Sunday, March 29, 2009

KEEP 'EM ROLLING! THANK YOU!

UPDATED AT 6:04 PM CST SUNDAY: As of now, Nora has over 1240 votes and is still in 3rd place!

Thank you all, everyone who has voted, or posted on your blogs, or emailed or Tweeted or Facebooked your friends and associates. The contest ends at midnight tonight, and it looks like our little gorehound will be heading to the finals.

It's not quite over yet, though, so if you feel like throwing another vote her way, she'd surely appreciate it:

VOTE FOR NORA O'SULLIVAN HERE

Thank you again!
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The Nora O'Sullivan Fangoria Army continues to grow.

I will never, EVER
again make a disparaging remark about blogging, Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking media.

Friends, we are seeing a brilliant demonstration of the wonders of social networking here. When I emailed some of you on Wednesday morning our aspiring Fangoria Spooksmodel Nora had fewer than 30 votes and was taking a thumping. No more.

As of right now she's holding fourth place and has over 700 votes! Nora is getting support from all of you, her friends and family of course. That was the first circle. Then came support from folks on email lists, people I've talked politics with over the years and a few Pittsburgh Steeler fans (Pittsburgh is the birthplace, of course, of the modern flesh-eating zombie). Then it was people at work, including dozens of current and former homicide detectives that my boss sent emails out to. Then, thanks to all of you came the Facebook posts, and the Tweets, and lord knows what other kind of technological marvels I can only dimly comprehend.

Right now a vast army has been mobilized to vote for Nora, Horror's Girl Next Door, to propel her to the Fangoria Spooksmodel finals in Los Angeles. Here are the folks I know of that have gone out of their way so far to feature Nora on their blogs:

Amy Guth
Katie Schwartz
Doctor Monkey Von Monkerstein
Becca (No Smoking In the Skull Cave)
Samurai Frog (Electronic Cerebrectomy)
Lisa Golden (That's Why)
Megan (All I Need Is Everything)
Mob (Dear Bastards)
Splotchy
Cormac Brown
Dena (Linkadelica)
Tengrain (Mock Paper Scissors)
DGuzman (...Other Dreams)
Randal Graves
Bubbles (Bubbles' new blog)
Jin (Jintrinsique)
Leah Jones (Leah in Chicago)
SHU-IZMZ
Padraig (Pat's Daily Grind)
Dr. Zaius
**special thanks to Dr. Zaius for the awesome blood red background on Nora's photo!
Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks (With a Twist of Lemon)
Jesus' General
Blue Gal
Alicia Morgan (Last Left Turn Before Hooterville)
Coaster Punchman
Lulu
GETkristiLOVE (Two Minutes in the Box)
Utah Savage
SkylersDad (Some days it's not worth chewing off the leather straps)
WaltoWorld
Doc (Social Zymurgy)

I don't even know who some of these people are...but it looks like I'm going to be buying a lot of drinks in the near future. I'm pretty sure there are more folks than this promoting our girl right now--I just haven't found out about them yet. I can't thank you all enough. If you've done something for Nora and I haven't mentioned it, please email me so I can link with you here.
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But we can't stop and celebrate yet. It's only Friday afternoon, and this contest doesn't end for another 48 hours. We have to keep going, but what can we do? It's important not to lose momentum as the work week ends and we all stop screwing around and wasting our employer's time surfing the internet in the office.

First of all, VOTE. VOTE HERE. Just scroll down the page after you click that link and look for Nora O'Sullivan, and vote. You see that dissheveled guy sitting in the coffee house next to you, pretending to write on his laptop? Get him to vote. He'll welcome the human interaction. Get your friends and your family to vote. Know any geeks, gamers, nerds, fanboys or fangirls? Bug them and get them to vote. Don't forget your cousins, and your play cousins.

**NOTE: THE PRECEDING STATEMENT IS IN NO WAY MEANT TO BE TAKEN AS AN ACTUAL ENTICEMENT TO CAST MULTIPLE VOTES IN AN EFFORT TO SWAY THE OUTCOME OF THIS COMPETITION. SPRAWLING RAMSHACKLE COMPOUND BELIEVES STRONGLY IN THE SANCTITY OF THE AMERICAN PRINCIPLE OF ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE. THANK YOU.

Going by any coffee houses, comic book shops, video shops, or bookstores in your travels this weekend? Well, then, why not print up a couple of these flyers and leave them around where internet voting fans might find them:



I'm signing off now. Remember: "Perky nurse is way more evil than bloody vampiress".


Thank you all!

19 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Hey, if I had a time machine or a starship to fling around the sun, I'd go back and get all the other Randals to not vote on the dozens of computers throughout the library, but since I don't, she'll just have to accept all that Politburo ballot stuffing. Please don't withhold my booze. ;-)

SkylersDad said...

I am voting often, but didn't read the rules close enough to put her on my blog. My bad, I will fix that!

BeckEye said...

I fucked up the sanctity by voting twice - once on my home PC and once at work. But I'm two different people at home and at work, so it's really fine.

And Pittsburgh Steelers fans are awesome people.

Megan said...

Go, baby, go!

Megan said...

And I vote for drinks at Dan Tana's.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

No offense to you, but can I have my drink with Nora? I promise I'll be perfect gentleman while we imbibe.

Alicia Morgan said...

Looking at the current votes (she's moved up to 3rd place!) Nora (and her dad!)will be going to LA for sure!

We'll see you there!

Dale said...

I didn't feature her on my blog but I have been voting from work and from home! She's in the #3 spot now! Yay! I think we can take her to the top!

Katie Schwartz said...

Go Nora, go! She's in third place now, so exciting.

Doc said...

I've voted four times and at last look she was at 9000.

Doc

GETkristiLOVE said...

I went to all our computers in the house and voted, Good luck Nora!

Utah Savage said...

I'm voting again, and she's front and center on my blog.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What a heart-warming story of blog do-gooding. Nora all the way!

Fredrick Schwartz said...

Wish we'd noticed sooner. But we've added a voting link at The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork!

Doc said...

Alright, I did my part. I put up a post and I voted five times. Then I went to two of the neighbors and voted twice there.

Good Luck Nora,
Doc

Coaster Punchman said...

She's a cute kid. I noticed that you have to clear your cache in order to vote more than once.

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

Hell yes!! It takes a lot of dedication to go thru 4 years of RN skool just to warp the minds and health and souls of those who are bedridden! ANY ol' fool can just stand on a dark street corner and get bit by a vampire!! Sheesh!! VOTE FOR NORA!!

Evil Genius said...

I voted from all 5 of my e-mail addresses and confirmed them all. I will add a link on WILATU but I have to hurry to make it to my psychiatrist appointment.

The Rapscallion: said...

I jumped in late in the game, but I got my vote in there. NOLA love goes out to the nurse. My blog.