Thursday, September 16, 2010

Caption Contest Week 2

Hello Marauders! Padfoot and Prongs here bringing you a BRAND SPANKING NEW weekly feature that we are sure will shock and amaze you. Ok maybe but not that, but it will be fun, we promise. Inspired by the fabulous tumblr Slaughterhouse90210 we gals over at GoodBooksInc have thought up a fun new literary game for us all to play together and we hope that every single one of you will get the urge to participate.

Here is what the end result will look like: Last Week's Winner
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." - The Little Prince

This fantastic caption was submitted by Babycakes !! What a perfect quote to go with that don't you think? We loved all of the submissions but this one just seemed to perfect! As a reward we will be sending Babycakes her very own GoodBooksInc mug!! Thanks to all that entered, we loved what you came up with. Make sure to check the previous post if you would like to see some of the other submissions.

So lets break it down. Essentially this new feature will be a weekly 'literary' caption contest participated in by you all and "refereed" by us. Each week we will provide you all with a fun and interesting photo which is in dire need of some sort of caption.
Here is where you come in. It will be your job as loyal readers and literary lovers to scour your brains, books, and Google to find a quote or passage from any novel, play, short story, essay etc. that might compliment the picture.

The rules are simple: as long as it's literary, it counts.

You can leave a comment with as many options as you like, however, we'd suggest bringing your A-game since only the very best captions will be rewarded. Also, please be sure to include the name of the work and if possible the author.

What's the reward you ask? Well depending on the week (and our budget) it will range from a virtual high five to anyone of our fabulous GoodBooksInc. items! We will announce the winner from the previous week at each new instillation of the weekly... so make sure to check back and see if your caption was picked!

Now that you understand the rules, below you will find the next picture that is in need of captioning. Like we said, anything will count... but the more clever and appropriate the quote, the better your odds are of winning! We encourage you to check out the Tumblr mentioned above to get ideas on how to be creative with this, as well as GoodReads for a huge collection of quotes from every book imaginable. Good luck and happy searching!

*Caption Needed*


  1. Woohoo, I love mugs!! Thanks ladies:o)

  2. BTW this is one of my all time favorite movies! Just thought I would share:)

  3. Haha you are welcome! Hopefully you can find another rockin caption for this picture as well!

  4. "Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night."

    ~ Charlie Brown

    I'm not sure if you consider that literary, but I liked it:)

  5. "All people want is someone to listen". - Hugh Elliott

  6. "For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first...Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." -Alfred D. Souza

  7. Great quotes so far folks!! Two more days before we pick a winner and remember you can enter as many quotes as you like!

  8. Ok some more submissions.

    "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

    Dr. Seuss

    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

    Anaïs Nin

    "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind."

    William Shakespeare

    "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."


    "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."

    John Lennon

  9. "But the quiet grows and grows. Beautifully and unbearably. And at last you are conscious of something approaching; it is almost a faint sound of footsteps. Something inexpressively lovely and wonderful advances through the crystal, nearer, nearer. And, oh, inexpressively terrifying. For if it were to touch you, if it were to seize you and engulf you, you'd die; all the regular, habitual daily part of you would die .... one would have to begin living arduously in the quiet, arduously in some strange, unheard of manner."

    - Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay (1923)

  10. Wonderful selections! One more day then we will announce the winner!

  11. awesome! Mine didn't post (I think I skipped the captcha step) but I'm reposting it for posterity. LOL!

    "This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not."
    - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

  12. Oh man! To bad you got this one in late or it def would have been a contender! THanks for participating!!


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