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    Welcome to Iron Poet, Round Eighteen!!

    Rules

    1) Only the first 16 respondents expressing a desire to compete will be the contestants. It IS a first come, first served basis.

    2) The contest will consist of a number of rounds pitting 2 randomly determined poets against each other until only one contestant remains (winner).

    3) Each match-up will be given a theme, picture, article, subject, or other criteria to write on, and the poem submitted must match this as much as possible. Stricter following of prompts may help you win. Prompts that are words may be interpreted in any way (and any form of the word can be used), but keep in mind the judge may not see the connection if it's too ambiguous.

    4) The winner as determined by a panel of judges will advance to the next round.

    5) In case of a judge or judges not posting judgments in a timely manner, Vaynor will adjudicate and determine the winner.

    6) The poems will be limited to 1000 words with a 50 word minimum

    7) The entries will be poems. All forms of poetry are acceptable, as long as they meet the required word lengths. If your chosen style is too short, you are free to make two of them, i.e., you may make a limerick with 48 words, then add another limerick, still following the same theme, to reach the required word length.

    8) All posted deadlines will given in as much time zones as possible, as labeled.

    9) No late entries will be accepted. If you don't post or fail to post by the deadline, you will be disqualified. A 15 minute grace period is allowed. You have one freebie per contest, use it wisely. This allows you to be up to half a day late (12 hours) with your poem (no more).

    10) If your entry does not include the article(s) and the picture(s), you will most likely lose because of it, however this will not disqualify your poem, as poems are judged on best use of the prompts.

    11) The judgments are final. What the judges decide is how it is.

    12) The entries will only include content suitable for the Playground.

    13) Anything not clear will be decided by me.

    14) The contestants will have 1 week (roughly) from the bracket posting to get their entries posted.

    15) Post your poems in spoilers. Judges: do not read poems before the round ends.

    16) Feel free to edit the post with your poem in it until the round ends. After that, any additional edits will disqualify you (barring a use of your half-day extension).

    17) Judges have 1 week to complete judgments. If not all judges respond by this time, the round will be decided as if the late judges were not a part of it (i.e. if there are 5 judges to begin with and only 3 are on time, the round will be decided with 2 votes as opposed to 3). If there are only an even number of judgments, I will cast the remaining vote.

    18) At the end of each contest, everyone still reading the thread will be able to anonymously vote on their favorite poem of the entire contest (encompassing all rounds). The poem with the most votes will win the "Best of Show" award!

    THE IRON POET HALL OF FAME
    1. Ravyn
    2. Rubakhin
    3. Elvaris
    4. Alarra
    5. Truemane
    6. Devigod
    7. Alarra
    8. Devigod
    9. Alarra
    10. Elvaris
    11. Rutskarn
    12. Alarra
    13. averagejoe
    14. Asthix
    15. truemane
    16. Techwarrior
    17. Halberd

    Contestants:

    1. The Extinguisher
    2. SaintRidley
    3. Haruki-kun
    4. Cuthalion
    5. Elvaris
    6. Alarra
    7. leakingpen
    8. Dimonite
    9. WhiteRider
    10. Techwarrior
    11. Amidus Drexel
    12. Viera Champion
    13. zetsu1919
    14. CWater
    15. paradoxymoron
    16. Zjoot


    Judges:
    1. Szilard
    2. Halberd
    3. Weezer




    POTENTIAL APPLICANTS FOR THE JUDGE POSITION TAKE NOTE: THESE CONTESTS LAST A LONG TIME AND THIS IS NOT A FLEETING RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU SIGN UP I EXPECT YOU TO POST JUDGMENTS ON TIME. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO POST JUDGMENTS, TELL ME. THANK YOU.
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    Finally! I've been trying to get in for a while now but I keep just missing the entry. Sign me up please!
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    I'll contest this time.
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    In as contestant.

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    In as contestant, please.
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    I think I'll try my hand at judging this time. It's always a nuisance when they run away.
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    Writer reporting for duty sir.
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    I'll judge this time, if you please.
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    I'd like to write again.

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    I'd like to give judging a try this round.
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    I wanted to be a judge, but it looks like the spots are full, so I guess I'll contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zjoot View Post
    I wanted to be a judge, but it looks like the spots are full, so I guess I'll contest.
    A few contests ago we usually had 5 judges. It was only decreased to 3 because they kept running away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szilard View Post
    A few contests ago we usually had 5 judges. It was only decreased to 3 because they kept running away.
    I'll second this, more judges are always better than too few, and if you need to switch from judge to player before the round starts if we have say 15 players and 4 judges, then so be it. Be the role you want to be
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    Sure thing then. Sign me up to judge, for a (needed IMO) bit of a surrealist perspective on things.
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    First post updated. I've put you down as a judge for now, but I'll switch you to contestant if we hit 15.

    Need more contestants!
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    in so hard, it breaks the meter.
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    In as a contestant, please.
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    I would love to participate as a contestant please!


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    In as requested - contestant.

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    Why I'd love to join, as a contestant. I think I was Kurama the last time I participated.
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    i am so in... can't wait

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    Three more to get the full 16, we can do it!
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    I'd like to try this again, if there is still room for one more contestant.
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    Celesta Halla, a fearless barbarian.
    Jheren Falconer, a drifter ranger.
    Rhenner Calami, a snarky medic with an untrustworthy memory.

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    As we have an extra judge, we can get either 1 judge and 2 contestants, or just 1 contestant (and have a judge switch).

    Almost there guys!
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    I'm willing to switch to being a contestant if/when that would allow the round to start up.

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    Unfortunately that would not solve the problem as we'd still need a contestant. Us needing 1 contestant is dependent on another judge already planning to switch.
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    Hi, I just registered so I can be a contestant (looking at The Challenge too!). I don't write poetry but it seems like a good place and time to start.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paradoxymoron View Post
    Hi, I just registered so I can be a contestant (looking at The Challenge too!). I don't write poetry but it seems like a good place and time to start.

    Thanks!
    Yay! So, we'd be good to go now?
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    Iron Poet XVIII: Round 1

    Cuthalion vs. Haruki-kun: Inadequate
    Dimonite vs. Elvaris: Guttural
    Alarra vs. WhiteRider: Younger
    Techwarrior vs. The Extinguisher: Sensation
    zetsu1919 vs. Viera Champion: Arboreal
    CWater vs. SaintRidley: Wasteful
    Amidus Drexel vs. paradoxymoron: Insistent
    leakingpen vs. Zjoot: Blossom

    Deadline: Saturday, April 13th 2013 at 11:59pm EDT.
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