Confusion Interview

About a year ago, Justine and I were guests of honor at High Voltage Confusion, a yearly convention in Detroit. As we blogged here and here, we had an incredible time and met lots of lovely people.

Our introduction to the local folks was via a long interview with blogmeister John Scalzi, best known for his crankiness at the Whatever. He asked us the usual stuff about ourselves and our work, but then we branched into a far-ranging discussion of YA. I listened to the interview recently, and it was one of those, “Huh, I was pretty smart that day” things.

It really sums up my thinking about our field, and Justine is also on song. So if you’ve got a spare, um, close to an hour(!) forty-five minutes, take a listen.

After you click here, you have to scroll down to “Teh Awesome Duo—Revealed!”

And if listening to me and Justine pontificate for that long is too much, there’s always . . . hoverboards!

164 thoughts on “Confusion Interview

  1. Oh! Well i would be HONORED to be the over-rule-those-nasty-school-days Dictator but i cannot accept. Doing this would cause me to loose my head (or just end up in juvenile detention. one or the two.) I’m sorry to let you down.

    If i had a boyfriend, i wonder if he would think my Twilight shrine was cute…

    I also do not like scary stuff. Its scary (oddly enough).

  2. Trish-la: It totally was bubbly! And that one is accually my third favorite! My first is A Little Priest and my 2nd is Johanna.

    Audrey-Sensei: I don’t like Serena and Dan either. I don’t really like Dan period. Serena is too good for Dan and the parents just make things worse. But I do like Serena’s mom and Rufus. I feel bad for Chuck. 🙁 It ust be hard for his dad to die. I’m not that close to my dad, but still I imagine his pain. 😥

    Tally&Zane: HOW COULD YOU LET AN ELMO DOLL GET RUINED! I treasure mine!

  3. That was an awesome interview. I put it on my i pod and listened to it on the way to school and back. I related to so much of it, too! I like when you talked about comic-con, cause I’ve been there! 🙂 It was also funny when you guys were talking about winter and how she said if it’s under 50 degrees people would be, like dying. It sounding a lot like my older sister, who can’t stand it being under 60, because we live in Arizona. xD Anyway, thanks for letting us listen to it, I really enjoyed it! ^^

  4. Wow, hoverboards are nothing like I thought they would be. Reminds me of an old science project I did. Lol I’d never be able to choose teams, no matter the book.

  5. On the subject of Uglies tech, this thing I saw online the other day is *just like* the charging station Uglies hoverboards use to charge! Seriously! Well, similar by how I pictured the charging station. xD

  6. My friend from school back in 5th grade made a hoverboard similar to those for science fair. (1999) Because he was only a fifth grader he had help with the cutting and building and it had a separate power source so you couldn’t move freely, you had to stay in one place. It was fun.

  7. OMG!! ONE STEP CLOSER!!! grrrrrr. someone needs to show me how to make one so i can try…. all i need is the WII GAME to practice, then the actual one to try =[ come on SCOTT-LA… lets get on with the game already!!!!

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