What Would Merle Dixon Do now that his hand is missing? Most likely not sit around and bitch about it, but somehow make it useful. And deadly.
We Vixens had a little discussion in our group over this article in the Daily Blam where Michael Rooker talked about the return of Merle in Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Specifically, this quote…
“Thinking of how Merle is written and how I’ve played him so far I find it hard to believe that Merle would walk around with just a stump. Whatever happens…. You’re gonna be surprised.”
Needless to say, our comments digressed into all sorts of silly Inspector Gadget like items, which caused our webmistress Mick to hack together the above image. Therefore, we decided to hold another little off-season contest to see what other fans come up with. So, we ask the TWD fandom: What do you see going in place of Merle’s missing hand?
Ground rules: We’re going to be flexible here – If you are a Photoshop wizard you can download Mick’s psd file and work off of that (or use another pic of Merle if you want). If you have no computer skills you can draw or 3-D model your entry and take a pic of it or scan it in. If you have no drawing skills you can print out this blank jpg of the image above (or another photo of Merle) and literally cut & paste your idea together. We don’t care how the idea is worked out - just that it is visually translated somehow. You do not have to be a registered Vixen to enter – this contest is open to everyone. You also don’t have to be a resident of the US to enter – cuz we’re worldwidewebbed, baby!
How to enter: You can Tweet your entry to @DixonsVixens with the hashtag #merleshand (your tweet must include the hash otherwise we won’t know it’s a contest entry) or if you don’t want your entry made public (or don’t have a Twitter account) you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 5PM EST. The entries will be uploaded to the Dixon’s Vixens Facebook group and the Vixens will vote by “liking” the entries. The entry with the most likes wins. Winner will be announced Saturday, June 16th right here on this website.
So what do you get? The winner will receive a Rookered t-shirt (show at right) and an autographed photo of Michael Rooker as Merle.
UPDATE: June 17, 2012 – This contest is closed. You can find the winning entry here.