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Sunday, 21 October 2012
So it's Sunday night and I'm going to tell you some wonderful news!

Let us keep this short so we can all go back outside to play in the streets of our youth once more.

It is essentially this Youtube video ("Autumn Earthbound - Pitch Your Book Australia 2012 - Top Ten" for those playing at home on decidedly blog-unfriendly computers):

As often happens with such things, the majority of the information needed is in the title (amazing!), but just for the sake of clarification, I'll explain why this video is particularly worth mentioning on a Sunday night.

This was my entry for the 2012 run of a competition called Pitch Your Book Australia, where they pick their top 10 and a guest publisher (PanteraPress this year) views these videos and selects their favourite. I imagine their favourite will be based on things like marketability, proof of some ability to write and/or speak about stuff, as well as a final criteria of the presentation itself - in the sense of whether it shows actual thought into presenting ideas in an interesting and otherwise engaging manner. Anyway, that's the gist of the comp, and the point of this post is I'm in the top 10.

Now calm down, everyone! I know you're probably jumping on chairs right now, but I need you to stop that and keep reading for a bit longer. Firstly, because you'll wreck your chairs doing that and who really has the money for more chairs these days? Secondly, because I need your help!

All you have to do is watch the video. If you like it, Like it! If you love it and/or have some burning desire to comment, absolutely do so, even if it is a burning desire to comment in a silly or redundantly excited way (because of course everybody's very excited by this point). That's all you have to do! I don't think the Viewcount will affect the judges' decision all that much, but honestly, I want people to know about this idea and tell me what they think, so please go nuts on that end.

John "Very Excited (Not Just For This Reason)" Back

P.S. Do have a look at the other entries as well. You'll see that my chances of winning are fairly slim by comparison to some of the other ideas that have made it through as well.

P.P.S. Sorry to those who live in places where it is not Sunday night. I cannot begin to understand your disappointment.

P.P.P.S Sorry to those who had plans to run in the streets of their youths again tonight. I just had so many things to say!