In schools required reading, have there been any books or stories, that stand out in your memory, if so, why?
We had these things called daybooks that I hated; just maudlin boring poetry and a formulaic way to analyze them. I remember liking Shakespeare, especially Caesar, in high school. I also read Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, which I enjoyed, especially the idea of Bokononism. In middle school they had us read Lord of the Rings and The King's Shadow which I really liked; the teacher of that class picked great books. The King's Shadow was interesting because it was historical fiction that explored the Norman conquest of England, which was a period that never really got covered in our typically dismal American history curriculum that consisted of learning about the Holocaust, the European theatre of WWII, and slavery/the civil rights movement in this constant, nauseating loop.
In college I read 'The Stranger' and 'The Plague' by Camus. I really enjoyed his writing style. But I was most grateful for being introduced to T. S. Eliot, who ended up becoming my absolute favorite poet and author, through 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'. I still remember the opening lines of that poem whenever I see a certain sort of calming, eerie sunset:
Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table
Archer is dope
Mallory is my idol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOTdrW5ktuY
Favorite cartoon that is not anime
Um, do you count Miyazaki as anime? If not, then Princess Mononoke. If you mean American animation then maybe Archer.
Hard question. Between Berserk, Mushi-shi, and Paranoia Agent.
How do you get a girlfriend?
Stop simping bruh
What makes a debate meaningful?
If it leads to a growth of virtue and/or knowledge in the participants.
Which is better, DC or Marvel?
Neither. Anime is better.
In your opinion, what is the most surprising thing about reality?
That God loves us.
Who is your favorite Superhero?
Don John of Austria
Who has influenced your beliefs the most?