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SchattenFan of the Year



The Schattenmann Fanclub's Founder/President Prototyoe Ruler has been away for several years, and I'm kind of shy, so the club hasn't been doing much. However, I think it is important to recognize a dedicated fan who has, for the past 2 years, made his devotion to me known more conspicuously than any other fawning fan on the planet.

I speak, of course, of none other than Crymson. Through his years of unwavering dedication to steering every conversation towards Schattenmann rather than the topic at hand, Crymson has earned the title SchattenFan of the Year.

As a reward, he gets this special blog wherein I, Schattenmann, the object of his devotion, acknowledge him; a pair of my dirty underwear which has been chemically treated to retain my scent for at least 2 years under regular sniffing conditions; and I have asked the courts to suspend the restraining order for a period of 3 days.

Congratulations, Crymson!



"Doitzel was (like you) an inveterate attention whore, obsessed with obtaining and maintaining significance. And outside of a very small group, nobody liked Zhadum, not even his peers in NPO. "

3166993[/snapback] September 09, 2013

"Of course, we all know regardless that everything you do follows your compulsive need for attention."

3079384[/snapback] January 18, 2013

"Oh, it's Schattenman's "Attention at any cost!" routine again. Yawn. You're a fairly intelligent guy, Schatt, and implying that I flushed TOP down the toilet by participating in a highly risky preempt against an entire bloc and then following that two lines later with the implication that I'm a stat collector was not at all well thought-out. I can thus only assume that it was motivated by your constant and desperate need to always get a contrary word in."

2960340[/snapback] April 28, 2012

Please, PLEASE respond to my bait!

I fixed it for you.

"Schattenman's struggle for attention and recognition continues."

3021737[/snapback] August 31, 2012

"Congratulations, Schattenman, on three years of taking yourself too seriously and seeking attention at every turn."

2975301[/snapback] May 31, 2012

"Hey, look, it's Schattenmann taking the contrary viewpoint in order to garner attention. How very new. Wait, is it 2008?"

2908069[/snapback] January 27, 2012

"Nay, you like the sound of your own voice more, and attention the most, and this more or less defines your existence in Cybernations."

2894153[/snapback] January 26, 2012

"So, we've got Doitzel and Schattenman, two people who prioritize the attainment of attention above all else, bleating about this affair... and some of you are actually allowing them to get you riled up?"

2901876[/snapback] January 17, 2012

"Waving your arms for attention apparently takes higher priority for you than does checking facts before opening your mouth. We were unhappy with that action of the NPO's; we did not participate."

2859863[/snapback] December 02, 2011

"Translation: 'I like those of you who engage me in my very transparent attempts to attract attention to myself. I dislike those of you who call me out for my very transparent attempts to attract attention to myself.'"

2767043[/snapback] July 29, 2011

"It appears you really like the sound of your own e-voice. That's about the best reason I can muster up to explain the sizable puddle of drivel you've just expelled. It also seems you've quite a fixation on me. Like I said, have fun!"

2766816[/snapback] July 29, 2011

"Good old Schattenman... anything to be noticed. Whether it takes flip-flopping, screaming about subjective morality or making up charges that hardly carry any sense at all, we can count to make every effort to attract attention to yourself."

2766470[/snapback] July 28, 2011

"You sure do keep strong vendettas against those of us willing to call you out for the attention addict you are."

2753380[/snapback] July 09, 2011

"You go ahead and think whatever makes you feel more important. Feeling important was, after all, the purpose of Vox for you and Doitzel."

2716493[/snapback] May 22, 2011


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I think it's hilarious how many of these posts are even more directly relevant given this post.

Also, only 3 posts for a full year gets you Schattenfan of the year?

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Wow, I'm a little surprised at the consistency of the content of his posts about you over the years.

Also, does your fan club archive every post about you? Or did it take hours and hours to find all those posts?

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Wow, I'm a little surprised at the consistency of the content of his posts about you over the years.

Also, does your fan club archive every post about you? Or did it take hours and hours to find all those posts?

There's no fanclub. There's a subforum I made at Prototyoe's request 5 years ago then he got banned and I never deleted it. That was back when MK liked me.

Sometimes someone c/p's an OWF zinger in it, a couple years ago I made a series of (mostly ironic) sigs featuring quotes of people talking about me (you were actually the first in the series, Impero had a few) But that's it.

It was easy to pull together this blog since CoJ has been laughing at Crymson's posts about me for 2 years:

We got it the first time you said this.

So, all I had to do was put in an advanced search for posts by Crymson with the word "schattenmann" or "attention." The bulk of the time was actually in formatting the quotes' snapback codes (the swoopy arrows) since only 10 quote tags can be used in a single post.

It's all a big circular joke: I post a 3-page essay about foreign affairs and some bum says I want attention. I answer him and 3 more bums says "see!" Then, voila, they've turned a discussion about FA into a discussion about Schattenmann but I'm to blame. This is an unfortunate psychosis diagnosed under Schattenmania. And so here we have poor Crymson, who bellows that I don't want anything except attention, and ironically he is the one that gives it; I say Doitzel and Zhadum had a ruler conflict, he can think only of Schattenmann's need for attention. It's a sickness.

I also think it's funny, and I hope you all do too, so I've let you in on the joke.

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Oh Schatt, there was once a time I would have loved to have received this award, but now that Crymson has it only makes it much more prestigious and far out of my league. This means that I must try harder.

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I still don't see why attention is bad goal in a game of people.

Because bad attention is not something you want in this game or in real life, as they make either trial much more difficult for you.

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Oh Schatt, there was once a time I would have loved to have received this award, but now that Crymson has it only makes it much more prestigious and far out of my league. This means that I must try harder.

You got a sig, you're almost there!


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I had noticed that Crymson really never tires of banging that drum, but I had no idea how long and how consistently this has been going on. Pretty amazing to see it all laid out like that. Truly an award well deserved.

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That's a little more than three.

A year is longer than 12 months?

Crymson is nasty to everyone Schatt, not just you.

Apparently you equals everyone.

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Thanks. I worked hard on those three posts.

No worries, I think you'd get a lot of accolades if we run with the above criteria of the OP.

OP seems to have also missed some other obvious personalities.

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