I loved the movie Planet of the Apes. It came out when I was a kid, and it was just fantastic! I can also remember watching the Planet of the Apes tv show each week, but can't really remember any of the episodes. I remember the movie, though! And I'm sitting here now wondering what it would be like to interview a couple of the characters from the movie. No, not the actors, but the actual characters.
"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
I loved it. I've gotten involved with another blog recently (No, I'm not going to tell you where it is, because you'll stop reading this one and go over there!) and for my part I get to interview characters from other author's books. (Ok, I'll tell you where it is eventually. It won't be up and running til March 24th, though.) That sounded easy enough at first. But then I met a few of the characters. Oy.
Not that these people (characters) are really all that bad, they're just...not quite what I had thought I would be interviewing. First, let me say that most of these characters are going to be from erotic books. Yes, erotic as in they have sex in the book. No problem, I can handle that. I just wasn't particularly prepared for who I would meet, who was having sex. The first "couple" I was assigned to interview were a werewolf and his wife, a necromancer. The necromancer was also involved with a demon. So...what am I supposed to ask these people? And how the hell am I supposed to concentrate when I'm sitting on a couch and looking at this sitting across from me?
"Uh...hi. How did you meet...oh, you found her in the woods? Wait, that's not what you said? Can you speak without growling at me so much?"
If I see this thing pee on the rug, I'm going to freak out! This is one of those times where I'm sitting there thinking "Holy cow, how did I get myself into this?" (I haven't gotten back the answers to the questions I sent the author quite yet. I'm still waiting to see if she had a really good sense of humor, or if I'm going to be eaten for lunch later.)
The next interview I end up with has to do with two characters who live in a cabin back in the 1800's. For crying out loud, I live surrounded by technology now! What am I supposed to ask them, are the woods pretty? And then as the interview goes on, we get into hanging women on a hook, and Friday night spankings. Not that those are bad things. *chuckle* This interview turned out much nicer than I thought it would. And I guess I did pretty well. Maybe this interviewing thing won't be so bad after all?
Whether hard, or easy, I do think doing these interviews will broaden my horizons as a writer. The first two have really made me have to think. I suppose that's a good thing? I guess we'll find out, won't we?
Ok, now I know one, or two of you are really curious if this is another real blog I'm talking about. Trust me, it is. I'll give you the first two words for the blog name today, but that's it! If you're really curious, email me, or leave a comment, or something. I'll think about telling you where it really is after it's up and rolling.
So I guess I'll see everyone at Sex Marks ... .-.... *chuckle*