Ahem. Interrupting The Neverending Writing Meme for something not-so-entirely different: another meme.
Yes, that’s right. I’ve been tagged. Again. By someone else: Steven
Okay, here we go:
1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?
Shapeshifting! I love to change forms in creative meditations. It would be so amazing to shift for real on the physical plane. Just transform into a bird and take off. That’s freedom.
*and as an extra, if somewhat nefarious reason, there are a few jerks I’d want to perch on top of*
2. Who is your style icon?
This one is difficiult to answer. I’ve never thought of emulating someone’s style. I admire Cain’s terse style, his rawness. But I also really admire Wilkie Collin’s highly descriptive prose and his deep character portraits. I’m probably some weird mix of all the different types of writers I enjoy.
Recently, a beta told me I reminded her of Iris Murdoch. That was pretty cool to hear!
3. What is your favorite quote?
This quote by Goethe is always good to keep in mind: “An unused life is an early death.”
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
“That I’m my own person.”
5. What playlist/CD is in your CD Player/iPod right now?
Actually, nothing. I’ve been enjoying the beauty of silence.
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Both. I love the fresh, somewhat inspiring feeling of dawn. Yes, I’m an optimist. And night, because it’s so peaceful.
It’s the afternoon that I’m quite happy to sleep through if possible.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Cats are cool, and they fascinate me with their meditative poses. But dogs bring out the maternal side in me. Uh, yeah. I react the way towards canines the way other women supposedly do toward human babies. What can I say?
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Ah, this one is easy. (and probably obvious). I’ve been interested in gypsy culture since I was a little kid. Of course, in the years since, I’ve learned the true plight the Romany have suffered. But that romanticized image remains. And when I hear the term, “gypsy”- I think of a carefree person living by their own terms.