I'll be taking over OTM for Takua. That said, couple of minor changes. I'm removing the rule that you can't be nominated if you won last month due to the response of the players in the August nominations thread, and I'm bringing back Most Improved Player as a category. Tokiyo's name is removed from the staff nominations by his request.
Post by Allessandra Aizawa on Sept 1, 2015 20:15:01 GMT -5
Staff: Robert and Jian. Im really surprised and please by how quickly you guys threw yourselves into this. I dont think Ive seen anyone do it quite like you guys or nearly as efficiently! Great work <3 Player:Melody Black. I dont think theres anyone better deserving of my vote for this month. Most Improved Player:Tits. Most of you probably dont remember but I recall a time when Tits couldnt write nearly as well as he does now. I dont think he deserves just OTM but Of All Time! <3 Character: Abstaining Thread: Abstaining
Post by Jian Oreachi on Sept 1, 2015 20:39:26 GMT -5
staff robert, psh. - edited
player melody (kire for lulz)
mip feels backhanded and nebulous XD I will abstain
char - hard to pick, i really liked fitb so evelynn/kionchi as solid picks. frey and hound have been developing cool stories, dew had a really fantastic reveal and the rest im just not reading so, i will abstain!
thread - i wanna pick catching up because it was one of my favorite threads to write, ride into obsession was great as was falling into the black as mentioned, so, also abstain!
Staff: Robert (seriously such good work) Player: Jasper, Melody Black (holy shit your amazing) Most Improved Player: Tits (I know I posted Melody, but I didn't realize Iko was Tits for far too long) Character: Evelynn Avana (and no one is surprised) Thread: Abstain until I read these
Post by Melody Black on Sept 2, 2015 5:18:51 GMT -5
Staff: Jian Oreachi (and if possible Robert Mühle too) Player: Obsession Most Improved Player: I actually don't know what these people wrote like before, so I don't know who improved the most...and I refuse to vote for someone just because everyone else does it. ABSTAIN Character: Dew Thread: No Angels
Staff: I always vote for the staff member I notice works the most, up till now, I've always voted for Dew because he'd log on almost every hour, do something, and leave. Jian's been working his ass off since he joined the intern program and after becoming official, he never stopped. Rob's the same, he joined and he's always doing something. He comes to the cbox exhausted, too tired to talk to people. And they're all online most of the time, disappearing only for a couple of hours to get some sleep. Player: I don't know Jasper well enough, I've seen him just a couple of times, and he's a good guy. I already voted for Colin so many times. I'd vote for Kire, because she's a great player too, but I don't wanna piss her off. (xD) Karl Jager is a great new player, fun guy to joke around with. Naoko Jo, hmmm, he did bring me back to BG, and that should be enough of a reason to vote for him, and so I'll add a vote for him as well. (, also, he's a really good guy. ^_^) I already voted for Toto too, guuuuys. (D:) MIP: Already written my explanation. Character: All these characters are wonderful in their own way, they all have that something, but... I've been nominating and voting for Dew since I joined, for a good reason. Non other characters, are so much fun to read, as this character is. The recent plot twist, oh my god, yes, even better! Thread: My favorite character's thread, with a huge plot twist, enough said.
EDIT: Arty wanted explanations, Arty's gonna get them. <3
I really wish people would explain their reasons for the votes they've made.
Okay! On it.
Staff: Jian Oreachi
Player: Melody Black
Most Improved Player: Tits
Character: Evelynn Avana
Thread: Ride Into Obsession
Reason for: Staff;
I chose Jian mainly because of, honestly, the "Letter to the Community" topic. While this ultimately led to a lot of interpersonal problems, I feel it was necessary; it brought a lot of things to light and allowed a lot of problems to, while not fully resolve, start on the path to resolution. It addressed a lot of needed points and gave an apology from the staff the community needed, regardless of whether anyone wants to argue about its sincerity or missed timing. It was thought out, heart felt and I appreciated it completely.
Plus, honestly, Jian's a cool guy who I enjoy speaking to and the 'rules' for OTM don't state that you have to vote for a staff member solely for their staff work done. If I had known you could vote for two people at once I would have lobbied for Robert to be included in this vote as well, for the same reason.
The main problem with staff voting is a lot of the more important and tactical decisions go down behind the scenes, meaning you have to go simply by the work you see done on apps/requests etc and that's not a whole lot to go off of.
Reason for: Member;
Melody's not too hard to reason for. She's friendly, she's positive and she's well adored by pretty much everyone on the site. I don't know much about the past here on BG but I know a great deal about the present from what I get to see and read and experience first hand, and I personally feel that she deserves this spot for how kind, funny and generous she tends to be. I look forward to threading with her in the future and her current threading partners are lucky to have her.
Reason for: MIP;
I'll be honest, I don't really like this category. Mostly because of what Jian said, it feels kind of backhanded, which is why I'd like to assure that I mean this with the utmost kindness. I read through old topics/applications from the suggested candidates and while I feel that everyone has improved over time (as is human nature), Tits has shown the most both in writing style/ability and immersion and is currently at a very good point. I'm very excited to roleplay with him as he is.
I didn't know we could abstain, but I think I'd rather vote than not.
Reason for: Character;
She's the reason I joined this site. No lie. Evelynn Avana is the first character I saw and the first application I read, the first one I got attached to and the driving nail in why I decided to register. I fell in love with this character. She's just so great, all around, completely my style and I've adored the posts of hers I've read. Absolutely compelling. I thought she was very, very, very well done and I hope that Miyuki comes back one day so I can both tell her these things and so I can have the honor of RP'ing with her.
Reason for: Thread;
While all the options here were great (because all the roleplayers are great!) Ride Into Obsession is the one I had the most fun reading and followed from start to finish. (Well, from the point of when I joined and started reading to where it is now.) It's chock full of plot development with interesting character interactions and interesting set up for future events. I'm excited just to see what comes of Robert and more afraid of Obsession than I was before reading.
Also, Evelynn was in it and played her role well.
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Post by Anastasiya on Sept 2, 2015 11:43:00 GMT -5
Staff: Don't have one.
Reason: I already stated why I love this guy so much on the last thread, but I'll write it again because I can.
When I first found this site, I simply looked around at the threads and tried to gauge what level of writing everyone was at. Suffice to say, it was more advanced than anything I'd ever seen up until that point, having come from a, 'baby's first Rp'' founded in a game forum. At first my reaction was, ''Oh fuck this shit, I'ma find something easier.'' Then I found one of Arty's posts and, this is gonna sound clichéd, was simply overwhelmed with how fucking amazing it was. Comparing that to the last post I thought was amazing, it was like comparing Rap music to Shakespeare!
So I decided I was going to join this site, even if my writing level was piss compared to these Gods among writers, and have striven to get to his level. He's my entire inspiration for joining this site, and I know for a fact I wouldn't be apart of this site if it wasn't for his writing.
Oh and as a person he's fairly cool as well, great singer.
Most Improved Player: Hanbei Karatsu
Reason: So this isn't a, ''over the course of the month'' improvement. This is more of a, ''over the course of a single thread''.
So my first actual thread, not a solo, on this site was with him. And I admit, it's taken awhile. Mainly because I'm such a slow writer and some other stuff has jumped up in the meantime. But, my God, at the beginning of this thread, Hanbei was as robotic as you could possibly be! I could predict what was going to happen on the next line before I even finished the one before. Detail which had no real use was just thrown about, and while it was still a good read, I didn't get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
But by the end of the thread, or at least up until his departure from the thread, he was already much better. His posts were crisp, showed me exactly what his character was thinking and how he felt with each situation presented before him. While he wasn't perfect, I managed to enjoy his posts far more than at the beginning.
Or perhaps it was a sub-form of Stockholm syndrome?
Character: I like a lot of characters, Erasmus, Robert Mulhe, Souta, Hanbei, ect, but I haven't really found one I can just gush over.
Thread: Again, I have a lot of threads I like, Ride into Obsession, Come One, Come All, Naked as We Came, A Night At the Opera, but non that I really love.
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