Friday, April 30, 2010

I Need Friends Friday:Imaginary Friends and Imaginary Conversations

It's that time of the week:

(Every Friday I interview a different person and share that interview with you. Perhaps they will be a fellow-author. Perhaps one of my neighbors. Maybe the bagger at the grocery store. A member of my family. A follower of this blog. Maybe it will be you! Hey, it could happen.)

In the name of further recuperating from the joy that was the LDStorymakers Conference... another retrospective. This time, we're revisiting some of my favorite moments from interviews with "imaginary friends."

And, yes, next week we'll be back with real INFF.

Jacob Black... I particularly enjoyed Scenario #1 from Jacob's Game

SME: Scenario #1: You realize that you are insanely attracted to, say, a cheeseburger, fries and thick chocolate shake--you know, something that you would eat in a heartbeat, day or night, 365 a year, in your sleep, without missing a beat. Do you start dating the value meal or do you make a discreet exit and leave the poor menu items to live out their life in peace?

Jacob: Wait? What do you mean I'm "attracted to" the burger and stuff? That doesn't even make sense. Why would I be attracted to something I want to eat?

SME: It's hypothetical.

Jacob: I'm pretty sure I wouldn't date a Happy Meal.

Mr. Darcy... Totally digged his reaction to his portrait.

SME: So, what do you think?

Mr. Darcy: You've drawn me too thin.

Maybe that wasn't as great as I remember.

Edward Cullen... I think my favorite part was The Fabulous Game.

SME: *smiles back awkwardly, wondering which temperament to prepare for next* I have invented an entirely new game just for you. In fact, you are probably the only person on the entire planet who could possibly play this game.

Edward: *forehead creased, all traces of happiness have vanished* I do try to blend in.

SME: *clears throat in confused nervousness* The game is entitled "Answer the Questions In Sarah's Mind." I'm just going to sit here silently and you have to answer whatever question enters my mind--since you can read thoughts and everything.

Edward: *a sudden blinding smile* Alright.


Edward: No, you do not smell as good as Bella. *intensely thoughtful expression* She's like a drug to me.


Edward: Not at the midnight showing. *a melancholy sigh* Bella and I will go at a less conspicuous time.


Edward: *crooked and amused grin* I really have no influence there. Stephenie will decide if Midnight Sun is ever completed.


Edward: I'm not sure I'm in favor of her finishing it. *clenches fists, jaw set in frustration* Living through those early months of torture was hard enough without reading it spelled out in detail on the page.


Edward: *rolls eyes and looks unexpectedly irritated* I don't bite people on demand.


Edward: You will have to ask Jacob-- *a growl* --yourself.

SME: *tries to hide the sarcasm* That was loads of fun.

*cue exit music* Well, this has been "I Need Friends" Friday. Come back next week when I will make another friend!!

If you'd like to be interviewed for "I Need Friends" Friday, shoot me off an email: friends at sarahmeden dot com!
I am looking for anyone and everyone, whether or not you think you are interesting. You'll get a fantastic stick figure portrait of yourself, a little promotion (if you're looking for that sort of thing) and the opportunity to tell your friends and family that you've been interviewed by SME, er... by ME!

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Angie said...

That was funny. :) Thanks!

Taffy said...

LOL! Great (imaginary) interview!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I love this imaginary interview. It was wonderful.

Sarah M Eden said...

Y'all should check out the original interviews these excerpts came from--fun times!

Kate said...

You are so clever.


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