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On Wed, 13 Aug 14 13:58:53 UTC Igor (29) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To be alone and fail at everything you hold dear.
Where would you like to live?
Someplace that is near people but also offers seclusion; also near a forest
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
A person to love and share life with, a job I love doing, a few close friends, and many, many books
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To laziness and to staying in my comfort zone
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Those who persist no matter what if it is for a good cause or for someone you love, who suffer graciously, who accept what cannot be changed and move on but who will tear you a new one if you deserved it
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Nellie Bly was a pretty neat lady; Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Any woman I know who is intelligent and persistent in pursuing her ambitions
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
The criteria is the same for heroines as it is for heroes
Your favorite painter?
Rene Magritte
Your favorite musician?
Poets of the Fall
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, geekiness, talent, compassion
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, geekiness, talent, compassion
Your favorite virtue?
Being nice to others because it is in you nature, not because it is expected of you
Your favorite occupation?
Reading, writing, gaming
Who would you have liked to be?
A gentleman adventurer and explorer most likely
Your most marked characteristic?
Being willing to do a lot for those few people I like and admire
What do you most value in your friends?
A helping hand and an advice that is given when most needed
What is your principle defect?
A proclivity to stay in the comfort zone
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Living a life devoid of good people
What would you like to be?
I am slowly becoming that which I would like to be
What is your favorite color?
Once I would have said blue, now, I do not know
What is your favorite flower?
I honestly cannot say
What is your favorite bird?
A raven
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire, Warren Ellis, so many others
Who are your favorite poets?
I like some of Shakespeares's sonnets; but am not that much into poetry; yet, the lyrics of Poets of the Fall are poetry so, Marko Saaresto
Who are your heroes in real life?
My parents, a select few of the people I know
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Nellie Bly, Bouddica
What are your favorite names?
I don't have a favorite name
What is it you most dislike?
People who use and abuse others
What historical figures do you most despise?
Oh, the books are full of them
What event in military history do you most admire?
I couldn't say
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
A little more charisma, perhaps
How would you like to die?
Very, very old, but sound of mind and body, after a full life that has left me with a minimum of regrets
What is your present state of mind?
Calm, mostly, with just a tiny bit of me anxious about procrastination
What is your motto?
Hmmm, don't think I have one

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