Meet the Staff Mondays: Matt Diaz

Earlier in the semester, Matt Diaz, one of the Circle’s fiction editors, casually mentioned in an interview that he would like to see more Sailor Moon fan fiction from our submitters.

Spoiler Alert: The Spring 2013 issue doesn’t include any Sailor Moon fan fiction, but  it did make it onto Matt’s favorite five.

Meet Matt, one of our three fantastic fiction editors.

Name: Matt Diaz

Major: Professional Writing and Literacy Studies Major

Minors: Spanish and Asian Studies

Matt’s Five Favorites:

1. Cheeseburgers

2. Jorge Luis Borges

3. Sailor Moon

4. Scissor Sisters

5. Dogs

Q: If you could go on a road trip with three fictional characters, who would you choose? 

A: I would go on a road trip with Speed Racer, Jeff Lebowski, and Hercule Poirot. I trust my reasons are self-evident.

Q: If you had a theme song, what would it be? 

A: Raffi’s “Banana Phone”

Q: What kitchen utensil would you be and why? 

A:If I were a kitchen utensil, I would be a stainless steel steak knife, because I am 11% chromium by mass and have serrated edges.

Q: If you could meet any famous person, dead or alive, who would you want to meet? 

A: If I could meet any famous person, I’d want it to be Nero. He seems like a guy who could throw a party.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working for the Circle? 

A: The view from my 40th story office window

Q: What’s your favorite piece from past Circles? 

A: It would definitely be Paul Vance’s Makes Your Heart Move from our last issue