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On Sat, 17 Sep 16 00:17:14 UTC Cal (20) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Apathy, to feel nothing at all.
Where would you like to live?
In a place where I would be free to read, write and share my writing without fear of financial ruin or of being silenced.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Reading stories of wonder, writing stories I enjoy, and living with or near those I love.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Forgoing and earthly existence for a daydream within myself.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those misfits who quietly, but proudly maintain who they are when faced with pressure from the mob.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Albert Camus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Kurt Cobain.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
A woman of kindness, understanding, and moral sense like J.K. Rowling.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those misfits who quietly, but proudly maintain who they are when faced with pressure from the mob.
Your favorite painter?
Vincent van Gogh
Your favorite musician?
Kurt Cobain or Adam Gontier
The quality you most admire in a man?
Being sincerely himself
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Being sincerely herself
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
J.R.R. Tolkien or J.D. Salinger or Kurt Cobain
Your most marked characteristic?
My obsession with self-actualization.
What do you most value in your friends?
The ability to understand and embrace who I am, and do the same for themselves.
What is your principle defect?
Extreme Empathy; being overly concerned with other's emotional well-being.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be cut-off from one's own heart and personal sense of morality.
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
Black, as it represents taking in all colours.
What is your favorite flower?
A water lily
What is your favorite bird?
The nightingale
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Neil Gaiman, C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and J.K Rowling
Who are your favorite poets?
Edgar Allan Poe, John Milton, William Blake, and William Shakespeare
Who are your heroes in real life?
Franz Kafka, George Orwell
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
J.K Rowling
What are your favorite names?
Those that have meaning
What is it you most dislike?
Apathy; a lack of strong feelings, betraying one's own viewpoint.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who disrespect individuality; Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Vladamir Lenin, Mao Zedong, etc.
What event in military history do you most admire?
I do not admire military history, but I respect those who choose to risk their lives in military service
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to talk with people I'm interested without coming across as someone to avoid.
How would you like to die?
Lying on a couch in my personal library beside a woman who loves me.
What is your present state of mind?
Introspective and enjoyable so.
What is your motto?
I'd rather feel something than nothing at all.

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