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5 Questions Meme

5 questions meme:

- Comment with the name of any US president, and I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

write_light asked me:
1. You said recently recced a fic that had a deeply personal connection. Do you think you'd write this sort of self-revelation into your own fics?
Probably not. I FAIL when it comes to self-knowledge and self-reflection. I tend to suddenly realize that I've been feeling bad for several hours, and have to play 20 questions with myself to figure out in what way. Am I angry? Hungry? Upset? About what? It's sort of ridiculous. While reading the fic in question I realized several things about myself.

Maybe if I write about everything else in the world, eventually there'll be a me-sized hole left in the middle for me to investigate.

2. Is there a real-world (nonfan) writer that you greatly admire as a writer? What works should we read by this author?
Oh, loads of them! I tend to read almost exclusively science fiction and fantasy, when it comes to pro-fic.

Old-school, I love Robert Heinlein. There are a few terribly silly things about some of his work that I blame on the era, but 'Stranger in a Strange Land' and 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress', among others, have some very interesting ideas about how human culture and family structures might change in the future. It's fascinating from a queer perspective, too, because he leads you through arguements #1-9 of 10 of why homosexuality would be a part of this scenario and then stops dead. And you're left thinking, 'That HAS to be intentional, right?' I'm just impressed he got away with the inter-racial relationships.

Ursula LeGuin draws entirely new and different worlds. Oh, the way she uses language - *sighs happily* You might enjoy 'Wizard of Earthsea' or 'The Dispossessed'.

And Neil Gaiman is just fucking fabulous. The man thinks and writes at a diagonal to everone else. The Sandman series, 'American Gods', and 'The Graveyard Book' are all excellent.

3. Drink straight from the milk (or other) container - Y/N?
No way! I'm clumsy enough I have a 50-50 chance of spilling down my front, drinking from containers.

4. Best writing environment for you? Describe the setting.
Gimme a computer with internet access for quickly looking things up, access to my iPod, and no interruptions. That's all I need. The internal requirements are more strenuous than the external. I really have to be in the mood for writing.

5. I have very strong responses to colors - do you, and if so, which colors? Bonus points for posting samples. ;)
I like colors that are dark, rich, and textured. Indigo, mahogany, colors like that. I have some sensory integration issues, and when those are acting up, bright colors, particularly in red to orange tones, can be literally painful. This would be like a punch to the face, on a bad day.



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Jan. 30th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
Now that's interesting! *hugs*
1) What's your favorite historical time period/culture?
2) What do you do for fun, unrelated to fannish pursuits?
3) Tell me something you've done, been, or accomplished that you are proud of.
4) What about your family?
5) Tell me something else that i should know in order to get you.
Jan. 30th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Mmmm that mahogany really works for me - it's almost like copper, one of my faves. Very similar color tastes to mine. I also love vivid colors - this fuchsia/shocking pink color, and the olive color of this hillside.

I like LeGuin very much as a person and a philosopher/thinker. I've read many but not all of her books - The Lathe of Heaven is a fun mindbender, and of course Earthsea. Neil Gaiman is someone I like but haven't returned to yet, although American Gods had a clear influence on my fic (and on SPN).

Jan. 30th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
The flower both attracts and repels me, in equal measure. And 'The Lathe of Heaven' is another outstanding book by LeGuin, agreed.
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
Well, I'll just go with the present one: Barack Obama. Ask away!
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
Oh, and I also love Le Guin's books! Not so fond of Heinlein, though.
Jan. 30th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Heinlein's definitely a different flavor, and a product of his times. But the wide-eyed, enthusiastic 'What if' of his work really appeals to me.

1) What do you love about your home?
2) What would be the job description for your ideal job? Don't let pesky reality get in your way.
3) What's a common misconception people have about you?
4) You're an author, singer, and pod-ficcer in a second language. I'm so impressed! What's that like for you?
5) When things start to go wrong - perhaps you're stressed-out, over-tired, etc - how does your body express it's warning signs?
Feb. 6th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Meme answers! Better late than never.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Mar. 23rd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Heya Rodlox!

1) What would be your ideal job, realistic or not?

2) What's the most difficult or frustrating experience you've had in fandom or with writing?

3) What's a common misconception people have about you?

4) Are you currently involved with anyone? Details are welcome, but not required!

5) What's your favorite charity, and why?
Mar. 23rd, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
great fun!. thank you.
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