How do you treat your email inbox?
I move everything out as soon as I can.
I leave all actual email in it.
I reject your forced binary and substitute my own.
( my view )
Ms. Nepveu seems kind of formal—my default association with people calling me that is judges and telemarketers—also hard to say, but Ms. Kate seems . . . weird. And I don't want to use Mrs./Ms. Orzel on principle, because I'm not.
What do/did you all do?
How do you ask your kids' friends to address you?
Mr/Mrs/Ms (Kid's Last Name)
Mr/Mrs/Ms (Your Last Name)
Mr/Mrs/Ms (Your First Name)
Other, which I will put in a comment
I am a god, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by--
I am Iron Man.
I'm sorry, I'm not that kind of doctor.
Who the hell is Bucky?
A lot of you have opinions about the ranking of Heyer books!
As of five minutes ago, Cotillion was the runaway favorite, with 45/64 votes putting it in the top tier.
Next were: Frederica (34), The Grand Sophy (27), Venetia (26), and The Unknown Ajax (25).
Bonus mention to The Talisman Ring (20), which has a fervent faction in comments making the pitch for its underratedness.
Because skygiants asked, and because I don't mind using search & replace to generate DW poll code off of Wikipedia's novel list (hence the years, because it would take too long to edit them out): a poll about Heyer's Regency romance novels, what your personal top-tier are and, bonus question, what (if any) one you suspect is probably underrated generally.
Because there are a lot of books and the first question involves ticky boxes, it's behind the cut.
( Read more... )
I've had this vague thesis for a while, that there two kinds of people, those who—well. Have a poll:
Tony Stark or Steve Rogers? (Marvel)
Neal Caffrey or Peter Burke? (White Collar)
Sherlock Holmes or John Watson? (Sherlock (BBC).)
Ticky rejects the forced binary.
(At one point I had more examples, but lost them. I also firmly expect to be in the minority on all of these, though I'm less certain whether there will be a pattern.)
Because, as I've said before, they make me feel like I'm interacting with people.
So: I have no idea what my Dragaeran House would be (I suppose it ought to be Iorich, but that book entirely eluded me, so I don't think I actually think the way an Iorich does), though I guess my Ajah would probably be Blue. What do you think—about mine, and about yours?
Edit: Hogwarts House, of course, I knew I was missing an obvious one. (Ravenclaw.)
Some poll questions for you. First, as I struggle to find time to publicize Con or Bust:
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 22
Con or Bust should have its own Twitter and Tumblr accounts.
No, keep using your own Twitter account and make a Tumblr account.
My feelings are too complex to fall into a radio-button choice so I am commenting below (no, really, I mean it).
Next, I really want to squeeze out time to make at least one post for myself over the next week; what would you like to see out of this long-ish list?
And, of course, the traditional Ticky? poll, which got long as well:
( Ticky? )
A discussion elsewhere had me instinctively refusing to label myself "middle-aged," and now I'm not sure how to even define that. So, because I am too tired to work this out myself, a poll!
Middle age is . . .
a specific non-variable age range
an age range that varies depending on life circumstances
a state of mind
something I know when I see but can't actually define
other that I will actually put in a comment
Optional: are you middle-aged?
Ticky . . .
(You know it's bedtime when I can't even come up with ticky options. Gack.)
Here are some lyrics that have snagged my attention lately, done as a poll for the reason in the subject and also because it amuses me. Links to listen are in the first comment (so if it amuses you to play guess-the-song, don't hover the one that says "artist's website").
When I was seventeen, I had wrists like steel, and I felt complete.
I gave my heart to the Army, the only sentimental thing I could think of.
The bottom line's been snorted; the bottom card's been dealt.
So knock me down, tear me up, but I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup.
One last eighty proof, slouching in the corner booth, baby, it's as good as it gets.
Liked the quote.
Liked the song.
I am inscrutable.
Why can't MP3 downloads be sold with the lyrics in the metadata?
Who cares, I usually like my own version of the lyrics better.
ObReference to kissthisguy.com.
And yes, I admit it, I winnowed these down based in part on which ones made something of a progression. So what?
(Also, I was going to save this for Tuesday morning, but I am so exceptionally grumpy about work right now that I'm doing it early. It's that or eat way more chocolate than is wise.)
Idle question for anyone who's around on a U.S. holiday weekend.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 100
"Better half" to non-ironically refer to spouse/significant other/romantic partner?
I self-identify as female; yes, I do/would use "better half."
I self-identify as female; no, I do not/would not use "better half."
I self-identify as male; yes, I do/would use "better half."
I self-identify as male; no, I do not/would not use "better half."
I self-identify in another manner; yes, I do/would use "better half."
I self-identify in another manner; no, I do not/would not use "better half."
( my thoughts )
(Note: because this poll asks about gender identity, I've made it entirely anonymous; no-one can see who answered what, even me (though the resulting poll text may be ambiguous about that). Also, if you aren't logged in to DW through a DW account or Open ID (such as LJ), you can't fill out the poll, but you can comment. If you want a DW invite code, just ask.)
and all others who think rationally:
So you're a lawyer who's been out of law school and practicing at the same place for three or four years. Your place of employment has just taken on a new client and your boss has assigned you the case, which requires urgent attention. You believe the new client should win, but you disagree with your boss's reasons for assigning you the case and demand time to think it over. Your boss agrees but warns you that the opponent in the case, a prominent businessperson, is dangerous and that taking the case could make that person your enemy.
At the end of the conversation,[Poll #1553005]
So I have long had this theory about the song "American Pie" by Don McLean, which is that for American teenagers of an appropriate age, it is something of a rite of passage to sit down and deliberately learn all the lyrics. Chad got around to buying the MP3 this weekend, and SteelyKid finds it soothing sung a capella, so this seems as good a time as any to test my theory:[Poll #1435577]
ETA: yeah, I missed something crucial. See next rock.
So I have a preliminary programming schedule from Worldcon. I've already declined one panel item, but there are two others that on reflection I'm not sure about. Thus, I ask you all: if you were either running programming, or going to a con, what would you want me to do?[Poll #1427778]
Also, if it is relevant, I have eight (eight!!) panels total, not counting the one I dropped.