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Because there's always time for more surveys. No, really.



YOUR NAME

(1) The singular boring question: Kitten. Well, ok, Emily.

(2) If you had been born a member of the opposite sex, what would your name have been?: Leonard. ~rolls eyes~ Or Robert, apparently.

(3) Would you name a child of yours after you?: Never. I hate my name.

(4) If you had to switch first names with a friend of yours, who would you switch with?: Female friend...Sara. Or ~smiles~ Alixandrea. Male friend...Ben, Tristan or Nathaniel.

(5) What's the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name?: They don't mispronounce it, but they don't half misspell 'Woolf'. ~sigh~

(6) If you were to become famous, would you drop your last name (like Madonna, Cher, Roseanne)?: No, I'd change my name entirely.


DEEP THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONS
Yes, dear.

(7) Do you believe in the traditional view of Heaven and Hell?: There are many different traditions. And, no.

(8) Do you think God has a gender?: If He's up there, He's male.

(9) Do you think science counteracts religion?: Well...people often cite scientific discoveries as evidence to counteract religious claims, but religion is founded on faith and belief in things that can't be proven, so science is never actually going to fully counteract it.

(10) Do you believe in organised religion?: Yes - I've got the leaflets. Do I think it's a good thing, on the other hand - no.

(11) Where do you think we go when we die?: I don't know. I've never had any particular conviction on this point.

(12) Do you feel a little funny thinking about the questions in this section?: ~laughs~ No.

HUMOUR

(13) How easy is it to make you laugh?: Very, very easy. If you've got the right kind of sense of humour. Actually, even tiny little childish things - walking back to Cambridge station the other day I noticed someone had crossed out the E in BATEMAN on a road sign and I giggled for ten minutes. :-)

(14) What person you know makes you laugh the most?: My parents, and several of my friends.

(15) Do you laugh at jokes you know you shouldn't?: "Shouldn't"? If they're funny, I laugh. ~shrug~

(16) Do you tell jokes you know you shouldn't?: I don't often tell jokes, except to my parents.

(17) What words instantly make you laugh or at least smile?: Um. ~giggles just thinking about them~ There are many. "Penguin" and "moose" seem to some up most often.

(18) What do you think is the funniest thing you've ever said or written?: Oh, glory, I don't know. I'm just a comic genius, darlings.

MUSIC

(19) Do you ever dance to music when nobody's watching? Allthetime.

(20) What is/are the worst song(s) you have ever heard? I still vote for 'Missing You' by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans. Hate, hate, hate.

(21) What song(s) do you wish you could understand a little better? Hmm. 'Mercy Street', Peter Gabriel. 'Tea In The Sahara', The Police - though perhaps I don't need to. 'Crown Of Thorns', Erasure. Among others.

(22) What song(s) are constantly in your head? My default songs seem to be 'Pearl In The Shell' by Howard Jones and a MIDI file of an unknown alleged David Bowie song. I don't know why.

(23) What song(s) do you think describe your personality best?: Still 'Astradyne' by Ultravox (it's an instrumental), and also 'Strange Little Girl' by The Stranglers, of course.

(24) If you were to serenade the object of your affections, which song(s) would you use?: Which one? ~g~

(25) If the object of your affections were to serenade you, what song(s) would you hope he or she used?: ...which one? ~laughs~

MOVIES

(26) What movie(s) do you love that nobody else seems to?: I've recently discovered many more people who like the dreadful movies I always thought I was the only one to love. ~s~

(27) Do you agree with the idea that sequels are always worse than the original?: No, not at all.

(28) Who's your favourite Star Wars character?: Qui-Gon, but only 'cause he's Liam Neeson.

(29) What kind of movie do you think there should be more of?: Musical films. I love them dearly. Also Very Very Bad fantasy films.

(30) What movie(s) do you simply not understand the appeal of?: Westerns, big action movies, and anything with Arnold Schwarzeneger involved.

FOOD

(31) When eating, are you more concerned with taste or healthiness?: Taste. Well, obviously.

(32) What's your favourite kind of cheese?: Dairylea - all other cheese is evil, bad and wrong.

(33) What do you think your answer to the previous question reveals about your personality?: ...I try to avoid determining personality type by cheese preference. It's a bad habit, y'know.

(34) If you knew exactly what went into Chinese food, hamburger meat, etc., would you still eat it? ~raised eyebrows~ Well, I know what you mean, at least. Yes, I would.

(35) Do you ever feel guilty eating meat?: Never.

COMPUTERS

(36) Mac or PC?: PC. Though my father has a Mac and it's very pretty, I'm used to this one now.

(37) How much do you actually care about the inner workings of your computer, as long as it works?: Not. At. All. It could be run by a troupe of gymnastic gerbils for all I care, so long as they keep the wheels moving. :-)

(38) Do you ever begin preferring IMs to other forms of conversation?: No. I never did. Pauses are far, far more awkward.

(39) Do you find you're different talking through IMs than face-to-face or on the telephone?: Well, yes, of course. But all methods of communication differ.

(40) Have you ever ended bid on something on eBay and regretted it later?: I stay away from eBay - it's a black hole that would suck up LOTS of my money.

THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

(41) Have you ever wished you could experience being the other gender?: Yes.

(42) What do you love most about the other gender?: They can look *so damn good* in makeup. And I feel safe in their arms. Generally.

(43) What do you dislike most about the other gender?: They have much more difficulty than women in going to other people for help.

(44) What do you understand least about the other gender?: I don't know...I think I understand them better than women sometimes. Oh, no, wait! The fascination with breasts. That makes a hell of a lot of no sense.

CELEBRITIES

(45) Do you sometimes see a movie or watch a show just because a good-looking celebrity is in it?: Oh, yes.

(46) What celebrity's autograph do you want most?: Micko Westmoreland's, as I already have Duran's and Boy George's. ~s~

(47) Have people ever said you looked like a celebrity, and if so, who?: Not yet, no.
And when they do, the celebrity will be *me*, damn it.

(48) If there was to be a movie about you, who do you think should play you (in personality, looks or both)?: Myself, dears. I'm an acktorr, don't y'know.

(49) Does it ever annoy you when you know someone is a celebrity but you can't remember why?: ...um, what?

(50) If you could enter any celebrity's mind like in "Being John Malkovich", whose would you enter?: Nick Rhodes' - he's a fascinating man.

(51) Do you want to be John Malkovich? ~s~ No.

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LOVE, SEX AND ALL THAT

(61) Did you get a little frightened or uncomfortable seeing this as a section title?: No, the thought was more "Here we go again. Oy."

(62) If someone you had no interest in dating expressed interest in dating you, how would you feel?: ...~sigh~ Obliged to accept, and then very very sick for a long time afterwards. I really need that to stop.

(63) Do you prefer getting to know someone first before dating them or going in "blind"?: The idea of blind dates is truly horrific to someone who's as appearance-self-conscious as I am.

(64) Could you carry on a relationship with someone with the same first name as a family member?: Yes, probably.

(65) Have you ever wished it was more "socially acceptable" for a girl to ask a guy out?: ~laughs~ I think it is, you know. You just move in the wrong social circles.

(66) What's your opinion on sex without emotional commitment?: ~shudder~ I know some of you are in favour of the concept, but it makes my blood run cold.

(67) Have you ever been romantically attracted to someone physically unattractive? Um, I've always though the people I was attracted to were attractive, so...

(68) Do you think the opposite sex finds you good-looking? Not the majority of them, no - I'm just not conventionally attractive.

(69) Would you be willing to give up sex in exchange for an emotional commitment you knew would last? ~smile~ Of course. 'm technically celibate.

(70) Do you think the number of the last question was a coincidence?: Yes, but your drawing attention to it clearly wasn't.

POSSESSIONS

(71) What is your favourite possession?: Material posession - my records.

(72) What physical, tangible possession do you want most?: Hmm...probably a corset, at the moment. ~s~

(73) How badly do you want it?: Not badly enough to save up, or to overcome the shyness that's stopped me from asking to have one made so far.

(74) Have you ever seen 'The Exorcist'?: ~smile~ No.

(75) How long did it take you to understand why the last question is in this section?: I've done this part of this survey before...

HOLIDAYS

(76) Does Christmas music too far away from Christmas annoy you?: Not really, no.

(77) How old do you think you will be before you stop liking getting older?: ~smile~ I don't know. 40, perhaps?

(78) What was the best Halloween costume you ever had?: ~shrug~ I think the time I made my whole family dress up was better than anything I could have achieved on my own...

(79) What was the worst Halloween costume you ever had?: ~shrug~

(80) What holiday do you think has still managed to retain its original meaning?: Oh, glory, I don't think any of them have.

(81) There are currently no federal holidays during August - what should be put there?: God, no, August is far too hot for celebrations.

MEMORIES

(82) How good is your short-term memory?: Fairly good.

(83) How good is your long-term memory?: Almost impossibly good, except for one year of my life where almost everything is still blank.

(84) What is your earliest memory?: Australia at 16 months or so.

(85) What is your happiest memory?: ~tilts head~ I don't really have happy memories.

(86) What is your strangest memory?: There are one or two vivid memories I have of things that can't possibly have actually happened. They're probably the strangest.

(87) What song, movie, etc. do you wish you could memorise?: 'We Didn't Start The Fire' by Billy Joel - it's annoyed me for years that I can't get it.

(88) What movie(s) makes/made you cry?: Casper. And Moulin Rouge did as well.

(89) What book(s) makes/made you cry?: Many books. Many.

(90) What song(s) makes/made you cry?: Hmm...unless it's at their sheer musical beauty, songs don't make me cry, generally - songs that kick up memories just make me double over gasping.



What band.....
Reminds you of an ex-lover: The Oysterband.
Reminds you of an ex-friend: Duran Duran - just this guy Mike from America. I never met him. He was the sweetest thing, though.
Makes you cry: Duran, also, because they're wonderful.
Makes you laugh: Westlife, but, um, they're not meant to, I know.
Makes you smile: Oh, come now. Hundreds of the little bastards.
You never want to hear again: I'd say Oysterband, but what I actually want is to be able to listen to them without screaming; a band I actually never want to hear again would be someone like Blazin' Squad.
Sums up your teenage years: In terms of memories, probably Duran. In terms of experiences...oh, god, yes, it probably is Placebo. I am a walking cliche. ~hides under a rock~
You want to get married to: ~laughs~ A band I want to get married to? Why, half of them are already married...
You like to wake up to: Depends how I'm feeling - Erasure are good though. Siouxsie, also.
You like out of your parents record collection: The Beach Boys. No, really. Oh, and Simon And Garfunkel.
You love that you wouldn't know about if it wasn't for a friend: Heh, Oysterband again...Apoptygma Berzerk (thank you kitty_goth), VNV Nation (thank you moomintroll and grahamb), Covenant (thank you mrph), and getting into Assemblage 23 (thank you olethros)...there are many.
You love the video more than the tune: Oh goodness. Cradle Of Filth.
Reminds you of your first crush/love: The theme tune to Bucky O'Hare. No, I am not joking.
Reminds you of your now crush/love: Which one? ~smile~ And, er, if it's the crush that's at the forefront of my mind right now, saying anything here would be *waytooobvious*...
Makes you think of sex: Pulp. And ~sigh~ Jethro Tull, but that's a story for another day.
Makes you think of being alone: Tori Amos.
Has only been released recently but you love already: Hmm...I don't know. Electric Six, I suspect, if they continue in the same vein.
Are you embarrassed to admit you like: Celine Dion.
Perks you up: It tends to be songs, not bands, that do that.
you love to sing to: Almost anything. But, Tori. Because she sings in my range. Kate Bush, likewise.

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