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I'm in the Market for a New Kidney.

It's Friday and I think this blog needs some conversation going on it. Plus, I'll be writing report cards today, so I'm looking for a distraction from that. But also, conversation. Even if you don't have an account on this livejournal.

Anyhow, I swiped this from Jacen Burrows (jacen) and, well, changed it a little. Just a little.

Here we go:

I want to know about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously reading this blog, so let me know who you are.

Part One.

1. Your Name:

2. Age:

3. Single or Taken:

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay:

5. Song You Loathe:

6. Current Band/Artist You Like:

7. Book You're Reading:

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too):

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

10. Got Some Religion?

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet?

2. What's your philosophy on life?

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?

5. What is your favorite memory of us?

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ?

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs?

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links?

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a  subjective term.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all?

13. Do you think I'm pretty?

14. If you could change anything about me, would you?

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet?

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them?

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on.

18. Questions?

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ataxi
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
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Sep. 15th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
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fred_bear
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Part One.

1. Your Name:

Jenny Mason

2. Age:

31

3. Single or Taken:

Taken

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay:

Well I pay, grudgingly, the current price, but anything more than that…

5. Song You Loathe:

That fucking Crazy Frog song

6. Current Band/Artist You Like:

Eskimo Joe

7. Book You're Reading:

How to Rule the World: A Handbook for the Aspiring Dictator

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too):

Clean clothes, body and hair (or if sweaty then quickly washed off), dirty mind, movies and books

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

I’ve got both, only ear piercings tho’.

10. Got Some Religion?

Nope

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet?

I think we might have met once at Conflux ’05 maybe?

2. What's your philosophy on life?

Everything happens for a reason

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?

Sure. I’m fairly strong, have quick reflexes and am always happy to wield a sword

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?

Probably.

5. What is your favorite memory of us?

Should I make one up ‘cos I got nuthin’

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ?

If I was the only person in the world who was a type match to you, sure.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs?

I’d be dead, so go hard.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation.

If you had no one else to

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links?

Nope, sorry to disappoint.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?

See # 9

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term.

Well, you’re a good writer, you like good music, so on those 2 criteria I’d have to give you a yes.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all?

Shit yeah! Where do I sign up?

13. Do you think I'm pretty?

You’re strangely attractive

14. If you could change anything about me, would you?

Nah

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet?

Bedpost notched all the way, much more dramatic

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them?

Well, they might think it is, you obviously don’t and would what I think really matter in the situation? Woiuld it change your opinion of what you're doing?

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on.

Umm, no dissatisfaction here, it all went very, very well indeed. Oh, actually the only dissatisfaction was that I couldn’t try any corsets on at Gallery Serpentine and get the boi all hot and bothered with the cleavage.

18. Questions?

Why didn't you fill it in when I posted this yesterday? Huh?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
i think i was in conflux in 04, so maybe you met me there? i don't remember a thing, though, except that there were a lot of fucking people there for me nd my anti-social ways :)

if you could make the memory up, though, that'd be fine.

(and i didn't even see it yesterday.)
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catsparx
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
Part One.

1. Your Name:
Cat

2. Age:
you would fucking ask that a few days after my 41st birthday, wouldn't you...

3. Single or Taken:
taken

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay:
no one with a 60cm plasma screen TV goes to the movies

5. Song You Loathe:
That song by Camille with all the shrieking in it

6. Current Band/Artist You Like:
Scissor Sisters

7. Book You're Reading:
White Tiger by Kylie Chan

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too):
Clean

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
nope

10. Got Some Religion?
nope

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet?
yep

2. What's your philosophy on life?
I used to be revoultingly pollyanna about most things but this year I have been struck by a bout of nihilism

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?
yeah maybe. Something I hope.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
yep

5. What is your favorite memory of us?
probably that you were the main person at Infinitas writing group back in the old days that I went to see

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ?
not unless I'm finished with them

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs?
OK

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation.
probably not. But I'd email and send you stuff

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links?
nope. everyone knows you're a cunt so why bother with rumours?

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
Its not crap, its all true

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term.
yep

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all?
didn't we do that last year?

13. Do you think I'm pretty?
is this a trick question?

14. If you could change anything about me, would you?
It'd be good if you'd cheer up a little

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet?
bedpost

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them?
so long as the aesthetics work, I'm good with it

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on.
too long since my last date to remember.

18. Questions?
nope

benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
is that the french song? the camille one? i heard that the other day, and bout the only thing i remember is that it's french.

i can't believe you'd keep secrets.

i am so horrified.

but faintly relieved.

:)

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deborahlive
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Part Two, #12. Abso-fucking-lutely and we could take my car.

benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
you always say that. but every time me and betty sue show up, it's, oh, no, not today. i have pie to bake today.

it's nice ie, though.
chrisbarnes
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Part One.

1. Chris.

2. Nearly 41.

3. Getting more single by the day.

4. Depends on the movie.

5. Full-on loathing takes a while to build up. I switch off the music long before that happens.

6. The Audreys.

7. Eidolon 1

8. Clean.

9. None.

10. None.

Part Two

1. Yes.

2. Live and let live, except when you need to kill.

3. Probably. A fair bit, especially if there's a sword handy.

4. Yes.

5. Having a few laughs that one time you came over for dinner.

6. Not while I'm living.

7. Get in line, buddy.

8. Probably not, unless you begged me to.

9. No.

10. Probably.

11. Basically, yes.

12. Only if I got to hold the rifle.

13. No. Sorry, man.

14. No. You're the best Ben Peek I know; why change that?

15. Both. The paper is for notes during the day, to add to the bedpost once you get home. You don't want to risk forgetting to notch up a defeat, do you?

16. No. I disagree with the premise, though. Also, truffles are hard to grow in mainland Australia. You'd have to move to Tasmania, where trained midgets would probably seem quite normal anyway.

17. Can't remember my last actual date. 12 years of marriage will do that. Ask again in a few months time.

18. Answers?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
the sword is a good point. how's eidolon going?

i remember that dinner. it's burnt into my mind :)
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pgtremblay
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
1. Paul Tremblay
2. gulp...35
3. Taken or given
4. 10 bucks
5. Any Jimmy Buffet or Neil Diamond.
6. You can't have my kidney....yet
7. Sure. Happy pickings.
8. Only if there was no bodily discharges.
9. You are training midgets to hunt truffles. I read it in your own LJ.
10. No crap.
11. Yes. I applaud your not wearing logos. It's very hard to do.
12. No. If Betty Sue had coverage to the knees, then yes.
13. More cute than pretty.
14. I'd change your name to Brent Underwood.
15. Carve notches into wallet. Or carry around your bedpost.
16. Still with the truffles.
17. You had happy hands.
18. Does water go down your toliets the wrong, un-american way?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
brent underwood.

hmm.

it 'd go with my pretentious, truffle sniffing midget training persona.
pgtremblay
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
crap, I screwed it up. Here are the first set of questions I didn't answer:

6. Mastodon...but have been on a Rage Against the Machine binge as well.
7. Waiting for Danilewski's new book to arrive at my door. Just finished SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD
8. Murky
9. Eearing in my left ear.
10. Fear
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
hey, you ever heard of inside out? (or were they no spiritual surrender?) the band zack de la rocha was in before RATM. i picked up their ep a while back. very forgettable.
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kazzibee
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
Part One.
1. Your Name: Karen/Kazzi/Kaz/Juzzy
2. Age: nilly 41 (going on 14)
3. Single or Taken: Taken aback by my singleness.
4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: $10 is my max.
5. Song You Loathe: oz anthem
6. Current Band/Artist You Like: brad sucks
7. Book You're Reading: Mary Wesley An Imaginative Experience but it doesn't really count because I've been at page 2 for months.
8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): dirty or clean means "are you available to have drinks bought for you at any time" answer: yes DUH.
9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: 5 earholes.
10. Got Some Religion? nope.
Part Two:
1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? Nope. Except you know someone who knows someone who knows someone.
2. What's your philosophy on life? what?
3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Sure!
5. What is your favorite memory of us? That weekend in the Highlands with nothing but a bottle of McCallan and a tea towel.
6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? Ha! Hahahahahaha!
7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? What.evarrrrrrr.
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. Sure, if you pay me.
9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? Nope!
10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Nope!
11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Nope!
12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? Yep!
13. Do you think I'm pretty? You're very pretty. You should borrow Betty Sue's miniskirt some time.
14. If you could change anything about me, would you? Nope. Oh, except if you were sick and you were paying me to look after you, i'd change stuff, you know, like your sheets and nappies and the like.
15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? What.evarrrrrr.
16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? Oh no, that is fine, as long as you give them a reasonable employment contract and as long as your outfit fits nicely. Nothing worse than an ill-fitted jodhpur.
17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. Ooooh it wasn't YOOOOOU Bennywenny, oooooooh it won't dooooooooo.
18. Questions? What?

kazzibee
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
oops i left out number 3. Obviously, question 3 is evil.
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mallory_blog
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC)
5. Song You Loathe: Barney theme song

7. Book You're Reading: Nisa

2. What's your philosophy on life? Live as non-violently as I can.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. Quite probably.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? Yes.
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
what do you mean you would?

:P
artbroken
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
Part the First:

Patrick O'Duffy. 35. Single. More than $15. Whatever's being turned into a ringtone this week. The Knife. The Bonehunters by Steven Erikson. Clean, but missing being dirty. One of each. Nope.

Part the Second:

No. 'Live boldly, godfuckit' will do for the moment. I'm worth sweet FA in a fight, and frankly you're on your own anyway. Yes - or just if I thought it was amusing. That time we both swore a lot on the internet. My kidneys aren't worth salvaging, trust me, and I'm using everything else. Once I'm dead... yeah, sure, knock yourself out. No, your mother can do that; leave me out of it. I've heard you're a cunt, but that's old news. At you, but not about you. It's a subjective term, but I think you fail to meet most definitions of it anyway. Only if there were drugs involved - and if there are drugs involved, call me. No. And no again. Boast about it on LiveJournal like everyone else. If that's wrong, I don't want to be right. Frankly, it was so long ago I don't even remember the details. Questions are a burden, and answers a prison for one's self.
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
i want to seem modest, hence the bedpost, or paper. people think i start too many fights throught he blog anyway ;)

and yes, who wants to be right?
angriest
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Your Name: Grant Watson

Age: 30

Single or Taken: Why Mr Peek, I never knew you thought of me that way... Erm, married.

Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: Depends on the movie. A really cool foreign film at a festival with the director in attendance? Quite a lot. An Adam Sandler comedy where he's doing his "idiot" schtick a la The Waterboy or Little Nicky? Not very much.

Song You Loathe:Amazing Grace

Current Band/Artist You Like: Gotan Project

Book You're Reading:Vampire Hunter D by Hideyuki Kikuchi. It just might be the worst novel I have ever read, yet I cannot turn away.

Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Clean, but very untidy.

Tattoos and/or Piercings: I can't stand tattoos. My left nipple has a ring pierced through it.

Got Some Religion? A bit. Non-denominational Christian, who likes a lot of the "be nice to everyone" philosophy Jesus was spouting but doesn't particularly approve of organized religions. And I'm a stickler for the separation of church and state.

Do we know each other outside of the internet? Not really. I'm pretty sure we've never met in person.

What's your philosophy on life? Optimism fighting pessimism to the death.

Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? I have anybody's back in a fight. Sadly that isn't worth much, though.

Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Probably.

What is your favorite memory of us? Oh those wild old times on LJ.

Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? For fun? Would you die if you didn't get it? Once I gave it to you, would you actually use it or just put it on display like some sort of macabre window dressing?

If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Someone certainly can. I won't be around to give a shit.

Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. Probably not - we live very far away from each other and the commute would be a bitch.

Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? I heard a rumour you weren't actually real, but were simply a LJ identity numerous people used whenever they wanted to post something provocative.

Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? You come up in conversation very occassionally, usually when someone's complaining about something you said or posted.

Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Not evidence to the contrary, so yeah.
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
...ohmygod, people are saying i'm not real. how cool. you better not be lying grant, and if you are, you ebtter go out there and tell people i'm really just a fake identity.
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angriest
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? I don't know - does Betty Sue like Star Trek?

Do you think I'm pretty? You know, you're a dead ringer for my wife's ex-boyfriend. That doesn't really answer your question, but it was an interesting obversation to me. Are you my wife's ex-boyfriend?

If you could change anything about me, would you? Yes, I'd stop you looking so much like my wife's ex-boyfriend.

Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? I think you should buy a PDA and get a little computer program to calculate your victories for you.

If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? I think the old English hunting uniforms are grossly passe - why not a Viking helmet and a ball dress?

Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. I'm married - that's basically like one big long date that doesn't seem to end. So my only dissatisfaction comes from wondering who the hell's going to be left at the end to pick up the check.

Questions? You really were quite bored today, Ben, weren't you?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:09 am (UTC)
You really were quite bored today, Ben, weren't you?

yeah, it was one of those days.

i'm pleased i look like your wife's ex-boyfriend. hope for me yet to date cute girls ;)
khaybee
Sep. 15th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
Part One.

1. Your Name: Kelly

2. Age: 42

3. Single or Taken: Taked

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: Depends on the country. And the movie.

5. Song You Loathe: The Wind Beneath My Wings

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: The Bobs

7. Book You're Reading: On Book Design by Richard Hendel and The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Dedicated Bather

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: Yes. Lots.

10. Got Some Religion? Spirituality, yes; Religion, no.

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? No

2. What's your philosophy on life? Have a great time and follow up as many opportunities as possible.

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? Yes, and I'm a gimp.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Don't know how to keep a secret.

5. What is your favorite memory of us? None, sorry.

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? No.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Come and get 'em.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. If you come to my place.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? Nope. Nope.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Just today, in fact. We were discussing augmenting our "I Hate Ben Peek" badges with some that say "Ben Peek is a Fuzzy Bunny".

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Was person what you were trying for?

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? I'd fly there for that.

13. Do you think I'm pretty? Lovely.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? No.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? How could a bedpost carve notches?

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? Yes.

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. Had a lovely date this evening. Saw The Bobs.

18. Questions? Are you as warm and fuzzy as you look?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:17 am (UTC)
Are you as warm and fuzzy as you look?

but of course!
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benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
Re: my post got too long...
well see now your verging into relativism, I don't think morals need to be ordained from some god figure, however morals (and truth for that matter) are constantly evolving reflecting the changes in society. You could do this midget thing if morals were ahistorical but they're not, they're inextricably linked to history and society and we adhere to them because they're the best rules we have at the time. I don't advocate blidnly following them I htink it's important to keep them in question and such things as this midget thing may just be a piece of performance art (or way of life) that wil draw attention to the arbitrary nature of morals.

again with the relativism!

i don't plan to use the midgets as performance art, i simply want them to sniff out truffles. the real question, however, if we are to follow your logic, then if i do train these midgets to do this deed, then what space do they fill in society and how will they be viewed by a moral representation? as the extreme practice of such things as employing midget wrestlers, or having child beauty pagents? how decides these rules, i ask, who thinks them? they have no point of origin but the teaming mass of undirected wants that society pushes itself out into. society needs to be lead. i plan to lead it, and from there, from there, i say, i will modifty their morals!

...

ahem.

yes.

you know, you really got shafted on that ex-boyfriend thing. you deserved a whole lot better treatment than that.
painfully_aware
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
Part One.

1. Your Name:
-Alan Smith (boring name)

2. Age:
-20

3. Single or Taken:
-Single

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay:
-£7+

5. Song You Loathe:
-Ms. Jackson - Outkast

6. Current Band/Artist You Like:
-Muse

7. Book You're Reading:
-The Guns of Avalon

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too):
-Just got out of the shower.

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
-No.

10. Got Some Religion?
-Hell no.

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet?
-No.

2. What's your philosophy on life?
-"Who gives a fuck?"

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?
-Probably not. Worthless.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
-Indeedy.

5. What is your favorite memory of us?
-That time you asked all those questions on your livejournal and I came up with a bunch of shitty answers to them.

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ?
-Nope.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs?
-Yeah, okay.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation.
-Maybe.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links?
-None.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
-Nope.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term.
-Dunno. Do you?

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all?
-Nothing better to do today.

13. Do you think I'm pretty?
-Sure, but then I've never seen your face.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you?
-No... even if there was something I wanted to change.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet?
-I'd go for collecting their ears.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them?
-Subjectively, no. But I'm sure the midgets would disagree.

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on.
-Nothing to say.

18. Questions?
-Plenty.
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
hey, man, welcome to the blog. aren't we just making some fine memories to get drunk bout and complain later ;)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2006 10:00 am (UTC)

1. Your Name: Mr Wu

2. Age: 34

3. Single or Taken: Ruined

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: Depends whose with me.

5. Song You Loathe: Madonnas stupid recent one with the "every litte thing" line.

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Bonnie Prince Billy

7. Book You're Reading: Charles Stross, Iron Sunrise

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Somewhere in between yes?

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: Yes.

10. Got Some Religion? Politics is better

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? I'm trying to wittle it down to the net.

2. What's your philosophy on life? Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the women...oh, shit, no, that was Conan's. Um, try and fail. It's all in the failing. Gee maybe I shoudl go back to Conan? Oh, it's just a bad night....

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? Yes. A fucking lot, let me tell you...but it's been a while.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? No. I'd hurt you with the knowledge that I did right.

5. What is your favorite memory of us? That fucking sad chilli jam eating contest.

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? You wouldn't take them...honest.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Please. Then distill them, then snort them.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. Yes.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? No.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Laughed hilariously. You shoulda been there.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. At heart.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? Not again. This time it's gotta be a shotgun.

13. Do you think I'm pretty? In your own way.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? Everything. Or nothing. Course not, silly.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? Keep their heads. I find it's more intimidating.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? I have a problem with the openign axiom. It think it's unequivicably righ to tran midgets...

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. See my blog.

18. Questions? Do I win a prize? Can I get out of that fucking bet we've got going?
benpeek
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
you're so emo, man ;P

and no, no going back on bets. i had a good year--i'm pretty sure next sure won't be anything like it :)
danjite
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
1. Your Name: Daniel
2. Age: 41
3. Single or Taken: Taken.
4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: Which movie? Where?
5. Song You Loathe: Love Lifts Us Up...
6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Louis XIV
7. Book You're Reading: Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Dirty, but I have driven it 1200 miles so far this week!
9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: Soon and yes.
10. Got Some Religion? Religion is the ultimate evil. Fairly spiritual, tho'.

Part Two:
1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? Nope.
2. What's your philosophy on life? 1) Live by example. 2) Leave other people the hell alone. 3) Always use the bathroom when there is one available. 4) Eat well. 5) Live conciously and conscientiously. 6) Know thyself.
3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? Depends on the fight and pretty worthless if the battle is physical fisticuffs.
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? No.
5. What is your favorite memory of us? Non-existant.
6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? Are you making pie? I won't give you one of my kidneys... nor any other of my bits.
7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Even for pie! I'd be done with 'em!
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. I'd toss in a fiver. Now, if I were in OZ.... I wouldn't let you die.... until after I met you and decided on the "I Hate Ben Peek" issue in carne.
9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? Yes. No.
10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Yes, but strictly based on suppositions gained here.
11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Not really, but you have that potential.
12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? If we could stop for food and beverages- Hell yes!
13. Do you think I'm pretty? Yes, actually.
14. If you could change anything about me, would you? Why? What would be my motivation? But, actually, I would wish you happierness.
15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? Stop thinking in terms of enemies and battles- that way lies madness and eternal disco.
"Disco" was supposed to be "discontent"... But "disco" read better.
16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? Not if the midgets are both adults and consenting to all acts they participate in.
17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. I date khaybee and have life of simple joy. Really.
18. Questions? How many angels can writhe in tortured agony skewered on the
point of a pin?
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
you know, this is, like, the first time i had a couple in the same blog post. heh. it was funny comparing the two answers, especially the i hate ben peek badge conversation...

the angel answer is three and a half.
simplykathryn
Sep. 15th, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
1. Your Name: Kathy Kreeger

2. Age: A few weeks shy of the meaning of life, the universe & everything.

3. Single or Taken: Taken

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: Depends on the movie, but then we have a $1.00 where I live so I really just have to be patient.

5. Song You Loathe: Stevie Wonder's 'I Just Called To Say...'

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Beck. I loved all of Guero & his new song 'Nausea' is just great.

7. Book You're Reading: Skipping between Red Dwarf, Good Omens & a lot of knitting patterns.

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): My desk here at work is currently immaculate, but that will probably only last until lunchtime.

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: Just the ears. Whenever I see young girls with tattoos I also wonder what they'll look like when they're 90 & in a nursing home.

10. Got Some Religion? Yep.

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? No, but I was in Sydney, kinda sorta, in July. And I've sent you music :)

2. What's your philosophy on life? You make your own luck.

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? I would, but I'm fairly useless fighting. However, I can drive really really fast & I'd have the car ready.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? You betcha.

5. What is your favorite memory of us? Well, there was that time we... Oh, that wasn't you. Never mind!

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? If you needed a kidney I'm not sure another organ would do.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? That's what it says on my license.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. It would be a bit difficult from the other side of the planet, but I'd worry about you, if that counts?

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? Sadly, no.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Sadly, no :)

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Being the parent of two boys aged 9 & 11 & knowing you're a teacher I think you're a saint.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? Depends on his legs. And if I could sit in the front.

13. Do you think I'm pretty? I think you're adorable.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? Nope.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? Depends on how many you're defeating on a daily basis. The paper may be easier than trying to remember if it was 20 or 25 by the time you get home.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? Dogs would be more fun.

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. Good lord, I've been married 14 years, I can barely remember. Though, realistically, the last date I went on ended up with me getting married (well, not immediately) so... Heh. Depends on the day.

18. Questions? None, though I'm sure my boss, who is at home recovering from surgery, is wondering if I'm working or just goofing off.
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
i imagine young girls think they'll die young and leave perfect corpses :)

my grandfather's got tats. they just fade until you can barely see them.
shawn_scarber
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
Don't ask for much, do you?

Part One.

1. Your Name: Shawn Scarber

2. Age: 32

3. Single or Taken: Divorced

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: 10 US

5. Song You Loathe: Anything with one of those high-pitched frogs singing

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Current? Ah, maybe Muse.

7. Book You're Reading: Vellum

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): I like my Martini dirty thank you, with an extra olive.

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: One ear pierced, but thinking seriously about a tattoo.

10. Got Some Religion? None on me.

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? Nope.

2. What's your philosophy on life? Be excellent to each other.

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? I'm a pretty big boy and grew up in Texas, so yes.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Of course.

5. What is your favorite memory of us?

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? Probably not.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? By the time I'm dead, I doubt they'll be worth much.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. Uhm, no.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? Nope, no rumors.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? Nope.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Because it's a subjective tern, sure why not? You're a good person.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? Hey, how do you know about what I did last Friday night?

13. Do you think I'm pretty? Hmn, define pretty.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? No, not my place to change things in folks.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? Wallet is the easier way to go.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? Morals are not subjective reasoning, but I can help you get leashes at wholesale prices.

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. Luckily, I don't date, so there's nothing to bitch about.

18. Questions? What's with all the questions?
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Don't ask for much, do you?

got a good response, i thought. i kinda figured no one would do it, and i'd look like a loser. plus, i'd have to write those repord cards. well, let me tell you, it's saturday now, and i ain't finished with them :)
(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
1. Your Name: Kylie Seluka

2. Age: 42

3. Single or Taken: Taken, but only on paper.

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: It’s the other crap – movie food and drink - that I refuse to buy.

5. Song You Loathe: “I‘ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me.”

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Evanescence

7. Book You're Reading: struggling through the ‘Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrel’.

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Over cleaning is the by-product of capitalism.

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: No

10. Got Some Religion? Experimenting

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? No

2. What's your philosophy on life? Hmmm. It’s all about making the journey count.

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? Depends if I thought you were right. As to worth - I can quell a class of deviant Year 9 boys with a glance… or chocolate frogs.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Probably.

5. What is your favorite memory of us? My only memory is being in the audience at one of your Magic Casement panels.

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? Sorry. No organs for you.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Depends on how I die.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. I doubt it.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? No. No… it’s not all about you.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? I’ve overheard a few things.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. You definitely have some good points but you’re bit of a hard-arsed brooding bully.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? If we ditched the gun and I drove.

13. Do you think I'm pretty? Pretty is blah. So no I don't.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? No, but I would encourage you to seek out experiences that expands your world.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? Better to find another hobby.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? No, provided this is a sexual role-playing fantasy for you and the midgets

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. Meh.

18. Questions? What do you think you would be doing now if you hadn’t done the Phd?
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 06:04 am (UTC)
pfft. i've never bullied anyone in my life--and if you disagree, i'll have one of them midgets jump you!

:)

no phd? dunno. some kind of thing. travelled, maybe.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
Answers of a Sort
Part One.

1. Your Name:
Jeff VanderBeer

2. Age:
38

3. Single or Taken:
Smitten and taken

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay:
$10

5. Song You Loathe:
Free Bird

6. Current Band/Artist You Like:
Long Winters and Supersystem

7. Book You're Reading:
Guns, Germs, and Steel

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too):
Clean, cause you can't be dirty if you're not clean.

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
None. Because everybody and their grandmother (literally) has them. Talk about a cliche.

10. Got Some Religion?
No. Got me some visionary writing experiences, though.

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet?
Yes. You endured a trip to the Sydney Zoo with me.

2. What's your philosophy on life?
Work hard, be organized, and have fun and enjoy the smaller moments along the way. Don't forget the people who are important to you. Be loyal, but not blindly. Be a friend by being truthful. Give back to the community. Never hold a grudge.

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight?
Yes. I would have your back. I fight dirty and don't mind being punched, so fair to good for ya.

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
Yes.

5. What is your favorite memory of us?
The tango in front of the Sydney Opera House that night, with the lights and the cameras and the clowns on the periphery.

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ?
No. I'd give ya a spleen, though.

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs?
Sure.

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?
Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation.
Depends on how sick. I'd clean up vomit, but not much else.

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links?
I can't provide links, but I have heard the rumor you're actually a Hindu holy man, that you're a hit man from Kathmandu, that you're a heroin junkie (heroine junkie?), that you're a member of a shadow cabinet.

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
Probably. But only affectionately.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term.
Yes, I do think you're a good person. In all seriousness, Ben, I do think that.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all?
Depends on where we're going.

13. Do you think I'm pretty?
No.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you?
I like my friends the way they are. Changing them to be "better" would make them not my friends.

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet?
I think you should not keep lists of enemies, defeated or otherwise. They'll be in your head forever, no matter how you keep the list.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them?

Depends on how much you're paying them. And whether they enjoyed it.

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on.

I haven't been on a date-date in over 17 years. I do remember taking Ann to a concert for her birthday and not only did the band suck (MOnks of Doom, an off-shoot of Camper Van Beethoven, and King Missile) but the place had no chairs and the floor was dirt. And it was very hot.

18. Questions?

What do you most fear?


JeffV
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: Answers of a Sort
Because everybody and their grandmother (literally) has them.

my nanna is tattoo free, i'll have you know. my grandfather, on the other hand...

i will, of course, never forget the tango. of course, now i can do a little bit of swing dancing, so i figure it would have looked cooler. but what can you say, huh?

the fear is escalators. for some reason i have a phobia of escalators. s'bout the only thing i fear.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
I fucking knew you were gonna hold me to that one....alas, the day just keeps getting worse...oh well. If only Aurealis would come out...the next one I mean. Not the one which came out in December....
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
well, there appears to be some changes through it, so looks like it might see the world. did your bit in the metro appear?
astrobolism
Sep. 15th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Part One.

1. Your Name: Caleb Wilson

2. Age: 25

3. Single or Taken: Taken

4. Movie Ticket Price You Refuse to Pay: $9, though I paid $8.75 the other night

5. Song You Loathe: God Bless America -- some things about America I like but not patriotic drivel like this

6. Current Band/Artist You Like: Andrew Bird (& The Mysterious Production of Eggs)

7. Book You're Reading: Will Storr Vs. The Supernatural

8. Dirty or Clean (And No, I have No Real Idea What This Means--So Tell Me That, Too): Dirty imagination, but good dirty. I was not a clean kid, sadly

9. Tattoos and/or Piercings: No, haven't found a good enough picture for a tattoo yet

10. Got Some Religion? Grew up Quaker, but not at the moment

Part Two:

1. Do we know each other outside of the internet? No

2. What's your philosophy on life? The purpose of humanity is to create "stuff" that persists generation to generation. Art is one form of stuff, writing's a form of art, so writing is as good a pursuit as any for a life that only lasts a handful of decades

3. Would you have my back in a fight? And more importantly, what are you worth in a fight? I haven't proved very good in an emergency, unfortunately. Once I thought I was about to be attacked, riding in the car with a friend and another car with a huge guy in it following us down an alley, and I was considering how effective a weapon my tenor saxophone would be. Pretty good, I supposed, and I was just about ready to use it. (Car turned out to be another friend trying to scare us.)

4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest? Probably.

5. What is your favorite memory of us? No shared memories

6. Would you give me a kidney? If not, would you give me another organ? Probably not, though no offense -- there're only about 6 people I would give a kidney too, family mostly

7. If you're dead, can I harvest your organs? Okay, but for what purpose? Would you promise to make something cool out of them?

8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick? Please Note: This is not necessarily connected to organ donation. I could send a get-well email, I guess

9. Have you heard any rumors of me lately? Can you provide links? I've read some complaints about your harsh reviews. Derived much amusement from them, too. Though I believe they were mostly ones you linked to from this blog...

10. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me? No.

11. Do you think I'm a good person? Please note that good is a subjective term. Sure.

12. Would you drive across country with me, a rifle, and a man who was calling himself Betty Sue and wearing a mini-skirt, and that was all? What country? Are we talking desert? Cause if so then probably, as long as there are plenty of mirages. And who has the rifle?

13. Do you think I'm pretty? Hard to judge. The picture's I've seen are either frowning or composed of letters and punctuation.

14. If you could change anything about me, would you? No

15. Do you think I should have a bedpost to carve notches into for the enemies I defeat? Or should I just carry a piece of paper in my wallet? The bedpost. Makes for a better tour of your old house in a hundred years.

16. If morals are a subjective reasoning that are formed within our society, and if you accept this and realise that there is, in fact, no real justification for good and evil, and that every so called moral you have is but an instructed lesson that you adhere too... is it wrong for me to train young midgets to sniff out truffles and then to put them on leashes and then for me to walk around wearing old English hunting uniforms after them? That sounds cruel, but I'd be a hypocrite to call it "wrong"

17. Originally, this question said, 'Would you go on a date with me if I asked?' But who wants that? Instead, I offer you the chance to voice your dissatisfaction relating to the last date you were on. I'm not much of a dater. I'm not counting going out to dinner with my girlfriend, though.

18. Questions? Do you like your middle name? If not, what would you rather change it to?
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
my middle name is michael. what can you say? it gets me along. i rarely think about it.

your organs would be used to make art, i assure you. or, if not art, then a clone of myself.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 16th, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)
1 -- Lucius Shepard
2 -- 58
3 -- Single
4 -- I rarely have to pay for movies
5 -- That time on the aft deck of the Bounty when you called Fletcher Christian "Christine."
6 -- Yeah, but I'd kill the cat before cutting it out.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 16th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
me me
1 -- Lucius Shepard 2 -- 58 3 -- Single 4 -- I rarely have to pay for movies 5 -- anything by the beatles 6 -- F-Space 7 -- Castle to Castle 8 -- Comparatively clean. I mean I've killed no one. 9 -- I have the tattoo of a cliche. 10 -- Sure, man. How much you want? For you, special price. Part 2 1 -- Nah. 2 -- I don't need no stinkin' philosophy, but if I did it would be something on the order of, "Do evil. Do evil and commit many sins. But do no evil to me." 3 -- Yeah, some fun! Surprisingly enough, for someone of my years, I do pretty well, so long as it's not a ten-rounder. 4 -- Already done. 5 -- That time on the aft deck of the Bounty when you called Fletcher Christian "Christine." 6 -- Yeah, but I'd kill the cat before cutting it out. 7 -- Only if you eat them for their innate virtues. 8 -- Probably, but don't test me on this. 9 -- Naw, not really. But I can start some, if you like. 10 -- Nope. 11 -- I have the sense you're a person, and that's relatively rare. 12 -- Why the rifle? Who gets to carry it? Without answers to these questions, it's a tough call. 13 -- I think you, like me, are fucking gorgeous! 14 -- Not thusfar... 15 -- Bedpost, definitely. 16 -- Are the midgets male or female? But basically, do what thou wilt be the whole of the law. 17 -- I rather enjoyed my last date--if I had one complaint it would be I had to travel to Monterrey Ca to complete it. 18 -- I hate glibness, don't you? ;)
benpeek
Sep. 16th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Re: me me
glibness is what i run this blog on. i amazes me when people take it any kind of seriousness ;)

fletcher was a wuss in that dress and that secret better be a good one!
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