Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Interview with a psychopath: Part 2

There was a delay in receiving Renwyk’s response today, something to do with the portal having a hiccup, whatever that means. Here’s the post.

Sarah: (I asked again.) Some claim that you want to take over the government?

Renwyk: I will rule the world and after that, I will find a portal into yours to take control of yours as well.

Sarah: (Like that hasn’t been tried before. Not the portal but the ruling stuff.)

Sarah: I have heard there are very powerful rulers in Gil-Lael and other countries in your world. I don’t suppose ruling the world will be easy.

Renwyk: We have a weak government.

Sarah: What about Prince Healden? (Pronounced Hil-don not Heal – den).

Renwyk: He is of no consequence.

Sarah: How can you say that? I have heard he is a great warrior and a friend of the people.

The report came back that he laughed.

Renwyk: I shall simply reach inside his mind and take control and then I will murder everyone he loves before him and lastly I will kill him and display his head on the towers of Talaith.

Sarah: Does that mean that you will start a war?

Renwyk: War is inevitable whenever change is necessary.

Sarah: Isn’t there a way for you to negotiate change?

Renwyk: I may seek to take over your world first. Clearly you must come from a weak and lower class society to believe that true change can come of simple talk.

Sarah: I really wished I could have seen him at this point. So much of the personality and true danger of the psychopath can be observed when asked questions in person.

Next post continues on Friday, July 16, 2010.


Marian Allen said...

Love the interview with a character! Ima snag this idea myself. :D

Your guy sounds really really scary! A book is only as good as its threat is real, and he sounds very threatening! My money is on Prince Healden, though.

Patricia Stoltey said...

One of the things I really like about this interview are Sarah's side comments. You use them sparingly and with humor, so they add a very human element to the interview.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the quest for world domination. It’s nothing new. Alexander the Great wanted it, and he came pretty close to accomplishing his objective. So did Rome. Genghis Khan had the same vision. Napoleon had it, too. So did Hitler. Look at the age of imperialism and colonialism, Chase. The British once boasted the sun never set on their empire. The United States is no different. Don't forget about Pinky and the Brain. The list goes on and on.

Stephen Tremp

The Yard Bard said...

*whines* I don't wanna wait for Friday! *pouty face*

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I think the most intriguing villain is one who you really want to meet but are scared to death of.


Anonymous said...

Quite a creative approach to interview one of your characters. Well done.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Sylvia.

When I contemplated an interview I had several choices. It seemed to me that creating Sarah Cummings would be the most fun. I'm glad so many of you enjoyed this.


Monti said...

Interesting way to gain a following for your blog. I like the idea of breaking a character interview into parts, and I like Sarah Cummings.


N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Monti.