This week’s video is split up into three sections:
- You’re Welcome
- Thank You
- and “etc.”
In the first section, “You’re Welcome” I do lots of stuff that makes you say “You’re welcome, michaelj!”
For example, I give away a set of Baneslayer Angels!
As you know this week’s drawing allocates two Baneslayer Angels to a player with 25 or more #FloresRewards, and two more to a player with 41 or more #FloresRewards. Our winners this week are…
- Ross Prajzner
- Voltaire Abaya
Ross and Voltaire – You know what to do. Bust yourselves back down to 0 running #FloresRewards for now! I’ll hook up with you over Facebook or whatever to get shipping deets.
Next up, there is a matter of more #FloresRewards to give out.
This is concerning last week’s Celebrity Crushes Feat of Strength. Basically it was decided by myself, teen heartthrob Gavin Verhey, and Mrs. michaelj that we should move around some #FloresRewards. Some of the “real celebrity pic” Celebrity Crushes were really impressive! So even though anyone who put in for a “real” pic still gets their #FloresRewards, some people just get more.
- R.A. Salvatore / Ed Greenwood – 3 bonus points
- Bret Hart – 4 bonus points
- Wil Wheaton – 5 bonus points
- Sara Bareilles, Alessandra Ambrosio – 6 bonus points
- Lisa Loeb, Al Franken – 7 bonus points
IN ADDITION, anyone and everyone who took the time and effort to make a “Brady Bunch” Celebrity Crushes picture… give yourself 13 additional #FloresRewards. Lucky Number 13!
The goal there was to bring Brady Bunch pics up to par with at least the lower tier of “real” pics. After all, they took more effort than some of the “real” ones.
More or less lots of #FloresRewards to go around.
In Part 2, “Thank You” we describe this week’s Feat of Strength.
Basically MAKE something that exhibits the emotion of gratitude and post a picture. My picture is going to be YT presenting a plate of peanut butter chocolate buckeyes I made. I am going to bring them to Movie Klub; I am very grateful I have a friend like Lan D. Ho who literally came to New York and transformed our weeks and social calendars with Movie Klub.
The “Thank You” doesn’t have to be food. It can be anything you make (I expect a fair number of thank you cards). The goal on this one is twofold:
- Every “Thank You” work gets 15 #FloresRewards
- The BEST one (as determined by some future criteria determined by me) gets a special prize.
IN ADDITION, to close out our first full month of #FloresRewards, the following week, THE BEST THANK YOU will get a full set (that is “four”) Fauna Shamans. There is no lower tier for this one. You can have 20 #FloresRewards (i.e. the bare minimum at 5 + 15) and win a full set of Fauna Shamans! Make ‘em awesome.
The deadline for this Feat of Strength is September 30.
It’s possible I am missing something, but if I am, it is probably detailed in this lovely video:
Suit Up Against Savagery
In case you haven’t already seen it, here is this week’s Feat of Strength video:
It includes a primer on savage pile-shuffling cheats and a lead-in to the best looking #FloresRewards group pics yet!
So get ready to suit up against savagery 🙂
At the beginning of this Feat’s video, I walk you through the Double Nickel.
The Double Nickel is a savage cheat. It is an innocuous-looking table shuffle “technique” that will perfectly distribute your deck. I wrote about it in the influential How to Cheat over on the other blog… But I thought it might be practical to show you how someone might go about doing this technique.
Just something to remember:
•The rules ask you to make a good faith attempt to randomize your deck.
•“Table shuffling” is not shuffling – As you can see in the video, it doesn’t randomize your deck, but in the case of the Double Nickel, actually perfectly distributes your lands and spells. Is a perfectly distributed deck desirable? Well, you won’t be manascrewed. But on the other hand, if you do this, you will be scum. Savage, savage, scum.
Okay, what does that have to do with a #FloresRewards Feat of Strength?
As our wall against savagery, we are going to show our civilized selves!
For 15 #FloresRewards…
1.Dress Up! Suit up against cheating!
2.Holding a Piece of Bread! Any kind of bread counts; for example cupcakes!
Per usual, additional #FloresRewards or prizes may be given out for the best entries.
This week’s winner will receive a set (four copies of) one of the five Scars of Mirrodin dual lands; that is…
•[card]Blackcleave Cliffs[/card], or
•[card]Copperline Gorge[/card], or
•[card]Darkslick Shores[/card], or
•[card]Razorverge Thicket[/card], or
(There was some confusion around this already this AM (my fault of course!)… Each prize winner will get a set (four lands) of twenty total Scars of Mirrodin dual lands.)
The minimum points threshold for this week’s Feat of Strength is 67 #FloresRewards; though we may do both a drawing and a “best of” for prizes. So do your best!
The rest of the video is us checking out some Fauna Shaman and / or Baneslayer Angel winners, and the announcement of Bighead Joe, Joey Pasko, and Dexter Stevens as winners (which, if you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you already knew).
Don’t forget that at the end of the month, one lucky #FloresRewards participant will topdeck Jace, the Mind Sculptor!
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