Ah yes, Thursday. It's time for the weekly update. It's an odd numbered date, so I had to wait until 7amEDT to start snagging stats.
Most of these have been mentioned previously, but just to recap this past week's badge changes for the Elite Guards (those since last update are bold):
BahamutReborn : Corporal
BRGIAD : Corporal
TaiShoSpire : Corporal
Denvish : Sergeant
Patipat : Sergeant
Syme : Sergeant
HernetheHunter : Staff Seargeant
x-death619 : Staff Sergeant
biteme2514 : Sergeant First Class
stafffighter : Sergeant First Class
Ajax695 : Master Sergeant
alexsmolik : Second Lieutenant
NewGrundling : Second Lieutenant (and welcome back)
gfoxcook : First Lieutenant
Crono- : Captain
thisisasingin : Colonel
Featured User of the Update:
Last week's feature was a no-brainer, with ramagi honing in on Supreme Commander. Being a major event, it also required no explanation. Now that we're back to "normal," I can get to the list of people I had in mind. Since this is based upon a rank sheet for the Elite Guards ranked 51 and up, the majority of the featured users will be from that pool of people. Special occasions like last week will occur now and again, but most will be about you folks; a.k.a: I won't be featuring myself anytime this decade, so you can all breathe a sigh of relief (brief pause while the cheering subsides). I'll try to briefly (yeah I know, Ajax, brief, haha) explain why for each. I also thought it would be a good way to feature some of the less well known Favorite Artists and Favorite Flash Movies that people have picked out; try and get those folks' work some more traffic.
This week's FUotW one was pretty much a no-brainer as well. If I don't feature him soon, he won't still be on the list lol The monkey dual-wielding a Glock and Mac-10 has always caught my eye as I skimmed through profiles. Add in the fact that I seem to always be doing his math for him in this thread and he stands out a lot. I did a little digging and it turns out he's the head of the OCP (Obsessive Compulsive Posters) club, which currently has over 6,000 posts in a thread not even 3 months old. Well, at least they're honest =)
This week's Featured User of the Week:
Now to spotlight a few of his favorites you may not have seen.
muh_not_stooped I had never heard of until now. General stick mayhem and silliness in the Friendless Bob series. Personally, I'm mighty tired of skater flash, but Stick-Free Skate Session is worth a look.
Billyblob (no profile) only has three entries with a very distinctive style, reminiscent of early 60s cartoons. Darwin Bug and E-Tic-et are, well, let's just say odd. Karma Ghost needs to end up in the NG Classics section, if and when they ever make one.
No Remorse by BigLou, whom you might know better for Till Death do us Part. Both are extremely powerful films, and however you felt about Till Death do us Part is most likely how you'll feel about No Remorse. It's kind of interesting to watch the films consecutively and see the evolution of his style in the two years between them. /me wanders off to see if that "#1 Dad" mug is in all his films ...
Back to the stats...
The following losers will be ... oh, um ... USERS, yeah, I meant users. Anyway ...
The following USERS will be unavailable for NG next week:
After spending so much time indoors, they were incinerated by accidental exposure to direct sunlight.
Heh, looks like 3 posts for this update ... keep exceeding the character limit