9 Responses

  1. Jeff

    How many school aged children have you made envious with a career in puppetry?

    Nevermind, how many adults have you made envious with a career in puppetry?

    The Dark Crystal and Labynth…*sigh* I wanna play too. 😉

    1. Mary Robinette Kowal

      How many school aged children have you made envious with a career in puppetry?

      None. School-aged kids already get to play with dolls.

      Nevermind, how many adults have you made envious with a career in puppetry?

      All of them, except the ones who know better.

      Have you ever thought about doing leather mask making? Now that’s something I’ve always wanted to learn how to do.

  2. Michael Curry

    Puppetry is cool. I went to UConn and never, to the best of my knowledge, actually met any puppeteers. Although I wonder if I would have found the idea of someone having puppetry as a profession as cool as I do now.

  3. Chris Billett

    Sorry if this is a bad joke that you have heard before, but I mean it in the nicest possible sense… have you ever noticed how well Mary Robinette goes with marionette? Quite apt, for your job.

    Slightly more intelligent commenting will commence some point in the future…

    🙂

      1. Chris Billett

        Funny thing, names. Yours rolls amazingly well, and is memorable. I worked with very few John Smiths in the film industry, and many funny names… it would make an interesting study, and makes me ponder pen names!

        1. Mary Robinette Kowal

          Well, in the film industry at least that is understandable since SAG requires all actors to have unique names.

          The other reasons I started using my middle name included the fact that Mary Harrison was fairly common. I also knew that I was going to take my husband’s name when I got married and figured that going from Mary Robinette Harrison to Mary Robinette Kowal would be easier on people. If hyphenating would have sounded good I might have done that but there is no euphonious combination of Harrison and Kowal.

  4. David Loftus

    Interview was far too short! We need to see more.

    About Chris Billett’s observation: perhaps an unusual name fosters an unusual sensibility and life. Mine is only somewhat unusual, which explains why I have crazy ideas and fairly conservative lifestyle/habits.

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