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Nuggets Are Forever

Updated on October 27, 2015

The name is Elf...Red Elf

"My team and I have just successfully concluded our mission. We faced incredible personal danger to secure this list for you - this week's roster of HubNugget Wannabes. This information must get out - for the benefit of online writers everywhere. These ten wannabe hubs have been selected to vie for the coveted status of HubNugget - the rest is up to you!"

The scene - a lonely, deserted back street in the myriad by-ways of Hub Pages. Under the fitful glare of a single street lamp, a dark figure waits motionless, trench coat buttoned against the dank chill of the moonless night, slouch hat pulled down, casting deep shadows across the chiseled profile. The figure casts a sharp glance back up the street behind you, making sure you haven't been followed, and beckons you forward.

"Quick - we don't have much time. They're waiting for me back at le bistro Chez Nuggetry. Just listen...don't talk! I have the information right here..." *reaches inside trench-coat and pulls out a plain manila envelope* "Take this!" *curious, you start to peek inside* "Stop! Don't open it now! Someone might see you! *looks around to make sure no-one is near enough to overhear* You first have to seek out the capsule below. Only then it will be safe to open the envelope! Read all the hubs - then, cast your vote..." *leans closer to whisper your final instructions before melting into the shadows* "It's all up to you now...don't fail us. Find the capsule...read the hubs. Tell everyone you can - spread the word. All of Hub Pages is counting on you!"

HubNuggets are forever, forever, forever...
HubNuggets are forever, forever, forever...

The Team Theme - for your enhanced Hub-joyment listening - please activate this video clip before proceeding below to the HubNuggets Team Top Secret Bios

The secret entrance to HN-T headquarters
The secret entrance to HN-T headquarters
Hub Pages Newsletter
Hub Pages Newsletter
Two former HubNuggets Team members whose numbers were retired after long and faithful service to Hub Pages
Two former HubNuggets Team members whose numbers were retired after long and faithful service to Hub Pages
Ripplemaker's newly retooled HubMobile
Ripplemaker's newly retooled HubMobile
B.T. placing a call from his shoe phone - that jackalope will do anything to avoid long distance charges
B.T. placing a call from his shoe phone - that jackalope will do anything to avoid long distance charges
The Canadian contingent
The Canadian contingent

The HubNuggets Team

Maddy Rudd, Hub Pages employee and co-head of the HN-T Department (the top secret HubNuggets Team), cloaks her true identity in her clever cover, that of mild-mannered Hub Pages Moderator and Communicator of Awesome Fairness.

Her co-lead Jason Menayan, Hub Pages employee in the highly-classified field of Top-Secret Marketing, is newly created Communicator of Awesomeness, helping Maddie fill the vacancy left by the MIA Hup, former head of the team.

Known only as "M", Shirley Anderson is the Mastermind behind our missions. Scorning to remain behind her keyboard, she throws herself into the thick of the fray. Her patience is legendary, and her keen eye for excellence has rescued many a deserving HubNugget Wannabe from the clutches of Hub-scurity.

B.T. EvilPants, Freelance writer, Jackalope-of-all-trades, connoisseur of butter tarts. His cover as a bon-vivant, world traveler and evil genius hides his true identity of "Q", master of spy-gadgets and gravy boats, as well as his unquestioned "nose" for nugget potential, no matter how diabolically camouflaged they may be - or he may be, for that matter.

Moneypenny Inglish, MS (Master Spy) - Freelance writer, fluent in many languages, including HubNugget speak. One of the first team members to receive the coveted "00" designation, her exploits in drawing deserving wannabes forth from the shadows are as legendary as her writing skills.

Ripplemaker - this hubber extraordinaire, font of amazing positivity, and driver of the recently re-outfitted HubMobile, flits from hub to hub spreading ripples of joy and good will - just what you'd expect from a top-notch HubNuggets Wannabe supporter

Zsuzsy Bee, has already gained an awesome reputation as a great hubber and fun, supportive gal. Her "00" designation is recent, but already, she laughs in the face of danger while scouring Hub Pages in search of likely candidates for HubNugget fame and glory.

...and "Elf - RedElf" (that's me) - author, poet, photographer, I'll have my nuggets shaken, not stirred. and while you're at it, please pass the butter tarts to the jackalope.

Congratulations!

Thanks to your brave and selfless service, our mission has been a complete success! Please accept the thanks of a grateful HubNuggets Team!

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    • RedElf profile image
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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for stopping by to comment, Standard Info! I have posted your comments here without you link:

      Stardard Info says:

      13 minutes ago

      Good Job RedElf! Enjoyed reading your article at hub. Check my new hub also.

      Thanks

      Stardard Info

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for a very informative hub.

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      o.k. so I have read these and you certainly dug up some good ones, it is so hard to pick just one but I did. Can we come back and vote again? lololo just kidding. :D

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Greetings, Hh! Nice of you to comment.

      AE, be my guest if you can figure out how ;)

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      Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub for this week's Wannabee Nuggets. Here's wishing them success on Hubpages and may the best hub win!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Right you are, Laura!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      RedElf (leans closer to whisper) great hub. Our Canadian contingent pic is just perfect. I'm glad you chose that one because it gives me the sleek look that I'm really proud of. I almost didn't recognize myself.

      Read, contemplated and Voted. All are great hubs, well deserving the nominated that's for sure.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      "Flattery will get you nowhere... but don't stop trying. " - from Dr. No or is that Dr. N-00?

      What a delightful presentation and all strictly in order, not giving away any security combinations. We must give you a Top Secret Award for this Hub. And all the Wannabes are winners in their own rights. Congratulations! And my vote is in. Hope all our readers vote as well.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Tanks so much, ladies! Zsuzsy Bee, it was tough - there are so many great photos of us out there! Almost as many as there are great Hubs!

      Patty Inglish, es verdad, no? Ooooh goody, I love awards! We can give one to each of these wannabes! So glad you stopped by to vote.

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      Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent, RedElf! Top drawer! You didn't even reveal the name of our man in the field...er, alley.

      I'd tell you whether or not I've voted but I'm not sure what your security clearance is. Let's meet under the Dome of Silence, just to make sure know one overhears us. Ssh! The walls have ears. *slinks away and disappears down a manhole*

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Many thanks, M (oops, I mean Shirley). That's right - I thought the "chiseled profile" might be a dead give-away though. If I tell you I'd have to... Wait, what am I supposed to do if I tell you? I can never remember - or is that "If I tell you, I'd have to give you the butter tarts?" - something equally spy-like, I'm sure.

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      lyricsingray 7 years ago

      AWESOME HUB _ THANK YOU :o)

    • RedElf profile image
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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      So welcome,lyricsingray! Thanks so much for stopping by to vote!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      What a great hub! Love all that secret agent stuff! LOL - voted :D looking forward to the next one!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Enelle. So glad you enjoyed it! Great hubs to choose form too ;)

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Have each of these Wannibees donated their $20 Bribe Fees to Our Xmas Party Fund Yet? Or did you keep that a secret?

    • judydianne profile image

      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      What a great way to introduce the new Hubnugget wannabes! Very creative. Now I must read and vote! Thanks for a great hub!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for commenting, Albertttt. I have posted your comments below without your link

      Albertttt says:

      2 hours ago

      Very nice.

      Pearl Diver, Shhhhh - you promised that would be our little secret ;) **nudge, nudge, wink, wink**

      Thanks so much, judydianne. There are so many geat ones it's always hard to choose.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      nice one and very informative RedElf, I will vote now, Maita

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Hey, great, Maita! Glad you stopped by to vote!

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      Papa Sez 7 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      Very creative Agent Bond...er Elf. Now we have ten files to read, analyze, scrutinize and burn after (oops just checking... do we have to do the burning part or will the files self-destruct??).

      I see your having so much fun making this hub. I'm sure the readers will enjoy it...I know I have.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Papa Sez - you are right, it's too much fun. The files will self-destruct. You don't even need to dump your browser's cache :) or you'll get rid of the top-secret cookie that we...Oops - darn, I forgot that was supposed to be a secret! Never mind, Papa **whistling innocently** You just go and vote and we'll take care of everything else...

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      ncmonroe1981 7 years ago from West Virginia

      RedElf: I love your humorous, "film noir" style for this hub; it makes for an interesting and informative read. Great layout! And since I've only been here a few days, it definitely inspires me to work even harder to publish great hubs and become an active, friendly, part of the community. Yay! Hub Nuggets!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice to meet you, ncmonroe1981. Thanks so much - glad you caught that flavor. So pleased to have helped give you a nudge to keep writing ;) I look forward to reading more from you!

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      B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

      Psst, this communique is so sensitive I had to send it in Morse code (and it's the real deal, too!).

      .- .-- . ... --- -- . / .... ..- -... -.-.-- / .. / ...- --- - . -.. / .. -. / .. -. ...- .. ... .. -... .-.. . / .. -. -.- .-.-.-

      By the way, alleys are so dank. Bad for the fur, you know? Perhaps in the future we could conduct these transactions elsewhere? I hear Fiji is very nice this time of year!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      .. -. ...- .. ... .. -... .-.. . / .. -. -.- /--..-- .. -. -.. . . -.. .-.-.- / --. --- --- -.. / - .... .. -. --. / .. / -... .-. --- ..- --. .... - / -- -.-- / -.. . -.-. --- -.. . .-. / .-. .. -. --. .-.-.-

      I'm thinking Egypt, next time - warm enough, B.T.?

      - .... .- -. -.- ... / ... --- / -- ..- -.-. .... / --..-- / -... - .--

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      B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

      -.-- --- ..- .----. .-. . / .-- . .-.. -.-. --- -- .

      ;)

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      - . . .... . . - way to go B.T.! ;)

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      IMhmpe DhaD0I win thms

      o-t,mh beceuse Hgnoed U-e-2iaZ7a it MCDl5fese3atez

      http://www.randommutation.com/index.php

      Have fun!

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      JeannieRyan 7 years ago

      This is great, the style of your hub is so much fun! Oh and don't let me forget all the support from all the voters... I'm truly honored to be part of this and what awesome co-HubNugget Wannabes!!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Glad you are having fun, JeannieRyan! It's a great bunch!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      aguasilver, too bad they didn't have a reversal button! Fun stuff!

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      xunlei 7 years ago

      yeah,good

      it is great !

      I will keep you posted!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      I cast my secret vote agent Red

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice to meet you, xunlei! Glad you enjoyed the Hub.

      Dear ralwus! So nice to see you. Well done!

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi RedElf.... it just said how much I wanted to win the contest, 'cos it means more readers and I like that, but that there are other fine hubs here, and you didn't pick my best one (IMO) so I probably won't win.... inconsolable crying from corner.... ;o)

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Very inovative hub! Still catching on to the meaning of hub-nuggets:)

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      eyeofh 7 years ago from New Jersey

      Very interesting list indeed...may the best hub win!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Don't cry too hard, aguasilver ;) Your hub is definitely in the running for one of the top spots. Even though the top five hubs are the ones included in the newsletter, they're all winners to me.

      Glad you enjoyed it, heart4theword!

      So hard to choose from such great ones, eyeofh.

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      ncmonroe1981 7 years ago from West Virginia

      RedElf: Thank you so much for stopping to check out my Hub! I have read the briefing and cast my vote!

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      Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Redelf, just finished with the hubhopping driving reading and thoroughly enjoying time. Thanks for this one :) I so love the adventure!!! Voted. :)

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      AuthorLMS 7 years ago

      Interesting thanks for this.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      My pleasure, nc. So glad you stopped by to vote.

      Ripplemaker - so nice to see you. Did those modifications B.T. made work out well for you? He was crowing something about 0 - 80 in six seconds, and nitro-booster.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. AuthorLMS! Nice to see you!

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Emma Peel & John Steed hey what? I know diamonds are forever because you only live twice why with thunderball around we must live and let die ! For hubber's eyes only !

      These hubs have shaken me but not stirred!

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      blue dog 7 years ago from texas hill country

      nice promo for the hubnuggets!

      voted.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      From RedElf, with Love...Barry - so sorry we couldn't "stir" you with the HubNuggets, but a good shaking is sometimes enough ;)

      Greetings, bluedog. Thanks so much for voting!

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      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Oh how I wish I could cast my vote twice... or even vote for all of 'em for they for sure made a great job... Goodluck wannabes... Time to cast my vote... :D

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice to see you, General! Thanks for stopping by to read and vote - it's sure a great crop, and really hard to pick one from such great company!

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      kuboje 7 years ago

      Good Day, RedElf

      I was surprised, never expecting to be on the list , thanks to you for finding and nominating me, it sure is quite an honor, really appreciate.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      You are most welcome, kuboje - keep up the great work!

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Quite a diverse selection here! I loved the ones that I was interested in and have done my dues x

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much shazwellyn and dali48 - Great you came and voted!

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I am so bummed we can only vote once and only for one hubber. :( ***sigh** they are always hard to choose from.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      I know - makes it hard when they're all so good. Thanks for voting, AE.

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      Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

      Great list of hubbers and hubs . Very good detailed presentation you given.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, Kmadhav. Nice to meet you!

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      KellyEngaldo 7 years ago

      Very creative! Wow! That was allot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for checking it out, Kelly! Make sure you catch the new crop each week!

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