Thursday, 12 January 2012

I'm Practically Giving It Away

Since the subject came up last week, I think I wouldn't mind doing a giveaway at all. I even mentioned it in a post. I would love to do one, but I don't exactly have the money to do one. I've been thinking about some things I could do, and really the only thing I seem to be talented at is writing. Though Bersercules did say I should offer up a lock of my hair. Tempting but I think I'll have to pass.

So here's what's going to happen. I've written stories before that people have randomly suggested, I even wrote that longer one for Dirtycowgirl about the cowgirl who is afraid of horses. I've been told I actually have quite an imagination. But I'm not much of an ideas guy. I'll randomly get hit by ideas. Hell the idea for The Spirit came when I was listening to a song. That kind of stuff is common though I guess. To the best of my knowledge Harry Potter and Twilight were based on dreams. It hurts to think how close we were to not getting Twilight. Just one dream.

Okay here's how this is going to go down. All you have to do is suggest to me in the comments what story you would want me to write, or whatever it is you want me to write, it could be a poem, it could be anything. I just need an idea and I'll go with it. If it's a bit more personal then feel free to email me your entry. I'll assign you a number based on the order in which you comment/email me, and then I'll use a random number generator to pick 6 winning numbers.

The first winner gets their story as best as I can, and the other five get guest posts. It would be handy if as well as ideas for a story you could submit something you would want me to do a guest post about. It could even be an interview or just a series of random questions. I've been asked several random questions before. The winner can also have a guest post too I guess.

That's really all there is too it. Just tell me if there's something you would want me to write, and that's it. I hope to have a more substantial giveaway at a later date, but for now this really is about all I can do to show my fans some loving.

Oh and don't worry about me not having enough time. I have too much time, even with all the reading and writing I do for here, and occasionally writing in two books. I have no life. On the plus side I can't die. You cannot kill that which has no life.

Also HOLY SHIT NEW REPLY BUTTONS. That was an inappropiate response sure, but I like them. After changing my template then changing it back I was sure it wasn't just a dream, and then I noticed other people had them too. The only downside is that you aren't notified when you get a reply, thus you still have to subscribe to comments. Ah well, at least it looks neater.

59 comments:

  1. I want a story about someone that writes a self help book to get people off being addicted to self help books /swoon +following

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  2. A homoerotic story about a man and a mushroom (who is also a man) that takes place in a secluded beach and features another character who is a italian war hero!

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  3. How about…a person (girl or boy) who grows up without their parent, and then their parent gets back in touch? The confusion of having a parent who never played a big part in your life try to start an instant relationship with you. I reckon that'd be interesting. Seen through the eyes of the kid perhaps.

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  4. A story about a storyteller who doesn´t know that he is a storyteller and is normally a wrestler which is making money with Cocain :D

    or a zombie story, that would be cool too ;)

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  5. @Zap That's actually not a bad idea at all.

    @The Angry Lurker Aren't most zombie stories modern?

    @Bersercules Dammit I don't hope you win, and I never thought I would say that.

    @Experiment House That is a good idea.

    @Pytr0nix I don't even know how that would work O_O

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  6. Dude, Mark, there's reply buttons now, at least use them ;D

    I want you to write a story about an alternate Sburb session. Guess you can't do that without reading Homestuck first ::::D

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    1. If I reply directly to every single comment the page refreshes every time I do. It makes the process way to lengthy. I love these buttons but I don't really want to sit while my page reloads about 7 or 8 times. I read some of Homestuck but not all of it. I suggest another idea incase I can't write about Sburb :P

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    2. Nope, fat chance. Go read more. ;D

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    3. Maybe it's you who should read less!

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  7. Reply buttons? Wow, about time, amirite?

    Also, idea for a story: a man and his deaf lover, who speaks only through interpretive dance, find a magic, speaking taco capable of time travel. It takes them back to the 16th century where they discover love, art, and the works of Leonardo Di Vinci, but when our heroes get hungry and eat the annoying, time traveling taco, they find themselves wondering... will they ever make it back?

    You're welcome. I've never wanted to win a contest so much in my life.

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    1. For some reason you guys don't have one :( Or at least I didn't notice it. I want to say fuck you, I really do, but no, that was too badass.

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  8. WOW that's awesome (about the reply buttons). It'll be useful.
    Great post by the way. Ahah, I never win anything.. :L

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    1. Well you haven't entered this so no you don't stand much chance of winning :P

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  9. Cool blog and a very nice post! will follow you from now on :D +1

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  10. How about a story of a man who starts a blog and becomes obsessed with the first blog he ever visits...oh wait! That's my story!

    You know, in light of it being 2012 and the world is to end this year, write about all the chaos that is leading up to our final doom!

    Or you could just write about how you ate the time traveling taco! Seems off the wall and could be funny!

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    1. I think I should avoid the hell out of the time travelling taco lol. But I can put the middle one down as an entry.

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    1. Hmmm, Dr Who fanfiction? Dare I go there?

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  12. By the way, you are now the proud owner of a "Sarcast-ass Fancy Basterd" award! Let the subtitle of your blog proclaim it!

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    1. LOL I really should probably change that, it's old. I'll consider that.

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  13. I wasn't too keen on the reply button at first, but I think it's slowly growing on me though.

    Story Idea 1: Seeing as you hate Twilight so much, rewrite it making it better :P

    Story Idea 2: Expand one of your own dreams into a story - if dreams spawned Twilight and Harry Potter, who knows what you might create!

    You can write one of these, both of these or neither.

    And you can stick me down as an interview candidate too. Do I interview or you interview me? I'm cool with either.

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    1. It's growing on me, especially now that the blog reloads in a microsecond. Story idea 2 is what I'm going for. I had a weird dream last night that might make a good story. If I was to rewrite Twilight Edward would die pretty fast. Or Bella would realise what a stalker he is.

      Oh and I'd prefer to be interviewed, but I may be able to come up with some questions of my own.

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  14. @Marks comment to Fang. I'm with you Mark! I'm not using the reply button when commenting on a bunch of posts at once!

    Also I hope I win! (I'll draw a picture to go with it!)

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    1. Don't you have another idea? lol. Something more doable. I don't know how to deal with a mushroom who is also a man.

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  15. Well how about a story in which a zombie is in love with a vampire.

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  16. u should giveaway some money to my blog, cause that would be awesome :)

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    1. I've not got enough money to buy presents to give away, so no deal.

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  17. The f*ck? I just noticed dem buttons!

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  18. Oh shit. I'm gonna get a good one. Stand by

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  19. How about a satirical story where there is a zombie/vampire/illuminati/Inuit plot to reverse global warming and plunge the world into another ice age

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    1. I think I could maybe attempt to write that, but not sure how I would make it satirical.

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  20. Try describing 5 minutes of being alone, like sitting on a beach, or just chilling in a playground with kids playing and other kids fighting. I tried it once and it did wonders for me.

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    1. I don't like living five minutes alone, much less writing about it lol. But it could give my readers some insight into just what goes on in my head.

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    1. Edited for grammar. Love this reply button!

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  22. Since a few of those stories were once real dreams, I was thinking maybe a story where there are multiple levels of dreams/visions where each level increasingly gets more interesting and exiting. They could overlap and culminate in the ultimate learned lesson for the character/characters.

    Just an idea that I got from one of the dreams my brother had recalled to me.

    I commend you for sticking to your writing. To have a giveaway with your writing as a prize, I had to get an entry in.

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    1. Isn't that Inception? I could just watch Inception and then claim I wrote it I guess. But I don't know if I could do that one.

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    2. True. Although my brother's dream didn't parallel the movie, I didn't draw that conclusion.

      Maybe one of my dreams. Invading a ghost town that is filled with sentient zombie cowboys and women. My dream ended with the last zombie lunging at me from an island, sending me beneath the water in a deadly embrace. I woke up before I could defeat the large zombie.

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    3. Then the zombies still live! Eeep. I don't think that even with all the zombie movies anyone has ever tried zombie cowboys before.

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  23. Alright, Red Leader, you ready?

    The stories about an American who flees the bigotry of his family and his friends after coming out as a homosexual. He ends up living as an expatriate in (Country of your choice), but hides who he is because of the recriminations of his past and his own fear of rejection by those who he is close to, despite keeping a relatively solitary existence. He questions whether he made the right decision in being true to himself, or should have forsaken his own happiness to remain close to the people he cares about. Here's the kicker: It's written from the point of view of a local girl who serves him in a cafe and her speculation about him based on a letter to his father he accidentally left on the table.

    Flex those writin' muscles, son!

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    1. Shit, if you don't write that one, I might...

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    2. Ahhhhh fuck that's an interesting concept. I don't greatly know how to make it work though. At one point the guy would have to come out to the girl.

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    3. Implications of the letter. The two have never had a conversation

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    4. Well can they even have one? How would things unravel if they don't talk?

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    5. Hey, it's not my story to write. You figure it out

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    6. Then if I do write this they are going to have a conversation after she finds the letter. I could have him leave another letter but eventually he's going to seem retarded for constantly leaving his letters.

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  24. Hmm, I need to think of a good idea..

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  25. I would like to hear a story about how you would spend/invest 20 million in 4 days...

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    1. I don't know if I could actually do that myself let alone write about it lol.

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  26. to be honest I can't think of anything right now..hmm let me think...hmm how about a superhero who actually doesn't like being a superhero/saving people cause he doesn't like the people in town? LOL LAME!! forget that:PPP

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  27. Write a story about Funkasaurus Brodus Clay from Planet Funk visiting earth for the first time.

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    1. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU I don't know if anyone is qualified to write about that. No one can perfectly capture the funk of the Funkasaurus.

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