Ok, the last thread led to an interesting question:
Reality aside, what life would you like to have if you could live in a book, movie or other fictional work? Who would you be? What career would you have? I think this might give a truer insight into people’s hopes and dreams than the first question. After all, your career is a matter of those talents/skills you happen to have been gifted with, along with just sheer luck of the draw to a large extent. People tend to fall into careers, relationships, etc., and just stay with them…prehaps not totally content with the choice.
I would live in a fantasy novel, definitely. First choice: Be a Herald of Valdemar (Mercedes Lackey). Second choice: Telepath on Darkover (Marion Zimmer Bradley). Third choice: Dragonrider on Pern (Anne McCaffrey). Maybe first choice would be Charles de Lint’s Newford – I could be a Crow Girl! Gods, I don’t know. Anywhere/anything that wasn’t so mundane, I suppose. Xenobiologist. Heinlein-esque space explorer. Maskmaker on Tiamat.
We never really grow up, in our heart of hearts, do we? Thank god.