Danzo/Kaiza Theory CONTEST Winners, Almost
OK, this was hard to judge, and I wanted to write all 12 entrants a fic, but I just don’t have the ability and time. As it is, this took me so long to get to this my volunteer judges evaporated. So, I did get some help from onsite user kyouto (outlaw), who sent me a great analysis of the entrants and off-site person Nekodesu. Neko doesn’t use the site, but she’s a Narutard like the rest of you. I wanted to include off-site readers so the crack up posts would be funny to everyone, not just full of “in crowd” jokes. Although, since there were two of us who read the site, I think we may have fallen into that tendency anyway.
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There were two categories: complete crack that made no sense but explained the picture (entries from 9tailedsage, Lastscorpion, Alec, and harshytkage rounded out the field) and a theory that fit well with the rest of the manga (entries from Elfarren, Jeremiah, Renzy, Jayden, real, EroSennin, Lastscorpion, and Tomreishi). Some of those may have been crack, too, but they were different enough in character that I could justify sorting the entries along those lines.
Thanks to everyone for working up your stuff and playing along when we were all so starved for manga entertainment. Again, I wish I could write something for all of you, but I just can’t manage it.
So, that being said, the judges were split three ways to Sunday on the more serious theories. Elfarren, Jeremiah and EroSennin all recieved votes. I’m tossing in Jayden’s theory because, although it didn’t go on and on, it was unique among entries–and I know it was good because lastscorp echoed the same idea in a later comment. Since the judges were split, I’m going to boil down the theories into a sentence and let the mass of awesomeness readers decide. One vote per person, vote for the most believable theory to explain the picture above. I will announce the winner (close the poll) on Thursday morning (by noon, January 29th). Remember, this is about believability, not the funny.
Results for the believable theory:
- Jeremiah: 35%
- Elfarren: 24%
- Jayden: 23%
- EroSennin: 18%
UPDATE: I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Jeremiah’s being a hard ass on himself and pulling out (didn’t you learn in health that that doesn’t do any good anyway?). He’s entitle to, but he won fair and square.
Also, I am ultimately a believer in a just world. So if I have to write a couple extra fics, so be it. It’s just going to take me longer to deliver all the prizes.
I will write each of these finalists a fic, part in apology for this public theory off, which they did not necessarily sign up for.
OK, so each of you on that list above me needs to send me a plot bunny of your choice. I will write it up in a style of your choosing.
E-mail me the idea to the address below, it can be serious or crack, but this time is has to stay in line with proper manga plot and characters.
Feel free to collect your prize or not. If I haven’t heard from you by the end of February, I’m going to assume you won’t be collecting. Thanks again for all the fun when the manga was dark! You all are the best!! Congratulations!!
The crack entries were all over the map. I have to applaud Alec for writing a theory that was more about Sarutobi in a Danzo theory contest…it was sheer and unadulterated genius, and I’m sorry you ran out of time. I have to applaud Harshy T for spewing out some complete, and udder (yeah, I intentionally spelled it that way) insanity. We are Kaidozo? WTF?! You, my friend, have a unique perspective on the world and I think I laugh more having met you on this site. Thanks for your craziness. =)
The judges were actually split between 9tailedsage’s trangender x-nin association/brothel that marks the secret society member’s chins with an “X” and Lastscorpion’s Awesomeness Swayze riff. I have to say, I like both entries a lot, but have to come down on the side of Lastscorp as he tailored his entry to his audience on top of being messed up and funny. So Lastscorp runs away with the win and 9tailedsage gets a runner up. I’ll write you both a crack-fic in the style of your choosing and post it to awesomeness.
E-mail me at email@example.com to claim your prize. Basically, I’m looking for a prompt. It could be as basic as character, situation and setting (what if Tsunade ravaged Iruka on her desk?!). There are examples of some plot bunnies here, feel free to use one of those if you are having trouble working one up on your own. For the crack entries, I want crack fics–that means ridiculous, side-splitting, crazy bunnies.