"Huh ...I Won?"
Hi guys, I just wanted to put a few words together in appreciation of winning the người hâm mộ Of The năm title. I'm still really bemused bởi it, and honestly do not really understand "why" I won this.
Firstly, thank bạn so very much to everyone that voted for me and also for the many nice các bình luận that were added. Secondly,I'd like to say that I was up against some of the most significant and được ưa chuộng users on this site. To be classified in the same league as users like Cinders, chel1395 and amazondebs is a pretty big honour. All participants in the FOTY were, of course, very deserving but these few users I've named are the cream of the crop!
So, it was very surprising to see as the December days went bởi that I was in the hàng đầu, đầu trang bracket as the sự bỏ phiếu came in. Finally, a couple of days cách đây the phiếu bầu ended in a tie between ClassicalNadia and myself. Now, that was truly amazing. ClassicalNadia is one of the most awesomest of contributors and very much liked bởi all users. She is also a lovely young girl who always makes complimentary các bình luận and her kind nature and sweet character really comes though in her các bình luận and her messages.
We needed a tie-breaker so away we went for further voting...
The results of the poll, with me being the winner, did sincerely shock me. Words cannot hiển thị properly the sincerity of my feelings but I was very, very much surprised that I would end up with the FOTY 2008 title.
I've been on fanpop less than a năm (it will actually be a năm on the 29th January)and okay I do contribute quite a bit. Hey, but so do many, many others users. If I do spend hours and hours on here it is also due to the fact that I am on the dial-up system and therefore it takes me a lot longer than someone who is on broadband. But that does not take away from the many users that do also spend countless of hours on the site, submitting great quality content.
The astonishment in winning the FOTY is also partly due to my age. Yes, I do truly believe that the age factor is quite relevant. Not so much because I'm about a quarter of a century older than most of the users, but because my age DOES play a significant part in the kind of content I đệ trình to the site.
I've just turned 45-year-old and as many of bạn will know I'm immersed in Cô vợ phù thủy - a 45-year-old ti vi series about a witch. I'm a grown woman totally fixated on a fictious witch to the point that she uses her icon, her khẩu hiệu and makes các bình luận as it she's Samantha herself. That is bizarre - if I do say so myself, lol.
When I'm not uploading every Cô vợ phù thủy picture on the net onto the Cô vợ phù thủy spot, I'm submitting other vintage content. hoặc as my 19-year-old daughter terms it: old crap!
Yet, the amazing thing is that the young users always seem to make nice các bình luận on my stuff. I understand the users in my age bracket (there are a few of us dinosaurs,lol) liking the thêm vintage content but when a 14-year-old gives me a điểm thưởng and calls me 'awesome' for some 50-year-old poster I've đã đệ trình then that is very gratifying and honouring to me.
Everyone here is so nice which is why I think this site is so highly regarded bởi it's users. I've always been made to feel very welcomed and at trang chủ bởi everyone here. Of course, I do have my favourite set of users (ah, bạn guys know who bạn are!!) but there is not one user that I can say I do not like hoặc respect. Okay, I lie ... there is one user that I now have absolutely no regard for whatsoever. But I refuse to speak ill of the "dead" so I'll say no thêm on that.
Users also đã đưa ý kiến in their các bình luận that I'm a very nice person. I don't really know that I am "very" nice but I certainly do not go out of my way to be nasty to anyone. Having đã đưa ý kiến that, if my activity was to be thoroughly checked I'm sure a few bitch-like các bình luận can be found though,lol.
I also think it is only fair (or maybe it is stupid?!)to share with bạn guys that although I am a redhead, I do have extreme "blonde" episodes.
Some of bạn might be familiar with the fact that yours truly sent DarkSarcasm a congratulatory message on her "pregnancy" a few months ago. This shameful blunder came about after đọc a little joke bởi Spotty_Vision21.
However, only a few weeks cách đây I really outdid myself in the "blonde" department.
I emailed johnminh, and when I email users I like to use their real names. I wasn't sure if John was his real name (I'm still not) so I went to his profile. For those of bạn who are not familiar with the name on johnminh's profile, it is Neko-Chan. Okey dokey, I thought, sounds Asian. So, I emailed the guy and actually queried if that was his REAL name. *hits self on the head for the 100th time!* I have to say that in johnminh's reply he did not address that query.
However, I'm not sure if he just thought I was joking hoặc was too gracious to tell me what an idiot I was. I have since (of my own accord) became aware of what Neko-Chan is - just thought I'd add this bit for your information. Perhaps I should have realized that someone who says they live somewhere between Mars and Venus would not be named Neko-Chan. Okay, so I'm a dummy and now bạn guys know the kind of người hâm mộ you've really voted for. Sorry!
I'd also like to add my congratulations to germany123 who won Popper Of The năm 2008 - a very deserving winner!
And last, but certainly not least, a big thank to the F4 for consuming nearly a năm of my dreary life with their awesome fansite.
Happy New năm to all and let's make 2009 a fantastic Fanpopping year!