Today is Q in the A-to-Z Blog Challenge, and who or what could I choose but Quentin Collins? Any Dark Shadows fans out there? Raise your hands. Don’t be shy. Yeah, a bunch!
I got hooked on Dark Shadows in high school and didn’t grow out of it when I went to college. In fact, the summer I worked on campus, I cut a deal to get off half an hour early and work half a day on Saturday so I could watch the show.
Dark Shadows, in case you don’t know, was a soap opera–or, as the pundits enjoyed calling it, a spook opera–featuring mystery and the paranormal. Barnabas was a vampire, Angelique (say it with me, DS fans: AngeLIQUE!!!!) was a witch, and Quentin was a werewolf. Also a drunkard and a womanizer, but never mind that. Wikipedia has a comprehensive article about the dear boy, and is also where I ganked the picture. If that isn’t enough for you, there’s a Collinwood.net with much more about the show. And if that’s not enough, here’s a video for you, featuring David Selby as the Q-man.
Be warned: it gotses dead people in it.
Loved that show. No question.
WRITING PROMPT: Pick a theme song for your main character. If possible, let it communicate something unexpected about him/her, as Quentin’s Theme is all about nostalgia and romance and loneliness while he’s being all scary and stuff.