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April 7th, 2006
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From:chimosa
Date:April 7th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Okay, sure, I'll play. Lets see...
1. All the Adam ones cuz I knew the character was kick ass before and then when I realized he could look like John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank my love for him grew exponentially. :-)
2. God! The baby aardvark! It looks too much like something I dissected in anatomy class to be cute.
3. I guess the baby orangutan one. Why are you holding it? When was this pic taken? How long is your hair? I'm curious.
4.Aww, your kids! (i'm assuming Kendra and Zara are your kids) they are sooo pretty!
5. Mmmm... i dunno. I was going to say Warren but then I found him.
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From:mofic
Date:April 7th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
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I love all my characters, at least a little bit (yes, even slimy Rick Kappell) but Adam's definitely my favorite of the OCs. That's probably why I write so much about him.

The baby orangutan story: My spouse-at-the-time and I spent a month in India. We were at the Delhi Zoo with two young friends one day. We were looking at the animals; everyone else was looking at us. It seems two white women with two Indian children was not an everyday sight there. Anyway, it was a little uncomfortable, but most of the attention was of the positive-yet-curious variety.

As the zoo was closing, the animals were being taken to their night cages and a zoo keeper took this baby orangutan out of her cage and my spouse tried to take a picture. The keeper asked, "Do you want me to bring her out there so you can get a picture without the bars?" (Believe me this never happens at the Bronx Zoo). I stood there side by side with her to have my picture taken, holding her hand, but she put her arms up just like a human baby and I picked her up. I don't think you can tell in the icon, but in the original it's clear that her arm wrapped all the way around my neck!

We had a bunch of copies made of the photo and distributed them. It was on my grandfather's nightstand until he died. My cousin went to Australia once and sent me a picture of her holding a koala. On the back she wrote "I couldn't find an orangutan!"

I wrote a story once where Logan holds a baby orangutan. I often say that anatomy being what it is I have to make all the sex up. Still, if someone in one of my stories is holding a baby orangutan, it's 100% pure unadulterated BTDT Write What You Know!

Kendra and Zara are my younger two kids (I should get a Doran icon). Kendra is going to Adam Greenfield's alma mater - Stuyvesant High - next year.

Oh, and my hair was close to waist length (albeit curly and a little unpredictable from as soon as I was allowed to grow it (mid-junior high) until 1987, when I cut it all off.
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