A bit of linkspam today. Randolph Carter of Grinding to Valhalla, a gaming blog, somehow heard that I was a gamer and asked me for an interview awhile back. He’s posted it today, and I forgot how much fun I had with it! An excerpt:
You wake up to a world where The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has been made into a video game. Which character would you play and why?
Oooh, fun. =) Well, I don’t know if this means anything without people having read the book, but I think I would play Sieh. Sieh is the god of childhood — he’s literally aeons old, older than the planet, but he looks like a ten-year-old. His powers derive from his ability to maintain a childish persona at all times; he literally has to have fun, or he grows weak. Something about that really appeals to me, as a thirtysomething adult with grownup concerns. I like his attitude.
Also, I have had a bad day today. No major tragedies, just a series of unfortunate events, including being roisted out of bed this a.m. when someone in my building started a grease fire (no major damage, not even much smoke, but they evac’d the building just to be on the safe side), and finding a dead spider in my granola-and-yogurt. (Yeah, yeah, I’ve already heard “hey, at least it wasn’t half a spider”.) But seeing this heartfelt review over at The Book Smugglers really brightened my day:
All the different layers of the novel intertwine to a very satisfactory self-contained ending. And when I closed this book, I realised that the author did something to me, broke my mind open and torn out my heart several times throughout the book, but in the end I knew exactly who I am. A fan.
A fan!!! ::squee::
Also, false alarm: I’d thought the customer review feature had become active on the 100K Amazon page (yeah, there still is one, for now). But no, looks like only Brent Weeks gets to post reviews, for now. ‘Cause he’s special, I guess. But he gave me a great review, so I’m happy. Thanks, Brent!