Richard Holliday

Do you think with games, books and films there is too much of an American influence on them? I.e. most post-apoc and zombie game/story are set in the US. Would you like to see more set in Britain?

Yeah, I can see why that'd be a common perception. A lot of films and prominent books do place the US as the centre of the universe. However, stuff like 28 Days Later, Survivors and stuff like that does show that the UK can be a viable setting. The reason I'm such a fan of The War of the Worlds, for instance, is that I know quite a lot of the locations that fall victim to Martian attacks; the 2005 movie version turned me off majorly by jettisoning that aspect (and the allegory that goes with it) and turning it into just another action film.
I've just started "One" by Conrad Williams, a post-apoc novel which is refreshingly British in both its setting and writing style! Looking forward to cracking on with it! I definitely want to work on my own British post-apoc adventure but also have an idea for a more American-based one. Decisions!

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Why do you have such a high opinion of yourself when you are quite clearly socially challenged (particularly when it comes to women, although a lack of body confidence probably has something to do with that)?

lol, wtf?!
This question came across as pretty confrontational. I wouldn't say I have a high opinion of myself on a personal level; rather, I feel my work is Not Complete Shit and thus deserves a bigger airing than I feel it gets at the moment. I'd be intrigued as to know why you feel I'm thinking highly of myself?
I've actually had a history of feeling quite bad about myself (high school was very tough socially) and yeah, I'm indeed socially awkward; my introverted nature is certainly at play there. Mentioning "body confidence" and issues with women shows you're missing the point or don't really know me; sure, I suppose body confidence is a low-lying issue for me but not in regards to women as I'm actually asexual.
And I'm happy about that.
Intrigued as to who asked this as it's a pretty deep dissection by the looks of it. Bit saddened that whoever posted this doesn't seem to know me as well as I'd like.

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How many people do you consider your "best friends?"

A few. I don't really have "best friends" per se; though there are a few people I'd say I can talk more deeply to.
Yes, some of them are IRL and some are interweb people.

Could you live without a computer?

Probably, though my wrist would kill me.
(Because I'd have to write long-hand; get your mind out of the gutter!) :-P

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