I think I am in love with Neil Gaiman.
Actually, I know I am, and have known I am am ever since Freshman year of highschool when I read Smoke and Mirrors sitting on a couch in the hallway, outside my coordinator's classroom (I went to an odd school, for those of you who do not know). Even without the author's picture on the back (Sexy, bad-boy leather jacket, scruffy, all knowing... author-y face) I think I would have developed the crush on him, just for his ideas and his writing. The picture just sealed the deal. And, why yes, this was my first celebrity crush ever. On an author. This says a great deal about my childhood.
Someday I will read the Sandman series. I own one of them from the middle of the series, but reading books out of order gives me fits. (I read Anne of Green Gables out of order, and I nearly cried. Turns out the compilation I had was a best of, with one, two, and five. After my freak out, I made my mother promise to take me to Half Price books the next day so I could rectify the problem. Good thing my parents are also avid readers, and therefore understand)
And now for the thing that started my musings on Neil Gaiman afresh, The Doctor's Wife, Neil Gaiman's episode of Doctor Who. I loved it so much I doubt there will be coherence, but I'm trying anyway. What else is LJ for?
First, I would have known this was a Neil Gaiman episode even if I hadn't known before hand. The lines, the costumes, the weird creepy ideas? The patchwork people? Oh lord, so very Gaiman.
Second, the TARDIS! And not just Sexy, but getting to see more of the TARDIS than the console room was total wish fulfillment. I have been wanting to see more of it since it first occurred to me there was more to see. Its strangeness (and getting to see the old wallpaper!) was just wonderful.
Third, Sexy! I loved her to bits, and how she and the Doctor bickered, and how she made faces at the mirror, and her tense fail, and calling the Doctor her thief! I hope so much that we get to really see her again.
Fourth, Rory was the pretty one! And the Doctor's reaction to that was just lovely. On that note, I cannot have been the only one to wonder what Rory saw while Amy was busy seeing a homicidal Rory? Ripe for ficcage, anyone?
All in all, I adored it. This episode was more pleasantly streamlined than the others have been this season, and it had everything a good Doctor Who episode has. Moments of creepy, emotional character building, great idea's and a lot of idea teasing, but mostly fun adventure.
Need I explain my love for Neil Gaiman?