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Interview Meme (finally) [Aug. 29th, 2004|11:03 am]
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I finally gave in and did the interview meme, courtesy of marko_the_rat.

1. I gather your household includes your wife and a housemate. How do the dynamics of the household work? Do you and Kit ever feel "crowded"?

Chez Lunatiques (front view)
Oddly enough, we were talking about this just last night...

Yes, Chez Lunatiques, as we like to call our little abode, has three residents. It's a Victorian row house converted to an up/down duplex. kit_ping and I live upstairs while 3catsjackson lives downstairs.

It actually doesn't feel too crowded. We have separate spaces but are close enough for random chatting, dinner sharing, pet-sitting, etc.

I think we worked out the secret last night: separate kitchens. :)

2. What is it about you that you identify as being rat-like?

Hmmm... Well, I have a habit of hoarding things, like cheese far too much but am generally omnivorous, am mildly agorophobic, am not too fond of bright light, I like being underground, I'm sometimes a bit scruffy, and I have stiff black fur. No, wait, that last one was just a dream.

3. Since we're talking so much about stereotypes, what steretype do you think the rest of the world has (I'd ask you to focus on Australia, but that might be too hard) about America that is most unfair?

We don't care about the world outside of the U.S.?

Oh, wait, "unfair"? Dang. That one's borderline, I think. At least, given what I've seen, I've become rather cynical about it. Some of us care.

How about: big. There seems to be a certain image of Americans being big-obsessed: Big Americans eating Big Macs in big cars wearing big hats and blathering in big voices. That one rings false to me.

I dunno. It's a diverse country and, from inside, hard to pick one stereotype that covers the country rather than being a regionalism.

4. I know you've written a book which is due to be published. Why did you decide to write it?

Critter Costuming
Yes, the book is currently (AFAIK) being printed. I decided to write it, literally, because I was asked to. :) A friend of mine runs a (very) small publishing company. She publishes costume books (non-furry) and wanted to branch out.

I suppose the reason I did the book was because of my website. When I got into fursuiting, I got a lot of help from some other experienced folks. I wanted to pass on the knowledge (it's the teacher in me) so I created an informational website. That grew, I began doing panels at cons, and people began knowing who I was (even though I've produced far fewer costumes than some of the prolific fursuiters out there today).

The book was an extension of this stuff I was already doing. But it was also a chance ot assemble something more formal and permanent that would be avialable to a wider audience.

5. (Here's a curly one.) What little idiosyncrasy have you noticed about Kit, but which just makes you love her more?

When she gets really excited, she sometimes starts speaking too fast and the words come out in completely the wrong order. A little lexical traffic jam. :) It's cute.

Thanks for the good questions!

And now, the meme perpetuation (i.e. Instructions):

1 -- Leave a comment here saying you want to be interviewed.
2 -- 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.

[User Picture]From: _wastrel
2004-08-29 07:58 pm (UTC)
We hardly know each other much, but if you want to interview me, I'm game.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-08-30 12:07 am (UTC)
I'd like to oblige and provide everyone interested with questions. Try these on for size:

1. I don't know much about your job. What do you do and want to accomplish professionally?

2. What do you think are the most important challenges facing homosexuals today?

3. Of the cities you've visited, which had the most fun or lively spirit?

4. If you had to live in the center of a major city or in a remote house in the mountains, which would you choose and why?

5. What do you think is the central or key element of your furriness?
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2004-08-29 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good answers! You even went to the trouble of illustrating them.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2004-08-29 08:05 pm (UTC)

Sure, I'm in on it.

Oh Oh ! Ask me some questions :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-08-30 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: Sure, I'm in on it.

1. Like rats, skunks often get a bad rap. Who's your favorite positively-portrayed skunk character?

2. I know you've studied different areas of art, including animation. What's your (current) favorite technique and why?

3. What's your favorite type of music and what part of your personality does that reflect?

4. You know a lot of fursuiters and I know you've done a bit yourself... What do you like about fursuits? Any plans to do more?

5. (My question for all furries:) What do you think is the central or key element of your furriness?
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2004-08-29 10:12 pm (UTC)
Me too! Meme sheepage for me! Even if Miss anthropology major is wandering around complaining about the misuse of the word Meme.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-08-30 12:38 am (UTC)
1. You're responsible for introducing me and my wife to the SCA. Thanks. :) How did you get involved with it?

2. Being the oldest of your siblings, what unique perspective or experience does that lend?

3. You've been working on your writing. What genre do you most like to write? Is it also what you most enjoy reading?

4. When kicking back and relaxing, what's the best braindead TV show to watch?

5. If you were a superheroine, what would your special power be? What would be the name of your superteam?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-08-30 05:31 am (UTC)
Uh-oh... I'm not supposed to be able to answer the questions, am I? :)
Here's some for ya:

1. You perform professionally in fursuit. How is your DJ/MC/overall performance different because you are in costume?

2. You live in Philadelphia (AFAIK). If you didn't live there, in what other city would you prefer to reside?

3. I'll guess that you've had a longstanding interest in puppets and/or costumes. Who first got you interested in building them yourself? Do you still work/chat with them?

4. Create a game show to represent your life. What would the show be? Who would host it?

5. (My question for all furries:) What do you think is the central or key element of your furriness?
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[User Picture]From: brandywine93
2004-08-30 03:25 pm (UTC)
ooo!!! can i have questions please? :-)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-08-31 04:03 am (UTC)
Okay... I'll try not to repeat anything you've already answered. How about these:

1. Of the different cities you've visited, which has been the most fun? Would you want to live there or just visit it again?

2. In your theater work, have there ever been trying moments where you watched as someone completely mucked something up? Any memorable times when you've had to step in and take over someone's duties because they were botching them too badly to ignore?

3. Someone is writing a 3-act musical based on your life. What's the moody song in act two? What's the big closing number?

4. What do you think is the most important issue facing the tech/Internet world? How do you foresee this playing out?

5. If you were a superheroine, what would your special power be? What would be the name of your superteam?
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[User Picture]From: seinnichts
2004-08-31 10:29 am (UTC)
Just for kicks, i'm curious as to what you might ask ;p
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-09-01 03:25 am (UTC)
I might ask:

1. You've just moved to Germany. What's the biggest cultural adjustment? And is the beer really as good as everyone makes it out to be?

2. What are your thoughts on the current IP rights battles over DVDs and MP3s? How will it shake out and who will benefit?

3. Create a kids' cereal to represent your life. What's it called? Does it have specially-shaped marshmallows?

4. A minor political party nominates you for U.S. President in 2004 (even though you're out of the country). What are your key platform points? (To make it interesting, no endorsing other candidates.)

5. (Standard question:) If you were a superhero, what would your special power be? What would be the name of your superteam?
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2004-08-31 01:23 pm (UTC)
What the heck. I'm interested in joining the blog equivalent of chain mail.

No questions abuot the noodle incident, please.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-09-01 03:33 am (UTC)
1. Why bunnies? What's your favorite variety of rabbit/hare?

2. You are given the option of taking a lead role in a movie that you just know will be a disaster ("Swamp Monster from Venus, Part II"). Do you take it? Why or why not?

3. Which childhood toy are you most nostalgic about?

4. You work as a civil engineer for the state. Your boss approaches you and says you can create any project you choose that's for the benefit of California citizens. Money is no object, within reason. What do you build? How would you make it unique?

5. (Standard furry question:) What do you think is the central or key element of your furriness?

6. Do you still maintain you were not responsible for the noodle "incident"? ...Oh, wait, only five questions...
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[User Picture]From: mcfractal
2004-09-21 09:06 am (UTC)
Well, you've seem to have done a barrage of interviews, but have had a little break. I would be honored if you were to interview me.

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-09-24 05:08 am (UTC)
Ah, sneaking in late, eh? Well, I think I can find a few more questions...

1. Why squirrels in particular?

2. Where did you grow up? What was the best thing about being a kid in that town/city/area?

3. Create a comic book to represent your life. What's the title? Who're the main characters? What style of comic is it?

4. What do you feel you express through music? What's your inspiration?

5. (Standard furry question:) What do you think is the central or key element of your furriness?
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