neil gaiman you are amazing

I hope that you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
—  Neil Gaiman

jlaweez  asked:

6. What is your favorite book to read?

Perhaps the hardest question I’ve ever been asked, I like so many, hmm where to start I’ll give a few answers.

Stardust by Neil Gaiman would be one of my all time faves, an amazing story dark and beautiful, funny and absolutely sad all at once, A must read if you haven’t

Neverwhere By Neil Gaiman, Another amazing book by Neil just fantastic, what starts as a pretty normal modern day story turns quickly into his amazing Urban Fairy Tale, do yourself a favour and read it!

And the last one I’ll give for now.

Valkia The Bloody By Sarah Cawkwell.

This is a Warhammer Fantasy novel more of a guilty ppleasure more than anything but it’s a fun story about how a tribal chiefs daughter becomes a deadly warchief in her own way and then proceeds to kill lots and lots of people with a spear, Fun to read!

Thanks for the ask @jlaweez!

bounding-heart-68-deactivated20  asked:

Hi Neil Gaiman, you are an amazing person and I respect you so much. Regarding your recent tweets, though, do you agree that freedom of speech means the right to express when we find other speech upsetting and offensive? Or do we have to just grin and bear it when people insult our culture under the guise of humour?

Good question…

We must absolutely have the right to speak back, to argue, to protest, comment upon, disagree with, other speakers.

Equally, we have the right to ignore speech and speakers we dislike and find offensive. (I don’t have to spend my days telling Holocaust deniers they are loathsome, for example.)

But, from where I stand, we don’t have the right to kill, to assault, or to imprison people for what they say, even if what they say offends us deeply. Even if we think other people need to be protected from it.