Well folks, we're almost at the end of the photos. I hope you've had as much fun as I have.
Our final category is: "Best Cosplay." But before we get to that, there was a small subcategory of photos that I haven't included yet: photos commenting about the covers of the book itself.
This is the real hot-button question, of course. How much naked man chest do you prefer?
A lot of people weighed in on the subject.
Even to the point of dressing up as their preferred cover.
And here you see my clever segue into the "Best Cosplay" category. Look like anyone you know?
Maybe this will help. When I started this contest up on Facebook, someone else took young Kvothe's posed picture and photoshopped him onto the cover. I think both the model and the photoshopper deserve an honorable mention prize.
Some of the pictures people took told a story.
Interesting side note: this is the look that women have been consistently giving me for the last 15 years. Admittedly, they usually have a pretty good reason....
I was especially tickled by the people who staged scenes from the book. This one is subtle, and the reference is easier to catch in the following version:
Here's the strapping young man we saw at the beginning of Part VIII, putting those abs to good use. Extra points for rescuing the lady and the book.
Anyone who's read The Name of the Wind should be able to identify this scene. But what really impressed me was the hard, white Dalonir cheese that they went to the trouble of including in the picture. That's the level of detail that gets you a pair of lovely runner-up prizes: one for Kvothe and one for Auri.
This is hot. The best part? Kvothe's drawn-on abs.
Winner. Such a sweet picture. I'm guessing most of you can identify this scene too.
We have a good degree of accuracy here too. Denna is all, "You're so dreamy." And Kvothe is thinking, "I wish Denna liked me.... Hey, are those cumulus or cirrus clouds.?"
Congrats. Both Kvothe and Denna can have a fabulous prize of their choosing.
This is so not cannon. Still, it's nice to see poor Kvothe get a little love...
Remember, if you've won, you need to follow the guidelines I laid down at the beginning of the contest in order to claim your swag. Now that all the winners are finally posted, I'm going to go through and start packaging and mailing things out.
Well.... I shouldn't say that ALL the winners are posted. There was one entry so amazing that I had to give it a post all its own. We'll see that next week, so stay tuned.
posted by Pat at 1:13 AM