|Interview Meme to get me writing again...
||[Apr. 16th, 2005|06:44 pm]
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.So, here's the deal. I really do want to start writing in here, but at the same time, I'm taking |
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.