The basic LSWE rules:
The game will be 6 (yes, SIX!) weeks long, running from Monday January 4th through Friday February 12th, 2021. Games will be posted each weekday, and will officially close when I post the answers the following morning (Monday morning for Friday games). The exception will be the first game, which I will leave open until Wednesday morning in case a few regular players are napping. Why six weeks this year? Because my first contest in 2008 was nine weeks long, and this will even things out to where the total number of all-time LSWE games is a multiple of 25. I'm just a bit OCD like that...
1 point for each correct title, 1 point for each correct artist.
Don't cheat. Just don't. No outside sources are allowed. And please, no banging on trash cans (Wow, that seems like ancient history now).
Please post your answers using the spoiler. Just in case you still aren't entirely familiar with the new(ish) Bored interface.... here's where you can find the buttons that will be relevant to playing the LSWE:
That should yield something that looks like....
The Usual Bonuses:
JJ Cale Points - Arbitrary bonus points awarded by me for arbitrary reasons that tickle my fancy. You can earn up to three, or if you really impress me... you can get a 5 point supermax. Nobody has ever gotten exactly 4 JJC points in a single game before, and they never will so long as I'm alive...
Kroxquo Bonus - Name another song with artist that fits the theme of that day's game (or whatever I ask for), and receive two points (Or whatever I promise). You can NOT reuse an artist that you identified in that game. You CAN reuse theme elements you've identified in the game unless I specifically state otherwise.
Attendance Bonus - Awarded every Monday for the previous week... you get 5 points if you played all 5 games, 3 points for playing 4 games, and 1 point for playing 3 games. You must at least attempt to answer something in a game to receive credit for playing that day (The anti-Present rule). At the end of the LSWE, everyone who played all 30 games will receive a 10 point bonus.
Annie Bonus - You can replace the word "girl" or "girls" in a song title with "squirrel" or "squirrels" (as appropriate, don't get cute) for a bonus point. Girl or girls in a parenthetical part of the title (I HATE parenthetical titles, and so should you) does not count for the Annie Bonus.
The Shithouse Rats Award - The player who cracked me up the most... either with a single post or a cumulative effort throughout the season, will win this prestigious honor and the 10 point bonus that comes with it.
Image Bonus - I'll ask you to find an image from somewhere off the internet that in some way relates to the theme of the game, or whatever I may ask for. You get 5 points for finding an appropriate image, and the poster of the most creative/clever/one I like best image for each game will get an extra 5 point bonus (The illustrious Image Bonus Bonus). Please, have lots of fun with this... it's my favorite LSWE bonus and I love what you guys come up with! And if you need help remembering how to post images, scroll down to where Esto helps out with this towards the bottom of the 2015 rules thread.
PLEASE NOTE that Google changed the way their Image Search allows you to get urls for images at some point during the 2018 LSWE, and that more difficult format is still being used now. After finding an image you want to use and clicking on it, try right clicking on the image display that comes up and selecting "Properties." Many times, you can copy and paste the correct link from there, but make sure it ends in a .jpg/.png type of extension. You can test the link in a new window to see if it is indeed the correct url.
Don't forget the Phil Collins Rule... answering the lead singer for a band song is fine if that lead singer had a reasonably well known solo career and actually sang lead on the song in question. Answering the band for a solo singer song will not get you credit at all.
Feel free to bring up any scoring issues with me. I'm not prefect and I make misteaks. All other issues may be addressed and have their cases made known... but my ultimate decisions are final. It's a Bored game for crying out loud!
And last but absolutely never least....
See you all Monday morning for the first game!!!