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Which thread should win December Thread of the Month?

Best Be Prepared
Sacrifice to the Cause
desert rose, why do you live alone?
Clearly a Poor Listener
because you make me hate you today
What About Us, Isn't It Enough?
what is winsol without a little guilt?
Of Matters Most Dear
in my darkest nightmare
the me that you know

Voting closes: Feb 03, 18, 10:17:04 AM

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Who should win December Character of the Month?

Tyr Madsen
Ji Yoon Moon
Abaddon al-Sabbah
Rilandra Vlas
Endevar Ranosi
Saladin al-Tabur

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December otM Nominations
« on: Dec 12, 17, 12:04:44 PM »
Monthly Award Nominations

* Please note that all nominations need to be replied to this thread (neater way to keep track). And that characters must have a minimum of 2 posts in the current month to be nominated.


Character of the Month


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Each active (earned points in current month) writer can nominate any active (posted a minimum of 2 times) character.

Nominations:
Nominations should be submitted by replying to this thread, using the form below. All nominations should include the Character's Name, the submitting Writer's name, and a minimum of 1 sentence reason as to why they are nominating the character.


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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 17, 12:52:10 PM »
Thread title: Best be Prepared
Thread link: http://www.bloodrites.net/nharkava-47/best-be-prepared/
Reason: It’s beaufitul. Nothing speaks of pain more than the courage of living through it. Bowie and Isa have crafted a work of art that reaches into the deepest trials of life, when what gives you strength also wounds. The strength of these characters, the depth of their pain, is magnified by the subtle by play. They don’t need hysterics or hyperbole to break your heart. It’s beaufitul. That this thread also lovingly illustrates the full range of work of a First Escort is truly amazing. It’s my favorite kind of thread. It promotes plot. It moves story. It builds character. And it demonstrates the type of sheer, raw courage it takes to simply survive life. And with all of that? it’s elegant and beautifully written. Well done!

If you haven’t read this thread, please make the time. It’s worth it.



Thread Title: Sacrifice to the Cuase
Thread Link: Sacrifice to the Cause
Reason: I love this thread, too. Kalvar is seen in a different light, far more subtle and respectful than we normally see him. We get a glimpse of who he was, when he had his Rihland family around him. Tyr, an ancient and wounded Rihland Skald, is forced to a moral bravery and courage that dwarfs that of simple death in the name of duty. He makes a choice that will haunt him, may even condemn him after death, not to appease Kavlar but for the protection of those he loves best. The very ones likely to turn on him. Tragic, beautiful, the impossibility of Kavlar’s goals is so heart wrenchingly highlighted in this thread. The poetry both writers bring in to play, as well as the dire foretelling of the poem, adds a beautiful mystique to this thread.

Please, please read it.



Character Nominated: Tyr Madsen
Why: This thread alone would be enough; it has heart, courage, and pays tribute to the history of the world this character dwells in. Yet it is not only here where his presence is felt so profoundly. The father of a Queen, the foster father of many Skalds, in many ways he embodies the land that was forever lost when the Eyrien conquerors arrived. Each thread in Rihland is enriched simply because Tyr exists in the world. In every thread he is in, or even mentioned in, he makes stronger the people around him.





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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 17, 12:23:12 PM »
Thread title: Desert Rose, Why Do You Live Alone?

Reason: So, this thread has been a really good read particularly because while I'd established that I really like what Gavin is doing with Maseo, I was very, deeply curious about where Dash was going with Lady Toyani. Everything about her is beautiful, poised with a sense of the terrible, and long planning. The revelation that she was the one that saved Maseo in Tacea was fantastic. I tend to be able to see through where a plot is going, and sometimes Dash stumps me, lol (which I like). But the gem of this thread is honestly Leez with Ji Yoon Moon, and is why I am nominating this thread - because it has at least one person that I have not written with. I really enjoyed reading Ji Yoon in every post in and outside of this thread.

But for this thread what she displays from my view is compassion and an ability to hold her tongue and her rage, but - also not hold her tongue when a view point is needing to be stated. I love the heck out of a passionate Healer that is also very well written. This really stuck out to me: If she had to deal with the Kagan, then she wanted to put her best foot forward. They might wield political power, a bloody reputation, and a criminal empire - but they'd paid for a Healer, and right now, Ji Yoon was the darkest and most experienced Healer in Dena Nehele, and she wanted to make sure they knew that. It was her only bargaining chip. Her strongest weapon. Thanks so much guys for the read!
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 17, 04:13:43 PM »
Thread Nominated: Clearly A Poor Listener
Characters Involved:Ji Yoon Moon, Akira no Kagen
Reason:  So watching Leez and Dash go back and forth after the disaster that was the Kagen dinner has me watching the unread posts list hoping to find more of this.  I am loving watching Ji throw her shoes into a duck pond, and watching Akira eat his own words when he finally realizes just how angry she is and WHY the relationship between Ji's and Akira's family is so... er.. nonexistant.

The emotional depth of the writers in this thread is fantastic. 

Thread Nominated: ...because you make me hate you today
Characters Involved: Jonathan Harmaa, Maarika Sydan Harmaa, Hayden Sheane
Reason: 
Let me count the ways..  1)  Hayden spooks Jon by showing that she is willing to consider not giving a f*** about what he wants in this situation, and I loved seeing her put some of what Kalvar has taught her to use.  2) Jon and Hayden's relationship is glorious, and watching him adjust to her 'growing up' is awesome.  3) Watching Jon and Maarika try not to stab each other too badly is just great popcorn time.

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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 17, 04:40:26 PM »
Thread title: What About Us, Isn't It Enough

Reason: Kaija's life revolves heavily around her love, and friendship of the three Eboy Grey males of Glacia, an understanding of their secrets, their pact in both assisting in the ruling of Glacia, and the men's embracing the three learnable "feminine Castes", which are illegal in Glacia. She's loyal to the death, and now has to console and tend Matias' very heavy emotional pain without compromising various loyalties. This thread is so much of an amazing potential powder keg as a reader because of knowing the truth of what's happened has the potential for major explosion that I find myself wanting to look ahead with absolute giddiness.

Phedre is a strong writer and even though her character is lighter Jewelled than Matias, she's in no way less powerful than Gavin's adopted Ebon Grey illegal (in Glacia) dual Caste. I love most the way she reacts to the cold rage: aware of it, aware that it could very much do at least some minor harm to her, but, she reaches for the one thing that will bring a Warlord Prince or any male of the Blood back to reality. He froze her food, so she certainly can't do the thing he asked of her to tend her needs: eat! Nice work guys, keep it up.
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #5 on: Dec 14, 17, 05:31:30 PM »
Character nominated: Ji Yoon Moon
Reason: Leez writes Ji Yoon with so much authenticity and energy. She is incredibly relatable and realistic and you can feel like this is a living person you are reading rather than a figment of your imagination. She is passionate and funny, doesn't always make the right choices, and is still someone you root for even when you know she's making a mistake. She's been a pleasure to write with this month, and an even greater pleasure to read!

Thread Nominated: The Me That You Know
Link: http://www.bloodrites.net/little-terreille-48/the-me-that-you-know/
Reason: This thread is a lot of fun in the first place, what with Breck flirting, Hayden drunk, and their awkward dance between. Hayden's got a lot of emotional baggage at the moment and Breck thinks that now, while she's tispy, is the perfect time for the revelation that he's crushing on her. It's poignant and very well written, the escalation of a year long's tension that could reach a (steamy) breaking point.
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 17, 05:38:38 PM »
Character nominated: Abaddon al-Sabbah
Reason: Abaddon is a relatively new character but has been really showing an incredible depth already. He has been helping his Queen deal with her trauma, working through the complicated emotions around his legacy, and trying to find the truth about where he comes from and what that will mean for him. I feel like Sol has really put a lot of thought into this character and it's been a pleasure writing with him. I look forward to seeing where Abaddon goes!

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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #7 on: Dec 16, 17, 09:58:30 PM »
Character nominated: Rilandra Vlas
Reason: Riley is never not in the thick of it and that has especially been so the past few months. With her control faltering, constant attacks upon her bonded, and the interpersonal drama that also ties into guild drama, she has little time to breath. Except Riley just keeps going. Were she any less than the Bitch Queen of Dena Nehele, she might crack under the pressure but instead she just keeps going and pulls everyone else along for the ride whether they like it or not.

Thread title: Sacrifice to the cause
Thread link: http://www.bloodrites.net/askavi-52/sacrifice-to-the-cause/
Reason: SKALD SKALD SKALD!! i mean, er. this is a wonderful thread that has a lot of depth to it. i could probably ramble on about how you get to see reid and dash play tyr and kalvar dance around a particularly difficult subject and see the depth of tyr as a character. basically: i love it and want others to love it too!!

Thread title: what is winsol without a little guilt?
Thread link: http://www.bloodrites.net/askavi-37/what-is-winsol-without-a-little-guilt/
Reason: i might kind of love the interaction between celebrian and nova(rian). mostly because celebrian thinks she is in the right and, uh, she's kind of not but that doesn't mean she won't stop trying to get nova to come to what she thinks is her home. nova is great in this, especially her reactions to celebrian (and in general because it's nova and nova is amaze). i look forward to seeing how this really plays out and whether or not heads will roll. or nova just tells celebrian to fuck off again.

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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #8 on: Dec 20, 17, 09:55:48 PM »
Thread Title: Of Matters Most Dear
Reason: THIS DAMN THREAD. I have been wanting, waiting to see more plot movement in Hayll forever especially at this level with Bowie's character, "Gabriel Decasta", or as we know him, the Black Jewelled Endevar Ranosi. I have been interested in the puppet Queen forever. Hayll is literally one of my favourite places in the books and always will be, and I love the depth with which Bowie and Phedre bring that to life with this thread. There's rage, corruption, amazing sexual portions not remotely shied away from but written quite artistically that literally has had me prodding them to keep posting. Sorry not sorry, you two. Hope you don't get sick of my dumb shipping.  ;D

Character Nominated: Endevar Ranosi
Reason: I'm sure some of you knew this was coming. We have a Black Jewelled dude that could pretty much make both Hayll and Askavi if he wanted into rubble, but instead, he's sliding through things and seems to have some masterminded plan. I love seeing the sheer depth of his rage even as he's chosen not to make a smear of any characters in the mud ... yet. Thanks Bowie, for the good, entertaining stuffs. It's been seriously great.
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 17, 02:36:27 AM »
Thread title: In my darkest nightmare
Thread link: http://www.bloodrites.net/dena-nehele-39/in-my-darkest-nightmare/
Reason: This thread is a quiet, achingly beautiful conversation between a Warlord Prince who is bound so deeply to his Queen, he knows he is the ultimate weapon that can be used against her. The story arc of Jeremiah discovering the false memories and the hole in his inner barrier has been heart breaking at multiple points, but this thread is truly moving. Realizing the risk to the Queen he loves, he asks for something not of her First Escort, or Dragos Cutrov, but the Myos he suspects him to be, something that would destroy Riley utterly but save her life in the process. Gavin and Em have done a beautiful job with this thread so far, and I look forward to more.
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #10 on: Dec 24, 17, 04:32:48 PM »
Character nominated: Saladin al-Tabur
Reason: Sol has taken this character idea and run with it, exploding on to the scene with a man who has a diamond in the rough charm and balls to back it up. I am thrilled to see this character in play!
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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 18, 07:56:01 AM »
Last day for December otM nominations!

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Re: December otM Nominations
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 18, 10:17:48 AM »
Voting is now open for December OTM's and will end January 7th!
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