I'll have to admit thqt the contest was a difficult one to judge. I received
well over fifty entries from names both old and new, and it was truly difficult
to sift through the ones that stood out from the rest, primarily because a lot
of them were really, really good. However, in the end, it came down to these
six lucky winners:
Mulvey - Oliver was the only real shoe-in I had. The man's written tons
of stories for me, and I knew even before I sat down and started writing this
special that it had a part in it waiting for him. Thanks, Oliver.
Thoma (Gilligalliguckelchen) - Jules was the only one who requested to be
involved in Beckham's entourage in some way, and I had a place in the story
where he'd fit in perfectly. For some reason, he asked for his name in the story
to be John Redwood. <shrug> Hope he likes the part.
Carlson - I loved Andy's entry in its simplicity: "I can fit anywhere
and I don't care what happens to me. You can have me... come out of the bathroom
followed by George Michael." Well, I squeezed in a sick George Michael
joke at Andy's expense, but it was still all Andy's idea. Good job, Andy. :)
A. Clodfelter - Not only was Ruth's entry the first one I received, but
it was one of the best. Ruth's been a dedicated fan and buddy for a little while
now, plus... well... how can I deny her the twenty bucks her sister now owes
her for getting hit on by Sporty in the story?
or RaVeCaNdY - Fiona's entry was simply a perfect blend of decent ideas
and sucking-up. She had a decent background for her character worked out, and
I thought her entry stood out among the rest. Congrats!
(no last name or nickname given) - Jeremy's entry gave me a great idea.
He wanted to be a part of some sort of riot control team that came to stop the
carnage, but instead joined in when they realized it was the Spice Girls we
were after. So, I took it a step further and made it NATO! And since he had
spawned the idea, Jeremy got a spot in the story.
- Owner of the Basing Britney website and creator of the Spice Girls vs. Backstreet
Boys story, I figured Magmos would blend in well with our teenybopper-band-trashing
selves. Besides, since she'll be a famous actress someday, I'd rather be on
her good side. :)
there you have it: the winners of the contest. Like I said, there were a lot
of good entries, but these just stood out from the rest in my own mind. I'm
sorry if you didn't win, and I'm sure some of you are a bit downtrodden, perhaps
even pissed-off about it. Remember though, no flames! You never know... maybe
there will be another contest when it comes time for the next SGDVD special
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