seaslug

The "Interview Me" meme. Strictly for the self-obsessed.

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
3. You WILL 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.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

From pilarcruz

1. Why seaslugs and not some other slug?
Once, about 10 years ago, while wading through the shallows of San Diego Bay, near Chula Vista, I spotted a small, brightly colored, blue and yellow object weaving in and out of the grass. I scooped it up in my hands and realized I was looking at a seaslug, mainly because it looked very much like a land slug.

A few days later, with the help of a biologist at the Monterey Aquarium, I learned that I had met with one of the most voracious specialized carnivores of its size anywhere, a navanax inermis on the hunt for other seaslugs. It was love at first sight. If you have broadband, here's a movie of navanax's feeding behavior.

2. What do you hope your readers get out of your mall watches?
Originally I started writing them for lack of anything better to write about. Certainly nothing about my personal life as a reclusive asshole would suit and there's not much else to do around here.

Frankly, I was surprised they attracted any attention at all, but, since they do, I feel they've gotten stale and I need to find something else. Maybe I'll force myself out of my shit hole apartment and into Manhattan on the weekends, now that Spring is almost here, or maybe I'll take that drive on Rt. 6, across the state and into Pittsburgh, I've forever been thinking about. I could get photos that way, too.

Something I've noticed about traveling alone, that imomus commented on recently as well, is how uncomfortable people traveling alone are made to feel in a society that flaunts itself on its love of individuality. One has to go into a supposedly communally focused society, such as Japan's, to find true catering to the individual.

3. What's your dream job?
Surfing the Intarweb from home. For money, even.

4. Best cop story?
This will do.

5. What are your feelings about children?
I hear they're delicious. I never wanted any of my own and, to the best of my knowledge, there are no little molluscs slithering around to grow up bastards like their seaslug daddy, who was given up for adoption, while still a nudibranch in swaddling clothes, his own self.

They can be fun, when they're someone else's responsibility. I'm much too misanthropic and lazy to raise a brood of my own.
  • Current Mood: self-absorbed
Interview me, please!

Oh, and have you been to Danville State Hospital to take pictures? It's gorgeous--a Victorian madhouse. (My mother worked there.)
Here are your questions:

1. Given a choice between two requirements, traveling for many years, alone, on a space vessel as the first colonist on an idyllic new planet, or living within a small circle of friends in a repressive society much like that in 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale with no opportunity to change it for the better, which would you choose?

2. A novel you have written is up for a Pulitzer. What would you hope the novel is about?

3. Have you found home, or is home where the heart is, or is home where you hang your hat?

4. Choose which is preferable, a world where famine, disease, war and all other ills have been eradicated but at the cost of absolutely forced participation in worship of gods not your own. Alien gods, perhaps. Or, the human animal remains unchanged but religion and spirituality of all kinds are completely gone and forgotten.

5. Where did it all go wrong?
"I'm much too mysogynistic to raise a brood of my own."

Do you mean misanthropic? I didn't notice you were much of a misogynist; however, I could be wrong.

Interview me, too? I know it will probably be hard since you don't know me that well, but I'm curious :)
That's an interesting Freudian slip. I don't know why I wrote that. I did mean misanthropic and am going to fix it immediately lest I lose 75% of my flist.

Questions forthcoming.
Here are your questions:

1. You have been given the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Where would it be?

2. What is your dream job?

3. You awake one morning and discover you have been transformed from female to male. Nothing else about your life has changed. What would you do?

4. More people in this country seem to be suffering from depression. The reason is:
a) There's better documentation and the disease is more easily identified so naturally it is more easily seen for what it is in more people. It's always been there.
b) Our lifestyles in this country are making us sick and American mass media is making it worse.

5. Society has changed, such that it is now permissible to wear, or not wear, whatever clothing you desire, whenever and wherever. The catch is that you now have to wear this one thing, this one choice, from now on with no variation. What is your choice?
Here are your questions:

1. Do you still want to live in London full time, or have both you and England changed?

2. You have found the perfect lover and companion but you must give up all family ties. Or, you are able to maintain close, rewarding family ties through multiple generations but must be, yourself, alone your life long. Which do you choose?

3. You must pick -- Your nice clean apartment in a chaotic city, or a slovenly, dirt floored abode in an otherwise peaceful paradise. Why?

4. When are women going to just take over, already, and make this game show a matriarchy again? Or have they already?

5. Choose a permanent state of affairs -- Youth and beauty or age and wisdom.
That icon is ♥

I shall dare this evening, when I can think of questions that are particularly appalling.   O:)
Here are your decidedly un-appalling questions:

1. You have to give up one of your five senses, permanently. Which do you choose and why?

2. Does one belly fish make all the decisions or is it a team effort? If it's just the one then which?

3. As you regain your freedom will you seek out the desert and commune with the cactuses or is Texas desert enough?

4. You are on a new life-road now. When you fully realized that you were truly on your way to being free of him you may have thought, "Great! Now I can...." Now I can what?

5. Do you sleep in one position all night or thrash about?
I'm retracting question number 5 asking how you sleep because it's lame and because I've thought of a better one.

5. You awake one morning to discover that you've been transformed from female to male. Nothing else has changed. What would you do?
Generally, I'm a bit meme-phobic, but I hereby invite you to enter my vanilla-scented online haven and knock me for a loop!
Here are your questions:

1. You alone are approached by aliens who offer to remove all the world's ills -- war, poverty, disease, starvation -- all of them. They will make the world a better place. The cost: the life of your daughter. You have 24 hours to decide. You may not consult with anyone. No one will be allowed to interfere. What is your decision?

2. Despite your best efforts -- the best schools, the best child care, the best of everything -- Anna has grown up and is now reviled by the world. She is Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Anna Nicole Smith, Adolph Hitler, Ghenghis Khan, Leona Helmsley, Charles Manson, and George Bush times 10. Despite the fact that it is absolutely not your fault, people being what they are, they look askance at you. In fact, your public reputation is almost as bad as your daughter's. What, if anything, would you do about this situation?

3. Given the opportunity, and at your current level of income, where in the world would you prefer to raise your daughter?

4. As it turns out, the Norse were right and now Thor, Odin, Loki, and the rest of that wild bunch are in the throes of Ragnarök. The end of the world is at hand. You have one week before the end. What will you do?

5. Is Anna going to get a sibling?
Whoa! Thanks... I think.
As soon as my extended-stay visitors depart, I will give these the attention they deserve!
I'd love if you came to Pittsburgh.

Interview me! I'll try to answer all your questions.
Here are your questions:

1. Given you had the means to make the choice, describe why you would prefer city life or country life.

2. The world is ending and everyone is being sent back in time to escape it, whether they like it or not. You can choose the time and the location in which to live. Describe your reasons for the choice.

3. You awake one morning and discover that, overnight, you have become 45 years old physically. Nothing else in your life has changed. What would you do?

4. You have been offered your dream job, and your ability to make a living, as a writer, and there is no doubt at all that you are up to the task. The cost, however, is that you must live in a terribly repressive and unimaginative society where everyone wears the same uniform-like clothing, there are no celebrations or parades, and museums, libraries, concert halls, and other places of culture are forbidden. Would you take the job?

5. You have been given the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Where would it be?
Here are your questions:

1. Okay, you've been to Korea, Japan, Brazil, Germany and France. You're going to Thailand in May. Is Asia the place you'd like to live your life? Or Canada? Or is the world your oyster at this point?

2. My question for everyone today, for some reason: You awake in the morning and discover that, overnight, you have been transformed from a female to a male. Nothing else has changed. What do you do?

3. Another morning shocker: You wake up in the morning and discover that you are now 45 years old. Again, nothing else has changed. What do you do?

4. You must make a choice between the following:
a) A lover/mate/significant other/husband who, in most respects is rather dull and average. In fact, sometimes he's really a dickhead. However, the sex is jaw-droppingly, world-rockingly, knee-shakingly fabulous! Always! It's so good you could write about just one night, sell it to a publisher, and win the Pulitzer, plus also become most popular person on LJ if you posted about it.
b) A lover/mate/whatever who, in most respects is the coolest guy you ever met. He treats you better than anybody EVAR and there's no sign of let-up. He seems to have everything going for him and he might make you the happiest girl in the world. Problem is, the sex is rather dull and average. Sometimes it seems like he doesn't have a schlong at all. Sometimes it's so bad you have to imagine you're doing it with William Hung, that guy who sang "She Bangs" so badly on American Idol, just to make the sex better.

5. Canada would be a better place if they adopted some of the practices I've seen in Asia OR Canada would be worse if they adopted some of the practices I've seen in Asia.