Existing in Color: A Portrait of Sara Faye
[COLOR=DarkOrange]Existing in Color: A Portrait of Sara Faye[/COLOR]
[URL=http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/community/member.php?u=11954]Sara Faye's Profile[/URL]
[COLOR=DarkRed][COLOR=DarkRed]This is Sara Faye in a blur[/COLOR][/COLOR]
First impressions are not always what they should be, as I'm constantly reminded on the Cult. I'm sometimes quick to judge off just a few posts of someone's drawing a full character sketch that oft times is totally inaccurate. This was the case with Sara Faye. Initially I thought she was some alternate personality of Jane S.'s, but once I saw her picture in her profile and IM'd her about it, I learned there's a lot more to this young lady than I had previously given her credit for. She's fun, has a great sense of humor and is a self-admitted perv (more on that later). I hope you'll take the time to read the following interview and give her the same courtesy of getting to know her, because she's definitely worth it.
Owen Warland: Your introduction came through another
member. Could you elaborate on that?
Sara Faye: [COLOR=Magenta]Well, Jane and I had just watched Fight Club,
and I was sitting there in awe. She opened the floodgates for
me, I guess. She got on the computer and introduced me
on a thread called "And Now For Something Completely
Different." Which I only remember because of the Monty
OW: Had you read Chuck P before, or have
you since? And are you an avid reader in general?
SF: [COLOR=Sienna]Fight Club, and that's about it as of now. I
read so many books. I keep checking out books and they are
starting to pile up.. I've got Love in the Time of Cholera at the
moment. That's priority numero uno.[/COLOR]
OW: Priority Numero Uno? You have a taste
for Spanish, as I've seen recently, and I know you've
used Italian elsewhere. Do you have a love of romance
SF: [COLOR=Plum]Man, don't even get me started. I'm a sucker
for romance period. But language is one of my favorite things to
learn about, which is why I'm continuing to study Spanish in
OW: A sucker for romance in general?
Could you elaborate?
SF: [COLOR=Green]I'm a hopeless romantic. I'll freely admit that.
I'm addicted to love like a riot in the heart, love that overthrows
empires. And when I finally get it for myself, I don't even know
what to do with it! Too much power for one woman to handle?
We shall see.[/COLOR]
OW: On the subject of romance, you're a
self-admitted perv. Give me an example of something
pervy you've said or done.
SF: [COLOR=SeaGreen]Okay. Well, because all my best friends are
guys, it's just normal to pick up on everything they say. Except I
tend to take it too far. Dumb crap, like the last time I was at an
amusement park and started cracking up at the sign "Please
remove all candy, gum, and other substances from your mouth."
If it can be taken another way, I will most definitely go there.[/COLOR]
OW: Is it hard to mesh the pervert within with
your surroundings at an all-girls school?
SF: [COLOR=Red]Well, it doesn't come out as often as it used
to. I'm slowly starting to go back to my normal ways, and I think
I'm starting to have an effect on those around me. We seriously
talk about sex EVERY DAY here. And Jane, don't you deny it![/COLOR]
OW: I'm sure that will get the male Cultists'
blood boiling. Tell us a little bit about your college
SF: [COLOR=YellowGreen]I'm with girls, twenty-four-seven. When you
live in a "suite" with 6 other girls, you start to pick up on things.
By you I mean me. There's the occasional bitching about each
other. Everything you'd expect basically. But it makes me
remember why all my friends are guys. Then I think, maybe this
is good for me. I've learned how to knit, for God's sake![/COLOR]
OW: That's funny, as I tend to function better
in friendships with girls. Why do you think you get along
better with guys?
SF: I[COLOR=Blue] feel more at ease. Girls stab from behind,
and guys, well.. they don't even give a crap. Besides, who else
is better to be perverted with. Some girls just DON'T get it. The ironic thing is... I always end up dating these guys. But I
think it's better that way.[/COLOR]
OW: Why so?
SF: [COLOR=SandyBrown]Well, it sort of happens on accident. I'll get
to be really close with a guy, and BAM, I realize how attracted I
am to him. It gives me a chance to get to know them
intellectually, which is my favorite part. Don't get me wrong, I
don't use them as a personal dating service. But this same
scenario has happened four times, and I decided that it's better
than going out with someone I don't know as well and then
finding out they're an asshole.[/COLOR]
OW: On the subject of friendships, your
friendship with Jane S. had some people thinking you
were her alternate personality, unfairly. Yet you seem to
have broken free to become your own Cultist. What do
you enjoy about the Cult? And what keeps you coming
SF: [COLOR=Wheat]The Cult is really a collective name for
"different-but-alike" individuals. I don't know very many of you
yet, but what I do know, I like. Jane and I do act similarly
sometimes. We sometimes inflect our voices the exact same
way. It's hard not to be like Jane when I live with her. Anyways,
I've found that being at the Cult has made me realize how many
facets I truly have. I find myself being more like, well.. myself.[/COLOR]
OW: "Many facets?" Oh what exactly do you
SF: [COLOR=Plum]I'm starting to find there's more to myself
than I originally thought. Well, maybe some of it has to do with
self-esteem issues. I didn't realize how much I love writing until I
encountered all the rest of you that do too. I never thought of
myself as a "writer"; maybe a frustrated little girl trying to "write
it out of her system", but nothing more. I've just noticed some
weird kind of revolution going on inside of me. Maybe this is
just what they call growing up...[/COLOR]
[COLOR=RoyalBlue]One of Sara Faye's many facets... girly.[/COLOR]
OW: Self-discovery is a valuable trait in life.
While we're discussing writing, you've mentioned recently
that you're writing for your school paper, and that you're
into journalism. What attracted you to journalism?
SF: [COLOR=Navy]I'm trying it out at the moment. I think I have
more of a chance as a journalist than a writer, as far as getting a
job goes. I just like knowing that people are listening to what I
have to say. Maybe it's not really what I have to say.. because if
I'm a journalist, I'm just the messenger. I'm attracted to the idea
of telling it like it is. No censoring, no veiled truths. What's real
OW: I agree. And you're quite real. It would
be remiss of me, being privy to the event, if I didn't ask
you to shed some light on the Great Halloween All-Girls
School Missoura Massacre before we close our
[COLOR=DarkRed]The gory results of the Great Halloween All-Girls Massacre[/COLOR]
SF: [COLOR=Red]haha! That's a reference to a "tradition"
here. The second-year girls create a haunted house, a sort of
walkthrough terror, if you will. They put it together and we're
the "victims". I thought they did a great job. Girls lying on
operating tables covered in blood, girls writhing in bathing suits
on the locker room floor in blood, and yes, even our very own
Jane S. as a geisha-inspired ghoulie. And, I have pictures. Bwah ha.[/COLOR]
OW: I've seen. A foul event indeed. You've
painted a picture of an intelligent, thoughtful, pervy young
woman who seems to have great potential in the future.
As my final question, where do you see yourself in the
future? Married? Job? Children?
SF: [COLOR=DarkOrange]I'm pretty ambitious.. I want to get a job I
love, get a man I love even more, and of course, there will be
children.. maybe too many, knowing me... I love kids and I
definitely want to be a mom someday. As long as I'm happy,
though, I really don't care how it ends up. It all turns out well in
the end. How it will happen is anyone's guess![/COLOR]
OW: With your potential, I'm sure it will all
happen in great fashion. Thank you for the interview,
SF: [COLOR=Teal]Anytime. Thanks for listening.[/COLOR]