Happy Friday, dear readers! Are you excited to learn about another one of our editors? Today we’re featuring Brittany Bishop, our Assistant Managing Editor and Art and Design Editor. Brittany is a senior majoring in Psychology and Art, as well as minoring in Creative Writing. She hopes to use her creative skills and interest in the human psyche to help victims of neuropsychological disorders in their functioning. She loves creating new things in her art as well as her writing. As a feminist, pacifist, and nature lover, she hopes to better the world with her belief in equality. She is eager to work with talented writers and artists to publish something beautiful for the public. Keep on reading to get to know Brittany!
Who are you and what is your role in the Jet Fuel Review?
I am the Assistant Managing Editor and Art and Design Editor for the Jet Fuel Review. I review the art submissions and send out acceptance and rejection letters to the artists. I also solicit artists to contribute to the journal. I design promotional material with the Marketing and Communications editors as well. As Assistant Managing Editor, I take notes during meetings and assist the Managing Editor where needed.
What book might we find on your nightstand right now?
Well I am moving right now so there is not much of anything in my room right now, but I often carry around with me a collection from a couple authors. Most often I choose between my complete Edgar Allen Poe collection or Charles Dickens.
If you had the chance to co-write with one author, who would you choose? Why?
Edgar Allen Poe because I wonder what sorts of crazy we could concoct on the page. However, given his work, I would not want to be alone in the room with him.
Describe your perfect reading atmosphere.
There would be a light breeze coming through the cracked window of my room. I would be curled up in the corner under the comfiest comforter I could find. My soft blue bear that I’ve had since I was five would be resting near me and the smell of autumn would waft in with the air. Since this scene is fall, I would also require some hot chocolate by my side to sip gingerly as I read along.
What might your personal library look like?
Structurally? Like the one Beast gives Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, equipped with sliding ladder. If you mean books, there would definitely need to be my classics, but I would really want a variety of stories. Mostly fiction or creative nonfiction. I am partial to the ones about interesting moments of Chicago history.
If you could “re-make” a poorly written movie that was based on a book, what movie would it be?
I am really, really not sure. I guess…. I do not know. I usually like books better. I get biased after reading the book first. Maybe I would just make a suggestion. Even though Twilight wasn’t the greatest novel, I would like to know why the first segment’s film version looks all blue the whole time. I mean, why?
What piece of literature can you reread over and over again?
That is super tough. I literally have read The Raven over and over and over again, but I would do the same with A Christmas Carol or Tale of Two Cities.
Give us a quote from your favorite (or any) book/movie.
These questions are torturous. This one is a classic: Brian: “But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, (Andrew) an athlete, (Allison) and a basket case, (Claire) a princess, (Bender) and a criminal.” – The Breakfast Club. Not sure it is my top favorite anything but both the quote and the movie are up there in my top ten.
If you were invited to have coffee with any fictional character, who would you most like to meet? Why?
Wow! That is a super hard question! A fictional character that I would love to meet for hot chocolate would be…. Can it be from a television show? I think it would be pretty awesome to meet up with Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I mean he would probably have tea and I would have hot chocolate but it would be a fun conversation I think.
Share your top five favorite pieces of writing (anything included).
- Tale of Two Cities—Charles Dickens
- The Raven—Edgar Allen Poe
- Devil in the White City—Erik Larson
- A Christmas Carol—Charles Dickens
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream—William Shakespeare
Thanks for reading! Come back next to meet another Jet Fuel editor.
-Kelly Lyons, Assistant Blog Editor