Questions for the bored
How many questions are in your inbox at the moment?
Anonymous

More than I can reasonably deal with

If you found ten thousand dollars lying on the ground for some reason, what would you spend it on? You have to spend it, no tricksey 'I'd turn in it' shenanigans.
Anonymous

To be perfectly honest I’m not really a large purchase kind of guy. There isn’t really anything spectacularly expensive that I want right now. I suppose if I came across that amount of money I’d probably buy a cheap used car, but as of right now I can usually borrow my mother’s car whenever I want, and owning my own car would mean I have to front the full cost of fuel. Realistically, I’d probably just lob it in the bank and slowly whittle it away on smaller purchases, like I do with pretty much any money I end up with.

If you were born into a noble family in Westeros, how long would you survive the scheming?
Anonymous

If I was very, very lucky I would make it to maturity. At which point I would die in some horrific manner. I’ve not very good at playing politics or people, nor am I a very convincing liar. I suspect I’d end up trusting the wrong person, and that they would use me as a notably ineffectual pawn for a short while before I was unceremoniously killed off.

Ideally, what career do you want to end up with?
Anonymous

I have no clue, and this completely terrifies me and keeps me up at night (thanks for that, by the way (I want to make it perfectly clear that this is 100% a joke (I know tumblr is a dangerous place to make jokes, but I like to live on the edge (also a joke) I’m actually still awake because I bought and ate 200 grams of M&Ms in a short space of time (they were only $2, I’m only human!) and now I feel horrible and sorry for myself even though it’s my own damn fault) I don’t have any long term or life goals beyond “I want to be happy” and feel really helpless trying to plan beyond that. The fact that I’m studying arts at university is a symptom of that. I can’t really even picture a career that I would be able to enjoy, even when taking the unrealistic dream jobs that people my age don’t even believe they can achieve into account. So yeah, I can’t give a proper answer to this one. Sorry

If you could wield any weapon with proficiency, what would you choose? Practicality is not a factor here.
Anonymous

To be perfectly honest, if I was given the option I’d choose a scythe. I’m a complete sucker for symbolism and it’s about as symbolic as symbolic weaponry gets. They have a sharp edge, a pointy bit, a decent reach and a stick you can club people with if they bug you. Plus people in fiction get to swing them all spinny like and as we all know Everything’s Better with Spinning.

What are the powers of a Witch of Hope?
Anonymous

The one I like most is this one

but if you’re looking for a more personal spin…

I think the Witch of Hope’s powers are sort of an ability to influence circumstances to an extent based on what they believe will happen. But this has to be unconscious, the moment they actually think “This will occur because I think it will occur” the power fails and the thing does not occur, but again trying “I think this won’t happen because I thought it would happen” doesn’t work either and so on.  As long as they maintain a positive, optimistic and hopeful outlook to the future, then reality will fall into line and good stuffs will occur, but if negativity takes hold then things will get worse. This is mostly based on the whole “bad things are worse for pessimists and good things are better for optimists” idea, as well as my mostly-joke belief that I can influence what song my iPod will shuffle to next as long as I am not thinking about doing it.

As a rough estimate, how many books do you read per month?
Anonymous

Usually around 6, but most if not all of those are often rereads, as I can only sustain a book over time if I know how it goes already. If I’m reading a book for the first time, I tend to completely devour it, focusing on nothing else until I’m finished. And I read pretty damn fast if I do say so myself. It can go higher, especially last month where I had to read 4 books for uni as well as being introduced to a new series and deciding I needed to go on a Garth Nix binge. That was…a comprehensive month.

What's your favourite thing to write about?
Anonymous

I actually really enjoy putting a (in my mind) comedic dramatic spin on completely unexceptional happenings and the like.  I never tend to write more than a few paragraphs on something if I’m writing for fun, but it’s something I derive a whole bunch of enjoyment from.

Which Hogwarts House would you sort yourself into? Do you think others would put you in that same house?
Anonymous

I’m not really sure. I’d really, really want to be sorted into Ravenclaw (which I guess means I would be because I asked for it) because I like to think that I’m pretty well read and educated (even though I really struggle to convey that), but I’m sure I really fit any house. I’ve been sorted into both Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff by friends so I’d assume that most people would stick to those two. Pottermore sorted me into Griffindor but what do they know amirite?

Are you a fan of The Animes? If so, what do you typically watch?
Anonymous

The answer to this question is yes, but not universally. One of the things I like most about The Animes is the way that it can bring to life concepts that would be impossible to do with live action, but wouldn’t be touched by western animators (the concept of animation being perceived as a children’s market seems to prevent any serious, more adult concepts being tackled in english). I’m actually quite a fan of the more serious, played straight shows with Code Geass, Darker than Black and Black Lagoon sitting in the top slots. I don’t mind a bit of comedy, but I don’t tend to enjoy anime comedies quite as much as their western equivalents. I tend to avoid the slice of life stuff for the same reasons I avoid sitcoms and the like, I just don’t tend to find them as interesting. Shonen style stuff is also not really my thing. Ops I answered this question a few sentences ago and am just listing stuff I don’t watch ok done