Ever entered some competition that you really wanted to win – say, a Skylanders Giants competion (Hint hint.) – That you probably WOULD have won, if only you’d noticed this random and incredibly obscure rule? Well, I don’t know about anybody else, but that just happened to ME, because I didn’t notice in the rules – in fact, I strongly suspect it wasn’t THERE – of the Skylanders competition that I was supposed to leave a COMMENT as well. You’ve probably noticed I keep using capitals. It’s for emphasis, because this probably needs emphasising:


I mean, I’ve got to say it, it probably was in the rules somewhere. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna go and scan through every guideline, recommendation requirement and wots-it just to make sure I’m entering properly. Am I SUPPOSED to scan through all the details?

Evidently yes.

You know, I can’t WAIT until we have robots to do everything FOR us. Because until then, I’ll have to cope with EvErY lAsT mistake I make. I’ve heard the quote that “the biggest mistake you can make is being too afraid to make one” but that doesn’t really make me feel any better that I just lost a potential video game, toys, and probably quite a lot of blog popularity.

Woah, already 218 words? Sorry, I’m babbling.

Well, I was actually mentioned in the results (“We were absolutely blown away with all the entries we received, which included play-doh models, Lego creations, drawings and even a stop-motion animated video!”) and I’m pretty sure I would have won.


P.S Pity me? You’d better.


  1. Liveotherwise says:

    I don’t think it was random or obscure and I’m fairly sure it was there throughout given the first comment entry appeared the same date the competition was listed. Yes, you’re supposed to check all the details. But I should have double checked them, and I’m sorry I didn’t.

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