Thanks for your patience as we do all the complicated calculations to determine the week's three winners as well as the month's twenty-one(ish) overall category winners.
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This was a challenging week of fierce competition since many highly scoring posts were by people who had won in previous weeks and some categories didn't have any entries at all. The top three posts from Week Four, Dec 22-31, with prizes from the wiki
Happy birthday capricorn
! She offered a prize for "most fantasticked post on my birthday" That honor goes to reenum
for the list-assemblage Best Longform of 2013
(check the thread for some other favorite longform wrap-ups from MeFites). Get started early on populating your instapaper feed with stuff that might get you actually looking at your instapaper feed!
Runner-up prize, offered by Kat Allison
goes to JHarris's Happy Zelda Day
megapost. Beep Boop! I have now added the phrase "tool-assisted speedrun" to my lexicon.
Thanks to a confluence of fantastic flags and what is probably shameless pandering, the most fantasticked post of the week is also a close runner up for my themed prize of the month: jetlagaddict
for Remember, if approached by a librarian, keep still. Do not run away
an amazing collection of library tumblrblogs, sure to keep you warm and happy over the coming winter (or excellent beach reading for our antipodal members)
Members offering these posts were given the choice to pick their own winner or have us pick it using our complex pb-enhanced scoring matrix and rubric. Most chose the latter. Here are the winners, in order, for these categories. Please consult the wiki for more details.
- library themed post: A lot of public domain images by jiawen (prize by me!)
- history-themed post: A Sonic Time Machine by davidjmcgee (prize by Miko)
- multi-link retrogaming post: i dont care what you say this video game character is my boyfriend by emmtee (prize by griphus)
- most-fantastic'd slyt of cute animals doing cute things: Meatball! by griphus (prize by phunniemee)
- most-fantastic'd candy-themed post: Many recipes for candy by aniola (prize by ApathyGirl)
- best fandom/fan fiction-related post Yuletide 2013 by capricorn (prize by Sokka shot first)
- best post about video games or gaming culture: Video Game Foliage by kmz prize by Narrative Priorities)
- best post about small press and independent comics; Witchling by Kitteh (prize also by Narrative Priorities)
- best post about music: Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume by Sara C. (prize by filthy light thief)
- best (local) food post: The UK's first social supermarket by MuffinMan (prize also by filthy light thief)
- the post which was deemed to have warmed the mods' hearts the most: I liked you better deaf by Soliloquy (runner up: Don't Sweat the Technique by jason's_planet) (prize by greenish)
- best science fiction-related post in celebration of the birth of his son quark: Superego & Thrilling Adventure Hour present "The War Of Two Worlds" by Room 641-A (prize by the quidnunc kid)
- best post about crafts or crafting: Plane Jane Modest Dress and the Modern Woman by MonkeyToes (prize by sophie1)
- best post about theatre: Maria, what is it you cannot face? by roomthreeseventeen (prize by ThePinkSuperhero)
- best gay-themed post. Christmastime in the Trailer Park by 1f2frfbf (prize by psoas)
- the best FPP about something the OP didn't previously know before randomly walking through archive.org: Sans Protovision by gilrain (prize by not_on_display)
- best post about art or art-related subject: What do you get when you mix red and blue paint? by Quilford (prize by LobsterMitten and woodblock100)
- best post on urban planning: Healthy cities: public health and urban planning by gingerbeer (prize by aniola)
- best post by someone who joined MetaFilter in calendar 2013: At least Roger Corman didn't have a preoccupation with ping pong balls. by AlonzoMosleyFBI (prize by shothotbot)
- the best non-superhero comics post: Mikenesses by GregNog (prize by MartinWisse)
There were no posts tagged sustainability in December so travelwithcats will double up on prizes during the next contest. Thanks so much to everyone who participated and Happy New Year to everyone.