Wolfy tagged me and so I will play.
Rule 1 - Post the rules.
Rule 2 - Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3 - Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4 - Let them know you’ve tagged them. (Only for those paying attention.)
The Stuff is under the cut.
1. First, the obligatory photo. Let’s make it the closest thing to you on your left. If not, then a photo of yourself.
To my immediate left is the corner of my desk, and this is what lives there: a tangle thingy to play with, Bugs Bunny in a
Superman Super Bugs suit, and a little square canvas that one of my college roommates painted for me. She made it to incorporate my interests, so it has a TARDIS, a Superman symbol coming out of Harry Potter wand, the clock from Back to the Future, a film strip, and the Nickelodeon splat (because my senior project was about children’s television).
2. If you were a textile, which textile would you be and why?
I’m not particularly equipped to answer this question, but Wikipedia is man’s best friend. I’m going with Aramid. Seems to be good for superhero endeavors.
3. You have been given full dominion over the world. Congratulations. What is your motto, crest, and flag for the planet formerly known as Earth?
Hmm, I’m not sure you want me in charge of the entire world, but anyway…the motto is “Live and let live” (not original, but relevant and universal). The crest is a shield with yellow, green, and blue with constellations scattered at the top and a red rose in the center. One falcon on each side. The flag is three horizontal stripes: yellow at the top (for the sun), green in the middle (for land), and blue on the bottom (for the seas). We’ll still call it Earth.
4. Bored of your new found dominion, you decide to do something with your endless cash and time. What is it that you do?
Redo the public education system in the U.S.
5. As chance would have it, you stumble upon a time machine. What’s your first destination and why?
July 3, 1985. I’d go see the premiere of Back to the Future. Yes, I’d use a time machine to go back in time to watch a movie about a time machine that goes back in time. Time-ception.
6. Tell me a story. Any story. Go.
Last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, and so I went to the local comic book store. I had never been there before because, honestly, it looks a little sketchy from the outside. I didn’t know how busy it would be, and to my surprise, there were plenty of people there but the store wasn’t too crowded. And it’s not sketchy inside at all.
There was a young guy (probably in high school?) showing his friend around the store. He explained how the comics were organized, the logic behind how issues are numbered, and which characters typically have whole stories in one issue and which ones have stories divided over a few issues. It was useful information that I didn’t know because I’ve read a few graphic novels, but I don’t follow any comic books. So I was trying to listen to what the guy was saying, but at the same time I didn’t want to eavesdrop on their conversation.
It might have been awkward, but then I came across the Doctor Who comics and merchandise.
Everyone I know who watches Doctor Who are people who I introduced to the show. I don’t know of anyone else in my town who watches the show and even though I know there are plenty of American fans, I do not think of Doctor Who as something I’d see in stores here. It was strange for me to see comic books with Matt Smith’s cartoony face on the cover and Dalek action figures. I think of those as Things They Have In The UK, or Things You Can Buy Online. One does not simply buy Doctor Who stuff in the U.S. Except, I found out, you can.
7. If you had to read only one book for the rest of your life, which would be the lucky one?
Paper Towns by John Green
8. What is your favourite band and which songs should I listen to first?
Oh, I don’t have a favorite band. I cycle through stuff every few weeks. But I shall consult last.fm…lately I’ve been listening to Florence + the Machine (“No Light, No Light”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used To Know”, “In Your Light”), Mumford & Sons (“The Cave”), and Explosions in the Sky (“The Only Moment We Were Alone”). I listen to Chameleon Circuit in phases too. You can listen to all of their music for free on Alex Day’s website. (Scroll to the bottom.) Start with Still Got Legs and these tracks: “Regenerate Me”, “Mr. Pond”, “Silence and the End of All Things”, and “The Doctor is Dying.”
9. You have found a magical piece of technology that allows you to learn three new skills in the course of a day before it self-destructs. What three skills do you learn?
How to play piano, how to fly a helicopter (because of reasons), and how to draw anything.
10. Who is your doctor and/or what is your house?
My first Doctor was Nine, Christopher Eccleston. For the most part, I belong in Ravenclaw, though I’m told I have an honorary seat in the Gryffindor common room.
11. Will (would you) you thru-hike the Appalachian Trail with me?
No, sorry. But I’d go on a hot air balloon ride with you.
My questions for the people I tag:
1. What’s your favorite food and/or dessert?
2. Which item or piece of technology do you wish you had invented (instead of whoever actually did it)?
3. Post a photo of a place you love. (Real or fictional, somewhere you visited or some place wish to go)
4. You have the power to pull your favorite fictional character out of his/her world to spend a week with you. Who do you choose and what will you do together?
5. What is the one movie you think everyone should see?
6. Who is your favorite author?
7. Coffee or tea (and how do you take it)?
8. NASA is sending a time capsule into space and has asked you for three items to include. What do you send?
9. What’s the weather like on your perfect day?
10. You’ve got the money to produce a sequel or spin-off to the book, TV show, or movie of your choice. What do you choose to continue and where do you see the story going?
11. Do you know what a palindrome is? (And if yes, what’s your favorite one?)