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Monday, July 4th, 2011 09:57 pm
Comment with "Cheese, please!," and:

- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

My questions from [ profile] beetlefreak:

1. Now that your first novel is out online, what's your next goal with regards to your writing?
I'm trying to hit as many convention-type events as possible to promote Remedy, but that's a short-term goal, really. I'm working on writing more original stuff. A career is not made on one book, after all! I'm currently writing an interspecies romance novella set in the same 'verse as Remedy, and after that another full-length novel. I'm really glad I went with self-publishing so I can write what I want at my own pace.

2. What is the biggest kitchen disaster you've ever experienced?
Probably when I was working at the Office bistro (the one that inspired The Orchard in To Each A Tempo) and my line fridge went on the fritz. The line fridge is the long, low fridge closest to the ovens, where the cook keeps their immediate stock of dinner prep. This fridge kept going too cold and freezing the vegetables, so me and the boss turned the fridge off, intending to turn it back on just before we left for the night. Guess what we forgot to do? Got back the next day and I had to pick through everything, sniffing and tasting all the protein products to see what had gone off. It sucked for me and it cost the boss a lot of good meat and dairy.

3. If you could have any superpower, what would you choose and why?
Hoo hoo, what would I choose? Superpowers always sound cool in theory, and then I think about the practical concerns and my inner worldbuilder is all, "Come on, Heidi. Seriously. Superpowers can't be 100% pure super special magic awesome. There's got to be some kind of drawback." Like, shapeshifting sounds great, but then I imagine the potential consequences of changing your own body on the cellular level. There are so many ways that could go wrong! (Fantasy writers: they're fun at parties.)

So I guess I'd like some telekinesis. The mundane picking-up-small-objects-and-moving-them-around type. It'd be useful on a daily basis, and it seems manageable enough as long as I'm in good mental health. And I'm sure I could find a creative way to use it in the inevitable superhero battle!

4. How do you like to spend your free time?
Relaxing at home, mostly. With a medley of TV, video games and writing-type Internet stuff. Frequently cooking delicious, nutritious meals. Usually with my roommate Dash around to injoke with. I'm a homebody in that sense, where going out is usually a planned event because I'd rather just chill in my own domain. But people are totally welcome to visit this domain, play some games, eat the food and marvel at the awesome. :3

5. If you could snap your fingers and make an obscure fandom insanely popular overnight, what fandom would you chose?
Insanely popular? Hmm, that's a mixed blessing. I want Ghost Trick to have a bigger fandom, but I'm not sure I'd wish insane popularity on it. Just wouldn't seem right to bring the hordes down on such a tightly-plotted little thing. I think I'd snap my fingers and make Elite Beat Agents/Ouendan insanely popular. The rhythm gameplay has potential for mass appeal, and the dynamic weirdness could support popularity in a Katamari Damacy sort of way. That's probably what Nintendo was hoping for when they released EBA in the first place.


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