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The 10th Annual LICD Valentine’s Date Contest

Last year, was the first time in almost a decade that we missed one of our most loved traditions here at LICD;

And that my friends, is the Valentine’s Day Date Contest.

Indeed, we missed it last year for two reasons. The first, being the great server crash of ’13 and the second, for what I hope you’ll agree was good cause- the birth of the Sohmer twins. So yes, it was a rather hectic time and piling on a contest which would have messed up our buffer was not something I could do.

However, the little monkeys are almost a year old, and it’s time to put things on their proper path.

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The 10th Annual LICD Valentine’s Date competition is now open.

For those of you unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, or perhaps you’ve only recently discovered LICD, here it is in brief. Valentine’s Day Date Contest is the chance for you to win a date with the LICD Character of your choice. I will then write a storyline featuring you, and Lar will draw you in his style.

To enter, simply head on over to this page and fill in all the information. Please note that all the fields must be filled in, and a picture uploaded. Everyone from everywhere is eligible. E-mails or any other form of communication are not accepted as entries and are deleted.

Have fun with it, be creative and both Lar and I are looking forward to going through ten thousand entries.

Contest closes February 7th, 2013.

Now, bombard me with nudity.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hates Bees.

It’s safe to say that I have somewhat more than a passing interest in the ‘Interwebs’, especially when it comes to viewing habits.

Over the last decade, I’ve seen a great deal of ridiculous shite capture people’s attention for brief moments, only to be eclipsed and forgotten when the next thing comes along. It’s only recently that the culmination of all this aforementioned shite has combined and formed something new, something terrifiying.

It’s as if Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, TMZ and Gawker were all pieces of Voltron. And together;

Well, together they form ‘Buzzfeed’.

At it’s core, Buzzfeed is nothing more than a content aggregator, a bunch of lists making up other lists, until they have enough lists to make a post. All in all, it equates to a bunch of ‘articles’  that scream ‘LOOK AT THEN FORGET  ME’.

I understand the attractiveness of it, the easy to digest content that’s ripe for sharing on social media. Yet, it worries me.

Not Buzzfeed itself, mind you, yet the clones that are already on their way; the actual news sites that will follow this model.

How long until the BBC News is replaced with ’27 Hats the Queen Should Wear’?

Maybe  I’m just being an old man, worrying about the next generation of web but maybe not. Maybe this is just another fad that too will pass, leaving us with the real content-rich web I’ve always dreamed of.

I suppose we’ll see.

Meanwhile, we’ll see you tomorrow for my new feature:

“You won’t believe what Rayne has done (it’s not what you think)”.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”
– Oscar Wilde

Farewell

As we wrap up the year that will be forever known as ‘2013’, I find myself in an introspective mood, similar to every other asshole on the internet.

Still, I can’t help myself from looking both backwards and forwards, sideways and upwards, diagonally and vertically- at the year that was, and the year that is to be.

And at the end of the day, it comes down to this-

I’ll be ending 2013 more personally fulfilled than when it began, and I’ll be starting 2014 with a smile on my face.

Happy New Year, folks, I wish you nothing but love and laughter.

-Because I Can.

Quote of the Day

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson