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Eric: We have a WINNAH!


After five days of auctioning, we have a winner in our first ever custom snark Websnark Charity Auction. That winner is Jac Olwyn of the United Kingdom, who bid an astounding $255.00 to beat out Shaenon Garrity of the USA's West Coast in an auctioneering duel to the death.

Olwyn's already made the Paypal transfer, and I'm turning that transfer around and sending it to Child's Play. So, all Olwyn needs to do is e-mail what custom Snark topic I'm going to be producing, and I'll set myself to whatever research needs to be done to do that topic justice. It should be sent to the Websnark address over at gmail.com, or alternately to the same address used by Paypal to complete the transaction.

Thank you... and thank you everyone. This is going to help out Child's Play a lot... and is an incredibly good feeling to boot. You all deserve to feel a bit of this pleasure... and if you want to feel more, hit Child's Play and donate some cash. It's fun and fulfilling, and who wouldn't want something fun and fulfilling in their life?

Posted by Eric Burns-White at December 13, 2004 8:22 AM


Comment from: Eric Burns posted at December 13, 2004 10:31 AM

Mr. Olwyn's snark is on a subject that will go live in the new year, so look for this in January.

I will say this... I'm looking forward to it.

Comment from: Shaenon posted at December 13, 2004 1:27 PM

Darn it, why did you have to schedule the auction to end at 5:00 AM Pacific time? My husband made me go to bed because he selfishly has a JOB, and I missed the crucial last three hours of bidding.

If I won, I was going to order you to snark on any webcomics subject, as long as the snark was in the form of a sestina.

Comment from: benlehman posted at December 13, 2004 1:40 PM

Shaenon -- Why a sestina? Why not something harder, like a villonelle or a series of than bauk?

Or was the idea to make it easy on him?



--Ben (jealous of your brilliant idea)

Comment from: Eric Burns posted at December 13, 2004 4:15 PM

You know... that's downright evil, Shaenon. I mean... a Sestina? Locking me into the same six ending words for six stanzas? I'm seriously glad I'm not obligated to do that.

Funny, that word obligated....

(A villonelle, Ben? Fah! Simple, compared to the Sestina.)

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