Thursday, August 20, 2015

Pay It Forward: Ian Stormstaff and Sheldon


There are so many talented and amazing people in the Kingsisle gaming community, and all of them deserve recognition for the awesomeness they bring.  Someone decided to start a "Pay it forward" type of project to help spread some cheer and put a smile on peoples' faces.  I think this is an amazing idea!  I was mentioned in a blog post the other day, which really meant a lot to me.  This blog post is me paying it forward, hopefully to put a smile on someone's face.

And I am going to break the rules.  There are so many awesome people that I honestly couldn't choose just one.  So I am choosing two people that have been good friends and that I think make the community a better place.  I had a list of even more and I would mention all of them, but the rule is to mention only one person.......and I can't break the rules TOO much. :P

First, Ian Stormstaff.  Some of you in the Twitter community might know him as the NinjaBunnyLord.  He has contributed so much to the Wizard101 community and often isn't recognized for the amazing work he does.  Ian owns the (now inactive) site Wizards Unite.  He also used to co-host the podcast Ramblers.  Both were incredible and I am sad they are no longer around.  However, now the bunny owns a new site that is even more awesome, WatchHallow.  You can go here and read Ian's posts about all the games he plays, such as The Sims 4, Minecraft, Wizard101, Pirate101, as well as others he tries out.  His posts are always awesome and definitely worth reading, so be sure to check them out!

But as awesome as Ian's blogging and graphics are, the main reason I am writing this about him is that he is a great friend.  Even though he is busy, he is always there to talk to me whenever I need someone.  So thanks Ian! I consider you to be one of the best friends I have ever had!  And keep up the great work with your blog!  Now it's your turn to pay it forward to one person! :)

Next up is Sheldon from Adventures of the Spiral.  I have known Sheldon for a couple years now. We actually met on Twitter and "bonded" through helping out each other our sites' designs.  He works incredibly hard on his site, always bringing new features to the community like his Companion Database and the Fansite Festival.  Projects like these require a huge amount of work, and I want Sheldon to know how much me, and hopefully all of you, appreciate how much he does.  He is also one of the funniest and most random people I know in the community. :)  So thank you for everything you do Sheldon!  Always remember that you are an amazing member of this community!  And remember to pay it forward to one person of your choice!

And to everyone else reading this, and to all the people that aren't reading this, remember that you are all awesome too!  Each and every one of you helps make the Kingsisle games and community incredible!  Thanks for reading and I will see you in the spiral! :)


Unknown said...

Delightful choices and I couldn't agree with you more. They are both amazing assets to our community. Fabulous forwarding my dear. :D

Through the Spiral Gate said...

Very awesome, gotta check out those blogs :D