Dude, there's an Ogre on my mantelpiece!

· by Steve · Read in about 1 min · (201 Words)

In a complete and total surprise, my cousin presented to me yesterday the result of a grand conspiracy in the Ogre community to commemorate my time as project lead - a specially designed, unique Ogre statuette! Thumbnails below, click for more detail…

<a target="_blank title=“Sinbad holding the statue by sjstreeting, on Flickr” href=“http://www.flickr.com/photos/35150516@N03/4823660431/">

<a target="_blank title=“Front of statue by sjstreeting, on Flickr” href=“http://www.flickr.com/photos/35150516@N03/4823661079/"> <a target="_blank title=“Back of the statue by sjstreeting, on Flickr” href=“http://www.flickr.com/photos/35150516@N03/4823661589/">

I literally had no idea this was going on, or that my cousin had been asked to make the delivery that day (I thought we were just meeting for a social). I was completely taken aback and very touched that the people in the community would go to the trouble of doing something like this for me. 😮 There’s a thread in the forums going into more detail on how they organised it, including the many, many different designs they mocked up and considered before voting for this one. I’m humbled and flattered.

My sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in organising this, and very well done for creating such an excellent statue and managing so successfully to keep me in the dark about it! You guys are just awesome.