Looking back at 2016 went REALLY well, so we decided to peek ahead to 2017…

[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The F.L.O.P. [or Fish List Of Prizeworthyness] is the collection of some of the best tweets from each week’s game and is what all seriously comedic Hashtaggers aspire to…]

With @TomMalvaso in the co-hosting position, we set out to invite you to share with us some plans you have for 2017. More than simply a list of resolutions, [which tend to last what, a week?], we wanted to know what you actually want to commit yourself to in 2017. Is there a new language you want to learn? A relationship you want to pursue? A hobby you want to start?

So we sent out the invitation:

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And gave some of our ideas…

#In2017IWantTo really try to listen better. Come and share your hopes for 2017 with @TomMalvaso and @BrettFishA via the @HashtagRoundup

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What are your plans for the New Year? Join first time co-host @TomMalvaso with your host @BrettFishA as we play #In2017IWantTo

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And one of my biggest goals for 2017 is to up my knowledge and speaking of the African language isiXhosa


Tom was quickly on to this like a duck to water or me to a plate of chocolate things at a wedding tea:

As were two of our favourite bots:

And we were quickly hitting the charts in the US:

More importantly for me, we cracked the much harder trend list of my country, South Africa:

As well as a few other fun places:


i feel like this is the first time i’ve seen us trend in Ireland:


And Trending Tunes even played along, appropriately giving us BackStreet Boys “I want it that way”

And we loved having PETA swing by with a message of life:

But we know that one thing you will all be hoping for in 2017 is more appearances on the F.L.O.P. list, especially those of you who have figured out what it is… so without further much ado about nothing, here are this week’s contenders:


Starting off the game with Supes himself who sounded a little desperate:

i loved this one from AstroNitin and love stories of people meeting Twitterer made friends in real life:

Geff was feeling optimistic:

Maggie-Lyn is looking to have a happy-pee 2017:

While Shota has his work cut out for him:

Grendel might want to pull back a little on her wish:

This was an absolute winner from Veldlot:

Steven knows what i he wants:

Love John’s commitment, especially after a rough 2016:

Sara’s intentions feel just right:


Meanwhile my nemesis, K Dawg, was trying to be bunny:

Matt is looking to forge closer friendships:

LiSanta i think was just trying to get to me [dates are second cousins to raiSIns – urgh!]

While FeeBooths had the best kind of misdirection:

Lisa will be checking to see if X does in fact mark the spot:

Edwin wants to mess with the laws of nature…


Silas is not embracing superpowers anytime soon:

Johnny has an interesting way of evening things up:

Doc came SO close…

Molotov should perhaps adjust hers to something more reasonable:

While the Princess has a ways to go:


Love the heart of JB – we need more like him:

Billie wants to think of others too, in her own special way:


Aliyah has her sights set wide:

John also has an idea to meet more people… ish:

K Dawg has decided to move on in the best of ways:

Abuti has something here:

Loved this one by Alika, seeing the person inside:

Will is looking to the slightly more distant future:

Liam is ready to take things out to the real world:

Lee inserted a clever disclaimer:

i think we are all with Shota here, except maybe the Star variety:

Soul Taggers was talking to all of us:

OtakuMami as well:

So many great dreams, hopes and aspirations for 2017 – i love how often we are able to weave fun and seriousness together in this game and if we all just follow the advice above we are going to have an incredible 2017. Thanks to everyone who shared your desires for 2017… but one person deserves special mention this week as he provided both TOP F.L.O.P.S


[2] Finch is feeling a little divide-sive:

[1] And nails this week’s Top F.L.O.P. spot with this very specific request:

Here’s to an incredible 2017 and hopefully we will all be doing what we can to make it great for someone else. Love the Community vibes on the Twitterer, especially with my crew of UnNamed Ones and all the Buckets of Cheerful Banter we get through each week.

i will be looking for new co-hosts in 2017 and so if you have never co-hosted A Frikkin Hashtag and would like to give it a try, drop me a message. Thanks for keeping it FAMILY [for the most part] and for continually hitting the five pillars of FUN and CLEVER and MISDIRECTIONAL and RANDOM [but related] and PUNNY. Those are what keep us trending and giving people LOLs and setting us a little apart from all the other games.

i am SUPER EXCITED for the crazy ridiculousness and fun we are going to be having in today’s game in a couple of hours so hope to see you there, but in the meantime i will leave you with this video of Logan Paul splitting the world [with a shout out to @_JessicaViana_ for putting me on to it]

See you at the next game with @AFrikkinHashtag on the @HashtagRoundup app.

love brett Fish and No_bob