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  • posted a message on PRC 261
    Contestants, remember, you are required to vote (and you can't vote for yourself)!
    Also, please leave a comment on this thread telling who you voted for as currently the polling system does not currently have the option to display that information.

    Please Note, Voting Is To Be Done Via The Comments On The Thread. This Way We Can Track Who Has Voted, Foster Discussion, And Avoid Using The Currently Horrendous Poll System This Site Has.
    No, you can't vote for yourself.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on [Easy-Huggable™] Yomako's Positive Place
    Quote from Ayu »
    So I started playing MTG once again after a bit of a break and I just couldn't forget about this place :).

    Hug
    Hello! Good to see you again. Hug

    Yomako, your new avatar is ridiculously cute. Kekeke
    Posted in: the Speakeasy
  • posted a message on Skald
    There are so many images that linger.

    A forest floor almost completely covered in soft, green moss.
    Carefully crossing a footbridge overlooking a waterfall that is almost completely frozen.
    Picking my way through enormous redwoods, ferns brushing up against my legs.
    Cresting a ridge in a certain temperate rainforest in the fall where the ground is completely covered by wet leaves.
    A cedar grove where sunlight dances on a bed of clovers in the only clearing.

    They're all precious to me.

    Not my usual style, because this was part of something else entirely. It makes me happy, though, so now it's a poem.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Skald
    Quote from Talore »
    thoughtfound apology number one of many

    i am sorry my old friend
    stuff
    i found a new form of communication
    waking daydream
    ghost of her embrace
    lines that dissipate
    i did not mean to abandon you
    i do not mean to abandon you
    but i am good at forgetting
    I'm hoping that I can get back into the flow of writing again. With baby steps.

    Thoughtfound was a play on found poetry. I had been writing lines - ideas that had suddenly stuck in my head, and recorded them before I lost them. I arranged them into a skeleton to build between, but at some point I lost the frame of mind that allows me to write like that. (Stuff was originally just a placeholder.) As I was wrapping up, that pile of words actually looked nice so I decided that the above was the poem. So it sort of turned into found poetry using disparate thoughts of mine rather than physical media or stuff like that.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 261
    Quote from Zelderex »

    @Talore: I'd be interested in trying to work that out. What would the threshold be? Would it be an instant round ender? I mean, it's probably best to give people time to vote, right? Would it be like, "Okay, we hit this submissions target, you have X days to vote before this round ends? Would you continue to allow submissions during the closing window? Would it be possible to then have overlapping rounds?

    First off, just want to stress that I was suggesting something (as a user,) not enforcing anything. The Personal Writing community as a whole should try to figure things like this out. Smile With all that said... I think somewhere around six would be a good threshold. We could have it so that there is a week or so between rounds regardless of submission volume, to give people a week to vote. If we had enough submissions to need overlapping rounds more than once in a blue moon, we'd probably have enough content to go back to the old system. :p
    Quote from DemonDragonJ »
    I would like to thank everyone for including my poem in this poll! I am so happy that it has been recognized by this forum!

    How, exactly, do I vote? I do not see a poll at the top of this thread, as I was expecting there to be. Also, is there a place where I can explain the story behind my poem and its possible meaning? I very much would like to share more information about it with everyone.
    Just indicate your vote(s) in a post, like the others. Feel free to share in this thread, too.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Teh Kitchen - Speakeasy Cooking Log
    Noted, kpaca. Smile

    Iso, I'm not sure where I would start, since you have a few very nonspecific ingredients in that list. I suppose I'll consider blending bitter greens in next time I make an avocado-based spread.

    Also I just sliced my tongue on a knife. That is all.
    Posted in: the Speakeasy
  • posted a message on [Easy-Huggable™] Yomako's Positive Place
    The current school semester is ending soon. I think that's been impacting activity for a lot of people.

    Group Hug
    Posted in: the Speakeasy
  • posted a message on PRC 261
    If you'd like to revive this, I have a few suggestions. We should consider changing the vote cutoff to be synchronized with the start of the next round, using a submission threshold for determining the next round rather than a fixed date, and removing any 'penalties' for failing to vote. Until such a time when we'd be able to fire off contests weekly like in the past, I think those changes would be more suitable for current traffic levels.

    First vote goes to kpaca. There's something about his sense of flow that seldom fails to provoke me in ways I'm not used to being provoked. Moscow delivered. Second vote goes to LuckNorris. A Day Less Than A Century was a beautiful slice of time. The last two lines were a great turn of phrase.

    Voting for this round was tough. I like what Blippy was doing with the tight alliteration, rhythm, and rhyme in the first stanza. Zelderex's contribution had some great ideas and solid imagery.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Poetry Running Contest - Submission Thread
    thoughtfound apology number one of many

    i am sorry my old friend
    stuff
    i found a new form of communication
    waking daydream
    ghost of her embrace
    lines that dissipate
    i did not mean to abandon you
    i do not mean to abandon you
    but i am good at forgetting
    Posted in: Personal Writing
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