Who are your favorite heroines in real life? The women of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran who risk their lives and their beauty to defy the foulness of theocracy. Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Azar Nafisi as their ideal feminine model.
Littera scripta manet - 'The written word will remain'. That's true, but it won't be that much comfort to me.
I don't think the war in Afghanistan was ruthlessly enough waged.
The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy - the one that's absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes.
I'm terrified of losing my voice.
I like surprises.