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  • posted a message on PRC 147
    I actually enjoyed your poem this week Blippy. I could actually understand it without the translation too, which probably makes a difference in how you perceive it.
    I might write a poem in Dutch some time.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 147
    It's probably just that I can't get my mind around the cracking up part. It's not something that would even make me smile. Oh well. There was no offence intended anyway.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 147
    Honestly, I have no idea where you're getting at Blippy and I am now kind of disturbed. Not in a ha-ha way Slant
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Poetry Running Contest - Submissions Thread
    Black and white he sees the world
    One is evil, one is good
    Inside his apartment building
    Everything is understood

    Rose-coloured glasses they don everyday
    All is pretty much the same
    Bright and gay they walk the streets
    Where everybody has a name

    She shows me photographs in sepia
    Love is where it ought to be
    Nostalgic and romantic
    Where life does not go on for me

    And I too often drown myself
    In a thousand different colours
    I seem to think it is a good idea
    To see just how I want to see

    And so I do not know
    If it is for me to say
    That I'm afraid you see the world
    In simply black and grey
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 144: Poll
    I can't help reading Allergies to myself in a bitter, raspy voice :p

    I had a really hard time choosing, but went with Birdshot and The Question to the Answer in the end. I didn't like the former at first and I think it could have used some improvement in outline, but it grew on me. The flow of the latter just felt really right.

    Cypher, The Construction of Our Lady and Allergies were all good as well and all deserve an honourable mention as far as I'm concerned.

    I enjoyed Mood Ring. A tribute to John Cage was clever, but it's not the kind of thing I vote for, personally. I respect it from an art perspective, but I don't think it's poetry in the literary sense.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 144: Poll
    Yanni; Unless it's some well-concealed metaphor, I'd say it's about a book burning. The "book" referred to in the first line might be the Bible, as it might be the only book spared. The last three lines seem to imply it's kind of a universal book burning where literally all sorts of books are being burned (except for maybe the Bible), just for the sake of burning stuff.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 143: Poll
    Ah damnit, I had totally not realized another week had gone by?
    I'll just put down here that I really liked Zelderex' Hellions, with honourable mentions to Dams do not last forever and Strings. Sanitizer and A citrusy fluid weren't bad either. Lots of good ones this week.
    I really liked the feeling of Hellions, and it also had the ind of pace I can really appreciate now and then. The first stanza got me.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on PRC 142: Poll
    From the first stanza, I knew that Hilltop was about. The last line confirmed it, but also kinda killed it for me. I've made that kind of mistake myself before, more than once, and I usually need someone else to point it out to me.

    Overall I think this was kind of a weak week. Meh.
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Poetry Running Contest - Submissions Thread
    The only little sparrow in a flock of thousands more
    Not lonely, but the only one
    that knows the fight is not yet won
    The only little bird that knows
    how it feels in the belows
    The only one that in its short life in the skies
    has ever paid the prize
    of looking down
    Posted in: Personal Writing
  • posted a message on Will There be Other Non-Human Planeswalkers?
    If you look at all the legendary dragons, you got the Elder Dragons, the Primevals, the Bladewings, the Kamigawa spirit dragons (which were all pretty neutral), Niv-Mizzet (I wouldn't call him good), the Planar Chaos Primevals (no storyline relevance), Scion of the Ur-Dragon (same; probably not really a personality), Karrthus and Malfegor (both "evil"), and finally.. Skittles.
    So.. yeah. Niv-Mizzet and the Kamigawa ones are the only ones who aren't really evil or chaotic I guess. Still just neutral.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Will There be Other Non-Human Planeswalkers?
    Yea, I know Arcades Sabboth once saved the world from Nicol Bolas in a fan-made spin-off webcomic, so he was kinda "good" there, but I don't think he was a nice person in the canon.

    By the way, Yosei was a "good" dragon in the story. I think he was actually kinda neutral, but he did fight against the other spirits after being summoned by Konda, which I don't actually know if that's a good thing. Also Konda was actually kinda evil, or well maybe not truly evil but at least he was the bad guy.. so yeah you figure it out.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Will There be Other Non-Human Planeswalkers?
    Quote from coff
    It was my understanding that Crucius the Mad from Alara was a Sphinx PW.
    As I just said.
    Quote from Typhron
    She wasn't. The Alara planeswalkers were...well, the Alara planeswalkers. Characters like Crucius drove home that planeswalkers were/are beings that can travel between planes freely.
    Can you elaborate, because I have no idea what you're trying to say.
    Crucius is a male Sphinx from Alara, and he's a planeswalker. It says so in Test of Metal.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Will There be Other Non-Human Planeswalkers?
    I think "most non-evil, I think" is probably the best description, as we don't really know anything about his personality or motives, right? But isn't he also confirmed to be very dead?
    On both, correct me if I'm wrong.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Will There be Other Non-Human Planeswalkers?
    Quote from krishnath
    Dwarf
    Also concerning all the other people talking about dwarves, I'm thinking they don't really want to bring dwarves back to MtG to keep the flavour different from D&D. Goblins kinda hold the spot of the red tribe in MtG. But in D&D, they need a lot of different "good" races because they're the heroes..
    Damn I'm just realizing that might be why we haven't seen Viashino in a while either Frown (Then again they did bring "halflings" to MtG, blegh)
    Well as I said, flavour is different. I like MtG dwarves though. We'll see if they ever some back.
    Quote from krishnath
    Sphinx
    There is one, just not a card. His name is Crucius the Mad and he "appears" in Test of Metal.
    Quote from krishnath
    A non-evil dragon
    I think most dragons in MtG are evil or just chaotic. Maybe not Arcades Sabboth? But I honestly don't remember the Elder-Dragon story.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Poetry Running Contest - Submissions Thread
    I've been sitting here alone
    sometimes in company
    sometimes a cup of coffee
    sometimes a cup of tea

    I've been sitting here all day
    all afternoon, so far
    without a cigarette
    not even a cigar

    I'm writing this, I know
    I'm doing something, sure
    I'm reading and I'm listening
    and I'm thinking something more


    and now it's gone
    my mind so empty
    the images flowing
    throughout it all

    the blood red leaves
    of the Japanese maple
    the soft brown coffee
    the pitch blackbird

    the sickly greens
    and softer yellows
    a small blue tit
    a pinkish jay


    I've been looking at these books
    at the covers, that is
    my pinkie's asleep
    there is something I missed

    There is something I should do
    should be doing all along
    and now I know what it is
    Now I know what's been wrong


    and then it's gone
    rejected away
    from reality right now
    from reality today

    the withering hortensias
    I shiver as I hear
    a giraffe in the corner
    a breathing in my ear

    the unlit candle
    reflected today
    the undrawn curtains
    the windows away


    And then I realize that the day is almost gone
    Tomorrow I can try again and maybe, just maybe..
    get something done
    Posted in: Personal Writing
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