View Full Version : The Sticks Awards: BotQ 501-525

Nazzo, the 102nd
2009-08-24, 11:45 AM
Hi, and welcome to The Sticks Awards - The Best of the Quarter!

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 August 29th, 12:00 PM forum default time.

The Best of the Quarter 501-525

504 That's a Surprisingly Common Reaction (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0504.html)
506 Flanking Crush (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0506.html)
511 Guerillas in Their Midst (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0511.html)
520 The Power of Immediate Gratification (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0520.html)
524 Pretender to the Throne (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0524.html)

David Argall
2009-08-24, 12:35 PM
504? 506? kinda hard to decide.

Well, I'll go with 504

2009-08-24, 12:58 PM
Ill cast my vote at 504. Great punchline and gave good reasoning as to why V was being all weird.

2009-08-24, 01:49 PM
Ilike 511.

2009-08-24, 02:03 PM

The TRUE Ruler of Azure city :smallbiggrin:

2009-08-24, 02:17 PM
504 just because really.

2009-08-24, 02:19 PM

The TRUE Ruler of Azure city :smallbiggrin:



2009-08-24, 02:26 PM
504. As I said before, great joke, and great start for that story line.

2009-08-24, 02:57 PM



[TS] Shadow
2009-08-24, 03:16 PM

But what sucks now is that because I have Vista, I don't get that error screen anymore. :smallfrown:

2009-08-24, 03:31 PM
My vote is for 504.

2009-08-24, 03:50 PM
520, definitely.

2009-08-24, 04:18 PM
504? 506? kinda hard to decide.

Well, I'll go with 504



Kurald Galain
2009-08-24, 04:24 PM

Er, I mean 504.

2009-08-24, 04:34 PM
504 or 520... Hard to decide :smallannoyed:

First one has an epic reply from a failed spell.

Second one has all that senseless violence we all love.

Which one to choose? x_x

Well, let's try to add a V to the quarters I guess :smalltongue:


2009-08-24, 04:42 PM
Ah, uhm, well. 524.

2009-08-24, 05:10 PM
524The Resistance is awesome, and seeing my favorite wizards so depressed breaks my heart, but there's something rare and highly gratifying about seeing Belkar get his comeuppance.

Puns de León
2009-08-24, 05:12 PM

Er, I mean 504.

Heheh. Ditto. 504.

2009-08-24, 05:58 PM
524 for me.

2009-08-24, 05:59 PM
504 is my vote.

The Blackbird
2009-08-24, 06:25 PM
504, usually I'd go with 520, but I've quoted 504 and it fits the events of this week nicely for me.

2009-08-24, 06:30 PM
I would say 524. Although 520 is amusing with Tsukiko being beaten by a house cat, the domination joke and what follows is funnier.

2009-08-24, 06:39 PM

Er, I mean 504.

Lol. Yeah. 504

2009-08-24, 07:12 PM
Miko 2: The Electric Bogaloo

or 24

2009-08-24, 07:47 PM

Love the SW reference.

2009-08-24, 08:05 PM
It looks like it won't have a shot in hell, but I'll throw my vote away on 511. Hobgobs being funny and Haley showing off her badass resistant side. The Monty Python joke is a bit of a drag, but it still averages out better than the others.

2009-08-24, 08:24 PM
524, for the Belkar smackdown.

Gift Jeraff
2009-08-24, 08:58 PM
I don't really like voting for a Belkar-centric episode, but I'm gonna have to go with 520.

2009-08-24, 09:26 PM
504 That's a Surprisingly Common Reaction (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0504.html)
506 Flanking Crush (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0506.html)
511 Guerillas in Their Midst (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0511.html)
520 The Power of Immediate Gratification (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0520.html)
524 Pretender to the Throne (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0524.html)

I vote 520 - "The TRUE power in Azure City"

2009-08-24, 10:03 PM

Although 504 was good plot, 524 was awesome

2009-08-24, 10:35 PM

I'm sorry, but this is not a vote.


Nor is this.



And This Too.

Killer Angel
2009-08-25, 09:06 AM
From a plot PoW, 504 wins hands down (and it will), but the True Power in Azure City is also great and Belkar is... well, Belkar. 520 for me.

2009-08-25, 11:36 AM
I'm sorry, but cat in the face wins forever.

2009-08-25, 12:24 PM

The others had drama diluting the funny too, but this one careened headlong into Narm (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Narm) territory.

2009-08-25, 12:42 PM
511. Made me laugh the most. Though cat-in-the-face is always good for a giggle too.

2009-08-25, 01:00 PM
Totally 520. True power in the Azure City.
Although I was thinking about 504 too.

2009-08-25, 02:26 PM
I'm sorry, but this is not a vote.

Nor is this.

And This Too.

Even though their strip of choice is listed in quote boxes directly above the quotes you pulled? That seems a little nit-picky.

2009-08-25, 02:34 PM
506. "Elan: Uh-oh, I may need to dumb down my puns. Hinjo: The gods help us all."

2009-08-25, 02:36 PM
520. One of my all-time favorites.

2009-08-25, 02:50 PM
520. One of the best ones around. I approve of this choice, I do! :smallcool:

2009-08-25, 03:07 PM
520, no contest.

Olorin Maia
2009-08-25, 03:12 PM
520 for sheer awesomeness.

Herald Alberich
2009-08-25, 04:47 PM
520. I was totally gonna go with 504, until I remembered how hilarious it is to watch an angry housecat being flung into someone's soft and unprotected face. :smallwink:

2009-08-25, 08:21 PM
Even though their strip of choice is listed in quote boxes directly above the quotes you pulled? That seems a little nit-picky.

Some of the votes did not have the quotes in it. So to make it fair, everyone needs to put the number in their post.

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-08-26, 03:02 PM
#504 for me

El Eriko
2009-08-26, 05:35 PM
504, because there is so much truth in it.

2009-08-26, 10:35 PM
504, see also: The matrix runs on windows XP (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX8yrOAjfKM)

2009-08-27, 07:51 AM
520. Mr Scruffy beats all :smallbiggrin:

2009-08-27, 11:56 AM
Of course 524. "Not that kind of dominated" and the SW reference rock.

Lord of Syntax
2009-08-27, 01:51 PM
511 Just, yeah

Narr Storm
2009-08-27, 02:33 PM
506 was funny

2009-08-27, 02:40 PM
I vote for 404. :smallredface:Um, I mean 504. Big plot point ending with a web joke on a webcomic!!!:smallbiggrin:

2009-08-27, 02:59 PM

The concept of random encounter tables for monsters containing the entry "heroes" is highly amusing.

2009-08-27, 03:08 PM
I'm voting for 520

Very funny strip, classic Belkar.

2009-08-27, 04:01 PM
504, it really is a great comic.

The Bookworm
2009-08-27, 04:08 PM
504~! Filler.

2009-08-29, 01:05 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.

2009-08-29, 04:12 PM
511. Very good stuff.

Nazzo, the 102nd
2009-08-31, 01:14 PM
Official results.

504 - 20 (37.73%)
David Argall; Vizen; TerrickTerran; Joerg; [TS] Shadow; Lira; BatRobin; Kurald Galain; Needle; Puns de León; OdinsWatcher; The Blackbird; nightmaj; Optimystik; The Vorpal Tribble; El Eriko; waterpenguin43; Aaron; Ichneumon; The Bookworm

506 - 2 (3.77%)
warmachine; Narr Storm

511 - 6 (11.32%)
Vargtass; Blackjackg; sam79; Limecat; Bibliomancer; The_Void

520 - 16 (30.18%)
Altaria87; Pip; Acero; Red XIV; Gift Jeraff; hajo; Killer Angel; pita; Thrax; Draz74; arguskos; osyluth; Olorin Maia; Herald Alberich; Lord Zordrath; Erts

524 - 9 (16.98%)
dps; Nights1stStar; Silverraptor; Assassin89; cnsvnc; Woodsman; Janmorel; DBJack; petersohn

Morgan Wick
2009-09-02, 08:40 PM
It's probably a good thing that I missed this entire round and a chance to size it up, because this group all blurs together for me - and the winner is likely to be the runt at BotH. I waffled between 520 and 524 being the runt and they finished second and third respectively, with 520 being 504's only serious challenge and 506 being the runt, seemingly killing any hope of Therkla ever having been a serious mover of votes except late. I can kinda see 506 being the runt, and also 511; since 504's the only one I couldn't see being the runt that's not surprising, what's surprising is the lack of a clusterbleep anywhere.

Fortunately, I don't even need to look at the thread to know that in the next quarter, 542 is going to crush everything else, and 550 is going to be its main competition.