mizzmarvel: (statler and waldorf = my secret soul)
I'm listening to an audio book about Sesame Street right now, which got me thinking about Muppets, naturally enough. I was going to do a poll on favorite Sesame Street Muppets, but there are, like, a billion, and I feel like my own feelings on the subject are mildly complicated. (In that I have a childhood favorite -- Big Bird -- and an adulthood favorite -- Bert, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows me.)

[Poll #1780438]

Let me know who your favorite is if it's someone else!
mizzmarvel: (northstar is pissy - thecutepolice)
Random poll time!

If you could punch one celebrity in the face, who would it be? Note: it has to be someone famous in the entertainment field; saying you'd punch Hitler makes your answer way more noble than the question warrants.

I wish I could say my choice springs to mind immediately, but I really need to narrow down a list.

Deep psychological issues, I has them.
mizzmarvel: (happy sulu - entwashian)
Scenario: Someone has a bag/box of non-chocolate candy and offers you a piece. Not knowing the flavors, which of these options do you choose?

[Poll #1714648]

IDK, some colors taste better to me.

fun & games

Nov. 7th, 2010 10:27 pm
mizzmarvel: (riddle me this)
[Poll #1641948]
mizzmarvel: (claudia's casual all right - ozqueen)
[Poll #1566640]

Tonight I bought a big bag of Starburst (on sale at Rite Aid!), and I already ate all the lemon ones. Not because they're my faves, but because I HATE them and I want them out of the way so I can fully enjoy the rest of my delicious fruit chews. And by hate, I mean really like, but marginally less than the other flavors. This is the magic of Starburst.

ETA: Naturally, my cat-like curiosity led me look Starburst up on Wikipedia. Dude, they have an All Strawberry pack of Starburst? That ruins it! The gross lemons (DEATH TO LEMON, only not really because I actually like them) and other flavors help make the strawberry ones even more amazing when you get to them!
mizzmarvel: (bd wong i love you - iconzicons)
[Poll #1264566]

ETA: Asking specifically because there's not an option here (other than the last one) that isn't going to necessitate tons of research, and I just don't have the resources to dive into multiple projects at once! And also writing plus me equals GLACIER-LIKE SLOWNESS.

Also, when did I become so interested in deadball era baseball? I have no idea, but I think you're to blame for this, Wikipedia.

Actually, I know exactly how the ideas for each premise came about:

#1 - Um, seeing all these CA desert ghost towns while driving to Arizona my whole life? And also avidly reading a list of ghost towns on Wikipedia. AND. And also Little Nemo In Slumberland. I don't know! The narrator has been in my head for a long time and has evolved a lot.

#2 - WIKIPEDIA SURFING.

#3 - Dick Tracy + Wikipedia. I DON'T KNOW, OKAY.

ficathon?

Jul. 19th, 2008 08:18 pm
mizzmarvel: (rembrandt - now with 3-armed ladiez)
We're still in Charleston, but we have some access to the Internet, hence this post of great importance.

So [livejournal.com profile] khirsah and I got to talking, which is dangerous because often this leads to Ideas. Mostly these Ideas become new roleplaying games, but this time we were talking about fic. This led to talking about ficathons, which then became the Idea: a pornathon.

Well, not porn per se, of course. Basically, it would be a rather informal ficathon open to any and all pairings and fandoms. There would be word minimum and the requirement that there be adult content, but that's basically it. (Any rules would be hashed out later, but we're anticipating few restrictions as long as there are sufficient warnings for certain content.) Most likely, it'd take place on InsaneJournal.

So my question is:

[Poll #1226322]
mizzmarvel: (I subscribe to Nerdular Nerdence)
[Poll #1055952]

poll!

Feb. 11th, 2007 09:06 pm
mizzmarvel: (weasley twins - kings of seventh grade)
[Poll #925489]

(The party wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Also, my hair looked great.)
mizzmarvel: (I subscribe to Nerdular Nerdence)
Today I read a YA novel in which a thirteen-year-old boy realizes he's gay immediately after looking at an issue of Teen Titans. Which, you know, is kind of funny. I'd discuss further, except I found the rest of the book to be a terrific bore.

But you know, this got me thinking. A lot of TV shows, movies, and books tend to depict reading comic books as a universal past-time of children and adolescents. It stands out to me, anyway - someone's often mentioned as flipping through a comic book or some such. I find this a little perplexing because, even though I did read comic books as a kid, I knew hardly anyone else who did. When I started reading X-Men in the third grade, I had all of one friend who was also a fan of the actual paper-and-ink and not just the cartoon.

Now, preceding generations, yeah, comic books were more of a universal phenomenon. My dad and uncles read comics, as did a lot of their friends. My grandma read comics. And it's people from these generations who are actually writing all this schlock, so I guess it makes sense, but. Yeah. I sometimes wonder if writers are actually paying attention at all.

But heck, I may very well be wrong! Poll, anyone?

poll! )
mizzmarvel: (johnny storm - insanity_calls)
I have to confess that I did not leave the apartment at all today. I'm getting closer and closer to Cat Lady. Someday, my friends. Someday.

(Speaking of which, if you took a photo of [livejournal.com profile] vagabond_sal's and my souls, you'd probably turn up with something like this.)

Anyway, this is generally what I've been dwelling on today:

[Poll #779206]

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] maryjune79 is made of awesome.
mizzmarvel: (dementos - the freshmaker)
When I moved from California to Indiana to attend college, it didn't occur to me that I would miss something as simple as certain fast food restaurants, because I hadn't realized that they vary throughout the country. I learned it the hard way as I pined for Del Taco, the finest pseudo-Mexican food money can buy (and which doesn't exist past the southwest, as far as I've seen).

Anyway, since then I've become vaguely interested in regional fast food trends (driving cross country, I always knew I was close to home when Hardee's became Carl's Jr. - these restaurants are identical in all but name), here's a poll to help sort of map what's popular where.

The names below all reflect fast food chains that I have actually seen and known to have more than two locations. Since I know I missed some (like Tommy's - d'oh), and there are probably some I've never heard of, there's a category for you to add ones.

As a fast and loose rule - if the restaurant/chain employs waiters/waitresses, I don't count it as fast food. (The big exception to this would be Pizza Hut, but actual sit-down Pizza Hut restaurants are increasingly rare in the US, as far as I can see. In the UK, it's far nicer dining than here.) The place must also offer full meals (thus I don't include Starbucks), and must not be defunct.

Cut for longness )

ETA: Not limited to the United States!
mizzmarvel: (tim has identity issues - lyssiebaby)
I sat back today and realized that it's another one of those times I've let everything pile up until it can all easily reach my butt and bite me there. I am postponing actually worrying about it for the moment, in favor of this poll. I like polls.

[Poll #690904]

ETA: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] tarampaiel!
mizzmarvel: (bat-starry night - poisonivory)
Well, I'm in Evansville again. Yay.

I want to say thank you to all the people who sent me a holiday card of some sort. See, my school, which in the past has forwarded mail during the winter break? Decided not to this year, apparently. So I got to open a lot of cards tonight. Also, um, a few that came back to me Return to Sender. So a couple of you might get some really late cards.

So thanks [livejournal.com profile] sageness, [livejournal.com profile] balletprincess, [livejournal.com profile] chicken_queen, [livejournal.com profile] z_squared82, [livejournal.com profile] nepenth, [livejournal.com profile] thuri (yes, I do want to RP Byron/Jeff!), and [livejournal.com profile] maelithil (who wins for Most Hilarious).

And in keeping with the holiday theme, here is the card I sent for the multi-fandom card exchange, the name of which I can't remember. The person requested Sirius Black, among other things, so that is what she got. Art by the amazing and much-missed (damn you Harlaxton) [livejournal.com profile] poewolf.

Front o' card )

Inside o'card. Not as funny as when I wrote it at 2 AM. )

Lastly, a poll:

[Poll #649732]
mizzmarvel: (blue fic)
I really regret posting that poll last night, because it seems that people vastly prefer voting on that than reading or reviewing Blue itself. Well, I aim to please here, so rather than write any more Blue, ever, here is another poll.

Read more... )
(ETA: And please be aware that I'm not trying to force anyone to read this, or guilt anyone into it, or whatever. I thought this was pretty obviously meant to be silly, but now I have my doubts.)

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