Spoilers The Sandman grade and discussion

I've been waiting for this shoe to drop for a looooong time. The code of silence around Gaiman's behaviour towards women stretching all the waay back to the early 1990s has been shameful.

That's interesting, I'd never even heard any rumours. There are a few people I'm waiting for something to happen with regard to inappropriate behaviour but Gaiman was never on my radar.
 
That's interesting, I'd never even heard any rumours. There are a few people I'm waiting for something to happen with regard to inappropriate behaviour but Gaiman was never on my radar.

It wasn`t really secret that at the height of Sandman's initial success he was using that fame to his advantage but sadly back then it was considered "perks of the job" rather than being inappropriate.
 
I went off him about ten or fifteen years back — and had been slow to really bother with his stuff despite tons of recommendations from mutual acquaintances (He knew some people I knew at the time, and I wasn’t a fan of being compared to him. Even more so now, in retrospect. At least it was just style I was being compared on lol…) but the Mrs never liked him after we met him a couple of times at events.
Guess she was right, and my radar had its sensitivity set too low for some reason.

It’s a shame, because he’s pretty good at cheerleading for some people, but at the same time… ick. Even the stuff he has basically described is just… ick.
 
Terry Pratchett — 'Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.'
 
My first thought hearing this news was, no wait--this can't be true. Amanda Palmer wouldn't put up with that. Then I looked it up and found she left him two years ago. My second thought was that the guy who wrote "Calliope" can't have done this-- Neil Gaiman has been a huge part of my life since the 80s. So many of the artists and creative people I admire have turned out to be truly despicable people that I don't find it surprising any longer.
 
I had similar thoughts when it came out that Joss Whedon was a complete asshole. I'd always been a big fan of his, and he'd always come across as a decent guy that people loved to work with.
 
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