innterview with manipulated muse
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not a bad interview for a first try.
Atomos Uno: hey do u wanna do one of them cult interviews?Manipulated Muse: What exactly is that?
Atomos Uno: tis where one member of the cult plays 20 questions (give or take) with another member.. and then if its cool with both people, post it its a way for the forum to get to know us all better
Manipulated Muse: I guess so, do you want to interview me?
Manipulated Muse: Are they preset questions?
Atomos Uno: ive already been interviewed so the idea'd be i interview you. but u could interview me if u were so inclined
Atomos Uno: not really no
Manipulated Muse: Ok, because if I had to do the interviewing as well (to you) it might take me a littl while to come up with the questions.
Atomos Uno: wouldnt matter. i can go first if you want
Manipulated Muse: Sure
Atomos Uno: *gets comfortable
Atomos Uno: how would u discribe your personality?
Manipulated Muse: *hold on one question. Do you post the interview word for word?
Atomos Uno: well, yeah. for the most part unless we wonder too far, or say something that might violate the forum regulations
Manipulated Muse: Oh ok
Manipulated Muse: So do you want me to describe my personality in one word or more?
Atomos Uno: in as many words as u want
Manipulated Muse: Ok, I am rather eccentric. A bit odd. I have a lot of inner-rage I guess you could say. I am very open-minded but at the same time I am very opinionated. I guess you could just say I have quirky tendencies. I dont know how else to describe it...you would just have to get to know me to decide for yourself
Atomos Uno: quirky tendacies?
Manipulated Muse: My mood fluctuates. I am very sensitive to my surroundings.
Atomos Uno: ah
Atomos Uno: what brought you into the cult?
Manipulated Muse: I like to read. I am a nerd and I have nothing better to do! haha
Manipulated Muse: I dont know I was hoping to find people with similar interests to talk to.
Atomos Uno: were you before you joined? if not, are you now?
Manipulated Muse: was I what? a nerd?
Atomos Uno: oops damn..
Atomos Uno: were you a chuck fan
Manipulated Muse: Yes, before
Atomos Uno: what would you say is your favorite chuck book?
Manipulated Muse: Not sure, I havent read Stranger Than Fiction : True Stories, or Fugitives and Refugees : A Walk in Portland (which is odd seeing how I live in Salem) and untill I read them all I would rather not comment. I can say Diary so far is my least favorite though.
Atomos Uno: well, given what you have read, whats your favorite?
Manipulated Muse: Um...I dont know. Probably Choke or Fight Club...
Atomos Uno: who else (if anyone)do enjoy reading?
Manipulated Muse: To many to list...but I will name a few; Hunter S Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Irvine Welsh, Anthony Burgess, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, ext.
Manipulated Muse: I am trying to read more, for a long time I couldnt finish books. I had no concentration, so I am trying to get caught back up.
Atomos Uno: yeah.. i've been there a few times myself
Manipulated Muse: I think a lot of us have, but for different reasons.
Atomos Uno: do you write?
Manipulated Muse: Yeah, when I am in the right frame of mind.
Atomos Uno: what do you write?
Manipulated Muse: I am in the process of getting my thoughts down for a book, I write short stories but not lately. Most of that goes back-seat to my poetry though.
Atomos Uno: ah.. a fellow poet
Atomos Uno: what would you say are your influences?
Manipulated Muse: To my poetry? writing? or just me in general
Atomos Uno: hmmm. generally speaking
Manipulated Muse: I really dont know, I dont hold anyone in high enough regard to be considered my "idol". An idol is someone you look up to, and if I dont personally know someone then I cant learn from them. So the people I hold in higher regard as my influences nobody would know. They are my loved ones, my friends, and those that have a light burning bright inside them that I cant help but pay attention to.
Manipulated Muse: An idol is someone you model yourself off of. I just cant do that. But I do have a lot of favorite artists, bands, and authors that make me take a second look at my own perception of things.
Atomos Uno: do any of these writers, musicians included (as poets) effect your writing?
Manipulated Muse: To a degree. But most of the time I gravitate towards artists, poets, whatever that have a similar view on things. But I think most people do that.
Atomos Uno: so what you read doesnt effect your writing then?
Manipulated Muse: Like I said only to a certain extent.
Manipulated Muse: Everyone one interprets things differently. What might mean something to me, might mean shit to the next.
Depending on our own perception and things in our environment...
Atomos Uno: *nod*
Atomos Uno: i know your relatively new.. but who of the cult do you feel you relate to?
Manipulated Muse: I dont think I can make that judgment this early on.
Atomos Uno: has anyone made your friends list or ignore list yet?
Manipulated Muse: No, and I wouldnt ignore someone unless they really got under my skin and pissed me off.
Manipulated Muse: Or harassed me.
Manipulated Muse: But even that can be fun sometimes....
Manipulated Muse: Just to see how far people will go, how much of an ass they can make of themselves.
Atomos Uno: yeah like that jesus christ fellow?
Manipulated Muse: Huh? What does that have to do with him? (confused, bewildered and amused)
Atomos Uno: lol i was asking cuz he was kinda pretty much an ass last night
Atomos Uno: and i dont think i can say that
Manipulated Muse: Oh I dont remember must have not left much of an impression...
Atomos Uno: not really, hehe
Manipulated Muse: On what thread was it?
Atomos Uno: *shrug* i dont even remember
Manipulated Muse: Well ok then.
Atomos Uno: he said my new avatar looked like i should be in korn, and i about ignored him
Manipulated Muse: Oh well. Let him be ignorant, it cant bother you because you know it doesnt look like something from Korn
Manipulated Muse: Korn sucks
Atomos Uno: before we digress too far.. my last couple questions'
Manipulated Muse: Ok
Atomos Uno: is there any question you think i should have asked that, that i didnt?
Manipulated Muse: I am not sure. You could ask if I am an optimist or pessimist. The answer would be pessimist. Or ask anything else, I dont care. If you have something to ask, ask it. Most of the time it takes alot to offend me
Atomos Uno: my last question.. is there anything (one question) you'd ask me after this interview?
Manipulated Muse: Was it good for you? which seems so cliche, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind. Which is kinda sad. hahaaha
Atomos Uno: yeah. you gave some good answers.. deeper ones than i expected
Atomos Uno: was it good for you?
Manipulated Muse: Thanks!! ass. j/k
Atomos Uno: i didnt mean it as a bad thing... i just didnt know how seriously you'd take this
Atomos Uno: i appriciate you taking so much time with me
Manipulated Muse: deeper ones than expected am I so transparent...?haaha
Atomos Uno: dammit u know what i meant
Manipulated Muse: I know I am kidding.
Manipulated Muse: I am just messing with you.
Atomos Uno: i know
Manipulated Muse: And thank you
Manipulated Muse: For taking an interest in my boring life. j/k sorry I am in an odd mood tonight.
Atomos Uno: haha
Atomos Uno: i'll take that as "yeah it was good for me"
Atomos Uno: or maybe "i've had better"
Manipulated Muse: You do that!
Manipulated Muse: So nothing else you want to know?
Atomos Uno: that about does it
Manipulated Muse: okie
“...There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain. You ought to have some apprehension that the man you see before you was once even younger than you are now and arrived at his present wretchedness by imperceptible degrees.”