Here’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and probably should’ve done in 2015, but oh well better late than never! Let’s commemorate the end of the year by celebrating some of our best members and best contributions. I was gonna do it for 2016 exclusive, but since we’ve never done it before, screw it! It’s the 2014-2016 awards now! I’ll start by posting a bunch of a bunch of categories, and I want you guys to nominate people or things that you believe should win the award, which the community will then vote on. Here’s some categories off the top of my head, feel free to recommend more and I’ll add them to the list! The winners (where applicable) will earn exclusive forum badges!
##Best Creative Project
In-progress things are fair game!
Current nominees: Little Busters! Minecraft Build
@Bonecuss’s Aphorism Generator
@eptakyrios’s AIR Soundtrack Transcriptions
@Takafumi’s Suginami Mod
Aka Best Meme. This should be good.
Current nominees: Disappointed Kitagawa
"A Saito character has also been confirmed"
MŒ ͜ʖ °)ﾉ
Okazaki Sushi Drop
##Best community event
Current nominees: AIR Movie Night
CLANNAD Movie Night
Kazamatsuri Secret Santa
Yeah Kazamatsuri has a blog too! Maybe it was entertaining, maybe it included lots of interesting information. Maybe it was just well-written!
Current nominees: Kazamatsuri Community Interviews Sekai Project’s CLANNAD Team
Special Coverage of the 2016 Key Cafe
What is @key_oekaki? The Late-Night 60-Minute Key Drawing Contest Detailed!
CLANNAD Official English Release Kickstarter Launched!
Special Write-up of the Key Fan Party 2016 at Anime Expo
We kinda do a lot of these.
Current nominees: Minagi Route Podcast
After Story Podcast
Shiori Route Podcast
Harmonia Bookclub Podcast
##Best Topic Concept
This excludes meta topics and the mainline Key Discussion topics. Someone came up with a great idea for a topic, and it turned out to be a great topic!
H-scenes in Visual Novels: Opinions and discussion
Key Game Audio Files
Who is your favourite Key Character and why?
RLDev for Dummies
Try to anger as many Key fans as possible in one sentence
Specifically referring to drawn/digital art, not music and stuff. Maybe they are super talented, or maybe their work inspires you! Must have posted at least two original artworks here! Speaking of…
Current nominees: @dizzyworld2
Whether it’s playing an instrument or singing, we have a lot of talent here. Maybe they are super talented, or maybe their work inspires you! Must have posted at least two original works here.
Current nominees: @SuikaShoujo
Because there’s always that one guy everyone loves who never posts!
Current nominees: @Rincchi
In girls, games and classical literature, there’s gotta be someone who you think has the best taste.
Time for some warm-fuzzies!
##Best New Member
Must have started posting and introduced themselves this year! Acknowledge their awesome contributions to the community.
And I do mean in a “laughing with them” way, please don’t twist this around to be mean!
##Most MVP Poster
The member who’s contributed the best discussion of all of us!
Just because I wanted an excuse to use the title Best Girl instead of simply Best Member. Let’s split it into two awards! This one is for any female-identifying or non-binary members. Both are to commemorate the (two) members who everyone loves for their awesome contributions to the community, entertaining interesting or just plain great. Without them, Kazamatsuri wouldn’t be Kazamatsuri! Both are only eligible for members who have been Busters for a considerable amount of time.
You better not ship them together! See above. This one is for any male-identifying or non-binary members.
I’ll be updating this post over time according to your suggestions!