Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas is a Time of Joy and Wonder...



My family has recently become rather addicted to Bored Shorts' YouTube videos-- I'd highly recommend almost all of them! (And when I say almost all, I don't mean that any are inappropriate--just that some are not as funny as others.)  This video explores the true meaning of Christmas, as told by a group of children and acted out by their parents.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Finalists!

It's time now to announce the contest finalists! We were a bit short on entries this time around, but hey, that makes the voting easy. I've chosen just two favorites this time, and you may vote for them in the poll on your right.


"The Pit of Despair" by Miss Laurie



"A Mere Child" by Beatrix

Voting will be open until Wednesday the 26th!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Charles Dickens Contest!


Let's face it-- Sink Me! is in desperate need of some new material.  I've been frightfully busy and haven't had as much time to make things as I'd like, besides which my inspiration seems to have gone missing.  I checked the laundry hamper and under my bed, but it hasn't turned up.  Send it to Barton Cottage if you find it, 'kay? Care of Miss Amy Dashwood, and I'll reimburse you for postage.

Anyways, in light of all that, I've decided to host another captioned-picture contest here on Sink Me!  The rules are the same as they've been before... with a twist.

  • Each and every entry must relate to a Charles Dickens story in some way.  The picture can be from a Dickens movie adaptation, or the quote can be from a Dickens novel or movie (or the picture and quote can BOTH be from Dickens if you so desire).  
  • You may send in up to three entries per person.
  • Post your entries on your blog and leave a link to the post in the comments on this post, or you may email your entries to me at missdashwood95[at]gmail[dot]com.  
  • Entries must be at least 400x300 pixels, and if they are emailed they must be attached as JPG, JPEG or PNG files.  
  • When you submit an entry to the contest, it is with the understanding that I may post it on Sink Me! at a later date (with full credit, of course) even if it is not a finalist in the contest.
  • The contest will be open until Friday, December 21st at 9 PM.  On Saturday, December 22nd I will select the top ten (or top twelve...) entries and post a poll here so you may all vote for your favorite.  
  • As always, please keep your entries clean, God-honoring and family friendly.  I reserve the right to refuse any submissions that I do not consider appropriate for this blog.
  • Last but not least... don't forget to have fun!

(If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment and ask!)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

If You're Dreaming, Of Course You're Dreaming a *Dream*!



Thanks, Deryn Joy, for submitting this-- and from now on, whenever anyone asks how tall I am, my response shall be "Six three and a half" with the hand way up in the air.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

North and South, LOLcats Edition

First of all-- I'm so sorry for the lapse in posts here. Hopefully the busyness I'm spinning in will settle down soon and I'll be able to post more regularly.  In the meantime, submissions are always welcome, especially when I'm suffering from caption's block.  HINT HINT.

Second, my sister Anne-girl recently introduced me to the LOLcat Translator, which basically puts any kind of normal English text into "LOLcats"-- butchered English of the "i can haz cheezburger" sort.  (Shudder.)  My friend Marie suggested that North and South might look rather funny in such language, and though my proper-grammar-loving soul is recoiling at what I'm about to do, I simply couldn't resist.  Here is a bit of North and South the way Mrs. Gaskell wrote it...


'Never, for your bidding!' exclaimed Mr. Thornton. And instantly the
storm broke. The hootings rose and filled the air,--but Margaret did not
hear them. Her eye was on the group of lads who had armed themselves
with their clogs some time before. She saw their gesture--she knew its
meaning,--she read their aim. Another moment, and Mr. Thornton might be
smitten down,--he whom she had urged and goaded to come to this perilous
place. She only thought how she could save him. She threw her arms
around him; she made her body into a shield from the fierce people
beyond. Still, with his arms folded, he shook her off.

'Go away,' said he, in his deep voice. 'This is no place for you.'

'It is!' said she. 'You did not see what I saw.' If she thought her sex
would be a protection,--if, with shrinking eyes she had turned away from
the terrible anger of these men, in any hope that ere she looked again
they would have paused and reflected, and slunk away, and vanished,--she
was wrong. Their reckless passion had carried them too far to stop--at
least had carried some of them too far; for it is always the savage
lads, with their love of cruel excitement, who head the riot--reckless
to what bloodshed it may lead. A clog whizzed through the air.
Margaret's fascinated eyes watched its progress; it missed its aim, and
she turned sick with affright, but changed not her position, only hid
her face on Mr. Thornton s arm.


...and here it is in LOLcats. :D


NEVR, 4 UR BIDDIN! EXCLAIMD MISTAH. THORNTON. AN INSTANTLY TEH
STORM BROKE. TEH HOOTINGS ROSE AN FILLD TEH AIR,--BUT MARGARET DID NOT
HEAR THEM. HER EYE WUZ ON TEH GROUP OV LADZ HOO HAD ARMD THEMSELVEZ
WIF THEIR CLOGS SUM TIEM BEFORE. SHE SAW THEIR GESCHUR--SHE KNEW ITZ
MEANIN,--SHE READ THEIR AIM. ANOTHR MOMENT, AN MISTAH. THORNTON MITE BE
SMITTEN DOWN,--HE WHOM SHE HAD URGD AN GOADD 2 COME 2 DIS PERILOUS
PLACE. SHE ONLY THOT HOW SHE CUD SAVE HIM. SHE THREW HER ARMS
AROUND HIM; SHE MADE HER BODY INTO SHIELD FRUM TEH FIERCE PEEPS
BEYOND. STILL, WIF HIS ARMS FOLDD, HE SHOOK HER OFF.

GO AWAY, SED HE, IN HIS DEEP VOICE. DIS AR TEH NO PLACE 4 U.

IT IZ! SED SHE. U DID NOT C WUT I SAW. IF SHE THOT HER SEKZ
WUD BE PROTECSHUN,--IF, WIF SHRINKIN EYEZ SHE HAD TURND AWAY FRUM
TEH TERRIBLE ANGR OV THEES DOODZ, IN ANY HOPE DAT ERE SHE LOOKD AGAIN
THEY WUD HAS PAUSD AN REFLECTD, AN SLUNK AWAY, AN VANISHD,--SHE
WUZ WRONG. THEIR RECKLES PASHUN HAD CARRID THEM 2 FAR 2 STOP--AT
LEAST HAD CARRID SUM OV THEM 2 FAR; 4 IT ALWAYS TEH SAVAGE
LADZ, WIF THEIR LUV OV CRUEL EXCITEMENT, HOO HEAD TEH RIOT--RECKLES
2 WUT BLOODSHD IT CUD LEAD. CLOG WHIZZD THRU TEH AIR.
MARGARETS FASCINATD EYEZ WATCHD ITZ PROGRES; IT MISD ITZ AIM, AN
SHE TURND SICK WIF AFFRIGHT, BUT CHANGD NOT HER POSISHUN, ONLY HID
HER FACE ON MISTAH. THORNTON S ARM.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Caption Contest V Winner

And the winner is... Anne-girl, with 12 votes!



Mrs. Gibson: Look, it's the ice cream truck, Molly! Let's go get a Popsicle.
Molly: Too late, Mom, he's driving away!
Mrs. Gibson: Noooooo! Come back! I wanted one with sprinkles!

Check back next week for a new contest!

There May Be Something In This


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Caption Contest V Poll

Wow, what a lot of entries we had for the caption contest last week! With some difficulty I've narrowed it down to ten.  Please vote in the poll on the sidebar for your favorite and I'll announce the winner next Wednesday or Thursday.


1.  
Mrs. Gibson: Ah, the pony rides and carousel are here!
Molly: The what?!
~Miss Molly

2. 
Mrs. Gibson: IS THAT MR. WILLOUGHBY?!
Molly: I believe that's for next door...
~Miss Elizabeth Bennet

3.
Molly: "And is this all? I expected at least that the pigs were got into the garden, and here is nothing but Lady Catherine and her daughter!"
~Christy

4. 
Mrs. Gibson: Oh look. Here comes a Wilderness Explorer boy! Let's give the call. 
Molly: Oh, no...
Mrs. Gibson: Ready? 1, 2, 3. The wilderness must be explored! Caw, caw. ROAR!
~Miss Molly

5.
Molly: "See? Now he's swimming away."
Mrs. Gibson: "COME BAAAAAAACK!!!"
~Mel

6.
Mrs. Gibson: Cleaning windows is such fun!
Molly: Someone's been getting fingerprints on the glass again.

~Margaret Hale

7. 
Mrs. Gibson: Such a handsome postman! And he delivers the mail twice a day!
Molly: If he had any compassion for me, he would have sprained his ankle in the first mail run.

~Gracie

8.
Mrs. Gibson: Look Meg! It's the Laurence boy from next door! Hello, Hello!!
Molly: Don't Joe! Oh, that horrible boy! He waved back!

~Allison

9. 
Mrs. Gibson: Oh, Molly-dear, look! It's Mr. Bingley! Do wave, my dear. Oooh, hello, hello!
Molly: She's off her rocker, she is.

~Danielle B.

10.
Mrs. Gibson: Look it's the ice cream truck Molly! lets go get a Popsicle.
Molly: Too late mom he's driving away!
Mrs. Gibson: Noooooo! Come back! I wanted one with sprinkles!

~Anne-girl

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Caption Contest V

A brand-new caption contest is on tap for today-- this time with a brilliant picture from Wives and Daughters (1999) submitted by Beatrix!



Comment with your captions for this picture (they can involve both Molly and Mrs. Gibson or just one of the two) and I'll post a poll next Wednesday.  The limit is two captions per person-- and as always, keep them clean, friendly and entertaining.  Looking forward to seeing your captions! 

Winner!


And the extremely late applause goes to... Robyn Hoode!

"To think, Miss Woodhouse, all the time it was your cup that was poisoned!"

Congratulations, Robyn! I'm afraid there's no prize involved in winning a Sink Me! caption contest, but you do get glory and honor from the readers of this blog.  (Start glorying and honoring, everybody!)  A new contest is going up later today, so be on the lookout.

Monday, October 15, 2012

They Say She's Only Sitting With Him Because She Has To...


Made by Lily of The Victorian Fans

(Note.. I have not seen BBC Robin Hood, so I don't actually know why Marian and Guy are in this scene together.  The post title may be inaccurate-- if anyone with more knowledge wishes to enlighten me, feel free to do so!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Forget the Dear Dead Days Gone By


Made by Margaret Hale

Time to Vote!

It's taken me way too long to get around to posting this, and for that I apologize.  Sink Me! has been sadly neglected over the last few days, and I shall strive to remedy that-- but as you all know, life gets busy.  But here, better late than never, is the poll for last week's caption contest.  Er, that is, it's on the sidebar.  Not in this post.  But you probably could have figured that out without my telling you, couldn't you?  Oh, well, I like to be specific.

Just to refresh your memory, we're voting on captions for this picture:



1)
"I'm sooo glad I made Harriet my friend [insert sarcasm here]."
~Kim

2)
Harriet: There's a rat in your tea!
Emma: Isn't it wonderful?
~Taisia Tinuviel

3)
"To think, Miss Woodhouse, all the time it was your cup that was poisoned!"
~Robyn Hood

4)
Emma: Harriet, do you think the statue looks like anyone special? Don't think about the hairstyle, or the clothes, just think about the face.
Harriet:  Nope. Who do you think it looks like?
Emma: Uh, well, I don't know.
~Molly

5)
Harriet: Eighteen eggs in ONE cake?
Emma:  Yes, Miss Smith, I believe there are.  But I would not influence you for the world.
~Jemimah

6)
"I thought Harriet sang very ill... yes... poor Harriet.  But she is determined to do it."
~Rachel Heffington

7)
Harriet: Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.
Emma: Stop saying that!
~Rachel Heffington

8)
Emma: Tell me, Harriet, do you find Mr. Elton delectable?
Harriet: Dear me!  A very little bit of apple tart I find delectable, Miss Woodhouse, but not Mr. Elton!
~Gracie

9)
"Yes, Harriet, your camel imitation is very good, but must you do it in front of Mr. Elton?"
~Sara

10)
Harriet: Lots of chocolate for me to eat.
Emma: Wouldn't it be loverly?
~Robyn Hoode

The poll will be open until Wednesday, October 3rd.  Have fun!  Please remember to vote only once.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Laurie Laurence Was Not a Good Man

Caption Contest IV

I'm not sure how often I'll be doing this, but I came across a picture today that just screamed "caption contest" so I'm hosting another one!  This rather poor-quality screencap (sorry! I couldn't find a better one!) is from the A&E 1997 Emma miniseries, also known as the brown-haired Emma.

Comment with your captions for this picture (they can involve both Emma and Harriet or just one of the two) and I'll post a poll next Tuesday.  The limit is two captions per person-- and as always, keep them clean, friendly and entertaining.  Looking forward to seeing your captions! 


(Note-- if I receive more than ten entries in this contest, I'll choose just ten for the poll so it doesn't become overwhelming.)