It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday, everyone's lookin' forward to... Community Kudos!
First, apologies for quoting Rebecca Black. I couldn't help myself, and I promise to never do it again. Really.
Second, if anyone wants to send nominations or tips or anything to Kotaku, send them directly to me and not the Tips box because for some reason that particular inbox only shows subject lines but not the contents of the emails. Until we get that figured out, you can reach me at Tracey[dot] lien[at] gmail[dot] com[dot] au.
Anyway, before I launch into our weekly love-fest of group-hugging each other for being so lovely, I have a message from Mark Serrels! He sent me an email telling me to pass his love onto the Kotaku community, but since I can't authentically imitate his ridiculous Scottish accent, I'll just post his message here.
I am missing you. Am currently subsisting on Irn Bru and Porridge. I've eaten many many deep fried Mars Bars and I'm beginning to look like a really really fat version of Boris Becker. I thought I'd send you all a few pictures of my travels.
This is me drinking Irn Bru.
This is my house.
Also - for your entertainment - I played a cool song for you at the Glasgow Science Centre. Look at me! I'M DOING SCIENCE!
See you guys soon!
Well, that was exciting. Thanks Mark! (Thark!)
Aaaaaaand now it is community kudos time!
Aidan nominated the lovely lady Strange "for being awesome" and also because she received terrible customer service from OzGameShop. But mostly for being awesome. (P.S. Did I tag "Strange" correctly in the tags? OH GOD I AM TRYING SO HARD.)
Grandmaster B-Funk has nominated everyone on the Teamspeak server for being "awesomely nice" and playing League of Legends with him. Man, it is so hard to find awesomely nice people to play games with, so we're glad you've found such a welcoming community to pwn (or be pwned by!).
More noms! Jo has nominated DAN! for consisting posting hilarious comments and helping Welbot out with his tough times.
Strange has nominated Trjn and Dr What? for kudos this week because... oh I'll let her tell the story since I'll do a terrible job of it. "Trjn offered to go and get me Space Marine from Big W and bring it to my house(!) and when I said I didn't have cash Dr What? offered to pay him back for me! I declined their generous offer but they really made my day just by offering."
Oh man, what a generous bunch! And while we're talking about Trjn, I would also like to nominate him for the quality of his comments this week. When people start getting a bit snarky or trolly in the comments I am never sure if I should jump in and snark back or just ignore it, but Trjn seems to always say what I want to say without the snark that I would inevitably allow to creep in. So thanks for that, dude!
Strange also nominated James Mac for being "the master of ninja commenting". She says: "He'll just pop in, hilariously respond with a one-liner and then disappear again. He reminds me of the other day when I closed the fridge door only to find my 2-year-old son running at me with a plastic golf-club yelling 'Hee-YAAA!' and knee-capping me before running back the way he came. Stealth masters, both." So there you go: James Mac is a golf club-wielding ninja toddler.
There are a lot of kudos noms, so I'm going to break things up a bit with a photo of me interviewing Mr. Crysis 2's crotch. He did not have a lot to say.
Jamesmacusedmyhandle nominated Jamesmag, the reason being on page 2 of TAY. I am getting confused with the number of James's on here...
Rocketman has nominated NotoriousR for his great write-up on TAY about Crash Bandicoot: "I think it filled everyone with a bit of nostalgia", he writes. He also wanted to throw in a nom for Tech Knight, Bish, Blaghman, Jo, and f4ction who are helping him learn how to play League of Legends.
Getting near the end now!
Jamesmag is throwing in a nom for Dr What? for making hilarious comments on TAY all week, "made all the more hilarious because he thinks they're funny when they're really not :P". Well, Dr What? -- how are you gonna respond to THAT? :P
Jamesmag also had one other nom for Jo, "because he's a babe and my BFFL". Guys, is there something you're not telling us?
Finally, the wonderful Chuloopa is giving noms to The Cracks for being rad and helping him spread the SM love, and NotoriousR for his piece on Crash Bandicoot in TAY.
I'd also like to throw in a nom for Harli, who I met in person last week! I can now confidently say that she is a very lovely person and not actually a Fat Male Cosplayer. Although I am sure I would have found her all the more endearing if she was.
That was a lot of noms. But there can only be one winner, and this week's community kudos goes to ... NotoriousR! Aside from being an excellent commenter, I think he gave everyone a great sense of nostalgia with his piece on Crash Bandicoot, and we always love hearing about people's fondest gaming memories.
Thank you everyone for sending in your noms and a big congratulations to NotoriousR! Until next week, have a safe weekend!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used above – you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.