Also featuring questions from
1) Screw the rules if you happen to be this guy -->
No, seriously. I don't plan on tagging anyone, and since tagging is the subject of nearly all of the rules for this meme... you get the point? The two people I mentioned are most likely the only people reading this anyway...
ON TO THE QUESTIONS!!! Starting with the 10 from
1)The Internet is full of some crazy memes out there today, like Nyan Cat, Chuck Testa, and anything related to My Little Pony. Whats your favorite meme, past or present?
A year ago, I probably would have said Rick Roll. After listening to it so many times, I started to realize that the song was actually pretty catchy. I even got several friends to join me in dressing up as Rick Astley for Halloween! We even played the song on whatever portable device we had while we were walking through the halls at school!
Now, it's probably between that and "One does not simply walk into Mordor" parodies, such as this gem: [link]
2) Who's your favorite fictional character from any medium of storytelling?
I first thought this was going to be way too hard to answer. I figured I'd have to go through every book, movie, and tv show to try and determine which single character I liked most of all.
In the end, I settled for Batman. I guess he would be my favorite after playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game involved awesome combat where Batman could punch one guy, leap across the room to punch another, and just keep repeating until a room full of bad guys was reduced to a mass of unconcious bodies. Then there's the stealth missions, where you have to hide from armed guards and silently take them down one at a time or risk eating lead. There were plenty of handy gadgets to unlock in the game, from plastic explosives, to remote control batarangs, to a zip line launcher. Finally, you got to fight the more famous members of his rogue's gallery, whether you were fighting off the hallucinations of Scarecrow or navigating Killer Croc's sewer as he waited in the murky water below...
Yea, he manages to be badass without any of the superpowers that other heroes and villains in the DC universe enjoy.
He is vengeance. He is the night. HE. IS. BATMAN.
3) Favorite commercial?
This was much easier. My favorite is Sony's Long Live Play, or, "Michael" commercial. Your devious info tells me you're not a PS3 guy, so it may not be as cool for you. But the concept of the commercial, combined with seeing all of those characters as they would appear in real life, was pretty awesome for me. Did I mention it features real-life Solid Snake and Chell?
4) What's your opinion on fanfiction in general?
I've loved it since the day I discovered it back in middle school. Each (good) story I stumble upon is like a lost episode of one of my favorite cartoons, or a spin-off to my favorite game series (Your fic comes to mind in this case). Thanks to fan fiction, I got fall in love with those pieces of my childhood all over again.
5) What do you think of Internet reviewers? And if you have one, who's your favorite?
Depends on what's being reviewed. If it's a non-video game subject, like the airsoft rifle I bought a few years back or a new movie that I'm thinking about seeing in a theatre, then I find them helpful in avoiding a bad buy. If there's a game involved... I usually ignore them and go by what friends suggest XD
6) What are your top three favorite styles of art?
[link] Big list of art styles. I don't think I was aware of even half of these when I started answering this, but here it goes...
1) Digital Art
2) Computer Graphics
3) Virtual Art
The first choice is due to the fact that most of the artists I follow here on dA make Digital Art. Plus, when I actually DO draw, I like using art software such as Sumo Paint, because it lets me create visuals that would just be way too difficult to draw by hand.
The other two are there because I know they're used in video games. I'm not saying that other art styles aren't interesting, but it's not easy to suddenly pick a handful of styles from such a huge list, especially since I don't really browse for art that isn't fan art...
7) What actor/actress would you want to portray you in the film version of your life?
Eh, I only know so many actors, but if I had to choose, it'd be Robin Williams. I wouldn't even care that we don't look anything alike. I liked the guy's acting from when I first saw him, but after seeing Good Will Hunting, he's become my favorite actor hands down. Would have to be set in the future though, so I don't even know how it would go!
8) You have the option to live in any fictional setting of your choice, but you have no control over what position/species you'll be, and theres no guarantee you'll meet any of the fictional characters from the setting. Where would you go?
The random species part of that question rules out a ton of options right off the bat. DC or Marvel universe? I'd probably end up as a normal person who has to live in fear of the meta humans around him. Harry Potter? Probably end up as a Muggle. Star Wars? Probably end up on a crappy planet like Tatooine: lawless, harsh environment, heck, I may not even end up as a human!
I eventually decided on the Pokemon universe. Nearly everyone is a trainer that gets to travel the world, catch super-cool monsters, and battle with them!
Equestria wouldn't be too bad either. After all, I would have a 2/3 chance of having access to either flight or magic, and either one is a huge plus. Plus, it's a very peaceful setting, with the worst things tending to happen only in Ponyville (Parasprite swarm, Ursa Minor, Dragon, etc.).
9) Think hard, folks, what is the single most extreme thing you'd do for a million dollars?
[link] Probably something like this. I could always just buy a new car with the money!
10) Star Wars 3D. Thoughts on it. Go.
Not worth my time or my money. Plus I already have the entire trilogy on DVD.
Now for the questions by Mr.
1) Do you enjoy dark and scary pictures/comics/stories/poems?
I don't really seek them out, but once in a while I can find something very interesting, like the Chaos Trilogy by DarkMarxSoul and the comics written by (Grim Tales From Down Below, Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi, and Sugar Bits. All of which are featured on Snafu Comics)
2) Who is your favorite fictional hero and why? How about fictional villain?
For fictional hero, Batman. See my above response to Eclipse's second question.
Now for my favorite villain... Gah where do I begin? I could make a whole bunch of categories for villains: Most Powerful, Most Successful, Best Evil Plot, Most Badass, Most Lovable... wait, what? Anyway, you get my point, it's hard to pick JUST ONE.
Alright here it goes... SMITHY from Super Mario RPG
Awesome appearance? Check. Mostly for the epic beard.
Awesome powers? Check. Traveling through dimensions via a giant sword, creating living weapons from nothing but metal, access to powerful magic, and the ability to shape his head into a variety of different forms, including a TANK.
Awesome battle theme? Check [link] AND Check [link]
Contains several references to Terminator? Check. His final form's head resembles that of the T-800, with red eyes, silver skull, and prominent teeth; Said head is also made of liquid metal that can take different shapes, like the T-1000; And finally, he wanted to create a world filled with weapons, which in this case are his soldiers. He wanted a world ruled by machines...
There's a REASON I made this guy my deviant icon!
3) Be honest here: as an artist, have you ever considered drawing/writing erotic or sexually explicit pictures/comics/stories/poems?
Actually yes. Luckily I abandoned the idea before I drew something I would regret...
4) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is all the rage now. Are you a fan? A hater? Or are you indifferent?
Fan! Friends on dA and in real life talked me into watching the first episode, and I've been watching each one since. Plus, my gallery is full of things I submitted for an Artist Training Grounds event for Equestria Daily. Too bad I still can't draw to save my life : /
5) Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) are pretty popular. Do you play any? Which ones? Have you ever paid for the special features?
I used to play World of Warcraft back in seventh grade. Since then, I've tried many different ones: Runescape, Aion, Requiem, Gates of Andaron, and most recently, DC Universe Online. Nowadays, I don't bother with any that require a subscription, and I've never really bought special features on the games that were free... because the fact that they were free was usually the only advantage they had over pay-to-play games.
6) Books and films are the most prevalent forms of entertainment. Which do you prefer? Why?
Too difficult! I like reading (fan fiction or otherwise) just as much as like watching a good movie. If I had to choose between a movie and a book that told the same story, I could either choose the book and miss out on seeing the creative work of others that would be present in the movie's soundtrack, acting, and sets; or I could choose the movie and miss out on a chance to imagine those things for myself.
7) In school, do you prefer theory work or hands-on work? Why? (Example: Do you prefer to read about experiments, or perform them yourself?)
Hands-on work. How could I claim to know anything about said experiments if I never performed one myself?
8) What do you think of these kinds of memes in general? Why do you think that?
I would be fine to do these once in a while. They take a lot of time, sure, but I really like being able to share my thoughts / nerd out.
9) Generally, people draw or write. Have you artists ever tried to write a story? Have you writers ever tried your hand at visual art? How did that go?
Can't say I've done any creative writing outside of school. One of these days, though...
10) I'm sure most people out there have fantasized about having superpowers. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be and why?
The question I was excited for! My power would be the abilities of Multiple Man from the X-Men universe. His main power is being able to duplicate himself, but he apparently thought of some interesting applications for this power in the comics. For example, he can duplicate everything on his person, and absorb clones to retain their knowledge, skills, memories, and as a way to heal.
The best part? If I had this power in real life, then I could:
Play games on every console I own for a day
Work a full time shift
Go out to see friends
Go to college courses
Finish homework for the week
and read every book I started but haven't finished
All in the same day
Then in a fight I could just Zerg Rush people, or if things started looking bad, order all the clones to scatter. I doubt anyone could find the real me in a mess of 20-50 clones running in all different directions.
You see, the best thing about being me...is that there's so many of me!