An Evening With walkingcontradiction
I decided it was high time I interviewed someone. So here's walkingcontradiction, stripped and naked to The Cult (not in a literal sense, perverts, Snuffy you know what I mean!)
Walkingcontradiction and I talk education and inspiration in a first interview by Grae.
Grae: Okay, so, firstly this is the first time I've interviewed someone, so please excuse me if I mess it up a bit. Have you been interviewed before?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: and, i'll forgive you....[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: I have interviewed before, however.[/COLOR]
Grae: Okay so the first question I have to ask, this being The Cult and all, what first attracted you to Palahniuk?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: My best friend, Raj, turned me onto Mr. Palahniuk. I was in this stupid punk rock/rebel/dumb stage of my life, and thought i was all hard core. But i was into writing and whatnot, but i hated
reading. Anyways, he told me about Chuck, so I went out and bought Survivor. I read it in a week; more like four days actually. And i thought that was near impossible. (to read a novel that quickly) It was love at
first... read. And, ta-da, here I am. [/COLOR]
Grae: Not like other people who first saw the film and decided to go for the book then found out about his other work, I'm glad it wasn't that way for you.
Grae: So what other authors are you into reading (if any)?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Well, i'm gradually (spelling?) getting into some. J.T. Leroy, Douglas Coupland, and Hubert Selby Jr. I supose are some i'm getting into.[/COLOR]
Grae: I was looking at your profile and it says your birthdate is December the 4th 1987, that would make you still 17, and in your last year of high school, right?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: second to last year.[/COLOR]
Grae: Ah I see. So what do you plan to do after high school?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Well, i am going to apply to University of Michigan and University of Washington, and get my MBA. After the first 4 years you're suposed to go work for 2 years, come back, and get your masters. I have connections at the Nestle Corperation, and their world headcorters is stationed in Switzerland, so i'd hopefully get an internship there for 2 years, go back to school and finish up. And once i do finish up, go back and hopefully get a decent starting job. (at Nestle)... (to be continued...)[/COLOR]
Grae: ah I see, good plan.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Another option is getting my masters in English, i'd like to be a professor, or teach high school. Juniors/Seniors if high school. I love working with people, and speaking, and all that. Also English enthralls me, and i love writing, so things work out.
But what I'd really love love love to do is preform. I sing and write melodies and lyrics. I'm starting a project as we speak consisting of myself, accostic guitar, bass, drums, piano, and possibly trumpet and cello. I'm done with the whole "garage band" stuff and am wanting to get serious. I have to be in charge, can't share the responsibility because i want creative control. My music is for me, the other bands i was in were a waste of time, and i had to change alot of what i wanted to do as a song writer. But i want more than anything to have a musical career. I have several connections, so i never know. I'm giving it a shot and hoping for the best. [/COLOR]
Grae: well good luck to you in that. Hopefully in a few years we'll be listening to your creations, if not at least we know you'll be getting a good education.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: thank you i hope so as well.[/COLOR]
Grae: So changing subject here. apart from writing and music you're a part of the Amateur Film Makers group on The Cult, do you see film as a possible career one day or is it strictly a hobby?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: I would love it to be a career for myself. I've recently gotten into writing screen plays, filming, directing, and editing. I thought i'd want to be infront of the camera forever. I've been acting since i was quite young, involved in theatre and what not. But i really love being behind the scences. I'm currectly working on a short film called "How do You Book a Vacation From Youself?" Which i wrote and am directing. I think getting into this would be heaven as a profession. I've been looking into film schools and such. Could end up going that route.[/COLOR]
Grae: Seems you have a lot of options in life. Apart from film writing, and music what else do you enjoy doing?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: I've been dancing since i was 3. Did ballet for 9 years, then was forced to quit do to my father being a cheap bastard. ANd continued with Tap and Jazz. I love how i feel when i dance. I can be whoever i want.
I also enjoy photography. I'm just recently getting into it. I find people can capture things and make pain so beautiful, and beauty so painful. You can change meanings of things with photography. I adore it. Soon to probably become a huge hobby of mine once i get a part for my camera. haha. It's a '78 canon. [/COLOR]
Grae: I too recently started getting into photography, however I decided to go with the digital side of it all. It seems you're a very artistic person, where do you draw your inspirations from?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: I actually draw my inspirations from myself. My past. My prestant. Things i observe, things i feel. Things i know. Things i love, things i hate. Finding beauty in things is so amazing. I find most everything beautiful in one way or another. I find all people sexy. I have no specific influences or people/things who inspire. Its impulse. Its what i feel. I have a silly, stupid past that helps alot. But it's all in my head i supose. My expiriances, my growth, my learning.[/COLOR]
Grae: I couldn't imagine thinking liek that, not really. to me some things are just ugly and that's it.
Grae: Okay so moving back to Chucky P
Grae: What is your favourite book? and why?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Survivor, why...hmmm. I think one reason is because it being the first one i read. I fell in love with it. I loved it going backwards, or counting down, or what have you. I liked the flash backs to his farm days and showing the difference between it and our world. I loved all the little ways to get rid of stains. I just fucking laughed. It made me think (like most of his books) I love his satire. His vulgarity. I loved the crisis hotline, i think because i related. Sometimes i just want to tell people to fucking kill themselves, just to get the reaction. And hopefully that will put them into prospective. I just loved the story. It also "changed" me alot. That book opened me to a new world. My writing changed, thinking changed.... everything like that just kind of changed. For the better in my opinion. [/COLOR]
Grae: How profound.
Grae: Okay I'm going to ask a couple of quick questions, just to finish up and get some more information from you so we know who you are.
Grae: Your name?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: My name is Teal [/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: yes, like the color[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: yes its my real name[/COLOR]
Grae: You hail from?
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Michigan, USofA[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: but am currently living in Arizona[/COLOR]
Grae: Vital statistics?
Grae: Okay you don't have to answer that, that was just for snuffy.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: haha, okay[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: i dont get it....[/COLOR]
Grae: Alright, I had fun interviewing you, you gave some really good answers. It was a pleasure.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: Thank you[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: nice first interview[/COLOR]
Grae: Oh yes, and I almost forgot, do you have anything to say to the fellow cultists?
Grae: shout-outs or whatever.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: my final words....[/COLOR]
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: You are a virus with shoes.[/COLOR]
Grae: It seems Chuck's work has had an influence on you.
Grae: Anyways, nice talking to you.
[COLOR=DarkOrange]walkingcontradiction: and you[/COLOR]
[SIZE=1]Every word is an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.[/SIZE]