Unable to decide which of the suggestions was best (sorry, all) I’ve fallen back on my own inadequate store of ideas and plucked out the one on top, which bears an unfortunate resemblance in some ways to last year’s.
Pick a character. For the purpose of this game, characters will look the same and be the same size and have the same basic personality. Now translate that character to 2011, and put her or him in a particular location (where?) and occupation (what?) with a hobby (what?) Pretend, for the purpose of the contest, that these books have never been written, so (for instance) Paks-in-2011 can’t have as a hobby playing Paks-in-the-books at conventions. The juxtaposition of character, place, occupation, and hobby can be “appropriate” or “humorous.” It’s up to you. I think we’d all enjoy seeing how you connect the character’s personality to the new occupation and hobby–so you don’t have to limit yourself to just listing the variables. Play. Show off your imagination.
Because next week is going to be super busy for me, you will have until midnight Saturday, October 1 (a date easy to remember) to make your entry. As before, all entries will be given a number and the winner drawn through a random number thingie-whopper.