I saw a story about Lea Michele’s visit to the Ellen Show, and the comments became one long, stupid argument about whether or not drug addiction is a disease.
All I know is humans are fragile, life is fragile, and denying compassion to someone based on thinking some people have an early death coming to them is an asshole way to live your life.
We’re all medicating. Might be pills, drink, exercise, green drinks, Law and Order marathons. And we all fall short. And, eventually, we all die. And when we do, the people who love us are sad. They’re sad whether genetics did us in, or old age, or drugs, or not looking both ways before crossing the street.
Does anyone ever regret choosing kindness or empathy?
eckses asked: Hi Neil, I saw your post about the fact that you told Chris Riddell that "Silas is not blond" and I was wondering, as someone who wants to go into book illustration, if differing opinions on a character's appearance between the artist and author are a common issue in publishing (for example, do you often have to send a design back, and ask for it to be re-drawn according to your mental image? Or do you leave it completely in the hands of the artist?)
I tend to leave it in the hands of the artist, unless they do something that contradicts the text. And then sometimes I change the text, and sometimes they change the art.