Proust Questionnaire

What is your main personality trait?

What quality do you appreciate most in a man?
Creativity and an irreverent sense of humor

What quality do you appreciate most in a woman?
An irreverent sense of humor and a good appetite

What is your favorite virtue?

What is your main shortcoming?
Still impatience which devolves into a really short temper, snappishness. I know it’s covered with muscles, but I can’t stop my face from doing stuff.

What is your favorite activity?
Cooking and answering questionnaires like this one

What is your dream for happiness?
I want to run a Cat Cafe.

What would your greatest misfortune be?
Not running a Cat Cafe.

Who would you have wished to be?
This is pretty cool as it is: I get paid to read a lot and tell people about what I read.

Where would you like to live?
In a place where no one would have to clean up after me. Favorite places so far were Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Austin, TX.

What is your favorite flower?

What is your favorite bird?
Penguins! They’re still considered birds. I had to google it to confirm though.

Who are your favorite writers of prose?
Kerouac, Raymond Carver, Joan Didion, Dave Eggers, Richard Ford, George Saunders, Julian Barnes, Hanif Kureishi, and more recently Junot Diaz, William Vollmann, and Teju Cole.

Who are your favorite poets?
Allen Ginsberg, John Darnielle and Stephen Merritt, Mike Mills

Who are your male heroes in literature?
Still every iteration of Kerouac.

Who are your female heroes in literature?
Cindy Sherman and Miranda July

Who are your favorite composers?
Jeff Mangum and Robert Pollard

Who are your favorite painters?
Gabriel Orozco, James Rosenquist, Margaret Kilgallen, Eine, Lichtenstein, and Robert Longo; Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, and Daniel Clowes; Chto Delat; Li Ran, Jun Yang, and Isabell Lorey;

Who are your male heroes in history?
Marcel Duchamp and Augusto Boal

Who are your female heroes in history?
Coco Chanel and Hedy Lamarr

What are your favorite names?
Sandwich and Florentine

What do you hate above all else?
Passive aggressiveness

Which historical figures do you despise the most?
The ones who formed dynasties and the ones who are responsible for propagating really bad taste.

Which military feat do you admire the most?


Which reform do you hold in highest regard?
Clean Sao Paolo

Which natural talent would you have wished to have?
Tighter abs and greater patience

How would you like to die?
At home, in my sleep.

What is your present state of mind?
Procrastinating, which should explain why I’m answering this.

Which wrongs do you tolerate the best?
Raoul Vaneigem: “There are no wrongs, just mistakes to rectify.”

What is your motto?
There is always more.

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