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Very Important Survey and a Pimp

First, the pimp. Just when I thought that no one puts any humor in fic anymore, just when I'm about to throw away the idea of reading fanfic (because they're all sounding the same, the characters are Fandom based, not canon based...) Just when the light was darkest, yea verily, a funny and slick little fic appears on my flist. Short, to the point, and you'll smirk at the end. Yay!

Bound and Determined, by rahirah Who doesn't like porn-shop humor? It's the best of everything.

WHICH LEADS ME TO MY VERY IMPORTANT SURVEY. *fistheart* Scientist to the core, yo. *flashes µ Bio, fa eva*


(oh holy GOD, I have tried to post this FIVE TIMES. Semagic is dead to me now.)

HUMOR IN FANDOM: A MULTIFANDOM POLL. Be serious - answer how you really feel! I won't hold it against you. :D

Poll #738755 Humor in Fanfiction: A multifandom poll

I have a sense of humor.

No.
3(2.8%)
Yes.
79(74.5%)
I prefer to call it a "sense of whimsey."
16(15.1%)
Um, my grandma laughs at my jokes?
8(7.5%)

When reading fiction online,

I prefer serious topics only: philosophy, death, darkness and the like.
2(1.9%)
I am here for the smut only.
7(6.5%)
Well, 1 or 2 jokes in a long fic is fine; any more is distracting.
5(4.7%)
Did... everyone forget how funny the source material was?
85(79.4%)
Wocka wocka! *pie in the face*
8(7.5%)

If you selected #1 or 2 above:

I don't see how a joke is ever appropriate in a death scene.
1(3.6%)
It's bad taste for a "ha ha" moment when a character is pouring their heart out.
9(32.1%)
Again: juuuuuust here for the smut.
18(64.3%)

Um... (furtive glaces over shoulder)

(whispers) I really don't understand most of the jokes everyone seems to laugh at.
2(2.0%)
I GET the jokes, I just don't LIKE the jokes.
9(8.9%)
Where did you take my smut?
5(5.0%)
(whispers) I think I'm the funniest person around and no one GETS that!
10(9.9%)
Okay, I'm not the funniest, but I'm funny! I like the funny!
75(74.3%)

Re: Source Material (tv show, books, movie) My favorite canon writer was/is:

If you answered "Marti Noxon" above:

I've been TRYING to tell you that I don't like the funny!
3(7.7%)
I was going for sarcasm. DUH.
12(30.8%)
Marti... who?
24(61.5%)

In Real Life I like comedies:

No.
0(0.0%)
Well, ro-com. (Romantic comedies, like with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.)
0(0.0%)
Well, thinking comedies. (Like Frasier! Or "Arsenic and Old Lace!")
8(7.5%)
Anything Pythonesque. Possibly South Parkian.
4(3.7%)
Stooges!! *seltzer*
0(0.0%)
Oh, gimmie the wacky car chases and walking into walls! (A la Mr. Bean)
0(0.0%)
Snarky humor, please. Sarcasm.
39(36.4%)
All!
12(11.2%)
Most.
33(30.8%)
...some, but not a lot.
11(10.3%)

If you answered "no" above, you have how many cats?

Look. I like funny. I GET funny. I just don't want it in my fanfiction.

True.
4(3.8%)
False.
102(96.2%)

Without fear of retaliation, I have this to say about "humor" to you:





[ETA]: Oh, crud. In my haste (and repeated attempts to re-create this poll 5 times) I forgot the text box asking for your primary fandom. I'd love to know, so feel free to comment with your primary fandom - lurkers, friendsfriends scrollers: all are welcome to comment, thanks!

Please pimp this far and wide. Comments are open to anything else you feel you want to say, and you are safe to speak your mind!!

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going_not_gone
May. 30th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
VIAGRA, MUCHACHAS! Because that never gets old.

In fact, I feel a poem coming on....

Viagra, muchachas!
Let’s shake our maracas
And wiggle our hoo-has with joy!
Our hoo-has and maracas
Beat viagra, muchachas
When it comes to thrilling the boys!

Signed, I am so fucking twelve years old today
timeofchange
May. 30th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard I scared the dog!
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drusplace
May. 30th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
"If you answered "Marti Noxon" above:
I've been TRYING to tell you that I don't like the funny!"

:DIES from Laughter:

Now THAT was funny!

:DIES again: Still just around for the smut.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Heh.

And *makes tick mark* That's one more just for smut. Got it!
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tx_cronopio
May. 30th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
I have to have one primary fandom? But it changes by the week! OK, this week it's SG-1, because Christopher Judge has very pretty arms.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
No, no, I'm multi-fandom, myself. Just... what's the main one you read/write.

If it's multi, by all means: gimmie all of them!

*makes note next to: pretty arms* Got it. :D
timeofchange
May. 30th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
Do you want a funny BtVS/AtS crossover rec?
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
ALWAYS!!
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altyronsmaker
May. 30th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Umm, Buffy is my ONLY fandom (aside from little tours into SGA)

And yeah, the source material was funny, but since I suck at getting the funny down on paper on the word document.... I tend to write the serious stuff. *sniff*

*cries*
I suck!!! I wanna be funny!!!

*bows at your feet*
Teach me, guru of humor. I prostrate myself....*conks head on tile floor*
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Buffy, only fandom, check.

Okay, so you WRITE serious, yes, yes, but you aren't opposed to READING funny. *checks your answers above* Got it.

(Come to WriterCon, and come to the panel I'm on: Humor in Writing!)
melbournegirl
May. 30th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Angel is my OTF. Except Season 5. We don't speak of that. I tend to like any Tim Minear shows but they don't habg around enough for me to love.

Veronica Mars seem to be getting all the Buffyverse cast offs and Grey's get VMars cast offs and Battlestar Galactica has Edward James frickin' Olmos. But they're no Angel Season 4.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Got it.

And EJ Olmos, YUM.
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stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
Heh. I know that, cookie!! *squish* And Spike is your boy, mmm, hmmm.
moosesal
May. 30th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
I don't seem to have a primary fandom anymore. Depends on my mood. BtVS/AtS and Due South are the ones I tend to write in though. Then The Fast and the Furious or RPS (multi-fandom interests there). And then Without a Trace, Smallville (shoot me, please), Supernatural, Veronica Mars, and NCIS. I'm sure I'm leaving something out.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, multi-fandom is my mindset now, too.

(I'm an RPS chick, too. So much potential there...) I have GOT to catch up on Due South... I have these discs just STARING at me.
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musesfool
May. 30th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
Current primary fandom seems to be Firefly, but HP is still hanging around. But also, BtVS/Angel, Grey's Anatomy, BSG, Vmars, West Wing, Sports Night, (Studio 60, hopefully *g* - can one be in a fandom if the show hasn't aired yet?) Ocean's 11, Gilmore Girls, Homicide...I have a lot of fandoms...
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Sports Night! Awesome!

And there's no such thing as too many fandoms! (Thanks for filling out, btw! Is most helpful)
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crayonbreakygal
May. 30th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Because of all of y'all on my flist, I have more than one fandom now. The first was Ats with a little of Btvs on the side. Then I added SG-1 and SGA to the mix. All are funny and snarky.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Bring on the snark. I can't get enough. I am CRACKING UP at your icon, btw. Heeee!
likeadeuce
May. 30th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Buffyverse, and I guess Angel, if I had to pick-- which is starting to make me feel lame because I think I probably should have found another main fandom by now. Oh well.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Puh. The two you have already are SO RICH, there can never be enough written, you know?

...weren't you a My Little Pony fetishist? Heeeee.
floweringjudas
May. 30th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
OKAY SO BtVS and AtS weren't my first fandoms but I love them and anyway can I just be adopted? Because the HP fandom is a scary, scary place.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
You can!! But HP has some great stuff - and so much to mock, COME ON!! I need to find theoriest communities for Book the Seventh. I have IDEAS and THEORIES and they are most likely wrong. But I want to discuss!

*throws doors open wide for you*

Also: HELLO!!!! *tackles, hugs*
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entrenous88
May. 30th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Where are my ticky boxes? *shakes quiz*
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
No ticky boxes!! I am forcing you to commit to a single answer!

(OMG, I am sew ev0l!)

JESS. I am getting SO EXCITED to see you!! *eats your icon pie*
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zandra_x
May. 30th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
It was just BtVS and Angel, but now I'm writing a little The Office US, because so many of the characters have 'issues'.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
...

*zooms to your journal* Dude, I loooooove The Office!
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stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
That movie was HILARIOUS, yes. Like when those kids were trying to save their lives by hiding down in the shit and piss of the latrines? I laughed so hard.

For anyone with a broken sense of humor, I am being CONTRARY. (YOu never know, Beth. Some folks don't have a sense of sarcasm)

*inserts dick joke*
*which.. could be a dick joke, if you squint*
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wolfshark
May. 30th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
Primary fandoms: BtVS, SPN, SGA. I dabble in HP, dS, HL, TS...

And the surest way to get me to read something is for there to be in character humor in it, even if I suck at the writing of it!
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
<3

One of my goals this summer is to check out SPN. So many folks on LJ i love dig it. It HAS to be good, right?

(What's HL?)
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bitterbyrden
May. 30th, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
My fandoms:

Written and/or roleplayed: BtVS (the troika, mostly), Angel, Firefly, Queer as Folk (US), Rushmore

Reading and/or beta'ing (past and present): Wonderfalls, LotRtips, Entourage, Carnivale, Supernatural, due South, Farscape, Doctor Who, Boston Legal, River Phoenix's entire ouevre, Veronica Mars, Alias and Lost (although JJ is now repellant to me)


P.S. I started watching Big Love last night, so the above comment about where the VM cast-offs are going reminded me: Lilly, Mac AND Beaver are all on Big Love!
bitterbyrden
May. 30th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I forgot, I heart Deadwood, Brokeback Mountain and Donnie Darko fic, too. AND Arrested Development. AND FREAKS AND GEEKS!

And I don't know how to spell ouevrere. Oooooh-vreh.

The point is: I am a woman of many fandoms. But Buffy was my BFF.
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menomegirl
May. 30th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
*la la la*

My fandom is Jossverse only...so far.

I actually write funny things, sometimes but it goes hand in hand with angst cause....I have a dark sense of humor I guess. *shakes head*

stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
I don't see humor as mutually exclusive from other types, so angst and humor go hand-in-hand in my book. They underscore each other and make one resonate off the other. *nods*
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stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yay! They are a funny, tasty snack, huh? So glad that worked for you!

(Oh, don't forget PotC!)

<3
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gillo
May. 30th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Primaryfandom not exactly hard to guess - BtVS, AtS, followed by Firefly. Joss is God. Then I read some Dr Who but haven't written any yet.

And I have a sense of humour. I'm British, dammit!
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
I think that last line should be an icon, dadgummit.

Yes! British humor is one of my most favorite types! From Father Ted (I'm secretly 87) to Little Britain (yerbutt/nobutt, computer says nooooo.)- I love it all.
hellziggy
May. 30th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
I can't do this poll without ticky boxes!
So, to sum me up:
BtVS/AtS was my gateway drug into reading FanFic.
It was mostly basic smut.
I found you through metaquotes in a non-fandom related quote about eagles eating yappy minature dogs.
I friended you.
You broke me. (I read RPS now because of you! Eeek!)
We all lived happily ever after.

On humor: I like it. Good fic has smut and humor. Or just smut. Or just humor. Doesn't really matter as long as it is well written! You make me laugh. I'm not a big fan of Stooges, slapstick, wacky car chases, etc. Sarcasm and snark are good.
On writing: I don't. I've never been much of a fic writer. The whole visual vs. written thing, I guess. I take pictures. Of course, if I could get JM to pose for the pictures that I see in my brain we would be in all kinds of heaven! So since I don't write I have to worship all of you who do. :)
I wish I did write though because y'all are talking about some wonderful big party this weekend called WriterCon which I know really means Drunk&PartyingWritersCon and it makes me jealous because I won't be there. Take pictures!
pernickety
May. 30th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
(I keep going on about my primary funny fandom enough, so I'll just mention #2 and up:)
Black Books, Nathan Barley, Nighty Night and Stephen Fry's collected works.

I'll leave now, because I'm really juuuuust here for the smut. ♥
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
*porns it up to keep you close*

NATHAN BARLEY! I have no idea what that is. BUT I WILL FIND OUT! *raises hands aloft* Byt he power of GOOGLE, all shall be known!

God Bless that Stephen Fry. *winks*
bitchygrrl
May. 30th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
Umm I like my smut funny. *heh* Buffy used to be my main fandom but too much angst and weeping Spike and I left* I am actively into Smallville and Supernatural,both of which lend themselves to humor. Of course i still love Ewan/Hayden.
dlgood
May. 30th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Unfair. Why must I choose between Wocka! Wocka! and Deep Philosophical Darkness and Death... I like both.
stoney321
May. 30th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hahaha!! I mean, OMG, Dave, you have to pick ONE answer that best reflects your general reading/writing attitude, GOD.
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rahirah
May. 31st, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
There are a lot of things I'm a fan of, but BtVS/AtS are the only ones I do fannish things for at the moment.

I think there is not more funny because funny is harder than not funny. If you fail at angst, the story is usually still readable. If you fail at funny, the story is a cringeworthy pile of goo.
stoney321
May. 31st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I do agree with the writing aspect of it. Although... I feel that when people listen to a "character voice," that should be something picked up, too. Like Xander, for example. Most X fics don't have any of his sarcasm or lame jokes, so they don't SOUND like Xander to me.

You've said something here that's really boiling the issue down for writing, though. (But what's keeping them from reading? OOOH! I meant to put in a T/F ? about humor = fluff. The answer is F. Mostly. :) Thanks for this.)
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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