Poetry and Prose suggestions

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lil bitchiness
Hello all.

Seeing how really well this forum is doing (unlike my artwork forum and sig forum which are dead most of the time - sad for me)
I decided to open a suggestion thread for a little while.

If you have any suggestions/ideas about the forum - then post them here, and if it is in my modly power - i shall do my best to comply.

happy


I would personaly like to see some prose being posted.

~lil b

Syren
Fantastic Lils, I was hoping you'd get more involved eek!

Could we possibly set up some kind of regular poetry competition? I recall trying some time ago but it seemed to fizzle out erm

Also, having some prose posted would be excellent, I have something, but I'm hesitant to post it as it's a detailed reference to a drug-induced high...

lil bitchiness
Sure, regular competition sounds good. Some kind of organised thing that would keep people involved, I recon. Any ideas?

What did you have in mind?

Syren
Well, obviously each competition would have to be thematic, and I think that each participant should be able to post any piece, not necessarily something new. Although that would be welcome too.

Uh, organisation... I'm not entirely sure how to work that. I think it would be good to have time frames, limits on length of poems etc. Sound ok?

lil bitchiness
Sounds great, Im all for it.

We could have one competition soon - if people are interested that is. You can organise the thing, Syren, if you want to.

Syren
Certainly, I'd need some support I think... I'll no doubt rope Lana in big grin

Ok, I'm on it thumb up

Lana
Kez got that right, I'll definitely help with it again happy

And the sig forum is still pretty busy, ya know, and the Artwork forum itself is starting to pick back up again stick out tongue

Syren
Artwork is a busy forum, I think... and it's really interesting big grin

Syren
Ok, so is anyone else interested in participating in an organized poetry contest? We need confirmation before we go ahead, just Yay or Nay here happy

Lana
Also, I think that if we're going to have regular competitions, we should have theme-based ones....not necessarily all of them, but like how before when we did competitions they had a theme for them.

But yeah, knowing if others are interested would be helpful happy

Syren
I said that missy tongue12

Originally posted by Syren
Well, obviously each competition would have to be thematic,

Lana
.....shush!!! I'm very non-observant stick out tongue

Syren
laughing out loud

Jeez girl... still spaced out?

FŽanor
i think that's an excellent idea!!!! eek!

Syren
clapping

Glad to hear it winkiss

Lana

lil bitchiness
Super. We have generated interest...kinda confusedstick out tongue

Lana
People will eventually notice this thread laughing out loud stick out tongue

NunYahBidness
I for one think such a thing is a terrific idea. However, the problem is generating interest outside of the three (and you know who you are) to make an effort. If they feel intimidated, overshadowed or less than better than they, then how will you get anyone else to actually submit their pieces??

Sy, Ya K, Feanor are of my opinion far above the lot that do post in this forum. The Drunkard proser hardly submits due to constraints, and if he were...that makes 4 that the rest must better themselves in order to be at least on the same level.

So that makes, what? How many outside of them will want to do this? A great idea that will soon fizz if not enough feel they can compare and compete!!!

Or am I wrong in this?

lil bitchiness
Preach it sistah!

...and by that I mean, yes i agree.

Lana
Well, Syren and myself were going to work on actually running any competitions -- I don't actually write very often and I think something like poetry is too personal for me to want to enter a competition or anything.

There are a lot of people who post here, and I think we should encourage everyone to join in. Yes, some will be better than others, but that's inevitable in ANY sort of contest/competition. There has been two competitions on here before, and they went very well, so I see no reason why it wouldn't work out again, when this forum is so much more active than it was last time we did something like this.

lil bitchiness
Ok, this is the plan.

People who wish to enter the competition will send their poems to ME, adn I will post them on here in a seperate thread.

The person judging the contest will not know who wrote which poem, and so the competition would be fair.

Good?

Ya Krunk'd Floo
I agree with Nun; there's no way I wouldn't win.

NunYahBidness
I wholeheartedly agree, but like I said...can you convince others outside those three to want to enter if THEY feel their pieces are not on the same level!!!!

And the vast majority of work here are either: lost and unrequited love, suicidal tendencies, bile-inducing melancholy sadness and/or self-esteem issues. Fine as they are, but you can take all those themes and make of it something that can awe you into droolage....

Having read those mentioned, I've ran out or paper towels due to such an incident...while with others, I've suggested and mentioned ways to improve, but they cast aside likened to a blank-staring student that gawks at his teacher without comprehension.

AGH! This was in response to Lana's post!!!

Lana
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
Ok, this is the plan.

People who wish to enter the competition will send their poems to ME, adn I will post them on here in a seperate thread.

The person judging the contest will not know who wrote which poem, and so the competition would be fair.

Good?

I think that sounds like a good idea, though it is possible to identify people through their writing style.

I think that any competition should have more than one judge, though.

(btw....I think it's about time for another sig comp. It's been over a year since the last one stick out tongue)

Originally posted by NunYahBidness
I wholeheartedly agree, but like I said...can you convince others outside those three to want to enter if THEY feel their pieces are not on the same level!!!!

And the vast majority of work here are either: lost and unrequited love, suicidal tendencies, bile-inducing melancholy sadness and/or self-esteem issues. Fine as they are, but you can take all those themes and make of it something that can awe you into droolage....

Having read those mentioned, I've ran out or paper towels due to such an incident...while with others, I've suggested and mentioned ways to improve, but they cast aside likened to a blank-staring student that gawks at his teacher without comprehension.

AGH! This was in response to Lana's post!!!

Sadly there are people who don't want or won't respond to constructive criticism....but we really should encourage anyone and everyone who wants to to enter. For one thing, it's a way to see what your weaknesses are....for another, who knows? Maybe one of those people who's poetry is seemingly weak may come out of nowhere with a piece that completely dazzles everyone. I've seen it happen before, it could very well happen again.

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by Lana
I think that sounds like a good idea, though it is possible to identify people through their writing style.

I think that any competition should have more than one judge, though.

(btw....I think it's about time for another sig comp. It's been over a year since the last one stick out tongue)

eek! sig competition.

I'll alert Raz flirt1
......

It might not be ideal, (the poetry contest idea) but it would be fairer, I recon.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
AGH! This was in response to Lana's post!!!

Sure it was, baby...Sure it was...

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
Ok, this is the plan.

People who wish to enter the competition will send their poems to ME, adn I will post them on here in a seperate thread.

The person judging the contest will not know who wrote which poem, and so the competition would be fair.

Good? AH!!! I like that!!! HAHAHA!! Since I'm intimate with certain people's style it will not be hard for me to tell who's pieces are who's (or is that whom's)Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
I agree with Nun; there's no way I wouldn't win. HAHAHAHAHA!!! Such confidence boggles the mind!

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Sure it was, baby...Sure it was... Never mind!!!!

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
AH!!! I like that!!! HAHAHA!! Since I'm intimate with certain people's style it will not be hard for me to tell who's pieces are who's (or is that whom's) HAHAHAHAHA!!! Such confidence boggles the mind!

''Fairer'' was probably not a good word...''less embarrassing'' is the phrase i was looking for

Lana
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
eek! sig competition.

I'll alert Raz flirt1
......

It might not be ideal, (the poetry contest idea) but it would be fairer, I recon.

Thanks, dearie, TOH and I were talking about wanting to have another one not long ago happy

And yeah, it may be awkward to judge like that, but it would be more fair, and probably would encourage more people to enter if they were to know that their pieces would be judged anonymously.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
While this 'competition' seems like a fun idea, I think it will simply turn out to be little more than a fanfare to applaud my talents. I already have a thread for that, so I feel this 'competition' would be rather superfluous.

NunYahBidness
Then I suggest Lana put this thing together, as it would not be fair to others if Syren were also involved if she were to submit her work. And I would be very, very, very heartbroken if she did not. I feel as giddy as a boy in a sex shop...er toy store, if just to see what she submits!!!

As for judges, although I've not been asked...I would rather not as I would not be partial to those less than, oh never mind!!!

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
While this 'competition' seems like a fun idea, I think it will simply turn out to be little more than a fanfare to applaud my talents. I already have a thread for that, so I feel this 'competition' would be rather superfluous. Truly your wit does more to wake me this early than six cups of esspresso straight up!!!

Ya Krunk'd Floo
'Straight up' what?

Lana
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Then I suggest Lana put this thing together, as it would not be fair to others if Syren were also involved if she were to submit her work. And I would be very, very, very heartbroken if she did not. I feel as giddy as a boy in a sex shop...er toy store, if just to see what she submits!!!

As for judges, although I've not been asked...I would rather not as I would not be partial to those less than, oh never mind!!!

I have to say that I'm quite flattered that you'd like me to run this....if it's okay with everyone else, I will begin organizing a competition.

Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Truly your wit does more to wake me this early than six cups of esspresso straight up!!!

Six cups of espresso?! That's a massive amount of caffeine right there.....(I work in a coffee place) laughing out loud

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
'Straight up' what? Like my women. Black and bitter! HAHAHAHAHAHA! I make a funny.Originally posted by Lana
I have to say that I'm quite flattered that you'd like me to run this....if it's okay with everyone else, I will begin organizing a competition.



Six cups of espresso?! That's a massive amount of caffeine right there.....(I work in a coffee place) laughing out loud Well, I've always firmly believe if you're going to partake of caffeine, why dilly dally and just go for the gusto!!!

And I prefer mine cuban over the italian black...

Syren
Um, if it's ok with everyone else, I would really rather help Lana to organize and run the competitions, instead of entering... my work tends to be at its best when there's no deadline, theme or limit on words etc.

And I'm also very flattered with regard to the compliments thrown my way by a certain someone blushing

Lana
Quite personally I'd rather not organize this all on my own anyway!

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Syren
Um, if it's ok with everyone else, I would really rather help Lana to organize and run the competitions, instead of entering... my work tends to be at its best when there's no deadline, theme or limit on words etc.

And I'm also very flattered with regard to the compliments thrown my way by a certain someone blushing Then I must nurse my bruised heart as it must accept one less beauty to grace this graceless world.Originally posted by Lana
Quite personally I'd rather not organize this all on my own anyway! Yes, it would seem to be a daunting task for one person.

lil bitchiness
My God. You lot in the Poetry forum are more fun than a couple noobs trolling the OTF.

I love you all droolio

Syren
eyes

Milla, you just got sexeh all over again droolio

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
I for one think such a thing is a terrific idea. However, the problem is generating interest outside of the three (and you know who you are) to make an effort. If they feel intimidated, overshadowed or less than better than they, then how will you get anyone else to actually submit their pieces??

Sy, Ya K, Feanor are of my opinion far above the lot that do post in this forum. The Drunkard proser hardly submits due to constraints, and if he were...that makes 4 that the rest must better themselves in order to be at least on the same level.

So that makes, what? How many outside of them will want to do this? A great idea that will soon fizz if not enough feel they can compare and compete!!!

Or am I wrong in this?
And what about me, do I suck too then? stick out tongue

Yeah I kinda missed this thread... but I think a poetry competition is a really good idea happy

Syren
Wonderful... perhaps Lana and I should actually start working on something. Arf arf confused

Coldfire
Originally posted by Syren
Wonderful... perhaps Lana and I should actually start working on something. Arf arf confused
lol that'd be a good idea happy

Lana
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
My God. You lot in the Poetry forum are more fun than a couple noobs trolling the OTF.

I love you all droolio

laughing flirt1

Originally posted by Syren
Wonderful... perhaps Lana and I should actually start working on something. Arf arf confused

Might be a good idea. Woof confused

Syren
laughing

Let's go, BatWoman eek! Hit me with a PM filled to the brim with fabulous ideas so that I can take the credit happy

Lana
Biatch stick out tongue laughing

To the Batmobile!!!! eek!

Syren
eek!

Ok, we're all clever and imaginative, oh yes... fill Milla in and off we go happy

Coldfire
LOL! You guys are a riot stick out tongue

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
And what about me, do I suck too then? stick out tongue



(Resists urge to comment)

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Syren
Um, if it's ok with everyone else, I would really rather help Lana to organize and run the competitions, instead of entering... my work tends to be at its best when there's no deadline, theme or limit on words etc.

And I'm also very flattered with regard to the compliments thrown my way by a certain someone blushing I only tell the truth!!! in_love

RRRRROW!!!

Syren
laughing Thanks, Nun winkiss

lil bitchiness
So....what have we decided? happy

Syren
Ok, basically Lana and I shared a few words and ideas, we both think it best if we keep the rules as simple as possible so as not to deter potential entrants, but we would also like for the contests to be themed. The first contest is to be themed positively as most of our poetry is sad/depressive roll eyes (sarcastic) We figured this would make the entrants work a little harder and may even cause some of them to realise they actually like writing about 'happy' things big grin I agree that it would be best for you to receive the entries via PM, Milla, and make a thread to hold them. I assume you're going to keep the thread locked so that others can't post? Make it sort of a gallery of the entries etc...

I think Lana's going to PM you with the details anyway.

Lana
I thought you were going to PM her with them....confused

Or I could, it doesn't really matter stick out tongue

Syren
laughing out loud Oh dear... wall

FŽanor
Originally posted by Syren
Ok, basically Lana and I shared a few words and ideas, we both think it best if we keep the rules as simple as possible so as not to deter potential entrants, but we would also like for the contests to be themed. The first contest is to be themed positively as most of our poetry is sad/depressive roll eyes (sarcastic) We figured this would make the entrants work a little harder and may even cause some of them to realise they actually like writing about 'happy' things big grin I agree that it would be best for you to receive the entries via PM, Milla, and make a thread to hold them. I assume you're going to keep the thread locked so that others can't post? Make it sort of a gallery of the entries etc...

I think Lana's going to PM you with the details anyway. i can write happeh!!!eek!

Syren
eek! Glad to hear it... I presume you'll be entering?

I'm thinking Milla will outline the rules of play soon.

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
(Resists urge to comment)
LOL!!!
Originally posted by Syren
Ok, basically Lana and I shared a few words and ideas, we both think it best if we keep the rules as simple as possible so as not to deter potential entrants, but we would also like for the contests to be themed. The first contest is to be themed positively as most of our poetry is sad/depressive roll eyes (sarcastic) We figured this would make the entrants work a little harder and may even cause some of them to realise they actually like writing about 'happy' things big grin I agree that it would be best for you to receive the entries via PM, Milla, and make a thread to hold them. I assume you're going to keep the thread locked so that others can't post? Make it sort of a gallery of the entries etc...

I think Lana's going to PM you with the details anyway.
ha I can write happy too eek! Sometimes anyway stick out tongue big grin

NunYahBidness
Good! Now we need DW, Jaxx, Enlsaved, ShapedbytoomanyGoddammWords, and everyone else to submit pieces for this contest!!! I shall enjoy each everyone as I read their best, or God forbid their worse pieces.

Lana
Jaxx and Enslaved are the same person, dearie....stick out tongue

"ShapedbytoomanyGoddammWords" laughing

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Good! Now we need DW, Jaxx, Enlsaved, ShapedbytoomanyGoddammWords, and everyone else to submit pieces for this contest!!! I shall enjoy each everyone as I read their best, or God forbid their worse pieces.
laughing out loud

lil bitchiness
Ok, pay attention everyone, you're lovely Goderator is speaking droolio

(I had to have a little power trip speach

Anywho - I like all the ideas, adn I shall open the thread soon as I have already recieved some entries eek!

If Lana or Syren or anyone else can PM me with the agreed rules, please do so, so I can open the thread and we can get the ball rollin.

Syren
PM sent happy

Lana
And I PMed you as well laughing out loud

Syren
blushing

I lover you, sister winkiss

Lana
blushing hug

I swear we think on the same wavelength....

flirt1

Syren
blushing hug

I swear we think on the same wavelength....

flirt1

Well!! Would you look at that! whistle

Lana
laughing

Dork stick out tongue hug

lil bitchiness
I love how this has become such a little social thread droolio carry on"

Coldfire
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
I love how this has become such a little social thread droolio carry on"
LOL stick out tongue

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Did you really 'Laugh Out Loud' or are you just posting another inane comment coupled with a stupid smilie?

My post is ironic, by the way.

Coldfire
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Did you really 'Laugh Out Loud' or are you just posting another inane comment coupled with a stupid smilie?

My post is ironic, by the way.
........................................................................................

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Coldfire
........................................................................................

Can I buy bottle of your Stupid Juice?

Oh, I am jocund today...

lil bitchiness
ermm

Lana
I just noticed that the contest thread is up.

Damn I'm unobservant...

lil bitchiness
Yep yep. Start entering people.

NunYahBidness
HAHAHAHAHA!!! The reverse psychology of the first contestant is....boggling!!!! If that's happy, I'd hate to see what anger is!!

lil bitchiness
I thought you could totally tell by peoples style who it is.

So why don't you PM the member and find out.


''HAHAHAHA!!"!!'' etc...

lil bitchiness
Im sorry, its not my intention to be hostile.

Lana
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
I thought you could totally tell by peoples style who it is.

So why don't you PM the member and find out.


''HAHAHAHA!!"!!'' etc...

I've already pointed out the fact that certain people on here have such distinct styles that it'd be possible to tell who it is simply by reading wink

Syren
Yay! *excited* eek!

FŽanor
sheesh...only one has submitted. i wonder whose it is, i wonder!

NunYahBidness

Coldfire
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Can I buy bottle of your Stupid Juice?

Oh, I am jocund today...
wtf just leave me alone alright!!!!!!! mad

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Whoah! I meant no harm, nor foul!!! I apologise if my humour has failed me once more. Never claimed to be a comedian. And I pretty much know who's work it is already!!
If that was hostile...then I'm more than afraid if your anger goes beyond that!!! Ah.....nevermind!

Meh. I have to control myself, because Im a mod. So you got nada to worry about.

I didnt mean to react like a b!tch - it just sort of came out. Apologies.

FŽanor
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
Meh. I have to control myself, because Im a mod. So you got nada to worry about.

I didnt mean to react like a b!tch - it just sort of came out. Apologies. He can be irritating...like eating one too many doughnut, dontcha think?!?

Coldfire

NunYahBidness

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
And what exactly does that supposed to mean!!!! Careful...too much, and it'll all go to your bum! HEHEHEHE!!!!
and you'd like that wouldn't you?? laughing out loud

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
and you'd like that wouldn't you?? laughing out loud Well since you've put it that way....I'd have to say yes!!!

Lana
Originally posted by Coldfire
I think I'd rather eat too many doughnuts stick out tongue

Take it from me....if you eat too many of them, you'll 1) get sick, and 2) get sick of them.

*waits for more people to enter*

*falls asleep*

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Well since you've put it that way....I'd have to say yes!!!
LOL
Originally posted by Lana
Take it from me....if you eat too many of them, you'll 1) get sick, and 2) get sick of them.

*waits for more people to enter*

*falls asleep*
lol yeah I have to agree with ya there yes

I just gotta find something happy to write about stick out tongue

Syren
Has everyone suddenly started to find NunYah irritating? Or am I confused again? confused

*can't be bothered to read the last page*

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Syren
Has everyone suddenly started to find NunYah irritating? Or am I confused again? confused

*can't be bothered to read the last page* I should hope not!!!! I actually bought new cologne just for the occasion!!!!

Syren
laughing I still think you're awesome winkiss

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Syren
laughing I still think you're awesome winkiss I could say the same about you, but then you already know that ! Shall we dance? Oh wait! Wrong thread.

Coldfire
Originally posted by Syren
Has everyone suddenly started to find NunYah irritating? Or am I confused again? confused

*can't be bothered to read the last page*
Huh? I don't think so lol
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
I could say the same about you, but then you already know that ! Shall we dance? Oh wait! Wrong thread.
stick out tongue

Lana
miffed

PEOPLE!

Enter the damn contest!

Coldfire
Originally posted by Lana
miffed

PEOPLE!

Enter the damn contest!
I am, I am.... but I'm a horribly slow writer *sigh* I'm tryin tho, I really am yes

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by Lana
miffed

PEOPLE!

Enter the damn contest!

I gots anotha entry flirt1

FŽanor
eek! yessss!!!

I LOVE IT!!!! entry #2 is so....cry awesome!!

lil bitchiness
ohyes Both entries rock ohyes

cheerleadercome on people - enter!! cheerleader

FŽanor
big grin

yes

Lana
.....damn!!!

C'mon, we need more entries!

Feanor, you're going to enter, right?

I think I may ask Alpha Centauri to do so, too.....

FŽanor
weeeeeell...i might be if persuaded, properly shifty

and yes, you should ask AC also....makes it that much more interesting to see the contrasting styles

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
ohyes Both entries rock ohyes

cheerleadercome on people - enter!! cheerleader Oh my God they do!!!!! The contrasting style to the single theme is just, overwhelms me. And I actually laughed (not from because it was bad) because it just tickled me to death!!!! Awesome pieces!

Now where's the rest of you!!!

Ya Krunk'd Floo
I like the "O"s and "eartherns" of that first one. I also enjoy its view-askew of 'joy'.

The second one is a little above my reading level, but it certainly looks pretty.

It's certainly a shame we are limited to two choices though, especially considering the number of personal poetry threads in this forum.

Remember people...It's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part!

Ya Krunk'd Floo
One weird thing...

Is the first line of 'Love's Happy State!' supposed to state 'the tormentor%u2019s hand'!?!?!?!?!??!?!

I'm referring to that percentage sign and the digits...

Coldfire
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
One weird thing...

Is the first line of 'Love's Happy State!' supposed to state 'the tormentor%u2019s hand'!?!?!?!?!??!?!

I'm referring to that percentage sign and the digits...
I was wondering about that too...

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
I like the "O"s and "eartherns" of that first one. I also enjoy its view-askew of 'joy'.

The second one is a little above my reading level, but it certainly looks pretty.

It's certainly a shame we are limited to two choices though, especially considering the number of personal poetry threads in this forum.

Remember people...It's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part! I'm assuming you wrote the first one. I like to think I know you, so by submitting a poem that is unlike you, takes the spotlight away from you. But then again I could be wrong!!! Been known to happen.

Oddly enough, that first piece threw me off the beaten track when I had read it. The theme after all was "joy".

I thoroughly enjoyed the second piece, as at first it started off as something cynical and full of....hmm, hate's too strong a word, maybe disgust. But then goes on to all that is/could be wonderful about "joy"...

So far, I am very happy with two pieces. A complete gem!

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
One weird thing...

Is the first line of 'Love's Happy State!' supposed to state 'the tormentor%u2019s hand'!?!?!?!?!??!?!

I'm referring to that percentage sign and the digits... Originally posted by Coldfire
I was wondering about that too... I saw that also...I don't think it was meant to look like that. Kinda weird. yeah.

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
I'm assuming you wrote the first one. I like to think I know you, so by submitting a poem that is unlike you, takes the spotlight away from you. But then again I could be wrong!!! Been known to happen.

Oddly enough, that first piece threw me off the beaten track when I had read it. The theme after all was "joy".

I thoroughly enjoyed the second piece, as at first it started off as something cynical and full of....hmm, hate's too strong a word, maybe disgust. But then goes on to all that is/could be wonderful about "joy"...

So far, I am very happy with two pieces. A complete gem!
And I'm supposed to compete with THOSE?! eek Damn I'd better get my act together then lol stick out tongue

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
And I'm supposed to compete with THOSE?! eek Damn I'd better get my act together then lol stick out tongue It is NOT a competition of sorts, dear!!!! Although a winner will be chosen, but it is....I feel where all the differing styles of one theme can be placed in one thread for all to enjoy!!! And yes the first two entrants has so far been a salacious treat to read (i've read both so far 10 times, and I shall read them again after this).

And you...dear Cold can do just as good as any. You just have to believe you can!

And Ya Krunk'd....you are certainly a man with many sides...."Remember people...It's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part!"

No truer words has ever been eloquently uttered!

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
It is NOT a competition of sorts, dear!!!! Although a winner will be chosen, but it is....I feel where all the differing styles of one theme can be placed in one thread for all to enjoy!!! And yes the first two entrants has so far been a salacious treat to read (i've read both so far 10 times, and I shall read them again after this).

And you...dear Cold can do just as good as any. You just have to believe you can!

And Ya Krunk'd....you are certainly a man with many sides...."Remember people...It's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part!"

No truer words has ever been eloquently uttered!
awww thanks hug I'm workin on it right now, so we'll see how it goes stick out tongue

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
awww thanks hug I'm workin on it right now, so we'll see how it goes stick out tongue Remember!! Your first instincts are always right!!!

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Remember!! Your first instincts are always right!!!
Well I'll remember that smile Hope others are gonna enter this too...

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
I'm assuming you wrote the first one. I like to think I know you, so by submitting a poem that is unlike you, takes the spotlight away from you. But then again I could be wrong!!! Been known to happen.

Nun, I wish I was as clever as to hide my shadow by bathing my whole self in darkness, but alas poor Yorick, I knew him well, Horatio, I am not.

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
Well I'll remember that smile Hope others are gonna enter this too... Not to worry. I'll hunt them down, and slowy slay them with vicious rhetoric!!!!
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
Nun, I wish I was as clever as to hide my shadow by bathing my whole self in darkness, but alas poor Yorick, I knew him well, Horatio, I am not. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Nice!

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Not to worry. I'll hunt them down, and slowy slay them with vicious rhetoric!!!!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Nice!
lol you do that stick out tongue

FŽanor
Originally posted by Coldfire
lol you do that stick out tongue hahaha! Funny guy! So Amber, you ARE submitting one in, right?

Lana
Yes, Coldfire, please submit a piece! It's a 'competition', yes, but it's very informal and the main thing that Syren and I wanted to do with this is to encourage people to maybe try something new, and to just have fun.

Coldfire

lil bitchiness
Enter people. The conpetition cant work with 2 entries.

Ya Krunk'd Floo
How about one from your good - or bad - self...

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
How about one from your good - or bad - self... Sounds like an idea to see what thoughts run through our moderator .

However, I get the feeling that the others...may not enter. And I think I know why, god help me if I'm wrong but:

1. They have no confidence.
2. They have no confidence.

Just a thought...!

Syren
Come on, I would very much like to see some more entries. The two submissions that we have are absolutely wonderful pieces, written excellently and both so different. But, as Milla said, the competition cannot work with only two entries.

I believe there are enough poets who have the confidence, it seems more likely a lack of incentive. Unfortunately erm

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Just write a poem. Who gives a shit?

NunYahBidness
I second that idea...write anything!!!

Coldfire
gah I dunno if I'm gonna be able to manage a "happy" poem now...... erm I'll try tho......

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
gah I dunno if I'm gonna be able to manage a "happy" poem now...... erm I'll try tho...... Hmm...think of something you hate so much, then go the opposite of that!!!!

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Hmm...think of something you hate so much, then go the opposite of that!!!!
well I'll try... maybe I can manage to finish the one I started.... we'll have to see....

NunYahBidness
Originally posted by Coldfire
well I'll try... maybe I can manage to finish the one I started.... we'll have to see.... Then do your best...that is all we ask!

Coldfire
Originally posted by NunYahBidness
Then do your best...that is all we ask!
okies happy

Ya Krunk'd Floo
I've said it before and I'll say it again...'it'.

What I mean to say is, I find it more than a little amusing that we have all these would-be poets in the house, but only 2 suckers have submitted a poem! What's that about? Just give it a go...if it blows, it blows, but if you don't give it a go, then you'll never know. Hello. Yo. Day-glo. Bo. Ho. Solo. Woe. No. Mo. Glarnafarkin.

FŽanor
Hmm...maybe it's the theme that's the problem.

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
How about one from your good - or bad - self...

Nope -
a) i dont have the time to write poetry
b) Dissertation is my priority
c) I have just broken up with my boyfriend - life is not all that fun at the moment either.

One day i might open a thread and be all like ''read it - im too cool for school''

FŽanor
Wow!!! must be something in the air...huh

Lana

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
c) I have just broken up with my boyfriend - life is not all that fun at the moment either

You should fly over to Taiwan and we can 'comfort' each other...

Seriously though, chill chicken. Life can't be that dark...Think of all the money those qualifications are going to bring you! Eh, I mean...I don't know. I may be drunk.

FŽanor
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
You should fly over to Taiwan and we can 'comfort' each other...

Seriously though, chill chicken. Life can't be that dark...Think of all the money those qualifications are going to bring you! Eh, I mean...I don't know. I may be drunk. yah thunk!?

Coldfire
Originally posted by lil bitchiness
Nope -
a) i dont have the time to write poetry
b) Dissertation is my priority
c) I have just broken up with my boyfriend - life is not all that fun at the moment either.

One day i might open a thread and be all like ''read it - im too cool for school''
aww that sucks hug

Syren
The theme is supposed to present some difficulty, as Lana said, our usual submissions are more often depressive... we wanted to see if people could push their personal limitations and come up with something new.

lil bitchiness
Originally posted by Ya Krunk'd Floo
You should fly over to Taiwan and we can 'comfort' each other...

Seriously though, chill chicken. Life can't be that dark...Think of all the money those qualifications are going to bring you! Eh, I mean...I don't know. I may be drunk.

Well thank you. Offer I wouldnt be able to refuse if you were not all the way in Taiwan.

Lana
Originally posted by Syren
The theme is supposed to present some difficulty, as Lana said, our usual submissions are more often depressive... we wanted to see if people could push their personal limitations and come up with something new.

Yep yep smile

Hey Milla, hear anything from U of I yet?

FŽanor
this is getting really sad! no other entrants. disgust

Coldfire
It's cuz nobody bothers to read this... so they don't know about the contest thingy....

So why doesn't everyone who DOES know about it post about it in their own poetry threads or something?? Might make it more known...

just a thought *shrugs*

Ya Krunk'd Floo
Originally posted by Coldfire
It's cuz nobody bothers to read this... so they don't know about the contest thingy....

So why doesn't everyone who DOES know about it post about it in their own poetry threads or something?? Might make it more known...

just a thought *shrugs*

...Says she who has yet to submit an entry...

Lana
Originally posted by Coldfire
It's cuz nobody bothers to read this... so they don't know about the contest thingy....

So why doesn't everyone who DOES know about it post about it in their own poetry threads or something?? Might make it more known...

just a thought *shrugs*

My poetry thread is pretty inactive so it'd be pointless erm

And I think it's quite sad that people don't read the stickied threads....

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