Monday, September 14, 2009

A Poll About True Love. (And Slow Lorises ^_^)

Everyone, please feel free to vote in today's important poll of importance! (If you're reading this post somewhere other than my Blog Actual and cannot see the poll, please click here.)



Never seen a slow loris being tickled? Well, here you go:



Happy Monday, everyone.

32 comments:

Ro Wi Jo said...

That is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. <3 It made my day!

Misrule said...

I want me a slow loris!

Ro Wi Jo said...

@Misrule: Me too! But they are almost endangered :(
They've been hunted for their eyes, which are used in certain tribal medicines. O_O

Anonymous said...

And even more of a bummer, they have their teeth pulled out in the pet trade because their bite is toxic. Not a good thing for these poor guys to be viewed as "cute."

Ro Wi Jo said...

They are truly adorable, but they are by no means suitable as pets. They like high trees, they don't move much, and they are, as you said, venomous.

The Noisy Daisy said...

Ok, the first two possibilities of the poll are depressing. Both would be really hard to live with...! But when it comes to the loris, I'm there ! In French a 'loris' is a 'paresseux' (which means lazy), and I've always loved that name. And today I learned its English translation thanks to your post, yay !

Melissa said...

OMG, that is the cutest thing ever. Obviously, though, I don't want one as a pet...

kristin cashore said...

I didn't know those sad factoids about lorises-as-pets. Thanks for sharing.

And now I really can't decide what to vote for! The first option doesn't sound like much fun, the second option sounds incredibly annoying, and the third option means you have a friend who might poison you someday if he gets tetchy!

Natasha said...

Slow loris FTW!!!

K. L. Howard said...

I'd rather have the loris, poisonous or not. It's a deserted island, so if all else comes to fail, I at least have some meat for myself. But I think I prefer a funny companion. The first option is painful and the second is annoying.

Jill said...

I guess I'd just revel in my own suffering since I chose option one. It'd be painful, but at least it's someone I like. Difficult poll!

Jennifer said...

Dang it! -snaps fingers- I have to wait untill I get home to view what a slow loris being tickled is, since the school system won't allow it on their computers. BUT, I will be back around 2 pm to view it and THEN I shall vote! teh-heh! xD

Jennifer said...

Gasp! K.L. Howard! You would eat it!?! How could you eat such a thing??? IT IS SO ADORABLE! Venomous or not!

If you have read my previous post I shall inform you anyways that I googled what a loris is and I read all of the previous comments, so I now know what it is, even though I will be going home and look at what was originally posted on the blog. Option one would bring me pain, option two would be SOOO annoying and would make me feel bad, and option three is tough, because you can't hold a conversation with it or use it's help AND it could actually hurt you or somehow make the situation worse. SO what to choose....I KNOW! How about I just stay away from stranded islands for awhile! xD BUT I will vote on the poll when I decide.

Jennifer said...

Sorry I am posting comments too much, but I have choosen the first option. I know it will be painful to me, but I should be happy for the one I love and not be so selfish; I mean if he doesn't like me, he doesn't like, but that still doesn't mean we can't be friends? Right?

Jennifer said...

URGH! I need to correct my last comment, it should be "for" instead of a "to" after painful and there should be a "me" after the second "he doesn't" part. Sorry and thank you for your time!

kristin cashore said...

Jennifer, it's Monday and it's early. No worries :o)

Rachel said...

Haha!! Great Poll! Slow lorises all the way!!

MelissaKeaster said...

I voted for the loris. The other options are just too complicated to be compounded with the complication of being stranded on a desert island.

A. Grey said...

I voted for the Loris. Venomous or not that thing is ADORABLE!
I'd survive being stranded with someone I loved, who didn't love me, but being stuck with someone who loves me whom I don't love, well I'm sure I'd get too annoyed and kill them.
I'm positive that I made numerous grammatical errors with that sentence, but it's Monday and I just don't care. :)

Through a Glass Darkly said...

That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Those eyes!!

Tough poll... As depressing as option one would be for me and as annoying as the second would be, they would be equally as annoying and depressing (respectively) for the guy I was stranded with, right? I wouldn't want to do either to myself or to two people I cared about in some fashion.

Slow loris, ftw!

kristin cashore said...

Through a Glass Darkly, that's an excellent point -- it didn't even occur to me to think of the poor dope I was stranded with!

Anonymous said...

I think I would rather die than endure option one or two, so the loris wins by default! Great poll!

--candelion

Haven said...

That is definitely one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. What a cuddly little animal! From what I've read, though, I'm guessing they're about as cuddly as a Giant Panda. :/

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't wish that upon the one I love, and I'm afraid the loris would abandon me pretty quick, so the one who loves me it is (because I'm selfish and will probably need to feel loved while I struggle to open coconuts with my teeth.)

GmRose said...

Okay I dont think I would have voted for the slow loris, if I knew it could kill me...how ever it is VERY cute!

Kakie said...

Very cute! My dog would react the same way when you found that one spot with true, uncensored, delightful abandon. Just too cute!

AndrewsMommom said...

totally the loris!

Rocy said...

It's a good question...

I voted for a slow loris.

cindy said...

i chose a person in love with me who i would never love back. had too much of the first already. ha!

and i ADORE the slow loris...but i would eat it a few days in and then i'd be alone and lonely.

kristin cashore said...

I'm so glad all three categories are getting votes! (And I'm enjoying the reasons...) (I still haven't decided!)

Sam said...

#2 would be annoying, and I do not do well with being annoyed. Whereas at least with #1, I'd be stuck with someone I liked!

(It's also possible I'm thinking of a particular person, who would be rather fun and dead useful on a deserted island.)

The loris, while adorable, is no doubt a terrible conversationalist.

Anonymous said...

I love it, my 10 yr DD was crying of laughter, THANKS for sharing