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The Stepsister Scheme

First of all, thank you to everyone who entered the photo contest. I received a total of 18 entries, and loved every one. (Seriously -- I probably annoyed my wife, because I kept saying, "Hey, come check this one out!")

Sadly, there can be only one. Mostly because I have only a single Advance Review Copy of The Stepsister Scheme [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] to give away.

So I'll be putting it to a vote. You can vote for as few or as many of the photos as you'd like, and you have until the end of 12/5/08 to get your votes in. I'll announce the winner this weekend.

I've put all 18 entries behind a LJ cut, and I apologize in advance for those of you reading with an RSS feed that doesn't recognize LJ cuts. (Also, the poll was beautifully formatted in preview, but came out a little disjointed when I actually posted it. And of course LJ won't let you edit polls. I think it's still clear, but please let me know if you have any trouble figuring out which tick-box goes with which picture.)

Poll #1307210
This poll is closed.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 85

Vote for as many as you'd like

View Answers
3 (3.5%)
Cat and Goblin:
9 (10.6%)
3 (3.5%)
Book and Bottle:
1 (1.2%)
Monster and Mouse:
2 (2.4%)
Goblin Fist Bump:
4 (4.7%)
Batman and Goblin:
2 (2.4%)
2 (2.4%)
Family Time:
6 (7.1%)
0 (0.0%)
1 (1.2%)
1 (1.2%)
Warrior in Training:
2 (2.4%)
Doggie the First:
2 (2.4%)
Goldfish Dreams:
0 (0.0%)
Doggie the Second:
1 (1.2%)
Doggie the Third:
0 (0.0%)
It's alive!
2 (2.4%)

I've got to say again that I love these. And if you're wondering, that is indeed an authentic Jim C. Hines autograph on the "Fanshirt" T-shirt, as well as a genuine goblin tattoo in the "Warrior in Training" pic. (Windycon was a highly entertaining convention.)

I know most contests like this lead to people reposing and sending their friends over to vote. That's fine ... heck, part of my not-so-sneaky motivation is to lure more visitors to the blog. However, I'd ask that folks refrain from ballot stuffing, 'kay? Vote for your favorites, and keep things fun.

If you don't have a LiveJournal account and thus can't vote, please e-mail your vote to me at jchines42 =at=

Finally, if anyone wants to repost the banner, just copy and repaste the following:

Once you've voted, the comments are open so that we may heap praise upon the entrants!


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 1st, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Wow. Those are some GREAT entries. I'm really having trouble picking just one. I think the first order of the day is to get some second prizes because man, these are GOOD.

My favorites are Catfight, The Fanguy with the signed shirt, batmat, Bigfoot and the mouse (that is really cool!)

Certainly honorable mention to any entry that displays a dog, a cat or a baby!!! I mean...these are really good!
Dec. 1st, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
"I'm really having trouble picking just one."

That's exactly what I was thinking when I decided to let folks vote for as many as they liked :-)
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
instead of prolonging the inevitable you should have just given me the book, i could have gotten you my adress.
Dec. 1st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhh I don't know which one to vote for!!


I will have to come back and review before casting a vote.


Dec. 1st, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! Remember, you can vote for more than one :-)
Dec. 1st, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
That doesn't make it easier!
Dec. 1st, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
It's not fair! I was forced to vote for myself -and- for the opposition.

You're diabolical Jim, positively diabolical.
Dec. 1st, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I've worked hard to become so ;-)
Dec. 1st, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)

Dec. 1st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
your wasting your time we both know in the grand scheme of things i'm much more so, but midnyteabbadon has a good point.
Dec. 1st, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Re: contest
exapno has trained you well . . . but you are not a Jedi yet! ;-)
Dec. 1st, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Ditto to midnyteabbadon's comment!

Not fair, Jim!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
So many good ones to pick from. I'll sleep on the decision and then vote tomorrow! :)
Dec. 5th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
phht. like it's so hard to vote for just yourself.
Oct. 13th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you relinked to this. They made me grin. :)
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