I would love to tell you who won the SHIPtember People’s Choice award for this year but as usual, Simon Liu has wandered off to the next shiny thing and probably won’t think about it until just before next year’s contest. I thought about tallying up the votes myself but that sounded too much like work and it’s a useless exercise because Zac was clearly going to win the challenge anyway. Sure the BASILISK seemed to be leading the way and it was an exciting and worthy SHIP…but we’ll never know because Simon is awesome at starting things but not so awesome at finishing them. Maybe he’s busy with the Canadian branch of C4C, that would be a pretty good excuse. I’m probably in the tiny minority of people who are bothered by his inability to close out the proceedings, but I’m old and cranky so why are you still standing on my lawn?
For you SHIPtember enthusiasts it is worth noting that creator of the BASILISK and friend of the blog Pico van Grootveld completed the official poster of last year’s offerings.
So a heartfelt congratulations from the Manifesto to Zac Lowing and all praise to Brama.