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February 16 2007

Win A Role in Buffy Season 8! Dark Horse Comics asks you how Buffy has affected your life in 250 words or less and, if selected, you could end up appearing in an upcoming issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8. Winner to be selected by Joss Whedon himself!!!

Grand Prize Winner (1):
- Appearance in an upcoming issue of Buffy the Vampire: Season 8
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lithograph
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1 signed by Joss Whedon

Runners-Up (5):
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lithograph
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 #1 signed by Joss Whedon

What is the dead line for this? And does Joss really have to waste spend time reading ALL of the entries? And can I draw myself? (not that there is a chance I would win of course).

[ edited by embers on 2007-02-16 01:02 ]
"How Joss Made Me A Strong Female Character, by Gossi"
Midnight,March 14th is the deadline and the winners will be notified by April 4th.

[ edited by Buffyfantic on 2007-02-15 23:58 ]
Wow, Ive got to get involved in some of this. I imagine Joss won't read all of them, Dark Horse will probably pick six, and Joss will decide which is the best, and the rest will get runner up.
Final cover for #1.

It has all the wordy stuff on the cover. Looks very professional and understated.

Good luck with the competition everyone.
Is this only open to Americans? How about Canucks?
Like I could explain what Buffy's meant to me in 250 words.
The fine print doesn't say US residents only. How has Buffy affected my life? Well there's the thirty foot high paper mache statue of Buffy I built in my front garden. What? That's not creepy. She is wearing clothes. Well, she is now. Man you wouldn't believe the fuss the neighbours made at first...
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!
I've always wanted to be in print.

*begins early campaign strategizing. starts making buttons and posters*

zz9
That's um...
Can we see a pic?
This is amazing! I sent in my entry, I know I probably wont win, but hey, why not? It was EXTREMELY hard writing how much Buffy has changed my life in only 250 words.
It has all the wordy stuff on the cover. Looks very professional and understated.

Ooh, very minimalist. I love it.

Can't wait to get me a signed copy of it :-)
Oh, the tales I could tell! *gets evil, yet vaguely nostalgic look in her eyes*...
Well, I sent in mine. *crosses fingers*
That´s nearly as cool as my dream to write for Buffy one day. But only 250 words will be hard. But I´ll try, chances are slim anyway. Good luck to everyone btw!
Same here. It's a bit generic, but I added "Satellite of Love". I might get an extra point or two from that. If by some miracle I do make it, I hope to portray a Watcher who explains to the Army....slowly....why teen girls who can fight better than most male soldiers is nothing to worry about...really.

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2007-02-16 02:40 ]
This is like the short-lived Stan Lee reality Superhero show, sort of, only better. But I don't think I'll enter. Having already entered a couple of these small word-allotment writing contests, I know how difficult it is to compress your thoughts and ideas. Plus, there is no way I can express what Buffy means to me in that short bit of writing. I'm sure someone will come up with a creative way to do it though. Break a leg, all.
My thoughts - all of 'em - are already super or hyper compressed into a tiny space the size and shape of a peanut, so I'll have no problem with the word-allotment.

When I win, I wanna be portrayed as a villain-witch in Season 8 - an evil, evil witch/goddess of great beauty and wit what goes down in a Ragnarök-esque blaze of spellcasting and glory and fire and evil punning.

Good luck to all y'all and may the best witch writer win.
"Buffy is good story. Bitch."

Oh, wait, 250 words, not 5. Darn.
250 words or less Telltale. I'm going with "All work and no Buffy make Saje a dull boy" repeated 25 times. It's perfect because it's a) succinct and b) so mental that the judges might get scared into giving me the prize.

(filling the Dark Horse office elevator with blood and lipsticking 'Redrum' onto all available mirrors just seemed prohibitively expensive, what with airfares, blood costs etc.)
All over this.
"When I win, I wanna be portrayed as a villain-witch in Season 8 - an evil, evil witch/goddess of great beauty and wit what goes down in a Ragnarök-esque blaze of spellcasting and glory and fire and evil punning."

QuotergalIf you are portrayed as evil, wouldn't it make more sense for you to evilly throw everyone's words back at them? I can see everyone melting when confronted by the things they have said in times of weakness, anger or self-doubt...but that would only be if you were evil. ;-)

I usually do not try to play these games cause 250 words, ich, but I may try this. I have some ideas. Of course, I always have some ideas. That is one of the things that makes 250 words such a problem.
I actually considered going with that, Saje, but I'm writing something with a bit more substance.

About appearing in a comic--I already appeared in the series 'Small Gods' once, and I can tell everyone that it is awesome to see yourself on the page, so enter the competition!
I hope they're going to post the top ten or so. I'd like to see these. (Although probably not all 2000 of them.)
Uhmmm, Saje, have you read Spike:Asylum #5 yet? I know you hate spoilers, so I'm not saying anything else . . . but I'm not completely off-topic here.
I did after reading your post MacGuffin, cheers for the (oblique) heads up (picked #5 up in the week but i've been saving it for a marathon comics session this weekend, work permitting. Got about 30 singles to read).

Holy shit on a scented stick. I'm in a comic ! I am totally, utterly in a comic ! It's like that time I was almost on TV when David Wilkie came to my school, only cool (though I didn't get a free 'Swim with Cadburys' sports bag this time).

Mr Brian Lynch esq., if you happen to be lurking, thank-you very much for that, i'm way honoured to appear in your story, the icing on the cake being that it was a fantastic end to a great series (i'd still have been grateful if it was rubbish, just maybe not as much ;). I did wonder exactly how you'd bring all the pieces together after the mountain you'd given yourself to climb in #4 but you did it in magnificent style. Dear old Spike, he always was a (blood) sucker for the ladies ;).

And #387 in the things-I-never-thought-i'd-type category .
Word allotment is never as much a problem as the added restrictions I tend to bury myself in. I never let myself do anything the easy way when it comes to writing.

I should have an invisible homeless guy around to punch me in the face when I get like this.
Entered. I even ended up with one word left over!

I expect I will soon be seen as a shocked bystander. Maybe a monster will eat me. Or possibly I will be working with a slayer, because I am not afraid of strong women. All possibilities.
I really want to be a slayer. Even just a little anonymous one somewhere in the background.
Saje: "250 words or less, Telltale."

See, that's just one of the things I really like about you, Saje - you really get math.


Quotergal If you are portrayed as evil, wouldn't it make more sense for you to evilly throw everyone's words back at them? I can see everyone melting when confronted by the things they have said in times of weakness, anger or self-doubt...but that would only be if you were evil. ;-)

newcj, you make a compelling point - but it might just be a little too meta to get down on paper. I don't want to make my (inevitable) portrayal harder than necessary on either Joss or the artists (both cover and inside) and they are already going to have their hands full capturing my regal beauty and rapier-like wit on paper...
I just entered, I suddenly feel 12.

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