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May 24, 2008

First batch of answers

Rob @ 3:44 AM

Answers to questions others put to me via their posts of the question thing in my last post.. yeah, that sounds about right.

From the Gene Genie:

1. If you could send a message into space, to later be received at some undetermined point in the future by an intelligent alien race that are surprisingly fluent in English, what would you say? 20 word limit.

"We're not all stupid, but enough of us are where you should probably hold off visiting for a while yet."

2. In a movie about your life, who would portray you and what would the film be called?

I have no idea who'd play me, but it could be called "Wait... What?"

3. What's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to you?

Someone once told me at a hacker con: "You know, you could totally get away with being a jerk because of who you are, but you're still really nice. That's so awesome!"

4. Hot damn, you're a director/producer/writer with an unlimited production budget! What do you write, whom do you cast and what do you call the movie?

The one mental image that comes up in my head in response to this is a really weird combination of film noir hard-boiled detective story combined with sword-and-sorcery elements. Like Lord of the Rings set in the world of The Maltese Falcon.

5. If you could punch one person in the face without consequence, who would it be? Why?

I shouldn't answer that honestly, as the US Secret Service is not known for their sense of humor.

From Snowgrouse:

1. You have a TARDIS! Places to go, events to witness, people to meet. Where? When? What?

A few come to mind, in no particular order:
Woodstock, 1969
Early America from its colonial beginnings through to the Revolutionary War
All over Europe during the Renaissance
Early hacker culture of the 1970s and 1980s
New York City throughout its history
Queen at Wembley Stadium in 1986
19th century London
Present-day Finland (you can take me shoe-shopping!) In fact, I could probably blow a few subjective years on just zooming around the present and finally getting to visit all the wonderful people I know who live far away.

2. Top five fictional characters. Ever.

I don't know about *ever* (my favorites are always shuffling about) but off the top of my head, skewed terribly by whatever I've happened to read or watch recently:

The Doctor
The TARDIS (dont you dare tell me she's not a character!)
Granny Weatherwax
Ford Prefect
Egon Spengler

3. I'll give this to you as well: you get complete control over NuWho. Who will you cast as Eleven? Which writers will you hire? What sort of crack episodes can we expect? (Imagine that... we'd get another three-letter-acronym producer--JNT, RTD, now RTF! It's your destiny!)

Hoooooboy! Such glorious crack we would have.
I've no idea who I'd cast. I might cast Richard E. Grant as eleven since his Doctor deserves canonicity. Or maybe Montserrat Lombard. Or perhaps you, Grouse.
The episodes would probably turn out like my fanfic: well-meaning jokes and/or fanwank that goes nowhere and does nothing.
Featured arcs:
Colin Baker returns as Six, walloping Michael Grade with a sock full of pennies at random points in every episode.
Frobisher returns for an episode consisting solely of a 45-minute scene of him holding up a sign which reads "I'M AWESOME" while nodding sagely at the camera.
Leela, Martha, Ace, and Donna all return in a new spinoff which is pushed so far past the watershed that a new mathematical dimension has to be added to the TV listings. Also, it's filmed in my room.

4. Jelly. Wrestling. Three Who companions of your choice. Discuss.

Both Romanas are sitting on the edge of the wrestling pit waiting for the third contestant, but the match breaks out early when Romana I accuses Romana II of not quite being a natural blonde. The intense match goes on for quite a while, but is eventually called a draw as the frantic wrestling takes a turn for the regeneratively incestuous.
Later, as the pair do whatever sort of afterglow cuddling is practical in a pit of jelly, one of them wonders aloud whatever happened to the third contestant. The pit itself starts giggling uncontrollably in Frobisher's voice.

5. Which element (Air, Fire, Water, Earth) is your favourite, philosophically speaking? Why?

I couldn't pick one favorite philosophically speaking, as I take the most joy in how they all work together, overcoming and being overcome in cycles, balancing each other out, creating this awesome equilibrium.

Personally speaking though, I've always been predominantly a water person with fire a close second. I guess that makes me steam.

2 Responses to “First batch of answers”

  1. Grouse says:


    Also, I doubt ppls would tune in to GrouseDoc. I'd just spend centuries fucking the Master and never get round to any Dalek-slaying.

  2. C4bl3Fl4m3 says:


    Ok, I deem you officially in charge of NuWho from here on out. SERIOUSLY.

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