Thursday, February 19, 2009

Protrudio Says Go Write! 4













In the spirit of internet blogging and cyber-hugging, Abysswinksback is pleased to announce its very fourth writing exercise. Actually, it’s more of a multimedia event. Or maybe a waste of time.

So here’s the deal...

As you know, Protrudio battles all kinds of beasts and behemoths on his travels through the Plane Of Custard. But if you were such a creature, what powers would you summon to defeat him? Use as many or as few words as you like.

As ever, there will be a prize — most likely, chocolate (or, for UK residents, gravy) — but only if your entry is accompanied by a photo or sketch of your sea monster.

Please email entries by 11.55GMT Tuesday 24th February. Pencils and dressing up clothes at the ready...

All submissions will appear some time next week in the order they are received and, as ever, Protrudio will take a short break from his custard-guzzling exploits to reward any participants for their efforts.

22 comments:

McKoala said...

The Koala is amazed, but pleased, to see some writing is being done. Drop down to high threat.

I have to attack Protrudio? Disturbing.

JaneyV said...

Glumness descends as I admit to not owning a scanner. Short of taking a photo of a drawing I know not how to enter this fine contest. Any ideas?

Whirlochre said...

Pictures are not mandatory — unless you're seeking to win a prize.

And you could always dress up...

Natalie said...

Awesome, drawing I can do. I'm sure between my son and I we can come up with something truly terrifying.

scarlet-blue said...

I'm new... who is Protrudio? What has he done to deserve being attacked by a plate of custard?
Would you like me to go and read some background information? Okay then.
Sx

Whirlochre said...

Get in there, Scarlet.

And remember: chocolate, or gravy...

writtenwyrdd said...

In the Plane of Custard, I do believe catsup is the appropriate fire-hose-weilding hero's equivalent to napalm.

But if it must be a sea creature... I'll have to don my thinking cap. Not sure I'll make the deadline, though.

Whirlochre said...

Hey — there's fuck all entries so far, so this is an easy prize, folks.

Robin S. said...

I'm sorry, Whirl - I can't do this one. I apologize ahead of time, but I'm just about at the end of editing time, so I gotta stay focused.

Hope you get some good ones!!

McKoala said...

Oooh, that gives me a chance to blast my way to victory with one of my famous One Word Entries.

Actually, I do have a plan, finding the time to carry it out is a different matter.

Whirlochre said...

Anything to spare Protrudio the embarrassment of a shunned initiative. He goes a funny colour when he blushes.

Geoff said...

Never mind that — where's my breakfast?

Kiersten said...

I'm plotting...ever plotting...

Whirlochre said...

The opportunities for winning prizes are still wide open, folks...

Kiersten said...

Ummm...I'm trying to figure out a way to do multiple entries.

Whirlochre said...

Maybe you should phone your local formation parachute diving squadron. They're pretty hot on that sort of thing.

Kiersten said...

Honestly, Whirl, did you really think I hadn't already tried?

The number's busy. I suspect sabotage...

Whirlochre said...

Or maybe they're all airborne. Give it another 10 minutes.

Kiersten said...

ARGH. My email (gmail AND yahoo) does not want to send this. But rest assured, it will get through...it WILL get through!

Kiersten said...

Speaking of, umm, did it get through?

Whirlochre said...

Your telepathic message swearing me to secrecy about your psychic abilities? Yup. I'm reading you loud and clear.

Kiersten said...

Excellent. I'm now sending you the coordinates.