Christmas '06 by El Thorvaldo (@Thorvald)
My 41st submission to DYOS VI.
I can't actually recall if previous DYOSes had ever lasted through the Christmas season. In any event, I thought it'd be a nice way of fostering togetherness with a simple spread featuring all (or at least most) of the thread's contributors, sparking a tradition I continued and elaborated, particularly after DYOS 10. The holly and preamble would be reused for the free-form C+P specials in future, until I got the bright idea to do sustained episodes.
"Perfection never jokes" is a direct quote from the forums, although who said it in reply to what I don't recall. The Perma-Banned Guy used to be... a very common sight.
Guests of honour: Abaddon, CivGeneral, CurtSibling, Kan' Sharuminar, Perfection, Stylesjl, Stylesrj, sirtommygunn, SuperBeaverInc., taillesskangaru, Tycoon101, and yours truly.
Aeris © Scott Ramsoomair;
Captain Locke © D.C. Simpson;
Command & Conquer: Generals © EA Games.
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