Friday

Critique Contest

The day has arrived. I know you were all waiting with bated breath. For all of, yanno, 4 days.

It's easy. The first of my followers to guess the band or song I recently set as my ringtone will win a 5 page critique from moi. The first person after that to guess the unguessed part can send me their first 250 words for a crit. If someone guesses both in one shot first, well, I'll do a whole chapter.

There's no time limit on sending the work. If you have nothing ready for critiquing at this time and you still want to jump in, feel free. If you win you can send me something whenever you have it ready.

See this post for the original details.

See this one for hints.

Good luck.


20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I already made my ringtone guess, which I'm sure was wrong.

Susan Fields said...

Okay, I'm going to go with Just Like Heaven by the Cure. What a fun contest!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Dream On by Aerosmith? :D

Tara said...

Alex, it wasn't a bad guess - that's one of my fave Metallica songs, but it's not my ring.

Susan - nope, but I really should do a Cure ringtone!

Stina - Like Alex's guess, not correct, but one of my fave tunes by that band :)

Tara said...

I probably should have mentioned in the post: please either make sure you leave your email address with your guess or check back to see if you've won.

roh morgon said...

Can we make multiple guesses? Going for the obvious here...

How about Incubus and Stellar?

Or Incubus and Privelege? Or Southern Girl? Or Here in My Room?

And last, but not least...

Nine Inch Nails and The Only Time?

:)

Tara said...

Roh -

Not Incubus (tho Are You In and Pardon Me are on there), but you did manage 4 of my top 10 fave Incubus songs with your guesses.

I figured you would get it. And you did. It's NIN, wrong song, however. You managed my fave NIN song with the guess. You're good - even if it is my blog title ;-)

If anyone else wants to go for the song (or Roh, if you want to try again), go ahead and you can still win 250 words (or a whole Ch., Roh).

Jai Joshi said...

I was gonna guess Dream On by Aerosmith too but it looks like that was wrong. Doh!

Jai

Iris Blobel said...

Hey ... do i understand this right .... I'm like WAYYYY late and still no winner ??

ok - it's NIN ... havent' got a clue who or what they are so looking at this website and not listening to any song .... at a good guess ... "something i can never have" .... because it's so appropriate ... I never win ... but it's always fun taking part LOL ...

good luck to everyone else :-)

roh morgon said...

Hmm...last stab in the dark.

Since Pretty Hate Machine was just re-mastered and re-released, I'm going to say it's either "Sanctified" or possibly the bonus track, "Get Down, Make Love"

Tara said...

Iris, another great song, but not it.

Tara said...

Nope, Roh. But I LOVE "Get Down, Make Love".

You guys have the correct album. It's probably the only song that [slightly] sounds upbeat (well, imo), but the lyrics aren't.

If anyone else wants to keep guessing, have at it. I'll post on Monday with the winner, and the song if it hasn't been guessed. Now, I'm off to snuggle and watch xmas movies with the kids, then we have a long, busy day tomorrow.

Iris Blobel said...

Terrible lie ???

enjoy the xmas movie ... because we're here already "tomorrow" i did the very same thing last night :-)

roh morgon said...

That's what I get for trying. I'd be committing a sin by telling a terrible lie if I didn't admit I have a head like a hole. But kinda I want to have you crit my stuff. I'm sure this won't be the only time you offer your crit services, but I'd hate to think that it's something I can never have.

So now that I'm begging, now that I'm down in it, I'll feel somewhat sanctified by a partial crit.

And as for the actual ringfinger, I mean ringtone, I have no idea what it might be.

But I'm guessing I'm closer than anyone else.

Tara said...

Roh! Hehe. Okay, technically you weren't guessing, but you did mention the song title, well all of 'em, in fact, so I'll do a chapter if you'd like.

Cause I'm down in it too ;-)

roh morgon said...

*snort*

I had too much fun with this! It was a challenge trying to figure out the ringtone for someone I don't know - especially since NIN is MY favorite band and I have my own list of fav songs.

It was even more fun trying to create my last comment using the titles of every song from PHM (an idea I borrowed from your post in May listing your fav albums).

On PHM, my favs are Something I Can Never Have and...The Only Time.

As for seeing them live, Head Like a Hole, Terrible Lie, and Sin are some of the top crowd pleasers (hearing 'terrible lie' sung by thousands is an amazing experience.

This was an awesome contest. 'Nother great idea...

My email is roh.morgon gmail.com

:)

Melissa said...

Reminder: Be Jolly By Golly Blog fest on Monday! Jen and I can't wait for your entry!

Melissa's blog.

Jen's blog.

Tara said...

I can't wait to do the post for the blogfest tonight, Melissa :)

Roh - The Only Time (obviously) is my fave on that album. Something I Can Never Have is probably my second. We really do channel each other in the music department!

Down In It makes a really great ringtone, though! I mean, if it beat out Incubus (especially Are You In) for the top spot (for now), it's gotta sound good ;) I'll email you...

Holly Ruggiero said...

What a cute idea.

Tara said...

Thanks, Holly. Welcome :-)