ForumsArt, Music, and WritingHaiku Contest - Broken Bond (page 531, due: Feb 2)

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Maverick4
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A Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

Well, that said, heres the rules:

1) The Haiku must be original (no plagarizing)!
2) It must fit the weeks theme
3) It must be submitted before the deadline
4) It must be submitted for the contest (no using works previously written)
5) One Submission per user
6) The Same User cannot win twice in a row (but there welcome to submit!)

Hopefully oneday the winner could get a merit...

The Deadline will always be a Wednsday, so the deadline for the first theme will be Wednsday, September 2. The theme is The Pond

(special thanks to 'thisisnotanalt'

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yielee
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the_manta


Thanks!
LadyTurtleToes
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Seriously where is Mav? And does the judging take place today or tomorrow? I'm dying to know if my haiku really stunk as much as I think it did.

shayneii
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Guys, Mav has asked me to judge the contest. He is swamped with school work he says. Here is his comment:

Can you please judge the Haiku Contest? I'm swamped with school work, and can't do it anytime soon. Just judge it like the previous one, but try and include everyone. You know...

Oh, and the next theme can be 'Pine Tree' or something. Has to do with nature, you can decide.

Thanks m8,

Mav.


If anyone has a problem with this, please speak now, if no one responds by tonight I will judge. I won't judge if people don't think I'm qualified. If people say they want me to judge like right now or in a couple hours, I will start judging tonight.

Let me know.
parrot657
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I have no problem with you judging

LadyTurtleToes
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I'm fine with it...as long as you can be impartial, which I'm pretty sure you can.

Bronze
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Umm, can we just not do a pine tree lol, that is to similar to the theme we have now.

shayneii
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Thanks guys. I agree, the next theme will not be tree-related... but most will be nature related. There might be a few fun themes if I judge for a while.

I'll wait for a few more people to speak on this matter, if not I'll judge in a few hours.

Ernie15
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I think the next theme should be violent in some way. Now that will be interesting...

Moabarmorgamer
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I'm fine with you judging.
Just hurry, please.

shayneii
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I think the next theme should be violent in some way. Now that will be interesting...


Nope.

I'm fine with you judging.
Just hurry, please.


KK, well I guess people don't have a problem with my judging, thanks people.

I'll judge later tonight, at around 8:45-9:30 PST.
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Well, solid round everyone, lots of entries! As you know... the theme was The Fruit Tree. In total, we had 13 official entries, which is a lot! If you are not aware, Maverick has appointed me to judge, whether he is going to come back and judge or not, I honestly don't know. But without further ado, lets get to the judging. I'll be using an awards format similar to Parsat's (wood, iron, gold awards... etc.) so thank you to him for the idea.

The wood award (5th place) goes to... Bronze

Lonely tree swaying
Fruit to give but none to take
Waiting for someone


Nice entry. I really understood that this was a solitary tree... just swaying, waiting for someone to discover its fruit. Nice.

The iron award (4th place) goes to... dudeguy45

A haven in hell
green moss creeping up soft bark
Succulent fruit shines


I liked this one. I liked how it was a haven in hell... hell being a horrible place, yet the fruit is shiny and succulent, and the bark is soft.

The bronze award (3rd place) goes to... Pois0nArr0w

Hollowing alone,
An ancient oak stands erect,
Holding dark secrets.


Ah, the ancient fruit of knowledge. A great description, created good imagery. Nice job!

The silver award (2nd place) goes to... Moabarmorgamer

Beautiful orchard
Clusters of my apple trees
Leaves red, gold, and brown


Congratulations on 2nd place! Good imagery, showed an awesome picture in my mind, especially with the golden leaves.

The gold award (1st place) goes to... GuitarHeroFtw

The dazzling fruit tree
Sparkles in the moonlight glare
Silently swaying.


Wow... all I can say is, amazing imagery. Good use of alliteration in the final line too... this totally created a clear picture in my mind.

Congratulations on winning! I'd tell you to go get a merit... well... but there is no merit prize (right now, at least) :P

The Onomatopoeia Award goes to... fluffybunny422

The fruit-filled branches,
Holding me from my demise,
I check the branch, snap.


Nice haiku. You are the only one who used an example of onomatopoeia (sound word). Good job!

The I entered than became judge award goes to... shayneii

Tumbling apple drops,
Time-worn tree cracks; piercing sound,
Farewell storied tree.


Well yeah... I already entered... so I had to put this in here...

The Death Award goes to... sourwhatup2

Danger Lurks Inside
It will Stand out from the Rest
It will cause you death


Quite a dark haiku! Didn't understand what it really had to do with a fruit tree though...

The Love Award goes to... goumas13

Beneath the fruit tree
Sits a beautiful woman
Looking up at me


Beautiful women Not much about the fruit tree though :P

The ADHD Award goes to... Owen135731

The fruit tree grows fruit,
But what is that in the ground?
Oh, its a carrot


Distracted easily much? :P (it's a joke!)

The Amnesia Award goes to... Ernie15

One fat lumberjack
Cuts down an ugly fruit tree
It lands on my head


And you can remember that after a terrible blow to the head?! :P

The First-Timer award goes to... jdoggparty

I picked an apple
Inside was a big surprise
The worm kicked my face


Funny haiku :P

Another First-Timer award goes to... the_manta

Life giver to all,
a wise elder among us,
Plentiful and kind


Awesome job for your first time!

Sorry if I forgot anyone... pretty sure I didn't though... I hope you liked my judging!

And here is next week's theme...

Theme: Mountain(s)
Deadline: September 17/09 11:59 PM PST

Could a mod please change the title? Thanks, if no one does in the next couple days, I'll just post a comment on a mod's profile. Thanks, and congratulations to GuitarHeroFtw for winning.
GuitarHeroFtw
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Holy crap i won!!!!


So when merit's are allowed i can collect one? or is it just an imaginary merit?

LadyTurtleToes
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Congrates GuitarHero.

Are we allowed to go ahead and post mountian Haiku now?

GuitarHeroFtw
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OH yeah btw, i cant get ranked this round can i? cause i won

shayneii
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Yeah, you can post mountain haikus now. And to guitarhero... you can't come in 1st this round (mountain round).

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