The Nostradamus Comp


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The Hurt Within
08-26-2006, 07:15 PM
So I've seen quite a few pieces using religious/prophetic/absolution themes so I thought it would be a good idea for a comp, plus i've seen the same thread advertised from S+L for days, its bugging me. So here it is, the Nostradamus comp, well we all know who he is and here are the rules.

1. Your piece must be prophesying something, he covered deaths, countries, wars, places and practically everything. If you wish to emulate his style go ahead.

2. He usually kept each prophecy to around 4-8 lines so im not expecting much. I do want new pieces for this too, its not hard.

3. 9 entrants if I can get 9

4. Due date set when the 9 is filled.

1. The Hurt Within (Steve)
2. Something_Vague (Matt)
3. Retribution (James)
4. Circular.Parade (Mat)
5. ScouserTommy (Ro)
6. CJW (Chris)
7. mcmeddesr (Stephen)
8. pe_666 (Peter)
9. Dæmönika (Mike)


08-26-2006, 09:02 PM
in, i'll write my piece now.

08-26-2006, 09:04 PM
I'll be in.

The Hurt Within
08-26-2006, 09:10 PM
Okay gd, two at least 3 including me. And Ret what is your name, Im shit with names, im sorry. I know Matts and my own, only. :D

08-26-2006, 09:21 PM

08-27-2006, 01:34 PM

The Hurt Within
08-27-2006, 05:17 PM
Ok well i can see this is bustling :(

08-27-2006, 09:30 PM
I'll try to write something for this, but I don't yet want to say "in" just in case I find I can't come up with the goods!
So I guess that's kinduva provisional, conditional "in", for me. Maybe!

08-29-2006, 05:54 AM
I'd like to play. I'll give it a shot, at least.

It's Chris, and would we need a title?

08-29-2006, 05:59 AM

i'm in

The Hurt Within
08-29-2006, 01:02 PM
I'd like to play. I'll give it a shot, at least.

It's Chris, and would we need a title?

Err? A title for the piece you mean? I dont get.

both in ofc.

08-29-2006, 02:42 PM

so no more then 8 lines

The Hurt Within
08-30-2006, 12:27 AM

so no more then 8 lines

Thats not a rule, Nostradamus used to write in Quatrains, usually. And he rarely went over 8 lines, so its a kinda given, if you wanna go over by all means. Matt's piece and mine are short.

08-30-2006, 11:54 AM
Nostradamus pieces didn't have titles as in poetry, so I wondered if we need one of our own.

08-30-2006, 06:39 PM
^I'm guessing it's not 'needed', anyway. I'm not gonna use one, 'cause after all it is the Nostradamus comp and well...I'm guessing there'd be points deducted, so to speak, if it's not very 'Nostradamus'.

08-31-2006, 07:39 AM
mm, so you just need to write a piece with a prophecy in it?
If so, I'm in :) my real name is Peter :D

08-31-2006, 09:54 AM
I'm kinda nervous about this...

And I'm having trouble.

His stuff is hella weird, and it wasn't even written in English. Can I write in another language?

08-31-2006, 11:02 AM
I'd like to be a part of this, seeing as there is still room left. Can I add also that as the vast majority of you will be writing in English, I'd imagine you could do it without rhyming. As for people asking about titles, he never wrote any quatrains for the Centuries XI and on, so maybe whoever will be receiving these "prophecies" can order them as 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on for Century XI.

#1 synth
09-02-2006, 12:48 AM
I'd like to be in?

is it too late?

my names Dylan?


I guess I'll leave now?


I love you Steve?


09-02-2006, 06:01 PM
heyo i want in too :)

09-02-2006, 06:14 PM
i would like to be in if theres space.

09-04-2006, 02:49 AM
i guess its too late lol... but il be in , u can call me whatever you like

The Hurt Within
09-16-2006, 07:17 AM
Ok, so the roster is filled, but synth you might aswell write a piece anyway, 'cause i sense i'm gonna need it. The due date for this is a week from now, work the date out yourselves.

This isn't dead, sorry for the delay, I went to Israel. :D


09-16-2006, 10:59 AM
Alright, due date, september 23rd.

Hope you had a good trip :)

The Hurt Within
09-25-2006, 09:13 AM
I HAVE 3! Not including mine or Ro's so get these in, or you're missing out. Its still alive. ok.

09-25-2006, 09:40 AM
Oh...I didn't submit one yet, did I? Oops...I'll have 'er for you tonight if that's okay?
No worries if I'm too late, at least Synth'll get in on it. Lol assuming he's submitted one on time too.

#1 synth
09-25-2006, 09:54 AM
nah, I didnt get to it... I thought that you had enough people and I didnt really have any time... I could write you one if you still want me to though.

Do you want me steve? you know you want me ;)

09-25-2006, 04:23 PM
[Edit]: ^Lol I misunderstand yet again. I get stuff...:(

K I give up, mine's about as good (using teh word loosely) as it's gonna really get. PM'ing you it now Steve...

The Hurt Within
09-26-2006, 06:33 PM
nah, I didnt get to it... I thought that you had enough people and I didnt really have any time... I could write you one if you still want me to though.

Do you want me steve? you know you want me ;)

with urs and mine i tink we have 6 so that'll do.


09-26-2006, 10:34 PM
Wow, sorry, just crawled my neck out a pile of homework.

I'll write one in the following minutes/hour. The point is, you'll have one before tomorrow morning. it's 10h30 PM here, by midnight it should be in.

The Hurt Within
09-27-2006, 02:48 PM
^ even better, yeha im giving another day. so it'll be the end of 28th deadline now.


10-04-2006, 08:29 AM
So what's up with that?

10-09-2006, 10:30 AM
DOnt you think its about time to put it up?