Monday, November 4, 2013

Proust Questionairre: Niki Songlark




WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

We live in an amazing time, so many wonders in science and technology. It would be a shame if it was used to destroy everything instead of being used to make the world so much better.  So much potential for good or ill!

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?
Um, crunchy?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?(WAY OF SPENDING TIME)
It’s no secret that I’m a nerd, so gaming. I also have a love of books and reading, so it would probably really be a toss-up between the two.

WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?
None really.  There’s many I admire, but none that I can think of that I have shared the same struggles with.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Bill and Melinda Gates. Using all that money and influence to create real changes to improve the lives of the people that need it most.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
Batman. ‘Nuff said.

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?
Bill and Melinda Gates, as above, Abraham Lincoln, Depak Chopra, Bruce Lee, Elizabeth I… really I could go on and on.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?
I would say my cat, though I don’t consider her a possession.  I’m not one to really have too many attachments to material things, but in fairness to the question I would say my Asus gaming laptop.

My greatest treasure though is my comic collection. It spans decades and there are comics from before I was even born.

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?
A few years ago someone that I had met in sl came out from the other side of the country to be with me for a few weeks. Ultimately, it didn’t work out, but those two weeks when she was here was when I was happiest.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?
I guess that I’m quiet.  It’s not that I’m shy or introverted, though I am, but really I don’t usually speak unless I have something to say.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?
I wouldn’t say that I HATE anything about myself. I do have a tendency to procrastinate, especially things that I don’t really want to do.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?
Willful ignorance.  People that are stupid and have no desire to be otherwise. People that are content to be told what to think by their party, people on tv, their god, etc… I’m so afraid that we’re gonna end up living in Idiocracy. Oh, I guess THAT’S really my greatest fear!

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?
I’m not one for extravagance, but I do like my hi tech toys. Computer, iPhone, iPad, etc…  Not that I have to have the latest and greatest. Oh, and books. I LOVE hardcovers and don’t mind spending money on books.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?
The journey of self discovery.

WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?
I used to be in really great shape, I even had six pack abs.  Now… not so much.  So yeah, I guess my belly full of beer and cheeseburgers.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?
Loyalty.  Yes, loyalty is important, but BLIND loyalty is dangerous.

ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE?
I try very hard not to lie, and can’t even think of a time when I did.

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?
I’m not sure, but when driving I’m usually saying “get the fuck out of the way bitch!” and “GOOOOOO!”

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
That I would be more confident and outgoing.  I’m pretty awesome, but I keep it mostly to myself.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
Over the past year, I had to fight a legal battle against my former employer.
Not only did I kick their ass in mediation, I found a better job. Despite that they were even badmouthing me to potential employers that would call to verify employment

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?
I’m there!  Not too hot, not too cold, almost anything within a few hours’ drive.
And an awesome D/s community.

WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?
Mushrooms. Even on pizza.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?
That they put up with me and my weirdness.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
By being run over by a runaway truck driven by the Incredible Hulk.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?
A person I guess.  I like having opposable thumbs and not being afraid of the vacuum.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE AN OBJECT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The new Dominion castle. Awesome.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?
Be shapeless, formless
Like water
Put water in a cup
It becomes the cup
Put water in a bottle
It becomes the bottle
Put water in a teapot
It becomes the teapot
Water can flow
Or it can crash
Be water my friend
Be water

WHO HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOU?
I think my parents and the people that helped raise me.  For good or ill, I think this is mostly the case.


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