The LOLCreashun Contest!
Posted on November 14, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
You’ve read the writeup, you’ve looked at the pictures, now enter the contest!
I’ve posted over a hundred pictures from my Creation Museum visit, many of which are begging — begging! — to be LOL’d. And I know you folks are the creative types, so I’ve decided to let you all in on the fun with a contest: The LOLCreashun Contest. Here’s how it works:
1. Go to the Creation Museum photo set. Pick out a picture (or two, or whatever) you think would be fun to LOL.
2. LOLize it. Make it good (for those of you in the dark about LOLing, here’s the Wikipedia entry on LOLCats to give you context).
3. Post the picture in this topic thread at Whateveresque (note: Posting may require some of you to register for Whateveresque if you have not done so already. Don’t worry, it’s free, and I’m the dude who runs it, and I’ll approve registration requests quickly, unless I’m like, you know, asleep. Viewing Whateveresque or this thread does not require registration).
Do me a favor and make the image(s) no wider than 500 pixels.
Post the picture(s) no later than Sunday, November 18, at 11:59:59 Eastern Time.
Enter as many pictures as you like but remember: Quality, not quantity.
4. On Monday, November 19, I’ll announce a winner.
And what will you win? Why, a personalized copy of the signed, limited Subterranean Press edition of The Ghost Brigades, featuring kick-ass full color artwork by Vincent Chong, direct from me, that’s what. It’s a $60 retail value, plus it’ll have my grimy little fingerprints all over it! What a bonus! And the runner-up will get a signed paperback version of The Android’s Dream (third place? You’re fired. And put that coffee down. Coffee is for closers).
I ‘ll be judging on humor, creativity and uniqueness, so don’t all y’all run for the T-Rex photo. Also don’t feel you have to use LOLGrammar, but you definitely won’t be penalized if you do. Finally, if you want to play put can’t avail yourself of a LOLgenerator (here’s one online), just post a picture from the Creation Museum photo set and type in a caption in the Whateveresque thread.
Clearly, for the purposes of this contest, I allow you to take the pictures I’ve taken and modify them however you like. Have fun, you crazy kids.
Any questions? Post them here (but don’t post links to pictures here — go put them in over at Whateveresque).
And while you’re over at Whateveresque, feel free to root around and participate in other threads, or even start a couple and get a new conversation going. It’s the place Whatever readers go when they want to talk without me standing over their shoulder. They’re a fun bunch. Check them out, and join in. That’s an invitation, folks.
In which John outsources his photoshop based slacking. Kewl.
I think this definitely trumps my attempt at jumpstarting the forum with toilet paper, Nathan. :D
I CAN HAZ IT OVER TEH ROLL?
Can I submit my Devil Scalzi at the Museum pic? Huh? Huh?
Sure. Photoshoppery is all right by me.
I don’t know if it was just me, but unless I signed into Flikr, I couldn’t save as — the pic would come out ‘white’.
Once I signed in, all was fine.
I changed the license on it; people should be able to save them now without a problem.
OK, now if someone will only tell this interwebs moron how to upload a picture to the thread, I gots one ready to post.
The instructions are over at Whateveresque, Nathan.
Hey, you didn’t specify that the submission had to be safe for work.
OK, I’ve tried it from my .mac site and my smugmug site. It just comes up saying “image”. spelled out. no actual image.
I haz incompetence!
Nathan: Shoot me an e-mail — firstname-at-lastnamedotcom. I’ll save you, little unfrozen caveman…
Hey! I can haz preview! Thnxbai!
If you want to edit your initial “The LOLCreashun Thread” post, I can supply info for the picture posting impaired:
1) Go to http://www.tinypic.com
2) Click the “Browse” button and navigate to the picture on your computer.
3) Hit the “Upload Now” button.
4) Four boxes will appear, and the bottom one will be labeled ” Direct Link for Layouts”. Stroke the text in that box.
5) Go to the The LOLCreashun Thread, and paste that line of text right into the message body of your response.
6) Re-stroke that same line of text in the message body. Then hit the tiny “Img” button above the message body.
Preview your masterpiece!
And so the desperate procrastinatory Photoshoppery returns. ;)
I am always amazed at how 4chan, Fark, B3TA, and Something Awful have infiltrated all of the internet without most of the users of the internet actually visiting those sites. I’m more amazed how many people I find are actual /b/tards without actually living up to the scary “Anonymous” stereotype.
How Caturday on /b/ ever became LOLcats is beyond me… AMAZING photoset. I laughed and shook my head the whole time. Thank you, thank you an evening wasted on the blackest unintentional humor I have ever encountered.
Okay, so where is the post with the devil-Scalzi photoshoppery? Jim Winter inspired me.
Putting captions on some of those pictures would be coals to Newcastle.
Oh. My. God. I hurt from holding in gales of laughter. Tears… streaming.
Christ, I needed that.
Apologies if this link has been foretold in ancient blogscrolls, but there is a project to translate the entire Bible into LOLCAT.
http://www.lolcatbible.com/ … and T-shirts: http://www.cafepress.com/lolcatbible
I don’t know how you will decide! I submitted three, but there were several from others that made me laugh out loud. Great contest, John!
OK, I totally won’t win this contest.
Some of you guys owe me a new keyboard. Pony up!
Good job everyone. I had some laughs reading everyone’s entries.
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