Interview with the Ace of Buckets
Now onto the interview.
Interviewer: The Ace of Buckets from Circus Tarot has been so nice to let me interview him for a special blog post. For those that do not know who the Ace of Buckets, he is a Clown from the bi-polar World Circus. Thank you Ace for taking time out of your day to sit down with me. I was noticing that when you opened the door of your trailer that you are quite fit. You must have quite the exercise routine and diet.
Ace: Ah shucks, I don’t exercise, not really. I think it just comes to me naturally. You know, I haven’t always been this buff. At one point, I weighed close to 400 pounds and that made it a little challenging. At least things at World Circus change all the time. Well they did, we’re back in truce again, so everyone has to play nice.
Interviewer: Yes, I’m sure. Do you have any expectations of when everyone will be on their own again? It must have been cramped with everyone together like that.
Ace: You don’t know the half of it. It’s just a slow process to put everything back together. After the fire, it was chaos for quite sometime; everyone poking each other in the eye (laughs), literally. We are close to being restored though, just a few cards left. Clown Wood will never be the same. I do kinda like the burned out look, even though fire has never been my forte.
Interviewer: I’m glad you brought that up. How exactly did you come into…? Well you know. It seems that others have the same skills, but you, you are quite artful with the razor.
Ace: (laughs) That is an interesting compliment that I don’t fully understand.
Interviewer: Right, you aren’t flipped at the moment. How does that happen anyway? What causes the phenomenon of “flipping”?
Ace: That is an excellent question that I do not have the slightest idea how to answer. It just happens. One second I’m walking along singing a happy tune, then next everything goes, I don’t know, dark. Not like the lights going out or anything like that, more like the contrast is changed. Does that make sense?
Interviewer: Hmmm, I guess it does. Which do you prefer?
Ace: (large smile spreads across his face) I prefer being this way. I love bringing joy to everyone. I love to see new lovers with all their anticipation for the future. The way they are very excited about everything makes me so happy. (wrings his hands and is silent for a moment) Of course, I’m sure when I’m flipped I would say something opposite and how it’s better to be flipped.
Interviewer: Yes, he, you have said that while being flipped. What if I slapped you?
Ace: (shocked) Why would you do that?
Interviewer: To see if you would flip. Probably not a good idea?
Ace: I would say not. I’m sure that razor you spoke of is in one the folds or pockets of my clothes. (giggles and winks)
Interviewer: When do you expect everyone to be rebuilt? How does that work anyway since you are cards on my side of things?
Ace: Patience? The Magician does something at the Tower is all I know. (he stands suddenly and giggles) I just want it to be done with. I’m tired of having to be good and the stupid truce. But you aren’t here as a replacement. How did you get here? Did you use the talisman?
Interviewer: I don’t think I would’ve noticed that you flipped had you not jumped up. Would you care to answer the question I asked before?
Ace: About the razor?
Ace: It’s part of me. It knows what I want. It guides my hand.
Interviewer: That was a little close. Don’t forget you’re on truce
Ace: Yes, but, how did you say you got here? Obviously, you aren’t one of the deck. You used it didn’t you?
Ace: (smiles showing his pointed teeth) No one will notice or care if I have some fun.
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