So, I’ve been tagged by Ann in some sort of question answering blog tag thingy type deal. Very interesting. Heres the questions and my answers.
1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
Well if we’re talking comic-style single specific abilities, I’d probably go with Telekinesis due to its sheer versatility. Taken to great extremes conceptually it can do almost anything, but even without getting into molecular manipulation or anything, being able to move objects and exert force physically by thought alone comes in handy in so many situations.
More broadly as far as “powers” I would, unsurprisingly choose the ability to perfom effective Art Magic/wizardry again largely due to versatility. I like options.
2. Who is your style icon?
I don’t think this question can really be applied to me in the way I think it’s intended. I barely even own any clothes and like with pretty much everything about me my “style” mostly consists of fantasy imagery and the color blue.
Now in a different sense, I do have many influences on my style of writing (and even speaking) although I don’t have a single “icon.” Such influences include H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Tolkien, Ursula K. LeGuin, Stephen King, huge amounts of anime and Japanese culture in general including video games like the Final Fantasy series, Legend of Mana etc, pen and paper RPGs and esoteric traditions such as Hermeticism.
3. What is your favorite quote?
I’m not really a big picker of favorites. This from Neil Gaiman is a good one: Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality. Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.
Also Jacob Marley’s lines from “A Christmas Carol”: “It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow men. If it does not so in life it is condemned to do so after death.” And: “Man of the wordly mind, do you believe in me or not?” Also basically Galadriel’s whole conversation with Frodo in FotR, especially “What do you wish?” “That what should be, shall be.” Theres others…like I said I dont really pick favorites.
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
I don’t really like these single-answer questions about “favorites” and “bests.” Without context I can’t really say.
5. What playlist/CD is in your CD player/iPod right now?
Recently been listening to Page and Plant No Quarter/Unledded and also the Labyrinth soundtrack.
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Well I usually stay up pretty late regardless but when I get up varies. I don’t usually sleep a whole lot.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Conceptually cats…I’m not a pet person however and honestly don’t understand the appeal of having animals underfoot to deal with and take care of. If we ever have a house we’ll end up with a cat though my other half grew up with animals.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
It’s in the “about me.”
And now I proceed to tag Meredith, Dame, Milo and Cort! You’re, like, it!