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Poll time! Poll time!

Today is August 1 - or, as I like to think of it, the day that marks only two months until October. Since I'm the anal, pre-planning sort, and I have an action-packed fall season before me, I thought I'd look ahead and post this poll.

FYI, for those of you who don't know, for the last five years I've had a tradition of turning this blog into a month-long celebration of Halloween, posting a "spooky post" every day in October. You can see my past October posts here.

(Note: If you're not on LiveJournal and can't vote via the ticky-boxes, you're welcome to leave a comment!)


Poll #1766089 Ye Olde Octoberish Poll

Should I revive my "daily spooky post" tradition this October?

Yes! Halloween is pumpkin-flavored, morbid love.
45(42.1%)
*nods* Post and I shall read.
26(24.3%)
Dude, it's your LJ. Whatever.
7(6.5%)
Still don't have a life, do you?
0(0.0%)
No. I throw caramel apples in your general direction.
1(0.9%)
Ticky-boxes fill my nightmares and haunt my waking moments.
11(10.3%)
Did someone say mulled cider?
17(15.9%)

If I do have my daily Halloween blogfest, what would you like to see in the posts?

Poems that create a chilling mood.
31(14.5%)
Eerie excerpts from classic short stories, with links to the full texts of the stories online.
33(15.4%)
A small, reader-friendly section of a haunting short story daily, for several days, until the entire story has been posted - a "read-along" kind of thing.
12(5.6%)
Links to Halloween-centric materials online.
28(13.1%)
Gothic, atmospheric pictures.
36(16.8%)
As long as it's spooky, it's all good.
34(15.9%)
Don't care.
3(1.4%)
Ticky-boxes wish to drink my blood and eat my brains.
19(8.9%)
Candy corn!
18(8.4%)


Thanks for participating!

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
lizziebelle
Aug. 1st, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
I always look forward to your Halloween posts! It's my favorite holiday, too. :)
And feel free to use any of my photos. I always get a little thrill when I see them. *g*
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! :) I'm so glad you like the posts. I'm really grateful about your willingness to let me use your photos. You take some of the most amazing shots! I love posting them (and I'll be sure to credit you). Thanks so much!
lizziebelle
Aug. 2nd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
:)
internet_sampo
Aug. 1st, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
>>>Still don't have a life, do you?


My college's promotion and tenure committee has just announced that we could submit blogs as part of our professional work! Has yours entered the 21st century?
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
It has indeed! Isn't it great to see our institutions keeping up with the times?
internet_sampo
Aug. 4th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
CUNY has created a blog site just for their faculty. I'm starting to blog there

http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/members/billashton/blogs/

eldritchhobbit
Aug. 6th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad you told me! I'm going to check it out.
vyrdolak
Aug. 7th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
I think most of my 'net ouevre (especially from when I used to post on Usenet) would be a hindrance to tenure.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
LOL! Oh my, those old Usenet days...
vyrdolak
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, those were the days
I have replied to this at my own LJ page, to spare your readers the horror ("the horror!")

btw, NSFW!!

travels_in_time
Aug. 2nd, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
I'm not really voting no, I just want to throw caramel apples!

I'm still a little freaked out by that story you linked to last year, the "tickler" one. Where everybody got iPhones and they went sentient, basically.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
LOL! There's never a wrong time to throwing caramel apples. ;)

You know, that story haunted me a long time, too. It amazes me how the author foresaw that kind of technology and how thoroughly we would be willing to abandon ourselves to it, not only relying on it, but trusting in it. Eeeek!
reynardine
Aug. 2nd, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Lovecraft-a-thon! Lovecraft-a-thon!
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, the Gentleman from Providence must make an appearance or two (or more). Indeed. It wouldn't be Halloween without him!
divadiane1
Aug. 10th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)

Ticky boxes freak me out, which is why I'm saying here: bring it on! I might actually be able to keep up this year!

eldritchhobbit
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :) Will do!
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