Friday, October 1, 2010

Alien Tango ARC Giveaway Gator Pack One: The Tango Surprise


Gator Pack One: The Tango Surprise

The big Kahuna. This Pack has the ARC (my precious, my precious, my ONLY precious), which will come to you signed and endorsed, along with a complete Fight the Fuglies Kit containing: a personalized, signed copy of “Touched by an Alien”; a pen; a signed can of “Everhold”; all in a Limited Edition Gini Bag. And if that’s not enough, toss in 2 cover flats for “Touched by an Alien” and “Alien Tango”, posters of “Touched by an Alien” and “Alien Tango”, postcards, magnets, an Alien Collective baseball cap, and an Alien Collective mug, in an Alien Collective tote bag.

What's not to love? Or more importantly, what's not to fight through an alligator to get?

Question: What would you fight through in order to win this Gator Pack, and what mad skillz and ordinary household items would you use to fight with?

(Not on Hook Me Up! yet? It's not too late to enter to win. Send an email to with "Hook Me Up!" in the subject line. We'll send you instructions. You'll get entered, and maybe you'll get lucky!)

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Blogger Katie Dalton said...

I would fight through a room of 4 year olds to get this pack. Hey! Don't judge me! Those little monsters can kick some butt, low to the ground can cause a lot of pain. ;) LMAO

October 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jessica Somerlott said...

Katie I would never judge you about four year olds cuz I have been to chuckie cheese and it is the scariest place on earth. I would fight a swarm of bees off with nothing but windex and a spatula to beat them off with... which may not have been the first time I've done this. I got skills and experience.

October 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Hey was looking for your new cover. Maybe I couldn't find it on my tiny iPhone screen. Can't wait to read it.

October 1, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I would fight for this for the coveted pair prize pack and deal with 60 kids on field trip to the neighborhood pumpkin pack and trying to maintain order with all the kids. I would use my handy dandy whistle and rope to keep the kids in line.

I would also fight for this in the supermarket and the last pizza was in stock for the dinner time, and I would use my lip gloss to look good , and fight the evil so I could feed my family for dinner tonight.

Love the newest cover..gushing again.

October 1, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

I'd fight through a horde of hungry zombies even when I'd be covered in bbq sauce and use every weapon that comes to mind including the severed limbs of the zombies i already managed to conquer.

October 1, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

I would fight through a room full of vicious book bloggers intent on winning MY Gater Pack One PRIZE!!! MY PRECRIOUS -- MINE MINE!!!And I would use my mouse pad as a shield and swing my mouse by the cord and *THWACK* their heads to fight them off. A few well placed kicks with my size 12 feet in a pair of Doc Martin's wouldn't hurt either. Yeah -- that's what I'd do... cause that's how I roll!

October 1, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger vickyvak said...

I'd fight a horde of ninjas!!!(Don't ask how I came up with it, it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the question!) As weapons I would ue anthing I could find like knives, forks, my brother's cell phone, a vase etc.

October 1, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

Is it just a random pen in the prize pack or does it have a special mad skill...?? LOL

I have a very hefty mouse...I would use my mouse to bash heads. I actually have an alienphobia {an ugly alienphobia} because of reading Whitley Strieber's Communion at an early age {}. So, I would beat those grey aliens with the big eyes in the head with my big arse mouse. And then grab that pen with the mad skillz and poke them in the big eyes.

October 1, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Sully -- LOL how'd I know it'd be zombies??? And what a brave McPig to be covered in BBQ sauce! :D

I'd fight through a gaggle of geese while wearing stale bread jewelry with only a toothpick to fend them off.

(I'm terrified of geese. They're spawns of satan -- just saying)

October 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

I'd also fight through all of you to win the Gators!! Bring it!!

It's all about the Gators!!!

October 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

To win this fabulous prize I would fight those 'Jersey Shore' kids - Every. Last. One. Of them!

I would use their own tactics against them - acrylic nails to gouge out their eyes, spray fake tan in their ears/eyes/mouth (thanks to Kitty for the inspiration!), boil them in the hot-tub and punch The Situation in his 'situation'.... Yeah. I would go ninja Guidette on their asses (and probably blast some Metallica while doing it!)

October 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

I would fit through a pit of non venomous snakes and trust me with my phobia of snakes that is saying alot. I can't even watch a tv show with a snake without picking my feet up. My household item of choice would be my handy bottle of compressed air. It packs a mean spray and up close it would totally drop those slithering yuckies body temperatures.

October 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

Lisa - I agree I would totally fight all you in the nicest way possible since you are all Hook me Uppers to get this Gator Pack. I would cover you all with flour and then get you all wet -- sticky wet flour would stop you as I run for the Gators (thank goodness their not snakes).

October 1, 2010 at 5:02 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

@Lisa: Geese? I think you're just as brave as me. Geese are scary!

October 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

I would fight through a whole pack of crazy ipad wanting college students to win the pack. i would do so using a spray bottle with water and a spatcula. my mad skill would be the use Of my long arms and legs to get a head of everyone.

October 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

why stale bread jewelry?

October 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous lacrima said...

I'd fight through a hangover, tired, nasty crowd of early morning commuters to get the last post on the only train leading to the awesome Gator Pack.
My weapon of choice would be of my messenger bag, because you just can't go wrong with heavy, blunt objects filled with smaller, heavy objects.
They'd never know what hit them! (Actually, it would be a laptop, a neuroscience book, my physiology notes and the usual clutter in my bag;-) )

October 1, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Dren beware of the vicious book bloggers sir. For we are trained in the art of war. We take no prisoners. We kill without mercy. Ninjas fear us. The undead stake their own hearts. Jedi run away screaming.
Your size 12 got nothing on a small 7. We be wily and hard to catch.
Dont mess with my prize! MINE! lol

Thats how we Sheep roll. ;)

October 1, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

@Mattp: everyone knows geese flock to stale bread like zombies to brains! It shows Lisa's determination!

October 1, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...

@Mattp -- Sully hit the nail on the head. Haven't you ever fed the geese? They're absolutely mad over stale bread!!

I'm determined to get the Gator pack and I'd cover you all in stale bread to sic the geese on you for the Gators!!!

*starts slyly slipping bread in everyone's pockets*

October 1, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

oh duah i forgot geese love stale bread. that is a good reason to have stale bread.

your size 12 has nothing on my size 13's.

October 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


yes i have feed them, never remembered that geese have teeth until i did feed them. haha good try Lisa but i don't have pockets.

October 1, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa Dovichi said...


*sticks some stale bread to the back of matt's shirt with duct tape*

Ha! I don't need pockets.

October 1, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@mattp same goes for you. Dren and you better watch out for these 7's. Wily women ;)

October 1, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

Haha well duct tape doesn't stick to my hair so good try there. Before you say it, yes i shower.

haha ok, I'll try not to step on your size 7's as i go by.

October 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

Hmmm, I'm starting to think mattp might be even a worse enemy than a horde of zombies or geese.
Lisa: we'd better gang up and sic the geese and zombies on mattp and maybe we can borrow some toddlers from Katie to throw in the mix as well.

October 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

aww you discovered my truth. but those three are easy to handle. geese; stale bread. zombies; use a sword to take their heads off. children; give them sweets and let them fall asleep .

October 1, 2010 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger insgal said...

i would fight my way thru a room filled with cats, dogs guinea pigs and 9 yr old twins to get to the gator pack. oh wait....i do that every morning to get the kids off to about an office cubicle maze filled with huge killer computers and annoying ringing telephones...i would heroically (and without breaking nails) use a very large magnet to fry the motherboards and large scissors to cut the phone cords

October 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger JC Jones said...

What ever it takes and I would use my trusty sweeper.

October 1, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

::::wrapping the cord of my mouse around my hand and swinging it over my head:::: OK...Who's first?

@ Katie & Jessica -- *THWACK*THWACK* Fight thru kids? This contest ain't for kids - get in the back of the line.

@Sullivan and Vicky - Ninjas? Geese? Zombies? That's soooo original -- NOT! *THWACK*THWACK*THWACK*

@Danielle - (in my Tony Soprano Voice) - Acrylic Nails? Fah-gettaboutit! *THWACK*

@Marnie - non-poisonous snakes -- defeat the point. YOU DON'T WANT THIS BAD ENOUGH!! *THWACK*

@Matt - ::waves::: Hi:) *THWACK* IPADS?? DUDE - This is a contest for an ARC! For a Book! And everyone knows KINDLES RULE! - IPADS are for ...well Dudes named Matt.

@Marnie - Nice? *THWACK*THWACK*THWACK* How nice was that? Get to the back of the line!The Gator Pack is MINNNNEEEE!!!

@Lacrima - here's a card to an AA meeting -- get help!*THWACK*

::: Rolling in a Serta Mattress for Katie:::: You're sheep. You know what to do.

::::scanning the crowd of vicious book bloggers:::::(using my Denzel Washington 'Training Day voice'



October 1, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
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October 1, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah (That Bookish Girl) said...

Alright, well I would fight whatever gets thrown at me. I'm not going to be picky. The same goes for weapons - I'll take what I can get. Like Kitty, I carry around a gigantic purse. I've got all kinds of goodies stuffed in there, including mini febreze, a travel umbrella, hand sanitizer, my ipod and all the cables for it, my cellphone with charger, a hairbrush, bobby pins, a couple of pens, my keys - which of course include a keychain pepper spray. I am all about being prepared. I think I've got quite a few weapons on me at any given moment - I could definitely do some damage. I also played high school softball and still keep some gear in my car trunk - so that could also be put to use. I was a pitcher - so I have got an arm as well :)

October 1, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Matt- you have now brought down the wrath of undead sheep! Prepare yo-- to late ur dead. :)

@Dren- ok that was pretty funny I can give you credit for that. And now you too must perish. :) KD gonna win and thats just the way of it.
PS have you ever been surrounded by a swarm of 4 year olds? I think not...or you too would call for the sweet bliss of death. lol

Sheep bringin this home to the flock.

October 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Katie -- I was trying to avoid this... *THWACK*STOMP*KICK*. I raise your four year olds with two teenage girls and a 7 year old. *BOOM*!!!! Oh and I SURVIVED! (extra points for me!) *KICK* Now GET to the back of the line. Don't make me call my enforcer Bells...she'll bring....the powduh.

::::swinging mouse like a nunchuck::: Woooooiiieeeeeoohh! *THWACK*.... Just cause I can.

October 1, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

I would fight through a crowd of pre-teen girls at a boy band concert to get this ARC. I would use CDs and t-shirts to fight, by throwing them away from me and thus clearing a path when the girls chased the swag.

I'd offer to fight through a horde of four-year-olds but I've done that before and I still have the scars. The trick is to put something very expensive and breakable securely up high in a locked cabinet. Then, while they are merrily smashing it into a million pieces, you just walk past.

October 1, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Dren You underestimate the awesome powers of the sheep. We rise from the dead to annihilate you. Bring forth your enforcer and they too shall parish.
*darth vador theme song starts up*

(cut to a hilly pasture, KD is leading the flock against Dren and her army)

*painted blue furry faces look to their leader*
You may take my life, but you will never take my FREEDOM!!!!!
*battle cry* baaaaaaaaaaaaa!

October 1, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I would fight through the teenage angst and attitude my fifteen year old daughter has with my own cheery attitude and "Because I said NO". *g* Not working for you? How about I would fight through feeding time for the cats (we have eight) with the dreaded broom (from the cats experience it's dreaded) to win the Gator Pack Tango Surprise! *G*

October 2, 2010 at 12:04 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...


wow im laughing so hard. getting weird looks at work. oh but dren, i dont want want ipad, i would go through a crazy crowd oh college students who do want one.

zombie sheep i would just kill with a sword.

October 2, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Matt ROFL glad you're enjoying the battle. Please excuse me while I handle business....

:::Sharpening the edges of my mousepad:::: @Kate -- this *will* get ugly...

With my mouse shield in hand and swinging my corded mouse above my head I run headlong into battle with Katie and the undead sheep. I tackle them head on, Doc Martin kicks maiming sheep left and right. Pausing only to use shield to shave the wool off their skins. One sheep.... Two sheep...three sheep...fou....Zzzzzzzzz

October 2, 2010 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Katie with the power of sheer will, I combat the sleepiness your army of sheep cause. Soon your army is nothing but a horde of fleshly and bewildered animals. Their fur removed and discarded on the ground *THWACK*STOMP*KICK*THWACK* Katie goes down. She screams to her sheep to attack.. but before they can make a move. I put two fingers in my mouth and whistle like sailor.

Suddenly the night is filled with they baying howls of wolves..... my wolves. I turn and see 300 hungry wolves crest the peak of the hill. I look back at Katie and scream (like Gerard Butler) ..
THIS.IS.SPARTA!!! ::::plants size 12 Doc Martin center chest - and Katie stays down.

The wolves slowly approach the nervous bunch of undead naked sheep.

I smile and say "Looks like meats back on the menu boys!! ATTAAACK!!!!!!!

You lose.

I Win.

The End.

Now GET TO THE BACK OF THE LINE!! Matt you can keep her company *THWACK*

The Precious is MINE!!! MINE ALLLLL MINE!!

Nuff Said.

This is so fun!

October 2, 2010 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Matt lol you cant kill zombie sheep. duh we are undead.

And now the sheep have called upon the darkest weapon in they poses. Vile. Unholy. Grotesque.
Little bo Peep has found her sheep. She enters the battle field. Pale and Staff taking the Martin army down in one fatal swoop.
Silence. ALL but the sheep and of course bo Peep remain.
They walk to the front of the line and await the prizes Gini will bestow upon them. :)

October 2, 2010 at 12:48 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Katie *THWACK* pay attention. My wolves ate your sheep. Bo Peep is SOL. ROFL

The Precious is MINE!!!!

October 2, 2010 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

hmm I dunno why my post didnt go up faster. I did do it right after the Martin one. But oh well, nice come back. But again sorry Dren I pulled the Bo Peep Trump card and your dead.
*sob sob* really I feel bad for ya. So close. NOT! hahahaha We win YOU lose. thats life. sucks to be you.
Stays in the front of the line and lets Matt cut behind me. lol

(i think we should try and reenact some of this for like a really funny spoof vid. lol)

October 2, 2010 at 1:48 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...

thanks for letting me cut katie. but a sword through the neck of s zombie sheep would mean death.

*before any says that a sword isn't a house hold item, it is in my house.*

October 2, 2010 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger Bells said...

*ears perk* Did someone call me to bring the powduh?!

*applies powduh to hands*

Oh this is about to get messy!

SLAP SLAP SLAP! *powduh flies everywhere*

@Katie Didn't my girl Dren tell you to get to the back of the line?!

*powduh slaps you so hard that you fly through the air*

*looks at you with a sneer*


@mattp Sword?

*activates stone hardening of skin*

*knocks on skin* No sword is getting through this!


*looks over at Dren and stares at her up and down. Stops at Doc Martins*

DANG GIRL! Those are some big azz boots! HAHAHA* *fist bump*

October 2, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I would fight through a horde of Bridezillas at a Vera Wang sample gown sale with nothing but my trusty toilet plunger by my side. I will be fearless in it's application, suctioning the faces of those that stand in my way so they may understand that I am victorious and they are left with nothing but a face full of dirty toilet water:)

Do I win?

October 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

@Dren: and wolves are original?
It's not about originality , it's about determination!!
Zombies are much harder to fight than anything else (except maybe geese)

@Gini: my owner posted a picture at fb to show what i bought today to show my determination!

October 2, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Yawn....oh sorry I was sleeping through that last battle. Counting sheep and all.
Anyway, when are ya'll gonna realize you can't kill undead sheep. We keep coming back. :)
McPig and Sheep will unite to continue this on going war. :)
Matt dont get in the way or you going down too. Stand aside and let the WOMEN do the dirty work. ;)

October 2, 2010 at 3:10 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


i guess i have to get my blow torch out now to soften the stone skin so i can cur you up.

October 2, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

Sorry for the delay -- I had to go pick up several cases of wireless mouses....they throw so well and hurt like a motha....

@Katie *BONK* that's just because you won't stay down. :::swings corded mouse..*THWACK* ...cause I can. And FYI - unless your undead sheep can reanimate in the bellies of you're out. BOOM!

@Bells thanks for holdin it down gurlie. You know they can't fight the powduh!!

@Sullivan - wolves are original - *THWACK*BONK* cause I say they are. Now hush!:::whisperin:: Wolves are the new black and Zombies are sooo 1999.:::*BONK*

@Matt nice sword.

:::wrapping another mouse cord around left hand:::: Whooooo Whooooo!! Pain Train is Coming Y'all Whoooo whoooo!!!!


The Precious is miiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnneeeeeee!!!!!

October 2, 2010 at 3:28 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


good answer. lets keep things neutral. we dont want things to get out of hand.

October 2, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

@Brandy Fighting through a 15-year-old girl's attitude problem? *shudder* I have one and you'll notice that never even occurred to me!

October 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

@Lacrima I've found the best way to push through a crowd of commuters is to hold your fists up at collar bone height and use your upper arms to gently shove people out of your way. This also protects your goodies from groping by those perverts who don't respect women but do respect fists.

But a heavy messenger bag works too...

October 2, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous S said...

@mattp *before any says that a sword isn't a house hold item, it is in my house.*

You, sir, are awesome. All we have is a 14-inch, curved, Turkish...knife? What do you call a curved knife that's too small to be a scimitar? Crap, I don't remember.

But my point stands. You = awesome.

October 2, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

The above comment by "S" was me. Because I'm awesome enough to hit Enter accidentally. *facepalm*

October 2, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


haha good one. um i have one like that and its called a french short sword. but its not curved. its straight. the one i would be using on the zombies and sheep would be my 3 foot long Calvary sword.

October 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

@mattp We got ours in Turkey and I'm almost positive its name is "Turkish something". But that could just be me. Since ours is kept blunt (deliberately, small children in the house) your Calvary sword would do far, far more damage.

October 2, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt @Sylvia
both u can keep to the swords...they got nothing on my throwing knifes. (for real I have them)
Also the sheep just can't be killed people, every time u try to take 1 down 5 more are gonna pop up. Its a flock thing. Mere mortals will not understand. ;)
We are immune to your thumps, bonks and thwacks

Sheep reign supreme. Betta recognizer suckas! lol

Hand over the goods's MINE!!!!!

October 2, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


K i wasnt listing everything i have to keep some trump cards. i have throwing knifes and throwing stars. plus a couple of hatchets that throw well. eh what ever katie, il just aim for the throat and make sure each swing takes out at least 5 sheep.


October 2, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Okay people, this one is mine! MINE! I'll fight four-year-olds, Dovichi, even gators. I've lived past the average life-span of a gator, not because I hid in the weeds on the shore but because I kept throwing younger gators in the water. Gators are cannibals, you know. Just saying! :D

October 2, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Matt--I really want a throwing axe! How awesome would that be?! chick walks on the battle field with a dang AXE! lol Classic.
Aim all u like, u still wont kill us. We sick like that.

Sheep Rule Matt Drools :P

ps why are u not following my blog? :)

October 2, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


K no you did it. Now you are making me bring out my big Russian sniper rifle. bye bye sheep. yummy mutton for dinner tonight.

October 2, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

we are yummy tastick! ;) But if you eat us more are just going to shoot out of you. Be warned.

No one seems to get WE CAN NOT DIE!

Thats going to be my new tag line...Sheep rule Matt drools

October 2, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

@mattp @Katie Dalton Throwing knives? Both of you? My geekosity is feeling threatened, but I shall soothe it with my full bookcases and the promise of Farscape tonight.

But do you have the training to use them, that is the question. All the tools in the world won't help you if all you can do with them is hurt yourself. *nods wisely*

October 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

FARSCAPE??!!! Dont play with my heart Sylvia! Dont tease me like that woman! No frelin way! You are my new BFF! lol

Can I use said throwing knifes? K stand over there and hold verrrry still...we gonna test my aim right now. ;)
*lines up shoot*

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 2, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

I'm only on season 3 yet, because my munchkins won't let me watch without them. (They're geeks in training and I couldn't be prouder.) But it's my new favorite show and I'm already looking forward to rewatching season 1 the second I'm done.

Uh, heh heh, isn't it traditional to William Tell your loved ones?

October 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

I got to catch the show when it first came out, like 10 years ago. Loved it then. love it more now. Watch all the seasons over and over.

Make sure u watch the mini series after the last season. Its to bad the show got yanked, LOVED it so frelin much.

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 2, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

Oh yes, I've definitely heard that the season 4 finale was a terrible cliffhanger and I *must* watch the mini series to get a proper conclusion.

Somebody just died and I am so, so tempted to go look up and see if they stay dead. Normally I despise spoilers but they've been dead for a few episodes and it's starting to worry me!

October 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Don't look anything up! Just keep watching it. And yeah season 4 ends that way because at that time the cast thought they were doing a 5th. But word came close to the start of the 5th season that it was cancelled.

The ONLY reason they even got a green light for the mini series was because of the fans demand for it. I know because I sent my letters out when I heard of the movement.
Yeah, big sci fi nerd. lol

October 2, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

I hate spoilers and people who spoil, but Farscape has me so nervous I finally understand why some people like them. Don't worry, I won't succumb to temptation. It's too good to spoil!

Geek is the new cool around my place. *nodnod* We all read and we are all sci-fi fans. (Not the stupid frickin' frackin' network, the actual genre).

Why was Farscape cancelled, anyway?

October 2, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

So my understanding is that it was all about money. Do you remember that lame a** Star Trek they tried to come out with a few years back? With Scott Bacula (or however u spell his name) I think it was called Generations.
Anyway the network had to decide, do we put our money in this and hope it works? Or do we cancel Farscape? So they canceled their bread and butter hoping STG would hit a bigger market.
Its all a bunch of stupid politics. And the fans let them know. :)
Its just too bad, I mean how can u go wrong when Jim Hensen is doing the puppets for Farscape! And Dargo and Erin...and John *makes yummy eyes*

October 2, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Anonymous SylviaSybil said...

*sigh* Yeah, that sounds like TV networks. The Dresden Files got canceled even though it was SyFy's highest rated show...because women were watching it instead of men, and heaven forbid we get any cooties in our precious science fiction.

And no, I never heard of any Star Trek Generations show. :P Shows you how much of a splash it made.

October 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

and now this blog is completely off topic.

October 2, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Ooh, I have a new one! I've spent almost two years watching the kids karate classes and sparring. I would fight through a hord of invading baddies using only my hands and feet in lightning moves I have learned only by watching my kids! Hi-yah!

October 2, 2010 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Matt-again "Debbie Downer" :P Gini loves us so ha!

@Brandy-You can join forces with the Sheep...but in the end we will have to take you out! Its mine! Mine! MINE!!!!

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


um did you notice my post about Gini in the other blog?

October 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt yes I did and I care why? Duh I know her too! U think u soooo special? Dude chicks rock. deal with it

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM  
Blogger Tracie said...

I'm a lover...not a fighter!

October 3, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...


oh ok, nvm then.

October 3, 2010 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt dont get emo on me now sir! It's all in good fun. xoxoxox

Sheep Rule Matt Drools.

October 3, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...


who ever said i was going emo?

haha kisses and hugs, really?

October 3, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt *applies flavored chapstick* ok ready! lol

October 3, 2010 at 1:43 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...

@ Katie,
What flavor?
does this mean peace? you didnt include your signature.

October 3, 2010 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Matt well lets call it a kiss for good luck before I ride off to battle. :) Flavor is Vanilla or I do have Cotton Candy and of course classic reg.
LOL I know I forgot my tag line, after the fact...but I knew u would have a come back. And, u did not disappoint!
*puckers up*

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 1:57 AM  
Blogger My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I would deal with a hungry kids in the lunch room and there is only limited sugar snacks because we all know kids eat sugar and not good healthy food. I would use the handy dandy milk carton to whip them into shape and listen to their leader.

October 3, 2010 at 2:42 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...


Mmm vanilla or cotton candy or reg would be awesome. How did you know i would have a come back?

October 3, 2010 at 3:03 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Matt duh because you don't know when you have lost a battle. And neither do i. lol

I ask again. Why are you not following my blog? hmmm? ;)

And duh you can't have all 3 flavors. Pick one. lol

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 3:12 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...


not following cause as soon as this weekend is over il probably be very quiet for a while. stupid school.

Cotten candy would be my choice.

October 3, 2010 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I can't believe none of my comments posted from last night!

I would fight a room full of killer bees going after honey to get my hands on this Gator pack!

October 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt and you cant do 2 things at once? yes, thats a man for ya lol

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a first time fighter, I have to say that I would go through the entire starting line up of every team in the SEC and NFL with nothing but a can of trusty hairspray. Then, I would leap a few tall buildings, fight off a swamp full of gators, and tame a herd (i.e. 70 or so) sugar-high six year olds with a game of Red Rover and a distracting pinata.

That's what I would do to win this most coveted prize (oh...I'd also fight off my fellow commenters; they can pick the weapons, but I'll win.) :)

October 3, 2010 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


Oh no, i tend to multitask all the time. i just mean i wont be on as much cause il be at school taking tests. yeah they don't like cell phones being out during tests. But i am normally doing at least 3 things at once.

October 3, 2010 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt then u can join the sheep family. :) This is a great honor I am bestowing upon you. People come from far and wide to worship the sheep.
I wont make this offer again.....

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Sharli said...

I would fight a room full of flesh-eating mad zombies to win this prize pack! I'd use my super ninja abilities and cut off their heads with butter knives!
THAT'S how cool I am! ;)

October 3, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Patti (Book Addict) said...

I would fight a room full of bonded Alpha heroes protecting their mates for this prize pack! Not with ninja skills but lucky bumbling that confuses the heroes and leaves me victorious!!!

October 3, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

On further reflection I should have said I'd cross a room full of Alien Collective members while the ARC is tied to my back. Alien Collective members are much scarier than zombies now that I've seen them in action.

October 4, 2010 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::screaming like a lunatic::::: Whirling mouse by the cord over my head::::::::

Eeeeeeeeechichichichichi!! The Precious is Mine! Mine! Mine!! All! All! All! Mine! Mine! Mine!!

Get back! All of you!!!

October 4, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

See: Dren is a perfect example of what I stated above.

October 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

To get this ilustrious gator pack I would fight a pack of pickled peppers, a mess or murdering muppets, a gang of gigantic geese and a league of leaping lascivious leprechauns.

This of course would be done with everyday office/home supplies of a stapler, cooking spray and a lighter (to make a blow torch or whatever you are fighting flamable), and of course pens which I probably have a hundred of. I assume that the SpongeBob pen would be best for killing. :)

October 4, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

100th Comment Haiku -
Alien Tango
An ARC would be glorious
Fight fuglies and win

October 4, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

so just to be off topic.

To everyone,
You and I wake up in jail together.... using only FOUR words what would you say to me?

October 5, 2010 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 5, 2010 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

@mattp well if I woke up in jail with you I would say, "Well this is interesting."

October 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Okay, I've been thinking. I'd still fight Dovichi, four-year-olds, and all that. BUT I'm forced to reveal my secret weapon: a shape-shifting ray! I just point and shoot (making sure to miss Martini's head, of course), and voila! Gator turned kitty-cat (pun intended)!!:D

October 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Okay, I've been thinking. I'd still fight Dovichi, four-year-olds, and all that. BUT I'm forced to reveal my secret weapon: a shape-shifting ray! I just point and shoot (making sure to miss Martini's head, of course), and voila! Gator turned kitty-cat (pun intended)!!:D

October 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger SusiSunshine said...

I could put on my work face and tell the general terms and conditions of booking a hotel room? It takes some time like 38 minutes (yes I stopped the time) and involves 35 German laws with paragraph information. Not working? Dang, luckily I was one of the last ones to receive Pai Mei's instructions for the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique so I will just have to be stealthy enough to get close enough to them. I will use my new acquired Stealth Prada Stilettos for this. Easy Peasy.

October 5, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@SusiSunshine so who or what would you be fighting? Or are you just going to fight whatever gets in your way? I'm not sure how stealthy stilletos would be but if you can make them stealthy more power to you. :)

October 5, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

I'm late elbowing in here since I was at the uber fab Emerald City Writers' Conference, but lookout, these babies are bony and sharp.
Elbows are my first weapon to win this pack.
I can't cook but all those canned goods will be excellent weapons.
Any left standing will be wither under my patented 'you're an idiot' look.

October 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I shall not wither under a you're an idiot look because I can ward it off with my super sarcastic eybrow raise.

October 8, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

@Dren - I do want this bad enough non-poisonous snakes scare me to death becuase I actually have the chance to see them every day - out side and I feel guilty about killing them because they are non-poisonous. (Those other kind -- machete here I come.)

As for wanting them bad enough... I would stand between carmel candy and a teenager that just got their braces off. (its not pretty).

October 8, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

wow you people have some crazy posts. I would fight through all of you crazy people, because in my mind you fans are the scariest thing i can think of.

Hmmm how do i fight myself to win this prize though.

MMMM machca chimmy. MMMM green corn tomales.

October 12, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::waving:: Hi! Everyone! I'm back with a fresh box of mice :::evil grin:::::

@Matt - 4 Words? Alien Tango is MINE!

@Marnie - snakes smakes! This is for the A.R.C :::::THWACK::::: get back I say!

All of you! The might of the Dren and her powerful Thwacking Mouse will not be defeated!! I WILL win the Precious!! I CLAIM IT!!!

::::whirlin mouse overhead::::: Who's next?

October 12, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Dren, well since I work at a library I would use my barcode scanner to temporarily blind you and a couple of very heavy dictionaies thrown at you should really slow you down. :)

October 12, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Wow! it sure is violent in here :O

I'd fight the whole Alien Collective with just a can of "Everhold"... and a lighter.

FOOSH!!!! Roasted AC's. Now all I need is that BBQ sauce that was mentioned earlier ;o)

October 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Marty wow, resorting to cannibilism so soon? You would probably get roaasted too, I'm pretty sure that homemade flamethrowers don't always work the best. :)

October 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Marty said...


People, the other white meat ;o)

I'd risk a homemade flamethrower for the prize pack. The reward is definitely worth the risk.

October 12, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


I would just have to throw a rock at your homemade flamethrower to knock it out of your hand so that it burns you.

MAWHAHA,The ARC is mine. Mine i say.

October 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Marty, @mattp, well then I would just have to wear some fire retardant clothes and rush past the two of you. :)

October 13, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::::insert evil laugh here:::::reaching into my bag of goodies::::::

@Becky :::throwing a wireless mouse at your head:::: *BONK* Scanner? PUHLEEEZE

October 13, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

::::whirlin corded mouse over my head::::::

@Marty - *THWACK*THWACK* Flamethrower? Are you insane? Who would dare bring a flamethrower near the Precious ARC?? *THWACK*THWACK*THWACK*

October 13, 2010 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::looking at Matt:::::

I raise your rock with a:::pulling out another corded mouse from my bag of goodies::::: A DOUBLE MOUSE ATTACK!!!::::AAAAAAAHHHHHHHH



October 13, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::::sharpening the edges of my boomarang mouse pad:::

This will be handy for "distance" attacks.


October 13, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Dren, well now you're going to force me to bring out my periodicals of pain.

When those pages hit you at the right angle you will feel it, believe me. So bwah ha ha ha ha HA.!!

October 13, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Dren said...


@Becky - my super sharpened boomerang mouse pad slices your periodicals in two. Nice try. Now get to the back of the line. This game ain't for lighweights.

*THWACK* (just cause)


October 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

I would fight through hell, my mom's passive aggressiveness and whatever else comes my way... using my Vampire powers and my mad mental skilz =D

October 14, 2010 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger Pamk said...

lol not too late I hope but I would fight through a room full of teenage girls at a free cell phone giveaway that has lifetime minutes. I just use my brawn and brains and pics of any hunk they consider sexy at the time. I figure get them to drooling over those pics and I could sneak right through and get my prize

October 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

Gotta Love Newbies!!

:::::twirlin mouse::::::

@Larissa - You can post -- but you wont win *THWACK*THWACK* The ARC IS MINE!!!!

P.S - I really <3 your blog! No hard feelings but I've gotta thwack you!

::::finger wave:::::

October 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

:::::looking @PamK::::::

Bwwaaaahahahahaha you can neveer be late for a good THWACKIN!!


So please proceed to the BACK of the line.... The Precious is Mine!!!!

October 14, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would fight through mud and water and rain, and possibly aquatic 'sea' monsters, in order to win this pack, and I would beat them (and any competitors) all off by wielding my awesome cat umbrella using basic kendo moves my dad taught me.
HYAHH! *charges*

October 14, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, apprently Blogger thinks my comment is so fantastic, it has posted it twice.

October 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Felinophile but would you fight a corded mouse wielding lunatic who is prepared to fight you tooth and nail over The Precious?



I don't THINK so!

The Precious is mine!!

October 14, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I believe that Dren should win a tshirt with the word *THWACK* on it along with a picture of a wireless and regular computer mouse. :)

October 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

@dren -- Okay one *THWACK**THWACK* I can excuse but a second set of *THWACK**THWACK* -- now this means some Arkansas war (you know my granny was from hot springs) she taught me about some dirty handed fighting techniques she had some brothers you know... so stop with the *THWACK**THWACK* -- we really don't want to Tango now do we over this... The Precious is MINE - I tell you MINE.. *Thump*Thump* (Oversize pillow attack)

October 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@ Marnie - leave it you to bring a pillow to a mouse fight!

Just so you know not just ANYONE can *THWACK* successfully. You must be a trained Corded Mouse Twirler. You must dedicate hours dipping and aiming -- developing and honing the *THWACKING* skills.

Nice try but your not there yet. So no more *THWACKING* for you...:::tossing a wireless mouse at your head::::: *BOINK*. It's about what you're willing to do to get the Precious. I'm going all the way!

Oh and about that T-shirt -- Gini - I'll take it size 2X please. Just wrap it around my Precious when you mail it to me! BOOM!

October 15, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

@dren --- Deflecting the wireless mouse with the oversize pillow a.k.a wrist rest... I will admit I have NO Corded mouse Twirler skills because I use a touch compliments the nice handy pillow like wrist rest I use.

Gini -- you can send the lovely t-shirt my way ( I will wrap it around the Precious once I finish reading it.) and I will forward it to @Dren since it will take sometime to create the wonderful t-shirt ... you know I am willing to share it with her once I read it.

October 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Marnie oh yea of little faith! :::twirling sharpened mouse pad shield at pillow (aka wrist rest)... *SWOOSH* slicing it in two.

Awww I'm sowy pih-wow awwwl gone :(

*THWACK* get to the back of the LIIIINE!! You'll never get the Precious. I vowed to fight all Book Bloggers to get the Precious and you will not be an exception!

:::stomping feet on pillow shreds::::

Nuff said!

October 15, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I think the new answer to this question has to be that I would fight through Dren to win this Glorious Gator Pack. :)

October 15, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


Nice try but i would just use my sword to cut the cord and then your mouse goes bye bye.

October 15, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

::::passing Becky a Lotus Flower::::

@Becky Wise answer my child! For it is I you must get past......but you won't!


October 15, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


Oh and go a head and throw a wireless mouse at my head. it won't do anything. i use to trip and hit brick walls in my house and my parents asked if the wall was ok.

so yeah your mouse would break on my head.

October 15, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Has said...

I am entering very very late to the party but I have a handy pair of crutches and they are really good at tripping up folks with! I can also twirl them like a baton, kind of ;D and they are very good at blocking THWACKS!

October 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Matt -- ok. ok. I can respect your head skills. But that would explain why you simply cannot accept the truth! The Precious is mine!

October 15, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

Yessss!!! New Blood!

@Has Hi!! ::::finger wave::::

Well my size 12 feet can trip up pretty much anyone or anything so I stomp on your crutches and grind them to dust with the heel of my purple Doc Martins.

How you like dem apples? *WINK*

October 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Has said...

@Dren You haven't encounted my crutches! When they are in my hands things/people trip or fall over. They are worse than cats, they can sneak out and trip you over when you least expect - no amount of iron shod shoes can beat these beasties :D

October 15, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Has -- in that case...
::::moving quickly I grab the crutches and use the cords of my Twirling Mice to knot them together and toss them into the swamp.::::

That should do it! :)

Then I turn and run like hell...THE PRECIOUS IS MINE!!!!!!

October 15, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Has said...

LOL you dont think you can escape that easily - well I have my trusted chair with indestructible wheels! And it haz a booster rocket too.

*waves at Dren* :D

October 15, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Has -- ROFL booster rockets? how about I lure you into a trap and your chair sinks into several feet of quick drying cement?::: No air for rockets.. no BOOM!

October 15, 2010 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

@Has, wow I want a chair with booster rockets on it. :)

October 15, 2010 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Becky & @Has and I'd like a GI Joe with a Kung Fu grip!! GET OVA IT!!!

The Precious is mine!

I barrel through the last of the Book Bloggers, arms raised in air. YES!! I did it! I made it to the end!

::I pat my corded mouse::: You served me well my friend.

I turn and look at Gini. I have met your challenge head on - with fierceness and frolic (RAWR!!) Now do your best and pick the winner!

I bow to the crowd from the waist, throwming my right arm to the side dramatically. I. AM DONE.

October 16, 2010 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger MarnieColette said...

@dren.... Hangs head down and heads to back of the line ( While she secretly reaches for her trusty Droid X and activates the transporter app). Slowly she turns ... Ms Dren there is a misunderstanding I am not here as a book blogger but as a member of the highly elite Team Martini. I even have a coffee mug to prove it. *as she zaps her to a glacier in Iceland*. I am sure she can use her twirling skill to carve some nice ice sculptures to pass the time.

Holstering my trusty Droid I announce to the line. I walked through a pit of snakes and I promised to take on any Hook me Upper (politely of course) one will stop from getting my Tango! No One. once I Tango I will zap everyone home.

October 16, 2010 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I would fight through a street full of screaming, hysteric teenagers in line waiting for Robert Pattinson to arrive for a signing! Yes, I'm that suicidal for this pack! :-D lol

And with what? I think toilet freshener could be a dedaly weapon, it would attack my rivals nose/eyes and to avoid it they would either have to close their eyes/mouth and I would have the advantage! :-D

October 16, 2010 at 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



*wades in wielding umbrella and starts thwacking*


October 16, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

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