Sunday, June 9, 2013

And the Winner Is ...

Today's post will be very brief. Because you certainly had to slog through a lengthy one last Sunday ...

The insomniac  would like to express her thanks to all who took the time to comment. Whether you offered a suggestion for a name or not, each and every one of you were entered in the draw.

1. Michelle
2. lightning x - The Gothic Glen, The Insomniac's Bog, The Cottage of Unearthly Somnabulation, Somnambulator's Asylum
3. Lesthis gothworld
4. blackdragon
5. Heather Wielding - Creek View Witch Hut
6. Pixel Pixie - Misty Grove
7. Aristocratic Elegance
8. Underground For Tea - Bog's-Bane Cottage
9.  Ms Misantropia - La Musardière
10. Natalie - Darkwood Hollow, Darkwood Rectory, Darkwood Cottage, Darkwood House
11. Gracie O'Tripp - Hallows' Haven, All Hallows' Haven
12. The Professor
13. HollyElise (TropigothMama) - Spook's Glen, Ghoul's Hollow
14. Tilda - Moonrise Cottage
15. Madame Mari Mortem - Sleepy Creek Grove
16. Bane - The Wicked Wood, Eeriewood Forest, Shadowfraught
17. Nightwind - The Carpathian Lodge
18. Little Gothic Horrors - Wolfsbane Cottage, Baneberry Cottage
19. tess
20. Anita Nervosa

21. Laura Morrigan - Musidora, Misericordia, The Fog Cottage, The Misty Dell, Baba Yaga's Cottage, Woodland Dell, Little Cottage in the Dark Woods, The Wilderness Crypt, Missenden Moss, Witch Moss, Wytch Mosse

22. Rachel Gallagher
23. Mayfair Mistress - Ty Hill, Wolfsberry
24. Morgaine Fey - The Hovel, Moose Manor
25. MmePolaire 
26. linnea-maria - Cold Creek, Silentwood Cottage, Hollow Wood, Fay Cottage
27. Alison - Bog's End
28. Lynoire
29. Sandra - Duskwood
30. swgarasu
31. Victorian Kitty (Sophistiqué Noir) - The Raven's Sanctuary

There were so many wonderful suggestions, that rather than choose only one, the insomniac  decided to combine as many words as possible to create the new name. Henceforth, the Little Victorian Gothic Witch's Cottage in the Spooky Forest shall be known as:


The Gothic Carpathian Rectory and Moonlit Conservatory
  Beyond the Foggy Bog and Past the Wicked Wood
Overlooking the Misty Creek

❖ Sanctuary for the Ravens, Mooses and Mosquitoes



The chosen name shall be carved in a large Gothic typeface into the trunk of the tallest and widest tree at the end of the drive. Thank you, everyone - you outdid yourselves. Especially you, Laura. One senses you could have come up with at least  a dozen more names with no difficulty whatsoever. ;o)

Unfortunately, the insomniac  was less successful figuring out the Random Number Generator than the new name, and was unable to imbed the widget properly into this post. So although it doesn't look very pretty, the winner of the draw was Number 25. Congratulations to Mme. Polaire! Please feel free to contact the insomniac  at your leisure to claim your prize.  

True Random Number Generator 25 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Thanks again to everyone who commented. ❤

Until next time, the insomniac  wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams.  Goodnight, my pretties.

IA


Postscript: Having just noticed that Bane of GIY: Goth It Yourself is holding an amazing giveaway to celebrate the momentous occasion of having reached 400 followers, the insomniac  felt it was only fair to mention this to her readers - in case they hadn't won this giveaway. There are seven fabulous prizes to be won. Keep your fingers crossed that the pillow will be coming to live in the insomniac's  trailer ...

25 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations everyone and especially Mme Polaire!

    What a great name! How will the postman ever find you?

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    1. The insomniac  is already on a first-name basis with the Postlady AND the chap who runs the General Store, Laura! There's so few of us out there, she'll have no difficulty whatsoever finding The Gothic Carpathian Rectory and Moonlit Conservatory Beyond the Foggy Bog and Past the Wicked Wood Overlooking the Misty Creek (Sanctuary for the Ravens, Mooses and Mosquitoes)! :D

      Although one is actually hoping to get Post Office Box 13, because that one seems to be free. ;o)

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  2. Best get that post box as that humdinger of a name won't endear you to Canada Post. LOL!

    "Home to Ravens, Moose and Skeeters". I like that.

    Ali

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    1. Being the voracious online shopper that she is, the insomniac  is already quite sure there will need to be a hefty bonus in the Postal Lady's Christmas Card in order to stay in her good books, Ali!

      Well, the skeeters were definitely out yesterday! We may have to rethink where we're going to park that trailer. :o)

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  3. "The Gothic Carpathian Rectory and Moonlit Conservatory
    Beyond the Foggy Bog and Past the Wicked Wood
    Overlooking the Misty Creek

    ❖ Sanctuary for the Ravens, Mooses and Mosquitoes ❖"

    Brilliant!! :D

    Congrats to the winner!

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    1. Thank you, Little Gothic Horrors!

      The insomniac  actually debated whether or not to email you very late last night, to find out how you got that Random.org widget to look so good on your last giveaway post! ;o)

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    2. Feel free to email any time! :) I didn't actually embed the widget, in fact, I didn't even realize that they provided that option until you made me aware of it! Haha. I just took a screenshot of the winning number and then posted it as photo.

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    3. Oh, jeez. Sometimes it doesn't pay to write things very late at night when one's mind isn't functioning at full capacity. A screenshot. Duh. LOL

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  4. It fits... the cottage, at least ;D
    May your new home be blessed with many good vibes!

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    1. Do you think so, Madame MM? The acronym's not much better, though - TGCRAMCBTFBAPTWWOTMC. Maybe it still needs a little work ... ;o)

      And thank you. :o)

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  5. Wow! What a unique name the new Gothic Victorian witch's cottage in the Spooky Woods is going to have! Had I been in your shoes it would have been most difficult for me to choose a name after reading all of the good suggestions too. So, you've handled the naming masterfully.

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    1. Thanks, Nightwind. Didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings, you know! ;D

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    2. P.S. Really didn't think this one through carefully before posting - after all, if you choose just one name, how could you help but hurt everyone else's feelings. Lesson learned. :P

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  6. Brilliant! I can't wait to see the sign! ;-) What a grand adventure you are having and thank you for sharing it with all of us!

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    1. Thank you, lightning x! It may have to be a homemade sign, because a professionally done sign would probably eat up half the building budget! But yes, there WILL be a sign. And soon ... ;o)

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  7. Brilliant name of the cottage! I assume the sign will be quite large ;).
    Congratulations to the winner!

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    1. Very large, linnea-maria! Very large. LOL

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  8. That's one of the most legendary names for a cottage, ever! :D Gratz to the winner.

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    1. Legendary indeed, Lesthi! But perhaps a little too long for anyone to remember properly - least of all the insomniac  herself, whose lousy memory is also the stuff of legends ... ;o)

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  9. I'm so happy I won! Thank you ever so much Insomniac! You'll have to throw a virtual housewarming party we can all attend!

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    1. The insomniac's  happy you won too, Mme. Polaire! And you're so very welcome! :D

      Should she hold the housewarming party when we move into the trailer, or wait until we move into the cottage? The trailer might be fun - crowded, but fun. :o)

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  10. I want to see that hand-painted sign when it's done! ;)

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    1. The insomniac  may have bitten off more than she can chew with that name, Ms. Misantropia ... ;o)

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