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Ficpoll (Back Side of the Moon over and over edition)

Since I am finally finished with the project you voted for in the last ficpoll, it's time for another one! I love writing polls! I like mushy peas!

Poll #1458116 Ficpoll Mark XXV (Back Side of the Moon over and over edition)

Pick one for the next week (or two) of writing flail.

That very strange and disturbing BG post-Cruciamentum story with the blood magic.
2(6.9%)
Giles, Ethan, and the Second Doctor.
3(10.3%)
"Quicksilver": Giles, Buffy, alchemy, and a cave trap.
5(17.2%)
Buffy/Giles/Xander post-Chosen AU, set in some big sky state or other.
2(6.9%)
A return to a long-unseen WIP, author's choice.
6(20.7%)
Giles/Ethan/Buffy, an eternal golden braid. In hell. Even though it'll be months before it's done.
1(3.4%)
Giles, Xander, and a barrow wight. In yet another cave trap.
1(3.4%)
A kink meme prompt a day.
1(3.4%)
Next Blackmail chapter.
8(27.6%)

The right word for the state of the BtVS fandom is:

quiet
6(20.7%)
dormant
4(13.8%)
moribund
1(3.4%)
pining for the fjords
5(17.2%)
that's not one word!
2(6.9%)
stunned into horrified inactivity by the badness of the comic
0(0.0%)
neither was that!
0(0.0%)

Speaking of the comic, Jeanty's art is:

bad
0(0.0%)
terrible
1(3.7%)
creepily weird, with those huge heads on tiny bodies
1(3.7%)
featuring likenesses so bad I am forced to read the horrible scripts to figure out who's supposed to be who
5(18.5%)
so off-putting that I no longer buy the comic
2(7.4%)
Hey! This poll question is biased!
11(40.7%)

Ways in which this poll oppresses you.

RADIO BUTTONS OF OPPRESHUN.
7(26.9%)
I like the comic.
1(3.8%)
I like Jeanty.
0(0.0%)
I don't get that GEB: An Eternal Golden Braid joke.
2(7.7%)
You took three weeks to write the last poll winner.
0(0.0%)
I wanted something completely different to vote for.
0(0.0%)
These polls aren't funny enough any more.
0(0.0%)
These polls were never funny.
0(0.0%)
Why the succession of Orb remixes for the poll subtitles? The only Orb song I know is "Little Fluffy Clouds".
0(0.0%)
What were the skies like when you were young?
5(19.2%)
Oh, shut up.
0(0.0%)


ETA: This page might explain the baffling joke.
  • Current Music: Back Side Of The Moon (Tranquility Lunar Orbit) : The Orb : Peel Sessions
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I think I like the comic just because it's something Buffy. I'm a few issues behind, which means I must not love it too much since they are sitting on a shelf waiting to be read. But some Buffy is better than no Buffy.
I have ideas, they're just on the backburner due to other fandom obligations (two Big Bangs, one due at the end of the month!(EEEEP!!!)

There are people out there writing, just not many of them.

I think I've given up on the comic after hearing about which of the Scoobies hooked up. *sigh* (Too bad Chen can't do the inside are too.)
The story I was really wanting to vote for was the Giles/Buffy post-"Becoming" one.

I've only joined Buffy fandom in the last year, so if this is quiet and moribund, it's still the only Buffy fandom I know. :) For what it's worth, I know a number of other people in the Spike/Buffy corner of fandom who've also just gotten involved in the last year or two.
The BG post-Becoming story is the one I've just finished and am pondering for a bit before I post. So that one soon!

I also joined the fandom after the show had concluded, so I haven't ever seen the really hot, active, angry, ship-warring version. Which honestly I don't mind having missed!
Ohyay!

And, me neither. I like my fannishness enthusiastic but civil; there's no way I'd voluntarily bring that kind of drama into my life. Yech.
It is all sort of h/c-ish all over, though not really intensely so. Just sort of h/c shimmering throughout. "Becoming" was a bit of a brutal episode for our heroes.
I loved the Hofstadter reference. I'm reading "I Am a Strange Loop" currently.
I've never read that! GEB was a huge influence on me as a college student, though-- what an amazing book. If you let yourself get into it, Hofstadter taught you the propositional calculus and stepped you through the whole proof. While being vastly entertaining and clever. What a book. Hmm. Should read it again. It's been 20+ years.
Now I'm tempted to go back and try it again. I admit that the first time I picked it up I was a teenager and not ready to grapple with GEB and then again in my twenties I actually read the whole thing, but I liked the abstract ideas more than the math. Now I'm ready to seriously absorb :)

oh and what a seriously beautiful icon.
I would be so so happy if you posted a story today. I am home sick on account of 1) breaking my diet 2) watching a truly horrifying horror movie last night 3) staying up late watching Bugs Bunny to counteract the horror movie 4) not sleeping well anyway 5) being sick to my stomach this morning from all of the above.
I am doing a final read-through now. If I don't hit the panic button for another round of revision, I hope to post today. Sounds like a blicky day for you-- icon of woe!
Blicky day indeed
I wish to molest your icon, but I don't feel well enough to attempt it. I just woke up from a four-hour midday nap and discovered I hadn't left lights on the front room for the birds. I turned on the lamp and they were like WOT?
I can haz more Montana!verse pleeze?

Your "big sky" imagery is really unique and compelling - the location is kind of a character in and of itself. And teh hot three-way sex0rs!
State of the Big Sky thingie: I did finally settle into the present tense thing for it. Four section story. First section written, fourth section you've mostly seen in that snippet. Middle two sections: Xander POV and Giles POV. They exist as notes. And urges that I cannot explain to write them both in the first person, which would be weird given that the two Buffy POV sections are third-person.
AM DYING STOP WORST HEAD COLD EVER STOP PLEASE SEND/POST FIC BEFORE I SUCCUMB STOP
*waves*

Hi, de-lurking fan here. I love your stuff, and I really enjoyed "Dormant"--I know it wasn't a poll option, but I would love to see a little more of the polar demon-hunting expedition from Buffy's vision. Or, well, really anything you'd like to write. :) Thank you!
*waves back* Hi! Nice to meet you!

I think that more Iceland story would have won the poll if I'd created it after I posted that story instead of before. I am working on something, though very slowly.