katiefoolery: (The open road awaits)
Polls are fun, right?  All those options you get to tick and... well, that's about it really.  But still - 'tis fun.

Today's poll is about blogging, vlogging and what everyone prefers.  I seriously want to start incorporating more vlogs into my actual LJ, but I don't want to do it in a way which will irritate or alienate my lovely flist.  So here's your chance to have a say on the whole subject.

[Poll #1357809]

Do you have any other answers to questions I neglected to ask?  Any other comments?  Please share them by commenting to this entry.  I'd love to hear everyone's feedback on this subject.
katiefoolery: (Pratchett on writing)
I just wrote something.  Honest to goodness something for the first time in months.  There’s just one problem: It’s the end of the story and I have no idea how it starts.

Actually, that’s a lie.  I do know how it starts, because it starts with the ending and it goes a little like this:

The gun’s warm in my hands.

I didn’t think it would be.

I didn’t think it would smell like this, didn’t think it would be so loud, didn’t think you’d really just… fall like that.

And I didn’t think it would be so quiet afterwards, and so dark.  I think the world’s just ended.  I think my world was all wrapped up in you – hidden away, tied and tangled in your veins, swimming through your blood.  I think it was all there and it’s gone now.

I killed you.  I’m so sorry.  I killed you and I just can’t see this ending any other way.  If I stood here and re-played it in my head – re-lived every scene, spoke every word again – it would still end up this way.  You’d still be there, dead at my feet, and the gun would still be warm in my hands.

I’m so sorry.

And that’s great and everything.  I really embrace that sense of inevitability and the death and the onset of angst... I just wish I knew what caused it.  Should anyone feel like speculating, please do so here in this handy poll:
[Poll #1220319]
And just because I'm loving the answers to the poll so far, I'm going to post them so I can respond.
[livejournal.com profile] theemdash -- Best friends driven apart by a simple thing as a stolen pair of shoes.
Oooh, and then she strips them from the body and walks off down the alleyway! I like.

[livejournal.com profile] everydayjoy -- okay I don't know, but whoa: that is *powerful*
:D *feels ego expand*

[livejournal.com profile] flippyfrog -- LORF RYN!!!! that is all :D
O.o ...It so could be.

[livejournal.com profile] burgotastic -- I don't know why, but I've never really been a fan of 1st Person perspective. Please re-write and resubmit 2/10
Only if you re-submit your comment in third person perspective too.

[livejournal.com profile] crazedturkey -- crazedturkey gratuitously wasting tax payers money. :D
Yes, it all makes sense. "How dare you waste my hard-earned tax dollars that way?" BANG.

[livejournal.com profile] violentstylings -- Hmmmmm... maybe a brooding tale of a person's self doubt and inability to fit in the world, and all the events that push that person right to the edge... right up until the day they eat that off fruit salad, and something clicks.... and then 'bang bang'.
I can see that happening, especially the brooding bit. Too many people have been driven insane by a bit rancid apple and a spot of mould on a piece of banana.

[livejournal.com profile] danceswithelvis -- Truthfully it all reminds me of this song: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aha/ivebeenlosingyou.html So mayhap, the killer ends up sitting around and talking to the victim a bit more before shuffling off into the sunset.
Those lyrics are an almost uncanny commplement. Wow. And I can definitely see the killer telling their victim the story of their demise, too.

[livejournal.com profile] the_wanlorn -- He told her he preferred Superman to Batman.
The dastard!

[livejournal.com profile] gravityslave -- In relationships, little things get big quickly. They had been highschool sweethearts, she'd known nothing else, but her mother's recipe for fruit salad was better than his and he could never admit it...
Such a common, tragic tale. People think fruit salad's a harmless, healthy dessert but they're so very, very wrong.

[livejournal.com profile] pitkat -- Sworn enemies in a duel of inevitability – a showdown if you will. Now that the duel is over and one is left standing, he/she realizes that it was all in vein to begin with because he/she is left with no purpose. Or, maybe it's me and my thesis. ;)
Oooh, but I like that. Driven to the point of insanity, a writer's thesis takes on human form and she stalks it through the streets - determined to win, determined to bring it to her will...

[livejournal.com profile] alankria -- I'm pretty sure there was an antelope in there somewhere.
I'm pretty sure there is, too. Good call.

Mostly, I just feel like dancing like a loon because I wrote something.  A whole... one hundred and fifty words.  Oooh, that was nicely rounded off. :D

Also, I would like to make a public service announcement to the effect that [livejournal.com profile] crazedturkey committed an egregious abuse of tax-payer money earlier this evening and everyone should be aware of this fact.
katiefoolery: (Just waiting)
I made a playlist of music to have going in the background for the inspection at our house today.  There could be something wrong with me.

But that brings me to a point: are we the only country in the world where real estate agents inspect rental properties?  Or are we just the only ones that completely trash our rentals whilst letting out the other half to fifty illegal immigrants, thus requiring someone to check on us like little children?  I’ve mentioned my inspection to two people in other countries recently and their reactions were identical.  “Inspection?  Huh?”

Why us?  Why me??  I am half-inflined to mention this fact to the real estate agent when she arrives (most likely about an hour after the stated time).

And because I’m curious about it, here’s a poll:

[Poll #951261]
katiefoolery: (LJ addict)
I figured it would be easier to do a poll than to visit you all pesonally and find out what browser you're using and what resolution you favour, although I'm sure the home visits would be far more entertaining.  If you would all be so kind, please click your way through this poll and I will reward you with completely non-existent treats at the end of it!

[Poll #817043]

Thank-you muchly!

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