Monday, November 16, 2009

The November Contest: "Thanks to Lost for..."


11/26: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED... WINNER ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

I vowed to post the November contest in the month of November (unlike, say, what happened with the October contest), and I'm stickin' to it!

This time, we're going back to a luck-based format, but I'm still going to make you work just a teeny bit. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, let me know what you're most thankful for in regard to Lost. It can be funny or serious... like, "I'm thankful for Shirtless Sawyer" or "I'm thankful to have met other Lost fans" or whatever. I'm just going to draw the winner out of a hat (though I might feature a few of my favorite entries in my next post)... so all you have to do to qualify is write what aspect of the show you appreciate most. There is no specific format I'm looking for, sentence-wise.

Since the September contest winner, DWTenent, picked the Shannon action figure (he already had the Kate figure), Kate is back up for grabs in this contest.

If you do not want the Kate action figure but still want to submit a comment, PLEASE write: "DO NOT WANT TO WIN" in your entry.

I will close this contest the night before Thanksgiving at 6 PM Central Time, November 25.

I'll accept just one entry per person. Even though Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday, ALL Lost fans obviously have something to be thankful for about the show, so I'll leave this contest open for anyone, though I reserve the right to negotiate with the winner if he/she is internationally based and the shipping costs end up being outrageous.

So there you have it... good luck!

I will announce the winner at some point between November 26 and 30th.

In the meantime -- to all of my American peeps -- Happy Thanksgiving!

*** And heads up... one of the next contests I run will be Twitter-based, so if you are on Twitter you can follow me at @erikaolson to get the details next month. (And don't worry, I'll still have blog-based contests going at the same time.)

- e

11/26 THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED... WINNER ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

73 comments:

tomwilson24 said...

I am thankful for the stunning scenery they have used over the course of the series.

Matt in Dallas said...

I am thankful that I get to keep up with a great friend via this show: E!!

THISOLDSOUL said...

creating television that makes you THINK.

DHAMurray said...

I am thankful for the rainstorm and serendipitous pit of mud in Left Behind.

Jenette said...

November Contest -
I am thankful for definitely a shirtless Sawyer and I hope they do a shirtless Desmond this season! :)
I am thankful we get one more year of Lost!
I am thankful that we got to see Vincent before the end of Season 5 because that was really bothering me on where he went!

Fei said...

I'm thankful to have felt new feeling since I watch lost!

Darkknight said...

I'm thankful for John Locke...he makes everything in life better

hpiell said...

I am thankful for the literature on LOST and for making me want to read new and different books on a regular basis. Thanks Sawyer!!!

bloodysnowglobe said...

I'm thankful to have found a purpose in my life.

Lauren said...

I'm thankful Lost has given my roommates and me a good excuse to avoid homework and studying. Here's to Lost marathons!

Jason Seville said...

I am thankful for an intellectually stimulating TV show and for the religious and philosophical themes over the first five seasons.

Juliana Teixeira said...

I'm thankful for the sweet and amazing new friends I've met because of Lost!

Alisha Rene' said...

I am thankful not just for LOST, but it's unique formula that brought an entire group of people together that have now formed RL friendships and given us a cyber family just as good as the one at home. Oh, and to TPTB for loving Michael Emerson's "milk" line and keeping him on all these years.

ty said...

I am grateful for the delicious food served at our LOST viewing parties. Kate may not do Taco Night, but we certainly do!!

MonkeyFace said...

I am thankful so many wonderful things LOST has brought into my life. For example:

-the hope that television series can be entertaining and smart at the same time.

-josh holloway; just think, he would be in real estate right now, if it weren't for LOST. Then, we'd have no Sawyer to love.

-& of course, i am very thankful for all the friends I have made all over the world, thanks to our mutual fascination with this program. LOST debuted at just the right time. I can think of no other program that has compelled me on so many media fronts. B/C of the internet, it was possible to truly become a LOST fanatic, thus meeting/chatting w/ so many fans and reading so many insightful blogs, like this one. =)

Cecilia said...

I am thankful for Desmond's accent.

Carole said...

I am thankful for the best TV experience i have ever had in my life.

Kelly, UK said...

For making my head spin - in a good way. For great characters like Sawyer, Locke, Faraday and Desmond. For keeping up with the US and so avoiding spoilers. For enabling me to be part of the coolest gang in the world: Lost followers united via Erica's insightful blog. :)

maram said...

I am thankful to have started reading more and more after lost ..

Deann said...

I am thankful that my whole family can enjoy such a fun, fascinating, and cerebral show together every week and talk about it when it's not on.

coolguy34601 said...

I am thankfull for how much smarter Lost makes me. And for the emotional mind rollercoaster

Caz189 said...

I am thankful that I was able to get a photo with Benjamin Linus!!!

Sketh said...

I am thankful for Dharma Beer!

Jen B said...

I am thankful for a great blog to help me keep up with the story and waste time while I'm at work!

Jovatov said...

I'm thankful for the good times Lost gave me. And how it made me more interested in the world of philosophy :)

Matthew said...

I'm thankful for time travel.

Amanda Bisignano said...

I am thankful for the fact that Jack shaved off his massive beard and that Jin is still alive and kicking!

susan said...

I'm thankful that Lost is so philosophical and such an intelligent show. I'm also thankful for Desmond's Scottish accent.

Jim said...

Thanks to Lost for giving my life a new obsession!

jaypee said...

I am thankful for a bunch of new ideas for the costume parties I will attend in the next 10 years (or in the past 40 years, depending on possible time jumps)

Mark S. said...

I am thankful for Evangeline Lilly's beautiful yet innocent looks. She makes me feel funny inside.

sheler412 said...

I am thankful for ABC.com .....I can rewatch Lost at my leisure practically commercial free!

aquaboy1976 said...

I am thankful that LOST has an end date although it is bittersweet.

Valerie said...

I am thankful that LOST has created a strong friendship for me, with my old co-worker Nancy.

Dustin Winebrenner said...

I am thankful for being introduced to the haunting soulful music of Patsy Cline. (And for having my mind screwed with repeatedly!)

TMGLost said...

Thanks for introducing me to the wonderfulness that is Elizabeth Mitchell!

Marebabe said...

I am thankful for a wonderful story well told.

Rob K said...

I am thankful to see that the majority of the cast has found other work before the freakin series is over. The actors should retire after the show. Whenever I see them on another show now I cant accept them in that role. Its like "Oh, hey, theres Penny in a different show." At least Smokey stayed true.

Rachel said...

I'm thankful for ARG's i dont think i would survive the haitus without them.

Fiona said...

I'm thankful to LOST for providing a subject my Hubby and I have talked about for hours on end, together. Both talking and both listening. <3

doug... said...

I am thankful for the amazing amount of talent that the entire cast of LOST has.

rachie said...

I'm thankful to Lost for casting two of my favorite actors - Dominic Monaghan and Jeremy Davies! Not quite as thankful that they were both killed... ;)

dgcatlett said...

I am thankful for not only the best show I've ever experienced in my whole life but also the community that follows lost and getting to know the wonderful people in it like you erika!

The Black Smoke Monster said...

I'm thankful that I'm not the only fan that hasn't given up on John Locke yet :)

Crissy said...

I am thankful for episodes that get me thinking for days and characters that make me care for them as much as if they were real people.

Crissy said...

I am thankful for episodes that get me thinking for many days and characters that make me care for them as much as if they were real people.

RamonRocks said...

I am thankful for the fact that I hate LOST will end after Season 6...

R.P. McMurphy said...

I'm thankful for the great use of time-travel in Lost.

chrismath said...

I am thankful for getting caught up in a great series and for the amazing writing and acting, especially for my 2 favorite characters (Locke and Ben)!
Oh...and for seeing Kate in sexy underwear and Juliet in...well, in anything.

Nicole said...

I am thankful for Sawyer in general - shirtless or not!

rueschmike said...

I am thankful for Evangeline Lilly's cute dimples.

Caz189 said...

I'm thankful for the chance to perve on Sawyer - shirt or no shirt!!!

Caz189 said...

I'm thankful that Paulo and Nikki are dead . . . that doesn't sound good but I'm sure you get where I'm coming from!

JNL said...

I am thankful for The LOST Experience. That event was the final straw in getting me hooked up with a bunch of great people! Oh - and Libby too...

Fray said...

I am thankful for the uniqueness of Lost, something none of us had ever seen before. And the worldwide community it created. I am thankful for any comments I get when I wear my Oceanic Airlines shirt in public.

benshog@aol.com said...

It's November again and our lovely host

Has asked our thanksgivings in this contest post

For me and Lost, the answer is simple

I'm thankful for Kate's cute little dimples



. . . . I'm thankful for the rest of kate as well.

Julie said...

I am thankful for the PTB at ABC for greenlighting a show that is the perfect storm of smart writing, a complex story with wonderful mythology, superb acting, and the gorgeous backdrop of Hawaii (that can seemingly turn into any part of the world).

I really don't want to think about life for all of us after this wonderful show goes black!

Patty said...

I am thankful to Lost for all the new friends I made in the last month online and right at the Beach Camp during filming!I now am talking to and making plans with some of these new friends more than my 'regular' friends! And for being blessed enough to be able to travel to Hawaii three times since the show started and seeing all that beautiful scenery and nature up close and personal!

Glen said...

I am thankful for LOST for without it there would be no Locke and without locke there would be no LONG LIVE LOCKE!!!!

Gustavo Fernández Walker said...

I'm thankful for dark-haired Claire (it was way back in Season 3, but I still can't forget it!).

Imani said...

In the middle of a time when "reality" shows are dominating the airwaves, I am thankful for a show that doesn't talk down to me, and actually encourages me to think. I worry that after Lost, this format may be, well, lost. ;)

Karmavore said...

I'm thankful to Lost for presenting me with a great reading list.

Mrs. Watermelon's Kitchen said...

I'm thankful that LOST is such a great show.

DanielFaraday9 said...

I am thankful for the season coming to an end, now I can start worrying more about my children then lost.

William said...

I'm thankful that there is no smoke monster living under my house. At least I don't think there is.

oenophile said...

I'm thankful for someone who's a more devoted LOST fan than I am who reliably posts episode summaries and provides insights, observations and cross-referrences (without spoilers)! Thank you "e" - you've done a super job!

Joyce Saenz Harris said...

I'm thankful that, with so many great characters expected to return for cameo appearances in Lost's final season, there has been absolutely no mention of bringing back the deeply annoying Achara, played by the deeply untalented Bai Ling.

Chartreuse #45 said...

For giving me characters that made me cry when they died.
Never happened to me before this wonderful show.

Matt, your biggest fan from Sweden said...

I'm thankful for all beautiful girls on the island. Why couldnt I crash whit so hot girls?

Linda said...

I am thankful that I have gotten so Lost in this show all these years. I will miss it like crazy - I have asked my family to get me the boxed set for Christmas in 2011

mrclean8 said...

I am thankful that John Locke will always remain alive in the hearts of those who love him.

Hanan said...

I am thankful that I finally know God exists. Because only God, with his infinite cosmic sense of humor could POSSIBLY cause—of all days—that next years series finale will fall on a major Jewish holiday, thus preventing me from watching it.

Good one God.

e said...

This contest is now closed... any comments entered in after this point will not be considered in the drawing.

- e