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Jammydude44
10-03-2006, 11:47 AM
Right! Just four lines to show how good a writer you are. Four lines is the mimimum you can post in S&L, so seeing as this appears rarely I though I'd make a comp of it. I'll be making a max syllable count so lines can't just go on and on aswell.

I'll finlaise the rules once the sign-up is done, 3 groups of four in the 1st round, so I'm looking for 12 competitors. I'm aiming for a 10th October Deadline.

EDIT: Upped to 16
EDIT: 17. No more :P

Competitors:

1. #1 Synth (Dylan)*
2. Caz_Guitar_dude (Calum?) *
3. Parabetheo (Bryan)*
4. Circular. Parade (Mat)
5. DanteR* (Dylan)*
6. frd_Marshall
7. scousertommy (Ro)
8. Retribution (James)
9. Something_vague (Matt) *
10. I ARE 301 (Stephen) *
11. Fate of Mind (Max) *
12. irishmatt 1992 (Matt)*
13. Phoebus*
14. jman32892006 (Justin)*
15. JimmyPage=God (connor) *
16. Alk 3Addict (James)*
17. Mayday (Danny)*


Jamie

#1 synth
10-03-2006, 12:26 PM
in.

caz_guitar_dude
10-03-2006, 12:34 PM
I'm in.

paraboetheo
10-03-2006, 01:42 PM
Hell, I'll try it.

circular.parade
10-03-2006, 02:48 PM
why not.

Edit : the name's mat

DanteR*
10-03-2006, 05:13 PM
In ( Dylan Is my name fyi :) )

frd_marshll
10-03-2006, 06:16 PM
i am in

scousertommy
10-03-2006, 07:13 PM
Insauce.

Retribution
10-03-2006, 08:18 PM
In.

James.

paraboetheo
10-03-2006, 08:52 PM
Damn straight.

Something_Vague
10-03-2006, 11:36 PM
in:

A Stranger's Hands: He'll Do Something Silly.

you're an inanimate objection and a comtose lucid dream projection, your eyes are golden fleece with opium licorice wires wrapped for lips.

a make shift filigree reaction to the only slurred words we speak in third person,

i've been wanting you like cancer recovery, like a static revolver, like a digital holocaust.

make my heart pump to the beat of a cardiac arrest, because these mix tapes are only playing the sound of a snowstorm.

four lines.

frd_marshll
10-04-2006, 12:35 AM
i thought you left

I ARE 1031
10-04-2006, 12:38 AM
Sounds cool... Stephen be me.

Fate_of_Mind
10-04-2006, 07:58 AM
I'll be in, my name is Max

irishmatt1992
10-04-2006, 08:28 AM
I'll try

Phoebus
10-04-2006, 09:32 AM
since ive written pieces that short..............in

jman32892006
10-04-2006, 10:11 AM
I'm in, names Justin, might as well put up my 4 liner right away

The boy made of stone
with tears like diamonds
rain from the sky
and cleanse a broken youth

#1 synth
10-04-2006, 10:25 AM
The boy made of stone
with tears like diamonds
rain from the sky
and cleanse a broken youth

*cough*gramaticallyincorrectfortheideayouareattemptingtopulloff*cough*

scousertommy
10-04-2006, 11:34 AM
Uhh, what Jamie?! Max syllable count? Weak. :(

Jammydude44
10-04-2006, 03:34 PM
Okay, I said 12 but I'm upping to 16, anyone after that it's a definite no.

Max syllable count was an Idea just to stop people rambling on for like, ever. (some idiots owuld attempt to try it).

Fate_of_Mind
10-04-2006, 04:25 PM
nah, I think most people are smart enough to write something without rambling on in lines. And if they don't, than it's not as well written anyways and won't do well.

JimmyPage=God
10-04-2006, 05:56 PM
ill enter (connor)

Alk 3 addict
10-04-2006, 07:22 PM
sounds fun... im in

EDIT: by the way, the name's James.

_Mayday_
10-05-2006, 03:18 PM
I'll have a go. M'names Danny.

EDIT: Here's my entry, I hope I got in on time.

Colour erodes my dreams, clouds my mind
Successfully carpet-bombing my wildest desires
Leaving run-down ambitions, desolate trails of thought;
Whilst safeguarding my most cherished memories.

I ARE 1031
10-05-2006, 06:51 PM
Obstacles so tall and wide do seem so volatile from this side
I approach, they turn into ghosts, the apparition is no more
I can stare up ahead and assess my fears, the ground is dead now
But don't cry here, the grass will grow, pretty soon it's all you willl know

:)

Jammydude44
10-06-2006, 11:31 AM
something_vague, Jman, Mayday and I ARE 1031- Do you want me to take thos peices for the comp? Please reply before the Deadline which I shall say in a sec.

Right, I've got 16, as follows:

EDIT: 17, I'll have one of 5. No more now though, I swear.

1. #1 Synth (Dylan)
2. Caz_Guitar_dude (Calum?)
3. Parabetheo (Umm.. Bryan? I dunno, sorry.. )
4. Circular. Parade (I dunno again, sorry..)
5. DanteR* (Dylan)
6. frd_Marshall
7. scousertommy (Ro)
8. Retribution (James)
9. Something_vague (Matt)
10. I ARE 301 (Stephen)
11. Fate of Mind (Max)
12. Irish Matt 1992
13. Phoebus
14. jman32892006
15. JimmyPage=God (connor)
16. Alk 3Addict (James)
17. Mayday

Apologies to those who aren't in, tough luck, you missed it.

RULES:

I won't have a max syllable count, but please don't abuse that rule by trying to turn an 8 liner piece into a 4 liner piece.

Pieces can be as poetic or non-poetic as the writer wishes.

Any topic, any theme, makes no difference to me whatsoever.

DEADLINE DATE: 12th October That's almost a week, I'll try and set up the 4 first roud matches once I have the pieces.

REMEMEBER: From the Comp thread.

NEW RULE- If you do not submit your piece for the competition you signed up for by the due date, you will receive a deduction of 1pt. If you need an extra day due to reasons such as vacations or just being inable to get it in on time, you must notify the competition starter before the due date.

I don't really want to put back the date, please give me a valid reason, no bullsh*t that you didn't have enough time, 6 days is more than enough, methinks.

I think I've covered all the rules etc so- Get writing!

Jamie

_Mayday_
10-06-2006, 12:13 PM
something_vague, Jman, Mayday and I ARE 1031- Do you want me to take thos peices for the comp? Please reply before the Deadline which I shall say in a sec.


I would like you to. Please do.

Something_Vague
10-06-2006, 03:33 PM
yeah.

I ARE 1031
10-06-2006, 10:54 PM
Yes, that's my entry. I wanted to do a free write type thing. I'm satisfied!

:)

Jammydude44
10-07-2006, 07:05 AM
Thanks, I have 6 pieces so far, I shall put an * next to each one I have recieved on the first post of the thread.

Jamie

caz_guitar_dude
10-07-2006, 07:14 AM
We PM them to you yes?

Edit: Yup, i'm Calum JD :p:

Jammydude44
10-07-2006, 07:16 AM
Yes, PM preffereably, or if you want everyone to see your piiece beforehand, post em here, your choice.

Glad I got your name right :D

Jamie

scousertommy
10-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Is that 16-syllable thing actually being enforced? 'Cause at least one of the pieces already posted hered doesn't adhere to it. So...like, what's the story about the syllable count rule?
Oh, ok, sorry, just read your edit of the big post. No max syllable count. So what constitutes "abuse" of the syllable count thing?

Oh and I'm Ro :peace:

Jammydude44
10-07-2006, 06:05 PM
Ha, like writing what would obviously be a stupid and ridiculous amount, something like the length of your post- to me, that is not one line. I'll pass judgement with each one. I won't be too picky though, just not stupid. anyhing that goes over two lines when posted would probably be what I'm on about- I don't see that as one line.

Jamie

I ARE 1031
10-07-2006, 06:06 PM
'Cause at least one of the pieces already posted hered doesn't adhere to it.

Which one? I counted mine, I got 16 on each line, but if not I can remove some with no trouble.

Jammydude44
10-07-2006, 06:19 PM
There's no max syllable count rules. Read what I've already said. I ARE 1031, is that th epiece you want entered to the comp?

Jamie

pixiesfanyo
10-08-2006, 12:22 AM
I'm in.

Jammydude44
10-08-2006, 05:14 AM
Tooo late.

Jamie

irishmatt1992
10-08-2006, 09:52 PM
shall I PM you? My name is Matt, obviousley

I ARE 1031
10-09-2006, 06:48 AM
Yes, that's my entry. I wanted to do a free write type thing. I'm satisfied!

:)

Um...

Jammydude44
10-09-2006, 12:17 PM
Yeh yeh, I missed it ^ Lol

Irish matt, firstyl clear your pm inbox, secondly, the comp is FOUR LINe comp, you sent me one wiht more than that. The rules couldn't be easier, and now I've made you look a fool :D

I'd be happy for you to send me another piece- just clear your inbox.

Everyone else- 3 days. No piece, -1 point.

Jamie

caz_guitar_dude
10-09-2006, 12:43 PM
^ Haha, fool. :p:

_Mayday_
10-09-2006, 02:57 PM
^ Haha, fool. :p:


What happened to your avatar?

caz_guitar_dude
10-09-2006, 03:48 PM
I changed it :)

Jammydude44
10-09-2006, 03:50 PM
Stop spamming my thread :D

And get your pieces in to me, I need another 10. 3 days.

I actually want this comp to go ahead.

Jamie

_Mayday_
10-09-2006, 04:38 PM
I changed it :)

*Shakes head*


*Walks away*


*Turns around*


*Shakes head again*

irishmatt1992
10-09-2006, 05:22 PM
Yeh yeh, I missed it ^ Lol

Irish matt, firstyl clear your pm inbox, secondly, the comp is FOUR LINe comp, you sent me one wiht more than that. The rules couldn't be easier, and now I've made you look a fool :D

I'd be happy for you to send me another piece- just clear your inbox.

Everyone else- 3 days. No piece, -1 point.

Jamie

it's all good now so don't be a dick to me, you said a 8 line peice so don't make it a four, you said it so . . ., w/e, PM me back

r12g14
10-10-2006, 12:00 AM
I wanna join!

Phoebus
10-10-2006, 01:12 AM
way too late

Jammydude44
10-10-2006, 11:32 AM
r12g14, it is indeed, far too late.

Irishmatt, it's a four line comp, if you could please point me in the direction of where I said 8 lines, be my guest.

Four lines
Looks like
This sort of
Length.

It was a bit of lighthearted humour, don't take it personally.

I belive I have 7 pieces. Get them in, two more days.

Jamie

Jammydude44
10-11-2006, 12:33 PM
ONE MORE DAY

It will be minus one point, I have given enough time and no one has told me they couldn't do it- so you WILL lose 1 point if I don't have it by the end of tomorow.

Jamie

DanteR*
10-13-2006, 12:27 AM
My OTS entry:

Clenching weathered nails in my ceramic palm
As I gasp for oxygen, breathing you in;
Surfacing from the depths of the fluoride ocean calm
Bubbling with a million minty fresh specks of interest

Jammydude44
10-13-2006, 11:25 AM
Right, I'm going to check on this again at around 10/11 tonight.

Anyone who does not have their pieces to me by then will be -1 point.

Jamie

Jammydude44
10-14-2006, 04:48 PM
RIGHT

These four who have not given me they're pieces and have not Pm'd me, now 1 day over the due date, WILL be losing one point, no excuses now:

Circular. Parade
frd_Marshall
scousertommy
Retribution

I will set up the first rounds now, hopefully. I have 13 pieces, so I shall have 2 groups of 4, one of 5. I will try and create the groups as equally as I see fit. I will put them up for a week. Top one (if there is) of the groups of 4 will go to the final, top 2 (if there are) of the other group will progress. If there are ties then I will up the amount of finals places.

PRIZES:

1st Place- 5 Points
2nd Place- 3 Points
3rd Place- 2 Points

These will be the points, unless Arcadia needs them changing, as I haven't used the points scheme as noted in the Season 2 comp thread.

Enough said, let the games begin and get voting!!

Jamie

Retribution
10-14-2006, 06:29 PM
My computer was having trouble:

Yes, I know that I did have some posts on here: But with all the crappiness going on I could never get into my PM's and I kind of forgot the contests.

Subtract a point, I don't care because to be honest I don't give two ****s about competitions anymore, but I wanted you to know why I didn't send it in.

Sorry Jammy. At least it seemed to have worked out in an even amount though? haha.

Jammydude44
10-14-2006, 06:31 PM
Thanks Retribution- the points is nothing personal, I just wanted to keep everything to the rules.

No hard feelings then. Please vote!!

Jamie

caz_guitar_dude
10-15-2006, 04:18 AM
Thanks Retribution- the points is nothing personal, I just wanted to keep everything to the rules.

No hard feelings then. Please vote for CALUM!!

Jamie
Well, i'm flattered, but i think Jamie has the right idea..... ;)