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Mere Smith
is a recovering Southerner,
longtime TV writer,
author and blogger.
November 23rd, 2012 by Mere Smith

Me and Neil and AFP

Last week my W/B (Webmaster-slash-Bitch), Eric —

Yeah, no, seriously, this is Eric.


— went to see Neil Gaiman read from his novel, Stardust, at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Since I am not only a huge Neil Gaiman fan, but also a rabid Amanda Fucking Palmer fan (for those of you residing in underground bunkers: she and Neil are married), I asked W/B if he’d pass on a little something special from me to Neil, before asking Neil to sign my copy of American Gods.

Naturally, this made W/B extremely nervous.


Probably because he knows me.

Oh, and also because this is what I asked him to give Neil:


(FYI — those three stick figures that look like they’re playing ring-around-the-rosy?  Were intended to be three stick figures making out.  I know.  Mmm, ze art skillz, zey are sexy, no?)

Thus unsurprisingly (for a Disney store Viking), W/B handed off this task to his wife, O She Of The Titanium Balls.

For which I will be forever grateful, as it produced this priceless Neil Gaiman autograph:


And to think, before this I never even knew I was capable of multiple writergasms!


(In all seriousness, a hearty thank-you-go-round

to Neil, W/B and Titanium.

I’ll treasure this book always.) 


UPDATE!!! – 11/24/12 – 1:25 p.m. PST

So as I am wont to do, I posted the link to this blog on Twitter yesterday — and when I finally rejoined the grid this morning, lo and behold, look what I found in my Inbox!


In case anyone’s wondering, I’ll be in my bunk.


16 Responses to “Me and Neil and AFP”
  1. Mere, you are so cute I just wanna pinch your cheeks.

  2. Saismaat says


  3. IrrationaliTV says

    Love it!

    • Me, too! I’d frame it and put it up on our wall, except when you think about it, I’m soliciting two strangers for a threesome. Which means I’ll probably frame it and put it up on our wall.

  4. That is a beautiful story on so many Levels. You need to make a poster-size version of that Eric pic. Too bad that you don’t have of him handing the note.

    • For me, it suffices that after meeting Neil, Eric couldn’t get a picture of him signing my book, because Eric was too busy shaking like a little baby chihuahua.

  5. I don’t know who these people are, but I’m happy you are happy.

    • There’s my supportive brother! I can’t wait to kick your fucking ass at Christmas, you punk.

  6. Modwild says

    Is E masquerading as an American God? Very cool all around. Loved the book, loved the pics of both of you. Mere – you look radiant.

    • I think “masquerading” is a very kind word. Most people would just call it “drag.” And I look radiant because the sun is behind me, and the sun is radioactive.

  7. I want to know what J thinks about all this! 😉 Well done, E & E – and Neil Gaiman.

    • J.’s secure enough in our relationship not to worry about me running away with a famous author and a badass rock star. He knows they’d send me back.

  8. This may be the coolest thing I have seen all year. The exponentially, extraordinary, awesomosity is off the charts! Not to mention, it is the new featured item atop my end of year, 2012 “best list”.

    An AFP-NFG-MFS triple kiss, should be the official avatar of “The Asylum”. Now, “I’ll be in MY bunk.”

  9. “And you heard me exclaim, ere I drove out of sight,
    Happy Christmas to all, and . . . I’ll be in my bunk!”

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