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On Mon, 03 Jul 17 22:17:11 UTC Ian Siente answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Away from family, I guess.
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere where isn't about to go to hell in a handbasket, thanks.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Something happy I guess? Maybe a cold drink, solid house and everyone out of trouble
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Probably drink too much. And swear too much; got told I couldn't here so...
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Fiction huh? Maybe Arsene Lupin. Never was much of a reader.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Caesar I guess. Or Macbeth if he's real.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Heroines, heroines... Heroines... Wonder Woman? No, I think Nightingale.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Okay, definitely Wonder Woman here. What can I say, I have a thing for Amazons.
Your favorite painter?
Meissonier (whoever that is). Okay, seriously, Picasso.
Your favorite musician?
Let me tell you: I wouldn't know Mozart from Beethoven. I'm more a classic rock guy.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Decency; like tipping properly. Or shutting the hell when he's wrong, or at least knowing to.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Sense. Can't stand an airhead, let me tell you.
Your favorite virtue?
Virtues, huh... Let's see... Compassion? Maybe honesty, virtue's a virtue really.
Your favorite occupation?
Drinking. Since that's not a job, I like bartending or something equally non-physical. Too sore as it is...
Who would you have liked to be?
Who? I don't know, someone wealthy with a thousand servants and a fabulous manor.
Your most marked characteristic?
Drinking. That and swearing. Aside from those, been told it's being a smart aleck.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, honesty... Not being total and complete sleazes out for their own neck...
What is your principle defect?
Been told I drink and swear too much. Family's hoping me curbing it for this thing's going to be permanent.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Death, in general. That or slavery.
What would you like to be?
Me, since being anyone else means I gotta give up the nuts I call family.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
Flowers? Not too picky. I suppose roses are okay. Mom sticks 'em everywhere though...
What is your favorite bird?
Parrot, African Grey. Mainly since ours backs me up in arguments.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
King, Poe, let's see... Oh, Twain.
Who are your favorite poets?
Don't have many. Suppose... Hughes? The guy from Harlem.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone in the military. Seriously, that's some stuff to go through.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Let's see...Nightingale, for the hospitals. That lady who got asylums sorted was a peach too.
What are your favorite names?
Favorites? Ethan, Marie, Trixie (mainly because those are my brother and sisters but hey.) Otherwise... Maisy.
What is it you most dislike?
Tendency to not shut up, despite it being also my favorite thing.
What historical figures do you most despise?
Napoleon, for the Revolution. Conquistadors in general for the loot and plunder innocent people schtick.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Whenever someone hospitals and/or medicine. That and the abolitionist movement.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Telepathy. It'd be funny to watch people question which thought is theirs... And scare off the idiots who don't know when to leave the bar...
How would you like to die?
Sober, happy and decent - morally, I mean, not the other way.
What is your present state of mind?
Irritation. Irateness. Whichever. I could go for good scotch right about now, on the rocks...
What is your motto?
Shut up and live another day. Also to do what you want, when you want... just as long you don't make too much of a mess.

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