1. Leave me a comment saying, "Do me! Do Me NOW!" Okay, you can say "Interview me" if you want. It's only fair that those who respond with, "Do me! Do Me NOW!" will get priority in having questions asked.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Answers to the five questions asked of me by expeliarbum:
1.- I have the feeling that Sirius Black is your favorite character of Harry Potter (I might be shitting out of the woods here) Tell me why is that?
No no, your dump landed right in the center of the forest. Sirius is my absolute favorite character. This may sound cheesy, but to me, he is as vibrant as his name suggests. He is an extreme personality: He loves deeply and he hates deeply. I completely identify with this. I believe that if you're going to do something, you should do it with complete passion and gusto. Don't do things half-assed; either go whole hog or don't bother. I think Sirius shares this philosophy. Further, his deep attachment to, and love for, James--indeed, his unhesitant willingness to die for his friends--is absolutely beautiful to me, especially when you consider how utterly shitty his home life was. His heart was in absolutely the right place when it came to what matters most in life. And the way he took his love for James and transferred it to Harry is even more beautiful (and much of what inspired my WIP fic "Yellow").
Sirius is also a survivor. He had a wretched family life, possibly a history of mental illness (although I question fandom's tendency to state this as a fact; Sirius did some rash things in his life, but to be honest, if I were in his shoes, I might have done many of those same things myself...although it's quite possible that I'm a damn nutter, too), and was thrown in jail, tortured, and publicly blamed for the one thing in the whole universe he would never for a moment consider doing--and yet he still emerged with a strong, fierce ability to love and protect. He's exactly the kind of person I would want to have as a
2.- Which is your favorite pick up line?
I'm gonna go with a pick-up line written especially for Dan Radcliffe by none other than my friend nqdonne in Aced Magazine:
Hi - I'm 16, but I look 18, am legal in most European countries, am the richest child star in the world, have an extensive and precocious vocabulary, attend obscure fringe theatre in London on a regular basis, enjoy watching sexually-charged foreign cinema, can speak naughty serpentine made-up languages, and am rumoured to have dated a 23-year-old, so, yes, I do like older women. Wanna go engage in intellectual conversation and run your fingers through my hair?
Now, if only Dan Rad would use it on me....
3.- What is the most batshit insane wank you've ever seen (might be from any wank community, not just Fandom_wank)
Being somewhat of a fandom n00b, I missed a lot of the good stuff, although the FW wiki has helped me catch up on a lot of it. And the wank that sent up the most glaring batshitsign was Blackjackrocket Teaches Us How to Outwalk a Hurricane. I think it was the RL aspect of this wank that appalled me the most. I mean, wanking about JKR dropping fake hints about H/Hr or whatever is wanky as hell, but to claim that New Orleanites could easily have just walked out of the city ahead of the hurricane, catching pigeons with their bare hands and drying the meat out in the humid stormy air so that the meals could last for days, was just fucking psychotic. And she kept going and going and going with it, digging herself a grave that descended through the goddam mantle of the earth and straight down into its fiery red core.
4.- What is your most beloved possession?
Aside from my dog and cat, which I wouldn't consider my possessions so much as my babies, I'd say my laptop. My schoolwork, my writing, and my MP3s--hugely essential parts of my life--are stored on my laptop. And it is my portal into my online social life, which went from nil to gigantic over the past seven months or so. A couple of weeks ago, it looked like I'd be laptopless for a week or two, and it felt like my life was over. I also own a desktop computer, but...I dunno, it's not the same. My laptop was so crucial that I was willing to fork over an extra $140+ just so I could get the laptop back a few days earlier. *pats now-healthy laptop*
I suppose I should also give a sentimental answer, because "beloved" is kind of a loaded word. The Raggedy Ann doll my mom made for me when I was three years old is hugely precious to me, and it's always been one of those things I knew I'd save first in the event of a fire, flood, or other household catastrophe. Awwwww, *emo tear*.
5.- What is the most unintentionally rude thing you've ever done?
I have quite a repository of intentional rude to choose from, but unintentional? I think I'm going to go with an incident in which I was aiming for rude, but not the stratospheric level of evol that I ended up at. 'Twas in seventh grade, when I was having a bit of a quarrel with my mortal enemy--basically, the Snape to my Sirius. In fact, for the sake of simplicity, let's just call him Snape. I don't recall what Snape said to me, but I decided I wanted to give him a verbal kick in the balls, so I told him something to the effect of "Your personality is completely rancid. No wonder your father left you and your mom." Yes, I knew I was saying something mean, but I didn't think about how completely wretched my statement was. While my own family is far from devoid of dysfunction, my parents are still together, and I had absolutely no clue what Snape had gone through (wow, the Snape moniker is quite apropos here) and how a comment like that was probably the worst possible dig I could have made at him. I was waiting for him to fire back with another verbal assault, but instead he just looked completely crushed and then turned and walked away. I think he might have even started crying. As much as I think he was a total dick, he soooooo didn't deserve that. As I said, I wanted to kick him in the balls, but I never intended to rape him with his own dick.
Heh, not only is the Snape monkier apropos, but the whole answer is rather timely in light of gunderpants's recent poll on whether the blame for The Prank lies on Snape's or Sirius's head.
OK, now who wants to be