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The Great Butler
10th April 2012, 3:46 AM
Overall Fiction Awards

Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic
1: 8 votes: The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World by Cutlerine
2: 7 votes: The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
3: 5 votes: The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
4: 3 votes: The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
5: 3 votes: Max's Hoenn Journey by harryheart
6: 3 votes: Lull by Breezy
7: 1 votes: Under the Same Sky by Draco Malfoy
8: 1 votes: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35
9: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks
10: 1 votes: The Kingdom by Zibdas
11: 1 votes: Foregone Conclusion by elyvorg
12: 1 votes: Shining Silver by AmericanDreamer
13: 0 votes: Stars by Dramatic Melody
14: 0 votes: Broken Promise: The Story of Ash's Pidgeot by Articuno_rocks
15: 0 votes: League of Heroes by Feralninja
16: 0 votes: Pokémon Epilogues: Season 1 - The Birth by Tonberry_King

Best Pokémon One-Shot
1: 8 votes: New Game by Dragon user X
2: 6 votes: Retroactive Continuity by JX Valentine
3: 4 votes: Fad by :[Clockwork]
4: 3 votes: A Day in the Life of a Gym Leader: Janine by disclaimer065
5: 2 votes: Ash Ketchum is the Man by Unicorn
6: 2 votes: My Reasons by JX Valentine
7: 2 votes: Pokédex One-Shots: Chandelure and Vanilluxe by Ysavvryl
8: 2 votes: A Day in the Life of a Gym Leader: Blaine by disclaimer065
9: 1 votes: The Life of a Bulbasaur by Bulbaclaw
10: 1 votes: Perish: The One-Shots: Normal by Dramatic Melody

Best Non-Pokémon Chaptered Fic
1: 6 votes: The Ripple Effect by Zadros
2: 3 votes: Digimon: The Roots of Yggdrasil by Kamotz

Best Non-Pokémon One-Shot
1: 18 votes out of 36: Who Do You Think You Are? by Dawn_Hero

Other Fic Awards

Best Plot
1: 9 votes: The Epic of Epicness by Missingno. Master
2: 9 votes: The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World by Cutlerine
3: 6 votes: The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
4: 2 votes: Never in the Wrong Time or Wrong Place by Griff4815
5: 2 votes: Tabula Rasa by purple_drake
6: 1 votes: Nightfall by Manaphyman
7: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks
8: 1 votes: Absconditus Infensus by moonlightning and kjt
9: 0 votes: To Dust by Lily
10: 0 votes: Crushed by Dragon user X

Most Original Overall
1: 9 votes: The Epic of Epicness by Missingno. Master
2: 5 votes: The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
3: 4 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
4: 3 votes: Absconditus Infensus by moonlightning and kjt
5: 3 votes: Lull by Breezy
6: 3 votes: Retroactive Continuity by JX Valentine
7: 2 votes: Pokémon: The Magic of a Melody by FlamingRuby
8: 2 votes: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35
9: 1 votes: Pokémon Revolution: Maverick Heart by EonMaster One

Best Writing Style
1: 13 votes: Coriolanus Rowland's Guide to Pokémon Husbandry by Cutlerine
2: 9 votes: Lull by Breezy
3: 5 votes: Pokédex One-Shots by Ysavvryl
4: 3 votes: Retroactive Continuity by JX Valentine
5: 1 votes: polar nettles by Ejunknown and katiekitten
6: 1 votes: To Dust by Lily
7: 1 votes: Shining Silver by AmericanDreamer
8: 0 votes: The Cool Kids by Antithesis
9: 0 votes: The Game of Champions by Lamora

Best Description
[i]1: 11 votes: The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
2: 7 votes: Lull by Breezy
3: 2 votes: Shining Silver by AmericanDreamer
4: 2 votes: The Kingdom by Zibdas
5: 1 votes: polar nettles by Ejunknown and katiekitten
6: 1 votes: Tabula Rasa by purple_drake

Best Setting
1: 13 votes: The Epic of Epicness by Missingno. Master
2: 11 votes: The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
3: 1 votes: How to Save a Life by chosen_one386

Best Expansion of Canon
1: 19 votes: The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
2: 7 votes: Lull by Breezy
3: 4 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
4: 1 votes: Under the Same Sky by Draco Malfoy
5: 1 votes: Tabula Rasa by purple_drake

Best Character Development
1: 5 votes: Foregone Conclusion by elyvorg
2: 4 votes: Lull by Breezy
3: 4 votes: Under the Same Sky by Draco Malfoy
4: 2 votes: Nightfall by Manaphyman
5: 2 votes: ~Nameless Supplanter~ by Caduceus Brigade
6: 1 votes: Pokémon Epilogues: Season 1 - The Birth by Tonberry_King

Best Characterization in a Short Story
1: 7 votes: New Game by Dragon user X
2: 5 votes: Three Heads Are Better Than One by elyvorg
3: 4 votes: Option Other by Breezy
4: 4 votes: A Day in the Life of a Gym Leader: Blaine by disclaimer065
5: 3 votes: A Day in the Life of a Gym Leader: Erika by disclaimer065
6: 3 votes: Secretary by rokettololi
7: 2 votes: My Reasons by JX Valentine
8: 0 votes: A Journeymen Solstice Carol by Feralninja

Best Romantic Relationship
1: 13 votes: Brendan and May, The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
2: 7 votes: Roy SquarePants and Bianca, The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
3: 2 votes: Celebi/Gardenia, Skogsrĺ by Diddy
4: 2 votes: The Queen/the condemned man, Who Do You Think You Are? by Dawn_Hero

Best Non-Romantic Relationship/Interaction
1: 8 votes: Hilda and Hilbert, Option Other by Breezy
2: 6 votes: David and Paula, Chronicles of Unova by ChaosBlizzard
3: 4 votes: Doc Throh and Little Hitmonchan, Poké Punch-Out by Hilijix
4: 3 votes: Bill and Faith, My Reasons by JX Valentine
5: 2 votes: Patrick McKenna and Katharine, Angels and Demons by chosen_one386

Best Original Species
1: 27 votes out of 35: Ixodida/XP-494/XP-650, Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine

Most Suspenseful Fic
1: 15 votes: Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine
2: 8 votes: Operation GEAR: The Victory Star of Fate by The Great Butler
3: 2 votes: Nightfall by Manaphyman

Most Heartbreaking Fic
1: 8 votes: Morphic by Dragonfree
2: 7 votes: New Game by Dragon user X
3: 3 votes: Perish: The One-Shots: Normal by Dramatic Melody
4: 3 votes: Foregone Conclusion by elyvorg
5: 3 votes: Only God May Judge You by :[Clockwork]
6: 2 votes: Who Do You Think You Are? by Dawn_Hero
7: 2 votes: The Life of a Bulbasaur by Bulbaclaw
8: 1 votes: Crushed by Dragon user X

Pokémon Genre Awards

Best Trainer Fic
[i]1: 7 votes: The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes: The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World by Cutlerine
3: 6 votes: The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
4: 5 votes: Chronicles of Unova by ChaosBlizzard
5: 4 votes: Never in the Wrong Time or Wrong Place by Griff4815
6: 2 votes: Roots by Mrs. Lovett
7: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks
8: 1 votes: Mentor by Dagzar

Best Horror Fic
1: 9 votes: Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine
2: 6 votes: Pokédex One-Shots: Hypno by Ysavvryl
3: 5 votes: Wendigo by Dawn_Hero
4: 5 votes: Revenant by SilentMemento
5: 2 votes: Smart Kids by :[Clockwork]
6: 0 votes: Into the Shadows by donotlookatdiagram

Best Comedy Fic
1: 11 votes: The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
2: 8 votes: The Awesome of Awesomeness by Missingno. Master
3: 3 votes: The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
4: 3 votes: The Epic of Epicness by Missingno. Master
5: 2 votes: ClichéStorm by Ysavvryl
6: 2 votes: Turnabout Assumptions by bobandbill
7: 2 votes: Pokémon: The Magic of a Melody by FlamingRuby
8: 0 votes: Phineas and Ferb/Pokémon Crossover by ShinyRaikou
9: 0 votes: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35

Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fic
1: 28 votes out of 35: Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine

Best Pokémon-Centric
1: 14 votes: Three Heads Are Better Than One by elyvorg
2: 11 votes: Coriolanus Rowland's Guide to Pokémon Husbandry by Cutlerine

Best Canon Character-Centric
1: 9 votes: Broken Promise: The Story of Ash's Pidgeot by Articuno_rocks
2: 7 votes: Retroactive Continuity by JX Valentine
3: 6 votes: Option Other by Breezy
4: 3 votes: Under the Same Sky by Draco Malfoy
5: 2 votes: Secretary by rokettololi
6: 1 votes: Shining Silver by AmericanDreamer

Character Awards

Best Human Main Character
1: 6 votes: Hilda, ClichéStorm by Ysavvryl
2: 5 votes: Lucas, Lull by Breezy
3: 4 votes: Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35
4: 3 votes: Hilda, Option Other by Breezy
5: 3 votes: Max, Max's Hoenn Journey by harryheart
6: 3 votes: Giovanni's secretary, Secretary by rokettololi
7: 1 votes: Cole, Hero's Path by Feralninja
8: 1 votes: Alvaro, Something's Got to Give by Dragon user X
9: 1 votes: Ash, Pokémon Epilogues: Season 1 - The Birth by Tonberry_King
10: 1 votes: "Nameless", ~Nameless Supplanter~ by Caduceus Brigade
11: 0 votes: Lucas Blackthorn, Pokémon Revolution: Maverick Heart by EonMaster One

Best Non-Human Main Character
1: 9 votes: Robin Goodfellow, The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World by Cutlerine
2: 6 votes: Kyurem, ClichéStorm by Ysavvryl
3: 5 votes: The Smogon, The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks
4: 5 votes: Bill/Adam, Anima Ex Machina by JX Valentine
5: 4 votes: Paula, Chronicles of Unova by ChaosBlizzard
6: 1 votes: Rhydon, New Game by Dragon user X
7: 1 votes: Katharine (Aquapolian), How to Save a Life by chosen_one386

Best Human Supporting Character
1: 11 votes: Miror B., The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
2: 8 votes: Miror B., The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
3: 3 votes: Henry, Roots by Mrs. Lovett
4: 3 votes: Faith, My Reasons by JX Valentine
5: 2 votes: Hilda Wayland, Something's Got to Give by Dragon user X
6: 2 votes: Lane, Lull by Breezy
7: 2 votes: Wil, Pokémon Revolution: Maverick Heart by EonMaster One
8: 2 votes: Olivia Mistbloom, Operation GEAR: The Firestorm Rebellion by The Great Butler
9: 1 votes: Roxanne, Max's Hoenn Journey by harryheart

Best Non-Human Supporting Character
1: 11 votes: Lucario, The Epic of Epicness by Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes: Victini, ClichéStorm by Ysavvryl
3: 3 votes: Zathern, Foregone Conclusion by elyvorg
4: 2 votes: Pikachu, Pokémon: The Magic of a Melody by FlamingRuby

Best Human Villain
1: 14 votes: The Chapter Title Guy, The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes: Nascour, The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
3: 5 votes: Captain Liam Everton, Operation GEAR: The Victory Star of Fate by The Great Butler
4: 2 votes: Empress, Nightfall by Manaphyman
5: 2 votes: Sirius, Stars by Dramatic Melody
6: 1 votes: Sakaki, Tabula Rasa by purple_drake

Best Non-Human Villain
1: 11 votes: Zero, The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World by Cutlerine
2: 4 votes: Phantom's Kabutops, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Creature of Storms by ESPNfanatic35
3: 3 votes: Daggerback, Never in the Wrong Time or Wrong Place by Griff4815
4: 2 votes: Hastings McKenna, Angels and Demons by chosen_one386

Best Minor Character
1: 21 votes out of 35: Elesa, The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master

Funniest Character
1: 10 votes: Miror B., The Random of Randomness by Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes: Grave Destroyer of Souls (Venus's Steelix), The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
3: 7 votes: Wes's Yanma, The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
4: 4 votes: Muddy, The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
5: 2 votes: Jerry the Police Officer, Shiny Expert: Xander by Xman96
6: 2 votes: Doc Throh, Poké Punch-Out by Hilijix

Fic Moments Awards

Funniest Scene
1: 9 votes:
“You’re right Perry,” Phineas said “We live in a fan fiction now.”

“Does that mean a child controls our destinies?” Irving asked

“Yes, yes it does,” Isabella answered “And please, stop with all the fourth wall breakage. Seriously, there are other forms of humor to work with.”

“Don’t blame us,” Baljeet told her “Blame the writer! He thinks it’s funny!”

“If the author breaks the fourth wall one more time,” Isabella began “I’m seriously gonna hurt him.”

“I think that line breaks the fourth wall,” Phineas said

“That’s it,” Isabella said “The author is going down!”

“That also breaks the fourth wall,” Baljeet said

“What is the fourth wall?” Buford said

“I wait eight chapters to appear and as soon as I arrive, all my chapter is is just a bunch of fourth wall gags,” N complained

“Seriously,” Buford said “What’s the fourth wall?”Phineas and Ferb/Pokémon Crossover by ShinyRaikou
2: 7 votes:
“OBJECTION!” he cried loudly. However, all Phoenix managed to do was lose his grip on the animal, the trout flying through the air and hitting Edgeworth right in the face.

Pearl grinned to herself. She never really understood the way the courtroom worked, but she knew that if the crowd shouted loudly after Phoenix did something it usually meant he did that something well. She grinned, before mentally slapping herself. So much for not talking to him!

The nine-year-old girl continued to muse to herself as Phoenix hurried over to make sure Edgeworth wasn’t badly hurt. But maybe...maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Phoenix isn’t Maya’s ‘special someone’...after all, they both insist on denying that! That, and I never see any Psych Locks when they do so...

“Sorry, Edgeworth, I didn’t mean to throw that...” Phoenix mumbled, feeling himself glow red with embarrassment.

“Mr Wright, I will not tolerate the throwing of evidence in my courtroom! Maybe Godot and his cups of coffee were allowed, I’ll admit, but I draw the line at trout!” the judge shouted, banging his gravel loudly. “I hate fish,” he added with a stern frown.

He doesn’t ever stare at her like real lovers should! But if so, then who does he like? All adults should like someone!

“Great, this suit is ruined forever now!” Edgeworth lamented as Phoenix tried to remove the fish, only for it to flop out of his hands and on top of Edgeworth’s head.

“Why is it still ALIVE!?”

“GET IT OFF!”Turnabout Assumptions by bobandbill
3: 3 votes:
“But look at it like this. My life right now is on a repetitive schedule, and I know you like things on schedule. Maybe I'm just trying to please you. Have you thought about it like that?”

“I also like making out. Please me that way.”

“Keep trying,” she said with a grin.

“Damn.”Option Other by Breezy
4: 3 votes:
“Does this system have ten-pound balls?”

This time Matt really was annoyed. It was Olivia who made the interrupting remark, and he immediately realized that Nekou had goaded her on into saying it. “Someone who isn’t my student who is getting penalized later for bad behavior, please,” he hissed through gritted teeth.Operation GEAR: The Victory Star of Fate by The Great Butler
5: 2 votes:
“You look pretty beat up. I think you should take a drink, Hitmonchan.” Gyarados noted as he curled up, allowing himself to fit into the edge of the ring.

“Come on, Chan-“

“Why do you call me that?”

“It’s contagious!” Throh contemplated a joke for a moment, then snapped his fingers. “Now how about we make a new kinda drink recipe! I’ll call it… Doc Slam. Step one, chill a Gyarados by hitting it with a maximum power Sky Uppercut. Watch its tears fizz out of its eyes for about ten seconds, and then grab a mug. Its tears will eventually start spewing out a sweet sensational soda. That’s how you make Doc Slam.“

Lilligant giggled. “That sounds like a cool soda! Though the recipe sounds a bit profound and bland. Now why don’t you hear it from a real cook who’s been in the kitchen a ton?”

“Yeah, why not? It’s not like we have all day.” Hitmonchan sarcastically responded as he crossed his arms.

“Now find a Gyarados and make sure it is completely flattened out. To do so, you must completely shock it in every way possible. After doing so, that’s when you…“ Lilligant’s leaf curled as a hand would make fist, as well as changing her tone of voice to a more violent one. “…grab it by the neck! Once you’ve got Gyarados, slam him into a hole about three yards high, three yards wide, constantly trying to push it into there! After about doing it for a minute, remove the Gyarados and shake it as much as you can, until it throws up the best-tasting soda ever! This can be repeated up to three times a day until the Gyarados faints from lack of liquid. And that’s how you make Lilligant’s Spice Soda!”

Both Fighting types were dumbfounded at how violent Lilligant sounded. “That recipe makes my recipe look like carbonated water.” Throh replied.Poké Punch-Out by Hilijix
6: 2 votes: Sirius enjoys the wind and yells at trees in Chapter 4, The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy

Most Frightening Scene
1: 9 votes:
I can’t see anything. Am I blind? Dead? No, I can’t be dead; why would Death chase me if I was already in his grasp? I keep hearing Andrea’s screams. God, I have to help. I can’t just lie here and do nothing. I have to open my eyes. Wake up, Claude! Wake up, damn you!

Pokulok knew that something was wrong the second he opened his eyes. He saw nothing but darkness, and he couldn’t move his legs. He had a cold feeling all around his skin, like something was crawling above and inside it. And it wasn’t just his skin. It was eating at his brain and his eyes…

Wait – that’s not a cold feeling…

He felt the area around his eyes with his fingers, dread working its way into his body. Normally, his eyes would have closed at the intrusion, but he immediately noticed that no matter what he did, they wouldn’t shut. He had a horrible feeling that there was something missing. His quivering fingers brushed against the upper part of his eyes, and he nearly emptied the contents of his stomach when he realized what was missing.

My eyelids! Oh, GOD!

The cold feeling that he had earlier had returned, but this time it seemed very tangible around his left hand. He grabbed at his left hand with his other hand, and he felt something squish against them. His eyesight was beginning to improve in the darkness. He felt around for the thing that he had crushed. When he finally found it and saw what it was, he let out a very high-pitched screech.

“Maggots! ****!”

Pokulok flung the crushed maggot away from him, revulsion racing through his body.

I think I'm a corpse, but why? Why am I dead? I can’t believe this is happening…

“Why is it so hard to believe? You’re already dead inside. Why can’t you be dead on the outside as well?”Revenant by SilentMemento
2: 6 votes:
"Mommy... It... It ate Daddy...It told me that-"

"Ma'am, what about your husband? Ma'am?"

I disregarded the operator for a second, looking down at my daughter, horrified. "It... It told you it ate Daddy? When did it tell you that...?"

"No, Mommy... That's not what it told me. It..." She gave a horrified sob, burrowing her face into my chest.

"Katelyn, what did it tell you?!" The lamp above us flickered off, coating the room with darkness as the phone in my hand went silent. A shiver ran down my spine as I stared at my daughter through the darkness. "Katelyn...?" The door to the room slowly creaked open through the darkness and low, gurgling noises filled the air. "Katelyn, what did it tell you?" I whispered. Tears began to roll down my cheeks as hot breath hit the back of my neck.

"Mommy... It told me that it was hungry and would be coming back with some friends."Wendigo by Dawn_Hero
3: 5 votes:
I went to lay my hand on James's shoulder, but something stopped me in my tracks. My hands were bright red.

I looked at them for a second, confused, then looked to see where the red had come from. My eyes slowly worked their way down to my lap, the sheet laying over me stained with red. "James...? What's on these sheets...?" My eyes then made their way across the bed, the thick, red substance pooling where James had been laying next to me. The sheets were ripped in places, and a single hand coming up from the floor laid on the side of the bed. A single hand with the wrist cut and a diamond ring on its finger. Realization and horror flooded over me. "James, what the hell is going on here?!" As I went to grab the man sitting at the edge of my bed, it was then that I saw its horrible figure. The way its back looked as if it had been broken three times, the way its head was facing upwards at a horrible angle. I grabbed it by the shoulder, touched the skin that felt strangely inhuman, and as it turned to me, I screamed in horror. Its eyes and skin were pure white, but its face was covered with blood, as if it had just been feeding. It looked at me with a surreal form of delight as it licked its lips, its tongue slowly moving over its pointed, bloody teeth. A deep gurgling sound arose from its throat as it turned back to my daughter, moving its face down towards her ear. "Don't you dare touch her!" I screamed, lunging towards the monster as quickly as I could in hopes to stop it from whatever it had planned. In a single, sudden motion, it then threw her to the ground and shot off towards the window on all fours, skidding to a halt and looking back over its shoulder at us. I could almost see a smile cross its face as it gave a deep growl before jumping out into the night.Wendigo by Dawn_Hero
4: 1 votes: The ending paragraph of chapter two, Into the Shadows by donotlookatdiagram

Most Heartbreaking Scene
1: 9 votes:
The Queen did not say anything, continuing to walk forward as they made their way into the town square. Before she knew what she was doing, the Queen turned to the man and embraced him, holding onto him tightly the way she had always hoped to as a child and he had always hoped to hold his beloved as a child as well. "I'm sorry," she whispered quietly. "Love is a good thing, something that brings peace and happiness to all that it touches. Never should I have outlawed it in this fair kingdom."

The man smiled at her, breaking the embrace and walking towards the execution stand in the middle of the town square. "Fear not, my Queen. There must be a reason why my love is met with death while yours shall be met with praise once it is found."

The Queen watched as the man she had loved since her youth stepped onto the execution stand, surrounded by crowds of her loving, jeering subjects. Before her eyes another young man stepped onto the execution stand, holding the hand of her beloved and kissing him gently on the lips as the executioner made his way through the masses.

And as the crowd cheered at the death of the young, loving couple, not a single soul noticed the crying Queen in the midst of the revelry.Who Do You Think You Are? by Dawn_Hero
2: 8 votes:
Lucidity. She pulls herself forward, watching the edge draw nearer by miniscule increments. Pride. She pulls again, her body by now screaming in protest. Freedom. She pulls again, standing up now out of the question. Sun. She pulls again.

[i]Wahahaha, wheheoo, I'm the big man, yes I am, see me come, I'm going to be rich, and you're going to make me that way, say, I wonder how you're doing there, you've been awfully quiet, good girl, good girl, goody-googy, goody-girl you, wahooooo, good-good-good, goooooood . . .

The sun, the sun. The edge is right there. Her nose pushes its way under the red canvas, and a little light floods in, pure as the drops of dew on a rose in the morning. Almost, almost. A few more pulls, her body now shaking with effort and misery, but also that most elusive of vehicles: hope. The sun, she can almost see the sun.

There is nothing. She tries to back up, but her back legs cannot move properly and she can only watch, as if she is a helpless outsider, as her tiny body tips over the edge and off, down, out. The sun, the sun! It's there, but it's not. It's something else, something bright and round and white. It is cooler than the sun, and it sits in a field of indigo, surrounded by its incandescent children, calmly watching as the last of her balance goes and she drops like a filthy, hopeless stone. She wonders briefly if she will fall forever, but that thought is quickly quashed as the ground hits her like a mallet, shattering her utterly.

As she floats her way skyward on wings made from her soul, she watches the moonlight wash over the world below, cleaning what is unclean and righting what is wrong. It kisses the top of the rough red drapes over what had been her prison. It brushes its fingertips across the sleeping eyelids of the sailor who tried to free her. It gently folds itself downwards, settling itself in silken ribbons upon the body of a tiny Pokemon who, in life, did no wrong, and embraces it like a long-lost child.Crushed by Dragon user X

Most Heartwarming Scene
1: 10 votes:
“Good idea,” Rui remarked after Espeon had followed his brother. “Hopefully they won’t take too long...”

“It’s what we did in the old days in fact,” Wes admitted with a slight smirk. “But meanwhile, if you don’t mind you could tell me more about what you were saying when we were so rudely interrupted.”

“Ah,” Rui replied, looking at her feet. “Well, sure, there’s the stuff I said already, but I suppose those are not the only reasons why because I suppose when I get down to it you could say that I like you, but not just like you but maybe-” she tried, before being interjected by Wes holding up a hand.

“Rui, you’re rambling again,” Wes said slowly as Rui pouted.

“Well, I’m not sure I can put it in words that easily...well!” she suddenly piped up, and before Wes knew what happened she had kissed him.

“Well indeed,” he said at length.The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum by bobandbill
2: 7 votes:
With a heavy heart, he flipped over the lid. Staring back at him was the skeleton of a puppy.

More specifically, it was the Growlithe he had owned as a child. It was his best friend, and he shared so many memories with him—happy, sad, angry, the works. Seeing the decayed and broken corpse of his long-lost friend drove a hot knife into Blaine’s heart. A tear slid down his normally composed face behind his sunglasses. Shaking, he replaced the lid and lifted the coffin. He slowly dragged his feet in the direction of the boat.

He was ready to move on from Cinnabar, but he was not ready to forsake his past.

Sunken beneath this earthen plain
Lies a seed which awaits the rain.

Before he reached the ridge separating him from the boat, he heard Cubone making a ruckus. He tried to block out the sound, but finally an exclamation from Mr. Fuji himself made him turn around.

“Blaine! Come back!” Grimacing from emotional pain, he set down the coffin and dragged himself back to where Mr. Fuji and the Cubone were standing, near the hole. “Look down there.” Slowly, Blaine drifted his eyes back down to stare into the hole. Staring back at him was a red and orange striped and spotted egg.A Day in the Life of a Gym Leader: Blaine by disclaimer065
3: 7 votes:
Marina couldn’t have understood him, but she seemed to get what he meant all the same. “I didn’t enter the League in the end,” she said. “I tried – I went right up to the registration desk and everything. But it just felt wrong, entering all of my Pokémon except you. I couldn’t do it.” She gave us an apologetic smile. “So no League battles for a while, I’m afraid.”

She suddenly threw her hands up in frustration. “I’ve really messed up, haven’t I? If I’d just kept looking for longer, I might have found you, and then I could still have got here and registered on time.”

Left rested his head comfortingly on her shoulder, and she sighed. “No, you’re right,” she said. “There’s always next year. And you’re still here, which…” Marina smiled at Left, her eyes lighting up with that same joy from before. “I still can’t believe you’re alive.”

She lifted her bandaged hand to ruffle Left’s feathers. “Oh, Dodrio,” she said, smiling sadly. “I’m so sorry I didn’t try harder to find you. You must have been all alone in there.”

Out of the corner of his eye, Left shared an amused glance with Right and me. For all her qualities as a trainer, sometimes Marina didn’t understand us at all.Three Heads Are Better Than One by elyvorg
4: 2 votes: The kiss scene between Aina and Wataru in chapter 7, Tabula Rasa by purple_drake

Best Action Scene
1: 6 votes:
Instantly, the cool wind whipped his hair around and tossed Meghan’s sunhat off of her head as if it had a mind of its own. Luna took flight next to them, struggling to keep pace with the massive bird. Meghan had both of her Pokémon, Emory and Vesta, out of their Pokéballs, both flying at top speed at the incoming blotches. They were starting to come into focus.

He felt drops of water on his hands, thought briefly, ****, its raining, but then noticed the silent tears streaming down Meghan’s cheeks.

“It’s going to be alright,” yelled John over the roar of the wind.

Her response was inaudible; all he could make out was “Blackthorn, Blackthorn.”

He seized control, somehow, some hidden instinct kicking in, and started talking to Charles.

“The hard part is going to be the approach,” he shouted, the previously formless blobs now showing the clear shape of men riding on the backs of black, hawk-like Pokémon.

They looked like Staraptor, not that it mattered; the other looming black shapes - obviously other Pokémon - meant to do the dirty work.

They were rapidly approaching, fast and furious. The faces of their attackers came into focus, probably twenty of them, their dark, bloodshot pupils and five o’clock shadow suddenly appearing.

“Dive,” John shouted, and the Pidgeot obeyed, narrowly missing the lead attacker.

“Bilbo, Water Gun at anything you see; Luna, Hypnosis!” John called, assuming Charles would act on his own. Meghan was busy commanding her Pokémon. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw a giant grey bird gnawing on a Pellipper with a man hanging on for dear life.

“Luna!” he shouted again, startling the struggling Hoothoot.

<I’m trying! I don’t think I can! > she screamed.

“Do it or he dies!” he shouted frantically. Immediately her eyes glowed red, yellow waves almost exploding from them towards their target. The hypnosis attack caught the man in the grey Galactic uniform off guard. The bird Pokémon, a species unknown to John, fell asleep, falling down, its master flung from her back. John followed the tumbling bodies as they landed with a violent splash in the water far below them.

Their ally climbed back aboard the gigantic seagull Pokémon, waved briefly in appreciation, and dove back downward to catch an enemy.

“Great job, Luna!” he cheered; she smiled.

“Who says you get to have all the fun?” asked Meghan, clearly having regained her composure.

“You can have the next one,” he joked, in a fake gentlemanly tone.

The mood changed suddenly though.

“Duck!” she cried. John instantly buried his head in the Pidgeot as the bird dove. He felt a searing, ripping pain on his back, as two twin yellow claws gored him. He felt like he was being yanked in the air for a brief moment, and then he was soaked, covered in water, his lower back sticky with blood.

“Bilbo?” he asked frantically.

< I no think he likes water, > he chirped. John couldn’t tell, but he was sure the oblivious Totodile was beaming.

He looked to his left, his eye forced to shut momentarily after a simultaneous wind gust and glare from the sun. He saw the bird that had gored him, a Staraptor, and a rider in a black robe, both of whom were drenched.

“He’s coming for another pass,” he moaned, trying to shake off the pain in his back. He looked down below. They were only feet from the water, which didn’t look so serene and calm now, instead like staring into the face of death. His stomach lurched. He forgot how much he hated flying.

“Vesta, Comet Punch that bastard out of the sky!” Meghan ordered.

The Ledian did as she was told, meeting the winged assassin head on, dodging a fierce bite from its beak, and using all of her arms to whip the duo down. The two of them were furiously thrown into the depths of the lake, so close to them that they felt the mist from the splash.

He looked up, the city now in front of him. Nothing was burning or seemed damaged, except for Sprout Tower to his left. The elderly structure was partially on fire; smoke billowing from a large hole in the middle of its structure.

As Charles rose in height, he looked for the enemy combatants. After a brief moment of scanning, he saw only a few, all of which were headed in the opposite direction. Struggling to catch up with them was the black hooded warrior they had just encountered. He must have survived. Falkner and Amelia, meanwhile, were charging after them with the rest of the militia that Gabe had gathered. They caught Falkner’s attention, and he waved them back, his face frozen in a sigh of relief.

Charles swiftly turned around, targeting the beach. After a few minutes of flying, the bird began to descend rather rapidly, tired from the advanced maneuvers it had just executed with the weight it was carrying. He landed clumsily, and Luna, Emory, and Vesta landed with him.Nightfall by Manaphyman
2: 6 votes:
They boy got an idea. “One!” The same attack was repeated. “Keep it up for as long as you can!” He dived yet again to dodge the rolling stone, squinting from the heat as the pursuing pup and trail of fire followed. “Good girl!” He glanced at the other man and saw he was screaming at his now-bright red Pokémon, something that had gone unnoticed until now.

Suddenly, apparently by command, the smoking, almost-bubbling boulder stopped. He stopped attacking, he stopped rolling, and judging from the dead look in his eyes, he had stopped caring. What followed happened too suddenly for the boy to comprehend immediately.

The Pokémon exploded.

Whether by the heat or a special technique, it became a living bomb, destroying both itself and the boy’s Pokémon, scorching the land around it, and covering the boy’s screams with a ringing left in the ears of anyone within hearing range. He wore his lungs out after only a few seconds, soon reducing his cries into wheezes and then nothing but sobs. She was absolutely decimated. Aside from a few scraps of hide and guts, she had crumbled into nothing more than a pile of ash.

Adding Pokémon to the battlefield was supposed to decrease the psychological damage of war. If you weren’t the one doing the actual killing, then the burden of murder would not be an issue. Pokémon were considered expendable. The military saw not the importance of the creatures to individual soldiers but rather the value of them as a weapon. It was a controversial view.

The boy ripped a knife from the small case on his belt and ran at the man without delay. Tears burned his eyes and blurred his vision. His target was enormous but there were no stakes left. They would both die eventually.

With this being the dominant thought in his mind, he dived through the air and stuck the blade as hard as he could into the guy’s chubby stomach and they both fell to the ground. Blood gurgled out and ran down his sides.

It was strange. The boy felt no pleasure now. He wasn’t even relieved to have avenged his Pokémon. In fact, he felt nothing now. Why was the anger gone? Where was the fear? He pulled the knife from the flesh and stared at it. He had murdered. He had reacted in a single flash of rage and had murdered another human being.Only God May Judge You by [Imaginative]:[Clockwork]
3: 3 votes: The battle in chapter 22, Stars by Dramatic Melody

Best Cliffhanger
1: 18 votes out of 35:
St. Peter’s Square was eerily quiet as Katharine strolled through it alone. She picked up a few bits of Shadow energy nearby, but that wasn’t what haunted her. For some reason, she felt as if someone was watching her every mood. Suddenly, a chill washed through her, and she was convinced someone was standing behind her.

“Hello, Chosen One,” a cold voice spoke.

She turned to see a tall, black-haired young woman step across the stones to stand a few feet in front of her. She shivered at the young woman’s cold gaze. There was no mistaking that she was a demon. The bottom of her black dress seemed to recede into the shadows as if they were one.

“I am Nyx,” she said, smiling a cruel smile. “And this is your last day on Earth.”Angels and Demons by chosen_one386

Most Memorable Quote
1: 18 votes: "JAAAAAAAAAAACK PAAAAAAAAAAWNCH!", The Adventure of Adventureness by Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes:
The boy tilted his head to the left and shrugged his left shoulder, pressing his ear against it. His brow furrowed. “The word 'go,' a verb, often defined as 'to move or travel,'” he began, brow relaxing the further he spoke. He straightened his head. “‘You're,’ the contraction of ‘you are’ with ‘you are’ being ‘I am’ in this case. ‘Not,’ an adverb, used to express negation, denial, refusal. Therefore with my powers combined I, Brendan Birch, am not going.”The Battle Frontier: A Brendan and May Adventure by Breezy
3: 2 votes:
“I don't mind losing”–she didn't mind a lot of things, he noted–“and I have no regrets about my battle with Alder. But I will be back. Trust me. Until then, I suppose I have 'other' things to do.” She winked.Option Other by Breezy

Author Awards

Best Established Writer
1: 13 votes: bobandbill
2: 10 votes: JX Valentine
3: 9 votes: Breezy
4: 1 votes: Manaphyman
5: 0 votes: Dragon user X

Best New Writer
1: 17 votes: Cutlerine
2: 6 votes: :[Clockwork]
3: 5 votes: ShinyRaikou
4: 3 votes: disclaimer065
5: 2 votes: ShadedSkies
6: 0 votes: Antithesis

Most Dedicated Writer
[i]1: 20 votes: Missingno. Master
2: 7 votes: EonMaster One
3: 7 votes: Breezy
4: 0 votes: Feralninja

Most Improved Writer
1: 9 votes: Mrs. Lovett
2: 8 votes: ShinyRaikou
3: 6 votes: ESPNfanatic35

Reviewer Awards

Most Helpful Reviewer
1: 12 votes: JX Valentine
2: 9 votes: Breezy
3: 7 votes: Gelatino95
4: 2 votes: chosen_one386
5: 1 votes: ESPNfanatic35

Most Dedicated Reviewer
1: 12 votes: Breezy
2: 10 votes: JX Valentine
3: 4 votes: Gelatino95
4: 4 votes: FlamingRuby

disclaimer065
10th April 2012, 4:11 AM
Darn, no wins. Can't say I didn't see that coming, though.
Congratulations to all the winners, the ones I recognize definitely deserve it.

Missingno. Master
10th April 2012, 4:25 AM
I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me and my work, and I'd also like to congratulate everyone else who won. Especially bobandbill. The Retelling of Pokémon Colosseum really deserved Best Comedy Fic.

ESPNfanatic35
10th April 2012, 4:41 AM
Looks like I got shut out this year, but I appreciate the nominations and votes I got! No shame in losing against such tough competition. Congratulations to the winners!

Psychic
10th April 2012, 5:00 AM
Congrats to all the entrants and winners! Looks like we had a pretty good year. :>

~Psychic

[Imaginative]:[Clockwork]
10th April 2012, 5:10 AM
Thank you to everyone who voted for me! =) I even tied for first on one! Hopefully I can be much more active this year than I was the back half of '11 (even though I'm already off to a terrible start) so that I won't be so surprised people actually remembered me when voting. ^^;

Again, thank you to all of the people who voted for me and congratulations to not only (but especially) the winners, but to everyone who was nominated.

The Great Butler
10th April 2012, 5:13 AM
I have to say, I'm very impressed with the turnout this year and how smoothly everything went. Congratulations to everyone!

For the sake of information so the 2012 awards can be even better, do any of you have any kind of feedback to give? I'd like to always be bettering my plans for the future awards.

chosen_one386
10th April 2012, 5:22 AM
Not surprised at all that I didn't get anything (except by default. XD)

Congratulations to everyone who won and thank you to those who nominated and voted for me.

GalladeRocks
10th April 2012, 5:39 AM
Woohoo, I love these things. So much suspense! Congrats to everyone!

American--Pi
10th April 2012, 5:55 AM
Best Pokémon Chaptered Fic
9: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks
14: 0 votes: Broken Promise: The Story of Ash's Pidgeot by Articuno_rocks

Eh, did terribly on that. Ah well, I totally expected it. It's not like I'm a really experienced writer or something. At least one person voted for The Power N.U. and I got nominated. :>


Best Plot
7: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks

Didn't do to well on that either, but once again I wasn't expecting it. I thought my plot for The Power N.U. was okay, but then again, I had tough competition.


Best Trainer Fic
7: 1 votes: The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks

Once again, I'm not disappointed at all. I'm inexperienced and I was expecting this.


Best Non-Human Main Character
3: 5 votes: The Smogon, The Power N.U. by Articuno_rocks

Third place, eh? Not bad, not bad at all. I knew my idea to put Smogon into my fic was a pretty creative one.


Best Canon Character-Centric
1: 9 votes: Broken Promise: The Story of Ash's Pidgeot by Articuno_rocks

...Wait. A. Second.
My first year of writing, and I actually win an award?
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Really, thank you, thank you all who voted for Broken Promise. I never thought it was anything good or special, but apparently it is. I suppose the story of a forgotten character is quite interesting to people. What this means is, I'm sorry about the crazily long hiatus I've taken from fan fiction. Now that I know that Broken Promise won an award, my interest in fan fiction has been rekindled, and I will continue to write.

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Congratulations, massive congratulations to all those who won, and sorry to all those who lost. Although I honestly don't have the time to follow more than two or three fics, I know that all the winners of these awards did fabulously. The fics who won definitely deserve my reading them, but I wish I weren't so busy doing nothing... ah well, congratulations anyways.

A big congratulations to Missingno. Master, whom I nominated and voted for many times, for winning so many well-deserved awards. I honestly hope I can be like you someday... but all that takes is a little more writing and determination on my part.

As for next year's awards... aside from not to keep us waiting for so long (joke, joke!), there's really nothing I can say that will make the awards better. Best of luck to all, and see you next year!

~Arti ;144;

JX Valentine
10th April 2012, 6:49 AM
I don't think I'll ever get over the fact that AEM won Best Horror, despite the fact that it's apparently accidental horror. Clearly, this means I should just write horror fic from now on. Or that I fail at not writing horror.

Awesome job, guys! Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and congrats to everyone! The way I see it, it's an honor being nominated at all, so I'm just happy either way.

As for suggestions, honestly not sure. I think this is the smoothest the awards have run, as far as I can remember, save for the bumps you straightened out in the nomination phase. (You know. Like the one where we can't just fill up our nomination ballots with one person or fanfic.) I wonder, though, is it possible to cut the amount of time the nominations/voting period lasted. I mean, there was a huge chunk of time in which no one touched the nominations thread, right? Would it be more convenient to cut nominations and voting down by about a week or so (so we can finish off the whole shebang before April), or would that rush people too much?

Also, Arti... you know that you can skim potential nominations/votes, right? I mean, part of the point and beauty of the awards is to delve into works you might not have had time for before the nominations/voting period. (Sure, it's okay to vote for favorites, but you'd still want to keep an open mind and consider material you haven't read, you know?) And it's not really too time-consuming to read a chapter/page or so of each eligible or nominated fic and decide how you feel about them. That's pretty much how I did most of my nominations. I hadn't read most of the ones I nominated before I chose whose name I wanted to put in, so I read through the first couple of pages of each one. If I thought I liked it, I read the rest of the chapter; if I didn't, I put it aside. Same thing with the voting process. You don't have to follow fics for this kind of thing, but it would be rather nice to look them over at the very least. :/ Not saying I'm offended or anything. Just making a suggestion because... yeah.

The Great Butler
10th April 2012, 7:59 AM
As for suggestions, honestly not sure. I think this is the smoothest the awards have run, as far as I can remember, save for the bumps you straightened out in the nomination phase. (You know. Like the one where we can't just fill up our nomination ballots with one person or fanfic.) I wonder, though, is it possible to cut the amount of time the nominations/voting period lasted. I mean, there was a huge chunk of time in which no one touched the nominations thread, right? Would it be more convenient to cut nominations and voting down by about a week or so (so we can finish off the whole shebang before April), or would that rush people too much?


I'm reluctant to lessen the timeframes because, even while you are right that there were periods of inactivity, we got so many nominations and votes that I don't want to lose those.

Dramatic Melody
10th April 2012, 11:29 AM
Jumping in to say congrats to all the winners and the nominees! :D I knew I wouldn't win this year seeing as I didn't do much fanfic writing, but thank you for the nominations and the votes! 'Til the next awards! :)

bobandbill
10th April 2012, 3:52 PM
Hurrah for Best Comedy, the one I am usually most interested in! =D (Third time is quite nice too). And yay for the other awards and placings too. Thanks for everyone who voted (even if I do remain a bit confused on say the best description award), and congrats to all the other winners and nominees!

Thanks also to TGB for organising this again and Dragonfree for setting up the voting and the post too (again, those are some impressive scripts you use there).

I do personally feel that the nomination/voting time could be reduced a bit more than it has this year - otherwise no real complaints from myself, even if it's just by a small bit.

Hilijix
10th April 2012, 7:04 PM
Congratulations to all the nominations and winners! There were some awesome fics in the lineup- I better put some of these fics on my "To Read List." Thanks to all who have voted for me and everyone else, I'm happy I even got nominated in the first place.

Here's to another great year of writing!

harryheart
10th April 2012, 8:23 PM
Well done everyone! Was a very good year by the looks of nominations, votes and awards. Well done and thank you to all those that ran and chaired this! It was wonderful, and although we had some inactivity, I think it worked very well.

One thing to ask, there appeared to be some awards where people recieved the same no. of awards, so are those places joint? Simple question I know, sorry, but I'm not sure as it still listed it in a ranking order.

Mrs. Lovett
10th April 2012, 9:02 PM
I decided to stay out of the voting/nominations this year, because due to other obligations, I had little time to spend on the forum, other than to post chapters of Roots and take brief glimpses at other people's stories. But I want to congratulate all the winners on their hard work, and wish luck to those who didn't win and want to aim higher. Practice and don't give up!

And speaking of aiming higher, I was shocked/happy that I was voted the Most Improved Writer. It really means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for the fact that people notice better writing in my new stories when compared to my old ones. It makes me happy just to be nominated in the Awards, because in that, I see how much my writing has changed.

I can't promise a great increase in forum activity for a while, other than posting chapters and other writing ideas (I have many), but for now I'll keep lurking and reading.

Once again, congratulations to everyone!

Cutlerine
10th April 2012, 9:27 PM
Well, well, well. Congratulations to everyone else who won stuff or was nominated, and a small pat on the back for me, I think. In fact, I'm so happy that I think I've earned some Indian sweetmeats. Oh, and thanks to everyone who voted for me! I could've written the best story in the world and got absolutely nowhere if you guys hadn't been so kind as to choose mine over the others, so yeah. Thanks to you all.

Once again, congratulations and thanks to all who deserve them - and now I must leave, to go and live up to all their expectations.

F.A.B.

M-Dub
11th April 2012, 12:36 AM
Best Pokémon One-Shot
1: 8 votes: New Game by Dragon user X

Best Characterization in a Short Story
1: 7 votes: New Game by Dragon user X

Most Heartbreaking Fic
1: 8 votes: Morphic by Dragonfree
2: 7 votes: New Game by Dragon user X

Most Heartbreaking Scene
1: 9 votes: Who Do You Think You Are? by Dawn_Hero
2: 8 votes: Crushed by Dragon user X

Two wins and two really close (by one vote each!) second placings? That's a lot better than I ever imagined I'd do, so thanks so much to everyone who voted for me. Congratulations to all the other winners, and I hope to be back in force next year with some serious entries in the Chapter fic categories.

SilentMemento
11th April 2012, 1:47 AM
No way. My story got a solid fourth place in the Best Horror Fic award? And it actually won the Most Frightening Scene award?! Wow. Just...wow. That's a really pleasant surprise that I didn't expect at all. Thank you. The people who voted for me...I'm extremely grateful to you guys. I'm just hoping that my story exceeds your expectations, and I will work my hardest to ensure that it does just that.

All of the winners and all of the people who were nominated: congratulations to all of you. Even though some of you didn't quite win, you've all made outstanding contributions to this forum community and are fully deserving of the accolades you've received. Mass kudos and respect.

elyvorg
15th April 2012, 1:37 AM
Oh, hey. I'd almost forgotten these awards existed. I was sort of planning to vote back in March, but I wanted to go and skim some of the fics first to get a less biased opinion of things, like JX mentioned, and I never got around to doing that in the end. D:

Yay for Foregone Conclusion winning Best Character Development and Three Heads are Better Than One winning Best Pokémon-Centric! =D Both are categories that were more or less the focus of the respective fic, so it's great to see that other people appreciate those qualities of them, too. And runner up in Best Characterisation in a Short Story for the latter isn't bad, either. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, on either fic! (Foregone Conclusion's award also makes me happy simply because it proves that at least five people have read it, which is more than I was aware of. If any of the people who voted for it wants to drop me a quick VM or PM just to let me know they've read it, feel free - I always get warmfuzzies hearing that my stories have brought enjoyment to someone. :3)

Congratulations to everyone else who won, too! I was particularly pleased to see The Thinking Man's Guide to Destroying the World win the awards it did; as someone who's read and very much enjoyed that story, I feel that it absolutely deserved those. And congratulations to all the runners up as well, since being nominated is still a significant achievement, after all.

Interrupt
28th April 2012, 12:55 AM
Maybe next year I can get "most improved"! :D *ba-dum-tish*

Tonberry_King
9th August 2012, 1:30 PM
I got nominated twice? I'm so happy. xD Thanks, Breezy!

LadyLady
30th August 2012, 12:14 PM
Comgragulations everyone! :))