15. What sonnet most rocks your world?
Even money between Dorothy Parker's "Fair Weather" and Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Love is not all, it is not meat nor drink." Runners up: Millay's "What lips my lips have kissed" and Frost's "The Oven-Bird."
16. If you could change anything about yourself, would you?
I'd have been better-educated, sooner.
17. How do you know when it's time to leave the text alone, and move on to the next thing?
When I can't think of another thing to change.
18. What's your favorite place to visit, and why?
The Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford. I love it with a great an unreasonable love. It's a hand-carved carousel from the 1930's, with stained glass and lions and you name it.
19. Sunshine or moonlight?
20. What Muppet has influenced your writing the most?
21. Considering that many technologies are increasing at an increasing rate, how do you think the widening gap between generations (as opposed to a stable gap if they were increasing linearly) will affect the world?
I kind of think the generation gap is more and more a thing of the past, really. How many grandmas do you suppose have ipods?
22. You get a lot more writing done in a day than I do. How do you fit writing, sleep, and work (plus dogs, gothercize, and reading) into a day? What is your usual daily schedule? (I'm curious because *I'm* trying to figure out how to fit it all into the day, and looking at your schedule may trigger some inspiration.)
Currently, I get up around 6:30 am, work until around 2:30 pm on writing, correspondence, goofing off on livejournal, etc--go to the day job, come home around 7:00 pm, and work out. Any time after that is my own.
23. How do you determine whether or not to pursue a writing idea? What tells you 'oh, this is something I want to see through to the end' versus 'nah, this doesn't have potential'?
I just roll them around in my head until they stick to enough other ideas that I go "Oh, cool." But really, I more usually start with a character in a situation with a problem, and then go looking for ideas to stick onto that.
24. The big question of life is always this: which came first, the chicken or the egg? This is easily answered by acknowledging that the egg (which had to be a mutant creation of two other animals from which the chicken evolved) had to come first...
My question to you is, what were the other two animals that the chicken evolved from and did they too cross the road and why or why not? And was the chicken following them or acting on his own?
Dinosaurs laid eggs too, you know.
25. Illya or Napoleon? And why?
That's like asking "cake or ice cream." For me, the whole joy of the show is the banter and the character interactions. (I mean, it's not like they had plots.) No banter, no joy.