Yes, the Vampire Flopper competition is closed, the entries read, the votes tallied, and the winners contacted. I had a bloody wonderful time over the past 10 days, and thoroughly enjoyed the various entries as they came in! I hope you all, in turn, enjoyed the various vamp-oriented posts as I pimped the competition to all and sundry.
Now that it’s closed, I am delighted to be able to announce the winners! But first, a reminder of each competition:
Competition 1: What is a Vampire Flopper?
Describe a Vampire Flopper in 200 words or less – or draw a picture if you’re so inclined. Wacky is encouraged, as is the entirely unrealistic. Puns, amusement at the expense of fictional vampires, amusement at the expense of me, and general weirdness are all good.
Competition 2: Name the vampires pictured in this post (and the show/movie they’re from).
One point for each name and each show, for a maximum of 10 points. The winner is the person with the most points – or if there is a tie, drawn randomly from those with the top points.
The winner of competition 1, as judged (anonymously) by Adonis, was Essin’ Em! Yay! There were actually two entries from Essin’ Em – her first was unofficial and not passed on for judging, but I like it so much that I’ve included both here. What do you think?
As we know, vampires have very strict sets of rules. You know, garlic bad, sunshine bad, blood good, and all that jazz. When a vampire steps out of line, SOMEONE has to show him who is boss…but really, how do you punish a vampire? So the vampire species has created the not so glamorous, but oh so important position of Vampire Flogger. When a vampire misbehaves, s/he earns a certain number of lashes, depending on how bad their misdeed is. The vampire flogger than uses the specially created vampire-back single tail to flog said vampire. However, as the job of vampire flogger must be held by a non-vampire (to prevent bias), and is therefore a very dangerous position, the position of Vampire Flogger has remained empty for centuries.
(ok, so I mis-read it as flogger….but I left this as I thought you’d find it amusing)
In the world of vampires, there is sometimes an issue; vegetarian vampires. These are the vamps that just don’t delight in tasting human blood, whether by killing humans, or even raiding the local blood bank. However, if word got out, no one would ever be scared of vampires ever again, so the council of the vampires had to take action. Every vegetarian vampire is assigned their own vampire flopper; a human who accompanies them, and when other humans are in sight, plays dead or “flops” while the vegetarian vampire pretends to eat them. Therefore, the reputation of vampires remains, while the veggie vampires can still be happy. The role of vampire flopper is very highly paid, as it is a more than full time position.
The winner of competition 2, adding up the correct answers, is Mina! Yay! Mina spent hours scouring the internet to find some of these (cleverly using the clues in each picture name), and got 10/10. The answers are below:
Alucard, from Hellsing (great anime, very stylishly done. In no way related to Van Helsing, the movie)
Mitchell, from Being Human (brilliant British show. It’s been picked up for a second season)
Kostya, from Night Watch, and Day Watch (I actually prefer the books to the movies, but the movies are pretty darn good as well)
Bill Compton, from True Blood (I really need to get off my arse and finish watching S1 before S2 starts playing)
Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel (ah, Spike. I love me my Spike!)
Congratulations to both Essin’ Em and Shanna Mina, and my thanks to everyone who entered! The other entries to competition 1 will be in a later post