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Tuesday, November 29, 2005


I traveled far downtown, fearful of being recognized. I located a magazine store that was appropriately dark and seedy. Furtively, I scanned the titles on the rack.

Bah, they had what I was seeking, but the month was wrong. There was no help for it, I had to ask the cashier. Sweating nervously, I mumbled, "The December issue of...of Stuff Magazine, please."

"Stuff Magazine?" he yelled. "Yeah, I think we got it in the back."

I glanced around, ashamed. A mother grabbed her child and pulled him from the store. A hobo looked up from the pornography he was casually perusing, a look of shock on his face. "Stuff Magazine?" he asked. "What are you - some kind of sicko?"

Okay, okay, I'm just kidding. Stuff Magazine isn't that bad. I just think it's funny that they charge money for a magazine that's ninety percent advertisements. And by that I mean the actual "content" is just advertising that's indistinguishable from the paid ads. The other ten percent is pictures of "hot babes." I did find a lot of very reasonably priced gift ideas in their Gift Guide such as a $975 Zippo Lighter (p.77), a $400 bottle of Cognac (p.78), a $115,995 Jaguar (p.83) and, of course, a $475 Platinum Vibrator (p.84). Thanks, Stuff Magazine, my holiday shopping is done now!

But I blogged this contest from the beginning (see
here, here, here, and here), so I was going to finish up properly.

The December issue featured Mila Kunis (Jackie from That 70's Show) and I was already mad that Anna wasn't on the cover. Yes, I continually made fun of the whole silly contest, but now the EQII player in me was on the offensive. Surely they gave her a major section of the magazine! You've got to be kidding me! One page! How dare they treat my Queen like that! Damn you, Stuff Magazine - you shall pay!

Yep, only one page for Anna, I'm afraid. There's a fetching picture and some fluff questions. There's also a smaller picture of Anna in costume next to the digital Antonia, so that's cool.

Stuff website has three pictures that didn't make it into the magazine. It also reprints all five of the questions and answers that appeared in the magazine. If you're seeking more Anna info, check out the revamped Quest for Antonia site. She apparently plays a Wood Elf Priest.

And so ends the Quest for Antonia. But the reign of Anna goes on, and I wish her the best. Having seen her in action at Digital Life, I think she will do a good job dealing with the fans. And even if Stuff chooses to relegate her to one page, well, she's always welcome to chronicle her regal experiences in more detail on Aggro Me.

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Anonymous Xalmat said...

The best part about that picture was the monkey.

9:25 AM  
Blogger jaipehg said...

I want your monkey.


9:38 AM  
Blogger Quylein said...

Heh You stole my comeback Blog idea!... lol though my problem is that I've still yet to find her thru all the adds in the book. No seriously I didnt think it was the right book.

Im gonna have to spend 40min's of add surfing jsut to find the single picture of Antoinia.. what a kick in the teeth.

12:29 PM  

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