It's CB575 time again... (in Contests)

QBBarzooMonkey January 8 2007 1:06 PM EST

We haven't had a haiku/senryu contest in quite a while, so shall we? I think we shall. :)
Write me your best Haiku or Senryu. This edition's subject(s) will be:

Winter and/or,
Ponies and/or,
Carnage Blender Change Month and/or,
Ninja Pirate Monkeys and/or,
All of the above (which would be truly impressive)...

1. Multiple entries are allowed.
2. PG people!
3. Don't be insulting to any individuals. I'll ask, and even be willing to pay an admin to remove your post if you do.
4. Deadline for submission is midnight Sunday/Monday (server time)

The prize will be a set of item namings!

I'll pick a winner next Monday at noon (server time)

Game on!

Oh, and here's a little refresher:

Haiku: A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons. Senryu: Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction. However, senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are serious. Senryu do not need to include a kigo, or season word, like haiku.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] January 8 2007 1:57 PM EST

the new month is here
winter of my discontent
no new changelog yet :(

QBsutekh137 January 8 2007 3:04 PM EST

January cold.
Not even my FireBall heat
Can thaw the Top Ten.

So I wait and wait,
Yearning for more Changelog posts.
Then I can retrain!

Is MM better?
How much spent on Evasion?
What's a "Razor Shield"?

For now, pony and
Ninja Pirate Monkey thoughts
Are all that I have.

In the dreaming time,
I pull on my heavy coat.
Will it stop the cold?

QBJohnnywas January 8 2007 3:10 PM EST

My Christmas Present by Johnnywas

A pony for me
by New Year it is a soup
Winter is cruel

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 8 2007 5:07 PM EST

Sutekh wins this comp
Johnny made me Laugh Out Loud
Time to go feed Emma

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 8 2007 5:09 PM EST

>_< Last line should either be;

Time to feed Emma


Time to go feed Em


TheHatchetman January 8 2007 6:33 PM EST

through cold, on ponies
Ninja Pirate Monkeys ride
waiting for changes

So, onforth they go
Into the months upcoming
Still no word from Jon

Winter continues,
But no worry of the cold
Their hair will protect

Primate assassins,
And plunderers of the sea
With no end in sight

So, do carry on
Through good and bad conditions.
Until pony death.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 9 2007 4:40 AM EST

Frost burns ponies stomp
Time blurs CB blends change month
Ninja monkeys thieve

Xiaz on Hiatus January 9 2007 4:59 AM EST

Ninja Monkeys wait,
Hidden under Winter's snow,
Change Month Ponies near.

Upon Ponies ride,
Proud Ninja Pirate Monkeys,

Towards Oz they trot,
A pungent scent did linger,
A yellow snow road?

Xiaz on Hiatus January 9 2007 5:06 AM EST

That's my Haiku story in a NUTshell. ;)

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 9 2007 11:48 AM EST

winters heart lost now
ninja monkeys pirate hope
CARNAGE ponies in blender

QBJohnnywas January 9 2007 11:57 AM EST

What's red and goes neigh-aargh?
Ponies in a blender.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 9 2007 12:05 PM EST

Winter hides in rage
Global warming revealed now
Fixes abound Will lost ?

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] January 9 2007 12:19 PM EST

Slash, your last lines are getting too long, in your last 2 entries you had 7 syllables and 6 syllables respectively.

AdminG Beee January 9 2007 12:53 PM EST

My little pony
Sad running with angels now
The glue works well though


Winter Changemonth here
soon will be springtime once more
and still no end near


Another Contest
with Ninja Pirate Monkeys
bleh silly Barzoo

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 9 2007 2:09 PM EST

The first one I agree on don't know how I did that but fixes sounds like one the way I say it. That the one you meant??

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 9 2007 4:49 PM EST


Fix-es Ah-bound Will Lost

6 sylables. :P

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 10 2007 12:01 AM EST

OK I slept and can see past the tunnel vision now.

Pensive winter waits
Global warming wins for now
Self genocide now ?

AdminG Beee January 10 2007 5:26 AM EST

Halidon Junction
Changemonth been and gone perhaps
Still confused as ever

TheHatchetman January 10 2007 5:38 AM EST

Changes are now here
Pony riders just as strong
As they ever were

Sweating in Winter
Snowy Australian Summers
We are near the end

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 10 2007 6:57 AM EST

show me the money!!
now give me the money!!

QBsutekh137 January 11 2007 1:40 PM EST

To answer my previous entry, and also to bump this now that more changes are here! Come on, people!

January HEAT!
Changes and retrain are here!
Let's roll up our sleeves!

Poison's Halidon
Is now back to an SF.
Did not work so well.

Junction allows links,
All hail the familiars!
So much to play with!

Bye, bye TSA,
No more magic reduction.
But I like regen!

New Helm of Clearsight
Arrives for the supporters.
Give extra ranged shot!

Blacksmith x upgrades
And Unarmed Combat bug fix
Round out the changes.

Jonathan will fix,
And sometimes will "fix better".
These change we see.

Gather 'round forums!
Experiment with the new!
Share thoughts and feelings!

AdminG Beee January 11 2007 5:39 PM EST

Changemonth confusion
Will I, won't I, will I - bah!
Beee-fuddled again.

{CB1}Lukeyman January 12 2007 7:07 AM EST

Carnage Blender Change
Ninja Monkeys ride on pony
In the winter time

QBJohnnywas January 12 2007 7:23 AM EST

Who's the daddy?
GentlemanLoser that's who
Smiling in winter

QBBarzooMonkey January 14 2007 9:09 PM EST

Just 3 hours left!

Oh, and before I forget again:


Tyriel [123456789] January 14 2007 9:53 PM EST

Ponies stand around
The blazing hearth warming them
Old Man Winter loses

Lone monkey pirate
Dances 'round the blazing sun
To escape winter

Terrrrrrible. :P

muon [The Winds Of Fate] January 16 2007 3:04 AM EST

Bitterly cold,
The sky a picture
Of violence.

AdminG Beee January 16 2007 11:22 AM EST

Only three hours left
Said Barzoo two days ago
And still no winner


heh, couldn't resist it :)

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] January 17 2007 8:36 AM EST

Pony Changemonth burns,
Ninja Pirate Monkeys bite,
Winter chills bones bad.

QBsutekh137 January 18 2007 11:38 AM EST

More than halfway gone,
January goes quickly.
This contest my warmth.

AdminG Beee January 18 2007 11:41 AM EST

The contest ended
on January 14th
but still no winner

QBBarzooMonkey January 18 2007 3:46 PM EST

Sorry, everyone. This week the company I work for was bought by our biggest competitor (a multinational monster) just so they could take our biggest clients and shut us down in 90 days.

So, I have 90 days to help them move my job halfway across the country, and then I am unemployed. So, as of now, my CB time will be limited to evenings and weekends for a while (I'm only sneaking on now because the last of the "corporate types" have left for the day.)

Anyway, the point to my story is, sorry I haven't picked a winner yet, but I'll try to do it tonight after dinner...


AdminG Beee January 18 2007 4:03 PM EST

Redundancy looms
and it's no laughing matter
Beee wishes you well

QBBarzooMonkey January 18 2007 8:05 PM EST

Okay, I have picked a winner!

Not only an impressive volume of work, but an impressive quality volume of work was submitted by all. However, one poet in particular stood out. And the successful use of "fix better" clinched it!

Congratulations, Sut! Contact me at your convenience so we can work out the logistics of your namings!

And thanks everyone else for playing! Especially G_Beee - I laugh hysterically every time I read "The glue works well though".

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