I demand you all fill this out. Don't make me call the Secret Police. (That knocking on the door is not
I will try to answer somewhat seriously, as too few blog surveys are actually written by hyper-sensitive homosexual Frenchmen who happen to be the greatest novelist of the 20th
century:Your Most Marked Characteristic?
-Amateurishness in all endeavor.The Quality You Most Like in a Man?
-Compassion.The Quality You Most Like in a Woman?
-Compassion.What Do You Most Value in Friends?
-Well-rounded calf muscles.What is Your Principal Defect?
-Nervousness, laziness, pompousness, amateurishness.What is Your Favorite Occupation?
-Reading.What is Your Dream of Happiness?
-In love with a lovely lady. Animals. Perhaps open up an animal shelter. Surrounded by books. Children. Music. Friends. Nice house. This is really fascinating so far. I am fascinating.What to Your Mind Would Be the Greatest of Misfortunes?
-If life is indeed an accident that has spawned from meaningless exchanges of atoms after a big bang, and the explosions of stars which collect in swirling galaxies and collide
to make planets and gravitational fields, planets who's chemical composition over time creates more complex molecules and compounds which eventually become organic and evolve through chance genetic mutation and natural selection beings with consciousness that are conscious of their own mortality, and indeed their own ensnared-ness
in time and space and on a planet of death and war and love and hate and creativity on one planet of trillions in a galaxy of trillions in a universe headed ultimately for collapse. That would be a great misfortune
.What Would You Like to Be?
-Writer.In What Country Would You Like to Live?
-Scythia.What is Your Favorite Color?
-Pine green.What is Your Favorite Flower?
-What can I say? I'm a wild tulip
kinda guy!What is Your Favorite Bird?
-Resplendent quetzal.Who Are Your Favorite Prose Writers?
-James Joyce, Marcel Proust and Herman Melville.Who Are Your Favorite Poets?
-William Shakespeare, Virgil and Horace.Who is Your Favorite Hero of Fiction?
-Leopold Bloom from James Joyce's "Ulysses".Who is Your Favorite Heroine of Fiction?
-Rosalind from Shakespeare's "As You Like It".Who Are Your Favorite Composers?
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Igor Stravinsky, Alban
Berg and Claude Debussy.Who Are Your Favorite Painters?
Francesca, Albrect Dürer
and Paul Cezanne.Who Are Your Heroes in Real Life?
-My mother and father and Harold Bloom.Who Are Your Favorite Heroines in History?
-Gotta give it up for Saint Elisabeth of Hungary.What Are Your Favorite Names?
-Daphne, Penelope, Efah
, Gabriel. I like Greek and Hebrew names.What is it You Most Dislike?
-Baseness, cruelty, violence, ignorance.What Historical Figures Do You Most Despise?
-Chairman Mao, Che Guevara, Joseph Stalin, Hitler and Titus Flavius Domitianus
.What Event in Military History Do You Most Admire?
-The one where the least amount of people were killed, and also the Battle of Cannae
.What Reform Do You Most Admire?
-What? (note: Even Proust left this one blank.)What Natural Gift Would You Most Like to Possess?
-Total, Radiating Buddha compassion.How Would You Like to Die?
-No.What is Your Present State of Mind?
-Invigorated but tortured.To What Faults Do You Feel Most Indulgent?
-Laziness, anxiety, depression.What is Your Motto?
-"Desire for nothing but desirelessness
. Hope for nothing except to rise above all hopes. Want nothing and you have everything." (Krishna Meher Baba