In order to bring you more from the land of urban fantasy, I’m launching a new weekly column from an urban fantasy lover from the land Down Under: Tez Miller! Give her a warm, friendly welcome, everyone!
TEZ MILLER: Vital Stats
Lindsay’s great; she updates you with urban fantasy news. I could become the gossip queen, but unfortunately UF authors aren’t debauch enough in front of the camera. Off-camera, however…
But back to basics – here’s a questionnaire:
Name: Tez (may also be known as Eejit).
Decade of origin: 1980s.
Residence: Australia, aka Down Under, aka Hell (depends who you ask).
Nearest city: Melbourne, the same place that brought you Keri Arthur.
Time zone: Think it’s GMT +10. I tend to think of where I live as the present, everything west as the past, and everything east as the future. Why aren’t there more futuristic tales set in NZ?
Pets: A cat. Though not a werecat, Manny has been photographed with cover flats from Rachel Vincent, Jeaniene Frost and Mark Henry. When my camera gets fixed, I’ll photograph more.
Now for generalised opinions:
Werewolves: Require anger management.
Witches: Need to learn to live without magic.
Ghosts: Hung up.
And digging deeper:
Ideal protag: Goes one-on-one with the antag. Doesn’t rely on magic or supernatural abilities to overcome obstacles.
Genre whore: No; I read UF books but tend to avoid paranormal TV and films.
TV god: Seth MacFarlane. His works don’t count as paranormal per se, but Death is an important character in Family Guy. (Your typical UF reader probably would’ve said Joss Whedon. But I am not typical.)
I leave you with a discussion:
If zombies ate brains and you were a zombie, what kind of brain would you want to eat? Barely used, in overdrive, with a tumour? And what part would you eat? Frontal lobe, occipital, the others? (Sorry, can’t remember enough of twelfth-grade psychology.) Cerebral cortex? Hypothalamus? What benefits could you gain from eating a brain? Anyone in particular whose mind you want to marinate, munch?
Have a lovely day! 🙂