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Posted Mar 26, '13 at 5:48pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

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Welcome to The Lyceum, the first literary guild on Armor Games! The purpose of The Lyceum is to celebrate and support the arts on Armor Games. In the spirit of this mission, The Lyceum and its members will be supporting a poetry contest, with the winner's piece being displayed on the group's official page.

The Contest Rules

-The entered piece must fit the current theme.
-The entered piece must be submitted by the round's deadline.
-The entered piece must be created for the explicit round.
-The Lyceum respects all intellectual property; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
-One submission will be accepted per user.
-A user may not win two rounds in a row. Submissions will still be accepted from said user, however.

Judging

In order to ensure the rapid return of results, each round will have two judges: A primary judge, and an alternate. It is the job of the primary judge to post the results within three days of the closure of the round. Should the primary judge be unable to fulfill his duties of judge, the alternate judge shall be tasked with posting the judging until the primary judge can resume his duties.

Should the alternate judge be unable to post the results in a timely fashion, he shall have to find a suitable replacement to post the results, ad infinitum.

Submitting An Entry

All users are welcome to submit an entry for each round, provided it complies with the contest rules. If a user submits multiple pieces, then once piece must be specified for judging.

To join The Lyceum, or to view the current round's winner, please check out The_Lyceum. Good luck, and enjoy!

 

Posted Mar 26, '13 at 5:50pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

6,891 posts

-Round One-

Theme: Emergence

Due Date: April 8th

Primary Judge: Maverick4

Alternate Judge: pangtongshu

 

Posted Mar 27, '13 at 6:40pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,756 posts

Well..what an appropriate theme =p

For funsies...I might place a poem of my own. I'm thinking of a satire poem à la Shelly style

 

Posted Mar 27, '13 at 7:21pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,474 posts

For funsies...I might place a poem of my own.

As always, listed judges can't win due to potential bias, but can enter for fun or for constructive criticism from other judges.
 

Posted Mar 27, '13 at 9:28pm

daleks

daleks

3,704 posts

So does it have to be something specific, like a poem, story, picture, etc?

 

Posted Mar 27, '13 at 9:41pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

6,891 posts

It can be any form of written art, so long as it meets the contest rules and the theme.

 

Posted Mar 31, '13 at 12:35pm

Quirinus1

Quirinus1

158 posts

Dear art-loving friend, as one of the founders of this lovely lyceum, I shall hereby enter the first entry. A bit of prose based on the theme Emergence. I hope to trigger you into writing an entry of your own.
As for this literary treat; I am completely open for comments, reactions and agry letters. Please leave a message on my profile what you think about it.




Life is unforgiving and full of conditions.

It is the time of snow, yet none has fallen. I walk through the pine forest which shaped my youth. The needles of the tall pines cover the ground, brown, just as they cover the cold trees. Far in the distance everything is a grayish variation of brown. Close to my eyes, everything feels dry and arid.

Close to my eyes, a tree tries to commence his silly life by sprouting in the wrong time of year. It cannot comprehend, that in order to ascend to the gray sky, it must compete and defeat the already emerged giants.

There is no place for sharing among those who do not share. Such is the essence of an emergence: In order to become great, one must fell the great.

As Alexander did.

 

Posted Apr 1, '13 at 7:08pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

My turn.

The building flamed with hell. Even after deep analysis of the building's structure the crew deemed it was inaccessible. Finally, from the depths of despair, a lone man emerged from the collapsing would-be rubble. Though physically alone, his eyes implied a new spirit emerged with him.

 

Posted Apr 1, '13 at 7:13pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,756 posts

Sal..why did you stop? =/

 

Posted Apr 1, '13 at 7:29pm

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,354 posts

I'm confused. Do you want actual prose, or do you want us to hack up something barely a paragraph long and then call it "micro fiction"? It might be about time I resurrect the twiction contest.