Horendithas Posted February 17, 2008 Share Posted February 17, 2008 [INDENT][SIZE="1"][COLOR="Indigo"]Welcome to the Nifty Fifty of 2007. The final cut as it were. Special thanks to everyone involved, from those of you who took the time to nominate, to the committee who helped make the choices and most especially to [B]SunfallE[/B], [B]Aaryanna[/B] and [B]Rachmaninoff[/B] for helping me with the graphics for the results. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/INDENT] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Neuvoxraiha.jpg[/img] [b]Neuvoxraiha[/b] "Raiha has been around [I]forever,[/I] but that doesn’t make her nifty. Nope what makes her nifty, what makes her a BAMF, is that she has always used this site to entertain herself. She more or less does what she wants and her no nonsense, slightly perverted attitude makes her one of the most original members that still frequent this joint."[/center] [right][i]- Heaven‘s Cloud[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Charles.jpg[/img] [b]Charles[/b] "Earlier this year, there seemed to be a lot of people who wanted OB to change for the better, but their ideals were all different. In contrast to a member like Mitch who only made things worse and was horribly misguided, Charles found interesting, fun, and intelligent ways to make OB life more exciting. His collaborative RP with Shy which covered all of OB as use for it, while controversial at times, created great fun, and Charles was adamant in doing as many cool things as possible to breathe life into OB in 07."[/center] [right][i]- 2008DigitalBoy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Utah.jpg[/img] [b]Utah[/b] "In addition to being the 45th state of the union, the Beehive State is home to several of the year's most noteworthy members. Sunfall, indifference, Rachmaninoff, Aaryanna and Mom have time and again proven their value to the community with their positive attitudes, keen intellects and strong writing ability. Their posts provide much needed stability to a community that is constantly rocked by drama of all sorts."[/center] [right][i]- Shy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Naps.jpg[/img] [b]Naps the Cat and Ultra-Fun[/b] "Originally created as a joke, Naps the Cat went on to become a martyr. His banning, the result of a language barrier, proved incredibly controversial and led to several radical changes to the site's rules. Following Naps' banning James posted a site-wide announcement reminding the community that it was okay for them to enjoy themselves on OB. Fun may be dead, but Ultra-Fun will live on forever."[/center] [right][i]- Shy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Hentai.jpg[/img] [b]Hentai and Bigger Stuff![/b] "Easily the most controversial thread of the year (and the largest Suggestions thread of all time,) Raiha created a heated debate about the merits of hentai and larger signatures. Almost immediately the thread caught fire, and soon the entire site was arguing about the subject. Other stes would have closed the topic immediately, but OB's willingness to entertain these kinds of suggestions is what makes it great."[/center] [right][i]- Shy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Adam.jpg[/img] [b]Adam[/b] "Why not? Without him, no Otakuboards, no TheOtaku, no MyOtaku--nor even the FUNDS to keep the forums and the sites going. He is one of the most devoted web developers I have ever seen."[/center] [right][i]- Japan_86[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Nominating.jpg[/img] [b]Nominating yourself to be nifty.[/b] "You rock. You know you rock. When you look in the mirror, your reflection speaks in a sultry tone "hello there, sexy beast". Members of the opposite sex usually give you lustful winks. Your comrades online and in real life are always slapping their knees at your humor. Cute, defenseless children come to you for advice on how to escape the rigors of life. Yes, overall you are a super sexy, wise, charming, and valuable member of society. Your time on OtakuBoards has been full of adventures, schemes, mischief, and overall awesomeness that can only be described in multi volume novels. You are very certain that other people are aware of how important you are to them, yet a small part of you wants to make sure that you are properly recognized for how superb you really are. With that in mind, you take the time to write about yourself and, surprisingly, your review of yourself is a glowing account of a sexy, wise, and important person - you! Give yourself a pat on the back, you are definitely nifty to such a degree that it cannot be left to anyone else to say it."[/center] [right][i]- DeathKnight[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/DeathKnight.jpg[/img] [b]DeathKnight[/b] "Because he‘s a fluffy Owl."[/center] [right][i]- Aaryanna[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/dbprem.jpg[/img] [b]2008DigitalBoy & Premonition[/b] "They’re like the yin and yang of self obsession and attention seeking members at OB. And yet together they are so ridiculous at times that you can’t help but laugh at them. They bring a lot of needed hilarity to the boards in the form of the Rat Boy along with his faithful follower."[/center] [right][i]- indifference[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/OtakuTimes.jpg[/img] [b]The Otaku Times[/b] "It’s an excellently put together paper for the boards, tackling each section as well as being open to all members for contributions."[/center] [right][i]- Rachmaninoff[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Survivor.jpg[/img] [b]OtakuBoards Survivor 4[/b] "Because it’s one of the more unique rpg’s to come to OB. Instead of relying on standard role-playing it used a combination of team projects, debates and even artistic assignments to bring everyone together for a battle to be the final survivor."[/center] [right][i]- Rachmaninoff[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Achange.jpg[/img] [b]A Change If You Will[/b] "Why was it nifty? It's an elegant (if unwitting) demonstration of the fact that some things never change."[/center] [right][i]- Dagger[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Aaryanna.jpg[/img] [b]Aaryanna[/b] "Why is she Nifty ? Another annual nomination from me and the reasons have yet to change, Aaryanna is simply an all-round great person. She's polite, calm and affable and one hell of a writer. As a fellow dog lover, she's awesome for that alone."[/center] [right][i]- Gavin[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/AaryannaMom.jpg[/img] [b]Aaryanna_Mom[/b] "Why is she Nifty ? Because she can put Sandy back in his place in about twenty words. ^_~ I'm just kidding Sandy. No, Mom is an awesome member because as OB's voice of reason and fairness, she's not afraid to tell people off when they've been jerks and she's definitely helped to make us all a little more grown up."[/center] [right][i]- Gavin[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/OBWriters.jpg[/img] [b]OB‘s Writers[/b] "Why are we Nifty ? Because we create worlds with words for people to lose themselves in and have fun. From role-playing, to poetry, to anthology stories, we allow people to be themselves and yet be someone completely different. We allow people to get to know one another better, and with the like of The Almagest Legacy, let people experience life as a family with their friends who live far away."[/center] [right][i]- Gavin[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Shy.jpg[/img] [b]Josh [Shy][/b] "*Whacks* I refuse to even explain this one. He’s Josh, enough said."[/center] [right][i]- Gavin[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Celebration.jpg[/img] [b]The Otakuboards Celebration: Part 1[/b] "Inspired by the interesting return of Rick Hunter and the surrounding Otakupedia fiasco, and continued for no reason whatsoever besides merriment and pie, it was simply a fun read."[/center] [right][i]- Allamorph[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/rpgfinish.jpg[/img] [b]RPG‘s that finish[/b] "Because it seems like there are so few of them so it’s fun to see it when they happen. From the death card series to the first Silver One, Survivor 4 and even short events like the Stones of Power - Dirge spar. It’s definitely nifty to see people work together to weave the various stories in the Theater, taking them to their conclusion."[/center] [right][i]- Aaryanna_Mom[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Allamorph.jpg[/img] [b]Allamorph[/b] "He's funny, intelligent, smart and a good friend. He helped me a bit earlier this year, and for that I thank him. Cheers Allamorph, keep up the good work."[/center] [right][i]- Premonition[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/niftyfifty.jpg[/img] [b]The Nifty Fifty[/b] "Why is it Nifty? Because it is so vastly superior to the old Otaku Awards. Unfortunately, some OBers were just a trifle insecure and, during the old days of the Otaku Awards, my PM box would get flooded with messages that were more or less veiled solicitations for voting nominations. It was kind of a drag. The Nifty Fifty eliminated all of that and also allows us to vote for stuff, which is pretty rad."[/center] [right][i]- Heaven‘s Cloud[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Desbreko.jpg[/img] [b]Desbreko[/b] "Why is he nifty? He has a fan club. If I didn’t mention him he, along with every member of his fan club, would have the right to kick me square in the nads for being a dishonest, unobservant moron."[/center] [right][i]- Heaven‘s Cloud[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/OBstar.jpg[/img] [b]Guide to Becoming an Internet Superstar at OtakuBoards - An Essay[/b] "Why was it Nifty? This thread was kind of like an anti-Nifty Fifty in the sense that it glorified a lot of OB cliches that have always plagued the site (and always will plague the site.) Even if they're terribly annoying, it's nice to have a comprehensive list of these archtypes for future generations to exploit. Plus, Dead's tongue-in-cheek humor is always worth a nod."[/center] [right][i]- Shy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Nerdsy.jpg[/img] [b]Nerdsy[/b] "Why was it Nifty? Otaku Historian Nerdsy has brought smiles to children of all ages. He's kind of like an evolved version of Digitalboy, because he posts constantly but doesn't annoy anyone."[/center] [right][i]- Shy[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/Deathcard.jpg[/img] [b]Death Card Series[/b] "Because the death card series defines every aspect of niftiness. So far, it has accompanied four installments to the series and has played host to a variety of elements that OB RPGs had not seen previously. Not to mention, it's brought some notoriety to newer members with their participation. And it was cool enough to receive the name "The Death Card Series".”[/center] [right][i]- Darren[/i][/right] [center][img]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h167/Desbreko_Fanclub/NF08/graphicworm.jpg[/img] [b]The Graphic Worm[/b] "Why is it NIFTY? The Graphic Worm is an art project started by former Art Studio Moderator [b]Retribution.[/b] He brought this idea to OtakuBoards and instantly it became a favoured project among graphic artists. The concept of this project was to juxtapose images so they appeared to be one piece. It brought many talented graphic artists to the table and some new; each bringing his own talents. This idea easily traveled into 2007 and now resides in 2008. More than likely, it’ll continue on into 2009.”[/center] [right][i]- Revelation[/i][/right] [COLOR="Indigo"][SIZE="1"][INDENT] Due to restrictions on the number of pictures allowed in each post, this will be spread across two posts.[/INDENT][/SIZE][/COLOR] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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