very savvy and i greatly applaud you.
after re -reading the rules I did read that "any interpretations of the list will be deemed acceptable at kidrobot's discretion". This makes me feel like your guys "interpretation" by counting the or items as items can, and maybe could, be accepted by the judges.
thats still up to them though
and also , it does say that duplicate items wont count as extra points.
and since the or items are separated by an OR and not an AND, that makes me feel like the cucumber and crystal are exclusive, and do count as duplicates. "or" implies that one or the other or both are accepted, but in no way implies that both are better than one.
it is very nuts that you got the whole list. i'll say
and i could definately see your tribulations being rewarded, and me feeling no shame losing to you guys, except that maybe the rules were misleading.
the bottom line is, and still is, that there are 133 check marks.
and 138 possible points as anyone doing the contest could imagine.
and the fact that a winner will be chosen randomly makes me believe that kidrobot wanted to design the contest so that no one could garuntee a win.
of course this is all me trying to be optomistic for me and all the other kids who put our buts on the line for this thing, and got the whole list, and would pray that someone else who got the whole list wouldn't have more chances then them for going beyond the list.
but then again this is my first contest, i dont know how the judges work at all.
you really never know
im going to try and forget about the whole thing until next thursday, its really no more use racking my brain over because its said and done.
i know my package was simple, complete, and to the point.
i decorated my sending box with dunny spray paint sillohets in a modest attempt to make it stick out, but other than that, my package was 8 lbs, and very manageable.
with so many packages to look through, I think kr might appreciate it. and like tacune i organized things into smaller boxes/folders of small things, medium things, and flat things, with the list of everything contained within on the outside, and the names on each item.
I think it's foolish to imagine that your chances are better than everyone elses, since there has to be at least, 20 people out there with a passable list at least i imagine.
hell who knows
i've spoke to much
and luck to everyone out there
and how much did you spend on that list of yours shiz??
i know mine- with sending costs, probably ran about 140, and i overnighted it
but man yours mustve run up the wall, id almost feel bad if you guys didnt win, if you ended up spending nearly as much as tac.