Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

Interview meme, supplemental.

ang_grrr interviewed me, and when she saw my commentary on one of her questions, she provided a supplemental one:

> > And here's me foolishly believing that these questions were about me.
> Ah, it WAS a question about you, but infinite in it's subtlety.
> I'll put another question in.

4b. You can have a sense of humour and comedy in your life, or you can have a well developed imagination and a surfeit of fantasy. One negates the other. Which would you choose?

This is an astonishingly difficult question, and one which I'd like to unask. The difficulty, it seems to me, is that much of my appreciation of comedy relies on fantasy, and much of my appreciation of fantasy relies on comedy. With only one of these, or only the other, where does Red Dwarf fit in? Or Hitchhiker's Guide? Or the works of Andrew Davies or Terry Pratchett or Spike Milligan or Monty Python or Tom Sharpe or ...
What I think I'm trying to say is that the premise of your question makes no sense to me. I don't think -- I've never thought -- of comedy or fantasy as different kinds of thing, there's too much of an overlap and to excise one would destroy the other.

Ang, if you can find a fantasy-free example of the sort of comedy I like, or a comedy-free example of the sort of fantasy I like, then I'll revisit this question. But as it stands, I can't make sense of your question -- I'd find myself contradicting its premise by saying "To lose one negates the other", which leaves me a choice between losing both or losing both, which is no choice at all.

Quoting the traditional rules:
If you want me to interview you, post a comment that simply says, "Interview me." I'll respond with questions for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer.

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