Question Thing (via lousah)

- Always post the rules

- Answer the questions of the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones

- Tag 11 new people and link them to the post

- Let them know you’ve tagged them

Lousah’s Questions with My Responses

1. Tell me about your first crush.

It was probably some character. I was always obsessed with Kimberly from the Power Rangers. I wouldn’t have described it as a crush at the time, but maybe it was.

2. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about yourself?

My favorite thing about myself is my idealism and my belief in doing good, even though I’m human and make mistakes like everyone else. My least favorite thing about myself is my shyness and how it sometimes/often prevents me from saying things that I really want to say (like responding to someone in person if they say something that I think is wrong).

3. Which article of clothing do you tend to wear the most?

When I was in school, I wore jeans all the time.

4. Do you find the concept of time to be more comforting or frightening?

I find time fascinating. While it is frightening at times (usually because of the fact that we’re all going to die) I find it mostly comforting, because I think of the fact that humanity can make progress and that things can be better in the future if we try.

5. Both your grandma and a newborn baby are hanging off the edge of a cliff. You can only save one of them. Which one do you choose?

This is really difficult. My grandmother was really wonderful and I love her very much. At the same time, I feel like she would want me to save the baby. Also, before she died, she was already really ill and near death. So, I feel like maybe the right thing to do would be to save the baby, but we can’t really predict what we’d do in that kind of situation, I suppose.

6. Are you the type of person to look forward to and get excited for Christmas/whatever-winter-holiday-you-celebrate-time, or to completely dread it?

I look forward to Christmas even though our family doesn’t technically celebrate it, because I love Christmas music. I even enjoy some of the Christmas movies.

7. Do you like your given name? Why?

Yes, I like it, because I think it fits my personality. Also, the fact that it’s never on those things that have people’s names on them is both frustrating and funny. Whenever I want to buy something like that, I usually choose something with a name like “Hope” or something that has as nice sentiment, even though it’s not my name.

8. What kind of humor do you prefer? (ex: dry, sexual, obvious, ect)

I enjoy satire, sarcasm, and humor that makes references to stuff (like science or history or book or tv shows and so on).

9. What piece of jewelry, if any, are you always/nearly always wearing?

I have a Harry Potter “Order of the Phoenix” keychain that I got from the Wizarding World in Florida and turned into a necklace. I hardly ever take it off.

10. Do you like being around your family? Why?

It depends on which family members. I have a large family. Many of them are lots of fun, though, and I like being around them because we talk and laugh and hug.

11. Do you like Tina Fey?

To be honest, I don’t know enough about her to have an opinion. All I really know about her is that she did those skits of Sarah Palin.

My Questions

  1. What’s your favorite made-up word or expression from a book you’ve read?
  2. Which do you think would be worse: Being like Petunia Dursley (from a Muggle family with a magical family member but not being magical yourself) or being magical but not getting into any magic school? (On the off chance that you are not a Harry Potter fan, feel free to substitute a different story of your choice for this question.)
  3. If you could time travel, but only got one chance, would you go backward or forward in time, and to what time period?
  4. Which fictional book (which exists only in a work of fiction, e.g. An Imperial Affliction) would you most like to read?
  5. It’s the future and Earth has made contact with other inhabited worlds. You have the chance to visit another planet, but the ship can not exceed the speed of light, so while you can travel there and not age that much, many years will have gone by on Earth by the time you get back. No one you know will be alive when you get back. Do you go on the trip?
  6. Batman or Superman? Which of them would you most like to be friends with? Which of them do you think would be more frustrating to be superhero partners with?
  7. If you lived in the world of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, which book would you want to memorize to preserve it?
  8. You have the option to have a foursome with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger or a fivesome with James Potter, Lily Potter, Remus Lupin, and Sirius Black. Assuming they are all of age, which do you pick? You have the option to say neither. (Again, on the off chance that you are not a Harry Potter fan, feel free to substitute a different story of your choice for this question.)
  9. Imagine that someone has some knowledge or information that is very important and will help a lot of people. They are about to die, but they can transfer their mind to you, so you can carry on their work. The catch is that they cannot transfer just that knowledge; they would have to transfer their entire mind (all of their memories, personality, feelings, experiences, etc.) and it would change who you are, since you would suddenly have all this stuff in your mind that you’d did not have before. You would still have all of the stuff from your own mind as well. Would you agree?
  10. If you were the Captain of a starship, what would you name it?
  11. Which is your favorite type font in Microsoft Word?

Tagging (breaking the rules and tagging 12 people)