1) What makes you a(n) [geek or otaku]?
I remember being two years old and begging my mother to let me wear my Batman costume everywhere I went. I grew out of the costume, but I never grew out of the love.
Instead of growing up and leaving those childhood things behind, I kept with them, and used my new powers as an adult (and the fact that I now had a disposable income) to go past those childhood inhibitions… and by crap-loads of comics.
Almost every cent I make goes to my ever growing comic collection, whether it be when I buy my weekly new issues at my LCS, or when I decide to have a little personal shopping day, and I buy me some new trades and hardcovers (I also blame Amazon.com for a lot of the money I spend… what? they have great deals!)
So in short, my geekiness is made by the collection of comics and manga that I have (manga is nearing 800 volumes, western stuff is past 200, and I don’t dare to count singles), and my encyclopedic knowledge on the subject.
Oh, and did I mention I have my own library for comics in my house? The door is hidden behind a shelf, because I am Batman.
2) Zombie invasion will hit your town in t-minus 24 hours: What will you do?
Given that I have 24 hours before the zombie apocalypse hits, I think I’d use the time to get together all the supplies I’d need. Weapons, food, and anything else I need to survive. I live in a big city, so I know getting out might be a bit of a problem, so I’d probably have to hoof it. And by hoof it I mean I’m finding a horse.
So me, my trusty steed, and my family, will make our way out of the city and to the middle of nowhere. We set up camp, start a little farm so we can keep having good food, go hunting, and start building a wall to keep out the infected. As time passes I imagine we will have some outsiders find out camp, and we may or may not help them out, depending on if they come across as alright people. So we start a little community of people. We are self sufficient, growing food for ourselves, and hunting when we need to. If enough time goes on and we don’t have the end of this whole zombie affair then I would like to think that my little commune would be fine for years to come.
Fast forward a few months and someone in my little group turned on us and killed a few of us, so me and the rest of the gang have to get back on the road and find a new safe place. We’re toughened now, a bit more than before, but it’s still hard. I think we can make it out there… but for how long?
The answer is several years. And I would NOT resort to cannibalism.
3) You will be banished to a deserted island and can only bring 3 items: Which 3 will you bring?
Assuming I’ve not lost my clothes…
A Batsignal, so hopefully I can get Batman to save me, a power ring, so maybe I can use it to become a Green Lantern and save myself, and a barbeque grill, because if I do wind up getting stuck there, at least I’ll be able to prepare myself some tasty foods. (All of a sudden I see myself like Ed and Al Elric back on Yock Island in Fullmetal Alchemist.)
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?
Rorschach (Watchmen). What? You know he has some…
b. Who would you ask to baby sit the kids?
Batman… well, he seems to be good enough with kids. He did raise three Robins, and at least two of them turned out well.
c. Whose wi-fi do you steal?
Aquaman. What’s he going to do about it? Call a shark to attack me? Good luck with that, since sharks don’t walk on land… except in Gyo…
d. Who’s your BFF?
Peter Parker. ‘Nuff said.
e. Whose Facebook invite do you not accept?
L (Death Note)… I have the feeling he would wind up being the ultimate creeper. Right after The Creeper (DC Comics), of course.
5) Five Words: Eat, Breath, Love, Sleep: Comics.