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On Wed, 20 Jan 16 15:54:58 UTC Ash Bloom (27) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To hold tightly onto limited perceptions.
Where would you like to live?
Wherever there are wild bodies and minds.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Unlimited books, abundant lovers, (who are ideally also) intelligent accompaniment.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Compulsively absorbing poor quality media with little reason to do so; cheese.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The courageous, mad-eyed yet honest heroes and villains.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Marcus Aurelius, Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle, Buckminster Fuller, Banksy, Bruce Lee, Naudi Aguilar, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, William Whitecloud... it's endless.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Amy Schumer, Margaret Mead, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald. All extraordinary givers to society.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who are mighty without being hard. Poetic without being soppy. Pure without being boring. Slutty without being apologetic.
Your favorite painter?
Salvador Dali
Your favorite musician?
Chet Baker
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intellect, integrity.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Self-awareness, intelligence, sexual essence.
Your favorite virtue?
All aspects of self-betterment and sharing of the spoils.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, colliding ideas, communicating, movement and playing with consciousness.
Who would you have liked to be?
Perhaps more courageous and broader in perspective at ever a younger age. Da Vinci if a human actor is needed.
Your most marked characteristic?
The need to be admired, respected and valued. Held and romanced.
What do you most value in your friends?
Intellectual-physical playfulness.
What is your principle defect?
Lack of consistent application.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To die without contributing unmissable works.
What would you like to be?
A better me.
What is your favorite color?
Depends on the context in which they arise.
What is your favorite flower?
Female genitalia. Roses and Frangipani if I must choose outside of sexual organs.
What is your favorite bird?
The Hummingbird or Hawk.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Orwell, Huxley, Bukowski, Hemingway and Wilde, despite very limited exposure to the last three.
Who are your favorite poets?
I'll have to ask Wesley for recommendations.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Those who appear to be most realised and consciously dedicated to unburdening themselves from limitation.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Joan of Arc seemed a fine woman from the tales.
What are your favorite names?
There's usually a few that float through and have their era.
What is it you most dislike?
This question.
What historical figures do you most despise?
I haven't met any of them, so it's hard to say.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Every time that war stopped.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
How would you like to die?
In a way that reflects the man I become up to that point; or better yet, not at all.
What is your present state of mind?
Total exhaustion, primarily emanating from the eyebrow and eye region.
What is your motto?
Onward and upward.

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