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Tsunami of Polls: We moved back into the restored apartment....

......and my first "official" act in fandom was to:

.....and my first "official" fandom act was to (check one):

Throw a lesbian orgy and invite my entire flist
3(11.1%)
Do a marathon watch of Orphan Black
5(18.5%)
Finish that post on "dead and depressed slayers and vengeage demons" that's been sitting in limbo
1(3.7%)
Congratulate all the winners of the last round of the Willowy Goodness awards
1(3.7%)
Waste an entire day making icons for Slayerstillness challenge #23, fail to send my beta a link to the icons and miss the deadline
15(55.6%)
Spoil my best friend for IWRY because she's writing a novel in which a character respects someone else too much to mindwipe them
2(7.4%)


And the correct answer is....

[No Fair Peeking Until You've Taken the Poll!]
#5! Yup, a massive, massive fail on my part.  Actually, all of the choices represent a massive fail on my part, except for the last choice for which I DO NOT APOLOGIZE.
(She was mentioning how a character in her new novel has an opportunity to mindwipe the memories of another and doesn't because he respects her too much and it's not what she would want. Also, she just began watching btvs S1 at my urging and is NOT impressed with Angel or Xander. At all.) I actually spent hours making icons for slayerstillness challenge #22 "A Room Full of Emptiness" (Negative Space)" ("Ooh, I can do this one!"); hours dithering over which to chose before deciding to actually ask my beta wickedbish for help; and then failed to send him the link to the Photobucket folder so he could actually see the icons. By the time I figured out my mistake, it was too late to enter the challenge. (And I'm a little pissed at myself, because I think I made some good icons and really enjoyed getting back into the creative flow for the first time in weeks.)

But at least I manage to vote as the deadline isn't until tomorrow (midnight your time) hence still time to vote and pimp it - so there's a penance, at least.

And entries are being accepted for the latest challenge #23 (deadline Friday) so there's lots o' time left to enter. Yup, lots o' time....

The only fail more massive is #4 - I have NOT gotten around to congratulating all the winners of the Willowy Goodness Awards, including velvetwhip, snogged, foxstarreh, clockwork_hart1, tiny_white_hats, and snowpuppies amoung others. Congratulations to all the winners (by which I include "Runners Up" aka the silver and bronze medalists). I actually did vote in that one too and cheese on a cracker did you folks make it painfully hard to choose!

ETA:  ALL credit to the amazing eilowyn for urging me to watch Orphan Black, which I'd never heard of until she mentioned it.

But #6 IS the last option. Do you mean #5?

(And don't worry, it happens to us all.)
Oops! Fixed now, thanks for the eagle eye sweetie! (I love the one you picked btw - IN MY DREAMS. Literally. )

Edited at 2014-04-21 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hey! I got the right answer!

Sorry, though.

Oh, and thanks for the congratulations. You're a sweetheart!


Gabrielle
I made this poll too easy - or y'all know me too well! (Which is cool!)

*blushes*

Not nearly sweet enough hon, but thank you! That was long overdue and no excuses. I promise I'll make up for the lack of post-age and congrats now that I'm back. (I even took pictures of the wood floors!)
I am so sorry that your efforts fell to shit. That sucks.

I am also sorry you haven't marathoned Orphan Black yet (but not as sorry as I am about the fact that here in England we don't even have a release date for series two even though it's already premiered on BBC America and I don't want to live stream it but DAMMIT I WILL IF I HAVE TO *ahem*)

And thank you for the congratulations. You are a beautiful soul
And you are FAR to kind! But thank you.

I am so sorry that your efforts fell to shit. That sucks.

And it was entirely my fault - TIME MANAGEMENT, folks. It's a thing. And I need to learn about it. Because I am kind of pissed with myself because it was the first time I felt "in the groove" creatively in weeks. OTOH - even if I didn't submit, I still made icons. I had fun and it took me places I didn't expect, so being in the contest maybe isn't the point, it's the challenge itself.

Well, if you haven't marathoned Orphan Black yet, then lucky you for still having that ahead of you, because it's awesome. I blazed through the entire season in 2 days. It's just about everything Dollhouse should have been, except completely different in every single way, if that makes sense.
That is the most perfect summary of Orphan Black I have heard. Exactly. (And it is a fucking awesome show and I am pissed off that BBC3 haven't announced it yet)
So S3 has been announced? (NO SPOILERS BEYOND THAT, PRETTY PLEASE.)

:)

I've only watched the pilot so far and am SOOO ready to kick back and get into the rest!
Huu icons! I'm gonna vote now. Pity that I won't see yours.

You should totally watch The Good Wife and Doctor Who. (Because I also watch them. LOL) I think you would like both shows, especially the first one. I would also love to see the post about depressed slayers and vegeance demons. SO MUCH. Here to read it.

Congrats on your moving back!

Edited at 2014-04-21 10:59 pm (UTC)
Huu icons! I'm gonna vote now. Pity that I won't see yours.

Well I might (or I might not *lol*) have submitted entries to challenge #23, but I didn't ask my lovely beta for help and don't feel confident about my choices.

But I'm having fun again with Photobucket (and Kwritten has introduced me to the program she uses, ipiccy, which is free online and pretty cool.) I'll probably just post the icons eventually here.

And the Good Wife is still on my must-see list! I think I'm going to do S1 of orphan black first though.

I would also love to see the post about depressed slayers and vegeance demons. SO MUCH. Here to read it.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT! I lose the initial passion and fire and then think oh, no one wants to read this. Then the other day my friend Kendra Saunders and I were having a great conversation about the buffyverse, her new novel, feminism, violation issues etc and how hard it still is for women in their 20's grappling with identity issues and realized that yes, this stuff still needs to be talked about.

Congrats on your moving back!

Thanks! I took photos of the restored hardwood floors, they're lovely. Especially in the kitchen - no more linoleum! And we have crown moldings in all the rooms and NO noisy downstairs neighbors *bliss*
Hee-- I picked that one, mostly because it sounded like something I'd do myself. LOL!
I picked that one, mostly because it sounded like something I'd do myself. LOL!

Oh good, then I'm not the only one with time management issues (or maybe it was just lack of attention issues?)
Well, I guessed correctly. Not sure if that's a yay for me or not.

I did want to vote on Orphan Black, though, because that's the one that should be happening. =)

Edited at 2014-04-22 04:15 am (UTC)
I did want to vote on Orphan Black, though, because that's the one that should be happening.

What, and not the "orgy"?

But yes, the Orphan Black marathon will be a happening thing now that I've settled back into the old apartment (and watched the pilot a second time with my sweetie and liked it even more than the first time.)
As the beta in question, I can absolutely confirm that the icons you made (and eventually sent in my general direction) were freaking excellent.

As per usual.
See, I knew the correct answer but I was just hoping for something a lot more fun and outrageous even if it actually just ended up a love fest for all things fandom and we all sat around and chewed the fat on world savage or rewrote the history of woman or even just made a kewpie doll. Still condolences on being human and stuffing up. At least you got the practice in. :D

Oh and you should, you know, post the icons so we can all admire. :D

Edited at 2014-04-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
I was just hoping for something a lot more fun and outrageous even if it actually just ended up a love fest for all things fandom and we all sat around and chewed the fat on world savage or rewrote the history of woman or even just made a kewpie doll.

And in my "headcanon" that's exactly what happened!

Oh and you should, you know, post the icons so we can all admire. :D

Yes, ma'am! I'll consider that my "marching orders".

Yay for moving back!!!!!

I thought about #5, but OB is just so good I hope you get to see it soon, s2 has just started and I'm already on the edge of my seat!

Looking forward to all the new icons! <3
I started to watch S1.2 with my sweetie last night and she wasn't in the mood for it. I guess this is something I'll just have to "suffer" on my own *lol*
*Shows up five hours late to the party*

I picked OB, because I know you and your sweetie watched the pilot together recently, but that was insider information.

The orgy sounds fun. kikimay has the cutest bras.

Orphan Black is everything Dollhouse and Ringer tried to be but not. I think the Canadians win this round.

I am delighted that elisi introduced you to Who's signature inter-species Victorian lesbian couple. They're very pretty together, aren't they?

You and kwritten make pretty icons, and it was fun listening in while you talk shop.

And I spoiled my friends for "Surprise/Innocence" because I thought "Angel loses his soul" was one of those widely-known pop culture things like "soylent green is people" and "Bruce Willis was dead the whole time." It was probably also mean-spirited on my part because I got sick of them sighing over Angel when I made them watch BtVS. Less justified than spoiling IWRY for righteous indignation reasons.
Is that an OB icon? I see OB gifs and icons in my future. BTW, I got my sweetie to watch eps 2 and 3 with me GO ME! (She confessed to me that drama/suspense shows like that make her physically jittery and she has no idea why. So we watched some Anthony Bourdain to relax afterwards.)

And holy SHIT - I'm so excited I've got to keep myself from spoiling it for anyone here who isn't watching it because I am SO HOOKED. Totally. It's a suspense/mystery/sci-fi drama with wonderful comedy interwoven into it. You win EVERYTHING for rec'ing it to me.

And you know I do not fall easily for male characters but Felix is LOVE. TOTAL LOVE.

One nitpick:

(*MILD SPOILERS*) the scene with Sarah and the psychiatrist in ep3? Pretty damn awesome on Sarah's end - my sweetie keeps saying "she's not too bright" but I'm continually impressed by how quick-thinking and clever she is. A smart girl who's probably been written off by the entire world (except Felix) and is now getting to really show everyone what she's made of.
But the depiction of the psychiatrist - or of the psychiatry and meds - kind of bugs because it falls in line with the trope I see a lot. (Even Ringer managed to avoid that one.) That docs mix meds and hand them out like candy, etc. I've never had that problem with the psychiatrists I've gone to; I have had it and seen it with my partner with regular docs for physical ailments. Everything else is gold though (Gah, that last scene in ep 3, what the HELL is that thing? Not who, what? Like a cross between an anime villain and a prehistoric leviathan rising from the mud.) /*END SPOILERS*

Somebody hand Tatiana an Emmy, please. Or a Golden Globe or SOMETHING.

And I spoiled my friends for "Surprise/Innocence" because I thought "Angel loses his soul" was one of those widely-known pop culture things like "soylent green is people" and "Bruce Willis was dead the whole time." It was probably also mean-spirited on my part because I got sick of them sighing over Angel when I made them watch BtVS. Less justified than spoiling IWRY for righteous indignation reasons.

Soylent Green is people? *LMAO*

I try to avoid spoilers because I've been spoiled in the past - in college my friend saw War of the Roses at the theater and HATED it, because it was totally outside of her life experience, so she spoiled it for everyone so they "wouldn't see it". Well of course I saw it eventually, and my mom took her then-boyfriend to see it as well. He was as shaken as my friend was. Mom and I just said to one another "Thank god we're not in that situation anymore." So I try to avoid spoiling things out of malice - with my friend I asked her permission and got her permission first to talk about IWRY (she knows the series Angel exists anyway - actually she's seen Dollhouse and Firefly but never the buffyverse); and it was in a specific context.

You will be interested to know that she is NOT amused by Xander, either, because she said she's known guys like that "who think that you should be in love with them just because they want you to." When I watched Season 1 I thought "Xander why don't you notice that pretty girl pining for you?" and she's thinking "Willow you can do SO MUCH BETTER."

I think my feminism might need a tune up. Or a major recalibration.

You and kwritten make pretty icons,

Thank you hon, but I'm nowhere near to her in that regard. Have you seen clockwork_hart1's latest icons btw? Works of art in miniature.

They're very pretty together, aren't they?

And you know, there's a teensy bit of discomfort in me about that - culturally we can only accept or depict lesbians if they are pretty enough to appeal to both genders - but that's overwhelmed by the fact that they exist and everything they are, by the fact that in college it was constantly assumed I was straight because I was "too feminine" to be a lesbian so I've been there myself, and also - bifurcated tongue! Samari swords! Gah. Being a feminist and a lesbian doesn't mean I'm blind.

See, I don't want to watch Doctor Who. I want to watch Vasta and Jenny. I want that series NOW.
Wait a minute. How can #1 possibly be a wrong answer? :)


Fannish lesbian orgies are NEVER wrong. :D

And thank you for stopping by - how are you doing?

Edited at 2014-04-24 05:12 pm (UTC)