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Interview- Loraine Martian

This is an A.A. Forringer rarity, a person I know in person and I have contact with on an almost daily basis.  Ms. Martian and I work together and soon after I started working with her I discovered she is also a writer.  She is highly intelligent, imaginative and loves her coffee.  I hope you enjoy the interview, and like I told her, after my books are as popular as J.K. Rowling she can point to this interview as proof that she knew me back when I was an unknown (of course the reverse could be said if she gets successful  first and I am still an unknown).
   French fries- Shoestring, steak, curly, crinkle cut..?   What condiment(s) on them? 
I rarely eat fries, but when I do, I like crinkle cut if I can get ’em.
    How long have you been creating and why? 
I’ve been creating since I was a child.  I love acting, drawing, writing, crafting.  I’ve done at least one since I could walk and talk.
   What odor to you is the most pleasant? 
I think pizza.  Yes, pizza is the best smell.
    Favorite things to read?  What genre?
I enjoy Young Adult, classics and fantasy.
A boat you are riding in is about to capsize what did you do to contribute to this? 
There was most likely a spider in the boat or a flying insect literally ATTACKED me, so naturally my only defense was the flail my arms and scream, “KILL IT!  KILL IT!”
What is the best thing about creating? 
I think it’s the satisfaction of getting what’s in my head out. 
How much ground can a ground hog, hog, if a ground hog could hog ground?
Um… lots??
What is the worst thing about being a creative personality?
Along the same lines as the best thing about creating, the worst is when what’s in your head doesn’t translate the same when it’s out in the world, either when other people don’t get it or when I am personally not satisfied with what I created.
      If you could force one famous person to consume your stories who would you force, and how much would you force them to consume?
Well, since I only have one completed book, they wouldn’t have to consume much.  I would probably just be thrilled to have any famous author read and like my book, but most of my favorite authors are dead.
   How far do you hope your creating takes you? 
I am just happy when someone reads my book and has nice things to say about it.  I am not out for fame and fortune with my writing, art, or acting.  I do all those things for the pure joy it brings me.
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Interviews of Bloggers I Follow- Stressing Out Student

This is the interview questions I sent out to all the bloggers I read, the third is the series is Stressed Out Student at Stressing Out College.  So I hope you all like the questions, I  continue with the Even/Odd Methodology, one serious one not so much.  I will use Stressing’s Icon to denote her answers and the other Icons to denote my questions.  I hope you can figure out who is who.  


groundhog3 French fries: Shoestring, steak, curly, crinkle cut? What condiment(s) on them?

stressingoutstudentSmiley fries with ketchup, please and thank you. 

Groundhog5How long have you been blogging and why?

stressingoutstudentI started “Stressing Out College” just over three years ago to chronicle my college career and alleviate the stress of said college career. 

groundhog4What odor/smell/fragrance to you is the most pleasant?

stressingoutstudentTaiwanese night markets. The stinkier the better. 

groundhog6Favorite things to read? What genre? (you may expand on this if you so desire)

stressingoutstudentI enjoy a lot of different books from Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment to Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell. Sherlock Holmes was my idol during my teen years – and still kinda’ is – and the man from The Stranger is my shadow. And I’ve found certain business books, such as The Fifth Discipline, to be fascinating philosophical and insightful works on culture and society. 

groundhogA boat you are riding in is about to capsize what did you do to contribute to this?

stressingoutstudentBoat? I thought we were in a submarine. 

grounhog9What is the best thing about blogging?

stressingoutstudentRanting to the world wide Interwebs about useless stuff. And having people enjoy (or at the very least tolerate) this ranting. 

groundhog7How much ground can a ground hog, hog, if a ground hog could hog ground?

stressingoutstudentA.A., have you been taking the drugs again?

groundhog8What is the worst thing about blogging?

stressingoutstudentLosing motivation to blog, even though I still feel the urge to write. I simply don’t know what to write about sometimes. There’s only so many ways in which I can talk about how stressful college is or how fun college is or how much I love Monty Python. 

 groudhog7If you could force one famous person to read your blog who would you force, and how much would you force them to read?

stressingoutstudentEr, I would have to polish up a lot of stuff. I don’t think I’d invite anyone I respect to actually read my blog. It would just be embarrassing. 

groundhog3Where do you hope blogging will lead you too?

stressingoutstudentTo great minds near and far. I love reading all the different perspectives people bring to the table – some are wonderfully intelligent, others painfully stupid. But all are useful because the world really takes all kinds. 

Again, thanks for thinking of SOS 🙂
Cheers,
Stressed Out Student
She is a fun read, and from a different point of life than I am in so it is doubly fun,  some of my favorites have been Update: I’m Abandoning Y’all for the Mormons (just that title alone got me going, Huh?),  Meandering Thoughts on the Eve of My 21st Birthday (I really loved the video at the end),   and  For No One Can See Me and Live… Until YouTube (with a music video at the end).

Thanks and go read her blog for a nice chuckle and it makes me glad I am not in college.

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Interviews With Bloggers I Read- Dave’s Corner of the Universe

This is the interview questions I sent out to all the bloggers I read, the first is Dave of Dave’s Corner of the Universe.  So I hope you all like the questions, I went by the Even/Odd Methodology, one serious one not so much.  I will use Dave’s Icon to denote his answers and the other Icon to denote my questions.  I hope you can figure out who is who.  


bear-tableFrench fries: Shoestring, steak, curly, crinkle cut? What condiment(s) on them?

dave corner of the universeSeasoned curly fries, and one of the coolest things about the year and a half I spent in Idaho was the discovery of fry sauce. It is basically 1,000 islands dressings without the relish. But it is pretty good with fries.

bear-sitting-picnic-tableHow long have you been blogging and why?

 dave corner of the universeA little over a year. I had things I wanted to say and it was the best way to say it.

bear on couchWhat odor/smell/fragrance to you is the most pleasant?

dave corner of the universeI live outside Portland I am legally obliged to say bacon’

bear on couch2Favorite things to read? What genre?

dave corner of the universeThe writings of A A Forringer please make endorsement checks payable to Dave Heath. Science fiction, the little book store in my town of 2,500 had twenty of the old Dark Horse Aliens and/or Predator novels for like fifty cents apiece, I am half way through them. Comic books, Queen and Country, The Morning Glories, The Rat Queens and The Lumber Janes.

bear-table A boat you are riding in is about to capsize what did you do to contribute to this?

dave corner of the universeThe ship is about to be capsized by the minions of Cthulhu who are trying to collect the twenty bucks I borrowed form him when we were freshmen at UCLA together.

bear-sitting-picnic-tableWhat is the best thing about blogging?

dave corner of the universeTo quote Janice Joplin “When I am on stage I am making love to a thousand people, then I go home alone.” That is how I feel about writing.

bear on couch How much ground can a ground hog, hog, if a ground hog could hog ground?

dave corner of the universeA ground hog would hog all the ground, a ground hog could hog if a ground hog could hog ground.

bear on couch2What is the worst thing about blogging?

dave corner of the universeI am a terrible proof reader.

bear-tableIf you could force one famous person to read your blog who would you force, and how much would you force them to read?

dave corner of the universeComic book writer Warren Ellis and make him read all of it since he made me want to read everything by him.

bear-sitting-picnic-tableWhere do you hope blogging will lead you too?

dave corner of the universeIt would be nice if it made me get off my butt and gave me confidence to actually publish something someday.

 

I love Dave’s stuff particularly his interviews with fictional characters like Elllen Ripley (from the Alien’s series), Nick Fury from Marvel Comics,  and Velma Dinkley from the Scooby-Doo Gang.    I also contributed slightly to his Dream Team series with this little nugget The Underwater Lab Heist.

Next week:   Irascible Jots.