It's a silly word, but I like Jill, so I'm gonna do it.
The Pharyngula mutating genre meme. I like how Sona threw in the genealogy of it as well, so I'm going to give mine...
My great8 grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great7 grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great6 grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great5 grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great4 grandparent is archy.
My great3 grandparent is Why Now?
My great2 grandparent is Over the Cliff, Onto the Rocks.
My great-grandparent is Notes From a Transitional Fossil.
My grandparent is Sona Says
My parent is South Bay Soliloquy.
Here is how it goes:
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.
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.
Here are mine:
I am deleting the second question and will replace it with something else.
1.) The best male author in the humor section is: Terry Pratchett
2.) The best style of socks in leg-wear are: Knee Highs.
3.) The best innocent-sounding-but-not-so-innocent song in pop is: U and Ur Hand by P!nk.
4.) The best chick album in classical music is: anything by Bond.
To keep the meme alive, I'm passing it along to:
Kelsie Lou of Kelsie's Spot
Jim of Ninja of the Mundane
Kara of Spicy Princess
I doubt that any of them will do it but that's alright...