Nope, no bio this time. Tia wants to remain elusive and mysterious, it is one of the reasons why I like her so much!
1.) What magical ability would you like to have and why?
The ability to fly, because it would be so cool. Without any cumbersome wings. It would have to be a psionic ability. Does that count as magical?2.) What would you do if you had a time machine?
I wouldn't be able to resist a glimpse into the future to see how my daughter is doing and prepare accordingly. Once my worries were taken care of, I'd be off to the past to study ancient Mediterranean cultures up-close and personal. But first, I'd have to learn some Latin and some Greek. The ancient dialects.
(I loved John's answer about going to the dark ages and getting "all Connecticut Yankee on them.")3.) You are an archeologist and you discover something that no one has ever seen before. What do you think would be the coolest thing you could possibly discover and why?
I think the Rosetta Stone was just about one of the most exciting discoveries ever. It is an Egyptian stone that had the same passage engraved on it hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek. At the time it was found, the Egyptian hieroglyphics were a lost language. Because of the passage in Greek, linguists were at last able to decipher the hieroglyphics.4.) If aliens landed in your backyard, what is the first thing you would ask them?
I'd love to be involved in a discovery like that.
"How the heck did you get here?"5.) Who (or what) is your favorite cartoon character and why?
Seriously. The speed of light seems to be a celestial speed limit, and any efforts to "warp" space would involve improbable spacecraft. If there is intelligent life out there, we seem to be effectively quarantined from each other. They would have to send some sort of sleeper ship our way, and it would take decades to get here, if not hundreds of years.
Yeah, I'm a hard science fiction kind of girl, but I do enjoy space romps.
Bugs Bunny. He was good at everything, including singing opera and playing piano. Who wouldn't want to be multi-talented?6.) If you could have lunch with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Mark Twain. I love all his books, so he'd have to be fascinating to listen to. I'd pick up some writing tips from him and then just let him talk.7.) If you could be reincarnated as an animal (real or imaginary), what would you be and why?
I'm kinda happy being a human. But being a bird of prey wouldn't be so bad.8.) You are stranded on a desert island, and only one thing washed up on shore with you what (or who) would you want that to be?
A knife. Sure, I'd like to bring some other things, but without a knife, I wouldn't be able to survive. Once I'd built my hut and got to the point where I'm surviving, I'd probably start missing some other things. Without any way to write, my memory would probably improve because it's been observed that people from illiterate cultures have fantastic memories. Once my memory skills are honed, I'd work on a memoir of my survival adventures. I'd call it The Real Survivor.9.) Alot of ancient cultures, like the Greeks and Romans, had a god for just about everything. What type of god could you envision yourself as and why?
Hopefully, at some point, I'd be rescued. In that happy circumstance, I'd type out my memoir and add it to the stack of things I'm trying to get published.
I wouldn't want to be a god, but I wouldn't mind being an elf. The Tolkien kind. Ageless but immortal, tall, slender without even trying, cool breezes constantly blowing through my hair, the appearance of walking in slow motion all the time while moving quickly, mystical magical powers, a language that sounds like silk rubbing together, a wicked-cool bow.10.) If you could be a character in a fantasy or science fiction novel, what type would you be? (Wizard, assassin, warrior, spaceship captain, princess, etc...) and why?
Plus, I'd be able to leave all the tough stuff to the humans and the hobbits. I'd just waft from place to place, strumming my lyre, dispensing wisdom and looking good.
I really don't want to kill anyone, so I'd be a tournament knight. Why? All the cool armor. Plus, only nobles could be knights, so I'd be part of a privileged upper class.
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