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Pirates of the Burley Griffin
A schedule bears the same relationship to reality as Astrology.
Meming about 
26th-Jan-2009 03:10 pm
Open Road!

Courtesy of dalekboy  comes the interview meme so without further ado on to the questions
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on... 

1. What is an Anime you think everyone should watch?

Given that anime is more of a medium than a genre that is a hard one to answer. So much so that the answer will reflect personal taste rather than even a vague attempt at quality.

As with so many things I tend towards stories that offer hope and redemption. I also tend to avoid the overly (and totally unrealistic) sexualised portrayals of women so prevalent in many. Something about those titles just makes me go "ewww", and it is quite possibly the lack of a romance between equals.

So, beyond the obvious of Studio Ghibli then, what would I recommend? The question only allows me to pick one so I'm going to go with The Vision of Escaflowne which is a fabulous blend of tightly plotted action, adventure, romance with a subtle coming of age story that makes for a perfect ending (IMO).

2. What is your least favourite thing about living in Canberra?

Probably the fact that most of my friends are still in Perth. It can be lonely here sometimes.

3. What is your favourite memory of a time spent with someone?

It isn't so much a specific memory as a type of memory. Old friends around a dinner table (or a gaming table :) ) sharing a good meal, company, and conversation in pleasant settings.

Oh, and being Patrick's best man was an absolute blast. Especially the conspiring with Marcia to embarrass him (not hard when dealing with such a gentleman).
 
4. What is the furthest you have ridden, and where to?

The longest single day was on the Adelaide to Melbourne ride. On the leg from Robe to Meningie I managed about 160Ks but still needed the sag wagon by the end of the day. I only managed it by drafting off the back of other groups which isn't that much fun - you spend so much time looking at the wheel in front that you don't see anything else.

For solo, unsupported rides, I think my longest ride was Goulburn to Robertson and given the weight I was hauling possibly one of the hardest and most satisfying rides as well.

5. When is it Tuesday Knight?

Joust after Monday's Squire.

 

Comments 
26th-Jan-2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Okay, ask away, me heartie!
27th-Jan-2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Arrrr! All righty then here we go!

1. What is a classic Dr Who you think everyone should watch?
2. Is there a type of food that you don't eat yet that you'd like to try someday?
3. What is your favourite thing about Lex?
4. When will the next 100 days post be up?
5. Snakes or jelly beans?
26th-Jan-2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ok, shoot!
27th-Jan-2009 11:04 am (UTC)
Bang!

1. Have you ever had any stories that you wanted to write but couldn't make work, or would do over again in hindsight?
2. At the other end of the scale, do you have a personal favourite among the stories you've written, one that brings a warm glow whenever you think of it?
3. Something that you haven't done but want to?
4. Are you enjoying running the shop?
5. Snakes or jelly beans?
29th-Jan-2009 05:38 am (UTC)
1. Yes, on both counts.
2. A few: 'Never Seen by Waking Eyes' would probably top the list, most days.
3. Sell the movie rights to one of my novels or stories for a small fortune. Or even a large fortune. I'm not picky.
4. Mostly, yes.
5. Jelly babies.
27th-Jan-2009 01:19 am (UTC)
We;ve done this before... but meme me again!
27th-Jan-2009 11:18 am (UTC)
Always a pleasure sweetie! :)

1. What did you enjoy the most in Fiji?
2. It's pretty clear that you're having a ball in London but is there anything you're not enjoying?
3. Which style of food (indian, chinese, etc) generally offers you the widest range of food choices?
4. Which style of food do you enjoy the most?
5. Snakes or jelly beans?
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