An Invitation for Xenites (and other interested parties) to Talk Back

CONTENTS

 
T1
Dear Tourists and Citizens of the Xenaverse: Honored Co-Authors of my Study,

This sector of my dissertation is set aside for feedback from Hardcore Nutball Xenites, important data which will be folded back into this study. Please take a few minutes and respond to the topics below. I value your input!

Since this dissertation has been on the Web for three years, more tourists and people interesting in cyberculture have found this site. Your input is valuable as well! Please contribute to the dialogues on this site.

If there are parts of your answers you would wish to keep off the record, please designate them by putting them in brackets. If you prefer I not use your real name, give a pseudonym below. I will respect your wishes. You have my word, based on my research ethics and personal integrity.

I have added to this form two versions for people who may be pressed for time. Your thoughts in your own words are most valuable to me, but I understand that not everyone has time to sit and fill in a long form. If you would like to send me an email at a later date, you may reach me at nutball@nutball.com. The Long Form is first, but if you only have time to fill out the Short Form, just take this link. They both use the same Submit button.

The icons below will take you to the contributions made on this page, as soon as enough responses accumulate.

Thank you for your time and thoughts!

Chris

 
T2

Long Form for Comments

1. If you feel comfortable doing so, please share an anecdote that sums up your most memorable experience in the Xenaverse, good, bad or indifferent.

2. What part of this dissertation do you most agree with? Why? (You may refer to the numbered paragraphs for reference if you wish)

3. What part of this dissertation do you most disagree with? Why? (You may refer to the numbered paragraphs for reference if you wish)

4. Please feel free to share any thoughts or insights into what aspects of the Xenaverse I may have left out.

 
T3

Short Form for Multiple Choice

Choose ONE button for each question that best describes your experiences in the Xenaverse.

1. I haven't read this dissertation, although I am familiar with the Xenaverse.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

2. I had never heard of the Xenaverse until I found this dissertation.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

3. I was a tourist in the Xenaverse before reading around in this dissertation.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

4. People in the Xenaverse know me and I know them, but I keep my real life separate and private.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

5. I am a hardcore nutball fan of the television show, but the people online are into something else entirely, and often it has nothing to do with the show.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

6. I consider myself a Xenite. The Xenaverse has a comfortable culture, literature, and mythology, and I am drawn to the stimulating people.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

7. The Xenaverse is my online home, the first place I go when I log on. Whether a web site, a listserv, a chat room, or a bulletin board, I know I have a place where I belong, where I am welcome.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

8. The online Xenaverse is full of lesbians, but I try to stay away from them because they are sick and get on my nerves.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

9. The lesbians in the Xenaverse don't bother me, but I don't have much to do with them either.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

10. I describe myself as queer, but for me that means any form of sexuality is acceptable. It all depends on whom I am dating at the moment.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

11. I was heterosexual when I first entered the Xenaverse, but after a time I came out of the closet as a lesbian.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

12. I would describe myself as bi-curious. The Xenaverse gave me a chance to explore different sides of my sexualities without the personal risk.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

13. I had identified as a lesbian (at least to myself) sometime well before I ever entered the culture of the Xenaverse.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

14. The television show "Xena: Warrior Princess" affirmed my sense of identity as a strong woman and made me feel proud of that strength.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

15. The online Xenaverse affirmed my sense of identity as a strong woman and made me feel proud of that strength more so than the television show.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

16. I like Xena for the campy humor, the babes, and the eye candy.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

17. I go to the Xenaverse when I want to read hot lesbian porn and get off.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

18. I find power imbalances an erotic side of sexuality. I identify myself as either a "top" or a "bottom."

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

19. The Xenaverse is a safe place for people exploring alternative sexualities involving dominatrixes, bondage, and sadomasichism.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

20. People into pain or domination are sick perverts twisting the true message of Xena.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

21. People into pain or domination are reinscribing patriarchial power and gender roles.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

22. Women who oogle at tits and ass are no better than men who objectify women.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

23. Feminists need to get a sense of humor.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

24. Xena is a feminist form of camp, of not taking itself too seriously. Gay men have Abba and lip-synching divas. Lesbians have Xena and Gabrielle and their make-believe world of parody and angst.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

25. The people who make the television show Xena are just exploiting the lesbian chic for their own benefit.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

26. The Xenaverse is nothing but Harlequin Romance novels for lesbians. Diabetics will need insulin to read these sappy stories.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

27. The Xenaverse is an Amazon Nation in cyberspace, an army of strong women kicking ass. Woe to anyone who underestimates their power.

Strongly Agree
Agree
No Opinion
Disagree
Strongly Disagree

 

 
 

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