~~Interview~~ Stanley Duckshoe

“WAIT WHY IS DEKREEL POSTING ON NOT-SATURDAY WHAT IN THE EVEN”

To answer your question, dear Hunters, I have been on a writing spree lately — to the point where there are now blog posts lined up for every Saturday in August plus one in September. I don’t really want to get too ahead of myself as I feel like that’s kind of impersonal. I want to be able to write posts about the time of year, and what’s going on in my life currently. So my best choice is to squeeze my posts closer together in time so that we have two posts a week. Once I’m not on a spree anymore I’ll go back to just one post a week on Saturdays. πŸ™‚

That being said, let’s get to the point of this post, shall we? πŸ˜€

I enjoyed conducting the last interview so much that I knew I had to do another one. Thus, today I’m pleased to welcome artist, writer and fellow Aetherlighter, Miss Stan Duckshoe of CatClack Studios!!

(Yes, I did mean “Miss”. She’s a gal. πŸ˜‰ )

Let’s get down to business. Just like last time, my words will be boldfaced and Stan’s words will be italicized.

*invites Stan onto a sofa with plenty of pillows*

INKY RAMBLEBEAST: Thank you very much for being here, Stan!!
QUESTION 1 — Why did you decide to blog?

Stan Duckshoe: I first made a blog about nature when I was a lot younger. It was called Nature Celeste or something. I deleted it because I couldn’t keep up. I forgot about blogging for a long time, until I got serious about writing. I found out that a lot of good writers had blogs before they published. The publishers look for people with a fan base, at least a small group of people who would be willing to buy their merchandise. I was super interested, and decided to make my own blog.

IRB: That’s a very smart and practical reason to blog. I support your decision. πŸ™‚
QUESTION 2 — What is your favorite/least favorite thing about your blog?

SD: Ohh, okay, my favorite thing is that people from ALL over can come and read my stuff. Not just America, or my town. My least favorite thing would be the fact that I may get nowhere with it, but I can at least try!

IRB: I get that. πŸ˜€
QUESTION 3 — What inspired you to start writing?

SD: I actually made a blog post about this. I wasn’t able to keep up with drawing. I wanted to make amazing, even life-altering emotional art. I couldn’t do it. I read a lot back then. Then I figured, hey, why can’t I make books, too?

IRB: That’s so awesome. Makes me really want to see your writing. πŸ˜€ Speaking of which,
QUESTION 4 — Tell us a bit about your WIP.

SD: Well, I have MANY WIP’s, but the one I’ve gotten the most progress on is The Rockwood Project. It’s about a vampire named Tyler Dutchess going into a project called Project Rockwood to see if it would be possible for his vampire clan to attack a small city called Rockwood County. He meets a human named Sara Ripley, and instead of eating her, they become friends. They go on an adventure trying to find the cure for vampirism and run from Vallery Vanport and her supporters along the way.

IRB: Intriguing! I can’t say I’ve ever read a vampire book before.
QUESTION 5 — What’s your favorite thing to draw?

SD: Nonserious doodles.

IRB: Same though. X’D
QUESTION 6 — What is one thing you wish to improve about your art?

SD: A. N. A. T. O. M. Y.

IRB: A.M.E.N.
QUESTION 7 — What other activities do you enjoy besides art and writing?

SD: Walking my dogs, exercising, hanging with friends, blogging, goofing off and being an idiot…

IRB: Those all sound great. ^.^
QUESTION 8 — What’s your biggest fandom right now?

SD: Uh. O . O I don’t know… I’m not into that many. I don’t like Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, The Hobbit, DC or Marvel… Maybe The Ever Afters series by Shelby Bach. I’VE READ IT SEVEN TIMES.

IRB: Huh! Haven’t heard of that series before. Sounds good.
QUESTION 9 — What kind of music do you like?

SD: Ohf. OKAY, so, I’m really bad at identifying music. I’ll say ‘It’s pop’ and someone else will say ‘No, it’s classic rock’ and I’ll be like whuh? So, probably The Beatles, Cake, Stevie Wonder, and nonsense along that line. (And Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys. It’s not super clean, though.)

IRB: Hahah, I feel that. Super cool!!
QUESTION 10 — What is one Bible verse/quote that inspires you?

SD: Ahh, I’m only just getting back into reading my Bible. I really need to do it more. But, one thing in the Bible I could read over and over again for hours is Genesis and the beginning of John. SO. INSPIRING. AND GOOD.

IRB: That’s wonderful! I need to read those books again.
Thanks again for allowing me to interview you, Stan! πŸ™‚

If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to go and check out Stan’s blog at CatClack Studios. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and she’s an adept writer and artist. Go show her some love and support!!

I hope you enjoyed the interview. There will undoubtedly be more in the future. πŸ™‚

~~ Dekreel

(title photo by Tabitha Mort from Pexels)

4 thoughts on “~~Interview~~ Stanley Duckshoe”

  1. Someone else who feels the same way! I hate planning posts ahead because it feels soooo…. non genuine. And yet on the other hand, if I don’t plan ahead, how am I going to stay on schedule? πŸ˜›
    Ah yes. Anatomy in drawing… It’s such a struggle. *sighs*
    And why is this comment feeling so pessimistic?? XD
    I loved the interview! Interviews are fun. I’m curious… do you plan your questions ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants, or a mix of both?

    1. Right. Yes, exactly! I have yet to figure out the ratio of planning ahead and writing in the moment. Right now I’m on the far former side of the spectrum. πŸ˜›
      No worries, I didn’t pick up on the pessimism. πŸ˜‰ Thanks! They really are fun.
      I’ve been concocting a list of general questions to ask in an interview, putting them in categories depending on who I’m interviewing. I have a category for writers, artists, ice-breaker/get-to-know-you questions and blogging in general. So when I decide to interview someone I pick out questions for them based on their blog and their skills. If they aren’t writers or artists I just make a new category with new questions.
      I didn’t have to take that long to explain all that. 😝 rammmbliiiing. . .

  2. Ahahah! I see it has been posted! It was really fun doing the interview, and I hope I can get MY interview up soon, haha!

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