Community Kudos

It's Friday the 13th. Seems like a lot of people totally forgot about that, which is probably a good thing. There's one thing I couldn't possibly forget, however, and that is Community Kudos.

I don't really mind Friday the 13th. My birthday is on May 13th. I actually turned 13 on Friday the 13th. I don't really like the movie Friday the 13th, though. Well, the original is alright, but the sequels totally suck.

Aaaaannnyyway. Onto the noms.

Chuloopa won the last two CKs in a row, so he can't win this one, but I will say, as we approach the end of the Kotaku Kristmas Project, that all the kudos and the props this man has been given are supremely well deserved.

Noms took a while to get going this week. The first came from Shane.

This email is mainly to give you my Kudos nom for this week. Just one nomination, and it’s to

Freeze S. Preston Icequire

Here’s why:

• Chuloopa probably shouldn’t get it three weeks running :P • FSPI has an awesome handle. • He got in a brawl with a biker, which puts a new sheen of awesome on everything. • He’s playing through Dark Souls using only his fists, and came up with a theme song for his write-up:

"When you hear that bellowing sound It’s advised you hit the ground And if you start to feel a bit seedy It’s already too late, It’s Doug McCreedy

“Whit ur ye lookin’ at, numpty?”"

I haven't had the chance to read through the write-up yet, but you can start here!

Nova sent in a lovely little nomination for Scree -- just because she's always really nice to talk to and doesn't win anything!

THE KING OF KOTAKU Chuloopa sent in a really nice nom as well, for Greenius. Greenius wrote one of the most touching comments I've ever seen on Kotaku AU and reading it reminds me of all that is great about this place.

Two more nomination emails left, and both were of the 'I'M GOING TO NOMINATE EVERYONE' ilk! I kinda like those ones a lot. Truly it was pioneered by Strange.

And speaking of Strange -- no noms this week from her. STRANGE ARE YOU OKAY? IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT?

Anyway, Scree, who was nominated herself, actually put together an interesting tale that circled around her wanting to play Dark Souls, which I will now quote in full...

I only have one Nomination this time, which is strange for me, I know.

But it is a doozy.

After a long discussion on TAY as to whether I should get Dark souls or Demon souls first, Freeze S. Preston Icesquire went over it all in his head before deciding Demon's souls was best to get first. I remember the voucher that Chuloopa had given to ever participant of Kotaku Kristmas Project and promptly bought demon's souls.

It was then I realised that there was a special edition. I am a sucker for special editions. I looked on Ebay and asked the awesome guys at Gametraders but couldn't find anything reasonable.

Shane found a pre-owned copy on Amazon, but I didn't have the money at the time so I bookmarked it and hoped I'd be able to afford it soon.

The next day on TAY BDKIAF noticed all the Demon's souls talk and offered the Art book and CD.

To cut a longish story short, I felt I had offended BDKIAF and had asked too much of him. Despite this he was still willing to give me the art book, CD and now also the game.

So I would like to change it to 3 nominations. 1 to Chuloopa for organising KKP, one for Shane for finding the impossible and of course the main one, BDKIAF for being an all round awesome nice guy. =D

Sincerely, Scree.

Finally I got this awesome email from Pixel the Ferret King...

just wanted to hand some of these particular nommy noms out like all the cool kids do... First i want to nom Rize, because he's been gifting me a lot of stuff and is generally less annoying then most other people on the internet.... i also want to nom BDKIAF, because he's a magnificent bastard and i look forward to the all out Educational IT melee that's going to take place at anzac parade at some point... thirdly i'd like to nom Strange... always nice to talk to and good hearted, i don't think she gets enough noms...

my last one, is not so much a nom as an all out plead.... PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE just make Chuloopa the king of Kotaku and winner of the Kudos prize for the rest of the year? that man has worked his arse off for the last couple of months with this KKP, earning not only my respect, but also falling far behind in his studies... frankly the fact that there's no 10 meter tall statue of Loops in a Space Marine armor erected in the Kotaku office is something that should be rectified... or start a religion... which ever

anyway that's my 2 cents... actually more like 5 cents because 2 cent coins don't exist anymore HAHA silly me

Look, I don't think I can give Chuloopa Community Kudos for three weeks in a row, but here's what I'm doing. I'm making Chuloopa the official KING OF KOTAKU. You know how the Queen is technically the head of state despite the fact that the Prime Minister actually is in charge of kinda running the country? Well this is the relationship. I, as Editor of Kotaku, am serving a term -- but Chuloopa's position is pretty much solid until he dies or abdicates or something.

I guess that makes Chuloopa Queen Elizabeth and me Julia Gillard. I don't know how I feel about that.

This week, however, I'm going to give Kudos to Greenius -- mainly because he really expressed perfectly the way I feel about this place.

Congrats Greenius, and I hope you all have a good weekend!

Chris Hastings is the creator of the image used for Community Kudos –- you can check out his site, Dr McNinja, here.


Comments

    CONGRATS GREENIUS!!!! well deserved...

    and Loops for Queen? i did not expect that, but i'll accept it :P

    Grats to all!

    I meant to send in some noms but I forgot. Oh well always next week \o/

    FETHING HELLS YEAH!
    WOO GREENIUS!
    NOW YOU WON SOMEHTING PARTIALLY BECAUSE OF ME! WE ARE NOW MORE EVEN FOR THE PSP DEBARCLE!

    ALSO NO KUDOS 3 WEEKS IN A ROW?! WHAT A BLOODY OUTRAGE!!!

    lol jk

    Man, King of Kotaku?
    That is probably the most awesome title i will lever hold, but am now constantly going to be checking all my food for poison.
    Damn usurpers!

    What a totally rad week, even though i was barely here! Damn trying to catch up on uni. lol

    I LOVE EVERYONE!

    MY FIRST ROYAL DECREE?!?!
    YOU ARE ALL AWESOME, AND YOU SHALL NO LONGER BE REFEREED TO AS "PEASANTS", BUT RATHER AS "AWESOMENTS"

      i must say it's quite odd to be king when most people suspect me of being a queen...

        OH!

        THERE TOTALLY NEEDS TO BE A STATUE OF ME AS A SPACE MARINE!!

        OR A DRAWING!!!

        CAN I COMMISSION SOMEONE DO DRAW ME AS A GLORIOUS SPACE MARINE AS ONE OF MY PAST KUDOS PRIZES?!?! lol

          SOMONE - GET REMBRANDT ON THE PHONE!!!

          WHAT? HE'S DEAD? SINCE WHEN?

          WELL WAKE HIM UP! THE KING HAS SPOKEN!

          I'm sure Sughly or Doc What could come up with something :)

            I'm the guy in the back
            http://images.wikia.com/spacemarine/images/0/0b/Space_Marines_codex_cover.jpg

      Seriously, I fail to understand how you could win 3 weeks in a row when I won two weeks ago. :P

        yeah i know - i didn't actually win 2 in a row, but it's a fun idea :P

        Maybe people think you're me?

        dun dun dunnnn

          I thought you were just a figment of my imagination? °~°

    Greenius totally deserves it. Almost made me tear up a little :)

    I did not forget it was Friday the 13th today.

      Hey, jase, you still coming to the meat in geelong tomorrow?
      it'll be killer to see you there, man

        I will be there, you can bet your life on it. You're all in for a killer of a surprise when I show up, might I say you will be scared to death.

    well you both are red heads... and it's hard to understand what either of you say.
    The difference?
    i totally wouldn't do julia gillard

    Congrats Greenius. Way to make you're presence felt. One of the greatest things written in TAY History... For this week... Maybe

    Congrats Greenius! Thought your piece was very eloquent.

    I've been reading far too much A Song of Ice and Fire, so I'll take Loops' crowning as a sign we're all going to descend into chaos.

    But awesome chaos.

    (and I would totally turn out to see Loops waving regally from a tram)

      SOMEONE GET ME ON THE 109, IMMEDIATELY!

    I tweeted my Noms at you! Granted it would have been around 5pm today,your time but still.... :P

    So yeah, I nommed Zap for being amazing. The King of Kotaku himself even decreed it was a good reason!

    congrats Greenius! I have to disagree slightly on it being THE most touching thing to come from this site though.. that award still goes to Mr Squirrels himself for his kudos post when I was going through my spot of bother... Mofo made me cry!!! Well you all did really, but it was reading that post that really started it off! Tops effort though Greenius! It's always great to see people express how much Kotaku means to them and changes their lives!

    I totally agree with Nova's nom about Scree! She's lovely to talk to & is totally deserving =D

    and Mark re: Friday the 13th movies if you ask me. 1-3 were acceptable, Freddy vs Jason was rather good & the 2009 remake was acceptable as well. The rest are rubbish.

      For your taste in movies Virus__, I ask you to please, please, get out of my house. Are you really trying to say a film by Platinum Dunes, a studio created in part by MICHAEL "BAYSPLOSIONS" BAY, could be anything other than downright terrible?

      Ugh, where's Sughly, I need to have an old man bitch about cinema these days...

        I was skeptical at first when I saw it was produced by him & his studio, but for a modern "horror" it's good, I had a good laugh watching it. It also sticks to the Friday The 13th formula, dumbass Teens, Tits, A lake, murder.

        The special effects were actually awesome, I watched the behind the scenes, pretty cool stuff.

        Also if you compare it to what is the remake of My Bloody Valentine & A Nightmare On Elm Street, it's actually pretty decent. I cannot believe they let Samuel Bayer wreck A Nightmare on Elm Street. it should've stayed buried after the 7th movie. Unless they were going to get Robert Englund.

        Although if we're talking remakes, Halloween & Halloween 2 by Rob Zombie, they are great all around! We should continue this discussion in TAY btw :P

    Gratz Greenius!

    And Markle-Marky-Mark, I don't think I've complemented your tags recently enough. They are awesome. And the Gillard line made me laugh. True Story. And then I found ten dollars.

    :O *gasp* *jaw drops*

    Wowweee what a suprise! Thankyou everyone! :D just another reason why I LOVE Kotaku! <3

    Grats on Chuloopa for now being the King of Kotaku :D and grats to the other nominees! (I'm sorry I stole your kudos D:)

    Thanks again for the kind words and warm welcome <3

    Congrats... well deserved.

    Have a good weekend all.

    Less annoying than others! Winnah!

    Hang on, two kings in the same post.

    Rally to arms Kotaku, we shall march to war against the ferret king

    Choloopa Internet bullied me in a show us yours comment. Call the ombudsman

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