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On Thu, 26 Feb 15 13:12:31 UTC Z answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
to be completely at the mercy of someone else
Where would you like to live?
on a private island in another dimension of the multiverse that no one can access except me
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
to be completely free and unfettered
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Power and Energy coupled with omniscience balanced with wisdom
Who are your favorite characters in history?
gods and goddesses of myth
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
no one
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
women who stand up for what they believe in, trample injustice, and claim superiority in a world of men
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
The quality you most admire in a man?
Loyalty, intelligence, and a sarcastic sense of humor
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, beauty, kindness
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Singing, writing poetry, painting, photography, learning
Who would you have liked to be?
Your most marked characteristic?
Intellect, blunt honesty, biting sarcasm, and talent
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty, understanding, and self-awareness
What is your principle defect?
existential crises
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
to be immortal and eternally powerless held captive inside a little box
What would you like to be?
the essence of me
What is your favorite color?
all colors, but especially those of fire, electric blue-green, black, white, charcoal grey, acid green, and hot orangey pink
What is your favorite flower?
dendrobium orchids, peonies, lilacs, and tulips
What is your favorite bird?
Phoenix, Hummingbird
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Juvenal, Mason Cooley, Ayn Rand, Shakespeare
Who are your favorite poets?
Dorothy Parker, Poe, Robert Frost, William Blake, William Cullen Bryant
Who are your heroes in real life?
no one
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Byzantine Empress Theodora
What are your favorite names?
those with substance and symbolic meaning
What is it you most dislike?
captivity, both for myself and others - no one has the right to deprive any other of their freedom unless they first revoke their right to it by violence
What historical figures do you most despise?
all who have had a hand in the commission of genocide, those who have used or condoned (in any way, including silence) rape as a weapon, and any who manipulate, pervert, and use religion to their own selfish ends
What event in military history do you most admire?
the 300 at the battle of Thermopylae
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
proficiency in all languages
How would you like to die?
What is your present state of mind?
paradoxically at peace and filled with inner torment
What is your motto?
Rush in where angels fear to tread.

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