Writing PokéPoetry! IV (Winner Announced: Congratulations, Turtwig!)

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  1. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    PokéPoetry! #4


    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.
    • You must write your poem about that assigned Pokemon (you may not request for a change). Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
    • 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 [mod]Turtwig[/mod] with the name(s) of the contestant('s)/poem's title. Anyone can vote, not just contestants! All members are encouraged to take part in the voting process.

    V. You may edit your poem until the voting phase begins.

    VI. Please make sure you use proper spelling and grammar! Poems that fail to reflect this will be disqualified.
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    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)



    11/26 - Sign Ups begin.

    12/1 - Sign Ups end and Pokémon are assigned.

    12/10 - Entries for Round Four are due and voting begins.

    12/13 - Voting ends and winners are announced!
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    List of Contestants:
    1. Colress (Free Verse) - Dragonair
    2. momoxmomo (Elegy) - Samurott
    3. PMJ (Limerick) - Magmortar
    4. Turtwig (Sonnet) - Phantump
    5. AoH (Haiku) - Raticate
    6. Heavenly Spoon (Italian Sonnet) - Malamar
    7. MtheW (Free Verse) - Shuppet
    8. Ice Arceus (Free Verse) – Eevee
    9. TwistedTurtwig (Minute Poem) - Sneasel
    10. HypnoticChairman (Limerick) - Shelmet
    11. Pineapple X (Free Verse) - Dragalge
    12. RaichuGirl (Limerick) - Starly
    13. Delta (Free Verse) - Wingull
    14. gamefreak33797 (25 lined ode) - Gengar
    15. Luckyfire (Free Verse) - Grovyle
     


  2. Mistryss Nite Is back from Beijing, China! ^.^
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Username: momoxmomo
    Chosen Style: Elegy

    So, I've never done Pokemon Poetry, but this might be fun, so I'll have a go at it.

    So, an elegy wasn't as easy as I thought. By the way, my Pokemon is Samurott.

    "My First Loss"

    With the leech seed
    Your pain never ceases
    With the whip of the vine
    He slashed you to pieces

    You fainted there 
    On the cold hard floor
    I thought we could go on
    I thought I could do more

    For, you had shone so bright
    For most of the battle
    Your water gun
    Had slaughtered them like cattle

    But then, our nemesis was sent out
    We had met Serperior once more
    We had a small bit of hope
    That we could faint him and make him sore

    Alas, it was never to be
    I should have known you would faint
    I should have called out another
    Instead of seeing your tears drip like wet paint

    Oh, my dear, sweet Samurott
    Forgive the stupidity and insolence of your trainer
    Please be revived again
    And let me again release you from your pokeball container.
     
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  3. PMJ happy thoughts
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Username: PMJ
    chosen style: Limerick

    Magmortar is too slow to sweep.
    Rarely used, though he can't fall asleep.
    That speed is his doom--he's too fast for Trick Room--
    That 83 Speed makes him weep.


    +1 Private Vote
     
  4. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    I may as well!

    Username: Turtwig
    Chosen Style: Sonnet

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    Hugging a Tree

    Mommy, you told me to never play in the woods,
    That I would get lost in the dark.
    I didn’t believe that I actually could,
    So it was a journey that I had to embark.

    After all these years of waiting for you, I slowly began to expire.
    My soul, left for dead, was forced to flee,
    Though found tranquility in a tree-stump’s attire.
    But I’m now a dark mass, a phantom, incarcerated in the end of a tree.

    You used to tell me that everything would end up alright,
    But time has only made it much worse.
    I spook the fools that run in the woods each night,
    For they are committing the same folly: and I call it the Forest’s Curse.

    Mommy, you told me that when I was lost, I should hug the nearest tree,
    But you never said that in waiting, the tree would turn into me.​
     
  5. Uralya *ponders everything*
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Username: AoH
    Chosen Style: Haiku

    Raticate - I will try my best to make something deep with this one. XD

    Rat Outcast
    A violent rodent
    Gnawing at society
    Trying to fit in

    ~AoH
     
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  6. MtheW What is MtheW? The world may never know.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Reserving Post.
    Username: MtheW
    Style: Free Verse

    Ah shit-shuppet. Well, here we go:

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    These Feelings

    Rage
    Not my own
    Intensifying by the moment
    Concentrated on who knows what
    But that's irrelevant
    It's spicy, and I love it

    Envy
    Focused on things
    Inconsequential
    It hovers around me
    I pull it in
    It's sweet, and I love it

    Fear
    Ever present
    Saturating the air
    Like a fog surrounding the people
    I bask in its presence
    It's salty, and I love it

    Shuppet
    Emotionless
    Feeding on others
    Rage, Envy, and Fear
    I live off of these
    It's evil, and I love it​
     
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  7. TwistedTurtwig It's been a pleasure
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    This seems like it will be interesting. I'll join.

    Username: TwistedTurtwig
    Style: Minute Poem

    Evening Snack

    Within a dark and snowy grove
    A dark blur dove
    Grabs hold a tree
    Ascends deftly

    Picks up an egg but mother's there
    Swoops through the air
    The Sneasel claws
    The Pidgey falls

    The victor stands over his prize
    With gleaming eyes
    Both egg today
    And fowl entrée!​

    +1 Private Vote
     
  8. HypnoticChairman

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Username: HypnoticChairman
    Style: Limerick

    I'm sorry if I'm stealing your thunder, PMJ, but most other poetry bores me.

    Shelmet
    I didn't remember what a Shelmet was.
    It's from Gen V; I mean nobody does.
    To my DS, I went back,
    Inserted my Black,
    And caught the shelled sucker just 'cause.

    +1 Private Vote
     
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  9. Pineapple X former local demigod
    Pineapple X

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Hmm, why not give it a go?

    ---

    I'm so sorry. It's awful. My poetry skills are horrible.

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    Dragalge

    Hunters of the reef
    Every captain’s nightmare

    Rulers of dead waters
    That’s where the Dragalge dwell

    And every trespasser
    Without mercy they will kill​
     
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  10. Delta Selling colourful Pokemon to Celadon Game Corner
    Delta

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    heh.
    Username: Delta
    Chosen style: Free Verse
    Seriously how do you right anything about Wingull?

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    Setting shadows on a crowded harbor,
    Secret favorites we do not shelter.

    Sitting with claws on a black string,
    Wondering if I really need Fling.

    Sitting on a telephone wire,
    Almost nothing to desire.

    But there is one thing that all Wingull dream,
    And it isn't to be featured in an OU team.

    Hoping one day to father a shiny,
    Or to sail the seas with the mythical Mr. Briney.​
     
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  11. Fangarde Drohn is love, Drohn is life...
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    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Might as well give it a shot.

    Reserving post: gamefreak33797
    Chosen Style: 25 lined ode


    Gengar
    Shadow of Night

    Beware the Shadow
    The one that moves
    Its smile is one of fright
    One that shall end all
    Till the end of Night

    Watch the Moon
    Make sure it's empty
    For if it is full
    You might just feel
    The Shadow's pull

    Sense the air
    Feel the cold
    It wants your heat
    Just don't let it
    Catch up to your feet

    Feel your energy
    Watch your step
    You might dissipate
    If you see the smile
    It might be too late

    Watch your back
    You never know
    It might be there
    Watching you
    Take care​

    +1 Private Vote
     
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  12. Luckyfire Aspiring Trainer
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    And right after I come back from my break, this is down to the last signup? I MUST JOIN! nevermind. I thought it was down to the last signup. :p

    Reserved Post
    Username: Luckyfire
    Chosen Style: Free Verse

    So... Grovyle, eh? I'm going to add some sort of twist in this poem and hope it's noticed.

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    Slashblade (By Luckyfire)

    I wake up on the beach, realizing I've no memory.
    Somebody helps me up... but...
    Ugh... I can't...

    A few moments later, I'm in the Guild's armory.
    Somebody tells me I am a Treecko, but I insist that I'm human.
    I still can't recall my name... maybe Noah?

    It does seem odd, though.

    All of the sudden, days later, I'm on the run with this Grovyle.
    He smiles at me, perhaps wanting me to help.
    But with what? I ask him why.

    He explains that there's some sort of cycle
    in Pokemon, that no one stays human for long.
    However... I seem to be the only one who insists I am human.

    Ow... what is this flash? I... I think...

    "Hey! You've finally evolved!" the Grovyle shouts, a wide grin on his beak.
    I look at myself in a puddle... I look almost exactly the same as him, only darker!
    He asks me again what my name is and if I'm still the same.

    I shrug, but I remembered what he'd said about being at the peak...
    I thought he was referring to mountains at that time.
    But apparently not, he was referring to my skills.

    He looks at me...
    "Well, well, looks like you've redeemed yourself again, Slashy."
    That mere nickname brought me back.

    I remember now; I'm not a human. I am simply Slashblade.
     
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  13. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
    Turtwig

    Forum Mod Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Signups end in four hours. Also, I have added all the Pokemon that were chosen to the OP and you can find yours by your name. Don't forget that you can change your poem style based on the Pokemon you just received (just ask)!

    Good luck everyone! :D
     
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  14. Pineapple X former local demigod
    Pineapple X

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    Dragalge, eh? I can do something with that. Good luck, everybody! :3
     
  15. TwistedTurtwig It's been a pleasure
    TwistedTurtwig

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    A question: does the title of our poem have to be the name of the Pokemon we were assigned, or can we make it something else?
     
  16. le Roi-Soleil PokéBeach Staff Alumnus
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Sign Ups)

    The title may be anything you please.

    Just a friendly reminder, please do not like any of the reserved posts until judging begins. :)
     
  17. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
    Turtwig

    Forum Mod Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Poetry Due!)

    Those who have submitted poems, voting starts tomorrow! You have until Friday, December 13th (what an unlucky day...) to cast your votes either by PMing me or by "liking" a person's poem. Thanks for your entries, I enjoyed every poem! :D
     
  18. Turtwig Retired retired Mod. Jovimohnaeliackvid.
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    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Voting)

    Well everyone, the results are in! Here are your winners of PokéPoetry! IV (I didn't include pictures with the poems):

    1st Place
    Hugging a Tree

    Mommy, you told me to never play in the woods,
    That I would get lost in the dark.
    I didn’t believe that I actually could,
    So it was a journey that I had to embark.

    After all these years of waiting for you, I slowly began to expire.
    My soul, left for dead, was forced to flee,
    Though found tranquility in a tree-stump’s attire.
    But I’m now a dark mass, a phantom, incarcerated in the end of a tree.

    You used to tell me that everything would end up alright,
    But time has only made it much worse.
    I spook the fools that run in the woods each night,
    For they are committing the same folly: and I call it the Forest’s Curse.

    Mommy, you told me that when I was lost, I should hug the nearest tree,
    But you never said that in waiting, the tree would turn into me.​

    2nd Place
    Gengar
    Shadow of Night

    Beware the Shadow
    The one that moves
    Its smile is one of fright
    One that shall end all
    Till the end of Night

    Watch the Moon
    Make sure it's empty
    For if it is full
    You might just feel
    The Shadow's pull

    Sense the air
    Feel the cold
    It wants your heat
    Just don't let it
    Catch up to your feet

    Feel your energy
    Watch your step
    You might dissipate
    If you see the smile
    It might be too late

    Watch your back
    You never know
    It might be there
    Watching you
    Take care​

    Slashblade (By Luckyfire)

    I wake up on the beach, realizing I've no memory.
    Somebody helps me up... but...
    Ugh... I can't...

    A few moments later, I'm in the Guild's armory.
    Somebody tells me I am a Treecko, but I insist that I'm human.
    I still can't recall my name... maybe Noah?

    It does seem odd, though.

    All of the sudden, days later, I'm on the run with this Grovyle.
    He smiles at me, perhaps wanting me to help.
    But with what? I ask him why.

    He explains that there's some sort of cycle
    in Pokemon, that no one stays human for long.
    However... I seem to be the only one who insists I am human.

    Ow... what is this flash? I... I think...

    "Hey! You've finally evolved!" the Grovyle shouts, a wide grin on his beak.
    I look at myself in a puddle... I look almost exactly the same as him, only darker!
    He asks me again what my name is and if I'm still the same.

    I shrug, but I remembered what he'd said about being at the peak...
    I thought he was referring to mountains at that time.
    But apparently not, he was referring to my skills.

    He looks at me...
    "Well, well, looks like you've redeemed yourself again, Slashy."
    That mere nickname brought me back.

    I remember now; I'm not a human. I am simply Slashblade.

    3rd Place
    Rat Outcast
    A violent rodent
    Gnawing at society
    Trying to fit in

    Setting shadows on a crowded harbor,
    Secret favorites we do not shelter.

    Sitting with claws on a black string,
    Wondering if I really need Fling.

    Sitting on a telephone wire,
    Almost nothing to desire.

    But there is one thing that all Wingull dream,
    And it isn't to be featured in an OU team.

    Hoping one day to father a shiny,
    Or to sail the seas with the mythical Mr. Briney.​
    These Feelings

    Rage
    Not my own
    Intensifying by the moment
    Concentrated on who knows what
    But that's irrelevant
    It's spicy, and I love it

    Envy
    Focused on things
    Inconsequential
    It hovers around me
    I pull it in
    It's sweet, and I love it

    Fear
    Ever present
    Saturating the air
    Like a fog surrounding the people
    I bask in its presence
    It's salty, and I love it

    Shuppet
    Emotionless
    Feeding on others
    Rage, Envy, and Fear
    I live off of these
    It's evil, and I love it​

    Thank you all for voting, every poem was great! Stay tuned for our next PokéPoetry contest!

    Congratulations, everyone!

    (And thank you all for voting for me, I appreciate it! :D)
     
  19. Mistryss Nite Is back from Beijing, China! ^.^
    Mistryss Nite

    Member

    RE: PokéPoetry! IV (Voting)

    I loved all of the poems! Everyone did well! And congrats to the winners! ^.^ See many of you next round!
     
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  20. PMJ happy thoughts
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    Articles Head Activities Staff Badges Staff Elite Member Advanced Member Member

    >every poem was great
    >came in dead last

    Oh well, I didn't like it much either :x Congrats to the winners, see you guys next time!
     

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