1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questionswildestranger
">1. What do you like most about Gerard Way?
EVERYTHING!!! His smile, his eyes, his cute cheeks, his success in getting clean and sober and his openness about it, his range - from utterly camp to extremely intense, serious and (yes) earnest, his voice (yes gods, that's a beautiful voice), the way he kisses/gropes/fondles/humps Frank on stage and
the reason he does it, the fact that he cares so much about fans, that he genuinely wants to Save Lives, that he's just as big a dorky geek as the rest of us, the fact that he got off his arse and did
something. Um, do you want me to go on? Because I could, all day if necessary...2. How do you think the HP fandom will be in a year's time?
I'm not sure. I think there will probably be fewer teenaged fan-fic writers, because many of them will have gone on to the Next Big Thing, or grown up a bit (or moved into bandom, where all the cool people go XD ). I think the dedicated 21+ fans will continue to be so, with a normal attrition rate of gafiations.3. What do you think about rain? Like it, hate it, ignore it?
At the moment, I'm not too keen on it, because it's dripping into the kitchen, and also we are without car, so I have to walk 2 miles across country (seriously across country, farm track and cows and sheep and everything) to get to the bus. I have rediscovered that waterproof clothes are only so waterproof.
I do like gentle rain, though, and I like that we have a constant supply of water to flush the loo with from our rain water collection tank, and that we could, if anything ever happened to the spring our water comes from, probably supply all our water needs from rain water.4. What aspect of your own writing gives you most satisfaction?
When I surprise myself with a turn of phrase or a piece of imagery, and when I'm just there
in the scene, writing down what I / the characters are seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting...5. Is fandom a female space?
You know how to ask a tough question! I would say that slash fandom is... women's space? Although the meaning is rather different from how it was and is used in feminist and queer women's circles, it's the nearest I can get. I can't wrap my head around how a space can be female (which is a descriptor of primary and secondary sexual characteristics of living organisms having sexual reproduction). Feminised is a bit closer, but that implies that the space was masculine to start with... ::grinds teeth:: Why do we have such inadequate language around gender?!