Today, I have a really fun interview for you. Ms. Jana Oliver has been kind enough to lend her characters Beck and Riley so that they can answer a few questions.
The twist? They'll be answering questions about each other! I'm just so in love with this interview and the answers, I can't even tell you. Get ready to get to know these two characters a whole lot better by the end of the is post!
So just to make sure you get it, I'll be asking easy type questions and Beck will be answering what he thinks Riley would choose and Riley will be answering for Beck. Let the games begin!
1) Summer, winter, fall or spring?
Riley: I’m guessing Beck would say fall. Guys like autumn, right? I mean there’s football and all that. ::winces:: Does that sound sexist?
Beck: Spring. It’s got all those flowers and things so I figure she’d like that.
2) Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry?
Riley: No way on the chocolate. He hates it. I’m thinking he’ll go for vanilla. He’s kind of plain, you know? Strawberry would be really radical for Beck.
Beck: Chocolate. She loves the stuff. I just don’t get it.
3) Dog or cat?
Riley: You know, I’m not sure. He seemed okay with my neighbor’s cat, but who knows? No, I think he’d like a dog better. They’re loyal and don’t think they’re smarter than you are. A cat would just give Beck a hard time.
Beck: Cat. She’s got a thing for them.
4) Recorded or live?
Riley: Beck has this thing for CD’s so I’m guessing recorded.
Beck: I’m not sure. She’s been to some concerts so I’m goin’ to guess live.
5) Black, white or grey?
Riley: Beck’s got a lot of grey to him. I think I’ve figured him out and then he changes on me.
Beck: She’s grey. There’s not black and white with that girl. No way.
6) Sunrise or sunset?
Riley: He seems like a sunset kinda guy. You know, the “thank God I’ve lived through another day” kind.
Beck: I’m bettin’ she likes the sunrise. Promise of a new day and all that nonsense.
7) Pen or pencil?
Riley: Pencil and I can’t tell you why or he’ll get mad at me
Beck: Riley would use a pen. Once it’s on paper, it’s there for life.
8) Read minds or fly?
Riley: He just goes with his gut and most of the time he’s right. How does he do that?
Beck: She reads minds. I swear it.
9) Coffee or hot chocolate?
Riley: He drinks coffee like it was actually good. Remember I said he hates chocolate?
Beck: I’ve never seen her drink coffee. It’s always that disgustin’ hot chocolate.
10) Being alone or being stuck with someone you hate?
Riley: Ouch, that’s a little bit close to home, isn’t it? Beck would rather be alone. He’s got LONER stamped on his forehead and the letters glow in the dark.
Beck: Alone. She’s a lot like me in that. When things are buggin’ her she heads off on her own to work things out in her head.
11) Book smart or street smart?
Riley: Beck is totally street smart. I wish I could be like that sometimes
Beck: She’s book smart. Man, I wish I was.
12) Love, money or fame?
Riley: Beck’s not into fame. In fact, if someone offered to make him famous he’d run the other way. Money is important to him, but I’m not sure if it’s that big of a thing. He’s happy with the simple stuff so I think that maybe deep down he’d pick love.
Beck: Fame? She doesn’t want that, not with all the crap she’s had to put up with the Guild. I think if she had to choose, she’d go for love.
13) Now or then?
Riley: Beck is way more patient than I am so he’s a “then” kind of dude.
Beck: Riley is a “now” kind of girl. Once she decides she wants something, nothin’ is gonna stand in her way.
14) All or nothing?
Riley: Beck wants it all. I respect that.
Beck: She’s totally “all”. “Nothin’” isn’t her kind of thing.
15) What would the other look for in a relationship?
Riley: Someone who would treat him with respect, who wouldn’t cheat on him. Who would be there during the good and the bad. I don’t think he’s found a girl like that yet.
Beck: Riley needs someone who can keep up with her, who understands just how amazin’ she is and doesn’t try to put her down. Not speakin’ ill of her old boyfriends, but they sucked at that.
16) What is the other's biggest fear?
Riley: That someone might see behind all those defensive walls he’s built. See what he’s really like. That scares him big time.
Beck: Riley is worried about not bein’ taken seriously. But I don’t think that’s her biggest fear. I think it’s that she might never find real love. ::shrugs:: Guess we’re all like that.
17) What one quality do you admire about the other?
Riley: He’s totally fearless, even when he can’t possibly win. He throws himself into situations that scare me to death. I know that no matter if we’re not getting along, he’s got my back. That’s awesome, you know?
Beck: She never backs down. Sometimes it would be smarter if she did, but Riley isn’t built that way. You diss her and yer in big trouble. Ya tell her not to do somethin’ and yer wastin’ yer breath. She’s fierce and I respect that.
Didn't you just love that? Seriously, we got some incredible insight into what these characters think about each other and a little bit about what they think about themselves. Thanks so much to Jana Oliver for taking the time to lend out her characters and agreeing to do this interview.
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