• an interview with human sunshine // paper crowns •

One of my dear friends, Mirriam Freaking Neal (yes, Freaking is her actual middle name), has published her second novel!

Mirriam is one of the most talented young artists out there (+ I’m not just saying that). Even the first draft, which I had the privilege of reading, was hilarious, witty, and a joy to read! With the editing and her growth as a writer, the completed version is something like Christmas in May. Paper Crowns is one of those rare literary jewels (that’s not cliche at all in case you’re wondering) that appeals to children and adults alike. I highly recommend purchasing a copy for yourself, your siblings, your child, your niece, your nephew, each of your extended cousins, and that one old man at the bus stop who looks like he could stand to smile a little more.

I’m a very picky reader when it comes to contemporary literature and a stingy penny-pincher, so believe you me when I say that this is a delightful story worthy of your time + $$. My sister and I have laughed out loud so many times throughout this novel.

That said, following is the required author-bio + official Paper Crowns description and then the interview.

• introducing mirriam neal •

Mirriam Neal is a twenty-two-year-old Northwestern hipster living in Atlanta. She writes hard-to-describe books in hard-to-describe genres, and illustrates things whenever she finds the time.  She aspires to live as faithfully and creatively as she can and she hopes you do, too.

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• where you can find her •

//Amazon

//Barnes & Noble

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//Goodreads

//Publisher’s Page

• paper crowns •

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Ginger has lived in seclusion, with only her aunt Malgarel and her blue cat, Halcyon, to keep her company. Her sheltered, idyllic life is turned upside-down when her home is attacked by messengers from the world of fae. Accompanied by Halcyon (who may or may not be more than just a cat), an irascible wysling named Azrael, and a loyal fire elemental named Salazar, Ginger ventures into the world of fae to bring a ruthless Queen to justice.

• le interview •

R: You usually write darker, grittier novels and the Paper Series is basically the polar opposite of Monster, your last published novel. What inspired you to write Paper Crowns, a lighthearted story?

M: I was writing another dark, gritty novel and I wanted a kind of palate cleanser. The Paper books help keep me from going ‘too far’ when working on darker things, pulling my focus toward something more lighthearted and simple. They help keep me grounded in moderation.

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R: In what ways has your writing style changed since you released Monster?

M: My style tends to change and shift to suit whatever project I’m currently working on. This makes it hard to pinpoint exactly how it’s changed, except to say it has matured and evolved as I have. Practice makes better.

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R: How was the publishing process this time around different from when you published Monster?

M:Self-publishing and Indie-publishing are very different. With Indie-publishing, the process isn’t entirely in my hands, and everything goes through the publisher, meaning I have a good deal of say – but not all of it. It’s easier for things to get lost in translation and it takes longer, but the novel ends up with more reach.

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R: There are typically a few themes floating around in each of your novels; are there any we expect to identify in Paper Crowns?

M:*laughing* I get asked this so often. Not exactly, no; it doesn’t have any of the usual gritty or complex themes I like to explore. It’s a fairytale, which means it’s good versus evil – and that’s always a good thing, I think.

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R: What keeps you inspired and in love with your writing?

M: This is such an interesting question. I’ve never fallen out of love with it, but I don’t do anything to stay ‘in love’ with it. My love for writing just ‘is.’ Sometimes I’m not in the mood to write, but sometimes I’m not in the mood to hang out with people I love. It works the same way. You have to give it time and attention, but I don’t necessarily ‘try’ to stay in love with my writing. I just do. Everything is filtered through my love for it.

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R: The world of Faerie is quite beautiful and you describe it in such a way that the reader feels that they could actually be there without bogging us down with detail; you must have a visual for that. Where do you draw your aesthetic inspiration? 

M: I’ve never been fully satisfied with the worldbuilding in Paper Crowns, so I’m very glad you feel this way. I draw my aesthetic from usual sources, of course – Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ for instance, but I also drew inspiration from Neil Gaiman and Cornelia Funke. Not specifically, but the way they create and envision without constraint. I imagine the world of faerie as a giant curiosity cabinet, with pieces borrowed from everywhere. A piece of broken blue glass, a sea shell found on a beach, a button, a bone.

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R: Are there any specific places you go to gather inspiration?

M: I find a lot of inspiration writing in coffee shops. Typical, I know; but the energy inspires me. As much as I love writing in seclusion, it’s refreshing to go where people are. The vibe is inspiring. Also, writing in front of a great view is wonderful.

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R: What is your favorite thing about Paper Crowns? Character interaction, plot, world…?

M: The characters are always my favorite part of what I write. Every time.

R: It my favorite part of your writing, too. ::ignores the sound of her heart shattering::

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R: What are your favorite personality characteristics of both Hal + Ginny?

M: I like Ginny’s stick-to-activity. She doesn’t take guff and she doesn’t give up, even when she’s in way over her head. As for Hal, I like how he manages to stay completely devoted to Ginny while keeping a very broad view of things. He doesn’t lose his focus.

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R: Are there any writers or stories that inspired you to write the Paper series?

M: Diana Wynne Jones was a huge inspiration, although in an odd way – much of it was subconscious. It wasn’t until I went back and re-read the Howl trilogy that I realized how much of an influence she had really been.

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R: Should Paper Crowns become a movie, who would play the main characters?

M: It’s the dream of every author, I think, to see their book become a movie. (A well-done movie, that is.) I would cast Birdy (the singer) as Ginny and Jin Yi-Han (R: 100% ready for the film) as Hal – he’s far older, but he plays younger characters very convincingly.

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R: What was your greatest struggle in writing Paper Crowns?

M: There really wasn’t one. It’s the easiest novel I’ve ever written.

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R: You’ve mentioned that there are going to be additions in the Paper series (personally, I’m stoked for Paper Hearts). Is there anything that ties them together (other than the location + characters) or can they be read independently from each other and still make sense?

M: They can be read independently, but reading them as a series would be more fun, I think. There are small nods, cameos, and references that would add a lot of enjoyment.

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R: What is one quote or phrase that you think captures the feel + tone of Paper Crowns?

M: The quote I put at the beginning of the novel sums it up. ‘The world of faerie is a dangerous place.’ John Howe gave me permission to use said quote, for which I’m eternally grateful.

R: I will forever be jealous of your friendship with John Howe, honestly.

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R: What is one lesson you’ve learned from writing and publishing Paper Crowns and will apply to future novels?

M: A) Indie publishing is just the next step toward traditional publishing, and B) don’t stress. This entire process has been exciting, but I’ve stressed about it so much that the excitement was dulled. It’s taught me to relax.

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R: In 50 words or less, tell us something random you’d like us to know about Paper Crowns.

M: Hal’s accent is, in fact, a blend of South Korean (Busan dialect, specifically) and Scottish. No, I haven’t spent time talking aloud trying to figure it out, why?

R: I need the movie now so I can figure out what that sounds like.

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Not convinced yet? Then I shall channel my inner-Ursula and cry over your poor, unfortunate soul. I don’t often recommend anything as highly as I recommend this book and supporting this starving artist. (Okay, well she’s not

Pick up a copy and you too can be this happy.

Pick up a copy and you too can be this happy.

starving, but still…)

Mirriam, thank you for your time + for sharing your skill with us! I’m still doting over my signed copy (this life is surreal) and really looking forward to your future novels!

Eternal love,

Rana || xoxo

Interview with January | Round 4

Well, folks! It looks like this is going to be the last round for January!

If you have any more, I can always do a miscellaneous sort of post and tag on the stragglers. 😉

Also, before we begin, I’d like to just say Happy Valentine’s Day. Today isn’t just about loving your OTP or binge-ing on chocolate. It’s the feast-day of Saint Valentine, a martyr, canonized by the Catholic Church. For some facts about this saint, click here.

Remember, too, that you can never be happy with someone else until you learn to be happy on your own. So happy appreciate-yourself-day to everyone. ^_^

Now onto the round:

1)      Favorite villain? (Loki…? XD)

For you, yes. Loki is pretty cool. *kisses your forehead*

2) What would you do if you discovered that many of us are obsessed with you?
            Oh, puh-lease. I already know it. 😉

Alias: Don’t encourage him. His head is almost too big for his top hat.

Is that some corny phrase? O_o

Alias: …maybe.

Well, don’t do it again. It sounds weird.

3)      Do you like the snow?

Yep! My goal this year is to make an army of mini-snowmen and position them outside of Stone Cross on the porch. Slowly, all the silverware will disappear from the house and reappear as the snowmen’s hands.

Alias: *screeches from backstage* WHAT?!

Shhh! Don’t tell!

4)      If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
            I would either control minds or give myself the energy to do things like fold my clothes.

Alias: I wish you had that superpower too! The latter one, I mean.

5)      What would you do if you could control minds?

Hah! Great minds think alike. 😉 I would like to say I’d have everyone love each other. No more wars, killings, etc.

6)      What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
            I would stalk Alias like a creeper.

Alias: You already do that, sweetheart.

They don’t need to know that! *crosses arms and pouts*

7)      What lies within the deepest, darkest corner of your heart?

…I don’t know. It’s not a place I like to frequent.

Alias: HE’S TOO AFRAID OF WHAT HE MIGHT FIND IN THAT OLD HEART OF HIS.

            I already know it’s not like yours! I ain’t got cobwebs on my soul! No, ma’am!

8)      GOODNESS, I JUST — I JUST — ASDFJGH — I LOVE HIM!!!!!

I LOVE YOU TOO!

9)      Do you like math?

…I don’t know. I think if it’s practical, learn it. But if it’s just memorizing stuff you’re never going to use, don’t waste your time.

10)  When you’re supposed to be doing something, what’s the best excuse you have to procrastinate?

Oh, good question. Hm… I don’t have a set excuse for every time. I just sort of make one up on the spot. 😉

11)  What do you do when you’re bored?

I like to eat when I’m bored though it is gluttonous and that gluttony isn’t attractive.

12)  What do you do to bother Alias?

Anything and everything.

13)  Do you prefer thinking on your feet or mulling things over?

I prefer to mull things over, though I am good at thinking on my feet. Mulling things over allow me to look at a certain thing from different perspectives.

14)  Are you proficient in computer stuff? If not, I feel ya. 😛

I’ve never used a computer in my life! So, probably not. J

15)  If you had to get a job, what would you do?

Oh, I don’t know. I might work sign up for a job on a ship or something. Load cargo, something like that.

EDIT: Actually, I’d like to be a waiter in a restaurant. Or deliver pizzas or something.

16)  Do you ever gain weight with all your eating habits? XD

Not really. *sheepish grin* But I’m pretty active, so…

Alias: No, you’re not. You just fidget. A lot. And you only go walking to get food. You just have great metabolism, is all.

17)  Have you ever worn makeup?

I don’t think so. But if I did, I’d probably go for guyliner.

Alias: NO, YOU WOULDN’T, YOUNG MAN!

I swear. Alias is like a flipping MOM. -_-

18)  Favorite time of day?

I’m a morning person.

19)  If you could interview anyone/spend a day with anyone you have not yet met, who would it be?

Is “you” a viable answer?

20)  Describe Alias to us.

What do you mean? Personality? Physical appearance? Well, I’ll describe her personality then give you a picture. She’s quiet and gentle, but she’s commanding and bossy too. There’s something about her that you get the feeling she’s a lot more than what she looks like and she’s not a superficial type of person either.

21)  Sunrise or sunset?

Both.

22)  Favorite musical?

Erm… I don’t do musicals much. So I don’t know.

23)  Favorite Marvel character? ;D

Hawkeye.

24)  Superman or Batman?

Why is this even a question?! Batman!

25)  Do you like butterscotch candies?

A bit.

EDIT: I prefer Yorks. 😉

26)  Do you sing? If so, what stuff do you like to belt out?

Sometimes. Eh, whatever comes to mind.

27)  What’s your favorite thing about Alias?

I can’t just say one thing. I like everything about her. Except her bossiness. And when she gets mad… Just- just stay away from her. But she’s a good person.

28)  If you could go on an adventure, what would your ideal be?

Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand…

29)  Favorite letter of the alphabet?

Hmmm… A. A when it’s done in a swirly script.

30)  If you could, would you learn Latin?

If I could learn it instantly, yes. If I had to study, no.

31)  Will you babysit my sisters for me? XD

Sure thing! How much are you willing to pay?

32)  You’re wonderful. Did you know this? (That goes for you, too, Rana! ;D)

I did! Thank you! 😀

Rana: Aww, thanks!! You are too! ^_^

God bless!

Rana

Interview With January | Round 3

Well, another folks! I hope you’re enjoying these! 😀 Feel free to ask more. January will answer anything if it gains him more time in the spot light. 😉 I didn’t ask any of these questions or any of the previous ones. xD And without further ado, round 3, ladies and gentlemen!

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1) What would you write if you had a blog?

My life story.

2) How old are you? If you don’t know, make an educated guess.

I’m twenty-one years old.

3) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I do like Stone Cross Manor, so I think I’d continue living there.

4) What’s your favorite/most memorable dream that you’ve had?

The one where I bit into a piece of blueberry pie, but it tasted like apple crisp.

5) When you listen to music, is it the words or the music itself that makes you feel? Trying to explain, is it the words and the way they’re sung that make the song touch you and paint the picture? Or is it the composer’s music that makes it alive?

Hm, interesting question. It’s definitely a combination of both. Lyrics are a big thing for me. I don’t like to waste time with senseless words, but I also don’t like to listen to crummy music even if I like the lyrics. Know what I mean, jellybean?

6) What’s your favorite fashion accessory?

My top hat. ^_^

7) What are your pet peeves?

When people squeeze the toothpaste from the wrong end, don’t twist the cap on, leave toothpaste all over the cap. Another one is when people treat other people like animals. Seriously, guys. Get with it and treat each other like decent human beings!

8) Have you ever fallen down the stairs?

Yes. Many times. Thanks for bringing up painful and awkward memories.

9) What is your strongest character trait?

My infinite humility.

10) What is your weakness?

My lack of self-confidence.

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11) If you could go back in time and change one thing, only one, what would it be?

Alias’s placement in time. I think she belongs in mine.

12) Describe your dream home. What would it look like and who would be in it?

It would be a lavish manor with several rooms, exquisite furniture, and a Victorian-like setting. Alias, obviously, would be there, and so would my sister. Also, a couple of puppies. Preferably huskies or Labradors.

13) Pirates is the best choice — favorite character in Pirates? (This is probably kind of obvious. XD)

You have good taste in movies, beautiful! *winks* It’s a flip between Captain Jack and Will Turner. Captain Jack is humorous and Will is a gentleman. We need more people like me.

14) Angelica or Elizabeth?

I didn’t like either of them very much, but if I had to choose: Elizabeth. Angelica was… I don’t know. I didn’t like her.

15) What’s your favorite treat?

The one that comes out of a bag with a dog printed on the front. *grin* Nah, I don’t know. I’ve got a sweet tooth. And Alias makes good chocolate chip cookies, so…

16) If there was one secret you could tell Alias, what would it be?

I really don’t like myself all that much. *stares shamefacedly at the ground*

17) Have you ever had a disease?

Yeah. It’s called “sarcasm.”

18) Do you love Rana? (You better).

Well, if I better, then why is there a question mark?

19) If you could speak out against anything, what would it be?

People treating other people like filth.

20) Favorite gemstone?

Well, I like garnets (surprise!), amethysts, sapphires, turquoise, and aquamarines.

21) Favorite country that you love to study/visit?

Hm… which one has the best food?

22) Favorite time period????

Whichever one Alias is in.

23) Do you like owls?

Is this a trick question? Hoping and praying it’s not… yeah. They’re funny-looking things. They always have their eyes open like they drank five cans of Redbull before bed and now they can’t sleep.

24) Favorite song? Or just a random song you like?

I really have to answer this one, don’t I? *sigh* Well… I do like Angelus Everlasting by The Crüxshadows. I think Rana’s influencing me. *is scared* And another one would be 20 Years by the Civil Wars.

25) CAN HE GET ANY MORE LOVABLE??? OH, MY GOODNESS, HE IS JUST /PRECIOUS/!!!!!

OH, MY GOODNESS, YES, I CAN! AND YOU ARE PRECIOUS TOO! *spins you around in a big bear hug*

26) What was your first impression of Alias?
            It was a good once since she just offered to get me food.  I didn’t even have to ask.

27) When you meet people, what’s usually the first thing you look for/notice about them?

Their teeth. …Just kidding. Nah, I tend to try and look at people with more than my eyes. Appearance isn’t everything you know.

28) Favorite doughnut?

Chocolate crème filled! You know the one! Sugar powdered on the outside with chocolate frosting in the middle! *licks lips*

29) Favorite quintessential American food?

Are you trying to make me hungry? Well, to answer the question: CHEESEBURGER PIZZA. Yes, it is a legitimate thing. And one of the best legitimate things I’ve ever digested.

30) If there was a character from ANY book/movie/whatever you would like to meet/befriend, who would it be and why? (Please explain a bit about said book/movie to add to our knowledge, dearie. ;D)

Ohhhh, this is a toughie!!! *rubs forehead* I think Angel from Mirriam Neal’s “This Mortal Coil.” He seems like a cool guy. Though I think he would possibly maybe hate me. I might look cuter than him to the ladies. Him, or Rusty or Azrael.

For those of you who haven’t read TMC or Paper Hearts, go do it now. Just do yourself a favor and do it.

God bless!

Rana

Interview With January | Round 2

Ladies and gents, January is thoroughly enjoying all the attention! Please welcome him again for Round #2! *applause sounds as he walks up on stage*

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1) What is your preferred hair color (on yourself)?

Hot pink. Totally. [/sarcasm]

2) How do you feel about the internet?

I don’t use it. But I think if I did, I would never leave the house. It’s got everything.

3) Do you like to read?

It depends. Alias is very mean when I try to read. She laughs. A lot. I think if I could read by myself, I’d like it better. As of right now, though, I hate it.

Alias: BUT YOU’RE HYSTERICAL. I’VE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD IN MY LIFE! GUYS, GUYS! YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS!

NO! I’M MOVING OUT IF YOU DO!

Alias: It’s a risk I’m willing to take.

“A- and… t-hey- they, ugh- called- them- themse- themselves! Got it! And they called themselves…” January squints at the word before shouting, “manure!”

I burst out laughing and have to stand up to keep from choking and walk around for half a minute before I can calm down enough to talk. January looks up at me, indignity written on his face.

“I’m still learning!” he says defensively.

I come around the back of the couch and pat his shoulder. “I know, dear, I know!” I reply as I wipe the tears from my eyes. He shrugs my hand off.

“We’ve been at this for over an hour,” he mutters, slamming the book shut. “I’m done.”

4) Who is your favorite person (fictional or real)?

Me. It’s an acceptable answer, right?

5) How do you feel about Rana?

That’s a weird question. I won’t answer it because I’m afraid of what she might do to me. My life hangs in the balance. So I’ll not tip the scale.

6) What’s your favorite fruit?

Pears. I like pears. And strawberries. And red apples.

7) Dogs or cats?

Well, I do prefer dogs, but I can see Alias being a cat lady.

8) Favorite car model?

I’d like a black Ferrari.

Alias: You don’t even know what a Ferrari is! *eyeroll*

They don’t need to know that!!!!!!

9) Do you have a girlfriend?

Are you available?

Alias: January, dear… *smiles sweetly*

Fine, fine. Alias. *sticks tongue out at her*

10)  What’s your preferred genre of music?

I like folk music. Also, rock.

11)  And the most important of all…
do you love me?

I should say yes, shouldn’t I?

12)  Do you like cats?

I do. But I’m more of a puppy-person.

13)  Do you want my evil cat that’s missing a few teeth?

No. Alias would though. She likes cats.

14)  Favorite outfit?

My own.

15)  Movies: action, drama, comedy, historical, educational, etc? Pick.

ALL THE CHOICES!!! Why do you do this to me? *rubs face* I like action, comedy, and yes. I’m a sucker for well-done romance.

16)  What do you want next Christmas?

Two front teeth. *rolls eyes* Maybe this explains my Christmas lists.

“I think the longer you live, the shorter your Christmas list gets because you begin to realize that the things you want, you simply can’t find in a shop.”

17)  Have you ever had a job?

Other than living and breathing and putting up with Alias? Yeah.

Alias: YOU put up with ME? Rephrase that right now, young man!

*sigh* *repeats it in a British accent*

Alias: I said rephrase not repeat!

*groans* Other than living and breathing? Yes. *forces a painful smile*

18)  Were you to go to college, what would you study?

Your brain.

19)  Do you like all the attention you’re receiving?

Of course. *big smiles*

20)  Favorite thing to do with Alias?

Make trouble.

21)  If there was one piece of advice you could give, what would it be?

Treat everyone with respect and don’t ever assume you know what they’re going through. You don’t.

22)  When is your brain most alive?

When it’s focused on me.

23)  What’s your favorite movie?

I don’t have any favorites. I’m not an actor.

24)  No one likes cleaning, but if you had to do it, what’s your favorite chore? What’s the one you would NOT want to do?

I like to pick out my clothes and get dressed. Yes, it’s a chore. The one I don’t like to do is put my clothes away or clean my room.

25)  How many places have you lived?

One: Earth. But on earth, I’ve lost count.

26)  What’s your favorite word?

January.

27)  If you had one day of your life left and you knew it, what would you choose to do?

I’d spend it with Alias and make sure she was okay.

28)  What makes you laugh (besides yourself)?

…There are other humorous things in the world?

29)  What’s your greatest fear?

I’ll be honest with you here. My biggest fear is losing Alias. If I lost her, I’d have no one to make me my meals and clean up after me and all that sort of thing.

30) What makes you happy?

Me. And food.

If you have any questions you’d like him to answer, just comment! 😀

God bless!

Rana

Interview With January | Round 1

The NCFCA speech and debate tournament was a success! 😀 I did pretty darn well, I think. 🙂

Now, I could hardly wait for February to roll around! xD Kind of ironic that we’re interviewing January in February… Anyway! Onto the questions! 😀

I promise that none of these questions are mine. 😉

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1) What’s your favorite song, Jan?

I don’t have a favorite…

2) What’s your favorite color?

Hmmm…. blue, maybe. The deep blue color of the ocean just before a storm. It’s a wild color.

3) If you could wear whatever outlandish gear you want, what would you wear? =D

I would go for a jedi get-up. They’re cool, you know? Flowing capes, sweet boots, awesome tasers.

Alias: Darling, they’re lightsabers. Not tasers.

4) What is the weirdest place you’ve ever had to stay at/sleep in?

…Alias’s house. Have you ever been there? It’s HUGE! And then there’s all sort of weird noises. Don’t tell her, but I think the place is infested with rats and creepy crawlies.

5) Who is the nicest person you’ve ever met (besides Alias 😉

Maybe the captain of the ship I stowed away on. Or maybe my sister Havilah…

6) What is your favorite quote (by someone other than you, love)?

Why do you do this to me? There’s so many! *groans* Uhhh…. hm, let’s see. *scratches head* I’ll give you two. I’m generous (and horrible at choosing just one of anything): “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

7) Now that Alias has taught you to read, what are your favorite types of stories?

Adventure and fantasy. Not the dry stuff she likes. *pointed glare at Alias*

Alias: What?! You don’t like Plato’s Republic? But the DEBATES! The LOGIC! The-

*makes shooing motion with hand* My interview.

8 ) What’s your favorite animal?

Either cats, dogs, or chinchillas.

9) What’s your favorite novel?

Well, I really like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

10) [Not a question, but Jan wanted to reply to this anyway.] Jannybaby, I wuvs you.

Aw, I love you too! *ruffles your hair*

11) Do you get excited whenever January rolls around? ‘Cause every time I write the date in my journal I think of you. Or look at the calendar. Or anything that has your name. XD

Wow, I love these ego strokes! Yes, I do get excited when January comes around! It’s my favorite month. 🙂

12) What’s your favorite food?

The fresh kind.

13) Ballet or tap?

…Tap.

14) Opera or kpop?

Whyyyyyyyy? Ugh. Opera.

15) Favorite article of clothing? (I expect an interesting and unique answer from you on this one, lovey. XD)

I don’t like your expectations. They’re too high. And they’re just there. *groans* My top hat. And top coats. Interesting enough?

16) Do you ever talk to yourself or ask yourself questions or tell yourself stories?

Not really, no.

17) Do you like chipmunks?

Are you expecting me to say yes? I don’t know. They’re just cute little animals. I don’t have an opinion. It’s not like I’d want one as a pet.

18) Do you like geese?

No. They’re frightening things.

19) Geese or chipmunks?

In what scenario? Would I rather have a goose or a chipmunk as a pet? Which would I rather have attack me? Which would I prefer to dream about? If the first, chipmunk. If the second, chipmunk. If the third, chipmunk.

20) Winter or summer?

Winter.

21) Fall or spring?

Fall.

22) What’s your bedtime/getting up time?

I don’t have one. I just do what I want. Unless Alias is being bossy (which she frequently is). In that case, I go to bed around 10 or 11 and get up around 8 or 8:30.

23) How old are you?

Twenty-one.

24) I’ve already adopted you. You cool with that?

You got evidence to prove that statement, love? But sure. Just feed me and I’m good.

25) What’s your greatest injury you’ve ever suffered?

Physical? Hm… maybe when I broke my arm after it got caught in a rope on board the S.S. Astron.

26) Happiest memory? (Anything with Alias is definitely accepted).

Well, now, I guess you’re expecting an answer with a mention of her now, huh?

27) You gonna marry Alias?

Erm… I… uh… Well, just read the end of the, uh, book. I technically don’t exist. And that makes me very sad. Because I love being alive. I think the world would be a better place if it knew me. *sniff*

28) Favorite fairy tale?

Well, they’re all twisted and dark. *shrugs* Plus, I’m not one for fairy tales.

29) Favorite Disney movie?

Pirates of the Caribbean.

30) FAVORITE DISNEY PRINCESS????

Princess Leah. She is a Disney Princess now unfortunately. -_-

Hope you enjoyed that. 🙂 I’m sorry if it’s lame. I’m so tired. xD

God bless!

Rana