I enjoy reading Tom's answers to our questions for they are both witty and insightful. I liked the response he gave me concerning playing heroes or villains. Did any of you ever hear the saying one man's villain is another's hero? History is full of heroes and villains and whether you feel someone is a hero or a villain is dependent upon your point of view. For instance, in America, George Washington is considered a hero (although we often forget about how much the French helped) yet in England, at the same time, Washington was viewed as a traitor and there was a bounty placed for his capture. You have to wonder where the line was drawn between Washington being viewed as someone fighting for the independence of his country and being considered a traitor by the King? In American westerns, the cavalry always came over the hilltop to rescue the pioneers from the savage Indians. Yet, in the eyes of the Indians, it was the cavalry and their pioneer cohorts who were the evil ones. This line appears in fantasy too. In Doctor Who, while the Doctor was busy saving the universe and being a hero to humanity, how many Daleks, Cybermen and other odd assortment of alien invaders considered the Doctor's efforts to be evil in their eyes? It makes you wonder about the fine line that exists between good and evil.
I would love to hear Tom read, and maybe revise, the Book of Genesis. Maybe he could give God a good sense of humor?
Someday, my ship will come in, but with my luck, I'll be stranded at the airport!