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14 July 2011 @ 09:36 pm
interview meme  

I was going through old blog entries and found an interview meme I can find no evidence of having actually answered. There are probably a bunch of those, actually, but having come across this one I thought I’d go ahead and answer it. About five years after the fact, but hey.

skeagsidhe/skeagsidhe asked, in, er, 2006:

1. If you could write 1 thing, any style, any genre and it would be 100% guaranteed to be published, what would it be?

RIGHT ANGLES TO FAIRYLAND, my middle-grade/YA fantasy novel, but you knew that, so for a different answer: the climate change trilogy (the series title of which I still wish to be “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight”, but nobody would call it that, I bet) would be very high up on the list.

2. You recently moved from the US to Ireland. What has surprised you about the difference between the two countries?

Well, it’s sure as hell no longer recent, but really, separated by a common language, and six years on I still haven’t gotten used to shops not being open at 8am. Still aggravates me. :)

3. We all know that you are generally a supremely confident person. Are there any areas of life where this confidence breaks down?

…probably annoyingly, no. I mean, I’m not good at math, but by God I’m confident about not being able to do it. And really, if I really, *really* needed to, I’m pretty confident I could figure out enough math to solve whatever needed solving. This is much of what it comes down to with me: I believe that in a pinch I would step up, and have a decent chance of success.

4. You get to be grand dictator of 1 aspect (and only 1) of the world for a year. What aspect of the world would you choose? What would you change?

I would *totally* be Grand Dictator of Obliterating Corporate Influence. I realize this would take more than a year to really accomplish, but if we’re living in a world where I get to be grand dictator of something, perhaps we’re also living in a world where I could make enough of a difference in 12 months to change the way things are.

5. If you could travel to absolutely anywhere, where would you go, what would you do there, and why?

The moon. And I would probably just stand there and look at the Earth and cry, because I have turned into a terrible sentimental slob and I’m okay with that. :)

And since I resurrected the meme, I might as well do it right:
1. If you’d like, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” (I only promise to do the first 5.)
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or, you know, not so creepy/personal. Whatever.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. If you so wish, nclude this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you ask them five questions.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Miss May: me burlesque schoolgirlvalancymay on July 14th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
If there's anything about me that you're curious about - go ahead and interview me.

If not, that's fine too.
kitmizkit on July 14th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I will interview you!

1. You took up running recently. Recently? Recentishly? I became aware recently that you are a runner. Are you mental? Do you have any advice for people eyeing the whole idea of running?

2. You woke up this morning with a mutant power. What is it?

3. What one person out of fiction would you like to meet? Why?

4. You have been torn asunder from this space-time continuum. Q arrives in the darkness between the stars and announces you can go live in any time except the one you came from. What era would you choose?

5. If you were cast in a book or film, what archetypical character would you be?
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on July 14th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Hah. Have at it...
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
*laughs*

1. What's on your plate, O Writer Who Makes Me Feel Like A Slacker?

2. You are called in for your performance review. Due to your excellent job as Laura Anne Gilman, you are getting a promotion. However, the promotion means you can't be LAG anymore. Who do you choose to be instead?

3. You woke up this morning with a mutant power. What is it?

4. What one historical personage would you like to sit down and have a chat with?

5. It's the end of the world as we know it. Do you feel fine?
cainle_bean on July 14th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sure =p Interview me
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 09:25 am (UTC)
1. If you were to step into the role of a fictional bad guy, who would you choose to be? Why?

2. You woke up this morning with a mutant power. What is it?

3. How'd you end up at my LJ?

4. Where's the most awesome place you've ever been?

5. Would you play a single round of Russian roulette if there was a hundred million dollars on the table if you survived?
Greymalkingreymalkin on July 14th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)

Interview me, if you wish. Fodder for conversation over lunch, in a couple weeks!

kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
1. You woke up this morning with a mutant power. What is it? (This is my favorite question, can you tell? :))

2. What era out of the past would you choose to live in, if you were no longer permitted to live in the modern era?

3. Who would play you in the movie of your life?

4. Is the glass half empty or half full?

5. What extinct species would you revive?
Greymalkingreymalkin on July 18th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Interview answers
1. You woke up this morning with a mutant power. What is it? (This is my favorite question, can you tell? :))

Wolverine-level healing factor.

2. What era out of the past would you choose to live in, if you were no longer permitted to live in the modern era?

Probably feudal Japan, say, during the Tokugawa Shogunate. But only if I could be a samurai. Or a ninja.

3. Who would play you in the movie of your life?

Hm. I've been told (at different time in my life) that I resemble either Charlie Sheen or Tom Cruise (I really can't see that last, and the first was mostly due to my beard and [then] long hair, and happened most frequently around the time I was performing rapier combat on stage, shortly after "The Three Musketeers" came out.) For myself, I think I'd want either Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson.

4. Is the glass half empty or half full?

There is no glass. (There is only Xul. ;)

5. What extinct species would you revive?

Honest politicians with integrity. Oh, wait, those were always mythical...

Um... Saber-toothed tiger, I guess.

kitmizkit on July 19th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
Re: Interview answers
*laughs* "there is only Xul." *laughs*
pgwfolcpgwfolc on July 14th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
I'm up for it. If you think it'd be fun, interview me. If it's hard because you barely know me, then don't worry about it.
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
It's no harder to ask questions of people I don't know well than ones I do. Possibly easier. :)

1. Is money the answer or the problem?

2. Would you sign up for a generation ship?

3. Mutant power! What would yours be?

4. There's a Zen saying, "If you leap the net will open." Are you a leaper?

5. You're given the chance to join a fictional world (um, not the one I'm going to write you into). Which one would you choose, and why?
pgwfolcpgwfolc on July 15th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Those are excellent questions. Thank you.

They are now answered if you're interested in seeing. And I boosted the signal about Amy, too.
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 15th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Number 6. Dammit.
kitmizkit on July 15th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
I'll interview you anyway! And hopefully you won't mind if I recycle some questions, because I like most of the ones I ask people. :)

1. Mutant power! What would yours be?

2. What five fictional characters would you shag?

3. What extinct species would you revive?

4. You have been torn asunder from this space-time continuum. Q arrives in the darkness between the stars and announces you can go live in any time except the one you came from. What era would you choose?

5. Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 15th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, that last one is hard. I mean, harder than the others. But 2 and 4 are also hard! Although I could cheat on 4.

I should probably put these answers in my wordpress blog rather than LJ, and I might save it for next week's post since I'll probably be floundering for something other than 'serialserialserialwhatchathink?' to post.
GM Ceosannaceosanna on July 15th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
If you're still in the mood to interview random people, I'm game!
kitmizkit on July 19th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
1. How'd you end up at my LJ?

2. Mutant power! What would yours be?

3. What extinct species would you revive?

4. What five fictional characters would you shag?

5. You are a definite studmuffin. What inspires you to studliness?
GM Ceosannaceosanna on July 20th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
I meant to respond yesterday, but that pesky thing called work got in the way. Today, though? Tada!
Lauraskeagsidhe on July 19th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! I remember I asked those...now. :-) Thanks for responding!
Ellen Millionellenmillion on July 20th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
Heh! Is it too late to get questions? I need some distraction. :)