The most recent question game, with all-female cast, as promised here. Never mind, I deleted that by mistake. (I was trying to get this to post properly by deleting and resubmitting, and I deleted the wrong one.)
OK, following on this, itself a spinoff of, "we love the women that fandom hates," I am going to try the question game again. I'm not going to promise that I've heard crap about every character on the list, but most characters draw crap, so...yeah, statistically, someone dislikes these women.


Comic book characters are pre-reboot in general (Marvel characters are pre-Civil War I guess). Read more... )
philippos42: (doctor who)
OK, if people aren't responding on a Sunday night, reposting on a Sunday night is not real helpful.

I did get one response to silly questions, though. Since I've been on a Doctor Who kick, I found it amusing to read the questions as if "One, Two, Three" etc. were Doctors. So, gwen, 1) I think there are whole books about that; 2) Yes, and No; 3) No; 4) Alone. But that's just if it's Doctors. Actual answers to come.

Questions open still here.
philippos42: Sarigar (hard)
I think I'm bad at the question game because when presented with scenarios like, "These three random characters have a ménage à trois," my brain says, "No they don't."

Granted, I now appreciate the "logic" that if Diana & Faith were to have a ménage à trois, it would not be with another Justice Leaguer. But it's accidental logic. Wondy/Faith/Tom Sawyer is relatively credible for an utterly random threesome. But I may be too close to Wondy to want to haphazardly throw her in any more sexual relationships with random Leaguers. And I'm unfamiliar enough with Faith to balk at just arbitrarily rewriting her personality to fill out the Themyscira/Sawyer threesome. Which is why I shouldn't use her in Question Game, right? Or maybe it's just too coincidental for me to put both females from Joe Kelly's JLA in the same threesome.

In any case, my first thought was, "No," especially after Tom had been attached to Riddick already, & I had too many other questions to change that.

...Well, questioners will just have to accept that sometimes the answer is, "As if."

I know I got off lucky. A Cliff Huxtable/Mona Thorne/Faith Lehane threesome would have been so very, very wrong.

I might try this again sometime. Should leave Dr Huxtable out of it next time, just in case.
Much delayed.

1. Diana of Themyscira
2. Frank Burns (M*A*S*H)
3. Ayase Asagi (Yotsuba&!)
4. Belldandy
5. Frank Castle
6. Faith (Joe Kelly's JLA)
7. Riddick (who's apparently named Richard B. Riddick)
8. Amanda Waller
9. Tom Sawyer
10. Old Spice Man
11. Faith Lehane (Buffyverse)
12. Kitty Pryde
13. Cliff Huxtable
14. Mona Thorne (Half & Half)
15. Moroboshi Ataru (Urusei Yatsura)

I was perhaps too cute in using characters with the same name. Especially the two Faiths, & then I call Leaguer Faith the Fat Lady, which people will think is Waller. Well, I thought it funny when I made the list six months ago.

Tom Sawyer got his hands on a time machine somewhere in there & moved people around. Seems like him.

And of course there's a #16, because somebody can't count.

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philippos42: zat's bunny (comedy)
I was new to the question game as an answerer-writer, & the first time I put up this slate of characters, 9 September, no one responded. So I reused them, 8 January. Then I got responses.

Then I didn't respond.

I hurt myself by my selection of characters. It was pretty much random, incorporating characters from old sitcoms as well as manga & such, & I didn't really think it through. So I have one character from the 19th Century, one from the far future, & one from the 1950's. And one of the first questions I was working on put the 19th Century character with the far-future character, so I had the 19th Century character travel forward in time to the far future. But then I had to have far future guy come back & deal with present-day characters. So then the story had to change.

Also, one of the pairings misterandersen's questions in general just broke my brain.

At some point I realized that to answer some of these questions I was going to have to look up something in the last Suicide Squad arc before the series ended, Kim Yale died, and Bad Dan Raspler returned to his home planet. But my SS issues were no longer in their own shoebox, & I didn't dig them out until March 23.

One major thing that distracted me, after some important real-life deadlines, was starting to play Warflow, a curiously demanding little game that I suspect to have been designed to diminish Yankee productivity as part of a Xanatos Gambit. I don't know what the end point is. Maybe driving the USA into inflation will weaken the holdings of the Beijing government & allow some advancement into power of a former outsider as "economic savior." Or it's just a way for a small group of game designers to make money selling in-game gold to Yanks, I dunno. Anyway, it's bad having a game that wants me to keep it on for 8 hours every day, & check in on it every twenty minutes. Somehow this didn't translate into me writing for the meme meantime.

In the end I just flaked. In fact, I typed out & was going to post this almost two days ago, & put even that off!

So. I may as well get some amusement out of revealing the list. No longer taking questions.

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I should have known better.

Some of the questions I got I can almost see the answer too, yet somehow on any given day I don't really want to try to compose answers to them.

Some broke my brain. Like the second line of these two:

11 and 14 are trapped in an elevator, who drives the other one crazy first?

11 disguises him/herself as 14, and 2 falls in love with him/her. Does 11 reveal the truth or does he/she go along with the charade, and does he/she reciprocate 2's feelings?


I'm going to have to put those together, huh? So far, I don't know how to answer either of these.

A couple I have actually rethought & may answer in entirely different ways than I would have a month ago.

So, yeah, I'm tempted to just post some of the questions with the names revealed & no answer. Can't comprehend....
I should be relieved that even one person responded to my repost of The Question Game:
http://philippos42.dreamwidth.org/53881.html (post)
http://philippos42.livejournal.com/173446.html (lj xpost)

Note that you do not have to add fifteen questions yourself. Mister Andersen already did that. Which does let me use all the characters at least.

But I really am not sure what to do about this business of people making up additional numbers and throwing them in. I appreciate symmetry & balance enough to think that maybe 16, as a power of 2, is appealing in a way 15 is not. But if I just throw in another character, where will it stop?

Will I be getting questions like, "Four, Thirteen, & Twenty-Three go to a cabin retreat where they meet One Hundred Eighty-Seven and the Square Root of i...."?

Should I discourage this?

Also, yes, I know that properly the Square Root of i is the Square Root of Two Over Two Plus the Square Root of Two i Over Two. Or is that Square Root of Two Plus the Square Root of Two i All Over Two? Anyway, that's longer and stuff.
philippos42: "Dark Vengeance!" (cold)
Last time I tried this, four months ago, no one replied. What does that mean? It means no one cares. Also, I don't have to pick a new list.

So let's try again. Up the flagpole, see if anyone salutes. Let's do the question game. OK? OK.

Rules of the question game:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters, and keep them to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask everyone to make up questions in the comments.

For example: "One forces Two and Seven to get married. Is it a happy marriage?"
"Five, Six and Twelve form a band! What do they call themselves? Are they any good?"
"Why *are* all the other numbers afraid of Seven?"


OK, so I have my list, answers in a week or so.

ETA: OK, here's an example by someone much better at this than I am another person to explain the general premise by example. I of course regret raising anyone's hopes that anything I write will resemble odditycollector's sheer joyous crackiness.

*Not that I would do that anyway. Also, points to whomever gets the comic book reference in the post title.
Let's do the question game. OK? OK.

Rules of the question game:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters, and keep them to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask everyone to make up questions in the comments.

For example: "One forces Two and Seven to get married. Is it a happy marriage?"
"Five, Six and Twelve form a band! What do they call themselves? Are they any good?"
"Why *are* all the other numbers afraid of Seven?"


OK, so I have my list, answers in a week or so.

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