September 27, 2007

Toon Thursday...and CONTEST


Okay, so we are having our first CONTEST here on Finding Wonderland! It is not an incredibly exciting contest, and I just came up with it five minutes ago; plus it's a shameless ploy to get all of you to do my thinking for me!


Have you ever wished you could spout some clever one-liner in response to people asking you where you get your ideas? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to think of your own snappy answer to that question. Three finalists will get their answers immortalized in cartoon form, similar to the example above. The grand prize winner will receive a handmade blank book (great for jotting down writing ideas!) inscribed to you and signed by a. fortis.


This contest will run until Thursday, October 11--that's two weeks from now--and winners will be announced the following week. Until deliberations have taken place, Toon Thursday will feature famous writers' examples of snappy answers. Sometime between today and next Thursday, I'll post a picture of the blank book grand prize.


So: where do YOU get your ideas?

16 comments:

Chris Barton said...

What ideas?

Celise said...

From the Storm bobblehead that sits on my dashboard

TadMack said...

Hah!
I haven't yet been asked this one. I'm waiting.
My answer is "from old episodes of Iron Chef."
That should sufficiently confuse everyone.

liquidambar said...

Out of that drawer in the kitchen that contains all those take-out menus, spare batteries, rubber bands, pencils, etc.

a. fortis said...

Ha! Thanks, guys! Some stiff competition already.

I should also add that the main criteria for evaluation will be 1) did I laugh, and 2) does it lend itself to translation into an amusing picture...

Sara said...

Eye-dee-yers? Ain't they them things that folks are always tryin' to git rid of: "It weren't MY eye-dee-yer..." "You jus' keep your eye-dee-yers to yerself."

(Sorry, I just finished watching My Name is Earl. Anybody see the shoutout to Judy Bloom???)

liquidambar said...

If we can enter more than once, I'll add my secondary source: sometimes a magical seahorse swims up to shore and whispers ideas in my ear.

a. fortis said...

Ah yes, should have specified! You are free to enter more than once. You cannot, however, win more than once. So if you enter multiple times I will be picking my favorite! :)

Little Willow said...

From strangers with candy who run with scissors, but only after I accept rides from them.

From that guy. You know that guy. You know. THAT guy.

liquidambar said...

I love this contest; I could come up with these all day. I wish more people would enter so I wouldn't look like such a hog. Last entry for me, I promise:

You know those headbands with the bobbly antennas on them that make you look like an alien or an insect? Mine focuses the energy rays of the universe to bring ideas to my head.

This is what I use when I can't find anything in that kitchen drawer, and the seahorse, who's a bit of a bon vivant, is off gallivanting with his ocean friends.

a. fortis said...

Jeez, those are good ones. Feel free to spread the word around--the more the merrier, as far as number of entries goes!

Alyssa said...

I get my ideas from the Idea Fairy. Doesn't everyone?

You know, you leave a quarter under your pillow at night and when you wake up in the morning there is a shiny new idea in its place.

Though you have to be careful. Sometimes the fairies can get confused and you end up with a baby tooth under your pillow instead....

MotherReader said...

Where do I get my ideas?

Wal-Mart, two for a dollar.

Minh Le said...

Where do i get my ideas?

If you're feeling pretentious:

"I don't get ideas... ideas get me."

If you're feeling self-pity and confessional:

"Same place i got this nervous tick. From my dysfunctional family."

If you're feeling annoyed and sassy:

"Where did you get that face?"

Minh Le said...

Where do you get your ideas?

"I have no idea where i get them from. get it? no idea?! Zing!"

...for if you're feeling particularly corny... and have no friends. Which you probably wouldn't if you were the kind of person who makes that joke.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

How do I get my ideas? I steal them. Somewhere out there, someone is shaking a fist at the heavens because his brilliant idea about how to get more blog readers inexplicably vanished.