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You Are the Champions - Results
By:Louis Wu
Date: 8/28/13 1:01 pm

First off, I'd like to say, picking winners was hard. There were plenty of great entries, and I knew from the start I'd have to pass over some real gems simply because we didn't have enough codes to go around.

I realize that haiku isn't REQUIRED to adhere to the 5-7-5 pattern... but in this country, at least, most do, and it made an easy first cut. So I started by paring down to only those entries that fit that pattern.

Then came the hard part - and it WAS hard. I ended up printing out all of the entries, and cutting them into squares, so I could rearrange them on the floor, comparing similar entries, contrasting styles. I grouped them, again to make choosing a little easier, and then chose 7.

Three were actually quite evocative:

Cybernetics writhe
Augmentations sense their place
Welcome to Mark Five
-The Lionheart

Pelicans in sand,
Ivy engulfs empty halls,
My old friend awaits.
-Melee

an aging arena
battles here long forgotten
gunfire sounds again
-PriorMarcus

Three were plucked from "I don't have the maps, but I really want them" field:

To play or not play.
That is the question I ask.
Can you choose for me?
-Chewbaccawakka

Do not have the maps
Missed out on achievement night
Missed raging at Wu
-bluerunner

here is my haiku
if i win i can afford
both halo and food!
-Skywalker DSP

And one made me laugh out loud:

Not planning to buy
But if you offer for free
Sure why the heck not?
-squidnh3

Thanks again to everyone who participated! Winners should see codes in their email soon. (If you don't check the email associated with your account here, you might want to let me know a better option. :) )


Messages In This Thread

You Are the Champions - ResultsLouis Wu8/28/13 1:01 pm
     Huzzah!Chewbaccawakka8/28/13 1:51 pm
     woohoo!bluerunner8/28/13 2:07 pm
     WOOP!PriorMarcus8/28/13 2:22 pm
     Hooray!Melee8/28/13 2:43 pm
     Re: You Are the Champions - Resultssquidnh38/28/13 3:48 pm
     Re: You Are the Champions - ResultsSkywalker DSP8/28/13 7:16 pm
     'Grats to all of us! *NM*ZackDark8/28/13 9:33 pm

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