Ok, since no-one knows who I am, I decided to conduct an interview between myself, and my 'other self', Evil Steve. Here's how it went.
Evil Steve: All right ladies and gentleman, today we have a very special guest, up and coming young 'author', S.J. Magill.
S.J. Magill: Who are you talking to?
ES: My audience.
SJ: There's no audience.
ES: Do you want an interview or not?
SJ: Yes please.
ES: Then shut up!
ES: All right, here's our first question: do you like dinosaurs?
SJ: What does that have to do with my work?
ES: Oh, so you only want to talk about your work, do you? Jesus, it's like Woody Harrelson all over again...
SJ: Sorry. Yes, I like dinosaurs.
ES: Uh huh. And what did you think of the movie 'Rampart'?
SJ: I never saw it.
ES: Good man. So tell me about your book 'The Head Vampire'. For those of you in the audience who don't know: a 'vampire' is essentially a human who drinks the blood of other humans to survive. It's really commendable of you, S.J., to write about such a unique subject. I don't think I've ever read a book about vampires before.
SJ: I like vampires, and I wanted to write about them in the context of the world where all my stories take place, Terra.
ES: You know, someone else tried to do their own take on vampires. Her name is Stephanie Meyer. What can you tell me about her.
SJ: I've never met her, but I understand she's done very well for herself.
ES: And do the vampires in your book sparkle?
SJ: No, they do not.
ES: So tell me about 'Terra'
SJ: It's the world where all of my stories take place. It's a bit like Earth, but one of the major sources of energy is magical energy. It's a somewhat unpredictable energy source. The beings on Terra have evolved over a long time in the presence of magical energy, and a natural evolution process has caused some of the races to evolve with supernatural powers. There also exists the phenomenon of 'randomly occurring supernaturalism', where a person whose parents were just normal folk, will be born with special powers.
ES: Sounds thrilling. Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses.
SJ: I'm leaving.
Part 2 Coming soon...