I did the interview meme, too. It just took me a lot longer than expected to actually have the time to answer the questions from adarkjewel.
1. What inspires you?
Many things inspire me. My dreams, songs, snipnet of conversations, random images and other such things. It is amazing the number of things in our world that point me at something new.
2. How did you get into RPGs?
Originally, when I was 13, I had a crush on one of my brother's friends. Obviously, that one didn't last long. Then, in college, all of my AFROTC buddies were gamers and while I would never play, I got interested in the problem solving aspects of the game. One day, my boyfriend and our friends conspired to trick me into playing by creating an NPC character who needed to be played for a short time. He convinced me to play it and the group promptly adopted that character, stating I had to play her until her story arc was done. That was the first incarnation of Elea Clearlight.
3. Favorite fictional hero? Heroine? Villain?
Villain is easy. From Labryinth, the Goblin King, Jareth, as played by David Bowie. He will always be my favorite villain of all time. Just too sexy and devious. Coming in second is Alfred Bester from Babylon 5.
Hero and heroine are more difficult. For heroine, I think I'm going to go with Talia from Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen series. A very strong, honorable female lead that is also still allowed to be a woman as well. As for hero, I think I'll go with Lazarus Long from Heinlein's books. He's crass, crimminal, coarse, manly, devious and appeals to me in an inexplicable way.
4. Do you ever do tarot readings for yourself? Why or why not?
Very rarely. Mostly because I cannot be unbiased towards myself. If I'm not careful, I look and see what I want to see, not what the cards are telling me.
5. You have no fiction, poetry or nonfiction in circulation. What's stopping you?
I have two Hucked Tankard Tales in circulation right now. However, that is only because I'm contracted to do these stories for the rest of the year. If I didn't have the contract, I wouldn't have anything in circulation because I'm really concentrating on the whole relocation thing. I intend to return to the submission process with a vengence. Though, now that I think about it, I do have at least two nonfiction reviews also in circulation that have not been published yet.
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2 -- I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 -- You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 -- You'll include this explanation.
5 -- You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.