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Friday, October 10, 2014

Fun Myspace Survey

Originally posted on 1-18-13. Note- angles are important.

What did you do last night?
Anyone else see Continuum on Syfy yet? What is up with the who’s who of scifi actors in the cast? I mean, could they not get work anywhere else and they ALL wound up on the same show? Or is it an attempt on production’s part to keep another new show from being canceled with a super solid cast line up? I think Smoking Man being in it iced the cake.


What was the first thing you thought about in the morning?
Xander Bennett keeps going on about Holy Motors being so awesome, and about the time I start wondering why in the world you don’t even hear about this stuff in the U.S., he tweets a link to “best speech ever”. I love this trailer, it totally hooked me.



What are you wearing right now?
It’s so tempting to make something up, but I’m not sure anything can beat my noir lace crazy ‘paisley’ lounge pants. They’re super soft, by Liz Claiborne.


Are you in love with someone?
My fave Big Bang Theory character is Stuart. You can go vote on the right side of that page. He’s kind of got the same rabbit caught in the headlights approach to life assessment that Scott has.


When was the last time you got drunk?
There used to be a fansite called the Church of Buscemi, wonder whatever happened to that. Little bit of free association here, I read that question and Trees Lounge popped into my head, my fave Steve Buscemi film.



Do you think you are a freak?
I have figured out I’m a MerLexxian. It’s all the thing now to smash your fave fandoms up into one description so you can blurb your stuff out faster on twitter and facebook. I might quite possibly be the only Merlexxian in the entire world. If you like the sound of that, you can follow me on twitter and tumblr. In the meantime, have some brain candy. If you’ve wondered if Colin Morgan and Xenia Seeberg have appeared on the same page ever before in the history of the internet, why yes, yes they have, on my tumblr. I screen grabbed it because stuff on tumblr moves around so fast, I think a couple of hours later these particular configurations were already gone. These thumbnails pop up pretty big when you click them.

    

Partying or watching a movie?
Probably juggling my snack and smart phone while I munch out and check my facebook feed during whatever is on tv, quite unlike the old days when I would check the Dune books out of the library because they were better than the movie. In the future I’ll have brain implants and be able to incorporate several streams of media all at once without the fear of dropping crucial tech in the toilet.

What pisses you off the most?
About the time the prices went up on a number of goods, the price on my fave brand of toilet paper stayed the same, and I thought that was awesome, till I opened a package and the roll looked weird, and when I replaced the old tube, the new one was shorter in width by a good half inch, and the tube inside the paper was ridiculously bigger on the inside, so not only was there less toilet paper width (1/2″ x length of roll), there was less paper wound up around the ridiculously bigger tube to equal the same size as the old roll with a smaller tube, and why in the world didn’t they just raise the price on it? I can’t imagine the cost involved in resetting all the machinery to make these changes.

Last thing you questioned yourself on?
I count on other people to catch my mistakes, like how I could have sworn Terra Nova had a season 2 still going in Australia after it was canceled in the U.S. I really don’t mean to get people so excited, but that went on for a little while. They were cool about not throwing rocks at me. If you wanna follow my ‘watchdog’ list on twitter, go to https://twitter.com/PinkyGuerrero/watchdogs


Bars or clubs?
Last year around this time Scott was stuck on the giant drum (Bongo Bongo) in Zelda’s Ocarina of Time. After several days of hearing it go on and on ~and on~ I finally dragged him over to a youtube I found on how to defeat it in 15 seconds. Click the pic below the youttube to go to the official Zelda site. Anyway, THIS year we have a preggo with severe morning sickness throwing up around the place, so we’re a little distracted. Kinda miss Link running around the ol’ kingdom.




What is the main ringtone on your phone?
I found a soft ‘windchime’ that no one can tell is my phone ringing because I have the sound turned down so low. I miss a lot of calls, but maybe that’s the point.

Where do you want to be at a year from now?
That’s what’s plaguing John Carter. I finally saw that movie over the holidays and LOVED. IT. I loved the original A Princess of Mars movie with Traci Lords, too, because I love weird rambling B grade movies based on ancient scifi, but John Carter was awesome. And I really love her hair. I don’t normally ooze this much love.



How many kids would you like to have?
My first two grandkids will be arriving this summer. I’m having flashbacks of Bartholomew and the Oobleck.


What is your favorite trait about yourself?
I’d love to say my rapier wit, but it turns out I don’t really have one. I’ve been faking it all this time. I know! I seduced you under a guise! A pretense! But I’m still sexy, right? hahahahaha


Anything bothering you right now?
Not a thing. I can say that with all sincerity at this point in time. The trick is to skip questions like this until it’s convenient. And watch fun youtube videos. :edit: You know the drill, code raze, don't remember what I had here, try this.



What do you do to relieve stress?
Any time I stall out I just shoot over to a survey and answer a couple of questions and I’m good to go again. It’s like super intense brain sex, especially if you’re being really honest. And since I just avoided the last question, it looks like I’m not in the mood for sex right now. That’s actually not true, because I’m toying with you and that is even better brain sex.

Do you like pickles?
No one has ever invented pickle flavored gum.

Are you proud of yourself?
I’m going way too fast in my head to slow down and see how I feel about pride in my accomplishments. Whoosh, there I go. And I’ve long ago accepted that I’m a dork and make ridiculous blunders and say stupid things and that stopping to think about it is like getting sucked into the La Brea Tar Pits. A fave saying of mine that a passed dearly loved one used to say (which she got from Monty Python) is “How sweet to be an idiot and dip my brain in joy.” Live your life, spring forth in joy, and don’t worry about what the world thinks. I’m not very good at being a socially interactive human, but I love you for being human, we’re all stuck in this together. *kiss*

Do you wish upon stars?
Who started that? Way back in the ancient days when people had ~nothing~ to do but look up at the sky at night and talk, I bet this got started because someone got really tired of hearing someone else whining and complaining and said, “Dude, if you wish on that star right there, your wish might come true” yada yada, the gods are up there with the stars yada yada, shut up and let me get some sleep now…

What is your one possession you never want to lose?
This is my mobile desktop that I have been doing all my Lexx work in for my nerd blog.


And this is my mobile unit for this survey blog. As you can see, it can pack up and go out the door with me remarkably easy in a pinch.


I have a whole stack of spirals with projects going in them. One day you might hold a book I’ve written in your hands and go Wo, I *know* her

Who was the last friend to walk out of your life?
Does anybody remember Menudo? For this and the next 4 questions, see if you can metaphorically replace ‘friend’ with Menudo. No special reason, well, there is one, but the contortions I would have to go through explaining this friendship would explode your brain. Easier to just think about Menudo, trust me.


Do you miss them?
The fact that the sound is glitchy in one of the headphones in this youtube only adds to the one-sided complexities of a wildly imbalanced and flamboyant interpersonal relationship. The song is totally relevant.



Would you want them back in your life?
How can you NOT miss something that fake and colorful and ~fun~? But there’s only one way to survive a fandom, and that’s to be loyal to the fandom. It’s not about our individual proprietary wants and who is going to beat who at their game. You’re either a leader or a suck up, I can’t be both.

What is your relationship status?
The sweet thing about having the smallest feet in the family is that no one ever borrows my shoes. K, where were we? Oh, yeah, I’m avoiding gossip like the plague. Here, have a youtube that fairly accurately describes my relationships with people. This is basically what happens when people try to use me for their own evil schemes without cluing me in first.



Are you happy with that?
I have recovered. I’m staying busy. But that was the worst friendship breakup ever, it hurt like suck far worse than anything haters ever did, it took a couple of years to get past, and I’m never going through that again. Just glad to see I’m not the only one who reacts to fandom stuff the way I did. tumblr, Actress Georgia King closes Twitter account after being targeted But coming back now with perspective and a really good personal support system, here’s how I play going forward- spaz: haters gonna hate, in reaction to a couple of famous people I follow, nothing to do with the Merlin fandom at all in case you think that’s what I’m saying because of that first link, which was only an example. -And we’re done here. Moving on.

Do your parents have myspace accounts?
My dad thinks everyone in the world automatically has a facebook page. He barely owns enough tech to watch the local news. I’ve given up trying to explain the internet to him.

Are the majority of your friends male or female?
Scott is in the bathroom with the door closed. It’s dark. I tap lightly and he flings the door open, full beam from his head lamp right in my eyes blinding me, and yells “WHAT! I’m about to do some delicate work!” Pieces from a light switch lie all over the counter around the sink. He says “I’m testing to see if I’ll get shocked.” I say “Um, shouldn’t you just turn the electric to that fuse off?” He says “It might make the washing machine stop.” I say “Priorities, I think I’d rather have the washer stop than you DIE.”

Exchanges like this are common. Surprises like these stopped surprising me a long time ago. I expect one day I’ll find him croaked off somewhere from something stupid. People who make the Darwin Awards don’t have SO’s stopping them. Or maybe they do and they’re like Scott, doing stuff without telling anyone first. My fave story is the guy who vacuumed a wasp nest.

On a scale of 1-10 how much do you like sex?
How about 75? Sex is awesome, as long as you leave me alone with my own devices. That was just begging for a bad pun. I lately have a mild brain sex fixation with Xander Bennett and I’m trying to hold myself down because I think I obviously need peeling off. :edit 10-10-14: Some people are thinking this is a sexual thing. It's an aspie obsession thing. It actually has nothing to do with sex, but seems to trigger the same brain chemicals as having sex. Get it? I didn't realize so many people were completely misunderstanding this until a few months ago and have since stopped using the term 'brain sex' because it irks me that people are that stupid. Ok, y'all aren't stupid, just tiny minded in teeny tiny boxes or something. Was having a rough week when I first filled out this survey, having a rough day now transferring it and fixing the wrecked code, just accept that I'm not nearly as creepy as you're making it out to be. Thank you. And I bet you're still completely missing the point.

Would you go back and change any part of your life?
This youtube convinces me I’m on the right track every single time I see it.



Do you believe love lasts forever?
Love does, we don’t. We are puny and weak and epic fail left and right. Even with love. I’m glad we have the chance to learn it, although practicing on each other without an instruction book gets a little rough. For this, I have more compassion and forgiveness for other people’s lame attempts.

If you saw someone broken down on the side of the road, would you stop to help?
I have done that. I got $3000 for my efforts and a nice note calling me an angle. When someone’s mom has a brain attack (seriously, aneurysm) and drives 400 miles to another state and sits in the cold rain by the side of the road out of gas too confused to do anything, I might just be the person that notices and stops to check on her and takes her home and puts clean clothes on her and feeds her in front of a space heater while I have a highway patrol person go through her purse and call her relatives because there is no way I’m going to go through someone else’s purse like that without a witness after I’ve taken them home, because I’m terrified someone will try to charge me with kidnapping and theft. This world needs more angles noticing what’s going on around them and less texting while we’re driving, capiche? And I know I spelled that wrong. That’s how it’s spelled in the note. Oddly, that’s how it’s spelled just about every single time someone writes to me in a note that I’m an angle. I think that means I’m one of the extra special ones.

What do you think of when you hear the word Cheese?
*running off to get some cheese*

What color are your bedsheets?


Whats your favorite word?
Let me go you one better and show you the funnest twitter interaction I’ve had all year.



 

What does your favorite shirt say about you?
It says I’m a super cool cult fan and you’re not, neener neener. It says I know where to find really cool stuff on the internet and you don’t, neener neener. It says you don’t know what the heck I’m wearing and you think it’s just another strange fixation on a weirdo’s torso, but I refuse to change it to something from Old Navy, so suck it. Click the pic to go buy it yourself. Ok, for the uninitiated, that is Wist from season 1 of Lexx, 3rd movie.


Do you laugh enough?
I have noticed that every time I super load up two different browsers to the point of having to clear both caches just to be able to save my work and shut down that the next time I boot up my laptop thinks it has to go into a crash dump, and I figured out how to nip that one and avoid it. When you see a crash dump window, QUICK, turn your computer OFF asap, just push that button and KILL it. Wait a minute, then boot back up, you get a question asking if you wanna do something drastic like ‘repair’, just move the highlight up to ‘start windows normally’ and click, and everything is back to normal. I’ve done this 3 times over the last 9 months, nothing bad has ever happened. I laugh with glee. ~Disclaimer- I am not responsible for your computer crashing if you try this at home. I’m just a really lazy person when it comes to dealing with ‘reality’, and maybe this is all in my head.

Do you believe that dreams come true?
MINE do. Don’t know about other people’s. I create and fulfill my own dreams and destiny. No one else can hand that to me, despite everything they say and believe and promise. Worry about your own life, not my dreams. I think it’s time for an awesome piece of King Arthur fan art that’s been going around facebook, tumblr, and twitter, no idea who did it.


Whats one thing you would change about yourself?
Every time I run across this question I wonder how people can really sit there in a funk dwelling on what is wrong with their beautiful selves instead of plunging headlong into a super cool head world that makes being here seem dull and uninteresting. Can you imagine our pets (I have chickens) sitting around moping about what they hate about themselves? Like, the very thing you love about your pet, maybe that’s what it hates about itself, and there is nothing you can do to cheer it up and convince it you really do love it for THAT. I love that we all have our own quirks and looks and points of view. This world would be such a drag if everyone really could change themselves to be what they *think* they want. Everyone would be the same.


Have you ever read the book “the notebook”?
I mean, I’m really busy. But I’ve heard about it. Guys, I just can’t sit through that stuff. If you’re going to be telling a nursing home story, it had better be Bubba Ho-Tep. Huge Bruce Campbell fan, and I follow him at https://twitter.com/GroovyBruce



When was the last time you got a phone call?
Exactly 10 hours and 39 minutes ago. I didn’t pick up. I’m real bad to have my ringer muted.

Where do you work?
All over my house! And my deck, in my car, anywhere a mobile device goes. I do NOT work in traffic. I’ve missed being in a few hairy accidents with people who do. STOP THAT!  If I think I *have* to text or tweet or write something in my notebook, I whip it into parking lots.

Who is your favorite football team?
Not saying these guys are my faves, but I can’t help mentioning that the first time I saw the Seattle Seahawks play this year I immediately thought of Dredd for some reason. The futuristic ‘we mean business’ look is really cool.

     

Have you ever bobbed for apples?
Not sure if it’s a plus to say that I’m really good at it…

Have you ever thought you could do a better job at being president?
HELL no. Egads. I have a hard enough time walking past Sir Gwaine on my Merlin calendar, I feel like he’s judging me or something. Maybe I shouldn’t have hung it right by the bathroom. Maybe behind a closet door where I wouldn’t be walking by it all the time.


If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Trick question, guys, always pick water because you can put a teabag or coffee grounds or drink mix in it.

Whats one food you could eat everyday for the rest of your life?
Let me make you drool. I cook like this all the time.


What was your custume for halloween last year?
Wo, we’re getting close to the end. This survey has only taken me only two days this time, and that’s with two trips into town that lasted several hours. I think it’s safe to say I’m past the trippy holiday depression. I didn’t wear a costume, I felt pretty ill that night. I did manage to hand out candy, though, thanx for asking.

How many cousins do you have?
I lost count a long time ago. When we were little kids we got piled all over beds and the floors during holiday sleepovers. I think one year there were 15 kids in one room. I was liberally stepped on in the middle of the night, one kid rolled off a bed right on me (get the wind knocked out in your sleep, happy holidays), oh, and throw a cat or two into the mix. I had a cat that liked to sleep on my head, I think her nerves scooted her back out the door that night. And that’s only a handful of the cousins. I have cousins across the continent. I’m not very good at keeping in touch. Ok, I suck at it. But there you go.

Your in line at Taco Bell, whats your order?
I’m a crunchy taco & 7 layer burrito person. Anyone remember the year Taco Bell was giving away a free taco because someone hit a home run or something? I drove to every Taco Bell I could find and ate really well for free that day. It was awesome. Here, I’ll leave you drooling. Click the pic to go to their dotcom.



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