Misfile

The following is a question and answer session with Ash Upton of "Misfile". To ask Ash a question, please write to:

ASH AT MISFILE.COM

Please note that not all questions will necessarily be answered, as the answers to some questions may constitute spoilers, and for other various and sundry reasons.

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Dear Ash:
     With the recent developments in racing games (ie. the Gran Turismo series), do you feel that video games are getting close to simulating the real racing experience or is there still no comparison to the real thing?
     I like Gran Turismo. I really do. It's got one of the best physics engines out there. But until a game can realistically let me feel when my tires are losing grip, or simulate g-forces and let me feel when the engine starts to vibrate, then there is no comparison to the real thing.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-24
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #177

Dear Ash:
     1.Have Rumisiel`s pointy angel-ears ever caught anybody`s attention ?
Those *do* stand out, y`know.
2. If I remember correctly, you`re 17 at the moment... and you`re a
suprisingly good driver too. Is this because you unlawfully drove
before you were 16, or do you just have a knack for the activity ?
     Hey, is it really fair to be asking two questions? :P

Ok, well, I'll start with the first. From what I understand, part of Rumisiel's powers lie in clouding people's perceptions. Emily and I see the ears because we know he's an angel, but he exudes a sort of essence, I guess, and this keeps people from noticing the ears. So really no one sees them unles he wants them to, or unless they are unusually spiritually attuned.

As for part two, my friend James always told me I was a bit of a natural, which I guess is true to some degree. I started learning to drive/race when I was 15 and a half. James and I would take his car to the old road and sometimes I'd drive it, so by the time I got my own license I had a little experience already. Then I practiced every night I could and all weekend, so a lot of it was just hard work. It was the same way with the tuning. Just a lot of hard work and practice combined with a bit of natural aptitude.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-20
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #175

Dear Ash:
     Hey Ash, is Rumisiel your typical Biblical
Angel? You know as in being androgynous, or is he a
male angel?
     I haven't actually looked *shiver* but he professes to be male, and on occasion the are, um suspicious bulges that lead me to believe he's telling the truth on this one.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-20
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #175

Dear Ash:
     What's it like wearing a bra? Sucks, doesn't it? Here's a tip, if you wear a really baggy shirt, no one will notice you're not wearing a bra. Even if it's cold. Enjoy your time as a girl, and hope to God you have no gynecology appointments coming up.
     It's always annoying, but the why part depend on the time of day. Having to put it on is an annoyance because of the psychological reminder of my perdiciment. Then as the day goes on it becomes less and less comfortable. As for not wearing one, I often don't at home, but having been a guy, I am, shall we say, privy to how closely guys lok at, well that area, and it's usually pretty easy to tell. Maybe I will try the baggy sweatshirt thing though. I only have one that I think is thick and baggy enough though.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-20
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #175

Dear Ash:
     On today's(March 14th) installment, I couldn't help but notice that your eye lashes had a very 'feminine' look to them. Are you begining to 'spruce up' the face there? Is this 'make up' thing becomming more 'natural' to you? Oh yes, the Mrs. would like to know what shade of lipstick you're currently using. Oh and by the way- you going to ahem, 'let your hair down' or keep it close cut?
     They are more feminine than they were when I was a boy, but I seriously don't do anything to them. They're just kind of "lashy". I have found a lipstick tube or two in my bathroom. I have yet to use either, nor do I have any intention of doing so. I don't know what shades they were, but one was redish and the other was more kind of purple-ish. Likewise, I have no intention of changing my hair. I can only hope the stylist in town doesn't decide to "get creative" next time I have to get my hair cut.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-14
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #172

Dear Ash:
     do you like motorcycles at all? I mean like have you ever considerd racing with a street bike.

Becuase lately I've always wanted to race on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R and was wondering if, at one point of your life, you had the same passion?
     People call me crazy for driving how I do sometimes, but I like to at least be surrounded by a metal framework while going very fast. To me, it's motorcycling that seems like the true craziness. So no, I've never been much into street bikes. I know some people who are, and as much fun as they look at a glance, I'm just not quite that crazy.

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-09
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #171

Dear Ash:
     If you could "misfile" Rumisiel's folder, where do you think it might "accidentally" end up? And why?
     Well, knowing Rimisiel as well as I do, I'd want ot give him an appropriate punishment. I'm thinking I'd like to misfile him somewhere that would require him to have to do a lot of work all the time and be held accountable for it. ;)

-- Ash

Answered: 2005-03-08
Comic Page at Time of Answer: Page #70

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