I’m a movie buff. I firmly believe popcorn and movies go together. I love genre and action movies the most, but I’m also a big fan of the classics. I’ll take a good Alfred Hitchcock movie any day of the week. When I hear the word Duke, I think John Wayne. When I see Tiffany’s, I think Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I love [everything from] the hard-boiled stuff to the funny classics. I sometimes wish I were around for that era of movies. From Bogart to Bacall to the Hepburns, I love classic Hollywood movies. I’ve got the fast growing collection of DVDs to prove it. :)
2) Favorite thing about writing fan fiction?
My favourite [thing about] this was writing it. This was my first attempt at fan fiction. I knew it was out there, but Caprica was the first show that left me sad and wanting more. So having the chance (thanks by the way for it) to write my story and having it up on BOL was my favourite part.
3) Least favorite thing about writing fan fiction?
Well for me, it was trying to stay true to the characters and their voices. After all, the fans have these set characters already in their head; from Sasha Roiz to Eric Stoltz playing these amazing characters from a show they love. So I found it difficult. I kept having to imagine and look back and say to myself do they sound like these characters? So that part of writing was tough for me.
4) Of all the characters on Caprica, why did you choose to focus on The Adamas and the Graystones in this way?
I was really surprised when they killed Tomas off and I felt like I barely knew him. Tomas was very charismatic and even though he was on for a short period I thought there should be a more Tauran resolution so I paired the Adamas and the Graystones back up. I had always liked the interaction with Joseph and Daniel and what little interaction Sam and Amanda had, so I thought I’d double up and give them a common threat. Also, it helped to set up Matthew Zarek’s mini story line (shivers) and advance the BSG thread I had within the story.
The Adamas and the Graystones are so interesting and complex and I always felt that from the beginning their destinies were intertwined. The first season started showing some of that, so I wanted to solidify it in my own way. They are such opposites from their culture, to religious thinking to family, but they have a few similarities and I wanted to show how they band together as Adamas, Graystones and the Adamas and Graystones. I think it worked out better than I imagined.
5) If the technology were available, would you want to be resurrected as a skin-job cylon?
I don’t think so. That’s probably why I’m fond of the Adamas and the Tauran ideology. I like the idea of having one life and doing the best I can with it. I’ll be okay returning to the soil when my time comes. I’ll just keep living as best as possible. Knowing if I had the option would be nice, but I don’t think it’s for me.