MissInkBlot here, happily joining you in celebration of DC Universe’s One Year Anniversary. It’s been a blast getting to know all of you, so it’s no wonder the time passed by so quickly! Today, I’m going to showcase some of my favorite forum threads, but fair warning… this one’s a doozy, as I have favs from the forum, in general, AND favorite “Fan Creation Friday prompts” featured! Do any of my favs match yours?
A few of my Top 5 threads from the forum (well, and a mighty special content feature) might come off a little strange, but that’s why I chose them. For me, they were some of the hidden jewels of the forums that sometimes weren’t around long, but still left an impression on me.
- DC Universe Community Roll Call: Tell Us About Yourself! - https://bit.ly/2kHcuRr
- I adore this thread - not only were you able to offer up some of the awesome nitty gritty of who each of you are, but we were able to learn so much about the very people who make our days special on this forum! With every new post, a new friend was gained.
- What are some things on ly DC fans understand? - https://bit.ly/2mcGtRO
- To me, this thread is a bit like the show “Cheers.” It gives the same feeling the theme song does, except from the perspective of it being nice to know others get the same inside jokes you do.
- Look What I got in the mail today from DC Universe! - https://bit.ly/2lJ02ky
- This isn’t the only thread of its kind to be found on the forum, but it was one of the first ones posted, and stuck in my mind because others shared either pictures or announcement of their received packages with the community in their own comment responses. It reminds me of another aspect I enjoy about being a mod: being able to help in thanking the community for being such an amazing part of our day-to-day lives! Gotta thank @Bloodviolet for pulling double duty in this favs list.
- Negative Man’s Cook Book series
- Having loved Negative Man’s cooking scene from Titans (S01,E04), I couldn’t help but love this series of threads, all of which successfully added “hungry” to the “happiness” already felt by visiting the forum (rather fortunate those two still make “happy” instead of “hangry,” right? lol). I thank @Mr.marooned and @toonatonian for being kind enough to share them with us! The links are below!
4a. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 1: Ollie’s Chili Recipe - https://bit.ly/2kHms5g
4b. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 2: Larfleeze’s Orange Lantern Cookies - https://bit.ly/2ksxZFL
4c. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 3: The Invisible Banana French Toast - https://bit.ly/2khpoFO
4d. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 4: Hawkman’s Egg Birds - https://bit.ly/2khpqNW
4e. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 5: Wonder Woman’s Natural Soda Pop - https://bit.ly/2kbMNZ1
4f. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 6: Superman’s Frozen Fortress Pops - https://bit.ly/2khpuNG
4g. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 7: Holy Guacamole… - https://bit.ly/2kGaEjU
4h. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 8: Gotham City Egg Toast. - https://bit.ly/2lPfgUS
4i. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 9: Green Arrow’s Fruit Snacks - https://bit.ly/2lKBgAo
4j. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 10: The Atom’s Knockout Punch - https://bit.ly/2lJ0E9Q
4k. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 11: Superman’s Heat Vision Grilled Cheese - https://bit.ly/2mdyvb9
4l. Negative Man’s Cook Book, Week 12: Perry White’s Great Caesar’s Salad(Plus an extra recipe!) - https://bit.ly/2kFy6ha
5a. Auto Mod - https://bit.ly/2mduJ1z
- Sensing a pattern with the numbering, aren’t ya? Well ignore it, okay? This goody’s a fav because this serves as a reminder that Community 2.0 is coming and. I. am. so. excited! YOU should be, too. I can’t WAIT for you to see what all is in store! Thank you for this thread, @Awesome Squid - does it count as your volunteering to be the Auto Mod’s Assimilation Ambassador?
- Also, for those interested, “Auto Mod” has an official name… and no, it’s not “Keeper of the s-Light(s),” as some have feared, nor is it “The Claw,” like I was looking forward to everyone being made to chant… coughs and whistles innocently. If you want to know more, go here to the “Poll Results: What Should We Name the Automod? You Chose…” thread: https://bit.ly/2kHlTZc)
- Created by @TX85, this set of threads are favs because they’ve played a big part in making my must watch, play, and listen to lists a couple miles long each, and I absolutely love it, lol. Thank you, @TX85!
- And, yes, okay, I loop-holed the rules, again. This is more of a “series” of threads that I’m counting as one… AND a fraction, because truth is, there was too much in the “Random” section of the forums that I liked, and paring them down was hard enough as it is, so… erm, @Vroom, happen to have a spare leather jacket with a collar I can flip up?
5c. HalloWEEEEN twenty nineTEEEEN - https://bit.ly/2lIIiWv
- 'Cuz my favorite part of the year is the last part, chock full of holidays, and guess what? It’s almost that time again! Thank you for reminding me of that with this thread, @biff_pow! For me, it’s the happy equivalent of seeing the first leaves on a tree begin to transition to their Fall colors.
And, about that mention of extra special bit of content we have featured on the service? Behold! The DC Universe Holiday Yule Log: https://bit.ly/2mcGSni
- In relation to the Halloween thread featured, like a good many of you, I like to start my holidays as fashionably early as is… ahem, socially acceptable. So, I present to you for your early “Countdown to Christmas” viewing pleasure, the DC Universe Holiday Yule Log! Like I’d ever let THIS gem be forgotten? I think NOT! Now, to torture you further with Christmas music playlist… o.o
Over the past year, I’ve also had the honor of being able to share the “Fan Creation Friday” feature with the forums, which has both been a learning experience and a joy to take part in, and while I’ve loved all of the prompts we’ve tried out, here are a few of my favorites to reminisce with:
Who Would Win? - https://bit.ly/2kfG4xm (with matchups like these, you had me at the edge of my seat with this year’s pairings AND already looking forward to next year’s!)
“Tomorrow they would defeat the enemy, or die." - https://bit.ly/2lJo1QA (an intro like that, and how could it not be a fav?)
Wish You Were Here: Write A Postcard Home From The Swamp! - https://bit.ly/2lQu4Tb (you guys were so bubbling with excitement after the premiere of Swamp Thing that even the swamp’s own “gurgle gurgle” paled in comparison!)
Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Metropolis! https://bit.ly/2ma0QyV (my favorite entry from the “Wish You Were Here” series is in this thread. :P)
Would You Give Your Child Meta Powers? - https://bit.ly/2kvb7Wa (I adore the response section to this because it shows the feature’s growing pains - there’s a lot that goes into creating and maintaining FCF, but each bump in the road and smooth path discovered are all moments I treasure. Sometimes, things aren’t perfect, and sometimes prompts, and the feature, itself, can go a little awry, but that’s okay: each experience is one for learning and growth).
And, to follow-up that last link’s point, do you know what else I’ve learned?
That the DC Universe family is a spirited, talented, delightful one, with relatives of all sorts, coming from all manner of place. That, by far, this is the best forum I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of, and I can’t thank the community enough for being so pivotal a part in my feeling that way. Rorschach isn’t the only favorite person to be found in MY DC Universe - all of you are, as well.
Honorable Mentions (because my Top 5 list broke too many rules as it is, lol):
Brief, interesting facts…about you! - https://bit.ly/2ksxxHz
DC Universe Grill and Cafe! - https://bit.ly/2kgVykK
TV Shows You Like You Doubt Anybody Else Has Ever Seen - https://bit.ly/2lJ0tLI
What’s a random movie you have watched that you think nobody else has - https://bit.ly/2m6Qq2Z
Most Impactful Horror Games? - https://bit.ly/2kGan0m
Are You Currently Reading? - https://bit.ly/2lJ0r6y