2. Movie: When I was much younger I told people that my favourite movie was 'Beverly Hillbillies', but I only ever saw it once, and now the only scene I can remember is where the hillbillies are driving and one of them gives someone the finger. I guess that was the main part that I liked.
TV show: Bugs Bunny and Tweety when I was very young, and later on I watched Dragon Ball Z every day.
3. No particular favourites, but when I eat candy these days it's typically dark chocolate or maple fudge.
4. Plato. The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo are often sold together, and are short, deep, dramatic, impassioned, and require no background in philosophy.
5. It is very close, but I will say PereJoseph. He is learned and devout, and I don’t think I’ve ever skipped a post by him. There’s a reason the man has more rep points than posts. He’s been a good (online) friend to me as well.
6. People frequently say that. It’s mostly innate. It’s not as though I am a volcano of passion kept in check through tyranny of will. My passions move slowly and if there is one that consistently predominates, it’s melancholy. Then again, I have been attracted to the unmovable ascetic ideal since I was a teen. I took to sleeping on the floor and taking cold showers. Later I tried fasting, vigils, solitude, and forced marching. This was before I was religious. So there is some natural achievement too.
7. Posting on FE and I kept hearing about a mysterious “other place” that wasn’t Catholic Answers. My interest was piqued because it always seemed like the liberals loathed it. Then I recall reading the violent blow-outs between Tele and the harpy horde, and admiring his intensity and wanting to hear more from him. Eventually I found my way here and, if memory serves, starting posting right away.
8. Well, I used to. It was 138.
9. Yes. There is. But the message is weighty, and the moment not yet fully ripe. If my reticence with respect to lurking Belgians appears, today, too cold and inhuman, I only ask that they trust in my warm and hitherto unquestionable dedication to their silent cause.