2. I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3. You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
bewarethespork asked me:
1. What got you into all the anime you love in the first place?
The first anime that I really got into was Noir, which I found on TVTropes in July 2008 during a search for The Maltese Falcon. From there, I watched the rest of the Girls-with-Guns trilogy, and then more and more yuri. I forget how I got into Type-MOON but I did. the_sun_is_up introduced me to the WTFness that is When They Cry. Another friend introduced me to Simoun.
2. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
First I wanted to be a black hole. That fell through and I wanted to be an astronaut but eventually it became clear that I'm too tall for NASA's requirements (they have a six-foot limit) so I decided to be a writer. I'm still interested in space, though.
3. You're pretty religious, right? So what does that mean to you, and how does it affect the way you live your daily life?
Mainly it curtails my options. I'm somebody who likes to know what will happen to me and even more so what I should do whenever there's such knowledge to be had. In situations like 'should I apologise to X person?' or 'should I restore contact with Y person?' there are a lot of variables. But in situations like 'should I go to compline this evening?' (yes I should) and 'should I have sex with this random stranger?' (no I shouldn't) and 'should I forgive Z person for their incomprehensible behaviour that really messed me up good?' (yes I should, and this isn't a hypothetical either) the answers are easier because I have beliefs and courage of convictions. But more than just some bullshit self-help thing, my religion informs things as disparate as my media interests (I got into Noir because of the theology as much as because of the lesbianism), my political opinions (every time a right-wing Republican is elected to the Senate, the money-changers in the Temple do a celebration conga), and my very own writing.
4. Have you ever picked up a book you expected to dislike and ended up loving it?
This pretty much exactly describes my experience with Rabindranath Tagore in general, as well as Paradise Lost, The Makioka Sisters, the Lord Peter Wimsey series, and quite a few others that are now among my forever books.
5. So, I heard you love Romana. Why?
I have a whole tag dedicated to Romana, the reasons why I love her, and the reasons why she is awesome. Go wild!