The New/Old Blogtacular - Win a Copy of Paranormalcy!

Since I'm beginning anew with my new/old blog (see previous post), I thought I should do something I've never done before ... a contest! I hear they're all the rage. So I figure what the heck, I'll give it a try. Maybe we can have a little fun, and if you win I will pre-order a copy of Kiersten White's Paranormalcy and have it shipped directly to you! How cool is that?! If you don't know how cool that is then I highly suggest you check this out.

The winner and runner-up will also receive a custom stick-figure drawing by yours truly.  It's guaranteed to take me at least three minutes to complete and will be sent directly to your inbox.  I bet you can't wait to get your hands on one of these (note the sarcasm in my blog voice).

*Example only.  Your drawing may or may not be of similar quality.



So now that we know the stakes, let's get down to the nitty gritty.  Time to play...

What's the Story Here? 

The following is a crop of a picture of me (no, I have no shame. Why do you ask?).  Your task is to tell me what you think the full picture will reveal (e.g. what are those objects in the picture, why do I have such a lovely expression on my face, what am I doing, etc.). The length of the answer is up to you. It could be a few words or a few paragraphs.  The person who gets the closest will win. If nobody is anywhere near the right answer I'll just choose my favorite guesses.  Winners and full picture will be revealed in one week, so you have until midnight Tuesday to enter.  Let the games begin!


24 comments:

  1. It's a bang trimmer and reverse mohawk doer. You have fully demonstrated how it can selectively choose what part of the bangs it decides to cut, which in your case is the middle.

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  2. From the looks of it, I would guess you are up late at some sort of sleepover. That is a dream catcher above you I believe, and you may or may not have a feather boa, or some sort of foliage on your shoulder. Maybe you got sick of counting sheep, and decided to do a rain dance instead. ;)

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  3. I'm already laughing! I knew storytellers could do this contest justice!

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  4. What, this is the way my daughter looked everymorning when she woke up. I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I'm stumped.

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  5. You've just proven to a roomful of dubious classmates that you do indeed have telekinetic powers by making the Christmas-tree angel glow and fly.

    (That's my *creative* answer. In reality, I think you're standing by a christmas tree modeling a new gift--clothing you really, really hate.)

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  6. You have been abducted by children who want you to cook mac-n-cheese five times a day and clean up all kinds of messes, like playdough in carpet and apples down toilets.

    You don't want to do this. (Who would. It is painful and not very fun at all. Really.)

    To force you to comply to their evil wishes, these children have tied you up with silly putty, feathers, and two carnation flowers. They are forcing you to watch reruns of Barney and Teletubbies for fourty-six point three hours and giving you uncooked squash to eat (this is because you are the only one who can cook and they already ate the raw mac-n-cheese).

    If you refuse to comply they will then dangle a boondogle in front of your face like a bone in front of a dog and attempt to hypnotize you into submission.

    Don't give in. Never give up. Never surrender. Let them wave their boondogle you will best them. Why? Because the world needs less mac-n-cheese.

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  7. Are you trimming a Christmas tree with your special brand of vintage-teenage surliness? Ah, those were the days.

    Fun contest.

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  8. Man, I thought I'd have some sort of best friend advantage here, but I'm clueless. Here's my guess:

    The chief of an indian tribe has just asked you to put on a headdress (shown in pic) and do a traditional native dance. You are just about to tell him that you only know the running man.

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  9. Perhaps you are a camp counselor who has just been awakened by a room full of naughty male counselors from the mischievous camp across the lake. Prior to waking you up, they ransacked your cabin by draping dreamcatchers, beaded lanyards, and the ever-popular TP all about your room. You are wisely sporting the official 'I. AM. NOT. AMUSED.' look their shenanigans deserved.

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  10. I think you are channelling your inner Drew Barrymore from the movie 'Firestarter' and lighting some mistletoe on fire with the power of your brain because the boy you liked didn't give you a kiss.

    Am I close?

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  11. Fools. Don't you know who you're dealing with? I am no mere mortal! I am Queen Laser Beam and you will suffer my wrath for mocking my new haircut! Now LOOK into my glowing dangler and become my evil minions..

    Haha. I actually think you're glaring at Tyler over a Christmas tree ornament!

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  12. Candi, I totally know exactly what the picture is but it's probably not fair for me to enter the contest. Call me and I'll tell you the answer. Mom

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  13. I am so happy to see that you're back!! Squee!

    You are sitting up late in front of the Christmas tree, waiting for Santa. You got bored and tried to hypnotize yourself with one of the shiny ornaments! :-)

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  14. I suppose you won't let me guess, since I'm the one who took this amazing shot...In fact, this just might have been the photograph that instigated my love of photography. I have always loved your eyebrows!

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  15. You've been hypnotized by the nuns that are housing you, an exorcism will soon be performed and they must be sure that all your thoughts have calmed to bring out the real demons.

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  16. I think your at your grandparents house and Christmas time and your wondering when you can go home - the party's getting kind of lame. The blurry dangler is one of your grandma many homemade ornaments.

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  18. I must have looked at too many Rorschach tests. The lighted object looks like two people kissing. Were you at a wedding or bridal shower that you didn't want to attend?

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  19. Oh my gosh, I have no idea how I'm gong to pick a winner. These are all too funny!

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  20. First I'm going to translate the Chinese above: Paranormalcy? Squee! I LOVE your stick drawings. Is the contest international?

    Now for my answer: (He-hem) Your BFF just told your long-time high school crush that you have the hots for him. You are NOT impressed. And to make amends, she is handing over her key chain to which is attached the keys to her brand new NEON GREEN Beetle.

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  21. Jessie, Thank you so much! I've been wondering what those Chinese spam posts say for a long time. Mystery solved!

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  22. I heard Unicorns were coming back into style, but growing a horn out of your own head?

    That tops all of the books/movies out there! Way to go!

    Although I think your horn is a little ... un-conish.
    Best luck next time!

    oreo_93@hotmail.com

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  23. Damn it! I am late, late, late, late late, but I still want to give it a go. Without comedy's sake I think it looks like a bottle cap with beads attached to a thing-a-thing *that just made no sense whatsoever!

    Your expression tells me that a goose (aka dinosaur of doom) came in and attacked you in your house, bit you and then it left some and left that blurry thing and poop lying around.

    And final answer! Your friend told you that they would have given you a very awesome tastic present but instead they left you with that thing (could be a dream catcher), which has a hairy old guy emblemed on it and some really bright beads attached, you are speechless. And I see that the green thing looks like a frog lobster.

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