Yes, a little tells me that Kevin Z at The Other 95% has kindly infected us with the meme. It would be science blogging sacrilege to ignore a tap on the shoulder from Pharyngula, even if by several degrees of separation.
So, without further ado, I herein reproduce, albeit with replication error, the mutating blog meme started by Pharyngula. The rules are simple:
There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, "The best [subgenre] [medium] 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] [medium] 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.
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 two mutations are shown in green -nunatak]
The best romantic couple in SF/fantasy is: Apollo and Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica (re-imagined series).My pedigree:
The best hip hop Song from 80s hard rock is: "Walk this Way" by Aerosmith and Run DMC (is there any other answer to this question really?)
The most disturbing movie in animated film is: Aladdin (“Oh, I come from a land / From a faraway place / Where the caravan camels roam. / Where they cut off your ear / If they don’t like your face / It’s barbaric, but hey, it’s home.”)
The best Ocean Song in Working-Class Folk Music is: "Blow Me Jack" by Devil's Interval.
F1: The Flying Trilobite and Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
F2: Flying Trilobite and Leslie’s Blog.
F3: A Blog Around the Clock and The Meming of Life.
F4: From Archaea to Zeaxanthol and The Primate Diaries.
F5: The Other 95%
I am infecting the following with this meme, go forth and replicate! Apologies to anyone already infected.
The Science Creative Quarterly
Friends of Charles Darwin
Free Range Academy
The Dispersal of Darwin
The Red Notebook
Readers and Writers blog