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Interview meme!

Two interviews and a top five. If you want interview questions or a top five, reply below and specifiy which you want.

From thegiantkiller

1. Were you to try seducing Albert Einstein, how would you start? (Or would Albert make the first move?)

  • Baby, you warp my spacetime!

  • You must be going near lightspeed, because time slows down when you're near.

  • Wanna get specially relative?

  • Baby, I want to get into your frame of reference.

  • Why don't you come over, I'll call up Rosen and we can make a "bridge".

2. If you could be a non-human primate for a day, which species would you be and what would you do?
My usual answer for this is bonobos chimps, but I'm going to branch out and say gorilla this time. Just to be the 800 lb gorilla in the room for once.

3. Do you ever glowstick in your sleep?
I'm pretty sure if I did, I would sleep alone a lot more often.

4. How would you fix Christmas?
With Fire! More practically;
1) no more Jesus.
2) no more Santa.
3) no more gifts.
Pretty much just singing, eating and drinking with snow and pine
trees. And maybe some fire.

5. You find a magic batlamp. The batgenie offers you three batwishes. What do you ask for?
1) The bat-fortune.
2) The bat-cave. So I can hold dance parties and stitch and bitch in it.
3) Chiselled bat-abs.

I was tempted to put down the batmobile, but jet fuel is frikken expensive, and bad for the environment. "The Bat-Prius" just doesn't have the same ring.

From cochese

1. Why steampunk?
Because Victorian fashion is neat, and goggles are cool. I'm here for the costumes.

2. How does life in Canada suit you?
Damned well. I can't imagine living anywhere else. European socialism, North American neophilia on top of Peace, Order and Good Government. If we could just get an actual good government, it'd be ideal for me.

3. What makes you so damn adorable?
My irrepressible joie de vivre? My clever facial hair? My impish grin? No. It's actually the unstoppable power of $BEVERAGE! $BEVERAGE: it's better than God!

4. What keeps you at your job despite the frustrations?
Fear of change.

5. What's your favorite roleplaying game?
Still Amber, though it's possible that if I ever get to play regularly, Primtime Adventures or In a Wicked Age could supplant it.

From nuadha_prime, a top five/ten:

Top Five or Ten Mythos books not written by Lovecraft.

Oh, damn. This is hard.

I tried reading Clark Ashton-Smith, but found that Lovecraft's xenophobia gets exagerated into outright racism, and gave up on the 1st gen mythos authors.

1) Stross' Laundry novels are, obviously, some of the most awesome Mythos works to show up in a long time. Lovecraft + Dilbert + British spy thriller FTW.
2) Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless never explicitly uses Lovecraft's names for the extradimensional greeblies, but it's pretty clear what's going on.
3) Roger Zelanzy's A Night in Lonesome October. Again, the big C is not specifically named, but the references are, I think, pretty clear.
4) Can I count Minster Faust's Coyote Kings of the Space Age Bachelor Pad? Well, I am going to. go read it.
5) I've got a collection of short stories called "A Shadow Over Baker Street" that's Lovecraft mixed with Sherlock Holmes. It's got Gaiman, Bear, Hambly and Brite. I should re-read this one, actually, since I'm likley to get a lot more of the references now.


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Dec. 16th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
I figured sex with Batman would be covered by a) chiselled bat-abs, and b) relativistic pickup lines!
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Dec. 18th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Well, you have boobs, so you don't need chiselled bat-abs. :)
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Dec. 18th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Well, Robin and the Joker are both pretty far on the twink side of the "twink/bear" spectrum, so I figure I have to offset my chest hair etc. Although there is still Superman to consider...
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Dec. 18th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Superman doesn't really do it for me, either. If nothing else, he's the only superhero to have a famous essay on why sex with him would be lethal for anyone without superpowers. (I am convinced that sex with Wonder Woman would be similarly dangerous)
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Dec. 16th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Re the list of mythos books - now I want to read all of these, immediately.

Also, I would like a Bat-Prius. Though I suppose I would need a Bat-Driver's-License first.

All of this reminds me that you gave me some interview questions back around the time I got sick, and I never got around to answering them. I must do that...
Dec. 16th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Hit me for both. I am bored therefore I meme.
Dec. 18th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
1) Why do you keep sending me texts complaining about not responding to your posts/comments at times when you should know that I am either at the gym or on the road?
2) Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?
3) What is best in life?
4) If you had to be bitten by any kind of were-rodent and cursed to spend three nights a month as a rodent, which one and why?
5) What is the best thing you have read this year?

Also: Top five things improved by adding the undead
Dec. 17th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I love the Einstein question.

Are you going to any steampunk cons next year? (There are at least five, but I don't know of any in Canada. I think World Steam Expo in Michigan is closest to you.)
Dec. 18th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm refusing to travel to the US for the time being - after Peter Watts, I'm just not willing to cross the border.

So, for now, my steampunk outings will be confined to the local steampunk society.
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