Well, I have arrived. I am Neil Gaiman's friend in SecondLife. After the Q & A about Beowulf I decided on a whim to ask him to be my friend. He said yes. Delusions of happily drinking stout while discussing the philosophy and theology of the endless or "how to make death funny" Ah yes. We did have a quick little chat, but I could tell he was pressed for time and decided to err on the side of not being obnoxious.