Ok, after many delays due to illness and drunkeness, I have the winner and two runners-up for the Geekiest Tattoo contest. The results were hotly contested, as we weighed geekiness of entry, skill of tattoo artist, and wide-based nerd appeal.
The over all winner of the The Guild DVDs is: Jess Sides with her Werewolf the Apocalypse Corax tattoos!
In Jess’s own words: “To explain the geekiness of the tattoos
“They are two of the Corax Symbols from Whitewolf’s Werewolf the
Apocalypse framing a sun
“To represent the story about how the corax became black and how they
stole the sun.”
You may not be able to see the detail in the picture, but the Corax symbols are beautifully done, and look very much as if they were carved into stone with irregular edges.
Jess, please email me your address and I’ll mail your copy of the Guild off to you.
The first runner up, is Jamie Jeans, longtime commenter here at GGR. And this entry was, I believe the most contentious. We discussed the merits of it’s Geekiness, and decided that yes, it is incredibly Geeky, but in the exceptionally close judgement, there was just something extra about Jess’s tattoo.
In Jamie’s own words: “It’s the symbol of Kuuga, from the long running Japanese live action superhero TV show Kamen Rider. Each year, they put out a new Kamen Rider series, and this series came out wayyyy back in 2000, after Kamen Rider had been off the air of Japanese TV for 12 years or so. It brought in a lot of new innovations for Japan at the time, but at the heart of it was Kuuga himself who a friend of mine described as a light hero in a dark time. I got the symbol on my right forearm because I really like Kuuga, and I hope to be as good a person as Kuuga was, even if he is a fictional hero.”
Honestly, as far as reasons to get a tattoo, I think it beats my reason for the Nightcrawler tattoo, which was, “He’s sexy.”
Jamie, email me and if you can come up with some sort of consolation prize you’d like, I’ll see what I can do. I can’t promise much, but I’ll do what I can.
The other honorable mention is Lukas Myhan, and I admit, he kind of had the deck stacked against him here because he’s my friend, and I game with him, and I’m in three games with his wife, and I am kind of concerned with the appearance of nepotism. Although, I have to admit, Lukas does indeed have the category of “Wide-based Nerd Appeal” sown up with his tattoo.
So, I’m sorry, Lukas. But I will buy you a beer at the next show we’re both at.
Now to announce the next Geek Girls Rule! Contest for a prize of The Guild DVDs: Ok, so Haiti had an earthquake, and it is credited with being the birthplace of the idea of zombies. New Zealand recently had a really bad earthquake, and is also the place where the Lord of the Rings was shot. And Japan had a really bad earthquake and tsunami, and is the home of anime.
I think you see where this is going.
Email me your proof of a charitable donation to any of these places, and you will be entered in a drawing for the other set of The Guild DVDs. And just to make it interesting you get one entry for each place (Haiti, Japan, New Zealand, only one entry per location) you donate to. The deadline is May 5th (my birthday, so I don’t forget). I will come up with some sort of semi-scientific method for choosing the winner. Maybe I’ll print out all the emails and throw them up in the air then see which one the Babycat attacks first. Or I’ll do the random number generator thing, or something.
That’s about it for this Geek Girls Rule! I’ll try to have another podcast up soon. We’ll be at NorWesCon, coming up Easter Weekend, doing panels on Victorian Sex, Body Acceptance, and a raft of other topics. The Geek Husband What Rules and I will also be at Go Play NW! and since Luke Crane (Burning Wheel, Mouseguard) is coming out for Dragonflight, we’ll probably be there, too.