July 18th, 2005


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2005/07/18 11:37:00 - Five More Questions
</a></b></a>ilanin points out that I never answered the questions he asked me, so...

What are your memories of the Isle of Axholme like?
Well, I had to consult a map to find the actual boundaries of the Isle (which are of course ill-defined in some directions), but my conclusion is "indistinct". Most of my distinct memories of the region are set in Yorkshire, which (AFAICT is entirely outside the Isle. OTOH I know I have visited places (notably Epworth) which are within the Isle, but I don't appear to have strong memories of such incidents.
Aubrey or Maturin? Why?
Yes. Both. Well, Aubrey is little use for anything that doesn't involve a boat, some guns, and a military chain of command, so I might have to err on the side of Maturin, who has an inquisitive outlook on life even if he is occasionally a bit silly.
Why are many of your meme posts titled "sheep"?
One of my fiends started that – it's because they tend to induce flock-behaviour amongst people.
Why is it that your roleplaying characters seem to have a remarkably elevated mortality rate?
Don't ask me.
When did you decide that starting IM conversations with "Moo" was a good idea? Why? Does it provoke many silly responses?
That's the fault of the people who answer a civilised *waves* with *particles*…. It does sometimes run into long-winded exchanges consisting entirely of animal noises, however.


I'm sure you know the score by now about asking if you want questions…
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userinfo ilanin
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2005/07/18 11:06:30
Why is it that your roleplaying characters seem to have a remarkably elevated mortality rate?
Don't ask me


But....I did ask you.

Also, interview me!
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userinfo senji
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2005/07/18 11:07:29

But....I did ask you.

That's why I told you not to :)
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userinfo senji
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2005/07/18 20:47:26
  • Three things you'd like to do to St John's staff?
  • Australia or England to win the Ashes?
  • Would you rather R Sean Borgstrom had written Pride and Prejudice
  • What is your favourite constellation
  • What are you going to do once you graduate?

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userinfo ilanin
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2005/07/18 22:17:39
Three things you'd like to do to St. John's staff?

Poke them repeatedly until they tell me I can move rooms and should be given keys to Fsomething Cripps posthaste.

Send them all on an excruciatingly boring three-day course in Milton Keynes emphasising the importance of good communication.

Introduce requirements for them all to speak English sufficiently well that the undergraduates have at least half a notion of what they are talking about when addressed.

Australia or England to win the Ashes?

Strictly, Australia, already in possession of the Ashes, cannot win them, only retain them. This I think they will probably do. England are good; very good, in fact, almost certainly the best England team I've ever seen. Australia, unfortunately, are really quite ridiculously good. They have two, maybe three players who would get into an all-time World XI, which is a heck of an advantage to have. I think Australia will win the series by a single Test, probably 2-1 but maybe 3-2 if the weather is good. 3-1 and 2-2 are possible if the weather favours one side or the other. I will be suprised (and, probably, depressed, since an Australian blowout is more likely than a narrow English victory IMO) if any other result happens.

Would you rather R. Sean Borgstrom had written Pride and Prejudice?

Since we have a fair idea what the result would have been, I can comment on this to some extent. It appears that the result would have included mecha. There is a school of thought that believes that mecha make everything better, although I have a suspicion that the result in this case would bear a disturbing similarity to shoujo manga. On balance, I think that it would probably have been improved by being written by Rebecca Borgstrom, but what wouldn't?

What is your favourite constellation?

There is a great temptation to name the USS Constellation in one of her many editions but I suspect I would get thwapped. Likewise, answers such as "the Banner" are probably going to be frowned upon, although if you proclaimed that answering "the Ewer" was a dodge I could at least thwap you back. Unfortunately I don't actually have a favoured stellar constellation, my approach to stargazing is to look upwards and think "mmm pretty" about the heavens as a whole.

What are you going to do once you graduate?

The plan involves a PhD, probably in something cool and exciting (and well-funded) like nanoscience; however the field remains mutable until I've got slightly more experience of what is going on in this area and various others.
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userinfo edith_the_hutt
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2005/07/18 11:11:03
Interview meeeeee!
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userinfo senji
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2005/07/18 20:34:09
  • How are you looking forward to living with </a></b></a>naath?
  • What is your favourite Tea?
  • Whither Geomancy?
  • Ivanova or Willow?
  • What won't you like about returning to Cambridge?

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userinfo senji
2005/07/27 08:59:56
*reminds you about questions he asked* :)
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userinfo edith_the_hutt
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2005/08/08 21:20:22
Hey, I'm getting around to it!
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userinfo senji
2005/08/09 13:22:36
I saw :-)
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userinfo emperor
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2005/07/18 11:12:08
Tickyinterview! [x]
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userinfo senji
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2005/07/18 20:36:58
  • Horatii or Sisters?
  • Spleeeeeeeeeeeen?
  • Where do you see yourself going as a Debian Developer / Free Software author
  • Are you going to carry on DJing
  • What was it like when they founded Selwyn (when you were there)?

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userinfo mobbsy
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2005/07/18 11:19:05
Don't forget that Aubrey is an FRS in his own right and by the later books a reasonably acomplished mathematician.
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