Saturday, February 24, 2007

Okay, seriously:
There are some major things going on around here in the spacious offices of Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng, Inc. lately. The office is almost vibrating with excitement. Vibrating! It is getting quite difficult to walk around, as a matter of fact.
You see, this post is an announcement of, quite possibly, the largest development in the history of Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng, Inc., if not all of blogging ever.
It is contest time.
In honor of the 1st blogiversary, we are sharing the love with the readers.
The rules are a bit arbitrary and free form, but here they are:

1. Contest submissions are to follow the theme "A Combination of Pencil and Paper or Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Games AND Corporate I.T." If you need source material, pick a random point in the archives and go from there. Think graph paper, kids beaten up in high school, crashed servers, vomit, lost data, and mythological monsters. And funny-shaped dice.
2. Submissions may consist of video, prose, corporate memo, original screenplays, poetry, photoshop, MS Paint, scanned images, body art, digital photo, MP3, fiction, non-fiction, computer screen shots, functional software applications, petitions, complaints, court orders, or anything else which can be emailed or pointed at through email.
3. Entries must be received no later than March 4th (over a week away) and become fully sharable through Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng, though the original author retains all rights to make cash off it later.
4. Submissions should go to geek_AT_prettygeekything.com with the subject line "Blogiversary Contest". Actually, you could make the subject line pretty much anything since no one ever emails me there.
5. Fabulous prizes:
Grand Prize = A fully licensed Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game purchased at the expense of my kidneys through Coke Rewards points. Currently, the titles offered are EverQuest, EverQuest2, The Matrix Online and Planetside. On those last two, you could even end up on a server all to yourself!
First Prize = A Kodak High-Quality 8"x10" Print (also purchased with my Coke Rewards points). You could have a picture of me, but I assume everyone reading has blown up the picture from my profile to ginormous size and is using it as a desktop background already. As such, you can have whatever picture you like (local ordinances permitting).
Second Prize = Again, my kidney damage is your gain. 12 Kodak Photo Stickers so the recipient will be able to tag up to 12 different things with the image of his or her choice.
6. Ninjas and Pirates rule!

Yes, the prizes suck. I blame the Coke Reward Points program. I also blame them for my dying liver.

I realize the subject matter is quite tragic in a way, but humorous (or obscene) entries will be most welcome. If you've gotten the slightest amusement from this page in the past year (and I know who you are) . . . You freaking owe me.

2 comments:

Ted said...

I'm in! Of course my IT project schedule will result in an all-nighter right before the submission deadline leading to typical corporate mediocrity.

Garrick said...

WOO HOO! Your submission is off to a great start!