Right then. To make up for a bloody poor show on my part yesterday, I'm offering you the chance to shape the course of this very blog. Yes, inspired by indecision and possibly infected by work, I'm going all interactive, what with this being the future and us all having silver foil outfits, food in pill form and flying cars and suchlike. Today, I, the writery bloke, shall present you with two possible options for a blog along with the opening few lines and you, the lovely readery types, shall decide which one I will write in full. The winner will blossom into a full blog and the loser will wither and die, never to see the light of day.
I haven't written anything more on these than the lines you see presented before you - the rest will be filled in once you have voted for a winner (he says optimistically, hoping that inspiration doesn't fade completely between now and tomorrow). The loser will cease to be - I shall not complete it at a later date (as that would make a mockery of your voting in the first place and nobody likes a voting scandal).
So, without any further ado (I'll save the further ado for later), here are the choices:-
Title:- Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
It begins:- "Music. If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken and so die. Or "I likes a good tune, me" as Billy may have put it if he didn't ponce about with all that flowery language all the time. We all know that music can both reflect your current mood or can alter it for better or for worse; it soothes the savage breast and fires up the dogs of war..."
It begins:- "At last! At last, the time has come. They mocked, oh yes, they mocked; some even dared to scoff. But they are all laughing on the other sides of their faces now (those that still have faces to laugh with). My plan was sheer elegance in it's simplicity and now, and now, it's mine , all mine..."
So, either of those intrigue you or float your bloat? Want to know where they're going? Then here's the further ado:-
1. Leave a comment voting for your preferred option - Option 1 or Option 2
2. One vote per comment and one vote per person
3. The winning blogs lives, the losing blog dies
4. Voting closes at 07:00 GMT on Thursday, 29th January. Votes cast after that time will not be counted but may still be charged. Comments are free from a BT landline but costs from mobiles and other networks may be considerably higher.
5. In the event of tie, That Baldy Fella will flip a coin. The coin's decision will be final.
So get voting and remember you're voting for the blog you want to save from tonight's blog off...