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PostSubject: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:32 am

Hiya Ankhies!

Well now, it looks like it's time for another contest! We don't want ya'll getting bored out there or anything. Plus we need to get this new section of the forums started!

Since we are in the midst of the holidays right now and people are busy, this one will have a slightly extended cutoff date. I'll let everyone open their presents and drink lots of rum for New Year's Eve before we close this one out.

As ya'll know, I love poetry contests so guess what this one is? Yep, a poetry contest.

This contest we're going to explore something similar to the Haiku contest I did earlier except this contest will be to write a Tanka.

If ya'll remember, a Haiku uses a 5-7-5 pattern that does not have to rhyme. A Tanka gives you a little more to work with in the poem is 5 lines long and uses a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count. If you've never written before then I suggest you look at the following webpage:

http://www.poetry4kids.com/blog/news/how-to-write-a-tanka-poem/

Yes, it's a poetry site for kids but it has a great explanation of how to write a Tanka.

Rules are as follows:

The Tanka must either be about something or someone in Guild Wars 2 OR it must be about one of our guildies. So, for example,  you could write a Tanka professing how much you love fighting Teq or you could write a Tanka about Fell's empty beer can collection. Either of those or something similar would be acceptable.

Keep it somewhat clean. We're adults here so a little risque is ok, just don't take it too far or I'll have to delete your post.

Entries must be posted here by Saturday evening January 11, 2014 at 9 pm Eastern time.

First prize will be at least 10 gold (depending on how much farming I get to do between now and the contest end, it may be more) and there may be a 2nd or 3rd prize depending on how many entries there are and how much ya'll make me laugh.

I will judge this contest along with a friend from another guild (nope, ain't telling you who it is so don't try bribery) which means that Strixy and Will can enter the contest too (and they darned well better! *glares at both of them*)

In closing, I will leave ya'll with a Tanka I wrote as an example. I just know Betty is gonna love it:

Dark hair beautiful
Eyes that pierce into my soul
Marjory is mine
Another wants her love too
Kasmeer is a trampy ho

OK folks, start writing and have fun!!

Myron
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:33 am

This one is called "Making Friends".

Skritt seem nice and sweet
I give one a tasty treat
Sharp teeth bite my hand
Squeals knock shinies onto sand
I step on little Skritt feet
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:51 pm

Really Myron?.. This means war.....

Majory the wench
Only fools would go for her
One fool is Myron
Myron, the pathetic one
Kasmeer will always be best
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:32 am

Oh, Santa Myron.
How could you do this to me?
I sit on your lap.
And what's the first thing you say?
"You got a real purty mouth."
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:48 am

ROFL Zeph! Shades of Deliverance! *still laughing*
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:05 am

while myrons out a huntin with his elmer fudd hat on
he spies a frog thats dying just laying on the ground
he kissed the frog and then it worked it changed into a human
twas marjory the curvy gal that myron had been wooing
oh ty sir for doing that oh look my boyfriends here
oh kasmeer kasmeer when will we wed
SO MYRON SHOT HIM DEAD




ok so it might not meet the req but i had too put it in  affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Getting my entry in just under the wire....now you all can see how University life was like  Razz 

So here it is :

A dragons fierce breath
Tyria fractures in pain.
We stand united!
This, our time of victory!
Ohhh, is that rum over there!?!


Thanks Myron for getting me to flex the old writing muscles....to everyone's reading detriment  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:20 pm

The Myron likes Rum
The Rum really likes Myron
They have so much fun
There is nothing they can't do
Except Myron gets loose poo
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:13 am

A month here in Ankh
And all I read in guild chat
Is bacon, tofu,
And someone who hurt his back.
You guys are adorable!  Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:15 pm

lol, ok my co-judge and I loved these tankas! Awesome job everyone! We argued back and forth about which one was "best" and finally gave up and declared a tie.

The co-winners are Zeph and Will along with several honorable mentions. You folks did a great job! I will be sending prizes out to everyone who entered because you all made this tough to judge! Thank you everyone that participated!

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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Reigh, what's your in-game name so I can send you your prize? Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: A New Ankhie Contest!! CLOSED   Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:13 pm

Awesome, thanks John! My in-game name is Reigh Silverhand.
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