Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen
mrissa

Mean Poll

I used to think that the people who posted "mean things" in their daily progress reports were reminding themselves not to go too easy on their characters. But no! No, they're giving themselves incentive! "C'mon, self, if you only sit and write this one scene, I'll let you chop that guy's head off." This is not to be neglected as motivating factors go.

Poll #801757 Mean Stuff

Characters who do not behave themselves should be:

burnt in fiery wreckage.
0(0.0%)
flung from cliffs or cliff-like objects. (Hi, ksumnersmith!)
0(0.0%)
frozen to death.
0(0.0%)
forced to write limericks until their brains explode.
0(0.0%)
murdered by pirates. Murdered by pirates is good.
4(6.2%)
mauled by bears.
0(0.0%)
mauled by matociqualas.
1(1.6%)
eaten.
0(0.0%)
eaten alive.
1(1.6%)
eaten alive for longer than they would have otherwise stayed alive, even though George Lucas did that bit already.
2(3.1%)
beaten with sticks, unless they like that sort of thing, in which case *not* beaten with sticks.
2(3.1%)
made to sit in the corner and sent to bed without supper.
1(1.6%)
deprived of the rum, which is gone.
1(1.6%)
deprived of the tickyboxes, which are not gone.
0(0.0%)
something else mean I will put in comments.
0(0.0%)

Why is Mrissa so cranky about her characters this week?

She is a mean person.
0(0.0%)
They are mean people.
1(1.6%)
She knows how things ought to go, and making them get there is harder than it ought to be.
3(4.7%)
She has no idea how things ought to go, and this makes her cross.
0(0.0%)
She has not spent enough time submerged in warm water.
0(0.0%)
She has not spent enough time eating chocolate.
2(3.1%)
She has not spent enough time doing yardwork to make the book stuff look like more fun in comparison.
1(1.6%)
She should let herself work on a new book already.
0(0.0%)
Le crankiness a ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas.
2(3.1%)
I don't know, but I don't think these raisins of which you speak have anything to do with it.
1(1.6%)
Isn't there supposed to be a "rum" or "tickyboxes" answer? I thought she did a survey on that ages ago.
4(6.2%)

Give me rum, or give me tickyboxes!

Rum
23(35.9%)
Tickyboxes
15(23.4%)
Liberty
25(39.1%)
Death
1(1.6%)
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