Our Own Riddling Contest
Update: The riddling contest is now closed! Congratulations to Ladyinahat and NGirl, the winners! (Unless someone's riddle was only answered incorrectly--just let me know if that's the case.) Leave your requests for bonus stories here or at the official bonus stories post.
This was MystycalMage's idea, but I thought it was a fun one! So we're going to have a riddling contest, open to anyone who's able to post in the forums (I think that includes people who aren't registered as well as those who are, but I'm not positive).
Here's how it will work. You, the contestant, post a comment with a riddle in it. Then all the other contestants have to try to figure out the answer to the riddle. When posting a guess for a riddle, make sure to click "reply" on the riddle you're responding to--otherwise everything will get very mixed up! If someone guesses the correct answer, the person who asked the riddle should respond saying so.
Any riddles that have not been correctly answered by the time the contest ends means that the original poster is a winner! Yes, this means it's possible for there to be multiple winners. Winners get to pick a bonus story (or sketch, if they so choose). Of course, participating in the contest will raise your points count, bringing you closer to a bonus story anyway!
I'm thinking this contest will run for a little over a week--I'll close it when I put up the chapter for next Friday (which will be sometime Thursday evening), unless people want a more specific ending time, in which case I'll decide on one.
Riddles can be your original creation or a riddle you read somewhere. I didn't come up with my own riddles for the story! However, I must ask that people trying to guess riddles must not search the web for the answers. That way is not very sportsmanlike.
If anyone has any suggestions for changing the way the contest is run, I'm totally open.