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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Eight!

    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, Vaynor 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) Vaynor 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. McBish
    2. Flame Master Axel
    3. Blackjackg
    4. thurge namor
    5. Fifty-Eyed Fred
    6. elvenblade
    7. lvl 1 fighter
    8. Devigod
    9. FirebirdFlying
    10. Rutskarn
    11. Elvaris
    12. coolgaelbert
    13. The Demented One
    14. Alarra
    15. Dallas Dakota
    16. Heroic

    Judges:
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    3. AJWB
    4. dish

    GO!
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    It seems odd to be talking about this one before the other one's finished. But regardless of how it turns out, I'll judge this round.
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    I only did it because Vaynor asked for someone to do it. It won't be starting before the other one's completed.
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    Oh yeah, I know. I read the other thread. I was just saying it's strange, that's all. Especially as I'm in the final.
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    Hey there, I'd like to give this a shot. Sign me up for being one of the contestants.
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    I'll sign up to compete, I guess.

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    What the heck, I'm in. Lay it on me.
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    Since we've been lacking in responsive judginess of late, I'll sign up to judge this time.

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    I will judge again unless there is a lack of participants.

    BAM! All judge slots filled. That's gotta be a record.

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    It probably was...

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    I wouldn't stress at all over judging 'slots.' The more judges the better. And there happens to be a tie, Vaynor can (and will) break it.

    So if you want to judge, say so. Or just do so when the time comes. It'll be fine.
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    We used to start the contests with 5 judges, if I recall, which wouldn't be a bad thing to have again.

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    Dish, if you would rather judge in my place, I'll gladly pull a switcheroo and be a participant. Give truemane and Alarra a shot at vengeance if they weren't too fond of my judgments Or we can see if another judge pops up and we can start with 5.
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    Again, guys, I wouldn't stress too much over judging quotas. We've never made it all the way through a contest with the same five judges. Not even the same three, I don't think.

    If you want to judge, go ahead and judge. No one's going to stop you because you don't have 'official sanction.' And the poets aren't going to be all 'Hey! We've got four sets of fedback already! No more! No more!'

    Don't fret over it. You can both judge. And seventeen other people.

    So long as we have poets.
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    ill participate again... it was fun last time
    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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    I'm in. I came in just too late for the last one and I need to have vengeance on the Universe .
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    One more try. I have to write, I promised I would.

    *gives a little bow* Please put me down for a contestant's slot after the current contest is over. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    Don't fret over it. You can both judge. And seventeen other people.
    Well, I was planning on doing that anyway. But AJWB and I have a history of making completely opposite choices. (Of course, I'm the one who's right. )

    So long as we have poets.
    That would be the main issue. Yes.
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    I've updated the first post, finally.
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    Count me in.
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    Sign me up to compete, please.

    (I was going to try to judge this round, but it seems you have all the judges you need)

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    Poets? Are you out there? Poooooooeeeeeeets...

    *baits the poet traps with delicious sandwiches* *hides behind a bush, giggling*
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    I know the answer's waiting somewhere, as it was once long ago
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    ...Hear me crying...

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    Sandwiches? Sandwiches, what a delight!
    For dull lazy Sundays, or late pre-test nights -
    I'll pounce on the promise of those luuverly treats-
    Snap! Crack! Now I'm trapped, and I'll have to compete.

    Sounds like fun - sign me up.

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    Pah. I'll give it another go.

    That's almost the least poetic way I could have phrased that. Hm. That's just lazy, innit? Let me try that again.

    *grunt* M'gunna do it ag'in.

    There. That's a decent bit worse.
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    Come on people, we need more poets! I know you're out there!
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    If you're intimidated, I lost by a shutout in the last Iron Poet. You have a good chance of fixin' my little red wagon, should it come to it.
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    Come on poets. I know theres more of you out there.

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    I'm in. After all, not much else has worked as far as inspiration goes...
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    Just 5 more, guys!
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    I'll join. I have nothing but fond memories of my past entries, and I'm feeling artistic.
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