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Resistance is Futile!

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."

• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity

• Update your journal with the answers to the questions

• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions (I'll also answer more, if asked)

(1) You discovered that Tealuxe-ish place a little while ago. Have you been getting to go there?

Sometimes!  They're on my way to work, but they don't open until 9:30, so I can only go on weekends.  I still love it. 

(2) How did you and S. meet?

Hee!  Well, many, many years ago, I was living in England, and I occasionally visited comic book shops, when I could find them.  There was a small press American comic that I occasionally found copies of, in places as varied as Birmingham and Oxford, and I'd buy them.  It was a good comic, and I read the issues over and over.  The author was a good story teller, and he knew his setting (small-town Ohio) very well, and he'd clearly thought a lot about the details of his imaginary world.

Quite a long time later, I am back in the US for good, and wander into a local comic shop, and say, "You don't have any copies of [the comic], do you?"  And the proprietor said, "We've got the author in the back.  Do you want to meet him?"

So the author stumbled out, and I looked at him, and he looked at me.  And that was S., and that's how we met!  

(3) Have you considered doing NaNo, to force yourself through the self-editing phase? (Just wondering, everyone seems to have a different reason for doing NaNo.)

The thing is, while I might be successful in turning off the self-editor, I don't think I'd be productive enough to get anywhere near the word count.  I've tried brute force approaches before, and I just get stuck, because while I may know points A and Z and possibly J, M, and S, I don't have any idea what happens in between.  

It could be argued that even if I don't make the required word count, it's still a valuable exercise, and maybe that's true. 

(4) What is your opinion on the ocean? We coast-dwellers are always fascinated by those in the middle of the country without easy access to the ocean.

Love the ocean!  I wish I lived nearer to it.  I find looking at it has a very calming effect on me, sort of like a reality checkpoint.  It has a there-ness, a non-negotiable quiddity, that the things of man do not. 

(5) Favorite tea. If you prefer, the favorite *cup* of tea you've ever had.

I mostly drink Irish Breakfast, but I am exploring other options at Essencha (the Tealuxe-ish place).  I have a memory of once being served a perfect cup of tea, but I forget the context entirely! 



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 31st, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
2) That is an awesome story! What a way to meet your best pal. :D

4) Hee. EGT is so right about that. And I feel the same way about the ocean. It's very zen

Oh and since I'm bored at work:

Resistance is futile!

Nov. 1st, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
OK, here goes. If any of these are too personal, feel free to substitute another question!

1. How far is where you live now from where you grew up?

2. If you unexpectedly found yourself with 8 hours of free time, with everything you normally need to do taken care of, what would you do?

3. You said in a comment once that you were trying to restart your original fiction. What genre do you write?

4. As a writer, what other writers do you most admire?

5. What is your favorite food/drink?
Nov. 1st, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Okay, the story of the meeting of S. is absolutely phenomenal!!!
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
It is awfully cool, isn't it? It took us a while to get over the notion that if we met through that striking a combination of synchronicity and coincidence, and were conveniently each other's genders of preference, we must be destined to fall in love. That's just not how it worked out. But we are incredibly well suited to each other as friends.
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