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POETRY CHALLENGE

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kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
kings of leon.
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February 1st, 2008 at 12:48pm
Okay, so I decided, to breathe new life back into the Poetry Thread and maybe get more people in here, new and old, to restart the Poetry Challenge. First of all the credit for the idea has to go to House./Crash who started the original challenge which unfortunately got closed down. Anyway, I’d really appreciate it if some of you guys took part in this because I know there’s talent floating around this board and it’s a good way for beginners to get involved, improve their skills and make this board more of a community again.

So, it’ll be pretty much the same as the last Poetry Challenge. A prompt will be given each week, pictures, video, quotes, whatever I come up with, and then it’s up to you guys to interpret it in any way you want to. I’ll try and keep the prompt quite vague so you have more freedom with it because I know it can sometimes be hard to write to a very specific idea.
The prompt will be posted in a separate thread, which will also contain the entries each week, which should be PM’ed to me by Friday and I’ll post them in the thread for voting, on Friday mornings hopefully. The winners will be announced on Sunday, as well as the new prompt.

However, as this is new, I'm going to post the first prompt now and you'll have until next friday to PM them to me and the next prompt will be posted on Sunday.

This thread will be used for commenting on the poems and any questions or queries you might have : )
misa misa.
Shotgun Sinner
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February 1st, 2008 at 07:04pm
i think this is a really good idea
i have been waiting for someone to bring it back for a while now
definately interested.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 2nd, 2008 at 01:22pm
Brilliant : )
Theres not been much interest so far, so if you come acoss any other poets that might be interested in taking part, then spread the word : )
City Lights.
Salute You in Your Grave
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February 2nd, 2008 at 01:46pm
I can't wait. I'm really excited to participate. :]
the sharpest lives.
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February 3rd, 2008 at 11:28am
City Lights.:
I can't wait. I'm really excited to participate. :]


Me too. I'm really glad this is starting again. I will definetly participate.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 3rd, 2008 at 01:17pm
Thanks to everyone who's taking part and has already entered : )

Hey I was thinking, seeing as alot of the competitions on here, mainly in the media thread, have little like, banners or some sort of graphic for the winners, I know this has nothing to do with graphics and media really but I thought maybe it'd be nice to make something like that up for the winners to put in their profiles or whatever, like, a representation of that weeks prompt, the winners username and what place they came, something like that?
Let me know what you think.
the sharpest lives.
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February 3rd, 2008 at 02:40pm
^ I think that's a good idea.
I wouldn't be able to make one, though, but I'm sure there are other people who could.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 3rd, 2008 at 02:53pm
[size=80]Yeah. no problems with that, I have photoshop so I coud probably knock something up, por ask very nicely in one of the media threads. : )[/sie]
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February 3rd, 2008 at 07:46pm
Cool!
Mr. Green
misa misa.
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February 4th, 2008 at 03:41am
left hand luke.:
Brilliant : )
Theres not been much interest so far, so if you come acoss any other poets that might be interested in taking part, then spread the word : )


okay i shall start inviting/harrassing people now Mr. Green
Leonardo DiCaprio
Crash Queen
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February 5th, 2008 at 12:12pm
Is there a certain limit on how many lines for the poems?
or a minimum?. Like atleast 3 stanza`s, etc?.
oh, and I don`t come online during the weekends so
the new prompt is posted during the weekend and we have until the end of the week to send the poem in, right?.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 5th, 2008 at 01:36pm
No, theres no limit on words or stanzas, it can be however you want it to be.

And the new prompt [along with that weeks winners] will be posted on Sundays, and the poems should be in by the following Friday : )
the sharpest lives.
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February 6th, 2008 at 04:57pm
I'm excited.
Hehe.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 8th, 2008 at 04:47am
^^ XD I'm glad you like it!

Okay kids, get voting!
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February 8th, 2008 at 12:34pm
=]

Yay, we can vote now.
I love all of the poems. This is great.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 8th, 2008 at 02:54pm
You guys can share you thoughts on the poems in here aswell if you want, use it for a place for commenting on them aswell (Y)
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February 8th, 2008 at 03:30pm
I thought they were all good.
I think everyone stayed on task, as for keeping the poem relation to the promt.
And everyone wrote well. They was nice.
purveyors of dreams.
Salute You in Your Grave
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February 9th, 2008 at 01:34am
I thought they were all brilliant, a bit obvious as to who wrote what though, from the writing style. Actually, it's ridiculously obvious. xD Would've been swell if we had more people taking part. I hope we can get more people next prompt.

Also, I think it was brilliant how only one of them was like, happy. xD Oh, the annnnnnnnngst, the poetry angggst. xD
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February 9th, 2008 at 11:12am
^ Lmfao.
Yeah, I hope next promt we will have more people taking part. But this round is still good. I can't wait for the results.
kings of leon.
Always Born a Crime
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February 10th, 2008 at 07:52am
Okaayyy so winners will be posted a bit later on, once Ive made up the banners.
There a bit crappy but I did my best for the first one XD.
Ill see if I cant get some one better to do them in future.
I'm going to give it a little longer to make sure no more votes come in but it wont be too long : )