667 Dark avenue over the years has had many things for people to step up and organize. From reality show style competitions, to online hangouts, to real life meetups. From holiday celebrations, gift exchanges, advent calendars. Drawing a bird. Countless others things that I'm forgetting. The awards themselves are currently on their 5th organizer in fact. So despite the past year being less active than others, we've still had organizers. This year there are 3 fantastic nominees.
Bee who was instrumental in creating the zoom hangouts that we've had the past few months Germes who took the mantle of award organizers from the previous luminaries such as Willis Zortegus who also took initiative in hosting zoom hangouts.
All great, deserving organizers, and all were within 2 votes of each other. But in the end, the winner is
GERMES. Congratulations Germes. The awards have already injected a ton of life back into the forum and they're just getting started.
Thank you so much Willis, and everyone for voting me this award. It is a great honour to follow in the footsteps of luminaries such as Emma and Anka, and also of course the first organiser of these awards, what was his name - oh yes, Willis.
I am grateful to lots of people for their help and support, but I already had a speech planned for the end of the ceremony, so for now I will just express my gratitude in a vague and general way. Without your help *waves hands* this event would not have been the success it has been, so far at least.
I was about to say I have never been an organiser at 667 before, but of course that's not true, I edited an edition of the 667er once. It led me to realise how much work orgnanisers put in for the benefit for the benefit of our community - at that point Mister M, before him Charlie, and others going back many years. Organising events can be stressful, but it very rewarding, so I hope that as more people gather at 667, there will be more organised events in the coming year, and a fuller slate of nominees for nest year's award.
Post by Mr. Esox Lucius on Jun 6, 2020 13:20:00 GMT -5
Congratulations, Hermes ! Very deserved. I imagine the hard work it is to organize all this, in addition to having to stay online most of the time, to answer questions in poorly written English by any member here. Thank you for devoting so much of your time to our organization.
Congratulations Germes fro your award, and thanks to those who voted me for something I didn't actually do, since B. was the one behind the Zoom meetings lol
Anyway I'm here to present the next award, one that's certainly interesting (at least for me): Most Notorious.
This award goes to a person who has been notable for some negative quality over the past year. There are many possible interpretations, so let's check our nominees and see why they should get this award:
First, we have TheAsh , who just today won Best New Member. I really don't think there's anything negative about them other than the weird name.
Next up, we have someone who gets nominated a lot for this category: our favorite grumpy and sour bear . It's certainly amazing how he grows older every year but still behaves like a 15 y.o.
We also have jeanlucio . Some people think his theories and his compulsive posting is notorious, but I think he's a pretty cool guy. Probably the most notorious thing he did is nominating himself and also TheAsh who did nothing notorious to be honest.
Finally, we have the very creator of this forum: Hermedy. Though he didn't post in a long, LONG time, he, like God, is still present in some mysterious and pranky ways. We owe him for @germes new name, and also for our beautiful signatures!
Welcome, one and all, as we celebrate another year of me presenting an award that I’d secretly like to have won. 667 Dark Avenue was founded upon the joy we take from writing, and so it is perhaps little surprise that some of us have in turn become writers ourselves, albeit not yet ones with fansites for our work which don’t even send us birthday presents anymore. But an award from your peers is a badge of honour nonetheless, and so today we will discover on which of our various fabletelling donkeys we’ll be pinning the vaunted tail that is Best Writing.
It’s likely to be a close race for this, largely because the field is not exactly packed; and so, for the benefit of those members of this book forum who don’t care very much for reading, there’s plenty of room to give each nominated piece of writing its due:
Our first contender is a tale so cheerful you won’t be able to stop giggling, whether you’re in a pew or a prison cell. This delightful story of the wholesome and entirely safe adventures which three children go on after their parents experience a fortunate event is like a glimpse into a rose-tinted mirror of some other books you shouldn’t read. Harmonising the dissonance that is ASoUE, it can only be the long-awaited adventures of The Luckiest Kids in the World! (Volume 1! and Volume 2!), by Loney M. Setnick, a.k.a. the much-missed Foxy!
Our second contender may look like a mere pamphlet, but it reveals an exhaustively-researched reinterpretation of the historical record which even mysterious fires, kidnappings, and terminated employment cannot halt. Don’t pass up on a copy of The Mallahan Brochure, by Maria Mallahan, a.k.a. Jean Lúcio!
Our final contender is an uncannily appropriate tale of two similarly-named individuals and the unspeakable truth revealed by their time-spanning acts of writing. Proving that one plus one makes three, it’s Untie My Silence Knot, by Beatrice Baudelaire, a.k.a. Jean Lúcio!
An amateur statistician might say that Jean Lúcio is the frontrunner with two of three potential outcomes in his favour; but an amateur psephologist might say that he’s split his vote and left Foxy to ride through this parting of his Red Sea. The truth, dear 667ers, is up to you. In the past.
Will Foxy storm to victory in absentia? Will she be pipped to the post by Jean Lúcio? Or will he be overtaken by his great rival Jean Lúcio? Will society have collapsed before I have chance to submit this post? As in the great traditions of determinism and vote-rigging, the result has already been set, in favour of…
Greetings, Avenuevians! Today I have the unique honor of having been volunteered to present the Best Volunteer award.
What makes one a good volunteer? The Oxford English Dictionary offers several definitions, including: "One who voluntarily offers or enrols himself for military service"; "A flower or tree which grows spontaneously, (cf. B. 2b); a self-sown plant"; and "A deliberate lie. Obsolete." Our definition is a little different: one who excels in the analysis of the works of Lemony Snicket. Those who have memorized every syllable of "pietrisycamollaviadelrechiotemexity"; those who build elaborate theories, or deconstruct them; those who ought to be dragged off by their ankles (and I mean that in the best way possible).
So who among us has voluntarily offered or enroled themselves for cyber-military service, to help our forum grow spontaneously like a self-sown plant, to expose deliberate lies (obsolete)? None other than...
Congratulations to Hermes for Best Organiser - This is the first time Hermes has been nominated for Best Organiser, and he becomes the 6th person to win the award - Surprisingly as well this only Hermes' fifth ever award. He definitley deserves more. - Organisers of the Darkies have won this award for the last three years, with A crow also winning in 2015.
Most Notorious - Hermedy has won Most Notorious once before, 10 years ago. - Hermedy becomes only the second person to win this award twice. The other is bear. - Hermedy also has the all-time highest number of votes for this award, with 29. - Hermedys win percentage of 64.29% is an all-time high. - And this is Hermedy's 8th darkie, and his first since 2015. All hail our lord and master
Congrats Foxy! You are very much missed, and your story is greatly loved, and one of the best things to happen at 667 in recent years. I hope that somehow you get news of this award, which is greatly deserved.
Congrats Jean Lucio! Your discussions are always fascinating, and have given new life to the Snicket sections (as I was said to have done long ago).
(The banner with lemons is by Sherry Ann - I find it especially delightful.)
And Antenora, that is a fascinating insight into the meaning of 'volunteer'.