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Lunch break? Yep. I’m just enjoying this waterfall and the sunlight.
What do you do? I’m a project manager.
Where? I forget the name.
That’s shady—is your job a secret or something? It’s top secret, unfortunately. Undiscussable.
Don’t you know there’s no such thing as secrets anymore? [Laughs] I don’t know if the NSA even knows what I do, but you could ask them and get back to me.
Is it some kind of super-awesome dream job you have? Absolutely, yeah.
I’m starting to think you’re an accountant and just don’t want to talk about it. [Laughs] That could be, but you’ll never know, will you?
Are you an X-Man? Uh, I wish. Only on my lunch break. If you had caught me on another day I might have been playing ukulele. It’s a great spot because you can’t really hear it over the sound of the waterfall, so you can be hidden in plain sight.
Is the ukulele making a comeback? Yeah; I started playing seven or eight years ago, back when there would only be, like, one ukulele in any given music shop. Now, everywhere I go people are playing them, and if you go to a music shop, there are, like, 50 to choose from. I’m happy to see it getting more prominent.
Shall we credit the— Basically, I started it. No one had played it since the ’60s till I picked it up . It’s my waterfall performances. [Laughs]
Right. And you’re a committed Marvel fan. Yes, this is the sixth book, so it’s not just a casual read. X-Men are the ultimate outsiders—they have to hide their existence from a humanity that fears and, perhaps, hates them even though they’re generally trying to do good. There’s a lot of metaphor there and interesting stories that come out of that.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Flying is awesome; you can soar above everything and get another point of view of the world that you live in. Oh, and Wolverine can heal from any wound; that would be pretty key.
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