I’ve been tagged

Shayera tagged me. This is the 5th tag I’ve gotten in the past year and I still don’t get it! I’ve been sitting on this for the past few days, feeling completely out of it because I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. On her site:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, “The best [subgenre] in [genre] is…”. Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

— You can leave them exactly as is.

— You can delete any one question.

— You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change “The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…” to “The best time travel novel in Westerns is…”, or “The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is…”, or “The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is…”.

— You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form “The best [subgenre] in [genre] is…”.

You must have at least one question in your set, or you’ve gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you’re not viable.

Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

My great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Clubs..
My great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My parent is Shakespeare’s Sister.

1. The best Dragon novel in SF/Fantasy is: Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.

2. The best scary movie in scientific dystopias is: Blade Runner
3. The best sexy song in rock is: Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

4. The best cult novel in absurdist fiction is: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett.

5. The best stand-up comedian in American comedy is: Lewis Black.

I’m tagging:
Res at The Republic of Dogs
Biomes Blog
Blue Girl
Faboo Mama
Dependable Renegade
Pissed On Politicsdone
The Divided States Of bu$hmeriKa 2

Does this mean, I go:

My great- great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Clubs..
My great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My grandparent is Shakespeare’s Sister.
My parent is excuse the mess…that was just my head.

1. The best cyberpunk novel in SF/Fantasy is: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

2. The best scary movie in Hollywood remakes is: The Ring
3. The best sexy song in hip-hop is: Doin’ It by LL Cool J

4. The best parody novel in absurdist fiction is: Brightonomicon by Robert Rankin.

5. The best cancelled TV show in American comedy is: Chappelle’s Show.

I’m tagging:
Superfluous Juxtapositions
House in Progress
Hysterical Raisins

So, now I gotta figure out how to to notify them of the tag?

UPDATE: Wanna know how dumb I am? I tagged AngryBlackBitch, completely blanking that Shark Fu (ABB) blogs at grandparent Shakespeare’s Sister.


4 thoughts on “I’ve been tagged

  1. Umm, I am so lost. What exactly am I supposed to do? Memes aren’t supposed to be this confusing. Or maybe I just need more caffeine?


  2. Hey hilary…It seems in an effort to be clear, whoever came up with this made it incredibly difficult. From what I gather, you just take my answers at the bottom of the screen and change one item in each questions (subgenre, medium and genre). So, I wrote: The best scary movie in Hollywood remakes is: The Ring

    You can change it to The best romantic movie in Hollywood remakes is: {whatever movie} or to The best scary song in Hollywood remakes is: [whatever song].

    You can also either completely deleted one of my questions or add your own.


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