Where are you from?
Texas, United States
Yes, I have horses. No, I don't support Bush.
How did you first become a Silverwing fan?
I saw the first two books in the Dallas Library and picked them up, read them, and forgot about them for five years. Then I had a weird dream about bats and remembered Marina, did a google search, and found them again. Then I sold them because I was moving and had no room for anything in my library, forgot them again, did another google search-- Look, why are you reading this?
Why do you like Silverwing?
I have always loved bats. When I was a little, tiny girl I'd go to sleep hoping that in the morning I'd have transformed into a bat. I also thought a second was longer than an hour -_-.
Oppel is very, very good at creating believable characters. This guy knows what he's doing! There's just so much to fall in love with, I don't know where to start. Well, he uses facts to base his stories on, but he doesn't let them get in the way or sound preachy-preachy, something that is found in classic anthromorphic books like Watership Down. He doesn't make the animals into Brian Jaques clones slapped into a new setting, I mean.
He also borrows from some of the most fasinating mythologies in ancient history, Mayan and Aztec, with Camazotz from the Popol Vuh. I'm borderline obsessed with Mayan mythology, enough to have tattoos of a few of their gods, him combining my bat and Maya obsessions pretty much sealed it in blood.
I friggin' love his books.
Which do you prefer, the book(s) or the TV series?
The books. The TV series was kind of a bastardization situation. Though, Goth had a very sexy voice actor. :D
Who is/are your favourite character/s, and why?
I love Murk, he reminds me of my crazy-like-a-fox uncle crossed with my best friend (that sounded really bad... 0_o). I also like Nemo, mainly because I thought I was the only person who thought water had a personality and I just wanted to cuddle him. *cuddle*
I love/hate Goth. He's a lot like my ex-boyfriend (who stole my Morrowind copy).
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