We believe the people have a right to political self-realization. Since we’re paying for it, and that we finally have the technology for it, we should be able to have a say in all things related to our governments.
We categorically refuse to recognize representative democracies as being real democracies, and we are going to call out politicians and the media who fail to recognize that difference.
Deciding who’s going to be deciding things for us, is not the same as being able to decide things ourselves.
The politician’s power to create and decide the law needs to be taken away, and their role needs to be downgraded to the equivalent of debate moderators.
Yep. It’s been 2 years already. First off, a big thank you to [ YOU ]! I couldn’t have done it without [ YOU ], and your loyal support.
And so far, to my great surprise I’ve managed to keep my objective of having at least one entry per month. The stats for the number of visitors I get have finally started to go up, and I expect to get to 6000 visitors by the time the year is over. Adding a new monthly, interactive webcomic called “the CHRONICLES of [ YOU ] has helped with generating some views. But the main draw to this site is still the militant stuff. Which is a bit of downer, because even though it takes me forever to draw those strips, they all get outdone by simple political diagrams. For example:
I say it’s time to PUMP UP THE VOLUME on your democracy dial!
But maybe that makes sense. There’s well over 30 000 webcomics out there, so the competition is kind of stiff. But I seem to be the only fool online butting her head against the wall to promote digital democracy.( That I know of… )
In the future, I plan to steer T4D back towards its militant roots. Not that I’m planning to cancel your “chronicles”. But instead, as some of you might have guessed from some of the hints I’ve dropped in your 7th appearance, I plan to eventually move that strip to a site specifically designed for less political, fiction-based, comics. But all things in due time.
And right now, it’s time to celebrate!
( which is “party-on” backwards, as we used to say in high school! )
NATNOTE: ” Remember, remember, the 5 th of November, the gunpowder plot and treason, I see of no reason, why the gunpowder plot and treason should ever be forgot.” Today is international Guy Fawkes day, and also my birthday, woohoo! : )
The results are in! And as you can see, even though it was a tight race, the “taking it easy option” won! Thanks to everyone who voted, to everyone who wrote-in an entry, as well as to anyone who just came to read this comic-strip! So, without further ado, here are the duly elected new panels in context:
NICNOTE: Credit to Mike St-O for coming up with the winning entry! ^_^
Voting is now over! I’d like to thank everyone who participated. I’m really psyched about the level of participation. Take that, stereotype of modern low voter turnout!! But seriously, big thanks to everyone who voted, and as well to the ones that just came to check it out. Huge thanks to the people that were so into it, they dropped their own write-in ideas for the next panel, that’s pretty awesome!
-Speaking of which, we had 5 write-ins, here they are in no particular order:
-“FAP FAP FAP”
*** ( a sound effect reference I think )
-“Hurl the alarm across the room and clog my ears with paper.”
*** ( Totally! ^_^ )
-“Choice#3 if I lived in Russia”
*** ( A clever reference to the meteorite that fell in Russia that was on the news )
-“I get attacked by two cute cats no choice to get up.”
*** ( Meow! ) ^_^
-“Crush the alarm because I have radioactive blood.”
*** ( It sounds like 1960’s Spider-Man is one of my readers. Spectacular! )
-Anyways, I love that people put in write-ins. Write-ins will play a bigger role next time, I can promise you that. It was an interesting turn-out. The polls were opened for 16 days, at for the first 14-15 days it looked like “I would turn off the alarm, and go back to sleep” was gonna be the easy winner. So much so, I made a thumbnail sketch for it:
But at some point ( I should have paid more attention every day ^_^ ), there was a shift in the polls, and an unexpected winner emerged. Now here are the results in pie-chart format :
… or for those of us who don’t like opening up diagrams: The winner is “It’s 5 AM and it’s a full sunrise, so once again I turn into a were-rooster.”
-So without further ado, here is the newly duly elected new panel in context :
AAaaaaHHH!!! Isn’t democracy wonderful! :) Well I hope YOU had as much fun participating in this project as I did. I gotta say, I couldn’t have done it without YOU. I think YOU’ve worked very hard, so I’m gonna put YOU on vacation for the next 3 weeks, YOU’ve earned it. But next March 20th will be published the next chapter of the Adventures of YOU, so I hope YOU show up again, and show the world what only YOU can do!! ^_^