Wednesday, December 07, 2016

4th Annual #NameThatButt Finale Reveal!

Thanks so much for playing #NAMEthatBUTT with me this year!

Our Double Butt Finale Butts are...

Bacchus and Ariadne!


And our Winner is...

Faithlessone!

Email me at amaliatdillin(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

4th Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 4 FINALE!

Because even the shortest season of #NAMEthatBUTT deserves a double butt finale -- let's do this thing!

TWO BUTTS -- you must identify BOTH correctly (ie: image 1 is named x and image 2 is named y) to get your full 5 points for NAMING. An additional 5 points for title of the piece and artist will be available, naturally, also.

Rules are available for your reference HERE. But remember this is the FINAL round and as such I am leaving it open until NEXT WEEK -- the FINAL REVEAL will be December 6th. So I'll give you guys a full week to get your last guesses in for the final butt AND you'll have one more full week from today to cash in on the bonus #NAMEthatBOOK rounds on blog.amaliacarosella.com, which close with the final reveal of the final butt. 

There will be no bonus #NAMEthatBOOK this week.

BUTT ONE:

BUTT TWO:

Clues:

  • One of these butts is a Cretan. Not to be confused with a Cretin. 
  • Indeed, there was nothing cretinous about said butt -- it was seemingly fine and generous, if perhaps, from some perspectives, disloyal and treacherous. 
  • The other of these butts is rather fond of Drama, which might account for the third act rescue of the former butt -- too much patronage of the theater.
  • Cheetahs, Tigers, and Panthers, along with a leopard skin are associated with the non-Cretan butt above. (I told you, dramatic!)

Drop your guesses in the comments and lets name a #NAMEthatBUTT Champion for Season 4!


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
Amazon | Barnes&Noble 

Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years
Amazon | Barnes&Noble

Saturday, November 19, 2016

4th Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 2&3 Reveal! ONLY ONE ROUND LEFT.

So.
I'm a day late on this because life. But here are the owners of our last two buttacular rounds!

ROUND 2:
MARS


ROUND 3:
NEPTUNE


Both carved by Sansovino! 


And for the bonus -- 
The Giants' Staircase
(Scala dei Giganti)


Credit for these images once again goes to my parents, to whom I owe a huge debt for this year's season -- please don't reuse without permission!

And next week is Thanksgiving in the USofA, so I know half of my players are going to be busy with family -- and I will be too! -- but also participation this year has been on the low side, probably for a variety of factors political and otherwise, and which are maybe partially my own fault for starting the season so late! The end result is that there will be only ONE more round of #NAMEthatBUTT this year, and it will take place the week following Thanksgiving.

The FINAL BUTT will go up on November 29 and the FINAL REVEAL will be December 6th. So I'll give you guys a full week to get your last guesses in for the final butt AND you'll have 2+ weeks from today to cash in on the bonus #NAMEthatBOOK rounds on blog.amaliacarosella.com, which close with the final reveal of the final butt.

On the plus side this means I'll have plenty of butts still in reserve for next year's season -- and I can't wait to play with you again in 2017!

Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
Amazon | Barnes&Noble 

Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years
Amazon | Barnes&Noble

Monday, November 14, 2016

4th Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 3! (And Round 2 is STILL on!)

Wondering where Round 2's reveal is?
Well, this past week was totally ridiculous and in light of the upset, I made an executive decision to give you all another week -- I'll reveal both Round 2 and Round 3 TOGETHER at the end of this week. It's fitting really, and I should have planned it from the start, so my bad for the confusion, but DON'T FORGET to go #NAMEthatBUTT from Round 2 in ADDITION to this week's backside!!!

So. Rules:
  • I post a butt and clues, you guess who that butt belongs to in the comments. If you guess right, you get 5 points.  A New Butt will go up on each Tuesday, and I'll do the reveals on Friday. You only get ONE image from which to Name That Butt!
  • If you CORRECTLY identify the artistic work (title/artist) in question, you earn a additional 5 points total: 2.5 for title, 2.5 for artist. (Provided of course, that it differs from the subject's name alone and the artist is known at all) There will be NO second opportunity to guess for fewer points.*
  • There may or may not be bonus points up for grabs in addition on Wednesdays over at blog.amaliacarosella.com depending on the butt! When applicable they will be announced on Tuesday in the main post and instructions for how to bonus it up will be included in the bonus post!
  • You'll have the whole #NameThatButt season to claim those bonus points when they're offered!!! So feel free to guess on the bonus offerings until the FINAL butt has been revealed.
  • You may ONLY submit your guess as a blog comment on this blog (or the appropriate post on blog.amaliacarosella.com for bonus points**) -- I will not accept guesses via any other method!
  • As always, comments will be MODERATED, so don't worry that your comment doesn't appear at the bottom of the post -- it isn't supposed to. (If you're afraid it didn't go through, feel free to check in with me via twitter or facebook and I will confirm that your guess arrived in my inbox.)
  • As always, #NameThatButt is open INTERNATIONALLY! This year's prizes include a 10 pack of Santa Herc Butt holiday cards (suitable for the winter holiday of your choice) and a pack of Tamer of Horses playing cards (standard 52+Jokers deck.) Plus other authorly swag.
*For Olympians, Greek AND Roman names are acceptable for the subject guesses. For example, if the butt belongs to Mercury, I will also accept Hermes as a correct answer. Titles of works must be exact, however.
**You may opt to guess both the butt and the bonus in one comment, and that's fine. But you must name that butt during the regulation week, BEFORE the reveal on  Friday, or I cannot count it, for obvious reasons.

This week is a little bit of a gimme for those of you who were on top of Round 2--


Clues:
  • According to Honer's Odyssey, when this butt seduced a particular lover, "a huge blue wave arched itself like a mountain over them to hide both woman and [Butt], whereon [butt] loosed her virgin girdle and laid her in a deep slumber." (That's right, I cited, because you all seem like you could use a little extra love this week.)
  • This butt is actually referenced as far back as the Linear B tablets! And with surprising frequency within those records, too! 
  • This butt ALSO moons over a certain staircase -- which if you are able to name, is still worth an additional 5 points -- though you can only cash in on those bonus points the once :) 

Go ahead! #NAMEthatBUTT! And if you want to include your Round 2 guess in the same comment below, that's fine with me!

AND. I'll have a bonus #NAMEthatBOOK next door at blog.amaliacarosella.com on Wednesday -- so be sure to pop over there and check THOSE out, too!


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
Amazon | Barnes&Noble 

Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years
Amazon | Barnes&Noble