I’ve decided to revamp the Friday Funnies and re-post the guest posts I’ve written for blog tours and such. I may sneak in a few new ones here and there. Since some of the blogs I originally wrote these for have disappeared I thought it might be a good idea to save and re-share the posts here.
I’m sure if you’re reading this blog, you’re probably familiar with my characters by now, so I’ll save you the chore of reading through my intros. For anyone who stumbles across this who is not familiar, basic info on the characters can be found here, a funnier idea of who they are (in GIFs) can be found here, and a book list/buy links can be found here. All character interviews will be tagged that way so they’re easy to find on the blog.
Now–on with the shenanigans! Shiarra is going to tell you a little bit about what she wants for Christmas. Over to you, Shia!
Shiarra: This one is easy. I want one of those nifty sunglasses that are also MP3 players and spy cameras!
Sara: Really? Those are so cheesy, though.
Shiarra: I know. It’s perfect.
Arnold: I want that Hayao Miyazaki boxed set.
Chaz: Was that English?
Arnold: It’s a DVD boxed set! It comes with Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke…
Royce: Cartoons? Really?
Arnold: It’s anime. They’re not just “cartoons”—it’s art.
Chaz: Uhm. I’m with the vampire on this one.
Arnold: Says the guy who reads DC comics when he’s not trying to be a Schwarzenegger impersonator.
Shiarra: Back in the land of adults . . .
Sara: Don’t worry, sweetie, I’ll get you your DVDs.
Arnold: Yay! And a “This Land” T-shirt.
Sara: Err. Sure.
Shiarra: What do you want, Sara? I need to get started on my shopping.
Sara: Cripes, you really put it off to the last minute there. Get me that Godiva chocolate truffle gift box again, that was amazing. None of that See’s crap, though, that stuff is nasty.
Shiarra: Aw, man. See’s is awesome. And cheap.
Chaz: I need a new set of weights. I broke my last set.
Shiarra: . . . I am not even going to ask how that is possible.
Arnold: The vampire is being very quiet. Should we be worried?
Royce: I don’t see much reason to get involved in this immature banter.
Shiarra: Is the big bad vampire too good for Christmas or what?
Royce: I have seen the passing of too many winter solstice fads to feel a need to participate.
Shiarra: You don’t buy anything? You don’t give your employees a Christmas bonus? What kind of Scrooge are you?!
Royce: I never said I didn’t participate on any level. I’m hardly that heartless.
Arnold: Could’ve fooled us.
Royce: I do give my employees plenty of time off around the holidays, as well as bonuses and gifts. People would hardly want to work with me if that wasn’t the case.
Chaz: I’m surprised anyone wants to work with you to begin with. Are the gifts supposed to make up for 24-7 blood breath?
Shiarra: Oh, ew. I didn’t even think of that. I thought you were going to say something about being forced to work under duress and pain of biting or something.
Royce: Gods. What do you people take me for?
Arnold: An evil, soulless vampire with no morals to speak of.
Shiarra: Except when it’s convenient!
Royce: . . . I must concede your point. However, I still don’t celebrate Christmas, personally. I can see why others get involved, but it holds no interest for me.
Sara: Oh, come on. There must be something you want. Money doesn’t buy everything. Believe me, I know.
Royce: *looks at Shiarra*
Shiarra: AUGH. Okay, that’s it! We’re done!
What about you? What’s on your Christmas wish-list?
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