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count me in!
for the first question: my friend's family successfully fought that very COVID-19 a little while ago. I'm happy for them.
as for the second one: I still remember my parents gifting me my first guitar. yeah.
Thanks for the giveaway, GamezRanker!
I'm in.

A fantastic trip in 2019 with my best friends to a historic place in my country. A trip that will be forever marked in my memory.
I don't know how you do it Gamezranker, but a tip of the hat to you...

I'm in for all but the Shadown Man giveaway. I know I should be jumping at the chance but the game has always freaked me out for some reason... and I would hope it goes to someone who loves it and would play it. I just know I wouldn't. So...

... my remembrance from childhood...

I was middle-school age and my father and I were walking the misty morning boundaries of our rural property -- part of a larger farm that had been passed through generations. It wasn't often that Dad took any time from working... and even more rare that we spent time alone together outside of work, but so is the way of many country folk. We wandered across the pre-dawn pasture fields into the sparsely wooded hills and then deeper into the dense forest. Light grew dim -- until we came to a strange circular clearing with a hill in the middle. Dad climbed the hill and pulled me up just as the sunrise broke through the clouds above. With the angle of the incline and lifting fog, it looked like we could keep walking up into the clouds and golden light... into heaven...

I have never to this day experienced anything like this. The mundane had suddenly become spiritual (and I say this as someone who is not particularly religious).

We stood there silently for a long, long time.

After finishing our day, I wouldn't stop thinking about that experience; I'd search for that spot many times since -- even asking my Dad's aid (he never could quite remember exactly where that hill was located) -- but never found it again. It's like it was there for my Dad and I to find that waking early-morning... and then just disappeared.

(postcript: I'm sure this spot exists -- although it's probably quite overgrown and unrecognizable now -- but I certainly never found it)
Post edited 2 days ago by kai2
To all below: Yer entered to the draws you chose. When ya have time make sure your names are next to the correct draws in the OP post, and may the fates be kind and give ya some good luck. :)
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LynXsh: count me in!
for the first question: my friend's family successfully fought that very COVID-19 a little while ago. I'm happy for them.
as for the second one: I still remember my parents gifting me my first guitar. yeah.
1st: Glad to hear they beat it
2nd: Sounds like fun(i'm no good at playing such instruments myself, but I applaud those who can and have fun doing so)

:)

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PMPMGamer: Thanks for the giveaway, GamezRanker!
I'm in.

A fantastic trip in 2019 with my best friends to a historic place in my country. A trip that will be forever marked in my memory.
Yer entered and all set. Also you got my interest piqued a bit, so: care to tell us a bit about it maybe? :)
Post edited Yesterday by GamezRanker
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kai2: ... my remembrance from childhood...

I was middle-school age and my father and I were walking the misty morning boundaries of our rural property -- part of a larger farm that had been passed through generations. It wasn't often that Dad took any time from working... and even more rare that we spent time alone together outside of work, but so is the way of many country folk. We wandered across the pre-dawn pasture fields into the sparsely wooded hills and then deeper into the dense forest. Light grew dim -- until we came to a strange circular clearing with a hill in the middle. Dad climbed the hill and pulled me up just as the sunrise broke through the clouds above. With the angle of the incline and lifting fog, it looked like we could keep walking up into the clouds and golden light... into heaven...

I have never to this day experienced anything like this. The mundane had suddenly become spiritual (and I say this as someone who is not particularly religious).

We stood there silently for a long, long time.

After finishing our day, I wouldn't stop thinking about that experience; I'd search for that spot many times since -- even asking my Dad's aid (he never could quite remember exactly where that hill was located) -- but never found it again. It's like it was there for my Dad and I to find that waking early-morning... and then just disappeared.

(postcript: I'm sure this spot exists -- although it's probably quite overgrown and unrecognizable now -- but I certainly never found it)
Such an interesting tale.....hmm, I wonder if it was a Fairy Circle(Fairy Ring)? ;)

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kai2: I don't know how you do it Gamezranker, but a tip of the hat to you...
Thanks

As to how/why I do it: I do it through some good luck on my end and a desire to spread the love others(like Doc and etc) have spread the the community in the past.

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kai2: I'm in for all but the Shadow Man giveaway. I know I should be jumping at the chance but the game has always freaked me out for some reason... and I would hope it goes to someone who loves it and would play it. I just know I wouldn't. So...
*evil grin* I should give ya a copy to totally help you get over your fear and not to scare ya at all. ;D

Jokes aside, yer all set for the draws ye be wantin to be in.....so good luck and we shall see if ye be lucky soon enough. :)

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To all: New rule(rule 6) added to OP post, to make the contest a bit more fair.
(essentially if one wins the store credit draw then their name is then removed from the Shadow Man draw)

Also: the contest will be open for around another day and a half, till the time/date listed in the OP post, so y'all feel free to keep on entering & i'll keep on markin' em down. :)
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Post edited Yesterday by GamezRanker
The current sale brought me here, I'm in.

When I was little our parents didn't allow us to have a pet dog. So I and my siblings often fed our neighbor's dog leftover food and play with her every day. It got so attached to us that it stayed at our front door day and night.

We were very sad when she died, so our dad took us to a pet store and bought us our first dog. It was a Dachshund (sausage dog), he was a cheerful and active dog. Having a pet when you grow up really teaches you responsibility, you have to feed it, take it for a walk, clean after it, and giving it a lot of attention.
But it was worth it.
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Clairsentient: The current sale brought me here, I'm in.

When I was little our parents didn't allow us to have a pet dog. So I and my siblings often fed our neighbor's dog leftover food and play with her every day. It got so attached to us that it stayed at our front door day and night.

We were very sad when she died, so our dad took us to a pet store and bought us our first dog. It was a Dachshund (sausage dog), he was a cheerful and active dog. Having a pet when you grow up really teaches you responsibility, you have to feed it, take it for a walk, clean after it, and giving it a lot of attention.
But it was worth it.
Nice, did you guys ever put a hot dog bun costume on it?
We all know that the Virus came and with that comes some additional travel restriction. So it's really great when my sister' family came by to visit with our 3 nephew. And how the hell she can managed 3 kids at the same time is still a mystery XD I'm exhausted in just 3 hours handling them

I'm in just for the credit.
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JocktheLock1: Nice, did you guys ever put a hot dog bun costume on it?
Haha no, wasted opportunity right?
Thanks GamezRanker for a new generous GA. I'm only in for the 15 bucks prize but I highly recommend Shadow Man (pro tip : don't use a map to travel between the levels to improve your personal sense of locality).

From the past 2 years, I have to admit that I enjoy the 2 months lockdown. March and April 2020 were sunny, no need to go to work, so I could be focused on gaming and reading in the garden (Terry Pratchett's books). An unexpected break, but I know it wasn't as good for everyone. Sometimes, you have to find the good in the bad to keep your sanity !
Post edited 9 hours ago by MaxFulvus
All entrants below have been added to the draws requested.
Good luck to the new entrants and all future ones as well :)

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Clairsentient: When I was little our parents didn't allow us to have a pet dog. So I and my siblings often fed our neighbor's dog leftover food and play with her every day. It got so attached to us that it stayed at our front door day and night.
I had a similar experience.....we found a pet outside(no owner) and brought it in. At first the parents were hesitant, but they grew to love it as well, and it became a fondly cherished part of the family for the rest of it's life.

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Clairsentient: We were very sad when she died, so our dad took us to a pet store and bought us our first dog. It was a Dachshund (sausage dog), he was a cheerful and active dog. Having a pet when you grow up really teaches you responsibility, you have to feed it, take it for a walk, clean after it, and giving it a lot of attention.
But it was worth it.
I hear ya....pets are often a gift and joy to have around.

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Clairsentient: Haha no, wasted opportunity right?
Totally...pet costume pics/memes are some of the highlights of the internet. :D

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zlaywal: We all know that the Virus came and with that comes some additional travel restriction. So it's really great when my sister' family came by to visit with our 3 nephew. And how the hell she can managed 3 kids at the same time is still a mystery XD I'm exhausted in just 3 hours handling them
Family knows how to get along with family, usually....sure, there can sometimes be arguments and whatnot, but a tightly knit family seems to be able to get along when all is said and done.

Also btw: glad to hear ya had some fun moments with your relatives in these trying times. :)

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MaxFulvus: Thanks GamezRanker for a new generous GA. I'm only in for the 15 bucks prize but I highly recommend Shadow Man (pro tip : don't use a map to travel between the levels to improve your personal sense of locality).
I usually do a bit of both in such games....I make a map & then try to do without it unless need be.

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MaxFulvus: From the past 2 years, I have to admit that I enjoy the 2 months lockdown. March and April 2020 were sunny, no need to go to work, so I could be focused on gaming and reading in the garden (Terry Pratchett's books).
Good books and relaxation....a combination that is often quite good. :)

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MaxFulvus: An unexpected break, but I know it wasn't as good for everyone. Sometimes, you have to find the good in the bad to keep your sanity !
True dat.....and well said.

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Update: The contest is still open for another 7 hours(give or take a few minutes), in case anyone still wants to enter.
The winners will then be drawn any time between then and 2 days after.

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Post edited 7 hours ago by GamezRanker
Not in. I just wanted to waltz by and show my appreciation for GamezRanker's generosity and idea, and for the interesting stories shared here. This thread is full of smiles and it's really awesome. Cheers and good luck!