The Results of My Fundraising Bribery Initiative + A Challenge to Jim C. Hines
As you may remember, Jim C. Hines challenged me to a pose-off last week as part of his fundraiser for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation, wherein he and I both modeled a pose of a female character on a fantasy book cover. Having both made the pose, we then invited folks to vote on who did the post better. To
cynically influence the voting make sure people understood there are consequences for their actions, I offered five cents for every vote for me, to go to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. Surely, I thought, this poll is in the bag!
I STILL LOST, YOU BASTARDS.
After a week and 6,459 votes, Jim C. Hines won the pose-off with 54% of the vote, to my 46%.
FINE, PEOPLE. HAVE IT YOUR WAY.
Because I’m a gracious soul, even in defeat, I thought I would still donate that money to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. When I pulled out my calculator, it came out to $149.15. And I thought, what? That’s not nearly enough. So I went ahead and lumped in the votes of everyone who TRAITOROUSLY VOTED FOR JIM C. HINES TOO. The new result: $322.95. Much better. Then I rounded up and gave $325 because I hate loose change.
Jim C. Hines and I have a second pose-off to come. And while he may have won the last one, I think this time around things will break my way. But to make it interesting, I will offer Jim C. Hines the following challenge:
Jim C. Hines: You choose the pose (or do a poll to choose the pose, or whatever I DON’T CARE JUST DO IT). Then you and I shall make the pose.
DRESSED IN FESTIVE CHRISTMAS ACCOUTERMENTS.
LIKE I CARE.
Festive Elf hat, festive Santa beard, festive reindeer antlers?
WHATEVER, MAN. Just BRING IT.
Having made the poses, you will post them.
ON CHRISTMAS, I SAY.
And then we’ll see who is the most jolly (and contorted) of all!
BWA HA HAH A HA HAH HA.
AH HA HA HAH HAH HA HA HA.
That is all.
(Except: Folks, you can still give to Jim’s fundraiser. Just follow that first link above. DO IT.)