This is different. Hi guys, and welcome to my first Ask Sarah blog post! I made the mistake of not giving people an early head’s up, but at least I got something. Thank you to the people who asked their questions. Now, it’s time for me to answer them.
David Burton: Which novel (written by somebody else) would you most love to have written, and why?
Well, let’s see, have I actually read any novels? That was a joke.
Twilight. I wouldn’t be in the financial situation I’m in now.
Ok, I would so not want to write Twilight. I don’t do romance.
I would have to say Animal Farm by George Orwell. It’s a pretty edgy tale. It’s cryptic and symbolic, and I love symbolism. It basically shows how stupid people are, by using talking animals. That’s my kind of book.
I also love the Narnia series. Man I wish I could do fantasy like Lewis could. Also, symbolism.
Randomrob1968: Favorite film or tv audio production?
When I went to college for audio production, I had to take a scene from a movie and add in every sound effect, the music, even the dialogue. I chose Spider Man with Tobey Maguire, purely because there were two or thee lines of dialogue (thanks to my mother who voiced the Green Goblin). It was pretty hard. I have such a respect for people who do that professionally.
With that being said, I love to listen at the audio production of everything. I’m a big fan of Supernatural, and I noticed that when the show started, they pretty much used the same five sound effects for everything.
To answer the question though, I’m not sure I have a favorite. I can tell you some I like though. For example, The Walking Dead. Michonne’s katana, all the gun shots, head ripping, blood gushing. It’s beautiful.
Transformers. Maybe this one is a little more visual, but I still love the sound of the transformations. Plus, the Autobots and the Decepticons each have a distinct sound, and if those sounds aren’t exactly spot on, it ruins the “continuous dream” (John Gardner would be pleased).
Aaron Wood: What’s the most frustrating (or just annoying) (if any) part of the writing process for you?
The writing part.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to write. I just don’t love it as much as planning (and I dislike planning) and editing. But without the writing, I would have nothing to edit. I have a healthy respect for the writing part. I just suck at it. I don’t really know if I’m a good writer, but that has never stopped me. I’m also not good at talking, but I still do that, on occasion.
Aki Tora: Any phobias?
Phobia: an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something
I have an irrational fear of emergency exit doors. I know, I know, leave me alone. I will not go out of one unless I see someone else go out of it first.
In school, I could not stand next to the emergency levers on the wall because I was afraid of my hood getting caught on it, and I would pull it and the alarm would go off and I’d get in trouble. Same with doors. I don’t want to walk out of one and have the alarms go off. I can’t sit next to them on a bus or a plain either. Same deal, my jacket or shirt would get caught and the door would fly open and I’d fall out and die.
Snakes? I have one. Spiders? If I know it’s not dangerous, I’m good. The dark? No big deal.
Emergency exit doors? No thank you.
*cue the Twilight Zone Flight At 20,000 Feet episode*
Thanks for coming by! I hope you enjoyed it. I did, these were great questions. Next time, I’ll tell you guys earlier when I’m doing this again so I can get more questions. Until then, have a great week, and I’ll talk to you next Friday. Bye!