The Pits: Best in Media Achievement for 2018 Announcement & Home Page

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Greetings everyone!

With Giftmas coming to a close and the end of the year fast approaching, we are bringing back our annual awards celebration, The Pits.  The Kappa will soon be announcing the main part of the awards, but for the second year in a row, we are returning our subsection of his feature.

In an effort to keep end of the year Top 10s (or Top 25s, or Top 50s, or whatever) in check on the site as well as give The Avocado a chance to pick their favorite media of 2018, we will be debuting a series of posts which will allow everyone to post their personal lists.  The winners will be announced alongside the other winners of The Pits and will be calculated by adding up your lists (10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. with 5 per awarded for unranked Top 10 lists).  The threads will be hosted by your fellow Avocados who were chosen because they have been running threads dedicated to each subject all year (or because they were me).  This thread will be pinned to the front and updated with links as each thread is posted.  You can also follow all updates on The Pits tag.

Please keep your lists contained to these threads and do not open up your own or fill up the OT with them.  The winners will be announced on 12/21 alongside all the other winners of The Pits.  Voting will be cut off some time on 12/21 so make sure to cast your ballot before then.


Anime – Hosted by Lutair (post date of 12/10)
Miyazaki Award for Best Anime Movie
Watanabe Award for Best Anime Series

Misc: Nominating – Hosted by Scrappybilly (post date of 12/10)
Numerous Awards in Smaller Categories

Books – Hosted by Group Therapy (post date of 12/11)
Asimov Award for Best Book

Comics – Hosted by AggroCraig (post date of 12/12)
Kirby Award for Best Comic

Games – Hosted by Merve (post date of 12/13)
Miyamoto Award for Best Game

Music – Hosted by Exexalien (post date of 12/14)
Anybody Killa Award for Best Song
Laurel Canyon Sound Award for Best Album
The “Weird Al” Yankovic Memorial Award for Best Live Show

Podcasts – Hosted by SuperAlbino (post date of 12/15)
Tompkins Award for Best Podcast

TV – Hosted by Daughter of Uhtred (post date of 12/17)
Groening Award for Best Comedy Series
Simon Award for Best Drama Series

Movies – Hosted by A Winged Potato (post date of 12/18)
Robots’ Choice Award for Best Film
For Best Film from 2017

Misc: Voting – Hosted by TBD (post date of 12/19)
Numerous Awards in Smaller Categories