Oh, man – it has to be said, my commenters are the best commenters *ever*! Your versions of what happened next to the Tortoise and the Hare have been cracking me up all week! I love the thought and creativity you put into your answers – way, way beyond what I ever thought you’d do, and an absolute pleasure to read!
Also, there were way more entries than I dared to dream of, which is enormously flattering to our new pattern designs. Thank you all, so so much. We can’t say how much it means to us.
But now I’m getting all sentimental. Ahem. Sorry ’bout that. You pretty much just want to know who won the goods, right? Well here goes …
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Number 77, out of 77 entries! Who says first and last comments never win?! So Jo of The Hungry Crafter, C’MON DOWN! About the Tortoise and the Hare, Jo said:
I think the tortoise would take a nice long victory nap!!!!
And really, who wouldn’t? Winners always deserve a good nap. Jo, I’ve sent your patterns to you now (please let me if they haven’t arrived to you safely) – we hope you love them!
I’m sorry we can’t give away patterns to all of you, but I do want to point out some of the answers that really made me laugh the most.
The tortoise would live a long, long life and retell the story so many times that his offspring would roll their eyes every time he started in again.
I think the rabbit eventually moves out of town because he can’t handle the constant reminders of his failure. Once he leaves, the outsiders tell him that there’s no way the tortoise could have won even if the rabbit was being lazy about the race. The rabbit realizes he’s been taken and sends one of his new rabbit friends back to the forest to challenge the tortoise again. This time, while the race is taking place, the rabbit watches the turtle in secret. Sure enough, rabbit catches the tortoise on film hailing a cab (driven by the snail) to get ahead. When the rabbit reveals the tortoise’s deception to the forest, this time the tortoise is forced to leave (and reliquish his winnings from both races). The rabbit becomes mayor and despite having been vindicated in the end, he still remembers his lesson and never slacks in his job.
So that’s how it ended.
(from April in Autumn of Without A Map)
They have a brawl about the contest but make up during a drunken karaoke singalong and become friends, till the next contest…
Full of shame, the hare runs off never to be seen again. the hare’s son grows to maturity with this spot of shame on his family name and vows to get revenge. While training to follow in his father’s footsteps, he falls in love with a beautiful tortoise. But his world and everything he knows is turned upside down when he realizes that he is in love with the daughter of the tortoise who destroyed his family.
(from Nadine B of Nadine’s Nook)
You guys are too much! Really, I urge you to read all the suggestions, they’re all wonderful. Thanks again, all of you, for such an awesome giveaway experience, and I hope you liked what you saw here enough to stick around with me for more crafty adventures!