Meddling Auntie presents Puberty

Meddling Auntie Comics: New Release Plus Giveaway!

Meddling Auntie Comics are now on Amazon as eBooks! The series includes a brand new, harsh-truth-soothing, squirm-inducing topic: Puberty.

Meddling Auntie presents Puberty

The comics will and should always remain free and open. However people have asked for other ways to read and share them, and I aim to deliver.

Next week they’ll be available for print at Amazon CreateSpace. Follow this blog or follow me on Twitter for a chance to win both print volumes: “Bullies and Perverts” and “Puberty and Drugs.”

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2013 Crazy-Making Holiday Giveaway

It’s a crazy-making time of year. You know what you need? A puzzle box.

puzzle pod cryptex giveaway

Specifically, you need a Puzzle Pod Cryptex. This gadget allows you to set a five-letter code to secure small valuables in a clear plastic vault.

Some potential uses:

  • Lock a gift in it and present the recipient with the puzzle to solve it
  • Lock your candy in it so no one eat it
  • Use it a coin bank
  • Lock a loved one’s keys in it as sweet revenge
  • Lock a prize in it for a party puzzle game that satisfies your impulse to control

I have used this item to create insanity with great success.

If you’d like one of these beautiful toys delivered to your door, be the first to comment with the correct answer to the puzzle below.

ROUND ONE: FIVE MISSING LINK PUZZLES

In a missing link puzzle, you must find the one word that can be added before OR after each clue in the given set to form a common two-word phrase.

EXAMPLE:

Clue Set Two-word Phrase Missing Link
walter
house
egg
Walter White
White House
egg white
white

Got it? Great. Let’s get started.

YOUR CLUE SETS


CLUE SET #1
direction
murder
plus


CLUE SET #2
doctor
ever
guess


CLUE SET #3
wayne
rider
white


CLUE SET #4
wood
mister
harris


CLUE SET #5
pan
salt
saint


CLUE SET #6
action
five
hole

ROUND TWO: PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

CLUE#1 CLUE#2 CLUE#3CLUE#4 CLUE#5 CLUE#6

Answer: “_____ _________

(The answer is two words. First word is five letters. Second word is nine letters.)

YOU SOLVED IT! NOW WHAT?

Submit the two-word answer as a comment on this post. First comment with the correct answer wins the pass.

When there is a winner, I will announce it in this comment thread.

Winner must provide email information via the comment submission form. Submitters’ email and contact information will not be used for any other purpose.

Cryptex gets shipped to the winner.

Click here for complete contest rules.

Good luck! Have fun!

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2013 Holiday Giveaway is Coming

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Another missing-link puzzle giveaway is coming. Get psyched get psyched get psyched.

This week’s prize will be a Puzzle Pod Cryptex, just in time for adding an element of insanity to holiday giving.

Contest post goes live at 7:00 AM PST / 10:00 AM EST.

View complete contest rules here.

See you Friday!

Giveaway! Name this book, win tasty food

SWALLOW YOUR SOUL
Terrifying Ellis Island teddy via Big Lug Land

The other day I remembered a book from my upbringing, and now not knowing how to find it is making me deranged.

First person to name this book wins their choice of a box of Quest Bars or Pacific Cookie Company cookies, plus my substantial gratitude.

Details:

Spotted in Christian middle school library circa 1990. Picture book. 4th-grade reading level? Rich, dark spooky realistic color illustrations (pastel? Oil paint?)

Story is about a room full of toys fighting off an evil toy (jack-in-the-box?) Leader of good toys is teddy bear and probably a Jesus allegory.

Teddy bear gets horribly mutilated by baddie. Stuffing torn out. New stuffing can’t save him. Good toys figure out the only way he can be saved is if each of them gives up a little of their stuffing for him. They save him this way, I think.

So allegory kind of falls apart at the end. But there it is.

Help a nerd out?