2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.
What nakeisha asked me is under the cut...
What made you start writing slash?
Well, that’s easy. I started writing slash after I started reading it. And you all have bjjones and timothy_quinn to thank for it. They are the ones who got me hooked on Horatio/Speed fics.
Is there anything in your past you would change if you could?
This is a tough one for me because, though there are things from my past that I probably should want to change, my feeling is that everything in my past has lead me to where I am today. And I like where I am today. I can see, having asked myself this question many times, that changing even one of those things would have ended up leading me to a different place. So I guess my answer is no.
What is your favorite beverage?
This should be an easy one but…
I pretty much drink water all the time. I don’t have a sweet tooth per se so I don’t really like artificially flavored drinks. I like fruit juice but have to be careful because I’m allergic to apples and a lot of juice is mostly apple juice. I occasionally drink diet coke(my favorite soda), and Sam Adams beer(cherry wheat is my fave).
Do you believe in aliens?
I don’t know if this is prompted by my Sylum persona or not but it depends what you mean by aliens. If you are asking me if I believe that there are little grey men who come to earth and abduct people then no I don’t. They are a great tool in fiction but fiction nonetheless. If you are asking me if I believe that there is life elsewhere in the universe then yes I do believe that. Whether that life is intelligent or not who knows but to quote Seth Shostak the head of SETI, “It would be unreasonable to think that life hasn’t arisen somewhere else at some point in time given the vastness of space.”
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
This is a really tough one and I’m not sure how to answer it, personally or professionally. I can tell you that professionally the thing that I am most proud of is the program that I helped to start here at the college; a program that I now head. It is a college prep program for educationally disadvantaged students. We’ve taken some students who would never have been able to succeed in college and given them the tools they need to do well and move forward. Our students as a group out perform a good percentage of the general college population.