November 23, 2012, 5:00 am
Posted by: Kara

Once again our viewers have proven that they are the best viewers. You guys are amazing and continue to inspire and mystify us with your never-ending generosity.


Holy bus.


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We’re done bussing, but we’re still here. If you’d like to keep in touch with any of our organizers or volunteers, you can find many of them on our team page.

49 Comments on “Thank-you!”

  1. Thank YOU! I missed the last 12 hours thanks to my internet cutting out, so am using my phone to let you guys know that this year was better than ever and the amount of work put in to making this an amazing experience is awe-inspiring. Thanks for everything lrr + crew, see you next year! 😀

    By Nickel - November 23rd, 2012 5:11 am
  2. Thank you all so much for putting this together each year! Already looking forward to next year (and craft planning)! You guys are awesome!

    By Kristin Lewallen - November 23rd, 2012 5:21 am
  3. this year was so fun. It was my first year and I will watch every year from now on.

    By Samuel - November 23rd, 2012 5:25 am
  4. Thank you for the fantastic week all of you at LRR and +extras. You are amazing people.

    It will be quite sad to realize that the stream of qwopping is over… but there’s always next year.

    By Daniel S - November 23rd, 2012 5:25 am
  5. All I can say is we love you guys

    See you next year

    By RollingCarey - November 23rd, 2012 5:26 am
  6. Fantastic stuff guys! Now go get some well deserved sleep! 😀

    By Doc - November 23rd, 2012 5:29 am
  7. Thank you all so much for all the time and work you put in to this for such a good cause. I wish I could have watched the end but I was at work i will be looking forward to watching all the highlihts on youtube over and over again.

    By Sam Dodd - November 23rd, 2012 5:30 am
  8. Love every single last one of you guys, the people who were there, the people who weren’t but contributed in a variety of ways, and of course that chat. Everything combined to make a absolutely fantastic (if sleep-depriving and pattern altering) experience. I’ll laughed, I’ll cried, I’ve even cried with laughter, by god it was amazing.

    See you next year!

    By Andrew Mills - November 23rd, 2012 5:33 am
  9. Thank you for the great times! I wish I had more money to participate in live auctions, but nonetheless I had a wonderful Desert Bus experience as usual!

    By SpaceCore - November 23rd, 2012 5:34 am
  10. many thanks to all of you for a great show. 6 days is a long time. Next year maybe someone will have to set a world record in watching the whole show:) Hope to see you all at LRR or next year:)

    By Tron - November 23rd, 2012 5:42 am
  11. Thank you for an amazing week. This is only my second desert bus but it’s already become a big party of my year and after the craptastic one I’ve had at times it was a welcome distraction. You guys are all BUSING AMAZING and I would love to be able to volunteer one year – even if it’s just by blogging from here in the UK.

    Keep on rockin’ you guys and I’ll see y’all on the LRR forum!

    – Fenrir xo

    By Fenrir - November 23rd, 2012 5:43 am
  12. Thank you so much LRR (and crew)! I look forward to DB every year, and I could not picture this time of year without it. You are doing great things, and I hope DB will continue for years to come, as I want my children to witness how much fun it is, and how much good it does.

    Thank you so much!


    By BigDrig - November 23rd, 2012 5:56 am
  13. I watched an estimated 122 hours of Desert Bus this year and I had it on my screen for the duration – You officially dominated my sleep pattern!

    Huge congratulations on this years efforts, see you all next time!


    By stansytbh - November 23rd, 2012 5:57 am
  14. So awesome! Continue to increase each year! Next year, I’m hoping for $500K!

    By Admiral Memo - November 23rd, 2012 6:11 am
  15. As always, a brilliant event, sad to see its over, but so happy to have enjoyed it.

    By Yard - November 23rd, 2012 6:30 am
  16. My deepest thanks go to everyone involved, from the brave souls at the Moonbase to every single person who donated time, effort and money. It was fantastic to peek in on increasingly insane amusement, and I’m looking forward to next year.

    …After some rest.

    By Orin (Master Chocobo Breeder)) - November 23rd, 2012 6:40 am
  17. Thank you. So wonderful and successful and silly and awe-inspiring. Thank you for bussing your way into our hearts, 24/7, for yet another year. <3

    By M_Kitka - November 23rd, 2012 6:43 am
  18. I never managed to ever get in to chat this year so i missed such a big part but i watched all I could and dontated more then last time and had such a blast. I love you all.

    By ffmorton - November 23rd, 2012 6:54 am
  19. This year’s Desert Bus was amazing! I loved Alex recreating “Trip to the Store”, complete with flailing, and seeing my crafts go up for Silent Auction (and sell for so much, by all the Gods!) I only wish the food I sent got there in time for DB, but there is always next year!

    (Side note: Kate, I sent you an e-mail, but don’t know your e-mail address. I sent it via I hope you get it.)

    By LadyRhian - November 23rd, 2012 6:54 am
  20. Well done you guys. Once again desertbus was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all of us who didn’t have to stay awake through the whole things.
    Congratulations on your very successful endeavour.

    By Frederik - November 23rd, 2012 6:55 am
  21. I’m already saving up for Desert Bus 007: The Matt Who Crashed Me.

    By MrGuy - November 23rd, 2012 7:02 am
  22. You guys are BUSSING AWESOME! This year I was able to get my family (at the Tgiving reunion) nterested in Desert Bus/Child’s Play. What you guys are doing is SO important and the fact that you give of yourselves so selflessly is really an inspiration. Looking forward to DB7!

    By Bischoff - November 23rd, 2012 7:03 am
  23. Gamers make the best charity fundraisers, they always need to beat their last high score!

    By Adam - November 23rd, 2012 7:30 am
  24. Thank YOU guys for an absolutely incredible week!

    By OcelotOnABus - November 23rd, 2012 7:34 am
  25. Thank you for a wonderful ride! What you managed to achieve this year simply boggles my mind. Seriously, I’m still qwopping balls here. The event just keeps on growing thanks to your efforts.

    Enjoy your well-earned rest, and I’ll see you next year!

    By Waffle Maker - November 23rd, 2012 7:49 am
  26. Thank you for a wonderful week. You guys are amazing. See you all next year!

    By dogtrainer89 - November 23rd, 2012 8:25 am
  27. Dangit, I passed out around 4am EST. Hope the ending was busin’ fantastic. Thanks for all that you do!

    By mattmitchell45 - November 23rd, 2012 8:44 am
  28. You keep on getting better and better! So much fun to watch the activities and the website is great. So proud of what you have accomplished year over year! Keep on Busing!!! Your Amazing.

    By Lorraine & Sid - November 23rd, 2012 8:54 am
  29. So proud of you all!!! This is my favorite holiday tradition, and I look forward to many more years to come!

    By SigmaMorrigan - November 23rd, 2012 9:11 am
  30. I love you guys! You did great!

    By Chairman Booty - November 23rd, 2012 9:15 am
  31. Thank you. Everyone was amazing. SLEEP LOTS and I’ll see you on the web. <3

    By Chloe Winsdale - November 23rd, 2012 10:14 am
  32. I sadly wasn’t around for the thrilling conclusion (was more than a bit late out here), but that was another unbelievable week of Desert Bus. Congrats on blowing away record after record! And here’s to next year’s run!

    By CaptainSpam - November 23rd, 2012 10:27 am
  33. You guys had a fantastic run this year. As a Victorian who has been watching since the original, it’s been awesome to watch this marathon grow up into such an event. It’s certainly something I look forward to every year!

    By Kloostec - November 23rd, 2012 10:38 am
  34. You guys were so awesome! (you guys are always awesome) but still! Congrats and thank YOU for the week of awesome!

    Curious, did you guys choose a winner for the twitter #desertbus postings? I had to go to sleep and dont see anything about it on the website >.<

    By Temrin - November 23rd, 2012 10:51 am
  35. Thank you! We’ve watched you on the net for the last week or two, sat in our chat intent on logging on teh view. It went so well, and we’re so very proud of you! :)

    By Phoenix - November 23rd, 2012 11:44 am
  36. Oh, just occurred to me, if you had played Halo 4 instead of Desert Bus , you would of earned 600 Microsoft points!

    By Adam - November 23rd, 2012 11:57 am
  37. You guys rock! A fantastic job well done whilst also entertaining the world.

    Thank you for the past week and I hope you ALL feel rightly proud for what you have achieved.

    By UK Sean - November 23rd, 2012 12:57 pm
  38. Thank you all so much. To my fellow donors, to the LRR Crew and Desert Bus help, to the folks who crafted SO much, and to the people who donated their own stuff for the auction lots, you are amazing. Desert Bus and Child’s Play are SUCH good causes, and it warms my heart every year when we just get better and better.

    To the crew: have a good rest, you’ve earned it.
    To everyone else: Start saving for next year! We’re gonna make it bigger and better. For the children.

    By Kain292 - November 23rd, 2012 1:20 pm
  39. Every year Desert Bus is always a highlight. For a week straight I have something to participate in and watch. I’d keep my laptop next to my bed and fall asleep watching you guys and in the morning there you’d be! It’s always the best week of the year to watch you all. Now what am I going to do? can’t wait for next year!

    By Dru - November 23rd, 2012 1:25 pm
  40. I <3 you guys so much. The LRR Crew, the DB volunteers, the donors, the chat and this community in general prove every year that you guys are amazing. What you guys do is so important. Please never stop :)

    By parabola - November 23rd, 2012 2:02 pm
  41. Thank you everyone for such a great year! You guys are amazing and I’m so glad I get to hang out with all of you each year. My whole family had a ton of fun watching too, I always had a crowd around my computer cheering you on.

    Have a good rest, you’ve earned it! <3

    By MoonWhing - November 23rd, 2012 2:21 pm
  42. I missed a great deal of this year, unfortunately, because of missing the first two days completely then having to balance Desert Bus with work and family duties. What I did see was amazing. Every year for six years now you guys at LoadingReadyRun, and associates, have come together and done something absolutely incredible, sitting down without sleep to play through arguably the most boring video game ever created and essentially whore yourselves out (comedically speaking) for the amusement of people on the internet in the vain hope that those people watching, myself included, will shell out money for the sake of children who are less fortunate than ourselves – and we do so, because as we say, it’s for the kids. But it’s so easy for us to sit here at home watching it all and donating ten dollars here or twenty there, money that we can easily do without, whereas you guys at LoadingReadyRun, and the team of volunteers that support the whole thing each year, are doing all the hard work, taking time off your day jobs and losing sleep and becoming performing monkeys – again, all for the kids. You guys are the ones who work the hardest on this. So there’s little need to thank us, we’re the ones who should (and from the other comments clearly are) thank you – you’re the best. Congratulations to all the team, all those who donated prizes, and to all the donors, it’s been great. Roll on Desert Bus VII!

    By Trivun - November 23rd, 2012 3:15 pm
  43. I got booted from the chat just during the thank yous, so I didn’t get a chance to say thank you to the DB crew for such a blast. Last year I discovered Desert Bus halfway through the run, and so this was the first year that I was able to enjoy the whole thing. I even submitted a piece for the Craft-Along, which was the first time any of my crafts have ever earned any sort of money.

    Also, thanks to the chat for making my personal DB experience so much fun. I really enjoyed being able to take part. I can’t wait for DB007!

    By KyrieEleison - November 23rd, 2012 4:57 pm
  44. What can I say that hasn’t yet been said? Desert Bus enriches my life, it fills me with such hope and energy that cannot be found anywhere else. I spent almost the whole of DB6 painting (which is not something I’ve done in a while.) with you guys on in the background, and it was wonderful.
    I shall continue to use phrases such as ‘qwopping balls’ in everyday life, and each time I do, I will be reminded that somewhere out there in the the world are bright, beautiful people who believe that we as humanity have within us the capacity for infinite kindness. All my love goes to Childs Play, the DB6 crew, and of course the chat.

    See you next year!

    By Rufus - November 23rd, 2012 5:17 pm
  45. I’m just watching the last few minutes of your show, since I had to attend my maths lecture+studies, so i missed it :(

    And I have to say… I’ve been watching Desert Bus for 5 years now and I can count the hours I slept the last 7 days on my hand and feet. I’m exhausted, my gf is mildly annoyed, but it was worth every second!

    Thank you, looking forward to next year! And now I need sleep. A lot of sleep.

    By EdwardGein - November 23rd, 2012 5:41 pm
  46. To all my chat kids. I miss you all soooo much already .Can hardly wait for DB7. None of this could happen without your support for the crew. A big thanks to all the donors and participants for making this a HUGE success. love y’all.

    By billsmom - November 23rd, 2012 6:45 pm
  47. I missed loads this year cause I have a job now, but that did mean I could actually buy stuff! This was the best Desert Bus so far. I thought you’d have a hard time topping DB5, but somehow you made it even more crazy and fun than ever before!

    Whale Plaid!

    By Wayne - November 24th, 2012 12:58 am
  48. Thank you everyone at desert bus and contributors.
    It has been a good week watching as much as I could between work and other obligations.
    See you next year.

    By XarynMar - November 24th, 2012 5:17 am
  49. This was the best Desert Bus I’ve experienced yet! I don’t even have proper words to describe how amazing it was. And it went so smoothly, you could tell how much work was done behind the scenes. Mad props to everyone at the Moonbase, onscreen and off!

    I personally always knew we’d beat last year’s total, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be by THAT much! Congrats to EVERYONE! Let’s hit $450k next year!!

    By Juliamon - November 24th, 2012 8:31 am
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