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MF - February, 2010

Post by Weiss on Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:11 am

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Art and Design
Kalon Ordona II: Kalon’s Portrait Studio
Undoubtedly the most popular art thread on the forums! Kalon’s Portrait Studio has blasted off since it first debuted on the 21st of September last year. Since then, it’s been a constant influx of requests and one amazing character portrait after another! From RP character images to the Knights of FOG portraits that you see in the moderator avatars, every one of the avatars created by this rising star are unique and amazing in their own right. I can only say that I’m shocked he hasn’t been featured already, so I’m here to rectify that this month! Congratulations, Kalon, you are February 2010’s Artist of the Month!

Writing and Journalism
HawktheThird: Of Man
When I went searching for this month’s Writing and Journalism feature, I wasn’t expecting to find this little gem of literary prowess. To say that I was impressed or awed would barely skim the surface when describing how I felt as I perused each line of this masterfully crafted short by HawktheThird. While it may be a small gem amidst a sea of glimmering jewels, this particular stone has been polished and shined to a blinding brilliance that left me wishing there was more!

The short story depicts a man struggling to find his way in a world ravaged by desolation. Buildings lay in ruin, mutated humanoids roaming the cityscape and preying upon the remnants of man. Our hero – antithesis of the title though he might be – is an exceptionally vivid character whose pains can be felt at every interval, struggling against the same emotions that any man or woman might expect to feel when faced with the threat of despair, solitude, and even death.

Truly, I felt this piece was far too remarkable not to earn a spot in the February Monthly Features. HawktheThird, you have more than earned your place as February 2010’s Writer of the Month!

Roleplay
Shades of Gray: Darker City Streets
This roleplay is exceptional for the intensity of each character found herein. A modern depiction of vampiric culture meets the day to day of humanity in the form of a serial killer called “The Shadow”. While Shades of Gray’s character, Samantha, certainly has an intriguing personality that brings an essence of realism to her life, the dark, twisted, yet poetic depiction of the vampiric villain played by Kaislynn is what really caught my attention.

From there, each addition to the cast has brought along a new and interesting character with a well-defined personality. The story falls together from many different angles, and as a reader of this intriguing tale, I can’t help but wonder what will come next.

As the creator of such a fantastic and gripping roleplay, Shades of Gray has earned the title of February 2010’s Roleplayer of the Month!

Member of the Month
Ryona Noel
Ryona Noel. It’s a name we all know, and it belongs to one of the kindest individuals on our lovely forums. Though she may be shy, Ryona is active in every aspect of our forums, delving into the artistic world with signatures and avatars, literary ventures the likes of Emoria, and many topics in the General Discussion area; all while making time to greet new members of the site. She is certainly a pleasure to have amongst our community, and I’m happy to present her with the title and status of February 2010’s Member of the Month!



Congratulations to all of our monthly winners! You’ve all earned your place in the Monthly Features by inspiring the rest of us to excel in every aspect of our daily dealings amongst the FOG.


Just so everyone is aware, ImmortalSin will retain her Member of the Month status until the end of this month, as she was only recently placed in the appropriate user group and given the golden name. At the end of the month, she will be removed from the user group and Ryona Noel will retain the status until next month's features declare a new Member of the Month! I hope you don't mind, Ryona. Aww


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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Gunneh on Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:15 am

Congrats, guys! Keep pumping out the good stuff and we'll probably see your names here again Very Happy I'm truly proud to be a part of the staff for such a wonderful site and such an awesome group of people Very Happy In fact, sometimes I come on hoping that someone will have caused some trouble so I'll have something to do that shows my moderation XD

Of course I don't mean that Very Happy Keep being awesome, guys Very Happy
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by ImmortalSin on Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:44 am

Congratulations everyone - especially you Ryona! You guys definitely deserved to be featured!

The Monthly Features are always something I look forward to. I just love checking out what everyone has been up to and it really does show just how great this community is. Aww
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:17 pm

*Calls in an air show for dramatic effect*

Congrats everyone! And hurray for Ryona! You definitely deserve it!

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I read it. Crying or Very sad

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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Gadreille on Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:23 pm

Oh my goodness! I see my name, in lights! Very Happy

Congratulations everybody!

Of course I don't mind sharing the status, I'm happy that ImmortalSin finally gets official MOTM status!
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Guest on Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:44 pm

Congrats everyone!

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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Bird of Hermes on Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:29 pm

Congratulations, everyone! And good job, Weiss. You did a great job with the features. You're a natural.
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Post by Kathryn Lacey on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:24 pm

Congratulations to everyone who made it. You definitely deserve it.

I agree that you, Weiss, have done an excellent job with the Monthly Features.

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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Kalon Ordona II on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:12 pm

Yaaaaay! xD
My little portrait studio! xD
I've arrived!!! cheers

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Yaaaaay!

And congratulations all the other winners. And since adding my congratulations to Weiss for his amazing perception and insight would seem disgustingly self-serving, I'll just say that it's my very good honor to be here on the imaginary stage.

Thank yeeeew, thank yeeeeew!
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Huzzah for Monthly Features! cheers
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Loki on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:07 pm

I lost my special ghosties and my golden name. I've grown rather attached to them over the past two months... Sad

Goodbye, Bill.

Goodbye, Liz.

Goodbye, Sam.

Goodbye, Alex.

Goodbye, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV.

I'll miss you all. Crying or Very sad Do take good care of them for me, Ryona.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Weiss on Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:11 pm

I'm not sure if I should laugh at the name reference or lament the idea of Ed becoming a ghost.

Worry not, Loki, they will be well taken care of, I'm sure. Perhaps some day they will return to your side. [Nods.]
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:38 pm

Yeah.... I don't get the reference... what? scratch

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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Loki on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 pm

*Shrug* Ed is still 48 years or so from being born, I see it as a tribute to her coming. The pre-reincarnated version of herself.Very Happy

@ Agenda: Edward is a seven foot tall ex-basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen alien from the anime series Cowboy Bebop.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Weiss on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Also known as Radical Edward... or Francoise Appledehli, which is her real name. She's undoubtedly the best part of the series, and her self-chosen name is only slightly less epic than that of Vash the Stampede's.

"Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III" is the supposed full name of Vash the Stampede from the Trigun series, though this is obviously something he came up with on the spot.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Bird of Hermes on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:04 am

Both of those animes are on my rather long list for ones to see.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Kalon Ordona II on Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Loki wrote:I lost my special ghosties and my golden name. I've grown rather attached to them over the past two months... Sad

Goodbye, Bill.

Goodbye, Liz.

Goodbye, Sam.

Goodbye, Alex.

Goodbye, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV.

I'll miss you all. Crying or Very sad Do take good care of them for me, Ryona.

^ This made my day.

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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Shades Of Gray on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:48 pm

Congrats to all of you!! Well deserved and truly inspiring! Hawk, you've made me proud my friend!! heart
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Gadreille on Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:44 pm

Are there going to be Monthly features for March? I am ready to hand in the MOTM glowy icons...I think....*Sniff*
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Weiss on Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:33 pm

Oi, no rest for the weary.

I decided I would start doing the Monthly Features each month between the 14th and 15th, because I felt it was unfair that the duration each member retained the MotM status depended entirely on the whim of the admin doing the features. This way, each member will have the title for a full month, or at least very close to it.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Kalon Ordona II on Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:37 pm

Good idea, Weiss. That's been in the back of my mind as well, now that you mention it.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Gadreille on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:38 pm

Did you think admin was going to be easy?? Lol.

I was just wondering.
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Re: MF - February, 2010

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:46 pm

Can't wait! Thanks for not forgetting Wink

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