We didn't write this post it was written by JD and UKN at Libranigans. What we are guilty of is also being very disappointed at many of the questions ( make that the sometimes self serving complaints or comments ) that took up so much of Charlaine's precious time ...
If you think they shouldn't have this opinion or express it you can let them know here :http://libranigans.livejournal.com/ ( I stand by reposting it)
Also watch the video of the event and KNOW that was all the time she had for questions and you judge for yourself ... Thank you Libranigans for in a very funny way expressing our disappointment too.. Video of these questions being asked is HERE- you don't have to have been there to judge -see for yourself, then think what questions you would have liked to hear Charlaine asked....just sayin'
JD, myself, and several other coworkers attended a book signing and talk event earlier this month given by Charlaine Harris. I was extremely impressed with her polite and witty smackdowns of douchebag questions. Some examples:
Douchebag 1: I'm from Port Neches. In your book you mention Beaumont. How did you know about Beaumont?
Ms. Harris: I own an atlas.
Douchebag 2: I have a doctoral degree in Greek mythology. Why did you select Maenads over Bacchae? What was your specific reason for that choice?
Ms. Harris: Oh, well have you read _____? (Douchette 2 blinks quietly) Ms. Harris then goes into the various aspects of the Maenads presented in said book as to why she chose them for her book. Douche remained silent.
Virtualdouchebag: Hi! I'm Kat from the boards! (Kat proceeds to launch into a totally irrelevant and obscure topic that silences the entire room)
Ms. Harris: Ah, so YOU'RE Kat. (a strong undertone of Kat is a virtual stalker pest who keeps bothering her)
La Douchette de Triste: In book X, she was a were-lynx. In the very next book, she was a were-fox. How do explain the difference--was it a mistake, or bad editing? Or did YOU make a mistake?
Ms. Harris: Well, yeah...you caught me. It was a complete error on my part. You're the first person to ever notice...aside from the previous 3,000 people who mentioned it.
In addition to the hilarity of lovely retorts, we had front row seats to this view for about 20 minutes:
JD pointed out the scenery, and I had to hold my nose to try and keep all the laughing inside. A snort did escape, and I tried to play it off as a sniffle.