So, here we go. The 200th comic contest. Jiminy.
Looking back, I see we've already had a bunch of appropriate themes for a milestone CC like this one. There have been contests about trolls (165, 178), contests (178, 140), common SC themes (113), previous CCs (100), the passing of a character (126), and even one asking for intimate details of our personal lives (141). I'm sure there are still others on pages 4, 5 and 6 of this forum, but who wants to read all that crap?
My point is this: I thought for about five seconds and realized I can't make rules that sum up the last two and a half years of CCs. What's more, it wouldn't be fair, as many of today's regs haven't been around that long (my first contest was 54, so I know whereof I speak). Ergo, screw it. New rules, life goes on.
Have you noticed yet that I like to hear myself type? (:
here be the rules for this contest 200:
1) We're coming up on August, which, in America anyway, is the only month of the year with no holidays. Make one. Show me how it's celebrated, what kind of gifts would be appropriate for it, how it came into existence or somesuch.
2) While Tobor and those nice oriental gals are unstoppable, other one-note characters struggle for ongoing popularity. Let's bring them back to the fore--extra points for using non sequitur donkey, Dr. Pedantic (points off if he misspeaks in any way), or even good ol' Mr. Sticks-His-Dick-In-Your-Ass-While-You're-Looking-The-Other-Direction. If the character you use is particularly obscure, please link to a comic that uses him or her.
3) This may have been implied above, but DO NOT use Tobor or the asiangirls.
4) I really like gerunds for some reason. Try to use at least one.
5) As always, be funny.
Judging shall be carried out by the end of Tuesday, SCST. Get to it, y'all.
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