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- Leave a comment saying "What's up?!"
- I'll ask you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
- Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
- Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

I've been negligent in getting these done, but my excellent questions come from [profile] a_big_apple

1. What's your favorite place to go out to eat? (I like asking food questions, it seems, I've asked everyone at least one.)

You know, it’s silly and a chain, but I love Pei Wei. I could eat their Asian Chicken Chopped Salad every night for the rest of my life and be totally happy. And the pad thai with veggies and tofu? I’m a fan of tofu to begin with, but they must make it with crack or something because it’s SO GOOD. Also, I just tried this Moroccan place in the city off of South Street and it could quickly become a favorite. Many, many things were good about the meal I had, but the couscous was the best freaking couscous I’ve ever had.

2. What fandom, or aspect of fandom, are you most embarrassed to admit to non-fandom friends?

Porn. It’s got to be the porn. I’m pretty comfortable with all the fandoms I like, and the ones I know are ridiculous, I can cop to that fact. Some of my early fandoms were not only poorly done, but actively bad. It’s okay, I’m cool with that. I loved them all for various and quality was not always at the top of the list. But it’s kind of hard to own up to the porn. "Why yes, I do in fact write about two grown men—sometimes cartoon men—having sex. How have you been?" Though, to be fair, owning up to the non-porn variety is pretty tough, too. There are hundreds of pages of Gen Star Wars fic out there that make me a little shy.

3. Do you have to have things just the way you like them to fall asleep, or can you sleep anytime, anywhere?

If I’m in my own bed, my only requirement is that I have two pillows. E and I joke about this all the time because she only has one, and it’s like I’m mean and depriving her—two are mine, only one is yours. But other than that? If we had a sleep team for the Olympics, I would gold metal that shit every four years. I can drop off any time, any where, though I’m especially good on planes, in cars, pretty much any sort of moving vehicle.

4. Do you tend to remember dreams? If so, what's the strangest one you can recall?

I think I’m about 50% on remembering my dreams. Often I’ll wake up and think, oh, that was so strange, and then an hour later it’s gone from my brain. Some of them stick with me and some of them I can only remember that I had a strange dream, but not the details. As for the strangest, I don’t know about that, but I have recurring, stress induced dreams of post-apocalyptic worlds 3-5 times a year. They are almost always the result of nuclear war and sometimes, if I’m super lucky (ha) I get to see the mushroom clouds and the burning before jumping ahead to the horror of life afterward. On a lighter note, I have random, stupid fandom dreams all the time, ones where I wake up thinking, damnit, brain, why couldn’t Ed and Al have been doing something cool instead of drinking tea? Or, ‘Why was Ianto calling Owen "Dear" and by the wrong name in the second season episode Sleeper’

5. If you could have a portal in your home that would take you instantaneously somewhere else, but you could only set it for one location and never change that location, where would the portal lead?

OMG, this is such a good question. I went initially with my parent’s house, but you know, what do you do once they move, or aren’t around anymore. I don’t want a portal to some random stranger’s house. You know what? I’m going to go with the Covered Market in Oxford. Discount the creepiness—to me, anyway—of dead animals hanging outside butcher stalls, it orients me in the city and I can go on a food rampage whenever I want. Dying for a Melting Moment? Done. Sexy Brazilian(it’s a sandwich)? It’s a ten minute walk. Best hot chocolate on the planet? Look for the vendor carts just outside. McVities Digestive, plain chocolate of course? Head over to the Co-Op. Clearly, some of my most lasting memories of Oxford center around food.

5 1/2. Have you been writing lately? Maybe more Bitter 'verse? Or even playing about in Fellowes Mews 'verse? Or something else fantastic? I was just re-reading the Bitter stuff yesterday and remembering how much I love all of it.

Honest to god, whenever anyone even casually mentions having liked something I wrote, I go "EEEEE!" in my head. That being said, I haven’t been working much on any FMA stuff as I’ve been mostly concentrating on original fic and trying to get it into shape. I’ve found I work better on this piece when I’m not dividing my attention, so fandom has been on somewhat of a back burner. That doesn’t mean I won’t come back to it, just that, right now, the boys are chilling in their cool big house and everything is fine, nothing to report :) So, yes, I am writing, but nothing fandom-wise.

Date: 2010-09-12 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfacork.livejournal.com
Five questions are love!

Date: 2010-09-15 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfacork.livejournal.com
/is annoying and does the dance of give me questions to answer at work tomorrow during my lunch break!

Also hi, I had a random urge to call you but it's midnight in your time zone.

And I hate the phone...

Date: 2010-09-15 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
This is why i shouldn't do meme's--i'm terrible at the follow up :)

1. What is your perfect meal?

2. If you could have a week of television devoted to any subject (ie Shark Week) what would it be?

3. What is the one thing that you wish you could do, but are too scared to do it?

4. Do you have a favorite part of the day?

5. Sonic Screwdriver Wii Remote or Lightsaber Wii Remote?

Also, i usually am up at midnight, but i've had a string of late nights and early mornings and didn't make it past eleven.

Date: 2010-09-15 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halfacork.livejournal.com
/steals questions to answer in another window.

Will paste in the answer to lj when I don't have to look over my shoulder every five minutes!

I'm usually in bed between 9-10 but I've just been tossing and turning and tossing some more. I don't know why I'm so restless.

Date: 2010-09-12 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freaksoldier.livejournal.com
me loves meme, me wants meme!

what's up?! (sorry to bother you ^^')

btw, i dream of apocalyptic world, too. it's creepy and disturbing.

Date: 2010-09-16 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
I'm so bad at responding this week. Anyway, here are your five.

1. Speed limit or speed like you hope the police aren't around?

2. If you could have any one TV program run forever, and maintain the quality that has made you love it, what would it be?

3. What is the best concert you've ever attended?

4. How good are you at influencing your friends to like the things you like? Is it your secret superpower?

5. At the end of a hard day, what is your favorite comfort food?

Date: 2010-09-16 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freaksoldier.livejournal.com
http://freaksoldier.livejournal.com/12418.html answers! ^.^

Date: 2010-09-12 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-big-apple.livejournal.com
1. I just discovered Pei Wei a few weeks ago, I'd never been there before! I loved it!
2. I have to agree. I don't mind owning up to liking bad shows, I just don't know how to explain porny fic.
3. I have to have two pillows, too! And noise, and light if possible, it's weird. I usually sleep with my laptop in bed with me, playing a shuffled playlist of anime episodes.
4. The dreams sound scary! Mine are usually nonsensical but pleasant.
5. That's an awesome answer! All the food is highly appealing, I think my portal might lead to good food as well.
5 1/2. Any writing is good writing, way to be productive. :D I was working on a YA novel some time ago, but I got stuck at a difficult scene and have been stalled ever since. Someday I will overcome the uncertainty, I hope.

Date: 2010-09-16 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
I know, I know, I'm terribly late responding! I'm throwing out my five, but feel free to skip them if you're feeling out-memed.

1. What is your top three desert island book list?

2. What is the best place you've ever lived?

3. Who is your favorite author that you've had a chance to meet?

4. Dream trip. Five days anywhere on the planet, you don't have to worry about transportation, funds, passport status, anything, where would you go>?

5. Do you send anything in the mail anymore?

Date: 2010-09-16 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-big-apple.livejournal.com
You know, I totally thought I'd put a what's up in my comment, and looking back now I realize I didn't. I'm not quite memed-out yet though! I'm very sleepy but can't quite get to sleep (I know, it's 10:40 in the morning, but I haven't been to sleep yet) and it seems easier to just answer here, so I'll do that and add my answers to my post for this meme when I wake up again. :D

1. This is theoretically hard, given my love of books, but there are very few books I've actually re-read, let alone re-read multiple times and liked them every time. So: Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes, A Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, and my favorite Ninja Turtles graphic novel, a collection called Challenges.

2. Very near where I live now! Four years ago I lived in Philly the first time, in a huge apartment with my best friend. The rent was a steal, and though the building management was pretty crappy, we had lots of friends nearby and often had guests, and when we didn't we were having fun adventures in the city together. My good memories of that span of time were what made me want to move back here.

3. Steve Kluger. He writes amazing books (my favorite is My Most Excellent Year) and is hilarious in person. I had the chance to spend some time with him at a bookstore event, he was a total joy.

4. Hoo boy. I think, like many of the nerds I know, that I have to say Japan. There are many places I want to go, or go back to, but Japan is the least accessible to me--so if I'm not worrying about anything, I'd take advantage and go there. Italy is a close second though, I loved Italy, and want to go again.

5. Yes, actually! I send one boring thing, tax payment installments to the IRS that for some reason can't be paid online, and then I send books quite often! I joined this book club thing where you post the ones you don't want, and people order them from you, and you mail them, and then you get a credit you can use to order a new book from someone else. I've gotten lots of manga this way.

Date: 2010-09-18 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
i finally caved just this year and send my taxes in electronically. mostly because, as is typical, i'd waited until the last minute. it was less scary than i thought it would be.

i think a trip to Japan would also be incredible, though i'm a fan of any kind of travel. i read an interview with a fantasy author who had gone to japan and she said that anyone wanting to write a story about a person from here and now being transported to a fantasy novel should take a trip to japan because everything is so very different. whether or not it's true, i've always loved that story.

Date: 2010-09-18 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-big-apple.livejournal.com
I bet the culture shock on a trip to Japan would be pretty intense! No matter how much I think I might understand about Japanese culture just from anime and reading some history and things, I"m sure I'd be totally confused there! ;) But it would be great. And I am writing a YA fantasy novel, so perhaps I should actually take that trip one day when I win the lotto...

Date: 2010-09-12 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sainnis.livejournal.com
2. THIS. Totally. Could not have said it better myself.

5. Love your answer! Let me know if the portal gets installed; I'm so there. XD

Date: 2010-09-16 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
I'm giving you five question, because that's how i roll!

1. Have you picked up Big Bang yet and are you up for a marathon?

2. What is the best piece of clothing you've ever bought?

3. If you could have one TV show run forever, but at the same quality of it's original run, what would it be? (i'm reusing this question, because i like it and really want to know what you would pick.)

4. What is your best day of the year?

5. What is your favorite piece of music to play on your guitar?
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Date: 2010-09-16 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nyagosstar.livejournal.com
I'm so behind on answering this....

1. What is the worst job you've ever had?

2. Where is your favorite place to go just to chill?

3. Are you a magazine reader and if so, what is your guilty pleasure?

4. Are you a gamer? What is your favorite game?

5. When is your best time to write? Does it have to be at a specific time of the day, or can you set up shop anytime?

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