Andy Karl in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
you know what
I loved unicorns when I was eleven/twelve years old and then I learned that it was real soft and nerdy to love unicorns so I checked out of the whole unicorn-liking mindset because I felt a need to be hardening myself and copping a dark-stuff-only stance
then when I was 19 my girlfriend gave me a coffee cup with a unicorn on it and on receiving it I discovered that I had internalized some bullshit anti-unicorn stance and it made me sad
to those unicorns who didn’t get liked by me during my bullshit years: my bad, do you like carrots, I will leave a plate of carrots out by the back door, I also have oats
I would like to get to know you uncomfortably well! 11, 16, 25, 65, 99?
[Delayed response to question-thing posted on the 15th]
11. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Actually, only 22 now. Used to be a lot more, but I downsized. That number includes snowboots, tap shoes, flip flops, house slippers, and knee-high costume boots for when I play a 19th century big game hunter in something.
16. Favorite movie?
REALLY tough. If we’re going with a movie I will say “yes” to seeing any and every time, it would be ‘The Birdcage’. In terms of a movie that pops into my head a lot and I think is a cinematic masterpiece, the top of that list may be ‘Tombstone’. I’ve also had a lot of movies that really affected and affect me, so this is always a tough question.
25. What color socks are you wearing?
I am actually currently barefoot. I usually don’t wear socks when I’m working at home. The last pair of socks I was wearing were blue and pink check, however.
65. Best dramatic movie you’ve seen?
Again with the movies! I’ll take this one from a perspective of which film touched me emotionally the most, and I’d say the documentary ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed attempt at making ‘Dune’. It’s a brilliant piece on creativity, freedom, devotion, art, humanity, and the direction of society and film. In fiction, I’ve had a lot of people tell me I’m “wrong” about this movie, but ‘Up in the Air’ really spoke to me when it came out in theaters. I was going through a sort of quarter-life crisis of faith and art at that time.
99. Color of your bedspread?
It used to be black, but the cat would make it insanely messy-looking (like a white car with dirt) so now it’s a light blue (somewhere between powder and Alice blue) and then the sheets are darker (like a Carolina blue).
AND SCENE! Still open for more of these if anyone would like to join in on the… fun?