Before I even started this blog, I would occasionally pose a SyFy Question of the Day to my facebook friends. Sometimes, it was directly related to what I was writing, and I really did want some input to help me decide what direction to take with the story. Other times, it was purely fun.
Here’s one of my favorites, from August 2011:
SyFy Question of the Day: You have been condemned to spend 24 hours in the “Twilight” (AKA Sparkly Vampires) universe being hunted by the bad vampires, but you can pick one character and their weapon of choice out of any ~other~ universe to have your back.
Who do you pick?
Emily: Albus Dumbledor… he has the elder wand after all.
Heather: I want Captain McSpirk! (Kirk, Spock, and McCoy all rolled into one) with the magic kit of hyposprays, phasers, and his hands full of nerve pinches ready to administer!
Kirk: I choose Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
US_Nessie: What’s his weapon?
John: Luke skywalker with his light saber and force
Kirk: Acheron’s?… he is a weapon LOL Good series of books if you havent read them… dark vampirey type romance/erotica
Kyle: I think I would be Anita Blake. She kind of is a weapon herself, but I would choose a shard blade from “The Way of Kings” as my weapon.
Geri: Anita Blake rocks…I wanna be Anita. Can I, can I?
Bernard: Kojack the Night Stalker!
Lisa: Blade, oh, and can I make an alliance with the “bad” vampires and take out the sparklies first? I’m a Nosferatu fan who never liked Angel out of Buffy and was very disappointed when Spike went all puppy dog.
Dan: Valentine Michael Smith, (no weapon needed)
Gawain: Dammit, Dan! – you stole my partner!! Guess I’ll have to settle for the Archangel Gabriel (as portrayed by Christopher Walken in The Prophecy).
(Does Divine Providence count as a weapon?)
Glenn: @Kirk…and the Enterprise. Phasers, photon torpedoes…no more vampires.
Alan: Govenor Tarkin…and the Death Star.
Gawain: I wonder if Cain (as in Cain and Able… as told by the WW original storyline) would have complete control of the sparklies, since he is The Progenitor of All… …makes you wonder, in fact, how the vampire cultures would interact with each other. Would *any* of the non-sparklie vampires *not* want to kill them??
US_Nessie: I’m not sure if that counts as cheating, Glenn… what does the jury say?
Gawain: Hmm… I’m pretty sure that Kirk would just charm them into submission.
I would love to hear what you think! Even if you are reading this post a year or more after publishing, I hope you will leave a comment with your own ideas on this topic.
Post Script: I’ve wavered back and forth about the whole SciFi vs SyFy thing for a long time. Saving just one little letter in a tweet isn’t really saving much, and the Polish translation is a really strong argument against SyFy! I’m not one to make changes lightly. But I think that, at the end of this year, along with other structural changes I might make to the site, I will change SyFy Question of the Day to the name SciFi Question of the Day.
Joe will be happy.
The previous SyFy Q of the Day is Enough ___ Already!
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The next SyFy Q of the Day is Starfleet Karaoke