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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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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.

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