For those of you who don't already know, Nanowrimo, that is National Novel Writing Month, is an annual challenge to write 50,000 words of fiction in one 30 day month. Originally only in November, the Camp Nanowrimo program has spread the event to June and August as well. To give the participants a little more motivation, Angrykittykj came up with the great idea of having badges for the participants in Camp Nanowrimo to earn through achievements in writing and participation in the Nanowrimo community. This site is to serve as a place for anyone who would like to earn these badges to view the current list, get images of the badges they've earned, share with everyone when they have earned one, and get any questions or ideas they might have about the badges answered. I hope you enjoy. :)


On these pages you will find details and rules for what exactly needs to be done in order to earn each of the badges developed and compiled by the lovely people on the Nanowrimo forums, but to use a famous quote, they're more like guidelines than actual rules. They are for people who like to know exactly what is needed and when, people like me who like to have rules to follow for things like this. If this is not you, then don't worry about them. Like the actual Nanowrimo event, these badges are a matter of personal accomplishment, and if you do not need to follow the rules I typed up in order to feel accomplished, then feel free to interpret the badges as you see best. There are a few places in here where it is implied that not doing things according to what's written there is cheating. I can assure you that this is due entirely to laziness on my part, specifically being too lazy to think of a better way of putting it. If you feel like you deserve the badges you award yourself, then you do. The only way you can possibly cheat here is if you feel like you are cheating yourself. Just like the wonderful Office of Letters and Light, we not only accept rebels here, we encourage them. Seriously, we even have a few badges just for you guys.

Holy Fish-sticks, Batman!

You earn this badge by writing a total of 500,000 words over the course of both Camp Nanowrimo events(June and August). This badge can be earned at any time during either event (though we'll all think you're uncanny if you actually manage it in one), with or without any other badge. However, if you have earned this badge, you should at least have one of each: Goed Begonnen, Swimming Lessons, Half Gewonnen, Blue Arrow, Horse-shoes and Hand-grenades, The Big Kahuna, The Holy Cow, Not Gonna Happen, and Master Kahuna. You probably earned two of most or all of those, and may also have earned one of each: Double Decker, Double Kahuna, and Go Hard or Go Home.

Idea and Image by the creepy skull.
A fisher take on the image by Mayasennara.

Note that Batman is the legal property of DC comics and affiliates. The organizers of this page are not getting anything from this page (seriously, we don't even have AdSense). Further, this page is in no way associated with the official Nanowrimo site. The owners and operators of that site did not encourage or condone the Batman reference, nor are they receiving anything by it.

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