Welcome ladies, gentlemen and everyone in between or out of those categories!
This weekend the ceremony of the First Annual Zorties will have place. Please take a virtual seat and enjoy it, unless you have to present an award, receive a Zortie or create some drama, all of those are highly encouraged.
Last Edit: Jun 14, 2019 17:56:09 GMT -5 by Zortegus
'The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely.' - A Series of Unfortunate Events
It's fitting that Best Volunteer should be the first award to be presented, since we at 667 are in essence a body of volunteers, brought together by our interest in Lemony Snicket's work and our commitment to the ideals of his mysterious aristocracy. This year has seen a resurgence of discussion in the Snicket threads, and the nominees for this award include many eager young volunteers from our new generation.
The nominees are: veryferociousdrama , for starting and organising the 2019 Great Re-read. Foxy , for her encyclopaedic posts in the Re-read, which are creating a much-needed Snicket resource. Carrie E. Abelabudite , for her very full and illuminating contributions to the Re-Read. Jean Lúcio , for his provocative theories, which, whether or not we agree with them, provide much food for thought, and stimulate the kind of discussion which is the aim of this site. And Dante , our senior volunteer, now the board's longest-serving active member, for the wisdom which he continues to provide in Snicketological debates.
And the winner is Jeanlucio10!
Congratulations, jeanlucio! Long may you continue to provoke thought and discussion!
'The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely' - Lemony Snicket.
Congratulations, jeanlucio! Your theories are very well-thought-out, and it is obvious you put a lot of time into them.
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Post by Jean Lúcio on Jun 15, 2019 14:07:46 GMT -5
Really? Really? Thank you!
I think I need to make a speech so I'll try to make a speech in English and Portuguese ...
Guys, seriously, it's a great honor for me. Perhaps you are the few who can understand how I feel about ASOUE. I had heard of you a long time ago. I never imagined that one day I would be part of Dark Avenue 667 and I would never imagine that one day I would be recognized by you as the best volunteer. For me this is the biggest prize that an ASOUE theorist could gain from his theories. You are the world reference in this matter. I have met people here who not only understand a lot about ASOUE, but also people who are willing to read my ideas with patience. I also met people who can disagree with me without offending me. This is very hard to find in my country.
In my country, there are many intolerant people with respect to new ideas, or different ways of thinking. I can only imagine these people reading this text now. I hope they feel ashamed to be so disrespectful. Thank you guys for Dark Avenue 667 are different. Thank you for existing. Thanks for accepting me. And thank you for forgiving my egocentrism. I need to thank some people by name. First of all I thank Dante. He was the first volunteer here on Dark Avenue 667 I talked to. He had patience with me to read theories in lousy English. Dante gave me tips. Dante is my "senpai". Secondly, I want to thank Foxy, who is the nicest person in the Milky Way. She is a genius, and her words encouraged me a lot. I want to thank Bear for teaching me education. Thank you to Zortegus for creating this award. I want to thank Nifrido and his brother Evezel for youtube channel "Quarto dos Gemeos", which, despite being so famous, paid attention to me. I want to thank Ju of the YouTube channel "TogaVoadora", which is also very famous and also paid attention to me and gave me the idea of having a Tumblr account to publish my theories. (sncketstrange.tumblr.com). I want to thank Felipe from the same YouTube channel "TogaVoadora", which gave me the idea of publishing my theories in English, and conversations with you from Dark Avenue 667. I want to thank Guilherme from the VFD Squad group for managing to insure my crazy ideas to be so crazy. I also want to thank Luluchiha from the Amino community about ASOUE in my country. She had the courage to stand before an entire community with scythes, matches, and flammable material coming my way. I want to thank everyone who watched my videos on my YouTube channel (Beatrice está viva!) ... It's been several hours listening to me, I feel so sorry for these people. Thanks especially to Grabriel Martins, Gabi P (who was also the first to comment on my blog on wordpress), Dani Maria who is a small volunteer who also does theories, Stefany Souza who encouraged me to improve the art of my youtube channel. Laerte, who is my English expert, and it's a shame he does not know anything about ASOUE. But even that was important for him to help me. I thank my wife Jorgeane who has been patient with me and to trie to understand why I like it so much ... (Honey, I do not even know why I like it so much). And of course, thank Daniel Handler for creating something as incredible as ASOUE and ATWQ.
Agora em Português:
Sério!!! Ual! Eu acho que eu preciso fazer um discurso então Vou tentar fazer um discurso em Inglês e Português... Gente, falando seriamente, é uma grande honra para mim. Talvez vocês sejam os poucos que conseguem compreender como eu me sinto em relação a ASOUE. Eu havia ouvido falar de vocês há muito tempo atrás. Eu nunca imaginei que um dia eu faria parte da Dark Avenue 667 e eu nunca imaginaria que um dia eu seria reconhecido por vocês como melhor voluntário. Para mim este é o maior prêmio que um teórico de ASOUE poderia ganhar referente as suas teorias. Vocês são a referência mundial neste assunto. Eu encontrei aqui pessoas que não apenas entendem muito sobre ASOUE, mas também pessoas que estão dispostas a ler minhas ideias com paciência. Também encontrei pessoas que conseguem discordar de mim sem me ofender. Isso é muito difícil de encontrar em meu próprio país. Em meu país, existem muitas pessoas intolerantes com respeito a novas ideias, ou formas diferentes de pensar. Eu só consigo imaginar essas pessoas lendo este texto agora. Espero que elas se sintam envergonhadas por serem tão desrespeitosas. Obrigado por vocês da Dark Avenue 667 serem diferentes. Obrigado por existirem. Obrigado por me aceitarem. E obrigado por perdoarem meu egocentrismo. Eu preciso agradecer a algumas pessoas por nome. Primeiramente agradeço a Dante. Ele foi o primeiro voluntário aqui da Dark Avenue 667 com quem eu conversei. Ele teve paciência comigo para ler teorias em um inglês péssimo. Dante me deu dicas. Dante é meu “senpai”. Em segundo lugar, eu quero agradecer a Foxy, que é a pessoa mais gentil da Via Láctea. Ela é um gênio, e suas palavras me incentivaram muito. Quero agradecer ao Bear, por me ensinar ter educação. Agradeço ao Zortegus por ter criado esse prêmio. Quero agradecer ao Nifrido e ao irmão dele Evezel do canal Quarto dos Gêmeos, que apesar de serem tão famosos, prestaram atenção em mim. Quero agradecer a Ju, da Toga Voadora, que também é muito famosa e também prestou atenção em mim e me deu a ideia de fazer uma conta no Tumblr para publicar minhas teorias. (sncketstrange.tumblr.com). Quero agradecer ao Felipe do Toga Voadora, que me deu a ideia de entrar em contato com vocês. Quero agradecer ao Guilherme do VFD Squad por conseguir segurar minhas ideias malucas para não serem tão malucas assim. Também quero agradecer a Luluchiha da comunidade do Amino sobre ASOUE em meu país. Ela teve coragem de me defender diante de toda uma comunidade com foices, fósforos e material inflamável vindo em minha direção. Quero agradecer a todos os que assistiram aos meus vídeos no meu canal do YouTube (Beatrice está viva!)... Foram várias horas me escutando, sinto tanta pena dessas pessoas. Agradeço especialmente ao Grabriel Martins, Gabi P (que também foi a primeira a comentar em meu blog no wordpress), Dani Maria que é uma pequena voluntária que também faz teorias, Stefany Souza que me incentivou a melhorar a arte do meu canal do youtube. Laerte, que é meu especialista em inglês, e é uma pena que ele não conheça nada sobre ASOUE. Mas até isso foi importante para ele me ajudar. Eu agradeço a minha esposa Jorgeane que tem tido paciência comigo e tentar entender porque eu gosto tanto disso... (Amor, nem eu sei porque eu gosto tanto). E claro, agradeço a Daniel Handler por ter criado algo tão incrível como ASOUE e ATWQ.
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2019 14:50:16 GMT -5 by Jean Lúcio
"The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely." - The End
This year, we had four people nominated for Best Artist, and I want to talk a little bit about each of them.
-Liam R. Findlay is an awesome artist who has been part of this forum for a couple years now, and his wonderful art has always been recognized not only by us, but also by a lot of people outside the forum. Most of the actors and actresses on the show were drawn by him and most of them also recognized his great abilities. He won Darkies for Best Artist in the past... but I'm sorry to say he didn't win a Zortie this year. -Terry Craig is another artist who has been around for a long time. His exquisite aesthetic and his great edition abilities were recognized year after year. Sadly, he only got two votes, not being those enough to guarantee this Zortie. -Uncle Algernon joined 667 Dark Avenue last year and became a big part of our community. His unique art-style is well known here, and that's why three people voted for him to get this Zortie, landing him on second place. Sorry, Algernon, this is not your time. -Violent Bun Fortuna is one of the strongest presences here at 667 Dark Avenue, and not only her lovely personality made her an important person on this forum. Her art got her an special place on this forum, and year after year we saw her evolution. That's why she got five votes, making her the winner of this Zortie!
Congratulations, Bun! Here's this awesome banner 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻 made for you (who clearly will never win a Best Artist award):
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2019 20:36:44 GMT -5 by Zortegus
'The world, no matter how monstrously it may be threatened, has never been known to succumb entirely.' - A Series of Unfortunate Events
Post by Terry Craig on Jun 15, 2019 23:02:41 GMT -5
Congratulations Jean Lucio and Violent Bun Fortuna for their deserved wins! Next up:
- On fourth place we have 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻 and Zortegus with one vote each. I'm guessing bear's one vote was made sarcastically, and Zort was probably voted on by Mr M who finds Zorty, I quote, "hawt."
- Violent Bun Fortuna is giving good artists a good name by getting 2 votes, but alas, only landing on third place.
- Our resident birthday beaver Germes got 3 votes, but I'm sure he has deservedly won this one enough times in past years, so this time he only gets second place. Serves you right for forgetting my birthday that one time! (I don't remember whether that's true, but I'm turning it into a running joke anyway)
- It takes five (metaphorical) fingers to make a (metaphorical) fist that (figuratively) bashes incompassion to death with kindness (literally)... and it takes 5 votes to win Most Compassionate this year (laterally). Let's congratulate Foxy for being the kindhearted mama she is!
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: If anyone has a banner of mine that's missing due to TinyPic shutting down, you can get it back from my Arts+Crafts thread, here, where I've re-uploaded all of them to a new server.
Post by Uncle Algernon on Jun 16, 2019 5:30:05 GMT -5
The BEST NEW MEMBER status is one which some individuals have kindly suggested I should have won last year, but what's done is done, eh? Surely there won't be any hard feelings there to be taken into account when considering making me the spokesman, eh? Sounds like a good, safe idea, eh?
veryferociousdrama was nominated, but got a rather small number of votes, as that number was 0. Never fear, though, modern mathmatics agree that the number 0 is a number like any other. And hey, a nomination is still something, and lands you the coveted fourth-best-new-member slot!
Carrie E. Abelabudite wins third-place with one (1) vote. Quite a nice start, if I should say so myself! Carrie on, Carry! …wait…
Jean Lúcio , feel free to create lengthy conspiracy theories explaining why you only got 3 votes, for second place. At least you did win an award.
And so we come to our true winner, with a staggering nine votes! Foxy , whose foxiness mostly manifested in the form of fanfics that make me seriously wonder if, perhaps, our vulpine friend isn't simply Daniel Handler in disguise… the cover of one of Handler's latest books does have a fox on it… coincidence? I think not! Jeanlucio, get on that. At any rate, you… do not win money, because we are, after all, Volunteers, but you do win this beautiful little thing by your fellow forest-dweller 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻 .
We were also going to present you with a novelty sugar bowl, but we seem to have misplaced it. Huh. Oh well, I'm sure nothing will come of it.
Germes: I think inviting new people to join us is a good idea.
May 14, 2020 16:28:26 GMT -5
Germes: I think Bee did something similar at some point in the past.
May 14, 2020 16:29:01 GMT -5
Germes: And even earlier, there was a plan to stick 667 flyers in copies of ASOUE in bookshops. At least one person did join us because of that.
May 14, 2020 16:29:51 GMT -5
Sherry Ann: Didn't someone get kicked out of / asked to leave a bookstore for putting 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books?
May 14, 2020 19:25:42 GMT -5
tk: hey i actually did leave 667 bookmarks in ASOUE books in bookshops! man i forgot about that. good times.
May 14, 2020 19:38:03 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: If there was a flow capacitor, I would sign up here long before ... That must have been incredible.
May 14, 2020 21:06:05 GMT -5
Terry Craig: holy salsa, tk, you legend. I've never heard of the flyers thing as part of 667 history.
May 15, 2020 15:33:18 GMT -5
tk: lol i myself forgot about it, it's been so long -- must've done that when i first joined around 2009/2010
May 16, 2020 11:34:49 GMT -5
Stay-at-homet: Just updated my profile to express my hopes that everyone stays home and safe. I tried to give my avatar a mask, but it ended up looking more like Patrick from Spongebob in overalls.
May 17, 2020 8:08:16 GMT -5
Jean Lúcio: It was great for me. I also put a mask on my Avatar.
May 17, 2020 13:16:31 GMT -5