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    Welcome to Iron Poet, round six!
    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. Szilard
    2. Zeratul
    3. Rubakhin
    4. ZRS
    5. Stormthorn
    6. Ravyn
    7. Helgraf
    8. Elvaris
    9. Wolfbane
    10. Gezina
    11. Devigod
    12. HamsterOfTheGod
    13. Hellpuppi
    14. Flame Master Axel
    15. Wadledo
    16. Ra1ser Blade

    Judges:
    1. Alarra
    2. Felixaar
    3. Pomcq

    Please PM me if you'd like to be informed when future contests begin (I will add you to the list).

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    Elvaris
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    Last edited by Vaynor; 2008-12-17 at 03:36 AM.
    “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 would like to judge this competition.

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    I'm not much of a poet at all, but this looks like fun.
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    I'll write again
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    Not about to touch this with a ten-foot pole. I have become Iron Cancer, and I won't poison another contest with my presence.

    If you find yourself short of contestants or judges, please look elsewhere.
    Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
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    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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    Hella joining.
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    Ooh...look. Another contest for me to falter in the second round in!

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    I will participate. The only area of contest on this whole site i might have a shot at

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    Sure, I'll write!
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    Come on guys, we need more people!
    “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 would like to compete and have no conflicting scheduled events at this point.
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    Come on people, I know there's more poets than just this amount in the playground, sign up!
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    MOTHER NATURE IS LIKE A REAL MOTHER. IN THAT SHE SECRETELY HATES YOU AND NEVER LETS YOU GO OUT WITH YOUR HOODLUM FRIENDS.
    You can't kill the metal, metal will live on! \m/

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    Come on, guys!
    “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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    Okay, I'll write.
    Ahthankya, thankyaverymuch.

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    *cackles gleefully at the idea of her opinion being the only one that counts*

    And yes, the offering of baked goods to the judge could effect your likelihood of moving to the next round.

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    I will take a swing.
    I am a decent poet.
    But I know I'll lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarra View Post
    *cackles gleefully at the idea of her opinion being the only one that counts*

    And yes, the offering of baked goods to the judge could effect your likelihood of moving to the next round.
    I'll probably sign up as a judge if it's a problem.
    “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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    What? Are you saying that this contest needs more than one judge? *resents implication that her opinion isn't worthwhile enough all on it's own*

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    After I get beat, I'll go ahead and help judge if there is still a slot open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarra View Post
    And yes, the offering of baked goods to the judge could effect your likelihood of moving to the next round.
    Ha! I win; no one beats my cookies. No one, I tells ya!

    *tries to figure out ways to smuggle cookies across the border* >_>
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    *signs up*

    Alarra, would it help if I prayed in front of an altar made out of solid gelatine, with your name written on it out of chocolate pudding, and with your signs on it made out of whipped cream?
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    I'll sign up again. No plans of backing down or showing mercy. Contestantism, here I come!

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    Will we get a medal if we win or advance through a lot?
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    If someone wants to make medals for me.
    “As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaynor View Post
    If someone wants to make medals for me.
    I could probably make medals if you want, I'd just have to know what medals to make.
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    I dunno, there would only be 1st and 2nd place, the two finalists. Maybe just say something like Iron Poet # (in form of VI, etc) and then Winner: Second place, but all in circle form, with the IP stamp in the middle and the winner thing circling along the edge. Also if possible I'd like to make them available retroactively to all previous winners in the former IP contests, so make multiple ones with different #'s. Thanks if this works out.

    But first, we need CONTESTANTS. (and judges)
    Last edited by Vaynor; 2008-10-28 at 12:54 AM.
    “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
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    I'd like to judge
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    Now we just need more of everything.

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    Come one people, sign up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeratul View Post
    Come one people, sign up!
    No. .........
    Flowers blanket all the countryside like freshly fallen snow
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    And what will happen to your phantom if you reach the other side?
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