I have now embedded the comments into a voting poll. Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of the Green and Endurance trade paperbacks and the Kalimpura ARC. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
This is the caption contest voting poll, to celebrate the availability of the Kalimpura ARCs. Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of the Green and Endurance trade paperbacks and the Kalimpura ARC. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
Advance Reading Copies copies of Kalimpura (a/k/a Green book 3) have arrived. We all know what that means — a giveaway via caption contest! So I hereby declare another one of those suckers, based on a photo from this chemo weekend. Your challenge is to write a caption that answers the question “Why is Jay wearing a bank robber mask, Ray-bans and pearls?”
First prize will be a personalized, signed copy of the Kalimpura ARC, as well as the Green and Kalimpura trade paperbacks. Additional prizes to be awarded at my discretion. Usual rules apply. I’ll collect captions in comments here (at both jlake.com and jaylake.livejournal.com) until I get bored with it, then build a voting poll. Please try to limit the length of your entries or they may become truncated in the poll code.
This is a repost, which I will roll forward a couple more times before the party this coming weekend
In celebration of my natal anniversary, JayCon XII, my 12th annual 37th birthday party, is this coming Saturday, June 9th, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm at the Flying Pie in SE Portland. We’re partying because I was born, and because I have beat cancer again and again.
If you can read this, you’re invited. Prior JayCon experience not required.
Also, if you’re coming from out of town, and you think I might not be aware of that, please contact me.
Flying Pie Pizzeria
7804 SE Stark Street
[ Google Maps ]
As is traditional for JayCon, Paul M. Carpentier is specifically not invited.
A few weeks ago, I announced an Endurance ARC contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. Only three brave readers entered the contest, which kind of croggles me, so I’m declaring three co-winners!
The winning entries are:
etcet: There were slings and arrows, of course, and while her fortune was anything but outrageous, her accuracy with the slings, arrows, and several other tools of the trade certainly was. Too young to contemplate retirement seriously, and still, in her heart of hearts, enjoying her work to a certain extent, this left her feeling uneasy and a bit untethered.
Trey: What about Green? Sold by her family, raised in cruelty to a specific standard of courtesan, used as a weapon and on and on. She should have broken under all that. But she keeps on. She endures. She grows and changes.
I like her prickly pride, stubbornness, wit and temper. She’s also deadly as a viper. In all of these, she reminds me of Venera Fanning (Karl Schroeder’s Virga series) and Jamethiel Dream Weaver (of P.C Hodgell’s Kencyr series), with a touch of Hezhi from Greg Keyes Waterborn. I like reading about her though I doubt I’d want to deal with her regularly (sort of like Dr. House in that regard), and right now I want a copy of the sequel Endurance to read.
Greg: Green is a girl of a poor family sold into service of a forign power trained as an assassin and courtesan whom looks back on the stoic bull of her family as a symbol if her separation from her fate…
Leave a paragraph or two in comments about Green — who she is, why she is the way she is, some adventure or misadventure of hers. You can frame it a fanfic snippet, as criticism, or blank verse. Just tell me something about my character.
I’ll leave this open a few days, then sort out how to judge. Might not be practical to do a poll, so I may have to rely on celebrity judging. But lay it on me!
I have now embedded the comments into a voting poll. Unfortunately, some of the longer witticisms are truncated by the poll code. Usual rules apply. Prize after the voting poll will be an inscribed copy of the Green trade paperback and the Endurance ARC. Additional prizes may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
Which caption best suits this photo?
Gerry Huntman: Neil Gaiman getting possessive with his BBC-gift replica of the Tardis (15%, 8 Votes)
goldfishsara: The family always locked Fluffy up when company was expected. (13%, 7 Votes)
magentamn: Every member of the family wanted their own set of keys, not their own lock, dammit. (6%, 3 Votes)
deckard7: Safe sex begins at home. (6%, 3 Votes)
saveswhat: Lockpunk. (6%, 3 Votes)
lt260: Recognizing the cut-the-minimum-wage-in-half politician, obviously in serious discomfort, the 7-11 cashier handed him the keys to the bathroom with a wide smile. (6%, 3 Votes)
lt260: Herein lies the only copy of "The Last Dangerous Visions." (4%, 2 Votes)
shsilver: 1...2...3... It's supposed to be 7 seals, dammit! (4%, 2 Votes)
madrobins: Weirdest slot machine I've ever seen, but if you get the right combination you win a million tiny rattan chairs. (4%, 2 Votes)
klwilliams: That Pandorica isn't opening *this* time, no matter what The Doctor does. (4%, 2 Votes)
danjite: 'Round these parts we just call it "the cheese shop". (4%, 2 Votes)
kproche: One of these days we'll get around to nailing the doorframe to the building. (2%, 1 Votes)
saveswhat: Too bad it's a hollow core door... (2%, 1 Votes)
jhetley: Pandora had learned her lesson. (2%, 1 Votes)
Jaws: Yet another futile attempt to keep New York politicians from sexual misconduct... it doesn't block Twitter. (2%, 1 Votes)
jakobdrud: When the Angry Birds moved to town, the Three Little Pigs built their infamouse house of locks. (2%, 1 Votes)
danjite: No, not his ego. That he keeps in a locket 'round his neck. (2%, 1 Votes)
biomekanic: Jessica finally deemed the door sufficiently strong to contain all the Mormon and Jehova's Witnesses she had been collecting over the years. (2%, 1 Votes)
gvdub: Joey, the Domino's delivery boy, came to dread orders from the Wilsons. (2%, 1 Votes)
cjmarsicano: Final test: You have to detect which of the five locks is actually boobytrapped by 220 volts of ACME Intrud-O-Fry technology. (2%, 1 Votes)
vixyish: "No, you idiot, I said go out for a WALK every day!" (2%, 1 Votes)
two_star: Actually ... are you sure you wouldn't rather just keep the goat? (2%, 1 Votes)
horace_hamster: "And this, class, is where Republican politicians keep their brains. Only one person has the keys to all five locks, but no-one has seen him for nearly a decade. Now, let's move alon (2%, 1 Votes)
Dratz: After they found happiness, they feared she’d go away. They built a room around her and hoped that there she’d stay. Then they feared each other– feared one may see her more. They each agreed t (2%, 1 Votes)
Tony Liese: My "precious" is behind that door. (2%, 1 Votes)
Trey: So that’s what the back room of the idea store looks like. (2%, 1 Votes)
Steve Buchheit: Now where did I leave those door keys? (0%, 0 Votes)
suzan_h: One day, the old lady decided the thing to do was lock all the children in the shoe. (0%, 0 Votes)
tsarina: He sometimes forgot which lock opened the Summer Lands and opened Hades by mistake. (0%, 0 Votes)
rarelylynne: Necronomicon vault. (0%, 0 Votes)
pmrabble: The door to Jay's idea room. (0%, 0 Votes)
Michael Redbendad: This is the door to the government’s new transparent government policy. (0%, 0 Votes)
Michael Redbendad: Apparently, she left her chastity belt at the cleaners. (0%, 0 Votes)
cjmarsicano: ACME's new Steampunk Security System. (0%, 0 Votes)
danjite: This is where jaylake keeps his super ego. (0%, 0 Votes)
daveraines: Moderate Republicans. Sarah Palin has the only set of keys. (0%, 0 Votes)
adelheid_p: Let's see how Alice gets through this one! (0%, 0 Votes)
garyomaha: Beyond lie the bagels and cream cheese. (0%, 0 Votes)
gvdub: Door to the Land of New Ideas - Conservative version. (0%, 0 Votes)
jakobdrud Years later, the ghost of locksmith Johnny Jones came back to haunt his favorite workplace, often entering through the wall. (0%, 0 Votes)
controuble: If you think this is overkill, you should see the one with the tiger behind it. (0%, 0 Votes)
Mark Siegal: Next time you lose the deadbolt key, we're just getting a new door. (0%, 0 Votes)
maurinestarkey: Sarah Palin's intelligence and integrity. (0%, 0 Votes)
Advance Reading Copies copies of Endurance (a/k/a Green book 2) have arrived. We all know what that means — a giveaway via caption contest! So I hereby declare another one of those suckers, based on a recent moment of zen photo as suggested by garyomaha. Your challenge is to write a caption that answers the question “What the heck is behind this door, and why is it so very locked?”
First prize will be a personalized, signed copy of the Endurance ARC, as well as the Green trade paperback. Additional prizes to be awarded at my discretion. Usual rules apply. I’ll collect captions in comments here (at both jlake.com and jaylake.livejournal.com) until I get bored with it, then build a voting poll. Please try to limit the length of your entries or they may become truncated in the poll code.