Five questions from [livejournal.com profile] hsifyppah

Mar. 27th, 2012 06:45 pm
tim: Tim with short hair, smiling, wearing a black jacket over a white T-shirt (Default)
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I thought maybe I should post about something other than kyriarchy once in a while, so I bring you five questions asked by [livejournal.com profile] hsifyppah, in a meme last seen sometime around 2005 or so.

1. Can we have a KITTEN PICTURE!!!!

I give you this one of the kittens locked in mortal combat on my bed this morning:
Two kittens doing a fight

2. The local transit agency has, surprisingly, adopted your sarcastic proposal for a new transit line. What's the technology - Soap-box racing? Bumper-cars? Bunny-drawn carriage? And where does it run?

I'm going to go for serious here: high-speed rail from Vancouver, BC to San Diego, CA with stops in Seattle, Portland, Arcata (making it easier for me to go to that cool place with the hot tubs), San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Travel time between SF and LA should be less than 3 hours with the entire route taking less than 10. It can happen. (Maybe that's not local. Whatevs!)

3. You have entered the world topiary championships, and the smart money is on you to win. Describe your prize-winning planty masterpiece. Also let's pretend "planty" is a real word.

It would be a tree satisfying the red-black tree properties. ("I see a red node and I want it to turn black...")

4. What novel have you read the most times?

_The World According to Garp_ by John Irving (I've read it about five times), but I'm not that sure I would like it if I read it again. I think I've read _The Rebel Angels_ by Robertson Davies and _Infinite Jest_ by David Foster Wallace three times each. I haven't read much fiction in a while... I keep feeling like there's so much I don't know that any time I spend reading fiction takes away time I could be spending reading nonfiction.

5. You're on a desert island, and you can only bring five albums. This is clearly unreasonable; you file a grievance with the desert-island ombudsman, and in the settlement you receive a lifetime supply of a tropical fruit of your choosing. Which one?

Durian, because it's DELICIOUS. I don't get the people who don't like the smell.

I believe this is where you're supposed to ask me to give you five questions. If you ask, I'll try my best!

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Date: 2012-03-28 02:07 am (UTC)
yam: Cartoon mad science version of me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] yam
WOOOO KITTENS!

Oh god, that rail line would be the best. thing. ever.

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Date: 2012-03-28 02:57 am (UTC)
wordweaverlynn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
Totally cool ideas. How about five questions for me?

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Date: 2012-03-28 08:46 pm (UTC)
luinied: At no point were Utena and Anthy talking about the same person. (kitty)
From: [personal profile] luinied
Aww, kittens.

...and sure, ask me some questions. I'll get to them... someday?

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Date: 2012-04-03 04:39 am (UTC)
luinied: Maybe it's Brinstar, maybe it's Doppleganger Alexander Hamilton's secret lair. (pained)
From: [personal profile] luinied
Man, I know you didn't intend this (in most cases), but every one of the answers to everyone one of those questions are depressing in some way. I guess this means they probably do deserve a post, though.

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Date: 2012-04-03 05:21 am (UTC)
luinied: It's all gone to seed... (reminiscent)
From: [personal profile] luinied
Yeah, because Bandit used to do that, too. (But please don't interpret this as a plea for friend to not talk about cats with me. I love talking about cats!)

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Date: 2012-03-29 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldripheus.livejournal.com
Just wanted to say omg you love durian!!! x3333 I haven't had it in aaaaages and it's so expensive but I had a durian smoothie the other day and it was awesome.

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Date: 2012-03-31 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anemone.livejournal.com
I keep feeling like there's so much I don't know that any time I spend reading fiction takes away time I could be spending reading nonfiction.

I can believe my fiction reading is self-indulgence that should end, but fiction and non-fiction occupy different slots in my why-I-read world. I've read my favorite books greater five times; it's a different experience than reading non-fiction.

(Also, totally agree on the long distance mass transit.)

If you have questions for me, I'll answer.

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