Ah, a big Twilight and Dan Brown fan then?
Gold, anonymous, Gold!
Dan Brown *does* think he's smarter than his readers. Of course the sheer number of people in this category might be enough to justify this belief but hey, thousands of flies can't be wrong.
I'm framing this.
He obviously doesn't read.
So he only reads Liefeld comics then?
Liefeld comes across as pretty intelligent and self-aware in most of his interviews.
I suppose the good news is we don't have to worry about him ever seeing this, then.
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Reading something by someone who knows they're definitely smarter than him would probably kill this guy stone dead.
Must be a Family Circus fan.
so he only reads the comment section of OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS!BAZINGA!(or just the NY POST.)
So he reads nothing, then? Tool.
So, Youtube comments?
Poor fellow. With that sort of comment, he's just setting himself up.
LOOK! OVER THERE! BETWEEN THE MANGA & COLORING BOOKS! IT'S... "ILLUSORY SUPERIORITY MAN"!
So he should've just stopped after the first four words. :P
So Neil Gaiman knows this guy and has come to the opinion that he's smarter than him?
I never read no text books. Big academic elites think they're so great just because they know what year the Manga Carter was signed. I don't think it was even signed in the UK, because manga is JAPANESE. Idiots.
"Manga Carter" had me laughing uncontrollably for several minutes.
I don't read any books and I know I'm not stupid, I have an IQ of 132.
I'm sure the ad-infested internet IQ test you took was an excellent indicator of your true intelligence. Because something as undefinable and diverse as intelligence can be easily and infallibly measured by a test.
The best assessment of IQ tests I ever heard was that they "test your ability to take IQ tests". You have to admit, they do that quite well.
Joe...that was magnificent!
"You think you're smarter than people!""Only people I'm smarter than."
The author does not need to know the reader to give the impression that he thinks he is smarter. I don't find Gaiman condescending, but if this guy does, that does not make him a moron.
Actually, he has a point.
Also: He didn't say he doesn't read smarter people than him. He talked about people who *think* they're smarter than him. A point badly missed by those who commented here and will never realize how much they embarrass themselves by acting smart :)
So, you're suggesting that he reads people who are smarter than he is but don't think that they're smarter than he is? Wouldn't that make them sort of clueless?
No, that would make them not-asses. (I don't suggest that N.G. is an ass, but I'd like to see a little amount of piss taken away from him.) - the same anonymous
I won't read anything by anyone who feels the need to make sure I know how much smarter than me he is, but I really don't think Gaiman falls in that category. If anything, his stories tend to remind me of someone who really does know a lot of stuff and wants to share these things with you, but worries that it might be boring in case you already know it and goes to extreme lengths to share it in a pleasant, spectacular or intriguingly mysterious fashion.