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    Columnist of the Month Contest - January 2019 - Mizfan wins #14!

    Hello there everyone. Christmas and New Year are out of the way, and in fact feel like a lifetime ago. And with another month in the books it’s time to hand out the columnist of the month award for the first time in 2019. This time we’ll have not only the standard lot of columns through the month but any of the KOTC tournament columns that were posted in January, too. That means that there are 14 columnists for your consideration, a decent increase on our December turnout.

    Enough preamble. Before we get to the list of columns, as always, a reminder of the rules.

    RULES


    The winner of the Columnist of the Month contest will receive the prize of having one column posted on the main page of LordsOfPain.net


    1) The winner of Columnist of the Month is determined by which of the eligible columnists receives the largest amount of votes within the allotted voting period.

    2). No voting for yourself.

    3). You must vote for Columnist of the Month to be eligible to win. Should the person with the most votes not place a vote during the allotted timeframe, said person will be disqualified and the first runner up in terms of number of votes gained will be named the winner. One need not place a vote to be awarded single Column of the Month.

    4). A columnist must have posted at least one column during the allotted time period in order to be eligible. Duh.

    5). When voting, please name both the columnist and, if applicable, the title of their ongoing series in a bold and easily determined fashion. Makes it easier on us old mod folk to more clearly discern the votes, what with our cataracts and such.

    6). Main page writers are ineligible to win either the Columnist or Column awards. The exception to this is if they were not called up until the next month. For instance, a writer who wrote stuff in April and was called up on May 3rd would still be eligible to win the April Columnist contest. The prize would just be a bit pointless, I guess. The reason that main page writers are ineligible to win the single Column award is simply because they could, and often do, post said column simultaneously on the main page. This is a CF award, so only CF writers are considered.

    7). Please refrain from editing your vote once it is placed, so as to not fuck up the tally. Some circumstances, such as a noob vote for a main pager, are the only loopholes to this one and will be pointed out and handled by a moderator.

    8). If a candidate is caught campaigning for CotM, either publicly or privately via PM or social media, they will be disqualified and quite possibly banned. Do your selling through your writing. Begging is lame.

    9). Columns about columns (such as the State of the CF or End of Year CF Awards) are not eligible for COTM consideration and will not be counted in favor of their respective authors in the final tally for the month.

    10). As it pertains to collaborations, there are a few variations that require clarification.

    a) If it's a "tag team" style "traditional" collaboration (i.e.: ETA or The Power Trip or The Mega Column) then both members of the team must vote in order to claim victory as a team.

    b) If a single columnist gathers a group of individuals for a "roundtable" collab, only the organizer of said series must vote in order to claim victory. For instance, if Jimmy McColumnGuyDuderson wants to break down the greatest jobbers of all time and asks two of his pals to help out, only Jimmy needs to vote in order to win the award should he garner enough votes since he is the blatant driving force, as opposed to the give and take equality of a "tag team" collab.

    For the voters, if you wish to specifically vote for a "traditional" collab team, name both writers. If you wish to honor a "roundtable" collab, just name the organizer of said collab.

    11) You cannot vote for a former main page writer until said writer is at least 4 months removed from their main page stint at the time of the voting period. For instance, if Writer McGee just left his main page spot in January and resumed writing in the CF, he is not eligible to win CotM until the May contest. This rule is included simply because it's kind of stupid to award a main page column to a writer who just gave up a gig in which the point was to post columns on the main page. If they wanted to be on the main page then they probably would've, you know, stayed on the main page. We get that the CF has a certain allure, what with the sense of community and ability to win awards from one's peers and all that, but let us not forget the reason why the CF exists in the first place. It's not to placate egos by handing out peer determined awards, it's to find writers for the Lords of Pain main page. If you've had that spot and chose to leave it, perhaps it's time that someone else got the opportunity to prove why they deserve a shot. This rule is only applicable to the COLUMNIST vote, not the single COLUMN vote.

    12). In the event of a tie, regardless the number of people involved, the deadlock be broken by means of a re-vote with the tied parties as the only available candidates. Said re-vote will be three days long. If we still have a tie after that, fuck it, we've got two winners.



    Don't forget to cast a vote for the Column of the Month gimmick as well.
    Just name which single column you felt was the best of the month. The actual Column of the Month. Just one. NOT AN ENTIRE SERIES. This will help make the process of voting for Column of the Year when it comes time for the Year End Awards that much easier, as well as give some well deserved props to someone who straight up knocked one out of the park in a given month.

    Here's the list of eligible columns.

    Anonymous
    -Inside the Mind 1000: “The Human” Becky Lynch
    -Inside the Mind: Broken Rose-tinted Spectacles

    Burn11nMyLight
    -Raw Review 1/15/2019
    -RAW Review 01/22/2019
    -FUCK the RAW Review, Some Thoughts On The Royal Rumble

    DynamiteBillington
    -Bull from the Bulldog: Faction League – Part One (The Introduction)
    -Bull from the Bulldog: Faction League – Part Two (The Factions)
    -Fact or Fiction: Forum Edition (et al)

    JacobWrestledGod

    -Examining Faith: The Momentum of Madness

    Jeremysclsplx
    -Is Jay White Overrated?

    Kingzak13
    -The Unofficial Columns Forum Top Trumps ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT 2018
    -The Unofficial Columns Forum Top Trumps ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT 2018 (Neidhart bracket Round 1)
    -The Unofficial Columns Forum Top Trumps ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT 2018 (Vader bracket Round 1)
    -Takeover-star Part 2
    -Takeover-star Part 3
    -NXT UK, Takeover Blackpool Predictions
    -Takeover/Royal Rumble 2019 Predictions

    Mizfan
    -Match of the Year Countdown Spectacular, 2018!
    -Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #10- Lawler’s Got A Secret (w/Spinmaster)

    Mystic

    -Being the Elite: My First Thoughts on All Elite Wrestling

    Prime Time
    -Take Up Thy Wrestling Boots and Walk – A House Divided Against Itself
    -The Pencil – Booking Jose Mourinho, Part 2
    -The Lords of Pain World Heavyweight Championship – 1998-1999 (et al)
    -Take Up Thy Wrestling Boots and Walk – Wrestling and MMA

    R-Prof
    -The Shared Geopolitical Universe of Saturday Night’s Main Event: Introduction and Part I
    -The Shared Geopolitical Universe of Saturday Night’s Main Event: Part II
    -The Shared Geopolitical Universe of Saturday Night’s Main Event: Part III
    -On My Shoulders

    SkitZ
    -Half Suck, Half Dull ~ The Worst Royal Rumble Match [Opening Round] (et al)
    -Half Suck, Half Dull ~ The Worst Royal Rumble Match [Bore-derfinals] (et al)
    -Half Suck, Half Dull ~ The Worst Royal Rumble Match [Finale Snore & Championshit Match] (et al)

    Skulduggery
    -Half Luck, Half Skul: Top 10 Surprisingly Irrelevant Royal Rumblers
    -Half Luck Half Skul: January Madness – The Greatest Royal Rumble Match (Elite 8) (et al)
    -Half Luck Half Skul: January Madness – The Greatest Royal Rumble Match (Sweet 16) (et al)

    Spinmaster -Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #10- Lawler’s Got A Secret (w/mizfan)

    Typeitinmaan
    -Short Takes with Type: Expose the wrist

    Voting ends on Saturday, February 9th at 11:59 PM (CST) / 9:59 PM (PST) / Whatever o'clock :59 (other weird time zones)

    And with that, voting is now open!

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    Columnist: Kingzak

    Column: Expose the wrist- Type

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    Columnist: Prime Time

    Column: Mizzie & The Spin’s Total Non-Stop Wrestling Project #10- Lawler’s Got A Secret . I get so much joy from these columns about a show I loved.

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    Columnist: Mizfan
    I really want Skullduggery to get one of these at some point but it is hard to argue against Mizfan's encyclopedia of indy wrestling in 2018. Sorry I feel off the feedback train mate. Also shout outs to PT, R-Proof and Kind Zak who were all very productive too.

    Column: Wrestling & MMA by PT

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    Columnist- mizfan

    Column- Expose the wrist

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    Mediocrity at it's finest kingzak13's Avatar
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    As a rule of thumb, anytime someone does a month of columns they get my vote, So i'm going with Mizfan here.

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    Wow. What a great month. This was super tough because there were at least 5 guys that I could vote for. But I agree with kingzak sentiments so Mizzie gets my vote.

    Another tough one for column but I'll go with The Human Becky Lynch by Nony.

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    Yeah, Miz kind of owns Januaries now because this column series is epic. You should make this a yearly book, because it is a whose who guide to pro wrestling each year.

    HMs to Zak and R-Prof, who both could have won a lot of other months with the columns they both put out. Great job.


    And individual column will go to the late entry, JWG's Momentum Of Madness. A great exploration.


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    I knew Zak had had a good month, but I didn't realise quite how much content he'd put out till I saw that list. He gets my Columnist vote.

    For Column....after scanning up & down the list a few times trying to remember what leapt out at me, I noticed one I hadn't read at the time it was posted. Top 10 Surprisingly Irrelevant Royal Rumblers gets my vote for column, as well as a late bump to the top of the page as I only read it today!

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    Columnist: Mizfan (the ability to curate that series is so impressive!)
    Column: JWG Momentum of Madness

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    Columnist: Prime Time

    Column: Half Luck, Half Skul: Top 10 Surprisingly Irrelevant Royal Rumblers. I really adore the idea and the research on the stats is incredibly unique

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    Columnist: SkitZ
    Column: The Shared Geopolitical Universe of Saturday Night’s Main Event: Introduction and Part I by R-Prof

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    Some great stuff in January (now that I've finally finished reading all of it!). Props in particular to nony, Prof, and Skul, but I gotta go with Prime Time here.

    Seems like there's no consensus on individual column, so I'll throw in another worthy entry with On My Shoulders by R-Prof. Much love to Mystic's AEW column as well, and many other great contenders.

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    That's another one in the book and it's been over as a contest for some time. So join me in congratulating Mizfan, who has another one of these things to his name. Votes also went to me, Zak and Skitz.

    There's a three way tie for the column award, between entries by Skul, Type, and JWG.

    Congratulations all!

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    22 year old me's jaw is on the floor now. Thanks so much for everyone who voted and who wrote, and thanks especially to Don, Spin, and Sam (until he got too busy) for so much great feedback. Bravo to Skul, Type, and JWG for rocking the house. You guys are all great.

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    Congrats, partner!

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