lostcosmonaut is a champ who deserves a mention here because of his relentless existence as a quality livejournaler. bad_juice's dedication to polls also deserves a mention. chocolatebark is basically the king of all lj, and twitchywrote has the soul of a poet and never gets his due. danithesquirrel's photography deserves recognition.
http://msnvwls.livejournal.com/63665.html (for the comments)
http://liamtheruiner.livejournal.com/322822.html (it could be revised)
http://myglock-yrface.livejournal.com/153324.html & http://myglock-yrface.livejournal.com/147366.html (the best such lists out there)
http://lostcosmonaut.livejournal.com/88865.html (not, perhaps, the first nice list, but one of the best)
http://chocolatebark.livejournal.com/236728.html (what inspired me to journal properly)
http://doctor-benway.livejournal.com/45391.html (text adventures)
http://trevitron.livejournal.com/116156.html (the rules of the dance)
i think they all might kill me for posting this. i've forgotten so much over the years.
i hope this is how it's supposed to be done.