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Oct. 22nd, 2018 @ 08:46 pm More interview meme
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• A meme:
→ Comment with “Come at me, bro”
→ I’ll respond by asking you five questions, so I can get to know you better.
→ Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
→ Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.
I was asked these questions by tabula_rasa. Sorry for not replying sooner!

Share a roleplay campaign you’ve done that would be worthy of a movie or novel adaptation.
The campaigns we had that are based on visual media (such as the Star Wars and Star Trek games) tend to be played very ‘visually’, with us describing scenes and cuts, so those would be easy to translate. And it’s fun to play as if you’re part of the media that the game emulates. But I don’t think those would add something to those franchises, because they’d fit in with what’s already there.
So I think I’ll go with our campaign of The Sprawl, a cyberpunk game with a setting inspired by William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy (of which the first book is the influential Neuromancer). We had a great group of players with a great group of characters, and an excellent GM that gave us enough room to play our characters the way we wanted and yet still challenged us with great missions and complications. A TV series based on that campaign would be super-cool, since the setting allows for moody visuals.
Sadly, the campaign is defunct and we’ll never get to play those characters again. But the sessions were broadcast live on Twitch, and those streams have been preserved as a playlist on YouTube, so you could use that as some sort of audiobook instead.

If you could visit any time past or future (and catching the communicable diseases of the day was no object), when would you visit and why?
Probably 100 years into the future. Imagine if someone from 1918 would visit today? Things are completely different (and, one could argue, much better) today, yet there would be still enough that is familiar to allow them to connect the dots. I am convinced that history trends towards a better life for everyone, and I’d like to see it farther out yet still close enough that I can understand it.

What is the most unexpectedly useful course you have ever taken?
The bookbinding and cartonnage courses I did. It started out as a hobby (and it still is), but we have been repairing books and making a little bit of spending money off our skills too.

What is a place you have been that you would recommend people travel to at some point?
Tokyo, because it has everything. It is super-urban (standing on the 51st floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office and seeing the city stretch out in all directions as far as the eye can see is quite the thing), so it has all the usual urban stuff. But it also has some really great parks and grand vistas over the bay.
Basically, it has something for everybody!

Recommend me a recipe you enjoy! (Preferably gluten-free :P).
I have to admit that I don’t really cook a lot from recipes. And most of the things I cook, I use a ready-made spice mix, because creating a curry paste from raw ingredients is not my style. So I don’t really have a ‘secret recipe’ to share with you.
One of the ‘tricks’ that I do is to dice some sweet potatoes and chuck those in the air-fryer for about 25 minutes. We use that instead of rice to go with our (indian) curry, and it’s glorious!

Thanks for your questions!

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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From:changeling72
Date:October 23rd, 2018 06:33 am (UTC)
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We have an air fryer as well. A very useful tool!
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From:fub
Date:October 26th, 2018 09:13 am (UTC)
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We used to have a Tefal Actifry, which has a rotary arm to stir. Parts of it have been replaced, but it has now completely broken down, so we got a 'traditional' air fryer. The results are pretty much the same, but having to manually shake feels like a huge step back. But our current machine is only a third of the price of the cheapest Actifry, so there's that...
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From:changeling72
Date:October 29th, 2018 07:38 am (UTC)
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First world problems! It rather makes me wonder how people managed years before all this tech?
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From:fub
Date:October 30th, 2018 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Probably just fry stuff up in butter. It's what my grandmother did.
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From:changeling72
Date:October 31st, 2018 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Or stand over the fryer.
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From:borchmadsen
Date:October 23rd, 2018 12:06 pm (UTC)
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I'd be too scared to travel a 100 years in to the future O.O I'm afraid of what I'd see...
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From:fub
Date:October 26th, 2018 10:06 am (UTC)
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It could be very bad, but it could also be very good! And I'm estimating that the chance of it being good are higher.
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From:ashmedai
Date:October 23rd, 2018 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Potatoes or sweet potatoes out of the air fryer are the bomb! They taste so indulgent and they're not even.
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From:fub
Date:October 26th, 2018 10:06 am (UTC)
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Sweet potatoes even more so, because they're less rich in starch!
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From:ashmedai
Date:October 26th, 2018 12:26 pm (UTC)
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I agree! :)
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From:strider7901
Date:October 23rd, 2018 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Ok. I see these everywhere come at me bro!! Haha

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From:fub
Date:October 31st, 2018 08:21 pm (UTC)
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It took me a while to come up with five questions, but here they are:

1. What is the most important skill you'd want to impart on your students?
2. How does a geologist end up teaching biology anyway? Wouldn't you want to teach geography or something else?
3. You were going to move away from where you lived, and then you didn't. If jobs and money were not an issue, where would you want to live? Why?
4. What's your favourite alcoholic drink? And non-alcoholic?
5. What is your most successful recipe?
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