Jun. 27th, 2011

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From [personal profile] littlebutfierce. Leave a comment if you would like me to ask you five questions, and then you may spread this like a deadly virus in your journal, too! It's a fun way to get to know people, I think.

1. Who's the author that was the most fun to interview for the OA podcast?

Oh, this is hard! I love interviewing people because there's always a fun moment, or a thing I never expected to find out in every single interview. One of most fun interviews I can think of off the top of my head was the one with JoSelle Vanderhooft, Amal El-Mohtar, and Mike Allen, though, because they all knew each other beforehand and they had a really comfortable conversational chemistry with each other. Also, it was super adorable when Amal cursed and then sheepishly asked if it was okay to curse on the OA podcast. Hee!

2. What was the most surprising thing to you about WisCon?

Honestly, I have to say I really didn't expect to have so many people recommend the new My Little Pony show to me. That was far and away the most surprising thing about WisCon. I still haven't watched it, but I do intend to!

3. What advice do you think your 50-year-old self will wish she could give you right now?

If I knew that, I'd probably be better at doing whatever it is that I'm doing right now. I have this feeling I may just be kind of stumbling through life forever. Sometimes I try to think about what I would tell my 16-year-old self, but I'm no good at that, either. I mean on the one hand, I want to say, "Hey, it's okay to like girls! Don't worry about it!", but on the other hand, I think I wouldn't have believed me at the time anyway. And it wasn't okay to admit it at school. I mean even not admitting, I still got beaten up for it. Admitting it would not have made the beatings stop. On the other other hand, acknowledging privately that it was okay would maybe have been a good thing. Hmm. I don't know. None of this helps me with the theoretical advice from 50-year-old me to present day me, either. I guess my best advice is to keep trying?

4. What's the best book you've read this year so far?

Oh man, another hard one! I think I have to go with Liar by Justine Larbalestier, if only because I read it while on a family vacation in April, and it was one of those books that everyone with me ended up wanting to read and talk about. I can't tell you anything about it, though, because Justine has been very clear about not wanting people to spoil it, and talking about it does rather spoil it. But talking about it with people who have read it is pretty neat! Everyone has different ideas about it!

5. When left to your own devices on a Saturday w/no obligations, what do you like to do?

Take a nice walk past my local pond (which is gorgeous in every season, really!) into the town center, write a bit at my local coffee shop with a cup of herbal tea (and maybe some lentil soup, mmmm), walk some more, come home and have a nice dinner and maybe make some art, or read, or play Rock Band (I only sing, though; Moss drums, which makes it a nice joint gaming activity. I am very not good with video game controllers as a general rule).

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