Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alien Tango ARC Giveaway Gator Pack Three: Alliflash Pack


Gator Pack Three: Alliflash Pack

No ARC, but nothing to cry about, either. This has the Fight the Fuglies Starter Kit containing: a personalized, signed copy of “Touched by an Alien”; a pen; a signed can of “Everhold”; all in an exclusive “Alien Tango” tote bag. Completing the ensemble are 2 cover flats for “Touched by an Alien” and “Alien Tango”, “Touched by an Alien” and “Alien Tango” posters, postcards, magnets, an Alien Collective baseball cap.

It's a pack you'll want to race out like a crazed 'gator on the hunt to get.

Question: You've got to tame the 'gator in order to make it out alive. What do you use, how do you use it, and what does the gator do when you do it?

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Blogger Katie Dalton said...

I tame the gator with my sexy dance style. lol Oh yeah he is mesmerized!

Now I walk up to Gini and collect my winnings :)

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 3, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I tame the gator by singing the Florida Gator fight song. Now I walk up to the gator and make him my pet so he can protect me from other gators.

October 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Anonymous lacrima said...

I'll get my emergency copy of Effi Briest (by T.Fontane) out of my backpack and read it to the gator.
The gator will probably fall asleep before the end of chapter 2, and if not, will probably do everything I want it to do, if I only stop reading from it.

October 3, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

I convert my mad skillz pen to a blow dart gun thingy. I whip up some home made tranquilizers with some Advil, "Everhold" hairspray, wildflowers and some illegal contraband that I "found" in my brother's man bag. I shoot the gator by using the pen insides as the dart and the tubing for the "blow" part.

While he is sleeping I fashion a saddle and reigns for him, tie a chicken to a stick, drape it in front of him and use him to take me home. Luckily the pool people were slackers and never finished that in-ground pool I was having installed - so I just fill the hole with water and let the gator live in my backyard. He definitely has put an end to those stupid high school kids that keep jumping my fence to reek havoc. {They peel the stickers off my swagger wagon and steal my garden gnomes}

October 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Pheromones. Gator moans. I Throw the vial of chemical appeal-ants. Gator pursues. Gator finds vial. Vial and Gator set up housekeeping in Coral Gables. All is well.

October 3, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...

To tame the gator would use chicken flavored treats to award him when he is good, and a spray bottle tell him no when he is being bad. This process would more than likely take away, but once i have him tamed then i would use him as a guard gator to protect my prize from the rest of the Hook Me up fans.

October 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

Tame a Gater? Give it a drink - brown liquor preferably - no ice and make it a double.

You do that -- and you'll have a friend for life!


October 3, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Van Pham said...

I would grind sleeping pills and sprinkle it on some raw meat. Then I will wait till the gator takes a nice long nap to make my escape.

October 3, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

Oh, this one's easy: marshmallows. Alligators loooovvve marshmallows! I leave a trail and it becomes my minion - bwahahaha!

(When I was a kid there was an alligator that lived nearby and everyone fed it marshmallows - true story :D)

October 3, 2010 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger Van Pham said...

@Parajunkee: haha love your idea.

@Patti: Everyone loves marshmallows, watch you get gators and all the other animals in the area.

October 4, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Shiori @ Panic in the Lingerie said...

I sit the gator down amongst his family and friends. His aggressive outbursts have to stop. It's time for a GATOR INTERVENTION. The gator at first resists our pleas to reason, snapping angrily and denying he has a problem with acting out. It is when we begin touching on his long-held feelings of abandonment however, that we begin to make progress. His anger management issues won't be resolved overnight but everyone hopes he will at least consider moving out of his mother's lake sometime in the near future.

(I can't believe I just wrote that.)

October 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger VickyTinky said...

I put a muzzle on him! At first he reacted badly but calmed down when I gave him chocolate!!! lol

October 4, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

ooh.. what would help tame a gator? That is a good question. I've got it. I have yet to meet an animal who does not enjoy popcorn. I would use B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning to train the gator it sit and stay using popcorn as my positive reinforcer.

October 4, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Sullivan McPig said...

I'd rent an old lady to feed the gator and after he just saw Lake Placid he'd recognise how good of an idea that is.

October 4, 2010 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

To tame this gator I'll need peanut butter cookies, a harness with a leash and some elevator music(it must be elevator music playing rap music around an angry alligator is just a bad idea).

The harness is used to keep him out of biting range, the gator doesn't like this at first but then he calms down as I throw peanutbutter cookies to him. I walk him around in the harness on the leash as elevator music plays. The music and the cookies seem to sooth him and eventually he likes to go on walks and I name him Gower the Gator.

October 4, 2010 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@Becky mmmmmm peanut butter cookies....drool

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Van Pham said...

@shiori: haha a gator intervention sounds great!

October 4, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@Katie, yep peanut butter cookies are very drool worthy. :)

October 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger SusiSunshine said...

Huh that's a tough question: is a male gator? I will use my special 'gator fishing-rod and dangle the newest Playgator magazine in front of him and when he's enthralled by all the shiny naked scales I can easily move him around the way I want him to. And yes girls that work with men too.

For the female gators I would use the same method and just switch Playgator with the new Gator's Secret catalog.

October 5, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

I may not be able to Thriller dance but man, oh, man can I 80's rocker groupie tear it up. Give me a wall and "Rag Doll" blaring and I'll have those alligators throwing dollar bills and nodding their heads to the beat. It isn't my fault, though. It's that song!

October 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Amber Scott said...

@Katie, So sorry to ass bump you out of my way there. Don't get ate!
@Becky, my cookies are better!

October 7, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

I have thought of something else to tame the alligator, caramel because it would maybe slow it down if it was in a bitey mood.

October 7, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Jessica Somerlott said...

I would Bubba Smith gator role his bad self faster than you can say Police Academy. He would be so whipped by my mad skills he would be my lap gator for life. I would lead him around with his diamond collared bling and he would protect my winnings.

October 8, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@Amber, how do you know you haven't even tried my cookies, which are awesome especially when I buy them from a good store. :)

October 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I take out my Droid X (because unlike an ipod it has external speakers) and I play him the song " under your spell" - the one from Buffy - the Musical sound track. While he is under my spell I let him know his name is Sweet Pea and he is my 'lay on' my feet and keep them toasty alligator. When he hears this he rolls on his belly for tummy rub.

The power of a good song.

October 8, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

@dren - how you going to get the gator to drink the Brown Liquor?

October 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

@patti - they have campfire marshmallows now... they are huge! I am sure your gator would love them.

October 8, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Okay, I need a fugly kit BAD! Let's give a go at second effort to tame gator:
(I was so very proud of my first effort that it's been hard to come up with a second)

As an English professor, I know what lulls students/gators to sleep. I'll just begin a lecture on T.S. Elliot. If my drone doesn't send said gator to look for the coachman, I'll just use an audio of Elliot himself. What a raging bore he was!

October 8, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Sharli said...

I'd make a sexy lady gator robot full of pheromones to attract the gator and make him do whatever I want :P
Power of seduction! ;)

October 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Van Pham said...

@Sharli: OoOH gator robot! Niiicee.

October 11, 2010 at 12:55 AM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@Sharli wow, I don't know if I should be awed or afraid of your potential to make a vast robotic alligator army.

October 11, 2010 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger WKEverhart said...

Gators are so gator-ish because they're damp and have no peripheral vision. (It's those top-of-the-head eyeballs!) I'd tame a gator with side-view mirrors and a hair dryer. Worked for me! :D

October 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous mattp said...

MMMM campfire marshmellows sound yummy.

To tame the gator, i would put my AREC464 teacher in front of the gator and have him explain supply and demand curves to the gator. then zzzzzzzzzz. oh oops i feel asleep. while the gator is sleeping i would harness him and put a saddle on his back. once the gator wakes up i would ride him to Gini and receive my award.

October 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Julie@My5monkeys said...

tamed the gator by singing ABC's song and in that sing song voice and I was able to put it asleep. whoo hoo for the nap time. I would take a pic and send it to gini for the prize pack.

October 12, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

Well I think it might take you awhile to ride a gator anywhere. But I do like the use of a boring teacher to lull it to sleep.

October 12, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Dren said...

@Marnie -- well first I'd soak one of Katie's sheep with a nice bottle of Jack Daniels and feed it to him. After munching on a couple of sheep, Gator will be feelin niiiiiice!!

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


it wouldn't take that long if i have something dangling in front of it that It wants. like a chicken, or one of katie's sheep, or katie herself.

October 12, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@mattp, ah touche then I believe your plan may work and help get rid of some of the competition in the process. :)

October 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Marty Shaw said...

I'd tame the gator using Majyk.

Nope, nothing super-natural. That's what we named the cat that adopted us a couple of weeks ago.

I'd just scratch her belly until her ears cock back and she gets that weird demented look in her eyes, and then chunk her at the gator.

Poor gator won't stand a chance. Our cute little ball of fur can morph into a holy terror when she gets riled up... and I have the scratches to prove it :oP

Would've responded sooner but been down with the flu (or something). Just hand over the prize pack or I'll have to cough on you ;o)

October 12, 2010 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Marty Shaw said...

Ohhh... and I promise that if I win, I'll only use the pen for the forces of good; no stabbing people at conventions :o)

October 12, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@mattp har har...gator was defeated last week by my sheep. ;) You all keep going on and on for no reason.

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 12, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


Actually i think it was defeated a week ago with my chicken flavored treats.

October 12, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@Katie, @mattp well then, maybe it's now a ghost gator.

October 13, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger ParaJunkee said...

I'm now voting to feed my co-worker{s} to the gator. Who needs a sheep and chicken flavored treats when they can have a club girl dolled up in Juicy? It might be a bit mean - but it's for the greater good right?

October 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'll probably mesmerize the gator with my awesome vampire powers and feed on him! Gator blood is a delicacy =D Yum!

October 14, 2010 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger Dren said...

::::looking at the crowd of book bloggers::::shaking up a bottle of Jack Daniels:::::spraying it on the crowd.

My gator is feelin nice and smooth right now....:::whistelin with two fingers:::

Come and GET IT BOY!!!!!!

I sit calmly as I watch my tame and slightly drunk gator munch on the competition. Blood, Gore, Screams. Music to my ears. I love it when a plan comes together :)

October 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Katie Dalton said...

@matt why are we now putting me in front of the gators? hmmm? You know I just got back from FL last night and now I am friends with ALL the gators. :)
Suck it! lol

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 14, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the 'gator is actually injured, which is why it's all agressive and whatever, because it had a horrible childhood and has feelings of rejection and resentment and alienation.

I would nurse that 'gator back to health, and teach it that not all people are jerks, and we could sit around watching action movies and bonding. (We'd also watch The Breakfast Club, too, but 'gators don't admit to watching films like rhat.)

By the time my 'gator was healed, we would have forged a friendship to last the test of time, and I would totally dig a moat around my house, where my 'gator bestie could scare my neighbours and eat all the people who leave propaganda in my letterbox at election time.
And we would all live happily ever after. The end.

October 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

@felinophile, Nice I've always wanted to have a moat and the gator to get rid of junk mail and annoying people would be really handy.

October 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

@marty - I was worried there for a minute about the kitten - but I have one of my own that could take on the gator too -- we named him Ares (the god of war)

@felinophile - Just how exactly are you going to get close enough to the alienated agitated alligator to nurse him back to health...well I was just wondering.

@becky -I really like the way you think.

October 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


I really like how you think.

October 15, 2010 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

Your such a suck up. lol

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous mattp said...


And your not?

October 15, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Has said...

I'll chuck gobstoppers to the gator - only way he wont be able to take a bite out of me and it will take a very long while to chew those babies!

October 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Katie Dalton said...

@matt um duh I am the Queen of suck up. lol But I embrace my suck upness. :) And sorry but there is only room for 1 and Gini loves me, not you. :P

Sheep Rule Matt Drools

October 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Becky B. @ Bibliognome said...

Well you should be sucking up to the random number generator. :)

October 15, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@MarnieCollette: Chickens. Lots of chickens. Alligators like chickens, right? They'd be dead chickens, not live ones, but I'm sure they'd still taste great. To aliigators, I mean. Not humans. Obviously.

@Becky: it would be, wouldn't it?

@mattp: thanks

October 17, 2010 at 2:16 AM  

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