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Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

laura_sm asked me:

1. Where/when/how did your enjoyment of costumes, outfits, and dressing up begin? Have you always enjoyed playing with clothing?

Really, I never outgrew playing dress-up as a kid. It's a big part of what drew me into being a goth, and certainly what kept me in the scene after I stopped being an angstbunny.

2. If you had all the time/money in the world, and all the skills, what piece(s) of clothing would you create?

Wow. Well, there's a few items here, and I can think of dozens more. Had I time, budget and skill I'd probably come out with a full line of weird every season.

3. If you suddenly had an unexpected day off, what would you do with it?

If it were just me with the day off, probably spend the day playing games or wasting time online, maybe with a long mid-day gym visit.

4. What would be your perfect job?

Making stuff. But, not always the same stuff. Coding, writing, costuming, etc. - it's all about creating something. Practically speaking, something where I can write code with occasional more visual stuff (CSS, web design, etc.) at a place where they don't care what I wear, some place within TTC range would be lovely.

5. Where does the nickname curgoth come from?

Curgoth was a super-villain for a comic that a friend and I were going to put out in the 90s. It was a sort of Image-style X-men ripoff. Curgoth (originally pronounced Sur-Gawth) was a black-skinned demon with clawed fingers and fire breath. I started using the name on BBSes, and later the internet, when I decided that "Blood Razor" (our super teams' Wolverine ripoff) was too ridiculously metal for a nickname. The pronunciation change to Kur-Goth came from a kid at a club in KW in 97 or 98. By the time I got around to thinking about it, I'd been using the name for quite a while, and I've never run into anyone else using it.


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Nov. 16th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Resistance is futile?
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
1. If you didn't have to work, and child care was looked after, ow would you fill your days?
2. What your favourite style of combat to practice/simulate?
3. What is the strangest interpretation of a play you've either done or wanted to do (samurai hamlet? taming to the jedi? etc.)
4. What's your favourite D&D class?
5. If you could give LB one super power, what would it be, and why?
Nov. 16th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Resistance is Futile.
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
1. If you were given Superman's powers, what would you do with them after you got tired of flying around for fun?
2. Pick one person from history to replace with a ninja. Show your work.
3. What is the coolest thing you've learned/heard about in the past month?
4. If a fairy godmother came down and offered to magically create one outfit for you, what would you ask for?
5. Would you rather have a dragon, a fighter jet or a teleporter?
Nov. 16th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Resistance is futile!
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
1. If you could magically force all your students to learn one thing, what would it be?
2. Which of the following would make high school more awesome to the greatest extent; ninjas, pirates, monkeys or robots?
3. What has been the hardest thing about being a teacher?
4. If there were no consequences, what would you like to tell your kids?
5. Which would you rather have to ride to work - a giant tiger or a cyborg panda?
Nov. 16th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Resistance is futile
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
1. If you could travel time to see any band in their prime, which band would you pick?
2. What's your favourite drink?
3. If your cats could talk, what would thier favourite phrases be?
4. Which is more awesome: water on the moon, talking chimpanzees or the internet?
5. IF you could turn into any animal at will, which one and why?
Nov. 16th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I will be assimilated.

... Wait. No. Resistance is futile!

That's it. A common typo. The keys are, like, right next to each other. :)
Nov. 16th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)

Buy this perfume and the world will adore you, you will have lots of sex and your children will be gorgeous and immortal.

Oh. Sorry.

Resistance is futile.
(no subject) - curgoth - Nov. 16th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - curgoth - Nov. 16th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
some futile resistance
resistance is voltage divided by current!
Nov. 17th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Re: some futile resistance
1. If you could make a living hybrid of any two creatures, which ones and why?
2. How will the Large Hadron Collider fail next?
3. Pick one figure from Greek/Norse myth to come live at your house.
4. Pick a superpower for each of the three kids - who gets what and why?
5. Is getting a tattoo of the Logrus and/or the Pattern asking fro trouble?
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Resistance is Futile.
Nov. 17th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
1. Favourite alcoholic concoction?
2. Moose, elephant or rhino: which would you rather use for transportation?
3. Are you after my robot bee? ARE YOU?!
4. What is the square root of awesome?
5. Where would you least expect to find a ninja?
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Resistance is Futile!
Nov. 17th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
1. Why knitting?
2. What do you want for your birthday dinner tonight?
3. What is your favourite thing to cook?
4. Which book-world would you like to live in?
5. What one thing would you add to our appt if you could?
Nov. 16th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know why I bothered to think about it, since Resistence is Futile.
Nov. 17th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
1. What is the most unexpectedly useful skill you've learned?
2. If you could get one cybernetic implant, which one and why?
3. Would you rather be a weresheep or a gnome?
4. If you had a castle, what defences would it have?
5. What's the most challenging juggling stunt you have ever tried?
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Nov. 17th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
1. What is the strangest thing you've learned in the past year?
2. Favourite board game?
3. What does a Higgs-Boson taste like?
4. Tentacles, infravision or control over friction?
5. If you had to pick a dystopia to live in, which one and why?
Nov. 17th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Resistence is futile! I will be assimilated. Baaa.
Nov. 17th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
1. What is the best new thing you have discovered in the past three months?
2. If you could take the forms of three different beings, one for a day, one for a week, and one for a month, what would you pick?
3. Who would you rather have design a home for you, Escher, Giger or an inebriated army of smurfs?
4. What is your favourite cartoon?
5. What is your favourite classical piece to dance to?
Nov. 17th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I hear resistance is futile. Also, I have not the energy to resist.

Good luck thinking up questions for me. That don't all involve monkeys.
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Don't *all* involve monkeys, right!
1. When is it okay to refer to apes as monkeys?
2. When is the last time you felt really, truly rested and relaxed?
3. What is a good name for a flying gorilla bear?
4. Is it possible to decorate a home with a monkey theme tastefully?
5. Are there potential legal implications to chimpanzees becoming capable of speech?
Nov. 17th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
Resistance is Useless! Er, futile.
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
1. If you could be friends with any one superhero, which one and why?
2. Which video game world would you like to live in?
3. Fnord?
4. What is best in life?
5. Blue velvet, black rum or yellow submarine?
Nov. 17th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
The status is NOT quo! Er, I mean, resistance is futile. :-)
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
1. What is your favourite blue food or drink?
2. Would you rather have a unicorn or a dragon as a pet/housemate?
3. If you could travel through time and swipe one thing, what and why?
4. Name three TV shows that would be improved by the addition of unexpected laser beams.
5. What is best in cookies?
(no subject) - g33kboi - Dec. 2nd, 2009 05:36 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 17th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Resistance is Futile.
Nov. 18th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
1. Who would win in a fight - the smurfs, or the doozers from Fraggle Rock?
2. What band would you most like to have create a song to be admitted into Christmas canon?
3. Is there anything that cannot be improved by adding at least one of the following: ninja, pirates or a dinosaur?
4. If you could pick any two people and have them spend a week living in each other's heads, who and why?
5. Zebras vs. moose in zero gravity: who wins?
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