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2017 McCrea Awards Part IV

2017 McCrea Awards Part IV

And so we conclude the “grand” return of the McCrea Awards by handing out honors to our merry band of House Ryokuro regulars (and irregulars). These folks made the sun shine brighter, the air smell sweeter, and possibly even killed a couple of those fucking toucans.   Best Total N00b AthenaGrey With just around three

And so we conclude the “grand” return of the McCrea Awards by handing out honors to our merry band of House Ryokuro regulars (and irregulars). These folks made the sun shine brighter, the air smell sweeter, and possibly even killed a couple of those fucking toucans.

 

Best Total N00b

AthenaGrey

With just around three posts to her name, AthenaGrey is far and away our most talkative new member of 2017. She has strolled around the Impossibly Deep Ball Pit and questioned the nature of The Questions Game, leaving an indelible mark on House Ryokuro. We expect big things from her in 2018 and we’d be stunned if she didn’t at least double her post count by this time next year.

 

Best Downstairs Neighbor

Mrs. Carmichael

Admittedly, none of us have ever talked to or even seen Mrs. Carmichael. It’s possible that she either doesn’t exist or is some version of Satan. Could go either way. But if she does exist and isn’t the Dark Lord of Hell, she’s been a remarkably patient neighbor, and has never complained, not even when we left the “Bowling Ball Dropping Machine” running for 22 days straight.

 

Best Twin Peaks Fan

K26dp

After 25 years of television limbo, the cult hit finally returned to the airwaves in 2017 and even produced two hardcover volumes of backstory. The Emperor Ryokuro himself frequently questioned the quality and viability of this new material, but K26dp staunchly defended the Twin Peaks revival through all its supremely weird twists and turns. For his loyalty, K26dp has earned the patented Agent Cooper Thumbs Up.

 

Best Bracketeer

Soylent Daveage

For someone who claimed to never quite grasp the concept or purpose of this year’s Battlegrounds Bracketeering, Soylent Daveage was amazingly good at it. His 4 wins may not have been the most (Revil Fox and Trebor had six apiece) but they included the season-ending Battle to End All Battles, and he also notched three second-place finishes. The man with the Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg haircut proved he sure knew how to pick ’em.

 

Best Hallsian

KilljoyBob

With a postcount second only to the Emperor, KilljoyBob might have won this award simply by being the most active Hallsian. But our resident pie-flinger went above and beyond, contributing news stories, Transformers reviews, and delicious fruit filling. He even played a not-insignificant role in the chain of events leading to House Ryokuro’s rebirth and the subsequent return of the Halls of Hysteria, so he’s got that going for him, too. Raise a frosty mug of the old IJIT Special for KilljoyBob!

 

That does it for the 2017 McCrea Awards! We look forward to having even more to celebrate in 2018!

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