— (from this)
a nice bonus of Sandman is that talking about the Endless also sounds like you’re talking about the things they represent too
Delirium used to be my favorite, and Dream used to be boring. Now, Dream is my favorite and the one I relate to most, more than I realized. Delirium used to seem charming and fun, but now seems cutesy and grating sometimes. Destruction is still one of my favorites, but I’m less like Destruction than I like to think I am. And I like Death, but not as much as everybody else does.
Does that still work if you use lowercase “d”s?
two quotations from neil gaiman’s bio at the end of sandman: endless nights that make me like him more
- He thinks the best graphic novel he ever wrote was Mr. Punch.
- He is listening to the Breeders’ Title TK on a battered iPod as he types this.
I like Delirium less than last time, and I like Dream more than last time.
I’m in. “24 Hours” was the story that did it for me. I find this series most interesting when it’s about bizarre slice of life/human experience things that just happen to have this sci-fi aspect going on too. I really liked “24 Hours” for that reason. The sci-fi/horror stuff was totally there but it didn’t feel like that was the point. Bette, the waitress who is also a writer but keeps her writing secret was a perfect character for me and the diner offered a great place to see lots of different people in different situations. I hope the series continues in this direction.
I still feel like not being a real comic book nerd does put me at a minor disadvantage when reading this. I have enough cultural literacy that non of the references to other parts of the DC Universe are really throwing me but I feel like I could get a lot more out of them the allusions if I had a fuller understanding. Knowing everything is hard.
You’re going to get a lot more of the kinds of things you’ve been liking, and a lot less references to other DC stuff (as Sandman increasingly becomes its own thing in its own little world with its own fanbase). Disadvantage: fading. Enjoyment: scratching the surface.