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"If you act now you'll get change and a set of Ginsu knives."

Questions, part IV:


Imagine you are given a chance to go to sleep and wake up tomorrow with any one ability perfected, as long as it is not that of learning new skills. A kind of instant expertise, for lack of a better term. What would you choose?

Money management. :-P



Question: which of your works (stand-alone or series) do you see most adaptable for film? TV?

Shadow Unit. ;-)

I dunno. Strangely, everything I've written has been largely ignored by Hollywood. I can't imagine why. *innocent expression*



Pirates or ninjas? And why?

Ninjas.

Because pirates are boooooooooooring. And ninjas can install telephones.



I've read your short story 'Botticelli' and the excerpt of One Eyed Jack and the Suicide King that is posted at Subterranean Press. I was wondering if there are more stories about the Russian and the American that you have?

There are not. I should mention here that those are not the same Russian and American from story to story. I had two different ideas about what sort of creatures they might be, and used one on the novel and the other in the short story.


One of your more recent posts gave me a question idea: If Blood and Iron were to be made into a movie, who would you cast as everyone? (I personally think Tilda Swinton would be an awesome Mebd, but that's just me...and probably because she was also the White Witch in Narnia...typecasting much?)

I actually don't cast my movies in my head, generally speaking--my characters tend to look like themselves to me, and not actors. I think Claudia Black could do a good job with Elaine, though--she's got the beaky nose and the brittle--and I used an image of Eric Stoltz as my Matthew icon, although he's rather too good looking and not enough of a musclebound freak. Other than that, er. Colin Salmon for Whiskey, maybe? And of course everything's better with Tilda.

stillsostrange  rather likes Tony Curran for Keith

Michael Sheen could probably be a pretty good Ian.

No idea who to cast as the Ukrainian wolf, though.



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This is going to be incredibly presumptious of me but I think I can get away with it if I put it in the context of a question: Colin Salmon? Seriously? Whiskey needs dreadlocks! :D
Whiskey so does not have dreadlocks. *g*

Spectacularly paraphrased.

Long hair makes a handsome man more so and an ugly one more terrifying - Lycurgus of Sparta
Dude, Whiskey with dreads would totally be Jason Momoa, because if anyone could capture just how raw and unpredictable Whiskey is, it would be him. Also? J-Mo is my pretend boyfriend.
Pretty, but way too bulky and too light-skinned. Whiskey is long and lean in his human form.
I imagine that J-Mo could pull off getting leaner if he de-bulked.

But if you're looking for a darker, leaner guy, I'd think about Sebastien Foucan. He did all the running and jumping in Casino Royale in the first bit. Man can *move*.

Edited at 2008-08-31 08:41 pm (UTC)
...What's wrong with the person I already named? I know what Whiskey looks like in my head, after all.

You're perfectly within your rights to picture him any way you like, of course. But, yanno. The question was who I would cast.

Also, not incidentally, Mr. Salmon has a thoroughly deadly intimidating stare when he cares to.
*shrugs*. Whenever I try to think about actors/physical models for characters I'm writing, I personally like to have a lot of options and think of a lot of different people for the role and how they'd do it in different ways.

Plus, (at least for me) part of the fun of discussing casting is seeing what people think of other choices.

In my own head? I think of Whiskey as more of a horse than a man. :)
Oh, I'm perfectly interested in what other people think. But I don't need to be asked to consider changing my choice. *g*
I thought of him too but I think he's too pretty and light-skinned. Whiskey needs to be more rough-hewn, charming without ever ceasing to be a scary bastard.
Eric might be a little too squishable for Matthew. I don't even picture him as a musclebound freak, but just a little more rough-around-the-edges than that guy. he could definitely still pull it off though.
That Colin Salmon guy--never heard of him, but he looks like chocolate sex in a fountain. He could definitely be Whiskey.

Tilda is amazing. Didn't she play a man in one movie?
She's played crossgender a couple of times. We love her so.

Really, she can't be the Mebd, though, because she's totally Lucifer.
Righright of course. Duh.

The Mebd would have to be someone equally amazing. Is Cate Blanchett too old?
Imagine you are given a chance to go to sleep and wake up tomorrow with any one ability perfected, as long as it is not that of learning new skills. A kind of instant expertise, for lack of a better term. What would you choose?

Money management. :-P


I am writing this at a late hour after a good-but-exhausting day (I did ten miles on a mountain trail!) so my brain is not working quite well.

I had to read the above quote three times to be sure it didn't say "Monkey management".
I had to read the above quote three times to be sure it didn't say "Monkey management".

That's a skill that the Presumptuous Cat already has down pat. :)

I had to google it...

...because I'm a big dork that way:
You are apparently not alone...

Re: I had to google it...

"Ninjas can breathe underwater! They can dodge bullets at point blank range! They can walk up the sides of buildings! They can install telephones!! I thought they just hung around airports and got sucked up into jet engines." --The Tick on Ninjas

Re: I had to google it...

Oooh, Colin Salmon. Mmmyeah. I can get behind that. Or in front. Or wherever.
Maybe he can just stand there and turn around slowly.
Eric Stoltz was born in Whittier.

...

So was my Bangledeshi lover.

*cough*

Well, that's another coincidence for me going here...>.>