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Passing it forward

Hello everyone and thanks once more for all congratulations, and special thanks to Saithis for the nomination!

So... time for me to pass this on then. Having read a round a lot the last week, venturing out from the CKII-forum for the first time since the game came out basically I soon realized there's a bloody lot of good writers in AARland and I found myself cursing Saithis name (you only did this to keep me from writing that song about Harald, didn't you?) quite a few times. In the end, however, I found myself in the position of doing the exact opposite of what Saithis did by nominating me - that is passing the award to an up-and-coming-all-brand-new-AAR-author - and instead nominating one of the veterans in the forum.

Having been a lurker in AARland for far longer than I've been writing myself (or even posting in the general forums), there's been a few AARs over the years that I would like to say made me start writing here. Among these we find one that I've followed since its early beginnings in the CKI-forum and as it later was ported unto EUIII and just kept on rolling - the AAR I'm speaking of is the Baltikja-series written by the excellent Mr. Capiatlist.

Following the fates of the Saxon exiles in their struggle and rise as a great power at the shores of the Baltic Sea, Mr. Capiatlist have written many remarkable characters over the years, but one who always held a special place in my heart is the Prussian exile-prince Ælle who recently returned in a sub-story concerning his exploits in the Iberian crusades. Ælle's story is a tragic one, one of losing what you thought made you whom you are only to find it again in the most unlikely of places and Mr. Capiatlist portrays Ælle's internal struggle and growing maturity and insight in a beautiful way.

So, to the point then: Congratulations Mr. Capiatlist and Ælle Eadbertson for you are Best Character Writer of the Week! The AAR you find here and the latest part of Ælle's story is to be found from here and onward.
 

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This was an very unexpected thing to wake up to. So, thank you Apelstav for this honor; it has probably set the tone for the whole rest of my day. Hopefully I can use that energy to get... you know... some writing done. :eek:o


Thanks everyone!
 

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Congrazies Mr. Capiatlist! (probably the first time I ever manage write your name correctly on first try... I too often drift to something related to money.. :blink:)
 

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Big congrats Mr. C! You know you deserve it. :D
 

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Nice one, congrats Mr. C!
 

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Congratulations Mr. Capiatlist.
 

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As is the rules it is Sunday and that means a new writer.

This week the award is going out to Fyregecko for Charles Percival Huiver-Bagge InTveresting Times. It is not often that a character driven comedy pops outside of the realms of Crusader Kings, but I have been intrigued by the chronicler of Tver's rise to glory and domination and though I doubt it needs any help attracting its own fans, spend a moment to give it a read if you haven't.

Congrats, Fyregecko.
 

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congrats Fyregecko, its been fascinating watching you shift this to a character driven AAR and it must be said ... Charles is a .... well total idiot, but a very engaging one
 

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Thanks all, especially Mr C for his kind nomination :)

CP H-B is a product of circumstances. For those unfamiliar with the goings-on in the AAR, I lost the connecting cable for my graphics tablet, meaning that I've had to abandon the cartoons that had been its main stylistic quirk. However, I'm glad that epople have enjoyed his contributions, and I'll probably keep him going for a bit after I find the bloody cable!

For those wondering about where the character begins (sensible - it avoids wading through 30 + episodes of drivel), his first contribution is in this episode. :)
 

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Congrats Fyregecko, well deserved!
 

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I haven't played much CKII yet, but I can already see why it lends itself especially well to the creation of interesting characters.

She's only appeared recently, but I think that Princess Ragnhild in A Very Different England: A Godwin AAR is already looking interesting. I hope that she is around for a good while yet - I want to find out more of what's going on behind those green eyes. Maybe once her language skills pick up a bit.

Ergo, RossN is my nomination for Character Writer of the Week. Congratulations!