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 July 2011:
SyFy question of the day: Which inspires the greatest fear, aliens that crave salt, or aliens that crave sugar-water?
Katherine One word – Buffalo (“The Last Buffalo” from original Star Trek – Sucks the salt out of people. I am not made of sugar water.)
Patty Sugar-water, hands down. They’ll eliminate our entire soda/pop supply and we’ll all die of caffeine withdrawal headaches and sugar crashes!
Kenneth Honestly, the term SyFy scares me the most, LOL!
US_Nessie @Ken SyFy scares you and Joseph lol! You should see my other SyFy Q of the Day on the blog…
Joseph It doesn’t scare me, it’s just lame as there is no “Y”, let alone two of them, in the term “Science Fiction” That was made up by the lame SYFY Channel. *Not to be confused with Actual SF or SciFi 😀
Joseph AND me and my Black suit hate Aliens that like Sugar Water. 😛
US_Nessie I knew Patty was going to say sugar-water. Over on her status we’re teasing her about being a salt vampire. (AKA what Katherine said about “The Last Buffalo”)
Patty That was a quote from Sienfeld no one recognized. You should have known b/c of my former addiction to soda!
US_Nessie We reserve the right to hijack your status and interpret whatever you say in whatever manner amuses us most.
Katherine … syfy is a derogatory term for VD in Polish. So I have ben told…
Patty Wow. that actually explains a lot about their lineup of shows….
US_Nessie @Katherine… I asked Monika! But it’s early morning over there now and I’m not sure when she’ll get back to me. I’m curious now!
Monika Yep if U must use it gals use SiFi – this is how we call that is Poland 🙂
Katherine *snerk* I’m glad I remembered correctly. dziękuję
Monika hehe I shud be sleeping but in 20 min I’m off at work for whole day so AGAIN ! will be not on the battle bblaaaaaa
US_Nessie The guild will miss you at battle time, but we will survive. Have fun (lol) at work!
Monika haha 12 hours at work where fun? Lol
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 Deafness
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The next SyFy Q of the Day is Humanoid Robots