As many of you are most certainly aware, there’s this fancy book thing about Arthas coming out in the near future. Krizzly wrote a rather surreal poem about it.
Big Bear has already posted his review and run through his contest. So I’m going to be fashionably late and do pretty much the same thing, only starting now instead of… well, earlier. That’s what “late” means. The fashion part comes from this ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS scarf I’m wearing.
Natch, I’ll be posting a review, too, but I kinda sorta need to read the book first.
I haven’t gotten it yet, but I have to say, I’m actually kinda excited. I haven’t been this excited to read a book since Timothy Zahn finally finished his Conqueror’s trilogy (now only $6.99 on Amazon!)
Book? You haven’t heard? Allow me to enlighten you.
Christie Golden likes to write nerd fiction. Well, maybe she does. I’ve never actually asked her. I mean, maybe she likes writing toaster manuals, but she sure likes to write about Star Trek and Warcraft.
She uses words like “spiffy”; I can only assume a toaster manual writer would never use words as exciting as “spiffy”.
Wouldn’t it be totally awesome though, if you were reading the manual to, say, a dish washer, and it said something like “plug in your absolutely spiffy new dish washer”?
I seriously need to lay off the Java Nuts.
Back to geek books.
I mean, she’s already written two books set in the Warcraft universe (Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans, now available at a bookstore near you! Probably!), and is also helming a trilogy of Starcraft books. Oh yeah, she writes Star Wars, too.
I am suitably geeked out, and fully expect the book to be awesome. There’s a reason why Thrall is my favorite orc ever (yes, even superior to Ratshag (action figures now available at a Wal-mart or something near you!)), and it has a lot to do with Ms. Golden’s skillful writing.
I mean, hell, check out this excerpt from the book. I’ll admit, I may have pumped my fist and cheered a little when Thrall chopped that bear’s head off.
While you’re there, maybe poke around a bit. Simon and Schuster are, after all, providing the free stuff, so wouldn’t it…
What? You didn’t know? Hell YES there’s swag!
Would I host a contest and not give you free stuff? I’m all about the free stuff. Free food, free… food, it’s all good!
Crap, this is really disorganized. Ok, lemme try again.
Wait, wait, wait, that came out wrong.
CONTEST TO WIN FREE STUFF!
There, see? It’s a common typo, really. I spell food lots of times when I actually mean something else, like “OH GOD SHE’S WRITE BEHIND YOU! Get it? ‘Cause she writes books?”
So basically this:
The contest will be open for… a time. Several days, probably a week. Five winners will be selected, these people will receive a copy of the Arthas book FOR FREE.
Sadly, the free books are only available to people with adresses in Canada and the US. None of that crap about “open to US citizens only”, I’m sure you could find someone living in Canada to forward the book to you.
NONETHELESS, because I feel bad for my Australian readers (the rest of you can suck a delicious, fresh lemon) if you don’t live in the US/Canada, I’m willing to offer you PARTY GRENADES instead.
Sadly, I only have three of these codes, so I can only offer… well… three of them.
To summarize: five lucky Canadians/Americans get a free book, three not quite as lucky non-North Americaners and Mexicans get 100 of these things.
E-mail your contest entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “GIMME FREE STUFF”.
Entries will be judged by a panel of three experts, and will be judged according to the following categories:
- Sheer Audacity
Alrighty, that’s everything! Best of luck to everyone, and…
What do you mean “what is the contest, you loon”? Isn’t it obvious?
It’s about Bacon!
I tried to come up with an intelligent and creative idea for a contest. Spent something like a day wracking my brain and googling “contest ideas that don’t suck”.
Then, I came to a brilliant realization: since when is anything I ever do intelligent or creative?
That’s when I decided on bacon.
The contest is simple:
Send me your best recipes centering on or chiefly involving bacon.
Coming up with some stupid salad and saying “add bacon bits!” doesn’t count. It either has to be focused on bacon (bacon on bacon sandwich) or heavily involve bacon (bacon-wrapped steak).
Bear in mind that your entries will be judged by two people who really like bacon, and one that doesn’t so much.
Also, please remember that it’s highly likely that your entries will actually be attempted and eaten by me, so… try not to kill me, ok?
Well, I am eating loads of bacon here, so I mean… within reason. A recipe involving antifreeze probably isn’t a good idea, but something like “chocolate covered bacon muffins” is well within reason.