She comes across as kind of an idiot in this recent Guardian interview:
[quote]"Anything that emotionally affects me becomes part of the melange of thoughts, and then art, that I create." They're fine with her proclivity free-spiritedly to retweet praise many times each day ("You continue to inspire" and "Thank you for being unique and talented. You're amazing" are two on the day of writing). "I retweet it all because it's all happening!" she exclaims. "It is all happening. I like showing everything that's happening on Twitter as in life."
[quote] It included "the basest, most cruel insult someone could throw at me, which was to tell me that Bertolt Brecht would not be proud of me". She paused. "And then it dawned on me how deeply hated Bertolt Brecht was, and all of a sudden my mood improved." She smiled at me, and at the girl behind the bar, who had just told her how much she loved the Dresden Dolls. "I finally saw the bigger picture," she said, "which was: I was only put on this Earth to connect with the people who were attuned."
Isn't Gaiman sort of on the fence over that one? Don't know about Palmer.
His books do start off really well (I never finished any of them, then I have to say I never really tried, somehow they were too slick for me - I gotta admit he's very talented). Also scientology kids tend to be really good at focussing on their subject. Like the songwriter Beck, who looks positively high when he's on stage.
Gawker apparently hates Amanda Palmer. Every time she does something they knives are out for her.
Gaiman and Palmer are both second generation scienos. He is not disconnected from his family, big power players in the cult, and that should tell you everything you need to know.
It seems like he broke away from the church, just very quietly.
"Gaiman has called the suggestion that he’s still involved with the Church of Scientology “bonkers”, and we tend to believe him. If he hasn’t criticized Scientology or even really spoken much at all about leaving it behind, it’s not hard to understand why, with his two sisters still in the church, as well as his ex-wife, whom he still remains friends with. If he were to say a harsh word about the church, Gaiman might find himself completely cut off from his family members still in Scientology, a consequence of the church’s toxic “disconnection” policy."
"GAIMAN: As a child, I suppose I was as much a Scientologist as I was Jewish, which is to say it was the family religion. Am I now? No."
She sounds like my pseudo-intellectual, narcissistic siater in law who's all about her sex life and her brilliance. She dropped out of high school because she "was too smart for her teachers" and has never paid a cent in income taxes all of her life.
I think she really relished the coverage from The Daily Mail, especially since it talked like people knew who she was. So of course she took it and ran with it.
Do you know who I like now? Anna Kendrick. She was terrific as a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" last night. So much better than that vapid pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen was.
Up her own ass.
Aaaaaah... Tbh I didn't know who she was before that. I have a friend who's a fan but I kept confusing her name with Laura Palmer, who died in Twin Peaks.