So ends the first week in my reign of terror over Kotaku AU. Has it been a good week for you, Kotakuers? I hope so - and if not, perhaps some good ol' fashioned internet back-patting will help. Oh yeah, and prizes. I forgot prizes.
Hi there, hi there, folks, thank you for coming tonight. What a lovely evening. Our thanks to @Chuloopa for that fine bit of entertainment just now, that was some fantastic breakdancing. But did you have to wear the kilt? And did you have to go... Traditional?
Anyway, we're moving on to the awards section of the evening, so I'll just grab my little envelope here... *ahem* Here are your nom nom nominees.
@Freeze - #35
Cheers Freeze! I'm touched.
@Doc_What - I nom Sughly for sending the Suda 51/Shadows of the Damned jacket he won a while back to ShiggyNinty when he found out Shigs was looking for one. That was a pretty awesome thing to do. \o/
Wow, nice one! Is that the sparkly one that Suda himself wore? Does it... Does it smell like him? D'ya mind if I... Actually, now's not the time. We'll talk.
@Alexpants - I'm nominating Shane and Effluvium Boy for being voices of maturity and reason in the comments sections, and #35, Cakesmith, Batgirl and Doc What, oh, and Flu again, for being great drinking buddies.
Wait, can you do that? You'd better not be taking advantage of me...
@Redartifice - @Crazyguy1990- a little late nomination, but for giving me DOTA 2! He's a nice guy, even if he is a Crazy one.
Crazy nice, some might say.
@D.C. - I'd like to nominate The Cracks. Just a really cool guy, always got something nice or encouraging to say, always enthusiastic about stuff. (Quick with the upvotes too!)
Also Alex Kidman for an excellent job last week!
Ah, upvotes, eh? Wink, wink.
@Crazyguy - I'd like to nom Chuloopa.
Wow... Have you told him that? It might change his feelings towards you.
@Spaghett - DC, for being dashingly handsome and a horrible hermit
Shane, for standing up for himself when he foolishly ventured outside of TAY
Alex Kidman, for filling in for Mark Serrels while Serrels is busy making humans, I assume he has some kind of lab
BDKIAF, just because, despite his Apple fanboy-ness
Greenius, Because he bought clothes, and seemed proud
Strange, for ungrounding DC and forcing him into the world
35 because word games are fun
One wonders what Greenius' wardrobe must've been like if simply getting a new one wins an award :P
@Powalen - @Tigerion and @NegativeZero for organising some super fun meet-ups while I was staying in Melbourne last week.
And all of the Melbourne TAYbies/Kotakuers for attending said meets! It was a lot of fun!
@Greenius - @D.C.!
BAM! A nom for you @Junglist for taking care of Kotaku while Mark is away doing Mark stuff.
Last week was pretty big as I left the house TWICE for the Kotaku Melbourne meats. I gave these people early noms last week but kudos again to @NegativeZero for organising it on Saturday and for giving me lifts, and for @Tigerion and Mrs. @Tigs for organising it on Sunday.
And thanks to my favourite robot pal, Tech Knight for giving me his 'trash'. One man's trash is another man's treasure!
@ShiggyNinty - I'm voting for @Sughly because he gave me his sweet Dead Rising 2 Chuck Greene jacket.
Alrighty then! The polls are closed, the votes are in... And this week the award goes to: @NegativeZero and @Tigerion!!!
That's right, TWO winners! ;) I'm shakin' things up, baby! Well done on organising the Melbourne Meats, guys, it looks like everyone had a good time. Make sure you let Papa Serrels know what your preferred platforms are and such, so when he's looking through his Smaug-like pile of gaming treasure, he picks something you'll love.
Thanks for all the nominations, guys :)
Community Kudos is your chance to reward Kotaku readers/posters who have done incredible things throughout the past week: sporadic acts of kindness, deft commenting skills — if someone deserves to be called out for being an incredible human being, Community Kudos is the place to do it. Although for next week, I have no idea how Junglist wants to receive entries, so for now, perhaps send nominations directly to Mark at this address! The winner gets a cool prize from his massive box of stuff.*
Mark's Disclaimer — I'm am really bad at sending stuff out, I have a list, I haven't forgotten, I'm totally getting round to it. Sorry everyone!
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