Greetings, Champions! Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll–I’ll be discussing the details below, but first, I’m announcing a new contest! From today (Monday, June 8) through Thursday, (June 11) I’m running a raffle to give away five free copies of Enlightened. The rules are simple. Just enter via the rafflecopter link below, and you’ll be in the drawing to win one of five copies of Enlightened. On Friday, June 12 I will randomly select and announce the five winners! I was supposed to get this contest out yesterday, so I apologize for the delay, but here it is!
Sadly, I can’t get the java coding to work on wordpress–my host. I’m hoping to get something up later, but for now you’ll have to click on the link to go to the raffle form. This is the first time I’m running a raffle-contest, so I apologize in advance for any additional bumps and hiccups we experience in this learning process. (Speaking of bumps, rafflecopter forces me to ask you guys to do something in order to enter. Just click on the “comment on the blog” option and then click “I commented!” to enter. You don’t need to comment, it was just the easiest way to get the raffle up.) Ahem…yes…thank you for your patience!
I closed the “Ideal Hero” poll, and I have to say it was a ruthless race! The Strong and silent men won with 121 votes. Pranksters/Deviants were in second with 115 votes. Earnest and sweet came in third with 108 votes. Sarcastic and opinionated took fourth place with 96 votes. The Loyal flirts swiped fifth place with 58 votes. Bad Boys strong-armed their way into sixth with 37 votes. Best Friend/Boy next Door claimed seventh with 28 votes. Heroic types trailed close behind with 25 votes, and Loveable idiots trailed in last with 18 votes. (Although it seems most people think Loveable Idiots make excellent secondary characters, and both of the examples I have listed are secondary characters, so I feel like I might have pushed those guys into the wrong playground.)
The top three winners were a tight race. The Strong and Silent guys commonly fell back and pulled ahead, but they managed to pull off a win! Anyway, thank you to everyone who voted. I enjoyed your explanations and reasoning, and your opinions are valuable to me. Please enter the poor guinea pig raffle, and have a fantastic day!