Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lauren Tate Interviews Ella Darley

Hi I'm Lauren, Imogen's 11 year old daughter. It is "Bring your kid to work day" so I will be interviewing Ella! Here it goes! Ella is Arizona’s perfect little sister, you know, just like me! And has had a lot of strange things happening in her life, things she doesn’t even know, but here I'll be interviewing Ella, the little superstar from the Portal Chronicles! There are a few tiny spoilers, but not too many! Here she is! 

Lauren: Hi, Ella. I’m Lauren; I’m about the same age as you and I’ll be interviewing you today! So, it occurred to me that a lot of people see you as a brat! What do you think about that?

Ella: I think that’s mean! People shouldn’t be calling other people brats! I mean, I have feelings too! Well, I guess not everyone’s going to like me. So yeah. That’s not that nice.
Lauren: Well, you defiantly don’t seem like a brat to me! ( snickers quietly) I agree! So, you have a new dog, Tallulah, do you miss Gertrude?
Ella:  Yes I love little Tallulah!  I do miss Gertrude, she comes back to visit every once in a while, but I do miss her.
Lauren: Gertrude is very cute I hear, and lazy! So, are you still in touch with Jonas and Sally?
Ella: Yes, we hang out all the time; I have made some new friends, though.
Lauren: So you must hang out with David and Kellan a lot! Do you like David or Kellan better?
Ella: I like them both, I have to say Kellan is a bit more fun though, because he is horrible at Guitar Hero!
Lauren: You must be good at Guitar hero! You go online shopping a lot, what stores do you shop at?
Ella: I am the guitar hero champion! About the shopping, I love DELiA*s and Hollister!
Lauren: DELIA*s is my fave! What was it like being kidnapped?
Ella:  It was very dark, scary and frightening; I try to forget about it, though!
Lauren: That must have been horrible! Who are your main friends at school?
Ella: Well of course I love Jonas and Sally. But I made three other friends! Fallon, Dawn and Melanie!
Lauren: So I bet you love sweet treats like I do! Do you prefer cake pops or crepes?
Ella: Hmmmm that’s a hard question! I love both of them; except I know how to make cake pops because Arizona bought me a cake pop maker for my birthday!
Lauren: If you could have one super power what would it be?
Ella: Hmm I think I would either want to fly, or be able to go back in time!
Lauren: Who is your favorite designer?
Ella: HARAJUKU LOVERS x100000!
Lauren: Haha all right than, I like them too! Do you believe in Faerys?
Ella: Faerys? I wish they existed! That would be sooo cool!
Lauren: Ella, thank you soo much for being here, it was great to meet you, it was my pleasure!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My First Haiku

I totally suck at poetry, but wrote my first Haiku very late last night :)

Your final deep breath
Comes gifted in blood and pain
Followed by silence

(From Integration)

Monday, April 9, 2012

An Interview with David

Although David made a late appearance in Portal, I fell in love with him instantly. Much as I had totally committed myself to the Kellan-Arizona love story, David pulled at me. So when the story unfolded to allow David to segue into a love story of his own, I was beyond excited for him. This interview takes place four books into the story, so those of you who have not read those books, be warned. It may contain spoilers, though I will try my best to censor those. :)

Imogen: David, thanks for taking the time to answers some questions from your fans, and some from me. Can you start by telling us when you first found out that you were a Wanderer?

David: Thanks for having me! Actually, my story is different from most other Wanderers. My wandering abilities are very powerful, more so than even my mom’s. Most Wanderers go through training before their powers are unleashed, but mine just seemed to appear on their own. I used to disappear from my crib when I was a baby, much to my parents’ worry. But I always reappeared.

Imogen: Phew! And wow, that must have been awful for your parents! Where did you disappear to?

David: Nowhere in particular. I just liked the feeling of wandering. I never went far until I became a toddler, then I’d wander all over the place!

Imogen: Like where?

David: The zoo, candy stores, down to the fire station. I wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.

Imogen: That’s too funny. I’m glad you survived your naughty early years! How did your parents cope?

David: They learned to trust that I was capable of looking after myself at a very young age.

Imogen: I bet they had to, or you would have driven them crazy with worry.

David (with that disarming smile of his): Yeah, maybe.

Imogen: How did you go from being a naughty toddler to a being Arizona’s Wanderer?

David: It was partly because of my naughtiness. Mom decided that some of it stemmed from having too much time on my hands, so she tried to keep me busy. When the opportunity to work with the Darley family came up, she volunteered me for the job.

Imogen: So how old were you when you started?

David: Seven. It was just before Arizona was brought through the Portal. We were all living in the Stevens dimension then.

Imogen: David, how did you feel when Arizona hooked up with Kellan?

David: I was pissed off. It came out of nowhere. But once I had time to figure out what was going on, I was mostly really disappointed.

Imogen: Heartbroken?

(David nods.)

Imogen: What a rollercoaster it’s been with Arizona so far. I have a few fan questions for you, which I will reword to avoid spoiling it for those who have not finished reading the latest books.

David: Awesome! Shoot!

Imogen: The first question is from Krystal Moore. She wants to know how you think the two girls will react if they meet?

David: I haven’t a clue, but I’d hope it would be an “OMG, that’s rad” moment.

Imogen: Krystal would also like to know, in a perfect world or worlds, would you prefer the girls and their lives stay separate?

David: I can’t at the moment imagine the two worlds merging. It would be too weird. But who knows what will happen? Do you?

Imogen: Ha, ha No... not a clue! Here’s a question from Alli Potter. Which Arizona did you truly fall in love with? Does the Arizona who chose Kellan make you jealous?

David: I love A. And to the other question... it did at first, but not anymore.

Imogen: My daughter, Lauren, wants to know whether you prefer macaroons or cupcakes?

David: Macaroons! The coconut ones.

Imogen: I had a final question from my friend Allirea Brumley, but I lost it. She probably wanted to know if you date faeries?

David: Unless A is a faery, no. Though I might make an exception for Allirea (awesome name). Just joking, A. Don’t mallet me!

Imogen: Mallet?

David: Just a private joke. A can get a bit testy at times.

Imogen: I bet! Thanks, David. It was a pleasure to talk to you.