\"\'\'Out of Character\'\' is a column in which special folks in the game, comic, fiction, film and music business get the rubber hose. We want to expose the person, to make her reveal more than she\'d like. If you like him or hate her, now you can add fuel to the fire. This time Jim fulfills one of his wildest dreams and questions author Harlan Ellison. Ah, Jim, I think your alarm clock is ringing.\"