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NEIL GAIMAN

Remember how this year was the worst year of my life to date until Sucktember rolled around and, for some reason, it didn't suck this year. It began the awesome! I got the job at Lush, had free seventh row Adam Lambert tickets, saw Michael Buble front row floor, Muse, Weezer, Ok Go!, 2AM Club, Mike Posner, stopped loving Erik, My Chemical Romance is coming out with a new album, and I wrote fic.

While all that is awesome it kinda doesn't compete with tonight. Want to know what happened tonight.

I FUCKING MET NEIL GAIMAN AND HE HUGGED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Neil has been in town all week with Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls and his fiance, for ya'll who don't know) because it was his 50th birthday a few days ago. He's said on twitter quite a few times that he would be at the show tonight. Me and Melanie had our tickets for a few weeks before we even knew he'd be in town and the show sold out, so thank God we did. We got there super early and ended up with standing room right by the stage and the two guys right behind us were friends of Neil's and had been there all week with him. They were extremely nice and Mel and I spent the entire time before Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? talking to them. One of the guys was a former massage therapist (twenty or so years ago) so we had a lot to discus with him. And they went on about how they loved our city and the people were so nice and how they didn't want to leave.

Anyway, Neil was there and I saw him several times before I got up the balls to approach him. I brought Fragile Things with me for him to sign and, you know what....


HE DID!!!!
Neil Gaiman!!!!!!!

I asked him if he remembered a month ago a girl tweeted she saw him in the airport in Abq and he wished her happy birthday and he smiled really big and said, "Yes, yes I do!" I told him that was the amazing jessicakmalfoy and that she's been kicking herself for not getting him to sign anything and would he pllllllease sign my book because I thought he was amazing and, yes, I gushed about how much meeting him meant to me and what his writing had done for my life AND THEN HE OPENS HIS ARMS AND SAYS, "AW COME HERE" AND NEIL FUCKING GAIMAN GAVE ME A FULL BODY HUG!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm repeating that:

AND THEN HE OPENS HIS ARMS AND SAYS, "AW COME HERE" AND NEIL FUCKING GAIMAN GAVE ME A FULL BODY HUG!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, onward with my night. Next was Jason Webley and he blew me away. Just a man up there with his accordion and personality. He could have played for hours and I would have loved every minute of it.

But, you know, the Dresden Dolls! I've been waiting to see this band for years. Years. Not only were they everything I could have wanted but there were everything I had no clue they would be. To top it all off when they come back for the encore (right before the final song me and Melanie moved upstairs to get away from the bass in the speakers) Amanda Palmer comes upstairs and straddles the railing on the balcony to sing Mien Herr from Cabaret. Fyi about me, three songs from the Cabaret soundtrack are on my iTunes top 20 played list. Mien Herr is one of them. We start geeking the fuck out and seem to be the only ones who knew all the words which, of course, we were singing like dorky idiots.

Tomorrow (later today) I get to dress all in pink, put on ridiculous make up, and go to work at Lush for the Sweet Sale.

Comments

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abitofayla
Nov. 13th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
You. Whore.

That is all ♥

I'm glad things have gotten better.
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
I'll be your private dancer, your dancer for MONEY. I'll do what you want me to dooooooooo!
unstoppablei
Nov. 13th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
YOU BITCH OH I WOULD HATE YOU IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU.

NEIL GAIMAN. MY FUCKING IDOL NEIL GAIMAN. ALKJDKFDSJKLFDS


THIS IS AMAZING.
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Did I forget to warn you I was awesome when we started talking? I'll put a disclaimer up on my profile.
mynuet
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing! I'm incredibly happy for you. :D
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Dude, I was shaking when I was talking to him. I think he hugged me just to stop it :)
mynuet
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
That's just amazing. What an awesome guy.
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
he told a friend of mine on Twitter that if she was at the Dresden Dolls show and she saw him he'd sign a book for her. Plus, combined with how awesome he was to jessicakmalfoy a month ago I figured he's be cool with it.

I love it when I meet someone I admire and they're just as amazing as I'd hoped they would be. Anne Rice was a bitch and I was thirteen/fourteen at that time. It crushed me.
mynuet
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Well, it doesn't help that Anne Rice is completely batshit crazy.
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
I know but she wasn't that bad when I met her. It was around the time of Memnoch so she's was tethering on the edge of it. It was kinda at the height of her fame, though, and I think she let it get to her.
jessicakmalfoy
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
This is the coolest story EVER!!!!!!!!! You are so lucky! And its extremely awesome that you mentioned me. I think I might make it my mission in life to get something signed by him. I would take Sandman "A Doll's House" I think.... Wow. That's so cool.
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
One of the first conversations we ever had over LJ was about Neil Gaiman and about how much we both loved him. Of course you got mentioned!

You wouldn't get Stardust signed? That's disappointing.
jessicakmalfoy
Nov. 14th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
well, my copy of Stardust is pretty battered, but I guess that's a sign of a well loved book, so maybe I will try to sneak both of them? I don't know. I read once that sometimes people bring him Good Omens and they're like in sacred boxes and stuff, so i guess that my worn copy wouldn't shock him at all. it is the first book of his i ever read, so it has a special place in my heart!

isn't it funny how things seem to eventually come full circle???
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Melanie brought her "lovingly" read many times over copy of American Gods. He was impressed.
wicked_g
Nov. 13th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
JEALOUS OMG!

So happy for you bb!! *squishes*
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
It was the highlight OF MY FUCKING YEAR!

I don't think it could get any better, tbh.
gleeker13
Nov. 13th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Your life sounds freaking amazing right now :) Congratulations <3
moltobene1925
Nov. 14th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
*preens*

I know you're new to my lj but if you knew how bad the last year had been for me you'd know why all this is so amazing.
gleeker13
Nov. 14th, 2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Well, I can imagine :/ It's kind of funny, us fangirls seem to go through similar stages of our lives at around the same time. The past year has seen many of my lj friends having a bit of a hard time, and me too, but it's starting to get better for most of us.

YAY FOR WHATEVER HIGHER POWER MAY OR MAY NOT BE OUT THERE!
izzieface
Nov. 15th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Okay, okay so you don't know me, but I was quasi-stalking the ffa and I saw your comment and I had to drop by and squee with you because anything related to Gaiman is relevant to my entire life.♥ I can't even begin to describe how much his writing has impacted my life and how much I love and admire him and and and omg doesn't he give awesome hugs??
moltobene1925
Nov. 16th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
THE BEST HUGS! It wasn't that "oh you're a fan and I don't know why I offered and please don't touch me" it was a full on hug, like the ones I get from my friends.

I've been geeking out ever since Friday, and now Amanda tweets him and tells him to get off twitter and go write a book and he neeeeeeds to write another book. Because I'm out of Neil Gaiman books to read.

He's also writing/has written an episode of next season's Doctor Who. I think I may have to drink wine while watching that episode just to calm my nerves or else I'll just be freaking out the entire time. When my fandoms collide I get giddy.

Hi!
izzieface
Nov. 16th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I love him for being such a darling.

I completely agree! He totally needs to get off twitter and get cracking on another book. I don't think my Gaiman books can stand another battering.

...No, I'm kidding, nothing can keep me away from Gaiman for too long. I am super duper excited about his Who ep! I love it when my fandoms collide, I feel like my existence is validated or something. And aren't there rumors that Mark Sheppard's going to be in the ep Gaiman's writing? I swear if that turns out to be true, I will die of the happy.

moltobene1925
Nov. 18th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
I saw the pics on ontd_spnparty and I believe that's what was said. Yeah, if that happens, I'll pretty much lose my shit.

I can link a lot of my BBC fandoms through DW. It completes everything!
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