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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »
Hi,

Forgot to say I went to see Neil Gaiman talking about Norse Mythology at the South Bank recently.  It was great fun, Neil talked about how mythology has influenced his work throughout his career, and read a story from his new collection of Norse myths.  We also saw trailers for American Gods and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and learnt he is writing a sequel to Neverwhere, called Seven Sisters. 

The only downer was a couple of absolute bell ends, who decided that what would impress the modest and reserved character of Neil Gaiman, was to fist pump and holler, and wolf whistle every time Neil Gaiman mentioned a book he had written or announced any new news about his writing.  No, they weren't Americans.  It was a pony tailed man and his red haired girl friend.  It was also classy how they were knocking back cans of beer they had smuggled in throughout, or when the guy elbowed a girl in a wheel chair out of the way to get to the microphone first to ask Neil Gaiman a question.  (The question was about how Norse mythology had influenced Neil Gaiman's writing, which would had been profound if he had not spent the last 30 minutes discussing how Norse mythology had influenced his writing!)
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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 03:41:06 PM »
Ugh, sounds like a right pair of bawbags. That would have annoyed the Hel out of me. Rest of it sounds great!
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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 04:30:21 PM »
Ugh, sounds like a right pair of bawbags. That would have annoyed the Hel out of me. Rest of it sounds great!
This, definitely! Stupid people >:(
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 05:01:17 PM »
Cameron subtle and funny!

You always get them if only to remind you that just because they read it doesn't make them good people.

It's all Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?

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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 05:37:07 PM »
oops I hadn't noticed the joke :-[ well done, Cam!
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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 07:35:58 PM »
oops I hadn't noticed the joke :-[ well done, Cam!

I don't actually get the joke, colour me stooopid.
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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 07:58:51 PM »
I think it's the Hell vs. Hel thing

Hell = english spelling
Hel = the name in actual Norse mythology
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 09:29:41 PM »
In Norse mythology Hel is the daughter of Loki, and rules over a realm of the dead also called Hel. To 'go to Hel' means to die.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 10:11:51 PM »
In Norse mythology Hel is the daughter of Loki, and rules over a realm of the dead also called Hel. To 'go to Hel' means to die.

I was chuckling at bawbags. My humour is very lowbrow.  A woman came up to them after the show and calmly but firmly told them their behaviour had been awful. I had to go to the toilet so didn't get to lollygag (also I hate confrontations so kinda whimped out as well.)
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 12:51:36 AM »
oops I hadn't noticed the joke :-[ well done, Cam!

I don't actually get the joke, colour me stooopid.

How did you not get that one? Thor shame!  ;)

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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 01:00:05 PM »
oops I hadn't noticed the joke :-[ well done, Cam!

I don't actually get the joke, colour me stooopid.

How did you not get that one? Thor shame!  ;)

Loki here, I need to read Neil Gaiman's book for a refreya on Norse mythology. 
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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 08:38:13 PM »
It will give you a Fulla appreciation its true. Although I do Ullerstand that you still have Jerusalem to finish and that book is big enough to Buri anyone under. When Vili do you think you'll be done?

My Norse-puns bring all the boys to the Asgard  8)

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Re: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 09:36:55 PM »
I'm into the third and final book of Jerusalem now. Just got to get through the chapter written in the style of Finnegan's Wake and the chapter in the style of Samuel Beckett and I'll be on the home stretch.
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