Basically, the contest will work like this:
1. You (the reader) will choose one comic off of the list of not-currently-done comics that are up for MCT3King. A list follows:
- ~Eggbert's Eggbert
~AlmightyNam's Sonic Boom
~Elogotar's Final Fantasy 3.1
~Lukee's Knock On Wood
~DetectiveFork's Detective Fork
~Tunderscore K.'s Master of Theft
~Cheeko's One Question
~Inkmonkey's Halfway to Dead
~Mazoo's Arch Angel
~LowResAtari's Mixed Bag Comics
~Magick Lorelai's Ialus
~Gibbo's Over The Edge
~Obsydian's Cat On Campus
~Subcultured's The Rock
~Richard777666's Screw Up
~Raintiger's Post Mortem
~Aurora Moon's Magical Mania
~Airaxen's Yami No Tanai
~Ian Jay's Try Everything Once
2. Choose three pages (only three! No more! But, I suppose, you can do less) from your selected comic and lambast them to your heart's content in true MCT3K style. YOU MUST USE YOUR OWN THREE CHARACTERS FOR COMMENTARY. Other people might find it fun, but I don't really enjoy other people putting words into my characters' mouths.
A few tips for beginners:
~Make sure your commentary text balloons are placed only over unimportant parts of the comic. If you're blocking a character's head or any important original text balloons, you should probably move them.
~Lessen the contrast on the original page you're going to be ridiculing. You want your characters and commentary to stand out. (But make sure the original comic is still readable!)
~Use sex or violence jokes sparingly. They're sometimes funny on their own, but together they're just boring, repetitive, and unwelcome to the reader. (And why, when pop culture provides a much more vast source of entertainment?)
~Remember, this isn't an outlet for your burning hatred of a particular comic artist. It's merely a fun little exercise. If everybody laughs at everybody else, then, in the end, everybody's laughing, and the world becomes a little bit more bearable.
3. Post your finished entries in this forum thread. Everyone else will then weigh in on how they think it turned out. On April 11 (exactly one month from today), I'll deliver my final verdict on each entry, and you'll be either moved on to the finalists' round or unceremoniously canned. (Oh, I'm sorry. You thought this was actually going to be like Star Search, where the masses vote on whether people move on? No, this is more of an Apprentice-style show. And I, as the Donald Trump analogue, decide your ultimate fate.)
4. Finalists will then be asked to do another, even more difficult MCT3K-related task. (No, I'm not going to tell you how it's going to work! You'd get a chance to prepare in advance!) Eventually, I'll eliminate all but one participant, who will then get the exlclusive right to make official copyright-protected MCT3K entries (besides me). Unless, of course, I can't decide between two or three entries, in which case I'll put more than one new writer on the team.
It'll be a tough job. I am not lying when I say that most of you, in fact nearly all of you, will not make it. But it isn't who wins, it's playing that counts, right? Good luck... and Godspeed.