Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazment the while.

16 November 2005


Went to see Neil Gaiman last night. He was being interviewed for RTE radio, a show called Rattlebag. The interview will go out on Thurs and will be available at some stage online. Have to say, RTE could do with better signage, and allowances for people who don’t drive. Got off the bus and wandered around the RTE grounds, eventually stumbling over the radio centre.

The talk itself was very entertaining. Neil read from a few of his books, and chatted with Myles Dungan about his life and writing etc. After the interview there was a question and answer session, and then Neil signed stuff. I didn’t stay for that. He isn’t Joss Whedon after all :) BTW, Rattlebag people, you should interview Joss. Go on. You know it’d be fun. Think of all the screaming fanboys you could attract.

Speaking of fanboys… there were a few of nerdy-variety at the Gaiman showing. But I don’t mind nerds[1] Its the D4-type pretentious nerds that I can’t stand. And lucky me (and NM) because we sat down, only to have a big old group of them sit down all around us.

And now for something completely different:

Came across a new TV site today, via The Community at Large, TV is Crying. Looks good. Course I think I already knew that The Last Furlong would be shite.


  1. what do you mean that is just cause I am one?

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5 Responses

  1. anne says:

    What's the D4 type?

  2. Fence says:

    Dublin 4 type: "residents of the post-code are also seen as an Irish pastiche of the British 'stiff upper lip' type; but are more akin to moneyed American suburbanites of the OC persuasion" "Stereotypical D4 pronunciation renders words such as 'alright' as 'awlroysh', 'car' as 'core' and 'phone' as 'phewn'. This pattern of speech is known colloquially as "Dortspeak", a reference to the pronunciation of the word 'DART'. It should be noted that the accent is not limited to D4, and is spoken in all of the more affluent areas of Dublin and the surrounding counties, primarily by young people" – from Wikipedia, see also Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

  3. Carl V. says:

    Sounds like a cool event, glad you got to go.

    I love Whedon and all but I'd pick Gaiman over him if I had to choose between the two.

  4. Fence says:

    Carl, Gaiman is interesting to listen to. But I know so much more of Whedon's work that listening to him would be so great. Sweet even ;)