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Contest Summer Poetry Contest, Runoff Election!

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Aug 30, 2020.

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Which poem do you like best

Poll closed Sep 9, 2020.
  1. "Scales upon Scales upon Scales"

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. "In the Mind of a Kroxigor"

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    "Scales Upon Scales Upon Scales"

    Sharp to the touch, blue washed with grey
    jagged and rough, scales upon scales

    Pierced by metals, jewels and gold
    scales upon scales, centuries old

    Bled by spears and cut by blades,
    Unknowing of fear, scales upon scales

    A soldier, commander, a brother and son
    scales upon scales, victory hard won

    Scales upon scales, holding back chaos' flood
    No tears are shed for the fallen, just blood

    "In the Mind of a Kroxigor"

    Pretty little skinkies, running all around,
    Pretty little skinkies making lots of sounds,
    What's that little skinky? Fighting does abound?

    Dwarves go squish,
    Elves go snap,
    Humans splat,
    Just like that

    Someone touch a skinkie, will get ripped apart,
    Rip off their heads and die, wasn't very smart,
    What's that little skinkie? Fight another part?

    Rats go squeak,
    Chaos go crack,
    Beastmen whine,
    Break their backs,

    YOU HURT PRETTY SKINKIE?!?!?
    RIP, TEAR, POUND, BITE, STOMP
    YOU HURT PRETTY SKINKIE?!?!?
    DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, CHOMP

    Pretty little skinkie, turns out he's okay,
    Pretty little skinkie, let's go back and play.

    In our recent poetry contest, these two poems are tied for first place and are well ahead of the pack. So we are going to have a runoff election running for ten days.
     
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  2. Lizards of Renown
    Slann

    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Interesting... Is this a first?
     
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  3. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    We've had ties before for short story contests, but normally I've just declared two winners. We don't do as many poetry contest so I thought I'd aim for a clear winner.

    If the runoff election results in a tie, I guess we'll declare two winners.
     
  4. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    I gave my votes to both of them.
    This is just cruel...
     
  5. Infinity Turtle
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    Indeed...
     
  6. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    The funny thing is that even this poll is currently a tieā€¦ :p
     
  7. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    ...is this the day?
     
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  8. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Says at the top it ends 1pm today...
     
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  9. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    silly me... :D
     
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  10. Imrahil
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    Imrahil Thirtheenth Spawning

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    So there is a near victory to be clamed.

    Congratulations!!!

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
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  11. Scalenex
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    Lizards of Renown just barely edged out Infinity Turtle, so congratulations to our winner and runner up!
     

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