Fell alseep on the couch, so they're a bit late. Worked out though as several of these categories were resolved. Acceptance speeches cannot exceed thirty seconds in length, by which I mean whatever you can type in thirty seconds.
Sometimes a thread will come along that will make you shake your head in exasperation and on other occasions that thread will actively make you angry that somebody would waste such time in the first to say such stupid things. This particular person excelled at doing such; for the category of Worst Thread, our winner is:
Worst Kind of Race
On every forum, there are threads that are legendary and that are normally the first stop for somebody on their visits. This year's winner for Greatest Thread in Arlong Park history as determined by the members is:
One Piece: OOC
In the course of forum events, people are sometimes chewed out for something stupid that they said. On a few occasions, the stupidity boggles the mind and the resulting response is all the more sweeter. The Best Chew-out for the period before February 2005 was:
Zephos vs Viz Hater.
We often have interesting discussions on this board, and the thread chosen as the Best Debate by the members was:
Franky v. Pauly.
The balloting for the next category ran head to head almost until the very end. In the end, Best AMV goes to:
Navigator and the Swordsman
By far, this single category generated the widest variety of responses, but one particular instance stood out to members as the Best Moment on the Board and it was:
When Everybody Realizes Viz Hater Sucks.
The Funniest Off-Topic Moment as chosen by readers was… hey, do you like ice cream? If so, try Ben and Jerry's Half-Baked. What? Oh, yeah. The winner of the category is:
Dub cancellation discussion veers off topic
The OOC thread had revealed more than anything else the cesspool that is the modern mind and those most familiar with that cesspool chose as Best Picture- OOC:
Interestingly, this Boner is unlike Boehner in that there wasn't a rigged vote first.
This next category was dominated by the winner to an extent that no other category was, but it's fairly easy to understand why seeing the nature of the category. Your winner of Best Picture - Goofs 2005 is:
Zoro and his Clone.
In the category of Funniest 4Kids Prediction, we reaffirm the old adage of "It's funny because it's true" as the winner is:
Taboo's Rubber Knife
The voting in the next category rivaled the AMV as no less than four candidates remained in the voting until the very end. The winner of the First Annual AP Award for Funniest Post is:
Some things really don't have very much to do with anything. The winner for Most Random Post was:
The 4Kids dub has wavered back and forth throughout the year from merely bad to forcing the fans to tears of rage. However, some of the sheer awfulness was mitigated by the following category, which made us laugh at the butchery being performed. The single best instance of this as chosen by the Arlong Park members is:
We have had many memorable members... memorable members?
We have had many memorable figures pop up in Arlong Park's history, some for the best, some for the worst. In this category, we choose to honor the good, so the winner for Most Memorable in a close vote goes to:
There are numerous people on the board who can express themselves through the art of writing. The member that you chose as Most Articulate is:
I'd like to thank the voters, my parents for encouraging me to read all of those years, most of my teachers, and myself for running these awards.
The category of Most Dedicated ran right down to the wire, but I think we can all agree that the presence and dedication shown by the following member has actively made Arlong Park a better place. Let's give a hand to the winner of the AP Award for Most Dedicated:
In the category of Most Original, we had numerous candidates, but one forged their reputation rather quickly. The winner for Most Original Arlong Park Member is:
On a forum dedicated One Piece, we have a few people whose knowledge of the subject borders on scary. Of these, the member chosen by the voters as Most One Piece Knowledgeable is:
Omae no Kaasan.
Some people are just sick. The Most Perverted Member as chosen by the voters is:
Certain members can deliver a sense of gravitas to everything that they write. The person who was chosen as Most Profound in the First Annual AP Awards is:
Some people can't quite make up their minds and, appropriately enough this person was chosen as Most Indecisive in a category that was fairly balanced where voting was concerned:
We have numerous people on this forum who are gifted when it comes to drawing. This was a fairly tough category with a lot of votes recieved, but the winner for Best Artist is:
Arlong Park has grown considerably since I joined here and continues to do so. Some of these new members have contributed considerably more than others and have made themselves a reputation here. The person chosen for Best New Member is:
The next category is Best Debater and this is of particular interest to me as the winner has time and again proven their eloquence in the art of politely arguing. The winner of the First Annual AP Award for Best Debater is:
The person chosen as Best Writer is:
So what if the description sucks? They can't all be winners, kid.
In the category of Best Cosplayer, I decided to break it up into male and female categories.
In the Female Division, the winner for Best Cosplayer in a close vote was:
In the Male Division, we also had a fairly close vote, which was won by:
We have numerous Mods and Admins who put a great deal of effort into making this one of the best boards that I've ever visited. This category went right down to the wire, but the winner was ultimately:
A few people here have demonstrated a certain flair for sifting throughout the massive body of Oda's work and coming up time and again with useful or simply interesting information. The winner for the First Annual AP Award for Best Researcher is:
Certain members are naturally funny and some of these go out of their way to make us laugh. It can sometimes be hard to choose when there are so many talented candidates and that was reflected in the voting, which was not only close, but had several people recieving votes. Most categories that were close were split between a few people, but this one was close with many. The people chosen as Funniest Member is:
There are a few people here who actively try to make the community a better place by the simple act of being nice. The winner of the AP Award for Friendliest Member is as selected by our academy of voters is:
Usopp With A Pushpop.
We come again to another category where quite a few people recieved quite a few votes, but in the end, the winner for Smartest Member is:
Hottest Member was another category that I chose to break up into gender based categories.
The Female Division was hotly contested until the end, but the winner is:
The Male Division was also a close vote, but was actually decided by the very last vote sent to me. The winner of the Hottest Member - Male Division is:
Some people are just plain nuts. The Craziest Member as chosen by the voters was none other than:
The network advises me that we're starting to run late on time, so I'm going to speed things up a bit.
The winner of the award for Biggest Pimp is:
The winner in the category of Best Avatar is:
The winner for Best Signature in another close vote is:
Cap'n Carter and the Joker's Boner.
Another category, another close vote. The person chosen by their peers as the Greatest Person Ever is none other than:
The person chosen to be the best male representative of the things that the forum stands for and thus is Pirate King of AP for 2006 is the one, the only:
The person determined by the voters as the female member that best sums up the essence of the board and thus is the Pirate Queen of AP for 2006 was:
Congratulations to all of the winners as well as everybody who recieved votes. Thank you all for voting and we'll see you again next year.