Cthulhu138's offering was respectable! Dionaea's was quite excellent indeed, but unlike Chibae, my coffee stayed where it belonged: in my mouth. Butch's delightful tale was highly entertaining (and on-topic!), but didn't quite hit the bullseye. Florist Friars indeed! DJ's blonde joke was also quite good, but for me, it wasn't quite a coffee-spitter. And DJ, if it makes you feel any better, I cannot count the number of times I have bought/acquired seeds of all manner of wondrous things, raised the seedlings, and only when they were weeks or months old, realize I'd raised weeds. You're not alone, dear ;-)
So, Ryan is the winner of the N. ventricosa X lowii seeds, so Ryan, please PM me with your mailing addy. Now here comes the fun part: consolation prizes!
The following five runners-up (and you all made a fine effort, so thanks) gets a consolation prize if they want it: Cthulhu138, Dionae, Av8or1, Chibae, and Sundrew (if you want some: best blonde joke ever) the consolation prize is one seed pod of another Nepenthes hybrid I am harvesting this coming week, N. ventricosa X (thorelii X aristolochioides). To claim your prize, PM me with your mailing address info (I'm sending to US addresses only, just so we're clear on that), and sometime next week I expect to be mailing out seeds from this cross. This hybrid's merit will be its ease of growth and loads of pitchers at all times, I expect. They may not have the exotic charm of a Briggsiana, but I think some of them will make very respectable plants well worth having.
Thanks for playing! Giveaway now closed.