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2007-03-02 [Calann]: Oooh, fascinating! *puts on watch*
2007-03-03 [Annie]: Yay! :)
2007-03-03 [Jenna Rose]: I would like to submit something, but I can't think of anything to write... ><
2007-03-04 [Annie]: Haha...well just take a wack at it! The theme for this month is innocence as it says, so just write about innocence - whatever you feel about it! The hardest thing for this month is going to be getting any entries at all...so don't feel bad if you don't think yours is good. ;)
2007-03-04 [Jenna Rose]: Well, I might try then :P
2007-03-04 [Annie]: yay! ^_^
2007-03-04 [Jenna Rose]: Tomorrow, when I'm awake and can remember my name o.<
2007-03-04 [Annie]: Haha, sounds like me in the morning. I have no idea what's going on. :)
2007-03-08 [Jenna Rose]: I have a plan of what to write for this! But... I have a question. Two to be exact. Do we have to do the "explanations" as you do in your example? And, is there a line limit to each part (like only 3 lines or whatever), or can it be as long as need be?
2007-03-08 [Annie]: Yay!
For your first question: No you don't need the explanation. I just did that because it was an example, and I wanted everyone to understand why the poem was a concerti. For everyone else's poems, you can be as mysterious as you want. ;) If I'm not sure if it's a concerti, I might ask.
To your second question: As many lines as you like. :) In the rules when I said not too long, I just mean like...somethi
2007-03-08 [Jenna Rose]: Mine won't be that long if I can get it right xD But it might be about 5 lines a piece... *wanders off to think on it*
2007-03-09 [Jenna Rose]: Okay... Submitted mine. *bites nails* I don't know if it's right enough to be a Concerti, but when I think of innocence, what I wrote is what I feel/think. But I tried, and I enjoyed writing it.
2007-03-09 [Annie]: yay! I'll take a look right now and let you know if you have the jist of concerti down.
2007-03-09 [Annie]: Ok I think you've pretty much got it. :) You changed your idea in the three different "movements." Good job! Now let's hope some more people submit before the end of the month so we can have a real contest this month. ^_^
2007-03-09 [Kiddalee]: Impressive idea. *watches*
2007-03-09 [Annie]: Thanks Kiddalee. You should watch AND give it a try. The first month is the hardest one to get enough competitor's in. :)
Heart Mister Saint for another entry!
2007-03-09 [Jenna Rose]: Thank you for reading it, Annie ^^ When I think of innocence, I just think of flowers and wilting ones as the loss of their innocence, so... *shrug* xD
2007-03-09 [Annie]: ;)
2007-03-10 [Kiddalee]: Good point.
2007-03-10 [Annie]: Hey all you wonderful people who are giving love to a new contest...I just made ANOTHER new contest. So if you've already submitted on this one and you're just itching to do something more...check out the next one I just made for narrative poems/short stories. It's called Lifeswitcher. It should make you a little nostalgic. ;)
2007-04-02 [Calann]: Oh nose. I knew I should have done something earlier. ;_;
Ah well, maybe I'll get something for this round.
2007-04-02 [Jenna Rose]: You should :) I have an idea already! ^^ If I get to work on it while I remember it x.x
2007-04-03 [Annie]: ;) good, I'd love to have all of your entries. ^_^
2007-04-03 [Mister Saint]: I'll definitely give this another shot.
Question. The different approach thing... last time I used different rhythm patterns, but what about entire genres? Say one movement haiku, one movement limerick (ack!), and one movement blank verse iambic pentameter?
2007-04-03 [Annie]: Hi mister saint, -big hug- for competing in this one again. :)
Yes that's absolutely fine to use completely different forms for the different movements, just be sure that you still take a different mental approach. For instance, if in movement one you use a haiku and you say something like "i love mice" and then in movement two you use a limerick and say something like "i really love mice" and then in the third movement you use blank verse iambic pentameter and say "i really really really love mice" than you aren't changing what you're saying or taking a different approach.
However, you COULD have your first movement be a haiku saying something like "i love mice" and then the second movement a limerick saying something like "when i'm alone in my room and i hear my mice skittering about it makes me feel all warm inside" and then in the third movement have your blank verse iambic pentameter and say something like "mice are the pet of the god's", than that would be more appropriate. :) Hope that helps and didn't bore you beyond all reason.
2007-04-28 [Calann]: I hope mine's okay. :3
2007-05-01 [Annie]: Looks okay to me. Probably could have separated the ideas even more, but I can see the subtle differences.
2007-06-28 [Laika]: Yay! It's an entry!
2007-06-28 [Annie]: Haha...it may be cancelled this month if there aren't enough submissions...
2007-06-28 [Laika]: Awwwh. Why can't I just win by default? :D
2007-06-28 [Calann]: Because that's boring. :P
2007-06-29 [mousepoet]: I think we're all intimidated by your entry, Laika. :)
2007-06-29 [Calann]: Personally, I'm not, because I haven't read it yet - I just suffer a writer's block currently, now that I would have time. -_-
2007-06-30 [Eleanor]: I got one in, just under the wire.
2007-06-30 [Laika]: So no win by default for me. T____T
2007-06-30 [Eleanor]: Sorry, Laika!
2007-06-30 [Laika]: It's alright. :D I like your entry.
2007-06-30 [Calann]: Win by default would have been boring anyway. There's no challenge whatsoever. :P
2007-07-01 [Annie]: lol well...plus, winning "by default" isn't really winning at all. I mean, I can see both sides. Submitting something makes you proud of it and you don't want it to have been a waste, yet if you get first simply for submitting something and nobody else submitted, it isn't really a first...there might be another entry out there that was never created that was meant to be first. lol...I guess that's what I'm trying to say.
Anyway, there are two entries now, and that's enough to make the contest go. :)
2007-07-01 [Eleanor]: Congratulation
2007-07-01 [Kiddalee]: Dangit, I've got to get in here.
2007-07-01 [Kiddalee]: *Eyes previous messages* That's why I only have a winner badge for first place in Unlazy Poets. Because we're still at the stage where too few people are entering for anything but first to mean much.
2007-07-01 [Annie]: lol...ya...
2007-07-01 [Calann]: And because I made it like that. :P
2007-07-02 [Kiddalee]: We're partners in crime.
2007-07-02 [Kiddalee]: Whoohoo! I've got a movement completed! And I really like it!
2007-07-02 [Annie]: Wow, cool! and fast! :P
2007-07-03 [Kiddalee]: And it's in rhyming couplets. Heh.
2007-07-03 [Annie]: lol...
2007-07-03 [Kiddalee]: And now that last one's 99% edited. PLUS! Another movement is nearly done.
2007-07-04 [Mister Saint]: *cheers for you with his pom poms!*
2007-07-31 [Kiddalee]: Finally presentable!
2007-08-01 [Laika]: Go us! We rule! \o/
2007-08-01 [Annie]: Haha, yes you both had really good poems...It was hard to decide.
2007-08-01 [Kiddalee]: Whee!
2007-08-06 [Kiddalee]: Wow. I just stressed myself out attempting to write a movement, but I don't like it, so it dies.
2007-08-07 [Annie]: Haha...no need to stress about stress!
2007-08-09 [Kiddalee]: Sounds almost like "there is nothing to fear but fear itself"
2007-08-10 [Annie]: Haha...
2007-08-31 [Laika]: Stress is too close to me these days for me to write about it. It'd be utterly horrible, so I must pass this subject. :/
2007-08-31 [Annie]: Haha, that's funny. That's exactly why I made that the subject (because I was stressed out)! Ok, better subject for this month.
2007-08-31 [Eleanor]: Sorry about not entering contests this summer, it’s been so stressful! Too late now to write about it, eh?
2007-08-31 [Laika]: Yay @ the subject! n.n
2007-08-31 [Annie]: Ya it's ok, and yes too late. It would have been just you anyway probably.
2007-09-04 [Kiddalee]: Ooh. Interesting.
2007-09-04 [mousepoet]: I like this theme. :)
2007-09-04 [Annie]: Looks like I hit a soft spot then... :) Good.
2007-09-06 [Kiddalee]: Well it's just so surreal, which makes it a cool thing to talk about, regardless as to whether you want to debate or not.
2007-10-01 [Eleanor]: Wow! Thanks Annie!
2007-11-08 [Kiddalee]: I've had fun here :)
2007-11-08 [Annie]: :) Ya...it was a good run.
2007-11-08 [Eleanor]: It's so sad when it's over.