Monday, August 15, 2011

Character Interview - Dagon from Misfit

A huge welcome to Dagon from Misfit by Jon Skovron. Despite his gruesome appearance, Dagon quickly became my favorite character. Because who doesn't love an uncle who can teach you to wield your newly found powers and bake a mean loaf of bread?

1. What 5 words would use to describe yourself?

Handsome, charming, elegant, witty, and a genius in the kitchen. Just kidding. More like big, smelly and creepy-looking. But I really am a genius in the kitchen. I'm also a lot more gentle than I look.

2. If they made a movie of your life story, who would they cast to play you?

That would be a long movie... Uh, George Clooney for the first half. And...a hell of a lot of CGI for the rest.

3. How would you describe your niece, Jael?

She's painfully stubborn like her father and highly temperamental like her mother. On the up side, she's also unwaveringly loyal like her father and deeply empathetic like her mother. But she's more than just the sum of her father and mother. She sees to the heart of things more clearly than anyone else I've ever met. And I've met a lot of people. In the end, that will be her salvation. Or her destruction. Jury's still out on which.

4. Currently, you don’t really have a high-profile job, although I am quite fond of baking in general. If you could choose any job, what line of work would you go into?

I really liked godding. All the worship, the free place to stay, the free booze...just show up, say something inspirational, make a few miracles, and they loved you. Great gig. But I don't think that would fly these days.

You know, maybe I could be a spokesperson for Greenpeace or some environmental group. My catch phrase could be "Recycle or I'll carve out your pancreas." Something catchy like that.

5. What is one piece of advice you would give to other halfbreeds who might be reading this?

They're afraid of you because they don't understand you. That fear makes them lash out in anger, because nobody likes to be afraid. You've got a choice. You can hate them for their fear. Or you can pity them for it.

A little more about Misfit:
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.

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