People who have been tagged must write their answer on their blogs and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves. Tag 8 people. These 8 people must state who they were tagged by. You cannot tag the person who tagged you. I was tagged by rottensick
1. Tag 8 people...
Hell, no. I don't tag folks, thank you very much. Heck, I wouldn't even be doing this if it weren't for a weakness for punky young ladies (y'ever need me to fake an alibi? Get a girl with black & purple "Alice stockings" and a haircut that looks like she lost a bet to ask me)
2. What is your most guilty pleasure?
I adore being the reason behind strife, with myself coming out blameless. One of my favorite rare pass-times in elementary school was to pick one person's pocket, plant the goods on someone else, and then sit back and watch the fireworks. You can only do it once in a blue moon, though, and you have to be a downright saint in the times in between.
3. Have you ever seen someone die?
Nope! Never seen a person die nor have I seen a dead person, save through the magic of technology.
4. Are you confused as to what lies ahead of you?
You mean the keyboard? *rimshot*
I am unsure of what lies ahead of me (like if my various mystery not-so-bad symptoms over the last decade will add up to one huge bad fatal thing), but I'm not sure if unsure equates to confused.
5. What was the last book you read for pleasure and would you recommend it?
Discounting plays and collections of short stories, The Diamond Age. And yes, if one likes speculative fiction that is nearly sci-fi (since the Sci-Fi elements are intrinsic to the setting and events, but it's not exactly Commander Zoom on the Moon).
6. Name a personal hero.
Eh, hrm. I've never been big into the whole hero thing. If I could kill someone, eat their brains, and thus gain their knowledge, personality, and skills, that'd either be Michelle or Ophelia (often cited in this journal) or Michael Penn (the musician. Now married to that singer from `Til Tuesday).
7. If a person you like doesn't feel the same way, would you continue to wait for them to change their feelings?
Define 'wait', por favor. Odds are, if I like them (and by that I presume one means "like-like"), it wasn't by my choice so I can't exactly opt to stop feeling that way. If I could pick and choose who I fall for, it'd make my life -so- much easier.
8. If a person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
9. Is there anything that made you unhappy recently?
Failed attempts to track down nice folks that I haven't seen in the last decade or longer? Bonus points if I actually can "e-find" them, but it's an outdated finding (IE: There's Ami LaRoche's MySpace Profile! There's Lesley Farnsworth's Friendster Profile! Neither of them have dialed up said profile since 2004 or so, and no-one on their friends-list has any clue how to get in touch with them!) Still, nothing that really made me unhappy for longer than a couple of hours.
10. What do you want most in life?
To have the things I thought outlive me.
11. Which of the 7 Deadly Sins do you think relates to you the most & why?
In Dante's theology, sloth is the "failure to love God with all one's heart, all one's mind, and all one's soul" -- guess that's me!
12. What advice would you give to someone who thinks their whole world is falling down around them?
Imagine if you wrote down how your world is falling down and sent it back in time to any point earlier when you felt your life was falling down; would you, back then, really think this time is worse than that time? Sorrow is fun in little bouts, but it rarely holds up to long-term inspection.
13. Who is currently the most important person to you?
I'm not sure if I could name one, but I can think of at least two? Which wouldn't answer the question, since it was asking for one.
14. What is your drug of choice?
To what end? The occasional bit of speed has always been nice (..it'd be nicer if folks had let me know about the adrenaline deficiency disorder long-term use would prompt though, *mutter mutter*..), as has the occasional mess o' acid or mescaline, but neither are things I'd really endorse on a regular basis. Eh...Aspirin? Although I rarely have headaches or body pains, I get a good placebo effect of pre-planned comfort when I take aspirin.
15. If you could keep any animal for a pet, what would you keep?
I already have animals for pets. Cats pretty much work quite well. I've always wondered how it'd work out if we'd domesticated squirrels a few centuries ago, though. If someone can track down an animal that isn't very needy (in a "they're used to a pack" mentality), isn't very small nor stupid, yet is active and has a personality, I'd go for it?
16. Which fictional character could you most see yourself marrying?
I can barely even see myself marrying a non-fictional person, much less a fictional one! Oh, let's say Helen Hunt's character's sister from Mad About You.
17. Would you give your all in a relationship?
No, I prefer to restrain myself in a relationship so there's a sense of mystery. The hell?! Yes!
18. Do you have a motto?
Fortune favors the bold.
19. What type of friends do you like?
Folks who are willing to disagree with me.
20. What is your current favorite song?
"Tonight, You Belong to Me" -- Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters
21. What is something that can completely turn you off about a person?
If they can't accept that what I or they believe with all their heart might not be the truth. Bonus off-points if they -do- accept that beliefs might not be true, but it leads them to wishy-washy beliefs. -- "Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day."