This month of Steampunkery wouldn't be complete without a Mad Scientist to assist with the concoctions. So I found a Mad Scientist, who is really a quite lovely young lady. We'll see how 'Mad' she really is as the month goes on because she'll be making many appearances this month.
I thought getting to know her a bit might be in order. *note: the images are ones I found online and are not Mad Scientist or anyone we know*
Candace:Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Mad Scientist ~ I am a sassy little thing. I mean quite literally little, I measure at the low height of 5'1". Currently I am working on wrapping up a degree in Biological Sciences and Humanities. *whew* It has been the most exhausting semester ever!
~ Presently, I am a 28 year old single mother of three boys who are either a blast or a handful! The being smart in a science field sends red flags to many suitable fellows. However, I find that to be a positive because this way I am focused on the things that really matter... my literary fictional boyfriends. *swoon*
Candace:What are some of your favorite things to do?
Mad Scientist ~ As of late, I have a fondness for reading, blogging, scrapbooking, and all things that are yummy!
~ My lifetime hobby, now shared with my boys is traveling. I am a firm believer that you can learn more by a good travel then you can sitting in a stuffy room on a hard chair chaffing your derrière.
Candace:Do you have a favorite book that you love to reread over and over?
Mad Scientist ~ That is a tough one. I used to love reading when I was young... *ahem* younger but I fell out of love at some point. I found the Twilight series *gasps* I know. However much I want to knock that series it did bring me back to reading. Since that December in 2008, I have been increasing my books read, bought, and the TBR list like none other! My point is that I have just recently started reading again and do not have any book that has been dubbed favorite book ever.
~ But I have read and loved these books twice this year: Soulless by Gail Carriger, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
~ Two authors dubbed as my favorites since I started reading again is Gail Carriger and Sherrilyn Kenyon
Candace: Why do you love Steampunk? What is it that draws you to it?
~ I love Steampunk because you cannot define it. It also holds many many elements that are just too fun. Cogs & gears, octopus, parasols, gadgets, my beloved science, & FASHION galore.
~I am drawn to the world of Steampunk also for the very reason that I love Steampunk, it cannot truly be defined. So, when I pick up a Steampunk novel I never know what I am going to get. It is like that famous Forest Gump saying. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get.
Except now it is for steampunk. Shake the box and you can get steampowered lights and hidden laboratories, shake the box again and you can get neo Victorian with futuristic technology, shake the box again and you can being taking a carriage ride to have tea with a Queen, Duke, or Lady.
Candace:If you were allowed to purchase a parasol today, right now, what would it look like?
Mad Scientist~ Oh my goodness, it would be amazing! It would have to be silver tipped, I mean you just never know when you might need to protect yourself against a hot vampire. I am thinking black silk with black lace flowers covering the sides with a subtle white lace trim around the bottom of the fabric. Oh, just scrumptious! Now can I get boots and a corset to match?
Candace:Name three things that you would consider shocking, daring, sexy or anything taboo about yourself.
Mad Scientist~ I'm good at this game. You want two things that would ruffle even my skirts... *grins*
1.) I used to live in Thailand. Oh yes, I was 17 when I moved out of the US by myself to get away from mommy dearest. It was a grand year indeed!
2.) My guilty pleasures consist of reading erotica and BDSM books, short stories, novels.
3.) I have a fetish with skulls. It is weird and it started after I watched a program about the bubonic plague when I was a Freshman. The love never really died. My son created me a mother's day card with skulls on it and I got a phone call asking if they should be worried! Ah, I'm such a dark & twisty woman but I love it!
Candace:If you could live anywhere where would it be and why?
Mad Scientist~ Transylvania, why? So, I can get me a hot vampire boyfriend and become immortal!
~ Really, I would love to find a place somewhere in Europe so I can spend my time traveling, reading, eating, and blogging about it. Of course, that dream would have to come with a monthly salary so I would not have to work in the laboratory any more.
Thanks so much Mad Scientist! It was great getting to know you. I agree that living in Europe would be amazing. I'm jealous you got to live in Thailand. I moved out when I was 17 too, but only to Washington, not THAT far! And you've got to have your hands full with three boys!
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