Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith asked 20 questions the other day, and l thought l would take a stab at it.
What is the strangest/awkward name you have read in a book?
I don’t think l have ever read a name in a book that l found to be particulary strange per se, although at times the spelling of a name may have made me think about it enough to research it.
What is the first thing that pops into your head when you read/hear “schweddy’s balls?”
It reminds me of something l heard on South Park once many years ago about chocolate balls.
If you could shrink or enlarge any animal to dog size so you could have it as a pet, what animal would it be?
A Great Dane but smaller.
What is the worst thing someone could do to you at your funeral?
Turn up wearing all black attire l think it would probably insult me, but as l would be dead, l suppose it wouldn’t really matter.
You’re walking in a graveyard checking out the names on the headstones, and come across your name…what’s going through your head?
Bugger, there was another one of me and l never knew!
What is one book that makes you go fan girl/boy?
What is fan boy?
What is the oddest name/nickname you’ve ever been called?
Snagglepuss, my parents used to call me that when l was a youngster.
Have you even been mistaken for being the opposite sex?
No, not accidentally or purposely.
How many chickens would it take to scare you?
Why would chickens scare me? Now if we were talking cows, then it takes a mini herd of 22 to absolutely reduce me to almost tears!
If they started making blankets with spider silk, would you buy one?
Yes, l should imagine that they would be very comfortabl and soft whilst being durable, but no because l believe they would be horribly expensive. However, as there is no specific ways to actually farm the silk, how would one produce a blanket?
If you could replace one body part with a younger version, what would you replace?
My teeth, ever since the train hit me, my mouth has never been the same.
You have the power to switch characters in a book…which two characters would you swap and why?
I can think of no two characters l would exchange.
Have you ever relieved yourself in public (not in the woods/camping/hiking)?
What are you defining as ‘relieving yourself?’ If you mean having a quick pee somewhere – no.
If there were no ethics, what experiment would you like to conduct?
If there were no ethics, would it even be realised as a question? One could say in a world without morals how would we react? The answer is l don’t know how to answer the question, because in a world with no ethics our beliefs and behaviour would be completely different having not grown up with them, so how would we know what to experiment with?
Holiday books or holiday movies?
Neither, just holiday.
What is the creepiest thing you have ever heard someone say?
“He was chewing on my nipples like they were tobacco plug!”
What holiday gift would you give the following characters: Hannibal Lecter, Jigsaw, Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers, the Nun?
The complete culinary guide to human flesh dishes, the missing piece, a deathclaw gauntlet, a new hockey mask, a zombie knife and most assuredly a new habit!
What is the scariest thing that has happened to you in December?
Taken to emergency casuality under suspicion of leg amputation.
If your high school English teacher met you today, what would they say about your blogging?
“Bloody hell Rory, still suffering from verbosity then?”
What blogger would you like to swap sites with for one day?
None, l would worry what they might do to my blog.