Thursday, July 28, 2005


So my buddy Larry had these great questions for me. It was part of a meme. Not entirely sure what exactly that is being a babe in the woods in the blogging flield, but here goes

1) What attracted you to paganism?
Well, I suppose it all started with the moon. I've always had an affinity for it. I always believed in things that aren't supposed to exist such as werewolves and vampires. I started learning from books I read on Wicca and other paganistic ideology. What attracted me? Freedom. Paganism has very simplistic laws such as "Whatever you put out positive or negative returns to you three-fold" and "As it harms none, do as thou wilt". That's it. No angry God shaking a fist at me for being gay, no hell, no heaven...freedom religiously. It's also the fact that I honestly believe that by focussing your mind to a single purpose, you can cause changes on a cosmic level. Everyone has this ability, most don't use it. Spells and such the like? Simply focussing your energy to cause a change to happen (which if I remember is a definanition of magik). Long winded I know but, it was the ideologies of being good to everything and the knowledge that I can make things happen. And believe me or not, I know that my Goddess and God listen to me and even speak to me. And it doesn't make me crazy. :)

2) Would you rather fly or change shape?
Now that is a tough one. Who wouldn't want to fly? That would be ultimate freedom knowing that you could just jet off into the blue and be gone to anywhere. I can only imagine what it must feel like. Shape changing on the other hand would be a great way to escape as well. Brings to mind a lot of superheros like GreenLantern and Beast Boy. I think if I had the ability to return to my original form (ie become me again), I would honestly say I would rather change shape. If I did, I could be a bird and fly. If it was where I could only change my shape once and then be stuck in that shape...I'd have to choose the ability to fly. Tough one that. I guess in the long run, I'd want to fly none the less.

3) Favorite super hero?
God you ask the hard ones. That's like choosing a favorite song out of all your collection. I really like most of the Xmen. Bobby Drake just intregues me. Nightcrawler is an amazing guy. Gambit is the gentleman rogue. Not so hot on Spidey, or Daredevil, or Superman. My namesake though....The Shadow. He's a man that learned the ability to cloud men's minds so they can't see him. He carries twin colt .45s that he uses to deal out justice against the criminals. He has a purple Gyrasol ring that hypnotises people. No one knows who he is with the exception of a few of his "agents" plus his secret identity is that of a millionare. What's not to like? He's still my favorite superhero I think.

4) Is there a celebrity that you are embarrased to be attracted to?
Well there are a couple actually. The most embarassing is probably Greg Cipes who plays Beast Boy on Teen Titans. Tha's him there.
He's just a cute surfer/actor/musician boy. I think he's really hot and think it would be equally hot if he spoke in his beast boy voice when I meet him finally.
Second runner up is probably Steve Buscemi. Yes, the guy from Reservoir Dogs and other movies. His teeth are a wreck and he's just odd looking but I really dig him.
....there are a lot more but I'll leave it at two.

5) Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

You're killing me here Larry. Love? Affairs of the heart? It's hard to have loved and lost. It's a pain, really, it's a pain that sometimes doesn't completely heal. I think I have only really felt that "love" once in my life. I still miss that time terribly. At one point I wished that the whole thing had never happened. Now though, looking back, I don't think I would have traded what happened for the world. You can spend your whole life just dreaming of being in love with someone and having them love you back. But that's no good really. Once it has been given to you, it can never be taken away from you. Better to have loved and lost definately. It may be painful, but at least I know that I had it, and hopefully can find it again with someone else. Won't be the same, but...?

So that's it for me tonight folks. After finishing my 10 page play, and answering these questions, I am drained. It was a slightly rough day at work today. Co-worker issues. Didn't get off my lazy ass and get my friend Sue a card and I feel like shit about that (although I did email her some pictures of flowers from my garden instead). I have only one week more of class and I think I'm glad of it. I have a play reading marathon this weekend for the class and it's potluck and I have no idea what to take.

Time to sleep...but before I go, this is a prerequisit for the above meme questions.

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying “Interview me.” (”Blow me” or “Eat me” are not acceptable substitutes.)
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person’s will be different. I’ll post the questions in the comments section of this post.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Larry....thanks man.


Larry said...

I never said it would be easy! thanks Michael!

Jamie said...

Hey Michael. Came here via Larry's blog, and also saw a entry on about my blog and Zach. First let me tell you that Zach's story was heartbreaking, and I am glad someone could spread the story around, so thank you. Second, you're answers to Larry's questions were wonderfully answered. It get's a person to know you a little more.

angreeblkcub said...

How about a interview me-blow me-eat me combo? it seems like that would be acceptable. In either case, I liked reading your answers too. Interview me, if you dare.

Michael said...

Ok my little Angry's your questions:

1. If you could change your race, or sexuality, would you and why?

2. Is there an afterlife, and what does it look like to you?

3. Does being your own person mean that you can't always fit in to the ideas of society?

4. What three celebrities would you like to see nuetered?

5. Is there someone that you would swim through rivers of molten lava for and why?