Monday, May 23, 2011

Ask Us Anything!

It's a hectic week over at The Pie, this might have everything to do with revision deadlines and convention recoveries*. This in mind, we're turning the blog over to you!

Say wha?
For reals. Ask Miranda or Alicia any question that comes to mind. We'll answer.

More complicated questions will take longer for us to answer, but we still will. You can ask as many as you want as well. One caveat: since this is an all ages blog, please don't ask anything intended for readers over the age of 18. Little Phantasma lurks here too, you know.

* And nothing with the failed rapture.
___________ hit of the dayRevenge is a Vulture by 3 Inches of Blood


  1. Aw man, I was TOTALLY planning on asking about the Rapture! :D I'm going to have to come back to you guys :)

  2. Oh my! Did I agree to this? My mind is addled from the weekend :D Okay... I'm in! Ask away, folks!

  3. Well I'll ask the obvious question: What's your favorite kind of pie?! ;)

  4. Miranda says, "The kind that has blog mixed in!"

    Okay, really though... I LOVE blackberry pie. It is more difficult to find in the store, so I do also love a good peach pie.

  5. Miranda - What was your favorite part of ACen?

    Alicia - How many full stories/books have you written?

    Both - What type of animal was your first pet and what was his/her name?

  6. I only went for 12 hours, so I didn't really do much during the day other than spend three and a half hours in line, and then spent three hours wandering the vendor halls with Mary. The latter was very enjoyable! But I have to say I had a really great time being snuck into the Soap Bubble thing, thus avoiding another three hour line, and hanging out with my friend and former Graverobber, Ian!

    My first pet was a Pekinese name Winnie or Winny... I'm not sure how we spelled it.

  7. Hmm, what to ask, what to ask...okay: what one book would you both recommend that every writer should read? :)

  8. Alicia- how did you get such unique/sophisticated taste in music? Have you ever gotten a story idea from a song?

    Both-What made you two want to have a blog together? (Sorry if you've already talked about this before)

  9. haha, you can tell it's my day off from work and that I have no life to speak of because I'm answering all of these today!

    Pam-- I don't know about which book every writer should read. I don't really classify myself as a "writer," per se. I guess I'm sort of the non-fiction writing half of this team! But as far as what book should everyone read, I'm completely biased and I'm just going to say my favorite novel of all time. The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker. As a caveat to that, though, I suppose I should point out that probably not everyone will enjoy this book's story or content. But as far as imagery and the way Barker writes... it's amazing. Hellbound Heart is most definitely rated R, if not NC-17... so for a more friendly read by him (because all of his writing is wonderful), I recommend the Abarat series, which is a young adult series, and obviously is less likely to offend readers. Be warned, it still has a lot of dark imagery, so may require some explanations to younger readers. Also, another more "kid friendly" Barker novel is The Thief of Always! You'll find Abarat in the kid's section, but Thief is usually in the adult horror section... not sure why, as it is considered a young adult story.

    Marquita-- Slice of the Blog Pie has always really been Alicia's! I'm sort of just a squatter. My 'Zombie Thursday' entries actually began as a joke. Alicia posted an entry that was a letter to her blog saying she though they should reserve one subject to talk about every week, like on a Thursday. Being the cheeky gal that I am, I made an anonymous comment with the name 'Blog' and suggested that every Thursday she should talk about zombies! And you can guess the rest... I have my own blog, but never write in it because I don't really have anything interesting to say. Fortunately, Alicia seems to trust me enough to hijack every Thursday or any other day I see fit! Over the last year and half we've had contests, and joint entry blog fest things, a spooky-themed month of October, and who knows what else in the future.

  10. so, two trains are traveling toward each other. one leaves from new york at 7am averaging 50mph, the other from chicago at 9am averaging 45mph. what is the difference between llamas and alpacas?

  11. Pete-- Ooo! I know this one! Besides the obvious (Llamas have two L's in their name, and alpacas do not), llamas are bigger than alpacas and have been bred to be pack animals. Alpacas on the other hand are bred mainly for their fleece which makes fantastically soft yarn! However, both animals will spit at you when frightened or upset, so best to keep your distance.

  12. You want to hire a temporary employee for one month. You offer him reasonable wages, but the employee suggests an alternative. For the first day of work, he will be paid a penny. For the second day, two pennies. For the third day, four pennies. The salary for each subsequent day will be double the previous day's, until the one month term is over. Ignoring the legalities of such a situation, would it be a good idea to accept the potential employee's proposal?

  13. Only if the potential employee is me! After one month I'd be set for like three years :D Fun math problem!! After day 22, I'd already have more than I make in a year. Holla!


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