Character Interview #4 - Jacob “Jake” Caleb Russell
|Jake Russell - Starcrafter and one of four rules of Talora|
Welcome back for my FOURTH interview with another one of my male main characters, Jake!
Me - Hello, Jake. We’re all very happy to have you here today
Jacob Russell - Is this going to take long?
Me - Uh… I don’t know. It could if you’re difficult. You’re not going to be difficult are you?
JR - I don’t really want to be here. The only reason I am here instead of trying to save my people is because Alicia and Hannah convinced me that it might be good to help me cool down. I can’t make any promises. I’ll answer your questions, then I’m gone.
Me - Fine then. First question: How old are you?
JR - That’s a dumb question.
Me - Just answer it.
JR - Fine. I’m eighteen going on nineteen. Happy?
Me - Very. What is one word you would use to describe yourself?
JR - I’m a doer. I like to take action and worry about the consequences later.
Me - Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes it’s bad.
JR - Well, that’s me.
Me - How was your life affected when you stumbled into Paragon?
JR - It was affected mostly positively, but it took me a while to open up. At first, I thought that it was all a freak show; I’d even suggested that it was a medieval reenactment or movie set, but it’s kind of hard to deny that something exists when it’s staring you down and holding a sword to your throat.
Me - Haha, that does make it hard. What was your emotional and mental and even physical (I guess) reaction to finding out that you have these… powers and that you aren’t a human, but a Starcrafter, an ancient race.
JR - I was confused.
Me - Please, explain further.
JR - Well, you know how in movies the people that are different think of themselves as freaks and they want nothing more than to be normal?
Me - Yes.
JR - Well, I didn’t know if I wanted the powers at first, but then I realized that they are what define who I am. I AM a Starcrafter. That’s what I was meant to be.
Me - Interesting. How do you think Trand - God - changed your life?
JR - At one point, He faced me with a choice. I can either jump - take a leap of faith - or I can walk away and be who I wanted.
Me - What did you choose?
JR - If I chose to walk away then I doubt I would be here talking with you today. I’d most likely be lost. Really lost.
Me - What is your weakest point?
JR - Uh… I guess it’d be that I feel like I can do things on my own and don’t need anyone’s help.
Me - What’s your strongest point?
JR - That’d have to be that I am a fighter. I don’t take things lying down.
Me - That must be really useful in your battle against Darkness.
JR - *smirks* YOU of all people should know.
Me - I do, but they *juts finger toward audience* don’t.
JR - Whatever. Anything else?
Me - Yes. What do you think would’ve happened if you’d never stumbled upon Paragon?
JR - I’d probably be dead in a ditch somewhere. OD’d on drugs.
Me - Wow. So you and David both, huh?
JR - Yes, but you knew that already.
Me - Shush. Okay, last question: Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
JR - I see myself ruling my people with an iron fist, yet a tender heart. I see myself raising a family with the love of my life.
Me - And who might that be?
JR - Sorry, I already answered the last question. *smirk*
Me - Must you be so disagreeable?
JR - Yes… I must. ;)
Me - Okay, fine. Bye! Maybe we can bring you back here for another interview when the series is done, or maybe when I get a movie deal! ;)
JR - Or not.
Tune in next time for an interview with Nienna.
Feel free to post any questions you may have for Jake in the comments below!