Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along and Scavenger Hunt

Fairy Metal Thunder Read-Along & Scavenger Hunt hosted by In the Closet with a BibliophileReading the ParanormalTina’s Book Reviews and The Unread Reader.

1. In the beginning of chapter 14, poor Jason is having a tough time at work. Its busy, people are rude, there are hot girls talking to him, big lady’s are about to starve, all in all bad work day. So tell us about a time when you had to deal with a pushy customer or rude behavior, did you freak, keep it together, throw a slawburger?

I work in retail. Nuff said. There are always pushy and rude customers. You can’t get by in a retail job if you’re not able to keep your cool. Though I must admit, throwing a slawburger sounds fabulous but it would be more than my job’s worth. In all honesty though, I might perhaps get a little antsy sometimes when the folk I’m working with decide it’s perfectly okay to turn their back on the till and leave the queues to me. Every now and then the customers get a big smile and a, “One sec, I’m just going to go and get somebody to jump on this other till for you guys.” And run off to snark before running back and apologising.

I can think of a few instances that had me have to leave the vicinity of the till to go and cool off and more times than not it was related to who I was working with and not the customers. Though I can remember one customer being entirely grumpy because I had to charge her 5p for a bag, I couldn’t magically scan everything with a simple glance, and I wasn’t aware that she needed a receipt and so she walked off calling me useless.. I really wanted to throw a slawburger at her.. “Hold the slaw?! It’s a freaking slawburger you douchecanoe!!” Generally though. Smile, apologise, and keep your cool.

2. In chapter 16 Jason is getting ready to shoot his rocking music video and perform for a crowd. Have you ever made a rock video, been in a play or anything that shows you doing something with musical talent? Extra points if you want to show us.

I was going to say no, I have no musical talent but actually I was in a performance arts Summer school thing when I was 11. I can’t sing, dance, play an instrument, any of that, but it was a lot of fun. At the end of the week we did a performance. We sung and danced, we did a little acting, mostly singing and dancing though. I don’t have any pictures, however, and I am quite glad for that. OH! How could I forget. I was also in a local youth drama group which was a lot of fun! I’d go there on a Friday night and we’d act and have fun and at the end of it we put on a little play in the village hall. We also had a float on the village carnival. Much fun! Still.. no pictures, sadly.

3. Speaking of videos, the boys have a little chat about Steven Spielberg in chapter 17, what is your favorite Spielberg movie? Can’t think of one…well then tell us about one of your favorite Sci-fi movies.

I’ll have to go with ET because I’m fully under the impression that Mr. Spielberg is overrated but you can’t deny ET.

Note: I just browsed IMBD.. didn’t know he was involved in Gremlins!!

4. At the end of Chapter 17 the guys say bye to Dred who is getting ready to move, did you ever have to start over in a new school or new place when you were in highschool? Was it good, bad…horrible?

Hm. Well our school system’s obviously a bit different but mine was even more so. In the UK, you do 4-11 (upto year 6) in primary school, and then 11-16 in a secondary school (aka high school). That is where compulsory education ends but you can do 16-18 in a secondary school or college for A levels if you choose. My county did things a little different in high school. 11-14 (years 7-9) in one school, and 14-16 (years 10 and 11, the GCSE years) in a separate school. I have no idea why, but the upheaval was definitely a little offputting. I hated my GCSE years so much after being split from my friends but I stayed on there for my A levels and it was actually a lot of fun then.

5. If you had a pet Unicorn what would you name it?

Oh. Dude. You went there.

Meet.. THE HEMSICORN!!

And just for fun: Would you rather be pecked to death by a vulture or eat a Goblins toenails???

Toenails. I don’t quite wish for death at the age of 23!