Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for "Take THAT, Emperor Blutonatine!" (A To Z, Star Wars Blogathon)

I'm a bit busy today, so T is for Take This Opportunity to go win a copy of Lyon's Legacy by Sandra Ulbrich Almazan.

Sandra's book is a great one, and worth the time to read -- and all the more so if it's free.  Find out more here,


Simply click this link to go enter

Yesterday's WHAMMY! question prompted four wagers and only three answers.  Which means that both answerer number three and the entrant who didn't answer BOTH WHAMMY!ied.

Answerer number 3 was:

The Emperor Blutonatine!  Having wagered 3,830 points, Rusty is now back at zero, while we have a new leader, by just 17 points:

All Hail Sith Lord Darth Dilloway!

PT Dilloway now leads the Blogathon, with Andrew hot on his heels. (The official standings are here.)

Michael Offutt, who wagered but didn't answer, has likewise dropped back, that being a de facto WHAMMY!

NOTE: Rusty is only back at zero because initially I thought he wagered all his points but then I remember he wagered only 3,830 points, so Rusty, if you can remind me how many you had because I changed the post before noting that, you'll get some points back.

To satisfy your craving for something Star Wars-y, here's a video:

That's a video I used to teach Mr Bunches to love Star Wars after accidentally scaring Mr Bunches with Star Wars.  Last Friday, I thought I would introduce Mr Bunches and Mr F to Star Wars via the only episode I could find on DVD, Revenge of the Sith.

It did not go well, at least with Mr Bunches, who watched only the very beginning intro to the DVD and found the spaceship and Yoda to be too frightening to sit in the room and who fled to his room to watch Peter Pan.

Mr F, meanwhile, paid no attention.

I'm not sure what made the DVD intro too much to handle for a kid who likes to watch Monster House as he falls asleep:

But to fix things, since I don't want my youngest warped into not liking Star Wars, I showed him that video and he loves it again -- at least the Lego version.  So if I could get George Lucas to remake the entire set of films in Lego Version, I'll be set.

Here's today's question, worth 13 points.

How many Arakyd Flex Tube proton-torpedo launchers does a Y-Wing Fighter have?

Commenter number 4, and the last commenter, get 10 bonus points each.



PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Two torpedo tubes. And I'm pretty sure Rusty had over 4000 points.

Andrew Leon said...

Bah! He beat me to the answer!

And, yeah, Rusty had something over 4000 points.

Andrew Leon said...

You should get the Lego short movie The Padawan Menace. You'd probably enjoy it, too.

Andrew Leon said...

And this is just to get the 10 points, because that's -almost- as good as answering today.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

I think Michael had a family emergency that may prevented him from answering the question.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I thought I answered it. Oh well. Yes I have a family emergency that is consuming a lot of my time. I have to put my mom in a nursing home and am going out of state. Lots of stuff breaking down with my family at home.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I'm sorry I missed the whammy question - I was at a conference. I now have to finish my book by the end of May, and so am extremely limited in hours of the day, so I'm not going to get to do the Han shot first challenge, which means I really don't have a reason to play for points any more. I was thinking I'd give my points to Rusty, because initially he wanted Alex to give me his points (he then changed his mind, but I won't hold a grudge!). I'm still going to be hanging around, though! You can't get rid of me that easily!

So, Rusty, if you want my points, let Briane know. If he doesn't, I guess we'll figure it out then.

Rusty Webb said...

I just stopped in to check on my glorious winnings and find I've been booted down? Not possible.

Does that mean I don't have to be evil anymore, there's a lot of pressure that comes along with that, I'm glad I can be the underdog again.

Oh, and I had way more than 4000 points, I had like... 40,000! I was so far in the lead I figured that I could lose the whammy and still be in first place.

Yes, my score was that high. Take my word for it. It was really high.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

My score was 40,000 too. No, wait, 50,000.