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Contest Lizardmen April Poetry Contest Voting Thread

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by SlanntaClause, May 2, 2017.

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Please vote for your favourite 3 Poems

Poll closed May 30, 2017.
  1. Poem 1

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Poem 2

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Poem 3

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Poem 4

    5 vote(s)
    27.8%
  5. Poem 5

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Poem 6

    4 vote(s)
    22.2%
  7. Poem 7

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  8. Poem 8

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  9. Poem 9

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. Poem 10

    3 vote(s)
    16.7%
  11. Poem 11

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  12. Poem 12

    10 vote(s)
    55.6%
  13. Poem 13

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SlanntaClause
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    SlanntaClause Well-Known Member

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    I was toying with 4 votes instead of 3 but it came down to that I thought people might vote on a gold silver bronze standard of 1st 2nd 3rd - or maybe they like all their choices equally :p Sorry for the lack of voting options folks.

    I can confirm I made one of these poems you'd be surprised how much time I put into its construction given the gravity of the subject matter. Did I say it right @spawning of Bob ? have we thrown them off the trail?
     
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  2. spawning of Bob
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    With a little more coaching, you could be regarded as super-dense. In time you could collapse under the weight of your own gravity. We live in hope.
     
  3. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Y'ttar Scaletail Well-Known Member

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    Welp, that was horrible to vote for. Kudos to the writer-meat, that was an impressive spread.

    I've worked out who wrote one of the pieces, but will not tell. Spoilers and all that. :p
     
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  4. Wolfwerty33
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    So, what time does the winner get revealed? The poll says 31 May, but I can't wait that long to reveal who I truly am...
     
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  5. Bowser
    Slann

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    Seriously! A month to vote? I say give it two weeks tops.
     
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  6. spawning of Bob
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    Rule is rules.

    Therefore I win.
     
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  7. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    An informal review by Scalenex


    Poem 1
    : Short and simple. Rhyme and rhythm okay, tells a complete story.

    Poem 2: Nice rhyme and rhythm. Has a nice conclusion (literary speaking anyway). It’s better than most but I cannot vote for something that mixes up Slann and Slaanesh.

    Poem 3: Even though I’m not familiar with the song, but I like the adaptation. I like this poem better than most. I think it would better to actually write the chorus in instead of “repeat chorus,” but that’s a minor misgiving. If this contest wasn’t loaded with so much talent I’d probably give this a vote.

    Poem 4: Good rhyme and rhythm, tells complete story. Seraphon save yet another bunch of human villagers. Narrator has a personal emotional connection to the problem. Mildly unhappy this included Stormcast Eternals but I like this better than most, though I cannot spare a vote.

    Poem 5: I like this piece a lot. Good rhyme and rhythm. Epic, regal language. With only three votes I cannot give this one a vote. The poem tries to tell a story and it’s hard for me to follow what is going, who is talking, where is this going?

    Poem 6: My favorite of the first six. I like the rhyme/rhythm. I like the evocative story told with an economy of word. This is a probable vote.

    Poem 7: It follows the Shakespearian sonnet style but neglects rhythm a little bit. I like it but I cannot vote for it.

    Poem 8: I really enjoy “The Raven” so I’m going to grade this harshly. This piece needed to be longer or shorter. A short piece could have picked up the beloved pattern of “The Raven” made a quick punchline, bow and curtain draw. A longer piece could create a complete story with full characterization much like the actual Edgar Allen poem. This poem ran just long enough for the novelty of a Raven-homage poem to start running thin, but not long enough to tell a coherent story. I wasn’t sure who the narrator was, where the narrator was, or if Lizardmen were involved in this story in any way.

    Poem 9: I like the imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and language choices. I like that it tells a story but a very simple one, but in elegant terms. That’s what I expect a good poem to do. I’ll probably vote for this one.

    Poem 10: I like the imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and language choices. This is a fine war poem that captures many interesting aspects of war and the heady expectations with the march to war. I’ll probably vote for this one.

    Poem 11: I like the imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and language choices. My misigiving is it’s a bit vague for me. I’m not sure I’m parsing all the metapahors, so I’m not sure what the Bowser the mystery author is describing. Still enjoyed this.

    Poem 12: Now I have four pieces I would feel bad not voting for. Copy and paste my standard response. I like the imagery, rhyme, rhythm, and language choices. It tells an epic story and leads up to Sotek without being too overt…until the end. I really like Batman the Animated Series, but I’m not sure if that reference was a good idea or a bad idea. Sotek and Batman are both very cool, but this piece was strong enough Batman did not need to get involved.

    Poem 13: I’ll have to Bowser the mystery author later, but I suspect that this poem is not literal. I believe the author did not pen this out at the last minute but planned to make a last minute entry like this. “ Also a Lizardman was present.” Strikes me as a premeditated item, not last minute inspiration.
     
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  8. Wolfwerty33
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  9. Soxii
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    Really torn now on who to vote for hmmmmm...
     
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  10. SlanntaClause
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    It really doesn't matter which poem you vote I think most submission were from @Bowser

    confirmed by a reliable source:

    ;)
     
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  11. Killer Angel
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    After reading some reviews, I feel an imbecile. I know why... :bag:
     
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  12. spawning of Bob
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    You really shouldn't feel an imbecile unless it is consensual.
     
  13. lordkingcrow
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    Or you could just tell the imbecile that he agreed to let you touch him. I mean, he's an imbecile after all, he should believe whatever you say.
     
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  14. Ritual
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    Very difficult choice, well done all!
     
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  15. Essmir
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    I do just want to say that I wrote one and nobody seems tho have noticed which makes me happy as that means my English has improved greatly! :D
     
  16. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    *Impatient verminous noises*

    Despite slowing down, there's at least an interesting two horse-rat race going on. Skaven or Sotek? I know who i'm putting my tokens on. :p
     
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  17. Bowser
    Slann

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    Just when I thought the Rats had it won, Sotek rises up! I wonder which of these, both of which may or may not have been written by me, will win?
     
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  18. Killer Angel
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    If it can help, I have voted for Sotek... but alas, I cannot vote twice for our bloodthirsty God.
     
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  19. Scalenex
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    I did not run this contest so I do not know which piece is yours, but I you have entered most of the short story contests since the contests begun and I can say your command of English has steadily improved with every submission. I barely had to touch your piece for the current short story contest.
     
  20. SlanntaClause
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    So far everyone got at least 1 vote each that's a massive achievement :D well done all @Bowser's I mean all authors :p
     
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