Well met, meatbags!
It’s our favourite* time of the week again! That’s right, Talk Tuesday To Us is back and this week you can feast your eyes on our most fantastic Eric Scott Fischl and his totes hipster bicycle, resplendent in blue (the bicycle, not Eric). Now, you might be asking yourself if those are assless chaps Eric is sporting and…well…yes, yes they are.
After that visual explosion of an introduction, please read on to find out more about the man they call ‘the author of Dr Potter’s Medicine Show, out February 2017′.
What do you say when people ask “where do you get your ideas from?”
What? How did you people get in here? How do you keep finding me? Listen, it’s weird and creepy. And you’re replacing that door. Which, I might add, was brand new.
Do you have an unusual talent or skill?
I suffer from very mild face blindness. If I meet you, and then you get a haircut or something, there’s a fair chance I will be confused and just pass right on by when next we meet. Or perhaps I just didn’t want to talk right then. I know, right? Incredible.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
Probably just a man shuffling around his house, muttering to himself.
Got an irritating/bad habit?
Absolutely none. I’m just a delight to be around, always. What? Why are you looking at me like that? That isn’t irritating at all.
Who plays you in the movie?
Get Don Knotts on the horn immediately. What do you mean, he’s dead? That’s not my problem, is it? I’m hearing a lot of excuses, Angry Robot, and not a lot of solutions. OK, fine, if Knotts won’t do it, get that werewolf guy all the chicks like. Or that huge dude with all the muscles. You know, that guy. With the eyes! That guy. Or better yet: Dame Helen Mirren, who is amazing. Just get it done.
Seriously, you people make me question why I even agreed to this film in the first place. First Kurosawa is “unavailable” and now this bullshit.
We’re buying…what’ll you have?
I’m a simple man. I’ll take a gold-plated supersonic rocket jetpack fueled by expensive, small-batch bourbon. And keep them coming. I’ve got a long flight ahead of me.
My childlike sense of wonder. Also I just got a really nice red pen.
What‘s the view from your writing window?
Oh man, I’m lucky enough to stare off across acres of pines and the Bitterroot Valley here in Montana, with the Sapphire Mountains on the far side. If I turn slightly the other way, it’s thousands and thousands of acres of the Bitterroot National Forest. It’s lovely, and a wonder I get any work done at all.
What are you going to do now that you’ve finished this ordeal?
I’m going to go pick up my bourbon-fueled gold-plated jetpack, which has been just been contractually promised to me by you people at Angry Robot per this interview, which I’m almost certain is legally-binding. Ha-ha, suckers. Now who got thrown out of law school?
Well, there you are, that is our Eric! Join us next week for another instalment of Talk Tuesday To Us!
*Our favourite time of the week is actually the bit where there’s cake but that’s not as regular as this feature is turning out to be. You can remedy that, if you live near Nottingham. Come on and pay us a visit. Bring cake.