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06 June 2011 @ 04:04 pm
Another meme: Come at me, bro!  
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.

beyondthepen gave me:

1. What's the story behind your user name?

I'm afraid this isn't a very interesting story.  When we first got the internet in my house when I was 13, we didn't know that everyone could have their own email account.  So we just had the one for a few months until the light bulbs went off.  My dad came up with it - his middle name is Wayne, and as a kid one of his mom's nicknames for him had been Who-Who.  (I have no idea.)  So the account was waynewho.  I would distinguish emails sent from me after my signature with some description of how I felt.  So there'd be Happy!WayneWho, or Excited!WayneWho, or IDon'tWantToDoHomework!WayneWho.  One day I wrote KungFu!WayneWho.  And...I don't know, it stuck for some reason.  And when I made my first email account for myself, that's what I went with, and it's been my online user name for just about everything ever since.

2. What is your all-time favorite TV series?

I always want to knee-jerk this with The X-Files, which was the most important show of my childhood and adolescence bar none.  But, to be totally honest, it's been ten years at least since I've been super-fannish about the show, since I've done a lot of rewatching, etc.  I still love it, and it's still really important, but I can't really say it's my all-time favorite anymore.  I'll have to go with Battlestar Galactica.  A flawed show, yes, but when it was good it was better than anything else on TV.  And I'm also one of the few weirdos who loved how it ended.  I still pop in an episode on nights when I need to just love something.

3. What "awkward childhood/teenage" faze do you regret the most? Or, it not regret, laugh about the most?

In elementary school, I wasn't particularly popular but didn't know it.  In sixth grade, I realized that my friends were only my friends during softball practice or on the weekends, never at school; I became super self-conscious about it.  That isn't the faze I regret - it's the next two years of middle school, when I really changed who I was in an attempt to fit in more.  I lied about my test scores, blew off homework, talked about things I had no interest in - for those two years it was like I was playing a part when I went to school, playing some better, cooler version of myself.  Thankfully I never actually did anything dumb, and I got over it by the time I went to high school.

4. Would you rather live in a urban or rural setting? Why?

Definitely rural, though not so rural I don't have access to, like, stores and movie theaters.  I'd like to be a little more rural than I am now.  I just like open spaces, and not being crowded, and not having lights and noise at night; I like nature.  I spent four years living in LA and I hated it, and the lack of anything that grew on its own was one big reason why.

5. Name 3 things that are within arm's reach of you right now.

I'm at work, so this will be super-boring.  A packet of instant oatmeal, a Tron bookmark, and a tape dispenser.
enigmaticblues: scully hoo boyenigmaticblues on June 6th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
Come at me, bro!

Also, The X-Files was my first fandom, too! It really was a show that defined my adolescence and college years, and I loved it right up until the very end.
Shannon: xf umbrellaskungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
I must admit, I still have never watched the last season (though I did watch the series finale).

1. What was the first fanfic you wrote, and how has it stood the test of time?

2. What part of law school did you hate?

3. Best outfit ever.

4. What's the one place you want to see before you die?

5. What movie can you always rely on to make you feel better?
Holly: Laura ringside looking uphollywobbles on June 6th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
Hee, I like the story behind your SN. And I know a bunch of people whose first fandom was XF.

I realized that my friends were only my friends during softball practice or on the weekends, never at school;

That would be a very shaking discovery.

I'll play. :) I'm almost done with my Oregon recap, so I might wait a few days after that to answer, but have at!

ETA: My mom grew up in LA and hated it, for the same reasons. One of her first words was apparently "tees!" (trees), which surfaced when she visited her grandma in Virginia. Also, Today's Random Piece of Trivia: She's the exact same age as EJO and they both grew up in LA proper, although in different areas. The fangirl part of me gets all tingly over this.

Edited at 2011-06-06 10:10 pm (UTC)
Holly: Laura - approvalhollywobbles on June 7th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
K, obviously I was the only person not reading carefully.

Ahem, "come at me, bro!"
Shannon: bsg chief anders helokungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
1. What is your favorite period of art history? Or favorite artist? Or favorite work of art? (Or you can answer all three!)

2. What is your biggest pet peeve?

3. Favorite hot beverage? Cold beverage?

4. If you could have lunch with any one fictional character, who would it be, and what is the first thing you'd ask?

5. What's one thing that everyone else hates that you love, or vice versa?
Shannon: bsg dradiskungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
Hee hee don't talk about being tingly when you mention your mom and EJO in the same sentence.

a universal sigh: Ent - T'Pol - the earnaushika on June 6th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Haha, I like the story behind your name. Although I'm glad I know your name, cause mentally thinking your username was confusing me.

I want more questions, COME AT ME BRO!
Shannon: sttos spockkungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
LOLOL I really had to think before I started actually using this LJ last year if I just wanted to scrap it and start over, or do a name change or whatever, but it would be so weird to me to have a different user name at this point.

1. What's the one thing that can get you up when you'd rather sleep in?

2. What do you miss most about Maine?

3. Best snack ever?

4. You get to choose the way you die; how do you go?

5. You get to have a one-night stand with any fictional character - who is it?
Holly: Stock - Dear diaryhollywobbles on June 7th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ha, you'll have to let me know how she answers #1.
Icepixie: [Corner Gas] Panorama Brent Laceyicepixie on June 6th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Come at me, bro!

I'd always wondered about your username, but figured it was probably a reference to a movie I hadn't seen or something.

Definitely rural, though not so rural I don't have access to, like, stores and movie theaters.

That's exactly the way I want to live. My undergrad was in a town like that, and it was amazing.
Shannon: lotr silhouettekungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
1. What is your dream job?

2. Favorite breakfast food?

3. You're on a road trip, driving at night - what song do you roll down the windows and blare while singing along to?

4. Favorite flower?

5. Death is not an option - Londo or G'Kar?
ghanima sun: bsg - gaiusghanimasun on June 7th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Even though I totally didn't do the random question meme months ago when you gave me a prompt, I might actually do this one?

Come at me bro!

Also I have been mentally pronouncing your username COMPLETELY wrong. I never even saw the name "wayne" in it and was coming up with my own random versions of how to pronounce it.

And I'm with you on the BSG love ultimately. It's definitely in my top five or so favorite shows ever.
Shannon: bsg exodus baltar sixkungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Haha now you have to tell me how you were saying my name. (Although I do that too; one day it was like a lightning bolt - "Tic Tac Tardis!" I was reading it as Ticta C Tardis. Don't know why. No one's name is Ticta.)

1. What is your favorite time of day?

2. What's that one thing that still scares you even though you should be too old to be scared? (I'm talking like ghosts or whatever, not legit fears like spiders.)

3. What is your favorite movie(s)?

4. If you could go back to college and take just one class, what would it be?

5. The perfect meal?
ghanima sun: bsg - everyone loves a screwupghanimasun on June 8th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Well sometimes I would read it as kungfu way n-e who (as in any-who).

Other times I'd think it was kungfuway new who. Added the extra 'w' so it would make sense in my head. But clearly neither of them make any sense!
Martine: Fringe/Olivia closeupla_loony on June 7th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
Oh cool, I'm doing any interview meme anyway so I can simply include your questions =)


I really like the story behind your username, much better than mine!

How many season has BSG? I never came around it when it aired here and wanted to have a look since all my Stargate SciFi seems to be over. I need space battles!XD

That's tough with your friends in sixth grade! I'm not sure how I'd have handled it. But good that you got over the playing someone else thing, I might have never met you if you would've done it longer!

That's what I love about German cities, they are still green.
Shannon: fringe altliviakungfuwaynewho on June 7th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
1. What is the story behind your username? (:p)

2. What one place in the world do you want to visit before you go anywhere else?

3. What is your favorite dessert?

4. Best 'ship ever?

5. What is your favorite season and why?
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on June 9th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
1. How did you first come to watch Babylon 5?

2. What has been the most awesome moment in your life thus far?

3. Best candy and/or snack?

4. Biggest pet peeve?

5. You get only one book for the rest of your life - what is it?
Kit: dollhouse | priya paintingtictactardis on June 8th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)

Battlestar Galactica is awesome. I really need to give that a rewatch someday soon.

And lol. I can kinda see why kungfuwaynewho would stick! It rolls off the tongue.
Shannon: ib laughingkungfuwaynewho on June 9th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Why hello there Landa. I was just thinking the other day I needed to watch IB again.

1. Where do you see yourself in five years?

2. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

3. Favorite guilty pleasure movie? TV show?

4. Tell the story of the weirdest and/or scariest dream you can remember.

5. Who is your favorite villain?
vjs2259: doctor who_0o0vjs2259 on June 12th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I just checked back and realized the phone, once again, ate my reply. So if it is not too late, save me from obsessively reading all the posts on the Doctor Who finale and come at me, bro.

This whole 'check lj and post/comment only from my phone while at work in a pathetic attempt to conceal fannish activity' is being ruined by spotty connections.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on June 13th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
I cannot even contemplate using my phone to get on the internet. I tried it once with my PSP and almost had kittens, it was so frustrating.

1. What is one of your favorite movies that would surprise someone to find out?

2. What's a bad habit you don't actually care about trying to break?

3. What's the cutest thing either or both of your kids have done?

4. What's a book you've never been able to finish, and why?

5. Who's your favorite Doctor?