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Hey lovely flist!

My friend K is doing GISHWHES again this year. She's trying to form her team, she has like-minded members already, but she still needs people.

She is not "In It To Win It." She just wants to have fun. She and the rest of her team all have jobs, husbands, children, etc...that take up a lot of their time, so although she wants to do her very best at GISHWHES, she knows that she's not going to end up staying in a Scottish castle with Misha. Basically, she's just in it to have fun with other fans! Or in her words:

"We will, of course, chat lots and do things that are fun; but we don't want to lose our jobs/children/self-respect by taking part :)"

Now, I know they round-out teams automatically if you don't know 15 people - but K is worried that if they do that, she might get put on a team with people who ARE "in it to win it" and they might get mad at her for not being able to devote her entire life to the challenge. Which makes sense - ambitious people should be on teams with ambitious people, and people who just want to have fun should be on teams that just want to have fun!

So, if any of you are interested in just having fun with GISHWHES and you don't currently in a team...and you might be interested in joining K's team, let me know and I'll put you in touch. K is an awesome person (I can vouch for this, because she lets me come over to her house whenever Supernatural is on and watch it on her big TV while I drink copious amounts of her wine.)

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ratherastory
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
My friend M and I who live in the same town ended up on separate teams last year because they assigned them randomly, which is why I didn't sign up this year. Has that changed?

If so, I'll talk to M and see if she'd be interested because we both had a really fun time last year, working together even if we weren't on the same team. She's out of the country until Tuesday, though, so it'll have to wait until at least next Wednesday.

We are both very cool people and would be in it for the fun of it too. You can vouch for me, right? ;)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:52 am (UTC)
According to Misha it has indeed changed this year - and they have a new database that can handle teams and everything...so, we'll see? I mean, I can't make any promises of course, as I am not Misha Collins. :P

But yeah, you and M would be welcome additions to the team, I'm sure! I'll let K know that you're a possible 2, and you can talk to M and get back to me. I think sign-ups are in a week and a half? I'm not sure.

And yes, I can definitely vouch for you, no worries. ;)
ratherastory
Sep. 14th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hi! I talked to M., and she loves the idea! So if you want to put me in touch with your friend K., we can get the ball rolling. :)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Yay! I will run off and send you a PM with K's contact info! :)
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
I've been eye-balling this event too. It seems like the people who did it last year had so much fun!
ratherastory
Sep. 14th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Join us! Jooooiiiiinnnn uuuuuuusssss... c'mon, join us already! :D
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I actually bit the bullet and did it! I'm joining up with hells_half_acre's friend on her team. Are you on-board with us too? :D She could still use some more members!
ratherastory
Sep. 14th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
I just emailed her now, so we shall find out! It'll be so much fun everyone being on a team with people they know. :)
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'd love to be on a team with you.
ratherastory
Sep. 14th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
We're all good to go! \o/
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
:D
epeeblade
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
I MAY be interested. It's not something I want to devote lots of time to, but I'm curious about it.
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Well, you sound like the perfect candidate then! Do you want to think about it some more and get back to me?
thursdaysisters
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Hey I'm not on a team yet! I did it last year as well. :D
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Cool! I shall put you in touch. :)
baruchan
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm actually looking for teammates like your friend, I just want to do crazy shenanigans between coursework. This year would be the first time I'm joining GISHWHES :D
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
Cool, I will put you in touch as well! I'll send you a PM shortly.

:)
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
I kinda wanted to give it a try, and I've got ye olde family/husband/kids situation myself. I'd be willing to throw my hat in the ring!
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Awesome! I'll send you a PM with the contact info. :)
quickreaver
Sep. 14th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Faboo!
ashkiryn
Sep. 14th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Er...pardon my complete fail, but what IS this challenge thing? I've never heard of it before (and that's probably because I only started watching Supernatural, like, back in April of this year, so. XD).

I'm uncertain as to whether I'd like to participate, because I'm leery of my ability to write Supernatural fanfic at all, but still, I'm curious as to what you are all talking about. :)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 14th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
No pardon necessary - I will explain:

GISHWHES (AKA: the Greatest Internet Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is a scavenger hunt that is run by Misha Collins and friends. He sends a list out of very very bizarre "items" worth different amounts of points, and everyone tries to get as many "items" and points as possible before the deadline... the team with the most points gets flown to Scotland this year to stay the night in a castle with Misha.

http://www.gishwhes2012.com/

This is the second year that he's done it. Last year, he actually got the Guinness World Record for largest scavenger hunt - or something to that effect.

I put "items" in quotations - because the stuff on the scavenger hunt list are things like "make a dress using only bacon" or "perform a 30 second interpretive dance explaining evolution"... and those are the less bizarre ones.
ashkiryn
Sep. 16th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Ah....I see now. Thanks for answering! And yeah...I'm definitely not participating now. I sincerely do not have the time.

But seriously, thanks again! :)
hells_half_acre
Sep. 16th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
No problem! :)
fannishliss
Sep. 14th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
fanfic is not involved. I did it last year and dressed my husband in a suit made of collard greens. Just one example of the craziness and awesome fun that is Gishwhes!
metralha
Oct. 20th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hi :) Agh, I'm very late for this but I haven't signed up for Gishwhes this year because I wanted to play the game like your friend K. Not to win, just to maybe do an item or two and enjoy it. Is she still looking for people for her team?
hells_half_acre
Oct. 20th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
Her team is all filled up! Sorry!

I do know that there are other teams like her's out there though! I'm sure even if you left it up to the luck of the draw, you'll find a cool team. If you are on twitter, you could always try tweeting SuperWiki and asking if anyone is still looking. I know they've been retweeting such requests recently.
metralha
Oct. 20th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the help! :) I'm going to do that.
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