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18 September 2008 @ 10:21 pm
[Poll] The not-secret not-meme  
So, there was this secret questions meme going around. And of course I was curious - I am, after all, made mostly of curiosity (actual formula: 70% curiosity, 22% sarcasm, 8% cheese) - but you had to agree to post the meme to get the questions. And I don't do memes here.

And then a certain person rended the veil of secrecy. I won't name her. (Okay, I will. It was toft_froggy. All hail her!) And. Well. I was kind of disappointed. I expected AWESOME questions. I expected questions WORTH keeping a secret. ("Who is fixing the current presidential election?" for example.) Instead, they were - well. I didn't think they were optimized for fannish use, let's put it that way.

So obviously I had no choice; I wrote my own version of the meme (with extensive help from best_beloved, as I was actually nursing the earthling while I did this). But I still don't post memes here. Instead, I am posting a poll! Please answer with names selected from your friends list. And please do answer. Unlike the original meme, these are things I seriously want to know.



Poll #1262743 Not a meme!

Who is the prettiest, prettiest princess on your friends list?

Who should rule fandom with an iron fist? (And if there's anyone who already does, include that name here, too.)

Congratulations! You now rule fandom with an iron fist. Who is the power behind your throne?

Who is most likely to have novelty underwear featuring alligators? Who has the best novelty underwear collection just generally?

Who has impeccable toenail hygiene?

Who deserves a pony?

The detective summons your friends list to the parlor to reveal everything. Who is the detective? Who are the usual suspects? And who is carrying the gun?

Who would look fabulous with a lorgnette?

Who carries poison in her cleavage and knows how to use it?

It's two in the morning and you've just been arrested for drunken acts of obscene protest. Who do you call for bail and a ride?

Who wears a spandex costume under her clothes? And what is her superpower?

Who is a time traveler from the future? Is her mission observation, alteration of the time stream, or protectio

Who is a pirate?

Who is a ninja?

Who is both a pirate and a ninja?

Who is a mad scientist?

Whose animagus is a T. Rex?

You've inherited a taxidermy squirrel army. Who do you give it to? ("I keep it for myself, of course!" is not an acceptable answer.)

Who speaks the language of the giant squids?

You are a sock puppet. Whose sock puppet are you?

Who is here visiting us from another planet?

Who thinks it's a dirty job, but knows someone has to do it?

Who is the new straight-shooting sheriff who has ridden into this town to clean it up once and for all?

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Erin: Shiny Kayleetingler on September 19th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Best fandom questions *ever*!!
tried to eat the safe banana: Smilethefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
*grin* Thank you! (And, hey, as long as they're better than the original meme, my work here is done.)
citizen tipuapplegnat on September 19th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Oh, wow.
tried to eat the safe banana: Batgirl in glassesthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
*grin*
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tried to eat the safe banana: Batman in the spotlightthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
You're a fine one to talk, as I observe from the poll that you are a ninja.

...Why don't I have a ninja icon? THIS IS AN ERROR ON MY PART.
Painfully perkyicarusancalion on September 19th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Yay! Fun questions.

I ran into that problem before. There was a secret club in kindergarten that I desperately wanted in on, and then when I was, it was... not at all interesting.
tried to eat the safe banana: All the bees are ded.thefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And, truly, I think that secrets have the obligation to be interesting. I have been disappointed in this way in the past. (Also, the best means of keeping things private is to make sure they're really boring and then tell everyone. So if something isn't interesting, there's no point to keeping it a secret!)

And, wow, secret clubs in kindergarten. Either we weren't that advanced when I was wee, or I was so out of it that I didn't even know there was a secret. (The latter is more likely, I suspect.)
(no subject) - icarusancalion on September 20th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - resonant8 on September 20th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - icarusancalion on September 20th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
AO+uncacreamy on September 19th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
Stealing. This poll.
tried to eat the safe banana: Happypigthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
Please do!
boogieshoesboogieshoes on September 19th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
i answered this poll with my whole flist, not just the fandom folks... and most of the answers came from the baen half of the list instead of the fannish half. hence, people no one may know in the answers. but the answers do fit, trust me. :-D

-bs
tried to eat the safe banana: Orbitalthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
I entirely trust you, and of course you're to use your entire friends list. (Although selecting a non-fannish person to rule fandom with an iron fist - well, that would be bad. Also, unlikely to work. But the rest can totally apply to anyone.)
(no subject) - boogieshoes on September 20th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
tofttoft_froggy on September 19th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
You're right, that poll was way more exciting when I didn't know the answers. This poll, however, is awesome.
tried to eat the safe banana: Bra headthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
As I was saying to icarusancalion, secrets should be INTERESTING. I take it as a personal betrayal that that meme wasn't! I AM OWED AN INTERESTING SECRET NOW. (By the universe, since I can't find the person who wrote the meme.)
(no subject) - toft_froggy on September 20th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
Vera: atlantis - cadmancopracat on September 19th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Ha! That was fun.
tried to eat the safe banana: Cute but poutythefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
laurashapiro on September 19th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Just when I thought I could not love you more. (:
tried to eat the safe banana: Smilethefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
*beams* The feeling is entirely mutual! (Although, hmmm. I have identified you as my puppetmaster. This introduces some complexities. I must ponder them.)
(no subject) - laurashapiro on September 20th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
peeps wanna see peeps boink: i think it's 'cause we're awesomemusesfool on September 19th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Best. Poll. Ever.
tried to eat the safe banana: Happypigthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! *beams*
Paceuspaceus on September 19th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
I love your questions! They're much better than the secret meme questions.
tried to eat the safe banana: Memesheepthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! (Although, in all honesty, it would be hard to be duller than the secret meme questions. It's not like the bar was high, is what I'm saying here.)
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tried to eat the safe banana: Happypigthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
YOUR ICON MAKES ME HAPPY. For the record.

*returns the feeling entirely, and not just for reasons of icon selection*
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tried to eat the safe banana: Memesheepthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
I know! And, look, I resisted trying to make this a meme. I am very proud.

*still jealous of your memesheep icon*
Professor Liddle-Oldmanliddle_oldman on September 19th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
You need to allow the answer "Me! Me! Ooo, ooo, me!!".
tried to eat the safe banana: Adult nowthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
I do! I totally do, for every question except the squirrel army. Because you can't let people keep their own squirrel army. That way lies lawlessness and moral decay.
The Chinchilla: holy mosesdachinchilla on September 19th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
I am stealing this not-meme! ♥
tried to eat the safe banana: Memesheepthefourthvine on September 20th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Feel free! But if you learn the secrets of the universe through it, I expect a full report.