Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards
, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside!
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These are the three most-fantasticked posts of Week Two, Dec 8th-14th, with prizes from the wiki
Hey, what's first-place winner cthuljew
been up to lately, anyway? Oh, just compiling and posting July 30, 762 to February 13, 1258
, a dense overview of the Islamic Golden Age, from the rise of the Abbasid Caliphate to the Mongol sacking of Baghdad and a whole heck of a lot in between. That sort of thing probably takes it out of a person; I think a nice bit of tea courtesy Alnedra
is in order!
And while we're talking about historical eras and invading hordes and the rise and fall of an empire, close in second place is Pope Guilty
's doting roundup of the anniversary and history and gaming legacy of the iD classic Doom, in Twenty Years of Ultra-Violence
. More detail than you can shake a boomstick at! But since those nintendo genesis games rot the brain, he should probably get himself the book of his choice from bitter-girl.com
's publishing company.
Staking out a strong third is daisyk
, whose post People of Color are not an anachronism
is a detailed showcase of the fantastic art history blog People of Color in European Art History
), which collects and comments on a fantastic array of historical art and about the issues of whitewashing and recontextualization and their systemic affect on modern perceptions of historical art. And since art begets maybe-sorta-art, cortex
will draw daisyk exactly 1 square inch of anything she likes to do whatever she wants with.
And coming out of nowhere to snag the coveted Weird Internet Shit That Successfully Panders To Cortex's Obsession With Cookie Clicker bonus prize: Going To Maine
's ferreting out of the oddball animated vocaloid music video Grandma's GIFT
. Cookie post? Cookie prize! You get a Super Sample Pack of cookies from cortex via firei
's Defcon YUM
as seen over on ye olde Mefi Mall
Great work all around, and more besides what's been mentioned here. Week Three is officially on; get out there and flag the posts you love as "fantastic"! And if you have some late-breaking inspiration for a weekly prize or a topic-specific prize you want to offer to some lucky mefite, it's not too late to put it on the wiki