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.
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.