tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine) wrote,
tried to eat the safe banana
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Poll: Distraction Is Good

I'm kind of - not too bright sometimes. For example, when I grabbed an oven rack to move it around without, um, checking to see if it was hot? That was a "not so bright" moment in my life, right there.

Also, ow.

So I want distraction, with a minimum of typing involved. It's time for a poll! With, ideally, lots of comments! Come on, people - please. Distract me.

(I do actually have a place I'm going with this, by the way - except for the last question, which is there solely because LJ is crazed tonight. I'm trying to find out what fans do and how they do it. Assuming the ice does its job, I'll have a meta post on this sometime in the distant, murky future. Probably.)

Poll #830222 Distract me.

Please check this so I know how many people have taken the poll.

Yes, TFV, I am here to distract you. (But in the future, please just assume that anything that's in an oven is hot.)
636(100.0%)

What kind of relationship do you usually have with your fandom(s)?

Monogamy.
49(7.4%)
Serial monogamy.
164(24.9%)
Bigamy.
41(6.2%)
Polygamy.
403(61.2%)
None. (I'm not a fan.)
2(0.3%)

What's your fannish archetype?

Canadian goose: I mate for life; I've only ever had one fandom, and I've had that fandom for more than two years.
9(1.4%)
Hummingbird: I dart from fandom to fandom. Nothing holds my attention for long. I've had many, many fandoms.
6(0.9%)
Magpie: I love the shiny, and I'm always picking up new fandoms, but I keep the old ones back at the nest. I have many, many fandoms.
265(39.9%)
Turtle: I move from fandom to fandom, but very slowly.
65(9.8%)
Swallow: I migrate back and forth between two fandoms.
15(2.3%)
Human: I have one true fandom, but I, um, see other fandoms from time to time. (Sorry, but humans are the animals best known for this behavior.)
69(10.4%)
Lone wolf: I have a teeny true fandom, so I supplement with other, larger fandoms.
14(2.1%)
Camel: I sometimes don't have any fandom at all. And then I get to an oasis and get into it again.
25(3.8%)
Gorilla: I have a select group of 3 - 6 fandoms that I stick by.
111(16.7%)
Zoologist: I'm a fan of fandom, not of any specific one.
8(1.2%)
Baaaaaaaby animal: I've been in fandom less than a year, so I don't know what I'll be yet.
3(0.5%)
Chimera: some combination of the above. (And I'll tell you about it, in the comments.)
67(10.1%)
Fantastic beast: none of the above. (And, yes, I will tell all in the comments.)
7(1.1%)

How do you participate in your fandom(s)?

Read stories.
9(1.4%)
Read about fandom.
0(0.0%)
Look at art.
0(0.0%)
Watch vids.
0(0.0%)
Post about the canon.
0(0.0%)
Post about the fandom, or about fandom in general (meta).
0(0.0%)
Write stories.
0(0.0%)
Make art. (Icons and mood themes included.)
0(0.0%)
Make vids.
0(0.0%)
Make fanmixes or soundtracks or other audio stuff, including podcasts.
0(0.0%)

I also (participation, continued):

Beta stories, vids, etc.
10(1.6%)
Pimp.
6(1.0%)
Participate in challenges, communities, etc.
6(1.0%)
Organize - run archives, challenges, communities, conventions, zines, etc.
0(0.0%)
Provide resources - run newsletters, make recommendations, make lengthy posts about uniforms for people who are writing about taking them off, etc.
2(0.3%)
Interact with other fans, either in real life (cons, for example) or online (feedback, comments, chat, etc.).
38(6.0%)
Study fandom, write papers about it, that kind of thing.
1(0.2%)
Something more than is dreamt of in your philosophy. Go commentwards to have your horizons broadened.
2(0.3%)
I don't participate, actually. Except by checking boxes in polls.
37(5.9%)

Now, pick one thing from the two questions above as your primary fannish activity:

How many years have you been in fandom? (Anything over 20, just pick 20 - that's as high as it would let me go.)

Mean: 7.78 Median: 7 Std. Dev 4.41
0(0.0%)
0
1(0.2%)
1
8(1.2%)
2
31(4.7%)
3
41(6.2%)
4
60(9.1%)
5
89(13.5%)
6
75(11.4%)
7
64(9.7%)
8
57(8.6%)
9
43(6.5%)
10
73(11.1%)
11
23(3.5%)
12
26(3.9%)
13
6(0.9%)
14
7(1.1%)
15
8(1.2%)
16
3(0.5%)
17
1(0.2%)
18
1(0.2%)
19
3(0.5%)
20
39(5.9%)

And, finally - choose one of these mutant things that showed up as "suggested text" for my poll:

I worry that The Nanny Diaries will have the same effect.
36(5.5%)
Ron Sexsmith, "Maybe This Christmas"
37(5.7%)
is now in hysterical tears of mostly laughter
170(26.1%)
Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction : Socialization, Self and Syncretism in a Papua New Guinean Village
191(29.3%)
I actually have to buy the bras with underwires.
217(33.3%)
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