Neil and the Bear: Perhaps Not a Children’s Book After All

Once upon a time, an author looked out the window of his writing shack.

Yes, this is what we do when we’re supposed to be writing.

34 Comments on “Neil and the Bear: Perhaps Not a Children’s Book After All”

  1. Now we need a song from Paul and Storm begging that Neil Gaiman not be eaten by a bear but admitting in one verse that he isn’t our bitch.

  2. That bear just wanted to get his copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane signed.

  3. Some idiot on the internet will think this means you’re in favor of bestiality

  4. Now, if it were not a bear but a dragon on dark shadow night, that would be different. But no, I don’t want Neil eaten by a bear either. In fact, let me courageously come out against bears eating people in general. There. I’ve said it.

  5. “I’m not responsible for what stupid people who are not me do with their brains”
    new tshirt slogan?

  6. @Mhteas said, “In fact, let me courageously come out against bears eating people in general.”

    The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of bears being able to eat people (and other bears, and vice versa) in 2002, Lawrence v. Texas.

    Oh, you mean *bears*, not “bears”.

    Okay, never mind.

  7. John, the shadowy thing behind your comment made me think my laptop screen was dirty and I tried to clean it and it didn’t work and I thought wow that really looks like a person’s face how weird and then I realized it WAS a person’s face and it was all very confusing and took about two minutes out of my day.
    Just sayin’. I would have liked to have some time looking out the window or something, too.

  8. And, it’s a good thing I’m not in Oregon or I would REALLY be able to admi… I mean, I would’ve REALLY been confused.

  9. I mean, I don’t know why it’s a good thing, um, ……..shoot. Can I edit my post, please?????

  10. Hello Tori, Hello Haley,
    In my cabin, writing daily,
    nosy neighbors, won’t disturb me,
    deer and chipmunks steal my ARCs but won’t perturb me.

    You remember that John Scalzi?
    Don’t know when he got so ballsy.
    Sent an actor in a fur suit
    Don’t know where he found some one so very hirsute

    Take me home, my dear Amanda
    Take me home, its not a panda
    Don’t leave me in this place
    where I might be eaten by a bear

  11. At least there were tweets from Neil shortly after the picture unlike the time Kevin Hearne tweeted a picture of a bear from his car and then didn’t tweet anything else for a couple of days.

  12. Thanks to @brucearthurs for the memory and to @johnstick for the update. Made me laugh out loud at work.

  13. Greg came close, but I am mildly shocked that nobody has made a “right to bear arms” joke about this yet. Oh, wait, is Neil’s writing cabin NOT in the USofA? Because the US is where we have deer, chipmunks and bears. The UK has badgers, hedgehogs and foxes… I’d be less surprised if he’d spotted a Dalek outside his cabin.

  14. Really? That’s what I do when I’m supposed to be EDITING.

    …so, at least there is symmetry.

  15. Now I’ll be singing that darn song in my head for the rest of the night. Thank you johnstick, you gave me a big laugh.

  16. There’s a checkbox on the twitter embed to turn off the replied-to tweet so we don’t have to read everything twice – change < blockquote to < blockquote data-conversation="none"

  17. My first two thoughts:

    (1) Man, I want a writing cabin.
    (2) Wait, how can anyone get any writing done in a cabin that has Internet access?

  18. I think if Neil is going to be devoured by any kind of wild animal it should be Wolves.
    If by domesticated animals, then cats.

    But n the whole I think I come down on the side of him*not* being devoured unless he really, really, wants to be.

  19. The question is which is to be master–that;s all. Who decides? Neil, or the critters?

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