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    Default The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    About 2 years ago, a great forumite named Porthos created an OOTS voting contest (based on a much shorter lived, but equally fantastic, previous version) which had forum goers vote on the best OOTS strips of all time. It was an impressive contest which went on for over 2 years (and only ended, or went on hiatus, due to running out of strips) and will undoubtedly be remembered in this forum as one of the most well-run ongoing threads on here.

    This is not that contest. This is a shameless mockery of that contest.



    Welcome to The Brick Awards, the Best of the Worst Tournament!

    The Stick Awards were handed out to the best strips of all time as chosen by our fellow Playgrounders. However, when voting for the Stick awards, some strips felt left out, abused, unloved. Whether they simply were a weak strip, or a decent strip surrounded by amazing strips, for whatever reason some strips just didn't get any votes.

    So this contest is designed to give those strips the morale boost they need and deserve! I am collecting all the strips which received zero votes in the Stick awards and presenting them in groups of ten (Or, at least close to ten, since I don't want to cut off in the middle of a group of strips). We will then vote as to which is our favorite of the worst strips so we can finally decide which the best worst strip is!

    (And let's be honest, even the worst OOTS strips are still pretty good and deserve our appreciation!)


    To vote in this thread, simply state which comic of the ten eleven listed is your favorite. Bolding the number of the comic (Like this) helps it stand out.

    Voting will last until Thursday March 31 at 10AM (MT). Any votes made after that will NOT count toward the totals.

    Our readers were so wracked with guilt over not voting for 574 A Seller's Market in the Stick Awards that they voted it as our winner last week!


    .THE BRICK AWARDS: 0591 - 630

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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    630, for the pattern-setup-then-break joke featuring hypothetical-Qarr.

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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    Hey, forty strips in one go. Not a surprise that the Darth V arc was pretty well picked over.

    Still, going with 630. Oh V, too strung out & prideful to recognize a sunk cost: "If arcane magic cannot solve a problem such as this, then I should never have left me family to seek it out..."

    Too, I'm not usually too big on reference humor, but the Giant penned that Hobbit gag such that it works even if the reader doesn't know the source material. Nice writing.
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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    Some really good ones here. 608 has the HILARIOUS "she had to go turn herself into a dummy made of flour sacks" line, 609 had the big reveal about Haley's father, 624 has Bugsby's Expressive Single Digit, and 630 is hilarious even in spite of the dire context.

    And yet... I think I'm going to go with 594 for showing exactly how badass Elan can be when he's at his most competent. Might change my vote later depending on how things play out for the above ones because I really don't want any of these five strips to go down to the Ultra.
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    I'll go with #619, tempted as I am to vote for the strips with Qarr.
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    592 Stuck in the Middle
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    Wow, what a strong class of Bricks. I think most of these could have won the original round in a weaker part of the strip.

    After (too much ) deliberation, I'm going to go with 592: Stuck in the Middle. It says a lot about the True Neutral philosophy Therkla seems to subscribe to, which is especially interesting since there aren't many high-quality Neutral characters in stories like OOTS, and even then, rarely do you hear a speech/scene by them that explains why they think the way they do.
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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    608 It's totally fetch.

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    weak batch, many ultra-brick candidates. Going for the banana muffin attack: 630.
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    624 - Bugsby's Expressive Single Digit.
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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    I suppose 624.

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    594 - Rock The Boat
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    #624 - for all the Bugbys

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    #624, Bugsby's voting finger!

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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    There are no strips that I love in this batch.

    However, 592 is decent, if tragic, because it features Therkla.

    600 is not bad at all, with Horace and Mom-balaya and elevator silence.

    624 is rather fun, because of the Bugsbies.

    625 is even more fun because of virgin's blood.

    My choice has to be #614 though. Definitely the most fun of all, with Celia and Haley and all the hair jokes.

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    #592 is an excellent story-and-character-development strip.
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    I'll go with 609.
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    592 from me.
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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    Good stuff. 592 gets my vote this time.

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    Ugh, i missed it again. I'll do the results first thing Tuesday morning

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    Default Re: The Brick Awards: The Best of the Worst Tournament #591-630

    I'm surprised 630 didn't get more votes. I thought it was really funny.

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    592 Stuck in the Middle is our winner this week

    ........THE BRICK AWARDS: 0591-0630
    Comic Number Votes Received Vote Percentage
    592
    5
    26.3%
    594
    2
    10.5%
    600
    0
    0%
    604
    0
    0%
    608
    1
    5.3%
    609
    1
    5.3%
    614
    1
    5.3%
    619
    1
    5.3%
    624
    4
    21.1%
    625
    0
    0%
    630
    4
    21.1%

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