Every now and again, like this morning, I get sad/upset/angry/frustrated asks from people whose previous asks I haven’t answered, and who think it’s because I do not like them or their questions. And it’s not either of those things. So…
This is to reiterate:
1) I get about 100 asks in a day….
Am reblogging with a comment, because I was lucky enough once for Mr Neil Gaiman to reply to my Ask. Never in a million years did I think it would happen, and it made my day. So much so that even though I had to spend the next seven hours telling students to be quiet in the library, I could always go back to my Tumblr and see he answered me.
He didn’t even have to, it was a slightly dumb question because all I had to do was to listen back to Neverwhere and the end credits and find out for myself that it was Johnny Vegas being a rat speaker.
But he did, and I’m so grateful. But I’m also not in the slightest bit pissed he did not answer my Ask about his recent Dr Who episode, or the one about Neverwhere being out on CD. I’m one in a million people who bother authors, actors and politicians on Twitter or Tumblr everyday, they need never answer or acknowledge my presence.
So yes, I’m lucky. But there are hundreds of others who get their questions answered everyday too. I know I would never be able to quite articulate any words or coherent sentences if I met him in person, and I’m jealous of everyone who gets to go to his book signings/talks.
Hope Neil doesn’t mind my using his post to say all this, but reading his words it made me feel that fanbases must put their idols under so much pressure, which simply isn’t fair.
I would have been just as happy if Neil had never answered my Ask, though I’m still ecstatic he took the time out to reply.