Friday, October 23, 2009

Rename Twilight - Da Rezultz

You people are funny. I am sending you all imaginary books. I would send you all real books, but then I'd be forced to become a nudist because I wouldn't be able to afford clothes. Or laundry. And you wouldn't want to subject the world to THAT, would you?

I think part of the allure of the Rename Twilight Contest is that there's so much to work with. We all know that I respect Stephenie Meyer for getting people to read, but if you're inclined to be a little silly (and we all know that I am), there's a lot to laugh at. In my favorite entries, you lampooned the high sparkle quotient, as Masonian did so well in his "When Sparkles Attack: a Love(ish) Story." There were a lot of entries that poked fun at Bella, like "Scent of a Wuss" by Barb and "I'm Plain, Clumsy And My Parents Don't Care About Me But Every Guy Wants Me For Some Ungodly Reason That My Tiny Little Brain Can't Comprehend" from Mireyah Wolfe. There's the inevitable lolcat takeoff (because we all know how much I love lols): "I Can Haz Bella" from Larissa. There's the uber witty "The Apple Has Nothing To Do With Anything" from Emilee, and the self-help version "What To Do When Your Boyfriend Thinks You're Food" by Valerie.

And then, there are my two finalists.

Too Great Expectations: How to Make Sure No Guy, Ever, is Good Enough. Ever. - sraasch

Because Buffy Had Too Much Backbone - CKHB

I cannot choose between them. (Yeah, I'm wussing out. Deal with it.) So I'm going to turn it over to you. Which one do you like better? The winner will get a copy of the book. The runner up will get random swag from me. I think I still have some fold your own Cthulhu around here somewhere.

And EVERYONE needs a fold your own Cthulhu.

Sing out in the comments, peepuls. And if you didn't win this one, stay tuned, because I'll be giving away another one next week. Whee!

34 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

this totally isn't fair. Two really good titles that should have been. I am going to take Because Buffy Had Too Much Backbone. Although I found myself snarking at most of these.

Jamie Eyberg said...

that is snarfing, because everyone needs a 2 year old tugging at their arm when they type.

sraasch said...

Aw, I'm a finalist! Yay! You made my morning :)

Would it be conceited to vote for myself? If it isn't, I do, if it is, I respectfully hold off on voting.

Natalie Whipple said...

Voting for Sara! Though they are both hilarious.

Valerie said...

Ooh, tough choices! I think I'm going to ave to go with Sara though, because she nailed it when it comes to Twilight's effect on an entire generation of soon to be disappointed women.

Liyana said...

I'm voting for CKHB. Because that brings the lulz.

Mariah Irvin said...

I vote for Sara!

Stephanie L. McGee said...

I vote for "Buffy had too Much Backbone."

MattDel said...

Any entry that references Buffy gets my vote (proud Joss Whedon fan over here).

beth said...

I vote for Sara!

sruble said...

Oh no, I like them both too. Can't choose either. I say get out the hat and drop both entries in, or give them both a book.

Sorry I'm not much help, but I really do like them both :)

K.C. Shaw said...

They're both awesome. Do I really have to choose?

Eeny meeny miney moe....

Okay, the Buffy one. I chose it scientifically.

watch Twilight New Moon said...

Go Sara, lol.

Donna Gambale said...

BUFFY!

Mireyah Wolfe said...

I was mentioned! YAY (This makes me happy even though I didn't win!)

I totally vote for Buffy for several reasons:

1: She's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.

2: Buffy is an epic name.

CKHB said...

"Would it be conceited to vote for myself? If it isn't, I do, if it is, I respectfully hold off on voting."

Ditto!

And, yay, either way!

Lisa and Laura said...

Because Buffy Had Too Much Backbone. Hands. Down.

Sara said...

I vote for Sara too... but I really like both!

Jason said...

Voting for the Buffy one, because it makes me laugh out loud every time.

Wish I had heard about this early enough to put in my own entry.

Cate Gardner said...

Because Buffy Had Too Much Backbone... :D

Wendy Sparrow said...

Buffy! Buffy! Buffy! CKHB! CKHB! CKHB!

They were both good, though. References to buffy from people that follow my blog... well, it's that little nudge that kept my head from exploding over choosing.

Actually, they were all good. I really liked "The apple has nothing to do with it."

K. M. Walton said...

I vote for Sara.

Barry Napier said...

I'm going with Too Great Expectations.

Also, the last time I tried folding my own Cthulu, the power went out on the entire East Coast.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

These are hilarious. I vote for Too Great Expectations, but they are all great.

Valerie said...

So, yeah, totally forgot to say thanks for the shout out! There were so many awesome titles, it's awesome to be mentioned among them!

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Sara has my vote!

candicekennington said...

I think they're both awesome, but I have to go with Sara's because she had so many great entries. I remember thinking how clever they all were when I read them the first time.

Larissa said...

Wheeee! I got a mention! LOL.

I love the Buffy one (and sooooo many others), but I have to vote for sraach. :)

Hayley said...

Sara's got my vote!

Tiny T said...

Buffy all the way. :)

PJ Hoover said...

You got some hilarious ones! I'll go with Buffy.

Carrie Harris said...

Thanks for the votes, peeps. :)

Girl with One Eye said...

My vote is a toss up "I'm Plain, Clumsy And My Parents Don't Care About Me But Every Guy Wants Me For Some Ungodly Reason That My Tiny Little Brain Can't Comprehend" and "The Apple Has Nothing To Do With Anything"

I love twilight and I love this blog.

Girl with One Eye said...

ok, you have to add this one to you final list: "Guide to Parenting: Give Your Children Enough Attention or They'll Fall in Love With the First Guy They Talk to, Even if He's Dead"

I read the comments from the contest and loved it.