EDITED: Okay, I have received a lot of cool poetry. However, I should have clarified what exactly a sonnet is, and which style we're using. Totally my fault. Hopefully, this doesn't sour you all on doing it, for those of you who will have to rewrite it. I have extended the deadline to Wednesday, the 26th, 11:59PM PST. See below for the rules of the sonnet.
1) Must be a Shakespearean, English sonnet. This has 14 lines written in iambic pentameter, which basically means 10 syllables each line. The lines rhyme as follows: a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g. You'll notice the last two lines are a rhyming couplet. So, to illustrate, here's a sonnet I wrote:
Shall I suppose the Eye forever shines? (a)
A mark, a rune, a desperate sweat of (b)
Madness; raging pleasure, hatred divine (a)
And You! Ought fly away O blackened dove, (b)
Foul, untamed carrier of what was mine, (c)
Corrupt another’s sky, soar high above! (d)
The circle of death: an infinite line; (c)
A rote path so sheer I climb, yet you shove (d)
Me as before below...dead in your eyes. (e)
Alas, cruel nature’s vice hath made my heart (f)
Divide; an empty well, a thirst for lies, (e)
Its rhythm faded by your poisoned part, (f)
A prismatic split, a moaning abyss (g)
A broken love, and a final dead kiss. (g)
See how the a's rhyme, the d's rhyme, etc? Obviously, this sonnet does not have anything truly supernatural, so it would lose.
2) Must be about some sort of supernatural occurrence. This can entail zombies, mind probes, octopus-tentacle beasts, radiation therapy, telekinesis, necromancers turned liches, etc.
3) Must also include a romantic interest, male, female, neutral, or otherwise. Romantic interest is not necessarily sex or love.
4) EXPLAIN how there is a love/romantic interest and supernatural occurrence if it is not obvious, as so many sonnets/poems can be vague.
5) PM me your entries.
6) I will judge them, and the winner will win - what the majority decides - what YOU will determine.
Only post in this thread the following:
What the winner wins. No commentary, nothing. Just "50 points."
Or, "Your trophy."
Or, "Endmaster's [Waist: (Glowing) A Battered Pocket-watch] gear.
Or, "A copy of 'The Last of Us'"
Or, "Piss off, you bleedin' bastard, we ain't into bein' forced into some Mary-lovin', rhymin' shite, yeh tosser."
The reward will be my trophy, caked with dust and the foul smell of lost success, unless you think of something better. And points. Oh yes, shiny points.
Any who abuse the thread to post otherwise will be immediately killed reprimanded.
Haha I definately don't have any suspicions of winning, but I wants the trophy!
Your trophy+150 points sounds good. Sonnets are so strict..so hard to write, even without your restrictions. But
You sorry sack of human waste, I'm not doing tricks for your amusement. Just bu...Your trophy you say? Why yes. I think I'll give this a try.
In all seriousness, your planned reward sounds lovely. Though if you would like to clean it off before you give it, that would be good too.
Everyone wants the trophy..
Trophy is my chosen reward
Need I reiterate?
Last of us? YES PLEASE
OK, my trophy is the reward, as that's the majority vote. There will also be an undisclosed amount of points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I am flattered that you would choose my trophy over a $60 game.
lol yes i choose the trophy too as i dont have any lol
The contest trophy would be cool too. But I'm not sure that would be reasonable, considering this contest is a personal endeavor instead of an official site contest.
EDIT: I mean since this is a mini contest, but still a legitimate official site contest.
For 4.), do you want us to explain in the PM or in the sonnet itself (in case we're planning on being vague)
Ignoring the fact that I don't stand a chance of winning, I'd be more than happy with a contest trophy. But given the fact that there is no contest trophy, I'd also be happy with your trophy.
This is an official site contest. What would consitute one otherwise? One run by Alexp? However, this is a mini-contest, and the only reason it's been extended is because I acted the fool and did not explain myself well enough. I forget that directions are paramount.
My goal is to take your creative potential and force you to funnel it into a restrictive space. That is good for you.
There will be no "site trophy." I gave you the option of a $60 PS3 game and you chose my broken, teeth slanted, dusty, failed glamour, trophy.
Too late. That is what you chose. And you will like it.
To be fair, I doubt anyone seriously thought you would put up a $60 game as a prize.
Don't see why anyone would think that. And now that you've commented in this forum, I have to kill you.
I voted for the game! ZOMBIES!!!
I want game as well just for Xbox360 or p.c
id consider buying a PS3 if someone gave me last of us
Fools! You already chose my trophy. Now get writing.
I wanted the game, but i realised it was for ps3
Just wondering randomly but is there any contests you do, other than poetryz.
Well, there was that one Contest to See How Much Pepsi Cola You Could Pour Into Your Key Board Before It Quit Working.
But it was kind of short-lived for some reason...
Im excited for this!! (poerty not destroying my keyboard )
*pours cola he just bought onto his tablet's keyboard*
gonna get killed for this
I JUST WON THE CONTEST! POURED 99999999999999999999999999999999
9 LITERS OF COLA!!!
Come on, whos the winner?
I assume you're referring to the poetry contest, which I am also waiting for with an unreasonable level of impatience.
If you refer to the cola keyboard comp then I refer you to the post above yours.
Give it some time folks :)
It will take the Professor a while to grade all the entries to see how they all stack up ^v^
I think it has more to do with him not being online since yesterday around noon lol.
*quotes Oprah* YOU GET A TROPHY AND YOU GET A TROPHY EVERYONE GETS A TROPHY!!!!!!!!" *cue exotic dance music*
This is starting to get at me. haha. I want to know how we all stacked up!
Everyone lost. After reading them all, Madglee was so ashamed to be associated with a site that had so many bad poets, that he vowed to leave forever!
I'm irrationally paranoid sometimes, and you're not helping. XD
Nah, I do wonder why the sudden contest though. I briefly toyed with the idea that he needed a sonnet and wanted to see if he could get one of us, "Those pitiful tools" to do it for him. The idea was, obviously, swiftly discarded as nonsense.
That would be hilarious.
Yes, yes it would.
I can see him now, pulling out his hair - "What the hell is this awful crap?!? Don't these morons know the difference between an Iambic pentameter and a hole in the ground? I can't use any of this tripe!"
I feel like mine is worth stealing. :P
Show it ^_^
Mine would probable make a good doorstop - IF written on thick parchment with a quill pen, then scrolled up, and stuffed under the gap.
All right, just let me get my quill pen...
Madglee came up with a contest idea
He'd get CYS users all busy.
They became anxious as the day came near
Where he'd judge them til they said, where is he?
They'd written sonnets and wanted to see
Which entry he thought to be the greatest
But heard no one did, the news from Madglee
Announcing which sonnet he thought was best.
And who can blame those impatient writers?
Not I, like you I want to know who won.
Many of you I hear, pulled all nighters
In order to get your own entry done.
This poem's about done- wasn't that great
Now that it's written I'll shut up and wait.
WE ARE WAITING
But isn't the contest like, over? Wasn't it until the 26th
I am waiting for the result.
I see.. Sorry then.
How's the old tension? Give me some time. I am pouring over all this fine work and will make a decision soon. I had to leave LA and am visiting a friend in KC so am taking a bit more time than I originally would have. But sooooooon. Very soon.
All this waiting is going to rupture my jugulars.
Basically what mad is saying is "I am trying to recover from all this meaningless dribble"
Ohh - is ruptured jugglers bad?
Yeah! No Entertainment anymore!
There are a few mimes I wouldn't mind seeing ruptured hehe ;)
Ya, I hate jugglers.
Is it going to be judged within 4 hours? Before I sleep/within 4 hours.