Because I'm a narcissist, I got Lori to give me questions too.
1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.
And here are her questions:
- When did you realize you wanted to write?
When I was in high school, I used to read a lot of SF/F novels, some were totally pulpy and others were more serious. I always wrote my own little stories that I sent to Jessica. We'd known each other in middle school, but went to different high schools. She pretty much read every crappy piece I wrote back then. In college, I discovered newsgroups and thus sff.net. From there, I learned about Clarion and Clarion West and decided to attend West because Octavia Butler was teaching. (I'd taken a science fiction literature class during the summer at UCD. We read Left Hand of Darkness, We, and Dawn.) and I just fell in love with Dawn. I hadn't thought about making writing a serious pursuit until after I was done. Not that I'm doing it as seriously as I should now, but those thoughts are in the foreground of my thoughts than the background now.
- What's your favorite computer-based game (could be multi-user, arcade-style, whatever)?
I would tell you that it was World of Warcraft. I enjoyed playing with my friends and doing all that fighting. But I got into an uber-guild and there was too much time and drama involved. So I had to quit. I wish I could go back, but I have no doubt that I will get sucked back in to all that drama and time and I can use my time more wisely doing something else. I envy those who can just play for a little bit. WoW was my first MMORPG and it will most likely be my last.
The game that I enjoy most these days is Scrabulous. I play with a bunch of different people, some good, some ok, some that totally trounce me every time. And yet, I still return for more ass-kicking. How else am I going to learn?
- What's your superpower? (Not one that you'd like to have; one that you have now.)
The ability to recognize actors before everyone else in Scene It. Since I have such bad vision, I've learned to recognize things by general shapes and outlines. When I can't find my glasses, I have to extrapolate where things approximately are.
- Fantasy or science fiction?
I started out in fantasy because I liked all them dragons and princesses. Then I turned to science fiction after I read Ender's Game. But now I think I'm more into fantasy, if I had to pick between the two. If I hadn't though, I'd say mystery. I'm reading a lot of them these days.
- What's your favorite geek toy?
My PDA phone. I originally bought it because I could write on it. It has Microsoft Word on it and an SD card that has a backup of my stories. But I like it the most because I can text message on it. And my favorite thing to send? "You know what?"
Ok, your turn again!