Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
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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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