View Full Version : The Sticks Awards 586-590

Nazzo, the 102nd
2009-07-22, 10:53 PM
Hi, and welcome to The Sticks Awards!

The Sticks Awards are given to the best strips of all times, chosen by the polls here in the Playground. Read the The Sticks Awards Results Compilation (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34791) thread for more details and previous results.

To vote, simply post your favorite strip of the current 5 on the thread. You have 5 days to do it (changed by popular claim).

The poll will close on July 27th, 11:00 PM forum default time.

The Sticks Awards 586-590

586 No Encounter is an Island Unto Itself (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0586.html)
587 What to Expect When You're Expecting Assassins (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0587.html)
588 His Name Probably Helps, Too (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0588.html)
589 Entrance Qualifications (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0589.html)
590 Role Reversal (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0590.html)

2009-07-22, 11:24 PM
Lots of good stuff here. I'm going to go with 588 for the last panel.

David Argall
2009-07-22, 11:28 PM
Some good candidates here, but 590 has the edge

2009-07-22, 11:29 PM
I pick 588, for Argent and Shojo.:smallbiggrin:

2009-07-22, 11:32 PM
589, for the proper use of a window.

2009-07-22, 11:34 PM
587. Kazumi = win.

2009-07-22, 11:51 PM
587, without question.

2009-07-22, 11:53 PM
I cast my vote for 588

2009-07-23, 12:17 AM
587 Kazumi goes all badass :smallcool:

Killer Angel
2009-07-23, 02:43 AM
A great selection and a hard choice to make.
588 is good for Argent's teeth.
589 for Elan's entrance.
590 for gender equality.
But I vote for 587... "I'm a goddamn baby-making, life-taking machine!" :smallcool:

2009-07-23, 02:47 AM
588 for Argent's Alchemical Silver teeth.

2009-07-23, 04:35 AM
589 for Elan's dramatical entrance.

2009-07-23, 08:38 AM
No doubt, 587.

2009-07-23, 10:33 AM
Ah, this brings back some good memories. Many good ones to choose from: 587, 589, 590. I had to read them many times before eliminating two. The jokes in all of them were great, I loved Kazumi's rage and the running gag with Daigo. I guess 589 stole the show by a fraction. Both Elan and Daigo in the last panel were awesome.

The Blackbird
2009-07-23, 10:36 AM
589 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0589.html)

Elan FTW.

2009-07-23, 10:40 AM
588. If those are Shojo's table scraps, count me in!

2009-07-23, 10:48 AM
They're all good, I vote for 587.

2009-07-23, 10:58 AM

I can just make MORE in my TUMMY

2009-07-23, 11:34 AM
This was a hard call, but I like 587.

2009-07-23, 11:46 AM
587 definitely. "Aww, she really has that pregnant glow, doesn't she?"

2009-07-23, 12:49 PM
Such a tough decision....589 was so fun especially with Elan's entracne, but I'll go with 587 for Kazumi getting a little spotlight and a great line.

2009-07-23, 01:22 PM
587 definitely, altough I definitely wouldn't mind eating at shojo's table.

2009-07-23, 01:27 PM
587 it was close

2009-07-23, 01:54 PM
587, definitely. "Why should I care how many people I have to kill? I can just make more!" Classic.

2009-07-23, 02:01 PM
87 of course. None of this bunch has anything on pillow disarm.

2009-07-23, 02:06 PM
587. "I can just make MORE in my TUMMY."

2009-07-23, 02:11 PM
587. Kazumi shows she is badass.

2009-07-23, 03:05 PM
It's all about 587.

2009-07-23, 03:17 PM
588 for me. I like it when V gets snarky!

2009-07-23, 03:17 PM
589. Why do I have glass on my face?

2009-07-23, 03:23 PM
"Why should I care how many people I have to kill? I can just make MORE in my TUMMY!"

2009-07-23, 03:33 PM
589 for the gag with Daigo, and Elan's dramatic entrance.

2009-07-23, 05:13 PM
It was a really close thing, but I'm gonna give it to 589 over 587, mostly because it's funnier.

2009-07-23, 08:41 PM
586 No Encounter is an Island Unto Itself (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0586.html)
587 What to Expect When You're Expecting Assassins (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0587.html)
588 His Name Probably Helps, Too (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0588.html)
589 Entrance Qualifications (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0589.html)
590 Role Reversal (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0590.html)

I vote 587 - "hope I don't miss all the kicking"

2009-07-23, 08:44 PM
had to break the window

2009-07-23, 09:18 PM
587 Kasumi has pregnancy rage!

2009-07-23, 09:49 PM
Hmm... hard one, but I'm going for 587. I simply love Kazumi's line.

87 of course. None of this bunch has anything on pillow disarm.

Please, could you complete the number there, so your vote can be counted more easily? Thanks

2009-07-23, 10:11 PM
They were all good, but 587 has to win.

2009-07-23, 10:31 PM
588 for this reason:
Shojo: It's not my fault, you said you could feed him table scraps!!
Hinjo: A 20 lbs tub of strawberry frosting does not qualify as a table scrap!!
Shojo: Then you haven't been eating at the right tables!!

2009-07-23, 10:42 PM

No contest that was classic lord shojo

2009-07-25, 02:10 AM
It's good to see some more manipulation of dramatic conventions.

2009-07-25, 06:00 AM
587. Superb monologue by Kazumi.

2009-07-25, 09:55 AM
587 is great, I like the badass Kazumi, but I go for 590. Elan and Therkla for the win! "He knows that he can prove that he suspects." And gender equality of course.

2009-07-25, 06:34 PM
587, Kazumi really won that...

2009-07-27, 06:44 PM
588 :durkon: Sit on me head.

2009-07-28, 06:31 PM
The polls are now closed.

Please wait for the results to be calculated by Nazzo, the 102nd.

Any votes after this will not count.

Morgan Wick
2009-07-30, 07:54 PM
So I vaguely recalled reading the thread earlier when finding out when to check when the polls closed and seeing 588 taking an early lead before 587 got a single vote and I fully expected to be saying "In retrospect, I should have seen 588's popularity coming". And then I go to count the votes and 587's first vote is earlier than I remember and we have the landslide I predicted with 586 failing to wrangle a single vote. I misread 590's appeal next to not only 588 but also 589 (which I considered to be only a dark horse, and it did place third) which proved to be a little more popular; maybe its crowd liked 587 more.

It's starting to get good now. 591 has V being awesome and Durkon being worried because he didn't say "I told ye so", 592 is similar to 590, but 593 has the big death scene and would be the favorite and a strong contender at BotQ and maybe BotH... if it weren't for 595's "Disintegrate. Gust of Wind". I wouldn't be surprised if the other three strips combined for three or fewer votes with 594 receiving none despite being half-decent, while 593 and 595 have an epic battle for supremacy. In my view, the former is stronger on its own merits and I would expect it to still win, while the latter is stronger in its long-term importance.

Nazzo, the 102nd
2009-08-01, 08:37 PM
Official results are up.

586 - 0 (0.00%)

587 - 24 (54.54%)
FirebirdFlying; Blackjackg; DBear; Killer Angel; war_illithid; Joerg; Altaria87; DBJack; Taekwondodo; TerrickTerran; Rhydeble; someonenonotyou; Nights1stStar; cnsvnc; Haven; Erts; Pip; Kronno; hajo; Assassin89; NamonakiRei; Janmorel; warmachine; Needle

588 - 9 (20.45%)
dps; Aaron; rainbowjo; Sanguine; Trai; sam79; waterpenguin43; Mr.Burns; nightmaj

589 - 7 (15.90%)
Drammel; moonbeam; Griever3216; The Blackbird; MrPig; Blaine.Bush; Forealms

590 - 4 (9.09%)
David Argall; DnDgeek13; osyluth; petersohn