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7 questions meme

Via dante_s_hell.

1. What is your favorite place to visit?
2. Which fandom is most dear to you?
3. What is on your bucket list?
4. If you could time travel to just one place for one day, where/when would you go?
5. What is your #1 pet peeve?
6. What is your favorite fandom trope?
7. If you could meet anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be?

1. What is your favorite place to visit?
On an on-going basis? Crescent Lake in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Pennisula in Washington state, USA. It's very peaceful.

That I've been to in the past, and would like to visit again? Louisiana. Not New Orleans, but the bayou. The ecology, language and culture there were unique, and I'd like to visit again.

2. Which fandom is most dear to you?
In terms of fannish experience, due South on LJ. I was active from 2006-2009, when the fandom was large enough that there was always something going on, but small enough that you got to know everyone. They were (and still are) a very friendly bunch, and always made me welcome. Bigger fandoms always have a bit of a 'message in a bottle' feeling to me.

In terms of canon, I am head-over-heels in love with BBC's Sherlock. He's the only character I've ever seen who truly reminded me of me and wasn't (primarily) a villain.

3. What is on your bucket list?
Oh, this IS getting interesting.
A. Stand close enough to a live lava flow to feel the heat on my skin.
B. Taste a glacier.
C. Camp over-night in the desert, far from civilization, so I can watch the stars and hear what it sounds like.
D. Spend a month with no human interaction or outside responsibilities, so that I can really explore my inner landscape.
E. Spend a limited period of time participating in an unusual human environment, such as McMurdo station in Antarctica, a monastery, or prison.
F. Top someone in an intense consensual sexual encounter that leaves them with a permanent physical reminder of me.
G. Have someone I trust help me experience subspace.
H. Understand everything. Not just the what, but the how and the why. I know, that sounds ridiculous, but I'm not picky. I'm known in my family as 'the perpetual student', and I'd happily audit any university class I'm not qualified to teach, or intern with an expert in it. Economics, marine biology, advanced statistics, bio-chem, history of places and times I'm not familiar with, anything!
I. Write something that changes someone's life for the better.
J. I have a number of exciting thoughts about my actual kicking of the bucket. Not because I'm at all suicidal, but because there are several things I'm interested in that can't be experienced without significant risk of death. Still, I've no desire to freak people out, so I won't go into detail.

4. If you could time travel to just one place for one day, where/when would you go?
I'd like to see humanity's first encounter with aliens. It's be interesting to see what they are like, and if it goes well or disasterously. If I need to provide a specific time and place, I'd go for Woodstock, Saturday 16, 1969. I'd love to see the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin perform.

5. What is your #1 pet peeve?
People lying to me about their emotional state or needs. They're trying to be polite, but it puts me in the position of causing unintentional harm because of misinformation.

6. What is your favorite fandom trope?
________ made them do it. (Aliens, curse, heat, sex pollen, etc.) I adore the particular flavor of dub-con where a character is forced into doing something that they desperately want, but would never do without outside intervention.

7. If you could meet anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be?
Hmmm. I'm not actually very excited about meeting anyone. Neil Gaiman, perhaps. Or Temple Grandin. On the level of 'I'd cross town to meet that person.'

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isiscolo
Mar. 16th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
I love your first answer to #4!
keerawa
Mar. 16th, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it be lovely? I just decided on that one today.
write_light
Mar. 16th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
For 3G, coming from the Trek fandom, that one REALLLY made me ponder for a bit. And then the light went on. XD

#5 - and it's one of my least, for just that reason. I want a character to make that move, no matter how slowly, hesitantly, fearfully, or even unwittingly, toward what they want.
keerawa
Mar. 16th, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
*laughs* Actually, I'd be into the Star Trek version, too.

I see your point. But the heart wants what the heart wants. Or, well ... there's certainly some body part involved involved in the decision-making process.
write_light
Mar. 16th, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
ACK good lord, I MEANT that to be about #6. That's how I feel about the TROPE. I blame that on low caffeine. :D
keerawa
Mar. 16th, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, I assumed. Context clues FTW!

Sometime I'll show you my party trick wherein I can unfailingly interpret my dyslexic partner's cheerful and invariable 'Left!' to mean whatever direction zhe actually intends to convey. Including up.
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