1. Have you ever been to Mexico?
~Never. I might like to go, but I hear something about legalizing lots of really strong drugs, and that kind of frightens me a bit. Have they done this, or is it just a fever-dream of mine?
2. Do you know anyone who is currently in the military?
~My brother Andrew is in the Air Force, as well as an old High School buddy of mine, Matt. So, that would be a yes.
3. What is the last party you attended?
~I'm part of a D&D party, does that count? (Man, I'm lame. *s*)
4. What do you think about President Bush saying that the United States' National Anthem should only be sung in English
~Well, okay, see, I kind of agree with what he said. It's fine to me that there's a release out there in spanish, but a National Anthem should be sung in the main language of the country that it's from. I wouldn't dream of going to France and singing their National Anthem in english, and I would hope they would return the same courtesy. The same goes for Spain, Germany, all places that have National Anthems. Especially England.
5. French fries or freedom fries?
~I thought this debate was long long gone. French fries. "Freedom fries" were just about the dumbest thing to ever enter the American lexicon.
Thank you.A Little More About Me
A few (two) people cheated the other day, and asked questions after the deadline. Since I like to talk about myself, this doesn't bother me in the slightest, and I'll answer the questions here.
The awesome kimmaline
asks in a question titled "I am a narcissistic bitch":What made you friend me in the first place, and what made you want to become my RL friend?
~Well, I had seen you on theferrett
, and noted that you seemed witty, intelligent, and friendly. I perused your livejournal for a while, just kind of ghosting in the background. I would usually only read the top entry, and so didn't really know much about you but got snapshots of your life. I think the thing that finally pulled me in was Psycho Fundie Aunt
that finally pulled me in. I could commiserate as I have psycho family as well and you wrote creatively even though you were angry. (Many people would take that post and distill it to simply "My Aunt Sucks!") Things just kind of went on from there. I started replying to what you were saying because I felt that I had something to say that might help cheer you up, be humorous, or was at least relevent to the discussion. Then we started talking about life, both through comments and emails, and it just kind of grew from there into a friendship. For me, being friends online, and being friends in RL just kind of go hand in hand - I find you funny, interesting, friendly, etcetera on the 'net, so wanting to meet you in real life is just an extension of that.
"I'm going to break all
the rules" enchanted_eve
asks:Oh and new multi-question...
How many Characters have you played (Larp wise)...
~Let me think. There was Vincent the Hobling, the old man whose name I can't recall because I only played him for one game (the last game I ran the kitchen incidentally), and strangely enough there are very few other memorable characters that I have played. Sure, I've played in other LARPs like Midland
and such, but for some reason my characters never seem to "stick" with me.and in what way did you like/dislike, identify/not itdentify with them?
~Vincent was an honestly dishonest person. Everyone KNEW he was a sneaky-ish little bastard, and yet everyone loved him. He was helpful when he could be, wasn't afraid to spend money on his appetite both for food and for interesting alchemical substances, and also wasn't afraid to part with his gains (both ill-gotten and fairly won) in order to help protect the town. Sure, people knew he was crooked, but I think they also knew he wouldn't steal from a friend. Much. What I didn't like about Vincent wasn't about him, it was about me. I couldn't move like I wanted him to move, I couldn't pick locks very well, or disarm traps. The things I wanted Vincent to be good at, I wasn't. It kind of killed it for me because I just kept coming up against my own failings. That's life though, I suppose.
The old man, he was fun. I made him as an almost strictly RP character, with magic to back him up if people started causing trouble in his kitchen. He was a healer/mystic and was more generous than any
character I've ever played, except when it came to his food because hey, we all need to make a profit. Magic was his first love, cooking his second. I would get so into character with him that cooking on a day when it was over 90 in the shade wasn't a chore so much as a challenge. Actually, I miss playing the old man because I think we need more strictly RP characters at all these LARPs I play in. I identified with the old man because he was lazy, except when it came to working, and then he had a very strong work ethic. That's very much like me. I didn't identify with him because he was a bitter old man, and I'm not old.
I'm currently making a character for Midland based a little off of both. I want to play a pure magic caster, with a little bit of "rogue" added in, but in a non-town-threatening way. Midland, if you can believe it, seems to be even more
of a "we're the good guys" focused game, and I don't want to ruin anybody's fun.