no, i haven’t! i’ve heard stuff about it, of course, and it sounds like something i’d be interested in, but … like, i have this whole list of “literary” books i’ve been recommended, but … my only book-interests recently have been non-fiction books. i love non-fiction. there’s just so much to learn! i expect eventually i’ll get to a place where i’m willing to devote some of my reading-time to fiction, but i’m not at that place yet.
hmmm. i don’t tend to have favorites of things, but with ice cream in particular “normal” flavors bore the shit out of me. the weirder the better: salt, corn, sesame, tomato, chevre … (you may notice a theme of using savory ingredients.) though i am obsessed with green tea ice cream! green tea anything is the best!
ah. /o\ this question. so tons of artists have had an influence on me — no man is an island, etc. etc. — but the only one i feel i’ve ever whole-heartedly engaged with is aubrey beardsley. obviously not literally since he died well before i was born, but i think to his art i owe more than anyone else. like, there are other people i think have beautiful styles (j. c. leyendecker, for instance) but they have nothing to do with me. but … i haven’t really thought of beardsley in a while, either. i guess at the moment, the artistry of comics/storytelling interests me far more than just art.
it’s going quite well, actually, thank you for asking! i don’t precisely know how to word it, but i feel like … my mind has been expanding a lot recently? (can i say that without it sounding like i’ve been smoking lots of pot?) just, learning new things (about my body, my mind, the world, the universe, etc.) and paying attention to things i never noticed before and making connections between things … the interconnectivity of everything has really been impressing me, and i’ve really been learning how to be okay with where i am in life at the moment, which is possibly the best thing i’ve ever learned.