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2008-02-04 [Laika]: So..we're supposed to use form, but then again the form isn't that important since it's "for our purposes", and the form itself isn't defined too accurately. Oh, and we're supposed to imitate the style of someone who writes in French.
..hokay. This ought to be interesting. :D
2008-02-04 [Calann]: Hmm, looks like my triolet sucks. :P
2008-02-04 [Annie]: lol, mine too. ;) Triolets are hard, I think.
2008-02-04 [Mister Saint]: Laika, I put 'for our purposes' there to ease the restrictions. Even in the original Lanval was not perfectly regular tetrameter. They're more like guidelines. ^^ I think if you all will just give it a shot, it won't seem so difficult. But, if everyone would prefer, I'll go back and write strict rules instead and provide a modern English example. What do you think?
2008-02-07 [Kiddalee]: I don't mind it like this. It would be a pain in the neck to write a 1500 word octosyllabic heroic epic. However, it is kind of hard for people who don't hear a lot of French to pick up the iambs by reading it. Well, examples of iambic tetrameter are in the triolets...
2008-02-09 [RiddleRose]: come on somebody! break this tie!
2008-02-09 [Calann]: Puuh. Bloody hard that was.
2008-02-11 [RiddleRose]: and now it's tied again... XP
2008-02-11 [Mister Saint]: There we go. ^^ There's an English tetrameter example.
2008-02-26 [Kiddalee]: What an... example... (I'm just teasing)
2008-02-27 [RiddleRose]: aww! thanks folks!
2008-03-13 [Kiddalee]: You're welcome. Hooray!
2008-05-30 [Mister Saint]: Wow, I utterly forgot this was going on still. So... Annie wins by default then?
2008-05-30 [Annie]: Well it's not the end yet...one more day isn't there?
2008-05-30 [Eleanor]: Got one in just under the wire.
2008-05-31 [Mister Saint]: Hee... oh, good. I saw "February's Contest" up there, and I just figured everyone gave up!
2008-05-31 [Annie]: Oh ya huh...I thought it was May's still....lol. :P
2008-06-02 [Kiddalee]: I'm really sorry, guys. Apparently hormone treatments aren't worth it for me. I have had an idea in my head for about 5 months, but you shouldn't wait up if you don't want to.
2008-06-02 [Mister Saint]: Well. The judging rules say at least 5 accepted entrants must be had; for my part I think it's well past time to put up a poll. Is it okay to go ahead and do that?
2008-06-03 [Kiddalee]: Sure it's okay.
2008-06-04 [Mister Saint]: Right-o. Poll's up, monkeys!