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I contemplate giving up something for Lent. But I'm not sure what. Something I like whose absence might be vaguely healthy. That means it's time for a poll!

What should Amanda give up for 40 days?

Coffee (please note I do not say "caffeine")
0(0.0%)
Sweets (things high in processed sugar)
8(40.0%)
Red meat
3(15.0%)
All meat
1(5.0%)
Ticky polls
4(20.0%)
Something else I will suggest in comments
4(20.0%)

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Tuesday's child is full of polls

I was going to get up and haul some more pea gravel this morning, but the key to our back gate is MIA. Alas. Eventually I'll enpant and go see my tattoo boy, but he's not in the shop for another hour yet. So to kill time I guess I'll make an LJ poll.

I would like to write more short stories one of these years. I need a Mi-go story for early 2012, and I'm stupidly close to the end of "Flood" and need to start poking it again. But other than those, I'm not sure what to work on. I've managed two sequel/prequel stories, and would consider others. If you're familiar with my short stories--or just like sharing opinions on the internet--what would like to see more of?

What might you like to read more of?

Fishsex!
11(11.5%)
Ghouls, including Sephie the ghoul.
11(11.5%)
Ghouls not including Sephie.
7(7.3%)
Angsty kids and angels.
4(4.2%)
Faeries.
8(8.3%)
The continuing adventures of Odin.
11(11.5%)
Angels, hold the kids.
6(6.2%)
Carcosa, with or without steampunk.
10(10.4%)
Fairy tale mash-ups.
9(9.4%)
They fight crime!
17(17.7%)
Something else I will suggest in comments.
2(2.1%)

Book sale, and poll

In an attempt to have money for food whilst in Europe, I'm contemplating having a book sale. That is, selling signed copies of The Drowning City and The Bone Palace, and possibly whatever spare anthology copies I have lying around. I could also offer character sketches.

To gauge interest in such a thing, I offer you this exciting poll.

Poll #1742078 Book sale?

Are you interested in purchasing signed books?

Yes!
11(91.7%)
No!
1(8.3%)

Are you interested in purchasing character sketches?

Yes!
5(55.6%)
No!
4(44.4%)

Ticky?

Ticky!
7(36.8%)
Ticky.
3(15.8%)
The Tick.
9(47.4%)
Today is The Running of the Errands. So far I have: bought travel accoutrements and laundry stuff; bought a dress and cap for my Halloween costume; cleaned the cat boxes; taken out the trash; bought cat food. Next I need to: do laundry; pack; sweep & vacuum the living room so I can yoga, which I must do because I'm skipping the gym tonight; eat something; clean the kitchen; other things I can't think of.

I looked through last year's makeup, and it looks like the mermaid leftovers will be enough to manage a sufficiently dead nurse. Now I just need to figure out what shoes I'm going to wear, and get a surgical mask and gloves. I wish I had time or opportunity to get some good fake blood, but I'll have to get by with food coloring.

And now, a fashion poll:

Cute black dress + cute red shoes + cute purple jacket = ???

Cute! And colorful.
10(37.0%)
Tacky.
2(7.4%)
So, you're going as Magneto for Halloween?
6(22.2%)
Tickies go with everything.
9(33.3%)


Now to start the laundrypocalypse.

Tot, tot, tot, ich mache dich tot

I need a word, o my wise and learned LJ. This time, I need a word for undead sorcerers that isn't lich. Not zombies, mind you, or any sort of shambling undead. I need something that implies power and sentience.

truepenny suggested necrifex, which I'm very fond of, but if might have the sanguiturge problem of crossing the Greco-Latinate streams. So I turn to the court of the LJ poll.

Which word do you prefer?

Necrifex
10(23.3%)
Necrophant
18(41.9%)
Mortifex
13(30.2%)
Something else I will suggest in comments
2(4.7%)
Necroticky!
0(0.0%)

Monday night not-a-poll

Quick, what's your favorite word?

Thursday night poll never drinks...wine

Please choose no more than three.

What is the best vampire movie?

Near Dark
3(5.6%)
The Lost Boys
10(18.5%)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
3(5.6%)
Lugosi's Dracula
1(1.9%)
The Hunger
1(1.9%)
Let The Right One In
5(9.3%)
Nosferatu (Murnau)
0(0.0%)
Interview With The Vampire
1(1.9%)
Subspecies (I, II, III, or IV)
0(0.0%)
Horror of Dracula
0(0.0%)
Vampire Hunter D
1(1.9%)
Blade
1(1.9%)
Tickula Has Risen From The Grave
1(1.9%)
You fool! It is clearly [something to be named in comments].
8(14.8%)

And speaking of zombies...

If, in theory, one were ever to develop a lesbian zombie-apocalypse roadtrip adventure past a short story, should one go all the way and make it a YA lesbian zombie-apocalypse roadtrip adventure?

YA or not to YA?

Lesbians and zombies are tragically underrepresented in the young adult market!
23(56.1%)
You just want to write a shorter novel.
5(12.2%)
And there's nothing wrong with that!
2(4.9%)
No, that sounds like an adult sort of book.
2(4.9%)

A morning poll

Things happen...

by accident
24(48.0%)
on accident
6(12.0%)
accidentally
10(20.0%)
all of the above
10(20.0%)

I am from/live in...

Choose the form of your destroyer!

I need to put up some new content for International Pixel-stained Whatsit Day, but I'm not sure which story to use. So I turn to you, people who might actually read it.

Which story should I put on my website?

"Snake Charmer" - He's a notorious voodoo assassin on the hunt for the last specimen of a great and near-mythical creature; she's a mentally unstable red-headed snake charmer with an evil wicked twin sister. They fight crime!
11(47.8%)
"The Salvation Game" - Cultists and byakhee and psychic twins, oh my!
5(21.7%)
"Catch" - A circus angel and the Blue Fairy.
4(17.4%)
"And In The Living Rock, Still She Sings" - A poem!
3(13.0%)

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