Interview by ephant
1. Do you realise how scary that icon is?
I'm assuming you mean this:
What is it with this icon? This is the second interview I've done in this round of interviewing and so far, two from two, I've been asked about this icon. What's so scary about it? It's a harmless insect - some kind of mantis or something. Maybe it's a little unnerving, but I'd hardly call it scary. I happen to think it's beautiful.
2. What are the best/worst things about living by yourself?
See, now, this might gross some people out more than the mantis, but one of the things I really like about living alone is that I can go around the flat in the nude - or rather, since it's winter, in my dressing-gown. Frankly, I find nothing more relaxing at the end of the day than taking off my clothes. Other than that it's the general freedom of being able to do what I want, when I want.
Some of the bad things are to do with keeping myself in check. I mean, I don't have anyone to tell me to clean up after myself, or to go to bed before 4am, or to eat better food. Eek, it sounds like I wish I had my mother around. But, I'm trying to do better at disciplining myself. I don't really find myself getting too lonely - I do plenty of socialising, but it would be nice if there was someone around at bed-time. :)
3. Who is your favourite writer, and why?
Why? 5 reasons: Being John Malkovich, Human Nature, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
Really, this man's screenplays just blow my mind. Sheer fucking genius.
4. What would you do with $1,000,000?
I would firstly go on a big overseas trip and see everything I ever wanted to see. Then I would find a nice, unostentatious house and buy it. Then I would setup my house with an amazing home theatre system and any other gadgets I feel like. I would probably buy a car. Then I would get the best financial advice available to help me invest the remaining money in such a way that I could live on the dividends, and spend the rest of my life concentrating on artistic endeavours.
5. What is your favourite vegetable?
Can't really pick one. More than any other food group, variety is the spice of life when it comes to vegetables. But, here is my short list (and, yes I am aware that there's one item on here that many of you will think is the grossest thing I've said in this interview): pumpkin, brussels sprouts, chilli, capsicum, parsnips, sweet potato, broccoli.