- Leave me a comment saying "dirigibles".
- I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.
snarkitysnarks had questions, I have answers.
1. Would you totally do Zizek? This probably requires more than a yes or no.
It does? Because the answer is yes.
For those who haven't heard of him, Zizek looks like a grumpy Slovenian who sits on toilets and has a picture of Stalin on his front door to deter visits from graduate student fanboys, but I nevertheless totally fantasize about doing him. He is basically an IRL troll who frequently comes up with brilliant insights. But you can't take him seriously. I think sex would be very passionate but kind of giggly, and afterwards he'd get Lacanian on me and ask me about my mother. HAWT.
Right. I've never thought about this before.
2. What's your favorite thing to draw?
Oh damn. That is hard. I think naked people who are not conventionally attractive. Not because it gets me hot, but because clothes are a challenge. Except corsets. I love drawing corsets and garters.
3. What part of pros arch are you most looking forward to writing? (you are allowed to be infuriatingly but entertainingly vague for spoilers.)
The penultimate scene. It's in my head. Of course, it will totally change by then, I'm sure, but there's a last conversation that will be a triumph if I manage to not make it cheesy.
Less vague, I'm also looking forward to how issue 7 ends, because it is fucking sadistic.
4. What is your rational reason for hating Orson Scott Card? (this is something I keep meaning to ask)
I have a bunch of reasons. It's tough because I loved Ender's Game, and when I was young, I read a book that he wrote on how to write sci-fi, and I think I'm a much better writer because of it.
But the thing is, I read Ender's Game as a horrifying, cautionary tale about using the innocent to fight brutal wars that they don't understand. But he apparently meant it differently. He thought it was an awesome strategy. The older he gets, the more crazed Mormon far-right homophobic religious nutcasey he becomes. He said that legalizing same-sex marriage would mean “the end of democracy in America.”
Generally, I don't care about an author's politics if their writing is amazing, but his beliefs are insane to the level where he can no longer write intellectually honest, believable fiction. See also, Empire.
5. How many cats is the maximum number of cats?
Fully depends on one's set-up and the personalities of the cats involved. Having three cats in one house with humans is turning out to be unwieldy, but I think if one of the cats didn't have a massive personality disorder and a terrorist agenda, it wouldn't be so bad. The answer is a complex mathematical equation involving number of humans and square footage, basically. Though I think when you get so many cats that you forget their names, it might be a problem.