I have been trying to avoid the real world news the last few weeks because it just goes from bad to worse to even more worse. Just last night, there was a large earthquake in Northern California, Iceland is getting ready for another volcanic eruption, and Dr. Hammond from Jurassic Park passed away. At this point, I have to decide whether I want to read about problems happening on the domestic front or on the opposite side of the world. With all this news, I can understand why people have been dumping buckets of ice water on their head during this horrible drought in California.
One of the best aspects of Drunk Duck's community is that we have a very international user base. This has changed the way I see current events because whenever I turn on the television and the headlines mentions a country where I know a fellow duck lives, I can only hope for the best for everyone's safety.
I am very sensitive to troubles happening around me because I tend to carry the burden on my own shoulders. That is why I try and limit the daily amount of exposure to sad news or else I will become a blubbery, miserable mess like when I watch the death of Littlefoot's mother in The Land Before Time. This is a community where I am allowed to escape the headlines and read funny comics from the people here for brief moments throughout the day. But how does one keep positive in light of such a sad state of the news? I am most interested in creators who maintain a sense of humor and can still make readers forget all the troubles in the world for a few moments and make a joke.
So I just want to thank all of you comic creators on The Duck for drawing, for telling a story that is worth reading, for making us laugh, and adding a touch of positivity to our world.
2014 DRUNK DUCK AWARDS
This is a reminder for all judges that you need to report to the Judge's Forum to complete your top pick for the awards vote. The selection process has already started and you will get to see your co-judge for each category you have been selected to judge.
Niccea could still use volunteers.
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 25, 2014
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