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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Jumble » Mon May 30, 2016 7:23 pm UTC

Yeah, I made the same mistake. I feel for you. You can move on.

Dreading, blimey, that's tough. There is a fair amount of dread in my life.

Facing a time when I can't make a difference.

What are you most looking forward to?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon May 30, 2016 7:37 pm UTC

Getting my car fixed so I can go to work and the library.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby emlightened » Mon May 30, 2016 8:12 pm UTC

Coming out.

Are you a romantic, aromantic, or neither?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Jumble » Mon May 30, 2016 8:16 pm UTC

You really want to know? Look after my dead 4 year old God son for several hours after he had died, so his parents could make the necessary phone calls and arrangements.

[Amended: my life is very romantic, but I cling to a romantic belief in human nature]

OK, lifting things: best thing you have ever done - i.e. thing you are most proud of? (ps I'll be very happy if you say -coming out)
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby emlightened » Mon May 30, 2016 8:24 pm UTC

I'd say those are probably two different things for me. The best thing I've ever done was probably coming out, because of how hard it was, how much it improved my life, and that I'd probably have developed depression if I didn't.

What's the cheesiest thing you've ever said?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Jumble » Mon May 30, 2016 9:15 pm UTC

The cheesiest thing? Probably asking if the best thing you've done was coming out (probably not, but I'd have to trawl). My daughter came out last year and I'm absolutely happy for her. I keep telling myself that if it was a big thing I came out as straight/chis, how would I feel?

How would you feel if no-one cared about your life choices? If it did not allow you to define a label for yourself?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby thunk » Mon May 30, 2016 10:24 pm UTC

I really don't know... if no one cared (about matters of identity), it probably wouldn't be that big of a deal--just "oh, you're in category x? okay, want some ice cream?"

I'd probably feel as I usually do, but slightly less angsty and more free to get on with the cool stuff and drudgery of daily life.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Echo244 » Tue May 31, 2016 9:35 am UTC

Probably just hug Younger Me. Let them know that there is a brighter future ahead, tell them to listen to and follow their heart. Oh, and drop in a couple of gently played warnings about a couple of people...

...then start flirting. ;-P

If you could have one musical request played, and everyone in/above the world would (unavoidably) hear it, which song would you choose?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue May 31, 2016 10:19 am UTC

John Cage's 4'33 :P. But seriously, my taste in music is not everyone's and while I love Nighwish's Nemo or Within Temptation's Stand My Ground I would not force everyone to hear it.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby emlightened » Tue May 31, 2016 10:22 am UTC

It changes now and again, but right now I'm addicted to JubyPhonic, who covers a lot of Japanese songs.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby flicky1991 » Tue May 31, 2016 12:01 pm UTC

First person that comes to mind is Douglas Adams, but he's kind of a standard answer. Same goes for Terry Pratchett. All my family members that have died had already reached old age, so it would seem unfair to choose one of them... And the trouble with historical figures like politicians and activists is that it would be very hard to predict whether their survival would be better or worse for the world, depending on what their death inspired people to do...

OK, fine, Douglas Adams then. :P

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Lawrencelot » Tue May 31, 2016 1:06 pm UTC

J.R.R. Tolkien and M.C. Escher. Just imagine what they could create together!

List the following things from most to least enjoyable: meeting a cute new girl/guy, riding a rollercoaster, solving a sudoku, drawing a treasure map, doing your job, playing minigolf, playing the piano (whether you can or not), doing a telephone call to fix something in your house, fixing something in your house, bowling.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue May 31, 2016 3:14 pm UTC

What a great list :D
playing the piano (I can and even get paid for it)
Solving a Sudoku
Riding a rollercoaster
Doing your job
meeting a cute new girl/guy (though getting to know them is even better!)
Drawing a treasure map
Fixing something in your house
Bowling
Mini golf
doing a telephone call to fix something in your house

If you woke up one morning and you somehow time traveled and were 7 again, what changes would yiu make in your life? What would you do to become a millionaire by the time you were 20?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby thunk » Tue May 31, 2016 3:29 pm UTC

heuristically_alone wrote:If you woke up one morning and you somehow time traveled and were 7 again, what changes would yiu make in your life?


Uh...I got nothing.
I'm in a rut in which I know the things I need to do to get out of it, I just can't do it for whatever reason.
Hindsight won't help that much.
Maybe be a little less lazy?

heuristically_alone wrote:What would you do to become a millionaire by the time you were 20?


Haha. No chance.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue May 31, 2016 3:31 pm UTC

At this point, probably the fora :mrgreen:

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby emlightened » Tue May 31, 2016 3:34 pm UTC

Four that I can think of.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Tue May 31, 2016 3:37 pm UTC

No pets at the moment. My apartment doesn't allow any pets that can't survive under water for more than 15 minutes. I need to get a whale.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Jumble » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:42 pm UTC

Oh, blimey. I've been pretty lucky, so not much to regret. Perhaps not finding my current career 20 years earlier.
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Right, serious question, because I need your expertise. A friend of mine shared a Facebook link supporting housing Syrian refugees. There were two comments on the share. One read that the young men should stay and fight for their country' 'like our fathers did'(sic). Now this is my area of foreign policy and with one thing and another (Ie brexit plus whiskey) I'm a bit hacked off at the moment so I posted (verbatim):
"I’ll forgive your ignorance regarding what is actually going on, but do you really want to know? Do you want to know about the brave young men who stayed to fight for their village, only to be overrun by ISIL, murdered along with their brothers, fathers and sons, their mothers, sisters and daughters sold into sex slavery? Do you want to know about having your whole community wiped up by air-born incendiary or cluster munition attacks, literally raining fire from the sky to engulf everyone you know? Or the indiscriminate barrel bombs you can do nothing about, armed as you are with an AK-47, that may hit their target, may hit a hospital or a school. This is not the second world war. This is not the plucky tommy against the evil hun. This is urban warfare, dirty, brutal and indescrimate.

Don’t judge someone for leading their family to safety."

Then I found the whole chain had been deleted. Was it my fault or theirs? I'm genuinely concerned I may be having anger management issues.
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby thunk » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:25 pm UTC

No need to be concerned--this was a brilliant piece of prose. You have the right to your opinions just as much as any other person.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Jumble » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:35 pm UTC

That the job that I do, much as i care about it, may mean that I've lost my sense of perspective when dealing with what western countries regard as 'hardship'

What is the worst thing that had happened to you, not including the brexit vote?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby flicky1991 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:35 pm UTC

I can't think of anything incredibly bad that's happened to me. Probably all the bullying at school, but even that was lots of little incidents and not one huge thing. Maybe the couple of times I was actually attacked in the street would be the worst.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:45 pm UTC

Near my house, there are is a place with a cue high trees that are easy to climb and easy to relax in. Nobody I know knows that I occasionally disappear here for hours at a time. Farther from home, there is a lake that is 1.5 hour drive, but has beautiful hiking trails along the river and some good rocks for cliff diving.

When has your heart been hurt the most?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby flicky1991 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:49 pm UTC

Hmm... if you're talking romantically, I don't think I've ever got close enough to anyone to get hurt...

If you're talking about emotions in general, I'd have to pick one of the times I've had a relative die, but they've all been older relatives where their death hasn't really been a surprise (I dread the day a relative I'm closer to dies)...

And if you're talking literally, there was this time when I was nervous before an exam at uni and got a pain in my chest. :P


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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:57 pm UTC

Probably how unmotivated money makes me, so I will probably always be poor instead of rich.

What are the things that stand between you and complete happiness?
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Postby flicky1991 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:59 pm UTC

Mainly my own laziness, I suspect.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:26 pm UTC

I don't know if I have ever owned anything I consider to be valuable. It would probably b my 32 foot ladder. Expensive and lots of sentimental value.
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Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:22 pm UTC

What will people say about you at your funeral?
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Postby flicky1991 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:35 pm UTC

I would hope that the parts of my life that are most worthy of being mentioned at my funeral have yet to happen. If I died now, it'd probably all be about my "potential".

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:04 pm UTC

A shirt with Carrie Underwood singing on it.

Standing at the gates of heaven, and God asks you “Why should I let you in?” What do you reply?
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Postby flicky1991 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:09 pm UTC

"If you're the kind of God that needs to ask, then I'm not sure this is the kind of heaven I want to go to."

What quality of yourself do you want to improve most?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:12 pm UTC

My chess qualities. I enjoy chess, but I lack whatever quality keeps from from planning far ahead in the game.

If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run into to make everything ok?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Tillian » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:12 pm UTC

The honest truth is that I'd probably isolate myself, break contact with everyone that cares about me and die naked and alone.

How old were you when you first remember starting to worry about the future, and what was the worry?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:36 pm UTC

I was either 22 or 23 when I realized I was poor, or better said, realized life is expensive.

If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:58 pm UTC

"Stop being bastards."

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:03 pm UTC

Car Radio by Twenty One Pilots.

What was your first date?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:04 pm UTC

Still waiting.

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby heuristically_alone » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:08 pm UTC

English and Spanish. Fluent in Kichwa numbers.

How many calories do you intake a day on average?
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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Lawrencelot » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:05 am UTC

I don't know, I think between 2500k and 3000k.

How many times per week do you take a look at this website?

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby SirGabriel » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:23 am UTC

Must be at least 50, probably closer to 100, but likely to dramatically decrease soon.

How many languages can you count to 10 in?

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Re: Interviewing the fora

Postby Lawrencelot » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:43 am UTC

Dutch, English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish --> 6

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