Neil Gaiman retweets perfect response from Joe Hill after fans hilariously assume Sandman creator made Amazon’s LOTR show

There are many opinions about the Amazon Video series rings of power. That’s good, that’s to be expected. However, there are also certain facts about the show that shouldn’t be disputed, and chief among them should be the fact that Neil Gaiman didn’t write the show or have anything to do with it. Some people have made this mistake, and it’s led to some fantastic responses on Twitter, but Jo Hill may have beaten them all.

To be clear, Neil Gaiman has a fantastic new series available on a streaming platform, but it’s not rings of power on Prime Video, it’s actually The sand man on Netflix. The two shows came close together, so maybe confusion was inevitable. Writer Joe Hill decided that if he was wrong, he would be as wrong as possible, with a hilarious tweet it brings up an area that Gaiman has written about, Norse mythology, and confuses it with something else as well. Gaiman clearly enjoyed the joke, retweeting it to his own followers.

See more

Actual Norse mythology and Marvel’s version of Thor, of course, have almost nothing to do with each other, Marvel’s Norse pantheon is only loosely inspired by reality, but since Gaiman has written on the subject, it clearly means he’s to blame if you feel like Marvel’s Thor isn’t staying true to the original mythos.

How Neil Gaiman Got Involved With The Blowback Power Rings

The whole problem actually comes from Elon Musk. The Tesla founder and possible future owner of Twitter recently posted on the platform that he was completely unimpressed. rings of power, saying he thought author JRR Tolkein would “turn in his grave” over the course of the series.

A fan asked Neil Gaiman, who had previously rented rings of power first episodeswhat he thought of it, and Gaiman criticized Musk saying he wasn’t someone Gaiman would likely go to for book reviews. This then led to someone else, who defended Musk on Twitter, because it’s something that people feel the need to do for some reason, to attack Gaiman over the course of the show like it’s was his show, which of course it wasn’t.

Fans had fun with the Rings Of Power error

This has now led Twitter fans to essentially attribute the entirety of all media, good and bad, to Neil Gaiman. Every book, movie and TV show ever made is now Neil Gaiman’s fault, at least all the vaguely fantastical stories. Joe Hill’s answer is perhaps the best of all, as it contains elements of truth, unlike the original review.

It will be interesting to see how long this joke lasts. It’s been a few weeks since this all started, but it doesn’t seem to be dying down yet.

Lucas E. Kelly