I Am Clever

alec_towser


A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...


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I Am Clever
alec_towser
from jennytork

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
• I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
• Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
• Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.



1) Who is in your family -- brothers, sisters?

In my immediate family, there's my two parents (married for 21 years now), and I have five younger brothers. There's:

(all the names are French, btw)

Me - 17
Jean-Marc - 16
Stephane - 14
Yvan - 13
Zachee - 8
Alex - 5

2) What do you like best about this band thing [read: cadets] you're part of? (Also, please explain this to me, I've never heard of it!)

Well, band is just one part of cadets. The ranks (and promotion to said ranks) have nothing to do with being in the band or not.

There are awards, yes, that are given at the end of the year, some being for any cadet (ie: Seamanship award [read: ropework]), some for being a junior rank (ie: Best First-Year Cadet), some for being a senior rank (ie: Leadership Award), and some for being in the band (Best Bandsman and Most Improved Bandsman).

The only other things that cadets get awarded for being in the band are certificates and badges for achieving certain levels of skill in playing their instrument (Level Basic to 5).

Lastly, camp isn't all about band. Band is, again, only one part of going away to a SCSTC (Sea Cadet Summer Training Centre). When I've gone away to camp in the past, my training had nothing to do with music or band whatsoever.

As for my favourite part... ooh. That's hard. If I had to pick one thing, I'd say going away to camp in the summer. Best times of my life. ^_^

Any other questions on the subject? Feel free to leave a comment or message me. :)

3) What's your favourite food?

Pizza - preferably meat-lover's! :D (Although tacos aren't too far behind.)

4) What do you like most about Pete Townshend?

Hmm... I'd have to say his smile. There's certain photos I've seen (including the one I use on here) where he's just got this lovely smile on his face. ^_^

5) (Shameless ego-stroking here) What do you like most about my stories?

Well, I like that when you have romances, they're not Mary-Sues.

I also like your creativity - your ability to take seemingly any idea and turn it into a story idea I never would have even thought of.

Third, I'm a sucker for hurt/comfort and angst stories. I freely admit it. :P I like how you put in enough so that it satisfies my inner beast (who can only be calmed with h/c or angst), but not so much that it's over the top. As Peter Tork once said: "Well, there's reasonable limits to everything." XD
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THank you very much!

And I'm still a little confused. Is Cadets something military, then?

You're welcome! Glad I could answer your questions! :D

Well, it is and it isn't. Sea cadets (and air and army) are funded by DND (the Department of National Defense) and it follows several military guidelines, (we wear uniforms, have ranks, go by 24-hour time, etc) however, cadets aren't required to join the military after they leave cadets, nor do we participate in any actual battles.

(I include that because I've been asked "So are you going to Iraq?" in the past.)

So you could say we're based on the military, but we aren't actually military.

So how did you get involved in it? Do you like the discipline?

I got involved through a friend. My homeschool group had gone on field trips to local armouries in the past and we had received information booklets about cadets and how to join, but I never thought too much of it.

Then in September 2005, one of my friends said she was going down to a sea cadet corps to join, and she asked whether I'd come with her. I was all like "Well, I don't know...", but my mom convinced me to go at least for one night to keep her company and see what it was like. I ended up liking what I saw and did that night, and when I got home, I told my mom that I wanted to join.

And yes, I do think I like the discipline. I'm not sure why, but I just do. :D

Thank you. Now I think I understand.
I have never heard of anything like that, so thank you for explaining.


You're welcome! Glad I could help. :)

And there's so much more... this explanation in only scratching the surface. :S

Resistance is futile!!!!

Also, I love Pete's smile too! :D

Alrighty! (I know - doesn't he have such an awesome smile? :D)

1. What are your favourite fandoms, other than FotC?

2. What sort of music do you like to listen to?

3. What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?

4. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

5. Who's your favourite comic-book superhero and why?

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