"What did I Say?" Friday
...and asked readers to fill in the blank sign. As a prize, the person with the best entry would have a choice of:
1) A Free Digital Alteration
2) A Video of Me Congratulating You
3) A Third Nifty Prize (via e-mail only, subject to approval)
Here's what I received:
”What Am I Saying?” Wednesday
The first one was very funny, and I'm definitely someone who appreciates a good Darkwing Duck reference. The second and third submissions took a more visual approach, and I found myself studying the third one for an especially long time as it spiraled in to infinity. I’ve always loved that sort of image.
Next we have a pair of entries casting me as a “Ghetto Ninja” with various motivations. I hope that by posting these appeals, I might finally get that lady I've been wanting, or at the very least those kung fu lessons. The way my luck runs, I'll probably get attacked by a clan of ninjas, perhaps over a stray emoticon.
For his first entry, Darrell used my contest as ammunition in his ongoing battle with Otis, and gained some points for using a monkey in a pink shirt. Classic. He gained points for incorporating my avatar and Orko, and the inclusion of a Black Mage might have put him over the top with his second submission.
Finally we have Curt's entry. Curt was first to play, and set the bar pretty high. I cracked up for a long time upon finding he'd revealed my true, secret identity to the world. Sure, it was cut off, but Darrell was able to discern that the last word was “Whorenelli”. The sign made great use of calligraphy and irony, and worked best with the photograph.
These were all great entries that exceeded my expectations, and in many ways they're all winners. In another, more accurate way however, Curt is the winner. Congratulations, Curt! Let me know which prize you'd like.
I had a lot of fun with this. Perhaps it will inspire others to try similar features, and perhaps I'll do more of these in the future. Thanks again to all the good sports who participated!