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    Welcome to Iron Poet, round four.
    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. Brickwall
    2. Kneenibble
    3. Rubakhin
    4. Felixaar
    5. Hellpuppi
    6. Jibar
    7. Quincunx
    8. Zeratul
    9. Dallas-Dakota
    10. Raiser_B1ade
    11. Devigod
    12. Amotis
    13. Alarra
    14. Em Blackleaf
    15. Nexus-R.C._Mina
    16. Helgraf

    Judges:
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    2. truemane
    3. Coolgaelbert
    4. Gezina
    5. Spidermew
    Last edited by Vaynor; 2008-04-09 at 07:04 PM.
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
    so I asked him to forgive me, without knowing what for,
    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
    of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.”
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    I don't have time to judge, but yes to compete.

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    I wish to compete again please.
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    Might as well. At least I'll be writing.
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    Bricksly? Kneeno? Rubakhin?

    And despite the stellar competition, I'm still competing.

    (btw Vay, you spelt Kne's name wrong. Its Kneenibble, not Kneeknibble)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felixaar View Post
    (btw Vay, you spelt Kne's name wrong. Its Kneenibble, not Kneeknibble)
    You know what? I think I've done that every time he's entered. Weird.
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness
    of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.”
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    Creepy.

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    Sooo...umm...freestyle poetry is allowed?
    Sorry was thinking of competing but I'm horrible at following a rule set. That and I've never competed before and didn't want to embarrass myself. Not that I won't anyway at some point.
    If freestyle is allowed then I would like to compete if that's okay.

    I really need something to prompt me to write...

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    Ummm, sure, I'll give this a go.
    Good practice, and I could do with something to do.
    I'll warn you though, I will refuse to leave my precious rhyming couplets.
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    In this game, it's basically a write whatever you want and call it poetry. Freestyle is allowed, right Vay?
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    Depends if it's still poetry or not. I've seen "freestyle" stuff that didn't have a drop of art to it. Just words strung together.

    But you all won't do that, right?

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    Well, thats arguably poetry or not. I'm not saying poetry has to have form, but I agree that it needs to be more than a bunch of pretty words (*coughhaikuscough*).
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    Do NOT bash haiku
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    Let's see how long a symbolist lasts. I'm in.

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    I'm in for writing. I need a new excuse to write lyrics anyway....
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    In as a first timer.
    And something I thought up in a lesson.

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    Who am I to hear, what others can't hear?
    Who am I to think, what others can't think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellPuppi View Post
    Sooo...umm...freestyle poetry is allowed?
    Sorry was thinking of competing but I'm horrible at following a rule set. That and I've never competed before and didn't want to embarrass myself. Not that I won't anyway at some point.
    If freestyle is allowed then I would like to compete if that's okay.

    I really need something to prompt me to write...
    Freestyle is allowed yes, but it has to still be poetry. You will not be disqualified for this, but will most likely lose next to more apt poems.

    Also, even if to lose in the first round isn't so bad, because it's practice for the next IP.

    If you don't feel comfortable entering but still want to use the prompts, you could always write your own poems to the given prompts but not submit them, or post them out of the contest in this thread and maybe judges could give their thoughts if they have extra time. However, you are encouraged to join, we need some new meat in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brickwall View Post
    Do NOT bash haiku
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    Well I'm sorry if you heard haiku, but I distinctly said Military School.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    However, you are encouraged to join, we need some new meat in here.
    New meat? Don't eat me. Please?
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    I want to join please.
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    Well, this looks like fun, count me in. (First post on this forum)
    Just to check, there's an article and a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devigod View Post
    Well, this looks like fun, count me in. (First post on this forum)
    Just to check, there's an article and a picture?
    It varies, usually in the first round or two it's just a single article or picture but as the contest goes on I add more to increase difficulty.
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    No judges yet. What're we going to do here?
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    Hmmm. I won't promise to be any good at it, but I'll volunteer to be a judge if you need me.
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    No judges yet. What're we going to do here?
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    Well, as my previous foray into the realm of actual composition was such a disaster, I'll throw in as a judge this time.
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    Woo! I said something and it happened! *dances*
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    I would like to write in this one, I think...

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    I'll write again.
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