For a moment I thought it was me, who was awarded this award
Congratulations Volksmarschall !
*Takes off hat in suprise!*
Thanks all and thank you coz1 for this rather unexpected honor! True it is, I've browsing all around AARland in hopes of finding some good reads or games, as I have. I have had a little extra time on my hands lately so I wanted to get to another of my favorite things to do, read. With many great AARs out there, I have only managed to find a selected few ammount, of those all are very good. I honestly don't know how some of you guys out there can keep up with more than 20, I struggle to keep up with let alone 10. As our teachers used and always will say, "The only way to become a better reader and writer, is to read and write yourself." This I must agree with 100%. These forums have many good reads that I enjoy and older ones that I'm reading out of pleasure (like Into the West and "Sorry, but your not the only one..."). Anyways, thanks everyone! I'm sure I'll discover more gems out there in the future.
Always out there,
Currently working on: The Decline and Fall of Roman Civilization (EUIV) 3x AwAARds & In the Footsteps of Rome: A History of Europe in Late Antiquity (CKII)
Volume List for Decline & Fall: Preface | Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 (planned)
Newest AAR: The House of Habsburg In the Age of Empire (EUIV)
The Presidents: Clay to Smith (1836-1920) (History Book, 57 pages, my magnum opus), 7x AwAARd winner.
Saints and Angels: An Epic of the American Civil War, (Narrative, 22 pages), 6x AwAARd winner.
My Inkwell! (2 more completed AARs, 5 failed adventures, and brief bio!) | Slow Update Status: The Presidents: Redux
My AwAARds: 7x ACA AwAARd recipient (6x 1st Favorite), 4x Character WritAAR of the Week, 3x WritAAR of the Week, 3x Showcase, Fan of the week 1/03/09 & 9/02/14 (Full List in Inkewll)
I am a historian, philosopher, and research economist (BA in those 3 subjects) | "The Church is the foundation and pillar of truth" (1 Tm. 3:15) - ex-Protestant convert to Catholicism.
The Paradox Historiography Society, a group for historians to discuss theories of history and historical work, and for those interested in the actual professional.
Well earned. Congratulations!
Current AAR: The Sons of Ragnar Lodbrok: In the Shadow of the Great Old Ones
Follow the link to read The Pariah. For more Lovecraft style horror, try The Crane Horror and my Holmes/Lovecraft story The Case of the Galloway Eidolon. All are free to read in the Lovecraft eZine.
Available: The Saglek Incident in the anthology Sha'Daa: Pawns and Witiko in the anthology Bigfoot Terror Tales: Vol 1
Also: Plains of Hell in the anthology Lawyers in Hell & Colony in the anthology Rogues in Hell, continuing the HUGO award winning Heroes in Hell series, edited by Janet Morris
For a complete list of my AARs go to The Ink Well. Visit my Website for news, reviews and story excerpts.
"Don't hit if it can be honorably avoided, but never hit softly." --Theodore Roosevelt
When we created Artificial Intelligence, we also created Artificial Stupidity. - Gaia commenting on robots.
Proud member of shipbucket, and my own gaiabucket
French Mod 1914 Alternate History AAR (1897- ?) Les Flammes des Ténčbres
Les Flammes des Ténčbres: Saints et Démons - Part I completed
Character WritAAR of the Week: 26/10/08, 10/04/09
WritAAR of the Week: 04/01/09
To view is human, to comment is divine.
"Be not afraid" - John Paul II
"The Christian way has not been tried and found wanting, it has been found to be hard and left untried" - GK Chesterton.
Current AAR: Stories of King Sean CK2 4.1
Completed AAR: In Memory of France EU2
View my full AAR list at The Inkwell
My library and My blog
Ask not what AARland can do for you, but what you can do for AARland.
Most supreme conbobulations!
Through My Eyes - A TFH AAR (Updated Dec. 23)
Paradox HOI AAR Contest Runner-Up / Best Character Writer of the Week November 4, 2012
The Sublime State - An Ottoman Empire EU3/MMP AAR (On hold until EU4)
WritAAR of the Week March 7, 2009 and March 28, 2010 / Best Character Writer of the Week March 26, 2009 / Lord Strange Cookie of British Awesomeness ●
The Final Crusade - A Knights EU3 AAR
- WritAAR of the Week April 29, 2007
My DeviantART page
The New Short AAR about Seduction , Manipulation , Intrigue , Mystery , and Revolution .
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T I M E L I N E S : What if Spain Failed to Control the World?
Seventeen AARLand Choice Awards: Favourite Overall New WritAAR Q1 2007.
Favourite Overall EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Favourite Narrative EU3 AAR: Q1 2007; Q2 2007; Q3 2007; Q4 2007; Q1 2008; Q2 2008; Q3 2008; Q4 2008
Three Times WritAAR of the Week: 4 March 2007 13 May 2007 & 28 March 2008;
Twice AAR Showcase: 9 Dec 2007, 14 Jun 2009; Twice Best Character Writer: 9 Dec 2007, 13 Sep 2008
Editor in Chief of The AARlander
The King's First Minister - a UK AAR
Character Writer of the Week 15/12/08
Character Writer of the Week 10/08/09
Character Writer of the Week 04/10/09
Bishamon - a Magna Mundi AAR
- Writer of the Week 17/11/2011 -
Paris isn't worth a mass! The Rise of a Huguenot France
Won EUIII History Book ACA - Q3 , Q4 2008 and Q1, Q2 2009
AARwarded a Lord Strange Cookie of British Awesomeness ●
Glorified October 2008 - Writer of the Week 6/11 2008 -Weekly AAR Showcase 4/3 2009
- Best Character Writer of the Week 24/4 2009 - Fan of the Week 7/7 2009 -
"Cum boni nihil faciunt homines, malum praevalet"
"A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it." -
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” -Gandalf the Grey
I'm really sick of the megathreads
Many congratulations, volksmarschall! I have not yet made your acquaintance, but look forward to at some point.
Thanks for keeping the flames fanned!
Serenity - (V2 v1.3) - An isolationist Japan tries to stay out of everybody's way (Updated July '13)
Kriegsgefahr (Impending War) - (HOI3/SF/HPP) - Germany attempts to remain at peace! (Updated Apr '13)
Locarno - Italy vs. Germany (HOI3/SF/HPP) - What if Mussolini stood with France against Hitler?
The Die is Cast (Roman Civil War) - Caesar will make a name for himself! (Updated June '12)
Império Novo - An Axis Portugal AAR for HOI 3 (Updated May '13)
Fire Warms the Northern Lands - A Prussian Victoria 1 AAR (Awarded the VictAARian Cross for Jan-Jun 2006)
Castles In the Sky (Vicky 1) * Sforza!!! - A Milan AAR (EU III) (Updated May '13) * I Am Siam (V2 Minor) (tied for Silver VictAARian Cross for Best AAR completed in 2011) * A Long Time Ago... (HOI 1 Argentina)* Check Rensslaer's Inkwell! (list of online writings)