Meet the Bloggers: Weird Question Weekly
In the spirit of getting to know your bloggers better, we will be answering a string of sometimes serious, sometimes silly questions in the coming weeks. Please feel free to ask us something in the comments. We want to tell you what you’d like to know!
This week’s question: What story are you most involved in at the moment?
Emily:Stories, stories, stories. They are everywhere, in everyone, and behind everything. So many stories have wrapped up in the last few months for me- college, hometown, being abroad have all been wrapped up and cut loose, allowing me to make some time for new stories to make their way into my life. Like Quinn, discovering history (and herstory, as my fem teachers would say) have been a big part of finding my story in DC. Sitting in Ford’s theatre, listening to reenactments of Patrick Henry’s speech, and living among so many influential people has been adding to my character list (and story for a while). And, it’s helped me see real life Katnisses, Hermiones, Lyras, Dagnies, and Rhiannons.. my favorite female literary characters. All their worlds combine in a semi-medieval apocolyptic reality. Perhaps, I should start writing this down?
Quinn: Taking the question oddly, as I usually do, there are two stories that I’m the most involved in currently. First, the political story of Connecticut. Every election year, there’s a story being told, history being written (see what I did there?) and as part of my job, I’m always caught up in that story, trying to make sure that everyone’s story turns out well. The other is the novel series/world that my fiancee and I are creating together. It all started with a line from one of my favourite musicals: Because there’s no such thing as heroes who are queer I took that as a challenge and wrote a short story for my fiancee, who turned it into something longer, and it has turned into an entire world that we’ve been pretty much living in for almost four years now. Hopefully it’ll be published one day.Anna: There are two major stories that I am involved with I am a huge part of the story of the Harry Potter community. It’s kind of taken over my life, and I don’t regret a single moment of it. I know I say this a lot, but I would not be the same person without the friends and family I’ve found in all of you. If I hadn’t bought the scarf from Whimsic Alley that caused me to discover the Remus Lupins via the store’s mailing list, I might not be writing this right now. This community means so much to me, and I cannot talk about what makes up my “self” without talking about Harry Potter and our community.
The other story I am a part of is that of Tamora Pierce’s novels (as I’m sure you could tell from my mention of them in several blog posts, including my bullying one and my first The Story’s the Thing.) Tamora Pierce’s novels changed my life for the better and made me such a stronger person. I had the opportunity to meet her at Terminus in 2008, and it was so incredible to be able to tell her in person what her books meant to me, and how they helped me.
Erin:The truth is, the stories I’m most involved in are my own. Although I love the stories I read and watch–Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Divergent, Once Upon a Time, Castle–the stories I will always be most invested in are those of my own creation, because I live far deeper in them than I do any others. I’ve been writing stories since I was six. When I get truly invested in a story I’m writing, there’s no way to tear me apart from it. It will be on my mind no matter where I go, I will be constantly talking and listening to the characters in my head (I only kind of wish I was kidding). For whatever novel I’m writing at the time, I keep a notebook for it with me at all times–literally and figuratively that story doesn’t leave me. Ever.
So, what story are you most involved in? We’d love to know! Also, do you have a wild, weird, wonderful or wacky question for the bloggers? If so, leave it in the comments, and we’ll do a blog on it!