Yes, yes...I know that I said that I'd wait until Wednesday to reveal the 3rd Place Winner...but dammit all...I can't wait that long!
Besides...it's my blogathon...I can change the rules whenever I feel like it!
Anyhow...now we get to the Third Place Award chosen by yours truly. And I have to say...I hated doing this. I mean...I thought that I'd enjoy it! But I had to go through so many fantastic reviews by people I've come to know and love! So...I have an announcement...This blogathon will be the last time that I decide the first, second, and third place winners. From now on...all awards will be voted upon by the blogging community at large. But still...we have an award to hand out! So without further ado...the winner of the Third Place Award is:
Congratulations, Ivan! You get the award and the schnazzy banner for your site! I feel like some qualification is necessary for why I chose Ivan's sterling review of "A Bucket of Blood." For starters...your review was hysterical and incredibly informative. "But wait," you say, "so were many others!" Yes...many others were as well! So what made your review stand out in particular? Well...I think that it was innovative in its use of photographs and dialogue captures from the film. You integrated them in a way so that they weren't just visual aids...they were literally part of the narrative that you were telling. You would incorporate them mid-sentence and act as if they were part of its grammar. In a sense, we were LITERALLY watching the movie as you wrote about it. This was something that you could only have accomplished with a blog. So Ivan, for your wit, intelligence, and technical innovation, I award you with the Third Prize!
I think that I speak for all of us when I say that I sincerely hope that you will be a regular participant in our future blogathons!
And, please...SPEECH! SPEECH!!