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WSC Exclusive - Nexus Limericks Competition

Discussion in 'Community News' started by Zap-Robo, Jan 23, 2014.

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  1. EvilTeddy

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    I think you might be right about that. No idea on the exact rules though, but it does ring a bell.
    Though in there example the 2nd line has 11. By coincidence I do comply with 7-11 :) and 5-7 :p
  2. Inuyasherz

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    Yes, even the example wasn't considered proper. That's part of what is making me lean to not changing mine to be right. Because I'm far from the right layout, but I can't make fun of Frost if I change it.
  3. AngelMynx

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    i was thinking of going with "Limerick for a beta key" but i think yours may be more appropriate lol

    edit: and sent! *fingers crossed*
  4. Hypothermia

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    I had never written a limerick before this. Within an hour of writing my first one, I had written five. There may be something wrong with me.
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    Just checked and I think mine respects this rule. Good to know!

    By the way, when will we know the results? Surely not by the deadline, but not long after that, I hope.
  6. EvilTeddy

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    I hope soon after too :)
  7. Kihoji

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    Submitted. That was a creative contest.
    I'm not much for poetry writing but I enjoyed this.
    Good Luck All!
  8. mister4mazing

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    I totally agree with you. My submitted one was 10 - 9 - 5 - 5 - 9
    The rhythm is totally lost when you try to go further, or don't at least keep them close.
    Lines 1, 2, and 5 should be very close in their number of syllables, same with 3 and 4.
    Also, it's the way you say something that makes it rhyme, not the fact that their last couple letters are the same.
    Example in the one I gave, longest, strongest, and contest only rhyme if you pronounce the 'est' in both longest and strongest as you would the 'est' in contest(more stressed, instead of the 'ist' that they usually have). So consider that when you are trying to rhyme. It's perfectly acceptable to imply a different pronunciation than usual, however, some words simply do not work properly when pronounced out of their basic pronunciation.

    I mean, I'm certain you won't be disqualified for not following the limerick guidelines, but just following the proper rhyming scheme and patterns of a limerick will probably boost your chances of winning immensely. It doesn't matter how great your content is if it isn't easy on the ears, and the rhythm isn't immediately apparent.
  9. Taher

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    Mine was a true limerick I believe. Can't show you guys it though :p
  10. mister4mazing

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    Haha, yeah. I considered posting mine, but decided I'd rather wait till the contest is over. Then if I'm one of the winners, I'm sure it will be posted for me anyways. :D
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    I've decided the same as you guys, to not share mine. However I didn't make mine proper. If everyone else was going to do it their own way, and they never said anything about the amount of syllables that would be correct I had a bright idea to poke fun at the devs. So my submission will either be great, or backfire.
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    I just noticed an error in my limerick. If I re-submit it (the same one, just left out one word), will I be disqualified?

    Please help, this is going to drive me insane.
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    Good luck all =)
  14. mister4mazing

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    Sorry, I honestly have no idea. You'll likely have to wait for a moderator to respond if you want a definite answer. Maybe if you submitted a second email and made it clear that it was a correction email, they wouldn't care. But that's just my assumption.
  15. Murais

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    I'm paranoid after the livestream, where the program they used to select made it so you could not submit the tag twice or you'd get disqualified, so now I'm equally afraid that even sending a second e-mail would get me taken out of the running.

    I hope a mod will respond. I've read through the rest of this thread, and I seem to not be the only one.
  16. Murais

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    Posting the limerick here to corroborate:

    Despite a mind clouded by stout,
    His straying hand had left him with doubt.
    He had come to suspect
    Finding antenna erect
    That this Mechari's input bay was an out.
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  17. venii

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    Sent in my entry ! fingers crossed now :p
  18. Chaos

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    About to send in mine I hope i'm lucky enough :x
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    Well, I've submitted mine after running through the rules and such like 20 times to make sure I don't disqualify myself. =D

    I made 5 to choose from and picked one from popular choice of my friends. Here are the other 4 that i still keep for fun:

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    "A Coward's Remorse"
    by Manjaro Wolf

    Too long and vainly we fight,
    the Dominion from day to night,
    though our forces are keen, their Chua are mean,
    and the Draken are always a fright.
    ==================================
    "Unable Undead"
    by Manjaro Wolf

    There once was a Mordesh in a bucket,
    who had to be moved like a puppet,
    a sneak attack from a Stalker, disabled the walker,
    now his outlook on life is "#@*% it".
    ==================================
    "The Accute Cassian's Deduction"
    by Manjaro Wolf

    To note Humans and Cassians the same,
    ones eyes are truly to blame,
    We're rich, they're poor, we sleep, they snore,
    and our factions are seperate in-game.
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    "Secret, Mechanical Secrecy"
    by Manjaro Wolf

    Oh how desperate the Mechari sigh,
    to long for the taste of a pie,
    through knowledge they quest, for a way to digest,
    even though they will surely deny.
    ==================================

    I won't post my entry because I'm crossin' my finger that it'll win and they'll reveal it that way; If not, i'll tell it later. =)
    If you like the ones above, thanks; but don't you go usin' them yourself, ya'hear? Where I come from, we don't take kindly to Limmerick Theives....
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    I'm not sure if it'll be considered sufficiently Wildstar themed (you need to have watched the livestream), but I sent this in anyway,

    His face was carved from granite,
    his fists were the size of planets.
    Bravely he fought, but his practice produced squat,
    wwwww323232dss3asaa234sa4sa2s4dd "...damn it!"

    I Expectâ„¢ it'll be okay, poetry rules were made to be broken.
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