Saturday, April 4, 2009

Social Saturday: Have you ever?

For Social Saturday today, let's play a forum game together.
"Have you ever" is a simple game. The first person posts a question. The second person answers it, and then asks a new one.

Example:

Q: Have you ever played a forum game?

A: Forum? You mean an arena? I was a gladiator in the games after my family was captured by Roman Slavers. I escaped when I killed five lions with my bare fists.

Now my question: Have you ever killed animals with your bare fists?

So, there you are. Have fun!

Note: Remember to ask and answer questions in character!

63 comments:

Mira said...

I'll start it off:

Have you ever done anything illegal?

stephanie said...
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stephanie said...

I've often violated the English knife laws on carrying blades in public places. Then again, I've killed; so, perhaps the knife violations aren't so important after all.

My turn: Have you ever loved someone greatly but not quite enough?

~Declan O'Leary

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

I loved my Mum but I don't think I told her - well not enough anyway.
She just went to work - so of course I didn't say I love you - I just said Goodbye. But she didn't come back so I can't say it now.
Do you think she knows?
Some stupid old neighbour said she's in heaven on a cloud - whatever - I could collect stones to write I love you large enough for her to see but I'd be better off just throwing them through the old biddy's windows!

Have you ever wished you'd said what you really thought?

shy said...

"There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:
This is me damn it! I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and don't try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.
When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad - you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you"

Stacey Charter

shy said...

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn't it?"

Neil Gaiman

Mira said...

Note: quick comment on the game. Hope this works, it's a bit of an experiment.

Please feel free to answer more than one question. Forum games are like that.

Also, feel free to play the game as your character would. If they want to answer a different question, answer a question already asked, refuse to answer a question, that's all cool. Just make sure you end your post with a new question to keep the game going.

Fin said...

I am in love. It sounds so queer to just say it like that. It's so woven into me that I don't know if love is a strong enough word.

I drink beer when I feel like it. I've smoked weed but I don't like it. I did a little breaking and entering but that was completely necessary. I don't believe in the soveriegnty of the U.S. government so as long as I'm not hurting someone else, I don't care if what I'm doing is illegal. Illegal. What a joke.

Fin said...

Sorry, new question. Have you ever flashed your naughty bits? Is that okay Mira?

Fin said...

I mean have you flashed them to someone who you didn't know? Mooning counts.

Eva Gottlob said...

Are you kidding? Hell to the no! Well, maybe, that one time I was rolling...but that was to, like, just two people! Does that count? So...what's the worst thing someone ever said about you?

Mira said...

Fin - you bet.
Next week I'll post some guidelines so people don't have to guess.

The Screaming Guppy said...
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The Screaming Guppy said...

Words mean nothing. Our actions are what matter.

There was once, one time that…



Forget it. It doesn’t matter now.

So, have you ever killed someone?

- Kumari

Fin said...

Kumari,
I don't want to be rude. I really don't. But that wasn't an answer. For instance, the answer to your question would be: NO. I don't kill, I save.

DESTINY said...

Ah, but if not answering is in our nature......

Have you ever dreamed something, and then it happened?

The Screaming Guppy said...

I wouldn’t expect some kid to understand much of anything. Saving people? You must live in a simple world, Fin. Do you have to keep everyone you rescue safe? Make sure they have food to eat and water to drink? Or do you get to walk away after you do your good deed?

Last time I saved a person, I never got rid of them.

Anyone looking to answer another question, Destiny lined it up for you.

- Kumari

L.L. said...

Hello! I'm new here. Found you via Nathan's blog.

Have you ever dreamed something, and then it happened?

The boy just stood there as he watched her disapper into the darkness. It hadn't even registered who handed him the dog-eared paperback, or whose voice it was that told him simply to, "read it."

He will find himself within the tattered pages, set within the very event in which he'd just taken part. He will find himself, much the same way, as the others recognized their places in her stories. And because of his growing attachment to one of her personal guardians, he will know, from tomorrow on, why the high-born woman will affectionately name him, Shadow.

My Question: How do you get home, when home is lightyears away?

Candy said...

How do I get home? Maybe it is lightyears away; anyway I haven't found it yet. maybe that's because I haven't searched far enough,or known I needed it.
But perhaps next week - I haven't told you my secret yet - but maybe then I may be on my way to finding it.

Do you have a secret you have never told anyone?

Christine H said...

It's not really a secret, just something I don't talk about. It's the nightmares. All of us have them, but I think mine are getting worse. Maybe I'm getting old. But I don't sleep much any more. I always keep a corner of my mind alert, so I can't dream about nightstalkers.

One of them is going to get me one day. I can't be lucky forever, but I'll be lucky for as long as I can.

Sometimes, though, I dream about Marenya. Not the way you're thinking. Even my subconscious mind won't dishonor her. But I think about being someplace quiet and sunlit, with her sitting next to me, laughing and talking. Or running to embrace me like she did when she was younger - impulsively, freely.

But I dream about her now as a grown hawin, the smoothness of her cheek against mine. When I close my eyes, I can smell the faint scent of flowers that is always on her clothing. I want her to stay always fresh and beautiful, untouched.

I have no idea where that came from. I'm going to go practice my archery now. Good day to you.

What one thing in your life are you most ashamed of?

Dara said...

My heritage. I've always been an outcast because I was born out of wedlock, not to mention my father is Japanese. Victorian society doesn't take well to people who are different like me. Then again, I'm also reviled by my father's scoiety too, not being "pure blooded" and coming from a shameful affair.

I do not think I will ever belong anywhere, and because of that, I will always carry this sense of shame with me because of the mistakes of my parents.

My question I suppose would be this: Do you believe in God?

~Naomi Rochester

Anonymous said...

God? I don't know. I suppose there could be such a thing, such a person, but deep down, I hope there is nothing. No one to be accountable to. No one to sentence me to hellfire and damnation, for the sins I've committed, and the sins I'm about to commit. Though, maybe there is something there, some higher power, some trickster in the sky. That would explain a lot. A devious deity, jealous of my perfection. Wants to bring me down a notch. Well, you got my attention, you (insert expletive here).

Have you ever feared your own power, all the nasty things you are capable of?

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Power?
Is it a power to take the niceness of people who genuinely care and manipulate them? To know that I now cry tears not from hurt but to get things done my way? I used to cry - now I like to think of it as watering - nurturing the right kind of gifts and guilt and attention.
I used to think grief sucks - now I'm not so sure.
FLOWER
Q: Isn't being nice a bit over-rated?

Aidan said...

Seers are overrated in general--especially if you ask my brother. But overrated to me means that no one leaves me alone, that I'm surrounded by guards all the time. Sure they're my cousins and they mean well, but sometimes I just want to be alone.

But then, it's not I'm ever really alone anyway, what with all the voices in my head.

Aidan said...

Oh, sorry. forgot a question: what's something you did that you hate but that someone else thinks was awesome?

Aidan said...

sorry again, I see I misread the question.

I'm kind of distracted what with all the shooting going on outside.

lynseymay said...

Overrated? No one I know wants to be nice. If I told A she was nice, she'd laugh but I'd see it twist inside.

I miss nice though.I can't keep up with the cynicism, the pessimism, the nihilism that none of them believe, but all perpetrate. I just want someone to smile and ask me a real question as though they cared about the answer. I just want A to smile at me.


Have you ever stood on a window ledge?

Fin said...

Kumari,
Don't act like my youth has something to do with my common sense. That was rude. I wanted you to finish the thought. You wanted to say something, so say it. But actually, yeah. If you want to do a little research, you'll see I'm involved with the unfortunate. Much more than I've mentioned here. But me and mine keep people fed, clothed and loved.

Christine H said...

Faldur - (later)

Heaven forgive me... I do think of her that way.

Hamen weren't meant to live like this, alone and without comfort. Lord of Heaven, rip my heart from my chest rather than let me live this way!

There can't be dishonorable in a desire so truthful, can there? The joining of flesh is ordained by Heaven, and we long for each other so as to be complete.

Marenya would complete me. There is a world of sweetness between her lips, an ocean of softness on her skin. If only...

I cannot. I must not. Her own father died in the line of duty, when she was but eighteen. I saw what it did to her and her mother. I have sworn to myself I'll never leave a wife or children behind. I am a Ranger until I die, but I won't let anyone else suffer for it.

Especially not Marenya.

Fin said...

I've stood on a window ledge. For fun, though. Are you standing on them for other reasons?

General: If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be?

lynseymay said...

I can't get out onto my window ledge, the window doesn't open properly. I stand and look at the sky beyond the glass and wish I could touch it, could taste it, and see whether I'd want to step forward or lean back.

If your TV blew up, would you care?

Christine H said...

Marenya -

What would I change about my appearance? My face was damaged in a nightstalker attack. I have three deep, red claw marks running from my cheekbone to my jaw. I wasn't able to treat them at the time, and now it's too late. I'll bear these scars forever.

I know it's vain of me and it shouldn't matter, and everyone will say I'm very brave, but still...that would be the thing I would change.

What is your happiest memory?

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

What thing would I change?
Why change my lower lip juts out or the fierce green eyes that almost glow now they’re so rimmed with blood shot red? Why change the way they glower as they try to make the tears stay in? Why would I want to change the red and cracked nose that won’t stop sniffing?
I don’t need to change – because that girl whoever she is that I can see in the mirror - I didn’t know her from Eve. The whoever I’d been before and the whoever I was now didn’t recognise that face at all anyway. Her - with her bloody silly, wavy, honey hair that flicked and kicked over shoulders and down to her elbows. I already knew she needed a better look.
I trimmed that hair that’s what I did. I made it stop looking so damn cheerful.
I picked up the paper scissors that rested on my earring dish and sorted out the biggest cheerful curl that spiralled just beside my left arm first. But when that just added to the clutter on my floor I saw that the other stupid curls still smirked too. So I tried again to make them stop. More strands fell and that felt good.
I wasn’t anywhere near finished when a long thin hand was touching the back of my hacking hand and stopped the motion in mid-strike.
“Tidier.” said the gentle voice.
But it wasn’t the voice that I wanted to hear.

FLOWER

What do you do when you can't hear the voice you want to hear

Candy said...

Flower, If the wrong voice cannot be dispensed with then imagine it is the one you want to hear. Believe with all your might and you can survive until the right one whispers in your ear.

Which has been the most favorite animal in your life?

Fin said...

lynseymay,
No. Kill your TV. And lean back. Did you know if you stand on the ground and reach your hand into the air, you're touching sky?


What is the thing you most regret?

Aidan said...

I can't watch TV anymore because I can see the black spaces between frames.

I've never stood on a window ledge. My brother has though. But that was just to get a better shot at the guy he had to kill.

Goran Njiric said...

Huh. Sorry, Haven't had much time recently, my handler is running me ragged. Seven hours of sleep, minimal food, running, exercise...

I'd say that my biggest regret actually has to do something with that. I regret letting myself get that big in the first place. Everything else... doesn't matter. It's an adventure, you know? There's no time to regret. Unless you're getting the life stomped out of you. This is madness.

Before he comes back, I'll ask: Have you ever submitted willingly to someone driving you to what feels like an early grave? It is terrible, but everyone says it'll feel better after the trip.

Christine H said...

Dear Mira,

I think Faldur just had a breakthrough back there. He went to lie down. I'm fixing him some tearoot with a sleeping draught, so he'll sleep for a while. What he doesn't know won't hurt him.

Thank you.

Lt. Harth

Christine H said...

Marenya-

When I can't hear the voice I want to hear, I go inside myself. There is peace and stillness, and I can live inside my memories.

The only problem is that if I forget (or am too afraid) to come out, my body will eventually die of starvation or exposure.

Where would you go, if you could go anywhere at all immediately?

Mira said...

Lt. Harth,

A breakthrough. Wow. Cool. Good thing he's got you there.

I noticed an argument. Let's not critique each other.

Let me do that. I'll moderate.

Let's just have fun and play the game. Thanks.

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Chicken Little said...

I would go to a nice place where everything is safe and people listen to you all the time.

Now I have to ask a question. Oh no. What if I ask the wrong question? What if everyone hates my question? What if they lynch me because I ask the wrong question? I don't want to be lynched. I saw a movie once where there was this guy and they lynched him. I really, really don't want to be lynched. Please don't lynch me.

That's my question. Have you ever lynched anyone? If so, please don't lynch me okay?

Christine H said...

Dear Mira,

Yeah, well. We all think he's making an ass of himself over Marenya, but he's the Captain so what can one do?

I'd ask permission to court her myself if I didn't know he'd beat the crap out of me. He won't let any Rangers near her.

Oh, wait a minute... I'm going to betray him to his worst enemy in a few days, so he's going to beat the crap out of me anyway, if he ever catches me.

Harth

Mira said...

Harth -

Sounds like you've got it coming and going. After you betray him, you can grab the girl and be scott free.

Gotta go now.

p.s. Hope I'm not over-moderating. I'm new at this, and alittle jumpy.

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Christine H said...

Dear Flower,

It sounds like the haggiths are at work in your world, too. They drive you to madness and despair by filling your mind with lies. Don't listen to them! Know the truth, and the truth will set you free, my precious sister.

Tell me where you are, and I will ask Faldur to come and find you and bring you here, where you can find peace and healing.

Aden fath, (have faith)

Marenya

Christine H said...

Dear Chicken Little,

We don't lynch people. We just cut their heads off.

But don't worry, that's only for really serious crimes like treason. Asking questions is just fine. Ask away!

"Inquiry is the beginning of knowledge."

Marenya

Sharla said...

If I could go anywhere at all immediately...I'd go back fifty years. Back when my best friend, Alex was alive. I love him, and want to touch him so badly, but he's a spirit and that's not allowed. He's my soulmate, but we can never be together. If I'd only been alive when he was, it could have been so different. Now, I can only talk and laugh with him in secret, when no one is around to stare and think I'm talking to myself. And he can only watch me get older. And hold my wrinkled hand one day when it's my time.

Have you ever kept up a lie so large that it became bigger than you and started to feel real in your mind?

--Dani

J.T Wilbanks said...

Like when I convinced myself that Britteny Spears was the hottest thing since Dolly Parton becaus the rest of the world was so in love with the hip gyrating pop star and wanted to join them in allegance.

But then again I guess that was a kind of weak answer. How about I dig a little deeper for you guys?

About a year ago I had this mondo crush on one of the local "Surfer dudes" who would eat breakfast in the diner I worked at. He was the source of a summer long infatuation, we started talking and after a while I started to believe that he felt the same way about me, and I just knew that I was in love with him in every sense of the word...then he walked in with another really cute guy that he introduced as his new boyfriend.

I ripped the head off of one of Mom's lawn ninjas when I got home. I was so facking mad at myself for wastin so much time day dreaming about him.

Easy question: What's your favorite kind of music or favorite band?

OOXXOO-Piper-<3

Thamuhacha said...

A lie? Falsehoods? I am afraid to say that they hang upon my conscience all too heavily. But I must, and will, bear them. For, even though my damnation is secured, I can be of service in this life still.

But, recently, in the darkest hours of the day, my weaknesses torment me. My faith in this venture has been shaken and I fear that my brothers are being used.

Have you lost faith in those that would guide you?

Fin said...

Piper,
I'm in love with Okkervil River right now. We're all delusional half the time. Don't feel bad.


Have you ever befriended someone, just to use them to further yourself?

Ari said...

Uh...no...

...But that's happened to me before. *clears throat uncomfortably*

What's your favorite deli? Don't tell me it's Thin Toni's. DO NOT tell me it's Thin Toni's!!!

morphine-moniza said...

What's a "deli"? I've never heard of any such thing. Is it something you find in big cities? Ooh is it a type of spell? I don't really know much magic yet but the other day I managed to turn my left eye pink for 15 minutes. I was actually trying to turn both my eyes lavender, but I must have done it wrong... I think lavender is a exciting colour for eyes to be.

If you could be anyone at all, who would you be?

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Someone who didn't have to feel any more. Or see, or touch, or smell things that made them feel anyway. Definitely someone who didn't have to dream.
Someone who was dead - but who had died painlessly - if there is a way to do that.
(Maybe that's my answer anyway.)

What is the answer to anything anyway - except more questions and things you didn't have to know?

FLOWER

What is the answer to the meaning of life (death) ?

Troubadour said...

I have violated more laws than have been written. I have killed animals with my hands, men included.

I have loved too much, in retrospect. My love drove me to madness. It drove me to murder.

My bits are not naughty, but I have flashed them nonetheless.

My greatest regret is not crossing over when the light came for me. I did not know it would be my only chance.

What are you afraid of?

Viola James said...

What are you afraid of?

Myself. I am afraid of myself. I am stronger than I have ever been in my life. I have to watch every action, every hand shake, every single little thing or I could hurt someone, destroy something. I am more fragile then I have ever been in my life. I forgive without a second thought and that's getting me into a lot of trouble.

Eleanor

Viola James said...

My question: If you woke up in a dark enclosed space with seemingly no way out, how would you respond?

Scruffy said...

Woof, woof, woof!

Vic said...

If you woke up in a dark enclosed space with seemingly no way out, how would you respond?

I wake up in a dark enclosed space every night, what are you talking about? Then I get up and go to rehearsal or to our gig for the night. It's not such a bad un-life, except for when the band manager schedules us for some do-gooder charity gig.

The only question I have is if any of you have ever thought about donating blood. I'm happy to assist, if you let me know where you live.

Kalila said...

Uh...hi, this is Kalila. Pay no attention to Vic's last post. Just a little joke. My band needs no bad publicity. We've never done anything illegal that anyone can prove, and love is one of those stupid human emotions I don't believe in.

Gotta go kick my lead singer's butt now. See you at our next show!

Ten said...

Have you ever done anything illegal?
Not technically.

Have you ever loved someone greatly but not quite enough?
Enough for what?

Have you ever wished you'd said what you really thought?
That implies that I don't.

Have you ever been in love? Yes.
Horrible, isn't it?
Not exactly. Horrible implies horror, rather than damned inconvenience.

Have you ever flashed your naughty bits?
I suppose so. I don't think about nudity much.

Are you kidding?
Never. Not once, except the one time to 'Bit when I told him so right after.

So...what's the worst thing someone ever said about you?
I've never taken the time to sort the list. Infamy has that effect.

So, have you ever killed someone?
Only when paid to do so. Or when I really, really needed to. Or when I thought it would be fun. I kid. But only on that last.

Have you ever dreamed something, and then it happened?
No, that's backwards.

Or do you get to walk away after you do your good deed?
I walk away when the job's done, not before.

How do you get home, when home is lightyears away?
Hope to hell I don't have to steal a slot on the next ride into orbit.

Do you have a secret you have never told anyone?
Yes, but everyone knows it, but none of them can tell, because none of them believe it.

What one thing in your life are you most ashamed of?
Not being strong enough when I needed to be.

My question I suppose would be this: Do you believe in God?
No. I try not to get that annoyed at anyone.

Have you ever feared your own power, all the nasty things you are capable of?
Power rocks. Absolute power rocks absolutely.

Isn't it nice being a bit over-rated?
Your words, they make no sense. I mean, each one individually does, but together they're just nonsense.

what's something you did that you hate but that someone else thinks was awesome?
Wiped a biosphere? I dunno, I don't pay attention much to what people think is awesome, sorry.

Have you ever stood on a window ledge?
Yeah. Why?

If you could change one thing about your appearance, what would it be?
OK, I know the style is to 'look young', but looking somewhere between 12 and 15 for as long as I have is beginning to get old. I want mom's boobs and butt, and I want daddy's height, minimum.

If your TV blew up, would you care?Hell yes! I'd want to know who the f*** put a bomb in my TV!

What is your happiest memory?
Eyes the color of the mint I can smell a hint of.

What do you do when you can't hear the voice you want to hear?
I'd change the channel on my TV if some f***** hadn't blown it up.

Which has been the most favorite animal in your life?
Um, cows? Generally? Because they make steak, in a really unprocessed sort of way? I'm really not an outdoorsy sort.

What is the thing you most regret?
Didn't I answer this? Oh, wait, the other one was about shame. Ok, that's MY question: is there a difference between what you regret and what you're ashamed of?

Have you ever submitted willingly to someone driving you to what feels like an early grave?
F*** no. But I did it anyway, didn't I? Probably because I'm just that much of a stupid b**** at times.

Where would you go, if you could go anywhere at all immediately?
Someplace 'Bit and Blondie and Mom and Daddy could all be.

Have you ever lynched anyone? If so, please don't lynch me okay?
Wrong verb. You sound like you need a lynch mob removed. Got lots of cash on you? I'm bored.

Have you ever kept up a lie so large that it became bigger than you and started to feel real in your mind?
No lies. That's part of it. No lies, because the truth is hard enough to remember.

What's your favorite kind of music or favorite band?
Ooh, wrong question to ask. Pop Tarts; anything loud and thumpy and just a little beepy. Um, what's that album they play at Petra's? Blackout! Right, Blackout. For times I'm not clubbing, anything loud is good, I'm kinda eclectic.

Have you lost faith in those that would guide you?
No. Might never have had it, but definitely didn't lose it.

Have you ever befriended someone, just to use them to further yourself?
Not my style.

What's your favorite deli?
Oh, that's a tough one. I'ma go with Pat's.
What do you mean it's not a deli?

If you could be anyone at all, who would you be?
Me. Or anyone else at all being me. Or maybe me being anyone else at all. Or maybe just taller me with more curves. Stupid questions. Next!

What is the answer to the meaning of life (death) ?
42!

What are you afraid of?
Failure, just a little more than success.

If you woke up in a dark enclosed space with seemingly no way out, how would you respond?
Start digging. Or take a nap. Wait, you said 'woke up'. The f***** that put the bomb in my TV buried me now? I'ma so find him and end him!

Ever thought about donating blood?
'Couple times. Occasionally at high velocity.

Ok, bored now. Question in the text above. I'ma go find me a Philly steak and some club music.

Fin said...

Yeah, Ten, they're different. The thing that I regret most, I'm not ashamed of at all. And I sympathize with the body-type plight. Except I have a butt. It's like a friggin' shelf. But if you look at me straight on, I bear the resemblance of an 11 year boy. Bull.

Q: When is violence okay?

Charlene said...

Violence? It's okay whenever you're in a fight for your life 'cause then its self-defense.
And bar fights...those times when the only way out is to fight back.

Q. What's the greatest accomplishment you've had so far? You know, that one thing you'd boast about till everyone around you got pissed off.

-Brandon