Vote for Writer of the Month – October 2011

Sup homie? It’s the 1st of the month again, which means it’s time for WRITER OF THE MONTH! woooo

But before we get to this month’s poll, let’s give a round of applause to the top 5 vote-getters from September:

  1. Kenny Wisdom – 40 votes
  2. Ross Gilbert – 31 votes
  3. Daniel Middleton – 30 votes
  4. a hahn – 28 votes
  5. Mekkah – 25 votes

Way to go dudes! For the full results, you can look back at the poll here.

Like last month, you’ll be able to vote for your top 5 favorite writers. Voting ends on Saturday, November 5th at 11:59 PM EST.

As always, the top 10 vote getters will receive a FREE month subscription to SixPrizes Underground.

If YOU would like to become a contributor to the site (and have a chance to snag one of those free UG memberships), check out the instructions here.


Vote for your 5 favorite writers from last month (October 2011).

Poll closes Saturday, November 5th at 11:59 PM EST.

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Make sure you click “Submit” after you check off your selections!

In other news…

1. Regionals are just over 2 weeks away!

Crazy, right? Click here to find a location near you.

2. You can go to 3 States?

PokéBeach is reporting that States will be held over 3 weekends. Expect new attendance records this year and possibly the fiercest States competition ever! Pokémon seems to really be setting this up for the most competitive season yet. Hopefully they continue this trend of improvement, and maybe we’ll see better prize support in the future.

3. Yanmega Prime… a $5 card?

pokebeach.comPokéGym is reporting that new “Prime Challenge Boxes” will be released on November 15th, and one of the promos included will be former $75 card, Yanmega Prime.

Expect prices for the bug to drop dramatically. I can see how some people would be stoked about this announcement, but I know that there are going to be plenty of people bummed considering the monetary investment it took to garner a playset of 4.

Personally, I think it’s cool that they’re making playable cards readily available for less-financially funded players, but they probably should have released it as a promo long ago. I echo many of the thoughts Chris Fulop spelled out on the Gym.

It really sucks to have payed $160+ for a playset, and then only be able to recoup a small fraction of your investment later. It becomes a slippery slope with Promo releases like this. It’s not like Yanmega was even an overly expensive or super hard-to-obtain card like Tropical Beach. Yes, $40 is pretty expensive, but it’s nowhere near outlandish in my book.

I think it’s best to release Promo versions alongside the regular versions like they did for cards like Typhlosion Prime and Garchomp C LV.X (of last format). That way the price for the card will stay fairly stable, and you can make safer investments in your purchases. Pokémon USA should know ahead of time which cards are going to be popular, considering the time between Japanese and US releases.

4. Shout outs!

A. The Top Cut

I think they recently revamped their site design and it looks really good! Check it out and give those dudes some love; they’re doing great stuff for the game.

B. Colin Peterik aka Sijay

Colin is a really cool dude and from what I understand he has an album coming out soon, so check out his Facebook page and buy the album when it’s released!

If you don’t remember, Colin designed the first 6P t-shirt and has also written some great articles for the site.

C. The Deck Out

Esa’s continued to crank out great article every few days, so make sure to bookmark his site and show him some support!

D. 1HKO!

Pikkdogs has this new extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro who is pretty funny. Check out some of his recent articles for some lolz.

Anyway that’s it for today… catch you later,


Reader Interactions

23 replies

  1. Jak Stewart-Armstead

    This hasn’t been a vintage month.

    Celebi’ has pretty much single-handedly saved it from disaster.

  2. Carl Scheu

    any1 but me notice he said thursday october 6th?

    lol :p

    and Esa your blog is pretty nice, i’ve been reading a fair amount of the articles so GJ man.

  3. Joe Yang

    I will vote for whoever can convince me to vote for them.

  4. Dakota Streck

    Good luck everybody! There were lots of great articles this month, so whoever wins definitely deserves it!

    Next month is where I’ll try and make a real run at the top :)

  5. Ed Mandy

    See, now you’re just encouraging more of Pedro’s bad behavior.  I swear, if I ever get my hands around his extra-dimensionary neck…

  6. Mekkah

    who wants to be my pet

    or parent

    (i will never grow tired of this)

    • Jak Stewart-Armstead  → Mekkah

      I think the parent votes are already in this month.

      Innocent_Shine’s cat is easily bribed though. Cats are fickle like that.

      • Anonymous  → Jak

        You meant catS.  There’s three of them.  And one of them is so huge he gets two votes.

        • Jak Stewart-Armstead  → Anonymous

          Wait . . . you get increased votes based on SIZE now?

          So winning the poll could just mean that a couple of fat people like you.

  7. Anonymous

    Thanks for the heads up on the Yanmega price drop Adam! I better sell mine now, so I can buy some later (or just make a good deck for Regionals)!

  8. Carl Scheu

    i’ve been looking @ the votes and so far it’s turning out to be REALLY close between me and ross, it’s somewhat entertaining :p

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