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Anniversary meme - -Quatre's Journal-
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Anniversary meme
I was looking through my previous posts and realized we're about two weeks passed the two year anniversary of when we started these journals. With that in mind, I see that it's also been a little over a year since we posted our "Ask Us Anything" meme. I thought it'd be interesting to turn the quiz into a yearly anniversary-related post. It gives everyone the opportunity to ask us things they might not otherwise, and a chance for those who've newly friended us or who choose to lurk to come out and join us for a bit without having to commit themselves to a more serious post. Or one of the weirder ones that crop up occassionally. Those tend to intimidate even me. *grimace*

That being the case:

Ask me a question - anything about me or my life - and I will give you an honest answer. I'm going to change this year's quiz a bit and allow any sort of question, though if it's completely tasteless and asked only for the shock factor rather than a genuine enquiry, I reserve the right to not answer.

Have patience with me as far as answers go, please. My schedule is somewhat hectic right now.

Edit - I'm going to bring this a bit closer to home for us and make it clear that I mean anyone can ask, and that includes, Trowa, Wufei and the others.

Current Music: Lisa Gerrard - Violina

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caffeinic From: caffeinic Date: February 22nd, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
*rubs hands together gleefully* ...I mean.

First off, I haven't talked to you in a long time! How are you? *hugs*

And now for my question, which for once, isn't goofy.

Quatre, when the war ended, did you ever see yourself where you are now?

billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
First off, I haven't talked to you in a long time! How are you? *hugs*

Aside from having caught the seasonal office plague, I'm fine. Are you certain you want to be hugging me now? *raises eyebrow*

Quatre, when the war ended, did you ever see yourself where you are now?

I saw myself at WEI, and I had hopes of a relationship with Trowa, but I didn't anticipate becoming so disillusioned with my work so quickly. I had a vague idea that I wanted to disband the corporate structure and distribute things amongst my family, but it was from a naive 'it's the right thing to do!' point of view rather than my current, 'it needs to be done before I burn myself out completely and destroy my relationship with Trowa' viewpoint. I certainly didn't see myself having to rebuild a friendship with my closest friend due to a failed relationship.
phbtonyou From: phbtonyou Date: February 22nd, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Were you a pacifist all your life, or did your views change at some point in time?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never considered myself a pacifist, even now. I will do everything in my power to avoid war and killing, but I do realize there is a time and a place for everything. I've fought and killed in the past for my beliefs, and if all other routes fail, I will do so again.
shanaqui From: shanaqui Date: February 22nd, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're quite happy with your life right now, it's obvious.

Do you believe you could have found the same kind of happiness without joining in the war?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was not a pleasant child growing up; I was angry, disrespectful and demanding, and I can't see that sort of attitude bringing me any kind of happiness. Joining with the Maganacs and entering the war was certainly a pivotal moment in my personal growth, as well as a much needed slap in the face - literally. It's possible I could have found happiness, who knows what might have been, but I certainly wasn't inviting it upon myself with the route I was taking pre-war.
aetas_lupus From: aetas_lupus Date: February 22nd, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looking back on my own life over the past few years, it amazes me where I am relationship wise; if someone had told me where i'd be now, i'd laugh in their face or some other dersive action. My question is this: If someone had told you the same thing, would you have done the same?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think so. I'm where I hoped to be, for the most part, in regards to my relationship with Trowa. I'd have never guessed my friendship with Wufei would go through so many changes, but I've seen so many odd things happen to myself and my friends that my mindset is one of 'anything's possible'. So while I'd have been quietly disbelieving, I don't think I'd have been derisive.
ginalin From: ginalin Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think you're romantic?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes, but more often than not, I'm pretty inept when it comes to the 'actions speak louder than words' part of romanticism. I'm usually so caught up in life in general that I don't think to do romantic things. Trowa's very romantic and every time he does something special it makes me realize just how oblivious to the whole ideal I am. In short - I suck.
kaigou From: kaigou Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
a chance for those who've newly friended us or who choose to lurk to come out and join us for a bit without having to commit themselves to a more serious post. Or one of the weirder ones that crop up occassionally

Excuse me while I crop.

*cracks knuckles*

What's your earliest memory?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
My maternal grandfather attempting to put together this cheap, plastic child's desk/chair combo. If my memory is correct, it didn't go well for him. I learned a number of new words that day. *amused*
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 22nd, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me, Quatre, does that little old wound of yours still flare up and ache every so often?

-Dorothy
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
*quietly and evenly* If I haven't gotten enough regular exercise or the weather is miserable, or if I'm very cold it aches, yes.
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cailamaia From: cailamaia Date: February 22nd, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or one of the weirder ones that crop up occassionally.

*grins* Weird? I shall do my best not to be... although that takes all the fun out of things. Hmm... Alright. I know. If I can't be weird, I'll be deep and eccentric. *nodnod*



If you had the choice, would you rather live in a world of light or a world of darkness?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Light. I'm very comfortable in the dark, but I enjoy observing the world around me, and it's hard to do that in darkness.
lavenderfrost From: lavenderfrost Date: February 22nd, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* How are the girls? *grins and looks for Raja & Shih*

How sad is it that this is the only question I can think of at the moment?? ^^;; *blames pain medicine*
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* How are the girls? *grins and looks for Raja & Shih*

Fat and lazy. :-p

How sad is it that this is the only question I can think of at the moment?? ^^;; *blames pain medicine*

That's ok. I completely misread Lu's question for Trowa, and I'm blaming it entirely on the cough medication.
bluejeans07 From: bluejeans07 Date: February 22nd, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hug* Quatreeee, it's raining biblical proportions here, make the rain stop please ;_;

Mmm, here is my question: Who is the strongest person you know?

I think I'll post this meme in my journal too!! ^O^
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hug* Quatreeee, it's raining biblical proportions here, make the rain stop please ;_;

*hugs* If I had the power to do that, I'd not be here at WEI right now. Sorry.

Who is the strongest person you know?

Relena. She had her entire identity, her image of who she was, turned inside out as a teenager, she fought for what she believes in, won, and continues the battle today in the political arena. I don't know how she manages.
solrosa From: solrosa Date: February 22nd, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hm, what to ask, I haven't talked to you much, so I blame that on my lack of creativity for question asking . . .that and my um "obscense amount of shyness". *mock glares at Char*

Obviously you're job is very demanding and you don't have a lot of spare time, but is if you did have more time to yourself, is there any one thing that you wish you could do with that time, or something that you wish you did more of?
lavenderfrost From: lavenderfrost Date: February 22nd, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
"obscense amount of shyness"

...obscense?

Did I make up a new word or something?? XD
ravensilver From: ravensilver Date: February 22nd, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
::waves from behind her first cup of tea in the morning::

What would you consider to be the most pivotal moment in your life, and would you change the decisions you made at that moment, if for some reason you could turn back time and go *back* to that moment?

::crawls off to turn herself into a semblance of a human being::
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Taking that bullet for Rashid. So many things have come about from that one simple act that when I sit down and think about it, it makes my head spin. I would not change it, no, it's in large part why I am the man I am.
silent_trtmnt03 From: silent_trtmnt03 Date: February 23rd, 2005 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
What aren't you telling me in regards to your conversation with Duo?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* You saw everything that went on between Duo and I. There is no more. Quit being so suspicious!
driley1 From: driley1 Date: February 23rd, 2005 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I know with your hectic schedule you probably don't get oodles of time to spend watching TV... but if you can... tell me what's the one show that you love, but don't want anyone else to know you watch.
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely do not watch A-Team and Dukes of Hazzard reruns late at night.
ladyshadowphyre From: ladyshadowphyre Date: February 23rd, 2005 12:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Because this is something I ask all of my friends at some point....

1) If you could have any psionic ability, which would you choose?

2) Given that choice, would you really want the ability in the first place?

~is pointedly ignoring any irony in asking you this~

-Lady Shadowphyre
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, I don't think I'd choose any. My empathy is more than enough for me, particularly since I haven't actually spent much time exploring the gift. Another would be wasted on me.
darthanne From: darthanne Date: February 23rd, 2005 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever thought about having kids? I know it's not for everyone but I'm curious. And, in asking this, I'm referring to adoption. *Grins* I already know Trowa's thoughts on the dreaded mpreg idea ;)
babspace From: babspace Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)
And if you would consider adoption, would you also consider adopting my two? Please?

Seriously, given recent events, I'd like to know if you consider yourself a fun loving, fly by the seat of your pants person, or more the practical individual?
yunami From: yunami Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Not the most original, but I'm running low on creativity at the moment:

If you were stranded on a desert island for an undefined period of time, what three people would you want with you and why?

*Grin* What's your favorite kind of flower? For future reference. ^_~
cailamaia From: cailamaia Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
*Grin* What's your favorite kind of flower? For future reference. ^_~

*snickers* Only you...
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
When are you going to make an honest man out of my brother, hm?

*grins and winks*

-- Cathy
shin_yuy From: shin_yuy Date: February 23rd, 2005 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that may take a while...
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bloodywingz From: bloodywingz Date: February 23rd, 2005 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
What's this about Dorothy and Cathy? People scared of LJ for some reason?

Anyways, here's my question:

Do you ever sing in the shower? If so, what do you usually sing?
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 23rd, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whatever gives you the impression that I'm scared? Relena keeps me well informed of most goings on. I simply drop by occasionally to see what my old friends are up to in their own words. I hardly think that warrants needing a journal of my own.

-Dorothy
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sleepydragon_26 From: sleepydragon_26 Date: February 23rd, 2005 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I kinda feel that we are all bombarding you with questions right now, but i'm curious.
When you decided that you could handle a relationship, were you scared?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
When you decided that you could handle a relationship, were you scared?

Yes, and I'm still scared. The fear never quite goes away, it just fades somewhat and you become more accustomed to it.
shin_yuy From: shin_yuy Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*contemplates putting this in her own journal* Hope you get past the plegue soon Quatre...it is teh suck!

OUt of everything you have done in your life what are two things or acomplishments you are proud of?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, it certainly does suck.

I'm proud that I kept to my beliefs during the war. We were tested so often, looking back on it I'm amazed I didn't crack under the pressure. I'm also proud I've been able to give so much back to the communities we had a hand in destroying during the war. I'm not certain I could live with myself if that opportunity weren't there.
nineofswords From: nineofswords Date: February 23rd, 2005 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Quatre, tell me your worst nervous habit. For example, Tristan fiddles with his sleeve buttons when he's nervous, and Cathy taps her teeth with a fingernail. What's yours?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I pick at the hems of my clothing. If there's a loose thread and I'm having a fit of nerves, the thread doesn't stand a chance.
From: iria_winner_md Date: February 23rd, 2005 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Of the photos of you and I together, which is your favorite?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: February 23rd, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a picture of you, father and I when I was a toddler. He's laughing and picking me up, and you're absolutely furious and look as if you wish your glare could fry me on the spot. I haven't the faintest idea what I did to you, but the expression on your face makes me laugh.
alena_yuy From: alena_yuy Date: March 2nd, 2005 10:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you ever wish you had at least one brother?
billion_dlr_boy From: billion_dlr_boy Date: March 2nd, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do have brothers, four of them, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
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