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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Seven!

    Rules

    1) Only the first 16 respondants expressing a desire to compete will be the contestants. It IS a first come, first served basis.

    2) The contest will consist of a number of rounds pitting 2 randomly determined authors against each other until only one contestant remains (winner).

    3) Each matchup will be given a theme, picture, article, subject, or other criteria to write on, and the poem submitted must match this as much as possible. Stricter following of prompts may help you win.

    4) The winner as determined by a panel of judges will advance to the next round.

    5) In case of a judge or judges not posting judgments in a timely manner, I will adjudicate and determine the winner.

    6) The poems will be limited to 1000 words with a 50 word minimum

    7) The entries will be poems. All forms of poetry are acceptable, as long as they meet the required word lengths. If your chosen style is too short, you are free to make two of them, i.e., you may make a limerick with 48 words, then add another limerick, still following the same theme, to reach the required word length.

    8) All posted deadlines will given in as much time zones as possible, as labeled.

    9) No late entries will be accepted. If you don't post or fail to post by the deadline, you will be disqualified. A 5 minute grace period is allowed. You have one freebie per contest, use it wisely. This allows you to be up to half a day late with your poem (no more).

    10) If your entry does not include the article(s) and the picture(s), you will most likely lose because of it, however this will not disqualify your poem, as poems are judged on best use of the prompts.

    11) The judgments are final. What the judges decide is how it is.

    12) The entries will only include content suitable for the Playground.

    13) I will rule on anything I have forgotten or needs clarification which is brought to my attention

    14) The contestants will have 1 week (roughly) from the bracket posting to get their entries posted.

    Participants:
    1. Devigod
    2. Phoekun
    3. Alarra
    4. Helgraf
    5. Felixaar
    6. Rankrath
    7. Flame Master Axel
    8. Thurge Namor
    9. JoseB
    10. Cryptana
    11. Rutskarn
    12. Elvaris
    13. Devon 68G
    14. Wadledo
    15. Trumane
    16. Mewdo

    Judges:
    1. Kneenibble
    2. Crimson Angel
    3. AJWB

    Please PM me if you'd like to be informed when future contests begin (I will add you to the list).
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    I'm in! (Woo first to post!)
    Sign me up as a contestant, please.

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    I am going to regret this. I am going to, at some point, produce something of inferior quality or fail to produce anything at all. And I will feel horrible about it. Also, I'm breaking my rule about only entering even numbered contests.

    ...Still, I need this. Please give me a contestant's slot.
    Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
    I know the answer's waiting somewhere, as it was once long ago
    Do you wait to cross the river from the shores of shallow tide?
    And what will happen to your phantom if you reach the other side?
    ...Hear me crying...

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    I would prefer to be a contestant this time. Unless you can't get enough judges, then I suppose I could switch....but I aaaaaaalways judge, so someone else should this time.

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    I vill kompete.
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    Geeze, we haven't even been up for a day and theres already four stellar competitors who could trounce me any day of the week.

    And yet, I'm still going to ask you to sign me up as a contestant.
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    oh, a poetry contest, sounds like fun. Sign me up please.

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    Sign me up. I feel bad about not finishing up the last one. Damn you food!

    Anyway, should be fun. Can't wait.

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    ill join... should be fun
    Rhythm within verse to bring sweet tears
    Silent script breeds death to my fears
    And what of the poet's bleeding black soul?
    He buried it deep in a dank dark hole...

    Red hot edge dipped in enemy’s life
    Squirt warm stream of bittersweet strife
    And what of the warrior's maddening guilt?
    He buried it deep as still he strikes from the hilt...


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    OK, let's try again... Why not? :) It will help me get more practice in the language! :)

    I am joining!
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    Alarra told me about these contests, so I thought I should try. (Hope she doesn't mind )

    Please put me down as a contestant.

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    I offer myself as adjudicant.
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    It's on like Diddy Kong. Just call me contestant number Rutskarn.

    aftur ull, i kan be kultured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptana View Post
    Alarra told me about these contests, so I thought I should try. (Hope she doesn't mind )

    Please put me down as a contestant.
    Now now, 'larra wouldn't have told you if she didn't want you to take part. No worries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptana View Post
    Alarra told me about these contests, so I thought I should try. (Hope she doesn't mind )

    Please put me down as a contestant.
    Yay! People I know in real life joining the playground!
    Of course I don't mind, silly.
    *warns people* She's a really good writer too.

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    Oh no! My chances have gone from Doomed to Very Doomed!
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    My hat, she is thrown in the ring, yes? I fling my hat into the ring. Thusly. Fling.

    (Don't mind me, but do enter me as a contestant.)
    Ahthankya, thankyaverymuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felixaar View Post
    Oh no! My chances have gone from Doomed to Very Doomed!
    Tell me about it.
    *gulp*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarra View Post
    *warns people* She's a really good writer too.
    Aw, shucks! Thanks! It's been a while since I've done poetry though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneenibble View Post
    I offer myself as adjudicant.
    Adjudicant=Judge.

    Just putting that out there.

    I'm looking forward to this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devigod View Post
    Adjudicant=Judge.

    Just putting that out there.

    I'm looking forward to this though.
    See, this is why I should actually read your guys' posts.
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    Woah... wait... we're supposed to read peoples posts?

    Dear Steve! All my judgings have been folly!*

    *may not actually be true. may actually be a fairly decent judge. maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    See, this is why I should actually read your guys' posts.
    No worries. I just like to help oil the machine. At least you put the whole damn thing together! I thank you for that.

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    Come on, everyone, step right up and take your beating!

    I mean, and participate in this very enriching exchange of verse.

    And then take your beating.
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    o o I wanna join!
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    Come on, you lot! Just three more slots to fill!
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    Don't you mean four slots?

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    ...14, 15 and 16. No, three slots.
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    Then technically 5, cause there's still two judges spots left....which we reeeeeeeeally need people.

    Oh, an idea was suggested to me this evening to combat this whole problem we seem to have of people only wanting to participate and never judge. What would people think of if: once someone has participated in three contests, they are required to judge at least one contest before they're allowed to participate again. It would be nice to get some of the contestants to be judges once in awhile.

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    That could be an idea, 'Larra... but it seems a little harsh? I don't know. Just my thinkerin's.

    I'd like to remain a contestant, but judge's arent filled within a week, I'll switch over.
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