permalink #81 of 2008: Linda Castellani (castle) Sat 17 Feb 01 19:35
    

I love Bizarro.  There was a story in the paper about Piraro in the last
few years and about how he needed a place to stay when he came to SF for a
book signing and stayed with local fans.  He looks just like the people in
his strip!

Anyway, if Cody's is signed up, then I am not going to worry further about
an East Bay location.  Very cool.
  
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permalink #82 of 2008: Daniel Lofton (daniellofton) Sun 18 Feb 01 00:20
    
streak -- I have to agree with you.  Barnabas is cool but Hob comes
out on top for me too.  Maybe second are the Kindly Ones, or mebbe the
Corinthian.
  
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permalink #83 of 2008: Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Sun 18 Feb 01 13:03
    
Neil - But I *do* need to learn to 'shut up' if I'm perpetually
running late for work... especially yesterday (not that it mattered, my
3 hours of going-in-on-my-day-off turned into 6 1/2 hours of late
night delivery madness that forced me to miss the CBLDF Comic Art
Museum reception... GRRRRRRRRERRRRRARRR!)

As for Jill's project, YAY! The only Sandman page I own is one of
Barnabas and Destruction. :) Barnabas is definitely one of my favourite
characters. And kudos to Jill for pushing so hard!

Jinx - So, when they thought you were a little nuts, did you tell them
how far some of the rest of us have traveled to see Neil? (Mimi and
Reg & Tree come to mind)

squeaks, who is off to APE, what's left of it any way.
  
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permalink #84 of 2008: Martha Soukup (soukup) Sun 18 Feb 01 13:19
    
Look forward to seeing Jill's book.
  
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permalink #85 of 2008: Jinx (jinx) Sun 18 Feb 01 17:54
    
Well, being formally in retail, I have heard some odd stories from
customers wanting things, so I was very understanding,....at first.
However the 4th or 5th time she asked me where I was from, I was
slightly annoyed. Did explain the lengths in which people will go, if
not the distances (wasn't sure how stalker-ish it would come off.

As for on-line cartoons, check out Sinfest at sinfest.net, there is a
series of strips in the archives that has one of the best
representaions of God and the Devil I've ever seen.
http://sinfest.net/d/20000123.html
http://sinfest.net/d/20000213.html

The language is a bit strong for those who have a low tolerance for
swearing, but I find it very funny.

Jinx who needs sleep
  
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permalink #86 of 2008: Emily Whetstone Hey (jizou-sama) Sun 18 Feb 01 21:34
    
Jinx -- I just went to look at Sinfest and laughed WAY too hard to be
appropriate at work.  My coworkers think I'm nuts but it is just so
damn cool.  Thank you so much for the pointer!  
  
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permalink #87 of 2008: -N. (streak) Sun 18 Feb 01 22:24
    
        Not a Sinfest fan myself; too religious.  Call me hackneyed, but I
like Sluggy Freelance and Bobbins.
  
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permalink #88 of 2008: Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Sun 18 Feb 01 23:24
    
So, went to the Alternative Press Expo today & met a bunch of neat
people, including Scott McCloud. What a nice man. :) He even signed
"the jacket" with neat squiggles and light bulbs and things.

squeaks, who was surprised Johnen Vasquez wasn't the snot she'd
imagined him to be... and one day she'll even tell him so. 
  
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permalink #89 of 2008: From ANGELINA (tnf) Mon 19 Feb 01 10:55
    




A Short Introduction:

Hello to everyone!  I have been wanting to post for quite some time, but
it took me a bit to gather the gumption (hehe. I love that word!) to post.
 But I finally figured what the hell, everyone there is friendly, I am
just being silly.  So...here I am!  Don't want to bore you with the "I
adore Neil" specifics, so I'll just jump right in, if you don't mind.

I love the Sinfest comics, thanks for the pointer!  I myself am a fan of
the Red Meat comics.  (you can see them at www.redmeat.com)  They can be
quite crude, and really very disgusting, but usually very funny.
Bug-Eyed-Earl is my favorite!

Hopefully I will be getting an Inkwell account soon.  Until then....
-Angelina.




Angelina <velvet_raisin@yahoo.com>
  
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permalink #90 of 2008: Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Mon 19 Feb 01 20:33
    
Angelina - good to see another thingie here. :) Red Meat is okay, but
I'm more into the little blurbs at the top of the strips... naturally,
since I"m thinking about them, none come to mind.

And while we're posting links, here's a neato-keen one my daddio just
sent me, in case anyone here hasnt' seen it. Unfortunately, it's murder
with a slow connection, but it's still worth it:
www.brokensaints.com

squeaks, who has decided that laundry is simply too time-consuming.
  
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permalink #91 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Mon 19 Feb 01 20:55
    
Michelle -- Scott is indeed a very nice man. He also has a wonderful
family (if ever you meet Sky and WInter, you will discover that they
are gelflings. Not to mention 2/3 of my goddaughters.)
  
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permalink #92 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Mon 19 Feb 01 21:15
    
Hello Angelina. Make yourself comfortable.

....

While we're onthe subject of fun links...
http://www.kellibickman.net/
is Kelli's own site. She's the photographer who's taken most of my
jacket photos, and is also an accomplished and wonderful illustrator
and painter.
  
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permalink #93 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Tue 20 Feb 01 06:39
    
And having gone and checked 
http://new.altpick.com/members.php?id=10646 
is a much better Kelli Bickman site.
  
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permalink #94 of 2008: Daniel Lofton (daniellofton) Tue 20 Feb 01 07:25
    
Welcome, Angelina.  Red Meat is good stuff.  Also killed a lot of time
at work checking out Sinfest.  Funny stuff.  Thanks for the link jinx.
  
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permalink #95 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Tue 20 Feb 01 22:16
    
I enjoy Red Meat. (The best thing about being interviewed by the Onion
is they give you a free complementary subscription.)Which reminds me:
http://www.theonion.com/onion3703/marilyn_mason.html was my favorite
recent Onion article.

I don't watch much TV these days -- I got out of the habit, and it's
hard to get back to it, but I just discovered a channel called B-Mania,
a B movie channel, and watched.... something ... on it. I'm not sure
what it was. It had a mad professor, and a mad professor's mad
assistant who kills and impersonates the mad professor. It had lots of
murders, including a cat-killing, and a great deal of female nudity. It
looked like it wasn't filmed any later than the mid 50s. like PLAN 9
but with occasional nipples, not to mention descriptions of extreme
psychoses cribbed from a text book running down the screen every few
minutes. Magnificently odd. I wish I knew what it was called.
  
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permalink #96 of 2008: Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Tue 20 Feb 01 22:20
    
nothing to do with anything... but it's very difficult to read and
post with a bird sitting on your shoulder, trying to eat your earrings.

squeaks, who now wishes she had (ow!) cable..
  
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permalink #97 of 2008: Martha Soukup (soukup) Tue 20 Feb 01 22:44
    
Your name is dropped in Salon's Tuesday article about Los Bros Hernandez, by
the way.  (It's the only name in the list of good comics creators that isn't
hotlinked to an earlier Salon piece--clearly Salon needs an article about
you.)
  
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permalink #98 of 2008: Neil Gaiman (neilgaiman) Tue 20 Feb 01 23:13
    
Martha -- absolutely. You want to write it? It would give you an
excuse to read American Gods early.

Michelle -- what kind of bird?

...

Is Lenny B still around? I'm trying to figure out how my notebook
computer (running Windows NT) managed to lose its comm ports, and thus
not be able to find or use its modem.
  
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permalink #99 of 2008: Lenny Bailes (jroe) Wed 21 Feb 01 00:05
    
I'm still here.  Just finished watching one of the spookiest
episodes of "Angel," so far.  I'm in the minority,
but I don't think the writer-producers work hard enough.
With a little bit more effort, I think tonight's episode could
have been up in Coen Bros. territory with Barton Fink.  But
as is, it's just the most interesting series drama on.
network television.

Anyway, you mentioned pending receipt of a new PC card
modem, upthread.  Did your ports disappear after you 
inserted it in the slot?  Generally, the computer has its
own serial port for COM1 and when you insert a PC Card modem,
it decides to be COM2 or COM3, after it's detected.  You can
check to see whether the PC Card modem is installed by opening
the Control Panel and opening the Modems applet.  That will also
tell you which port the modem thinks it's using.  If you've still
got a setting for an old PC Card modem, you might want to try
removing it as well as the new one, and then reinstalling the
new one.

After the modem is installed, you should see a listing for it
in the Ports applet in Control Panel.   COM1 should be address
3F8 and IRQ 4.  COM2 should be address 2F8 and IRQ3.  If the modem
tried something tricky, it may have created a COM3 or COM4.  

If the modem is shown as installed, and there's a COM port for it,
the next thing to check is the connection profile: right-click
Network Neighborhood, choose Properties, go to the Services tab,
choose Remote Access Service, click Properties.  If you see your
connection profile with the wrong modem, you may want to try
removing it and recreating it.
  
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permalink #100 of 2008: Martha Soukup (soukup) Wed 21 Feb 01 00:21
    
You know, for all that I am a great admirer of Neil Gaiman I don't know I'm
the best expert on Neil Gaiman.  For a job such as this.

The novel coming out makes a fine occasion for a Neil Gaiman piece.  Really
a Neil Gaiman Brilliant Careers piece is what they need.  Probably you're
too young yet for that though.
  

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