Congratulations to all the winners so far - and welcome, 667ers all, to the presentation of the 2015 Darkies award for the Most Compassionate. I was asked to present this award on the grounds that I wasn’t nominated for it, and indeed, a cold and ruthless moderator like myself can’t expect to win any awards for compassion. But one of the people below can. The question is, what did they do to deserve this?
The most noteworthy actions of compassion don’t seem to apply to an online community. You can’t remove a stone from a horse’s hoof or a thorn from a lion’s paw on 667. There are no trees from which to rescue kittens, nor roads to help old ladies across. But on the other hand, what there are, irreverent .gif files notwithstanding, are lots and lots of words. Words are important. Some say that actions speak louder than words, but on 667 Dark Avenue, words are our actions. These are how we joke, inspire, commiserate, celebrate, sympathise and honour. Any sufficiently long-running community becomes less about the reasons for its foundation and more about the people in it, and where would we be without kind words and friendly attitudes? Not on the poll, that’s where. And so the action I’m going to take here is to stop talking about the nature of compassion and get on with the celebration of it where it is found.
The nominees are:
And the winner is…
…two people! Again! It seems that 667’s voters have been kind enough to honour two people with every award so far; what a stirring example of compassion. And the names of the two most compassionate people are…
Congratulations to you both, and to all the nominees!
Thank you very much indeed! I greatly appreciate this! I've been busy at university, but I hope to spend a good amount of time on here over the summer. It's so lovely to know that there's a community like this in existence- ever so lovely with events like these and Snicket-enthused at the same time. Congratulations to everybody who has won awards and was nominated!
Post by Charles Denouement on May 16, 2015 23:34:19 GMT -5
Firstly, thank you 667 for voting us Most Compassionate, to Sam for our beautiful banner, and to Anka for organising this whole event. I can finally drop this nice facade, hoorah!
That being said, I got not even one vote for my notoriety which is totally unfair. This coming year I will be more notorious than ever.
This year's nominees were numerous, so instead of just cutting to the chase I am going to drag this out for as long as possible.
Pen is notoriously a beautiful human being with a sharp wit and cute personality. But not notorious enough unfortunately!!! I dunno what Bandit is notorious for, but it certainly isn't winning this award. I'm too great at being nice or whatever, so not me. Sad violins
Post by Cafe SalMONAlla on May 17, 2015 1:58:30 GMT -5
Thanks, guys, for the nominations and thanks to Anka for organising the shebang.
Now. this award had caused some discussion, given that no one could seem to agree on what it should be called for a long time. In my day, we called it Most Unfortunate, which was far better than any of your modern suggestions (though Most Dante did amuse me). Anyway, let’s move on to… the lovely nominees for Best Fan.
Dante joined 667 in 2004 and has not had a good night’s sleep since. Nowadays his hobbies include nervous apprehension, increasing dread, and wondering if Hermes was right after all.
Next up (not really next, as I’m not going with an order) moseymoo. I can’t work out if they have the strangest name out of everyone here, or if I’m just more used to hearing the others. Anyway, in their spare time they hide all traces of their actions.
Sherry Ann is a deserving nominee for Most Lemony, but can’t help wondering if she might have chosen to become something safer, like a pirate.
matthewmemories (well, that’s an interesting name too) is widely rgardd as one of he mot difficlt mmbrs to captur ad impison.
Hermes was born before you and is likely to die before you as well, as you probably already know.
A similarly deserving candidate for Most S.A.D. (Serious And Devoted), Agathological appears innocent, but looks can be deceiving.
Gliquey is a newish member, and already is the author of many of valuable posts, and has been accused of many crimes, all falsely.
The next nominee grew up in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot, which probably fostered their respect for fragilethings, after which they have named themselves.
Last but not least (cliché, yeah), is Terry Craig, who has shown his worthy-ness of Best Snicketologist through sometimes beating Dante at getting news up on 667. Many circulated facts about him are made up, including this sentence.
And the award for Most Snickety…*Anka coughs from offstage* - what, no? OK fine, the award for Best Volunteer goes to…
Three people! Dante, moseymoo and Terry Craig. Nice work, guys.