Thursday, June 28, 2012

Character Interview #4 - Jacob "Jake" Caleb Russell

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!

God bless,


  1. Hello, Jake! Nice to meet you. Thanks so much for taking time out of saving your people to talk to us. : )
    Brian, I'm waiting eagerly to meet Nienna!

    1. Jake: Hey, Mary! You're welcome! Don't tell the others this, but... I actually (kind of) enjoyed it. It helped take my mind off of things.
      Hannah: I heard that, Jake! :P
      Brian: I am glad you are eager! I'm sure she's excited too.

  2. Hey Jake! Becki's gone for the day, so I'm reading all her things and filling her in later.

    Isn't it sad that we're only interesting enough to write books about if we have a "troubled" past? You'd think they'd be able to bother someone who really WANTS to be in a book. I mean, come on! We have no interest in being bothered by people who only want to use us. At least, I don't. Maybe you're different, but somehow I doubt it.

    Oh, Becki wants to know how you found out you have powers.

    It was nice meeting you. See ya 'round.

    -Ryan Berrings

    1. Jake: Hey, Ryan! Yes, I find that very sad. Are we not interesting if we come from good Christian homes or something? Come on! :P No interest, whatsoever. But, I do suppose that some of the things that've happened to me are good things and in fulfillment of my destiny, but I really don't enjoy being pulled away from my duties to do an... interview. Good grief! I'm a RULER! I have responsibilities to my people!

      Brian: Stop whining.

      Jake: *eyeroll* Anyway it's nice meeting someone who knows how I feel. See ya!

    2. Me again. I guess not everything that's happened to me is bad. I mean, I've learned a lot, and maybe someday I'll find out why I got the short end of the stick.

      Can't identify with you on the "ruler" thing, though. I've been a farm kid on the run for the past five years. Good luck with that. I should probably be getting back to my own work, anyway. See ya, guys.

      -Ryan Berrings