Community Kudos

Kudos. Community. This Community Kudos post has it all.

But first, a lesson in the perils of Twitter noms.

Sending a nomination to me via twitter is all well and good, but there is a high, high chance that I will forget it. [Incoming humble brag] I get a fair amount of mentions on Twitter, which makes it extremely difficult to go back through my feed to find out who nommed who and for what. A couple of days ago someone sent me a twitter nomination but now it is lost to the wind. I am sorry dear friend. Very sorry.

Anyway, a little short on noms today, but let’s run through them regardless.

When Batguy isn’t busy being a fully paid up, part time member of the KFC club, he is busy humiliating me by guessing The Daily HaiTaku in like… five minutes or whatever. Sometimes, he drops noms…

I’m giving kudos to Ynefel this week.

I just set up a Windows PC for the first time in yeeeeears, but the video card is REALLY crappy. This won’t do, I thought, cos what’s the point of having Windows if I can’t play games on it?

So I hit TAY, and straight away Ynefel offers to sell me one of his not-very-old but no-longer-needed video cards for half what he paid for it and he puts it in the mail like an hour later and soon I’ll be able to play sweet sweet Windows games like The Sims and that unicorn one.


That unicorn game. Man, anyone still playing that? Actually don’t answer that question!

D.C., I can always depend on you to spread some kudos…

Hope this day finds you well!

I’d like to nominate: @sughly, @dkzeitgeist and @freezespreston!

They know why! They’re awesome!

That is all!

This is a nom from Jimu with real pathos…

I was on the ledge, man.

I had the windows sed and the gas turned on, my head was inside the oven and the shotgun was in my mouth, fully loaded.

How is this even possible?

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was finally coming to Australia and not only that we were getting that sweet, sweet limited Collector’s Edition.

But tragedy struck!

I was in Taiwan when it went up on EB’s website and without a regular internet connection.
By the time I made it back inside the country it had already sold out!!!
When I finally found ot it was available for pre-order at all it had almost been two weeks….and it sold out in the first week…

But then, a hand reached out to pull me back in, release the seals, turn the gas off and remove the gun from my dribbling orifice.

The calming voice of Blaghman “You can have mine, dood.”

So I nom Blaghman!!

A great nom, and a story well told!

So that’s it for this week. Like I said, very light on noms. Hope you all have a great week, and congrats to Blaghman who is the winner of this week’s Community Kudos.


Whoa, just as I was about to walk out the door I get this email from Welbot, the master of the stop press nom. It’s pretty special…

I’m back to school you all with my nomination rap class,
if you think it’s shit then you can bite my shiny metal ass.
Crazy hermit rapper writing rhymes in my hovel,
my sound’s so underground to hear it grab yourself a shovel

Listen while I drop my nom for Freeze S Preston,
flowing from my mind like diarrhoea from intestines.
Everybody knows that he’s a champion already
Forever doing awesome things the noms are always steady
His heart is made of gold, and filled with generosity,
I’ll scream it to the world with my rhyming nom atrocity.
By depression I’m afflicted,
finances restricted,
spirits have been lifted,
two games he gifted.
Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate edition,
Rogue Legacy, a dream come to fruition.
I’d buy him something awesome but my wallet’s full of blanks,
I wish that there was more that I could do to show my thanks.

An interview at work, has set the wheels in motion
If things can go my way for once I might get a promotion!
Should I be so lucky, I’ll have the opportunity
To once again, spread some love to all the TAY community!
Owe you guys a lot, couldn’t ask for better friends,
but for now my shitty rhymes are all I have to make amends.

I need to drag my lazy ass down to the shops
Pantry’s so bare it’d scare the crap out of Goldilocks.
My clothes are full of holes that you can see right through
If I went out in these rags, they’d probably think I was you!
Nah I’m just joking, you know that I am blessed with finesse,
hell I’d still get all the girls if I was wearing a dress!
Nice thigh high split runnin’ right up the side,
If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of my pride!
Ever since I been single, I keep my swag about
It’s the only thing goin for me when I go out
Shine bright, I make sure my rhymes stay tight
Cos tonight I might meet my next ex wife

Oh and one more thing, shout out to Tigerion
Another awesome dood that I got gift from
Glad I got to meet him once cos he is the bomb
I’ll finish up by giving him a kudos nom!

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. Send nominations directly to me at this address! The winner gets a cool prize from my massive box of stuff.*

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!

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

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