West of Bathurst, by Kari Maaren

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Sometimes, one's hallucinations get lonely for other hallucinations.  Apparently.

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All right...a few things today.  Before we get to the contests, I'll just say that because I'm so very busy right now, this seems like a fine time to have a Great WoB Extravaganza.  I may not survive it, but I'm trusting it will kick me into panic mode and help me finish my damn marking as well.  Therefore, for the next two utterly exhausting weeks, West of Bathurst will appear every single day, theoretically speaking.  If I fall behind, which I may, I'll eventually catch up.

Summer Contest #2 is now over.  There were many intriguing guesses as to what WoB's most Canadian attribute was.  In the "practical" category, I'm going to have to go with the very first answer:

Nobilis:  "As a European who has never been to North America I probably won't get this right, but I'll try anyway:  WoB's most Canadian attribute are the Maple Doughnuts at Time Hortons."

Sorry, Mimi S and fan; you tried, but your answers were too close to Nobilis's.  And yes, Mimi, Nobilis does have an advantage when I post the contests late at night.  Today's contest, luckily, will be posted just after noon EDT, which may or may not be inconvenient for Nobilis.  We shall see.

The "creative" point goes to:

Laura:  "I'm definitely at a disadvantage because I'm Canadian.  I say WoB's most Canadian attribute is the mild insanity all of the characters seem to have."

In Canada, we are proud of our mild insanity.

Nobilis's and Laura's points have been added to the tally.  Nobilis is currently in the lead and thus gets a bolded name.  Hurrah!

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Let us now begin a new contest.  Hmm...let's see:

This will be another guess-what's-coming contest.  At some point in the course of this coming week, at least one character who has previously appeared in the comic (but is not a regular) will appear again.  (I should clarify that stipulation:  characters who used to be regulars but aren't any more still count as "regulars" for the purposes of this contest.  Let's say that anyone who has ever appeared on the character sheet will not be reappearing this week.  The character sheet is, of course, a few years out of date, and it includes one-off characters as well as regulars, but excluding it in its entirety narrows the field a bit.)  There may be more than one such character; there may be just one.  Guess which character it is.  You get only one try, but you may mention up to three characters.  The more you get right (remember that there may be only one), the more points you get.  You may repeat other entrants' guesses.  There will be no creativity point this week, just because it's difficult to be creative when simply naming previous characters (it's possible to be obscure, but creative?  *Looks sideways at Erwaro, who is likely about to attempt to prove me wrong*).  If any characters you want to mention are nameless, describe them as best you can.  Links are acceptable too.

Have at it, valiant knights.

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