1/How did you first find out about tumblr? Okay so the very first time isn’t a very happy story and I guess you’d rather know how I got into creating one so that’s what I’m gonna tell you! So basically there was this person I followed on dA, radioactivemongoose, and there was a link to their tumblr, and I really liked it so I decided to make one! But I didn’t know what to do with it, and I first I was sharing it with a friend of mine, Julie. But once we both got the hang of it we decided to have two separate tumblr =)
2/Which book are you currently reading and what do you think of it? I’m currently re-reading a book that I’d never finished and talking about it with a friend a week ago made me want to finally finish it : Dogra Magra by Yumeno Kyusaku. I don’t even know where to begin. I just picked it up because I loved the cover (a Magritte painting). The summary didn’t made me expect much (an amnesic guy wakes up in a psychiatric hospital and learns that he has apparently murdered his fiance before their wedding). But oh, my, god. J’en ai eu pour mon argent, comme on dit chez nous. So the novel was written in the 30s. It’s obviously Japanese and Japanese literature is obviously very different from occidental literature. So at first the novel seems like a sort of thriller with a horror vibe to it (very well written btw, I was feeling so uneasy while reading the beginning but at the same time completely taken in the story), but it turns out to be filled with essays and medical treaties on psychoanalysis and psychiatry written by the characters (and I’m really interested in these subjects so what a pleasant surprise!), and so there is this whole thing of the book inside the book inside the book (at some point the main character picks up a book and something happens and I won’t say what because who knows maybe someone reading this will be interested and read the novel as well but let me just tell you that it blew my mind in exactly the way the author wanted it to be) and you can sense the influences of Buddhism in his recreation (or even creation since it was only written in the 30s -yeah I’m still amazed by that) of psychiatry. So that’s what I’m reading at the moment and I hope the ending will live up to my expectation. (btw I saw on tumblr that there’s apparently a movie but it seemed pretty bad, only focusing on the horror and sexual aspect of the story). Sorry it got a bit long but I have a very strong relationship with this book so…
3/If you could be transported to any fictional world, what would it be? I was about to answer “the word of harry potteeeer” but come on who am I kidding. Hyrule. I’d love to see what the universe of Zelda looks like, and meet all the different species, the Hylians obviously, the Zoras, the Gorons etc. And finally have the answers to ALL MY QUESTIONS about the mythology, the history the literature, everything!
4/What was your dream job when you were little? I wanted to be a vet. And then my brother laughed at me saying that I was afraid of animal, which was true at the time! But yeah, in the end I think I used to say that just because my best friend wanted to be a vet.
5/If you could meet any three people in the world you had never met before, who would they be? So I already answered to this question not solong ago expect it was only one person, so I’ll have to add two other people! My first choice was Stephen Fry. I assume we’re talking about people who are still currently alive (which narrows it down quite a lot!) so… As I already said in the other post, I don’t wanna get “Van Houtened”… But I’d like to meet Daniel John anyway (singer of a band I love), hope that he’ll be a decent guy and that I’ll understand his Australian accent and that he’ll fucking explain why they slipped up the band… And I’d love to have a glass of wine and a cigarette with Dylan Moran. Why not!
6/If you wrote a book, what genre would it be? Probably some sort of depressing poetic novel about introspection and suicide and the meaning of life and transcendence. Expect I couldn’t write something like that. So shitty poetry?
7/If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I know I would regret it in the end and it would drive me but reading into other people’s mind. It would be SO interesting! Or depressing. Or both. And it could be helpful as well.
8/Do you have a hidden talent? I don’t think so? I play the piano but everybody knows that. I’m pretty supple as I used to do classical dance. And I’m a good swimmer. That’s all I’ve got sorry!
9/If you could live in any historic time period, which one would you live in? As a man, mid 19th century Paris. Europe in general. Or late 19th Vienna but then of course WWI is coming pretty soon…
10/Name a band that you really like. I could say Queen because it’s always either my n°1 or n°2. But no, Silverchair. Grew up with them, listening to them right now, still crying over the fact that the band split up. I love the fact that they evolved so much over time. And Daniel John’s voice is one of the best thing in the word.
11/Tea or coffee? (because that’s an important question) At the moment tea! But I like both =)