Hello! My name is Katelina and I’m from Joleene Naylor’s Amaranthine series. Using state of the art-mumbo-jumbo-author magic, Jo has had me interview other authors’ characters but now I’m finally going to interview my fellow Amaranthian’s. Even better, the questions come from you, the readers! So let’s get this party started!
Today I am interviewing Jorick – or I’m supposed to. Last week he threatened not to show up. He was a little miffed that our author tied him to a chair – oh look! There he is!
Jorick: I’ll answer pertinent questions, yes.
K: I guess that’s better than nothing. Our first question comes from Ruth Ann Nordin – did you know she’s an author, too? She writes romance novels-
J: Is that the question?
K: What? No! The question is, “If you could trade places with Edward in Twilight, would you? Why or why not?”
J: That’s an easy one. No. Bella is far too childish and annoying, not to mention I’d rather burn to death in the sun than glitter. That’s not to say the books weren’t an interesting diversion.
K: Yeah, we’ve discussed that before. Also from Ruth, “Given the chance, would you become human again? Why or why not?”
J: God, no.
K: You don’t need to make it sound so terrible. I’m still human, you know. It’s not like it’s some kind of condition.
J: I never said it was. I just have no desire to go back to it. I remember a lot of inconvenient annoyances.
K: Are you saying I am inconvenient and annoying?
J: No, I am not. Can we move on, please?
K: *grumbles*. Fine. From Donna, “How can you resist not turning Katelina?”
J: Ah. Well. *shifts uncomfortably* It’s up to her. I refuse to make a fledgling against their will, unless it’s necessary, of course.
K: Necessary? You know what, I don’t think we should have this conversation right now. From Sue, “Who do you consider your friends, not other vampires you owe allegiance to but those who you like to hang out with?”
J: *blinks* Um. As in I would choose to spend time with them just for the joy of spending time with them? *Katelina nods* Hm. No one really springs to mind. Next question.
K: Riiiight. Also from Sue, “Is Katelina your first human lover?”
J: No. I had others, at the very least when I was human. Next.
K: What? Who?
K: Also from Sue, “What is it about Katelina that endears her to you?” I hope you have something good for this one!
J: *raises one eyebrow* or what? *clears throat* Katelina is… how do I say this? Unique-
J: You needn’t act like it’s an insult. That’s quite a compliment, especially if you consider how many women I’ve met over the last five hundred years. She’s also beautiful, no to mention she tastes good-
J: *smirks* Perhaps I’m only joking. Next question.
K: Uh-huh. From Bonnie, “Where did you meet Velnya and why did you marry her?” Oh, this is one I’d like to know, too.
J: *scowls* What’s with the romance questions? I married her because it seemed like a good idea at the time. Can we move on? Something non romantic, please?
K: Fine, here’s one that’s right up your alley from Sharon, “Who are your favorite authors past and present?”
J: Ah! Now there’s a question! Sir Author Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories are excellent. Those books about the boy wizard, while the prose are not amazing, the stories were entertaining. Dickens is always good. Let’s see. John Grisham, James Fenimore Cooper, Hemmingway has his merits, Victor Hugo, Vladimir Nabokov, Byron, and of course there’s Poe, “It was many and many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabell Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me.-“
K: Yeah, yeah, okay. Moving on. From Angie, “What was your favorite era to experience?”
J: Hm. Each era has its own… uniqueness. The early to mid 1800’s were perhaps the most interesting – in this country, that is – despite the wars, or perhaps because of them. Wars were different then – bloodier, bolder. A man had to look the other in the face before he killed him. There was none of this pressing a button. Well, discounting the the cannons. but it was different. I don’t know. the last I recall was the North and South hostilities. *makes dismissive gesture* I missed most of it, of course, as it wasn’t my business in the first place. Though if I had to choose a side, the south has my sympathies-
K: The south!? They had slaves!
J: The war had very little to do with slaves, and all to do with whether one over reaching government could tell a local government what they could do, so yes, the south.
K: Wait. Oren lived down south, didn’t he?
J: Yes, and so did I for a time. There was a very different atmosphere there.
K: You know what? We’re just going to move on. From Ruth, “What is the worst part about being a vampire?”
J: Immortality, but it’s also the best thing. On one hand you have eternity to do, see, and experience anything you wish, but on the other you have eternity to regret wrong choices and miss those who, for whatever reason, are no longer with you.
K: From Bonnie, “Do you see yourself marrying Katelina?”
J: You should ask her that question. Next.
K: She asked do YOU – oh, forget it. Here’s another form Ruth, “What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?”
J: Besides going against my agreement with Patrick, Oren and Michael, spending an extra month in a town where I risked detection daily, and finally cold calling someone on the phone in the vague, wild hope they might meet me and randomly decide to follow me into the wild blue?
K: Well, do you have anything else?
K: Okay. From Bonnie, “Since Verchiel answered; tighty whities, boxers or something else.”
J: You have to be joking! *grabs paper* I’m not answering that!
K: *whispers* Hint, how often do you hear me mention his underwear?
J: My God! Listen to these questions! From Angie, “When the author isn’t looking, do you call Katelina any cute pet names?” Is there a time when the author isn’t looking? From Donna, “You are a loner with no coven. Why?” Because all the other vampires are idiots! From Sue, “Have you noticed women’s fashions over the centuries and how they’ve evolved and what do you think of that?” Good grief! I don’t care what they wear! It’s all ridiculous and generally makes them look misshapen, anyway! Oh! Oh! And here’s a real doosey! “You treat Katelina so poorly, do you think she will ever leave you?” Poorly?! Poorly!?! *turns to Katelina* Do you think I treat you “poorly”?
K: I never said you did-
J: Because if that’s your opinion-
K: I didn’t say that! Geeze! Calm down, will ya? *Grabs paper back* Look, here’s one from Sharon, “Is there somewhere you haven’t visited you would like to?”
J: Antarctica. Maybe I could finally get some peace and quiet! Now if that’s all, I’m going to go find a book and work on treating you poorly! *storms off*
K: Jorick! Jorick! You don’t have to sulk! Jorick! *sighs* Well, thanks for dropping by, folks! The next interview will be yours truly, interviewed by Sue’s Mistress.
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