”Sangria bird sings”
by [Tickle Me Emo]
by [Tickle Me Emo]
2009-01-17 [Alexi Ice]: Oh yummy, a vampire entry eh? I hope...you totally stole my theme! Good job! ^^ And way to be prompt! Goodness, the voting just closed!!! ^^ hehehe
2009-01-17 [Artsieladie]: That was quick! :)
2009-01-18 [AvalonsDaughter]: well it was either this one, or the one about a love triangle (which you can read on my diary). i figured this one fit the theme better :D
2009-01-18 [Alexi Ice]: They both sound like they would fit pretty well, actually.
2009-01-18 [Artsieladie]: I agree with Mitsuki. :)
2009-01-18 [Rice]: Can I swear in my poem?
2009-01-18 [Rice]: I figured not so I changed the swear word -_-
2009-01-18 [Rice]: Thanks a lot ^^
I'm just about to put up my secound one..this theme filled me with ideas.
2009-01-18 [Acceber]: It is a great theme... I just hope we get a lot more entries ^_^
2009-01-18 [Rice]: Yes, loads and loads of poems would be amazing.
Though hard for the voters to pick one I guess.
So many people are good at poetry.
2009-01-19 [Alexi Ice]: I belive, [Rice] that it all depends on the word. I do not belive one tiny little curse word shall hurt anyone, but I could be wrong.
Also - I belive that the poetry sections are not judged by public poll. From my understanding these official contests are judged by the crew, unless it is an art contest in which case it is done by the Elftowners.
2009-01-19 [Tynuka-Rhytishy]: You'd be surprised, Mitsuki, lol.
I plan on entering this. I need some inspiration. I'm not great at poetry, but you only get better by practicing.
2009-01-19 [Alexi Ice]: [Drixt] - Not only do you need to place your entry on the actual page by clicking the 'edit' page button and adding it under the next seperation line but also, please fix the format of your entry. Please also capitolize all 'I''s and it might be helpful to run your poem through spell check before submitting it to the actual page, as well. The first letter of ever seperate line should also be capitolized. Thank you
Your poem should be in this format
Written by [Drixt]
Thank you. If you need anymore assistance, please feel free to ask me for help.
2009-01-19 [Drixt]: well no disrespect but i dont think the capitolization is mandatory i mean i didnt leave it like that for a reason but thats just how i write. and there are no spelling errors, like you mentioned nothings capitolized but that would be a grammatical error, not a spelling error. not trying to be a butt, just didnt know i was being graded
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: Capitalisation and punctuation are not necessary, except with "I". "I" must be capitalised. If you choose to use or not use either (capitalisation and/or punctuation), then follow all the way through your poem with the same usage or lack there of, except with "I", which must be capitalised.
Personally, I think titles should be capitalised, too, with the exception of the articles, 'a', 'and', and 'the', unless they appear at the beginning or ending of a title, which then, they are capitalised. Just as with the art, we expect your best effort. This includes correct grammar and spelling. An occasional typo is possible by anyone, however.
As far as swear words, a swear word here and there is not the end of the world, but an unnecessary amount is uncalled for and inappropriate. The goal is not to censor anyone's thoughts and/or creativity, but to keep in mind and respect those who will be reading your poem, for this is a "public" contest, an official contest, not a wiki page where you are totally free to state things as you wish AND where you can keep it private among you and your friends. Words that insult, desecrate, demean, etc., any group of people in regards to their race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, etc., are not allowed. ..And might I remind everyone entering, this is an 'all age' site. Therefore, keep your poems expressive, but tasteful.
Now let's see some more poetry! :D
Thank you, [Acceber] and [Alexi Ice]! :D [Drixt], if you copied and pasted your poem "AS IS" here and submitted it to the Daily Poem "AS IS" here, how it is received there, is how it will be received here. ;)
2009-01-19 [Drixt]: well its staying the way it is and if thats not good enough then sorry cuz i copied it from the publication email i received and they did publish it AS IS
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: Oh, it can stay here, but it just won't be considered as a valid entry AS IS. Just like each publisher requires a certain format before they will consider accepting a written work for publication (which varies from publisher to publisher), this is not so different here. Every publisher has their own set of rules, their own format, that you as an author must comply with if you seek their services. The choice is then left up to the author as to how he/she will proceed and whether or not they want to be bothered to comply with the publisher's non-negotiable format and rules.
2009-01-19 [Drixt]: well i dont consider you a publisher so i respectfully pull my entry.
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: I didn't state that we are a publisher, but in the loose sense of the term, we might be considered as such, because this page is 'published' on the internet. But the point was, is that there are rules and formats to be followed when you submit your works anywhere. If you choose to submit, then it is up to you as the author to respect and follow the rules applicable. I'm sorry that you felt the need to remove your poem, when all that was asked is that you comply with the very few and simple rules being asked for here. But it is your choice.
2009-01-19 [Drixt]: sorry all, not irritated with you, just taking it out that way. if it needs to be a certain way thats cool but i think ill keep my entry out just because i already made myself look like a butt and everyone is probably tired of me. so anyway thanks for the comments all and good luck!
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: I wish you wouldn't feel that way! We all have our moments. As far as I'm concerned, you are welcome to submit your poem here and now you know what's expected.
2009-01-19 [Alexi Ice]: Yeah, [Drixt] no one wants you to withdrawl your entry, it is a very good one it's just...all Elftowners have been following these rules and guidlines since the beggining of our fair community and to make exceptions now would cause nothing short of a riot.
And Artsie, No problem! You know I love sticking my nose in where it doesn't belong and playing council member <3 Lol. I know how busy you can be and that you can't mod everything. I am always here to help ^^
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: *huggles* I wubs you and your help! :D
2009-01-19 [Alexi Ice]: *Huggle* No problem at all, of course!
2009-01-19 [Artsieladie]: Ok... I have a poem of mine that I'm going to post. Since this theme, "Twisted Love", is broad, it seems that it fits, but I would like everyone's opinion, because I'm not sure if it would be considered 'twisted enough'. :P
2009-01-19 [Alexi Ice]: Alright! I offer up my opinion!
2009-01-20 [Heather Thomason]: is my poem okay? i think it fits under twisted love
2009-01-20 [Acceber]: Yeah, I think it fits the theme [Heather Thomason], but you need to fix some of the capital letters...ever
2009-01-20 [Heather Thomason]: is it better?
2009-01-20 [Acceber]: Yeah, I think it's fine now =)
2009-01-20 [Heather Thomason]: thank you for helping me out
2009-01-20 [Acceber]: No problem, it's my job :)
2009-01-20 [Linderel]: *pops in* I think I need to get my muse working again, I don't really have anything that I like that would suit the theme. Possibly Lilting Lavender, but I'll need opinions on that account.
As for the debate about capitalisation
2009-01-21 [Linderel]: Hope you like this one. :3
2009-01-21 [Alexi Ice]: I just cleaned up the page, in case you were wondering, Artsie.
2009-01-21 [Alexi Ice]: The second one of mine is mostly a placeholder. Lol.
2009-01-22 [Artsieladie]: Thanks, Mitsuki! You keep this up, and I might find ways to put you to work! lol
Yes, I like this one Lin and I liked Lilting Lavender, too, but I wasn't sure about it. It was like "Yeah, but maybe not." kinda'. In fact, I'm still not sure about my entry, either, because I think it's borderline. :P
2009-01-23 [Alexi Ice]: Put me to work? I like the sound of that!!!
2009-01-23 [Artsieladie]: I thought you might say something like that! ;D
2009-01-23 [Alexi Ice]: Of course! Or something like...
2009-01-23 [Artsieladie]: I could use some help editing pages. Wanna' help? There are a lot of pages that need editing. It can seem a little monotonous, though. Would you be up for it? ;)
2009-01-23 [Alexi Ice]: OF course I would be up for it!!!! I will have a whole day of free time tommorow, but I have class in an hour so I won't be able to get much done today, if that's ok. Send me a PM with my instructions, captin!
2009-01-23 [Artsieladie]: Ok, will do! We need to connect with an IM somehow, though. It's a lot easier to explain and communicate with IM than it is through messages here. Besides, it's easier to have a little fun when you talk back and forth with IM, too. I heard you come on earlier, but then you were gone again. Aroooo! ;P
2009-01-23 [Alexi Ice]: Ok I will be online then, class was postponed so I will be on for an hour more, or maybe a little longer...IDK. My teacher is a spazz. Lol
2009-02-03 [Rice]: I agree with Linderel, it's sort of very 'lovey-dovey', not really dark or twisted like the theme needs.
2009-02-03 [Alexi Ice]: Agreed. Also, and Linderel feel free to correct me but I belive in this part of [Shjahjdahdvwa]'s poem;
Better then chocolate
Way better then the air we breath.
Better than chocolate
Way better than the air we breathe.
2009-02-03 [Rice]: I think you're right with the corrections.
2009-02-03 [Linderel]: Indeed that is true. In fact, every 'then' in that poem should be 'than'.
2009-02-03 [Artsieladie]: I agree that the poem doesn't fit the theme. It's about love, but not about "Twisted Love" as far as I can tell. Yes, also, on the 'then' should be 'than'. :P
2009-02-04 [Linderel]: Indeed it should. I seem to have gone temporarily blind, usually I spot these things right away...
2009-02-04 [Alexi Ice]: ! No worries...We just learned about words like breath and breathe in english so the rule was stuck in my head.
2009-02-04 [Linderel]: Wait, what? Only just now?
2009-02-04 [Artsieladie]: lol ;)
2009-02-04 [Chimes]: ... Yeah. Lin, I am having the same "WHAT?!" moment. XD
2009-02-04 [Alexi Ice]: Lol ^^ We are reviewing. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered noticing it. I'm a college freshman so we have to reveiw EVERYTHING! Lol.
2009-02-04 [Chimes]: I think Lin was shocked that you ONLY JUST learnt about breath and breathe... Or that's what your statement suggested. :P
2009-02-04 [Alexi Ice]: Yeah I re-read it and it did sound a bit elementry. You guys should know that isn't true! How long have I been haunting the council again? Lol.
2009-02-04 [Linderel]: (review)
2009-02-04 [Alexi Ice]: Oh..LOL! Right. Sorry. ^^ I always do that.
2009-02-04 [Chimes]: What point were you trying to make with the haunting of the Council? XD I don't understaaaand.
2009-02-04 [FamousPanda]: I think that she wasn't in elementary school or just learning that lol because she has been around longer than that. -shrugs- XD
2009-02-04 [Chimes]: Aaaah. That would make sense. :P
2009-02-05 [Alexi Ice]: Pretty much and that most of the time I speak at a very sophisticated vocabulary even though I do tend to mis-spell things and you guys should know that because I have known you (well not you but I have been annoying Lindrel) for quite a while now.
2009-02-05 [FamousPanda]: No, no you annoy the rest of us too. =P just kidding just kidding
2009-02-05 [Doormat]: Firefox solves most spelling problems.
2009-02-05 [Chimes]: That is true but firefox is sometimes evil. To me, anyway.
2009-02-05 [Alexi Ice]: Lol! Tis my job. You have to sometimes annoy people to get any kind of recognition! <3
2009-02-05 [Chimes]: But... annoying people doesn't tend to get you good recognition. :P
2009-02-05 [FamousPanda]: But at least there is a recognition. lol
2009-02-05 [Artsieladie]: *sitting in the corner listening* lol
2009-02-05 [Alexi Ice]: Lol ^^ I do get good recognition sometimes by being annoyingly relentless. !
2009-02-05 [Artsieladie]: What's that saying? "The squeaky cog gets the oil." lol ;) *giggling*
2009-02-05 [Alexi Ice]: ! Genious! ^^
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: I was just trying to be a wisenheimer! *laughs and tries to look innocent*
2009-02-06 [Doormat]: Did someone say Cog?
Oh wait...*Slowly backs out of room*
2009-02-06 [FamousPanda]: I got a tablet !!!!! =D -is excited-
2009-02-06 [Artsieladie]: [Doormat].. lol Aww, though. Hello Kitty! ;P
I bet you are [FamousPanda]! Well, now we can expect lots of your wonderful art, right? *winks* I've had a tablet for about 2 years, but I still do all of my computer art with my mouse. :P
2009-02-06 [FamousPanda]: lol I have wanted one for a while now and now I will be needing it for college.. Got accepted to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online division. =] and will be starting on the 19th. I am really excited about that too, and of course you do all of your computer art with a mouse [Artsieladie] because you're awesome =D.
2009-02-07 [Doormat]: Ugh, when did this happen?
2009-02-07 [SilverFire]: As beautiful as Gato's entry is, does it really fit the theme?
2009-02-07 [Chimes]: That conversation happened a bit back in the comments. The conclusion was no, I think they were waiting for Gato.
2009-02-07 [SilverFire]: Whoops. :P Ignore me then. *dances off*
2009-02-07 [Chimes]: Hehe. XD Have fun with the dancing.
2009-02-07 [Artsieladie]: That's great, [FamousPanda]! Congrats! *high five* :)
That's so nice of you to say! But... no, I'm not all that awesome. Pretty much ordinary with some weirdness thrown in and a pinch of silliness for good measure ... or not-so-good measure. hehe ...And I can't take a compliment to save my life, but I appreciate hearing one, nonetheless. ;P
2009-02-07 [Artsieladie]: Thanks, [SilverFire]. I appreciate your opinion as well as anyone's. The more that state about how they see something the better, because then the final decision will be made in accordance with how the most see it and will therefore hold merit hands down. :)
2009-02-07 [Artsieladie]: Ok.. if you say so. :)
2009-02-07 [FamousPanda]: lol =D
2009-02-09 [Doormat]: I feel that I need to give a bit of background on my poem. It was inspired by this comic: http://butters
2009-02-09 [Doormat]: I got used to writing long explanations for my poems due to a term of English Poetry class. :3
Plus, sometimes it's hard know what the poem is about, especially if it's obscure, like a poem comparing two protesters who self-immolate themselves (unless you're a Prof. who teaches Buddhism and Poetry and have a long and good memory, in which case you can catch out your students on a few minor, blotched facts).
2009-02-10 [Chimes]: The last four poems need to fix their format slighty. :] On the 'Written by' bit.
2009-02-10 [Artsieladie]: *nods* Eh, I just fixed them. No problem. It seems as soon as one changes the way how their entry is submitted, the ones that follow, follow suit. hehe
2009-02-10 [Tragedy In Trend]: Oh thanks, didn't notice that...I really need to start paying attention. All my online work isn't getting done right!
Hope my poems work though ^.^
2009-02-10 [Linderel]: This is a shocking development. There are more poetry entries than art ones. I just realised. o_O
2009-02-10 [Chimes]: I think it has something to do with this theme. :D It's a brilliant theme.
2009-02-10 [Linderel]: Indeed 'tis :D
(I think it was my idea, too.)
2009-02-10 [Chimes]: That sounds about right :)
2009-02-12 [Tickle Me Emo]: Hey, you guys closed the contest, but it's still Feb 11th in my time zone. Can I still submit my poem, or do I have to wait until next year (or just go to the DP)?
2009-02-12 [Artsieladie]: We as a rule close the contests at midnight Elftown time. We close it earlier than the 14th, so there is time for voting and such before the actual Valentine's Day. Since the poetry hasn't gone to voting yet, if you would like, send it to me and I'll put up for you. :)
2009-02-12 [Tickle Me Emo]: Agh, time zones can be so confusing! :/
But thank you very much :)
2009-02-12 [FamousPanda]: I agree, I had the same problem with another contest =P
2009-02-12 [Linderel]: Just remember to look at the Elftown clock and you'll be fine!