Hhhmmm ... seeing Cola and Phoenix suddenly in a whole new light ...
The "who are my people?" question is a hard one.
Call me crazy, but just yesterday, I was mulling this idea ... "Do The Big Nimh Test!". Kind of a spin-off from my recent disjointed rambling on the whatwasit thread and your, dlowan's and little k's responses to it (see, it's not that I forgot or anything, just cause I neglected to respond..). The idea would be to create a kind of survey, with a list of opposites. Like, "punk ... hippie", "winner ... loser", "past ... future", "gentle ... precise", "Buda ... Pest". And the user has to just tick each set off, ticking the box for one of the two words, totally instinctually, without thinking. And at the end you would get "Your Personal NIMH Score!"
Yes, I think of weird **** sometimes. Perhaps its boredom.
Course, it would involve creating a set of representative yet random-seeming opposite values like that, somehow make a program or script calculate out the values (never done that), formulate the results texts (all nice, of course, it'd be a joke not a judgement, so you would get, say, either the "soul mate" or the "opposites attract" result), make a webpage for it ...
Yeah, not gonna happen, probly. (ambition ... procrastination)
I've been putting in stuff that I'd love to see people talking about -- like, "Oooh, you like Jhumpa Lahiri?! Do you think she's a better short-story writer or novelist?" or whatever.
I actually read a collection of short stories of hers, thought they were very beautiful / good. Been a while and the book is back in Holland, so dont know what it was called. Even gifted a copy to me dad I think.