Neil Gaiman



Mac versus PC post-mortem selon Neil Gaiman

L'écrivain et scénariste Neil Gaiman a posté aujourd'hui sur son blog une bien curieuse métaphore informatique. Il explique d'abord pourquoi il continue à utiliser Wordperfect plutôt qu'un autre traitement de texte pour écrire, puis il s'engage à petits pas dans l'éternel dilemne "Mac ou PC", sans trancher pour l'un ou l'autre, et termine sur ces mots:


Syndrome de l'imposteur

Some years ago, I was lucky enough invited to a gathering of great and good people: artists and scientists, writers and discoverers of things. And I felt that at any moment they would realise that I didn’t qualify to be there, among these people who had really done things.

On my second or third night there, I was standing at the back of the hall, while a musical entertainment happened, and I started talking to a very nice, polite, elderly gentleman about several things, including our shared first name. And then he pointed to the hall of people, and said words to the effect of, “I just look at all these people, and I think, what the heck am I doing here? They’ve made amazing things. I just went where I was sent.”

And I said, “Yes. But you were the first man on the moon. I think that counts for something.”

And I felt a bit better. Because if Neil Armstrong felt like an imposter, maybe everyone did. Maybe there weren’t any grown-ups, only people who had worked hard and also got lucky and were slightly out of their depth, all of us doing the best job we could, which is all we can really hope for.

May 12th, 2017 at 8:11PM
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Via Tristan Nitot

Invasion britannique


They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice — one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.

Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of the British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story becomes the story of mainstream comics in the modern era.

It’s the story you’re about to read.

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer

Ça m'a l'air très bien ça.

Gaiman, Dr Who et prix Hugo

Hugo is The Doctor's Wife
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L'épisode de la saison 6 du Doctor Who, The doctor's wife, a donc reçu le prix Hugo 2012 de « best dramatic presentation, short form » (meilleur épisode de série ou court-métrage). Voir aussi le reste du palmares.

A noter que la diffusion sur le réseau de la cérémonie, tout a fait légale et proposée par les organisateurs eux-mêmes, a été interrompue au moment où Gaiman recevait le prix, ceci à cause de la reprise d'extraits de la série télé. Un robot de la plateforme de diffusion a jugé que cela violait le copyright de la BBC. Voilà, voilà...