Note! This poll is about negative impact of experience!

[Poll #1517139]
Before anyone asks, I'll be putting all the specials together at the end, hence no Christmas Invasion. Why? Because I can. And even though they fit in with the show's continuity, they are meant to be specials, not part of the regular run.

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dalekboy: (Default)
( Apr. 17th, 2009 05:44 pm)
I've had a few people suggest I try this over the last few years, including [ profile] king_espresso, who sets a fairly high standard (Happy Birthday mate!), and a few people at Conflux and Swancon.

And since [ profile] angriest is doing a poll about Angriest Video Store Clerk regarding webcomic models and patronage, and I've had a few people tell me they miss my polls, I thought I'd do a poll on podcasting. I doubt very much I'd do it, but hey, if I did this might at least give me some direction.

Only answer if you think you'd listen to me. Poll below cut... )
Straight forward enough poll, looking for the best James Bond Title Theme. Only songs or music played over the opening credits count. If you don't know or remember some of the title pieces, they can all be found on YouTube. Poll under cut... )
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( Oct. 8th, 2008 12:37 am)
No, not that sort of help, you bastards! I'm stuck. Genuinely stuck.

You see, just after Lex was born, we looked at his birth certificate and Sharon asked, "What are you going to put down for yourself as 'Occupation?'"

Without pause, and in a tone of voice that implied that it was a weird question, I replied, "Drover."

Then realised what I'd said. I haven't been a drover for over 15 years, but it's still so tied up in my identity that it's who I feel I am. So then I started thinking about it.

What is my occupation?

Strictly speaking I run a small business, but that's not who I am except from the perspective of wanting other people to be able to get this stuff too. It's what I do to stay sane given I've yet to defeat my inability to write fiction since the stroke.

I can fit into a box, but there'll be a lot of me sticking out the cracks and over-flowing the top.

One of my running gags has been that I should just put down Work of Art, because my life is my canvas and I just keep playing with it. You know, Bastard in the phone book, Danger as a middle name, always playing to the crowd, even when they aren't there...

Some may say 'This is Lex's Birth Certificate, he won't thank you for putting something silly on there,' and they may be right. But you know, every time I look at my birth certificate and see under occupation for my dad 'Slaughterman/Drover' it brings a palpable sense of who my father really was back to me.

And I'd kind of like Lex to have the same thing...

And let's face it, if he has my sensibilities, there's not much I could put down that would bother him.

So I've done a poll. I may not go with what people say, but it may help me figure out what I'm going to put down... So vote away! Poll below cut... )
And given events today, this seems like a good topic.

Answers to the poll are unviewable by anyone except myself. The comments are all screened. Say yes at the end of your comment if you want it unscreened.

Semen Donor Poll )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Oct. 10th, 2007 01:46 pm)
Given people's reactions, I figured what the hell! Mainly about genital hair, but the rest gets a brief look-in. Answers viewable to none, comments open to all.Poll below Cut )
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( Oct. 10th, 2007 09:21 am)
From a discussion I had last night, a very short, quick poll, aimed only at the people who prefer their men to have clean-shaven faces. No-one can view your answers, but comments will be open to all - no screening.

EDIT - if you want to be able to see the poll's stats (without the answerers being identified of course) anyone is welcome to answer the final question, and that will give them the opportunity.
On to the poll... )
dalekboy: (Brainscan)
( Sep. 13th, 2007 12:53 pm)
Given that I've been needy, emotional, weepy, and throwing myself on the mercy of my closer friends for hugs, affection, etc., I've found myself wondering how other people regard hugs and cuddles. For me they are a lovely way to spend time with people I trust, but what about you?

And so I presnt the hastily thrown together Hug Poll! )
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( Aug. 27th, 2007 02:57 pm)
So, today for the second time this year, I told someone in all seriousness that they needed to get away from the job they hate and cross the Nullarbor with me.

"I'm going next week, come with me!"

In both cases I figured the person would actually benefit from it. Away from home for about a week, out of contact for good chunks of it, seeing the size and scope of what's out there... Being reminded that there are different, more rewarding, and often more interesting ways to live. You don't have to want to do them, but knowing they exist changes your perspective. To have the freedom to think about what's going on in your life without all the niggling reminders, distractions and doubts that try to convince you that you really can't leave that job and/or life you hate.

Everyone one should do a long slow trip to somewhere in Australia. It opens your mind in interesting new directions if you let it. Though not everybody should do it with me. Some wouldn't cope with me, some I would kill before we got halfway across.

So now, because it's much in my mind (Three days! Eeep!) I present the "Do the Nullabor with Danny" poll! )
dalekboy: (Brainscan)
( Jun. 19th, 2007 01:36 am)
So, I went to bed before 9:30 tonight because I was exhausted and had to be up early in the morning to go to Canberra Fertility. I fell asleep wonderfully quickly, only to awake at 11 because I was too hot. I've been awake since. *grumble*

Too much info for some, not enough for others, and a poll... )
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( Mar. 13th, 2007 11:07 pm)
Naturally this poll relates to the most recent 100 Days of Love and Hate post.Read more... )
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( Jan. 9th, 2007 08:47 pm)
Today I took mum shopping, took the dog for a walk, cleaned a little, answered some emails, played dominoes with mum, mailed off some stuff to some customers, watched last night's episode of Smallville, ate an apple, had a shower and shave (arrrgh, my face hurts!), and watered the garden.

I considered doing a 100 Days post, but realised I have hardly any easy/short topics left, and I'm not up to anything in-depth. I foolishly used most of the light stuff in the first 50, so when I feel tired now, it's harder to do a post. Go back and read the ones you've missed :)

But I've had a fair day, pushed myself pretty hard, but have accomplished some things. Yay me. Tired now.

Any potential additions to 100 Days of Love and Hate, or 100 Questions (I have 18 question from you all so far), whack them below.

[Poll #903362]
dalekboy: (Default)
( Jan. 6th, 2007 09:40 am)
Had two different folks ask me how they could fix their answers to the last poll, having realised they had either missed bits or changed their minds on something. To change your answers click here.
So was it worth it?

The My Sexuality Post has gotten a good response. Between 200 and 300 hits since it went up two days ago! And 16 comments so far, ranging from the polite "well done", through "There's so much here I get", and "I wish you'd been my friend while I was learning about sex," to "I really want to talk to you about so much stuff." Some people are taking the chance to open up, which is good. I've always tried to make time for those that need someone to talk about most things, but especially so if the subject is sex or relationships. There's been some great comments.

One person inferred that I'm a great essayist, or at least becoming one. Wow.

So yes. The post was very much worth it. And I'd like to thank everyone who read it and commented, because, well, it's a bloody big ask, ten thousand words. I often look at LJ posts that go for more than a page and cringe.

It's also nice because there are a few friends on this LJ where the idea that they don't know this much about me is just kind of weird. Not because they have been intimately involved with me or anything, but because they are such a big part of my life, even if I don't see them often. I trust them and care about them, so it's nice to share some of what has turned me into the man I am today, with the people who in their own way have influenced that.

But was the poll worth it? )
Well, here is the poll at last, and it's huge! You don't have to, of course, but I'd recommend reading (or re-reading, if you need the reminder) the following 100 Days of Love and Hate posts, Human Sexuality, My Penis, Needing Intimacy. For other posts that may influence your answers look here.

Naturally, the My Sexuality post is required reading for this quiz.

I'm trying to accurately reflect myself and the sorts of liasions I've had over the years, which means a poll simply listing sexual situations and asking if someone wanted to do me was never going to be an option.

I'm fine with intimacy at all sorts of levels with various different people. What feels right or comfortable varies from person to person, and changes over time. There are folks where I've had a more teacherly role, where the idea of things being done for me was never an option. There have been people where they wanted more but what I needed was less about sex than it was about needing to be close. I'm fine with casual nudity as well, though it takes me a while to stop automatically averting my eyes. So the concept of cuddling naked in bed, with no sex expected or needed, had to fit in there too.

So the poll tries to progress from just subjects to talk about, to levels of intimacy that are non-sexual like handshakes, building to the sexual, then on to actual sex questions. From there I'll probably also throw in a few things that can be incredibly caring/intimate/sensual, but not necessarily sexual, like showering together or massage.

A special thank you to my helpers in getting the poll together. You guys rock!

If, after the poll, you'd like to talk about any/all of this, just comment to that effect. Any other thoughts, comment as well. All comments will be screened.

As usual, I will only unscreen comments that finish with the word 'Yes'.Not Safe for Work! )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Jan. 1st, 2007 05:43 pm)
Non-lurkers are welcome to vote as well, but this is aimed at the people, like myself, who rarely find need/inspiration/inclination/time to comment. Poll open and viewable to all!

[Poll #898380]
Went to bed and shortly afterwards my legs started hurting like mad, so now three hours later, I've both given and gotten up since the pain's not letting me sleep. Rare it's that bad, fortunately.

So a catch-up feels warranted.

Warning - long stream of consciousness rambling, no mental filters, and probably umpteen spelling/grammatical errors and occasional swearing ahead... )


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