kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
I haven't done a poll in ages, so here's one based on my recent experience of bailing out on hosting a Buffy rewatch and potluck evening. Partly I bailed for good reasons (e.g. heat and lack of air conditioning), but partly because the thought of having people--people I like!--in my living space was making me miserable with dread and anxiety.

I think if my apartment was divisible into private and public spaces, I might feel somewhat differently. But I live in a studio. People would see my sleeping area and they'd have to go through it to get to the bathroom. Hmmm. I also might feel differently if my job didn't involve dealing with people all the damn time, so that my home is very much an introvert's refuge.

Anyway, I'm curious about other people's views.


This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 25

How do you feel about having guests (short-term, not overnight) in your house/apartment?

I love it!
2 (8.0%)

I enjoy it.
8 (32.0%)

It's okay.
4 (16.0%)

I don't really like it.
7 (28.0%)

Arrrrgh, no, this is my space, go away!
4 (16.0%)

kindkit: Hot dog walking hand in hand with mustard but thinking of ketchup. (Fandomless: Hot dog/ketchup OTP)
I've been thinking about that ever-so-common plot device, the love triangle, and wondering if I'm especially weird in how much I hate them. So, a poll! It asks only about the "two men in love with and competing for the same woman" kind of triangle, because that's by far the most frequent kind and the kind that especially puts me off.

Everyone is welcome to vote--you don't have to know me or subscribe to my journal or whatever. And if you'd like to elaborate on your responses in the comments, that's great.

ETA: The second question is meant to be pretty flippant and silly, so don't feel like you're answering it "wrong"!



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1) You learn that a book/film/TV show features a love triangle of the "classic" sort: two men who both love the same woman. Are you:

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More interested in reading/watching than you were before
0 (0.0%)

Less interested in reading/watching than you were before
60 (75.9%)

Neither more nor less interested in reading/watching
19 (24.1%)

2) Love triangles can be resolved by:

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Duels
8 (10.5%)

Fistfights
4 (5.3%)

Flipping a coin
5 (6.6%)

Heroic renunciation on someone's part
15 (19.7%)

Kidnapping
2 (2.6%)

Plot-convenient death
11 (14.5%)

Polyamory
64 (84.2%)

The two competitors behaving as though the love object's own feelings mattered
67 (88.2%)

The vertex/love object declaring "a pox on both your houses" and running away
62 (81.6%)

The two competitors realizing they're actually triangulating their forbidden love for each other
55 (72.4%)

poll!

Sep. 3rd, 2013 07:49 pm
kindkit: Images of Mycroft's tie, eyes, and cane. (Sherlock: Mycroft is proper)
I haven't done a poll in ages, but I've been noticing that I pronounce "manga" differently from everyone else at work, so I need to know that I'm right which is the preferred pronunciation.

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What's the right pronunciation (in English) of "manga"?

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The first a sounds like the a in "at"
6 (23.1%)

The first a sounds like the a in "father."
17 (65.4%)

Something else, which I may choose to explain in comments
3 (11.5%)

Special bonus question, now with added service kink! Pick one:

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Bunter
6 (25.0%)

Drumknott
6 (25.0%)

Jeeves
3 (12.5%)

Someone else, whom I may discuss in comments
2 (8.3%)

Your kink is not my kink, and that's okay
7 (29.2%)

kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
Something today, probably Thanksgiving-related, got me thinking about a phrase my grandmother used to use to describe an abundance or overabundance of food: "enough to feed Cox's army." (Another variation is "Coxey's army.") I got to wondering how widespread it is, and also if it's in current use or is disappearing along with the people of my grandmother's generation.

So, a poll. I invite answers from everybody. Please not that I'm NOT just asking about the phrase "enough to feed an army." The name Cox's, Coxey's, or some recognizable variation of it is important.

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1) I live in the United States, and I (check all that apply):

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Have used the phrase myself
1 (3.7%)

Have heard someone say it in real life
3 (11.1%)

Have heard it in a film/tv show or read it in dialogue
0 (0.0%)

Am familiar with the phrase's origin
2 (7.4%)

Have never heard of it before
24 (88.9%)

2) I live in another primarily Anglophone country, and I (check all that apply):

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Have used the phrase myself
0 (0.0%)

Have heard someone say it in real life
0 (0.0%)

Have heard it in a film/tv show or read it in dialogue
1 (11.1%)

Am familiar with the phrase's origin
0 (0.0%)

Have never heard of it before
8 (88.9%)

3) I live in a country where English is not the main language, and I (check all that apply):

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Have used the phrase myself
0 (0.0%)

Have heard someone say it in real life
0 (0.0%)

Have heard it in a film/tv show or read it in dialogue
0 (0.0%)

Am familiar with the phrase's origin
0 (0.0%)

Have never heard of it before
2 (100.0%)




And if you're wondering where it comes from, Wikipedia has the very interesting historical background for two different 'armies'.
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
Work potluck on Saturday. I've signed up to bring a rice dish, and am thinking of making this delicious rice with yogurt, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. But I'm worried that my co-workers will find it too unfamiliar and will hate it. Alternatively, I could make a pulao with saffron, cashews, and golden raisins. It's also tasty but not as irresistibly savory as the other one, in my opinion. Or perhaps I should bring something not-Indian. A lot (not all) of my coworkers are pretty young and possibly not very experienced/adventurous in what they eat.

What do you think?


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What should I bring to the potluck?

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The rice with yogurt etc.
7 (41.2%)

A pulao with mild spices, nuts, and raisins
10 (58.8%)

Something else, which I may elaborate on in comments
0 (0.0%)

kindkit: Text icon: "British officers do not cuddle each other. (Not when there are people watching, anyway.") ('Allo 'Allo: British officers do not cud)
For [community profile] kink_bingo, I'm going to try for an all-Colditz blackout, which is to say 25 fics in the fandom. If all goes well, this means I'll be posting a lot of Colditz fic.

I know most of you are unfamiliar with the fandom, but some of you are kind enough to read my fic even in fandoms you don't know. So I've been thinking about doing a sort of introduction or "cheat" post about the show, so you could learn a bit about the characters etc. without having to watch it. (watch it watch it watch it it is awesome watch it /subliminal)

That kind of thing takes some effort, though, and I don't want to do it if no one is interested. Hence, a poll.

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Should Kit make a fandom-introduction post for Colditz?

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Yes, please!
9 (100.0%)

I might read some of the Colditz fic but I probably won't bother with a fandom post
0 (0.0%)

I probably won't read the Colditz fic anyway, so there's no point
0 (0.0%)

Something else, which I may elaborate on in comments
0 (0.0%)

This ticky box:

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Snogs other ticky boxes in quiet corners
4 (50.0%)

Found the drag revue awfully intriguing
1 (12.5%)

Is too hungry to care about sex
0 (0.0%)

Is busy digging a tunnel to escape from the internet
5 (62.5%)

Just wants peace and quiet to read its book
3 (37.5%)

fan mail?

Jun. 22nd, 2012 09:29 pm
kindkit: The Fifth Doctor looks at Turlough from a distance. (Doctor Who: Five and Turlough distant)
I am thinking of writing a fan letter to Christopher Neame, erstwhile star of Colditz. (If you've somehow missed this burgeoning obsession of mine, you can use my Christopher Neame tag to find out more.) The internet has provided me with his agent's fan mail address, which hopefully is up to date.

I feel awkward about it, though. I'd try to write a sensible letter omitting some of the, er, creepier aspects of my fannishness (i.e. talking about his work and not how hot he was back in the 1970s). But then I find myself unsure what to say, or whether it's even possible to write a fan letter without feeling like an obsessive weirdo.

And so I turn to your collective wisdom in my first ever DreamWidth poll. Comments welcome, results not anonymous.

The poll's second question is unrelated to Christopher Neame, but quite related to what I've been cooking lately, which I plan to post about eventually.

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1) Writing a fan letter to a mostly-obscure actor would be:

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Awesome! He'll be glad to know he still has fans.
14 (48.3%)

Nice, although you might want to mention his work that's less than forty years old.
15 (51.7%)

Pointless. Actors don't care about fan mail.
0 (0.0%)

Cringe-makingly nerdy.
0 (0.0%)

This is bordering on stalker territory, Kit.
0 (0.0%)

BACK AWAY NOW.
0 (0.0%)

Something else, which I may elaborate on in comments.
0 (0.0%)

2) Curry?

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Indian
7 (24.1%)

Thai
4 (13.8%)

Other curry-producing cuisine
1 (3.4%)

I don't like curry
1 (3.4%)

I don't like spicy food
3 (10.3%)

ALL your curries are belong to me!
13 (44.8%)

kindkit: Man sitting on top of a huge tower of books, reading. (Fandomless--book tower)
I've posted a poll here for writers of fanfic (or original fic, if you like). It's on LJ, I'm afraid, because I can't post polls to DW. I don't think you need to have an LJ account to respond, although you will need one to leave comments--I've disabled anonymous commenting on my LJ because of spam.

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