A good question from a friend, "why did Professor Quan drive a 1957 Buick Roadmaster?" I got the inspiration from watching an episode of "Jay's Garage". Since Fishing for Light is a satire, to me the car represents the magic of America and the limitless future, and in a sense, how most American's look forward to the future, pride in their craft, and that they had, hope. http://youtu.be/cpUNT-FqsoM Continue Reading
Okay, I've gotten numerous questions about Ms. Prosperina, as in how did you come up with that character? I admit, Ms. Prosperina is a seriously nasty 'it', because she is not a 'she', but rather a 'Chimera'. A what? Let me explain, there is the reality - Chimeric Genetics and the mythology - Chimera. I'll use Wikipedia, because it's an easy source, but there are numerous other sources roaming about the internet, it's all rather common information. Chimeric Genetics: "Chimeric genes Continue Reading
Okay, so yesterday I provided some insight as to the why I wrote Fishing for Light. And I provided a few pages from the novel with the list of famous targets that Professor Quan wanted specimens. But why? And for what purpose? I used the below quote as one of the satire's inspirations. “Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I believe if we listen to our instincts, a higher power will lead us toward our rightful spot in the universe. I Continue Reading
I love satire, my early author influences were Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, and then television with Monty Python, and then Steve Martin, Dan Aykrod, and even today, I do enjoy Steven Colbert's odd humor. I may not always agree with their politics, but I love to laugh at the absurdity of modern life. I read Fahrenheit 451, and Something Wicked This Way Comes and then in high school, Jailbird. I suspect the first time I realized I was a bit, odd, was in 7th grade, my red-haired buddy Mitch gave Continue Reading
I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, but I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier recently.
~ Monty Python / Ministry of Silly Walks