Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Rush, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Symphony X, Iced Earth, Manticora, Kamelot, Virgin Steele, Ayreon, Rage, Dream Theater, Metallica (of old), Scar Symmetry, Mercenary, Anubis Gate, Pagan’s Mind, Paradise Lost, Testament, Fates Warning (of old), Hell, and way too many others to mention J
Pretty much all the people in the bands I listed above...
Somewhere in Time & 7th Son of a 7th Son (Maiden), Ride The Lightning (Metallica), Tales From The Twilight World, Somewhere Far Beyond & Imaginations From The Other Side (Blind Guardian), Awaken The Guardian (Fates Warning), The Divine Wings of Tragedy (Symphony X), Roots of Eternity (Manticora), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell parts 1 & 2 (Virgin Steele), Better Than Raw (Helloween), Burnt Offerings (Iced Earth), Draconian Times (Paradise Lost), Images & Words (DT), and last but not least most of the old Rush albums.
Most of the songs on the albums listed above...
Who are some of your heroes?
Aside from the musicians we just talked about, people like Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, Philip K. Dick, H.P. Lovecraft, Tolkien, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (especially for their older work, of course), and of course Indiana Jones, Han Solo and the Great Elder God Cthulhu.
The original Star Wars trilogy, The Indiana Jones movies, Back To The Future, the Ghostbusters flicks, The Neverending Story, Alien, E.T., and a whole host of other old SF and fantasy movies. I’m also a big fan of older films, like Casablanca, the old Hitchcock movies, Spartacus, The Ten Commandments, old war movies like The Great Escape, Patton, A Bridge Too Far, etc...
Pretty much anything by Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Alastair Reynolds, H.P. Lovecraft and the like. I’m a HUGE reader of SF, and there’s just WAY too many amazing authors to mention, especially in short fiction.
A lot of the classics – Day of the Tentacle, the Monkey Island series, X-Wing & Tie Fighter, the Wing Commander series (chalk up another one for the Maniac!), the Elder Scrolls series, Grim Fandango (I’ll buy anyone who remembers this one a beer!), the Fallout series, Heretic, Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, the Gabriel Knight series, Mafia, the old Sierra series like Space Quest, King’s Quest & Leisure Suit Larry, and so on and so forth...
Anything unhealthy and likely to clog up your arteries...
Tea, Mojito or Margaritas.
Blue, red and purple. And black, until they invent something darker.
A great amp. A jet engine. A Mojito being mixed. A vinyl LP player. An old movie soundtrack. The screams of my enemies. A dungeon door being closed. A dungeon door being opened. A dungeon door in general, basically.
Favourite 23 Acez song(s)?
Numb, Nobody's listening, The Bigger Picture, Morning Sun, Descending, Loopholes, The Mess, ...
Favourite Franz Bauer song?
All of them!
1649. Man, that was a great year...
Favourite geological age?
Favourite technological development?
The invention of the wheel, with the invention of the machine that makes those little umbrellas you put in tropical drinks coming in a close second.
Favourite furniture store?
Ikea of course!
Medium, rare, or well done?
Raw, with the rest of the Wookiee still attached.
Favourite type of sauce?
Favourite kind of fast-food?
English, of course. Followed closely by Klingon.
Favourite 1980’s TV series?
‘Allo ‘Allo! And the A-Team.
Favourite modern-day TV show?
A lot of the Flemish ones – Van Vlees & Bloed, Eigen Kweek, Het Eiland, etc... Also, Captain Dandelion Troutmaster’s Super-Awesome Trout Fishing Show (on at 4 A.M. Pacific Time on Fishmaster TV).
Favourite animated TV show(s)?
The Simpsons, Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and all rest of the animated shows of the 80’s.
Favourite character on the Simpsons?
Favourite character on the Muppets?
Napalm in the morning. But only in the morning (preferably before 9.46 AM)
Dreft. No, wait...Ajax!
Favourite mode of transportation?
Favourite speed at which to travel?
88 miles per hour.
Favourite criminal organization?
The Mafia. Also, K3.
Favourite British prime minister?
Pitt the Elder.
Favourite episode of Fawlty Towers?
Favourite cup size?
36 double GG. As a minimum.
Favourite breast of Pamela Anderson?
The left one (the right one’s fake).
Favourite toilet seat material?
Favourite body cavity?
If you can’t beat ‘em, use plenty of explosives. Also, there’s no place like home, except when you’re at Burger King and Chuck Norris is going down the kindergarten slide riding a rhinoceros on Wednesday and Sagittarius is in the second house of Jupiter.
Favourite type of cutlery?
The spork. Is there anything it can’t do?
Favourite Chuck Norris joke?
There is no theory of evolution – just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live. Also, there is no chin under his beard – there is only another fist.
Favourite personal quote?
Turnips are epic and teach us humility.
Random quote in between the rest of this nonsense?
I want my lollipop!
Favourite sexual position?
Suspended upside down from the Eiffel Tower in a harness of knackwurst sausages.
Favourite sexual position you’d like to try once?
Suspended upside down from the Space Needle in a harness of bratwurst sausages.
Favourite sexual position you don’t want to try again?
Suspended upside down from the Boerentoren in a harness of bicky burgers. The dry-cleaning bill was enormous.
Favourite household appliance?
The Iron Maiden. What, you guys don’t have one of those at home?
Favourite kind of mayonnaise?
The Swedish kind.
Boobs & AK47s. Picked up a copy in Texas once and I’ve been hooked ever since!
Favourite alternative kind of toilet paper?
Sandpaper. It’s brutal.
Favourite conspiracy theory?
The alien crash at Roswell. It was real, I tell you, real! Also, Bigfoot embryos grow out of my nostrils.
Shaken or stirred?
Neither: destroyed by fire, then resurrected by the power of turnips.
Salt or pepper?
High or low?
Hot or cold?
First one, then the other.
Wet or dry?
First the other, then the one.
Dogs or cats?
Favourite cloud formation?
Cirrus spissatus undulatus.
Favourite wallpaper design?
Turnips and Komodo Dragons. And daisies.
Heart. Especially with mayonnaise.
Favourite day of the week?
Favourite time of day?
Favourite type of wood?
Morning Wood, followed closely by Mahogany.
The middle one.
Favourite fictional character?
Han Solo. No wait...George Bush.
Orion. It’s the most Metal one \m/
Favourite Roman Deity?
Why are we here?
Ah, an intriguing question! I believe one of the first relevant stances on the matter (later countered by Descartes, but still poignant all the same) came from Alpharabius, who, in 942, wrote... [abbreviated for long-windedness – the editor]
Why am I here?
Another stimulation query! I think Jean-Paul Sartre said it best when he said... [abbreviated for being boring – the editor]
Why are you here?
Hmm... A tough one to raise an answer to, I think. First of all, we must consider... [abbreviated because I feel like it. So there. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. How do you like them bananas? – the editor]
Are we here at all?
Well, looking back on my answers to the previous two questions, I believe that... hey, wait a minute! Where’s all my text!? Have you been editing my posts?
Is there a God?
Hey, no, hold on a minute there! You’ve been editing my posts haven’t you? What gives you the right to... [abbreviated for getting on my nerves – The editor]
If a tree falls in the woods and there’s no-one around to hear it, does it really fall at all?
[answer removed in its entirety because it’s two o’ clock in the morning and I’m going out to get some pita. See you guys at the kebab! – The editor