~drosana's entry: "I'd go by Puck. It's the name of the impish character featured in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (hehe, Even Robin Hood has taken his name from this character! Puck is also called Robin Goodfellow. Robin Hood's mother even called him Robin-Puck!)
Like him, I like to joke around and act a bit silly, even more so, I love to be mischievous and sneaky. I am good at lying and misleading, leaving most to believe they know me well, when in fact, they're more acquainted with one of my facades. I am a master of disguise without the need of a mask (or fake mustache, thought it cannot be said that I haven't tried it anyway!) Despite all of this, I'm a laugh and a rather good natured person. I try to keep to my manners and with my boyish appearance, most call me a gentleman! I have a flair for the dramatic and fun. So that's my entry! *tips hat and jumps off*"
Congrats on winning the limited edition version of Legend! I'll Note you with details.
We had well over 150+ entries combining all deviantArt, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads entries. Man, you guys are GOOD at coming up with rebel names. I love these! I may do another contest in the near future where the prize is to feature your rebel name in Legend 2 as a side character. Thank you all for participating!
The winner was chosen by a random number generator and a list of all the entries. While the winner was randomly chosen, I also wanted to give a shout out to my 3 favorite entries from you guys:
1) (from deviantArt's ~Star-Bunny): "I'd be Pancakes... cause pancakes are awesome. They are unassumingly delicious and its hard to be upset with someone named pancakes."
This just made me laugh out loud.
2) (from Twitter's BookWormLove): "marie_Lu My streetname would be Gadget (It was my nickname in girl scouts for years because I'm all about technological stuff) #Legend"
Gadget from Rescue Rangers was one of my favorite childhood characters. LOVE girls with techie know-how!
3) (from Facebook's Jeni Hackett): "Assuming astronomy is roughly the same (or at least the names of the stars), I'd go by Polaris after the North Star. It's a good name for a 'guiding' rebel, which is what I'd likely aim to be; less of a hell-raiser, and more of a care-taker, guardian sort. Maybe I'd run a safehouse, where the North Star parallel ties in as Polaris has always been a star associated with pointing towards home and safety."
I love astronomy. Yay Polaris.
Again, thank you so much to all who entered! I had a ton of fun, and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for further contests!
Update: Legend's official playlist is UP today, over on the official Legend page! facebook.com/legendtheseries Hop over there to hear all the tracks I had on repeat while I was writing the book. Some Michael Jackson, some Abney Park, some epic soundtracks....etc. Also, this week's featured character? June's shmexy older brother, Metias. Get the details on him at the Legend page.
Also, there are now two months left before Legend releases. ENSUE PANIC. The time has come to pre-order Legend, if you haven't done so yet and are interested! amzn.to/iYwLXP
Legend's official Facebook page facebook.com/legendtheseries has now reached 502 "Likes", thanks to you guys!
I said before that once it passed 500, I would give away a very special, limited edition version of Legend. So here we go, as promised!
The Prize: I have exactly ONE of these. Here's what it looks like. www.facebook.com/media/set/?se… This is a limited edition version of the advance copies of Legend (which doesn't go on public sale until Nov. 29 this year). Penguin, my publisher, made a very small number of these. They probably won't make any more. Unlike the regular advance copies, these are packaged in a gorgeous box that opens up into a limited edition magnet, profile info of Day and June, and etc. (And, of course, it also includes a softcover advance copy of Legend.) The one that I have is still in its plastic wrap and brand new.
How long this giveaway contest runs: From today (9/27) until midnight Pacific Standard Time on next Tuesday (10/4).
Open to: Everyone, both in the U.S. and internationally.
What you have to do: (You can enter by posting a comment to this journal entry right here. OR, you can also enter by commenting on the same journal entry at my writing blog marielu.blogspot.com , my Facebook page facebook.com/marielubooks , or send me a tweet twitter.com/Marie_Lu .)
At any of the aforementioned places, answer the following in your comment:
All rebels in the Republic, the dystopian future version of America in Legend, have a street name. (For example, "Day" is the street name of Legend's boy protagonist. He has his reasons for nicknaming himself that. ) If you were a rebel in the Republic, what would your street name be, and why?
On next Wednesday (10/5), I will read through all the entries and pick a random winner.
Have fun! Looking forward to hearing your street names, rebels.