Sunday, March 09, 2008


I would be the first to admit that I have no skills when it comes to the visual arts. So when the time came to choose judges for the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY contest, I gracefully declined to consider myself for the job. Instead, I rounded up a stellar group of tasteful individuals to review the entries and choose the FIVE FINALISTS. Not only will they be better suited to judge the artistic merits of your entries, they don't share my fond feelings for all of you, and they probably won't sniffle when they're forced to choose between you.

Your judges are . . .

Ms. Lithe S (yep that's her real name): Writer, sophisticate, art-appreciator, and resident of Paris.

Ms. Laura H: Artist, photographer, and all-around cool chick.

Mr. Ace Daly: Male model and world-class aesthete.

They will pick the finalists based on the following criteria: originality, skill, and accuracy (whether it fits Iris's description).

We've received well over 60 entries, and I think they're all fabulous. Good luck to all the contestants!

(Above: My favorite art critic, the wonderful and wacky Sister Wendy.)

Oh, and I almost forgot . . . this is my 500th POST!!!


Blogger International Mastermind said...

HAPPY 500th! Heehee. 60 entries? That's more than the amount of kids in the cast and srew combined for the school play!

Good luck to everyone!

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Are they real people? Or just figments of your imagination? xD I've always wondered this, because you have proven yourself on many occasions to create wacky and (very) realistic characters. They could be pseudonyms, though. ;)
Anyway, they all sound unique and capable. And the third judge has decided the winners of another contest here, hasn't he?

And congratulations on 500 posts, Kirsten!! Perhaps the only time we may celebrate something's 500th birthday, with them still living. ^^

8:09 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

500 POSTS!?!?!? That means about 500 weird stories! 'o' Wow! Anyways, I can't wait 'til the 11th!! *meep* *hyperventlating* ( *A*)<8 GoOd LUCk tO EVERYBOdy!!!~
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(o^ ^o)

*bunny, hope this appears right ^^'*

9:05 PM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

Happy 500th! That's amazing! (I only have 2 posts on my blog ; )

Ooooh! I can't wait until the finalists are chosen! I'm counting down the seconds until they are!Good luck to everyone!

9:21 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Woo, 500!
That's about one entry every 1.46 days. Not bad!
Oh, wait, this year was a leap year...make that 1.462.
Yeah, this is the kind of thing I do in my spare time...
And speaking of spare time, do you have any suggestions of what I should do with this batch of [very, very, very toxic] hydrogen sulfide I accidentally created?? D: HELP!!!!

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Hania said...

Whoa, 500 posts! That's a lot of bizzare and interesting info out there. The Judges sound awesome.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! 500th??? Man, I have only been reading this for about two MONTHS! I wonder how many that totals up to (for me I mean)...

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'll do well in two out of the three catagories - in order to become a finalist, does your portrait have do do well in all of them?

9:59 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

60 entries?! O.o
I have NO chance of winning. *sigh* oh well, the portrit that wins will better be good!

10:39 PM  
Blogger SAMEANANYMOUS said...

500?!??!! wow!

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Lara said...

Jin ai: you could use your h2s for the separation of deuterium oxide,ie heavy water from normal water. i cant think of any other things to do with it. Careful,though: h2s is highly toxic and flammable and deadens your sense of smell so quick that by the time you realise it too late.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Cool! 500?! Good Luck Everyone!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Carry No Seal said...

Yep! Good luck everybody!

5:54 PM  
Anonymous wingsofsteel said...

I wont win because : I didn't send in a portrait, I can't beem images into your mind and I have no artistic talent

O o
(except for computer art see the odd face above)

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

500th. Wow. Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself. When do we get to vote? I seem to remember you saying something about that... *hint hint* Also, where do you find the judges? Are they friends of yours, or people you meet on the streets, or aliens from Proxima Centauri, or criminals released under mysterious circumstances, or...

Oh, and Kitty, I love the smiley. 'O' I have to use that more often...

How does one "accidently" create hydrogen sulfide?

8:04 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

Lara: Thanks! How would I do that/where can I look it up?
Yeah, I've read about H2S causing problems in soft water because it smells really bad, but I'm not sure how to do that.
I might ask a friend, who did a project on hard water... Thanks again!
Um, won't a lot of entries be marked for accuracy?
Wow, sixty entries. I'm surprised; there aren't that many regular commenters.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

oops, sorry, I meant light water :P
You know, they've been finding all sorts of weird medicines and drugs in the NYC pipes. D: AHH!!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

60? Wow!~ (yeah I definitely won't win, but that's ok.) Looking forward to seeing the finalists!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Wait... That means that tomorrow is the relese of the offical five finalists (currently commenting on March 10th)?? o.0 Eeeek!! >.<
Patsee: Thanks! o^-^o

11:58 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

Jin Ai: im not sure how to exactly do it......i have a friend who messes around with stuff like that(i kno, CRAZY, right???) but i didnt see how she did it. sorry.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

Ananka, when are you posting the finalists? It's lke 10:45 (your time) in the morning and I am going crazy!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

Wow! JA! You made Hydrogin Sulfide? That's amazing! How do you accedently make that? And does anyone know how to make a simple robot that walks or something? I don't know why, but I REALLY want to make one.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous rage said...

I could have probably drawn her anime(no idea how 2 spell that). Didn't have time.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Raph: Oh they're very, very real I'm afraid.

Jin Ai: There are far more readers of the blog than there are commentors. I, myself, had never commented on a blog until I started this one!

Nellie: Sorry! The judges will be getting together at 7PM New York time. So you may not know til the morning.

Everyone: I will post the finalists this evening. Voting to determine the winner will begin on Wednesday! (And yes, you all get to vote.)

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...

I cant wait to see the finalists.

and i cant wait too vote.


3:56 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Ananka: -falls over- Wow.
I'm really, really sorry!! I didn't mean to offend you!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

RAPH: LOL. You did NOT offend me! Sorry if I sounded snippy. All I meant is that they're real--and at least one of them is a massive pain in the butt.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Lara said...

only 2 hours...yesssssss. cant wait.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Ananka: No, you didn't sound snippy. I promise. ;)
I was just agonising over it all night and I kept thinking over and over "Damnit. I hope I didn't offend her..."

6:42 PM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

Why'd you choose a judge who was a 'pain in the butt?' No offense to the judges *Is sucking up*
How'd you choose the judges at all?

Ooooh! I can't wait! I"m counting down the minuits! There is 46 left right now. Now there's 45... and now it's 24! (Yes, I did wait 3 minuits to finish this post)

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Felicity said...

You just about gave me a heart attack with that picture of Sister Wendy! I have to watch all her videos for AP Euro next year.

10:09 AM  

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