Bella over at To Say Nothing of Reality has tagged me, which is particularly nice of her. Thank you, Bella! But I have been a really terrible blogger lately, and have only just got around to actually doing the tag. I have been feeling guilty about that for the last couple days, so here I am, pulling myself together, and presenting you with The Answers. (and also THE Answer, which is 42.) You will notice that I have not tagged anyone. I just don't do that, and that is How It Is.
1.) Will you watch a black-and-white movie?
Oh, yes, most definitely. I've watched lots - grew up watching old movies, as a matter of fact. I love the way they filmed movies then, with great inter-play of light and shadow. Some of the best movies are black-and-white. Just watch the La Marseillaise scene from Casablanca. (For those unfamiliar with the movie, it takes place in North Africa. The Germans are in charge, and Humphrey Bogart's hotel, Casablanca, is temporarily home to hundreds of French exiles with no way to get home. The Germans are singing Die Wacht am Rhein, a patriotic German hymn, and the French respond with their national anthem.)
2) If you could choose between Middle Earth and Narnia where would you go?
Middle Earth, definitely! I am hopelessly devoted to Middle Earth. The real question is, where would I best like to live in Middle Earth? Now that would be asking! (I would definitely bring my pipes :-)
3) What is one place you'd like to visit?(or revisit as the case may be)
Venice at its best.
4) You discover a dragons egg under your bed. What is the first thing you do?
Wrap them up well in heavy blankets, and keep them close to the fire so that they would hatch. I've always wanted a pet dragon.
5) How would you describe a hero?
Well, the old heroes would be almost inhumanly strong and brave, the perfect example of noble and honourable Manhood. I think it is rather a pity that the Anti-Hero and the Fallen Hero are far more common than the Classic Hero. I think we need Classic Heroes too. That being said, however, if you were to ask me what I think constitutes a hero in our day and age, I would say that it is the man who always does the Good Thing, no matter how hard it is, and even if it is done so quietly that no other person is aware that he has done it. Doing the Good Thing can be difficult, and making a habit of doing it takes real courage.
6) Do you like acting and if so, would you take an acting class with me?
Good lord, no! I like ye, Bella, I really do, but I'd rather fight a troll.
7) What is your favorite type of book?
One that is bound in tooled leather, with gilt along the page-edges.
8) Do you carry/own a sonic screwdriver?
No, but I carry an Emergency Kit with me at all times, and am looking into acquiring a Frying Pan of Doom.
9) Would you run away with Peter Pan?
I don't think so. That, my friends, is a face that cannot be trusted:
10) Do you like the old, legend-like fairy tales?
I read Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight just for fun, and I enjoy The Silmarillian. I can't say that I have sat me down and properly read a fairy tale in quite a while, but I used to read them compulsively, when I was much younger, and still have a decent collection of them on my shelves. I am particularly fond of Cuchulainn:
11) What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
Well, I have it on good authority that I am eccentric. I fancy this means that I have done lots of crazy things in my day, but if the truth be spoken, clearly and without artifice, I consider the things I do to be the essence of normality, so really, I am in no position to answer this question.