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Jan. 13th, 2012 | 06:24 pm
posted by: zempasuchil in erasureathon

I have some questions for you guys. Results are visible to all; I believe you can vote anon? I opened the poll to everyone. I'm curious about the participants in erasureathon and your processes. I'd love it if everyone could answer at least some of the questions - I know the age one is a little personal, but honestly as far as I know doing erasure poetry in a digital format is totally new and I am curious to the span of you guys's ages. I wonder if there is some correlation.

We still have three people working on erasures - keep on at it, folks! I will post a masterlist when everyone is done. In the meantime:

ETA: okay somehow when I made this I did not manage to realize it was hilariously bad in the age question part. So if your age lies on the border I would ask you to pick the higher bracket that your age is included in. Or just laugh and scroll past.

Poll #1810640 erasureathon participants

How old are you?

I prefer not to answer
0(0.0%)
younger than 16
0(0.0%)
16-20
6(26.1%)
20-24
8(34.8%)
24-28
3(13.0%)
28-32
2(8.7%)
older than 32
4(17.4%)

Are you a graphic artist (use programs like Paint Tool SAI, PaintShop Pro, or Photoshop?)

Yes
7(31.8%)
No
12(54.5%)
basically only MS Paint
3(13.6%)

Are you a traditional media artist?

Yes
5(21.7%)
No
18(78.3%)

How did you create your erasure poem?

Graphics software
4(12.9%)
Word processing software
19(61.3%)
Paper and pencil
4(12.9%)
Paper and other media (paint, markers, etc)
4(12.9%)

Anything else you'd like to add to your answers?




Thank you all! This has been fabulous <3

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Comments {15}

a gateway drug

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from: obstinatrix
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
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Darling, this poll is most unscientific! Must not mention any ages twice or I, being in fact 24, could tick two boxes!

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—Yo no digo esta canción sino a quién conmigo va.

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from: xenoamorist
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
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Same—not sure which range I should classify myself in, as I'm 20.

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~*SASSQUATCH*~

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from: zempasuchil
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
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I am sorry about that, oh gosh I'm redfaced now. Pick the higher bracket.

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~*SASSQUATCH*~

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from: zempasuchil
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
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Wowwwwww, I am truly redfaced. Go for the higher bracket. oops.

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woldy

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from: woldy
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
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Um, it's possible you didn't mean the 'any other comments' to be nerdy remarks about your research design, in which case ignore my contribution. Sorry, I've just finished work and apparently have not switched mental modes...

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~*SASSQUATCH*~

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from: zempasuchil
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
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Ahhhh I am the least scientific poll designer, if I were as sharp as you right now I would also have criticized my poll :/ I usually rely on the ability to edit things after I post them to keep myself from looking foolish, but unfortunately i can't do that for polls. why, lj? Thank you anyway though!

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Sophie

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from: alias_sqbr
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
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This poll makes me feel pretty old as a 32 year old! And the first person I saw doing erasures like this is in her late 30s, though she does them in traditional media.

I've never done anything like this before, in fact I haven't written any poetry in over ten years, and while I write some prose I'm mainly an artist. I'd be curious to know if anyone else came at it from that angle.


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~*SASSQUATCH*~

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from: zempasuchil
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
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I am an insolent 22-year-old and I do apologize! I was polling about age because I assume that most people in fandom are teens/twenties/thirties, but of course people whose erasures get well-known do traditional media and have been around longer. I was curious if there'd be a way to connect the digital media types to the young ones, but I was too hasty to consider whether this would be easy to figure or not.

I did wonder about the balance of poets/prose-writers/artists! I should have made that a ticky box option. I am too, too hasty to post these things.

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Sophie

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from: alias_sqbr
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
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That's ok, I empathise with the "oh god I wish I could edit polls" feeling :)

I think it depends on which parts of fandom you hang out in, too. I did a poll on my journal a few years ago and there were quite a few people born in the 60s.

Edited at 2012-01-14 01:48 am (UTC)

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~*SASSQUATCH*~

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from: zempasuchil
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
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I have a fairly small fandom circle compared to some, but I suppose I should have figured that the people I remember being in their late twenties when I was 14 and first on lj are definitely now older than their late twenties, if they're still doing fandom. haha, oh my bad science. I've made a note about the ages, to pick the higher bracket, and I think that is the best I can do in a pinch.

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Sophinisba Solis

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from: sophinisba
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Yup, when I first got into fandom a few years ago I was in my twenties and most of my friends on LJ were in their 30s but many were much older. Now I'm in my 33 and most of my friends from my current fandom are in their 20s.

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Sophie

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from: alias_sqbr
date: Jan. 18th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Ha, yes, that's my experience exactly :)

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Sometimes You Get Marshmallows

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from: florahart
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that would be not a true assumption. Some of us have kids your age. ;)

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Delphi

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from: atdelphi
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
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*coughs* Ditto about the survey critique. If I hadn't run out of characters, I would have added that I had a lot of fun taking part in this fest, and I appreciate your work in putting it together.

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asymptote

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from: tree
date: Jan. 14th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
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i didn't answer the 'are you a graphic artist' question because i can (sort of *coff*) and do use photoshop, although i certainly don't think of myself as an artist, but i got the impression that the question was geared more to the use of programs. so, um, my long-winded answer to that question!

also, i am 34. it's the first time i've ever checked the last ticky-box on an age poll. i guess it's all downhill from here!

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