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Winners in the ‘Ditto’s Back’ contest!

So Ditto took a little break, but I guess folks missed me, because the response to this contest was pretty overwhelming, with so many wizards and pirates welcoming me back with the nicest emails!!   Well, I’m very happy to be back, for sure, and can’t wait to do lots more videos and have lots more fun in the Spiral and beyond!!   Thanks to all who entered, it was great to get so many entries – here are the winners, all randomly chosen.  Congratulations all!!

Crowns Code Winners:

  • Alex the Buccaneer
  • Bloody AlejandroIllford
  • Elizabeth GoldenThistle
  • Llewella Blueeyes
  • Harmony
  • Scarlet Winterflame
  • Connor Shadowspear
  • Nathaniel Lawson
  • Kaitlyn Miststone
  • Olivia Windblossom
  • Brooke IceHeart
  • Calamity PixieShade
  • Alyssa Winter
  • Amber

Ditto is back… and so are CONTESTS!!! #wizard101 #pirate101

So Ditto is back after an extended break (ok, nap, I overslept a bit…) and after checking emails he found a whole bunch of crowns codes to give away!!   What better way to come back then giving away some codes, right?  So that’s what I’m going to do – and I’ll make it super simple, because I’m just getting back into the swing of things.

Ditto is Back!!

Ditto is Back!

The prizes are all Crowns codes of various sizes and the contest is a simple raffle – send me an email to dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Welcome Back Ditto’ and include your Wizard or Pirate name between now and Saturday, June 11th at midnight.   On Sunday the 12th I will randomly draw winners and send out prize codes.  Simple, right?

So spread the word – Ditto’s back and he’s giving away stuff!!!  And there are new videos coming soon, too – just you wait and see!!   Good Luck!!!

Friendship Festival Contest Winners!!!

Once again I am so impressed and thrilled with all the fun entries I got in this awesome Friendship Festival contest – I laughed a lot reading through all these pet names!  All the winners were chosen randomly for each type of pet, and I’ve awarded some crowns codes randomly too.

Pirate101 Pet – Huggle Hoggle

  • Brave Andrew Evans – Captain One-Eye Snortimer
  • Sneaky Chris – Creampie
  • Brave Hunter Young – Jumping Sparklemuffin
  • Danish Casper-Jenkins – Cuddles Mc.Gwee


Wizard101 Pet – Lovely Leopard

  • Drake Haven – Mr. SnugglesWorth the III
  • Logan Owlwielder  – Lumlums
  • Alexis Storm Flame – CutiePie
  • Keena Nighthunter – Sugar Magnolia


Crowns Winners

  • Clever Lucas Percy
  • Natalie Ward
  • Alexander Nightingale
  • Oran Nightbringer

Thank you again to all who entered, enjoy your pets and crowns!!   See you in The Spiral!!!  I’ll have some new streaming and gameplay videos coming very soon too!



Contest Time! Friendship Festival in The Spiral!

So it’s time for the always fun ‘Friendship Fesitval’ in The Spiral, and Ditto has some great contests, all about pets!!!

For Wizard101, Ditto has the adorable new ‘Lovely Leopard’ pet – so cute and cuddly!!  Such an adorable pet – very fun to train up!

In Pirate101 Ditto has the new Festival pet ‘Huggle Hoggle’, a cute pirate pig ready to lend a hand – I love the hat and beard!!

Now how do you win one of these adorable pets?  It’s simple – send an email to DittoContest@gmail.com  with the subject ‘Friendship’ and in the email, add your wizard or pirate name.  In the email, tell me what pet you would like – Wizard Pet or Pirate Pet – and then give it a cute name, like ‘Little Miss FuzzyFace’ or ‘Buddy the Bearded WonderPig’.    The names do NOT have to be real Spiral names – make them cute and funny and silly, have fun with it!

Send your emails between now and Saturday, February 20th at midnight EST – on Sunday the 21st I will draw four random winners from each of the categories – wizard or pirate pet – and award codes for the corresponding pet.  I’ve got some crowns codes to hand out randomly as well, so more people can win!

As always, please only one entry per person, to keep it fair for everyone.  And above everything else – have fun and good luck!!!

Ditto’s Holiday Contest Winners!! #Wizard101

All I can say is WOW, I can’t believe how creative everyone is!  For this contest, Ditto wanted to see fun holiday screenshots, and wow did you all deliver!  I have been flooded with fun, creative holiday shots from all over The Spiral, from cheerful houses full of trees and presents, to penguins and icy fishing fun!  The top two winners were chosen by Miss Narrator and Ditto, and the rest of the awesome winners were all chosen by random draw.  Thanks again to everyone who entered and shared so much great holiday joy!!

The Winners!

Grand Prize #1 – Andrea Frostheart

Andrea FrostHeart

Andrea Frostheart

Grand Prize #2 – Suri Stormblossom


Suri Stormblossom

The Runner-Up winners, chosen by random draw

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New Wizard101 Contest!! Wizard Holiday Fun!

It’s that time of year again – snow falls gently in The Spiral and holiday cheer fills the air!!  It’s always fun and festive in Wizard City and elsewhere, and I want to share that with you, Dittos fans!!

For this season, I want to do a screenshot contest!  Send me your best Wizard101 Holiday screenshot, of whatever kind of Wizard celebration you want to show! A gathering of friends in your house, a pile of presents under a palm tree in Krokotopia, or just a nice shot of you and your pet dressed for the season in front of some snow-covered trees – use your imagination, but make sure it’s fun and festive! You can tell me a little about your wizard holiday too, but that’s not a requirement – a picture is worth a thousand words, after all, and your screenshot should say ‘Holiday’! (more…)

Captain Ditto’s Halloween Contest!!

Halloween is Ditto’s favorite time of year – Monsters LOVE Halloween, for all kinds of different reasons! Great costumes, lots of candy, spooky stories, and fun games!! I just love it, and I’m sure you do too!

For this contest, I want to learn about your favorite part of Halloween, but from your pirate’s point of view!  If you love costumes, tell me about your pirate’s costume!  Is it a ghost pirate, or a peg-leg postman?  If you love candy, what kind of candy does your pirate love, yum filled treats, pirate candy corn, chocolate dubloons?  What kind of games do they play?  Are there Pirate Halloween stories they like to tell around the campfire?  Send me an email at dittopirate@gmail.com with the subject ‘Pirate Halloween’ and tell me about your pirates’ favorite thing about Halloween! Oh, and make sure you include your Pirate name, too!  I’ll be taking entries through Halloween night (Next Saturday), and I’ll give away prizes on Sunday November 1st (winners chosen by random draw, as usual, to keep it fair).


Ditto’s Wizard101 Birthday Contest Winners!!!

Here they are – the winners of Ditto’s fun Wizard101 Birthday Contest!!   I had so many fun entries, I really loved them!  All the winners have been notified and I’m sharing some of my favorite entries!!   Thanks again to all who entered, I love the creativity and fun of all my followers, these contests are great!!

Contest Time – Happy Birthday Wizard101!!

So it’s birthday time again for the amazing and fun Wizard101!  And to celebrate, Ditto has a bunch of crowns to give away!  Contest time, yay!!!

So what is the contest?  Well, you can’t have a birthday without balloons, and Ditto LOVES balloons, so that’s the contest – take the below picture of balloons, color it however you like – your school colors, colored like your favorite spell (Meteor Strike!!)  or anything else you want.  Color it in and then email to me at dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Birthday Balloons’, between now and Midnight EST on September 26th – that’s a full two weeks, to give everyone plenty of time to get creative! Email me your picture and make sure you include your wizard name.  On September 27th I’ll choose winners using random draw, so everyone has a chance.

Color The Balloons

Color The Balloons

You can color them using a computer program like Paint or GIMP, or you can print them out, color them on paper, and then scan them back in or take a picture and email me that.

So that’s it – fun right?  Color some balloons and maybe win some crowns!  Have fun, be creative, and I really look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!!


Winners of Ditto’s Pirate101 Arrrgust contest – Keeping Cool!!

For a quick contest, I sure got a LOT of great, fun entries!!  I love so many of these fun and clever ideas for how your pirates keep cool in the summer heat!  Some of them definitely made Miss Narrator and I laugh!  There are lots of ways to keep cool in the Spiral – there are lots of waterfalls, for example – and some very creative ways of keeping cool too, things I never thought of.  The Water Guardians in Mooshu are certainly an interesting choice!!

Anyway – here are the randomly chosen winners – congratulations!!! (more…)

Contest Time!! Summer Fun in Arrrgust in Pirate101!! Blaughust #3

It’s summer in The Spiral and in the Skyways of Pirate 101 are celebrating the grand tradition of Arrrgust!  And what does that mean?  Well, it means CONTESTS!!  Lots of the fansites are going to be doing contests, and Ditto is one of them!!

First, what is Ditto giving away?  A SOLAR SABER mount!!!  How awesome is this thing?  Just look at it!

Awesome Solar Saber mount!!

Awesome Solar Saber mount!!

Certainly an awesome mount – very stylish!!  Look at those fangs!!  And of course, he’s fast!  Good kitty!!

And what do you need to do to win this awesome kitty cat?  Well, since it’s Arrrgust, and it’s HOT, I want to know what your pirates do to keep cool.  I know it can’t be splashing around at the beach, since there’s no water at the beaches of the Skyways, so what else do they do?  Giant Slip and Slide?  Spiral-Style air conditioning?  Be creative and funny and let me know how your pirates keep cool…

Send your entry in to dittopirate@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keep Cool’, and make sure you include your pirates name.  The contest runs from today to Sunday, August 9th at midnight EST, and winners will be chosen by random draw after that!

So that’s it – enter and have fun!  And don’t forget that lots of fansites are going to be having fun contests of their own, so check them all out!!

Good Luck and Have Fun!!

Contest Winners in Ditto’s Shark Week Contest!!

Here they are – the winners from Ditto’s amazing ‘Shark Week’ contest!  I asked all you wizards and pirates to look up some amazing facts about sharks, and wow did you deliver!!   My inbox was flooded with incredible shark facts, most of them I didn’t know!  Congratulations on doing such a great job!  Now, here are the randomly selected winners – all have been notified by email.  Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you all so much for participating – I hope you all learned something about these amazing sharks! (more…)

KingsIsle celebrates Shark Week!! Ditto’s Shark Week contest!

Once again it is that wonderful time of year, Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’!!  It really is a great tradition we look forward to every year – Sharks are amazing and fascinating creatures!  As part of this wonderful tradition, KingsIsle has been joining the Shark Week celebration with their own shark-related fun in Wizard101 and Pirate101, with shark mounts, shark pets, and great fun contests!

Well Ditto is holding one of these fun contests, yay!!   Between today and Sunday, July 12th (midnight EST), you can enter Ditto’s Shark Week contest to win a Swift Shark mount in Wizard101, a cute little Storm Tiger Shark pet in Pirate101, or the always useful Crowns!!

StormTiger Shark Pet in Pirate101!

StormTiger Shark Pet in Pirate101!

Swift Shark Mount in Wizard101!

Swift Shark Mount in Wizard101!

So how do you win these wonderful prizes?  Well, I was going to have people take a picture with a shark, but Miss Narrator didn’t think that was a smart idea, so instead of that, I want to hear some amazing shark facts!!  Email me at dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Shark Week’ and send me a fun and amazing shark fact, plus your wizard or pirate name.   At the end of the contest I will choose all winners by random draw and notify by email and post the winners here on my blog.  I’ll also post the list of shark facts too!

So where can you find cool shark facts?  There are a lot of great resources, like Discovery and Wikipedia, or you can use your favorite research tool.  I want the facts to be interesting and positive, to show how amazing sharks are.  I can’t wait to see what you find out!

Good luck, have fun, and find some great shark facts!!   See you in The Spiral!

We’re here to see the tapestries…

This is a castle isn’t it?  There ARE tapestries?….   Ah that wacky Lord Clarance MacDonald and his lovely assistant!   So why does Ditto pull out a lame Indiana Jones reference?  Because Ditto has an exclusive Teleport Tapestry to give away!  Ditto has some great Floating Island tapestries to give away – they take you right to the beach for some great questing or a lovely tropical vacation…

Floating Lands Teleport Tapestry

Dropoff Point

Dropoff Point

I’ve got quite a few of these to give away, so I’ll be doing several giveaways.  The first starts today – send me an email at dittocontest@gmail.com, with a subject ‘Tapestries’ and your wizard name – I’ll choose a few random winners every day this week (until Saturday, May 9th)  and post them here.  I’ll also be giving some away randomly on twitter soon, too, so make sure you follow me on Twitter to get in on that!

Winners (Final List):

Kiley Moonshade
Christina Lionrider
Eric Stormbringer
Sydney Thundersong
Duncan SoulLeaf
Justin Storm
Corwin Frog
Kevin Battlecaller
Quinn Ashward
Talon Spiritforge
Brandon Cloud
Daniel LionHeart
Destiny Wildheart
Liam OwlEyes
Blaze FireSmith
Kaitlyn Miststone
Arlen Sanddust
juan titancatcher
Hunter BlueRider
Matthew Shadowblade
Jason Goldriver
Fred Silverhunter
Vanessa Mythdust
Bray Moonshard
Carlos ThunderFlame
Chris FireHeart
Jack HawkFist
Michelle Goldenglade
Moira Blade
Luis shadowWalker
Alura RainbowWeaver
Ben Silverhunter
Suri Shadowblood
Cameron RedGem
Heather Dragon Rider
Nathan Lifestalker
Lucas Dragonslinger
brynn wildsong
Kayla Morgan
Dylan dragonrider


Mount-A-Palooza Flash Contest – Spritely Seahorse Mount

So it’s Mount-A-Palooza in Wizard101 and it’s their biggest mount sale yet!   It last through tomorrow (Sunday, April 19th) and there are some great deals – All permanent mounts are 5,000 crowns or less, there’s a great new Jeweled Scarab mount, and some old mounts have come back…  It’s a lot of fun, and Ditto’s getting in on the fun with the retired ‘Spritely Seahorse’ mount!  I’ve got codes to give away this weekend, but how am I going to do it?

Spritely Seahorse

Spritely Seahorse

Well, just email Ditto at dittocontest@gmail.com with the subject ‘Seahorse’ and send me your wizard name, and I’ll pick random winners throughout the weekend and announce them here between now and Sunday night!  Get your very own shiny Spritely Seahorse!!

Good Luck everyone, and have fun!!!

Winners List:

  • Scarlet Summer
  • Amber StormLeaf
  • Malvin WindHunter
  • Kayla Morgan
  • Blaze FireSmith
  • Talon Thunderblade
  • Michael Firehammer
  • Caley RainbowStaff

Winners for Dittos’ ‘Five Years of Fun in The Spiral’ contest!!

I got SO MANY great entries in my ‘Five Years in The Spiral‘ contest, with peoples’ favorite Spiral memories – I loved them!  From daring boss fights to exciting PVP battles to people’s memories getting their first house or mount of ship, there were so many wonderful memories you shared!!  The thing that makes me happiest though, is that were were so many entries where people’s favorite memories were meeting people and making friends, that seems to be a common thread in so many of these stories and it’s really one of the things I like most about The Spiral, too!

It was hard to choose winners with some many great entries – you all make me work really hard with these contests!  Without further ado, here are the winners!

First Place Chosen by Ditto and Miss Narrator, winning Smugglers Arena housing item and 10,000 crowns!   Our winner is Caley RainbowStaff!

One day I was doing my pet training, and I realize that I got very few pet snacks left. Gosh, I don’t want to buy mega snack packs. So I asked my online friends (one initiate and two grandmasters) whether they would like to join me for doing Winterbane. And yes, they agreed (for the same reason, which is getting pet snacks). I teleported to my home, they teleported in, and off we went into my Winterbane.
After one complete run, one of my friends asked if we would like to do again. No problem, we are all for pet snacks after all! So we re-entered. And who knows, the temptation for more mega pet snacks ensues in yet another round of Winterbane. And another. And another. No one left or was delayed during the farming. My friends and I were Winterbane crusaders for that day! I remembered we spent almost two hours in there.

I think this truly represents the fun, excitement and joy of The Spiral. Fun – in that you won’t feel bored with your loyal friends around. Excitement – in that you will get mega pet snacks for free. And joy – in that you get to understand more about your friends while acquiring more loot and wealth from battles!

Second Place Winners – Randomly chosen.  Prizes are Armored Scorpion Mount and 5,000 Crowns! (more…)

Contest – Five Years of Fun in The Spiral!

Greetings and Salutations!  So, Ditto has been blogging about his adventures in The Spiral for over five whole years now!!  That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?  Ditto has had five years of wizards and pirates and fun adventures,  and now it’s time to celebrate with an all new contest!!  Looking back at my time in The Spiral there are so many awesome memories, and I want you to share your favorite memories with me!  What’s the best thing you’ve done in The Spiral, what’s your favorite memory?  Is it a boss fight with friends?  Decorating your first house?  Finding a rare item?  An epic PVP battle?  Tell me what your favorite Spiral memory is – in either Wizard101 or Pirate 101 – and you might win an awesome prize!!

So what can you win?  I’ve got some great Pirate101 prizes!

Smuggler's Arena!

Smuggler’s Arena!


Here it is – Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever’ winner #6!!

Well, it has certainly been six days of ‘Whatever‘, plus kittens!  And here it is, the final completely random winner of the completely random prize of 5,000 crowns  – Wizard Grace, also known as Pirate Stubborn Isabele Stevensson!  Congratulations to all the winners – and here is your final kitten…



Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever’ contest winner #5!!

I hope everyone is having fun with Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever‘ holiday contest – I know I am!!  So today’s winner, taking home a code for 2500 crowns, is Allen Walker  – congratulations!!!!


And I just love the holiday kitten pictures!!!

Cogratulations to ‘Ditto’s Six Days of Whatever’ Day #4 winner!!

Another big congratulations to winner #4 in Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever‘ contest!! – Darcy Morris wins herself a Hoodoo Bundle!!  Stay tuned for more great prizes!!!


Ditto’s Six Days of Whatever Contest – Winner #3!

Congratulations to Matthew Shadowblade, winner #3 in Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever‘ contest! He wins a Wizard101 Evergreen Bundle- congratulations!!


Ditto’s Six Days of Whatever winner #2

Today’s winner is Stormy Melissa Morris, who won a random beastmaster companion!  Stay tuned for more great prizes in Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever‘ contest.  Christmas_tabby kitten in a Santa hat 09

Ditto’s Six Days of Whatever – Winner #1!

Congratulations to Jack Nightleaf as the first winner of Ditto’s ‘Six Days of Whatever‘.  His randomly drawn prize is the Mystic Fishing Bundle!!

Congratulations Jack – stay tuned for another winner tomorrow!!

Ditto’s ‘6 Days of Whatever’ Holiday Contest!!!

Here it is, Ditto’s amazing holiday contest, ‘Six Days of Whatever‘!  What is it?  It’s six days of totally random prize giveaways, Starting tomorrow, Monday, December 15th!