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Interview Meme to get me writing again... [Apr. 16th, 2005|06:44 pm]
Kurt Onstad
So, here's the deal. I really do want to start writing in here, but at the same time, I'm taking theferrett's advice about not writing about issues that aren't resolved. So, as a first step, I'm doing the interview meme that's going around, because at least it's one that lets me friends learn something more about me, and isn't just a "What (blank) represents you?" quiz.

The rules for the meme are:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions and leave the answers as comments on my LJ.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Questions courtesy tommyomega:

1. What about Ayn Rand/Ayn Rand's writings that appeals to you the most?
They don't, for the most part. I read most of "Atlas Shrugged" over two years ago now, and never finished. If I had enjoyed it that much, I would have bought a new copy, or something. Although, I would like to finish the book one day, if only to complete this entry.

2. Now that you can claim victory over the accursed Venereal Disease Melee<™>, what do you feel is Lorath's goal for victory?
First, I'd like to point out that I have won (well, not lost, since there's only one loser in that melee) the VD Melee in the past, just not very often. Anyways, Lorath's goals, other than some obvious ones (get his damn medallion back[Seth!], find some sort of closure with Greyson, etc.), are something that I'm playing close to the vest at the moment, and won't put in an open forum like this. They'll probably come out over the next year or two.

3. Of the people you've interviewed for your show, who was the most enjoyable/memorable and why?
Well, I have two stories that I enjoy telling, and I think those would count as the most memorable, but for me, the most enjoyable, and the one that makes me go, "Damn, I was lucky to have that job for a while," was when I got to interview Matthew Sweet (my favorite solo artist) at his house. After the interview, he signed all of my CDs of his that I had brought with me, and showed me the paintings he and his wife had bought, which included the cover of the album I was interviewing him for.

4. What one dream occupation would you love to do for a living, assuming that the starting money, education required, resources, etc. were readily available to you for this job?
Right now, my dream job (strange as it may seem), is to be a copy editor for some sort of fiction publishing house. Even more ideally, a comic book publisher's copy editor. But, I would like to correct people's spelling, grammar and otherwise tell them where they make mistakes in their stories...

5. Which is more appealing to you, Star Wars or Star Trek, and why?
They both appeal to me, obviously. While I love Star Wars, and always will, I think Star Trek appeals to me more, however. "Why" is a hard question, though. At least part of the reason for that is that Star Trek at least makes a nod towards actual science. Star Wars is fantasy draped in sci-fi trappings, whereas Star Trek is actual science-fiction. Not "hard" sci-fi, mind you, but sci-fi nonetheless. On a similar note, Star Trek doesn't "talk down" to its audience as much. Especially with the two most recent movies, there's a lot of stuff thrown in there just for the kids. Star Trek doesn't do that. Or, at least, hasn't since Next Gen. Star Trek seems to (until very recently) grown and changed with its audience, while Star Wars tries desperately to stay the same, and fails. Yeah, I think that about does it...
So, hopefully next entry will be done without any sort of prompting, and will show up in the next week or less.
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[User Picture]From: nentikobe
2005-04-17 01:46 am (UTC)
Interview me :)
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2005-04-17 11:07 pm (UTC)

Can you belive I used to get paid to ask these kinds of questions?

1. Other than kobrin, what do you like best about living in Australia compared to America?
2. (On a similar note...) Other than your friends, what do you miss most about America?
3. (And moving on...) Who on your friends list would you most like to be interviewed by, and why?
4. (And because events in my life have gotten me thinking about this...) What stories did you hear about me before we actually met, and how did that influence your opinion of me once we did?
5. (Follow-up to that question) Do those stories still affect your opinion of me, and if so, how?
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2005-04-17 09:44 am (UTC)
Interview me!
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2005-04-17 10:53 pm (UTC)

Doing the easier one first...

1. Who has been your favorite DM ever, and why? (No, I don't expect you to say me...)
2. Why have you quit AOKP each time, and what keeps bringing you back?
3. What in your life are you or have you been the most proud of?
4. If you were to try to look at your artwork completely objectively, what would you say are your strongest and weakest points?
5. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2005-04-18 03:48 am (UTC)

Re: Doing the easier one first...

1. I'm going to have to say James. His games rarely had any sort of cohesive plotline other than "survive the myriad threats thrown at you," but his NPCs were incredibly portrayed. I've never been so emotionally invested in my characters than when I played in his games.

2. It was always a combination of dissatisfaction with the game combined with personal issues, whether it be relationship troubles or personality conflicts with other members. After I "got over it," I would come back. A change in the group composition, an adjustment in my expectations, and a recognition of the game's potential as opposed to it's reality--all of these were elements of my decision to return.

3. I guess I'd have to say working for Art. It was hard work and it didn't pay, but there were some serious bragging rights to go along with the job. I got to be part of "the industry" for two years. I met a lot of famous comic people, not as a squealing fanboy, but as a contemporary. I was part of a movie and a TV show because of it.

Last night comes a close second, though. I don't think I've ever felt as appreciated as I did last night.

4. That one's easy. I can draw one type of figure really well. I can't do backgrounds, multiple character compositions, animals, etc. I'm pretty limited in my ability, really.

5. Ideally, working at a job that I don't completely hate, being financially self-sufficient, and married. Realistically--I don't know. It's hard for me to think that far down the road when I don't even know what I'm going to be doing in the next year or so.
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2005-04-18 11:25 pm (UTC)
Interview me.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2005-04-20 07:34 pm (UTC)

I'm interviewing you, but it's still mostly about me...I'm such a Leo.

1. What one thing would you change about me, (looks or personality-wise, not an event from my past...) if you could? ("And remember, this is for posterity, so...be honest.")
2. What (physically possible) skill or ability would you want to have if it took no effort to obtain?
3. Who is your favorite superhero, and why?
4. (And the two TMI questions) What is your favorite sexual move that has ever been performed on you?
5. What is your least favorite sexual move that I have ever performed on you?
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2005-05-02 07:17 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm interviewing you, but it's still mostly about me...I'm such a Leo.

1. If I had to change something, it would have to be the fact that you’re not a roller coaster enthusiast. That’s something I would love to share with you.

2. Though the list is practically endless, I’ll limit myself to being able to do bizarre gymnastic stunts. (But it’s taking a lot of restraint not to just make a huge list.)

3. Right now, Spiderman, but that might change as my comic knowledge continues to grow. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’d like to know that myself.

4. When you hold me as tight as you can, I feel your breath on my neck, I feel both our hearts pounding, and we climax simultaneously. It’s amazing the way it feels like our bodies and souls have melted together.

5. When it’s over.
(No, seriously, I can't think of anything you do to me that I don't love.)
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[User Picture]From: bigevil
2005-04-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
Interview me.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2005-04-20 07:45 pm (UTC)

Okay, I will...

1. What sugar-based substance do you miss the most since learning of your diabetes?
2. What are the best and worst things about being Sovereign?
3. If you wrote the ending to Khalid's story, what would it be?
4. What is it about "evil" that attracts you to it?
5. What question could I have asked that would have told me something I never knew about you?
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[User Picture]From: bigevil
2005-04-20 09:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Okay, I will...

1. What sugar-based substance do you miss the most since learning of your diabetes?
Mountain Dew, I still have it now and then, but not nearly as much as I crave.

2. What are the best and worst things about being Sovereign?
The best is when people acknowledge what you do in a positive way. The worst when people take for granted what you do.

3. If you wrote the ending to Khalid's story, what would it be?
He would ascend to heaven, taking the place of a fallen God after a long and rich epic campaign.

4. What is it about "evil" that attracts you to it?
Its the knowing that something should not be done, and reveling in doing it anyway. Its when someone looks at you with astonished eyes as if to say "how could you do such a thing?" and you look back to them as if to say "Because I can...".

5. What question could I have asked that would have told me something I never knew about you?
"What hurts you the most?"
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