I was retagged for this meme by chickwithmonkey, and answering questions is fun so I’m doing it, but I wont’ be tagging any folk this time around, and probably won’t even bother coming up with new questions. Anyway, here goes!
1. if you could have any job in the world, what would it look like? not just what would you do, but what kind of hours/dress code/work station would you have?
Can I make up a pretend job? Because the real-world answer to this question is “TV writer - possibly showrunner - making awesome feminist genre television”, but I have this other answer that is more like “Grand Queen of All Hollywood, Whose Approval You Must Seek” and I would in charge of everyone’s feminist requirements, and pretty much, when shows and movies weren’t sure if something was a good idea, they’d come to me or one of my many carefully appointed consorts for our judgment, and if we deemed something unworthy it wouldn’t get made. And lower aristocrats would be put in charge of smaller things, while I would be pretty much running my favourite TV shows from the top in consulting position with lots of creative input. And then when people were like “We’re thinking of adapting the book ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ into a dudebro comedy” I could be like, “No. You don’t get to make that. I am giving that money to the live-action adaptation of the life story of my friend’s hilarious grandmother.”
And I would wear a crown and a robe lots of glitter. And live in a tiny palace full of royal cats. My work hours would be Whenever The People Need Me, and I would have some kind of technology based spider sense to let me know when and where that is.
But if I got the real job I’d like to have a clean, but intentionally playful and covered with toys, workspace. A la Pixar. Wear jeans and t-shirt, if not just a tube dress all the time, and work ALL THE HOURS some of the time and fewer hours the rest of the time so my job gets done well.
2. what’s your favorite animal and why? are you like that animal or do you wish you were?
The answer to this question changes constantly. I like puffins and penguins and otters and cats. Right now my favourite animal, hands down, is octopodes, though.
Because Octopus is a fun word, because THEY ARE SO SMART, because they look so weird and cool and beautiful, because invertebrates what even. And they have camouflage and also octopodes is the greatest plural nouns ever and should be adopted by everyone.
I became re-obsessed with them recently when I was thinking about giving one to Sherlock (BBC version) for his patronus. It seemed fitting to me, as both are gorgeous, but in a weird looking way. Both are extremely intelligent, fairly solitary, and good at mimicry. And octopodes were in fashion in the Victorian era, as was Sherlock Holmes. I think I have less in common with them, as I am neither graceful nor a master of disguise. Though we do share a knack for hanging out by ourselves.
3. what tv show/movie/book do you keep watching/reading even though you feel like you shouldn’t?
Bones has fallen by the wayside a bit recently and yet I just keep watching. The characterizations are so wildly inconsistent, the most interesting plot-lines have been pretty much wrapped up (many of them in ways that aren’t satisfying), plus, it’s always been a kind of mindless procedural that I watched initially for Stephen Fry, and continued for Emily Deschanel.
Also, while I haven’t finished the most recent season, Merlin. Oh, Merlin. You are just not a good show.
4. what tv show/movie/book disappointed you the most and why? what should have happened instead?
THE LAST AIRBENDER.
THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN ASIAN CAST AND RESPECT FOR THE UNIVERSE AND ACTUAL MARTIAL ARTS AND HUMOR AND DECENT CHARACTERIZATION.
I WILL PROBABLY BE BITTER ABOUT THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
5. what’s your favorite limerick (dirty or otherwise)?
I don’t know very many limericks, to be honest. I could make one up.
There once was a fangeek on tumblr
Who realised tumblr was not an easy word to rhyme
6. when you were a kid, what did you think your life would look like at this age? were you right?
I thought I’d be married or near to it, Mormon, an internationally famous and wealthy author, and that I’d be in the process of adopting my first child. None of that is true.
Some things I thought I would do, I did, though. I have my own pet. I still wear what I like and don’t always make my bed and despite my mother’s warnings the world has not ended. I still watch cartoons and enjoy children’s things, never having felt any reason to stop outside of peer pressure, which is no reason at all. So I was mostly wrong, but not entirely.
7. what’s your proudest moment?
Hard to say. I’m always pretty proud when I manage to open someone up to a new way of thinking on things though. That Thing That I Wrote about rape jokes, while sometimes embarrassing to me because I wish I’d had my sources with me when I wrote it or had realised how many people would be reading it, makes me proud because it seems to have gotten a lot of people to think about an issue in a way they hadn’t before. And I’ve converted some friends to fat acceptance and occasionally commanded a room during student discussions with my “But here’s why that’s sexist” ramblings. I’ve been told I go on a good rant, and I’ve managed to defend or bolster some pretty wonderful people. so that makes me proud.
8. what’s your favorite food/beverage to make? (pouring a glass of water counts if that’s the extent of your culinary abilities!)
Poppy seed chicken. You need a crock pot, chicken and poppy seed dressing. You put the chicken and dressing in the crock pot, wait 3-4 hours, make rice, stir the chicken so it gets all shredded, and then poor the chicken over the rice. Then eat. I love it because everyone loves it and it looks like I’ve actually cooked but lol nope it’s three ingredients and about the same amount of work as microwaving a TV dinner lolololololol
9. what invention or service do you most wish existed?
Also, I’d like a Kickstarter-style pet rescue service, where people who have money but not time/space can give money to people who have time/space but not money to take care of animals. When I adopted my cat, I was able to do so because of the financial and personal support of friends who promised me the cat would not want even if things got bad for me, and ever since then I’ve thought it’d be great to use the internet to do the same.
10. how’s your day been?
Pretty good, but I didn’t get work in like I’d like to have done. I slept in for no good reason, and as a result lost about four hours of potential productivity time.
11. how can i be your friend?
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME IF YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND:
I am not a proactive friend, or a proactive socializer. At all. Like, I don’t text people daily or keep in touch well. This does not mean I am not your friend! This just means that if you want to be talking regularly with me you have to 1) be the proactive one because I never will be and 2) be patient with me if sometimes I drop off of the face of the Earth for no reason and don’t respond to you and then two weeks later you’re like “What the hell?” and I’m like “Oh sorry, I forgot, I was having sudden Life issues that I failed to mention to you and/or playing the Sims.”
I realise this is shitty, and I am working on it. But in the meantime, if you want to be my friend
1) Don’t be a bigot, because that is a big deal breaker on the whole friendship thing
2) Talk to me!
3) Be patient with me and my weird brain and social priorities
Thank you for the questions! I liked them very much.