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On Sat, 19 May 18 19:18:52 UTC Finnegan (17) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Where would you like to live?
Near the ocean. Do they still exist? I have memories of them.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being free.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
I am trusting.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Our books have been banned. I once saw a copy of Little Women. Where was that?
Who are your favorite characters in history?
My memory of my past comes and goes. But I recall stories of Athena and someone named Zeus.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
I have none.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The Marches. If only I could remember…
Your favorite painter?
Joachim. He leaves a mark on many of the Liege’s buildings.
Your favorite musician?
Music is banned. Sometimes, I remember a song that my mother sang to me. She would hum it. How did that go?
The quality you most admire in a man?
I have only met bounty hunters. They have little to admire.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
I know few women. I imagine it would be strength.
Your favorite virtue?
Goodness. There is little left in Vanadium.
Your favorite occupation?
The people under the Liege do not get to choose their role. I just wish to be free.
Who would you have liked to be?
I don’t know. Who would I…..?
Your most marked characteristic?
Patience. I have little of it since he arrived.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty. I know that they will keep watch over me.
What is your principle defect?
My trust in him. I should not trust him. I feel he has secrets.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To return to the orphanage.
What would you like to be?
I do not know. My only thought has been freedom.
What is your favorite color?
Blue. The oceans are blue. At least, from what I remember.
What is your favorite flower?
Wildflowers. I recall my father brought them to me when I was little.
What is your favorite bird?
I have none. Vanadium has none.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
I don’t have any.
Who are your favorite poets?
The books were banned long ago. Why do you keep asking?
Who are your heroes in real life?
My friends. They will never let me down.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Do you work for the Liege? The bounty hunter?
What are your favorite names?
I have no favorite name., but not Finnegan. Definitely, not Finnegan.
What is it you most dislike?
Finnegan. He distracts me from my purpose.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Again, with the questions on history. Who do you work for? (hand moves toward hip).
What event in military history do you most admire?
I am done with these questions. Tell me, do you report to the Liege?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The gift of peace. We have little of it in Vanadium and I find I need it from all of your questions.
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
Anger. (Pulling gun from holster). Is he here?
What is your motto?
Freedom from the Liege. Do Not Comply.

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