The lights are bright and the stage is grand. Bettering everybirdy else to claim the top spot and becoming Bird of the Year is, without a doubt, a big deal. Surprisingly, given the nature of a competition like this, the contestants aren’t just carbon copies of the latest hotness, but quite the varied bunch, and not just in terms of looks either. Every last one is certainly right darn groovy, though.
But who, if any, deserves to fly away with that prestigious award? Scrap the Pigeon? Spare Owl? Key Wheatom? P Cock? Wait. That last bird – that’s the host, and you better believe no one is more birdly than P Cock! Well, according to P Cock, at least. Right. Anyway, let’s find out who you think should win, and that means it’s time to meet the contestants! Oh, sure, I suppose asking the lot why they’ve decided to enter might also be fun. If you’re curious enough. (I was, and chances are you will be, too.)
Now, while this may just seem like a silly bird game at first glance, after interviewing even a single contestant, you’ll likely notice there is more to this feathered flock than meets the eye. No, I’m not hinting that Bird of the Year is a horror game in disguise or anything of the sort, nor am I going to spoil exactly what I’m referring to. Sometimes it’s the subtle details that matter the most, the things that remain unsaid or better yet, are merely hinted at vaguely. Such is certainly the case here, as you’ll no doubt notice while interviewing.
Closing thoughts? Let’s see… ah, may the best bird win! Yup. Nailed it.
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