Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Magic, Mensa and Mayhem Characters Speak Out

Characters answer the question: Can you tell us what you think is the most exciting thing that happened to you?

I'll let your readers decide what's exciting. I could give you a long list of annoyances, however. Let's see: finding Coyote the Trickster at a Mensa convention, dealing with bellhops who have a sick sense of humor, bailing out an angry dwarf, listening to said dwarf belt out "Henry Higgens" while drunk, environmentalists protesting my very presence, pranking pixies, hyperactive elves... Oh, yeah, and paying for the rips I put in the hotel carpet, but that never made the novel.

Sister Grace: It depends on what you mean by exciting. I most enjoyed making some new friends, especially Shirley Stark, a fellow harpist and a Mensan. But if you mean action-exciting, I guess that would be the magical "tussle" I got into with Euterpe. No, I won't give you the details. Let's just say she was putting on airs--as usual--during Shirley's Magic in Music panel and I felt it was my duty to humble her a bit...and things got out of hand. No one was hurt, except her pride, which may as well be a living thing. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to say that. As you can see, Euterpe does bring out the worst in me.

Euterpe: Exciting? No. Why do you ask?

Kent the Dwarf: (Blushing) Nae. I couldn't really share that. It's all behind-the-scenes, anyway.

No, that's private.

Sigfried: The bellhops ask me where Roy and tiger are. Also what's in my wallet. I strangle them.

Princess Galinda, wife of the High Elf Galendor: Well, it was only mentioned in passing, but we were on Oprah! We'd been invited to a special about "cultural differences and the modern couple."


cathikin said...

I'd love to have been in that session with Grace and Euterpe. Very curious

Karina Fabian said...

Me, too. Actually, neither lady told me exactly what happened. Grace just smiles a lot and Euterpe checks her hair.