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Old 04-10-2022, 01:46 AM
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morning ob!

following up the last and least exciting edition of bloom time, we hope this provides you with a little more gamesmanship.

as with all things here at dilapidated orchids galore, we remind you that the most likely outcome is abysmal failure, and implore you to take that into conideration when chooing your oh so important date.

with that out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty

this time we present you with the ever popular ld's bear king yk10. we know there are probably stories to tell behind the origin of this plant, but well, we just got it cause the picture looked cool. the plant was purchased just over 1 year ago, and came with 3 small leaves and 2 spent spikes cut back to the stem....so this will be it's 2nd confirmed blooming. last year the plant grew vigorously, putting out 3 large leaves and lots of roots.

the tiny spike nubbin you see in the first pic was noticed just yesterday morning during its weekly watering. it started the first new leaf just about a week ago.

so thems the deets, and the rules are the same as always:

option a: spike stalls or buds blast (multiple non-winners possible)

option b: produces 1-2 flowers - must provide date of first flower opening

option c: produces spike with 3 or more buds - must provide date of first flower opening

special option: "x" - basal keiki!

winner is closest date that has not elapsed

best of luck to all you schmucks! and if there's any complaints, you know who to see....

(oh, and if theres new contestants to bloom time, please note you really don't win anything)
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Good fun!

Option C - 3rd July (2022 )
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well, due to the overwhelming number of FREE entries in this round, we may think about sweetening the pot a little and actually award a prize to the winner. so far, fuerta rav is in the lead!!

stiff competition around here, fuerta. may the orchid gods smile upon you and bring you a win this round!
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allow me to wax poetic on the current state of the universe....

there was a time, billions of years ago, when man was only a dream in the sleeping little eye of your preferred deity (be it god, or allah, or a turtle, or perhaps even a flying spaghetti monster). one morning, when they opened their eyes on the incomprehensible vastness of reality, they decided that orchids were a pretty good idea.

fast forward a couple years, and now rulers of men inhabit this puny little ball of dust and water. they make big decisions. lives are on the line. important stuff you might say.

but even the lowliest of bacteria know their actions are not nearly as important as YOU WINNING this contest....the most important orchid game of chance available on our humble interwebs.

and because we know all of you are just sitting back, twiddling your thumbs and staring at your withering orchids waiting for an update before you place your oh so important bet - we will give you one tiny update.
2 weeks on now. this should help you all narrow down your guess! and, to secure some tiny amount of crediblity for this fiasco, we are putting a closing date on guesses!

thats right, you now only 14 days from todays date to place your bet! and by my spectacular calculating abilities, that is May 8, 2022.

come on suckers, pony up!! you only get one chance to be a winner in life, and this could be your chance!!

oh, and you cant just let fuerta walk away with it that easy
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congratulations, fuerta!!! you win by non-participation, as today is the last day to submit guesses (unless anyone wants to submit today)

and as much as we like fuerta compared to the rest of you, we are very happy for him!



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I'll go with option B and July 25th.
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thats what im talking about, mutant! you are now officially in the running, and we wish you the best of luck against the fierce competitor, Fuerta!

while the field may be smaller this time 'round, the stakes have never been higher!!! all you lame-o's out there that couldn't post a guess are just going to be kicking yourselves in the end

thanks for playing, mutant!
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I demand a Steward's enquiry into these late entries!
First you say I've won, then you remove the prize from my sticky little mitts!
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so, so sorry fuerta! i know you started to taste victory, and you could see the prize of the century showing up at your doorstep anyday now...anyday now....

perhaps the prize was a new car (jelopi), or perhaps a plush, stuffed teddy bear with a bow, or maybe even the answer to life, the universe, and everything (its 42, btw). but now, you may never know or, perhaps with just a hint of luck you will find out after all!!!

i mean, we could always call helen....

and did i mention that late entries would be accepted???
maybe i forgot that part

my green pets hans now rounded out the field to an even 3 contestants with their perfectly timed entry. thank for playing again, mgp, and may the orchid dogs smile upon your green furry mug!
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