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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 general writing thread, in which all users are welcome to submit pieces of writing/poetry/etc. so that it may receive constructive comments where the user may gain insight on ways to improve their writing.

The Lyceum allows any general piece of writing/poetry/etc., but will also provide a theme, given by one of the founders, for a certain period of time (similar to how the writing contests do so). The purpose for the themes is to give users a subject in which to work with, as to avoid those pesky "writer's blocks".

General Submissions

-A user may submit any piece of writing/poetry/etc. at any time.
-A title must go along with the submitted work, so as to allow those providing feedback at least a general insight as to what the work is about.
-The Lyceum respects all intellectual property; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
-If it is found out that a user has plagiarized, said user shall be banned from The Lyceum.


Themed Submissions

-The entered piece must fit the theme. Feedback provided will also take into account the presentation and mastery of the theme.
-A title is not necessary, but there must be at least a notification that the submission regards the theme suggestion.
-The Lyceum respects all intellectual property; plagiarism will not be tolerated.
-If it is found out that a user has plagiarized, said user shall be banned from The Lyceum.

Hierarchy of The Lyceum

The Lyceum follows a hierarchical system, made to allow the most efficient up-keeping of the guild.
-Founders
The Founders of The Lyceum are those that maintain the overall condition of the guild. This level is set-in-stone, no members may join the ranks of Founder, as that would go against the meaning of the word.
*What they do: Run the guild, vote on Member inductees, vote on Judge inductees, create themes, etc.
-Judges
The Judges are those that provide assistance to the Founders in regards to inducting a new member. They are also expected to act with the utmost integrity and honesty. If so seen fit, a Judge may lose his/her position.
*What they do: Vote on Member inductees
-Members
The Members are those that hold the honorary title of the same name. To be a member of The Lyceum means that the user has been recognized by the Founders and/or Judges as an author of high quality and merit. They are also expected to act with the utmost integrity and honesty. If so seen fit, a Member may lose his/her position.

Becoming a Judge

To become a Judge, a Founder must nominate a user, and receive a majority vote. No vote response from a Founder in 7 days of the request means they abstain. It is possible that a user may pass with just the nomination vote, although the chances of such an event happening are extremely slim.

A nominee must also be a Member of The Lyceum to be considered for nomination. Keep in mind, though, that just because you were a Member longer than another, that does not mean you have a better chance at being selected for nomination to become a Judge.

Becoming a Member

To become a Member, notify either a Founder or leave a message in The Lyceum stating that you wish to take the trial to become one. The user must write two pieces of work, a sonnet and a short story (1,000 word limit)..each receiving its own theme as dictated by a Founder. The deadline will be 3 weeks after receiving the themes, and after both pieces are submitted, the Founders and Judges will judge quality of said works and the writing ability the user shows. The user must receive a majority decision to become a member, and a tie in the voting process results in a hung decision. No vote response from a Founder or Judge in 5 days of the submissions means they abstain.

A user may attempt to become a member as many times as possible, but must wait 3 weeks before trying again.

Miscellaneous Notes

-General feedback may be given by any and all users, whether they are a part of the guild or not.
-Keep in mind, however, that your feedback may be subjected to feedback as well (no matter what title you hold).


Disclaimer

Any official updates shall be posted on The Lyceum's profile page. For a full list of the official rules, check there.

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EmperorPalpatine
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It was a joke.

Of course, but I don't want anyone getting the idea that theirs won't be good enough, so they never try.
xeano321
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Of course, but I don't want anyone getting the idea that theirs won't be good enough, so they never try.


Your starting this big ol' thing over one of my crummy jokes is probably deterring more people then my joke.
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Themed submissions shall have to fit the following theme:

"Colours of the blinded"

It is due in two weeks, tuesday the fourth of June

I wish everyone luxorious literary leisure

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So yeah. This morning I woke up and brushed all the nasty, crusty filth from my eyes and collapsed into my bathtub. I wasn't drunk or anything, I was just a little tired.Now, unfortunately, I had a freaking bump on my noggin the size of New Jersey. It felt like I was getting slapped repeatedly. But no, this wasn't any ordinary slap. This was a slap from god**** Jesus telling me to get up and shower. So I fumbled around with whatever I could grab, knowing not of what the hell I was touching. I managed to dump shampoo all over my legs and fall over for the second time, all before the water was even on. I finally found the knob and twisted it harder than God twists the solar system. Before I could come to even the tiniest realization, I had lava pouring all over my body. I quickly turned something and found a very unpleasant feeling. I don't know what because at that point I slipped again and couldn't keep my conscious together anymore.

Quirinus1
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Salvidian, next time you write something, try to read it a couple of times over to filter some spelling issues and get your piece of writing clear and fresh.

Salvidian
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That was all intentional. ^.^

HahiHa
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Somebody ought to revive that! What, I've been lazy too? Gosh, you're right, haven't posted anything yet. Lemme change that in a moment..

Colours of the Blinded
A free poem of some sort..

A world of night, light and dark,
Black and grey, but not only:
Shadows dancing wildly about,
Nuances telling epic stories
Of skirmishes in the outside world.
Colours you say? Hah. Too easy;
A master he who goes without.
Reading not the specks of light
But inbetween deciphers truth.
Focussing on interactions,
Dark aesthetics, echoes of light.
He wanders the world with eyes closed,
Seeing its beauty as noone else.

SunPixie
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This seems interesting. But....

Isn't the OP the entire AMW?

Think about it. Here in the AMW you make a thread or whatever to post your work and have it criticized. This could be a good starting point to get people who want some experience before they make their own thread, but no one should stay here as a long term thing and use it for their own thread. Of course they could if they don't feel they can yet, but still.

And the whole process to becoming a member seems a bit much? Some people only write stories, or they only write poetry. And sometimes their skill in each area can vastly differ. Some people may write both, but have a greater skill in story writing. Or vice versa. Maybe different sorts of members? If someone wants to become a Story Member or whatever you guys wanna call it, just have them submit a short story to you and you guys deem it worthy. Or if someone just wants to be a Poetry member. Then there could be a dual member or something. And each different sort of member could apply for a judge thing in their own area. A Poetry judge or a Story judge. Dual judge. OR you could make it as a more exclusive thing and put the person in whatever you think they should be in. As in "you've entered the guild as a poetic member."
A nicer way of telling them to work on one specific one. Then they can apply for a dual membership or something, since you can apply more than once.

Of course you can ignore this all completely, but that's up to you guys.

Salvidian
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The point of The Lyceum was to give members a more intimate, but grouped, approach on writing. Yes, we do basically what the entire AMW is for, but this more family-oriented. By family-oriented, I mean community-family.

Salvidian
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^ Delete. I can't type today, it seems.

The point of The Lyceum was to give members a more intimate, but grouped, approach on writing. Yes, we do basically what the entire AMW is for, but this is more family-oriented. By family-oriented, I mean our community is a family.

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Can I join? Im probably too late and in a wacky time zone but if i still can i'd love to join! Im a passionate poet and drawer...

pangtongshu
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REVIVAL

What has a thousand fingers yet no hands.
Stretches its tendrils from earth to sky.
And bares its presence longer than you or I in the passage of time.


Trees?

[quote=Salvidian]So yeah. This morning I woke up and brushed all the nasty, crusty filth from my eyes and collapsed into my bathtub. I wasn't drunk or anything, I was just a little tired.Now, unfortunately, I had a freaking bump on my noggin the size of New Jersey. It felt like I was getting slapped repeatedly. But no, this wasn't any ordinary slap. This was a slap from god**** Jesus telling me to get up and shower. So I fumbled around with whatever I could grab, knowing not of what the hell I was touching. I managed to dump shampoo all over my legs and fall over for the second time, all before the water was even on. I finally found the knob and twisted it harder than God twists the solar system. Before I could come to even the tiniest realization, I had lava pouring all over my body. I quickly turned something and found a very unpleasant feeling. I don't know what because at that point I slipped again and couldn't keep my conscious together anymore.[/quote]

I liked this, would be a nice part of a story for a character's personal thoughts.
One thing..the simile with god twisting the universe seems very out of place..mostly due to the fact that it is such an extreme and powerful metaphor..and is the only simile with such strength. Mixed with the fact that the simile is for such a mundane tax..it doesn't sit right.

[quote=HahiHa]A world of night, light and dark,
Black and grey, but not only:
Shadows dancing wildly about,
Nuances telling epic stories
Of skirmishes in the outside world.
Colours you say? Hah. Too easy;
A master he who goes without.
Reading not the specks of light
But inbetween deciphers truth.
Focussing on interactions,
Dark aesthetics, echoes of light.
He wanders the world with eyes closed,
Seeing its beauty as noone else.[/quote]

A free poem, eh? I can tell..it has the sort of sporadic and excitable feel flow to it.
In my opinion..a free poem is a great choice for the subject. The lack of uniformity gives a heightened sense of awareness with the subject of blinded.

A random thing..the colon doesn't seem to fit =p

[quote=SunMoon]Whatever blurb she said[/quote]

I'll answer this later either on the chat, your profile, or text

[quote=Lolpopop111[Can I join? Im probably too late and in a wacky time zone but if i still can i'd love to join! Im a passionate poet and drawer... [/quote]

If you are still interested, post a message on my profile
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[quote=Lolpopop111][Can I join? Im probably too late and in a wacky time zone but if i still can i'd love to join! Im a passionate poet and drawer... [/quote]

If you are still interested, post a message on my profile

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SunMoon wrote:
Whatever blurb she said

I'll answer this later either on the chat, your profile, or text

No you dumbbutt do it here MAKE IT SEEN FOR ALL or you can do any of those but PREFERABLY HERE
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