tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine) wrote,
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Poll: Yuletide! Yay!

I am very excited about yuletide, and I've been bouncing around like a crazed thing since I signed up. (This is the Anticipation phase of Yuletide. Yes, there are phases of Yuletide. Yes, I have actually written them down. I know, I know, so pathetic, but it's an important thing to me, okay? I was never that excited about the holidays as a kid, but as an adult, Yuletide makes me absolutely delirious with joy.)

Anyway. I deal with the Anticipation phase (This is actually Anticipation Part One, because sign-ups are still open. When they close, I will start hard-core Anticipation. It is dangerous to come within seven feet of me during that time.) in many ways, but in part by refreshing the requested fandoms list, so that I can admire the shiny numbers climbing ever higher. (Plus, this year, there is a festival of gold and green to admire there. You can even see how many people asked for and volunteered for a given fandom. It is the coolest thing ever!)

But the site went down briefly today. Suddenly, I had no outlet for my Yuletide glee. Hence, this poll.

And if any of you have friends listers who are also doing Yuletide, I'd love it if you'd point 'em over here, 'cause I don't know how many of my own friends listers are. (You all should, though. You get a story! In a tiny fandom of your choosing! And you can write a story that will make someone else's heart sing! And this year there is no qualifying requirement! Go, sign up, and then come back and take the poll!)

Yeah, yeah. 'Tis the season to abuse exclamation marks and the Create Poll function on LJ. Happy holidays!

Poll #855532 Yuletide YAY!

Do you Yuletide?

Yes, I've done Yuletide, or am doing it this year.
345(84.8%)
Nope. Never done that Yuletide thing.
62(15.2%)

How many years have you done Yuletide? (Go ahead and count this one if you've already signed up.)

Mean: 2.00 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.30
0
43(10.9%)
1
139(35.3%)
2
52(13.2%)
3
96(24.4%)
4
64(16.2%)

How many year-end challenges, ficathons, exchanges, etc. are you doing this season?

None. I choose a challenge-free lifestyle.
44(10.8%)
1. I am selective.
192(47.3%)
2-4. I am broad-minded.
157(38.7%)
5-7. I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
11(2.7%)
8+. I am clinically insane. Please confine me for my own safety.
2(0.5%)

Have you ever written more than one Yuletide story in a single year?

Yes, as a pinch hit. (And, verily, the gods will smile upon you and you will be blessed with Good Yuletide Karma.)
41(10.4%)
Yes, by signing up under more than one name. (Note: Yuletide mods frown on this.)
0(0.0%)
Yes, as part of NYR.
42(10.7%)
Oh my god no. One is enough, thanks.
137(34.9%)
I've never even written one.
150(38.2%)

For requests:

I ask for the same three or four fandoms every year.
7(1.9%)
I request the same set of fandoms every year, but I subtract the one I got last year and swap in a new one.
8(2.2%)
I have one or two fandoms that have a guaranteed place on the list, but the other one to three on the list change every year.
117(31.6%)
I have an entirely new set of fandoms every year.
80(21.6%)
I don't know. This is my first year of Yuletide.
139(37.6%)
I defy categorization. Behold my original requesting scheme in the comments!
19(5.1%)

For volunteering, what's your approach?

I offer to write everything I know the canon for. If I get it, I'll think of something.
67(18.2%)
I offer to write everything I think I can write.
198(53.8%)
I only offer fandoms if I have a story idea for them.
7(1.9%)
I only offer the fandoms I really want to write.
76(20.7%)
Pshaw, girl. You clearly don't have clue one about the way I volunteer. I will enlighten you in the comments.
20(5.4%)

Do you ever volunteer to write fandoms you've requested?

Yes
323(89.0%)
No
40(11.0%)

How many fandoms did you volunteer to write this year?

3. That's the minimum, and that's what I'm sticking to.
26(7.3%)
4-10. My motto: "Write what you know."
134(37.6%)
11-20. My motto: "Write what you know, and I know a lot."
109(30.6%)
21-30. My motto: "The more, the merrier."
42(11.8%)
31-50. My motto: "At this point, I'm so merry I may need medication."
24(6.7%)
51-75. My motto: "I don't think any medication in the world would even touch this level of merry."
13(3.7%)
76-100. My motto: "Cannot...stop...selecting...fandoms. Send help, oh god please send help."
5(1.4%)
101+. My motto: "Yuuuuuuuuullllllletiiiiiiiiiide. Yuuuuuuuuullllllletiiiiiiiiiide."
3(0.8%)

What is the single biggest reason you do Yuletide?

To get a story in one of the teeny fandoms of my heart!
62(16.8%)
To write a story that will make someone dance and sing!
33(8.9%)
To write something I never imagined I would. Or could.
82(22.2%)
For the fun, the thrill, the excitement, the bouncing like a kid on Christmas morning.
120(32.5%)
Tradition.
9(2.4%)
I have no idea why. I just feel mysteriously compelled. Perhaps I am being controlled by aliens.
56(15.2%)
I'm in UR commentz, explaining my reasonz.
7(1.9%)

What's your greatest Yuletide hope?

What's your greatest Yuletide fear?

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