Tuesday, May 31, 2011
What Comes After Tour
Character Interview Questions for Littleberry
1.How did you find your personality best described?
I kind of guess maybe that place in Iris’s book where she talks about me coming up on my Vespa when Drunk Dennis and Donnie were hassling her that day after school, and I just kind of interrupted and started talking to them about stuff and said hey, did they mind, I had to talk to Iris about something, and it kind of defused everything, or at least that’s what we thought, and they went away. So that’s kind of how I am. But also, later, after they followed us out to the farm and did all that stuff they did—you know, I got into it with Dennis back at school and kind of got my ass kicked, but I didn’t care, I’d fight him again if I had to, to help Iris and all. And you can’t let guys like that get away with the mean stuff they do, I guess. Also, finally, I totally love it that Iris thinks I’m a good kisser.
2.As Iris's friend how did you feel about everything she was going through?
God, I feel terrible. I mean, nobody should ever get treated like that. Nobody. There’s so much hard stuff in the world, like what happened to my dad, too, but I remember when we were all little kids, like the highest compliment you could ever say about anybody, and the most important thing, was that they were nice. And I guess I still feel that way, that a lot of situations, it just comes down to were you nice or not. And if you weren’t nice, then why would I want to be around the likes of you? But also, I like to think there’s karma and all, and so maybe I was supposed to come into Iris’s life to be nice to her to kind of help balance out all that terrible stuff with her aunt and her cousin, and losing her dad. I bet that’s also why she’s getting to keep the goats!
3.Between your own problems and all that Iris was going through how did you remain so helpful to her
I guess my mom has enough to worry about, taking care of my dad, that I don’t ever want to be a problem for her or anything. That’s why I might have intercepted the note from the school about my getting suspended for getting in that fight with Dennis—so mom wouldn’t have to worry about it. And Iris, she’s so cool—she’s not like any girl I ever knew—so, like, who wouldn’t want to be around her and help her with stuff if they got the chance? Plus I totally loved being the goat cheese guy at the farmer’s market. Some people I see around town now—people that only know me from the farmer’s market—they even call me that sometimes: the Goat Cheese Guy.
4.What was your favorite situation explained to us readers?
Are you kidding me? When Iris let me kiss her on Christmas day, of course. But now that you ask me that, there’s so many situations that were my favorites, and I guess they were all with Iris—like that night at the mall parking lot when she was hitting those baseballs and softballs, and when we had to escape the mall cop on my Vespa, and I took her home and her crazy aunt came out with that gun, and the first time Iris invited me out to the farm and the goats butted me down, and her taking me on those goat walks to the Devil’s Stomping Ground, and of course the farmer’s market. I hated, hated, hated what happened when Dennis and Donnie came out to the farm that time. But it was pretty cool that day me and Iris were out there and Tyreek and Tiny and Shirelle came out with Dennis and Donnie to straighten things out, and Tyreek called them “Thing One and Thing Two” and made them shovel the goat poop into their car. But favorite? Yeah, had to be the kissing.
5.Is Littleberry your real name or did it become a nickname of sorts growing up?