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The Great Unspoken Contest

Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

So, I always like to give away an advance reader’s copy.

But it seemed unfair to ask people to do stuff for a series they hadn’t read (yet, I’m hoping yet!) and time Draws Close: it is only a month now until Unspoken is out!

Thus I am going to make things super easy. As some of you may have already noted, I have a brand new fancy website! I am going to be crossposting from a wordpress blog from now on, and there are many other things of fanciness on it!

Including…

A Short Story That’s Been Down For Awhile

Old Movie Parody Favourites That Haven’t Been Seen In A While

And much Unspoken stuff, including Pictures of the Cast and The World of the Lynburn Legacy.

kami

Here pictured, My Heroine, Kami Glass. Isn’t she gorgeous? This is just her dress sense, and also, I like the way she is intrepidly equipped with pen and paper.

So for a chance at early signed introduction to this lady, in a contest that will last until Monday night, go visit the website and look at it, and tell me (it takes a few visits to spot) the thing you notice about time.

/mysterious

Comments will be screened on the livejournal entry (sadly comments are turned off on the wordpress blog bit as I am still learning it!) and I will Randomly Select one of the correct guessers. ;)

And to all a happy Hunger Games…

/NOW CLOSED AND ARC AWARDED.

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eternal_vows
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Is it that there are no times on two of the three appearance dates you've listed? *flails* Oh God I don't even know what I'm saying, I'm just taking the first thing I see and running with it. I FEEL LIKE MY ANSWER SHOULD BE MORE GOTHIC. AND MYSTERIOUS. NOT 'BY THE WAY SARAH HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT NO ONE HAS SCHEDULED A SPECIFIC TIME' WHICH I AM SURE YOU HAVE. BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUR APPEARANCES. THAT I CAN'T GO TO. #school #notNightcrawler #storyofmylife
sarahtales
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
That's not it: in Charleston I'll just be around for two solid days, because it's a festival, and in Philly it's TBA. ;)
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eternal_vows
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Also, I forgot to mention (not time-related) that Unspoken's cover looks much more red and rose-based on the website than it did before! Which is nice and lovely. Maybe it's the way my screen is at an angle this morning, or maybe someone actually did something to it to make it look more red, I don't know. But it looks lovely now!
sarahtales
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
It's all so browsery, but I did scan the actual cover and send to my lovely web designer so she could try and reproduce it accurately for all: so glad you liked!
altogetherisi
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oh I so desperately want Unspoken asap! This summer has been one of my family's worst ever, and weirdest, but the approach of Unspoken has been something to keep looking forward to :)

I think the thing to do with time is that the sky against which the silhouettes stand changes colour with the daytime, so it has a sunrise and sunset :D? :D?

I don't know whether you like boxing, but I thought of you when Katie Taylor won her medal for Ireland the other night. Awesome ladies!
emilyla
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, does the background change with the time of day? THAT IS SO AWESOME! Good job, Sarah, the new website is beautiful!
K_TinaTheAlien
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Time? I only went once, but I am just gonna go ahead and guess.

Does the lighting at the top of the screen have to do with the time of day? It's sunset on the website, and it's getting close to sunset in Europe.
hukumame
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
The sky behind the silhouettes changes color depending on the time of day? 12-7pm is sunset-like, and nighttime is night blue and morning is purply? :D
meloukhia
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
The sky changes depending on what time it is!

(And I figured it out on one visit, because I am sneaky. :P)
dimestore_romeo
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
The background changes to match the sky at each time of day. :)
moia
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hm, I have no idea about the time! Maybe the background pic is night, because it is evening and it will be daylight themed during the day? I've preordered Unspoken, so the book should go to someone else anyway. ;)

I like your new page! My favourite thing is your anthologies page - I don't remember it being part of you previous webpage. I love your short stories, so I need to get on ordering the new ones. :)

I wish you good luck with Unspoken publication!
zeffy_amethyst
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Hmm, the only thing I notice about time is that it is ostensibly twilight/night, but there's a bird on the branch. Maybe I'm just being pedantic...
Shanyi Gu
Aug. 10th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
I failed the contest, but I did notice a few typos!

Beautiful, brilliant Angela has been Kami’s best friend since they were twelve. She hates almost everybody in the world and loves naptime. But Angela’s facade of indifference may not hold up when the world. <-- when the world what?

Angela’s older brother, just as lazy but enormously good-natured: Kami figures it’s too much trouble to. <-- too much trouble to what?
sarahtales
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you... not sure why sentences got cut off, but all fixed now. ;)
weirdwriter
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
The only time related thing I noticed so far is:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Dartmouth Chapters Canada
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Time: 2:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Melissa de la Cruz, Charles de Lint, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Jeri Smith-Ready

I realize I might be wrong, but it's also technically right. Right?
hanelissar
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
I love the new website so much, it's absolutely gorgeous with the beautiful artwork and the stars. And of course, the magical sky which changes depending on the time of day, which is just about the coolest thing ever! Took me a while to notice because I was sure it was something to do with the stars moving, but then I realised that whilst they had stayed in place, the pretty sunset had turned into pretty night time!

Thanks for hosting another ARC contest, it's so awesome of you to keep holding them for each of your new books. I will of course hold out hope for winning but if not, I can't wait to read it when it comes out in September!
fierian
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Sadly I can not figure out what the time thing is I am supposed to be noticing, so I will not be getting the shiny advance copy signed by you...but the site is very pretty! I did want to let you know that the character descriptions appear to be missing a few pieces: Angela's is cut off (when the world.....what?), and Rusty's is missing a bit in the middle, I think (Kami figures it's too much trouble to...).

I am so excited for Unspoken to come out! I want to get my hands on Team Human soon as well (which I realize is already out and I am late to the party).
sarahtales
Aug. 10th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
I am so glad you like it: I think it's super pretty too. ;) I don't know how sentences got cut off in the characters page but it is all fixed now. ;)
helen_keeble
Aug. 10th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)

function getStylesheet() {
var currentTime = new Date().getHours();
if (0 <= currentTime&¤tTime < 5) {
...show the dawn image
}
if (5 <= currentTime&¤tTime < 11) {
...show the dawn image
}
if (11 <= currentTime&¤tTime < 16) {
...show the dusk image
}
if (16 <= currentTime&¤tTime < 19) {
...show the dusk image
}
if (19 <= currentTime&¤tTime <= 24) {
... show the night image
}
}
getStylesheet();


..... I'm a software engineer! I cannot be trusted not to cheat! *grin*

(also, damn it LJ, stop making it so hard to cite code in a comment!)

Beautiful website, by the way, from both an artistic and a technical perspective. Love the clean, stylish design!

Edited at 2012-08-10 07:54 pm (UTC)
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