I will probably be taking some heat after writing this but this is something i’ve always thought about, so here goes.
I’ll start by saying that I now sorta get character interviews. I wasn’t a big fan in the beginning, i’m still not a big fan…actually the first time I read one, this was me:
I read a few more trying to figure out what about them excites bloggers and readers so much and while I eventually understood their appeal, I keep coming back to the same question; why not just interview the author and ask everything you want to know about that character? Especially since the author will be the one to ‘slip’ into that character anyway. But well, to each his own.
Then something weirder happened; character social accounts started appearing, mostly on twitter. I’m already unhealthily obsessing over some fictional men, isn’t it taking it a bit far pretending they’re real?! And believe me, i’ve seen a few of these.
Ok picture this (just an example not something i’ve seen), you go to twitter and find a Christian Grey twitter account. And ‘he’ tweets, “Had so much fun with Ana yesterday at my parents, I even played the piano and sang again!” Then someone retweets adding, “awww! so happy Christian and Ana are still together!”
Yeah……..I don’t even know what to say to that. But again, character interviews and character social pages are becoming increasingly popular. I’m I alone in thinking its a tad much, especially the latter? Why, pray tell, are people so keen on them?
*Disclaimer: The above GIFs are thanks to my favorite Tumblr site.