« Very Important Question About Book Writing
She’s talking about me! »
I’m hurting and upset on behalf of ghouls everywhere. Surely someone can find it in their heart to vote for them?
Yes, in the poll on your right.
Posted by Justine at 11:20, 30 January 2008 under Frippery | 26 Comments »
I fear I must remain stridently anti-ghoul. I’m a ghoulist. Anti-Ghoulite. Or something.
January 30th, 2008 at 11:56 AM
I’d still vote for ghouls over werewolves. Anita Blake ruined weres for everybody
That said, I voted for witches, and vamps would be my second. Alas, neither are gonna win this one, I think.
January 30th, 2008 at 1:46 PM
I voted for ghouls, just to please you (and the ghouls).
January 30th, 2008 at 1:57 PM
Lori S. Says:
Ghouls are an archaic category entirely subsumed by zombies of the brain-eating type.
I voted for zombies, but I meant the other type.
January 30th, 2008 at 1:58 PM
Chris McLaren Says:
Richard Pickman represent, yo!
January 30th, 2008 at 2:07 PM
I’m partial to Vampires. Sorry:)
January 30th, 2008 at 2:21 PM
i’m not even sure what a ghoul is. maybe if i did, i’d vote for them. but i kinda doubt it. go cyborgs!
January 30th, 2008 at 2:24 PM
It’s not that we don’t love ghouls, it’s that our love for them is second to vampires, faeries, and zombies. Or whatever the top three are currently.
January 30th, 2008 at 3:02 PM
KT Horning Says:
I always thought a ghoul was a ghost who knew it was dead. I voted for ghosts because I like their eternal optimism.
January 30th, 2008 at 3:49 PM
This was the hardest poll you’ve ever put up, IMHO. I was going to vote for ghouls just because you asked, but then I saw the choices. I mean, wow, how do you choose between vampires and cyborgs? All kinds of moral and entertainment dilemmas embedded in this one poll . . .
Sorry, zombies have my heart. I’m sure they’d like the rest as well…
January 30th, 2008 at 4:00 PM
Jeff Hentosz Says:
Ghouls Rule! “The Ghoul” was the more popular of the midnight monster movie hosts on northeast Ohio TV when I was a kid. He was, truly, a god to us fourth-graders. His shtick in the ’70s was based on an earlier character from the ’60s, Ghoulardi — a beatnik Ghoul! Google him and be complete.
January 30th, 2008 at 4:25 PM
I voted for faeries. I <3 faeries.
January 30th, 2008 at 4:33 PM
I’m in for witches. Could it be because I just finished MAGIC OR MADNESS? Distinct possibility.
However, Willow and Serafina Pekkala are also making strong cases.
Xander: It could be witches… some evil witches… which is ridiculous ’cause witches they were persecuted, wicked good and love the earth and women-power and I’ll be over here…
January 30th, 2008 at 5:29 PM
15. Justine Says:
Bless, those of you who showed the ghouls some love.
K.T. Hornig: I am also a sucker for ghost stories . . .
Tim: I figured it was time for hard one. And, yeah, I have no idea which of those choices I would vote for either.
Oh, who am I kidding I would totally vote for zombies. I may leave the poll up until the zombies win.
Bill: Best musical episode ever. Though isn’t the lyric “wicca, good” not “wicked good”?
January 30th, 2008 at 5:39 PM
I’m also not really sure what ghouls are, but I will vote for them. Perhaps you might be so kind as to explain in another post…?
January 30th, 2008 at 5:51 PM
I thought ghouls were those people who slowed down when they passed a car accident, hoping to see injured people. So I didn’t vote for them. I went for witches. I think witches have more interesting personalities than all those others. Yeah, I’m sticking with witches.
January 30th, 2008 at 5:54 PM
what, no unicorns?!?!?!?!?!
January 30th, 2008 at 6:32 PM
i don’t know what a ghoul is.
January 30th, 2008 at 6:57 PM
Zombies everywhere will be saddened to learn that you now love ghouls. Even if you still love zombies, it’s an imperfect love.
I voted for unicorns on page 2 of the poll, myself.
January 30th, 2008 at 7:00 PM
The OED Online says that a ghoul is “An evil spirit supposed (in Muslim countries) to rob graves and prey on human corpses.” It also provides (amongst others) the following quotation, which I love:
“LOWELL Among my Bks. Ser. I. (1873) 84 It sucks with the vampire, gorges with the ghoule.”
January 30th, 2008 at 7:29 PM
Justine: Wicca good does make more sense.
BTW, my five-year-old daughter’s favorite song in the world is “Walk Through the Fire”.
I’m SUCH a bad parent.
January 30th, 2008 at 8:23 PM
holly black Says:
Steve loves ghouls. I hope he votes for them.
January 30th, 2008 at 8:28 PM
Seriously, ghouls suck. Nobody pretend otherwise. Not even to please Justine! Oh wait, is that blasphemy? Um… to summarise, stop liking ghouls. Just, ’cause, you know, they’re not… good? Yes. Ghouls are not good.
January 31st, 2008 at 2:59 AM
Best for *what* I wonder?
Are we talking lover, combat support, politician, protagonist, villain, or soup stock?
Pot-au-goule is okay, I guess, but you really do need to add a lot of rosemary and some dry sherry to to pot and simmer for hours and hours so get rid of that dusky aftertaste…
January 31st, 2008 at 10:49 AM
I don’t have anything against ghouls. I just like vampires best. werewolves next, with werewolves at a close third!
January 31st, 2008 at 2:01 PM
RSS feed for comments on this post.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
© 2003-2013 Justine Larbalestier