Rogueish Fun and Games – A Gandyl the Grey Caption Contest!

Greetings from behind the storyboard, fellow rogues!

So, I’ve noticed that the little eye comic strips I’ve done recently to illustrate a rogue’s thought processes (here and here) have been quite popular amongst my fellow adventurers out there. I was going to do another one for my most recent post, but then it occurred to me that it would be neat to see what you all came up with instead!

Say What?

So here’s the quest: I’ve included five eye pictures here, featuring my Gandyl the Grey (Gandalf inspired) eye makeup look. Your challenge, should you choose to join the party for this adventure, is to make up captions for them! These little captions can be in the form of a continuing story, or just the thought you think might be going through Gandyl’s head at that moment. The whole thing can be LOTR themed, or not at all. It’s up to you! The captions can be of epic length, or pithy brevity. You can use the pictures in any order, and you can use any number of pictures. OMG, TOTAL FREEDOM. πŸ˜€

Please post your captions in the comments, in the format (for example):

#1: It’s an eyeball.

#5: Another eyeball!

#3: Much look. So eyeball. Very eyeshadow. Wow.



There is no fixed number of prizes (because I am making this up as I go along – can’t you tell?), but they will all consist of hand-drawn badges (for your blog/FB/Livejournal/diary/wall/dungeon door) like those given out for my previous competition. The supreme winner will also have their captions worked up with the images into a complete eye comic and displayed proudly here in a future post on The Painted Rogue blog for all to see and marvel at their genius!

Example: The badges from last time:


The Painted Rogue competition Prize Badges

Badges awarded to winners of the previous little contest I held!


So give it a go, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me or leave a comment. The contest is open to everyone, everywhere. Even orcs!

Without further ado: the images to caption! πŸ˜€


The Painted Rogue competition Pictures to Caption!

[Your caption(s) here!] πŸ˜€

So get cracking, party members! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! πŸ˜€


Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!


I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images on this site, unless otherwise noted, are the property of Syl, and may not be reproduced without permission. If you do, I will be forced to unleash drunken bards on you. The pukey ones.


22 thoughts on “Rogueish Fun and Games – A Gandyl the Grey Caption Contest!

  1. #1 But wait! I’m sure that’s… That looks like… Yes! It’s a BISCUIT.

    #2 I must obtain that biscuit at any cost.

    #3 Typical. Of COURSE there would be a gelatinous cube between me and the biscuit.

    #4 Iwanmybiscuiiiiit. *wibble*

    #5 Ah, I knew I could rely on my wizard in shining armour.


  2. First try:

    # 1 LOOK! Arsenal of purple bullets!

    # 2 No guards, let’s go picking!?!??

    #3 Wait! The traps

    # 4 Hmm… hidden traps; crafty

    # 5 Fly you fools.


    • Hehe, thanks! And yes, I did. In spare moments I fancy myself to be only moderately terrible as an artist, LOL! Then stuff like this happens πŸ˜› For this work, I used the media of sharpie and coloured pencil!


  3. #1: Hark! Is that a stealthy movement I spy yonder?

    #2: Well, no matter. Be warned, stranger; thou art no match for the likes of me.

    #3: Why, you ruffian. How dare thou tryest to help thyself to my rations. Prepare to face my wrath!

    #4: Oh, ’tis but you, young hobbit. While I am mildly displeased at the trick thou hast played on me, all is forgiven.

    #5: Hah! Your youthful exuberance bringeth me joy. I shall give thee a cookie.


  4. #1 WHAT?!! YOU WON A LOTTERY?!!!
    #2 B*****D I’ve been buying tickets like every Wednesday, it should have been me!
    #3 I’ll rob your house tonight.
    #4 Nah, that’s too pathetic.
    #5 I’ll just be nice to him and maybe he will give me some!

    LOL. Totally lame. But the first thing that comes to mind is this scenario. Haha.

    p.s. Your hand drawn badges are so cute!!!


  5. Gandalf was overseeing the preparation for Aragorn’s coronation at Minas Tirith when…
    #1: What was that noise?!
    #2: Hmm, could be some of the lads down at the lower tier.
    #3: Or maybe Meriadoc and Peregrin got to my fireworks again.
    #4: Should I be worried?
    #5: Ah, never mind. As long as they don’t burn off any beards during the coronation. Let’s see how the new king will handle that. *smirks*

    LOL I had fun doing this! I just had to put Aragorn there. He makes me swoon. πŸ™‚


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