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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Nine!

    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 15 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 (12 hours) 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) Anything not clear will be decided by me.

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

    15) Post your poems in spoilers. Judges: do not read poems before the round ends.

    16) Feel free to edit the post with your poem in it until the round ends. After that, any additional edits will disqualify you (barring a use of your half-day extension).

    THE IRON POET HALL OF FAME
    1. Ravyn
    2. Rubakhin
    3. Elvaris
    4. Alarra
    5. Truemane
    6. Devigod
    7. Alarra
    8. Devigod

    Contestants:

    1. Alarra
    2. The Extinguisher
    3. Rutskarn
    4. The Fiery Tower
    5. Kurosawa
    6. Drengnikrafe
    7. Szilard
    8. Wadledo
    9. Phoekun
    10. Fifty-Eyed Fred
    11. Errandir
    12. AJWB
    13. Belkarsbadside1
    14. Puppychowguy
    15. arti3
    16. DreamintheDark

    Judges:
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    2. Devigod
    3. Firebirdflying
    4. Viera champion
    5. Felixaar

    Iron Poet IX: Round One
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    As always, both the words and images are there as a guide, and may be used and interpreted as you see fit, although you will be judged on your inclusion of the prompts in your poem.

    AJWB vs. Drengnikrafe: Valorous
    Errandir vs. Rutskarn: Earthen
    Kurosawa vs. The Extinguisher: Aligned
    arti3 vs. Fifty-Eyed Fred: Unspoken
    Wadledo vs. Alarra: Torrid
    The Fiery Tower vs. Dreaminthedark: Up
    Belkarsbadside1 vs. Puppychowguy: Calm
    Phoekun vs. Szilard: Harmonious

    Deadline: February 27th, 2010, 11:59 pm (EST). If you have trouble with time zones, go here and use any major east coast American city as a location to convert to (for example, New York City).
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    I would like to compete.

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    Yay! Iron Poet!

    I will be competing

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    Sounds like a plan.
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    Alright, lets do this!
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    I shall Compete!
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    I'd be very happy to try my hand as a judge.
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    I too shall judge this contest; considering that I've competed so often, it's time I give something back.

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    I would like to compete.

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    Sure. I'm in.
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    I'd like to compete please.
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    Let's compete sure why not.
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    I'm in, and I mean it this time.

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    I'd like to compete as well.

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    Having been on the judge's side for the past few competitions, I'd like to actually try my hand at competing this time.

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    May I try judging - I mean, are there qualifications or sommat necessary to do so?

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    I'll try my hand at competing. Sounds fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FirebirdFlying View Post
    May I try judging - I mean, are there qualifications or sommat necessary to do so?
    Only the willingness to do so.

    Just a note, we no longer need additional judges, but if we were to get 5 that would be great.
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    I'll compete.

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    I shall also try my hand at judging. I love poetry. This will be fun.
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    I think this may be the fastest it's filled up that I can remember (then again, I only joined in at Iron Poet IV...)

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    No, this is absurdly fast. We're usually a few more days and a couple of pages in by the time we have this many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    No, this is absurdly fast. We're usually a few more days and a couple of pages in by the time we have this many.
    Hey, this can only be good right, lots of people who are super enthusiastic about poetry.

    Means no delays or people missing out, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Extinguisher View Post
    Hey, this can only be good right, lots of people who are super enthusiastic about poetry.

    Means no delays or people missing out, hopefully.
    Absolutely. I was just agreeing that it's atypical. It's not the least bit bad. There's some new folks too, which is always good.
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    I'm going to warn you all in advance: I write almost exclusively free verse. If it is not your cup-of-tea, you probably won't like anything I write.

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    Free verse is one of my favorite styles.
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    So, does anyone know when Iron poet will begin officially?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belkarsbadside1 View Post
    So, does anyone know when Iron poet will begin officially?
    After all the slots are filled and Vaynor gets around to assigning brackets and prompts. Then we go a week, and see which five people will have their lives ruined by cosmological events conspiring to create dropouts.

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    Yeah, pretty much that.

    Also, for all you newcomers or people that are going to sign up, please don't say you'll compete or judge if you don't actually plan on it. Not saying that's what people do, but it would be nice to know that everyone who signs up is fully dedicated.

    I don't want another contest with something like half of the first round competitors getting by because their opponent didn't show, or where a judge decides not to judge at all.

    Also, I think we need some kind of trophy for the winners (to put in their sig and such). If anyone is game to make one, that would be awesome, otherwise I can go ahead and give it a shot (with my limited skill). I'd also like trophies to hand out retroactively for past winners.
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    Dear lord, this competition's filling fast. It's almost as if we're a forum full of incredibly talented oddjobs who issue raw creativity like flatus after Broccoli Casserole Night.*

    Not that you'd know that, given how long it usually takes us to get to critical mass.

    *Oh yeah. Classy imagery like that, I'm going all the way this time.
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