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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Fourteen!!

    Rules

    1) Only the first 16 respondents 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 match-up 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. Prompts that are words may be interpreted in any way (and any form of the word can be used), but keep in mind the judge may not see the connection if it's too ambiguous.

    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
    10. Elvaris
    11. Rutskarn
    12. Alarra
    13. averagejoe

    Contestants:

    1. SaintRidley
    2. Alarra
    3. leakingpen
    4. Haruki-Kun
    5. Worlok
    6. Elvaris
    7. The Fiery Tower
    8. Szilard
    9. Cernael
    10. Weezer
    11. Bladescape
    12. DreamintheDark
    13. Asthix
    14. Omeganaut
    15. Silviya
    16. Phae Nymna



    Judges:
    1. averagejoe
    2. Lil Shiro
    3. nimdyd






    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.
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    I'll happily enter again.
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    I'll participate, unless you're lacking in judges.

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    I would like to compete this round, please.
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    I may be shooting myself in the foot time-wise, but I'll volunteer as a judge this round.


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    It has been quite a while since I have participated in one of these events. I am too busy with The Challenge to be a contestant, but I would love to judge, dear.
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    In as a contestant, please.

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    Know what? Sign me right the hell up for this. It's well past midnight and I'm roaring drunk, but I think this time I can get some epics on!

    No, really, I'm in if you will have me.

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    I'll write.
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    In as a contestant.
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    In as a contestant.
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    I'm in, too, as a contestant.

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    I'll give it a try, probably going to be knocked out rather quickly but can't hurt to give it a go.
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    I think, perhaps, that I will join,
    These rhymes that I must purloin,

    Enjoy playing this, I certainly would,
    Whether to lose, or win if I could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladescape View Post
    I think, perhaps, that I will join,
    These rhymes that I must purloin,

    Enjoy playing this, I certainly would,
    Whether to lose, or win if I could.
    Are you warming up?

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    I'm in as a contestant, if there's still room. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruki-kun View Post
    Are you warming up?
    Was it that easy to tell?
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    I got a vote last time, so I'll contest again.
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    I'd like to apply to be a contestant. I am excited about having a goal for writing poetry!
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    2 more contestants, 1 more judge! Keep em coming people!
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    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
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    I'd like to be a contestant again.
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    Hm. I'm feeling the itch again. I'm just not sure which itch is which. Heh. So I'll let Fate decide. As soon as someone takes the the final judge spot OR the final contestant spot, I'll take the other one.

    So I'm in. We'll just see as what, exactly.

    EDIT: Oh! I forgot! Averagejoe? Your submission in the final round of the last contest was indeed a breathtaking piece of work. Your win was more than well-deserved. Congratulations.
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    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, just one more judge and/or contestant and we're all good to go. Here's to a decent run, everyone!

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    I can't wait! Though I'm wicked nervous, never had anyone read anything I've written before
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimdyd View Post
    EDIT: Oh! I forgot! Averagejoe? Your submission in the final round of the last contest was indeed a breathtaking piece of work. Your win was more than well-deserved. Congratulations.
    Thanks, I appreciate it.


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    If it's not too late, I'd like to join.
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    We're all ready, then. Contest should be up later tonight.
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    Need... prompt... brain outpacing itself...
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    The horses are anxiously snorting and pawing at the starting gate. What is going on with the starting gun? Is it jammed? Or has our gun operator fallen asleep? Maybe we are waiting on a dignitary that I am as of yet unnotified of. Or perhaps it is the fact that our contestants appear to be horses entered into a poetry competition? Either way, the spectators are getting rowdy. The fact that its dollar beer night certainly isn't helping factors either. Oh wait! Vaynor is down at the track with the gun now; Vaynor, what is going on?
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    The starting gun was jammed with an essay and midterm.

    Iron Poet XIV: Round 1

    The Fiery Tower vs. SaintRidley: Reunited
    Bladescape vs. Alarra: Subjugate
    Phae Nymna vs. Worlok: Din
    DreamintheDark vs. Szilard: Allay
    Weezer vs. Haruki-Kun: Forswear
    Asthix vs. Elvaris: Illuminate
    Cernael vs. Omeganaut: Revile
    Silviya vs. leakingpen: Siphon

    Deadline: Friday, September 30th 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.

    Good luck everyone!
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