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Revenge of the Ficpoll (Extended Youth Edition)

I'm supposed to go run a mile right now and I don't want to. Meh. Say something to distract me.

I need to post giles_watchers stat. I haven't finished the bookmarking yet, but it's already jammed full of Giles/Xander fic. A startling amount. It's downright encouraging how much. Also, I just bookmarked a preseries Who crossover featuring, Giles, Ten, and UNIT, so hey! Next up I will coax from the universe a crossover featuring Seven, since this trend must definitely be encouraged. [Time passes.] Okay, I did another half hour of bookmarking and there. A newsletter full of multichapter fic!

I, meanwhile, have been writing at least a little bit every day in my giant idfic BG story, while getting solid work done on other, non-fannish projects. It's been a good month so far despite not finishing anything. Speaking of which...

Poll #1708525 Ficpoll Mark XXVII (Extended Youth Edition)

What should I do to break my block against finishing stories?

Short sudden fiction of some kind: comment prompts, first-responder tagfic.
7(26.9%)
One of those bingo thingies like cliche_bingo or fanbingo or hc_bingo.
2(7.7%)
One of those more traditional prompt table thingies.
1(3.8%)
Find a deadline and enforce it somehow. I'll supply the flamethrower!
4(15.4%)
Pick a story and lock yourself into a room with it and a pile of coffee-making equipment.
6(23.1%)
Pick a story and lock yourself into a room with it and a bottle of whiskey.
5(19.2%)
Put your therapist on danger money, baby.
1(3.8%)

Which story?

Giles/Xander and that barrow wight, since you're already working on it.
1(3.8%)
Giles/Buffy and that knighting incident, since you're already working on it.
12(46.2%)
The story I will berate you about in a comment.
0(0.0%)
The next chapter of something unfinished, you cruel person.
5(19.2%)
I don't care so long as it features my favorite Giles pairing.
4(15.4%)
I don't care so long as it features Giles.
2(7.7%)
I don't care so long as it gets you to stop whinging.
2(7.7%)

The best method of procrastination is:

Naps.
9(31.0%)
Long hot baths.
4(13.8%)
Housework.
4(13.8%)
Catching up on important world news.
3(10.3%)
Getting outside and running a mile or two.
3(10.3%)
Wait, I thought all of this was procrastination from having to run in the first place.
6(20.7%)

Has the Orb recorded anything good in the last ten years?

Yes. Duh.
1(6.2%)
No. Duh.
2(12.5%)
All I know about the Orb is that song about the little fluffy clouds that every TV show ever plays when they want to signal that there's this "raving" thing going on.
2(12.5%)
I don't know. I haven't listened to a single thing they've done since Toxygene was so disappointing.
3(18.8%)
I'm, er, down with the new music.
8(50.0%)
I object to your singular verb.
0(0.0%)


I went and did my mile and now I'm all sweaty. Time for procrastination via bath!
  • Current Music: Spanish Castles In Space (Extended Youth Mix) : The Orb : Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld Excursions
Go run your damn mile. You know after about half of it you'll start getting into a writing zone anyway...