2. I'll give you your questions in the same thread.
3. You post the questions in your own LJ, along with their answers, as well as this message.
4. People reply to your post asking to be interviewed, and you give them questions of your own.
5. And hence the meme propageteth.
1. How do you reconcile magic with science? Are there any big problems with it (holes, doubt, discrepancies, etc.)?
Science is the study of explaining everything. Magic is the art of creating an effect with no apparent logical cause. That would actually be about the only contradiction... I actually take a disturbingly scientific approach to analyzing what I do and how I do it.
I don't see the intrinsic contradictions that many others seem to. Science is a very effective system for the analysis of almost anything; magic is simply an area it hasn't studied and doesn't have the information for. It operates under a different set of natural laws- the current information, about purely physical occurances, is valid for what it is, but not as exhaustive and complete as many would think.
2. What brought you to use elemental energies as your main idea of focus?
Beats me! It's just what seems "natural" to me, somehow.
3. How did you first stumble onto the dragon community?
By complete and fortuitous accident. I don't even remember what I put in to Google, although I do remember I had absolutely no clue why I did it at the time. baxil's site was the first thing I stumbled upon.
4. Are you still writing music?
I'd desparately like to, but I've been unable to make PhoenixStudio correctly work recently on my older machine or work at all on this one. I've tried the demo, however, and decided to save my quarters for Reason; it's expensive, and I'm still learning how to work it, but it's incredible software.
5. (To prove that the quality of my questions goes down as the numbers progress...) What's your favorite author and/or book, and why?
I don't have a favorite! I'm too much of a reader to really put any author absolutely above another. For humor, I like A Fine and Pleasant Misery by Patrick F. McManus; for science fiction, it's a 19-way tie including Larry Niven, Alan D. Foster, Piers Anthony, and Arthur C. Clarke, and a whole bunch of others I can't remember by name. It's just the writing, the story itself, that appeals to me.