Hello, readers! Today we're going to interview our new sister, Bree. Each of us are going to ask her one question. (Well, that was the plan, it didn't turn out quite like that.) Once we're done, hopefully you'll know her a little better.
So, on to the interview!
Kirsten: Hello to our new sister. What's your name?
Bree: You're seriously going to waste your question on that? Bree.
Kirsten: That one doesn't count. Okay, here's a better one: Why are you named Bree?
Bree: Yeah, that one is better. I'm named Bree because my parents were in a phase of being obsessed with Lord of the Rings when my mom was pregnant. I was actually moments from being named Pippin on my birth certificate when wiser heads prevailed. Bree, as well as being a village in the fictional world of Middle Earth, is an anglicized version of the Irish name Brigh. I think my parents didn't know that at the time, but I'm actually glad. Anyone who can read can pronounce Bree. I would rather not go through life being called "brig" all the time.
Felicity: My turn now. Have you chosen your future career yet?
Bree: Um... no... actually. I'd like to make a really amazing film, or write a really amazing book. I've thought about studying psychology or becoming a librarian. Maybe I'll just do a little bit of everything.
Kaya: What are your favourite book, movie, and television show?
Bree: Wicked for book, Labyrinth for movie. The Princess Bride for both book and movie, also. Buffy, Torchwood, and Doctor Who for TV.
Kaya: Then I've finally found a TV buddy...
Molly: The Princess Bride isn't a book!
Several of the Girls: Yes it is!
Kirsten: It wouldn't kill you to crack a book from time to time, Molly. Then you might know these things.
Felicity: So, moving on...
Josefina: Which countries have you visited, and which to you want to visit?
Bree: I've only been in the United States and Canada. I'd love to travel, though. I'd like to see India. I've heard it's beautiful there, and the culture is fascinating. I'd also like to see Paris and Madrid.
Charissa: Blakeney says we need to go to Italy within the next ten years.
Bree: Why Italy, and why the ten-year timeframe?
Charissa: Because she read an article about how a lot of Italian art and architecture treasures could be lost within ten years. Like Pompeii could be totally gone!
Bree: How are we going to break it to her that we're almost two thousand years too late to save Pompeii?
Josefina: *laughs* Not the actual village itself! The archaeological site is deteriorating because it isn't being preserved.
Bree: Oh. Okay, sure, Italy. As long as Blakeney is paying, I'll go.
Molly: Next question. Would you rather freeze to death or be burned alive?
Bree: What? Do you ask everyone that, or should I be watching my back?
Felicity: She pretty much asks everyone that.
Bree: Okay, um... freeze to death, I guess. It's less dramatic, but it sounds more peaceful.
Kirsten: When we were kids, we read an article in a magazine about kids who froze to death in a blizzard in the 1800's. It was like they were going to sleep.
Bree: Huh? What kind of children's magazine would publish a story like that?
Felicity: That would be the American Girl Magazine, actually.
Bree: Wow, you people had a strange childhood...
Charissa: My turn now! What do you think will be the best part and the hardest part of being in our family?
Bree: I think the best part will be us all sticking up for each other. Well, I'll stick up for you, and then you'll feel morally obligated to stick up for me back, in theory. The hardest part... only having one bathroom, I guess?
Evelyn: Who do you like better, Superman or Batman?
Bree: Neither. I like the X-Men. They seem to have more fun. Okay, now I get to ask a question. What do you think is the most crucial thing I need to do to fit into your family?
Kirsten: You have to be able to use Simon & Garfunkel lyrics in casual conversation. How about it?
Bree: Well, I'd rather be a spider than a snail...
Kirsten: Alright, you're in! No, seriously, the most important thing is that we're all totally loyal to each other, even when we argue. Is that cool?
And that concludes our interview. :-)
Look for more postings with our new sister Pippin (My name isn't Pippin! ~B) on our blog in the future!
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