View Awards - Gary Taylor

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Award Reason
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Fri Nov 16th, 2018 @ 6:39am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For being such a good sport in the post "All your Ducks in a Row." Pranksters can't be great without a good victim and Cdr. Taylor was simply the best. He so deserves this, especially with Estelle and I already getting it.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Fri Nov 16th, 2018 @ 6:39am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
The First Officer seems to be everywhere on the ship, so far her has lost his girlfriend. Regained his girlfriend, and travelled far and wide to make sure the Elysium operates as she does. I don't think there is a single person he hasn't communicated with this month, this is his award. - By Lia Holmes
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Mon Dec 10th, 2018 @ 6:31am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
I'm nominating Jeff for his post "All I want", because its Jeff doing the classic look back. He has a talent for these, and always seems to be able to take the reader along with him. Well done Jeff.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Mon Dec 10th, 2018 @ 6:31am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
The XO has demonstrated a will to plunge head long into a now physical relationship with Lia, as difficult as that might be. I nominate him for the joint post with Lia as he allowed his more vulnerable side to show, I believe he will win many more for his excellent writing.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Fri Jan 4th, 2019 @ 8:30am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For the post "Tayalas Meets Santa" which could not have been done, let alone so well, if not for his heartwarming turn as Santa himself.
Elysium's First Birthday Elysium's First Birthday
Awarded Sun Feb 3rd, 2019 @ 12:16pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
For players who were here when we celebrated our first Birthday!
Elysium's second Birthday Elysium's second Birthday
Awarded Sun Feb 24th, 2019 @ 4:06pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Happy Birthday USS Elysium Player - Its been two years since we started the Elysium under Captain Lalor.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Mon Apr 1st, 2019 @ 6:15am
For "Engineering Under Fire", a long collaborative JP which showed the best in all of the participants, all of whom should be recognized as the success of this post would've been impossible without any one of their efforts.
Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing Award
Awarded Sun Apr 7th, 2019 @ 8:48pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
Both this character and writer have come a very long way in the past twelve months, the posts written by the writer interacting with other diverse characters have been both entertaining and at times serious. Both have been handled skillfully and with tact, and so I feel this award would be the correct thing to present.

Lia Holmes aka Ayesha.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Fri May 3rd, 2019 @ 5:15am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
For his willingness to both lead and follow the post "Uninvited Guests Pt1&2" , this shows his ability to amend his writing style to fit the situation.

Lia Holmes aka Ayesha
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Fri May 3rd, 2019 @ 7:52pm
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For his part as Cdr. Lovejoy in "Avengers....ASSEMBLE!" Without a gifted nemesis like Lovejoy the post would never have been as good as it was. So say good job to the bad guy!
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Awarded Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
For his injuries in the current mission "Hell is a four letter word"
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 @ 2:00pm
For "Did You See the Sunrise": Cdr. Taylor skillfully handled the interaction between his character and a long term antagonist, bridging past and present in an excellent, emotional post.
Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded Sun Jun 23rd, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Cdr. Taylor, both IC and OOC, takes on so much for the Elysium. He remains a white knight dedicated to the protection of the Federation in spite of a dark and tragic past and is, quite frankly, one of my favorite characters to read.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Tue Jul 30th, 2019 @ 6:05pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
This writer has proved his worth over the timeline of this mission arc, he has assisted and at times led the way with other writers. I feel he deserves this reward for all his hard work and help he has given.

Lia Holmes Chief Security/Tactical Officer aka Ayesha
Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing Award
Awarded Tue Jul 30th, 2019 @ 6:06pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
The posts around Gary's imprisonment and escape were wonderfully written and expanded on the Character of Gary in different ways.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Tue Jul 30th, 2019 @ 6:06pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
Yet another person who has worked his butt off interacting with a host of other characters, without his non stop activity I think this mission wouldn't have been as good as it was.

Lia Holmes Chief of Security/Tactical aka Ayesha
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Thu Aug 15th, 2019 @ 9:25pm
For the beautiful budding romance between Fernando and his Orion Rose. This is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG overdue.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 @ 6:53am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
As one of the collaborators in the JP " And then there were four", his input allowed this JP to gel. For this I recommend him for this well deserved award.
Lia Holmes aka Ayesha
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Wed Sep 4th, 2019 @ 8:35pm
For "And Then There Were Four", Jeff managed to share the lead in this post with Ayesha and both of their characters were shown in positions of strength and vulnerability, made the post a literal delight to read and shows how underrated Jeff's mastery of this craft is.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Sat Sep 7th, 2019 @ 8:41pm
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "Chaps." What do you get when you take an excerpt from a Fleming novel and have 007 and his companion walk into the Blue Oyster from the Police Academy movies looking for their mark? One Hell of a post, that's what! Our Buckaroo Bond in the 24th Century deserves this so much!
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Sat Sep 7th, 2019 @ 8:41pm
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" a thrilling spy yarn which will have ramifications for missions to come, Cdr. Taylor was written masterfully in the style of Ian Fleming's Bond, a haunted and reluctant killer who can never walk away from the way of the gun.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Sat Jan 4th, 2020 @ 10:34am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
Once again this writer has collaborated with many others and produced a lot of joint posts, he sets his stall out and then delivers a diamond in words. I think he deserves this award for the volume he produces, and the number of posts he gets involved in.

Commander Lia Holmes, aka Ayesha
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Sat Jan 4th, 2020 @ 10:34am
For his turn as Santa in Christmas Celebration Part 2, there is nothing cuter than when a guy like Gary Taylor turns off 007 for a second to be Santa for the cutest character on the ship! My ovaries just exploded here!
Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded Sun Jan 12th, 2020 @ 6:59pm
I messed up and nominated Cdr. Taylor for a lesser award than he deserved for the Christmas post, but then I got to thinking about all the player and character do to make it great here and decided this was the best award he could receive. A part of me wants to call this the "What A Man" award for this magnificent character who's part 007, part Magnum, part Riker, part time Santa, and all heart. If Gary Taylor were real, I would definitely consider him husband material: sweet, intelligent, fearless, and sexy. He totally deserves this!
Elysium's Third Birthday Elysium's Third Birthday
Awarded Fri Sep 4th, 2020 @ 7:35am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
2020 marks the Elysium's 3rd Birthday under the Command of Captain Lalor
DeForest Kelley Humor Award DeForest Kelley Humor Award
Awarded Tue Jan 28th, 2020 @ 8:08pm
What few people understand is that humor is not always cracking jokes a la Hawkeye Pierce but is often in lighthearted encouragement, good advice, and generally lifting the spirits of others. In this definition of humor, there's nobody more deserving than Cdr. Gary Taylor for his fatherly good cheer in "Thinking about the Future."
 Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
Awarded Fri Jan 31st, 2020 @ 8:11am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
"One for the Road" a solo post worthy of note, well written and it easily takes the reader into Taylor's past with the love of his life his now dead wife. This writer has this ability to write these posts, and he does it more times than even he knows.
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Fri Jan 31st, 2020 @ 8:11am
For "One More for the Road." Beautiful, poignant, and heartbreaking with enough light optimism to make the rainbow worth enduring the rain. PLEASE GIVE HIM THIS AWARD!!!
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Wed Apr 8th, 2020 @ 8:18am
This award, at it's core, is about love, and love isn't always romance, seduction, and hooking up, sometimes it's the fatherly love of a man and the little blueberry who stole his heart. For that reason I'm nominating Cdr. Taylor for the Rose Award for his loving attention as Tayalas' father figure.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Mon Apr 20th, 2020 @ 7:56pm
For "Swim with the Duckies." The continuing story of the growing father/daughter relationship between our XO and our own Baby Yoda just gets cuter and sweeter with every word these two master artists write. We're blessed beyond comprehension to have them here. <3
1 Year - Time Served 1 Year - Time Served
Awarded Tue Apr 28th, 2020 @ 3:27pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
2 Years - Time Served 2 Years - Time Served
Awarded Tue Apr 28th, 2020 @ 3:27pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
3 Years - Time Served 3 Years - Time Served
Awarded Tue Apr 28th, 2020 @ 3:28pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
200 Posts! 200 Posts!
Awarded Wed Apr 29th, 2020 @ 8:55am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
This Player contributed to the monthly April 2020 goal of 200 posts!
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Thu Apr 30th, 2020 @ 8:17am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Somehow our hard working XO has become something of an unsung hero here and it's time to fix that. Nobody works harder or plays more roles for more people than Jeff! Please give him this award as it's only a small portion of the respect he deserves for his efforts here. - Anje Brett

For throwing himself into JPS and getting them done with ease - Captain Lalor
Unit of Merit Unit of Merit
Awarded Sat May 2nd, 2020 @ 5:20pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Awarded the Unit of Merit for April 2020
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 @ 8:06am
For "Thank You Dinner." A sweet post that hits all the right notes, excellent work by all involved.
Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing Award
Awarded Sun Jul 5th, 2020 @ 4:56pm
Not only does he produce frequently, he produces masterfully, there's nobody more dedicated to writing on the Elysium than Cdr. Taylor.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Thu Jul 9th, 2020 @ 8:51am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "Yesterday and Tomorrow." A wonderful and emotional post that makes you long for the people and events from our collective past here on Elyisum. Made me cry, I miss Liselle and Feyth so much!
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Sat Jul 11th, 2020 @ 11:26am
For "An Afternoon with a Blueberry." Talk about cranking the cuteness meter all the way to 11, huh? Wonderful post and a great read.
Silver Book Silver Book
Awarded Sun Jul 26th, 2020 @ 6:10am
For "To Absent Friends", this post left me emotionally raw and in tears, so beautiful.
Professional Merit Professional Merit
Awarded Tue Aug 4th, 2020 @ 6:57pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
His ability to write reflective posts is surely worth recognition, his two latest "To Absent Friends" and "Grateful" are prime examples. Jeff seems to have an uncanny ability to first entice the reader, then trap the reader in his words as his reflections are woven about them.
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Thu Aug 6th, 2020 @ 7:29am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "Grateful" a beautiful post that shows what love means to a man who's had to live in the darkness for years before finally getting another chance to walk in the light.
 Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
Awarded Thu Aug 6th, 2020 @ 7:29am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "Grateful." Great character development from an already awesome character.
 Library Excellence Ribbon Library Excellence Ribbon
Awarded Thu Aug 6th, 2020 @ 7:29am
Nominated by Lieutenant JG Gallia Norris
For "Grateful." Great character development from an already awesome character.
September 2020 - 200 post challenge Participant September 2020 - 200 post challenge Participant
Awarded Tue Sep 29th, 2020 @ 8:25am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
This player participated in the 200+ post challenge against the USS Pioneer in September 2020
Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror
Awarded Sat Oct 10th, 2020 @ 3:35pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor

This Officer participated in the Mirror Universe Mission SEASON 4: Episode 1: Know Thy Self!!

Christopher Pike Medal of Valor Christopher Pike Medal of Valor
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 7:54am
Nominated by Commander Arrianna Salannis an Vantar
Commander Taylor, through great risk to his own life, risked his life to liberate Federation Personnel and Citizen held as slaves during the ISS Elysium Incident.
Commendation for Mission Participation Commendation for Mission Participation
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:03am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
This player posted and worked with all crew to move the mission :Know thy Self along.
Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:05am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
his NPC Scott Gregory has two sides, both well shown in the mission Know thy Self and the relationship between Scott and Sapphire has grown slowly but steadily over the course of this mission.
Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry Starfleet Citation for Conspicuous Gallantry
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:07am
Nominated by Commander Arrianna Salannis an Vantar
While being held as a prisoner on the Terran Arena Station, Commander Taylor performed actions above and beyond the call of duty by ensuring the saftey of starfleet personnel also being held captive.
Outstanding Mission-Related Posts Outstanding Mission-Related Posts
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:12am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
This player contributed to the Mission "Know Thy Self" with gusto and maintained the plot with ease and incorporated other players as much as possible.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:12am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
More posts, more characters and still he moves forwards as a writer and takes others with him. I think this writer has made his mark with this mission, and as such I would like to nominate him for this award.

Ayesha, Lia Holmes, Chief of Security/Tactical
Outstanding Antagonist Outstanding Antagonist
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:26am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
The Mirror of Commander Taylor, while he has been killed, was evil and twisted and delighted in the perverse pleasure of people in pain. May he rest in hell! Wonderful spin on a beloved character!
Non Player Character Award Non Player Character Award
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:29am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
his NPC's are wonderfully developed and have depth beyond what they normally would have on such a ship
Starfleet Survival Cross Starfleet Survival Cross
Awarded Mon Nov 2nd, 2020 @ 8:37am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
For surviving events in Know Thy self
4th Birthday - USS Elysium 4th Birthday - USS Elysium
Awarded Sun Feb 14th, 2021 @ 3:43pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Feb 2021! 4 years!!!!
Commendation for Mission Participation Commendation for Mission Participation
Awarded Sun Feb 28th, 2021 @ 1:40pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
Here is another writer who doesn't sit still, and just keeps on giving to the sim. He has personally given me support in difficult times, and yet keeps his JP's up to date. I think this diligence should have its own reward, so request this award for him.

Ayesha, AKA Lia Taylor, Chief Security/Tactical Officer
Zefram Cochrane Writing Award Zefram Cochrane Writing Award
Awarded Sun Feb 28th, 2021 @ 1:41pm
Nominated by Lieutenant Commander Alicia Kelea-Salik
Always a pleasure to write with not just as Gary but as Savar and Fernando as well. Writes romance posts wonderfully alongside other posts as well.
4 year time Served 4 year time Served
Awarded Mon Mar 1st, 2021 @ 7:57pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor

Commander Gary Taylor today reaches 4 years service under the command of Captain Lalor.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Rose Award Rose Award
Awarded Thu Apr 1st, 2021 @ 7:46am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
Once again our romantic XO exceled himself with his recollections of his past and present wife's, how he can simply write these is beyond me. I tried it once and failed, yet he does it again and again. So here is his reward.
Crew's Choice Award Crew's Choice Award
Awarded Mon Apr 26th, 2021 @ 8:23am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
March 2021 Crew choice recpient
Commendation for Mission Participation Commendation for Mission Participation
Awarded Sat May 1st, 2021 @ 12:37pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
For his participation in our last mission, more over the rescue of the away team. His writing takes you with him on the mission, and you feel the adventure as you read.

Ayesha, aka Commander Lia Taylor, Chief Security/Tactical Officer
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Fri Jun 11th, 2021 @ 12:18pm
Nominated by Captain David Tonelly
For his continued effort to not only discover the truth about Phoenix's current status, but also ensuring that the Snowbeast won't be able to sink her claws too deep into the Elysium, I feel that Gary (the true XO!), deserves this award.
Outstanding Volunteer Award Outstanding Volunteer Award
Awarded Sat Jul 31st, 2021 @ 7:52pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
For Volunteering to participate in the "Darkness Rising sub-plot mission"
Rising Star Rising Star
Awarded Sat Jul 31st, 2021 @ 7:52pm
Nominated by Captain David Tonelly
For continuing to keep the crew calm and away from slittling Snowbeast's throat in her sleep...or anytime, for that matter. ;-)


Crpl David Tonelly
Highest poster of the Month! Highest poster of the Month!
Awarded Mon Oct 4th, 2021 @ 1:58pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
September 2021
Commendation for Mission Participation Commendation for Mission Participation
Awarded Mon Nov 1st, 2021 @ 7:19am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
This writer has been a very busy person, almost every JP I've seen has one if not two of his characters in it. From Captain to SCPO, he plays them all with ease and flare. Well done and keep up all your hard work sir.

Commander Lia Taylor aka Ayesha
Non Player Character Award Non Player Character Award
Awarded Wed Dec 1st, 2021 @ 12:18pm
I really, really enjoy Savar! He's a great character and both myself and Rael find the divergence from strict emotional repression very refreshing.
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Wed Dec 1st, 2021 @ 12:19pm
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
So many JP's with different characters prove this writer has what it takes to move a story along, this is why I am giving him this small reward. He's worked hard for it, so please enjoy it.

Commander Lia Taylor
Chief Security/Tactical Officer
aka Ayesha
Department of the Year Department of the Year
Awarded Fri Dec 31st, 2021 @ 9:59pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Player  of the Year Player of the Year
Awarded Fri Dec 31st, 2021 @ 10:01pm
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
Collaborative Post Excellence Collaborative Post Excellence
Awarded Mon Jan 31st, 2022 @ 9:54am
Nominated by Captain David Tonelly
For his perfect rendering of Mattias's oldest friend, Tim, and his outstanding assistance in helping me flesh out Mattias's backstory, I nominate Gary for this award.
Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions
Awarded Tue Mar 1st, 2022 @ 8:18am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
For his mission post "Home on the Range", show's Gary in his dream place. At home with his first wife and on the range of his own homestead. He takes you through that dream with ease, and so I think he deserves this award.

Commander Lia Taylor
Chief of Security/Tactical
USS Elysium
5th Birthday- USS Elysium 5th Birthday- USS Elysium
Awarded Tue Mar 1st, 2022 @ 9:02am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
February 2022! 5 years!
5 year time Served 5 year time Served
Awarded Tue Mar 1st, 2022 @ 9:09am
Nominated by Captain Phoenix Lalor
1.3.2022 Jeff has been with us for 5 years :)
Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions Outstanding Non-Mission Contributions
Awarded Wed Jun 1st, 2022 @ 9:07am
Nominated by Commander Aurelia Taylor
This writer has contributed much to this mission, but he has also allowed others to write with him with his side story. This shows his determination to move both the mission and other writers along, he seems never to sit still and deserves this small award.

Commander Lia Taylor (Ayesha)
Chief Security Officer
USS Elysium