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Ice Breakers

As I continue to grow my brand to promote Roller Derby Vampire Girl and interact with followers, fans, and the like I think it is important to introduce myself. I’d like you guys to feel like you know me. If you message or comment, just know that it is me you are talking to. I think that it is important.


My name is Josh. I am happily married and the proud dad of a three-year-old daughter. My family lives in Florida. The grey sand and pine tree part. Not the more commonly thought of beach or amusement park area. Though, we aren’t more than a couple of hours from both.


Josh Blackmon, author of Roller Derby Vampire Girl

I sort of hate writing these things. I never know what to include as a level of importance to understand who I am as a person. So, I stole a weird ice breaker question thing and answered those instead.


If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would you choose and why?

Little Foot from Land Before Time. It would cross off a lot of items.

If you could add a word to the dictionary what would you add and what would it mean?

Squampty. Elegant taste with a moderate budget.

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

Maybe now. I’m in decent shape, feel like I have a halfway decent head on my shoulders.

If you were to change your name, what name would you change to and why?

I don’t know if I would change my name. In theory, there is no reason I couldn’t but I don’t really mind my name.

If you could meet any living person for dinner, who would you pick and why?

Lin Manuel Miranda. He’s got that Disney connection. He’s a theatre kid, and I think he would just be fun to have dinner with.

What is your most-used emoji?

The side-eye one probably. I live in the rural south and am a liberal democrat.

Would you rather have invisibility or flight?

Invisibility.

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

100 degrees. I can tolerate heat. I don’t do well with the cold. I like the aesthetic, but not actually being in it.

Cats or dogs?

Cats, but I love both.

Teleportation or flying?

Teleportation. Why is flying such a big deal to people? We have planes.

If you could be an animal, what animal would you be and why?

Bigfoot. I would make it my goal to make a lot of people really happy. “He’s real!”

If you could bring back any fashion trend what would it be?

Cloaks.

How would you spend a million dollars? How about a billion?

I would pay off my house, car, college fund for my daughter. Put a little money behind promoting this book. Do some landscaping. A billion? Same as before, plus start a production company and start funding a lot of my friends' projects.

If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

Werewolf. I’ve always loved werewolves.

If you could kill any fashion trend forever what would it be?

Weren’t people putting faux fur on fingernails at one point? That was weird. If it brought you joy, I apologize.

If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Text, phone, and photos.

What skill do you think everyone should have?

Reading. Not just because I’m a writer. It is a gateway to information. It should be prioritized.

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it?

I used to be told, Heath Ledger.

You have your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

George Lucas.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

“I stole these weird ice breaker questions and got to the bottom of a lot.” Haha

If you were famous what would you be famous for?

Let’s just see where it goes. Shan’t limit myself. But not winning American Idol. I realized the other day I am too old to audition.

If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?

The British Pottery Throwdown. Man, I love that show. I would do really poorly, but I would still do it.

What is the meaning of your name?

Biblical reference.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Cartoonist/paleontologist

If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?

It depends if I can change events.

What’s your favorite family tradition?

Carving jack-o-lanterns.

What’s your earliest memory?

Throwing some apples to my neighbor's horses.

If you had to lose all your memories which one would want to lose last? I don’t know. This is like one of my greatest fears. I guess it would be the memory I am losing it. At least then I would know there is a great world I used to know.

What was the worst job you ever had?

Door to door salesman, having my manager make me sell the internet to an old woman in tears. Never again.

If you could choose any historical figure to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

A dinosaur? Can I do that? Share your thoughts, questions. I'd love to hear from you!

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