- I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
- You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
- You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
- When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
1) How's Minnesota?
Minnesota is good. Minnesota is Wisconsin's older, more mature sibling. Whereas Wisconsin is still in that "OMG LET'S GET DRUNK!!!" small town under aged drunk mentality, Minnesota says "wait - let's have someone else buy our booze for us." But really - I do like Minnesota, and the Twin Cities have been very kind to me.
2) What are you working on these days? Include job, any book writing or reading, and anything else that you think might be relevant.
Job: I rent dumpsters for the greater twin city, denver, and cleveland area. It's not challenging, but in a way it is rewarding. We have the best customer service in our field. My manager appreciates me. I have good coworkers.
Writing: Been working on short vinettes - drabbles almost. Practicing getting my wordiness down and energy up. Slowly, things are starting to coagulate. Something about what it means to be 20 years old in America, and what it is to be an American when you're 20.
Reading: "A Scanner Darkly" is on the top of my reading list and I am enjoy it so far. I feel like a johnny-come-lately because the only reason I picked it up was becase I saw the trailer for it in the theaters. Everybody else has seemed to have read it long before me.
3) How is Neil Gaiman?
Well, from the dinner that I had with him and 10 other people, and from the signing I went to in December - he seems well. He's a very very nice man who likes to talk and likes people. He's terribly polite and sweet and yes - I STILL want to jump his bones.
4) Justify fandoms.
What's there to justify? Fandoms exist because people really really really like said book/movie/anime/card game/tentacle porn. What I can't justify, however, are the crazy folk who make fandoms THEIR LIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES. Because honestly - fandoms are fucking funny. People take shit too seriously at times.
5) If John and Jane really did climb the hill to get a bucket of water, then what is the writer leaving out? What is the significance of the bucket and the well in the nursery rhyme? If the Big Bad Wolf was to enter the story, what would he represent? Finally, synthesize the significance(s) explained above into a well written, two paragraph essay on the synthesis of international relations currently, and as compared to how they were in the Korean War period, and tell us what the future will be if we continue down this track. You have 50 minutes.
a. It's Jack and Jill who went up the hill. It symbolizes the plight of child labor upon our economy. It's all there in subtext. No - really - it is.
b. Big Bad Wolf = tabacco company. Duh.
c. I summerize my paragraph in one sentace: Should we continue down the path that we are currently on, the world will end
not with a bang
not with a bang
not with a bang
But with the question of "gee - I wonder if that burns!!!"