Aliens?

If evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe were discovered, would it alter your core beliefs or sense of self?

Probably not. The Venatori don’t believe we are the only creatures. And I’m going to say most of the supernatural world doesn’t either. So if we exist why can’t someone else on another planet? Magic exists, it isn’t inherent to us. It’s everywhere. So why not elsewhere too?

The counter question.

What if instead it demonstrated that we were the only intelligent life in the galaxy?

I’d be surprised by this. Mostly because we exist as supernatural races, we aren’t all human, some of us never born human at all. So by that theory alone it denies it.

But this is my world we are talking about. Your world. It’s be a pretty sad existence if humanity was the only intelligent creature in the whole fucking universe.

The Truth

If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about any one thing about yourself, life, the future, or anything else, what would you want to know, and why?

Me I don’t like prophecy or crystal balls. The idea that something can know something to be absolute truth is off beat. Nothing can know, and by knowing it changes things.

Seeing the future changes how you react. Even if it’s a good future, knowing will change it. That is the essence of knowing. It’s not just some myth that the Christians came up with when Adam and Eve gain knowledge from the tree of knowledge. It’s human nature, the nature of all living sentient beings in my opinion.

I don’t want to know anything. But because I made Alex and Hunter a promise, I’d have to ask something I’d guess. But what is most important to know. Will I lose Alex? That’s really the only question that really matters to me. Will there ever be a time where one of us exists without the other in the future, no matter how far out it is it will hurt to know that one day one of us will be gone – or both gone from our lives.

I don’t even want to think about it. It breaks me just thinking about some far off future without him. No, I can’t ask that and know it as a truth. Will my kids live a happy life? But if the answer is no, and it’s a truth does anything I affect that outcome.

See why I don’t like these things?

Fly on a Wall

If, without being detected, you could spy electronically for the next month and watch anyone, anywhere, anytime like a fly on a wall, would you? If so, who would you watch and how closely? If not, why not?

Me, no. I don’t have that sorta kink. If it were for a case or something I would, but that’s not the same thing they are really asking. If I had a choice I wouldn’t do it.

However the follow up is interesting.

What if they might someday find out you’d been watching? Do you think you could ever be at east under constant surveillance?

The second part most particularly. Me personally, I don’t care. I’m an open book. Sage watched me for years. And Alex peaks inside my head without barriers. And I’m perfectly fine with it.

Mostly I’m okay with it because I figure the more they know about me the less likely they are to take issue with me if they are sticking around. They get to see how messed up I am, and they can help curb some of those issues that someone who doesn’t know me as well can’t.

I’m not a voyeur, but I could probably be an exhibitionist provided Alex let me. You know how jealous he gets. I wouldn’t ever want him mad at me.

That’s Different How?

If women were just fundamentally smarter and harder working than men, would you support putting rules in place to ensure that men would share equally in the best jobs and fill half the slots at the best schools? If so, how would you explain the fairness of this to a smart, dedicated woman displaced by a less-qualified man?

And this is different than how life actually works? AJs not a femenist or activist or anything like that, but how is this any different to how reality works. Men are always put on that one step up higher even if the woman is more qualified. They work harder to get where they are going because of it.

It’s all about privilege.

There should be no rules for that – the better person gets the job, isn’t that what you want? Regardless of race, gender or creed? I know I want the most qualified doctor working on me. Or the best architect building my house. I want the smartest computer programmer writing my financial program. I don’t give a flying fuck if they are male or female, or non-binary. I don’t care if they are black or white or even a fucking vampire. Give me the product I want from the best possible people.

Fame

Would you like to be famous? If so, for what? What if you knew it meant that within a few years you’d lose all your current friends and never develop new relationships that were as meaningful?

The straight answer is no. I don’t want to be famous. Sadly I am. Sadly I was apparently before the start of the story AJ told. People knew who I was before I knew it. And fame changes you. And it’s sad. My life turned from outcast to over powered outcast with lots of powerful connections.

But no I don’t want to be famous. I want to stay in the shadows live my life. Be me in all my anxiety ridden glory.

Again, a Resounding Really?

Today’s is the same basic question as yesterday’s.

If the person you were engaged to was in a car crash and became a paraplegic, would you back out of the marriage? If not, what if t hey became a quadriplegic?

With a follow up question of:

What if you found out that the person you planned to marry would likely get Alzheimer’s by his or her 50th birthday?

There is absolutely no way in fucking hell I would say No to Alex for any given reason. I would take care of him no matter what, even if he forgot me everyday for the rest of his life. I absolutely love this man and nothing would make me stop.

Yes it’d be hard. Yes it would be a challenge, but when have I ever balked a challenge?