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2012
unknownj
1. Given the ability to project yourself into the future, but not to return, would you do so? Would you go if you could take someone along?

I dunno... What if I projected myself 100 years into the future, only to find that mankind no longer exists - I would look a fool. I'd love to see the future, but all in good time, I'm in no hurry right now. And I certainly don't want to skip any pages. The future will turn up when it's good and ready, and I can wait.

2. If you were to be cremated, where would you want your ashes scattered?

There's a field in Pennsylvania... A little town called Belleville, near Lewistown. There's a water tower there, and on one side is a graveyard. On the other side is a field, and that's where I want my ashes scattered. At dusk one evening, I looked down over the field, and it was full of fireflies, and it sparkled like the night sky.

3. Five hundred years from now, only one book which exists today will still be available. Which book should it be?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Simply because it's the oldest piece of literature that I've been able to enjoy and find relevance in, and it would be interesting to see if the people in five hundred years can find the same sort of relevance in a thousand year old text.

4. If a movie were made about your life, what would the theme song be?

My life so far? Wouldn't make a good movie (though it would make a fantastic soap opera). I like to think that if my life ever became movie-worthy, that I would have managed to write my own song which would sum it up and provide a good theme.

5. For $20,000 would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? You could not explain your reason to anyone. (Assume that there would be no long-term effect on your career.)

A week, perhaps. Three months? Not a chance. The amount of sugar I get through, if I didn't brush my teeth twice daily they'd fall out in an instant. And frankly, I'd feel starved of physical contact with other people (who would invariably be avoiding me). For $20,000,000 maybe, but $20,000 simply isn't enough for me to commit that kind of social suicide.

6. If you saw someone shoplifting in an exclusive store, what would you do?

What the fuck am I doing in an 'exclusive' store? Who let me in? I would point it out to a member of staff, and then probably turn myself in for being somewhere I shouldn't be.

7. Have you ever been disappointed by a person you looked up to as a role model? Has a hero ever let you down?

Well, there was always Bri... Oh goodness, I just realised that I have the same hair colour as him, kind of... He was a role model of sorts, though I never tried to fully emulate him. Then he kinda sold out and became like a normal person, and it was very disturbing...

8. If you were to have a one-night stand with a current celebrity, who would you choose?

Kiera Knightley. If she's not available, I'll take Natalie Portman, or Michelle Williams (but only if she has brown hair like in Me Without You).

9. Have you ever disliked someone for being luckier, more successful, or more attractive than you?

I've never disliked somebody as a person for any of those things. I've disliked those things about people though, if that makes sense.

10. Is there anything you'd willingly give your life for?

Yes. Love, to a point, but only on the spur of the moment. The only thing I would really agree to give up my life for if I had the chance to think about it would be undying fame. The sort of heroic death about which poems and movies are written. The thing that people never forget because it assimilates itself into folklore and culture in general. That's the only death I could live with ;o)

11. If you could have had a child with a famous person no longer living, whom would you choose?

I would have to research it... I can't think of anybody I'd specifically want, but if there was somebody who made a real contribution to the world but who died childless, then I'd pick them.. something about giving everybody a chance to carry on their genetic line, or something...

12. Have you ever genuinely wanted to kill someone, or wished someone dead?

I would expect so, but not lately. I find myself to be far better adjusted - I don't even hate people any more, I just mildly dislike them all :o)

13. If you were God for a day, what would you do?

Fix the whole damned world and make everything good

14. If you could be the parent of one famous person, who would you want it to be?

Hmm... I'm going to go with the fictional, and say Joey from Friends, because I bet he was really cute as a baby, and he's the sort of human being you can be proud of, and it'd be cool to be Italian.

15. Have you ever stayed home from work or a social event because you were having a "bad hair day"?

More or less... I've bowed out of things because I just felt unattractive. And it may have been partly due to my hair...

16. How many different sexual partners have you had in your life? Would you prefer to have had more or less?

Three, if we don't count fooling around with people... I think one more would be ideal, and I have the perfect person in mind ;o)

(note: if you're worried about this, and don't want to sleep with me, then it's probably not you)

17. How many of your friendships have lasted more than 10 years?

Out of my current ones? Just one. Ms Rebecca Laura Bartholomew. Overall, just Becca and also Adam (from ages 3 to 15 or so).

18. Do you have a favorite sexual fantasy? Would you like to have it fulfilled?

Yes. And no. Without wishing to go into too many details, sometimes I think about things which I'd probably not be comfortable doing. Some fantasies are only fun because they're fantasies - if they became reality, it would be weird. And I've made the mistake of crossing that line too many times before, and it wasn't right.

19. If you had a chance to bring one person back from the dead, who would it be and why?

My friend Jason who died when I was 13

20. How would you react to finding out that your child was switched in the hospital with someone else's baby? Would your answer be different if the child you were raising was severely handicapped?

I'd feel angry at the hospital, but I hope I wouldn't feel any differently about 'my' child that I'd been raising.

21. If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think would be leading a life more satisfying than yours?

By whose standards? By my standards, none of them would. I do as I please and I'm happy with that. And I doubt many people get up to some of the things I do, though I can't reveal more because it's probably against the law or something ;o)

22. If a crystal ball would tell you the truth about any one thing you wished to know concerning yourself, life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know?

I would ask "Which is the better name - James or Jamie?" just so that I'd know once and for all. I get into arguments with Jimbo about it for rejecting 'our' name ;o)

PS, Jamie is better than James. Fact. Jimbo is just crazy.

23. If at birth you could select the profession your child would eventually pursue, would you do so?

Surely it's their choice, not mine

24. When you perform a difficult task successfully, do you tell people about it or keep it to yourself?

Difficulty and success mean nothing. Whenever I perform a task, no matter how insignificant the task and no matter how badly I do at it, I want to tell people. It's part of being an exhibitionist :o)

25. How do you know when you're in love?

Because that person makes your day worth waking up for. They're the best thing in your life, and they dominate your thoughts all day. And you don't mind, because they're all you *want* to think about anyway. They're the most important person in the world to you, and you just want to show them that any way you can, because you want them to know how amazing they are. You tingle whenever you see them, you go all stupid whenever you talk to them, and your life feels so perfect and right whenever you touch them. You just know.

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