Proust ~versus~ slackbastard

By way of JONTILLMAN.COM (The Proust Questionaire, Round Two, January 21, 2011)…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
An abstract and highly unconvincing portrait of a time and a place far, far away.

What is your greatest fear?
Living. Or possibly dying.

What historical figure do you most identify with?
Mr. Nobody.

Which living person do you most admire?
Joe Hill.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My boundless sense of optimism.

What trait do you most deplore in others?
Good taste.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Belief.

On what occasion do you lie?
On what occasion do I not?

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Its impact upon others.

What is your favorite journey?
When I go somewhere, I’ll tell you.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Discernment.

Which living person do you most despise?
Is a cutthroat competition.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Those I’m forced to when confronted by the ignorance and stupidity which seemingly constitutes the essence of this, the best of all possible worlds / “Oh, is that the time?”

What is your greatest regret?
My life.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Cool story, bro.

When and where were you happiest?
Yesterday and elsewhere.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The one that pays.

What is your current state of mind?
Calmly, savagely, restfully berserk.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My choices.

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Its size.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
Depressing.

If you could choose what or who to come back as, what would it be?
Meaningless.

What do your consider your greatest achievement?
Going unnoticed.

What is your most treasured possession?

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Daytime television.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Perversity.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
Distance.

What is the quality you most admire in a woman?
Gullibility.

What do you most value in your friends?
Profligacy.

Who are your favourite writers?
Unread.

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
The Anarchist.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Obscure and unfortunate.

What are your favourite names?
Cthulhu. Barry. Horatio. Hufnagel.

What is it that you most dislike?
Work.

How would you like to die?
How would you like a punch on the nose?

What is your motto?
Imagine a sphere of metal vast as the sun. Imagine that once every ten thousand years a sparrow should visit it and brush it with its wings. When that ball had been worn to nothing, we would still be in Hell, we would still be the howling damned who do not see God’s face.

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2018 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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