V4L 2019 – Challenge Results

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Valentine’s for Luvvies Challenge 2019

7th Feb  2019 – 15th Feb 2019

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The results are in ….

Prizes

Grand Gold Winner  – £15 Amazon Gift Voucher

Two Runner Up Silver Winners – Full Set of Four Snifty Scented pens

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Over the 9 days of the challenge we had a total of 27 Prompts and we had some absolutely cracking responses to all the Challenges. The winners are selected for the amount of Cherubs that they accrued.

Each Cherub had a different point value.

We had a total of 8 challengers participate

Our Grand Gold Winner is Richa, and our two Runner’s Ups are Paula and Melanie – congratulations to you all!!!

Challenger

Cherubs Accrued

Richa of iScriblr

405

Paula of Light Motifs II

205

Melanie of Sparksfromacombustiblemind

75

Kristian – Tales of the mind of Kristian

60

Carolyn – Hawkfeather Stories

55

Li of Tao Talk

55

Carol Anne of Therapy Bits

30

Nova

 20

+ 10 points awarded to all Challengers for Creativity.

Challenge Icons

Total

Cherubs

13

Dating Profiles

03

Love Story

03

Love Me

03

Raunchy Ranchers

01

Devil Imp

04

No

Challenge

Post Points

1

Cherub

05

2

Dating Profile

10

3

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

10

4

LOVE Story

10

5

Cherub

10

6

Cherub

15

7

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

10

8

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

10

9

Devil Imp

30

10

LOVE Story

10

11

Devil Imp

30

12

Cherub

10

13

Cherub

05

14

Devil Imp

30

15

Dating Profile

10

16

Cherub

10

17

Dating Profile

10

18

Cherub

10

19

Cherub

15

20

Cherub

20

21

Raunchy Ranchers

35

22

Devil Imp

30

23

LOVE Story

10

24

Cherub

20

25

Cherub

05

26

Cherub

15

27

Cherub

05

0

TOTAL Points

390

Two Challenges awarded extra points at 5points Making overall Competition Total 400 points

Questions

Roughly how many cards are exchanged every year for Valentine’s Day?

1 Billion

If you are single you can celebrate Single Awareness Day aka S.A.D

True

When did England officially declare Valentine’s Day as a holiday?

1537

Who produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday?

Richard Cadbury

The earliest surviving Valentine’s Day message is from which century?

15th

The red rose was the favourite flower of Venus

True

Roughly how many heart shaped boxes of chocolate are given every year?

36 Million

Which country has banned Valentine’s Day?

Saudi Arabia

In South Korea Valentine’s Day starts on 14th Feb and lasts until 14th April

False

“When you marry your mistress, you create a vacancy.” Who said this?

Sir James Goldsmith

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton played the rowing couple in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. But how many more films did they co-star in after that?

Seven

A line in the infamous “faked orgasm” scene in When Harry Met Sally is consistently voted one of the best of all time. Which is it?

“I’ll have what she’s having”

Thanks to the efforts of certain businesses, Valentine’s Day has been popular in Japan since the 1950s. It is now customarily celebrated by:

Women giving chocolate to men

What arouses men more than any other scent in the world

Lavender

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” Who Said this?

Irina Dunn

Which Roman God is one of the symbols of St Valentine’s Day?

Cupid

Which male singer had a top ten hit with “Love Train” in 1988?

Holly Johnson

In the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, what were the hit-men dressed as?

Policemen!

St. Valentine is indeed the patron saint of love, but he has many other duties. He is also the patron saint of:

Bee keepers

If you are in Wales on Valentine’s Day, you might give your sweetheart some swsus, or as we say in English:

Kisses

We associate love with the heart, but in Shakespeare’s time it was not always so. In what other organ did love reside?

Liver

It’s the eighteenth century, and your sailor sweetheart has just given you what is called a “busk valentine”. What is it?

A piece of decorated whale-bone

It was the 1850s, and Esther Howland was one of the first to mass produce valentines in the United States. For what quality were her valentines known?

Beauty and taste

Perhaps Chaucer thought English Februaries could use some cheering up. At any rate, it is he who generally gets the credit for being first to link love and romance with the feast day of St. Valentine. In which poem did he do this?

The Parliament of Fowls

Which Shakespearean character said “Good morrow. ‘Tis St. Valentine’s Day”?

Ophelia

In which year did Pope Gelasius declare February 14th to be St. Valentine’s Day?

498 A.D.

Born in Italy in 1895, who was known as cinema’s first “great lover”?

Rudolph Valentino

Who sang the opening theme to the 1980s sitcom ‘A Fine Romance’?

Judi Dench

Which Poet Laureate wrote the poem Valentine?

Carol Ann Duffy

“Where Is the Love?’ is a song by which American hip hop group?

The Black Eyed Peas.

Name the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Cupid?

Eros

Who once said ‘to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance’?

Oscar Wilde

Who wrote the song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” whilst in the bath?

Freddie Mercury

Who said this?

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.”

Nicholas Sparks

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Franklin P. Jones

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert A. Heinlein

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.”

William Shakespeare

“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.”

Ray Bradbury

“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

Dr. Seuss

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

Aristotle

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”

Lao Tzu

“Love is a serious mental disease.”

Plato

My sincere thanks to all the challengers for taking part!

16 thoughts on “V4L 2019 – Challenge Results

  1. Congratulations to Richa, Paula, and Melanie!!!! You put a lot of effort into the challenges and they were fun to read. Thank you to Rory also for putting the whole competition together — it must have taken a long time to do! Happy Valentines Day! ❤

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