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15 June 2007 @ 04:00 pm
Supernatural Poll of Significance (at least, to me)  


Please read the questions carefully! Data rides on your answers...

Also, a special note: the question regarding John concerns CANON John, not FANON John. Please think about the kind of father canon has shown us, not the father we probably wish John were...



Which Supernatural brother do you find more INTRIGUING (not the hottest/nicest-- which is the more interesting character)?

Dean
50(74.6%)
Sam
17(25.4%)

If you picked DEAN above, where do you fall in your family's birth order?

Oldest
25(55.6%)
Middle
7(15.6%)
Youngest
13(28.9%)

If you picked DEAN above, where do you rate John as a father (1 being "Rotten, possibly drunk or abusive" and 10 being 'OMG, John is the bestest Daddy ever!)

Mean: 5.18 Median: 5 Std. Dev 2.02
1
1(2.0%)
2
5(10.0%)
3
5(10.0%)
4
9(18.0%)
5
7(14.0%)
6
7(14.0%)
7
10(20.0%)
8
4(8.0%)
9
2(4.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

If you picked SAM above, where do you fall in your family's birth order?

Oldest
9(50.0%)
Middle
4(22.2%)
Youngest
5(27.8%)

If you picked SAM above, where do you rate John as a father (1 being "Rotten, possibly drunk or abusive" and 10 being 'OMG, John is the bestest Daddy ever!)

Mean: 5.67 Median: 6.5 Std. Dev 2.05
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(11.1%)
3
2(11.1%)
4
1(5.6%)
5
3(16.7%)
6
1(5.6%)
7
5(27.8%)
8
4(22.2%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

I would like to add...

Dean is hott.
4(6.0%)
Sam is hott.
2(3.0%)
Sam/Dean is hotter.
24(35.8%)
John finally kicked that Demon's butt once and for all.
2(3.0%)
Gordon is misunderstood (or at least, good for driving the plot forward)
0(0.0%)
We're going to be crying all through S3, I can feel it.
17(25.4%)
Kripke, where is my ZOMBIE already?
9(13.4%)
Penguins!
9(13.4%)



Oops. ARGH!!!

Halfshell, how could you forget the Only child choice? I will comment below if I'm an only child and tell you which brother I voted for...





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angels3angels3 on June 15th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
OMG I am 1
hear me roar.... *giggles* sorry it's been a very longggg day.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 15th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: OMG I am 1
You were the first responder, weren't you? You responded before I did!

Long day or not, you're fast. ;)
poważny zamyślony kwadrat: Supernatural/Deanpellamerethiel on June 15th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
There's no place for being the only child here?:P
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 15th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Well dang, what was I thinking? :0

Rats-- they won't let you edit the poll either. I always want to edit the polls afterward.

*flogs own brain* *but not too hard, because that makes it tastier for prospective zombies*
(no subject) - pellamerethiel on June 15th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 15th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pellamerethiel on June 15th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pellamerethiel on June 16th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 15th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Also, I'm an only child, so uh, didn't vote for that bit in the poll where it asks you, where you're in the family birth order.
I tell you, I don't need a beta-reader for my stories-- I need one for my polls!

How could I have forgotten that choice? The commenter above hit that one too.

And since LJ ate my first poll (and nuked my computer-- whee!) I had to redo it, and I still forgot the "Only child" choice the second time.

You can probably guess that I have sibs. And so does my husband. Lots... ;)
:insert witty name here:popmusicjunkie on June 15th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
I can only pick ONE? shit.
And, I do wonder if my birth order has anything to do with my choice. hmm..interesting.
Also? PENGUINS!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 15th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, the poll is divisive like that!

And I wonder about the birth-order thing too, which is why I put that on there. I'm thinking there might be a correlation...
Ah yes, quite a bunch of us, isn't it?unhobbityhobbit on June 15th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
I always feel like a bit of a traitor finding Dean more intriguing when I'm the youngest. I feel there should be some solidarity between younger siblings but it just doesn't happen.

Well, until Dean gets annoying, then I really am feeling Sam's pain.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
I feel there should be some solidarity between younger siblings but it just doesn't happen.
:D Dean's the more interesting character for me too (though I'm the oldest), but I worded the poll carefully because he is not the most likeable.

Which Sam certainly knows... :0
Valerie: Kara/Lee-Cake of Leegaladrielriver on June 15th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?!?!? SRSLY?

I chose Sam. Don't ask, but it's SAM...mainly because I want to climb him...

I was a little conflicted on the family birth order.

Let me explain. I have a half sister and I have another sister. I am the first born to my mother and the second to my father. I am the eldest and I am the middle...I chose oldest.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
I chose Sam. Don't ask, but it's SAM...mainly because I want to climb him...

But isn't that the "hotness" factor? Because you're not supposed to choose on hotness!

Which brother makes you more "thinky"? Whose angst/issues do you ponder more?

That's the one to pick! The fact that Sam is totally climbable is a different (and worthy) issue.

For the "birth order," I have the same issue as you. My father was married before, and so I am one of his middle children... but my mother's oldest (and boy, does it show). So, I picked "oldest" also. Because I definitely know that personality dynamic is me. :0
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
*sigh* Yes, the second poll did not work-- you apparently can't add another poll to an existing entry (darn LJ-- why are you so inflexible?).

So, I'm keeping the data in the comments now. And kicking myself yet again for missing that choice... ;)
Tam 'O Bedlamangstpuppy on June 16th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I am an 'only' and picked Dean. And really, I think that's the reason. Dean, though he's had his father and brother there at different times, also feels very much alone, and I get that.
"And I know, eventually, everybody's gonna leave me."

And now that I'm done being thinky:

PENGUINS!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Dean IS very much alone-- in a way that he made sure that Sam was not, whether deliberately or just because he couldn't help himself. But there was no "Dean" to help Dean in that same way.

And Penguins! What poll would be complete without that for an option? Their cuteness is deadly to me... ;)
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on June 16th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
You forgot the BiBro option. Both fascinate me and i couldn't chose.

I'm an eldest...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Oh, I didn't forget. I didn't want it as a choice-- I wanted people to think really hard about which character intrigued them more, and answer based on that.

I don't think there are many people who can't choose one over the other-- some, but not many. Especially once we weed out the issue of "whose hotter/cuter/nicer," because that isn't what this poll is about. No point in even asking which one is nicer. :0
(no subject) - astrothsknot on June 16th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fate3fates3 on June 16th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
I fall a little strangely in there: I was the only child until I was 14-15, when my mom adopted my younger sister. So I was kind of an only for my childhood, and then an older for my adolescence and adulthood, LOL!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
You know, I almost listed that as a permutation, but I thought it would be pretty rare! The shifting position due to divorces,etc. is more common, but I think you usually know which child type you "match." I'm an oldest and middle in the logical scheme of things, but... definitely an "Oldest" in temperament. ;)
dannywinterlive on June 16th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
i am an only child and i voted for sam, by an incredibly thin margin.

ilu john!!1!
dannywinterlive on June 16th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
and gordon is not in any way misunderstood. we hates him, precious. hatessss.
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
mercurybard on June 16th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
How could you put 'penguins' as a possible choice for the last question and actually expect me to put thought into my answer?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
:D That was for after you'd devoted yourself to the thinkiness.

One thing I'm wishing I'd been able to express more clearly (darn the limitations of the poll layouts) is are people's opinion of John bases on canon John or fanon John?

Because fanon John is a lot warmer and fluffier than canon John, and the number of 8/9s on John as a Dad is... actually kind of shocking to me.

But! Penguins! There must always be penguins. Perhaps I should have made them Zombie Penguins instead. :0
(no subject) - mercurybard on June 16th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Rachel_sin_attract on June 16th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
*raises hand* Only child here! :P
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
:D Still kicking myself for missing that one. And oddly enough, I've been meaning to do this poll forever, so I don't know why that aspect of it slipped my mind when I finally assembled it. Darn late Friday afternoons...

And I should have been stricter with the John question, I think, i.e., Canon John and not Fanon John. I.e., how would you feel if you were in Dean or Sam's shoes, growing up with John as your father after your mother died?
(no subject) - _sin_attract on June 16th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jas Masson: adorablejasmasson on June 16th, 2007 08:02 am (UTC)
I think John did his best, love him, but sometimes his best was... really really bad!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
I'm actually surprised at how high his ratings are here.

I know he loved his boys, but he didn't show it very well and he made their lives damned hard-- without the extra love to balance it out. I mean, he banished Sam for going to college, and he raised his boys to call him "Sir." And that's leaving off the damage to their innocence, stability, and simply joy.

Loving your children does not always make you a good parent-- and I wonder if a lot of people didn't answer the question of how well John loved his children rather than what kind of parent he was.

Now I'm wondering how many of them are parents themselves, because that might make a difference in opinion too. Another poll for later!
(no subject) - jasmasson on June 16th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on June 16th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Skywalker-Winchester: jensen split keyweegirlieanakin415 on June 16th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
Ok I am an only child and surely voted for Dean