Tim Gruver
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Do you think "The Red Wheelbarrow" is a poem? Why?

Not in the conventional sense, if not only because it relies less on the value of its prose and more on the presumed imagination of the reader. I admire the imagist movement for its brevity, but being a bit more verbose myself, I find it dilutes the experience of writing.

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What are a couple of your favorite poems?

Witty Rabbit

Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," and Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise."

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What topic(s) would you talk about if you had to give a speech about something?

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Why is his "God" thing a thing?

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Which do you prefer: iphone 7 or 7 plus?

I like iPhone 5 best because it's what I have.

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Are you a "La La fan"?

"People love what other people are passionate about."

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Do you know what your IQ is? :)

Between 1 and 100,000.

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How many languages can you speak? And what's your native language?

One, including English.

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What is the best topic for public speaking?

Any topic with a convincing narrative and immediate relevance to the audience.

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Are there any situations where you temporarily become less introverted? If so, what are they?

Witty Rabbit

Alcohol and or a candid joke do the trick.

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Hmmmm. As someone who lives with mental illness I liked your answer but for my illness to be cured you would need to change the whole world to a fair one. If you understand what I'm saying. I'd prefer this to taking meds to make me feel ok or numb about how the world is now.

Changing the world for the better is certainly the best medicine for everyone.

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Imagine you can cure people all around the world from one particular illness. What illness you would cure? Why?

Any and all forms of mental illness.

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What is the speed of dark?

In theory, about 54 meters per second.

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Your perfect Sunday breakfast?

A bowl of cereal with banana slices, a tall glass of orange juice, a small omelet, a hearty Belgian waffle, and a copy of the New York Times.

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One of your friends thinks honey is more nutritious and safer to eat than table sugar. He wantd you to avoid table sugar and use only honey as a sweetener. What would you tell this person about the nutritive value and safety of honey compared to sugar?

I adore honey and would take him upon that advice. His proposal is therefore perfectly acceptable.

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Is it normal when someone stuggles from identity crisis?

A sense of purpose and being is essential to anyone's reason for living. We all begin our identity crisis from birth and conclude it in death. That struggle is the beautiful mountain we climb so we can look down below from atop the summit.

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When you tell someone you miss them, do you actually mean it? Or are you just talking? Do you believe when they say they miss you?

I tend to say nothing at all to people I am indifferent to. As a rather introverted person, if I say anything at all, especially the words "I miss you," then you should assume it's genuine.

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Do you generally prepare presents for people because you feel obligated to do so, or because it gives you joy?

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I feel obligated to do things that bring me joy, so...

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Has anyone else noticed totally normal questions randomly disappearing from their inbox recently?

Witty Rabbit

I haven't noticed that many totally normal questions in general on this site.

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What is the most extreme kind of sports?

Gladiator matches. Are you not entertained?

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If you were born 5 years ago, how old would you be now?

Not old enough to drink.

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Jill is an extremely active 15y/o competing in track, basketball. She eats balanced diet and avoids added sugars. She began experiencing light-headedness before meals, and when she wakes up. When doesn't eat, she gets headache and feels nauseated. What might she be experiencing?

Starvation? Not eating can do that to you.

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What do you think a definition for what makes a poem or qualities that poems have? I mean, what makes a poem a poem?

Rhythm. Harmony. Narrative. Passion.

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Happy Valentine's Day! How are you going to spend it?

C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.

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What would be your mafia boss name?

Don "Hey You!"

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What is the worst case scenario when you are angry?

I am bombarded by gamma rays and turn into a hulking monster, clothed in nothing but my pants.

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About Tim Gruver:

Writer of sorts. Former author at @leviathyn and @BagoGames. Words at @CGMagOnline, @Gameranx, & @Gamesradar. Journalism major @UW and scribe The Daily. Observer of life & its oddities.

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