Friday, April 4, 2014

I'm in the Mood: 1st #Vlog & a Mega #Giveaway


If you want to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is answer this question in the comments section:

Would you rather be a human with super powers or a supernatural creature? Feel free to elaborate or be as cryptic as you like. The first 50 people automatically get autographed bookmarks. But everyone who comments will have a chance to win an autographed paperback copy of Dying for a Living.

My pug will pick the winner at random (probably by slobbering all over a piece of paper with a name/number on it.)

A picture of your judge? Sure:

Josephine has an abnormally large tongue
or a really small mouth.

Also, Josie would like me to add that she accepts (food) bribes.

Good luck!


51 comments:


  1. Hey Kory , excellent job! I would definitely be a witch , a good witch, one you would'nt want to mess with.

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    1. Perfect answer! :) Thanks for playing! :) I'll collect name/addresses soon for the bookmark mailings.

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  2. Hi Kory! You're Vlog was good:) I would either choose to be a vampire or a powerful witch. Both can kicked when needed!

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    1. Aww, thanks! I was worried :) And good answer! :) Thanks for playing :)

      Kory

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  3. Kinda difficult to answer, as there´s no way of telling how the natural drives of a supernatural creature would differ from a human. I mean, I know how my body reacts to things and I know that if I´ll get cranky if I go hungry, but what kind of drives would a fae have, or a vampire, or a werewolf? There are so many takes on the tropes that you could end up with anything from mopey glittervamp to damned but oh so awesome Vlad the impaler. Who kind of straddles the line between supernatural creature and human with powers, being one of the many origin myths. Heck, most of the myths are semihuman, but there´s just no way of telling how it would mess with my personality, so so I´ll go with the human with powers route. (No offense to Josie, but even though I think pugs are awesome I´m just not ready to explore my inner pugness)

    As all I really know about your writing so far amounts to this blogpost and the fact you followed me on twitter I now need to retrace my steps a bit and check out some of your other stuff. Have an awesome weekend :)

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    1. Good point! :) And thanks for playing! :) I'll wait here in case you have questions after you backtrack ;)

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  4. I would definitely be a supernatural creature. I would most definitely be a werewolf. Something about being so closely tied to the wild appeals to my inner being.

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  5. Have to go with a Supernatural Vampire or WereBear..both appeals to nature ..

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    1. Werebear is so much more impressive! And think about how crazy it would look when you just explode into a giant bear! :)

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  6. I would sign up to be a supernatural creature. It would allow me to have some form of superhuman attribute (shape-shifting, magic, and whatnot) without all of that "great responsibility" that is part of the super powers package. I would more than likely have to stay away from people to avoid the standard pitchforks and torches treatment, but I'm anti-social anyway. Not being hindered by the constant expectation of using my powers for good is also a big plus for me. If I am going to have some form of power, I want to be able to use it as I see fit without the expectations of others getting in the way. Plus, most people wouldn't believe in my existence anyway.

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  7. I think I'd rather have supernatural powers. Then i could be a super hero!

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    1. Yes! You could :) Which power(s) would you want?

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  8. Do Wizards count as supernaturals? Then I would have powers and a great reason to grow an awesome beard.

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    1. This is true. I think Wizards are human with supernatural powers right? Someone correct me if I'm wrong... ;)

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  9. I would have to say human with supernatural power. Which power? Well it's a hotly debated subject but the clear winner is the ability to pause time itself. Hmm, this sounds like a good SciFi premise :)

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    1. That would be an awesome and productive power! :) Thanks for playing! And I'll contact everyone soon to get mailing addresses! :) In the meantime, I have another giveaway happening on the post below this one if you wanna play! ;)

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  10. I think I would rather be human with super powers. That way I would be able to blend in with the rest of you humans... err I mean, umm yeah a human with super powers. Teleportation, or super intelligence, maybe shape shifting. Any of those would be cool.

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  11. Good answer, Jeffrey :) And yes, I think teleportation and super intelligence would be AWESOME!

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    1. Give Josie lots of scratches behind the ears and some milkbones from me!

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    2. And inform her they are from you, I'm sure ;) She IS easily swayed ;)

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  12. Definitively would have the power of flight. Nothing can beat having the freedom to go where ever you wayn when ever you want !!!

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    1. Nice call! Aren't you afraid of colliding with a plane or something? :)

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  13. Hi Kory,
    I think I would choose to be a human with the power to shape shift. Kind of like the show back in the 90's (Secret World of Alex Mack) lol. I think that would be a lot of fun, but not sure how useful it would be.

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    1. Oh my, I remember Alex Mack! She was that teen that got sludged, right? And then turned into silver goo and slide under doors and down pipes and stuff :)

      I'm sure it could be super useful :)

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    2. Yeah, I loved that show growing up! Haha :)

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  14. How about a supernatural human with creature powers lol....i have no idea how that would even work. Maybe a ghost with some sort of power over animals

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  15. Ooo, it would be awesome to be a ghost with powers over animals! Unless of course it meant that I couldn't touch anything or be seen by anyone. *sadness*

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  16. Hi Kory :) I attempted vlogging once, it didn't go as well as yours did, I try not to think about it! haha.
    I would be a human with a superpower, and my superpower would be that anything that I write could come to life - might be a little tricky to control, but would be amazing to have a little play around with it!

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    1. Ooo, your power sounds awesome! :) And I'm sure your Vlog went way better than you say! :) Where is it? Can I see it? :)

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  17. I like the ghost comment Mike posted!
    I would, if the choice were available, find one or more down-trodden, harassed and bullied children and become their well spring of hope and protection. I absolutely can NOT stand those who pick on what they consider "lesser" in order to divert attention from themselves. Find the bully's soft spot and get them to be more accepting and sympathetic of those who need help.

    Dorky, I know.

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    1. Not at all! Protect the bullied! :) I like it. :)

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  18. I would want to be an Elf since they are strong and fast and sleek and agile and immortal and so in touch with natuer and attune with natural magic.

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    1. And gorgeous! You forgot gorgeous... ;)

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    2. You are right I did and I forgot to proof read my comment as well.

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  19. A hard choice really. I think i'd probably go with supernatural creature though. Maybe an Encantado or Kitsune

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    1. Oo, that is a choice I haven't heard yet. Why an Encantado? :)

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  20. My favorite fictional character who has special powers is Shadow, from Neil Gaiman's "American Gods." Clearly Shadow has certain abilities (the coin tricks are just the start!) that set him apart from ordinary humans. Yet, he still struggles with much of the same tings we all do-who were are, what is the best way to live one's life, what is truly evil. I want to live my life, but a few special powers, like Shadow has, would be nice.

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    1. Good point, Dr. Paul. And I love the Neil Gaiman reference! :) Thanks for playing.

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  21. supernatural creature: from another planet, of course :) Look forward to reading/reviewing the book. All the best to you, Kory. Sincerely, M

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    1. Not Superman. Maybe Alf. An extraterrestrial life form from another galaxy or universe.

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  22. I'd probably have to go with "person with super powers", but I honestly have no idea what super power I'd want. I like being human, and being something other would probably be a little weird and stressful. :)

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    1. I imagine you are right about the stressful part. After all, aren't that what most of these creatures complaining about in their stories? ;)

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  23. Human with superpowers because I like being human. I'd be super secret about my powers though as I know our government and would not like to be imprisoned forever as their guinea pig. :)

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    1. Discretion is smart. Hate to become a test subject! :)

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  24. I think I want to be a creature from another dimension, a beautiful creature whose gift is to spot people in pain emotionally (empathy) and who can help change their life. yep... I want to SPREAD THE LOVE (I should have been born in the 60's)

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    1. If you want to spread the love you should be a dimension-hopping succubus ;)

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  25. OK! Contest over and I did the drawing. I made a video but it needs to be edited. It was somewhat shakey with the pug chase--but here are my winners:

    Bookmarks: Everyone who posted! Including Kate, Tony GoLightly, and Canadian Family Blog who posted elsewhere.
    Autographed paperback: Doramos!

    Please email me at kory.m.shrum@gmail.com with the address you want me to send your swag too. And thanks for playing! :)

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