Can lightning strike twice? It seems that it can on EMC and there wasn't even a Senior Staffer involved either! (just joking a little there: the senior staff likes to have fun too so sometimes they zap a few players while they're in town. Which then often results in people wondering in town chat: "thunder in town? how did that happen?").And as we all know: Where there is not light(ning?), there can spider! (just popped up when I started Minecraft, I thought it was funny too) Ok, enough nonsense As usual Aya's pictures are much better than mine Today I received my appreciation award for winning the community appreciation contest and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you guys for making this possible. You guys, all of you, are just totally awesome! Because YOU (we ) all together make this community as enjoyable as it is. And its that enjoyability which makes me do what I do...I never expected to win the first award, also because I had just won the Good Samaritan award back then (an event organized by Olaf_C and Hashhog). But I also honestly never expected to win this award twice. It somewhat left me lost for words Figured I'd share the awesomeness a bit So now I have 2 community defender swords. Yeah, but here's the thing: there are some items in the game which I'd never sell or give away "just like that" because they also hold some emotional value for me. And event awards like these are most definitely part of that!But having that out of the way its also fair to say that I couldn't have done some of the things I did without a little help from my alter-ego AyanamiKun The fantasy story is one example, but indirectly "she" has also helped me plenty of times checking up on things for the wiki (to verify some information and commands), trying to re-produce possible bugs, etc, etc. So yeah, my 2nd community defender goes out to her I'll bet I'm one of the very few who'd make such a spectacle out of giving an item to his alt, but hey! Celebration?There's going to be a celebration alright. I'm now finally making some real progress on my upcoming treasure hunt. As was to be expected I'm going to combine Aya's 1 year anniversary with mine (even though I'm almost half a year overdue with that) and hopefully its going to be a really special and enjoyable event.As some of you know I'm not particular good at organizing such events (just look at that delay of mine) but you can rest assured that I'm giving this my best!But yeah.. bottom line... thanks again you guys! It really means a lot to me.Sincerely, Peter aka ShelLuser aka AyanamiKun aka GripCEO.