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That meme

I saw it on my friends list, but fabiopl made me give up. So

Ask me 3 questions. No more, no less. Ask me anything you want. Then go to your journal, copy and paste this, allowing your friends (including myself) to ask you anything, too.

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adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
1) What's your favorite era in history and why?

I always liked the Brazilian and world history during 19th century, it was a period of time when major transformations happened everywhere. It was particularly important to my country because we changed our status from Portuguese colony to a united kingdom (thanks to Napoleonic wars the royal family had to run away from Europe and settle here, its arrival changing our situation with a series of reforms and improvements, among them the removal of restrictions on commerce, the institution of measures beneficial to agriculture and industry, and the creation of schools of higher learning), and later it leaded us to independence and Brazilian Empire (ok, we just had 2 emperors, but it was an empire!). If I remember correctly there wasn’t a single year at 19th century without any interest – important personalities were born or died, countries developed a lot, famous wars happened, and all those happenings always fascinated me.

2) I come out of a time when there was no internet fandom, and all interaction was via mail/phone or in person. You're twenty years younger than I am and live on another continent; have you ever known anything like this, or has most of your fannish activity centered around the net? How do you feel about the idea of an old-time version of fandom vs a contemporary one?

I witnessed fandom activities in my country before – at least on big cities – but I didn’t understand the fandom concept then. I remember reading about Star Trek fans conventions where people used Spock fake ears and same clothes characters wore. And fans of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" going to the movies and interacting while it was on screen – screaming, saying characters’s speech, etc. And "Star Wars" fans collecting memorabilia and also meeting dressed as Jedis – but most part of people I know actually love Darth Vader *g*
I think those fans fed their obsession by mail, phone and in person too. And if you consider obsessing over a boyz band a way of belonging to a fandom... I *did* belong to one, I loved a Puerto Rican group named Menudo (Ricky Martin sang on it during few years) and fed my passion buying albums, magazines and memorabilia, friending girls who also loved them, watching them on TV, spending many hours phoning to people who also liked their songs...
There wasn’t anything so interesting to make my fannish inner monster strikes back after losing interest on that group, not even "X Files", "Buffy" or "Highlander", which are really popular in Brazil. But then "Oz" arrived here and I saw the light again... *g*
The beauty of internet is that’s probably much easier to find any info about your fandom now than in the past. It’s specially true if we’re talking about TV shows or movies or actors which don’t exactly belong to mainstream or aren’t so popular or young anymore. I mean, it’s easy to find Tom Cruise news but I can’t say the same of Lee Tergesen. There are several books about "X Files" but probably I’ll never find a "Kingpin" one (I know, it’s not the best TV show ever produced, but what can I say? I like it!). It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the idea of old times fandoms, I believe those pioneers showed us the meaning of loving deeply a movie/TV show/book/actor, the net just improved the way of spreading that love through the world.

3) What do you and your friends do for fun on a Saturday night? (You don't have to be too explicit. *g*)

Saturday nights lost part of their appeal to me, now I generally stay at home watching a movie or reading (or surfing on web, as many people already know *g*). It happened for different reasons: my favorite clubs had closed; fights happening frequently on new clubs, provoked by a heavy combination of alcohol, immaturity and testosterone; best friends had married and now have other interests; a strong feeling of insecurity caused by lack of public safety at my city... Eventually there’s a dinner at somebody’s place or a birthday party, but not so frequently.
However about 10 years ago I was a party monster, me and friends used to go dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Of course there was a lot of sleep deprivation but I’ve great memories of those glorious nights!
alinewrites
Apr. 15th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
1. How come you write such a fluent english?
2. What's your definition of love?
3. What does the guy of your dream look like? (No, not the one when you were 4, lol!!!)

Jesus! Such stupid questions!!!
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:02 pm (UTC)
1. How come you write such a fluent english?

Who told you my English is fluent?? LOL
Well, I can read and write really good, I think – although I’ve some problems using prepositions. Speaking is a little harder because I don’t do that frequently. Ancient history: Brazilian schools teach us a poor English (at least it was true when I was a kid). So I had private classes from 1985 to 1988. Then I had to stop, 1989 would be my last year at school, I had too many things to do, there wouldn’t be enough time to those classes. But to keep practicing I found me some pen friends. There was a newspaper full of ads from European people, most of my age by then, looking for pen friends too, so I just chose the ones which seemed more interesting. Probably it was my best idea ever, because I had so much fun writing and answering all those letters during many years! After some time two girls visited me, a German one (which I didn’t like too much in personal) and a Danish one, my good friend Karen, she’d already visited me about 5 times. Now we also change e-mails, but old habits die hard, so there’s a lot of correspondence traveling from Brazil to Denmark and vice versa each year – and always in English!

2. What's your definition of love?

Awwwwwwwww.... don’t do that to me, Aline!! You know, I think I never really loved any man, just had strong feelings about some guys! I’m not sure about love definitions, but I remember one of those victim-offender interactions Sister Pete promoted between Miguel Alvarez and Enrique Rivera, that C.O. Alvarez had blinded. Rivera said he had married his wife because he wished to wake up every day for the rest of his life and see her face first thing. Maybe that’s love, being able to do ordinary things as waking up every day near the beloved one and never getting tired of that. Sooner or later I’ll find Mr. Right, so I’ll answer you properly!!

3. What does the guy of your dream look like? (No, not the one when you were 4, lol!!!)

Does anybody have a photo of Chris Meloni? LOL
Talking seriously now: it doesn’t matter so much, but I’d love if he had nice eyes and hands, those are parts of human body I really appreciate. A nice ass counts too, of course...

Loved your questions, Aline!
maverick4oz
Apr. 15th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
1. How did you discover Oz?

2. You work for the tourism board for your country, tell me why I should come and visit.

3. Oz is riddled with swear words and insults, and bless them for it. LOL. Share with me a good, catchall Brazilian insult, and the translate it for me, please.
fabiopl
Apr. 15th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
Please allow me to answer question 3:

"FODA-SE!!!" (that means "fuck you")

The stress is on the first syllable, like this: "FOda-se". Oh, and you pronounce it more or less like this: foh-dah-see.
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
1. How did you discover Oz?

I was zapping one night and suddenly I saw that gorgeous blond guy moving to a pod inside a prison, and some moments later a bald man branded a swastika on his ass. It was a shock, I didn’t understand anything but commercials came and soon I lost interest. I didn’t pay attention to details (channel, week day, hour...) so I lost its track. Some time later I saw again the gorgeous blond guy using makeup, and much later he had his arms and legs broken by his bald podmate and another very sexy man, and after that he even killed a guy using his nails. Although those scenes were impressive I’ve to confess they weren’t enough to make me really pay attention.
Anyway I finally saw the light one night, I was zapping again and saw that famous Death Row kiss during Impotence (S5). Oh yeah, then I was hooked definetely: Jesusfuckingchrist, what hell was that??!! It was so passionate, strong, lusty, those two fucking hot guys kissing on my TV!! So then I became an Oz fan, well, let’s say it, a B/K fan, and had decided to watch the show and look for any info available at net.

2. You work for the tourism board for your country, tell me why I should come and visit.

Brazil is a country full of social and economic contradictions, most of them caused by a highly unequal income distribution. But our way of facing those contradictions, trying to give our best to make a better country to live (despite corrupted politicians and everybody who doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “nation”) amazes me. Our nature and weather are also huge attractions, you can experience different climates and natural environments on our continental-sized country on a same day: hot mornings near beach cities and on northeast states at same time a cold wave is arriving on south ones, etc.. And of course there are architecture jewels, which must be seen by everybody!

3. Oz is riddled with swear words and insults, and bless them for it. LOL. Share with me a good, catchall Brazilian insult, and the translate it for me, please.

As fabiopl wrote below, "foda-se" is a classical insult. But I use a lot "merda" (shit). And there’s also a depreciative meaning to words like "vaca" (literally it means cow, but it means a bitch) – no woman likes to be called that way, so it’s freely used during discussions when you want to offend other women. Ah yes, me and my co-workers generally refer to my boss as "aquela vaca" (that bitch).
rileyc
Apr. 15th, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC)
1. The magic genie grants you three wishes; what are they?

2. You can meet one favorite writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you ask them?

3. What do you love about Oz?
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
1. The magic genie grants you three wishes; what are they?
Never getting fat, no matter what I decide to eat;
Good hair day forever and ever;
Sexual meetings with Chris Meloni whenever I want!! LOL

2. You can meet one favorite writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Jorge Amado. He was a really famous Brazilian writer, many of his books turned to TV series, soap operas and movies. And his stories main characters, IMO, were always Salvador (the city where he lived – and where debaser28 lives!!) and its citizens. Almost all of his stories happened there, involving very curious and interesting characters. What I like most about him is the fact his writing is really "sensorial", it affects your senses a lot and you can picture perfectly the images his words created.. While reading his books you can almost smell his characters scent, hear their voices, imagine the taste of food they eat... I traveled to his city after reading some of his stories and there was a great "I’ve-been-here-before" vibe, it was sensation of going back to places I’d already known. I’d like to ask him if writing so frequently about just one place was a deliberated attitude or it just happened because he loved so much his hometown it wasn’t possible to settle his stories at any other place.

3. What do you love about Oz?
Nobody is completely good or entirely bad. Ok, most of them tend to one or other, but as ordinary people, all characters are capable of very decent and sordid attitudes – and that’s life for me, nobody has just one side, as ome TV series try to show us.
rowanfairchild
Apr. 15th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
1. What's your favorite game or sport (either to play or watch)?

2. Which episode of Oz have you watched the most times, and why that one?

3. What's the weirdest piece of clothing you own?
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
1. What's your favorite game or sport (either to play or watch)?
I’m not a big fan on any game or sport. But if there are gorgeous half-naked guys playing I’ll watch it, no matter the sport... LOL

2. Which episode of Oz have you watched the most times, and why that one?
Impotence (S5), because of that amazing Death Row kiss and Chris stripping show to a stunned Sister Pete – ah, I loved Hill’s monologues on that episode too!

3. What's the weirdest piece of clothing you own?
It wasn't exactly mine: my mother had a blouse made by the same fabric of her wedding dress, and during mmany years it was on my wardrobe. As I wasn't using that she decided it was time to have it back on her wardrobe!
debaser28
Apr. 15th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
1.Keller and you are alone in a elevator. There's a blackout.What you gonna do, uh?

2.Where's your city's most beautiful place?

3. Which candy do your prefer: cajuzinho or brigadeiro?

fabiopl
Apr. 15th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
CAJUZINHO 4 LIFE

(I know you didn't ask me, but I had to say that :)
debaser28
Apr. 16th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
No problem.:)And cajuzinho is my favorite, too, because I love peanuts.
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
I can eat cajuzinhos, Fábio, but just after devouring brigadeiros!
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
1.Keller and you are alone in a elevator. There's a blackout. What you gonna do, uh?
Prag, this is not a NC-17 LJ. I can’t answer that, kids must be reading... :o))
(but I’d love if this blackout could last at least for 7 or 8 hours...)

2.Where's your city's most beautiful place?
All places near beaches (I love to see the waves and boats and people fishing) and Campo de São Bento, a huge park where kids can play, people selling jewelry, babies’ clothes, etc., there’s a lake with ducks, sometimes there are shows... I’ll take photos to show to you!

3. Which candy do your prefer: cajuzinho or brigadeiro?
Real women always prefer brigadeiro. Hot. Preferably on pot. But cajuzinhos are also accepted. LOL
debaser28
Apr. 18th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
LOL! 7 or 8 hours?! Well, take my advice: drink a lot of guaraná.You're gonna need it.;)

And I would love to see photos of Campos de São Bento.It seems to be a very pleasant place.:)
adrianabr
Apr. 18th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
I don't know about guaraná, Ana, but surely I'll have to apply Hipoglós on me!!! LOL
fiola_rf
Apr. 15th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
1-Why Keller is your favorite character?
2.-How long ago have you watched Oz?
3.-What was your best gift?
adrianabr
Apr. 17th, 2004 08:14 pm (UTC)
1-Why Keller is your favorite character?

Hummmm, good question! I think Christopher Keller and Tobias Beecher are the most complex characters I’ve ever seen. They’ve deep human feelings, as hate, love, compassion, remorse, and that damn passion which permeates their entire story. But the mistery around Keller’s past instigates my curiosity, I love all the amazing fanfics who provide more info about his childhood and youth years – and it seems I’m not alone in this curiosity! His ability to seduce people also stuns me, the way he’s always controlling any situation... I know, it failed some times, but I’d love to have this "talent". And of course Chris Meloni great interpretation and gorgeous body make me love Keller deeply!!! *g*

2.-How long ago have you watched Oz?
I think my Oz obsession started last year, when I finally watched Beecher and Keller kissing during Impotence. Since then I’ve been searching for every info available at net – let’s talk about sleep deprivation, LOL

3.-What was your best gift?
Monteiro Lobato’s kids books collection. He was a Brazilian great writer, and wrote wonderful books to children. He created a bunch of characters almost everybody here knows/has heard about: Pedrinho and Narizinho, a couple of cousins, living great adventures at their grandma small farm. And of course there’s Emilia, Narizinho’s doll who speaks and acts as a human, some people consider it one of most impressive characters of Brazilian literature. Until today I read those books, I don’t remember exactly when my parents had given them to me – they were a Christmas gift and I intend to keep them near me for the rest of my life.
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