Quidnunc (kneeshooter) wrote,

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More waste of a day...

1 -- Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 -- I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 -- You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 -- You'll include this explanation.
5 -- You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

This time from eddie777

What is the second most frightening thing in the world and why?

To me? Me. I probably once wrote on one of these crappy quizzes that I was the thing I was scared of most, and it sounds like typical pretentious bullshit - but apart from my own personal hell of nothing, null, the void there's no competition. Snakes rate pretty highly, as do a couple of individuals, but thats definitely where I am at the moment.

What makes the best characters and why?

A bit of paper and a laminator. I think having oneself in a convinient credit card sized package is an excellent idea.

On a slightly different note this highlights one of my great LRP insecurities, which is of course accompanied by an anecdote. The answer is "being challenging to yourself" but it has to fit in with the rest of the world context, and that can be a matter of luck and judgement. A while ago, playing very much against the other characters I had in the system, I played a naive, insecure mage. I was quiet and contemplative, I asked a lot of questions and the whole idea of casting a spell was really intimidating. Tragically I'd chosen to test-drive this concept in a club system where to get anywhere you had to the loudest, brashest, least-well balanced character around. One adventure before retirement... but its a concept I'd like to try again if nothing else to prove to my critics that I don't just play assassins who would sell their own mothers to get on in the world.

In reality, books and films I love flawed characters - I've never gone for square-jawed heroes. Elric - oh Elric! Which reminds me must start the latest Robin Hobb series. Oh, and the other thing which makes a good character is a nice behind. As shown by Kate Beckinsale here.

Which book or piece of writing last made you change your mind about something important and why?

In the fifteen minutes after reading something I am completely gone to the world and my own ideas and thoughts are washed away by the NEW. After that I drift back to the track I was in before. The last book I read that made me want to change the world is No Logo. However, as it told me (effectively) to go naked and starve I can't follow it perfectly - but I shan't buy another pair of Nike...

What has been the best thing for you about getting into LRP?

Getting a life. I was that spotty geek (no sniggering). LRP has introduced to wonderful talented creative people and has (I think) let me be myself without the baggage I went to university with at 17. These people have been there for me, have given me places to live and to crash, given me fantastic highs and crashing lows. Isn't this what life is about? It's not actually about the silly swords or the silly clothes - it's about meeting people who encourage you to get to know them, and drive you to do things you wouldn't otherwise.

Actually - this isn't actully the real answer - but putting the real one will get me into too much trouble so it's close enough and will have to do.

What do you worry most that people might think about you and why?

Not quite the answer but... I worry people lie to me. Not just little lies which I can cope with, but big lies about our 'relationships'. I'm a social person at heart even though I deny it pretty well at times.

I worry about fitting in, about being considered a non-person and about being left out. Better to be infamous than ignored though.

Pass the absinthe and crank up the Nephilim.

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