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The Weekly Unicorn: Help Me Name My Unicorns – FINALISTS

2 Nov


EDITED 11/7: The poll is closed. And the winner is . . .


Tank the Irredeemable (white) / Daisy Sparklefeather (silver)

Congratulations, kaylamw! And thank you to all who participated in this contest. I had TONS of fun, and I hope you did too. And my unicorns are very happy to finally have names! “Hey, maybe she won’t just willy-nilly throw us into her purse on the way to events now!”

Nahhh . . . probably not, guys. Probably not.


Oh. Oh, you wonderful blog readers, you.

Thank you for the positively delightful name suggestions for my unicorn mascots, who, if you will recall, look like this:

I received many wonderful name suggestions for these two magical yahoos — thank you! — but, alas, I could only choose three finalists. And they are:

  • Jasmine Rose
    • Ms. Bubblegum Love (white) (I’m pretty sure I would call this one “Bubs” for short)
    • Don’t Touch Me, I Bite (silver) (and I’d probably call this one “Biter”)
  • kristenevey
    • Captain Starfish (white)
    • Laird James McCullen Destro XXIV (silver) (“Destro” for short)
  • kaylamw
    • Tank the Irredeemable (white)
    • Daisy Sparklefeather (silver)

All right, citizens and unicorn lovers all, those are your three finalists! You have from now until Monday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m. EST to vote for your favorite (using the poll below).

The winner gets a hardcover copy of one of the following books (of his/her choice):

  • The Diviners – Libba Bray
  • Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne Valente
  • The Crown of Embers – Rae Carson
  • The Spindlers – Lauren Oliver
  • What’s Left of Me – Kat Zhang
  • The Peculiar – Stefan Bachmann
  • Defiance – C. J. Redwine
  • StormdancerJay Kristoff

You know you love polls (maybe even more than you love unicorns? NAHHH), so click for your favorite below! Tell your friends! Do a dance! Eat some cheese! What? That’s what I usually do.

The Weekly Unicorn: Help Me Name My Mascots!

19 Oct

Okay, y’all. Get your creativity bonnets on, because I need your help naming something.

Specifically, two things. Even more specifically (specificallier!), these two unicorns:

For my birthday this year, my wonderful agent Diana Fox got me these two unicorns. She said that they represent both sides of my personality — the side that is sparkly and fluffy and has googly eyes like the Powerpuff Girls, and then the side that is surprisingly demented and likes to write about things like torture and questionable meat.

Obviously I adore these two unicorns. Indeed, I have decided that they will be my official signing mascots and will accompany me whenever I go to an event, much like leftover cheese crumbs often accompany my shirt into public places — but better!

The only problem is that my creativity well is completely tapped out right now. Seriously, I look at pages for this new project I’m working on and get the massive dog head tilt thing going on. I’m all, “Wubbawhozaballfetchsplorf?” and the cursor of my Word document just keeps blinking at me like it expects me to do something. Weirdo.

So, I’m enlisting YOU, dear blog readers:

Help me name my unicorns!

Leave your suggestion(s) for unicorn names in the comments. I will pick my three favorites, and then we’ll have a POLL. Oh yes, a poll, a poll we will have. Because if there’s one thing people like more than giving their anonymous opinions by clicking a box on the Internet, it’s probably chocolate, and I can’t send all of you that.

Poll > chocolate? Not so much. But let’s pretend!

And what does the winner of said glorious poll receive?

Well, I’m glad you asked!

There are some pretty spectacular books that have come and will be coming out this fall. And when I say spectacular, I mean like Moulin Rouge! levels of frenzied literary bliss.

So, if you are the winner of this poll, not only do you get to go down in history as The Person Who Named Claire Legrand’s Official Signing Mascot Unicorns, you also will get a hardcover copy of the book of your choice, as selected from the following list:

  • The Diviners – Libba Bray
  • Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne Valente
  • The Crown of Embers – Rae Carson
  • The Spindlers – Lauren Oliver
  • What’s Left of Me – Kat Zhang
  • The Peculiar – Stefan Bachmann
  • Defiance – C. J. Redwine
  • StormdancerJay Kristoff

Whoa! Look at all those great books about which you are no doubt salivating right now! Seriously, wipe off your keyboard. That’s gross.

To win one of these books, leave your names for my unicorns in the comments below. Comments will be closed Thursday November 1st at 12:00 p.m. EST. I will pick my three finalists that night and open a poll the next morning, Friday November 2nd. Voting will then be open until Monday, November 5th at 9:00 p.m. EST. I will announce the final winner shortly thereafter.

See? I wasn’t kidding when I said you’d better get on your creativity bonnets. In fact, this may call for a creativity helmet, or maybe a creativity portable head-forcefield.

In any case . . . ready, set, NAME!


The Weekly Unicorn: UNICORN HORN FOR CATS (yes)

21 Sep

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Weekly Unicorn post on this blog, mainly because I haven’t been doing much blogging lately except for announcements/promotion for Cavendish, which I realize translates to me not being a very good blogger, but THAT, my friends, is material for another post entirely.

The important thing for you to see right now is this inflatable unicorn horn for cats, which about a million people have sent to me in the last twenty-four hours:

It’s CATICORN! Or UNICAT! Regardless, apparently Cats Love It! Even though, as I find most hilarious, the cat wearing it in this picture looks about a breath and a half away from ripping the photographer to bloody shreds.

Also, I love that it’s $2.50/piece (I assume “pc” is “piece”) . . . with “a 12 pc minimum.” Does this mean you have to buy twelve of these things in order to validate your order? Oh joy and wonder! A whole GLORY of CATICORNS!

A couple of people have suggested I purchase this for my roommate’s cat, Demon Kitty, as a way of patching up our troubled relationship. I tried to imagine getting close enough to DK to fasten this “four-point elastic strap system” around her head and ended up having nightmares of a hissing cat slicing open my torso to remove my still-beating heart. But that could have also been because I just watched Apocalypto.

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