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Remember when I said I was pleased my interview wasn't set until the 27th, so I'd have plenty of time to prepare for it? Guess what I haven't done in the last two weeks or so? Most of the time I've been cheerfully ignoring the fact that I have to sell myself to a selection panel this coming Wednesday, and make sure my name comes near to the top of their list when they decide who to invite to the fourth round! Maybe it's about time I started to think about my motivation, work experience, and strong/weak points...and finish reading that dreadfully boring awfully interesting annual report, because as things stand, whenever I think about the questions they're bound to ask, I can't come up with a single good answer.

Maybe it's just that my brain has taken a holiday without telling me, because I'm also having difficulty answering the question as to which 10 fictional characters I'd do (if plied with sufficient booze and/or mind-altering drugs). My list, after much soul-searching, comes to six:

1) Mark Renton
2) Mr. Darcy
3) Ninth Doctor
4) Boromir
5) Robin, The Hooded Man (Michael Praed-version)
6) Spike

I've listed them here in no particular order, although there's little or no doubt that with my current level of obsession and given half a chance (no need for booze or drugs), I would jump the good Doctor's bones. My fascination for Mr. Darcy and Boromir stems from the books more than the box or the silver screen, although I'd be a fool to deny the obvious charms of Messrs. Bean and Firth. Michael Praed's Robin Hood has the distinction of having been the first TV hero I crushed on, and Spike, of course, was the penultimate. And Mark Renton would have to have been clean for a while, or things would get totally embarrassing.

And wow! I just thought of a number 8, 9 and 10 - but really, they're one and the same: Indiana Jones/John Book/Han Solo. Maybe I can be forgiven for adding an extra name to the list: Rick O'Connell. Why? Because he's very much cast from the same mould as Indy; and besides, he's a total dreamboat.

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bogwitch
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Dreamboat? Do people use that word?

I found I couldn't do that quiz either. Not without resorting to Ewan Mcgregor's Dean in Blue Juice as other assorted obscuros.
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
Dreamboat? Do people use that word?

I don't know -- but they did in Rick O'Connell's day, I believe ;-). Besides, I like it, it's cute.
bogwitch
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
who?
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC)
People in the film, you dolt!

Oh. You mean, who's Rick O'Connell? He's the adventurer\archaeologist\adventurer in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
bogwitch
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Oh. He looks too much like California Man to me. :)
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Looks? What have looks got to do with it -- it's the personality of all these characters that appeals to me the most!
bogwitch
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
What? Even book Boromir? He was a twat.
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
Book Boromir, a twat? I beg to differ - he's one of the more interesting characters in that he voices dissent, yet redeems himself at the end by dying for the cause, and believing in it, too.
bogwitch
Jul. 23rd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
He always got on my nerves. I like him much better in the films.
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Well...truthfully, so did I; but for a wholly different reason: in my mind, why I do not know, book!Boromir had a moustache. I hate moustaches.

Film!Boromir has a goatee. I like goatees.
hils
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
Are you coming over for Collectormania in October to see CoRo?
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
That depends on whether I get the job or not...so the answer to your question is: I don't know yet!
hils
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
That's ok, I don't know if I'm going yet either. If we both end up going we should try and meet up
gamiila
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Certainly!

I have already booked my tickets for their London show, though; so if it's just CoRo you want to see, then you could consider coming to The Troubadour with us...
hils
Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm waiting to see who else gets added to the Collectormania guest list and then I'll decide
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