"This Video Thing"

Rather than make another blog post, I chose to put together a little video for some of the questions I was asked about Gingerune in A Literary Enlightenment.  One starts out by making a blushing apology: I have only an iPhone with which to make any recordings, and we know how well those turn out; also I jiggle a bit.  I hope you won't get motion sickness.  But so long as you are assured that I don't imagine this offering to be the cat's meow, I hope you won't mind its lack of quality too much.

8 ripostes:

  1. Oh, such fun! Technically, I'm supposed to be doing algebra at the moment, but what is algebra to a vlog from Jenny? It was a treat to hear your answers through this medium, and a bit more like conversing in person would be, I imagine. Thank you for answering a few of my questions! (And my apologies for the confusion between Bree and myself; you should hear how our dance teacher mixes up our names :P). Gingerune is growing a little warmer in my mind, a bit more familiar with the passage of time. Though I do not know the full premise of the story — you've only let loose a few snatches, not full revelations — it seems to me at once breathtaking, terrifying, and more than anything else, fascinating. I'm looking forward to learning more about this story in your future Q&A posts!

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  2. First of all yes please do more videos and a video snippets would be squeal worthy. Thank you for posting this, reading your posts has been wonderful but you've always seemed so much like this writing goddess and now I know what you sound like and the way you talk without editing and you seem so much more real. You have lovely eyes by the way. please don't call them boring anymore.

    It must be odd writing a main character so much older than yourself. I've never tired it. My Eric is only a year older than me though he is a grown up in his culture. I wonder if I would be considered immature if I were part of their world? I'll never know I guess since they become so much like me when they step out of character. We're freinds and everything and have adventures and I even visit Selkin, but the story is something I can't penetrate into, I can watch and I can feel and I can work with it but be a part of it, live in it as anything other than the most interested and unseen of spectators I can never do.

    Now I feel a bit sad. Oh well thanks for doing this Jenny, it was great to watch.

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  3. It's official: I'm doing a read-aloud edition of Snippets. If only because I want to hear more of your dear, sweet voice. ^.^

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  4. Oh no, what have I done! This is what I get for opening my big mouth. So this is what my foot tastes like... XD All right, I'll do a recording of myself reading snippets. I'll do an almighty hash of it because I'm a terrible reader-aloud. But I'm so glad you enjoyed this, darlings. Yes, it is unedited and now you know that I am mighty in letter but meek in speech. :)

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  5. How jolly smart of you, Jenny - I love this idea!
    This was a nice bit more like a conversation which, while the written word will always be more rich, was rather lovely and personable. More videos, I say!

    -B.H.

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  6. Next time I'll trying doing this in a room which isn't so green and yellow. :P

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  7. That was great, Jenny! Love the idea of a vlog...makes things more 'personal' and realistic :) Your novels really sound extra interesting when hearing it from you like this in 'real' life :) I like to know people in real life. So, it'd be nice to have more of them :) thanks for sharing!

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  8. Well, here I am - at last! Elizabeth gave up her Algebra and I gave up my Biology in pursuit of your very interesting 'video thing' (I chuckled at the title), Jenny, so obviously, your vlog seems to have had a very negative effect in the formal educational sphere ;). *squeals*, but spoons and fiddlesticks, how I enjoyed this video!! It is so sweet and interesting to hear you speak about your writing and books and characters in 'real' life. So much more personal, I think :P Gingerune grows in our minds more keenly with interest and fascination, I will concur. I know Sarah has been piqued by your prehistoric setting - of course ^_^.

    And now we must all sigh a petition in agreement that you grace us with another video (the more the merrier!), and definitely a snippet video clip. How fine that will be.

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