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Contest Winter Solstice 2019 Poetry Contest Voting and Reading Thread

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Dec 22, 2019.

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Which poem or poems do you like best? (You may vote for up to four)

Poll closed Jan 12, 2020.
  1. Poem 1: "Bloody Order"

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. Poem 2: "Seasons"

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Poem 3: "The Introspective Dread Saurian"

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Poem 4: "The Saurian"

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. Poem 5: "They Came Upon a Midnight Clear"

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  6. Poem 6: "The First Return"

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  7. Poem 7 "Chameleon Skink"

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  8. Poem 8: ""Skaven Beware"

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  9. Poem 9: "They Come in Force. Chaos Marches Once Again"

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  10. Poem 10: "The Lonely Darkness"

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  11. Poem 11: "Animals and Machines"

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  12. Poem 12: "Wonder of a New World"

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. pendrake
    Skink Priest

    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    I would have done four votes but due to failing to pay attention I only selected three. I just stopped after three out of habit.
     
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  2. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Last minute voted pushed our four way tie to a two-way tie between “They Came Upon a Midnight Clear” by Imrahil and "The First Return" by Aginor

    Honorable mention to Infinity Turtle who for the longest time made up two of the four poems in the four-way tie.

    Good job everyone. No stinkers in the bunch.
     
  3. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I could be talked into doing these contests more often, but my educated guess is that twice a year is appropriate for L-O poetry contests with roughly two month entry periods and three week voting periods.

    The next poetry contest will occur around the Summer Solstice. Praise be to Chotec and Huanchi.
     
  4. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    Well, despite the low amount of votes i received for my poems, l still had fun conceptualizing and writing them :). This contest was probably the tightest one i've seen so far, and everyone did an amazing job; well done!

    btw i think you missed poem 8 - Skaven Beware.
     
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  5. DeathBringer125
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    Shhhhhh...... Nobody will ever know..........
     
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  6. Scalenex
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    My bad, I assumed the Skaven killed him in retribution, but I guess he survived, if briefly.
     
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  7. Killer Angel
    Slann

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    Well, given that I'm not a poet, i'd say my result is not bad at all. :)
     
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  8. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    You also justified good thread necromancy on the seasons discussions thread which spawned a spinoff discussion on Black Arks. In a way, your poem contributed to the fluff forum more than any other.
     
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  9. Nazqua
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    Nazqua Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    E-E-Eshinnnnnnn
     
  10. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    :D

    We aim to excellence!


    edit: for anyone interested, here's a linky link to my brief personal comment about the piece
     
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  11. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Thanks for the votes!
    I am happy that you liked my poem. I rarely write poetry and I usually only use simple rhymes, especially in English.

    It was fun to write, too. Thanks for making those contests, @Scalenex! Without them I would not even consider doing stuff like that. :)
     
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  12. Imrahil
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    Congrats Aginor with the joined win. If only I would have voted for myself aswell ;)

    I liked writing the poem, Love that you guys liked it.

    Yeah that's correct, after entry closing time I thought of doing the syllable count. That would have taken it further.

    Thanks for voting.
    Looking forward to the next poem Contest(as i am not a skilled story Writer)

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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  13. Aginor
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    Congrats to you, too!
    I like yours a lot (and voted for it. Didn't vote for my own, that's bad form IMO. I'd rather be last place).
     
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  14. Imrahil
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    Same for me. liked your creativity to rhyme to return ;)

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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