Yes, yes, I am approaching a milestone. I will soon reach 5000 pageviews. Although I don't know whether to be happy about that or annoyed that it's taken over a year since I first joined to get this far. No matter.
What is at hand is this - I originally had the intention of evenly spreading what points I had accumulated to each of you but, since I don't know who amongst my watchers is still active and who isn't, I could easily be throwing points away. So my brilliant idea is to make you all scramble so the cream can rise to the top, so to speak.
As such, I propose an art competition. I will award points to my top three deviant watchers (and two honorable mentions) who can successfully marry baseball and science fiction in an interesting way using the talents they have (yes, writers, you are included). The prizes are as follows -
1st Place - 300 pts
2nd Place - 200 pts
3rd Place - 100 pts
HM - 25 pts (ea.)
The competition officially begins today and will end at 2359 Hours on May 31st (U.S. Central Time). Once all submissions are made, I will take a couple of days to consider the options and then make a journal post to announce the winners. Please limit yourself to two potential entries. If you submit something and then come up with a better idea, you will have to petition me for a substitution.
Some guidlines -
a) Since cheerleaders aren't a big part of baseball, Slave Leia with pom-poms isn't likely to pique my interest. However, as an example, Slave Leia breaking a baseball bat over her knee (a la Bo Jackson) might work...
b) The less obscure the sci-fi, the better. I apologize if this puts anyone off who knows some really obscure thing that very few have ever heard of but I'm kind of going for amusing here and if I don't know what I'm looking at, it's that much harder to be amused. If you can adequately explain what it is you're submitting then I might give it a pass.
c) Only deviants who have added me to their watch list prior to the posting of this journal are eligible. No exceptions.
d) Some of my favorite science fiction - Red Dwarf, Red vs. Blue, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Farscape, Babylon 5, Tron, The Black Hole (Disney), Back to the Future, etc. (you are not required to limit yourself to these options)
e) If you live in a country where they don't play baseball, chances are good they have cricket so I'll allow that as a substitution, but only Cricket.
If you have any questions, please post them here. Once your submission is ready, send me a note with a link. Good luck, kiddies.
Update (May 8th, 2057 Hours) I just passed 5000 a few minutes ago so...Yay, I guess. FYI, I'm not expecting anything insanely proficient here, in the technical sense anyway. I just want to encourage the whimsical so don't worry about creating a masterpiece (1st place is only 300 pts...).