When I found Stacey E. Bryan’s blog Laughter Over Tears I was enthused. What a refreshing spirit, what an unobtrusive intellect. I was smitten by her movie reviews and almost everything else I could find in her blog. Oh, and also she made one of those self-made interviews, like we know them from Strawberry Singh’s meme challenges. And even though this particular “Would You Rather …” was kinda bespoke for Stacey, I thought why not trying it out for myself. You know, Orca’s a recycler of other people’s ideas because why not?
So here’s my personal Would You Rather … with Orca Flotta:
Chips, chocolate or cheese?
Cheese. That was easy. 😉
Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?
None of those silly and purely fictional bishies.
Wine, beer or vodka?
I don’t consume alcohol, it’s not part of my diet. But if you force me then I’d have a beer, please.
Camping or spa vacation?
Camping! I can do spa when I’m 90 y/o or so.
Water or mountains?
Water! Preferably ocean water. I love the salty air and beaches. Mountains serve no other purpose than blocking my view. They are in the way and must be flattened!
Zombies or vampires?
Zombies any time. Easy to kill, slow, not good strategists or tacticians. But they make us question ourselves, our humanity. And according to American cinema and TV we suck as a civilisation. Anyway, still better than dealing with those emo vampies.
Dogs or cats?
Cats. They are independent and give a fuk about you. Dogs have personalities, are complicated and whiney and need too much care.
Coke or Pepsi?
Coffee or tea?
I have a green tea please.
Dine out or take away?
High heels, sneakers or flip flops?
I dress for the occasion. So 99% flip flops.
Physical Book or ebook?
ebook. It’s soooo fukn practical. And I can put a whole library in a fanny pack without weighing me down.
Paperback or Hardcover?
Do I look like I care?
Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?
Haven’t seen Mad Men yet, Downton Abbey was too soapie, so Breaking Bad it is. I loved the glacieral pace and the pretty much linear story telling that lead to the inevitable ending. Was like watching a trainwreck in slow motion.
Drama or comedy?
Every good comedy has drama in it. It needs a very sincere, often sad, background to make a comedy of.
Twilight or Hunger Games?
Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?
Neither nor. I’m too old for that shit.
Facebook or Twit(t)er?
I have a blog, don’t I? With a – sometimes – lively comment section. That’s enough social interaction, thank you very much.
Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?
Have a rough idea, don’t overthink it but start to write. Paper is patient, so are word processors. When we write it’s not like written in stone. I rather throw away the labour of days and weeks than never have tried it, never tested a certain idea. Not very professional, I know. But then I’ve never claimed to be a professional writer, so I’m getting away with it.