Photo Contest: Final Call.

So over the last several weeks, entries for the photo contest have been pouring in.

Well… that’s not exactly true. “Pouring in” overstates the case a bit. There hasn’t been a deluge or anything. It’s been more like a slow, steady stream of submissions.

But if I say entries have been “streaming in”, that overstates the case, too. That implies dozens or hundreds of entries a day, and we haven’t had nearly that many.

“Trickling in” isn’t quite right either. That implies we haven’t had many entries at all….

I can’t seem to think of something in between a stream and a trickle. A streamlet? A creek?

I can’t say entries have been creeking in, that would just confuse people.

Well, in the interest of perfect clarity, I guess I should say that entries have been coming in a variable but fairly steady amount between two and twelve a day. Bringing our current total to about 350 pictures.

As description goes, it lacks a certain something, doesn’t it?

Anyway. The purpose of this blog is to send up one final signal flare, letting people know they can still submit photos to the contest until Monday the 16th.

I know, I know. I said the 15th before, but the truth is I’m going to be away from home until the 16th. So, since I won’t be able to do a lot of stuff on my computer until Tuesday anyway. So I’m extending things one last day for the stragglers.

Want a sneak peek?

So far we’ve got photos that are artistic:

And sexy:

And, um, baffling:

I have to admit. This last one gave me a good belly laugh….

I’ve posted up a few more on the facebook fan page, if you’re interested.

Right now we’ve got about 350 photos, so the competition is stiff, but by no means overwhelming. So don’t be bashful about throwing your hat into the ring.

And by ‘hat’ I mean ‘photo’ and by ‘the ring’ I mean the e-mail address that I give over here in the contest guidelines.

Have a good weekend everybody….


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  1. brian199
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM | Permalink

    Hmmmm Pat

    can I do one escaping FROM a military base o.0

  2. Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:07 AM | Permalink

    For people taking advantage of the ‘multiple entries’ rule, how many photos would you say is too many? My friend & I spent an afternoon taking photos, and have been whittling down the results to our very very favourites. But we don’t want to cut some of them if we don’t have to, if that makes sense. How many photos is too many?


    • brian199
      Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM | Permalink

      I’d personally say about 2/3 a category. No more than 5, but we don’t know how many entries there are to compete with so best to have more than to little

      • brian199
        Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:12 AM | Permalink

        Scratch that.. 350

      • Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

        Umm…. I’m pretty sure she was asking me….

    • Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

      There’s no rule about how many pictures you can send. Thirty would probably be excessive, but you don’t need to limit yourself to just two or three.

      For example, if you set up a couple different types of shots, it would be fine if you sent me a couple photos from each. I certainly don’t mind having a few to choose from when I’m winners and posting up the blogs.

      So I guess the short answer is that you should send *all* your favorites….

      • Posted May 13, 2011 at 1:11 PM | Permalink

        Thanks Pat! This sounds great – there’s a couple of shots where we had variations and we’d cut some we liked so we only had one, so we’re both glad to get some of them back in.

        Photos shall be on their way to you shortly!


  3. plonggirl
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:39 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat,
    Will you also do a photo contest for international books? I’m waiting for the Dutch translation of the book. This will come out on the 15th of June and is named ‘De Angst van de Wijze’.

    • Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM | Permalink

      I think we’ll probably do one of these next year to include the paperback release of the book and all of the foreign editions, too.

      • Ranae
        Posted May 15, 2011 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

        Hey Pat,
        First of all thanks for the great sequel, I finished it in 3 days while I was supposed to have lectures every day from 9 to 5. This is the first time I hear the Dutch translation “De Angst van de Wijze” of “The Wise Man’s Fear” and I’m sorry to have to tell you, but I think it is horrible. Don’t get me wrong, it is a correct translation, but it just doesn’t have the cool curious making ring to it as TWMF. In contrast it kind of made me picture an old terrified grandfather with a long white beard hiding in a dark corner. Not something I would like to associate your book with. Personally I would have liked “De Vrees van een Wijs Man” much better. I understand that finding proper translations can be really hard but I do think that they could have come up with something a little more creative and inviting.

        • irisreads
          Posted May 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM | Permalink

          Well that’s also because everything in Dutch sounds a lot less mystical, poetic and just, well, cool than in English. That’s why I never read in Dutch anymore (especially not translated works and regular Dutch literature not unless when forced..) it just sounds so flat and well, lame…
          What a stupid language we have.. :(

      • huoxingren
        Posted May 17, 2011 at 5:09 AM | Permalink

        Haha, Pat, while reading your book I’ve been thinking of the translators… I feel sorry for them.

  4. Posted May 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    Pat you’re hogging all of the Felurian themed photos aren’t you?

    • Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM | Permalink

      There haven’t been too many of those yet, unfortunately.

      I’m hoping for a last-minute rush….

    • Adrianm
      Posted May 15, 2011 at 10:13 PM | Permalink

      Submitting Felurian themed photos is of the Lethani.

      • bennitro
        Posted May 16, 2011 at 5:15 AM | Permalink

        hahahahahaha – i had a visual of tempi popping his head out the corner of my computer screen saying that.

        got my chuckle on :)

      • mcarrejola
        Posted May 16, 2011 at 4:33 PM | Permalink

        This was a very well placed comment, i had to read it a few times to decide whether or not it was actually a quote from the novel. Had me laughing too. Laughing is of the Lethani.

      • Posted May 17, 2011 at 12:42 PM | Permalink

        @Adrianm, There is more “Win” in that comment than in my request. You sir win one Internet.

  5. Arcy
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM | Permalink

    Picture #2 has made my week, and I was having a really crappy week. Thank you, Pat. Super thank you to Mystery Incredibly Sexy Man.

  6. loki
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM | Permalink

    Tell the truth Pat. Did you shave your beard and body hair or is it photoshop’d? I wasn’t going to comment on the picture but you have to admit it’s a little self-absorbed to be reading your own book.

    • Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

      Heh. I *wish* I looked like that naked….

  7. Blarghedy
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM | Permalink

    How many submissions were there for the first book contest? I got the impression that it was a much greater number. Also, I don’t know if you showed submissions during the first one, but I get the feeling that lots of people haven’t submitted because they’ve felt like they couldn’t compete. (No, I’m not one of those; I just can’t think of anything.)

    • Blarghedy
      Posted May 13, 2011 at 10:24 AM | Permalink

      Never mind. I’ve thought of one. Awesome.

  8. origami
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 11:15 AM | Permalink

    what about a cricklet of submissions?

  9. Tager
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    If Felurian were a turtle, that last picture is genius.

  10. D.G.
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    When I saw Pic #2, the lyrics of “I’m Too Sexy” came to my head and now I can’t stop thinking about that song! I don’t know if I should be thanking you for posting the pic, Pat. :p

    I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt
    So sexy it hurts
    And I’m too sexy for Milan too sexy for Milan
    New York and Japan

  11. Caoxyn
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 1:59 PM | Permalink

    I have some coming in probably tomorrow, or whenever the pictures from tonight get onto the computer and sent to you. Which probably means Sunday….because, you know, I’m a procrastinator. Such is my life. :)

  12. Rob
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM | Permalink

    Real Wise Men don’t Fear chest hair.

  13. rialtoelvis
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM | Permalink

    My penis still hasn’t finished reading The Name of the Wind…

  14. tosfeathers
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

    I would suggest flowing. Flowing in.

  15. MollyMae
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 4:44 PM | Permalink

    Okay…so I’ve finally come up with a great idea, but now I don’t really have time to put it together. Or, if I do put it together, it will certainly look rushed. I’m going to do it, though. Whether or not it’s a huge success…….*shrug*

  16. arves
    Posted May 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

    Number 3 reminded me of the Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch

    And then we’ll do it doggy style
    So we can both watch “X-Files”

    • Ivi
      Posted May 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM | Permalink

      “Do it like they do on the Discovery Channel!”

      • rookedwithElodin
        Posted May 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM | Permalink

        I don’t think I’ve heard anything comparably hilarious all day, if not all week. Thank you very much!

  17. echo
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

    Man, I hope there are some super good ones if they’re only ‘creeking’ in. Not saying anything, I just really liked the winner last year. :)

  18. PR
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    Is there going to be a paperback edition coming out? If so, when?

  19. redcrest
    Posted May 14, 2011 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    Woo~ Looks like one of the Adem warriors got his hands on a copy of WMF. :D

  20. mynightstar
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 4:56 AM | Permalink

    My boyfriend had this idea of him lying in bed reading your book WHILE I was resting, lying on him and facing him, so he would be reading behind my back with me wrapped around him!
    Unfortunately, we wont be submitting such a picture.

  21. Remy
    Posted May 15, 2011 at 11:29 PM | Permalink

    I am so glad to hear it has been pushed back one more day thank you so much=) I have some photos I want to summit but I cant take them until tomorrow when I have sunlight. I would of done it before but my computer went down >< so this is Great! =)

    Thank you so much^_^

    Also Do we have until 12:00am Tuesday morning? I just want to make sure I am clear on it=)

    • Posted May 16, 2011 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

      Don’t worry too much. We’re not going to be disqualifying anyone just because their pictures are showing up an hour or two late. Since photos are coming in from all over the world, there’s not much point in us saying: “NOON!”

      Besides, we’re going to be spending a few days just sifting through all the last-minute entries. So it’s not really much of a problem if something shows up half a day late….

      • Remy
        Posted May 16, 2011 at 9:40 PM | Permalink

        I just sent my entries =)
        I hope I typed the e-mail right [email protected]?
        Thank you and I hope you have fun going through them all.

  22. lykashii
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 12:03 PM | Permalink

    Finally managed to take some pictures today! I leant my copy to a friend, was unable to get it back, so ordered a new one over a month ago and it still hasn’t arrived. Had to order ANOTHER one… and I have an exam tomorrow… wonder which took precedence? Pictures or revision.. anyway! Excited for this now :D

  23. PostaKiwi
    Posted May 16, 2011 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for this “Final Call”!

  24. rookedwithElodin
    Posted May 17, 2011 at 10:20 PM | Permalink

    Will there be a photo contest some vast way in the future that involves all three books?

  25. tengen
    Posted May 23, 2011 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

    #2’s face looks a LOT like my college roommates…

    If he reads this and is from Indiana then…for shame!

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