This is the first time ever that I've truly dreaded writing Community Kudos. Sweet mercy, you know how many nominations I received this week? Loads. That's how many. Loads.
It's actually a bit overwhelming - but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of nominations coming from (and for) less familiar names. That made me happy.
Anyway - if I don't stop rambling I'll be here all night. Time to get this juggernaut on the road.
Chuloopa - we all know what this man is capable of. He's a wordsmith of the highest calibre inspiring a bunch of other people to write their own incredible stories. People like Dr What and Blaghman took to the pen and started writing incredible stories on Talk Amongst Yourselves - just for the hell of it. I can't keep up with you guys!
Anyway - Chuloopa was actually the first to nominate this week, nominating Hugo the Barbarian for being "a true display of awesome might clad in steel and fur!" And for giving people free stuff - which seems to be a bit of a running theme this week.
Welbot was next to nom - and made no bones about it (what does that phrase even mean?)
"NO EXCUSES!" Came the cry. "Shiggy, Rocketman and Effluvium boy MUST WIN THIS WEEK."
Then we had Pixel the Ferret Viking - who wins my patented 'best and the worst handle at the exact same time for some reason award' nominated a bunch of folks. Chuloopa, Effluvium Boy and Hugo the Barbarian were all singled out.
As for ShiggyNinty - I didn't understand a single word of his email, so I'm just going to post it in full and let you guys work it out.
Yo Mark, your main man ShiggyNinty here wanting to bring you the 411 on who gets my noms this week.
NotoriousR gets one for gifting me Mirrors Edge, what a nice chap!
Dr What, Effluvium Boy and Rocketman (who can I neither confirm or deny is burning out his fuse here alone) get one, cos they're all generous and shit.
Thought I'd knock this out early otherwise I'll forget due to my SEARING BACK PAIN FROM MY TATTOO!
Thanks Mark! Love Shiggy
Awesomo power indeed.
Noob headshot gave a shout out nomination to Chuloopa - mainly because of the story linked above, but mostly because he's a funny chap, and Jamesmacusedmyhandle jumped in mid week with some noms for the newcomers and Harli. Lucifernumbers and Pixel Ferret have been posting up a storm and it's great to see a few new faces. And Harli - well you all know how great she is, you don't need me to reiterate that!
Shane nominated pretty much everyone, but singled out Strange for the highest of high praise. Which is appropriate considering the fact that she was going to lend him her copy of Dark Souls, changed her mind because she loved it so much, and then decided to just buy him a copy of the game to make up for it. What the hell guys? This community... honestly!
Dr What told me to ask Siri who should win Community Kudos. Good call.
Yeah, that didn't really work out.
Jo Con nominated Jamesmacusedmyhandle, Effluvium Boy nominated ShiggyNinty and James Mac nommed Hugo the Hungry Barbarian.
Bish went on a nomming spree, nominating loads of people, but I think this one is the most notable...
The Cracks, for running with a joke conversation we were having in TAY, and creating an online petition so that we may punch douchey teenagers in the face.
This petition actually exists. It's for real. Please sign so we can punch them in the face and steal their ice cream.
There was another set of noms for the Rocketman, ShiggyNinty, Dr What and Effluvian Boy quadrilogy, but the last nomination I received was from Puppylicks and I'd like to quote the email in full here, because it is the best.
Hey Mark, Puppylicks here!
For these delicious Friday noms I would like to send an om-nom-nom to ShiggyNinty for being a champ and gifting a bunch of us TAYbies The Binding Of Isaac on steam, that man deserves a gentle handshake and a firm pat on the bum.
Next up I would like to om-nom-nom Welbot because it's his birthday so I'm giving him a nom as a present. DON'T SPEND IT ALL AT ONCE WELBOT :D
And finally, I would like to om-nom-nom Chuloopa, because that man is batshit insane and I respect that. Plus when we hit 20 pages of TAY today a lot of it will be thanks to him (and his multiple TAY breakages). IT'S NOT A TOY CHULOOPA JEEZ high five bro.
Thats about it from me, have a great weekend and enjoy playing the BATMAN you lucky bastard :D
I lol'd verily.
As for the overall winner? I'm finding this very difficult indeed. I'm going to have to go with the Rocketman, ShiggyNinty, Dr What and Effluvian Boy quadrilogy. They received the most noms. Congrats guys!
Also - just as a final note - we've hit 4,000 comments of Talk Amongst Yourselves for the first time ever. Congratulations guys, we've come a long way. I remember when we started the record was 400. Now we're hitting 10 times that number, and it's all down to you guys.
I realise that it's quality not quantity - but this week we've had both. We have the best community on the internet and I'm very proud to be a part of it.
Have a great weekend!
Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used above – you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.