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TheRedBarron
03-24-2006, 10:56 AM
Well fellas, the mods and I have been talking, and we want to offer you guys a chance to win a sweet prize (to be announced). All you have to do is write up an essay, and submit it to us, we will then take all of the essays and make a decision on the best one based on quality. Obviously the best essay wins first prize. Prizes will be rewarded for 2nd and 3rd places as well.

Topic

"What is paintball to you?"

THE RULES

1. 200 word essay
2. All submissions are final
3. Upon winning you will provide us with your address in a timely manner or we will re pick the winner.
4. One submission per user (we do have ways of knowing)
5. Keep it clean.
6. Have fun

All essays will be emailed to us at spyderessaycontest@gmail.com (please give you username in the subject of the email)

this contest stays open until this time next week. 2:30 March 31st

Any questions, PM one of us mods.

marvin-martian
03-24-2006, 11:23 AM
200 words is a little short isnt it?

TheRedBarron
03-24-2006, 11:23 AM
We are a little lazy so deal with it...:smirk:

200 words should be long enough to get your point across without adding too much fluff. ;)

Drefish99
03-24-2006, 11:26 AM
200 words is to ensure you guys don't ramble on just to fill in words to make a quota. Remember that one of us is a teacher. So with that being said just make sure it is to the point. Long drown out speaches that put Ares or SP to sleep will be null and void. So make it good to keep our attention.
Edit: ^^^Too fast for me bro...

paintballer5646
03-24-2006, 11:45 AM
Mine is in. It was fun to write but I don't expect to win anything.

shunut
03-24-2006, 12:45 PM
So its a 200 word max correct? Not a 200 word minimum.

NB_Hacker_NB
03-24-2006, 01:03 PM
Sent ;) Enjoy!

vikingshadow
03-24-2006, 01:37 PM
200 word total - nothing less, nothing more. You have to be concise and specific in this contest!

NB_Hacker_NB
03-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Darn it, mine was 207 or 208. Will it not be judged?

vikingshadow
03-24-2006, 01:52 PM
Not sure. Have to get a concensus with the mods. You know, a lot of regular contests would have thrown it out since it didn't follow the guidelines. However, I'm sure we'll discuss it and let you know.

druid
03-24-2006, 03:27 PM
ah well.....I just finished and sent it before I saw these rules were updated...guess I'll be needing a Phillips or Torx...cuz I'm Scr..........d

TheRedBarron
03-24-2006, 05:50 PM
ah well.....I just finished and sent it before I saw these rules were updated...guess I'll be needing a Phillips or Torx...cuz I'm Scr..........d

:confused: the rules were not changed from the original post...

shunut
03-24-2006, 05:57 PM
200 word total - nothing less, nothing more. You have to be concise and specific in this contest!


Wow thats pretty strict. Mine was 201 so I guess I'm out.

TheRedBarron
03-24-2006, 06:12 PM
Keep the essays coming fellas, Im pretty sure you will like the prize, and 200 words is a short essay that cant take too much out of your busy lives.

smakdacrak
03-24-2006, 07:23 PM
Are Canadians in on this?:D

TheRedBarron
03-24-2006, 07:40 PM
are you part of these forums?

Then I dont see a problem

ooglieboogliebob
03-24-2006, 09:20 PM
well, i sent my entry in :)

Hoppy11
03-26-2006, 06:38 PM
I guess I shall enter... :D

durrell
03-26-2006, 06:44 PM
I'll whip something up and get it in..

claustrophobia9
03-26-2006, 07:44 PM
when is this due... itll take me all week to come up with 200 words

bigred76
03-26-2006, 08:01 PM
this contest stays open until this time next week. 2:30 March 31st

I would enter, but I can't come up with anything that short. :confused:

03TiburonGT
03-26-2006, 08:01 PM
Wow sweet, KUSA homework. I'll probably end up doing it the night before its due like all my other essays though. Haha

NB_Hacker_NB
03-30-2006, 11:48 PM
When will they be posted?

shunut
03-31-2006, 05:36 AM
Not rushing you mods or anything but when will the winners be announced?

rednekhuntr
03-31-2006, 01:53 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
ITS 3:40 MARCH 31ST AND I JUST READ THIS POST NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
:mad: :mad: :darth: :cussing: :headbrick: :headbrick: :headbrick: :bawling: :bawling: :doah:


o well

1ST POST WOOOO WUT UP GUYS

ooglieboogliebob
03-31-2006, 05:56 PM
eh ... give em the weekend for them to read them over to truely pick some of the entries ... it might take a while...

TheRedBarron
03-31-2006, 07:11 PM
The essays will be read over and as soon as there is a clear decision on a winner it will be announced, and assuming the author grants us permission the winning essay will be posted.

NB_Hacker_NB
03-31-2006, 09:21 PM
I couldn't imagine having to read all of those essays.

Drefish99
03-31-2006, 10:37 PM
April Fools there are no prizes...


*points and laughs


JK. Man you guys would be sooo pissed huh?

lewizz124
03-31-2006, 11:15 PM
(o_0) lol dude that sucks!

chubb0rz
04-01-2006, 04:06 AM
For those who would be pissed, they may have written it for the wrong reasons...but thats just me.

But nice one dre :p

NB_Hacker_NB
04-01-2006, 02:08 PM
Nice joke...

lugnut808
04-01-2006, 05:44 PM
that sucks

NB_Hacker_NB
04-03-2006, 12:49 PM
Shouldn't this be deleted, seeing as it was an April fools joke?

shunut
04-03-2006, 01:39 PM
It wasn't an April Fools joke.

April Fools there are no prizes...


*points and laughs


JK. Man you guys would be sooo pissed huh?


The April Fools joke was that he said contest was an April Fools joke and there were no prizes.

NB_Hacker_NB
04-03-2006, 03:07 PM
Okkkkk sorry small brain.

ooglieboogliebob
04-03-2006, 07:56 PM
yeah .. hence the JK on there you peanut head .. ;)

Drefish99
04-03-2006, 09:13 PM
Patience young Padawans. The Jedi Council are currently reviewing all entries and should have a determined winner shortly. :)

chubb0rz
04-03-2006, 09:36 PM
Patience young Padawans. The Jedi Council are currently reviewing all entries and should have a determined winner shortly. :)

hehe sure thing mace :p

Drefish99
04-03-2006, 10:30 PM
Can you do me a favor and hand me my lightsabre? It's the one that says bad mother ****er on it. :D

http://www.gorillapants.com/images/sw2_mace.jpg

chubb0rz
04-04-2006, 05:53 AM
Can you do me a favor and hand me my lightsabre? It's the one that says bad mother ****er on it. :D

http://www.gorillapants.com/images/sw2_mace.jpg
:lol: nice

NB_Hacker_NB
04-04-2006, 05:27 PM
It's 8:30 on Tuesday, winners should be up shortly!

Moe
04-05-2006, 01:47 PM
i didnt even enter, and im anxious! lol. i wanna know what the prize is gonna be. and the winner of course.

Drefish99
04-05-2006, 05:45 PM
This sucks it has to be a unanimous vote and Dex it holding out... He still wants his to win. We keep telling him that Mods and family of mods are not eligible for cash and prizes. He also thought it said 200 pages and was writing for a few days. If it were me I would give it to.....

durrell
04-05-2006, 05:49 PM
WTFBBQM8 who wins?

ooglieboogliebob
04-05-2006, 07:34 PM
... whow !!! .. are you serious ?? he thought it was a 200 page essay .. whew .. he woulda never made it ...

yeah im still wondering who won too ..

vikingshadow
04-05-2006, 07:43 PM
And the winner is................................................ ..





























Oh, wait! This isn't the SOTM thread! My mistake! Shoot, I was all excited there for a minute.

Dang, Dex! Vote already. I'm tired of seeing that same person getting all the votes. You know, the one that wrote the essay about......

Anywho, when are we getting together to go through the prize package and get what we want out of the thing before we give the rest to the winner?

Wait, was that out loud???? Dang, this old age thing really sucks!

ooglieboogliebob
04-05-2006, 07:51 PM
^^ ... dang quit playing with us !!!

OtterSC
04-06-2006, 04:22 AM
you know, i really cannot believe that HE won. i mean, come on, i know some 4 year old that can write better than he can. i want a recount!

bamf-hacker
04-06-2006, 06:51 AM
you guys are cracking me up... I am glad I did not have enough time to do this or I would be loosing it like the rest of the participants :)

Keep em guessing for a little while longer, and even better post up the prize and then wait to tell us the winner :)

HacKeR

DFSniper
04-06-2006, 08:00 AM
GAAH! spring break started 2 hrs ago and i just now saw this!?!?!? man, i was hoping that essay would give me something to do over break... i really need to try and get on here more often again. i hate missing out on stuff...

TheRedBarron
04-06-2006, 06:36 PM
******AND THE WINNER IS*******

We have done our voting, and the winner has been selected. But first I must say. All of the essays turned in were quality and everyone did a great job. the winner will receive a PM asking for address and information, this must be provided in a timely manner.

On to the winning essay.

"When I started playing paintball it was a mere hobby I did on my spare time. Once I discovered tournament paintball I was hooked, never would I have imagined my involvement and growth would have developed so fast. I've come to realize paintball for me is more than a sport; it's a way of life.

Before paintball I was in the wrong crowd which had a negative influenced on me. Paintball has helped me grow into a better person and show me there is something worth playing for other than winning. Thru paintball I was able to meet some awesome players and people. Without paintball I would not know the majority of my friends or have a strong bond with them.

What drives me is, knowing that everyone on that field with me is there to play their hearts out. No matter how bad of a week I have the weekend beckons, because that is where I can live as loud as I want. Every morning I wake up for practice, every morning of a tournament, every time I step onto a field I am glad I found this sport and would not trade it for anything in the world."

The winner is... Chubb0rz. Congratulations on winning the first Spyder Essay Contest.

Thank you all for participating.

Drefish99
04-06-2006, 07:01 PM
Congrats Chubby boy. I dub the knight. :fishhead:

Hob Hayward
04-06-2006, 07:01 PM
Congratz chubborz!

But more importantly....
What'd he WIN!????????

DRAGON
04-06-2006, 07:21 PM
The winner is... Chubb0rz. Congratulations on winning the first Spyder Essay Contest.

Thank you all for participating.

Nice job Chubbs. He's been online continually for the past week and now he doesn't seem to be around. :rolleyes: So how long before we send him the 3 Java 140rd pods? -

chubb0rz
04-06-2006, 08:08 PM
Nice job Chubbs. He's been online continually for the past week and now he doesn't seem to be around. :rolleyes: So how long before we send him the 3 Java 140rd pods? -
nice try drago :p actually had my uncle come down from seattle this week and he came over from the west coast of fl to visit us...

Thanks guys, I originally tired to plan my essay out but like always most of my writing is inspired from my life and real events...nothing tells a better story than life.

durrell
04-06-2006, 08:35 PM
http://www.basetree.com/thumbs3/Recount.jpg

:p

chubb0rz
04-06-2006, 08:38 PM
bahaha ragging on the floridian :D

Drefish99
04-06-2006, 10:02 PM
Enjoy the pods chubby. Thank God the Mods were able to go through the Prize box Spyder left and took all the good stuff... Oh and we got you some of that exclusive BC lineup.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v177/chubb0rz/avatar14183016so.gif

bigred76
04-06-2006, 10:05 PM
LOL. Nice essay Chubz, very touching there at the end. Glad I didn't try competing with that! :D So who are the runner ups and what were their essays?

shunut
04-06-2006, 10:05 PM
Congrats Dave! Very well written.

bomberpilot07
04-06-2006, 11:47 PM
congrats chubs :tup:

druid
04-07-2006, 12:58 AM
good job chubbz...:tup:

bamf-hacker
04-07-2006, 06:16 AM
Nice job Chubbz......

Congrats!

HacKeR

vikingshadow
04-07-2006, 09:18 AM
Congratulations, chubster! Hope you enjoy the BE Edition gear and gun...

~shocktheman~
04-07-2006, 09:37 AM
Nice work man, it was...very.....touching.......*wimper*
Never got mine in intime, but now I see it def wouldn't have mattered.
Good luck with that Brass Eagle stuff too, they probly wan't you to trade in your bonebrake for it:dodgy:

TheRedBarron
04-07-2006, 11:04 AM
*****2nd Place*****

"Whack! Whack! Whack! Whack!" Paintballs meeting their destination is a somewhat violent sound. Paintball, to me, is a way to vent out all the trash that I build up inside over time. Few activities can come close to the rush you get playing paintball; the rush that causes you to forget about how your girlfriend cheated on you five times in one week or how you missed out on information for your math final while you were thinking about Scrappy's wife. The intense action of shooting string after string of paint at someone just brings a calm and wonderful feeling to my soul.
When I build up stress from the week it is bottled into my muscles so I'm tense until I get the chance to get rid of it. Regardless of all the yelling, swearing, sprinting and anger that happens on the paintball field I'm in a state of mind that allows me to feel like I'm moving in slow-motion. I don't know if you've ever moved in slow-motion, but it's pretty tight. It feels like you are in some bad anime cartoon, but instead of have a sword or a deck of cards you have a paintball gun.

2nd place belongs to.....

maximus100389

Congratulations he too will be receiving a PM regarding the prize.

dont ya all love the suspense?

DRAGON
04-07-2006, 11:07 AM
OMG......we have another weener! So this is the guy that gets the pull through squeegie and dozen o-rings? -

bigred76
04-07-2006, 11:10 AM
dont ya all love the suspense?
You like torture, don't you?

Nice job Maximus, very good essay!

TheRedBarron
04-07-2006, 11:14 AM
OMG......we have another weener! So this is the guy that gets the pull through squeegie and dozen o-rings? -

The squeegie that vike used to clean those long cocktail glasses? And I think SP ended up with the O rings. So we have a half a bottle of gold cup and a shoelace that he gets. ;)

vikingshadow
04-07-2006, 11:22 AM
The squeegie that vike used to clean those long cocktail glasses? And I think SP ended up with the O rings. So we have a half a bottle of gold cup and a shoelace that he gets. ;)

I still don't know what Dragon put in those glasses! I had to run the squeegy through 3 times, and it still left streaks.....

Um, Ares used the shoelace as a clothesline for Otter's thongs....It's toast!

We need some new mods to take over the chores around here.....

bigred76
04-07-2006, 11:24 AM
Uh-oh...new mods is a scary thought, especially since I can finally remember all the new mods' names from the last round.

ooglieboogliebob
04-07-2006, 12:28 PM
haha nice job chubbs and nice job maximus :) congratulations on the wins :)

NB_Hacker_NB
04-08-2006, 05:06 PM
GJ chubbz and maxim...enjoy.

~shocktheman~
04-12-2006, 11:06 AM
So uhhh what'd they win? You guys gonna take another 5 yrs. and vote on the prizes too? :D

ooglieboogliebob
04-12-2006, 07:27 PM
^^.. hah yeah ... we need to know them !!! :) ... and the 3rd place winner !!!

DRAGON
04-12-2006, 07:59 PM
Heh, y'all thought we were kidding about the pods, pull through and shoe lace. You thought April fools was just a pink forums lol - :smirk:

vikingshadow
04-13-2006, 04:36 AM
April Fools! :D :D :D

maximus100389
04-15-2006, 12:38 AM
well thats cool :)

ShieldzyBoy
04-15-2006, 01:17 AM
sent mine in

ShieldzyBoy
04-15-2006, 01:19 AM
oh oops nvm i wish i wasn't so lazy and actualy read every page of a long forum lol