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Haiku Contest - Broken Bond (page 531, due: Feb 2)

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Posted Oct 31, '12 at 6:45pm

The_Gentlemen

The_Gentlemen

179 posts

No problems.
And call me the GentleMAN. That's just a typo I made.

I'l fight. Forever.
Thru pain. Thru fear. Fall, never.
Light. Will came. I'm sure.

 

Posted Oct 31, '12 at 8:12pm

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

No problems.
And call me the GentleMAN. That's just a typo I made.
Okay, Gentleman.

This is more like it. Keep bringing it in, everyone!
 

Posted Oct 31, '12 at 10:41pm

lC4l

lC4l

223 posts

Through the corridor
From it's darkness into light
A true victory

 

Posted Oct 31, '12 at 10:58pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

3,112 posts

The War
As this long war ends;
Some fights won, but others lost;
We triumph at last.

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Nov 1, '12 at 12:13am

jdoggparty

jdoggparty

5,957 posts

When all hope is gone
He helps you out the tunnel
Appearing as light

 

Posted Nov 1, '12 at 1:28am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,474 posts

Salvation at last?
A faint glow in the distance;
Then its horn bellows.

(Train, if you didn't get that)

Official announcement
Judges cannot be considered for winning contests by other judges, but they are allowed to enter for fun.

 

Posted Nov 3, '12 at 10:29pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

6,891 posts

[b]The Glorious Dead[/i]

Born to kill, we charge
At the yellow trenches and
Are struck down by Mars.

 

Posted Nov 6, '12 at 5:10pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

I don't know any of you judges personally but this place is in disarray. In the past 10 days or so there's been a handful of submissions, and I don't really know what for. At first there was the fear mongering theme, then the light at the end of the tunnel theme with no judging? What? Murasaki, it's frowned upon when the theme is changed with little reason. Your reason was that the submissions were depressing, or something along those lines. Well, with a theme like fear mongering, they ought to be somewhat depressing, or at least some of them should be. That's how the participants try to show the theme in their haiku. I also don't get how there isn't any communication or organization. For the ASC, I talk to Cen all the time, and I talk to the participants whenever they have a question. Killersup is aiming for a judging position, so I'm training him. You can't really run something like this with no communication between the judges and participants. Also, interest is way down, and I don't want to participate myself because the judging hasn't been in-depth or useful. Only 2 sentences? That doesn't make any sense. When I liked entering this I would at least get a paragraph of useful information on how I didn't win and how I could improve myself; it was great criticism. I only won one time, and when I did I was ecstatic. Now, if I were to enter and win, I doubt I'd have such a feel because I wouldn't really know why my submission was better than the others. I would be happy if I won now, sure, but that feeling is gone. I highly recommend you two get your stuff together, get to judging on time and be sure you make this contest worthy of participation again. That brings me to another thing; you guys have been late on the judging. You guys were chosen for judging because you were on and weren't doing anything else. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you guys are all on at least once a day, yet you can't take a half-hour to judge 4 or 5 poems? Why not? Am I missing something? If you're really that busy, you need to ask someone who has the skill and time and responsibility to carry this on their shoulders. There are several long-time participants who would die for a job like this, and the way you guys treat it is disheartening.

You guys have seen me around. It's not easy to disappoint me, yet you have. Please try to improve this thing.

 

Posted Nov 7, '12 at 11:34am

murasaki9

murasaki9

1,396 posts

Salvidian, the only thing I have to say to you is that we are not getting paid for this. Don't expect the work of a paid judge by judges who aren't getting paid.
Additionally, I changed the theme because I wanted to. There's nothing wrong with it. It wasn't arbitrary. I had good reason. I'm the judge. I didn't break a rule. And I hope you don't include me in the same group as all the judges who have gone before me and spent weeks to get the results in. The contest doesn't end until Nov. 12th and I have every intention to have the results ready by Nov. 13th. I am not a procrastinator. Don't say 'you two'. I am not happy about this. I've never judged this contest before and you're already saying I should get my act together. All that said, don't post on my profile again.

 

Posted Nov 7, '12 at 4:37pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

4,299 posts

Salvidian, the only thing I have to say to you is that we are not getting paid for this. Don't expect the work of a paid judge by judges who aren't getting paid.


Do mods get paid? Of course not, yet they have to reach a certain standard in their moderation. They're required to fulfill certain duties, and you do too.

Additionally, I changed the theme because I wanted to. There's nothing wrong with it. It wasn't arbitrary. I had good reason. I'm the judge. I didn't break a rule.


But you didn't really have a good reason. You changed the reason, and I quote, because People don't like the one I chose because the last ones were kind of depressing. Like I said in my prior post here, some themes will require different emotional qualities, such as depression. You can't change it to allow Shock to participate. It's his choice if he wants to or not. By changing it, you immediately forced everyone who was drafting to give up and start over. If you realized you're in a pattern of depression related themes, then you should have waited until this one was up and then begin a new one.

And I hope you don't include me in the same group as all the judges who have gone before me and spent weeks to get the results in. The contest doesn't end until Nov. 12th and I have every intention to have the results ready by Nov. 13th. I am not a procrastinator. Don't say 'you two'. I am not happy about this. I've never judged this contest before and you're already saying I should get my act together. All that said, don't post on my profile again.


I didn't necessarily see you doing these things yet, but I'm not convinced. Overall, I'll have to wait until the judging is done on time to formulate my final opinion, but, for now, you haven't convinced me.