Date: 2019-03-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
Oh, wow. That’s the best I’ve ever found Neil Gaiman

Date: 2019-03-15 01:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alschroeder3
Beautiful. I love how Gaiman combines the everyday and the transcendent, effortlessly.

Date: 2019-03-15 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
He really has a gift for it, doesn't he?

Date: 2019-03-15 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I first read this as the original short story and it didn't make a huge impact. The thing that jumps out at me when reading the comic is just how long it takes for these guys to realize they're in ... well...a Neil Gaiman story.

(Granted that's more common than it should be. American Gods and Anansi Boys are among my favorites and it took Shadow and Fat Charlie forever to notice the obvious)

Date: 2019-03-15 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
To be fair, it's not clear when Shadow realized what was going on, since it is stated he mostly doesn't care about anything after discovering his wife had an affair with his best friend.

Date: 2019-03-21 07:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejadrew
To be fair, I think that's actually the point. That the two boys are so laser focused on getting laid, and so invested in the idea that girls are so WEIIIRD and MYSTEEEEERIOUS and ALIEEEN that they are incapable of recognizing the fact that they are dealing with actual goddamn aliens.

That being the case... this story has never done much for me, specifically because of the dumbass PoV characters. I think Gaiman views them as sort of... ruefully relateable? Like, remember being a horny teenaged boy, readers? Man, we were dumb, haha. But as one of the inscrutable alien creatures known as girls, I just found them obnoxious.

Date: 2019-03-15 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Am I interpreting correctly that his friend nearly raped Stella?
I'm not sure what to think on how this is presented.

(Although if that is what's happening here, you might want to add a trigger warning to the post).

Date: 2019-03-15 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I...don't think... so? I took it as him rejecting her after she revealed her "true form" or something like that... but now tyhat you mention it, and him going on that vague "you had be the person who had done THAT" I am not so certain anymore...

Date: 2019-03-16 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
I always interpreted it as "I nearly had sex with Cthulhu*"

*Or whatever the "girls" really are.

Date: 2019-03-16 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
I don't get Gaiman.

Everybody always says his stories are beautiful, poetic, evocative.

And I'm just... confused.

It's not that I dislike them, it's that I have no clue what I'm looking at. I feel like a colour-blind person listening to people debate whether green or yellow is the prettier colour.


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