Pop Quiz "Small Gods" Results

Saturday was all about "Small Gods" 'round these parts, and the entries we got for our Pop Quiz on the subject were just great! But don't take my word for it, see for yourself:

Among the fun and inspired concepts were Pluggo, god of tangling cords; Mrs. Boggs, punisher of men that leave the toilet seat up; Manilla: Goddess of Impulsive Shoe Purchases; Vian, the God of Things You Can’t Find Despite Putting Them There Only a Moment Ago; Beezus Chrusht, Savior of the Insects!; Zarsas, the god of little sharp, stabby things that poke you in the bottom of the foot, but when you take off your shoe, there’s nothing there; Confusia, Queen of the Junk Drawer (her tentacles ensure that whatever it is you need from her is buried in the very bottom of the pile); and my favorite name, "Lag Demon". I think that could really catch on.

My overall personal top choice this time out, though, is Melmo44, who had two entries that were both really good illustrations and fun concepts. I know that Zarsas is a constant presence here in the country, and if I could figure out what to sacrifice to propitiate him I'd be all over it.

But really, everyone did just great; I hope you had as much fun creating these as I did seeing them.

7 Responses to Pop Quiz "Small Gods" Results

  1. This was so much fun! Can we do another Pratchett inspired contest again sometime? Pleeeeeaaaaase?

  2. Avatar The Atomic Punk

    Congrats, Melmo44! Very funny and my favorite, as well. Tip of the gas mask to meniukas for “God of Forgotten Toys.”

    Fun stuff as always. Myself, I’ve never read any of the Discworld books. Not quite sure if I got the vibe.

  3. Yay, my first win! So many cool ideas here, and some we’ve all encountered, like that dreaded Lag Demon (I’ve yet to find something that appeases him or Zarsas).

  4. Um–I wouldn’t have said anything before the contest ended, but I have defeated Zarsas before. The sharp object was usually embedded in my sock, and would twist or whatever enough that I still had trouble finding it when I pulled my foot from my shoe. Much of that mystery is gone for me. STILL GOOD WORK and congratulations, Melmo.

  5. Mrs. Boggs is fave! I would like to see a plunger on one end of her staff. that would make me laugh even harder!

  6. Beezus Chrusht is a moment of copywriter’s genius… I lol’d.

  7. Avatar Aaron of Mpls

    Grats, Melmo! I was rather partial to the Queen of the Junk Drawer myself.

    Good entries, all!

    […] like that dreaded Lag Demon (I’ve yet to find something that appeases him or Zarsas).

    True, even the fastest computers and internet connections seem to fall prey to him once in a while.