"Miss M, stop playing. You know what I am referring to. This month is going to be a huge event for the Woman of Wonderosity. Now get your act together and make sure you step through the portal on the left."
|Yes, I have big eyes. And really small feet.|
April 2013 Woman of Wonderosity
Diary of a Dorkette: So, all I need to do is step through these doors and she should be inside...
???: Why hello, welcome to the Crystal Castle...
Diary: Oh. My. Goodness. It's you. It's really you. She-Ra!
Diary: I feel like I need to pinch myself. Quick, is this real?
She-Ra: (chuckling) It is only as real as you want it to be.
Diary: You don't understand, April O'Neil never said anything about interviewing the one and only Princess of Power!
She-Ra: Well who were you expecting?
Diary: I don't know. Madame Razz? Glimmer?
She-Ra: Maybe they'll stop by at some point.
Diary: I won't hold my breath. Fans everywhere have been waiting for them and they just seem nowhere to be found.
She-Ra: Hopefully no one will have to wait too long. Shall we sit for the interview?
She-Ra: I can assure you, it is still crazy for me and I practically live here! Well, depending on which canon you prefer.
Diary: I can only imagine. I'd live here too if I could. So, before I forget, congratulations are totally in order! Your variant comic cover debuted this week and according to some sources it is set to be the highest grossing comic cover ever!
She-Ra: Now Miss M, tell the truth.
Diary: Ok. Maybe I am embellishing just a bit, but I think the variant cover was simply stunning! I felt like I was in the air with you. Have you read the new comic series?
|That variant cover can't compare to the real thing!|
Diary: What do you think of the new comic?
She-Ra: (pausing) I am not sure yet. There are things that I liked in this first issue and there are things that I simply did not. I will be very curious to see where the story goes. I hope that the good people at DC will also focus on the other members of the Great Rebellion. My friends have certainly been spoiled with the attention you bring upon them with Adora's Search for Honor.
Diary: (blushing) Stop! Y'all don't read that fluffy fanfic.
She-Ra: No. We really do Miss M. Honestly. We all get together and catch up on the latest chapter. Perfuma brings snacks, and afterwards we dissect the story and guess what will happen next.
Diary: I don't believe this. So, how did y'all even know about the story?
She-Ra: Well it is the best kept secret out there, but I have to thank Frosta for introducing us to your story. Frosta can be a bit... vain. And one day she was busy googling images of He-Man and her, and she somehow stumbled upon your blog and became a dedicated reader. She particularly enjoys how you write her. I'll have to introduce you two sometime.
Diary: Oh you must. I would be thrilled to meet her. So with the story I write every She-Ra Saturday, how are you hoping it ends?
She-Ra: I have no idea. You are very good with throwing out some twists for sure.
Diary: Well I am not going to give anything away, but I hope there will be some major enjoyable twists and turns for everyone who reads.
She-Ra: I can't wait.
Diary: Good! So who is this little guy?
Diary: Oh no, did something happen to Relay?
She-Ra: Relay was just fine. We actually sent him to Eternia. There was a highly interested person who wanted to care for little Relay.
Diary: Interesting, do you know who wanted to adopt Relay?
She-Ra: I can't divulge any names, but I can tell you this much: the owner has blue skin and a bone face.
Diary: Wow! Really? Who would have thought he'd want to care for something.
She-Ra: You have no idea. He may be an Evil Lord of Destruction, but he is a total softie when the cameras aren't on him.
Diary: Amazing. I always sort of thought that would be the case. Anyways, since it will be just a few years from now that POP celebrates a 30th Anniversary, what are some things that you can share with us about the beginning?
Diary: Who did you bond with at first?
She-Ra: Oh that is easy, Bow and Catra. The three of us were very close. We knew that our roles with the show were going to be important and we really needed to deliver something to the audience. Not everybody was going to get their special episode or story arc. Everyone thought they had job security because they had action dolls made in their likeness! But that wasn't always the case.
Diary: I think of Double Trouble.
She-Ra: Yes. That is a sad story indeed. We were so excited to have her join the show. She was going to bring this mysterious element. Her toy release was highly popular. There was a dedicated fan base, but she never made it into the show.
Diary: Why was that?
She-Ra: It was the 80's. Double Trouble was living up to her namesake. The studio was not happy with her behavior. She was always out partying, usually with casts from other shows. She'd arrive to the set late, sometimes incoherent. We all felt so bad for her. The writers of the show had crafted such a magnificent story, but it was cut. She was let go from the show. However per her contract she did get the chance to appear in some smaller stories for print.
Diary: That is so sad to hear, I can't help but wonder what kinds of stories could have been told with her.
She-Ra: True. Who knows, maybe one day.
She-Ra: It was all for the cameras. The gossip magazines always enjoyed creating rumors that there was conflict behind the scenes, but it was all made up. Catra enjoyed working on the show and we were very close. We don't speak to each other much now as she is involved in her own projects, but we got along very well.
Diary: You got to star with some handsome men too, who was a better kisser? Bow or Sea Hawk?
She-Ra: Oh Miss M, I can't give that away. I have to leave something to the fan's imaginations.
|(Editor's note: only Bow was able to appear for the photo shoot, Sea Hawk had declined to participate.)|
She-Ra: Of course. Mattel and the Four Horsemen are continuing to celebrate the vast worlds of MOTU and POP with the Masters of the Universe Classics line. Castaspella is thrilled for her figure release this Summer. There is of course a slew of fan based stories, art, customized items... I am just in awe at what the community is putting out there for the POP franchise. I hope it can only bolster any efforts for more releases in the future.
Diary: Yes. We can all hope. Well, I know your time is very precious. I want to thank you for taking the time to sit with me and be interviewed for this month's Woman of Wonderosity. There is so much more I want to talk to you about!
She-Ra: Of course. I am more than happy to sit with you, anytime. This was a wonderful experience and I hope to talk with you again. I am in a hurry though, I have to give an interview for cereal:geek.
Diary: Oh how nice! Tell James I said hello. We've never met, but I think he is just fabulous.
She-Ra: I will. He is pretty great. I was the first person to be featured on the very first issue of cereal:geek.
Diary: I know! Such an honor, and an iconic cover at that! Well She-Ra, I am glad we got to do this.
She-Ra: As am I Miss M. Please keep in touch, and I look forward to how you wrap up Adora's Search for Honor. We'll all be reading!
Diary: I hope to do it justice. Take care She-Ra.
April 2013 Woman of Wonderosity
So that's it for this month's W.O.W. Enjoy the pictures and never go too far! This coming week I will be interviewing the purr-fect counterpart to this interview! All I can say is that the claws will come out! Meow!