Howdy, ya’ll! Or, as they say around here, Buonasera!
While taking Mrs. Vraeden on a vacation she so richly deserves (and is going to score me lots of DHP: doting-husband points) an inspiration struck me on how I can make a donation to The Fellowship Walk for Child’s Play, give something away to a lucky CSTM reader/listener, and have some fun, all at once.
I have kinmate in The Osgiliath Guard on the Elendilmir server who lurves the /fishslap emote. Well, that’s not quite right . . . actually, he loathes the /fishslap. [insert sad panda face]
He thinks it’s silly, juvenile and he wants you to get off his lawn. I, on the other hand, think it’s whimsical, fun, and generally hilarious. I mean, who doesn’t like to /fishslap some who’s AFK between OT T2 wipes? And who doesn’t /fishslap Draigoch or Saruman a time or five as they’re running their yaps just prior to the start of the fight?
My kinmate (who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are), that’s who!
So here’s how we’re going to make his day:
The Screenshot Contest
I want you to show me your best /fishslap screenshot. The funniest and/or most creative will win.
Email them to me at email@example.com between now and October 17, 2012. The winner will be selected by a panel of CSTM staffers and announced at the end of the Fellowship Walk events.
- your name (not your real name)
- funny caption or story that makes your /fishslap better than everyone else’s
In the event of a tie vote among the judges, the winner will be determined by some combination of the following: Magic 8-Ball, Ouija Board, wins against divisional opponents, or random draw. All determinations by the moderator (that would be me) are final. The winner will be notified by email. The not-winners won’t be notified at all.
Don’t have the /fishslap emote? It’s only available to earn during the Spring Festival so if you don’t already have it, that is out of the question. So we invite you to be creative with your regular /slap-ping to draw our attention.
Alternatively /fishslap is available in the LOTRO store for 95 Turbine Points. Fairly inexpensive fun you can use all year round – not just for this contest.
One (1) Winner will receive 2000 Turbine Points!
Plus I will make a matching donation to Child’s Play (in real money, not Turbine Points) equal to the amount of the point card purchased ($25).
So get /fishslapping . . . and remember: it’s for the baby hobbits!
CONTEST RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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