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#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
7,350 IQ
#1
Well, June is over so its time for a new one of these I assume! Yay! so as to not deviate from Steve's threads I will introduce what this is all about. This thread is the place where dreams are born, packaged and shipped off to sweatshops. This is the place where all of your wildes imagination becomes manifest. This is the place where the word jezebel may be used and accepted as a formal greeting. This is the Competition ideas thread.

The purpose of this is for you, the forumers, to spew out outlandish ideas for competitions and have the rest of the forumites say yay or nay to the ideas (they may also bray like a horse, as those words rhyme). If said forumnizers do like your idea and you have a fair amount of support for the competition then go ahead and make a 'sign-up thread'!

A sign up thread is one in which you designate two things:

1. what the heck the specified competition is about
and
2. what the rules for the competition are.
(actually, theres a third one)
3. sign-up slots so you can edit in the participents so have so far.


Well, thats about it, I'm off to Turkey, so get suggesting and I'll see you kool kats when I get back. (oh, and if this is ussually Steve's thing and he wants to do it instead, just delete this, I'm not one for disrupting tradition... unless its hanakha, cause I cant spell it for the life of me.)
#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
7,350 IQ
#2
my idea for a comp is the 'revision duet comp where n00bs and non-n00bs are paired up to get the best piece, I think' the name needs a little work but bear with me. one person (preferably a n00b) writes a rough draft and hopefully it wont be a masterpiece. Then the 'non-n00b' who the n00b was paired with revises the piece to his liking and about 8 teams will do this. then I'll pit them against each other in some crazy ways.

well, yay or bray?
Something_Vague
Blanched in White Oars
Join date: Nov 2004
5,239 IQ
#3
I'm up for a Super Comp. aka, anything can be entered.

It's fast and easy to do. 12-16 people, big comp, goes quickly, big winner.
#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
7,350 IQ
#5
Quote by Something_Vague
I'm up for a Super Comp. aka, anything can be entered.

It's fast and easy to do. 12-16 people, big comp, goes quickly, big winner.


I'd be down.
paraboetheo
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2006
109 IQ
#8
Hmm... I had something of a team-battle concept using the Japanese renga.

Three teams of three poets each collaborate on creating a single renga of a haiku and fifteen couplets (according to the usual style of collaboration). Hence, each team member offers a haiku to begin the renga, in which the whole team votes on the best, and then offers (in a determined order) five of the fifteen couplets. Then, the winner is decided in two ways: 1) best haiku and 2) best overall renga.

(If it sounds fair, the logistics would work out to something like "best haiku" would win each team member one point, while "best renga" would pull three points - 2nd place for "best renga" would recieve a prize of one point.)

I figure that the basic restrictions on form aren't too conflicting to a creative environment, since UG is such a massive fan of free verse (we're talking 5-7-5 on haikus, and 7-7 couplets).

Eh? (What about whinneying instead of braying?)
justapoet
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2006
21 IQ
#9
Quote by Something_Vague
I'm up for a Super Comp. aka, anything can be entered.

It's fast and easy to do. 12-16 people, big comp, goes quickly, big winner.


I may be new to the forum, but i've been writing for a while... I'm in.
xArCaDiAx
An Unfortunate Seduction
Join date: Nov 2003
1,046 IQ
#10
^Sorry. But registration for it is closed. And the people in it are wating for the comp to start up.
Can You Fill In The Blanks?
LOOKtheskyfell!
That sort of thing...
Join date: Feb 2005
559 IQ
#11
i remember this idea was used a while back and might be fun right now...and imitation writer thread? i thought it was pretty fun, maybe we could try it again?
AuSsIePuNk92
Whenwordsfailmusicscreams
Join date: Jul 2006
32 IQ
#12
is there still any spots left in this comp im new as you probably know, and ive been lookin for any comps to join up in?
TrigFunction
eating tunafish
Join date: May 2005
1,701 IQ
#13
umm this isnt a comp... its just ideas for a competition that someone would like to suggest. If your talkinga bout the grand championship one, no its already filled. But im sure eventaully another comp will start up and if your interested just type in and your in

-Mike

btw im for another imitiation writer comp
Jammydude44
Bad Santa
Join date: May 2006
8,469 IQ
#14
I suggest that we don't try any new comps, but try and get the international comp workin gout, and the Vets vs Newbies, and the Grand Championship up and running, because they were 3 intersting comps that have kind of... stalled.
pumpkins_rule
UG's Rap crusader
Join date: Aug 2004
1,404 IQ
#15
We should have a comp where you have to write something on drugs. You have to specify the drug, dose, etc.
Ain't Nuthin' But a UG Thang: Generic member of the UG Hip Hop/Guitar Music Equality Illuminati

Quote by mydarkesthour

It seems like UG is full of those Caveman Metalheads

Quote by mydarkesthour
I meant caveman as in long haired....


pumpkins_rule
UG's Rap crusader
Join date: Aug 2004
1,404 IQ
#18
Quote by TrigFunction
eh, i think it should just be about drugs. Not about what kind, dosage, and all that.


No I mean you should indicate what kind of drug you were on when you wrote the piece. And it's not supposed to be about drugs, it's supposed to be something you wrote while on drugs. No subject matter will be unacceptable.
Ain't Nuthin' But a UG Thang: Generic member of the UG Hip Hop/Guitar Music Equality Illuminati

Quote by mydarkesthour

It seems like UG is full of those Caveman Metalheads

Quote by mydarkesthour
I meant caveman as in long haired....


TrigFunction
eating tunafish
Join date: May 2005
1,701 IQ
#22
Quote by pooch0072
How about a parable competition?


synth says he likes this idea... can you just unban him so i no longer have to post for him?...maybe... ha

an another note

Me and arcadia are coming up with every idea that we have here / all the comps weve had in that past and laying out a full year ( dont worry were gonna have slots open for suggestions in here every 2 months) basically we want one comp to be running for two weeks, then a new one starts. Were also thinking of maybe starting the points completely over.and forgetting the grand comp. But i think we need some backing on that. so whats everyone think?
pumpkins_rule
UG's Rap crusader
Join date: Aug 2004
1,404 IQ
#23
Quote by TrigFunction
LMFAO this is the best idea ever

you want...

all of us to do drugs

and write poems

and just get high off our asses

while writing poems?


Well you don't have to enter the competition if you don't want to do drugs...
Ain't Nuthin' But a UG Thang: Generic member of the UG Hip Hop/Guitar Music Equality Illuminati

Quote by mydarkesthour

It seems like UG is full of those Caveman Metalheads

Quote by mydarkesthour
I meant caveman as in long haired....


scousertommy
Ro
Join date: Oct 2004
604 IQ
#24
Quote by pooch0072
How about a parable competition?

I wholeheartedly endorse this product and/or idea. Though I know it'll probably never fly.

Eh, yeah, drugs. Isn't the guy that suggested that a genuine drug addict now? I'm not joking
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TrigFunction
eating tunafish
Join date: May 2005
1,701 IQ
#25
Well pumpkins im pretty sure none of the mods are going to approve of this... though it does say in the rules that anybody can start a competition, though the mods reserve the right to close it if they see fit. I honestly dont know how many people your going to get to do it though.
#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
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#26
Mike and Nelson- Clear the system please and just know that I fukin appreciate the hell out of you (well not really Mike... actually not really Mike at all... damn I hate him ) for all the revitalizing work you are putting into S&L. Like seriously, and I believe I speak for most of S&L when I say, thank you Nelson!

O and I'll only do the drug one if you hook me up with the stuff... got any connections in Oregon?

Edit: Pooch, set up the Parable comp, even if its just me you and Ronan, its a damn good idea.
TrigFunction
eating tunafish
Join date: May 2005
1,701 IQ
#27
dylans just jealous that i had out with super hott nebraskan models and he gets his less then average girlfriend. On another note is there any more backing on just starting over? this would require some rules changes so pooch or alice, we need your input. On the parable comp, idk how many people your going to get to enter but i like the idea. Also pooch or alice what do you think about implementing a one point deduction if you enter a competition and dont send in a piece by deadline. I think we should do it, it will help them run better especially if were trying to get it more organized. the people that are running the comp could just post all the names that signed up but didnt send in pieces with a -1 after em.

-Mike
ktownsxfinest
K-Town's Finest Panda
Join date: Aug 2006
35 IQ
#31
hey, is it too late to get into this comp? yea, im a n00b here at UG but that doesnt mean i suck at writing... so is it cool?
it takes randomness to be <i> cool <i>, kind of like tourettes on speed

Cartman - Whatever, whatever, I do what I want!!

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ktownsxfinest
K-Town's Finest Panda
Join date: Aug 2006
35 IQ
#32
cept i dont do drugs, lol..
it takes randomness to be <i> cool <i>, kind of like tourettes on speed

Cartman - Whatever, whatever, I do what I want!!

Fender Strat Jimmie Vaughn Tex Mex
Peavey 112 EFX Amp
Drumset
ktownsxfinest
K-Town's Finest Panda
Join date: Aug 2006
35 IQ
#35
ok, thanks.
it takes randomness to be <i> cool <i>, kind of like tourettes on speed

Cartman - Whatever, whatever, I do what I want!!

Fender Strat Jimmie Vaughn Tex Mex
Peavey 112 EFX Amp
Drumset
#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
7,350 IQ
#36
I'm going to make an Alphabet Comp if thats okay with you Nelson.

it consists of poems with 26 lines, each line must start with the consecutive letters in the alphabet

ie. the first three lines could be:

Angry, I feel torn
Between the snow and sheets of
Choir-boys melting on my tongue


and then it goes on like that to z. I would ask people judge on flow as well as content. any objections {nelson?}
Retribution
Fgtofyrdmnswrtsngsinyrslp
Join date: Oct 2005
558 IQ
#37
Quote by #1 synth
I'm going to make an Alphabet Comp if thats okay with you Nelson.

it consists of poems with 26 lines, each line must start with the consecutive letters in the alphabet

ie. the first three lines could be:

Angry, I feel torn
Between the snow and sheets of
Choir-boys melting on my tongue


and then it goes on like that to z. I would ask people judge on flow as well as content. any objections {nelson?}


Now, THATS fun.
#1 synth
Weeow!
Join date: Mar 2006
7,350 IQ
#39
I wrote one last night and the first line was 'Abraham Lincoln is a con', it was a fun and easy thing to write, i think I'm gonna set it up and probably post the first one I wrote sometime this week
amy_gail
UG Freak
Join date: Jun 2005
69 IQ
#40
shouldnt there be an idea thread for October pretty soon?
Maybe this has been done before but maybe there could be a comp where you write this ode (dunno how you spell that.. too lazy to check) to your hero.... its not about writing in his or hers style though.
Another comp could be where you write your own Eulogy, in a poetic way of course.
i know my idea's are a lill depressing sorry for that
Boo!