- The World of Rae at a Glance
- 1) Red pill or blue pill? RED! In addition to the fact that being a resistance fighter would be *undoubtedly* the coolest job ever, the thing I hate most is a lie.
- 2) Hobbies? Does dance qualify as a hobby anymore? I guess if you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life. Tumbling, to feed my insane need to go upsidedown and defy death; Writing (obviously); Nerding out on my computer; Wishing my hair were a different length, no matter how recently I've changed it; Destroying space pirates on the planet Zebes with the most destructive weapon I can find; Watching hours and hours of Sailor Moon - Original Japanese, NOT crappy, dubbed American shit; Singing loudly in my car/house when nobody is home - there's actually a tape of this now, which I think should be either burnt, or pitch shifted and sent to the producers of The Chipmunks (it actually sounds decent that way ^_^); Trying to kick myself in the back of the head. I'm serious ^_^ Maybe it's a freakish dancer thing, or maybe it's a freakish gymnast thing, I have no idea, all I know is that it MUST be done ^_^
- 3) 1st skill you'd upload after unplugging? Be forewarned, this is silly! Balance Beam skills! (Well, gymnastics in general, but more specifically, Beam) My greatest regret in my life, so far, is having to quit gymnastics. I regress to being 5 years old everytime I see a wonderful beam routine, and if I could upload any skill, I'd be doing backhandspring-layout-layouts right now ^_~
- 4) Your favourite movies and what they say about you? Well, obviously "The Matrix", which says I'm a kick-ass chick, and also a big computer nerd. Also, "The English Patient", which means that I'm ecclectic, because it's a complete 180 from "The Matrix". It also means that I'm a hopeless, hopeless romantic. Lately, I'm very fond of "Hedwig and The Angry Inch." I'm not sure what that says about me, but it's probably not anything that the Republicans or major churches would approve of.
- 5) Which Powerpuff Girl are you? Buttercup! She's the ass kicker of the group, and I identify with sarcastic kindergarteners.
- 6) Lyrics to your own personal theme song? Well, since Bif Naked already did, "I'm Afraid of Britney Spears," and The Switchblade Kittens did, "All Cheerleaders Die," I'm going to have to go with a little ode to the joys of being a dancer.
- (To the tune of Whenever, Wherever)
Lucky that the ground’s so far away so
My head clears the floor with distance,
Lucky that I love to risk my neck for
Just the thrill of proving my existance.
Baby, I would climb the Andes solely
To say I danced there without worry,
Never could imagine there were only,
Too many ways to tempt injury.
Lo ro lo lei ro lei, lo ro lo lei ro lei,
Can’t you see, I land on my feet!
Whenever, Wherever land with your feet together,
I’ll be where adventure’s near, and that’s the deal my dear.
Flip over, crawl under, I like being head over heels,
There’s nothing left to fear, if you really feel the way I feel! ^_^
- (To the tune of Whenever, Wherever)
- 7) What is the opening line of your favourite book? “Selden paused in surprise.” Not very thrilling, is it? Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
- 8) If you were trapped on a desert island, what 10 or 15 CDs would you want to have with you?
- Natalie Imbruglia - White Lilies Island
- Ace of Base - The Bridge
- Dar Williams - The Green World
- Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
- Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
- Utada Hikaru - Distance
- Astor Piazzola - Tango Zero Hour
- Yasunori Mitsuda and Millenial Fair - Xenogears Cried
- Yasunori Mitsuda - ChronoTrigger The Brink of Time
- Rosemary Clooney - a mix CD with Mambo Italiano, Stormy Weather, Come on a My House, and others ^_^
- 9) My least favourite line in "The Matrix" is? Okay, put on your bewildered “I’m staring at a helicopter” face - “Trinity!”
- 10) What is the truth? The only thing worth hearing.
- 11) Did you a) write the book, b) read the book, c) read the Cliff Notes, or d) produce the movie based on the book? A and D, then I did the evening length dance based on it.
- 12) Who would YOU spar with in the Construct dojo? I’m going to have to steal Centaur’s thought here, wrestling with Trinity is *definitely* something I’d like to experience before I die (at her hands, most likely).
- 13) Second favorite heroine? Can I name Trinity as both #1 AND #2? Probably not. Samus Aran from the Metroid series of videogames. Way back in 1986, gamers all over the world battled their way through Metroid, controlling a warrior in power armor. Talented gamers who could beat the game in under three hours were treated to one of the most shocking endings in video game history - He was a SHE! That’s right, the bad-ass warrior that they had been controlling had been a woman all along. She’s no Princess Toadstool, that’s for certain! Close tie with Celes Chere from Final Fantasy 6, who refuses to be just another romantic heroine! How many video game girls get to say, “I’m a soldier, not some love-starved twit!”
- 14) Favorite idea you have created in your Matrix fanfiction universe? I ended up being really proud of how I stuck Trinity and Switch together in “Fever” Whenever the idea had been suggested to me, I had always thought something seemed off about it, but after reading the ::cough:: classic fic, “Interface,” I decided that poor Trinity and Switch needed to have some justice done to them. I was surprised and happy with how it ended up working out.
- 15) List some of the music that inspires you to write. For a sultry mood, Astor Piazzolla - God of Tango. Good video game soundtracks are also valuable. I recommend Xenosaga and Chrono Cross (composed by Yasunori Mitsuda) or any of the Final Fantasy Piano Collections. Natalie Imbruglia’s song, “Beauty on the Fire,” inspires me whenever I need to get into Trinity’s head. For some odd reason, it just reminds me of everything about her.
- 16) Tell about your first experience seeing The Matrix and when it hit you that this was film that would CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!!! I had no idea what I was getting into! Honestly, it sort of slipped out of my memory for a while, but not too long ago, it was on TV and I just happened to walk into the room. I dropped whatever it was I was doing, and watched the last 20 minutes of it. A few days later I went out and bought the DVD, and went on a watching spree. I think the first few times I saw it (years ago), I appreciated it in a different way than I do now. I’ve honestly been an internet nerd since it was text based (I’m probably the only person my age who remembers Prodigy, Genie, and Mosaic – the granddaddy of Netscape and IE) but it’s only recently that I’ve gotten interested in the culture and psychology of the net, which is why coming back to “The Matrix” is so much more interesting this time around. Not to say that I didn’t drag my family and friends to the theatre to see it more times than they ever wanted to, but now I appreciate more of what the Wachowski Bros. were doing.