If you were asked to take the same question home, it would be easy, he says
Dr Reid asks about the big presentations (lab presentations we've heard about). How did those go? "They went OK."
Gunman says feedback "mostly negative, I would say."
Gunman says feedback didn't help him improve next time
Dr Reid asks about Steinbeck book. Gunman confirms it was written about where he used to live
Favorite Steinbeck book? "Of Mice and Men"
Why? B/c characters were interesting
Did you identify with anything in that book? Lennie, gunman answers
How similar to Lennie? "I don't know how to answer that"
"I don't know. I'm frozen"
"I think he was schizophrenic. He saw, like, rabbits or something"
"I just thought he was the most interesting character in the book."
What do you remember about the relationship between George and Lennie? "George liked him because he could do a lot of hard work... they were just friends"
Did George care about Lennie? "Yeah... that is what made it hard to kill him in the end"
Do you remember why George killed Lennie? Gunman answers because Lennie killed somebody else.
Why was George the one to do it? "Because he was the closest one to him"
What was Steinbeck trying to tell us? "I don't know"
Gunman says he remembers wanting to stay living in Salinas
Reid asks gunman didn't want to play with other kids after moving? "No, I wanted to make new friends"
Dr Reid asks if gunman remembers sitting the closet reading
Dr Reid asking again about sitting the closet
Gunman says he also remembers reading Goosebumps books
Dr Reid asks what happens in the books? Gunman says he just remembers they were scary
Reid asks what a kid like James does reading Goosebumps? "We'll it always ends, so there's nothing to be afraid of"
"Nail ghosts" are a monster he remembers imagining. Gunman says he'd never shared this with anyone
"They make it so you can't sleep against the wall... otherwise the nails will come through the wall and get ya"