They seem to be different when talking face to face, but watch out because they will turn their backs on you and you will realize they are just like all the others. (cards)
I allow you to fly, take a bullet and not die, be rich, allow your life to switch, take away things that are crappy, to make you happy. I don't exist, unless you persist. (dream)
One to twelve, I count to myself quietly. If you listen closely, though, you can hear me. Some think I go to fast, for others to slow. What am I you ask? I don't have time to explain, cause I have to go! (watch)
Sometimes I'm scared if it's real
Other times I wish it was true
It comes out every night to enter and leave
Only true in the minds of those who believe
Live, it is a work of fantasy, to obscure one's mentality
But in the end, it's time to snap back into reality
Watch: (It's actually described as a digital clock, as in your everyday alarm clock)
There are four, that are made up of seven
Two more in the middle that divide our match made in heaven
Sometimes I am four, but after a while i like to be three
I'm the fairest one of them all, they all agree
From the dawn of the day, to the dusk at night
Rest assured children, everytime I will get it right
I'm so shallow, you can see right through me
I'm omnitpotent as so; to be immortalized, everywhere
I started from mere grains, and I end with a donkey (ass)
Pinch yourself, if you dont feel the pain, your in an endless utopia determined by your brain. if when you do so and you feel it to be botherly, either youve been drinking too much or you just won the lottery. (dream)
1) The reality in magic is what people see, think and remember,
But yet it's an illusion, a fantasy that you wake up from...
2) The land of paper, covered in ink,
This illusion is not what you think,
Pictures and pictures, remebered and all,
But you will never figure it out after all...
3) A see through wall,
All you can see,
You shall not be,
The illusion temptation,
That we will never be able to cross
Although not directly magic related, I saw more creativity in tonight's entries than we have in a long time. I find these riddles to be an amazing exercise in the practice of deception - toying with perception and manipulating awareness. Very, very impressive work here tonight. I particularly loved the submissions about dreams - they were all unique and memorable and made me think.
Judging tonight's entries was a blessing and a curse. I spent the past two hours reading every entry twice, sometimes more, and thinking about each one. The criteria was based on creativity, originality, and clarity. Once the word is known, the riddle - if properly constructed - should make complete sense. Based on that criteria, I made a top 5 list of entries. And based on review of those five, one stood an inch above the rest. And without further ado, I present tonight's winner. In particular, I thought his first riddle was brilliant.
Congrats to everyone. They were truly creative and a joy to read through. I hope the contest tonight was not only fun, but also got your creative juices flowing. Our winner will be receiving a package in the mail later this week. It's contents, a clue I cannot reveal, but you shall soon see...