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15 October 2006 @ 12:45 pm
Interview meme  
I requested an interview from rivers_bend for one of these meme thingies. Here's the rules:

001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
003. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.



1. If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be? Would you want any of your family to come too? Or would you want them to yourself?

Oh, does it have to be three? Really, if I could have famous people to dinner, I’d want an intimate dinner with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. There are other famous people I’d like to meet, for sure, but I really want to get a chance to see their chemistry together, with a minimum of other distractions about (which also means no family – sorry, mom!). And of course I’d feed them aphrodisiacs and serve copious amounts of alcohol, then disappear into the kitchen to “clean up dinner” or “fix dessert” and then peek back in to see what had transpired… ;)


2. Holiday spots: Hawaii, Toronto, Paris, Copenhaagen, or Sydney? Why?

Hmm, tough choice between Toronto and Paris. I know nothing about Copenhaagen, sorry. And I must admit that Australia doesn’t appeal that much as a vacation spot, for some reason – I’m not even sure why. Maybe because Australia seems kind of rugged and outdoorsy, which is SO not me. I’ve been to Hawaii because I have family there, but I’m not much of a tropical surf ‘n’ sun kind of person, so that wouldn’t be my choice at all. I’ve been to Paris once and I loved it – I definitely want to go back at some point. And I’ve never been to Toronto but really want to. My husband and I spent our honeymoon driving through western Canada, but I really want to visit other parts of Canada, especially Nova Scotia. It’s supposed to be just beautiful. So I suppose I’d say Toronto and eastern Canada first, with Paris a close second.


3. Do you feel like writing J/W fics has changed your life in any way? How?

Absolutely yes. Two main ways, not necessarily in this order. Number one, I actually feel like a writer for the first time in my entire life. I’ve never, ever enjoyed creative writing before, and I’ve never been any good at it. Being a writer is a constant source of joy and wonder to me, and something I never thought I would have. Number two, I have met so many lovely people through this fandom that I otherwise would never have gotten to know, and that I now can’t imagine how I got along without. Both of these changes have been amazing and wonderful and unexpected, and I am so grateful for that.


4. If you won a largish but not life changing amount of money, do you think the first thing you bought would be a present for someone or something for you?

Ooh, it depends on what the amount of money is. I definitely would get gifts for my family and friends, but the size of the gifts depends on the amount I won (e.g. maybe cars for everyone I know, or maybe just iPods). I really want to buy a house, so if it were enough for a down payment, that’d probably be where the majority of it went.


5. What book have you read the most times and what do you love about it?

My favorite book on earth is Watership Down and I’ve read it countless times. I love the language, the descriptions of nature, the detailed imagining of the rabbit society (including mythology, language, culture), the characters are compelling, the plot is gripping – and then there’s something indefinable about it that just moves me. I can’t place my finger on it, but I find it deeply affecting. So much love for that book.




Come on my lovely f-list peeps, you know you want to do it! And I want to know more about you all anyway, so I'd love to interview you. Yes, YOU. :)
 
 
How do I feel?: mellowmellow
What do I hear?: Jess Klein - Soda Water
 
 
 
Gaffsiegaffsie on October 15th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
I love your idea for a dinner party. That would be my dream scenario as well. :)

I've already done this once, but what the hell, I'll play along. If you want to, go ahead and ask my anything (except about the code for my credit card).
Sky: [j&w] jw ampersandskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't that be a fantastic dinner party? *le sigh* I think I'd have to make a videotape to share with all y'all. *g*

I saw your answers to river's questions - very interesting! Okay, I'm happy to interview you as well, and I promise not to ask about your credit card info. ;)

1. Who do you find more compelling between Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, and why?

2. What is your favorite body part - on yourself, and on others?

3. If you could have one super-power, what would you take and why?

4. If you were crowned queen of the world, what's the first rule you'd impose?

5. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you like your first name? Do you feel like it suits you? (You don't actually have to reveal your name.)
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Skyskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Well, great questions, so thank you, my love! I am glad about the writing too, especially since I met you through it. Couldn't imagine not knowing you!

cicerothewriter on October 15th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'll bite. Interview me! :0)

Btw, a couple months ago I bought Watership Down for a quarter. I keep meaning to read it, but it gets skipped for Wodehouse and work. I'm glad to have your opinion about it.
Sky: [stephen] windswept sunglasses animatedskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely read Watership Down! I hope you like it as much as I do. Okay, here you go:

1. Are you "out" about your fannishness and fic-writing in your RL? Why or why not?

2. If you could know for certain the answer to one question, what question would it be?

3. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?

4. Do you consider yourself "patriotic"? Why or why not?

5. If you had Stephen Fry all to yourself for an entire day, what would you do?
Zekkass: Clipboardzekkass on October 15th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Interview me?
Sky: [red dwarf] my fandom has...skyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Certainly, my dear! Second interview for you, I see. :)

1. What is your earliest memory?

2. What trait is most important to you in a friend? In a prospective romantic interest?

3. If you could be any famous person's psychiatrist, whose would you want to be and why?

4. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

5. What is something that you used to love doing but have outgrown or just lost interest in?

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ennui_blue_lite: house-smileennui_blue_lite on October 15th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good answers! I like your idea of a fantasy dinner with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (don't forget your ruby tiara!)

Would you like to interview me?
Sky: [j&w] tie heartsskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I would love to interview you, my dearest! And yes, the ruby tiara would be firmly in place, especially when I dive into bed with them myself... :P

1. Do you identify more as a writer or an artist? Which would you rather be identified as?

2. What is the most daring or dangerous thing you've ever done?

3. If you could meet Hugh Laurie and ask him one question and you'd be guaranteed a truthful answer, what would you ask?

4. What is the one skill or talent that you most wish you had and why?

5. If your closest family and friends had to pick one word to describe you, what word do you think would be chosen most often? Would you agree with that assessment?
(no subject) - ennui_blue_lite on October 15th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
envisogon: walking in a scent  of lovelinessenvisogon on October 15th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
I am quite shy when it comes to this. But, I will give it a try.

Interview me!
Sky: [fry & laurie] blueskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Well thank you, my dear, for overcoming your shyness to do this! :) I'll try to go easy.

1. What is your favorite thing to do on your free time and why?

2. If you had to move to a country other than the one you live in now (the U.S., I see from your user profile), which foreign country would you choose and why?

3. What is your favorite season of the year, and why?

4. If you could only listen to one type of music for the rest of your life (rock, classical, rap, etc.) what kind would you choose?

5. What is your favorite series (aka "season" for us Americans) of Blackadder and what do you like about it?
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Sky: [j&w] can you resistskyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Ooooooh! A volunteer for creepily personal information, excellent! *rubs hands together and laughs evilly*

1. Describe the first time you fell in love (romantic love) - how old were you, who was the object of your affection, how did you know it was love, what came of it? If you've never been "in love" do the same thing, except with a crush. And if you've never had a crush, then ignore this one. :)

2. What is the one piece of personal information that you'd be most likely to lie about if asked?

3. If you had to pick one celebrity to stalk, who would it be and how would you do it? (e.g. follow them around, or send them naked photos of yourself, or what?)

4. What is your biggest fanfic kink?

5. What do you think about as you're lying in bed trying to fall asleep at night?

You asked for it - hope you don't regret it! And if these are too creepily personal, let me know and I'll give you some alternates. :)
She who adores SFAHLmsliz4857 on October 16th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
This sounds like bally good fun! I'd love to be interviewed!
Sky: [j&w] bath & spongeskyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Excellent, thanks for volunteering!

1. Do you like Jeeves or Bertie better, and why?

2. What is one profession or field that you never pursued, but that you think you would have been good at?

3. If you could have a "do-over" and change one thing in your past, would you, and what would it be?

4. Other than the essentials of life (air, food, water, family, friends, pets) what would be the hardest thing for you to give up and why?

5. When and how did you discover the wonderful world of slash? What about online fandom?
(no subject) - msliz4857 on October 16th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
purplesyringes on October 16th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
*tries not to give in but fails spectacularly* ^^;

Interview me!

(And by the by, love, how are you? ^.^)
Skyskyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
I'm doing well, my dearest - how are you? It seems ages since we've talked! Here you go:

1. If you had a year off from all work and school responsibilities just to accomplish some personal goal, what would you do? Assume money to support yourself is not an issue.

2. You've been given the authority to make one book mandatory reading throughout the school system. What book do you choose and why?

3. What accomplishment of yours are you most proud of and why?

4. If you could only eat three foods from now on, what foods would you choose?

5. If you could spend one hour with one cast member from Scrubs, which one would you choose and what would you talk about?
(no subject) - purplesyringes on October 16th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - skyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 06:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
maxine_penborne on October 16th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
*prod* If you can think of five questions to ask me that you don't already know the answer to, by all means, ask away. XD
Sky: [j&w] jeeves mouth animatedskyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure I can come up with something, love. :D

1. Who is your role model and why?

2. If you could spend a month, all expenses paid, in any vacation spot of your choice, what would you pick and why?

3. If from this moment on, you could only eat the cuisine of a foreign country, which country's cuisine would you choose?

4. If you could meet one fictional character and spend a weekend with him or her, which one would you choose, and what would you do with that person?

5. If you had to give up one of your five senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste, touch) which one would you give up and why?
(no subject) - maxine_penborne on October 16th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Famous Mortimer: H/S Lettersnotatracer on October 16th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
If you haven't run out of questions, I'll take an interview m'dear. ;-)
Sky: [fry & laurie] b&w facesskyblue_reverie on October 16th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! I'd love to interview you! :)

1. What fandom were you first obsessed with and how did you get into it? Are you still in love with it or have you moved on?

2. Assuming that you are a HL/SF 'shipper (and please correct me if I'm wrong) - would you rather see them happy and together but utterly unproductive artistically, or miserable and apart but brilliantly creative? If you're not a 'shipper, then just answer whether you'd rather that they each individually be happy but unproductive or unhappy but brilliantly creative.

3. What are your five Desert Island DVDs? A box set (like a season of a tv show) can count as one choice.

4. If you could relive one year of your life (assume you couldn't change things, but just could enjoy it again) which year would it be and why?

5. Would you rather be brilliantly intelligent but hideously ugly, or stunningly beautiful but vapid and shallow? Why?
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(no subject) - skyblue_reverie on October 17th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)