I am a reader of books, player of video games, watcher of film and tv, waging a never-ending war against the Backlist of Doom in all of its iterations. My preferred genres are sci-fi and fantasy, I have a deep love for animated shows like She-Ra and Avatar the Last Airbender, and I avidly follow the Overwatch League (#ShieldsUp). Would desperately like time to reread THE DRESDEN FILES and rewatch all ten seasons of STARGATE SG-1.
Welcome to the Asylum! Take a seat by the fire, have a glass of beverage of your choice and tell me something about yourself!
I will take this excellent cup of hot mocha, thank you! My name is Caitlin and my first introduction to STAR WARS was when my parents rented a LASER DISC PLAYER and took me to a friend’s house to use their big screen TV because I had to be given as close to a theater experience as possible for my first viewing.
What blogging means to you?
It’s an outlet for me to flail unreservedly about whatever is on my mind! It’s cathartic for me to write out just how much I enjoyed a book, or something clever a video game did, or how absolutely frustrating it is that an original premise just couldn’t deliver on execution. When I’ve read a book that is simply amazing, it is absolutely the best to have a community of people who either already know how amazing that book is and can flail with me, or are eagerly looking for something new to read and are excited to hear about the book!
You are locked in an asylum. What did you do to end up there?
I finally OD’d on chocolate and my mind has shattered. No really, I respond to chocolate like a five-year-old and sometimes need a time out for my own good.
Which fictional character and/or author would you like to live with in an asylum?
Definitely Mercy Thompson. Humorous, clever, kick-ass, she could bust us out if necessary. Plus I’ve heard she makes excellent chocolate chip cookies. Not that I need any. I can quit cold turkey whenever I want.
Which fictional world would you like to live in?
I have to go with Star Wars, but Old Republic era. You know, before maniacal villains started blowing up planets and every quadrant was a war zone. And it’s cliche, but I’d probably want to be a Jedi. Lightsabers and the Force are my jam.
If you could switch lives with any character in a book, who would you choose? Would you like to have the author along as a fellow character?
Lila Bard from A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC. She goes from a life as a thief in a boring, magicless world, and gets pulled into a world FULL of magic, where she can be a pirate and a magic wielder and get into all kinds of shenanigans. You tell her it’s impossible for her to learn to wield magic, she says hold my beer. Victoria Schwab seems like a cool person to hang out with, but she also cackles about her love of making her characters suffer so…maybe it would be good to keep some distance. Or maybe I should travel with her so I can keep her where I can see her?
You are a treasure hunter, about to retrieve a chest of gold from a sunken pirate ship, when a beatiful mermaid/merman approaches you, trying to stop you. How do you react?
Roll for initiative.
Your family allows you to keep one fantastical creature at home. What do you choose?
A miniature dragon. Because as cool as it would be to have a dragon I could fly on, I just don’t have the space to keep one properly maintained. I’ll settle for one about a foot, foot and a half tip-to-tale. Something that can ride on my shoulder and curl up with me in bed.
You can have one magic ability for a day. What can you do and how do you spend that day?
My knee jerk reaction was flying, but then I would live with the soul crushing despair of never being able to fly again. So instead, I’ll take the ability to make a pocket dimension for myself where time never passes so I can hole up and read allllll the books. No, the pocket dimension doesn’t go away after the day passes, it’s still there forever. I’m making the rules here.
You are a magical creature living near a village. How do you get on with humans?
I hang out near the edge of the forest where I can see the humans but I don’t have to interact with them if I don’t want. I like the company. The humans of the village understand I mean them no harm and won’t mess with them as long as they show the proper respect. But if anyone messes with me or my village, well, they’ll find a whole other side of the forest.
While you are locked in here for eternity, we will allow you one book – what would you choose?
I suppose you might as well leave me with Brandon Sanderson’s WORDS OF RADIANCE – it’s going to take me an eternity to read it anyway!
Well then, we hope you’ll enjoy your stay in the Asylum! Any last words? *locks door*
Do you have any chocolate?
Caitlin and me got to know each other through the WriteReads gang earler this year, she seemed like a cool person so I invited her over to play 🙂