Multi-Site Giveaway: LPAssociation.com Contest Winner!

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    Derek

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    After an amazing giveaway that lasted five days (and had well over 200 entries!), it is finally time for us to announce the winner of the LPAssociation.com New Divide Set Piece Giveaway! There were many incredible entries submitted in those five days, and while we wish we were able to crown more than one winner, there is only one set piece available and that set piece goes to....

    Drumroll please...

    Casey!

    And here is his winning entry:

    ""no contra!"

    From The Inside is not only my favorite Linkin Park song, but it's also, in my opinion, the best music video they've ever released to the public, for a variety of reasons. The video itself is a moving, political piece about the late 80s Iran-Contra scandal, which involved the US government secretly funding a group of Nicaraguan contras, of which those funds would be made by selling weapons to Iran, who were under a strict arms embargo.

    After Mehdi Hashemi leaked this information to the media, all hell broke loose. For you see, it was reported that the contras and the US government had joined forces to more easily bring cocaine to the United States. When the world found out, people were terrified, shocked and any other emotion you can imagine. "From the Inside" tells the tale of a young boy growing up in the midst of the Iran-Contra affair, and his explosive emotions dealing with his outrage at how his government, and his people, are reacting to this atrocity. Mobs of common citizens uniting with one another to clash with officers of the law, clad in riot gear, tanks patrolling the streets, etc. etc. Finally, his anger reaches a new height, just as Chester screams out the prophetic lyrics, "I won't waste myself on you!". His anger is physically felt, with the angry mob of citizens and police officers being pushed back forcibly, the little boy's un-drank milk shakes and spills on his parents' coffee table, while Linkin Park is unaffected, playing the final riffs of the song with added vigor, while Chester emotionally twists and turns his body, almost like he feels the entire situation with all of his being and knows the little boy's pain. That's when you realize...

    It's 1986, and the little boy is Chester Bennington. "

    We appreciate your amazing entry Casey, and as a token of our gratitude you will also be taking home a free 1 year LPU membership. Thanks Casey! And thanks to all who entered!
     
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    xxspuckxsorrisxx

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    Cool! 1st!!!!!
     
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    Congrats Casey!! :D :D
     
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    Joe

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    Well done, Casey. :thumbsup:
     
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    Is it Casey casey!

    Big congratulations! :D
     
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    Derek

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    Yes it's "Casey" Casey. :)
     
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    Congrats Casey! :)
     
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    Congrats!
    The entry is great!
     
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    JJ

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    this

    well done Casey!
     
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    So when's the next one happening? :eek:
     
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    DeniseShinizzle

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    awesome entry!
    congrats :)
     
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    Snail

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    That was really insightful! I was already in love with the video, but with a full understanding of the message behind it now, the video is unbelievable. Congrats Casey!
     
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    hawk

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    Holy fuck! Thats an amazing entry dude!
    Congratulations, (but remember the deal we had.....okay there was no deal but anyway.)
    /claps
     
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    $pvcxGhxztCasey

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    ...

    um. wow.
     
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    Luke

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    You're welcome. ;)
     
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    Really great, makes me go to watch it again with a new meaning behind the scenes. Deserved the win :)
     
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    Derek

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    I don't think Casey expected to win. I think he's a bit blown away.
     
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    Andrea

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    Congrats Casey!!
     
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    $pvcxGhxztCasey

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    thanks guys. i honestly don't know if the video for "from the inside" is even supposed to be about the Iran-Contra conflict, but I was watching all of LP's videos in succession and at the very beginning of the video, there's quick shot of a sign that says "no contra", and I just pieced it together from there. It helps that the little kid does look like a young Chester. I also thought about relating the video to Dragonball Z somehow, with Chester as Goku. But I'm not a nerd.

    all in all, thanks for deeming my entry worthy of being the overall winner. even though i don't have a deep personal connection to the video (it's just a video after all), i like the implied meaning behind it and i'm a history buff, so grouping, imo, LP's best song together with a music video that maybe.. just maybe relates to a big government scandal is something i'm all for. It's a different take on their videos, i know, but not all of them can have deep, personal themes to them.

    some things stretch further and hit closer to home, and i think this one does. it affected everybody, whether they realize it or not.

    thanks again guys. i'll be sure to send derek pictures (;)) when I get the set piece.
     
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