Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Character Interview Blogfest!

Thanks to Sangu at Echoes of a Wayward Mind for hosting this one! I'm looking forward to going around and getting a chance to meet everyone's characters! Head over to her blog to see the list of participants!

Against my better judgment, my interview was with Adam from The Book of Generations. He's... well. You'll see. I was trying to understand his motives a little bit better. In that regard, he was quite informative. Also, as usual, slightly obnoxious.

Me: So why did you go?

Adam: To give her my blessing, I suppose. To prove that I wouldn't interfere.

Me: That doesn't make any sense.

Adam: I needed her goodwill. You know as well as I do that there was no hope of getting any of the rest of what I wanted. She was pathetically in love with that man, and once she said her vows, once she chose to marry for love, there was no hope for anything else. If it had been another lifetime, I might have tried to take her, but holding Eve against her will isn't an easy thing to accomplish, and it would only have made her even more suspicious of me. Besides, the DeLeon's aren't a family to be trifled with. Maybe if she had been some poor Farmer's wife, it would have been different. But that family wouldn't have rested until she was found. And like I said, she was in love with him already. It wouldn't have mattered.

Me: You DID try to take her in another lifetime. When she was in love, and it didn't stop you.

Adam: That was before she was under the protection of that Norse oaf. The man she was married to… well, he made me look like the better option, no easy feat when she knew me for what I was. And the man she loved was dead.

Me: You couldn't have known that.

Adam: You'd be surprised how quickly word spread then. Rumor, of course, saw to that. The goddesses had more freedom then, and we all knew the story of Helen's abduction. Especially in Troy.

Me: Ah. Of course.

Adam: You think you wouldn't believe a goddess who stood before you in all her glory? Mistrust would have insulted her, and the punishment for that was fierce. You'd have listened too. You DO listen, too.

Me: That's different. And we're not interviewing me. We're interviewing you.

Adam: Are we?

Me: Yes. We are.

Adam: And yet…

Me: If you’re going to be difficult, I’m sure Thor would love to share his thoughts.

Adam: I’m sorry, what were you thinking earlier, about not believing a word spoken by gods and goddesses who entertain themselves with mortal lives?

Me: Olympians. Thor is different. You know he is better than I do. And if he weren’t, Eve never would have loved him.

Adam: Just because he prefers to hand out justice rather than whim doesn’t make him different. He still interferes for his own reasons and to allay his own boredom. It passes the time. And good as she is, it’s no different for Eve. We all need distraction. Sometimes, if you meet the right person, you can even forget you’re going to have to watch fools make the same mistakes generation after generation. At least until that person dies and your left alone to contemplate your fate. Again.

Me: I thought you liked it.

Adam: The alternative is death by flame and lightning. And what waits for an immortal after death? What happens to a god when he dies? I don’t even think Thor knows – does he?

Me: It’s never come up.

Adam: Of course it hasn’t. He wouldn’t want to frighten you.

Me: But you’re not a god. If everyone else God made gets Heaven, why don’t you?

Adam: Who said?

Me: Said what?

Adam: Who said everyone else God made gets anything? God didn’t. I would know. And if you won’t trust Olympians, you can hardly trust Michael any further. Talk about having ulterior motives.

Me: What about Gabriel?

Adam: Gabriel does what he’s told. And says what he’s told to say. How much of that was ordered by Michael, and how much by God Himself is a mystery. But I, for one, won’t stake my life on any of it. And since this is, supposedly, an interview about me, I assume it is my life under discussion?

Me: I knew this was a bad idea.

Adam: You’ll be grateful later when all of this starts spinning stories in your head. And then I’ll be back, and you’ll be glad I didn’t try to shelter you from the truth.

Me: Gee. Thanks.

Adam: The least I could do.

42 comments:

  1. You can't handle the truth.
    Yes, sometimes you have to strangle the truth out of those characters.

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  2. Truth I can handle-- but as a rule, Adam is never a reliable source :)

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  3. I'm not actually here, I'm just dropping off the new address for my site. Its thoughtsbylilahpierce.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for the heads up, Lilah!

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  5. Granted, Adam is a bit combative. HOWEVER, you seem somewhat hostile yourself, Amalia. Perhaps he was just playing into your preconceived image of him. :)

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  6. lol!
    I may be a little bit defensive about Thor. I don't like when people make IMPLICATIONS about my heroes.

    But I think you'd be a little bit hostile too, if you knew him. He likes to... twist things.

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  7. Nice work. The interview does add a lot of information. Gives me some ideas of what to do for mine, maybe. Good job with your entry.

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  8. Thor is my favorite Norse God too! I find your stories so fascinating and would love to know more about them! I look forward to the day I get to find them on the shelves!

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  9. I love how you mix different theologies together! It's amazing! I look forward to reading more, this was so good!

    <3 Kelsey Leigh

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  10. An intriguing character who is both clearly selfish, and yet makes a sort of sense.

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  11. Dawn: I'm glad it gave you some ideas :)

    Anastasia: Thor is the BEST! I'm glad you enjoy them! :) Now I just need to find an agent who does too :P

    Kelsey: Thanks! :) I think it's a lot of fun piecing them together.

    Stu: That's Adam, all right. Even when he's wrong, he's still making strange twisty sense.

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  12. It is funny how our characters sometimes end up asking the hard questions. : )

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  13. Monica: funny, and annoying. :P I hate not having the answers.

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  14. This puts a whole new slant on Adam for sure!

    I love how everything is mixed together and ALSO you're right.

    He does make strange sense, even when he's wrong. He has convincing voise :)

    LOVED IT.

    ALSO

    LOVE THE LAYOUT

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  15. Mia: Thank you!!!
    I prefer not to deal with him all that closely for just this reason :P
    I am glad you loved it AND the layout! :)

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  16. Wow, this was so intriguing! It completely drew me into your premise and made me want to know more about your plot, characters, story, and all of that!

    I can see he's a tricky character, but they're always the ones that shine best on the page! If they're not worth wrestling with to get the truth out of them, they're not often worth writing about!

    Thanks for participating! Gorgeous blog layout, by the way :)

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  17. Sangu: Thanks so much! And I know I've said it already, but thanks for hosting! This blogfest is already a lot of fun! I agree with you that the more difficult characters are the most interesting :) Doesn't mean I have to LIKE them! :P

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  18. WOW. Just reading about this one character and the story behind him makes me want to read MORE!!! Fantastic entry, and thanks for the comment on mine. Good luck with this guy! :)

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  19. Thanks, Charlie! :) I am happy to hear it drew you in!

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  20. I love how through him (granted his version of things) you give a glimpse of the entire story. :)

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  21. Suzie: Hopefully without spoiling anything :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. The truth is one storm from which we should never seek shelter. Your take on Adam and the other gods is unique and refreshing.

    Be careful. Adam may be right, and Thor may not be the savior he appears. We all wear masks, and several faces appear under them -- each one true at different times.

    You did a great job on your interview. Bravo, Roland

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  23. Roland: Each by his own merits and deeds.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my interview! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Love the interview. I don't know if I've met Adam before, but I think I like him... but then I kind of like my characters combative, uncooperative and generally not minding what I'm saying... ; )

    I guess if I torture them they get to torture me, too.

    Sometimes.

    And I love the new layout/background, too!

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  25. Tessa: Yay! I'm glad you like him-- he doesn't get a lot of love :P I'm glad you like the layout too :) Thanks!

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  26. Fascinating to think of the directions this story could go!

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  27. Alex: It is pretty fun if I do say so myself :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Can I just say love. love. love. This was great. Are you done? Will you send me a copy? I wanna? Can I read your book? LOL. Very fun.

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  29. *blush* haha. Thanks, RaShelle! It is done-- and I am querying the MS, so hopefully an agent will love it as much as you do!

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  30. wow, I love how you mixed the different gods in here. Wonderful! It's always exciting to learn more about our MCs as individuals!!!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog! ;)

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  31. That was a great cultural mix, and I just LOVE things like that. Great interview!!!

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  32. I’m giving you a blogger award because your blog’s one of the best that I’ve read. :)
    http://parafantasy.blogspot.com/

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  33. Elizabeth: Thanks :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! and you are totally welcome :)

    Clara: Yay! Mythology is one of my favorite things. thanks :)

    Ezmirelda: thanks so much! I am honored!

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  34. Wow, I'm still making my way through the list. Craziness!


    What a fantastic concept--heaven, angels, gods & goddesses...

    Adam is a bit maddening, isn't he? Oh wait...all men are. :-) Great post--and thanks for the comment on mine!

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  35. Sharon: I'm still making my way through, too! :)

    thanks! Adam is definitely that. Among other things. :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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  36. Hey Amalia, I was just letting you know there's an award for you on my blog! :)

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  37. Enjoyed this one. Adam needs to relax.

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  38. Haha. Thanks, C. He needs...something, for sure.

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  39. We gave you an award!!!

    <3 Kelsey Leigh

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  40. He's got quite a bit of attitude. I think I like this character. Just so long as I never have to try to interview him.
    Thanks for sharing this. It was a great read.

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  41. Adam is an angry one. Fun!

    Found you at Take My Hand. :)

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  42. Wow! Thanks Kris & Kels!!

    Cassandra: He CAN be very charming and likable when he wants to be. Just not to me. Glad you liked it :) Thanks for stopping by :)

    Janet: haha, yeah. Thanks for coming by!

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