So knowing how good you are at answering these kind of things, I’m submitting this for you to reblog/answer when you have the time. :)
23 DEEP ASS questions. (That was the title it came with, honest)
1. What is more difficult for you, looking into someones eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someones eyes when they are telling you how they feel?
Looking into someone’s eyes isn’t very difficult for me, although mine start to water after a little while if I open them too wide. Still, as a rule it’s a lot easier for me to listen to others’ problems than talk about my own, which is why this blog is low on rants, personal asides and complaints about my day-to-day life. If I had the choice, I’d always rather type mine, because text is easier to shape than language and there’s more time to communicate exactly what you want instead of calculating your thoughts in real time. It’s the difference between chess by mail and speed chess, essentially.
2. Think of the last time you were REALLY angry. WHY were you angry? Do you still feel the same way?
I’m often angry, although I don’t typically talk about it. Being in college is a stressful situation, especially when you’d rather not be in college, and staying in it is dependent on scholarships and programs that require being an exemplary among students for eight semesters straight. I was depressed as a child, and I don’t know if I am now or not, but I spend the majority of my time being unaware of how bad my situation is until a sufficiently stressful deadline makes all of these negative emotions flare up again for a few more hours or days.
3. You are on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago non-stop. There is a fire in the back of the plane. You have enough time to make ONE phone call. Who do you call? What do you tell them?
There aren’t many people I can call, but I’d choose my girlfriend and tell her I loved her and to move on with her life and be happy. Either that or I’d call a law office and have them write out a will for me. If the length is just one full phone call, I can literally spend two hours and thirteen seconds putting out all the terms and being forwarded back and forth to various relatives and friends to say goodbye, and by that point I’d hope we could make an emergency landing somewhere.
4. You are at the doctor’s office and he has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? What do you do with your remaining days? Would you be afraid?
I would absolutely be afraid, but hell, I’ve suddenly got every reason to get out of college. I’d tell everyone I could, get their pity and use it to fuel a couchsurfing trip to Colorado so I could say goodbye to my girlfriend. Along the way I’d probably record everything I spoke, get all of my thoughts archived online somewhere safe, finally finish the last 200 pages of the Rapture Logs and read the rest of LM’s 8DAs. In the end I’d be absolutely terrified, but not for very long.
5. You can have one of the following two things. Which do you choose? Why? Love and Trust.
I’ve seen this one before. I chose love at the time, but after looking more closely I don’t think that anyone could answer “trust”. Trust is a component of love, one of a few little attributes that make up the concept in the first place. I’m not sure how I could love someone who I didn’t have some trust in. But I think the question’s really asking if I want a girlfriend who I don’t love or a girlfriend who’s probably cheating on me, and a girlfriend who I don’t love isn’t a very good candidate for the position in the first place, so however shifty this other hypothetical girlfriend is, she’s the lesser evil.
6. You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late even once more, you are fired. Do you take the time to save the dogs life? Why or Why not?
How important is my job? After all, letting something die is not the same as killing it, or else we’d have to hold people responsible for all of the deaths they could’ve prevented. If I can’t get another job and my life will be at risk because I saved this dog, then I’m trading its life for mine, and I value mine more. And if my job isn’t vital and my boss is such an asshole that “I saved a drowning dog, here are pictures to prove it,” isn’t a valid excuse for tardiness, I’ll live with being fired.
7. Would you rather be hurt by the one you trust the most or the one you love the most?
Hello again, love and trust. Back so soon? A problem with this question is that I can’t think of any people who I really trust. It’s not that I don’t trust anyone, of course, just that I don’t say to myself “Yes, this person seems highly trustworthy and I shall have confidence in their ability to keep their word.” But when it comes to hurt, pain is pain. The question seems to assume that one of these two options is going to hurt more and I’ll want to avoid it, but I don’t think that’s a meaningful choice. If I’m going to be hurt, I’d rather not take the time to calculate which option hurts a little less and decide on it.
8. Your best friend confesses that he/she has feelings for you more than just friendship. He/she is falling in love with you. What do you (or did you) do/say?
I’m already in a relationship, so unless everyone involved was polyamorous, I’d try to let my friend down gently. If I weren’t in a relationship, I’d try a casual one with them for a few weeks and see how it went.
9. Think of the last person who you know that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give up one year of yours. Do you do it? Why or Why not?
These kind of transactions are odd. Assuming that I literally have an ordained day to die, that day could be tomorrow. Should I risk falling over dead to save them? The last person I know of who died is my great-grandmother, who I never really knew, and before that it was my grandfather when I was really young, who I didn’t know well but who I’m told I’m a lot like and sounds like a really funny and cool guy. The whole decision is a horrible deal, though- I’m giving up 8,760 times what Grandpa’s getting, and that’s way too steep of a bargain.
I might have to consider this more if it were something like him getting as much time as I agree to give up, because that would become an issue of budgeting, but even then I think I’d decline. I’d feel guilty and selfish, but his days have ended and I don’t want anyone taking a single second from the time I get to be alive. I’d only take the original deal if immortalty was achievable and I could just give up years of my endless life in perpetuity to sustain him. Then again, if I could do that I could just pay enough of my infinite years to bring back every person who ever lived and keep them alive forever.
10. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?
11. Does love = sex?
No, and that’s not even an opinion question. There are asexual people who fall in love and establish romantic relationships, and there are aromantic people who establish sexual relationships. Besides, it also falls apart depending on what you mean by “love”. After all, I love my family, but I don’t want to have sex with them.
12.Your boss tells your coworker that they have to let them go because of work shortage, and they are the newest employee. You have been there much longer. Your coworker has a family to support and no other means of income. Do you go to your boss and offer to leave the company? Why or Why not?
That depends. Do I have a family to support, and do I have other means of income? A lot of these questions seem to be asking if I’d play the martyr for someone else, and I think that’s not a healthy idea. It’s not moral to expect people to sacrifice themselves for others, although we live in societies that require this kind of enforced altruism to keep some people alive. Instead of shifting which person takes the loss in the game of life, I think we should chuck the rules and come up with better ones.
13.When was the last time you told someone HONESTLY how you felt regardless of how difficult it was for you to say? Who was it? What did you have to tell the person?
14. What would be (or what was) harder for you to tell a member of the opposite/same sex, you love them or that you do not love them back?
15. What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up? Why would it be hard to lose?
16. Excluding romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them. Who were they to you?
17. If there was one moment and one time in the last month what would you change and why?
In the last thirty days, huh? Well, I can’t think of anything small I’d care about changing. Maybe I’d avoid the tempting but harmful calamari the Dining Hall puts out, or at least be there with a take-out box when it puts out the squares of fried fish.
18. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying? Why or Why not?
If I had the presence of mind, it would help and I knew how. Why wouldn’t I? Is it a case of “Don’t put your mouth on that, you don’t know where it’s been!”? Because I can always chew some Altoids afterwards. I’m pretty sure a human life is worth a couple mints.
19.You are holding onto your grandmother’s hand and the hand of a newborn that you do not know as they hang over the edge of a cliff. You have to let one go to save the other. Who do you let fall to their death?What was your rationale for making the decision?
Again, this is a value-judgment. I’m pretty sure most people will try to find a third option so they don’t have to give an honest answer, but I’ve made a decision and outlined my reasoning. The decision I come to is the one I would in the state of mind I was in when I first wrote, and I think now I might choose the other, but since I could internally debate this until the end of time I’m just presenting my original answer.
Now, if we assume that all people are equally valuable, and I generally would, then the moral action is to save the baby and not Grandma because presumably the baby will live longer and has a future ahead of it. But, if you were to ask who I as a person value more, I care more about my Grandma than some random person, no matter their age, and the only reason I’d save the baby over her is because letting a baby die would really hurt my conscience and I can tell myself that Grandma had enough years to justify letting her drop to her death.
But if I’m already in this strange situation, I don’t think anyone could actually blame me for choosing one over the other. No one can criticize me for saving my grandmother, or for saving a newborn kid, and I’d live with myself no matter which one I chose. The only wrong answer, in the end, is to let both of them fall.
Of course, since I’m now absolved of my guilt I could ask Grandma if she would rather die to let the infant live and base my decision on her, but I think that’s a cruel decision to force upon her and I wouldn’t dare put someone on the edge of their mortal coil through the same problem I’m trying to solve. So I’d just drop the baby and save my grandmother.
Still, every situation like this has consequences. That kid will have relatives who won’t be able to have their child, and my grandmother will have to live with that decision forever in her memory. However I don’t think her grief will be enough to justify letting her die instead, and since that kid could equally have grown up to change the world, be an average everyday nobody, or start WWIII, I can’t possibly justify saving it for the sake of its future. So I’ll have to stick with my choice.
20. Are you old fashioned?
21. When was the last time you were nice to someone and did NOT expect anything in return for it?
22.Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a broken heart, or never loved at all? Why?
23.If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?
This has always struck me as a very difficult question, and not just because making any one wish is hard, but because questions like this are overwhelming at first blush. If I could do anything, what would I do? Well, answers to that have come to me at random and in deep thought, all throughout the time I’ve been alive. I’ve considered how the world could be changed and what parts it would be best not to mess with, but if I were ever in that situation I wouldn’t have the slightest idea unless I’d written it down. I could maybe go for “I wish everything written on this piece of paper was true,” but if I were sufficiently startled I might just shrug and ask for a tuna sandwich.
And the worst part?
I don’t even like tuna.
So am I the only person left that doesn’t want Winter to end?
A third of the way through Reamde and I think the number of central characters just doubled without warning.
One of the worst things about being a Doctor Who fan is being a Faction Paradox fan because I have met so few of them in the fandom.
One of the worst things about being a Faction Paradox fan is being a Lolita fan because I’ve met none of them in the fandom. And if I did, they might end up blindly being in the Jet Tattersal fandom instead of showing respect to the rightful owner of the role, Caroline Burns-Cooke.
But really, the sad thing about being a fan is that most of the fanbase went silent a few years back, and there just aren’t as many people to discuss the material with. So instead of rousing debates as to whether or not humanity is the Enemy or Justine will ultimately end up like Shuncucker or the Spiral Politic is actually more important than the other universes, we mostly have arguments about whether there is a canon or not, some general posts about the books, and whatever the hell Faction Paradog is.
can someone make like a chart that shows how deep into doctor who you are
like at top is the tv show and at the bottom is like the faction paradox stuff and the unofficial bbv audios
Here’s my shot at it.
My long list of tabs include:
- Transposition table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Hitchhiking Statistics
- T E X T F I L E S D O T C O M
- BBC Radio Schedule
- How To Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later
- A Simplified Modern Approach to Stoicism
- I JUST WANT TO LISTEN TO THE BEST OF
- My Nethack YAAP
- 4Chumblr | Know Your Meme