Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Interview with ASHLEY VAANDERE, mateys!

This is a long'un, lads and lasses... 'pologies for that! I hope you stick through, because I would love to see what you guys think of my character!

Well, I dragged Ashley away from the journey to find her brother and brought her to the Flame Writer blog for a quick hello!

ASHLEY: *Waves and turns to leave*

Stop it. Your brother will be fine for like five minutes. we go!
FLAME WRITER: Alright, if you could change something about yourself, what would you change?

ASHLEY: My neediness. I rely on so many people for opinions, for help, for advice... I’d like to be able to rely on myself. When I can’t, it makes me feel useless.

FLAME WRITER: We can all relate to that. What’s your biggest fear?

ASHLEY: Losing anyone or anything close to me... *Glances off to the side* And I’m afraid it will be my fault, that I’m the catalyst that would cause me to lose them.

FLAME WRITER: I love this one. If you found a genie in a magic lamp, what would your three wishes be?

ASHLEY: *Grins* I’d like to end the war that me and my friends are in for wish one, ten million dollars for wish 2, and more wishes for wish 3.

FLAME WRITER: Niiice. What is your happiest memory and most frightening memory?

ASHLEY: My happiest would probably be... *Raises eyebrow* I’m going to say it’s my seventh birthday when pretty much everyone played a game of Hide-and-Seek. As for my most frightening, isn’t that a spoiler? Am I allowed to say...? (Keep it vague.) Uh... Well, basically, I try to kill my brother and I can’t stop myself. That’s my most frightening.

FLAME WRITER: What sort of activities did you participate in when in school?

ASHLEY: Basketball and volleyball. They’re fun and fast games and don’t have too much authority involved because you share the leadership. Football is too messy. Cheerleading feels like there’s a leader involved. I hate authority.

FLAME WRITER: What’s your greatest talent (aside from controlling fire)?

ASHLEY: I would say being able to relate to people. I can understand a lot of people and the situations they’re in, so I can sympathize with them and make them feel like they have a friend.

FLAME WRITER: What’s your relationship with your parents like?

ASHLEY: I love them so much. I’m more of a mommy’s girl—Alex is daddy’s boy. My family was like the freakin’ Brady Bunch. Mom’s usually home more, which was why I related to her more. Alex went to work with Dad a lot when we were younger. That doesn’t mean I love him any less though.

FLAME WRITER: Do you say what’s on your mind?

ASHLEY: God, I’d hope so. Then I’d feel like crap about having so many people who hate me. *Grins* It’s not hard to get the tyrant of the world to put you on his Red List if you piss him off a few times.

FLAME WRITER: Do you have a pet?

ASHLEY: I have a white Chihuahua named Snow. She is SO CUTE. The neighbors hate her though. I don’t get it...

FLAME WRITER: What character trait do you think is most important? Why?

ASHLEY: Bravery, that way I’m not afraid to protect those I care about.

FLAME WRITER: What is your biggest fault?

ASHLEY: My arrogance, and I pay for it later.

FLAME WRITER: What would be your advice to anyone with a goal in mind?

ASHLEY: Persevere. Never give up. There will always be friends who are there to help you, so never let yourself give up, or you’ll be letting them down. Don’t let yourself doubt.

And that’s all the time we have! Ashley’s going to get back to searching for her brother, and I’ve taken up enough of your time. Thank you for learning more about my protagonist, and soon I’ll head off to check the interview with your cap’n in chiefs! Thanks for your time, and I’ll see ya next time on the big blue sea, lads and lasses!

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  1. Oooh, what is this about power and trying to kill her brother? I'm intrigued.

  2. Fun interview! (Excluding the whole fratricide thing.) ;-) Ashley, that's good advice, about persevering in accomplishing your goals. It can be hard to follow, but if we don't, we're not living authentic lives then, are we?

    Kendra, I wanted to let you know I've got a Booker Award (for book bloggers) with your name on it on my blog. Click here to check it out: Some Dark Romantic :-)

    1. Oh my gosh THANK YOUUU!! <333 You have no idea how much that means! Ashley one hundred percent agrees. (:

  3. "Ashley sounds hot!"
    "...I mean cool. I mean nice. Fun. Relatable. What do I mean?"
    Why are you here?! Just because I let you loose on my blog, that doesn't mean you can barge into other blogs' comment sections!
    "What, barging in? I'm commenting! It's what this little box is for! I can say hi to Ashley, one character to another. It's not only you writers who like getting a bit of attention every once in a blue moon."
    So you've proven time and again, Scarlet. My apologies, Kendra...
    "No need for that, she's eating this up, I'm sure. Hello to you, too, Kendra! Truly enjoyable interview! Loved every minute! Ashley, let me know when you're done serving in the war or hunting your brother or whatsit and we'll catch a movie! Bring your friends, we'll make it a thing! Anyone up for 'Dark Knight Rises'?"
    Publish button... publish button...


      Ashley: Hehe, no problem here! We should SO get together when my friends and I win this war! Dark Knight Rises... Sure, why not?

  4. I loved meeting Ashley:) Great interview, hon:)

  5. Thanks! (: I'm glad you liked her.