Writer of the Year


It usually takes forever for an EON magazine to get to me here. I think it’s shipped from Europe via message bottle in the ocean, or something. Eventually the last edition happened upon my mailbox, and I leafed through it and put it down, meaning to take a more thorough look at the contents later.

Then someone IMs me a couple of days later about some sort of writeup about me in there. Puzzled, I pick that EON back up and stumble on the EON Awards pages — with my name listed in the Writer of the Year category as the recipient of the award. My jaw dropped.

Now, I don’t write, make fun of, or podcast about EVE for any other reason than it’s something I enjoy doing. I’m not chasing down recognition, reward, or such for my efforts, but I’m totally blown away and humbled by the community selecting me to win this one.

So wow, everyone out there, thank you very much!

But wait.. there’s more. Just yesterday I go to grab the papers from my mailbox and nearly trip over a package just outside my door. I bring it in, and slice open the bag. Inside it is .. another bag.

I open that bag, and find another bag (I’m not kidding here).  I open that up and there’s a paper-wrapped something, taped securely.  I cut the tape and tear the paper away and find a protective paper sleeve.  Inside this I find a decorative box, and inside that box, nestled snugly in the soft interior I find this:

Again my jaw dropped…  totally cool.

If anything this serves as more motivation to keep doing what I’ve been doing, and even to kick things into a slightly higher gear.  ENV continues to be written (though I’ve been entirely lax at getting stuff put online!), I’ve been blogging here and on warpdriveactive.com, writing for sites like Massive Gamer (which has stalled but other opportunities are presenting themselves), and have two story ideas I’m going to try to get into EON magazine.

So stay tuned, there’s more to come, and I hope I can honor the awarding of this to me by providing even more useful and entertaining material to the community in the years to come.

Thanks again!

11 thoughts on “Writer of the Year

  1. Congrats on the award! I have just started listening to your podcast on EVE-online. I was curious to know more about this fascinating visualistic game. I’ve really enjoyed listening to you and Urban talk about EVE. Considering your passion for this game, I am sure it was also manifested in your writings. So congrats on the award, and I hope to chat with you sometime. Stacey B. (Eldarwen)


  2. Congrats Blinky! Eagerly waiting on the next WDA, hopefully its a long one! I need something to keep me busy at work!


  3. Somewhat belated congratulations, good sir. Well deserved indeed. Eagerly awaiting the next installment of WDA and ENV.


  4. I just found your site and enjoying it, so even if it is a late one , I would like to congratulate you for your win!
    I wanted to point out that getting this beautiful award feels like seeing an alive example of what seems to be the main characteristic of eve, especially against other MMO’s.
    I could go out and buy such a thing and put it on my desk but would it be the same?No because I didn’t earn it.
    I don’t know about you but in eve everytime I achieve something feels bold , because there is a people driven state in the game.
    I don’t know if I made myself clear ( with my english 🙂


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