The Horatio Hornblower Questionnaire: All About Midshipman Hunter
by Michele


NAME: Midshipman Hunter (WHY I'm still a bloody Midshipman at 42
is anybody's guess!)

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: Crummy little cell, El Ferrol, Spain, with
Acting Lt. Hornblower, who seems to think everything is a challenge
that "will make success that much more satisfying;" and MidshipMAN
Archie Kennedy, who seems to sleep a lot...

FAVORITE PASTIME: Sharpening rocks for later use as weapons;
sneering; home sangria-making.

FAVORITE BOOK: Well, it's NOT Don Quixote!!!

THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Getting out of here...

THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Knowing that if your Captain
ignores your advice, you're going to sail straight into a nest of
Dons, and there's not a thing you can do about it... I mean, *I* need
validation TOO sometimes!!

FAVORITE SMELLS: English beef!

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING: We
must get out of here...

BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: Exciting! TO ME, LADS!!!

FAVORITE FOODS: See "Favourite Smells" question above....

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Who bloody well CARES!! It's English beef I
want!!! (Or hadn't I made that clear....)

STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Scary -- didn't you see the end of the
bloody *movie*!???!?

FAVORITE DRINK: English beer!!!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
That some kid half my age could end up outranking me, and getting us
all stuck HERE! What kind of a world IS it, ANYway, that rewards
people who get their ship dismasted, Dover cliffs on the lee; and yet
won't recognise MY natural leadership qualities!! Did they all run
after HIM?? Nooo...they followed ME!!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE: My
bloody RANK!!! (Not to mention my uneeform... I think I've been 'ere
too long...)

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: Aye...that Duchess...verrry foine....

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Half empty, so I poured out
the rest of it on Mr. Hornblower's feet...

WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: If by that you mean, what wears on
my mind, it's the fear that we may end up sitting out the war here,
and I'll never get a chance to prove myself in battle... A man was
not meant to sit about -- a man has to DO something with his life! A
man ALSO shouldn't be talking about this sort of thing, but now
you've gone and dragged it out of me... Ahhh...anything for a foine
beauty like yerself...

WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To return to my ship and fight for my
country...

WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: I'm living it...

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T:
What my hair looks like when it's *clean*! I don't know what it IS
about this place -- here one day and already it's gone flat! You
should SEE the things they're saying about me on that bloody A&E
message board!!

WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
QUESTIONNAIRE: Oh..I'd like to see what Mr. Hornblower would 'ave to
say about this... HE seems to 'ave all the answers....