I’m back from Egypt now! I’ll spend tomorrow reading blogs and getting up to date on what happened while I was away. Meanwhile I’ll give you this little post.
Just as I went on vacation Will tagged me in a post on his blog. I’m sorry that I could not respond to this sooner but I guess 2 weeks late is better than nothing! I will basically answer a set of random questions about myself. The rules for this are as follows:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!
Rules, who cares about rules? Since I haven’t done a post like this I took all the questions on Will’s page and answered them. Thus I will not tag any people nor send it forward – but you’re welcome to copy these questions and answer them yourself. It would be fun to read.
If you had a day off on your own what is the first thing you would want to do?
This is a rather funny question because my days off are almost the same as my working days. The main difference is that I don’t write on my days off. However, if I have a lot of days off in a row I can’t help myself and I start to write again. It’s a habit I just can’t get away from.
To answer the question: The first thing I would want to do is work out. I do that every day nevertheless, but I really want to, otherwise I just feel lazy.
If you could go back in time or forward which would you chose and why?
Forward. I feel that I have more to learn from out future than our past. What kind of government would exist? What would our economy be like? How does a society function after singularity and the Omega Point? How does one live a life as an immortal amongst resurrected men and women? What is it like to be a transhuman extra-dimensinal being? What other senses, beside our innate five, can we possess? I have so many questions I can’t even write them down here… That’s why I prefer writing science fiction because I get to make my own answers to these questions which will, in due time, be central political issues.
What is your favorite smell/ scent?
The smell of a newly poured, freshly buzzing, glass of Coke.
To date what has been your favorite age?
The last year of College… When was that? I believe I was 17-18. I was preparing for the final exams and life just seemed to open up to me. I haven’t advanced as far as I thought I would have by now (I thought I would be published for sure around the age 20) but I’m getting there. I do hope that my next year, 23, will the best so far since I believe 2012 – 2013 will be my début year.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Probably the way my brain stores memories and information. I seem to store memories in some other fashion than most other humans I know. My memories are deeply welled and far to retrieve. There is a lot, even from just a year back, important events, that I seem to have forgotten already.
Have you ever been in love?
Of course. I believe all humans have, at one point or another.
If you had to sum yourself up in 3 words what words would you pick?
Philosophical, Pondering, Creative
What do you think is the best thing about you?
I’m extremely adaptive.
Tea or coffee? Which is the better drink?
Where is the best place you have been on holiday?
My own imagination, to which I frequent often.
Which is your favorite animal at the zoo, and why?
Sloths. They get me.
If you could be any kind of cake, what would it be and why?
An accidental cake you make without following a recipe. It’s surprisingly good but impossible to recreate.
Name 5 CDs that you would take to a desert island (which had electricity) with you:
I guess the question is assuming the CDs contain music so we’ll go with that.
Ayreon – 01011001 (technically 2 CDs)
Iced Earth – Something Wicked Part I: Framing Armageddon
Iced Earth – Something Wicked Part II: Crucible of Man
Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack (Technically 4 CDs)
Martin O’Donnel – Halo 3 ODST Original Soundtrack (Technically 2 CDs)
What Muppet best describes you?
This is quite difficult… It’s been such a long time since I watched The Muppets. The Swedish Chef? Let me get back to you on that one.
Favorite type of flower?
One that never wither.
If you had to, would you pluck a duck (not a euphemism) or pickle a frog?
Pickle a frog.
What is the best type of biscuit?
I don’t eat biscuits that often but I would say one with chocolate on it.
If you had one day to live, what would be the most important thing for you to do?
Reassure my girlfriend she could live on without me.
Your celebrity look-a-like?
I look like the secret lovechild of Freddy Prince Jr. and Jake Jyllenhaal.
Where would you like to get married?
What’s worse – being kicked in the nuts or giving birth?
In terms of hurt – giving birth. But at least that pain gives you something in return.
How many times a day do you lie?
Consciously? Next to none.
Name any weakness of yours
I get easily offended but have a hard time showing it.
One celebrity you would love to date?
I don’t have a celebrity I particularly fancy. Most celebrities tend to disappoint me when I meet then in real life.
One place you would love to visit?
Japan (and Mars).
Except for Writing and photography what are your hobbies?
Photography? I never knew that was a hobby of mine. Otherwise I’d say playing video games. That’s a big hobby of mine. It acts as a great source of inspiration for my writing.
One nasty thing you have done?
I picked my nose just now – right before reading this question.
Two things you would love to do in your lifetime?
1. Have my name established in history as a great author and thinker.
2. Have a family.
What’s your biggest nightmare?
That my dream will never come true.
Do you wish to go back in the past?
I used to wish that all the time. It used to be my greatest wish. It seems, however, that no matter how many times I would, theoretically, go back to the past to change things I would never be happy. And who’s to say that I know what destiny is best for me?
Black or white?
The wildest thing that you have ever done?
Can’t think of an exact single moment I would call the wildest. There have been many nights where a lot of consequential strange events in themselves lead to wild things happening to me without me wishing for it.
Have you found true love in life?
This question is rather ambiguous. But I would say yes and yes. My true love, my passion, is writing, which I found. The second true love I hope I have found but only time can tell.
Your special quality?
I have vivid imagination and am a frequent lucid dreamer.
Your most clear memory of your childhood?
It’s all rather fussy. My childhood memories are more like fact statements in my mind rather than actual and vivid memories.
The color which describes you best?
Magenta. Like pink and tan, it’s not really there, it’s an unsaturated colour our mind gives to light beyond our visual spectrum.
Your favorite movie?
A song which describes you?
The Clouding – Iced Earth
Your favorite novel?
Cormac McCarthy – The Road
What keeps you up at Night?
Coming up with something good I have to include in my novel while I’m dreaming awake.
What scares you?
Death before my time.
The best and worst of blogging?
The best is that I reach out to people who appreciate and enjoy my writing. It is good to know I am not utterly worthless and there is a reason for me to pursuit my dream and improve my writing. The worst part is that I could spend all the time I do blogging on writing an actual novel. But then no one would know who I am and my future readers would have a hard time knowing what is to come on the F H Hakansson horizon.
What are the funniest moments to happen in your life?
The small, silly, and random things you never expect. I can’t think of one right off the bat but there are plenty.
What is more important in life, love or stability?
Stability is good but not always a necessity. I would say love for this one.
If you read something which topic first caught your interest?
I’m not sure I understand the question… But I guess it asks what topics on a page would catch my attention if I glanced at it. That would be Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Current Events, Politics, Writing/Publishing/Authors, and Video Games.
What is the first thing you do in life that you won’t ever forget?
When I was young (a few years old) I stole a $.05 bubble gum from a shop. When my parents found out I had to go back and apologize. The shame I felt was traumatising.
Give me one word that fits to you?
– F H Hakansson