So first of all - thanks to everyone who has complimented me on doing a good job and pushing this thing through. It was tough a couple of times. My computer hated me. But we got through it. And now it's time for the big reveal of all the winners. Let's get to that:BARREL OF MONKEYS
After spending the last day or so in a deadlock SHADOWDOGG
managed to come out ahead over Richcelt, while also fulfilling his wish of crushing me in a contest. Man. Whatever. No one even cares about this stupid award. Anyway, back to Middle Earth ...
JACK IN THE BOX (ORIGINAL EDITION)
An early lead for Copper evaporated as R.C. ALLEN
and his lack of televisual entertainment just couldn't be stopped. If the entries had been around to support it, this submission could have been placed under a "horror" category where it still would have dominated like it did here.JACK IN THE BOX (ACTION EDITION)
With her years of experience paving the way, GREENLIGHTBABY
took the action edition of the Jack in the Box award. It was a close competition, with most of the secret ballots being cast for entries under this category. We'll see one of them again. JACK IN THE BOX (RELATIONSHIP EDITION)
In a total stunner, Undome Telcontar was defeated by a single vote and ... SHEEP MURDERER
takes home the award? Anyone placing winning bets in Vegas on this one is now a rich, rich fellow. The odds were insane. MOST BIZARRE/UNEXPECTED
Here, Sheep Murderer's run at two in a row was soundly blocked by TANK
and a school bus full of nuns that had already exploded. With the widest margin of victory, his manhood was definitely turgid this go around.BULWER-LYTTON BOOBY PRIZE
While Svenn was the only one who had a by-the-book Bulwer Lytton, MONKEYGIRL
was the one who took home the most votes. They should probably just share the honor. One gets the prize, one gets the booby.
Now we come to the secret ballot votes. I'm so excited. I'm making my excited face. You should see this. It looks exciting. WORDSMITH AWARD
Cashmere, Copper, GreenLightBaby, and Svenn all came away with nominations, but the battle was between Foxglove and Tank. By the margin of one vote, TANK
ends up taking the gold. Another bus load of nuns goes up in flames.
Finally we have OVERALL BEST
Such a close vote on this. Such a close vote. Iceheart, GreenLightBaby, RC, Shadowdog, and even Monkeygirl had nominations, but two entries battled it out down to the wire.
Where they tied.
So I had to go back and give the nod to the submission that received the most public votes. Even that was close. Neither of these folks actually won their category, but I guess the supporters that they did have felt strongly about them. So. Coming close. Almost doing it. Was Nixie. She should never be ashamed of posting her writing again.
But the winner. The overall best. Our new moderator for the month, as demanded by the rules is:IMERICKA
... aw man. I should have rigged it.