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Ask Carter Hall Anything, Part 4 [Sep. 8th, 2010|04:00 pm]
Marissa Lingen
On we go from the post where you can ask my fictional hockey player anything:

So, you do any fishing up there?

Yah, sure. You do any breathing where you're from?

What do you think of dogs?

I like dogs, especially big dogs. I don't have time for one now, but I expect I'll get a Mastiff or something when I'm done playing. Nice to have a dog you can take out in the woods with you when it's cold and not worry too much about snow in its paws. My luck I'll get some princess of a hound that wants to flop on the couch and watch Due South reruns. That's okay too.

Are you in love with Mrissa or just in like? Like that?

mrissa, are you serious? Dude, she's worse than Janet. The only question Janet ever asks me is, "Carter, what did you do?" And when she asks it, she wants the short version, and she usually cuts me off halfway through the short version and says, "Oh, never mind, we will just deal with it, but don't you ever say that to a hujing again, you hear me?" or something like that. And she never, ever tries to get me to say how I feel about anything. Which is totally, totally not like mrissa.

Also there have been two times now when I just wanted to tell a story to jonsinger and mrissa insisted that the only way I could do that was through her. Which is rude. (You can tell which chapters they are because they have lots of food in them.) So--in love? Not even.

[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-09-08 09:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, Carter...Mris was pretty harsh, there! Talking about food with Singer is one of life's joys.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-09-08 09:33 pm (UTC)
Anne! It is a literal and practical reality! I am the only way Carter gets to tell stories Singer might get to hear/read!

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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-09-08 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm just sympathizing! That's what Elljay is for!
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[User Picture]From: pnkrokhockeymom
2010-09-09 12:26 am (UTC)
I just want to say that I think it's been far too long since I told you how much I really, really appreciate and adore you.
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[User Picture]From: dichroic
2010-09-09 07:17 am (UTC)
I think the idea of you forcing someone to discuss their feelings is also hilarious (I still remember the well metaphor vividly).

But I can see why you need to do it in Carter's case. I get this also answers the question of "How much is Janet like Mrissa?" at least from Carter's POV.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-09-10 03:38 pm (UTC)
No, actually it doesn't answer the question of how much is Janet like mrissa very much at all. It is the very tip of the iceberg in how little Janet is like me from Carter's POV. Almost everything important about Janet from Carter's POV is unlike me. Almost all of the ways in which Janet might be considered similar to me from your POV are things that Carter takes for granted as ordinary things that half the women in his life share--they fall very nearly under the heading of "has two eyes, two hands, etc."
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[User Picture]From: asciikitty
2010-09-08 09:24 pm (UTC)
Carter - I didn't ask the fishing question, but I gotta say, I haven't been doing NEAR enough breathing, where I'm from. The air quality's been crap for weeks.

Dogs are great. I'm particularly fond of other people's. But it could be so much worse than Due South reruns, so there's that.
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-09-08 09:36 pm (UTC)
Dogs and children. Hey, I wonder if my nephews are old enough for Due South yet.
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