So, one of our favourite things to do when we get a new family member is to interview them. (We've done so twice so far - Bree was the first, then Fiona.) Clare isn't technically a member of our family in any legal sense, and she hasn't even promised to stay for the long term, but for now she feels like a surrogate sister. We wanted to interview her, and after days of pleading and bugging her, she finally agreed.
Clare said each of us could ask her a question, and she'd answer it for the blog. After a little more begging, she said she'd answer questions from readers, too! So if there's anything you're dying to know about Clare, leave a comment, and she says she'll answer... as long as she's not revealing anything "too dangerous." Whatever that means.
So here's the interview...
Kirsten: So, what's it like to be a vampire?
Clare: Um... that's pretty open-ended, isn't it? What's it like not to be a vampire? I guess I would say... there are things that are fun, like being strong and fast. There are things that take some getting used to, like drinking blood. And there are things that are worse than being a human. Daytime is really boring. Plus, you know, people try to kill you a lot.
Molly: Do you kill people?
Clare: No. I eat animals. I felt bad about that at first because I like animals - but it's not like I was a vegan before, anyway. Here in the city, I mainly eat rats.
Bree: Were you always a vampire?
[Silence; it becomes clear that's all the answer Bree will get for now]
Fiona: Do you have any special abilities, for example reading minds, or turning into a bat or mist?
Clare: Not that I've noticed. I'm pretty sure I'd be aware of that. It would be really handy if I could.
Kaya: So, when you watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer with us, is that like a slasher film to you?
Clare: *laughs* I never really thought about it that way. It's just fiction. I don't take it that seriously.
Felicity: Do you remember before you were a vampire?
Clare: Sure, it was only a year ago. I'm not some kind of immortal ancient or anything.
Evelyn: Will you ever die?
Clare: *laughs again* At the rate I'm going, your dog will probably outlive me. Theoretically, though, I won't die of disease or old age, but I could be killed.
Josefina: Is your family still alive?
Clare: Yes, some of them.
Josefina: Then why don't you live with them?
Clare: Most people aren't as eager as you girls to have a vampire in the house.
Charissa: Are you staying here?
Clare: *looks uncomfortable* I doubt it. I wish I could.
Kirsten: Sure you can! And you should!
Clare: We'll see.
Now... it's time for reader questions, if there are any. What do you have a burning desire to ask Clare?
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