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Stellalune
14th Aug 2010, 18:02
Hi, all. In case you haven't heard, I'm holding a quick contest. To enter, create a Tomb Raider themed haiku and post it here or on my blog (http://stellalune.blogspot.com/2010/08/tomb-raider-haiku-competition-win.html). The authors of the three best poems, as determined by our panel of judges, win a Guardian of Light download for their system of choice.

In case you're unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a traditional Japanese poem with three unrhymed lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Haiku usually have have nature-related themes, but for this competition, the poems should be about Tomb Raider, Lara Croft or a related topic. They can be serious or humorous, but they must follow the traditional haiku format.

Need a few examples? Several years ago, we had a haiku free-for-all on the alt.games.tombraider Usenet newsgroup. Here are some of the poems that were posted:



Jungle gleams with rain
Shadows hold hidden dangers
Someone's lost MedPack
–WombRaider

What's behind that wall?
Is it a raptor or snake?
Maybe a cold beer.
–Stiletto

Dig the chick in green
talking is not her long suit
she says it with guns
–Gordian Slash

Those threads are still archived on Google Groups (http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.tombraider/search?group=alt.games.tombraider&q=haiku&qt_g=Search+this+group) in case you want to take a look.

The deadline is tomorrow night, and the competition is open to raiders in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. For more info, including a list of judges and the complete contest rules, please visit Stella's Tomb Raider Blog (http://stellalune.blogspot.com/2010/08/tomb-raider-haiku-competition-win.html).

Thanks and good luck!

RoombelinaUK
14th Aug 2010, 22:08
I hope this is good enough.. If not, lemme know! :D

Pellets fling throughout
Death will befall thereupon
All in an eye blink

Stellalune
14th Aug 2010, 22:26
I hope this is good enough.. If not, lemme know! :D

Pellets fling throughout
Death will befall thereupon
All in an eye blink

Works for me. :) Hope it's OK if I post this as a comment on the blog article as well. Having all the entries in one place will make things easier for the judges. Thanks and good luck!

RoombelinaUK
14th Aug 2010, 22:28
Works for me. :) Hope it's OK if I post this as a comment on the blog article as well. Having all the entries in one place will make things easier for the judges. Thanks and good luck!

It's ok and you're welcome! :D:):D

beretta
14th Aug 2010, 22:44
Jungle you go
In the hole will lead
To kill you T REX
Try arms thou cut beans:wave:

Stellalune
14th Aug 2010, 22:52
Jungle you go
In the hole will lead
To kill you T REX
Try arms thou cut beans:wave:

Hi, beretta. Is this a contest entry? If so, I'm afraid it needs a little work. Check the format and syllable count for the haiku again. (It's 17 syllables total, 3 lines with 5, 7, then 5 syllables each.) You're welcome to try again if you like. :)

beretta
14th Aug 2010, 23:56
Winner coop
Online with a friend
Not met

(I participate if it's good:D)

_Love2Raid_
15th Aug 2010, 01:07
Why only those countries? :(

I did one for fun (not officially entering):

She crosses the globe
To look for priceless treasures
Guns locked and loaded

Stellalune
15th Aug 2010, 01:18
Why only those countries? :(

I did one for fun (not officially entering):

She crosses the globe
To look for priceless treasures
Guns locked and loaded

I'm so sorry about that. I hate to exclude anyone, but I must be able to send the game codes to the winners. Codes purchased in the U.S., where I live, won't work in other countries/regions, but I can buy code cards through Amazon.com in the U.K. and Canada. If anyone has an idea of how to get around this, I'd love to hear it.

BTW, I love your haiku!

_Love2Raid_
15th Aug 2010, 01:19
Thank you!

I understand...I have a US gamertag! :p:p:p:lol::o:flowers:

TF.Denis
15th Aug 2010, 04:04
no need to enter for psn users..i give a free download of gol to all

beretta
15th Aug 2010, 08:34
QUOTE=stellalune;1472168]I'm so sorry about that. I hate to exclude anyone, but I must be able to send the game codes to the winners. Codes purchased in the U.S., where I live, won't work in other countries/regions, but I can buy code cards through Amazon.com in the U.K. and Canada. If anyone has an idea of how to get around this, I'd love to hear it.

BTW, I love your haiku![/QUOTE]
hi
I am thim on the other side too is a pity I forget thee precised im post I'm
confused (I'm French):D:nut:

ThePunkVampire
16th Aug 2010, 21:07
Here is my Hiaku.::::


"Ruins of life rest...
Hidden secrets lie unknown...
Some best left alone"


O i just love to write poems and im soo good at it. Hope this stands a chance at winning. Its about tomb raider alright. These words to this poem just flowd into my hed. I was thinkn of tomb raider the cradle of life movie, bc some secrets are better off left alone.
I hope we hav more competitions like this involvn poems. i love it! Thank you for this oppertunity.

Stellalune
16th Aug 2010, 23:32
Here is my Hiaku.::::


"Ruins of life rest...
Hidden secrets lie unknown...
Some best left alone"


O i just love to write poems and im soo good at it. Hope this stands a chance at winning. Its about tomb raider alright. These words to this poem just flowd into my hed. I was thinkn of tomb raider the cradle of life movie, bc some secrets are better off left alone.
I hope we hav more competitions like this involvn poems. i love it! Thank you for this oppertunity.

That's a really nice one, TPV. Unfortunately the deadline was last night. So sorry. I mentioned it in the first post but should have made it more apparent. Hang onto it, though. You never know when a good haiku may come in handy. :D

ThePunkVampire
16th Aug 2010, 23:45
OMG thank u so much! u have no idea how good that made me feel!!!! i hav always loved to write poems!!!!! but no1 has really payd much attention to them :(
but THANK YOU SO MUCH STELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U realy are awsum :)

i wana continue to write poems....and they come so easily to me suprisingly... thank you so much stella....thank you... :)

Stellalune
16th Aug 2010, 23:53
OMG thank u so much!

You're so welcome. :D I'm just sorry you weren't able to make it into the competition. I needed to wrap it up early, though, to leave time for the judges to decide before the game comes out for Xbox on Wednesday.

You're still welcome to post your poem on my blog with the other entries (http://stellalune.blogspot.com/2010/08/tomb-raider-haiku-competition-win.html) if you want to. Then at least some other haiku lovers will get to see it.

ThePunkVampire
17th Aug 2010, 00:02
It ok. I just want people to see my poetry. :D

But i hav no idea how to get it out there :(........and idk how to blog it.....still learning about my new laptop :D

bt i would like to continue to write it....maybe i can make a thread or watever it calld about game themes poetry.....:D i hope i can figure somthn out

TF.Denis
17th Aug 2010, 02:20
for the whole world u can be just a person..but for a person u can be his whole world..
denis

ThePunkVampire
17th Aug 2010, 19:51
??????????????

TF.Denis
17th Aug 2010, 20:56
poem!

ThePunkVampire
17th Aug 2010, 20:58
haha! o! lol! the competition ended to days ago. Just letting you know