The deadline for submitting an entry in the Third Annual Contest of Whatever expired this morning, and only seven bloggers were willing to take a stab at destroying my beloved possum Buster for the sake of everyone’s enjoyment. Oh well, the better the chance they have of walking away with something cool from my Cafepress store…
Using the same deck of cards that has determined the lineup and second chance winners for both of the first two contests, I drew to get the official random order for this year’s participants that will be used not only to present the seven magnificent entries for the Third Annual CoW, but will also factor into determining this year’s random drawing winner as well. The links are to the original posts, and if you haven’t already, you are going to want to check all of these cool creative efforts out!
And now, those awesome entries………….
Aunt Sharon took a creative road to get out of actually having to kill Buster off by instead giving him an extreme makeover. Careful Buster, once you go Aussie, you never go back! I love the cute, handmade characters in this one, especially that black and white critter who looks a lot like my Hottie!
2) The Vampire Maman:
Juliette is one of
two three readers of mine (I forgot GS has also enetered each contest!) who has entered the CoW every year, and this time she crafted together another fantastic story of vampires and possums. She has perfectly captured the vulgar, creepy, distasteful essence of Buster to justify the harsh death he so richly deserved. But the ending is so sweet, as Buster lives on to become a stuffed companion every little girl would kill to have!
Draliman has also entered my contest each year I’ve held it, and this challenge played right into his strength as one who is known to have a macabre streak. With words and Dralidoodles, we see how a seemingly ordinary day turns into disaster for Buster as he ends up enduring ouchie after ouchie until he is finally allowed to expire in peace…
4) One Spoiled Cat:
Sammy the cat decided that the best way to off Buster was to run him through the meat grinder, and provided the authentic photo to prove it. Mmmmmmm, almost tastes like bacon!
5. Shedding Light:
In a hilarious story about the dangers of giving in to one’s horniness, Trisha has Buster meet his marsupial match in the black widow Tumbles. I even learned something from her entry, as I had never heard of a zen doodle before. Trisha provided this piece of artwork to go with Buster and his seductive killer…
6) Jade Phillips:
Via Juliette, Jade picked up on my contest and provided an excellent final day entry put together with the help of her kids. Buster only temporarily dies at the hand of the Minions, but that’s how things have to work for a recurring death character. What truly stands out about this entry is the Play Doh model of Buster created by Jade’s 8 year old daughter. This rivals only Squirrel Picnic’s amigurumi Rainbow Donkey as the best physical representation of one of my characters I have ever seen!
7) Brain Cookies:
The first entry submitted in this year’s contest was from leaanne256, a short story of a vicious cycle of death that Buster would of course get caught in. Angel, the complete opposite of Buster in almost every way, gets tangled up in this story as well… and it’s finished off with this lovely crocheted rendition of a cuddly, bloody possum!
So there are the seven official entries in the Third Annual Contest of Whatever! The creativity again was off the charts, and I’m going to have a very tough time picking the merit winner over the next couple days. But a winner there will be come Tuesday! Come back then to find out which two of these seven bloggers will win prizes just for killing a possum!