Get to know the Right People

If you love yourself — and you know you do — give yourself a treat and read Adam Rakunas’ slightly lewd and very funny story, “The Right People,” appearing now at Futurismic. I love this story. 

Now back to me, and my obsession with self-promotion.

So a couple weeks ago I recorded an interview with Sohaib, the host of the Philadelphia radio show, Fictional Frontiers. I had a great time, and Sohaib was scarily enthusiastic about Pandemonium. You’ll have to listen to the interview to hear who he’d pick to direct the film version. 

You can hear me stumbling over my words this Sunday, October 12, at 11am eastern, on WNJC 1360AM (“Philadelphia’s Renaissance Radio Station” — though I have it on good authority that radio in the Renaissance sucked. The reception was terrible.).  If you don’t happen to be living in Philly, you can hear a live stream on the web. A podcast of the show should be availbable about a week after that — I’ll post the link when I have it. 

Meanwhile, if you want to see  me stumble over words, Matt Staggs of the very cool Enter the Octopus blog interviewed me, and he got me to confess to several things — what I really think of archetypes (and the dolphins who write about them), why Philip K Dick forced his way into my book, and who is the hottest chick that I’ve ever made into a fictional character.

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3 thoughts on “Get to know the Right People

  1. On a related archetypes note…

    While driving home last night, NPR had a segment about an archetype that didn’t make the cut into Pandemonium… the manic, pixie, dream girl. Perhaps you were saving it for Pandemonium 2, the MPDGs Strike Back.

    Paul

  2. I heard that segment. And as a writer I thought, Damn, there’s another character type I may have accidentally been using — and sure can’t use again. Just by them naming this cliché, and now you giving it an acronym, it will make it impossible to use it in fiction except ironically. As soon as the MPDG walks on stage you can point and laugh. This reminds me of other clichés people have pointed out, like Plucky Comic Relief and Magical Negro (wise black person with no backstory of their own arrives on screen with sole purpose to educate / save white person, then disappears / dies. See Bagger Vance).

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