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February 10th, 2009
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Trible abuses the poll function: transformational edition
So. Imagine you wake up one morning, as... something different. Assume (except where otherwise stated) that the transformation is permanent. For supernatural transformations, assume something... midrange--not godlike, not subhuman, and you don't need to kill people to live/have an uncontrollable urge to kill.

Please treat the answers (at least, the first 5, some have a 6th that's not like the others--also, excluding the tickybox question) as a 1-5 scale, with the actual words just as flavor text--really happy, somewhat happy, neutral, somewhat upset, really upset. (for example, if you'd be pleased to be tall because you think it would help you get dates, pick "Well, now I'll be able to reach high things.", even if you don't actually care about high things) And please only use the 6th if it well and truly fits.

Poll #1347366 You wake up one morning, and you are:

The opposite physical gender (if there's any question, assume opposite to the gender you were born with)

Yay!
4(33.3%)
Well, it might be interesting to see how the other half lives.
5(41.7%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
1(8.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
1(8.3%)
No! Change me back, change me back!
1(8.3%)

Preadolescent (assume clock-reset, not permanently-stuck-at-12)

Yay! I get to be a kid again!
3(25.0%)
Well, I suppose I get to live longer.
3(25.0%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
1(8.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
2(16.7%)
No! I do *not* want to go through puberty again!
3(25.0%)

Unusually tall

Yay!
4(33.3%)
Well, now I'll be able to reach high things.
1(8.3%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
3(25.0%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
3(25.0%)
No! Now I'll be forever bumping into doorways!
1(8.3%)

Unusually short

Yay!
0(0.0%)
At least I'm never likely to hit my head on a door again.
0(0.0%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
2(16.7%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
6(50.0%)
No! Now I'll never reach anything on the top shelf again!
4(33.3%)

The opposite sexual orientation

Yay!
0(0.0%)
I've always kind of wondered what it's like/this will expand my dating pool
3(25.0%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
2(16.7%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
1(8.3%)
No! I don't want to see *that* naked!
4(33.3%)
Not applicable, I'm pretty evenly bi, or asexual
2(16.7%)

A different race/ethnicity of your choice

Yay!
1(8.3%)
I can see some advantages.
3(25.0%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
4(33.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
2(16.7%)
No! I like being what I am!
2(16.7%)

A vampire (Not the sparkly kind)

Yay! I am the terror that flaps in the night!
0(0.0%)
A liquid diet and no sun in exchange for virtual immortality? I can live with that.
1(8.3%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
1(8.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
2(16.7%)
No! Vampires are evil/I like the sun *way* too much.
1(8.3%)
It depends *way* too much on the "rules" for this kind of vampire
7(58.3%)

A werewolf

Yay! [howl!]
1(8.3%)
There are times when it might be handy to be a wolf.
2(16.7%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
1(8.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
1(8.3%)
No! I don't wanna be a wolf!
5(41.7%)
It depends *way* too much on the "rules" for this kind of werewolf
2(16.7%)

A mermaid/man (assume you can survive on land, but not grow legs)

Yay!
1(8.3%)
I suppose I could take up marine biology.
1(8.3%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
0(0.0%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
5(41.7%)
No! I hate swimming!
5(41.7%)

A furry (anthropomorphic animal of your choice--permanent state, not a were)

Yay! I've always wanted to be a (critter)person!
0(0.0%)
Well, I've always rather liked (critter)s.
1(8.3%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
4(33.3%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
2(16.7%)
No! I don't wanna be a freak!
5(41.7%)

A glowy being of pure energy

Yay!
1(8.3%)
Well, bodies are kind of inconvenient.
6(50.0%)
Hm. Interesting. [shrug]
3(25.0%)
[grumble] Damned transformations [grumble]
0(0.0%)
No! I liked being matter!
2(16.7%)

Pick a transformation, preferably not one listed above, and explain how you think you would react to it.

This is even more pointless than most of my tickyquestions.

Wereticky
0(0.0%)
Tickymorph
0(0.0%)
Invasion of the Ticky Snatchers
0(0.0%)
Transformational tickybox
1(10.0%)
The Ticky from the Black Lagoon
0(0.0%)
Ticky Lake
0(0.0%)
Dracuticky
0(0.0%)
Night of the Living Ticky
0(0.0%)
The Ticky's Curse
0(0.0%)
Hallowticky
0(0.0%)
Ticky The 13th
0(0.0%)
The Ticky files
1(10.0%)
Frankenticky
1(10.0%)

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From:brokenallbroken
Date:February 11th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
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physical gender

The word you're looking for here is "sex". Sex is biological, gender is psychosocial.
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From:tamtrible
Date:February 11th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Noted, though I can't change it.

And sex is... also a word that means other things, so I tend to shy away from it when I'm trying to sound clinical/scientific/detached. Perhaps a bit irrationally, sometimes, when it's the correct word to use.
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From:pentomino
Date:February 15th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I thought gender was grammatical. But I have my own post about this.
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From:notr
Date:February 16th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)

Ticky Lake

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Would that be pre- or post-weight loss, and if pre- would you have to go through yet another transformation?
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From:tamtrible
Date:February 16th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Ticky Lake

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Referent was intended to be Wolf Lake, which was iirc a short-lived TV show about werewolves.
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