icepixie: ([B5] Ivanova facepalm)
Hmmm. Well, I had planned to spend the long weekend vidding, but I've slowly realized over the past few days that my current idea, a gen Farscape vid to Karine Polwart's cover of "Rags to Riches," is going to look an awful lot like my other Farscape vid, just with more focus on the other characters and less on John. I think I might need a few more months away from that first vid before I tackle this one.

Which leaves me with an abundance of choices, and thus, a poll!

DW People, see the LJ version of this entry for the poll.
icepixie: ([Photos Stock] Cherry blossoms)
Photographic evidence that it is entirely too hot here. (Weather.com says the heat index is at 111F. Gaaaaah.)

Apparently there was a huge sale on cherries, so now I have YET MORE. These are the darker Bings, and they make an attractive collage with the lighter claim-to-be-Bings-but-I-think-they're-Rainiers. (I am going to be eating cherries until they come out my EARS.)

Have two swamp hibiscus flowers: here and here. This flowers have bloomed about five and a half feet up on the six feet and some change stalks, so my angle was not so great. They're still nifty, though. Each flower is about as big as my head. They're definitely a tropical sort of plant.

And have a blooming crape myrtle. Our neighbors' are more impressive, but I haven't been out that way with a camera in a while.

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Also, have a poll! (Dreamwidth folks, see the LJ version of this entry to vote.)

[Poll #1760992]

Purely because I'm curious. (I'm option B, BTW, although I'm interpreting it loosely to mean "variations on a song I've heard" as well as completely new arrangements of notes. At any rate, I'm usually humming something, or at least I have a tune playing in my head.)
icepixie: ([NX] Chris on Christmas Eve)
Photographic evidence that it is entirely too hot here. (Weather.com says the heat index is at 111F. Gaaaaah.)

Apparently there was a huge sale on cherries, so now I have YET MORE. These are the darker Bings, and they make an attractive collage with the lighter claim-to-be-Bings-but-I-think-they're-Rainiers. (I am going to be eating cherries until they come out my EARS.)

Have two swamp hibiscus flowers: here and here. This flowers have bloomed about five and a half feet up on the six feet and some change stalks, so my angle was not so great. They're still nifty, though. Each flower is about as big as my head. They're definitely a tropical sort of plant.

And have a blooming crape myrtle. Our neighbors' are more impressive, but I haven't been out that way with a camera in a while.

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Also, have a poll! (Dreamwidth folks, see the LJ version of this entry to vote.)

When you hum to yourself, what do you hum?
A. Tunes I've heard.
B. Tunes I make up.
C. I don't hum to myself. You're just strange.


Purely because I'm curious. (I'm option B, BTW, although I'm interpreting it loosely to mean "variations on a song I've heard" as well as completely new arrangements of notes. At any rate, I'm usually humming something, or at least I have a tune playing in my head.)

Bored Now.

Nov. 9th, 2010 06:46 pm
icepixie: ([Corner Gas] Panorama Brent Lacey)
Flist, I am at loose ends. Help me choose what to do with my evening by voting in this poll!

[Poll #1642712]

Bored Now.

Nov. 9th, 2010 06:46 pm
icepixie: ([Other] Birds on a wire)
Flist, I am at loose ends. Help me choose what to do with my evening by voting in this poll!

Over in my LJ, since I don't have polling privileges here.
icepixie: (Default)
I have been bouncing between fics, not really getting much done. I think I might be close to finishing this odd little piece that sprouted when I noticed that there's a birdhouse hanging on Fleischman's porch in pretty much every episode of Northern Exposure. I decided to go for an extended metaphor. We'll see how it turns out.

Other than that, I feel rather rudderless. So I turn to you, o wise flist, and present to you a poll:

[Poll #1567038]
icepixie: (Default)
Assuming the rain that threatens doesn't show up tomorrow, which should I do?

[Poll #1535756]

(Not-entirely-tangential-point: The Fitzgerald translation came out in 1870. I am up to the Victorians in my review...)
icepixie: (P/T Nom)
[Poll #1140087]
icepixie: (Fraser Dief northern)
Doing more work on the Yukon fic. Will, Muse willing, be posting it sometime this coming week. (If anyone wants to beta, I would love to have someone look over it before I post.)

Anyway, I have a mild quibble over a sentence currently in the fic. I don't think I'll change it, as the context pretty much eliminates any confusion, but I am wondering if anyone but me and other art/art history/history geeks will get the reference.

[Poll #1008995]

Wikipedia link for those who don't recognize the name.

Question

Mar. 21st, 2007 10:01 pm
icepixie: (Fraser/Thatcher doorway)
Say you're reading something, and it starts out in third-person, but limited to one person's POV. You hear only their thoughts, feelings, and observations as they move through the landscape of the story. Essentially, it is a first-person story told with third-person pronouns. Given this, would it bother you to have a couple of scenes in the middle that are from another person's POV? Would it jar you out of the story?

[Poll #951461]
Assuming I ever finish the piece for which I'm asking this question (shockingly, it's looking almost likely at this point), any issues will probably be hammered out in beta, but I just thought I'd do a general poll. At the moment, I've got six scenes on this fic, and the fourth one is from the other character's POV. I of course like all the scenes I've written so far, and I don't want to change them. I'm kind of thinking that the POV change might work thematically, because the characters are going from one character's world to the other's, and eventually the first character adapts, mostly, to that world. So we start off with Character A's world and POV, move to Character B's, and then return to Character A's, which has changed fairly dramatically over the course of the story.

(Okay, if you haven't figured it out by now, given my non-stop recent chatter and the icon I'm using, Character A is Thatcher, Character B is Fraser, and they're out in the Yukon for reasons that are too complicated to explain right at the moment.)

Thoughts?

ETA: Bah, LJ code. Ignore that blank last option. Unless of course your thoughts really can be summarized with a hyphen.
icepixie: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] rowdycamels is coming to visit tomorrow! Yay!

We are so going to watch lots and lots of TV.

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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] theusual:

View my icons!

And then comment with:

- One you like just 'cause.
- One you think fits me best.
- One you think fits you best.
- One I should use more often.

Pollage

Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:21 pm
icepixie: (Spinster)
A poll! Brought about by my inability to come up with a good name for a character in something I'm writing. I think I like science fiction and fantasy because usually you can make up your own frickin' names, instead of thinking of a good one (or finding a good one on a list somewhere) and then going, "Ack, one of my friends/relatives/pets/stuffed animals is named that, and it would be weird!"

Maybe that's just me. Hence, poll.

[Poll #827840]
icepixie: (Peter Pan)
Netflix sent me Fairy Tale: A True Story today. It wasn't bad; a bit schmaltzy in spots, and the ending didn't make the most sense, but it could've been worse. I swear I've seen bits and pieces of it before, mostly the ones dealing with the CGI fairies, particularly the long scene in the girls' room at the end. I think there must have been some Peter Pan/fairies special on TV several years ago using clips from this movie that I sort of-but-not-really remember.

Anyway, best part was Paul McGann as the father. The kids weren't bad, either. (Did you know that the older one grew up to become Nancy from TEC/TDD? I just found this out at IMDB. She looks so different.) Also, costumes and location shooting. Preeeeetty. (A secret to movie and TV-makers: if you set something at any point between 1850 and 1945, and particularly within ten years of 1900, you have my interest for at least thirty minutes. It's a sure thing.) But mostly yay for Paul McGann. *moves The Hanging Gale further up in Netflix queue*

[Poll #746976]
icepixie: (Tea)
Take a look at my userpics. Comment thusly: of those, which do you most associate with me?

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Polls! Because I realized that I've had a paid account for rather a long time now and I've made, like, three polls. This should be rectified immediately.

The first of today's polls is brought to you by this poem about serial commas. (A serial comma occurs here: Billy, Bob, and Jane. It does not occur here: Billy, Bob and Jane.)

[Poll #744031]
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The second of today's polls comes about because it was recently discussed on a message board I visit. Also, everyone loves food. This poll may be applicable only to Americans.

[Poll #744032]

Poll!

Jul. 3rd, 2005 06:16 pm
icepixie: (Nine and fifty swans)
ETA: Let's see if this works right this time...

This is just something I've been thinking about lately. Also, I've never done a poll before. Fanfic applies to both questions if you want it to.

[Poll #525641]

Please elaborate in comments if you want. I'm interested in anything you have to say relating to these questions.

My thoughts )

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