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End of Year Awards 2015
6-Mar-2016     Fleet News
It is my distinct pleasure to announce the End of Year awards for 2015 in Obsidian Fleet.

We have great writers, players, and simulations throughout the fleet and here we get to recognize them in a major way. The best character, executive officer, and commanding officer were nominated by the players, COs, and Task Force command staff, and the best sim was put forth from the Gold Unit of Merit awards from 2015. The Fleet Council voted and the results are in! Without further ado, I present to you our winners!

Character of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though. More information here.

Lieutenant Olsam Mott M.D., Asst Chief Medical Officer, USS Galileo

I would like to nominate Bryanís character, Olsam Mott ( http://stgalileo.com/index.php/personnel/character/216 ) from the USS Galileo simulation, for Character of the Year. Mott has put out more than a 180 posts with this character since November 2013, and when you read his character interactions with others you can really see the level of complexity and thoughtfulness that goes into staying true to the character's personality. What makes reading an Olsam Mott post or interaction so entertaining is the effort put into the humour and comic relief aspect that has come to make Mott a valued addition to the Galileo cast. Mott is your typical intelligent idiot trope, along the lines of a Bolian Columbo, if Columbo were a doctor. What sets this character apart from other comic relief characters is how Bryan is able to capture the absurd and turn it into a progressive plot development that keeps you reading the post.

There are times when writing a joint post with Mott where one finds themselves literally laughing out loud by the cleverly delivered tag that gets sent back to you. You never know what Mott will say, and when he does say something you can always be assured that itís within the scope of the characters personality. Mott has a unique voice, and Bryan does a great job at staying true to it. When you contrast Mott with Bryanís NPCs the Mott personality is really highlighted. Iíve been on many sims in Obsidian Fleet since 2003 and I have never come across another character like him.

From an out of character perspective, Bryan/Mott has always been very open and receptive to joint posts and works hard to include new people to the sim. He has taken on several OOC projects on the sim, including helping with crew quarters assignments and helping with subplot implementation. Mott is a very well-liked character, but more importantly, Bryan is a well-liked writer and he has made a mark on the sim through his OOC chats with the other writers. Especially those new to the sim.

Some of my favourite Mott moments have been when he made the XO, Norvi Stace pretend to be his wife when his family visited; when he participated in a holodeck simulation, Motti Malone, based on the old black & white detective movies of the 20s-40s; or when Mott was convinced the mayor of his hometown in France was trying to off him due to the pies he made; or the tumultuous relationship Mott has to the EMH, Shirley.

In a nutshell, this endearing portly character has made an impact on Galileo both IC and OOC and every time I see a Mott post come up I read it with enthusiasm. As characters go, I believe Mottís unique personality and charming portrayal, is most definitely Character of the Year quality. Though, knowing Mott, he would humbly -- if not readily -- accept a ham sandwich rather than the accolades.

William Riker XO of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from ship COs. One XO is chosen from the nominations recieved to recieve the award. Sample posts are not required, but reasons for the nomination are. Sample posts should be available upon request though. More information here.

Lieutenant Commander Alexis Tiva, Executive Officer, USS Nightingale

It is my pleasure to nominate Lt. Cmdr. Alexis Tiva of the USS Nightingale for the role of XO of the year. Karen, who plays Alexis, is a great writer, and with a wealth of medical knowledge, she brings a lot to the USS Nightingale. Further, Alexis has been involved in a number of relationships and the writer is working to keep the Nightingale active and build relationships between her character and the others so that people are constantly active. Further, Lt. Cmdr. Tiva has worked to keep the Nightingale going while the CO was on ELOA for several weeks. For these reasons, I think that Lt. Cmdr. Alexis Tiva should be awarded the XO of the Year award. I (Commander Pola Ni Dhuinn) second this nomination. Karen has been everything which a CO could ever wish for in a XO. She's been both a professional and personal friends in recent times when I've really needed it and has never been scared to step forward and move things along when I haven't been in the position to do so. Nominated by Bert as well: Lt. Commander Alexis Tiva of USS Nightingale. The player has done an admirable job of leading that sim while the CO has had to take an unexpected leave of absence. She is an excellent example of what an XO should be and the role they should play.

James T. Kirk CO of the Year

This award is given annually in January of each year and is decided upon by nominations from Task Force COs and Task Group COs. One CO is chosen from the nominations recieved. Reasons supporting the nomination are required, but post samples are not. More information here.

Captain Raymond Wulfe, Commanding Officer, USS Asgard

Captain Raymond Wulfe of USS Asgard. He runs a pitch perfect sim. The post counts are always high thanks to the way he leads his talented crew. Morale is fantastic. Administrative duties such as monthly reports are always done on time. Everything is sharp and by the book. Captain Wulfe is a prime example of an Obsidian Fleet CO. He represents us well.

Seconded by James Hurin: Captain Wulfe runs arguably, the most successful sim in OF. He has on average 100-200+ posts each month on his sim, and these are all well written posts. The quality is top notch. He runs his sim like a well oiled machine and probably should write a book on how to have a successful, and active sim. I know I would buy it. The Captain also has served as the SSCO for TG72-C for over two years and is a valuable source of information to not only the TGCO, Commodore T'Zera, but to the other CO's within the White Tigers, and to myself as well. The Captain does not boast about his sim or how successful it is or how great he is himself. He prefers to stay out of the limelight and let his players take the credit, all the while encouraging them to be the best they can. The Captain and I have not always been on friendly terms, but once I got to know the man behind the Captain, I found him to be helpful, encouraging and a huge source of simming knowledge.

Simulation of the Year

This is used to recognize the Obsidian Fleet simm which has done its very best to embody the spirit of the Fleet in the crew's actions both in character and out of character. This includes postings; recruiting for the simm, Task Force, and Fleet; advertising for all of the above; etc. More information here.

USS Portland, Task Force 72, Gold Unit of Merit Winner in November 2015

November: USS Portland, TF72 The Portland is a continually successful sim and has won many awards, including Silver and Bronze Unit of Meritmultiple times. She serves as a prime example of simming in Obsidian Fleet. Thus it is with great pleasure that we add this month to her long list - the Gold award for November. Congratulations, and here's to many more awards!
 

Awards for the players will automatically be added to their IFS record, and players and COs alike can display these on their websites. Akin to Unit of Merit awards, the Sim award is not assigned to any players but the award badge can be displayed on websites proudly. The report is also available here.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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