Scratch's TF2 Poetry Contest (with prizes!)

ScratchScratch Florida, USA
edited December 2010 in Team Fortress 2
I want to give back to the people who make playing on IC fun.

Rules:
1 - The subject of the poem must be TF2 related
2 - The poem must fit classical structure for the style. IE: No 5-7-4 syllable haikus and calling me a plebeian for not understanding your "advant-garde prose".
3 - Multiple entries are allowed, but only one prize will be given per person.
4 - Entries MUST BE ORIGINAL!

Prizes:
1st - A FREE STEAM GAME! (Up to $50, courtesy of Icrontic)
2nd - Polycount hat of your choice
3rd - Random hat
4th - Refined metal
Worst - Crate (series 3, 4 or 5) with a key

Deadline:
Next LEOI (Wednesday 8 December, 10pm-12am). The poem(s) must be PMed to me, either here or through Steam. To win 1st, you MUST also show up to LEOI and recite the poem(s) in voice chat during the game. Reciting your poem(s) during the game also gives you bonus points towards other places. The winners will be decided that midnight.


For those of you who are terrible at poetry, I suggest searching for an online rhyming dictionary. It will make all the difference.


To get your creative juices flowing, I took 3 minutes to throw something together and get things started. Here is my limerick, expressing my distaste for a certain minigun:

Natasha is quite overpowered,
Around her I become a coward,
But rage as I might
With her people fight,
And my Team Fortress game is soured.
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Comments

  • _vRz__vRz_ Toronto
    edited December 2010
    Bahahahah I love it - I'll see what I can conjure up. Sasha like poems! *nom nom nom*
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited December 2010
    I'll start with a title.


    I fight for hats, therefore i am.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited December 2010
    Sweet, I'm in, let's see....

    -Digi
  • _vRz__vRz_ Toronto
    edited December 2010
    Scratch I think its a great idea to pull the IC tf2 community back together.

    This is a friendly tf2 thread looking to get some creativity, fun added competition and unite everyone. In all respects - If you people don't like it, have no incentive on bringing the community back, or have your own opinions against what Scratch is trying to do - then don't comment at all. Keep your flaming and ignorant remarks on another thread. Not all players play for hats. We play for the enjoyment and love for the game.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited December 2010
    hats.trollface.gif
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited December 2010
    Glad to offer up a prize for the winner. Great contest idea, and thanks Scratch for putting it together :)
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    edited December 2010
    Void in Tennessee.
  • fishmongerlfishmongerl Texas
    edited December 2010
    i got one were do i send it
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep
    edited December 2010
    This is something I think I will enjoy
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    Fish figured it out and sent his haiku to me.

    If you're going bitch about hats, at least put some effort into it. This is from a similar contest:

    See the greed of man.
    Hats, the height of indulgence.
    What has our game wrought?
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited December 2010
    Nice, Scratch. Kudos to you for the contest and your Haiku ability. I shall make space on my calendar for LOEI this Wed.
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    24 hours left and there aren't many entries. If you're considering entering, do it soon!
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep
    edited December 2010
    Did you get the two pms I sent you? I can send em to you through steam if you want.
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    Got em!
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep
    edited December 2010
    Sweet! Thanks for the competition XD
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited December 2010
    I'll get at least one entry in tomorrow.

    -Digi
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited December 2010
    Done and sent via Steam PM.
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    As of right now, there are 5 prizes and 6 people entered.

    3 hours left~
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    Results:

    1st - BobbyDigi
    2nd - Cola
    3rd - Kung Pow Chicken
    4th - Mightyenapup
    Worst - Fish

    Congratulations!
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited December 2010
    The winner:

    Rexxar, The Red-Team Spy Crab
    (Sang to the tune of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer)

    Rexxar, the red-team Spy Crab
    had a very shiny gun.
    And if you ever see him,
    call out spy, shoot and run.

    All of the other Blu team
    used to laugh and go Pyro.
    They never gave young Rexxar
    props as a TF2 pro

    Then one league night Wednesday Eve
    Preacher came to say:
    "Rexxar with your game so tight,
    won't you sleigh Blu Team tonight?"

    Then all the Blu Team Rage Quit
    as Rex laid a final Sap,
    Rexxar the red-team Spy Crab,
    Hope he's on your team next map!


    Congrats to the other winners and thanks to Scratch and IC for the contest/prizes. I had a lot of fun hearing the entries.

    Also Cola was recording a demo, I hope I can get a copy. Maybe we can send a copy to someone with Fraps and they can pull out the winning entries for us?

    -Digi
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep
    edited December 2010
    Yea, I was recording, anyone wants a copy of it, just send me a PM, and I'll see what I can do. Thanks much for the contest Scratch!
  • _vRz__vRz_ Toronto
    edited December 2010
    Scratch wrote:
    Results:

    Worst - Fish

    Congratulations!


    I lawl'd. Classic!

    Sorry I missed out on contest - internet died at my place =( Congrats to all the winners! Great work on the poem Bobby :thumbup :) well done!!!! Send me a copy of that demo lol
  • ScratchScratch Florida, USA
    edited December 2010
    The only reason I point that out is because there's a prize for having the worst poem. Fish gets a crate and a key! If he's incredibly lucky, it could be the best prize!
  • PreacherPreacher Potomac, MD
    edited December 2010
    Bobby,
    that song/poem has so much win in it, it's hard to know where to start!

    Holiday Spirit........CHECK.
    Rhyme................CHECK.
    Hilarity................CHECK.
    Truth..................CHECK.
    Inventiveness.......CHECK.
    Ego Boost for Rex..CHECK.

    Note: He doesn't need the last one.
  • _vRz__vRz_ Toronto
    edited December 2010
    Preacher wrote:
    Bobby,
    that song/poem has so much win in it, it's hard to know where to start!

    Holiday Spirit........CHECK.
    Rhyme................CHECK.
    Hilarity................CHECK.
    Truth..................CHECK.
    Inventiveness.......CHECK.
    Ego Boost for Rex..CHECK.

    Note: He doesn't need the last one.

    Hahahah I totally agree. Hands down, is the best poem i've ever read in awhile lol
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited December 2010
    Thanks guys, I'm glad everyone liked it.... cuz my haikus didn't seem to go over that well :-P I'm working with Cola to get the demo hosted for download.

    MR Prime how do I go about claiming my prize? Do I have to choose a game or is it something like the $50 put into my steam wallet?

    -Digi
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited December 2010
    Hey Bobby :)

    Congrats! Just pick the game and I'll gift it to you. Up to $50, and it's yours.

    Enjoy!

    -B
  • edited December 2010
    How did I miss this opportunity?

    Even though the content has ended, making a contribution to TF2 Haiku, well, its just the right thing to do.

    Sandvich so Filling!
    Provides the fuel for killing
    A Heavy's delight
  • RexxarRexxar Maryland
    edited December 2010
    props to you BobbyDigi this made my day
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep
    edited December 2010
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