Monday, October 11, 2010

Interaction Time: My Favorite/ Least Favorite Monster

It's been a long, long time since we've played this particular game, but there's really no time like the present!

Let's talk MONSTERS.

In honor of Halloween, I'm going to ask you good folks to send in some content.  We're going to talk about our favorite monsters AND our least favorite monsters!  I love me a good monster, whether its on two legs and wears a two-tone sweater or whether its breathing fire and 30 stories in the sky.  And I'm betting you guys ALSO have your favorite monsters.

But I'm betting some of you look at a few movie and TV monsters and are just left wondering what the hell the story is with that thing.  And we want to hear about that, too!

"I hate going into the basement to flip the circuit breaker!  Blah!"

Here's the rules:
  1. Send in:
    • A picture (preferably in JPEG)
    • Name of Monster
    • Identify as Favorite or Least Favorite Monster
    • An essay of any length explaining why your monster of choice is your favorite/ least favorite monster
  2.  You must self-identify one way or another.  Please include what name by which you'd like to be identified in the post
  3. You can send as many as four monsters
  4. Extra points will be awarded for monsters we've never heard of, creative responses and super-awesome essays
  5. You can define "monster" pretty much any way you choose, but let's keep it light, kids.  This is a Halloween fun-fest, not your personal soapbox, and we have readership of all stripes 
  6. All entries must be received by October 24th
  7. Depending on the number of entries, we will begin rolling out essays the week before Halloween.  I'm not sure which day yet.
  8. Please be aware that all profanity will be replaced with "@#$%" 
  9. By submitting your essay to Signal Watch, you retain ownership and copyright, but are granting The Signal Watch/ League of Melbotis non-exclusive publishing rights*
"Honey, my train ran into a problem, and I'm going to be a little late..."

Where do I send it?
  signalwatch at gee mail dot com

What's in it for YOU?

Folks who send in entries will receive a Signal Watch Signal Corps Fun Club Package!  (I have no idea what that means, but you can bet it will be awesome.)  If you would like a Signal Watch Signal Corps Fun Club Package, please include your mailing address.  And do not assume I have your mailing address.  I do not.

You also get to get your writing up here in bright lights, right next to your name! 


So, my little goblins, I hope everyone has an idea in mind for a monster they'd like to talk about.  Let's see if this can't get you in the Halloween Spirit!

"And those brains come with either steak fries or fingers..."

*I know, but these days I feel like that bit is necessary.  Please read up on Creative Commons if you want to know what I'm getting at.

He is a monster of talent


J.S. said...

An essay?! Four different mosters?! This is just another ploy to get your readers to generate your content for you, isn't it?

The League said...

It is exactly a ploy to get the readers to generate my content for me.

J.S. said...

Also, I'm wary of this Signal Corps Fun Club Package. This isn't just going to be more Jeff poop in a plastic bag, is it? That's not cool, even when you put Superman stickers on it...

The League said...

It will be totally fun. And 95% poo free.

Amy said...

As I was cleaning out my closet today, I found a cheapo Superman mini-flashlight that had been included in a package of AA batteries. I actually stopped myself before chucking it because I thought, "Oh hey, Ryan would probably want this." True story.

If I hadn't already thrown it away, I would have contributed it to the Signal Corps Fun Club Package.

The League said...

So... did you throw it away, or is it up for grabs? There is no wrong answer.