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Anonymous Posting poetry contest

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 6:41 pm
by Critic2
anyone who thinks this will be a fun idea please post to this thread.

We simply need someone to pick a topic and then agree a deadline.

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:56 pm
by Midnight
Well, after thinking about it I'm surprised that no one has suggested a contest before. An anonymous contest would be fair except for a few problems:

(1) the temptation to cheat by letting your friends know which poems are yours

(2) the Poetry Forum devotees' ability to recognize the styles of the "regular" contributors and thus short-circuit the anonymity process

(3) The tearful envy, the fits of rage and the decidedly unspiritual atmosphere we will all have to breathe when the winner is declared.

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:01 pm
by Critic2
there is something about you that I definitely like! Without checking back may I presume you are unpopular here?

all 3 points you make are valid.

But

1. let cheats cheat. if it matters enough to anyone to fix such a tiny contest they deserve/need to win

2. agreed. but surely part of the challenge will be to write out of style?

3. ha ha ha! I'm sure Makeera will be gracious and humble

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:29 am
by Martine
deleted.

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:48 pm
by Avalon
What happens if you win, Critic2, oh learned and excellent gentleman?
Yours in support.
:D :D

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:02 pm
by Critic2
if I win? nothing just a moment of fun, rather than a lifetime of deception as offered free on the allpoetry site

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:04 pm
by rick
blah blah blah

"blah"
©Critic2

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:12 pm
by Critic2
rick - don't sulk. postpone our spat for a few days. send your ego on a dirty weekend. relax and have fun with the contest. inside you must feel really embarassed that you have descended to posting "blah, blah, blah"

take a big breath and act like a man.

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:21 pm
by rick
will the blah's never end?


"blah"
©Critic2

Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 11:26 pm
by lizzytysh
I hope you'll submit a poem, Rick.

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:01 am
by rick
Thanks Lizzy, but I will not.

I will not enourage nor tolerate his ilk.
He owes an apology to Else who would appear to have not returned to these boards since his loathsome behavior.

Hope you have fun though!

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:44 am
by Critic2
don't be a sulky-poo Drama Queen. Go to the Egoless site and learn about taking criticism. Have you spoken to Else about her take on this? What a pompous twit you are, showboating.

Now explain your line about her never being deceased before...

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:51 am
by rick
Critic2, whose best friends are a hand warmer and a jar of ky jelly, wrote:

"blah blah blah"

"blah"
©Critic2

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:59 am
by Critic2
"Critic2, whose best friends are a hand warmer and a jar of ky jelly, wrote"

I consider you my best friend, ricky. I am just sad that you are sitting alone in the corner throwing your toys around when lots of us are splashing in the water having fun.

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:12 am
by Makera
rick ~ :lol:

Of course C2 will never recognize himself in the mirror you keep holding in front of him, but it's still funny to watch his deflection attempts. :D

~ Makera