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Title: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 05, 2022, 11:02:12 PM
ER- have you read a lot of Emile Bronte and Louise May Alcott?
I only ask because you seem like the kind of person who would.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 05, 2022, 11:41:27 PM
ER- have you read a lot of Emile Bronte and Louise May Alcott?
I only ask because you seem like the kind of person who would.

It would help to spell the authors names right...


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 06, 2022, 12:07:12 AM
That's... pretty personal, RC.

I've never read anything by Alcott except her diary, and I did read Wuthering Heights by Bronte.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 12:37:42 AM
ER- have you read a lot of Emile Bronte and Louise May Alcott?
I only ask because you seem like the kind of person who would.

It would help to spell the authors names right...

Excuse me! Louisa!
Personal question, John- do you like baked potatoes?  :question:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 12:40:42 AM
That's... pretty personal, RC.

I've never read anything by Alcott except her diary, and I did read Wuthering Heights by Bronte.

Yeah, I know it's not ....I don't know.
I just get that vibe.
And I never read any of these authors.  :bluesad:
Of old writers- I admire the style of Charles Fort who questioned everything- but never really took any of it too serious.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 06, 2022, 09:16:29 AM
...Personal question, John- do you like baked potatoes?  :question:
Yes, I ate one last night. 
That's "personal"?   :question:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 09:57:20 AM
Yes! Who else am I going to ask if you like baked potatoes?
Would you ask a stranger on the street- " Do you like baked potatoes?"


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Alex on February 06, 2022, 10:47:04 AM
RC, what is your favourite issue of your favourite magazine and why?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 06, 2022, 10:53:57 AM
Alex, is there a relationship you regret so much you wish it had never happened?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 10:56:39 AM
RC, what is your favourite issue of your favourite magazine and why?

^ Castle of Frankenstein #25, 1975- the final issue. I bought it in 1975. It had a lengthy review of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and none of all the 'monster' magazines at the time even gave a passing comment on it. And, unlike those other mags, CoF was a mag written for adults, not 12 year olds.

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Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Alex on February 06, 2022, 11:00:54 AM
Alex, is there a relationship you regret so much you wish it had never happened?

Yes.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 06:49:21 PM
Hallows- Have you ever read Charles Fort?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 06, 2022, 06:53:27 PM
Hallows- Have you ever read Charles Fort?
That's one helluva personal question!  Nope. 


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 07:03:25 PM
OK- I'll ask something else.
Have you ever lost faith in your religion?



Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 07:15:44 PM
Cerebus- Do you have any religious preference?

You don't have to state it. Yes or no; none of your f**king business; I'm a Satanist, et. al.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 06, 2022, 08:39:18 PM
OK- I'll ask something else.
...
Hey, I was kidding.  The answer was "nope". 


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 06, 2022, 08:41:27 PM
...Have you ever lost faith in your religion?

All kidding aside, how could you not understand that that IS a personal question?  I answer: yes. 


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 08:46:33 PM
I was testing the waters.
You know me- I don't want to p**s people off.





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Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 06, 2022, 08:49:59 PM
^ I'm sorry. I thought you wanted something real personal.
As a person of little faith in anything, it's interesting to me.

Hey, I answered you!  And in the long run, I'm a clown. 


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 08:51:16 PM
I'm a Teenage Werewolf!  :drink:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: indianasmith on February 06, 2022, 08:54:17 PM
RC - have you ever considered giving up pot altogether?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 06, 2022, 09:03:29 PM
 ^ YES! between 1981 and 1986 I smoked no weed.
In fact, I rarely smoked weed at all until it was legalized in Michigan a couple years ago. I couldn't afford it. Plus it made me paranoid. But about 5 years ago, I started smoking more. It stopped me from drinking myself to death.
But I'm an addictive personality- so no. Not in the near future. And I'm almost 60.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 06, 2022, 10:27:45 PM
RC, have you ever had a night terror?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 07, 2022, 12:43:53 AM
 ^ I've had  episodes of sleep paralysis as a child and in my 20's,  and it was terrifying, if that counts.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Trevor on February 07, 2022, 04:24:29 AM
To you all: you all do know how much I love you all?  :smile:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 07, 2022, 11:39:43 AM
That's sweet of you to say, Trevor. You're cared about and valued by others here too.  :smile:




But as for personal questions, so, are we done probing each other?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 07, 2022, 01:45:40 PM
Hey, Trevor, what's the longest you've ever worn a pair of underwear between changes?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Trevor on February 07, 2022, 01:56:04 PM
Hey, Trevor, what's the longest you've ever worn a pair of underwear between changes?

In 1983 at boarding school, we attended a two week long "cadet camp". Marvelous fun, they even gave me a 7.62 caliber rifle to shoot at targets with  :buggedout:.

Answer: I didn't change my clothes, including socks and undies for almost 2 weeks: my undies stood up on their own after that.  :buggedout: :tongueout: :twirl: :wink:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 07, 2022, 02:37:50 PM
Rev- what drew you to Bad/ Psychotronic films?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 07, 2022, 03:45:28 PM
Hey, Trevor, what's the longest you've ever worn a pair of underwear between changes?

In 1983 at boarding school, we attended a two week long "cadet camp". Marvelous fun, they even gave me a 7.62 caliber rifle to shoot at targets with  :buggedout:.

Answer: I didn't change my clothes, including socks and undies for almost 2 weeks: my undies stood up on their own after that.  :buggedout: :tongueout: :twirl: :wink:

Everything makes sense now!


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 07, 2022, 04:00:03 PM
Rev- what drew you to Bad/ Psychotronic films?

A PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE screening on PBS. The idea of a movie that was so bad it was funny sounded appealing, and it turned out I loved it. Later I moved to Dallas and Joe Bob Briggs expanded my knowledge and appreciation of exploitation movies (this was when he was just a local columnist, before his TV show). A little later I bought Michael Weldon's books and I was off.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 07, 2022, 04:17:18 PM
 ^I loved PBS in the 70's. They played NOSFERATU, the BATTLESHIP POTMEKIN, MABUSE THE GAMBLER, The CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI and many other silent films.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 08, 2022, 11:26:15 AM
Hey, indy, y'ever sleep wearing socks?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: indianasmith on February 08, 2022, 11:25:40 PM
Hey, indy, y'ever sleep wearing socks?

I'm trying to think . . . not that I can remember.   Even when it's cold, I rarely wear more than my skivvies to bed.
Maybe once, when I was camping out about 30 years ago - I do remember sleeping fully clothed that trip.
I presume that included socks.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 09, 2022, 02:33:59 AM
John- do you ever chuckle to yourself when you're alone?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 10, 2022, 01:09:22 PM
John- do you ever chuckle to yourself when you're alone?
Often. 



Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 15, 2022, 05:54:21 PM
Anyone else here ever throw loose change into open fields and along riverbanks, seeding future artifacts for people to find someday?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Alex on February 15, 2022, 06:26:17 PM
Anyone else here ever throw loose change into open fields and along riverbanks, seeding future artifacts for people to find someday?


Can't say I have.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 15, 2022, 06:31:51 PM
Anyone else here ever throw loose change into open fields and along riverbanks, seeding future artifacts for people to find someday?

Never. I put it in a dish on a desk.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Trevor on February 18, 2022, 12:42:30 PM
Anyone else here ever throw loose change into open fields and along riverbanks, seeding future artifacts for people to find someday?

I normally chuck random loose change out of my window and then I hear "Yo! WTF is the matter with you?" from outside.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 18, 2022, 02:16:12 PM
Hey Alex, do Scots still eat traditional sheep-stomach haggis? Have you ever had it and if so do you like it?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2022, 02:20:07 PM
Hey Alex, do Scots still eat traditional sheep-stomach haggis? Have you ever had it and if so do you like it?

Yes they do (although there are other versions available), and I do enjoy it. Most people find it tastes entirely different to what they expect. I'd say 80% of the people I've seen try it from the US have liked it (normally to their surprise).


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 19, 2022, 06:57:15 PM
Hey, Rev, what do you think of Southeast Christian Church?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 19, 2022, 07:31:56 PM
Hey, Rev, what do you think of Southeast Christian Church?

I don't think much of any Church. However, I do think that's the church my ex-addict cousin goes to and receives support that keeps him from going back to drugs, so they're good in that regard.

Also, every time we drive past it my mother says she's glad my father doesn't make her go there anymore. Neither of them have ever been inside in their lives.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 20, 2022, 02:16:22 PM
Somebody ask me something and I will likely answer. After all, couldn't be rougher than my little "Ask Me Anything" event last year.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on February 20, 2022, 02:52:40 PM
Somebody ask me something and I will likely answer. After all, couldn't be rougher than my little "Ask Me Anything" event last year.

What happened?  :question:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on February 20, 2022, 05:28:34 PM
Ha, I told people I knew to "Ask Me Anything" and they shore did....


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 24, 2022, 12:26:58 AM
Ha, I told people I knew to "Ask Me Anything" and they shore did....

So how many times have you...oops.  Editing myself.   :smile:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on March 02, 2022, 09:28:01 AM
Do you usually put your left shoe on before your right?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on March 02, 2022, 12:12:47 PM
 ^I never paid attention. Whatever shoe is closest, I guess.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 03, 2022, 01:45:30 PM
Do you usually put your left shoe on before your right?

edit:  Oh yeah, these days the left first...  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on March 04, 2022, 01:24:10 PM

What is one fact about you that would surprise other people if they knew?


Something that those who don't know me closely may not guess is that I have lived a lot of my life afraid of someone.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Trevor on March 04, 2022, 03:27:22 PM

What is one fact about you that would surprise other people if they knew?
Something that those who don't know me closely may not guess is that I have lived a lot of my life afraid of someone.

That person who scares you: I have a cricket bat with their name on it.  :hatred:

There's a lot of things I keep secret about myself and some people would be surprised if they knew.

1. I am an abuse survivor: people who know me well and have kids will quite happily let me look after their kids as they know no harm will come to them as I won't allow it.
2. I lived through a war https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesian_Bush_War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesian_Bush_War) which messed me up mentally.
3. Most adults find me very scary: I have been told I have a madness in my eyes at times but kids like me for some weird reason and they don't find me scary at all.
4. Some people think I am either homophobic, racist or both: I am neither.
5. I am the son of a former criminal turned cop and a radical feminist.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: indianasmith on March 04, 2022, 07:36:26 PM
I once (briefly) held an Australian death adder.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: chefzombie on March 21, 2022, 01:49:32 AM

What is one fact about you that would surprise other people if they knew?


Something that those who don't know me closely may not guess is that I have lived a lot of my life afraid of someone.

when i was very young, i stuttered, and had a severe lisp. i took speech classes for 3 years, but it( the stutter)  still shows up when i'm under severe stress. the lisp came back when my wisdom teeth grew out of the roof of my mouth, but i can work around it, mostly.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Alex on March 27, 2022, 05:13:52 AM
What movie do you wish you could forget watching so you could enjoy watching it again as if it were the first time?

I'd go with the first Saw movie.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Trevor on March 27, 2022, 05:23:25 AM
What movie do you wish you could forget watching so you could enjoy watching it again as if it were the first time?

I'd go with the first Saw movie.

David Millin ASC's landmark war film Shangani Patrol (1970): I would like to watch it as for the first time I screened it publicly with 120 people in the cinema in 1999. Mom was in the audience and Dad was with me in the projection booth  :smile:

Here's the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5pcpzY6mE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5pcpzY6mE)


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 27, 2022, 12:12:00 PM
What movie do you wish you could forget watching so you could enjoy watching it again as if it were the first time?

I'd go with the first Saw movie.

Most of the movies I love are because I have looked at them numerous times.  I watched THE LAST EMPEROR (1987) last night and immediately thought of it with your question... in a way, the fun of discovering a movie I love is seldom and one of life's great joys.  If I forgot THE LAST EMPEROR and discovered it anew last night that would've been wonderful.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on March 30, 2022, 06:48:54 PM
5 Centimeters Per Second


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on March 31, 2022, 04:17:18 PM
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? (Not like x-ray vision, something doable.)

I think I'd like to have artistic talent. Or to be better at sleeping.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: indianasmith on March 31, 2022, 06:06:57 PM
Hmmmm.
That's a good question.
I'd make myself a lot richer, I guess!  So tired of scrimping and saving and barely getting bills paid each month.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on March 31, 2022, 06:12:34 PM


I think I'd like to have artistic talent. Or to be better at sleeping.

You would be me.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: ER on April 05, 2022, 11:55:55 AM
MONEY SEX, POWER....

In order of most important to you to least important to you, rank which you'd want to have: money, sex, power?

Me, I think that's the order I'd choose, money, sex, power, since money can get the other two, assuming I even wanted power, which I don't, but I can think of cases where an excess of the other two doesn't bring money. (Like a streetwalker who has sex for a living but has no money or power, or a religious or civil rights leader who might have power but isn't rich, and in the case of Gandhi or a Pope, supposedly celibate.)

So, yeah, money, sex, power, in that order.

Anyone?


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: RCMerchant on April 05, 2022, 12:06:41 PM
Eh- I can't say. I've never had to choose because it was never a problem. I never had any of it. I didn't even care. I still don't care. Except money...I gotta pay the bills.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: chefzombie on April 06, 2022, 01:56:20 AM
what id'd change about myself? i'd be a great deal more cynical and a great deal less trusting.
what i'd want? money. that allows people to hide from reality.


Title: Re: Personal Questions
Post by: Allhallowsday on April 06, 2022, 02:02:07 PM
MONEY SEX, POWER....

In order of most important to you to least important to you, rank which you'd want to have: money, sex, power?

Me, I think that's the order I'd choose, money, sex, power, since money can get the other two, assuming I even wanted power, which I don't, but I can think of cases where an excess of the other two doesn't bring money. (Like a streetwalker who has sex for a living but has no money or power, or a religious or civil rights leader who might have power but isn't rich, and in the case of Gandhi or a Pope, supposedly celibate.)

So, yeah, money, sex, power, in that order.

Anyone?

I do not ever wish for any of those.  My sister (whom I don't speak with) thinks I'm "rich", I could always get sex and was pursued but lived like a monk, and power I've had and was pressured or resented for it.