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24 December 2008 @ 05:44 pm
Poll: Tell Me about You  
Hey, it's Yuletide Eve! And I know most of you are probably doing - I don't know, family things, or festive things, or possibly trying to put together something with nine million plastic parts - but I am here. Waiting. Very impatiently. And if you're here, too, you could take my poll. Clicking entertainment for you! Distraction for me! Everyone wins!

Poll #1320548 Waiting for Yuletide 2008

Why are you here? No, I don't mean on earth. I meant, you know, at this LJ.

For fan fiction recommendations!
47(8.1%)
For vid recommendations!
2(0.3%)
For earthling posts!
1(0.2%)
For random occasional other stuff!
1(0.2%)
I was just wandering by and I got trapped. Now I'm stuck here. Help.
14(2.4%)
I'm not really here. My evil clone is taking this poll.
10(1.7%)
There's another reason I'm here. And I'm going to tell you allllll about it in the comments.
3(0.5%)
I'd rather talk about why I'm here on earth, actually.
2(0.3%)

Which of these are current fandoms for you?

Angel/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
0(0.0%)
Bandom
2(0.3%)
DCU (Including movies, like Batman.)
0(0.0%)
Doctor Who/Torchwood (What we might call the Whoverse if that didn't have Grinchian overtones, especially at this time of year.)
3(0.5%)
due South
0(0.0%)
Firefly
2(0.3%)
Harry Potter (Originally entered as Harpy Potter, which I really hope is an AU someone has written.)
0(0.0%)
Hercules
0(0.0%)
Hikaru no Go (FINE. It's not a big fandom. BUT I LOVE IT SO THERE.)
1(0.2%)
Highlander
0(0.0%)
House
0(0.0%)
Marvel (Including movies, like Iron Man and X-Men.)
1(0.2%)
Merlin
1(0.2%)
Pirates of the Caribbean
0(0.0%)
RPF that isn't bandom (J-squared, AIRPS, those dancing shows that have eaten MMWD's brain.)
2(0.3%)
Smallville
0(0.0%)
Sports Night (People who choose this one will make me SO HAPPY.)
1(0.2%)
Star Trek
0(0.0%)
Stargate: Atlantis
5(0.9%)
Stargate: SG-1
0(0.0%)
Supernatural
1(0.2%)
Vidding
1(0.2%)
TV show not mentioned above
2(0.3%)
Movie not mentioned above
0(0.0%)
Anime or manga not mentioned above
2(0.3%)
Book not mentioned above
2(0.3%)
Something else not mentioned above, because I am creative like that
3(0.5%)

If I left out your fandom, this is where you tell me about it.

And, just out of curiosity, how many story (or whatever) exchanges are you doing this season?

Mean: 0.52 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.96
0(0.0%)
0
318(65.2%)
1
117(24.0%)
2
37(7.6%)
3
13(2.7%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
2(0.4%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
1(0.2%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
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when regiment is gone: TARDISkindkit on December 25th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
What we might call the Whoverse if that didn't have Grinchian overtones

Lots of people say "Whoniverse," actually.
tried to eat the safe banana: Fan servicethefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Doesn't help. When you say Whoniverse, I still expect the Doctor to join hands with all his companions and sing "Fa who dor ray" (or however it goes) and then eat some roast beast.

...I suppose the Master would be playing the part of the Grinch. WAIT NO STOP I AM NOT THINKING ABOUT THIS ANYMORE.
(no subject) - gwynevere1 on December 25th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - rosaleendhu on December 25th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kindkit on December 25th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lazy_neutrino on December 25th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kindkit on December 25th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lazy_neutrino on December 26th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Still Waiting For My Jetpack: lotr (aragorn - sword porn)azewewish on December 25th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Define fandoms. As in, things I currently enjoy, things I read, or things I'm active in, writing-wise & community-wise? *g*
tried to eat the safe banana: Fandom is my fandomthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
It is an exercise left to the poll-taker, for only you know what is a current fandom for you! But, well, when I took it I defined it as things I'm actively seeking fannish product in.
(no subject) - azewewish on December 25th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vassilissa on December 25th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
Proactively Untwist Octagonal Hippopotamus Pants: parker - wrong with medramaturgca on December 25th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
I love how many people have said Leverage already. Watch Leverage. Waaaaaaaatch iiiiiiiiiiit...
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV bluethefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I don't even know what it's about, exactly. Um.
(no subject) - dramaturgca on December 25th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dormouse_in_tea on December 25th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dramaturgca on December 25th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
HERE IT'S ONLINE - dormouse_in_tea on December 25th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
ames: 5. Xmas Olivecarta on December 25th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Fandoms come and fandoms go, but Sports Night will always have a special place in my heart. <3 I should probably read some fic that was written more than ten years ago. :X
tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Fandoms come and fandoms go, but Sports Night will always have a special place in my heart.

YES. PRECISELY. <3 forever, Sports Night!
(no subject) - gwynevere1 on December 25th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
bibliokatbibliokat on December 25th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Rats, I should have said DRESDEN also:) And many others that I would die if someone actually wrote a fic or two for!
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV dogtagsthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
And many others that I would die if someone actually wrote a fic or two for!

Yuletide is coming, so you may well get your wish! But, um, please don't die. No story is worth that!
(no subject) - bibliokat on December 25th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - everysecondtues on December 25th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bibliokat on December 25th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - everysecondtues on December 25th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bibliokat on December 25th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - everysecondtues on December 25th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bibliokat on December 25th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Traviskyuuketsukirui on December 25th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm actually not participating in any exchanges, though I did write two pinch hits for Yuletide. Which I haven't been able to upload because of wonky server issues. *weeps*

Edited at 2008-12-25 02:10 am (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: Yuletide Angstthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
*holds you*

Um, it looks like the count is fixed, anyway. So there's hope!
Lady Moira: fangirlrosaleendhu on December 25th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
I really don't think of myself as active in any of the above-listed fandoms, but I'm perfectly happy to read fics in quite a few of them when I stumble across them on my friends list.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV flowersthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
I'm that way about some of these myself (and about Weiss Kreuz and Saiyuki, for that matter), so I completely get that.
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tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
In all truth, it's hard to consider Sports Night a current fandom just because there aren't a lot of new stories coming out for it. But I still loooooooove it.

Oh, Dan and Casey. *hearts*
Tuesdayeverysecondtues on December 25th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
I decided to be adventuresome and try three exchanges this holiday season. Luckily, one of them is spaced out much further, and I actually don't get my assignment until the 26th, I think.

I can't wait for Yuletide to be open and for more of the fakenews-fanfic Secret Santa fic, though! It's going be amazing.
tried to eat the safe banana: Yuletide Woot!thefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
Ooo, clever idea with the not sending assignments out until the 26th; I admire whichever exchange that is.

Also, wow, three. See, I can only ever do Yuletide. I mean, that's it, my only exchange all year. So I admire anyone who can manage more than that. (And stare in astonished fear at the people doing FIVE, OMG.)
(no subject) - everysecondtues on December 25th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
Mama Debmamadeb on December 25th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Or, you know. Just making dinner about now. Also, that picking Sports Night made you happy? That's just a plus. :)

Edited at 2008-12-25 02:33 am (UTC)
tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
I love Sports Night so much. Some fannish loves just never fade, you know?

And, hey, making dinner: I believe that counts as a family thing. (It better! That's what I was doing in between putting up this poll and feeding the earthling.)
Pet: MSC Leverage Tiny Ninjaapetslife on December 25th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I am reading my friendslist on a wee netbook and actually missed the
"enter your other fandom here" field, but yes, LEVERAGE, definitely and absolutely and YAY. It's a total sweetheart of a show with a heart as big as ten Whovilles, and about as much subtlety as a brickbat to the head, but hilarious and awesome no matter what. It's so fun. I love it!

(Also, Live Free Or Die Hard. What??? There's a lot of great fic, actually!)
Olna Jenndormouse_in_tea on December 25th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Your ICON!!!!

I love Eliot. I'm not sure whether I love him more than I love Parker, tho. Or whether I love Parker more than I love Eliot.

Ah hell, speaking of OLD fandoms, I think I'll be Kuno!
(no subject) - dramaturgca on December 25th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
nocturne in black and goldskyfalling on December 25th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
I haven't read Hikaru no Go in ages, but I will always look back at it fondly. It's one of the few manga series that I can read over and over again and still get something new out of it every time. *chinhands*
tried to eat the safe banana: HnG Akira Hikaruthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I still re-read it from time to time. And I rewatched the whole thing - really weird for me! - when the earthling was extremely new and I spent all my time either nursing or pumping. I love it so very much - it and Princess Tutu are the things I'd make everyone watch/read if I could.

Oh, Akira. Oh, Hikaru. *heart swells with love*
some nouns and the occasional proposition: laeti triumphantesainsley on December 25th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
I came initially for fic recs. I stayed because of you, because you are entertaining and lovely and hilarious.

Knowing you is one of those gifts that keeps on giving, in a really great way.

tried to eat the safe banana: TFV lettersthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you. That is really wonderful to hear, and I mean that sincerely. (For some reason, I sometimes sound sarcastic when I am being my most sincere. It's very sad.)

It's been good getting to know you. <3!
xnicholle on December 25th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
There needs to be more Sports Night fic in the world. Remember the renaissance that was going on a year or so ago? When fic was pouring out regularly? Best time in my fannish life.
tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
That was a wonderful time indeed. Oh, Sports Night - you are so awesome and so underloved. (Not unloved! Many people love you! It's just that everyone in the world should love you.)
ReginaGiraffereginagiraffe on December 25th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
*thinks that bethbethbeth is a crazy woman*

I'd also like to hear more dog stories. Those are often amusing. (Yam!)
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV menorahthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
bethbethbeth and jain are, indeed, insane. I admire them! But from afar, because OMG what if it's catching?

I'd also like to hear more dog stories. Those are often amusing. (Yam!)

Sadly, the sweet potato dog, Cassie, died just before Thanksgiving, so there will not be many more dog stories. (She was the comedian of the two.)
Carla: Isaac (livia)beledibabe on December 25th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Sports Night! So very, very dear to my heart!! ::cuddles SN and tousels its hair::

And I'm here for the recs, but also for updates on my honorary Grandson!!!! ::beams::
tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
It makes me so happy to see all the love for Sports Night in these comments. YAY, SN!

And I'm here for the recs, but also for updates on my honorary Grandson!!!! ::beams::

Your honorary grandson has mastered peas! (It looked like he wasn't going to go there - he basically came out and said that he didn't even think this was FOOD - but we tried again the next day and he was like, "Yes, fine, I will eat this. If I must. Because I am such an angel. But I don't LIKE - oh, hey! This is pretty tasty!") He is off tomorrow to visit his other grandmother's house for the very first time, so please hope very hard that he survives the lengthy car drive there and back with no meltdown. And he's learned to make a new face, which is pure comedy, and a new noise that gets REALLY OLD after the first few hours.

Just, you know - there will be an update at the usual time. But he's your honorary grandson, so I thought you should get a taste now.
Rhiannon-Jehane: Rhirhiannon_jehane on December 25th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
There's another reason I'm here. And I'm going to tell you allllll about it in the comments.

I love your sense of humor and the way you write. I have finally learned not to eat or drink anything while reading your posts, because snorting ginger ale through my nose is painful.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV umbrellathefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you! Although I do apologize for any unfortunate ginger ale/nose interactions that have occurred. That can't be pleasant.
bleedtobluebleedtoblue on December 25th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I don't remember why I came, but I stayed for your sense of humour! I also forgot a fandom, LKH Anita Blake:Vampire Hunter. I know, but I can't help it. And I think I've fallen into Sports Night. Just once I'd like to find a fandom that the show hasn't already been canceled!
tried to eat the safe banana: SN stick aroundthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And Sports Night is an AWESOME fandom. I encourage everyone to fall into it! (Sadly, I don't really know anything about Anita Blake - like, I had no idea there was even FF for that. I have learned something!)
intellectual peppery: Twenty miles to Legoland!eleveninches on December 25th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
What we might call the Whoverse if that didn't have Grinchian overtones

TRUE STORY: My mother's name is Cindy Lou. She was not, however, named after the Who.
tried to eat the safe banana: Daisythefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
I pity your mother as never before! I mean, I assume her parents could not have known what they were doing, but it's a seriously unfortunate naming choice. Does she get grouchy when people watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
(no subject) - eleveninches on December 25th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Spikespike21 on December 25th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Partly I am here because you are like one of the three funniest posters on livejournal, but also now you are a kind of internet friend and stuff. *hugs* happy holidays to you and your lovely family.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV bluethefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
*beams*

Thank you!

And I remember when I first found your LJ. You were this legendary being! I didn't dare comment for, like, the first two years! And now I know details about the state of your insides and have made a mental note to interrogate you on the subject of massage (specifically, how to find someone to give one who won't make me hideously, geechily body-conscious) sometime soon. I love the internets. They are a great leveler.

*hugs you*
cathalincathalin on December 25th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Taking a rest break from Christmas preparations...
I just friended you really recently *waves shyly*, drawn by recs, yes, but also meta! of all kinds on general fannish stuff and especially on anything and everything having to do with writing.:)

Though I'm currenly actively involved only in sga (and to an extent still, Brokeback), I go through periods where I will revisit favorite fic from prior fandoms and/or explore fic by favorite writers, or recced fic, from other fandoms. I'll try out just about any slash if it's heavily recced by people I trust when I'm one of those phases, as well as original work. I don't participate in any of those fandoms though, just occasionally read a fic or two.

Also, omg I forgot to list Master & Commander as one I revisit, a fandom where there are so few fic (but such marvelous ones!) I probably have some of them memorized, lol.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV dogtagsthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Re: Taking a rest break from Christmas preparations...
Hi! You are of course already known to me through your extremely awesome stories, but it's nice to meet in - okay, not in person. In comments? Whatever.

I go through periods where I will revisit favorite fic from prior fandoms and/or explore fic by favorite writers, or recced fic, from other fandoms.

Oh, yes. Most definitely. I didn't even put The Sentinel on here, but I'm currently rereading all my favorites from that fandom. (There's just something very comforting about Jim and Blair. You'll probably have to take my word for it.) And I will take a chance on almost anything if it's highly recommended - I mean, I recently started reading Naruto stories, even though I have to keep checking Wikipedia to find out who the characters are and what the heck is going on. Clearly, if there is great FF, I will read it. My limits are few.

Also, omg I forgot to list Master & Commander as one I revisit, a fandom where there are so few fic (but such marvelous ones!) I probably have some of them memorized, lol.

Oh, Master and Commander. I had almost forgotten about it. Such awesome stories! Not nearly enough of them! Aubrey/Maturin forever!
Re: Taking a rest break from Christmas preparations... - cathalin on December 25th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
atlanta06 on December 25th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
HP fandom and I are divorced, decdiding who gets the house, I've gotten sucked into computer games lately. I want Azada 3, dangit!

I am here because one day I would like to get into the fandoms that you so kindly rec, but I'm (a)poor, (b)lazy, (c)read too much fandom_wank. I mostly stick to obscure/nearly dead stuff.
tried to eat the safe banana: TFV flowersthefourthvine on December 25th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC)
HP fandom and I are divorced, decdiding who gets the house

*extends sympathy* It's always hard when the love dies that way. I prefer the slow fade out where you can still be friends and think fondly of each other, myself.

I am here because one day I would like to get into the fandoms that you so kindly rec

Someday I will lure you in! They are awesome and should be loved by all. *firm nod*
(no subject) - atlanta06 on December 25th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
erjika: Gimlichuerjika on December 25th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
I'm starting to think there should be a support group for people who write RL RPS. As in, people we actually know kind of RPS. But I only know of one other person who does this, and maybe it isn't healthy to encourage each other... or maybe it is!

Merry Christmas, you. :D
pucklingpuckling on December 25th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
I once threatened to write fic about a boyfriend and his two (straight male) roommates if that helps? I thought, and for that matter still think, that they are totally OT3. The best part about that was that *both their girlfriends totally saw it*. Good times, good times.
(no subject) - erjika on December 25th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - puckling on December 25th, 2008 05:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
puckling: Arthur/Merlin = SQUEEE!puckling on December 25th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Well I clicked being here for the Earthling stories and also for recs, both fic and vid, but I'm chiming in with everyone who said that they stayed because you are a hysterical writer. Every time I see you pop up on my flist I very much look forward to reading your post.
jane_elliotjane_elliot on December 25th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
Well, I'm participating in one exchange, but I wrote ten fics for it. Does that give me a bonus? :)