Round one of the Blogger Blitz competition, hosted by the lovely Ian over at Adventure Rules, started last Monday. Congratulations to LightningEllen and sponsored video game character Lightning Farron for winning the Retail Rumble challenge in the first match!
The next takes place today and features yours truly with Guybrush Threepwood and his sarcastic wit by my side. We’ll be going up against Luke from Hundstrasse and Claire Redfield in a battle called Mail Delivery: who can deliver mail the fastest while fending off Cerberus, the three-headed hound of Hell?
You can find out more about the Blogger Blitz on the Adventure Rules site or by checking out my post from last week. There’s nothing more to say except good luck to Luke and thank you to Ian – and let battle commence!
Mail Delivery: my answer
We all know there’s nothing pirates love more than a big mug of grog in the Scumm Bar followed by a drunken brawl. But there’s something that can make that beverage a little tastier and get the party started quicker: an upbeat sea-shanty! So grab your tankard, poor yourself a drink from the kitchen while the cook isn’t looking, and join me in a rowdy singalong.
Who’d make a great mailman, from the Isle of Mêlée?
A master of sword-fighting, thievery and treasure-huntery!
Sorting the mail is a job he’d do well,
Even when chased by the hound from Hell!
A risk postmen face is getting lost and confused
But not so the case for this awesome dude!
You know how this goes!
He looks at his map to find his way around
So you get your mail, all safe and sound.
Next up is handling that Cerberus mutt.
It looks like a dangerous challenge but
Three-headed creatures are nothing to fear:
Just like that monkey, they soon disappear.
The biggest challenge is ahead of him yet:
That Redfield’s a clever one, on that you can bet.
But the dreaded LeChuck was no match before,
So handling this foe is just a small chore!
To make sure that Redfield stays in the dust
Using the Voodoo Lady’s doll is a must.
Some carefully-placed pins, a stab here and there…
And that’s the last Guybrush sees of the dastardly Claire!
But if that fails and he has to move fast…
What will give his speed a quick blast?
The answer is simple, and it’s one clever trick:
Just pull out your mouse and then double-click!
“I’m Guybrush Threepwood, mighty mailman!”
Good luck, Luke!
I know I’ve gone a little over the top with the Monkey Island references here, but if you’re going to do something you may as well do it properly! Still, I’ve provided links in my answer above to help those judges who may not have played the games already so it makes a bit more sense.
Be sure to check out Luke’s answer on Hundstrasse later today. He’s a very talented writer and an extremely worthy competitor, so I’m feeling rather nervous indeed… he’s a bit of a legend and a thoroughly nice bloke who deserves your follow. The results of this match will be announced over on Adventure Rules on Friday and you can stay up to date on the Blogger Blitz competition by following Ian on Twitter and Facebook.
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.