Friday, July 10

Over to you!

As I posted yesterday, I have a playdate this weekend and my generous neighbour Mr T gave me 6 implements to play with. Abel suggested that I have to try each implement in turn and that you lovely readers should vote on how many strokes of each I should get.

Of course Eliane, ever helpful as usual, jumped in with 12 of each and then some. But people calling out random figures isn't going to be that useful.

So here's what we do. For every comment I get on this post I'll get one stroke of each implement. That works out at 2 cane strokes, 2 straps, a leather paddle and a leather martinet for each one.

I put this out there with the comfort of knowing that the most comments I've ever got on one post was 17 (and 3 of them were mine). So lurkers, please pick another day to de-lurk!

56 comments:

Zille Defeu said...

Count me in for one stroke of each! And my Master is sitting beside me, and says he should get counted for a comment as well, by reason of proximity!

Will we get to see a picture of the results...? (Just to prove if you are or aren't Fiona Locke, of course!) [evil grin]

Eliane said...

And you don't expect me just to spend my entire day commenting on your post to up the total?! Really, you need to put disclaimers in to prevent people like me abusing the system.

Simon said...

Well, two strokes of each implement is hardly enough to decide how effective they are - so maybe I should 'help' and increase the total.

Graham said...

Oh, I'm just here to leave an innocent comment, not adding to your total at all.

...ha. Kidding. Here's one more, Cellophane!!!

EmmaJane said...

@Zille, this comment can be for your Master, wouldn't want to get you into trouble!

Mmmmm and perhaps you're Fiona Locke, maybe the whole English thing is jsut a ruse??

@Eliane, I would think you've better things to do than think of me all day ;-)

@Simon and Graham, you're too kind. Really.

Eliane said...

Aw, darling, I think of you ALL DAY long. This is another comment, by the way, so please count towards the total ;-)

Rebecca said...

Methinks this may have been a foolish decision ;-)

Paul said...

EmmaJane, the last person who did this got more than they bargained for.
I think that you will be able to cope with everything, only I'm not sure about the dragon cane, never used one.
Best of luck, BTW I've done a fairly long comment rather than two, I'm not cruel you know.
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Erik said...

I do hope you will get many comments, you deserve it, LOL
Looking forward to see the physical result

Casey Morgan said...

I do love games and chance...

Henry Higgins said...

I think the game here is to tempt you into making many comments of your own :-).

And as for packing replies to three people into a single comment? I think that should count as three, plus one extra for cheating.

Caroline Grey said...

Might as well make it an even dozen. That's what friends are for, after all.

EmmaJane said...

@HH my comments don't count (just Zille's one for her Master). So there, my game, my rules!

As for the rest of you, thanks!!! 12 it is so :)

Caroline Grey said...

Wait, it's stopping now? Or will it just go on until the playdate?

Hmm? You know Frank will be gutted if he doesn't get a stroke. You wouldn't do that to him!

Master Retep said...

Is this a single (non-)transferable vote or can we vote early and often, as they used to say up North?

Caroline Grey said...

She said for each comment, not for each commenter. And the only correction she's made so far is that most of her own comments don't count.

But all of ours do!

Kami Robertson said...

Is one person...

Kami Robertson said...

...allowed to leave...

Kami Robertson said...

...mora than one...

Kami Robertson said...

...comment?

I'm sure the answer is yes :P

Kami Robertson said...

Oh, I forgot...HAVE FUN! :)

MecIrlandais said...

Normally I like to read the blog early (and sometimes often MR) but didn't get round to it what with vanillas hovering about & the wonderful Ashes.

I predicted this onslaught of needless posts to bump up the number of strokes to you last night EJ & you didn't really think people would be like that, but look they are!

I am sure there will be another post or two to come.

MecIrlandais said...

Jaysus,my post made 22, but I am a big fan of the number 23, it is a prime number afterall so I'll just bump it up as I forgot to say in my last post:

have a blast! Looking forward to hearing of your exploits.

Master Retep said...

OK then, if we're looking for reasons, like primes, I'm going for a good old fashioned non-metric two dozen.

Master Retep said...

... and how could I resist a nice modern metric quarter century.

Cerys said...

As a fellow subbie girl, I know a request for help when I hear one (and I jusy KNOW you want lots and lots of whacks on the bum!).

Happy to oblige - ENJOY!

PS Love the blog, btw, so consider this lurker de-lurked

Kami Robertson said...

I think I'm beginning to feel sorry for you miss LOL
But look at it from different point...you have now such a good reason for revenge if you wish... :]

Graham said...

Wow, it's like a compulsion... I know I *shouldn't* be leaving yet another comment... but I can't seem to stop myself!

Caroline Grey said...

I can't really believe she didn't listen to you, Mec. I mean, she KNOWS what we are like.

If she chickens out and says multiple comments don't count I'll never forgive her.

Frank FitzStrictly said...

And FitzStrictly bats in a cracking thirty to deep square leg...

Indy said...

I rather like the number...

Indy said...

... thirty-two

Caroline Grey said...

Indy, you witch. :) (I am halfway through an email to you. Expect one sometime in the next century!)

Oh Emma, Emma, Emma, what will we do with you?

Kami Robertson said...

I would be rather afraid of what she will do with us LOL

Eliane said...

Oh, I bet you're wishing you'd gone with my suggestion now yesterday, aren't you?!

Eliane said...

Well, aren't you?!?!

Paul said...

Kami, you are such a little witch, but then you like pain.
I hope that EmmaJane does. WEG
Warm hugs,
Paul

Graham said...

it's like, we've come this far...

Graham said...

...we might as well push for forty.

Graham said...

So, um, hi Emma!

*ducks*

Kami Robertson said...

No, 40 is a bit too round number for me ;)

Anyway, Emma, if I was you, I would come here straight away and put an end to it...if you know how ;)

Frank FitzStrictly said...

42 - The Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything :)

Caroline Grey said...

Oh Frank that just made me fall about 80% more in love with you.

Eliane said...

Ooo, someone who appreciates "Hitchhikers..." well done, Frank.
And I've always liked 44 in terms of numbers as well. Divisible by lots of things.

Ernest said...

What a great idea, EmmaJane! 45.

Ernest

Ernest said...

HOW long is this game live? 46.

Ernest

Dante d'Amore said...

I'll play ... hope it helps. ;)

Caroline Grey said...

Oh Darlin. It's after midnight, so you are "safe."

How will you manage it? I have faith in you. But 46 is a terrible number.

Master Retep said...

I'm just missed 46A (but there should be another one in 8 minutes) so I'll just have to settle for 7 squared..

Master Retep said...

... and a nice half century.
Emma, you've sure found the secret to attracting comments. We are a voyeuristic pervy bunch, aren't we. Are you planning to copy Adele and reward us with a blow for blow live Twitter feed, or are you still telephonically challenged?

Tim said...

De-Lurking - LOL

Really wasn't sensible leaving the stroke calculator to us was it...

EmmaJane said...

Yesterday I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the number of comments. You crazy feckers!!!

But I did keep to my word. Taking out my own comments left 49 and then adding in one for Zille's master made it the round 50.

So I duly got 50 of each of the 6 aforementioned implments. And it bloody hurt! More to follow on that.

But can I just point out Kami, Caroline and Eliane, the favour shall certainly be returned. Just ye wait...

Abel1234 said...

Some of you are cruel, cruel people. I like you a lot.

Emma Jane was very brave indeed through her 300 strokes.

(Did I just say 300 strokes? Did I really? Look what you all made me do!)

Kami Robertson said...

Brave girl! Hugs...

Master Retep said...

Well done, you crazy impulsive risk taker you.

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