Ordinary Girls NC - 73 Questions with K-Cup Krysta
Via web chat, in the living room of K-Cup Krysta herself, who has just finished dinner and is enjoying a mug of peppermint tea.
How long have you been in the area?
I have lived in Northshore for four years.
What’s your favorite season in Northshore?
What’s your favorite activity in Northshore?
Before 5pm: tutoring. After 5pm: drinking wine
Would you ever leave Northshore?
Not without good reason.
What are three words to describe living in Northshore?
Qiet-ish, predictable, convenient
What’s your favorite movie?
Favorite movie in past five years?
Favorite Hitchcock film?
I have not seen one.
Favorite TV show that’s currently on?
What’s a book you plan on reading?
The new Millennium Series book.
A book you read in school that positively shaped you?
Welcome to the Monkey House
A book you read in school that you never think of?
The Sun Also Rises
On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?
Six...and a half.
iPhone or Android?
Twitter or Instagram?
Vine or Snapchat?
Snapchat. I'm not charismatic enough for Vine.
Who should EVERYONE be following right now?
FiveThirtyEight, because math makes news better.
What’s the coolest thing in this room?
The dimmers on the lights.
What’s your favorite downtown restaurant?
Vino Veritas. Good food, good wine, late hours.
What’s your favorite food?
Braised fish with Coke, like my mom used to make.
Least favorite food?
What do you love on your pizza?
Anchovies and green olives.
Mango with sticky rice.
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Objectively: balut. Subjectively: chicken fries.
Best pick up line ever used on you?
Lần đầu tiên tôi để ý đến đôi mắt của bạn.
What’s your favorite band?
Turtle Island String Quartet
Favorite solo artist?
“If I came back as a dolphin, would you listen to me then? Would you let me be your friend?”
If your life were a song, what would the title be?
<laughs> "Brains 4 Tits."
If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Cee Lo Green
If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
The inside of my wrist.
To be or not to be?
Favorite clothing item you own?
My red long-sleeved hooded Stanford shirt. Not sweater. Shirt.
What number of question was this?
Thirty seven. Yes, I am counting.
Dogs or cats?
I wouldd never own either one, but cats.
Kittens or puppies?
Dolphins or koalas?
Dolphins, because I intend to come back as one and be your friend.
Bird-watching or whale-watching?
What’s your spirit animal?
A crow because it is a lot smarter than you would expect it would be.
Best gift you’ve ever received?
A Tempurpedic mattress
Last gift you gave a friend?
A person you want to have coffee with?
A historical figure you’d love to have coffee with?
William Howard Taft
How do you like your coffee?
I do not like coffee.
Who has the best boobs you've ever seen?
What’s your favorite curse word?
What’s your favorite board game?
What’s your favorite country to visit?
What’s the last country you visited?
What country do you wish to visit?
What do you see in this image right here?
Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel?
What’s your favorite color?
Least favorite color?
What color dress did you wear to your prom?
Diamonds or pearls?
Neither. Just your love will do fine.
Cheap shampoo or expensive?
Blow-dry or air-dry?
Heels or flats?
Can you give an impersonation of someone?
My mother. <speaks aggressive and emphatic Vietnamese>.
Can you do the same impersonation with a British accent?
It would not translate very well, unless you want me to do it in Vietnamese with a British accent, then <speaks cordial and deliberate Vietnamese>
What's your favorite sport?
Have you played?
I took tennis lessons until around age twelve when my development made it impractical.
Pilates or yoga?
Walking and portion control.
Jogging or swimming?
Swimming. Really? Jogging?
Best way to decompress?
Tea, or wine if you need decompress up a notch.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Can you describe an experience you felt most nervous?
My first cello recital.
What’s the weirdest word in the English language?
Last question: Is this the strangest interview you’ve ever had?
I am an internet pinup model. You cannot possibly be serious.
[500-word sketch] Making Her Mark
While in the midst of several writing projects (new chapter of Ordinary Girls coming next week!), I actually welcomed the distraction/challenge of turning the 73 Questions exercise on one of my own existing characters. I googled me up a 73 Questions list and (with some modification) let them loose on Krysta. It actually took some time to come up with Krysta's "on the spot" answers and I learned a bit more about her in the process.
While the interview itself is non-canon, her responses can be considered canon. I considered making the story more canon (ie: having her interviewed by a tits blog), but I wanted her to be able to answer more honestly.
I honestly-swear-to-God-cross-my-heart wrote this weeks ago and did not add the bits about Prince in response to the last 24 hours. That said, may he forever party like it's 1999.