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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Ten!!

    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 poets 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).

    17) Judges have 1 week to complete judgments. If not all judges respond by this time, the round will be decided as if the late judges were not a part of it (i.e. if there are 5 judges to begin with and only 3 are on time, the round will be decided with 2 votes as opposed to 3). If there are only an even number of judgments, I will cast the remaining vote.

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

    Contestants:

    1. Devigod
    2. billtodamax
    3. Kurama
    4. Elvaris
    5. Lord Loss
    6. Szilard
    7. CWater
    8. The Fiery Tower
    9. drengnikrafe
    10. DreamintheDark
    11. Phoekun
    12. Helgraf
    13. Rutskarn
    14. Blue Ghost
    15. mrpitchfork
    16. Errandir


    Judges:
    1. Jokasti
    2. The Extinguisher
    3. Puppychowguy
    4. Alarra
    5. truemane




    POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR THE JUDGE POSITION TAKE NOTE: THESE CONTESTS LAST A LONG TIME AND THIS IS NOT A FLEETING RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU SIGN UP I EXPECT YOU TO POST JUDGMENTS ON TIME. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO POST JUDGMENTS, TELL ME. THANK YOU.

    ROUND ONE
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    Iron Poet X: Round One

    This round we'll be starting off with a single word prompt. Good luck!

    Devigod vs. billtodamax: Host
    Kurama vs. Elvaris: Harrow
    Lord Loss vs. Szilard: Throne
    CWater vs. The Fiery Tower: Posterity
    drengnikrafe vs. DreamintheDark: Blur
    Phoekun vs. Helgraf: Whole
    Rutskarn vs. Blue Ghost: Willingness
    mrpitchfork vs. Errandir: Part

    Deadline: July 2nd, 2010, 11:59 pm (EDT).
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    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    I would like to judge.

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    I shall compete (as a contestant) because judging is extremely hard work! (Not that writing isn't).
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    I'll compete!
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    I'll try my hand at competing.
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    I'll compete.
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    I will compete.
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    I definitely feel like competing again.
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    Hi! I'd like to compete. I'm not a very experienced poet nor a native English, but I'd still like to try.
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    Pointing them out in a polite manner via PM is appreciated.
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    I think I'll compete again.
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    Your honors, I beg that you give me another try at this contest.

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    I wish to join. May I?

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    Wishing to compete, for the very final time.
    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?
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    Sign me in.
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    Sign me up, poetoman.
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    If there's room, I'd like to compete. I will probably fail horribly though...

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    I fear I may have scared away all the judges with my post.
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    Not all the judges.

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    Well I meant the other two-four potential judges (although hopefully they will soon become ex-potential judges).
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    Well I meant the other two-four potential judges (although hopefully they will soon become ex-potential judges).
    I'm on it.

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    Wow. I was going to compete but then it filled up really really really fast.

    I guess I could try judging this round.

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    There are still two competitor spots available. But you can judge, I don't mind.
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    This is me skimming the thread

    But no, I'll still judge. It should be interesting to be on the other side this time around.

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    Ech, I'll be a contestant.
    They looked to me once. Now they turn to you. Do you understand now?
    Do you see that the truth is they don't want to change this?
    They don't want a hero. They just want a martyr, a statue to raise

    I've given every thing I can. There are no heroes left in man.

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    I think I'll take the last contestant's spot, then. Although if anyone else shows up at the last minute wanting to compete, I'd be happy to try my hand at judging instead.
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    Well, here you guys are again. Unfortunately I will be away for five weeks without internet, so maybe next time :)
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    We need some more judges, everyone! Let's get this thing started!
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    I would like to judge.

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    Ok then, we're good to go for the first round. I'll post it later today.
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.
    It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk:
    broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones.
    This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes,
    not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.”
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    I forgot how this thing sort of just inches forward, but for how much it causes my creative juices to flow, and me to push myself, it's totally worth it.

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