Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The 2010 Koala Challenge Awards

The moment you've all been waiting for...the awards to end all awards...the Koala Challenge Awards!

Best Excuse for a day off: JC Montgomery: "I'm getting married."
Worst Excuse for a day off: Blogless Troll: everything he said.

First Smackdown: Whirlochre
Best exit from a Smackdown: Whirlochre (mainly because I think he was the only one who actually completed his penalty, including, um, me)

Longest time on Smackdown: Blogless Troll
Only victim of Koala Supersmackdown: Blogless Troll

Most humiliating Smackdown: The Koala (mumble)

Most polite manipulator of the rules: Sarah (see, you hardly noticed her doing that, did you? she quietly got herself permission to enter total weekly wordage rather than daily, tut tut)
Runner up: Chris Eldin (never once posted her stats, but made sure via other means that I always knew she was writing, and thus never gave me the pleasure of punishing her)
Second runner up: Janey V (I was never quite sure what she was up to, but somehow she got herself on smackdown, out of smackdown, up and down, turned me around and now I'm all dizzy)

Best illustrator: well, duh, JJ de Benedictis (but if she sees this, she's in trouble, she's supposed to be 'on a break') - and she's a runner up for the very last award, too, the one that really matters, so read on to find out what it is...

Most diligent reporter of wordage: shared between Sarah and Sylvia (the Koala thanks you for your diligence!)

Shortest time in the challenge before requesting a break: Precie (was it five weeks or six?!)

Flakiest Challenge Commander after she got that pesky job: The Koala (sorry!)

And, finally, the one that actually means something...the award for the most consistent writer...the person who spent the longest time on 'Koala Approves' status throughout the year...the person who thus has a novel she can be proud of...the person who puts us all to Robin!
Runner up: JJ de Benedictis

Congratulations to Robin, may the rest of us be ashamed of ourselves and roll on 2010!

2010 challenge? What, don't you lot want a break? Yes, probably, but it will take a different form and may be more sympathetic to those with office jobs. Now I have one. Selfis? Moi? The Koala is cogitating. Quake, all ye who write.


jjdebenedictis said...

I don't see a thing. Nope.

Bernita said...

Um... you sound so it alright to humbly wish you a Happy New Year?

Robin S. said...

Hey, just got back form across the pond last night and woke up to this post! I laughed at Blogless's
wost excuse winning by 'everything he said'. Ha!

And thinking about Whirl completing a penalty - somehow that sounded dirty, which I enjoyed. Somehow.

And then I kept reading down and saw lost of friends and then me down there at the bottom. Yesss. Thanks, McK!

I'm absolutely up for doing the challenge next year, but I like the office job changes you may have in mind. I do edit during the week, but slam most of my writing into free time on weekends.

blogless troll said...

Finally someone understands that everything I say is award worthy. Now if I could only convince my wife...

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations to all of you for giving it a go! And well done Robin!

Happy New Year to you all!

sylvia said...

Hurray! What a great ceremony! I was on the edge of my seat.

And well done, winners! Especially Robin.

I'm doing 6 weeks strict word count starting on the 4th and after that I have a new and exciting shiny that I'm considering writing. Sooooo, count me in.

Whirlochre said...

If it helps, I'm still smarting from my Smackdown...

Robin S. said...

I don't know if it helps you, Whirl, but it sure as hell makes me grin.

McKoala said...

Naughty Goblin!

Thanks, Bernita! :-)

Naughty Robin!

Naughty Blogless!

Thanks, Fairy! :-)

Sylvia: 2010 - The Year of the Submission

Naughty Whirl.

Naughty Robin (again).

More fun and furry frolics coming up soon!

Sarah Laurenson said...

Hm. That's a great new name for me - The Polite Manipulator. Thanks!

writtenwyrdd said...

See, I was right about not playing last year. I'd have been playing footsie on the bottom of the list with Blogless.

fairyhedgehog said...

There are worse things than playing footsie with Blogless. Right?

blogless troll said...

In fact, there aren't many things better than playing footsie with Blogless.