A lot of folks have asked for a quicker, easier way to read the fourteen parts of Interviewing Leather. That makes sense — it would be, after all, quicker and easier. The obvious thing to do would be to create a single PDF, with everything laid out quickly, simply, with maximum convenience.
Yeah, I’m not going to be doing that.
Well, at least not yet. Will Leather get the consolidation treatment? Unquestionably. However, it will involve additional material, some filling out, perhaps a backup story or two and, Paragon willing, will let me make at least a little bit of money. More news on that as events warrant.
However, I know that just going to the tag page gives people two pages of links, which are in inverted order. It’s an artifact of WordPress, and I’m sorry for it. HOWEVER, to make things easier for people who want to jump in — we now present this page. Behind the link, you will find things in an easy to read and access linear fashion.
Tell your friends! Wake your children! Read a story… um… again. Whatever — just enjoy!
And this is it. The conclusion of “Interviewing Leather.” And I have to admit, I feel pretty good about it.
Todd Chapman, in the story, is writing an article called ‘Interviewing Leather.’ The subject of that article is the so-named supervillain Leather, who he has been hired to interview. But the novella/serial “Interviewing Leather,” by E. A. Burns, is about Todd Chapman, who finds himself stuck in a situation and learns a few things along the way.
In one sense, this is the end of that story. Todd Chapman isn’t the same person who drove up to Meridian City in part one. In another sense, this is the beginning of Chapman’s story, and I suspect somewhere along the line he’s going to show up again.
I like this ending. I like this story. I’m glad it came out the way it did. And I hope you like it too.
I have no idea what I’m going to do next week.
Part thirteen of “Interviewing Leather.” This is, if anything, denouement and epilogue, and a chance for some voices on the other side of the fence to chime in on a few of the points Leather herself made. It also sets up the last part, which should come out next week. God knows what we’ll replace Leather with.
In the end, if there’s one thing that I think has come clear in this series, it’s that Leather isn’t quite as simple as she appears on the surface.
Regardless, when it’s over I’m going to miss Todd, Leather, Marco and the gang. We’ll have to see what comes next.
A week and a half wait. And (with the possible exception of the Dynamo Girl leg) the most anticipated part of the interview so far. Part twelve of “Interviewing Leather.” It’s also four thousand words long.
I hope folks like it.
We also (finally) have some fan art to put up. The first comes from Brian Stinson, based on Katie Tandler’s art, and is called Leather the Series. Click on it to see it in full size — and you want to see it in full size:
The second is from old friend of the writing Tephlon, who — like quite a few of the readers — really enjoyed Leather’s Dynamo Girl turn. So here she is in all her lycra glory!
Beyond that, please enjoy! With luck we’ll be back on Tuesday next week, and things will be cheerfully normal.
And yes. That means this is not the last part.
And here we have the eleventh part of “Interviewing Leather.” Stubbornly enough, she refuses to just end, though we can see the ending from here. Another part next week, maybe extending into the week after, and then one or two parts devoted to denoument. I really need to figure out what to replace her with.
This is quieter than the last part, but then you probably figured that. We need to set the stage, after all.