The Proust Questionnaire

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a child.

Where would you like to live?
In my brief experience there, I rather enjoyed Santa Monica.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To be loved unconditionally.

To which faults do you feel most indulgent?
Procrastination. The internet is a fount of knowledge and is the biggest time-waster ever invented.

Who is/are your favorite hero/heroes of fiction?
Zaphod Beeblebrox, James Bond, Han Solo, Captain Kirk, Spider-man, Batman, Ferro Lad, Indiana Jones, Neo, Will Hunting, Michael Corleone and MacBeth (I’m not sure those last two are heroes?)

Who are your favorite characters in history?
Thomas Jefferson

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother.

Who is/are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Sarah Conner, The Bride

Your favorite painters?
Leonardo Nierman, Alex Ross

Your favorite composers or musicians?
Lennon/McCartney, Simmons/Stanley, Simon and Garfunkel,

What qualities do you most value in a man?
Honesty, Loyalty, Humor.

What qualities do you most value in a woman?
Honesty, Loyalty, Humor… and Beauty.

Your favorite virtue?
The ability to laugh at oneself.

Your favorite occupation?

Who would you like to be?
Hugh Hefner has a pretty good life. Cash Warren… Warren Ellis…

Your most marked characteristic?
The ability to laugh at my father’s jokes no matter how many times I’ve heard the same joke or how terribly lame, in fact, it may be.

What do you most value in your friends?
Support, Humor and the ability to read my work and tell me how great it is.

What is your principle defect
Focus. I tend to start many projects and not shepherd them to conclusion

What is your favorite color
Midnight Blue, Forest Green, Cherry Red and Black

What is your favorite flower
I’ve always had a thing for blue roses.

What is your favorite bird
Probably either a cardinal or a robin

Who are your favorite prose writers
Jack McDevitt, Dan Simmons, Stephen King, John Grisham, Warren Ellis, Peter David, Michael Crichton, Kevin Smith, Chuck Klosterman, and many many more.

Who are your favorite poets
Probably Robert Frost

What are your favorite names
I’m rather partial to Connor.

What is it your most dislike
closed-minded, proudly-ignorant people.

What historical figures do you most despise
I have no idea. Hitler?

What event in military history do you most admire
Easy. The Battle of Midway

What reform do you most admire
I’m a fan of equal rights all across the board.

What natural gift would you most like to possess
To be a musician. I’d love to be able to play guitar and sing. I would also very much like to be able to draw.

How would you like to die
In my sleep of natural causes at the ripe age of 103… and my brain preserved and reanimated into a new young body to go fight a war in the stars. Wait, that’s the plot of John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War.

What is your present state of mind
I wanna rock and roll all nite and party every day.

What is your motto