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> Poetry Contest 1, Because I said so
 Posted: Apr 6 2014, 01:25 PM
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Alright then, TEB, seeing as I'm the temporary mod of the writing section and I got that position through poetry, I think I'll start a recurring poetry contest.

So here's the schtick:

The poetry contest will be open for entry by everyone BUT the judge. I'll be the judge of this first contest; after that, the winner of the contest is the judge for the next contest. This prevents the same person from being judge twice consecutively, and also does a bit to eliminate favoritism (along the lines of HA I PICK MYSELF AGAIN LOLZ I'M SUCH A GREAT POET).

Rules:
1. There are no hard requirements on length, although consider that a simple couplet better be really good to keep up with a longer poem and an epic-length poem better be amazing to justify holding someone's attention throughout the time it takes to read it, e.g. Song of Myself by Walt Whitman is long, sure, but it's got the goods to back up the length.

2. There are no stylistic restrictions within poetry although prose poetry is cheating. Basically, if it's poetry, then it can be entered. Of course, there's only one judge, and that judge might have stylistic preferences, but at the very least the judge needs to consider all entries.

3. There are no restrictions on content, so long as it is reasonable. No content that breaks the rules of TEB is allowed (i.e. no porn (although sexual poetry is good, in my opinion, but I'll leave the admins to draw the line), no content that breaks rule 11, etc)

4. All work must be artistically original. Sampling and reference are often done in poetry, and is fine, but the vast majority of the work must be original content.

5. The deadline is either two weeks after the initiation of the contest, or when at least three entries have been submitted, whichever comes later.

6. One entry per individual. You may withdraw an entry before the deadline has passed to submit another, but only one entry is valid at any time.

7. Entries are to be posted in a post or attached as a file of some sort to the post, for transparency purposes.

Prizes:
The winner shall receive the right to judge the next contest (although they may decline and pass it to the runner-up). They shall also receive bragging rights and the inherent fulfillment of having won.



So I think that's it for rules and prizes and stuff. So yeah, have fun. As judge, I won't be entering for this first round, but I look forward to entering future ones, so get to it and become the next judge! Deadline is either 4/20 (oh... *facepalm*) or until three entries have been submitted, whichever comes first.

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 Posted: Apr 6 2014, 10:35 PM
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Everyday I spend my time to see , how lonely I can be , even until the long dark nights , I see no shiny bright light , my future is dull and frail , I have nothing to do but leave a blank trail , leave no mark and leave no trace , I have nothing to embrace, this is the tale of my miserable life on Earth , what is my worth ?
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 Posted: Apr 7 2014, 11:19 AM
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One dragon paints the meadow white,
the next breathes forth his ire.
The last snuffs out this world's pale light;
three dragons, born of fire.

The first hails from the frozen north,
where winter storms do gale.
His claws rend all who do come forth,
His talons pierce the toughest mail.

The next, from craters of the earth,
where fire rules the day.
His grinning visage, devoid of mirth:
Breathing flame spilled forth to slay.

The last flies forth from darkened skies,
another world, where daylight fades.
Sleeping silent, the shadow lies.
The dragon wakes, the dark invades.

One dragon paints the meadow white,
the next breathes forth his ire.
The last snuffs out this world's pale light;
three dragons, born of fire.



I didn't plan to enter at first, but eh
/mayaswell

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QUOTE (Duchess of Freege @ Nov 27 2012, 11:47 AM)
Indeed. In the realm of cookies, Vansalon reigns supreme.


QUOTE (Sqawl)
YOUTUUUUBE! WHAT HAST THOU WROUGHT?!


QUOTE (Kiroshima @ Dec 24 2012, 03:28 PM)
And suddenly, nothing happened.


QUOTE
"Eternal twilight would be hell, in both senses of the phrase."


QUOTE
I'LL TAKE THE TRIFORCE OF DINNER TO PROTECT ME


QUOTE (Sqawl)
IT'S VANCE-UEL L. JACKSON!



QUOTE (Sqawl)
What Karida doesn't know is that Kiro will probably be like "YOU ARE CORRECT, MISS KARIDA: FOR YOUR INFORMATION, A HEALER OF THE TEMPLAR CLASS EXISTS AT POSITION X 21 Y 14. I PREDICT HE WILL ARRIVE IN APPROXIMATELY EIGHT TURNS"


QUOTE (Kiroshima)
;p;


QUOTE (Flame Emblem)
You exist to troll me into defeat. That is your purpose in life.


QUOTE (Sqawl)
come back when you're a little
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM(kaylee)
RICHARD


QUOTE (Sqawl)
Vancuel L. Jackson has HAD IT WITH THIS MOTHAFUCKIN' AMBIGUITY IN THIS MOTHAFUCKIN' ROLEPLAY


QUOTE (Connagh Doohan)
It's like your on the road to being a goth and you're mostly there, but are perpetuallly stopped at an Ice Cream Parlour or something


QUOTE (Sqawl)
Ghandi is trying to learn "Nuclear Hellfire". But, Ghandi can only know four moves.
Delete "Peace" for "Nuclear Hellfire"?


QUOTE (Flame Emblem)
IGNORANCE IS BLISS AND HE WAS A SPECIAL WALL


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[8:09:06 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━
[8:09:17 PM] Sqawl: ┬─┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)
[8:09:22 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: FFFFFFF
[8:09user posted image5 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: (Vಠ益ಠ)>彡┻━
[8:09:46 PM] Sqawl: ┬─┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)
[8:10:02 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━彡┻━
[8:10:19 PM | Edited 8:10user posted image3 PM] Sqawl: ┬─┬◡ノ(° -°)\◡┬─┬
[8:10:28 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: GRAHHHH
[8:10:29 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
[8:10:51 PM] Sqawl: ┬─┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)
...
(╯°□°)╯≡≡≡≡≡≡┴┴*(,`~,)┐
[8:10:54 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━ ┻
[8:10:57 PM] THE ASIAN TRUTH A.K.A JIMMEEEHHH: IT BROKE

[30:55 PM | Edited 3user posted image1:00 PM] The entire population of America (Flame Emblem): Chromx"Marth"
[31:01 PM] Vansalon: ...lolol
[31:01 PM] Yash: LOL
[31:03 PM] Aura: No comment
[31:08 PM] Yash: you'll understand later

[3user posted image8:57 PM] The entire population of America (Flame Emblem): Emmeryn is unintroduced
[3user posted image9:05 PM] Cevian: I hope you don't fall for her though.

[10:15:05 AM] Sqawl: DAWN OF THE SECOND DAY.
[10:15:19 AM] Vansalon: xD
[10:15:26 AM] Vansalon: ||||||
[10:15:29 AM] The entire population of America: xD
[10:15user posted image9 AM] Sqawl: DOHOHO.
[10:15:47 AM] Vansalon: I don't care that it's not the fourth day; I'm making that reference.

[5:59user posted image3 PM] Yash: I like crap sometimes

[7:09:54 PM] Flame Emblem: I'm surrounded by idio- *shot*
[7:24:17 PM] Aura: Maybe you should stop multiply-- *Stabbed*





Yesterday,

I watched three men die because one man sneezed in a room full of blood and shit and light.

Today,

three more men go in, cheap mops and each other's lives in their hands.

Yesterday,

I watched a man I admired gunned down for leaving a rose for a girl whose life was tattered by trauma she never deserved.

Today,

she doesn't remember, and three halls down I can hear her screaming.

Yesterday,

I watched a group of soldiers go down fighting against the corpses of comrades who'd died before them.

Today,

we test another sample, this time on children.

Yesterday,

I watched five men and women gunned down in an abandoned factory no one cares about.

Today,

it happens again and again. Every eleven seconds. Forever.

Yesterday,

I watched a man sit comfortably in a nice armchair, sipping scotch and laughing as he ordered a woman to simply stop breathing.

Today,

he gets the day off of work detail for good behavior.

Yesterday,

I watched hundreds of men and women in orange jumpsuits herded like animals into empty rooms that filled with gas and fire.

Today,

hundreds more are told they have a chance for a lighter sentence, and a chance to serve their country.

Yesterday,

I watched the world nearly die in a thousand thousand terrible ways. Sometimes we would have had time to scream.

Today,

I'm alive to write about it. You want happy endings? Fuck you.

You're alive to read it.

God help us all.



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Hey, this guide is now a thing. Check it out if you're interested in Roleplaying.

[12:45:45 PM] Firefly Vansalon: btw guys
saying this in advance because it's relevant to planning RP things

I'm going to be out of state June 14-July 18. I officially have a job/internship thing/whatever you want to call it at the Lutheran Camp on mt. Petit Jean, so I'm leaving for there a day before the first week of camp starts (pretty sure I go a day early, anyway).
[12:46:06 PM] Firefly Vansalon: I'll have my phone, of course, but I'll never get a chance to be on except MAYBE sunday nights.
[12:474 PM] Firefly Vansalon: Monday-friday I'll be busy with the actual camp proceedings, saturday I'll be busy cleaning up (along with all the other staff) and sunday morning we'll be starting preperations for the next group.
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 Posted: Apr 7 2014, 03:42 PM
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Roses suck
Violet duck
I are poetry
and so is you

Throw bombs at dudes
Throw dudes at bombs
Barbarian they call me
I call them pansy

Throw dudes at dudes
Throw bombs at bombs
Me are brain smell funny
Maybe held bomb too long

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 Posted: Apr 7 2014, 04:11 PM
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I tried to get the formatting right but it kinda got trippy when I pasted it over, the basic form is there though. The "I kissed Her She kissed Me" part of the title is supposed to be struck through and the periods are only there to get the spacing. So ignore the periods please.


drunk one night, I kissed Her
........................She kissed Me
........................We kissed

In the glow of a moon and a hundred cellphone lights
I sat with the bus bouncing and sending the seat crashing on my head.
You pressed against my side because, you said,
I was warm like California and you were homesick. I didn’t think it was that cold,
but everyone swore it was an Indian Winter and I was wrong,
that I’d just gotten used to it. But still, I didn’t think that a quilt was necessary.

Then again, a lot that happened that summer wasn’t necessary,
I thought. It was a Broadway stage rigged up and set with cloth backdrops and hollow lights
and all day and night artists, who swore nothing was wrong,
would dance their way across the stage and smile at eachother, then calmly head
below, down to where they couldn’t be seen, where it was cold,
even though there were still things that should have been but never were, out loud, said.


You looked up at me, ‘Am I bothering you?’ You said,
‘I can move.’ But I didn’t want you to, I told you: ‘It really isn’t necessary.’
So you settled your head into my neck to keep out the cold.
Above us the stars slide drunk across the skies and as we passed street lights
they would lit up, for just the briefest second, your head
and in those moments of singular luminescence I could read the whole world wrong,

read the stars; the words; the pictures; the people: wrong,
and it wouldn’t have mattered. Right then anything could have been said,
and it wouldn’t have mattered: everything was present. No need to head
to past or future and hope for something better, none of that was necessary.
I could just
................sit and wait
................................and let the lights
of the bus
.................wash out and over
............................................the road.
.........................................................And it wasn’t cold.

Nothing was cold.
There could be a million million things wrong,
but it won’t be cold: I know that somewhere those same lights,
the ones that lit the bus and the field where someone had slowly said
their poetry, where you asked for candy with sugar on your breath, where it was necessary
for us to move in close and whisper with each other head to head

so no one would over hear us talking one last night before we had head
off in our different directions, to California coast or Connecticut cold,
those lights still glow. And that friendship was necessary,
not that we needed it, but it would have been wrong
without it. No matter what anyone said.
The cloth fell and the lights

died, one by one. ‘Head
home,’ I said. ‘Don’t get too cold,’
you made an unfunny joke,
........................................then I took a breath
.....................................................................of your steamy air
................................................................................................and walked away
..........................................................................................................................as was necessary.
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 Posted: Apr 7 2014, 07:52 PM
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Alright guys, we have more than three entries. That means the deadline of the 20th is what we'll go for.

Keep the entries coming. The more poetry, the better.

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Wanted:
Alive: 200000000 + a cookie.
Dead: 130000
Please bring suspect directly to Cedar Nyx. She will deal with the punishment of this felony herself...
BEWARE THE FRUIT KNIFE.

I do not tread lightly. I prefer cleats.


We're allowed to advertise in our signatures? Alright then, buy my poetry manuscript: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DDD6Y7Y

And maybe watch whatever I put on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/nihilonyxis


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 Posted: Apr 20 2014, 01:43 PM
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Alright, it's April 20th. Entries are closed and finalized.

I'll be judging the entries we have, and announcing the winner when I get around to it soon.

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Openly confessed to killing cookies.
Wanted:
Alive: 200000000 + a cookie.
Dead: 130000
Please bring suspect directly to Cedar Nyx. She will deal with the punishment of this felony herself...
BEWARE THE FRUIT KNIFE.

I do not tread lightly. I prefer cleats.


We're allowed to advertise in our signatures? Alright then, buy my poetry manuscript: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DDD6Y7Y

And maybe watch whatever I put on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/nihilonyxis


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