Proust Questionnaire

Questions from this site:

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be irrelevant and obsolete; unwanted and unloved.

Where would you like to live?
Somewhere where there’s hockey, internet, acceptance, cool weather, and friendly people

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be a loving father, a wild, creative hedonist, and traveller.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To be a full-grown man who still thinks he’s a teenager.

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who are eccentric and a little odd.

Who are your favorite characters in history?
Emperor Norton and Groucho Marx.

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My friend, Renea.

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who), Tuesday Next from the Jasper Fforde novels, and Molly from Neuromancer.

Your favorite painter?
Van Gogh.

Your favorite musician?
Too many to list.

The quality you most admire in a man?
Humor and gentle eccentricity

The quality you most admire in a woman?
Gentle eccentricity and humor

Your favorite virtue?
Comitas and veritas.

Your favorite occupation?
Writing, video editing, reading, imagining, and enjoying the company of friends.

Who would you have liked to be?
A better parent.

Your most marked characteristic?
An odd sense of humor and terrible self-imagery

What do you most value in your friends?
Their kindness.

What is your principle defect?
Low self-esteem, laziness, and fear.

What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose the love of my children.

What would you like to be?
A writer and traveller who never has to work a job a day in his life

What is your favorite color?
Purple. It displays warmth and passion.

What is your favorite flower?
That which still blooms in an ugly garden.

What is your favorite bird?
Male cardinals. The red is so striking.

Who are your favorite prose writers?
Mark Twain, Terry Pratchett, and Bill Bryson,

Who are your favorite poets?
Richard Brautigan.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who make the world better and help us understand the universe better.

Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Margaret Hamilton, MIT.

What are your favorite names?
My own.

What is it you most dislike?
Hatred and pain and fear.

What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who have created suffering through abusive power, cruelty, suffering, and ignorance.

What event in military history do you most admire?
Better to ask a military scholar.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Confidence and tenacity

How would you like to die?
Saving the universe.

What is your present state of mind?
Very mixed, some happy thoughts, many sad thoughts, and feeling that time ticks away too fast these days.

What is your motto?
Fuck’em if they can’t take a joke.


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