As we say hello to 2023 today, it’s time to take a look back at yesterday with some of the best blog posts of 2022. This has become somewhat of a tradition around here since we first did it for 2014. These talented writers amaze me every year with their insight and dedication to the community and the sheer creativity!
While some monsters are cute & cuddly (Monsters inc etc), mostly monsters mentioned in stories are are deadly creatures that send shivers down our spine.
If you’re writing about monsters, you might want to provide a lot of detail to scare your readers, emphasising how ghastly and gruesome your scary monster is. Or maybe you just need to mention it by name?
The window for Squiddie nominations has closed, and my did we get some good ones! In addition to the high quality, I was surprised by the sheer number of nominations we received: 88 total over all three years. It’s quite a bit for our judges to go through the next few weeks!
I would also like to thank Nim for taking over as the coordinator for the Squiddies moving forward. It’s a big, but often thankless job so I’ll thank you: Thank you, Nim!
Expect to see the winners announced soon. Until then, here are your Squiddie nominees:
When we bid 2020 farewell one year ago, we hoped for better things in 2021. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it played out that way. Moreover, due to the ongoing pandemic, we’re going to have to put off our plans for an IRL Simming Get Together indefinitely. Should conditions change to allow us to hold the event, we will provide advance notice here.
But 2021 wasn’t all bad. There actually was quite a bit to celebrate. In fact, you could say that 2021 was the year of anniversary celebrations as four clubs marked significant milestones:
You are cordially invited to join Zodiac Fleet today, September 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!
Zodiac Fleet was created in 2001 to be a place for all roleplayers where people could come together to just have fun and leave the politics at the door. We are a fleet where the players are in charge and they run their own games with very little red tape and bureaucracy getting into their way. It is a lot like the tabletop games of yesterday where a group of friends come together to tell stories.
Throughout the cosmos Risa has become another word for fun. From its tropical, sandy beaches to its crystal clear seas, any who visit are instantly taken in by Risian hospitality. Few ever want to leave the paradise planet, and that is especially true during the annual Lohlunat Festival. The Lohlunat Festival is an annual Risian holiday also known as the “Festival of the Moons.” It is a day of peace, of relaxation, and of friendship for all who journey there.
This article was posted at the request of John Nugra, the Administrator of the Simming Prize.
The Simming Prize dates back to 1999 in honoring the very best of the online role playing community. Up to five Prizes are awarded annually to people, sims, clubs, and other organizations that (1) exemplify service, quality, and dedication within play-by-post online role-playing; or who (2) pioneer new technology or techniques within the community. The Prizes can recognize a significant onetime accomplishment, or sustained contributions over a period of time. The Simming Prize is presented in the memory of longtime role player and leader Seth Cotis.
After careful consideration and thoughtful deliberation, the Simming Prize trustees and judges hereby award the 2019 Simming Prize to:
2020 was unlike any year most of us have ever experienced before as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. Beyond the most unfortunate loss of life, many have also lost jobs, friendships, and more. 2020 is certainly a year none of us will want to repeat! With that said, all wasn’t bad, at least in roleplaying. We did publish a few articles that we hope you found helpful. As is our annual tradition, here are some of the best from 2020.
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I wouldn’t blame you for throwing that compliment back in my face, as 2020 is proving to be a turbulent year, with so much going on in the news, mostly the coronavirus pandemic, forcing so many people across the world to stay in their homes :-/
With much of our social activity now going online, one of the best ways to remain creative AND be social is to start, or take part in online roleplaying.