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On Sun, 01 Aug 10 08:47:31 UTC Alecksi answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To grow old and alone without every accomplishing at least one of my goals in life.
Where would you like to live?
Inside my head.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To have one of my novels published.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
The fact that I take pride in my ego.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I prefer the antagonist to the protagonist.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
John F. Kennedy, Adolf Hitler, Mark Antony, Napoleon Bonaparte, Vlad Tepes, Countess Bathory, Robespierre.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
My mother and grandmother, of course.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Any heroine who isn't afraid to show the wrath women can unleash.
Your favorite painter?
Andy Warhol.
Your favorite musician?
Till Lindemann.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence and strong opinions.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Common sense and quick wit.
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing, drawing, getting lost in my mind.
Who would you have liked to be?
I would have liked to be any woman with power.
Your most marked characteristic?
My eccentricity.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, because without it, why be friends at all?
What is your principle defect?
I cannot think for myself.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have no talents at all.
What would you like to be?
I would like to be somebody who will be remembered.
What is your favorite color?
My taste in colors changes as often as the leaves change theirs.
What is your favorite flower?
The tiger lily.
What is your favorite bird?
The crow, respectively.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
To be honest with you, myself.
Who are your favorite poets?
Vladimir Mayakovsky.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My family and loved ones.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc, Hua Mulan.
What are your favorite names?
Vladimir, Dmitri, Evgeni, Ilya, Alexei, Alecksander, Anastasia, Andromeda.
What is it you most dislike?
Close-minded personalities.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Lee Harvey Oswald.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I have no knowledge concerning the military, at least, none I would like to share.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Just the fact that I need to get to sleep soon.
What is your motto?
Why have a motto? I live in the moment.

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