Tags: writer's block


Writer's Block: Good morning, star shine

On spaceflights, astronauts are awakened by songs of their choosing. What song would you pick?

How many people said Space Oddity by David Bowie? I was thinking that I'd choose that but then I remembered that the lyrics go, "Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong!" I don't think that I'd want to hear that. Maybe Sexy Boy by Air? For some reason that feels very "waking up in space" to me.

Writer's Block: Robotic

Who (or what) is your favorite fictional robot?

Hands down it's Marvin, the Paranoid Android from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And he only got better when they remade the movie a few years ago and Alan Rickman did his voice.

I never answer these, but the last two days' ones have been easy for me to answer.

Writer's Block: Listening In

Even if you're not actively eavesdropping, you can hear some interesting things. What's the best conversation you've ever overheard?

The best conversation that I've ever overheard was a conversation that I couldn't even hear. On the subway one afternoon I watched as the people across from me had an animated conversation in American Sign Language. It was the most interesting and engaging thing that I've seen in a very long time.