Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Carter Hall explains it all to you

I have vague intentions of making a website for the Carter Hall stories, and this morning Carter obliged with the following to go on it about the book part. What would have been more useful is a bit more of the book itself, but okay, whatever, we can go from here. Carter sez:

Here's what you need to know about hockey: it takes focus, and speed, and a little pain tolerance. If you've got follow-through and sneakiness, those are good, too.

Here's what you need to know about magic--

You know what? I don't actually know what you need to know about magic. I don't even know what I need to know about magic. You would think that when a guy's roommate was scheduled to be sacrificed to hell by some crazy elf queen, he'd pretty much have a grip on whatever it was he needed to know about magic. But I don't have a clue.

Janet would say that's my natural state and I ought to be used to it by now.

Here's what you need to know about Janet: on the ice or off it, you do not want to mess with her. You know that dude who spoke softly and carried a big stick? With Janet, a big stick would not have helped him. She's a hockey player like the rest of us. She's got her own damn big stick. And with Tam in danger, she is more than ready to use it.

Here's what you need to know about Tam: he's my roommate and my friend Janet's boyfriend, and he may be quiet for a hockey player, but he'll do anything to help somebody in trouble. So now that he's in trouble, we'll do anything to help him. And we might have to.

What you need to know about me? You don't need to know anything about me. I'm just Carter Hall. This wasn't supposed to be my story.

But you know me. I can't keep the gloves on when a fight's starting up.

Janet says I am absolutely not allowed to pull the elf queen's sweater over her head.

I don't always listen to Janet. Even though it's the smart bet.
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