Alright, my pretties. It's October. Trees are changing color, spiders are coming out of the woodwork, and Hocus Pocus is going to be on television another ninety-three times in the next two weeks. So take a break from putting razors in apples for a minute, and read about the pumpkin carving contest.
From now until October 30th, I will be accepting PMs of photographs of carved pumpkins. I will reupload the photos to a non-username revealing photo account, and post them on the 30th with a poll. The winner will get a prize of some kind. I don't know what it's going to be yet. There's a good chance it will be disappointing. If you're only in it for the prize, I hope you lose. This is really about bragging rights, anyway.
So. It's a contest, so I guess we need some rules. There are only going to be two. They're just pumpkins, for chrissake. You shouldn't take them too seriously.
Rule one: Be awesome. If you want to carve a radish or a carrot or a clump of dirt instead, I don't fucking care. Just make it awesome.
Rule two: Don't steal pictures from the internet and say they are yours. To make sure I know you're really the one who took the picture, put a salt or pepper shaker in the picture with your pumpkin. I know. It's weird. But it's something you all have at home, and something that isn't likely to be in all the pumpkin pics floating around on the net.
I realize that it's going to be a while before people start carving. That's fine. I'm just throwing it out there. I'll bump this periodically as a reminder.
Alright. Contest in 3, 2, 1. Ready, go. Good luck.