Summarising a Blog Banter is no easy task. It involves reading through tens of blogs, weighing up the differing opinions and then finding a way to present the results in an appealing way. Last month's "Home" topic was gentler and less divisive than most banter topics, so this made the review process all the more challenging.
However TurAmarth ElRandir of A Carbon Based Life stepped up and wow, did he go to town. He left no stone unturned and clearly went through each and every one of the 42 entries (which, incidentally is a record under my stewardship, beating BB32: Non-Consensual Combat Restrictions, which had 40 entries) in detail. I salute his thoroughness.
His full body of work, "Minutes of the Thirty Ninth Capsuleer Philosophical Round Table", is a fictionalised account of a summit of the bantering capsuleers and it runs to nearly 10,000 words! But don't worry if you don't have an hour to spare reading it, it works in bite-sized chunks too and TurAmarth has even included a TL;DR at the end.
I'd like to think, if nothing else, the sheer number of entries and the passion and effort that has been put into this particular Banter by all participants is proof that the EVE Blogosphere is alive and well. Doom-mongers be damned.
Much gratitude and respect to all the Blog Banter 39 participants - and especially TurAmarth - for making being part of the EVE blogging community such a rewarding experience.