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and this is us saying goodbye to the competitions.. this was our 3rd dressage championship and I am so grateful for everything she did for me.. she’s my fighter, she never quitted and she’s the reason I fought so hard for us, but we did it :) I couldn’t be happier and prouder.. and I am so sad we can’t continue together.. shared my best and worst memories, and I definitely lived my happiest moments inside the arena. she made my biggest dream come true.. and whatever it happens, we will always be winners :’) 

(two first pics from 2012 and the two last ones from 2014)

Announcement

The 8,888 give away has officially ended. Thank you for your kind participation and support.I understand some of you may decide to unfollow me and the marvel and sherlock network because you didn’t win. But for the past few days or weeks, I hope my blog and the network’s has given enough preview for your kind consideration, therefore, with the hope, you will stay. From the 8,888 followers (which was just two weeks ago) I have hit up to 13k followers in total just last night. I am deeply flattered. Thank you. 

FILE UNDER: STAIN'D-BY-THE-SEA

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So this is my first entry for Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions fan art competition … I decided to create what appears to be a file on Stain’d-By-The-Sea, made up of photos of most of the main inhabitants of that sad and fading town, along with a few curious items. The bottom right hand corner is burned away, revealing the inside of the file. I used waterproof pen and watercolours and decided to paint the photos in  sepia tones because I think it matches the books. I’ve had so, so much fun creating this, and I’m already working on some more pieces of art for this competition, as these books are so inspiring and thought-provoking. 

All the photos are labelled, but in case it’s difficult to read them, these are the people/objects in the photos:

Top row, left to right: Mr. Lemony Snicket, Miss Moxie Mallahan, Miss Ellington Feint, Mr. Bouvard Bellerophon “Pip”, Mr. Pecuchet Bellerophon “Squeak” *

Second row, left to right: Mr. Dashiell Qwerty, Miss Cleo Knight, Mr. Jake Hix, S. Theodora Markson, Mr. Prosper Lost

Third row, left to right: Officer Harvey Mitchum, Officer Mimi Mitchum, Mr. Stew Mitchum, File Cabinet **, Nurse Dander

 Fourth Row, left to right: Ms. Polly Partial, Mrs. Murphy Sallis Dame Sally Murphy, Mr. Mallahan, Dr. Flammarion, One of the last octopi 

Fifth row, left to right: Misses Zada and Zora, Mr. and Mrs. Knight, Black Cat Coffee bag, The Bombinating Beast, (?)Hangfire(?)

* You may notice that I’ve labelled Bouvard as Pip and Pecuchet as Squeak, which contradicts what most people online seem to think — everyone seems to think it’s the other way around — but I’ve always thought it was this way round, and I read their descriptions and introductions very, very carefully, several times over, got a second opinion and concluded that I was right. If you disagree, please feel free to send me a message and I’ll give quotes to back myself up. 

** The file cabinet is from When Did You See Her Last?, when it’s used by the Officers Mitchum.

Onebuttscratcher's 8,888 Follower Give Away

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As of 14/8/2014, I have 8,888 incredible people following onebuttscratcher! To celebrate this life achievement, I’m doing a giveaway.

Here are the Rules:

  • For Followers of both Me AND The Ladies & Gentlemen Network.
  • Reblog this post once to enter.
  • I’ll be choosing one winner with a random number generator
  • Closing Date: 31 August 2014 
  • If the winner hasn’t responded to my message within 72 hours, I’ll pick another winner, and so on until somebody claims the prize.

Winner Can Choose either one:

Damn you Onebuttscratcher, I aint joining any of your shitty competition:

  • Ohkay.. so just enjoy this, then.

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If I want something I will definitely achieve it, no matter what I have to sacrifice…the more complex the situation, the more threatening my rivals, the more I spread my wings in defiance of everything.

There are two categories of performers in my sport: first, those who view competitions as tortures and second, those who see competitions as great celebrations. I am in the middle of those two.

In Shakespeare’s time it was said, “What must be cannot be avoided”. That is how it is when I lift. To successfully lift the weight cannot be avoided. I experienced the tortures and the celebration. But I lift as well as I lift because it cannot be avoided.

—  Vasily Alexeyev (Olympic Gold Medalist, USSR, Superheavyweight Division 1972 and 1976, holder of 80 World Records)
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