July 23rd, 2005

gamiila sig #2

Saturday musings

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.