nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,
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nineveh_uk

How will you ruin Yuletide?

I shall not be participating in Yuletide this year, because I don’t have time. However I’m not letting this get me down. As we know, the first rule of Yuletide is that there is always wank about Yuletide. This is usually about how someone or something, is ruining a very particular concept of Yuletide.

I may be a non-participant, but I refuse to be discriminated against! I can ruin Yuletide, too. My method is by posting the following poll.



Poll #1648148 How will you ruin Yuletide?

I am going to ruin Yuletide 2010

not at all.
6(15.0%)
deliberately.
1(2.5%)
because of my privilege.
18(45.0%)
because I hate OTW.
2(5.0%)
by making it all about me.
13(32.5%)

My fandom is not available for Yuletide because it is

too big.
7(17.9%)
too small.
1(2.6%)
the mods hate it.
2(5.1%)
the mods love it, but are oppressed and unable to show their support without being dog-piled.
8(20.5%)
I didn’t actually nominate it.
21(53.8%)

I am going to ruin Yuletide by reading the rules

not at all.
1(2.6%)
in parts, but only the parts I like.
10(26.3%)
in minute detail, and then complain about them being not stringent enough.
6(15.8%)
in minute detail, and then complain about them being too restrictive.
3(7.9%)
in my minute detail, and then complain about their using an aesthetically displeasing font.
18(47.4%)

My assignment has arrived and ruined Yuletide by being

too late.
1(2.6%)
too early.
4(10.5%)
too weird.
6(15.8%)
for someone I hate.
5(13.2%)
for that fandom I only put down because I wanted to offer forty to show what a good citizen I am.
22(57.9%)

My recipient has ruined Yuletide by

putting Any characters in her request, and then requesting characters I can’t write in her optional details.
5(13.5%)
naming characters in her request that I don’t want to write even though I offered Any.
10(27.0%)
providing too few optional details.
4(10.8%)
providing too many optional details.
3(8.1%)
asking for two other fandoms I don’t know so I can’t get a Bingo. Bitch!
15(40.5%)

My recipient’s Dear Yuletide letter has ruined Yuletide by

being too short.
3(7.7%)
being too long.
0(0.0%)
being essential reading but unlocateable.
6(15.4%)
existing, because they are a late and unnecessary addition to the purity of Yuletide.
12(30.8%)
not existing. How do I know if it’s OK to write a NC17 AU incestuous roadtrip, when the recipient’s optional details just say “I love the Maynard triplets, and I’d like to see them having a great time at Christmas being sisters at Freudesheim.”
18(46.2%)

The fic I’m writing will ruin Yuletide by

being such a work of genius that everyone else will despair that they can never match it.
2(5.0%)
crashing the servers permanently.
8(20.0%)
being a glorious feast of –ism, leading to Yuletide 2010, which will be notorious for a hundred years. Why, oh why, didn’t my recipient warn me not to do that?
9(22.5%)
causing a coup in France.
15(37.5%)
leading to the definitive global ruling that fanfic is illegal and punishable by death.
6(15.0%)

My writer will ruin Yuletide by

treating my optional details as optional.
4(10.3%)
not treating my optional details as optional.
1(2.6%)
ignoring my plain request that she write for fandom X and not the other fandoms I only put in to make up the numbers. Bitch!
3(7.7%)
causing a schism at the Vatican.
22(56.4%)
not being my writer at all, because she selfishly only offered fandoms she actually wanted to write.
9(23.1%)

Yuletide will ruin Yuletide by

discriminating against Anime fandom.
7(17.9%)
not discriminating against a fandom I don't like.
7(17.9%)
being at Christmas – it discriminates against people who are Christians.
5(12.8%)
being at Christmas – it discriminates against people who are not Christians.
0(0.0%)
being at the wrong Christmas – western hegemony discriminates against Orthodox Christians.
20(51.3%)


And because this always needs saying, no, I do not want to ruin Yuletide, nor am I so ludicrously vain as to think that I might.
Tags: fandom, yuletide challenge
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