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Philosopher, Literary Artist and Entertainer.

My Artistic Philosophies.

Truth is the essence of all art; to look deeper, beyond physical reality and expose the truth that is woven beneath the surface, its purpose.

It is also the purpose of art to not only tell us the truth of ourselves, but to provide an appreciation of all that we have.

Art has no survival value, but instead is one of those things, like friendship and love, which give value to survival. And so, art should never be turned to hate or despair, but should encourage and show an appreciation for those things which make life worth living.


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I'm an antisocial dark wizard, now bring me some coffee before I turn you into an axolotl :laughing:

Thank you for all faves, llamas, comments, critiques, point donations, features and anything else. They are all appreciated, and I'll probably thank you individually, but thought I'd put up a general thank you in the event I should overlook or miss anyone. :)

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1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed (what's the point of doors you leave open?)

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Nope... I only ever use my own shampoo.


3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Out... but I'll wrap it around me like a sausage roll if I'm cold... I don't like being cold. :no:

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Yes... more than one... more than once. :nod:

5: Do you like to use post-it notes?
Aye... especially when I'm drunk or stoned. :nod:

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Nope... don't do coupons.

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
A big bear... I'd go out like a real manly man then, punching it on the nose. :nod:

8: Do you have freckles?
Nope... covered in moles though... my mother once joined them up like a dot-to-dot when I was 5.

9: Do you always smile for pictures?
Err... I very very VERY rarely have my picture taken... I'm notoriously camera shy.

10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who call football "soccer" :shakefish:

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No... but I have to go down stairs with my right leg first, and up with my left first... Obsessive Compulsive behaviors. :shrug:

12: Have you ever peed in the woods?
Only once... I was 6 and camping with my family, and my uncle had got us lost while going for a "short walk" :no: The moral of the story? Never trust a city boy to know his way in the country.

13: What about pooped in the woods?
I know shehrozeameen said I'm a bear of a man... but I'm fairly sure that's not what he meant. =P

14: Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Nope.

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No, I just hold them between my teeth when I'm thinking.

16: How many people have you slept with this week?
This week? Let's see...... divide by 7.... carry the 2... aye, that'd be none.

17: What size is your bed?
Double.

18: What is your Song of the week?
Sing for Absolution - Muse.

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
I hope so... two of my white shirts are now pink. 

20: Do you still watch cartoons?
Aye... though you ask that question as though you're unaware that there are cartoons and animations aimed at adult viewers.

21: What's your least favorite movie?
James Cameron's Avatar... that movie pisses me off to an irrational extent every time I see it... 

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
If it's hidden, I wouldn't need to bury it, would I? =P Probably in the copse near where I used to live... I know the place like the back of my hand and it'd be almost impossible to find unless you knew exactly where to look.

23: What do you drink with dinner?
Water as a general rule... but also wine, when the mood strikes me.

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Ketchup, burger sauce, chilli sauce or reggae reggae sauce. :nod:

25: What is your favorite food?
Apples.

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Scent of a Woman, The Godfather pt. I, 10 Things I Hate About You, A Knight's Tale, The Merchant of Venice, Scarface, Serpico... Pretty much anything with Al Pacino or Heath Ledger.

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
My nephew... he gave me a kiss and a cuddle before I left yesterday... Though if you're talking romantically, then Christie.

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
No... my sister was, but it never appealed to me.

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
Nope... not comfortable enough with my body to do anything like that.

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
July 1996.

31: Can you change the oil on a car?
Aye... my granddad taught me how when I was about 12 or 13.

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Nope.

33: Ever ran out of gas?
Aye... had to push my bike two and a half miles, cross country.

34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
Salad.

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
I often skip breakfast... but when I do eat it, it's toast and an apple. 

36: What is your usual bedtime?
Whenever I feel like it... but usually anywhere between midnight and 2 am.

37: Are you lazy?
Prone to lethargy due to depression, rather than lazy.

38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I dressed up for Halloween as a kid... It wasn't that big of a thing when I was growing up... Guy Fawkes night was much bigger. 

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Traditional: Rabbit.
Westernized: Dragon.

40: How many languages can you speak?
Only English at present. 

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Nope.

42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
Lego.

43: Are you stubborn?
Terribly so. :nod:

44: Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
I'd rather stick pins in my leg than waste a single second on either of them.

45: Ever watch soap operas?
No... I used to when I was little and my family were watching... but I've not watched any since my mother died.

46: Are you afraid of heights?
Aye. :fear:

47: Do you sing in the car?
I'll sing anywhere if there's a song playing that I like and know the words to.

48: Do you sing in the shower?
Only if it's a long relaxing shower. 

49: Do you dance in the car?
Don't have a car to dance in.

50: Ever used a gun?
Aye, once.


51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Errr... probably the last time I turned up for school photos... whenever that was. :shrug:

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Disney style musicals, aye... Rogers and Hammerstein/West End style musicals, no.

53: Is Christmas stressful?
Not for me... I just turn up at some relative's house and let them do the stressing. 

54: Ever eat a pierogi?
Aye, they're nice. :nod:

55: Favorite type of fruit pie?
Apple.

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Does a Power Ranger count? :XD:

57: Do you believe in ghosts?
Aye. :nod:

58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
Hasn't everyone?

59: Take a vitamin daily?
Nope.

60: Wear slippers?
I used to... but my puppy ate them. :laughing:

61: Wear a bath robe?
Nah... I just dry and dress in the bathroom.

62: What do you wear to bed?
A smile ;P

63: First concert?
My first ever concert was just a series of small local(ish) bands nobody's ever heard of. 

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
None of the above. :flaguk:

65: Nike or Adidas?
Reebok! :D

66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
:shrug:

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Peanuts! Bar snack of gods. :nod:

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
It sounds familiar, but I'm drawing a blank. :shrug:

69: Ever take dance lessons?
When I was 6 my mother made me take ballet with my sister... After the second lesson, I complained so much about it being sissy and full of girls that she didn't make me go back.

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Assuming she actually becomes my spouse... I don't know, but something academic rather than physical.

71: Can you curl your tongue?
Aye, it's not so difficult.

72: Ever won a spelling bee?
Nope... I've never been in one.


73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
A couple of times... 

74: Own any record albums?
I've a few, and cassette tapes too. 

75: Own a record player?
I do... but I've not used it in years and have no idea if it still works or not. :shrug:

76: Regularly burn incense?
Aye... I get lectures if my nan smells :weed: in the house.

77: Ever been in love?
Aye, with a truly amazing young woman... and I ruined it. :cries:

78: Who would you like to see in concert?

Thin Lizzy... too bad I was born too late. :(

79: What was the last concert you saw?
Isle of Wight Rock Festival.

80: Hot tea or cold tea?
Hot. Cold tea is an abomination before men and gods, a foul blasphemy that will damn the souls of whosoever partakes of it.

81: Tea or coffee?
Sometimes I go through phases where I prefer one over the other, but generally I like both equally... Though I do tend to drink more coffee than tea.

82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
WTF are snickerdoodles??? 

83: Can you swim well?
I live of an island the size of a postage stamp, where boating and offshore sports are everything... not being able to swim well here is like not being able to breathe.

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Can't everyone? :?

85: Are you patient?
Variably. I've the patience of a saint with somethings, but highly impatient with others.

86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
Personally, I'd prefer a DJ... but whatever the bride wants. 

87: Ever won a contest?
Several. :nod: I won a contest my old school used to run with a local business, building and racing model boats... I won the technical category, despite my boat dying within 3 seconds of the race start. 

88: Ever have plastic surgery?
Have I? No.
Would I? Possibly. :shrug:

89: Which are better black or green olives?
I hate olives... but I'll say green because they match my eyes. 

90: Can you knit or crochet?
I can sew... kinda... but knitting and crochet is beyond me.

91: Best room for a fireplace?
Lounge... nothing like snuggling up on the sofa with your girl, a glass of wine and a nice roaring fire. :love:

92: Do you want to get married?
Aye, though I'd not be overly bothered if my SO didn't.

93: If married, how long have you been married?
n/a

94: Who was your HS crush?
Chloe... she eventually became my first girlfriend.

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
Nah... not since I was like 6, when I learned my mother was a complete pushover if I turned on the charm and played cute. XD

96: Do you have kids?
Not currently

97: Do you want kids?
Aye... my nephew needs some cousins, and I'd love to be a father.

98: Whats your favorite color?
Black and silver. 

99: Do you miss anyone right now?
Several people. 

100: What's something that happened to you in middle school?
Over a 5 week period during my final year, I and all my friends were kicked out, one by one. My school decided to have a purge of "troublemakers" and my friends and I were top of the list (and middle of the list, and bottom...)  They got me for "bullying" and violence on school premises... Fuckers stuck me with a 6 month anger management group therapy course too.

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  • Listening to: Under the Bridge - RHCP
  • Reading: Deviations
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  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee

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