The time has come to reveal the winners in my Second Annual Contest of Whatever! The discussion has ended, the voting has concluded, and the bribes have stopped being accepted.
Even with a narrower field than last year, the decision was still extremely tough for me to make. There were three or four entries that I could have declared the winner and felt alright with my choice. But there can only be one… and the blogger who I’ve chosen as the winner of this year’s contest is none other than………..
Draliman’s combination of art and storytelling was brilliant, along with his trademark deviously black humo(u)r. I have to admit, the fate of Team Possum won him more points in my book than even having Team Squirrel be the winners…
If you do not follow Drali and read his wickedly clever and often morbid takes on the Friday Fictioneers and Finish the Story Mondays prompts, you are truly missing out on the greatest master of horror who does not hang out at Fenway Pahk.
So, that takes care of this year’s winner of my choosing! But we still have the random winner to choose from the eight remaining entries! Once again, like last year, I numbered each participant by the order they got their entry in:
- Grandma Lin
- Ally Bean
I also retained the services of the most prestigious accounting firm in the feline world, Ody & Biskit, LLC, to supervise the drawing to ensure everything was on the up and up…
Ody has 29 years on the job (Those are either cat years, or he’s fudging his resume a bit), and his ethics are absolutely impeachable… unless you rub his belly, then he’s willing to turn a blind eye to anything. But he’s handsome enough to get away with any imperfections in his character…
Biskit is the quiet partner of the firm. Some say he’s merely a “yes cat” for Ody… but don’t let his diminutive nature fool you. Biskit has an eagle eye for fraudulent activities, and is not afraid to use his claws to cut through wastefulness…. or the couch, whichever’s closer.
OK, we’ve got the cards numbered Ace through nine, and removed the seven for Draliman…
I shuffled and shuffled and shuffled the cards in front of my two witnesses until I was sure I had no idea what card was on top. I then placed the deck face down in front of the cats, and turned the top one over. And the winner of the second chance random drawing is…..
Congratulations to Merby!!!
And like last year, the random winner’s entry was definitely one of my final contenders for the top prize, so two of the best entries wound up victorious! You may both feel free to browse my shop and find an item for $20 USD or less that you would like to claim as your prize. And since all items are the same price regardless of the design, if there’s a drawing of mine you’d like on an item that you don’t see there, feel free to let me know! I know you’ve both emailed me before, so you know where to contact me!
The winners also get this cool badge to display on their blogs!
And for the runners up….
And for everyone else who entered the contest but just got the loser badge…. well, there’s always next year! I enjoy all of the wonderful creations you all come up with to my simple, open-ended prompts, and can’t wait to do this again next February!
Thanks to everyone who played along, or even just watched from the audience!
WOOHO! Congrats Draliman! Congrats Merby!… but don’t tell it Norma hahahaha
Norma’s got her eyes on a Rainbow Donkey thong. Merby better hope she doesn’t contact me first!
Loved doing this. Thanks for the opportunity to do so. Congrats to Draliman and Merby. Both are wonderful choices.
And thanks for entering! If I were a millionaire, I’d award everyone who played a prize, because all of the entries were charming in their own way, but…. Amy….
Yes, there’s always an Amy!
Yay. I applaud your choices. I thought Draliman definitely hit a personal best in that post.
And hey … about “the greatest master of horror who does not hang out at Fenway Pahk” … we aren’t bad EVERY year. Okay, last year was pretty horrible … my all-baseball-all-the-time husband actually stopped watching games because it was doing bad things to his digestion and blood pressure … but they won 3 world series since 2004, so they can’t have stunk all the time, right? Right.
Great contest. I’d enter, but I can never figure out what to say. I’m insufficiently clever.
LOL, I wasn’t talking about the Red Sox themselves, I was talking about Stephen King! The Phillies may be baseball’s new Master of Horror, they already lost to a Division II college team in Spring Training…
Insufficiently clever… that is a great term that could only have come from someone much more sufficient than they think they are!
Yaaaaayyyy! And may I add, “Meeeeee”!
Thank you thank you thank you. There were some very fun entries this year, it must have been a tough choice.
And thank you also for the “u” in “humour”. I am deeply touched 🙂
Those accounting cats are awfully cute 🙂
I’ve had plenty of practice throwing those U’s into those words due to someone else I know who has an affinity for that type of spelling, despite the fact that they’re as American as apple pie, baseball, and Chevrolet…
The accounting cats loved the marsupial carnage. They also threatened to eat Buster if he voted against you…
Congrats Dman and Mer! Couldn’t have happened to two nicer people. As for me, I lost 😦
Next year I must think of better bribes. Hm, or even think of one! LOL It was fun to do.
Fun is the name of the game, and even the losers are still winners because the entries were all awesome! Maybe you’ll keep the trend of new winners each year going in 2016!
Great contest and very deserving winners. Thank you for my second annual whatever badge which I will now proudly display. 😄
Whatever badges! Collect them all! Who knows, maybe some day they’ll be worth more than the real prizes!
Congratulations Draliman. Good job!
Hey Squirrel – I enjoyed all of the entry posts and had fun writing my silly entry. I’m looking forward to the THIRD Annual contest next year.
And a third annual contest there will be! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year… I learned about a lot of fun new games this year!
Congrats to the winners – both were deserving. I’ll take my badge and console myself with some chocolate! lol
Hmmmm, maybe I can figure out a way to make a consolation badge out of chocolate. Then everyone would intentionally try to lose every year!
OMG! I won, I really won! That Rainbow Donkey coffee mug is all mine, yay!
Thank’s ES…I always enjoy playing along in your shenanigans. Congrats to DM, he is awesome. 🙂
The mug is all yours… as long as Norma doesn’t select the thong first!
I am happy for the winners but please don’t let Amy sing! 😀
It was lots of fun ES! 😀
Thankfully, all singing entries were excluded for fear they might break the computer screen. Thanks for playing, and look forward to what you come up with next year!
Congrats to.the winners..
aaww conpigulations to the winners!! What fun entries!! XOXO – Bacon
Congrats to Mer & Drali!
Maybe next year I’ll actually manage to do a post… If you do it again next year!
I certainly plan on running it again next February!
Excellent news. Only 11 months to go!
Oh, awesome, I loved both their entries!
Next year though… Look out!
Pingback: Sharing My World 2015 Week 11 | draliman on life