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CONTEST: THE EPIC ODE
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Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Oct-1-2007 22:14

"But Anikka," you say, "didn't you just do a contest?"

Yeah, yeah I did. :-) Almost like Christmas, isn't it.

So, the idea here is to write an Epic Ode to Sleuth. Maybe not as epic as some other epic odes, but kinda on the epic side. So, why is it starting so early and running for so long? Because it's not so easy to write an epic ode, that's why. There's a ton of tweaking. Maybe. And just in case there is, you've got plenty of time to work it.


Rules:

Your ode must consist of 8-12 four-line stanzas (32-48 lines) and be about a Sleuth-related subject.

Spelling counts. (When doesn't it? Never!)

Your poem must flow. Read it out loud to yourself, you will know if it doesn't seem right. There is no set rhythm, so make your own.

You must follow the following rhyming pattern: AABA, BBCB, CCDC, etc. The last stanza must have the A rhyme in the third line.

Please, no more than ONE entry per person. Make sure you're happy with what you have before committing it to the thread.

Entries must be posted no later than 11:59 PM server time on October 25, 2007.


Example:

Lilangel will be posting an example so that you can see what the rhyming pattern looks like. Please keep in mind that you are not required to write with a Noir voice, or in any vernacular.


Prizes:

Yes, I'm actually announcing the prize this time. There is one prize:

A two-room apartment and $100,000 to go toward furniture. ($300,000)

In the event of a two-way tie, each winner will get a one-room apartment and $70,000 to go toward furniture. ($150,000 per person)

Prizes are compliments of Lilangel, Stooby, and Anikka.


Get those pencils and typing fingers revved and ready! And...... GO!

Replies

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Oct-28-2007 15:16

Congrats Shadow, job well done!!

Rigo J. Mortis
Rigo J. Mortis

Oct-28-2007 15:52

Grats, yo.

Phoenix Shadow
Phoenix Shadow
Sleuth About Town

Oct-29-2007 00:49

Wow, thanks everyone! :D

Sophie4
Sophie4
Gopher to the Sleuth Gods

Oct-29-2007 07:54

You had some tough competition thats for sure. I enjoyed everyones entry. Congrats Phoenix, send me an invite when your finished decorating ;)

roamie
roamie
Well-Connected

Oct-29-2007 12:37

Who were the judges in the competition?

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-29-2007 12:43

Congrats Shadow, it was definitely one of the funnest contests to be a part of. While it was some hard work it was definitaly fun to create. Too bad we couldn't all win! I hope all other entrants had as much fun with it as I did as well!

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Oct-29-2007 13:24

Congratulations to all the participants, especially Phoenix Shadow. You all wrote some amazingly creative, intricate, and well-thought poems. You should all be very proud!!

I believe the poems were judged by Anikka, Stooby, and LilAngel. They also deserve our gratitude for hosting and judging this contest! Well done, guys!!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Oct-29-2007 14:28

Gratz Shadow! You had a good rhythm going. Good job!

brick84
brick84
Sleuth About Town

Oct-29-2007 15:29

Way to Go, PS. See ya at the pub.

Stooby
Stooby
Well-Connected

Oct-29-2007 23:55

Can I just say well done to all 5, not a bad ode in the lot. There's a whole lot of rhyming gone on there! Special well done of course to Phoenix!

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