thedeadparrot (thedeadparrot) wrote,

Interview Meme

Snagged from daringu
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. Didn't you say you knew some Arabic once (or am I making it up)? When and how did that happen?

I think I may have made a joke about knowing Arabic or somesuch, but no, I don't know any Arabic. Chinese, sort of. Arabic, no.

2. I've read several things in the HP fandom that consider Black's death to be a bad writing choice on the author's part. What do you think?

Well, if she just killed him for the OMGWHO'SGOINGTODIE drama, then yes, I think it's a bad writing choice, but if his death has plot-important or character-important repercussions, then no, it wasn't a bad choice. At the moment, I'm mostly indifferent toward it. (Strangely enough, similar to the way I feel about Hughes' death).

3. I'm going to play KOTOR when I get the time. Which is more fun, Light Side or Dark Side and why?

Either way is a complete blast. I would have to say Light Side, though, because there's some pretty nifty items, you get warm fuzzy feelings for helping people, and it's more challenging way. Dark Side is also worth a shot, simply because you get much cooler powers. Much, much cooler. Some people just deserve to have their asses handed to them, as well, so that's fun. I'd actually recommend going entirely through twice. Once as Light Side and once as Dark Side, just because there are some significant differences in sotryline in some places (like, oh, the end). Besides, it's good enough to be played through twice. :p

4. So, Brown. Do you think going to a specific college actually increases your options after-college really significantly, or did you apply to the more difficult schools to get in just for the challenge?

I think there's a slight edge. Better schools are better connected, generally. I don't think that the advantage is terribly great, but it's there. I applied to the competitive schools because I did want the challenge, though. The environment at a place like that is different, too. Most kids are there because they want to learn and achieve and push themselves, and I get excited by environments like that. It encourages you to learn and achieve and push yourself, too.

5. Have you ever wanted to write original fiction of any sort?

Oh, yeah. I was totally going to write some original fiction for NaNoWriMo last year, but I had tons of applications and homework that just got very much in the way of making it past the first few days. Original fiction doesn't quite spark my imagination the same way fanfic does, because I'm bad at creating characters that don't fall into stereotypes, and I think it's a lot more interesting to be given an existing framework that you have to work inside, because making up the rules of the world you live in feels like cheating to me.
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