This interview was originally posted for Friday with Friends on Lila Leigh Hunter’s blog. Go check it out!
Casey: Thanks for stopping by again.
Shawn: No problem.
Ethan: What day is it?
C: I’m surprised Shawn managed to drag you away. You’ve been playing Mass Effect: Andromeda, right?
E: It is epic. I think I’m like 30 hours in already? I dunno.
S: Someone’s using his vacation time.
E: I’m not stupid, alright?
C: Have you started romancing anyone yet?
E: Not yet. I’m thinking of hooking up with Gil. I don’t think I’ve found all the options yet.
C: Who did you romance in the original trilogy?
E: No one, until they finally gave us Kaidan.
S: I feel my brain melting just talking about video games.
C: I guess I’m not asking you what your favorite game is then.
S: Moving on?
C: Fine, here’s one for you, Shawn. Read anything good lately?
S: Actually, I’m reading Beyond Band of Brothers, about Dick Winters and the 101st Airborne.
C: Easy Company. (grins) So, you took my recommendation then.
S: It’s very interesting. I think I’ll read Brotherton’s works next.
C: Ethan, have you been out with the gang for some free-running since the last time I got to tag along?
E: Of course. Are you gonna let us show you some more stuff, or what?
C: My knee says ‘no.’ How about Shawn? I thought he was-
S: I like living, thank you very much.
E: Such a worry wart.
C: What would be your idea of the perfect romantic date?
S: Probably a nice, private booth in an upper-scale restaurant. One of those places with low mood-lighting and candles on the table.
E: That’s easy. A horseback ride by moonlight, and a picnic to stargaze.
C: When are either of you taking me out?
E: (laughs) Sorry, taken.
C: Which House would you belong to in Game of Thrones?
S: “Winter is coming?”
E: It is indeed. And I want a direwolf.
S: Well, my dragons and I will see about that. House Targaryen, in case you couldn’t guess.
E: Which way did the coin flip?
S: Considering I haven’t gone mad yet, I guess the fates gave me the sane side of the coin. Though it’s a near thing between you and Davies.
C: I talked to Sebby just the other day, but haven’t heard from Davies in awhile. How’s he been?
S: A pain in the ass.
C: When isn’t he?
S: See? This is what I’ve been saying.
C: So, since Ethan’s taking his vacation days now, I guess you won’t be going anytime soon, but where would you like to vacation together?
E: I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii.
S: That’d be nice. I want to go to Ireland and Scotland at some point.
C: That’s where your family’s from, if I’m remembering correctly?
S: Mostly Scotch-Irish, yes. Some German on my mom’s side.
C: And Brant’s an English name, right?
E: I’ve got the entire UK in the gene pool. (laughs) Dad’s English with some Irish and Scottish somewhere back in the bloodline. Mom’s Welsh and Italian.
C: Last question, and be honest now. What’s your D&D alignment?
E: Neutral Good, leaning towards Chaotic.
S: What in the hell is D&D?
E: Dungeons and Dragons.
S: Do I look like I’ve played that?
E: He’s Lawful Good.
C: I assume asking about what type of character Shawn would play is pointless then.
E: I think a Paladin would suit him.
S: How do you even know about this game?
E: Sebby and I lived in the nerd dorm, and he was into it. Anyway, I thought about playing with them, and I was planning a Druid character.
C: Good choice. What was Seb’s character?
E: Ranger. An elf too, as I recall.
S: I give up on all of this.
Once again, thank you both for hanging out with me. Always great to see you guys.