[YGO: TAS] Thankyou – Web Awards

December 17, 2009 at 7:25 am | Posted in Other Stuff | 5 Comments
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Yuugi smiling while at school in episode 2

Little Kuriboh is a really humble guy. It is, I think, one of his best and most respectable qualities. Modesty is something that’s seen all too infrequently from successful individuals in today’s busy world, even less so from those who’ve built their success on the anonymous and impersonal Internet realm. LK isn’t even someone who was seeking fame and recognition when he created Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series. It happened anyway though. And yet, despite single-handedly producing a piece of work that’s become a worldwide success — a phenomenon, even — LK has always put his friends and fans first and has never arrogantly flaunted his achievements. That’s just the kind of stand-up guy he is. It’s no surprise, then, that LK has made a big thank-you video that gives big, big props to all of his supporters, including the guys from the official YGO: TAS fansite, TGWTG, Rooster Teeth (whoa, I didn’t know LK worked with them!), TeamFourStar, the other competitors and winners in Mashable’s Open Web Awards, and many more folks.

Since the start of the Open Web Award finals, the number of subscribers to LK’s channel has climbed from around 79,000 to over 87,000. The 107 videos on CardGamesFTW today have over 17.8 million total views. The YGO: TAS Twitter and Facebook pages have thousands of followers. Now that CardGamesFTW has been voted Funniest YouTube Channel, these numbers will only increase. What does the future hold for LK, his channel, and his beloved series?

In other news, YGO: TAS is back on iTunes! Hooray! And here I was thinking that everyone had given up on it already! I’ll update my YGO: TAS indexes sometime in the near future with links to the many new episodes made available for download.

CardGamesFTW Wins Award for Funniest YouTube Channel

December 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Other Stuff | 4 Comments
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Jounouchi, Honda, Yuugi, and Anzu posing for a photo

Little Kuriboh’s YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, has won the category of Funniest YouTube Channel in Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards! After almost a month of online voting, CardGamesFTW defeated competitors ShaneDawsonTV, Smosh, LoadingReadyRun, and RayWilliamJohnson in the third annual international competition. A big congratulations goes to Little Kuriboh, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, and all of LK’s brilliant creations! Thanks for bringing a smile to the faces of so many people across the globe!

[YGO: TAS] LK Update – Web Awards, Christmas, etc

December 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Little Kuriboh as a cartoon in LK Update - Web Awards, Christmas, etc

Missed any YGO Abridged-related announcements recently? Fret not! Cartoon Little Kuriboh (a.k.a. The Big Giant Head) has returned to fill you in and provide some new tidbits of information as well. Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Vote for CardGamesFTW as the Funniest YouTube Channel in Mashable’s Open Web Awards! Yes, this competition is still going on! The winners will be announced on December 15.
  • The official YGO: TAS fansite is being updated, so don’t worry if it’s down!
  • YGO: TAS now has a Facebook page! Though it’s not LK’s personal Facebook profile, it nevertheless has lots of messages on there and cool convention photos of the man himself! As of this writing, it has nearly 2,500 fans. Join today!
  • YGO: TAS is also on Twitter! LK does post there himself pretty often, along with some YGO: TAS staff.
  • There won’t be a big YGO: TAS Christmas Special this year, though LK might find the time to make something smaller! *crosses fingers*
  • Episode 46 will be debuting at MAGFest 8! Will it be the final episode?!

Cool-looking room, LK! Take care of that cold!

[YGO: TAS] Turtles With Facebook – VOTE!

November 20, 2009 at 6:42 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 1 Comment
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Marik looking good in episode 77/LK's Turtles With Facebook video
“My bidding… it shall be done… by the Internet!”

As you’ve probably heard by now, CardGamesFTW is a finalist in Mashable’s 3rd Annual Open Web Awards and needs your votes! And what better way to get votes than for Marik to summon his army of Steves!

Support Little Kuriboh and vote for CardGamesFTW in the Funniest YouTube Channel category! Voting runs until December 13, and each person can vote once every 24 hours.

Dear god, look at this! It’s working! Even people who aren’t named Steve can’t resist the power of Marik’s rod!

Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards: Vote for CardGamesFTW!

November 18, 2009 at 6:09 am | Posted in Other Stuff | 2 Comments
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Mashable's 3rd Annual Open Web Awards logo

Little Kuriboh’s YouTube account, CardGamesFTW, has made it to the final round of voting in Mashable’s 2009 Open Web Awards! CardGamesFTW has received enough nominations to be one of only five YouTube accounts running in this year’s Funniest YouTube Channel category! The other nominees are ShaneDawsonTV, Smosh, LoadingReadyRun, and RayWilliamJohnson.

Show your support for Little Kuriboh, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series, and all of LK’s other creations by voting for CardGamesFTW!

Voting begins today, November 18th, and ends on December 13th. Mashable and Motorola will announce the winners on December 15th on Mashable.com.

Started in 2007, the Open Web Awards is an annual, international online competition dedicated to web technology and achievements. This year’s Awards focuses on the realm of social media. The previous Awards in 2007 and 2008 dealt primarily with innovative web technologies, startups, and applications.

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