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drunkennewfiemidget
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Since Aditu seems to be MIA lately with the Friday Five (hope all is well with her, and she's just been too busy for the intarweb), I'm going to provide this week's.

This week's is about people.

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
This is a tough one. There is the usual couple of girls (they'll be women now, though) who I should've said something to at the time. Saying anything would have been better than saying nothing - but that seemed like a huge step to take at the time. But in terms of going back in time and saying something, I probably wouldn't. They say that time heals, and maybe that's because we can't go back and screw up a second time. What's done is done.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
I don't do revenge. I was bullied at school and for a long time I found great comfort in devising revenge fantasies. But now I am all growed-up and have a sufficiently twisted imagination to devise some really poetic revenge, I don't want it anymore. Revenge is bad for the soul. If someone puts evil thoughts or deeds out into the world, those chickens will eventually come home to roost. Therefore, revenge is not necessary.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
I'm tempted to say 'over' - but I am not sure that I know how I might react.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
Keep the secret. I have learned over the years that if someone places their trust in you, thay have given you something beyond the value of mere money.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I would try to resolve conflict by reasoned negotiation and compromise, and if that failed I would hope that walking away would be an option.

If I was being physically attacked, I think it would be different. I do not go around giving people a hard time and I am no threat to anyone, therefore, on an ethical level, I don't condone violence. However, I firmly believe that I have no obligation to take a beating from some scumbag in the street, for no good reason. This is why I fully support an individual's right to self-defence. What does worry me is that, if it came to a real situation, I would be hopeless at dealing with the violence. So, if attacked, I would probably only get one real chance to do something before my nerve broke. Conclusion? If the hypothetical scumbag were to wave a knife about demanding my wallet, I would take my one chance if I saw it - and if that resulted in a serious or lasting injury to the scumbag, then so be it.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

I'm an open and honest person. I never say anything to anyone about anyone that I wouldn't say right to there face. I can't think of a time when I didn't give one of my friends a piece of my mind when they needed it. There may be some stuff that I wish I didn't say. Something reacently was a friend of mine was being a huge hypocrite and I told them that they where being one. I havn't talked to her much in the last couple of weeks but I do make an effort here and there.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

Nope. I'm not the type of person for vengance.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

Once I could forgive.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Depends on if/how much it could hurt them. I acctually have a friend I'm thinking about for this question. If she where to let say have another friend that had a "Reward" for captuer becouse of some crime and she told me where the person was and asked me not to tell. Yes because I know that the person would forgive me after probably an hour. But if it was her that was on the run then no.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

I walk away




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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

There is this girl from University who I've seem to have a huge crush on. But I never saw her again, and I maybe will never. I would have started a conversation with her.


2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

I don't do revenge.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

Most likely be over. Even though I might react differently in some situations. But I think I just don't think it's going to last from then on. No chance, it's over - I supply myself unconditionally in a relationship. Cheating is nothing I can tolerate.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Check how much telling would cost him. If it's sub 1M, tell and share the profit.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

A conflict - in words:
usually, I just give in if it's somebody I know and just wait until things have calmed down. In the meantime I say to myself "He's a friend. He didn't mean it that way" and try to clear things up asap. Sometimes, I can't just swallow my pride - that's when I start arguing.

A fight:
I am not strong, and I know that. I try to stick with words. If it gets hotter than that, I usually get the hell outta there.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
Don't know really - nothing immediately springs to mind (which is good I guess) so I guess the answer is no

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
I occasionally think up ways to get revenge on people who have done me wrong... but to be honest thinking them up is enough - and I got better things to do than talking to Mr Plod about dangerous and illegal behaviours... (yeah I do have a dark and rather evil streak in me - well hidden and locked away - but it is there)

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
Difficult question to be frank - and I think it would depend on the exact circumstances. I would like to think I would be prepared to give it another try... but I can't say for certqain as it has never actually happened to me.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
Money is nice but you can't buy friends - and a friendship broken is your life lessened by quite a bit... so sorry but you can keep the money

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I try to keep things calm and avoid stuff that is likely to set off a stress induced shaking fit and 99% of the time I would walk away regardless but although I abhor violence if someone really pushed me over the edge they better be prepared to either beat me senseless or risk me smashing them into pulp (being as I am a little guy I would probably get the crap beaten out of me in reality) but in my limited experience once I get pushed over into the primal rage state just knocking the melonfarmer on their ass is not gonna be enough to slake my rage.. (actually I am quite afraid of what might actually happen if I ever really succumbed to the "Red Mist" so that tends to make me steer well clear...(

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Wow, tough questions, Newf. I'll do my best to answer 'em:

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
I would probably say goodbye to my mother. She took ill very suddenly, and I didn't have time to make arrangements to go down and see her before she passed away. I've always regretted not having a chance to tell her how much she meant to me.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
No, not really. I often think about elaborate ways to get back at someone, but never follow through with it. I guess just thinking about it is enough.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
I was cheated on, once, and I have to say that I would have gotten back together with him if he had decided to take me back. I was very, very insecure then (not to mention, rather pathetic). If it ever happened again, though, I would unequivocally end the relationship.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
I would keep the secret. Friends are much more important to me than money.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
If possible, I reason with the person; try to find out what their problem is with me, and resolve it. I will not start a fight, but if one is started for me, I will end it.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

There are a few people that I was too proud to apologise to, but no missed oppurtunities or anything like that as far as I can think.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

Well, I have the odd 'practical joke war' from time to time. I don't think I'd ever burn down someone's house or anything, though.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

I think I could forgive my SO, but I'd imagine that I'd be haunted by visions of them together, which might spoil my relationship.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

I think I'd keep the secret... though I haven't been very good at that even when I wouldn't gain anything. Still, I think I could do it.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

I'd never initiate the violence, but I do sometimes find myself hoping that they did hit me so that I'd have a reason to hit them back. Same when I'm driving and someone's too close behind me... I'd just like to smile at them as I get out of the car to inspect the damage.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

I would have told my Uncle John that I loved him before he passed away (the day I left for Iraq)

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

I always get mine


3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

My Fiance cheated on me when we first started dating. That man is living in mexico now. I forgave her and two years later she gave me her hand.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Keep the secret.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

I have never attacked first, and I will never. If confronted I will use an escelation of force. I attempt to restrain and as a last resort I will eliminate the threat.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
You have really bad breath and need to see a dentist.


2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
Living well is the best revenge. I sometimes take pleasure in the misery of those that have wronged me - but not usually.


3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
We made a vow. She Icepicks me in my sleep. I pop her with a .45. We will never be able to get back together in this life.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
It's in the vault. (the secret not the cash)

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I confront people straight away. I do it nicely but if they become a jerk I will kick their butt. I have resorted to violence just by them using "fighting words". I only walk away if my wife and/or child might be endangered by my not walking away.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
Well, this would never have been possible, given that I was a month old when my auntie died... but if I could go back in time, I'd tell her that getting married to that bastard would be the biggest mistake of her life, and that she should run away and never look back.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
Nah, I've never really done revenge. Wouldn't rule it out, though.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
I'd get rid of them. That's not something I think I could forgive, and I'm worth more than that.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
Keep the secret. If I took that money, it would never go any way towards making me happy.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
If it's an argument, I'll rise to it, get angry, have it out... I can't bear it when people bottle things up and smother you with passive aggressiveness. If it was a physical fight, I would never be the first one to raise my fists (er, or sharpen my nails and pull some hair), but I would defend myself as well as I could.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be?
There are a handful of people with whom I've had very close friendships who've just vanished when something better, like an insignificant other or a new group of friends, came along. I think I'd corner them and ask them why they even bothered, and give them a nice talk on the concept of "bros before hos."

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
I usually sit back and let their own poor decision-making skills catch up with them, because revenge is better when it involves no actual effort on your part. I've managed to engineer my social circles to catch people in lies, in the most publically humiliating spectacle possible, a number of times, though.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
If they were conscious of the decision when they did it, then it's over, period. I've learned from this mistake. Drunken one-night stands are acceptable once, provided that they own up to it swiftly, show appropriate regret, used a condom, and are immediately tested for STDs as well. I'm not catching any diseases, dating somebody's "babydaddy," or becoming the Other Woman if I have any say in the matter.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
If it's a secret that would be damaging to them or somebody they cared about if it got out, then no, I wouldn't. If it was going to be contained within that small circle of people paying me and not leaked to the public, I'd have to give it some consideration. If it's damaging to somebody that both my friend and I dislike, expect to see it screaming across every newspaper headline this side of the Gamma Quadrant. [Big Grin]

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I tend to get very chilly and analytical when angered; despite what you forum-goers might think, my temper does not run hot and fast. If somebody throws the first punch, no matter who it is, then all hell breaks loose. I generally don't hit first, though; I find that I can do a lot of damage with words, with less worry about getting my teeth knocked in.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

I will probably try and get some truth out of my ex-boyfriend. I just need to know.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

I sometimes feel vengeful, but I normally deal with that by complaining to someone about it, and explain how I am going to skin and quarter that said person and take my satisfaction in that!

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

I will have to forgive them.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Well, that depends what kind of secret. If it something shameful, then no. If it something like he/she has discovered something blacker than black (as suggested from the question!) then of course I would share it. Or something. Basically as long as it doesn't hurt them in anyway. If it does, then the secret stays with me. I've had my share of betrayals and I've learned that a secret is only a secret if it stays inside.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

For some reason, no matter where I go I seem to have at least one person disliking me and it all grows into some sort of rivalry. I normally just vent it out by telling someone trusted. I've never had to resort to violence to anything, and I don't plan to. If he/she hit me, I will probably do my best to defend myself until I can get free and tell someone. Afterall, that puts me in a better position than the attacker!

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

To an old girlfriend who wanted (legitimately) to dump me, but really fscked up the breakup: Why are so fscking stupid? And, even though I saw your stupidity throughout the entire relationship, why did I just ignore it?

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

I'm very confrontational, if I have a problem with someone they'll know about it. If they've done something to me that warrants revenge, then I will just be an asshole to them- no behind the back plots or lying, just straight-up being a douchebag.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

Like Grummy, I am tempted to say 'over', but the situation may warrant a slightly different reaction.

I would definitely become angry, though.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Keep the secret, hands down. My best friend has been that way since middle school, and besides, I'll have my own $1.00E9 soon enough.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

I will not hesitate to respond with violence if the other party is violent against me; however, I am a very big guy (6'4.5-5'', depending on the time of day, at 300 lbs), and I'm pretty strong, and I know a thing or two about fighting. I learned early on the responsibility that comes with being able to pwn another human being. Besides, I'm pretty good at de-escalating situations, so I will always resort to negotiations first.

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Took me some time to think the answers out.

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
I need to cheat here. I don't have any major wrongs to right, and I'm pretty sure nothing I could say could make things better. But I'd like to tell the child I was to stop trying to please everyone, and rather try to find what really pleases me, so I can enjoy life. Being a "good girl" only gets you last in line.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
I used to wish for revenge. Now I know better. I still have some occasions where I wish I was better with words when my feelings are hurt, but that doesn't really count. No, I've understood that if people want to drive me down/fool me around, they're not worth spending any more minute. I have my life to live.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
It depends. I he cheated me because he likes to fool around, it's "open the door, darling, cause you'll get hurt getting out if you don't." If it's because there's something he can't find with me, I would probably go "I wish you'd told me. Can we talk it through, or should we part our ways?"

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
Again, it depends. If it's about a criminal act, I'd give him/her up (and probably donate the money). Sometimes, people needs to face the consequences of their actions, no matter how much you love them. If it's just a secret that could be sold to the media, well, I have a security level to hold to! [Wink]

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
When the conflict is one of personnality, I will usually just walk away, even if that makes them believe they've won. I don't really care about that what they would think anyway. Again, I'd rather spend my time on things I like rather than arguing with people not worth my time. If it's a physical conflict, I can sum it up this way: "I am no victim." I will defend myself if I have to, even though I know I am pretty slow, weak, and I only have a basic self-denfence course - wich means nothing if the attacker knows what s/he's doing. When it becomes ugly, it's all about attitude. "Never surrender" is not only an 80's song: it's about depriving your opponent of the superiority feeling they have a thirst for.

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What a great set of questions! I'll have to play hookie more often. [Smile]

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
I think it would be to apologize to some people. Sometimes I am not as big a person as I would like to be.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
I don't get revenge as I am not much of a plotter. There are people I've wanted to get even with, but it usually passes before an elaborate plan evolves

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
It would depend on the circumstances and the person. I think a one night stand might be easier for me to forgive than a long term affair. With a long term affair it is so much more than the infidility to get over.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
I wouldn't do it for money, but must admit that I have blown keeping secrets. I do agree that the money would feel tainted.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I don't handle conflict well. I think if they attacked me and I might strike back to get away.

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I figure since I made the questions, I should probably answer them.

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

"I didn't for a second mean what I said."

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

I used to be one for getting revenge, but lately, I've taken great solace in watching karma beat the ever living piss out of those that deserved it. So I've learned to just go, "they'll get theirs".

However, in jest, when I was very young (like 6 years old), my Dad squirted Plax (like Listerine) up my nose as a joke, when I asked to smell it.

That day I swore I'd get him back when he least expected it it, and to this day, I still plan on getting him back. How or when, I'm not sure yet.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

Over. End of case. Next?

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

Many people here have said they wouldn't do it, but somehow, I think if the money was put in front of them, they might change.

I'd have to say there's a very good chance I'd spill it.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?

I'm never the antagoniser -- OK, maybe that's a bad choice of words, I'm often the antagoniser, but I won't throw the first punch, but if you come after me, or those close to me, expect to get your ass handed to you -- unless of course, you're stronger than I am, in which case, I expect I'll receive a beating.

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1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)
Bite me.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?
Not often, but sometimes it's just required. It's never elaborate. I have a lovely prank that needs to be played on my boss. He definitely deserves it.

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?
It's over.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?
Keep the secret.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?
I stay rational and usually find a very weasly way to neutralize their anger with minimal compromise on my part. If they initiate violence I'll respond with violence, but the only times that has ever happened it was in a rather playful context and no one got hurt (either because we both knew what we were doing or because I maintained control). I've got a long fuse without much bang at the end so I rarely end up in conflicts with anyone.

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Cool questions!

1. If you could say 1 things to 1 person from your past, that you cannot say anymore, or would never say to their face, what would it be? (Saying who it would be to is optional.)

I would apologise to someone who I treated, I'm ashamed to say, rather badly, simply by neglecting our friendship a few years ago. I would very much like the chance to apologise to them.

2. Do you often get revenge on people in one way another, whether in jest or for real? Is there an outstanding plot you have to get someone with?

Not like, I would blow up their house, but I certainly wouldn't be forgiving if I was in a position to inflict...justice...

3. If your significant other (real or hypothetical) cheated on you, is there any way you'd rekindle when you found out, or would it unequivocally be over?

I think I could forgive her - I could perhaps understand why she did it, if she explained it to me. But at the same time I don't think I'd be able to forget it, and I think that if it continued, our relationship would be changed in some fundamental way - the trust that it was built on would be, if not gone then seriously depleted. I'm not sure if I'd be able to look back on the relationship in the same positive way, and, well, it might not last.

4. If your best friend entrusted you with a deep dark secret, which you knew would land you at least $1M if you told it to the right people. Would you keep the secret, or would you take the money and try and buy their forgiveness?

I would have to say I would keep the secret, unless it was something where I thought I had a moral responsibility to reveal it.

5. How do you normally handle conflict with another person? Will you resort to violence if they attack? Will you walk away?,

If they attacked, I would definitely attack back. Not just defend, but attack, and probably not proportional response, either. Certainly, if someone came at me with a knife, and I believed that their intent was to kill me or injure me, I wouldn't just try and dodge. I would be looking for a way of disarming them, and probably disabling them too. That's something I never understand in the movies - if someone was chasing me with intent to kill and I manage to knock them down or trip them, I wouldn't just turn and run - I would grab their knife and, if not stab them, slash the tendons in their legs to limit their mobility. I ain't leavin' no-one behind to follow me!


Incidentally, at the risk of advertising, I run a blog which posts questions much like these a few times a week, and people have the opportunity to vote and comment. So if you like this kind of thing, check out The Dividing Line.

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