Writing PokéPoetry! I (Winner Announced: Congratulations, Drohn!)

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  1. le Roi-Soleil PokéBeach Staff Alumnus
    le Roi-Soleil

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    PokéPoetry! #1


    Once again, PB writers, it's time for an exhilarating contest! We are excited to introduce a new style of contest - one that we've never done before. I don't want to espouse a bunch of superfluous jargon, so I'll cut to the chase. We are introducing a poetry contest. "Well, what do we have to do?" "What does this contest entail?" Simply, you must follow these rules, and we will explain.



    I. You must reserve a post in this thread, detailing your chosen style of poetry. Example:

    Code:
    Username: William Shakespeare
    Chosen style: Sonnet (Iambic Pentameter)



    II. Once we acquire the list of names from your reserved posts, we will RANDOMLY assign a Pokémon with which you will create your freestyle poem.
    • Your poem must at least contain five lines to be accepted, with the sole exception being a haiku.
    • As always, proper spelling and grammar are a must.
    • Be descriptive!


    III. Don't plagiarize; any instances of plagiarism will result in a disqualification from the contest and a ban.

    IV. You will be able to choose up to three of your favorite poems during the judging phase. You will be able to either "like" the contestant's post or send a PM to Colress with the name(s) of the contestant('s)/poem's title.[/td][/tr]

    This contest will be very relaxed, and you will be given the opportunity to write your poem in any way you desire. For example, if you are assigned a dark, gloomy Pokemon like Mismagius, you are free to make your poem reflect upon that Pokemon's nature and type, or you may completely surprise us and write the complete opposite and incorporate the positives and playfulness of Mismagius. It's all up to you! A few examples of the types of poetry are as follows:
    • Free Verse
    • Blank Verse
    • Haiku
    • Sonnet
    • Epic
    • Limerick
    • Song (duh!)
      And many, many more... (Google's your friend)



    8/10 Sign Ups begin.
    8/15 Sign Ups end and Pokémon are assigned.
    8/24 Entries for Round One are due and voting begins.
    8/27 Voting ends and winners are announced!
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    [smod]Ice Arceus[/smod], Department Head
    [mod]Delta[/mod], Moderator
    [mod]Colress[/mod], Moderator​


    List of Contestants:
    1. Lucky Fire (Free Verse) - Quilava
    2. Ice Arceus (Free Verse) - Grumpig
    3. Colress (Free Verse) - Victini
    4. Drohn (Free Verse) - Musharna
    5. Thetwiggy13 (Free Verse) - Staravia
    6. Morsus (Free Verse) - Electrike
    7. Eagle4 (Free Verse) - Squirtle
    8. Keeper of Night (Haiku) - Mamoswine
    9. James86134 (Haiku) - Seel
    10. L100B works (Cinquain) - Sawk
    11. RaichuGirl (Haiku) - Golem
    12. SheNinja (Haiku) - Cherubi
     
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  2. Luckyfire Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: PokéPoetry! (Sign Ups)

    Reserved Post for:
    Username: Luckyfire
    Chosen Style: Free Verse

    (I got Quilava? Suits my username. :p)
    ___________

    Forged Armor

    Using the most flexible type of metal,
    melted onto a poor creature's back.

    Heated to the highest and safest possible temperature.
    The material quickly turned into a charred tone of black.

    The mammal would have quickly perished, if not for a mysterious miracle.

    He woke up weeks later.
    The metal was still hot.

    The blacksmith stroked his head.
    But when the creature smiled, flames sprouted out of the three holes on his scalp.
    The human's hand survived... not.

    The animal was enraged when he stopped stroking his head.
    Out of his mouth blazed fire. The man quickly died.

    He then escaped the forge.
    Police came to capture this beast that nobody had tamed.

    Scientists finally caught him.
    They changed his main animal group to Pokemon and chose a species name for him.
    ...
    The first Quilava had been born.
     
  3. Ice Arceus #Jovimohnaeliackvid
    Ice Arceus

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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round 1 (Sign Ups)

    Username: Ice Arceus
    Chosen style: Free Verse


     
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  4. le Roi-Soleil PokéBeach Staff Alumnus
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Reserved Post for:
    Username: [mod]Colress[/mod]
    Chosen Style: Free Verse

     
  5. Drohn Wild War Dance
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Reserved post for:
    Username: [mod]Drohn[/mod]
    Chosen style: Free Verse


    [td]
    My Dream

    I can see the dream for that I strife,
    through your abilities come to life

    Giving form to fantasies, a true artist,
    with that beautiful pink mist

    With your amazing power,
    I feel strong in even the darkest hour

    In my sleep or when awake,
    Musharna is the one I take

    [/tr]
    [/td]

    My very first poem. :D
     
  6. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Username: Thetwiggy13
    Chosen Style: Free Verse
    _________
    Well Staravia, here we go:

    [​IMG]Birds of Feather[​IMG]

    Birds of feather flock together,
    And Staravia are no different.
    While groups are strong,
    And wingspans long,
    They cry when no one's present.

    Sometimes Staravia don't know whether
    This place is theirs or not.
    Our Mukubird,
    Its Japanese word,
    Will scratch and claw a lot.

    Birds of feather flock together,
    But none are the same so far.
    With an 'M' on its chest,
    It can be the very best
    And make Staravia a true star.
     
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  7. Eagle4 Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Username: Eagle4
    Chosen Style: Free Verse

    Discarded Squirtle

    The sand creases beneath my weak feet,
    As the waves cascade against the shore.
    I land on my back, my shell still cracked,
    Wishing that I had given more.

    An outcast, a misfit, is what I have become;
    Discarded by my trainer, neglected by most.
    I wander without hand around this desolate land,
    A lonesome figure set against the dying coast.

    I lie down as the sun creeps under,
    Fading away to unsettling black.
    I close my eyes as tears subside,
    Dreaming of the comfort I lack.

    I wake up in idyllic fashion;
    Hands and warmth smother me close.
    Upwards I peek and I'm met with the cheek
    Of a friendly figure who can cure my woes.

    I am led to a prestigous laboratory,
    (Best in the region, I am told),
    And after a few tests and a large number of guests
    I am put in a Poke-ball and behold!

    A trainer strides into the welcoming room,
    And is given a Pokedex to carry,
    He takes one look and twas me that he took!
    He goes by the name of Gary.
     
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  8. Keeper of Night Nobody Special
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Everyone's doing free verse?
    Combo breaker:

    Username: Keeper of Night
    Chosen style: Haiku

    Mamoswine:
    Mammoth Pokémon.
    They live on snowy mountains,
    Their steps cause earthquakes!
     
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  9. WanderingWolf Only *insert number here* days to go!
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    RE: PokéPoetry!: Round One (Sign Ups)

    Next Combo Continuer:

    Username: James86134
    Chosen Style: Haiku

    The Seel of Approval

    Gliding in water,
    Clumsy, makeshift steps on land
    Wait for my trainer

    (inb4 I use an irrelevant title that uses a pun)
     
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  10. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Hey, were the Pokemon assigned today? I didn't get anything. I just realized a minute ago when browsing.
     
  11. SheNinja Mother Father Gentleman
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Username: SheNinja
    Chosen Style: Haiku

    Cherubi
    Tasty, sweet berries
    Hide from hungry Pokemon
    Swinging in the breeze.







    I know, this sucks, but the only way to get better is to write more. THanks for letting me participate :D
     
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  12. Ice Arceus #Jovimohnaeliackvid
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Sign ups end today at 11:59 PM and Colress will assign Pokemon ASAP.
     
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  13. SheNinja Mother Father Gentleman
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Is it EST? Hopefully yes :)
     
  14. Ice Arceus #Jovimohnaeliackvid
    Ice Arceus

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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Yes, EST.
     
  15. le Roi-Soleil PokéBeach Staff Alumnus
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    I have assigned Pokémon to the listed contestants, so please check the OP! If there are any more entrants, I will assign a random Pokémon after they post, courtesy of the Wyn Corporation.
     
  16. WanderingWolf Only *insert number here* days to go!
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    So... I got Seel. Damn whoever got Squirtle. That will be all.
     
  17. Luckyfire Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

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    It is a battle of whom is more lucky.
    Challenge accepted.
     
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  18. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Worst part is: I've never even used Staravia before :p. I used Honchkrow in Diamond and Crobat in Platinum. Hopefully it won't be too bad.
     
  19. le Roi-Soleil PokéBeach Staff Alumnus
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    To be truthful, it was by sheer chance. If I could have it my way, I would choose a Pokemon that reflects who I am, but I will try to do my best with Victini. I don't really know much about Victini, so it's time to study.
     
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  20. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! #1 (Sign Ups)

    Colress, just be sure to talk about the:
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