I accidentally demolished my TMI Tuesday question. So with some help, I got it back, and I’mma post it like this now. In bold are the questions.
What is your favorite fandom?
The Doctor Who fandom, no question. It has fewer scary people than some of my other fandoms (yes, I’m looking at you, Star Trek), tends to be one of the more imaginative, and perfectly exemplifies how I love to think about my geekiness creators: hating them in the best way possible.
What color are your toenails?
They are currently toenail-color. At some point I do intend to get them painted, because it’s not something that’s often done with guys, and I think I’d get some fun reactions. Best done in the summer though, when I can wear sandals and get reactions from loads of strangers.
If you could choose the strangest way to die how would it be and why?
In a clown suit with a rubber chicken. My obituary photos (not run in the paper, obviously, since they don’t) would be epic.
What are your religious beliefs?
I am, as Douglas Adams put it, a devout atheist. However, I can liken one particular set of my values to a religion in terms of my devotion to it and how it guides my actions. Probability. Now, I don’t calculate probabilities of everything, but I do tend to do approximate cost-benefit analyses in my head when I have a decision to make. These take social consequences into account, and I tend to go with my gut instinct on a given probability, because I’m fairly good at assessing them in terms of my own life. So I play the odds on my life.
How much force would it take to pry you away from a boulder?
I suppose that would rather depend on how big the boulder, what shape it was, and how good a grip I had on it. Also my determination to stay on it, which at first thought, with any given nondescript boulder, wouldn’t really be all that high. I like perches, it’s true, but in terms of required force to remove me, from a perch it would really be just shoving me and letting gravity do the rest of the ‘heavy lifting.’ Unless it had fossils in it. Then you’d have to break my hands, probably. I want them fossils!
What is the point of math?
Math as a field contains all points in a given n-dimensional space, so I guess the best answer to that is that there isn’t a point that there isn’t to math. Take that, philosophers! (All joking aside, though, physics has shown us that math can be used to essentially define the universe. The only thing that prevents us from being able to make good predictions about…anything, really, is being able to know and understand all of the variables. Since that isn’t possible in practical terms (at least not yet), the better equations we have, the better predictions and analyses we can do. Math holds the secrets to understanding and defining everything.)
And my mom’s question: What’s David Tennant’s favorite color?
Well, I said I wouldn’t answer your mom’s question, except I’m sure she’s a lovely lady, so I certainly wouldn’t want to be rude. Google tells me that it’s blue and red, but I think that’s a boring answer, so I’m going to go with Georgia Moffett, ifyaknowwhatImean.