Almost but not quite completely unlike twenty questions

Via Krefey, I’m not part of one of those weird pass-it-on things that shows up in the blogoblong on occasion.

Rules of the game:

  1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
  2. I respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
  3. You update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
  4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
  5. When others comment asking to be asked, ask them five questions.

And the questions I was asked:

  1. If you had the chocie to remove either Star Wars or Star Trek form existence, which would you choose to discard to the eether? 😛
  2. If you could have any single (ie just one, not single as in not taken) woman be with you for life, who would you choose and why?
  3. Dumb but attractive, or intelligent but plain?
  4. If you could be anyone that has ever existed who would you be?
  5. If you could alter the principle laws of physiscs as we know them, what would you change?

OK, here goes:

  1. Tough call. I’m gonna go with Star Wars, much as I personally prefer it, because I think Star Trek has done more for us in terms of introducing and exploring new concepts, while Star Wars was kind of a samurai VS Nazis funfest. Of course, if this subsequently removed Indiana Jones from existence, I’d have to change my mind. And whichever one lets Red Dwarf stay, stays. Erk. This is why I’ve abstained from time travel.
  2. Suzie Marie Toller. Spoiler for Wild Things… She’s wealthy, attractive, intelligent, doesn’t let the rules and mores of society hamstring her ambitions, without being amoral.
  3. I’m definately intelligent but plain. Then again, given free reign I can also be dumb, and attractive in a gravitational sense. If you doubt that, lie next to me on a waterbed. ^_^
  4. I’m tempted to say Andrew Tridgell, but I’m not sure I’d do as good a job of being him as he does, and that’s not something I’d wish on the world. This also applies to most of the other names of existent or formerly existent that come to mind. The more I think about it, the more I realise that not only am I prolly the best at being me, I’m also currently the me I’m happiest with, or all the mes that have existed. Sure, there are mes I’d rather be (ie. exactly now, but ~50kgs lighter) but they haven’t existed, so they don’t count. Yes, it’s a cop-out. If you insist I pick someone, go with Tridge. He seems to have been doing (and still is doing) the sort of thing I love doing, for a long time now. Although, right now I’m at the start of that process (I hope) so I don’t think I’d gain much.
  5. I’d remove entropy, or at least make it some kind of controllable particle. The impending heat-death of the universe worries me.

Why I no longer don't read weblogs

Firstly, a vast majority of people who read this, won’t actually know the context of “Why I don’t read weblogs”. This is deliberate. I still know people involved in that incident, so no details will be released. If you’re one of the lucky ones to know the story, don’t pass the link around. ^_^ (It’s embarrassing to me, just to be clear, so don’t let the paranoia get you down.)

Anyway, LiveJournal slipped me back into weblogs by stealth, so I guess it’s time to face it. I started out just looking at my housemate’s LJ. Then one bored Saturday afternoon, I had a look at his friends list and realised I knew some of the people on it (through him) and so, having already managed to get OpenID working between LiveJournal and my WordPress site (Using OpenID Comments For WordPress, which despite the name is also an OpenID Server) I added them to my ‘friends’ page.

And then from a comment on a blog there, I recognised a long-unseen friend’s nick, and then from that person’s friends list, I recognised a whole bunch of other friends.

I accidentally connected my little island of long-winded to the blogosphere. O_O (I wish they’d called it the blogoblong. It’s so much more fun to say…)

Anyway, as much as anything else, this post is also to explain if anyone doesn’t recognise the username at the end of the befriending, well, now you know how I found you.

This is also to prevent me starting another disk of Babylon 5, given when I started this it was too early to go to bed, but three hours more watching Babylon 5 would have left me going to bed too late instead. This way it’s, in the words of Goldilocks, “Holy shit, talking bears!”