September 9, 2011
How long have you been
a fan of Adventures in Odyssey?
I have been a fan of Adventures in
Odyssey for as long as I can remember. When I was very young, our family began
listening to the broadcasted episodes on the radio, and I remember we would
listen to them every time they were on. We had two radio stations in our area
that would play episodes at different times, so sometimes we would actually
listen to the same episode twice in one night. If that's not an Odyssey fan, I
don't know what is!
What is your favorite
Adventures in Odyssey
This is an incredibly hard
question to answer... But, if I had to choose, I would say that my favorite
episodes would be Malachi's Message and Someone to Watch Over Me. I just love
the thought of angels being all around us and protecting us, and to have those
thoughts actually written out into episodes of Adventures in Odyssey really
appeals to me.
Who is your favorite
character and why?
This question is even harder than
the previous one! There are so many characters that I love for so many different
reasons... I like Whit and Jack Allen because they're so wise and caring, and I
love Connie, Eugene, and Wooton because they always make me laugh. Edwin
Blackgaard is also one of my favorites (just because he's so completely dramatic
and everything has to be exaggerated with him), as is Alex Jefferson and Jason
Whittaker. Oh, and I think something has to be said about the fact that I really
miss Mitch and Rodney Rathbone.
Which character do you
resemble the most and why?
I think that there are aspects of
me that resemble a few different characters... Overall, though, I think that I
could safely say that I resemble Mandy Straussberg a lot. We both love to write
and we both really care about our families. However, I think I'm probably a lot
shyer than she is. Actually, I have yet to come across a character that is as
shy as I am. Hm...that might be a good addition to the show...
If you could meet one
actor or actress from the show, who would it be and why?
Well, two of the actors that I
would have loved to meet have both passed away... Of the ones that are still
living, I would really like to meet Will Ryan, Katie Leigh, and the guys who
played Jimmy Barclay and Jared DeWhite. Oh, and Nathan Carlson. I definitely
can't forget about Nathan Carlson.
How do you imagine Whit's
End and the town of Odyssey?
Well, my image of Odyssey
has changed a little bit in the past couple of years. I used to think of it as a
very, very small town, because I lived in this tiny little town with one
stoplight. (If that doesn't give you enough perspective, we only had two fast
food restaraunts, and one of them was a Subway inside of a gas station.)
However, I recently moved to a new town that's larger, but still not as big as a
city. After moving here I realized that Odyssey had to be a little bigger than I
had previously thought, or else how would Whit be able to keep that ice cream
As to my image of Whit's End... I honestly can't
describe it. At least, I can't describe it very well in just one paragraph. I
mean, the place has to be huge because it has so many rooms in it, none of which
are very small by themselves, and it has three levels to it, plus an attic...
You know, I'm just going to stop here before I completely run out of room and
start to bore people to death.
If you could change
anything about Adventures in Odyssey, what would it be and why?
I would change the transition from
Paul Herlinger to Andre Stojka. To me, it just seems like it was kind of abrupt.
When Hal Smith passed away, there was a huge story arc where Whit went on a long
journey then went into hiding and we didn't hear from him for a long time. I
feel like that was a really smart move by the writers, because it kept Odyssey
going while still taking Whit out of the picture for a long enough time to find
a new voice for him. Plus, when we finally did hear from him again, there had
been a long enough break where the change in his voice wasn't quite so glaring.
What is your favorite AIO
I really haven't looked at many
websites dedicated to Adventures in Odyssey... But even if I had, wouldn't it be
rude to say that another website was my favorite while I'm filling out an
interview from this one?
What is your favorite part
of visiting The Odyssey Scoop? What keeps you coming back?
I really like the interviews.
Hence me filling one out. I also like the blog posts, because they're
entertaining and and informative.
In your opinion, what
would you do to improve The Odyssey Scoop?
I don't know a whole lot about
technology, and I know nothing about websites, so any suggestions I give you
would probably be useless. (Hahaha...)
If you had your own
Adventures in Odyssey fan site, what would you put on it?
I would try to put a lot of
interviews on it, mostly because I want to interview a lot of the people who
work at Adventures in Odyssey. I'm really not sure as to what else I'd put on it
besides Odyssey news and updates...
Do you have any last
comments, suggestions, or questions?
I'd just like to say that this
site is set up really well, and I like this "fan interview" feature. Keep up the