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On Thu, 08 May 14 03:33:49 UTC Eric (37) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing everyone I love.
Where would you like to live?
In a nice house in the country, with all of the comforts of modern living.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Never having to worry about money and being close to everyone I love.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Giving in to base desires.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Comic book superheroes and classic pulp heroes.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
George Washington, Benjaimin Franklin, Franklin Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Anne Frank, Amelia Earheart, Sally Ride, Christa McAuliffe, Jane Goodall
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Éowyn, Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Captain Marvel
Your favorite painter?
Alex Ross
Your favorite musician?
John Williams
The quality you most admire in a man?
Compassion, sensibility, thoughtfulness
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Compassion, a sense of humor, thoughtfulness
Your favorite virtue?
Compassion
Your favorite occupation?
Writing
Who would you have liked to be?
Superman
Your most marked characteristic?
My need to be left in solitude, yet depend on others.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and a deep understanding of each other.
What is your principle defect?
My willpower is poor when it comes to overindulgence of food and sexual deviance.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To lose everything and everyone I love.
What would you like to be?
A successful writer or artist.
What is your favorite color?
It depends on the object, but, generally, red.
What is your favorite flower?
The pink rose.
What is your favorite bird?
The night owl.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Rice, H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman
Who are your favorite poets?
Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Joyce Kilmer
Who are your heroes in real life?
Robert Downey Jr., Russell Brand, Christopher Reeve, Harrison Ford, Stan Lee
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Anne Frank, Amelia Earheart, Sally Ride, Christa McAuliffe, Jane Goodall
What are your favorite names?
Tifany, Diana, Scarlett, Lois
What is it you most dislike?
Rudeness, snobbery, death, cruelty to innocents
What historical figures do you most despise?
Adolf Hitler
What event in military history do you most admire?
George Washington
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Charm and extroversion.
How would you like to die?
Painlessly and without knowing.
What is your present state of mind?
Stressed and depressed.
What is your motto?
Have fun and try to be happy.

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