Job: Film Writer
Segment: Heroes & Villains
1) What makes you a(n) [geek or otaku]?
Well, I think I subscribe to Simon Pegg’s definition of what it means to be a geek, and for me, I would apply this to my love of movies: “Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”
2) Zombie invasion will hit your town in t-minus 24 hours: What will you do?
Grab my copy of Max Brooks’ “Zombie Survival Guide,” stock up on blades because they don’t need to be reloaded, and head for the nearest oil rig in Lake Michigan with my family.
3) You will be banished to a deserted island and can only bring 3 items: Which 3 will you bring?
I guess the survivor in me would bring a tent, a fishing pole and a zippo, but this is supposed to be geeky, so let’s say:
A copy of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, the greatest book ever written, and one I never tire of re-reading.
A volleyball, because everyone needs Wilson if they’re on a desert island.
That device that Costner had in Waterworld that turned his piss into drinking water.
4) You just moved into a neighborhood inhabited by a bunch of fictional characters (anime, manga, comics, games, tv, film, etc.):
a. Who would you borrow sugar from?
Tyler Durden from Fight Club. That’d be worth the answer I’d get alone.
b. Who would you ask to baby sit the kids?
Mary Poppins, I suppose.
c. Whose wi-fi do you steal?
Kevin Flynn from Tron.
d. Who’s your BFF?
Max Fischer from Rushmore.
e. Whose Facebook invite do you not accept?
Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.
5) Five Words: Your Mom Goes to College