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Friday Fives

Editted to include the new one form altfriday5



1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

No - an examination of the quality of brainmeats is required for this thing you humans call "love".

2. Would you ever want to change your gender - at least for a day?

Oh hell, yes.

3. What drives you craziest about your partner?

What bothers me most? Not going to talk about it in a public forum. What drives me crazy about her? I could go on about her beauty, her wit, etc., but I will decline to do so for fear of inducing diabetic comas.

4. Do you believe in kissing on the first date?

I don't usually figure out that I'm on a "date" until the clothes come off.

5. Do you wish you had slept with more or fewer people?

A wider range of experiences would not be forwned upon by me.


1. What's your opinion on snow?

I want to have it's cold, fluffy babies. I loves me some snow.

2. Have you ever built a snowman?

Yes.

3. Do you do any winter time sports?

Does eXtreme commuting count?

4. When's the last time you had a snowball fight?

A long time ago, I think.

5. What's the most snow you've ever gotten in a single storm?

A metre or so? Maybe slightly more. I was born in a blizzard, I'm told.

1. What is the first book you remember reading?

Possibly Where the Wild Things Are, Outside Over There or the Martian Crystal Egg.

2. What is your favorite book?

Bah! I can't pick just one! There are Lots.

3. Who is your favorite author?

Even a short list of favourites would be long.

4. Pick up the nearest book (magazine or any available printed material will do). Turn to page 24 (or the closest to it). Go to the 7th line. What is it?

"income, deliverable to a Fop in London"

5. If you could be any character in literature, who would you be?

Hiro Protagonist, maybe. Mostly when I think about this, I come up with "I'd liek to have the powers/advatages/skills that $CHARACTER has, but not zir life..." Partly because I like being me, and partly because people who have nice, happy lives are boring to read about, so interesting characters tend to have large amounts of strife in their lives, because its more interesting that way.

The Alternative Friday Five;

1. What gender do you consider yourself?

My standard response to this is Male, though not necessarily Masculine.

2. Is this the gender you were assigned at birth?

Yes.

3. Do you like being your current gender? Why or why not?

I like being male. I dislike some of the social constructs about masculine identity and "being a Man".

4. If you could change one thing about how society perceives/constructs your gender, what would it be? (don't go nuts here, I know the response to this could make for several doctoral theses)

Tim Allen must die. As feminist thought has percolated through the collective social consciousness, the classic partiarchal male identity has been eroded, and what remains appears to be a bad joke. I think that male identity needs to be examined and evaluated in light of the decline of the patriarachy, and the rise of a "more equal" society. Gender identity just hasn't kept up with social change.

5. What was the single biggest influence on your gender identity?

Probably my parents, with an honourable mention to my Aunt Caroline - I was never told stuff along the lines of "boys do X, girls do Y", and I don't think I absorbed much of a value judgement about gender when I was young. This occasionally caused confusion, like the time I wanted my mom to make me a Wonder Woman costume for Halloween.

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delerium69
Jan. 8th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

No. How could you love someone you don't even know?

2. Would you ever want to change your gender - at least for a day?

Yup. I've always wanted to know what a penis feels like from the other side.

3. What drives you craziest about your partner?

I think that would hurt his feelings. He probably has a long list for me. ;o)

4. Do you believe in kissing on the first date?

Hell yeah!

5. Do you wish you had slept with more or fewer people?

Mmm, more, with less emotional attachments.


1. What's your opinion on snow?

Pretty and fun. Just scary do drive in (or in my case, be a passenger in)

2. Have you ever built a snowman?

Yes.

3. Do you do any winter time sports?

Not really, but I once went snowshoeing.

4. When's the last time you had a snowball fight?

At least ten years ago.

5. What's the most snow you've ever gotten in a single storm?

Me personally? Oh you mind on the ground *smirk*. The Blizzard of '78. What was that, 3 or 4 feet? (sorry, I'm too lame to do the metric system)

1. What is the first book you remember reading?

Erk. Um, probably something like "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel." Can't quite remember. But I've read most of the famous children's books.

2. What is your favorite book?

Oh gods. I'll say somewhere between the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, "To Kill A Mockingbird," or "The Disposessed."

3. Who is your favorite author?

Crikey these questions are silly. Neil Gaiman, Chaim Potok, Octavia Butler, Judy Blume (really)...

4. Pick up the nearest book (magazine or any available printed material will do). Turn to page 24 (or the closest to it). Go to the 7th line. What is it?

"Quelquefois la nuit quand j'étais au lit, j'essayais de deviner ce"

5. If you could be any character in literature, who would you be?

Probably Death from Sandman. She was so laid-back and cheerful and wise.

The Alternative Friday Five;

1. What gender do you consider yourself?

Female, although I do occasionally cross-dress a bit.

2. Is this the gender you were assigned at birth?

Yes.

3. Do you like being your current gender? Why or why not?

Yes, except for the menstruating and giving birth part. Too messy in my opinion. But we live longer, so I guess it evens out.

4. If you could change one thing about how society perceives/constructs your gender, what would it be? (don't go nuts here, I know the response to this could make for several doctoral theses)

I hate that women are perceived as weak and emotional. I think concept of males behaving unemotionally makes them weak by comparison. (But I'd keep Tim Allen around at least until he did the "Toy Story" movies *wink*)

5. What was the single biggest influence on your gender identity?

Every queer person I ever met. They've always reminded me that gender was more fluid that society teaches us.
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