CB2 575 II (in Contests)


QBBarzooMonkey June 8 2006 9:43 AM EDT

Anybody remember thisCB2 Haiku/Senryu Contest?

It was so much fun, let's do it again!

Following traditional Haiku/Senryu (check the link above for definitions in that thread) rules of 3 lines, 5 syllables/7syllables/5syllables, write me a Haiku or Senryu about a fellow CBer! You can choose anyone.

The usual rules:

1. Be nice! Well, a little ribbing in good fun is okay. Just don't be cruel or malicious.
2. PG people!
3. Multiple entries are allowed
4. Deadline is noon (server time) a week from Saturday (June 17th)

1st prize will be a set of item namings!
I haven't decided on 2nd or 3rd yet, but ya'll know me - they'll be fabulous! :P

Game on!

Xiaz on Hiatus June 8 2006 9:58 AM EDT

Dots upon thy screen,
With magic entwines them all,
Pixelsage hath come.

QBPixel Sage June 8 2006 12:02 PM EDT

I think Carbonize should win. I'm in his poem :)

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] June 8 2006 12:43 PM EDT

A few off the top salvos to get the competition going :)

defined refinement
she is elegance unbound
Bast shines like a star

master narrator
enlightened wisdom is found
Sutekh speaks true (hopefully there is 3 syllables in Sutekh)

universal style
humor understood by all
G_Beee decides fair

old school his wisdom
new games that must be played
SNK3R returned

the clink of a glass
the laugh of a crowd in fun
johnnywas tends bar

play let's make a deal
spin the twister spinner round
BarzooMonkey's house

AdminShade June 8 2006 12:43 PM EDT

Why do you complain?
About those pretty bot checks?
They are difficult!

th00p June 8 2006 5:05 PM EDT

No more smoking!
G_Beee sure has cleansed himself,
Now just stop drinking!

Genie June 8 2006 10:37 PM EDT

G_Beee finds multis,

Lots try to lie out of it,

Just think back to Sandy.

Hmm, i like that one. :P but i need better! /me goes into thinking..
Don't like writing poems. LoL.

Can it be about CB and not just the people only?

Xion[3-14159] June 9 2006 4:14 AM EDT

writing a haiku
about a fellow gamer
pick Bast at random

QBJohnnywas June 9 2006 4:45 AM EDT

Well, it's a writing contest, so I'm contractually obliged to enter. But I'm not very good at these. Still, it's Friday, the World Cup starts today, one of my best friends gets married tomorrow and it's sunny in London. So here goes......

BarzooMonkey, Man
Does whatever a spider can
You are a hero

Mr and Mrs
Beee Beee Beee Beee Beee Beee Beee
One too many E

Fierce Invalids Go
Away for the weekend fun
see clan points fall

Hey set em up Joe
Send the people google mad
No one wins the prize

Jon surprises us
and change month is nerfed
The axis shifts again

SNK3R
Is that five syllables
I can't even say it

Bast Bast Bast Bast Bast
Bast Bast Bast Bast Bast Bast Bast
Sing some Elton John

Wasp [Demon Forging] June 9 2006 6:36 AM EDT

C B Works Well With
Internet Explorer 6
Do Stop Complaining.


: )

QBBarzooMonkey June 10 2006 2:14 PM EDT

Thirty-one hours pass
Not a single post is made
Appropriate bump

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] June 11 2006 1:35 AM EDT

Feeling regret for
past purchases made in trust
of axbow's return. :(

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] June 11 2006 1:00 PM EDT

I will play at work
Looking over my shoulder
Don't catch me now, boss.

QBBarzooMonkey June 13 2006 12:41 PM EDT

Still more time passes
Interest hit by Decay
Sad, sad Monkey man

Xion[3-14159] June 13 2006 8:41 PM EDT

play my name contest
instead of playing this one
Xion needs a name

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] June 14 2006 12:02 AM EDT

So I thought I would pop off a few themed haiku, enjoy!

The Rally Haiku

fragmented, not lost
mendable, within us all
our community

The Wistful Haiku

slippery, almost
I had it, but I lost it
the ultimate strat

The Protest Haiku

change defines progress
progress defines interest
supporter item

The Hero Haiku

BCMoto gone
Ranger soon to follow him
heroes remembered

The Funny Haiku

DM trumps AS
ROE trumps all DM
the axbow still sucks

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 3:17 AM EDT

Shade dons a new suit
A life sized imitation.
Dance chicken man, dance!

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 6:44 AM EDT

A haiku for all those aging gamers:

I sometimes feel that
I am too old for the games
But then maybe not

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 7:26 AM EDT

For when you've played too much!


Muscles ache and cramp
Eyes burn from intense staring
Time to take a break

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 7:28 AM EDT

Too much coffee.

Down click down click down
a feeling of wasted time
is it really dawn?

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 7:32 AM EDT

This funny little game
My wife does not understand
The beauty of text

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 7:34 AM EDT

I've had an idea
graphics would be so very cool
hey what is a noob?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 8:05 AM EDT

Casinos, Thieving,
Quests, Graphics, Mage Staves, Named Spells.
Points you to FORS list.

AdminG Beee June 14 2006 8:41 AM EDT

Technically there's an argument that by introducing a human being (fellow CBer) into a Haiku then by definition you've turned it into a Senryu. However, that's semantics and for debate the next time I'm drunk enough to care :)

Given that the Senryu is supposed to be "cynical" I'll submit my first entry in that particular style. For the record, I love the NCB/NUB.

Senryu:
One to watch out for
Bast new character bonus
See her fly past you


Now for my hybrid (human + nature) Haiku.

Haiku:
Rhythm mother earth
Cosmos beating the keyboard
Down click down click down

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 9:11 AM EDT

GentlemanLoser
Uses all five syllables
That is just greedy

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 9:12 AM EDT

Who has all the rares?
Those with N. U. B. of course.
Weep in poverty.

Or

Who has all the rares?
Those with U. S. D. of course.
Weep in poverty.

:)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 9:14 AM EDT

Johnny was called sue
Did he wear womens clothing?
Will we ever know?

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 9:22 AM EDT

Johnnywas is poor
can't even afford a dress
Selling his trousers

Xion[3-14159] June 14 2006 9:28 AM EDT

feeling kind of cold
bought trousers from Jonnyway
they were very cheap


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 14 2006 9:32 AM EDT

Why is Johnny poor?
He spent all his cash on beer.
And Donner Kebabs.

chappy [Soup Ream] June 14 2006 9:37 AM EDT

Loss of Desire
Seems to be Spreading like the
Plague from long ago.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

The Imp is no more.
The Ranger has run away.
Who will hold the Crown?

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

New faces are seen.
Hidden secrets are passed to
upcoming Heros.

th00p June 14 2006 10:32 AM EDT

Asking 'bout UC,
Johnnywas, Barzoo, GL,
Can't get much better!

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 10:33 AM EDT

:)

QBJohnnywas June 14 2006 10:34 AM EDT

Unarmed combat
It's not so underpowered
it's tank jazz baby

AdminNightStrike June 15 2006 12:15 AM EDT

[This is take two...]

I'd like to share a haiku that is indeed my all-time favorite, though it isn't related to CB. It is located off-site, as I discovered it's a bit too long to post here:
Genius...

QBJohnnywas June 15 2006 6:58 AM EDT

it is such hard work
to avoid clicking at work
I should log off now

the G Beee express
Coming off a track near you
och aye Crash boom bang

the sun is shining
and somewhere the sky is blue
But I only CB

LayWaste-[bA June 15 2006 9:56 AM EDT

Yellow faces here,

Better than Wal-Mart stickers,

G_Beee's smilies pwn.

LayWaste-[bA June 15 2006 9:57 AM EDT

The sky shaded green,

Money falls like cats and dogs,

SNK names our items.

th00p June 15 2006 9:58 AM EDT

I sure love UC
But can't afford AMF
Is my strat weak, Mantra?

LayWaste-[bA June 15 2006 10:03 AM EDT

Brilliance like Einstein,

Maelstrom always impressing,

Hair-do's just as bad.

th00p June 15 2006 10:09 AM EDT

Hey, Einstein's Hair-Do was my doing!

Besides, did everyone forget we're supposed to be talking about a fellow CB'er, not just CB in general?

QBJohnnywas June 15 2006 10:17 AM EDT

I haven't forgotten. If I don't mention a name then they're about me.

That's my excuse anyway. ;)

Recovering BA Addict June 15 2006 12:33 PM EDT

I determined that I don't waste enough time at work playing CB, so why not waste more time by writing haikus about wasting time? I guess these are about my experiences with CB and don't have much to do with a fellow CBer, but I will submit them nonetheless.

No games at job, wait!
Sweet browser based RPG
Almost looks like work

BA extinguished
Work can finally commence
No!!! Links page appeared

Deadlines abandoned
Pink slip on the horizon
Top 10 here I come!

Not much is certain
Just death, taxes, and botchecks
Don't know which is worst

Harsh sounds of battle
Mythical blades tear through flesh
Snicker-snack! That's weird.

QBBarzooMonkey June 16 2006 3:00 PM EDT

Deadline tomorrow
Last chance at Barzoocontest
Monkey NCB

Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 17 2006 12:08 AM EDT

My shotgun is ready
Lives and heads are claimed for me
Bast is to get mad

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 17 2006 3:39 AM EDT

Wrapped in tight embrace
Man to man and chest to chest
Seran don't like hugs

;)

Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 17 2006 5:56 AM EDT

I hate hugs and tiles
GL doesn't give a honk
And JW kicks butt

AdminG Beee June 17 2006 6:15 AM EDT

G_Beee sore head ouch
Stupid train journey and beer
Too old for this now

chappy [Soup Ream] June 17 2006 1:23 PM EDT

In Seran's last post I believe that he is using a 5-7-7 method rather than the 5-7-5 :)

th00p June 17 2006 2:16 PM EDT

Good catch chappy, with Dub-ull-you = W for 3 syllables

LayWaste-[bA June 17 2006 6:21 PM EDT

Regular critics,
th00p and chappy seem to be,
Be nice to Seran.

Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 17 2006 8:54 PM EDT

Correcting my last post, this would be the answer to that:

I hate hugs and tiles
GL doesn't give a honk
And Johnny kicks some butt

Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 17 2006 8:57 PM EDT

Darn, 2nd time I'm correcting myself.

*-some from my corrective post

th00p June 17 2006 10:29 PM EDT

With thanks to Barzoo
Contest ended at noon today
Seran's still posting?

Seran [Hidden Agenda] June 18 2006 9:01 AM EDT

If so, who's the winner?

chappy [Soup Ream] June 27 2006 8:00 AM EDT

Anything ever come of this?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 27 2006 8:18 AM EDT

BMs cogitating on the results. ;)

QBBarzooMonkey June 27 2006 10:04 AM EDT

What GL said! ;)

Results today or tomorrow, as soon as I can :)

QBBarzooMonkey July 1 2006 1:12 PM EDT

Okay, I finally had time to pick the winners (and write the HTML required for this post! :P).

When I first read this bit of genius, I wanted to end the contest right then and there! But I realized that because it was not specifically about a CBer, as per my rules, I decided that it could only win 2nd prize:


Nymandus, June 15 2006 12:33 PM EDT

Not much is certain
Just death, taxes, and botchecks
Don't know which is worst

Nymandus wins his choice of: Legolas Gloves [3] (+10) (Beleg's Gloves) or Claws of Swift Retribution [3] (+10) (Elven Gloves)

3rd prize of 250k CB$ goes to:


Johnnywas, June 14 2006 9:11 AM EDT

GentlemanLoser
Uses all five syllables
That is just greedy

because it made me laugh out loud.

But the win, a set of item namings, must go to Sefton, because every single one of these was just perfect:


Sefton, June 8 2006 12:43 PM EDT

A few off the top salvos to get the competition going :)

defined refinement
she is elegance unbound
Bast shines like a star

master narrator
enlightened wisdom is found
Sutekh speaks true (hopefully there is 3 syllables in Sutekh)

universal style
humor understood by all
G_Beee decides fair

old school his wisdom
new games that must be played
SNK3R returned

the clink of a glass
the laugh of a crowd in fun
johnnywas tends bar

play let's make a deal
spin the twister spinner round
BarzooMonkey's house

Nymandus and Sefton, CM me about your prizes, and Johnny will get his cash as soon as this is posted. Thanks everybody! :)

QBJohnnywas July 1 2006 1:16 PM EDT

Nice one! Thank you!!! Good good choices - well done Nymandus and Seft!!!!


Always enjoy your contests BM, keep em coming! ;)

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] July 1 2006 3:10 PM EDT

Thank you very much Barzoo, as always I love your contests. I will be sending a CM shortly for the namings.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 2 2006 6:05 PM EDT

:D Congrats everyone! Most enjoyable contest!

Super A++++ contest maker. Would play another contest again! ;)
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