Hi, all. In case you haven't heard, I'm holding a quick contest. To enter, create a Tomb Raider themed haiku and post it here or on my blog. The authors of the three best poems, as determined by our panel of judges, win a Guardian of Light download for their system of choice.
In case you're unfamiliar with the form, a haiku is a traditional Japanese poem with three unrhymed lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables. Haiku usually have have nature-related themes, but for this competition, the poems should be about Tomb Raider, Lara Croft or a related topic. They can be serious or humorous, but they must follow the traditional haiku format.
Need a few examples? Several years ago, we had a haiku free-for-all on the alt.games.tombraider Usenet newsgroup. Here are some of the poems that were posted:
Jungle gleams with rain
Shadows hold hidden dangers
Someone's lost MedPack
What's behind that wall?
Is it a raptor or snake?
Maybe a cold beer.
Dig the chick in green
talking is not her long suit
she says it with guns
Those threads are still archived on Google Groups in case you want to take a look.
The deadline is tomorrow night, and the competition is open to raiders in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. For more info, including a list of judges and the complete contest rules, please visit Stella's Tomb Raider Blog.
Thanks and good luck!