2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will post the answers to the questions (and the questions themselves) on your blog or journal.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. And thus the endless cycle of the meme goes on and on and on and on ... .
phoenix_melody asked us the following:
1. Why do you guys share a livejournal account?
I feel like it's a simple and yet complicated reason that comes from being twins, or at least the kind of twins that we are. We do everything together, and we only have one computer... er, only one that's on all the time. But since we do all our work together with translating and stuff, we don't see much point in getting out the laptop. So we share the computer and we share a Live Journal account, because if I had my own account and Athena had her own account, one of us wouldn't have much to say anyway, since we do everything together. And stuff. I'm not entirely sure that all makes sense, but there it is.
2. What is your favorite ride at Disneyland?
Now, if I wanted to be an annoying little brat, I would say it was Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, because that's the only "ride" at Disneyland--everything, including that, is an "attraction." I'm not entirely sure why the Disneyland higher ups make sure the cast members can make that distinction, but I think it has something to do with not wanting to differentiate rides from shows or something. But anyway, that answer simply won't do, because even though it is a fun ride, we had a fear of it that was somehow connected to our fear of claymation. And probably also the fact that you go to hell in it.
There was a time we would have answered Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, hands down. It has fun effects and it shakes you up and doesn't drop you too much, and you're right there in the action with Indiana Jones himself! ...or an animatronic copy of him anyway. But we definitely like the rides that succeed in bringing you inside another world. But we like Space Mountain and It's a Small World... Let me explain about It's a Small World, because that one's a little controversial. When we were little, there were only a few rides we would go on (now I want to list them... the submarines, the teacups, Dumbo, Storybook Land, Casey Jr., the carousel, Autopia, and It's a Small World). We were terrified of everything else, including Snow White's Scary Adventure (note the word "scary" in the name). We didn't think dolls were creepy, and Mom loved It's a Small World, so it never really felt like we were at Disneyland until after we'd gone on it. And the music just made us happy. So we like it. But anyway, our "favorite" changes, depending on our mood.
And, because we like talking about ourselves, our favorite ride at California Adventure is a toss up between Soarin' Over California, which is like riding a glider thingie over various California landmarks, only with much less possibility of falling to your death (even without Disney's obsession with safety, they only take you high enough that you'd probably just break a bone at worst), and Grizzly River Run, which is a rapids ride around Grizzly Peak, the symbol of California Adventure that's supposed to look like a bear but everyone thinks it's a wolf because they don't realize that they're in California Adventure and that the grizzly bear is... like our state animal or something. And our favorite ride at Tokyo Disneyland is Pooh's Hunny Hunt, which you can probably find a description of in our "japan trip" tags, and our favorite ride at Tokyo Disneysea is Sindbad's Storybook Voyage! Woooo!
And our favorite attraction that beats out every one of them (except maybe Sindbad's Storybook Voyage and maybe, maybe the Little Mermaid show they have at DisneySea) is Fantasmic!. The end.
3. What is the most annoying question you get?
Contrary to what most might expect, the answer is not anything related to us being twins. We do get the "Are you twins?" question a lot, and we do answer it facetiously with, "We get that a lot," thus disarming the asker and making them think we may actually not be, but that's just one of our attempts at being witty.
As I said earlier, we like talking about ourselves, and we also like showing off that we know stuff, so there are actually not very many questions that annoy us at all, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. The only questions that really annoy us (as far as I can think of) are ones that touch on our insecurities, the number one of them being, "So what do you eat?" Sometimes we just answer it with, "Nothing." Lately, I've been noticing that I really don't mind talking about it as much as I used to, as I'm realizing that there's really no point in being insecure about weird eating habits, but the gut reaction is still to feel irked. Maybe someday we'll get over it.
4. What is your favorite dessert?
Athena answered this immediately with chocolate silk pie. Or chocolate satin pie, depending on where you get it. Chocolate
5. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be, why, and what would you talk about?
To narrow it down, we'll just assume that means anyone in the world who's alive in it now, although that doesn't narrow it down much. There are a ton of people we want to meet so we can be friends with them, more specifically Japanese voice actors and manga artists. The manga artists create and the voice actors give life to these worlds that we tend to spend a lot of time in (we translate manga for a living; it's allowed *grin*), and the characters in those worlds give us a lot of... helpful things like courage and comfort and laughter and stuff, and we feel like the closest thing to being a part of those worlds would be to be friends with the people who create them and bring them to life.
But if we had to pick one, I think maybe John Lasseter, so we can talk to him about a few things. First, we want in on the Disney-bringing-stuff-over-from-Japan action, mainly so we can somehow, someway be involved in creating Kingdom Hearts. And second, we want to discuss the possibility of maybe being consultants or something, so they don't end up with the serious world-building mistakes that show up in Tinker Bell.
And there you have it. Proof once again that we like to talk about ourselves.
Today I'm thankful for fun memes, thought-provoking questions from phoenix_melody, online hakama-making tutorials, Black Mages CDs, and getting to watch more Death Note last night.