Another bollocks questionnaire answered.

1. Three books you read recently:
On Blue's Waters - Gene Wolfe
Cromwell - Antonia Fraser
Stupid White Men - Michael Moore

2. Three books you really enjoy:
My Friend Mr Leakey - JBS Haldane
The Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe
The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula Le Guin

3. And one you hated:
The Emperor's New Mind - Roger Penrose

4. A character from a work of fiction you really identify with :
Eata, from Gene Wolfe's "The Map" (although he also appears in "The Book Of The
New Sun").

5. Read comic books?
Not significantly often.

6. What other living things are in the room you're in?
Several scientists, many microbes, and a few pot plants.

7. Which chess piece are you? Which colour?
The rook. Stolid and unimaginative. White, probably.

8. Pick a card, any card.
Three of clubs - but you knew I was going to say that, didn't you?

9. Predict : how is it all going to end for you?
Alone, and in great pain.

10. Dogs or cats?
Dogs are more intelligent and social, and therefore more work. Better company, on
the whole.

11. Any addictions?

12. Pick a god, any god.
I don't pick gods, i pick fights with gods. Except that the smug bastards won't
even reply, let alone rise to the bait.

13. Describe your spirit guide.
Plastic, about eight inches long and rectilinear, it contains two subtly tapered
glass tubes filled with spirit.

14. Describe your true shape.
Blunt at the top, bifurcated at the base.

15. When you become king, who's first up against the wall?
Depends. Do I have to shoot her afterwards?

16. "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" - Comment.
I used to believe this. I hope to believe it again at some point.

17. What's that warm, fuzzy feeling all about, eh?
Alcohol, usually.

18. Are you an angel that fell or an angel that stayed?
I am the uncle of darkness. Hear me snore.

19. Where did all the fairies go?
Presumably to the Dot Cotton Club, at the Junction.

20. If you were an item of clothing, you'd be...
Held together by patches and in constant need of repair.
  • Current Mood: discontent
I hadn't read it for years, and then a friend mentioned that it was by professor Haldane. I refused to believe him at the time. I was very surprised to dig out a copy and find that he was right. This was the same guy who used to have a pair of winklepickers, incidentally.

I should probably have included Desmond Bagley's Running Blind as one of the three, actually. It was one of the reasons I was so keen to go to Iceland.
Bugger. I know I've read it, and I know I liked it, and I have _no_ memory at all of what it's about. If anyone has a copy they'd like to lend me...
Sure. If I bump into you before you get one of someone else - I'm not doing very well at making it out of Cambridge at the moment.
You're right, it *is* a bollocks questionnaire.

I've done it too though.

God I'm bored.
I am the uncle of darkness. Hear me snore.
Thanks for that :)
21. Name your three favourite bollocks:

My right bollock.
My left bollock.
Err . . .