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    Default Tomb Raider Haiku Competition - Win a LCGOL Download

    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
    –WombRaider

    What's behind that wall?
    Is it a raptor or snake?
    Maybe a cold beer.
    –Stiletto

    Dig the chick in green
    talking is not her long suit
    she says it with guns
    –Gordian Slash

    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!
    Regards, Stella
    Tomb Raider walkthroughs @ http://tombraiders.net

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    I hope this is good enough.. If not, lemme know!

    Pellets fling throughout
    Death will befall thereupon
    All in an eye blink

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoombelinaUK View Post
    I hope this is good enough.. If not, lemme know!

    Pellets fling throughout
    Death will befall thereupon
    All in an eye blink
    Works for me. Hope it's OK if I post this as a comment on the blog article as well. Having all the entries in one place will make things easier for the judges. Thanks and good luck!
    Regards, Stella
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    Quote Originally Posted by stellalune View Post
    Works for me. Hope it's OK if I post this as a comment on the blog article as well. Having all the entries in one place will make things easier for the judges. Thanks and good luck!
    It's ok and you're welcome!

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    Jungle you go
    In the hole will lead
    To kill you T REX
    Try arms thou cut beans
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    Quote Originally Posted by beretta View Post
    Jungle you go
    In the hole will lead
    To kill you T REX
    Try arms thou cut beans
    Hi, beretta. Is this a contest entry? If so, I'm afraid it needs a little work. Check the format and syllable count for the haiku again. (It's 17 syllables total, 3 lines with 5, 7, then 5 syllables each.) You're welcome to try again if you like.
    Regards, Stella
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    Winner coop
    Online with a friend
    Not met

    (I participate if it's good)
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    Why only those countries?

    I did one for fun (not officially entering):

    She crosses the globe
    To look for priceless treasures
    Guns locked and loaded
    Last edited by Love2Raid; 08-14-2010 at 05:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Raid View Post
    Why only those countries?

    I did one for fun (not officially entering):

    She crosses the globe
    To look for priceless treasures
    Guns locked and loaded
    I'm so sorry about that. I hate to exclude anyone, but I must be able to send the game codes to the winners. Codes purchased in the U.S., where I live, won't work in other countries/regions, but I can buy code cards through Amazon.com in the U.K. and Canada. If anyone has an idea of how to get around this, I'd love to hear it.

    BTW, I love your haiku!
    Regards, Stella
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    Thank you!

    I understand...I have a US gamertag!
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    no need to enter for psn users..i give a free download of gol to all

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    QUOTE=stellalune;1472168]I'm so sorry about that. I hate to exclude anyone, but I must be able to send the game codes to the winners. Codes purchased in the U.S., where I live, won't work in other countries/regions, but I can buy code cards through Amazon.com in the U.K. and Canada. If anyone has an idea of how to get around this, I'd love to hear it.

    BTW, I love your haiku![/QUOTE]
    hi
    I am thim on the other side too is a pity I forget thee precised im post I'm
    confused (I'm French)
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    Here is my Hiaku.::::


    "Ruins of life rest...
    Hidden secrets lie unknown...
    Some best left alone"


    O i just love to write poems and im soo good at it. Hope this stands a chance at winning. Its about tomb raider alright. These words to this poem just flowd into my hed. I was thinkn of tomb raider the cradle of life movie, bc some secrets are better off left alone.
    I hope we hav more competitions like this involvn poems. i love it! Thank you for this oppertunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunkVampire View Post
    Here is my Hiaku.::::


    "Ruins of life rest...
    Hidden secrets lie unknown...
    Some best left alone"


    O i just love to write poems and im soo good at it. Hope this stands a chance at winning. Its about tomb raider alright. These words to this poem just flowd into my hed. I was thinkn of tomb raider the cradle of life movie, bc some secrets are better off left alone.
    I hope we hav more competitions like this involvn poems. i love it! Thank you for this oppertunity.
    That's a really nice one, TPV. Unfortunately the deadline was last night. So sorry. I mentioned it in the first post but should have made it more apparent. Hang onto it, though. You never know when a good haiku may come in handy.
    Regards, Stella
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    OMG thank u so much! u have no idea how good that made me feel!!!! i hav always loved to write poems!!!!! but no1 has really payd much attention to them
    but THANK YOU SO MUCH STELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U realy are awsum

    i wana continue to write poems....and they come so easily to me suprisingly... thank you so much stella....thank you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePunkVampire View Post
    OMG thank u so much!
    You're so welcome. I'm just sorry you weren't able to make it into the competition. I needed to wrap it up early, though, to leave time for the judges to decide before the game comes out for Xbox on Wednesday.

    You're still welcome to post your poem on my blog with the other entries if you want to. Then at least some other haiku lovers will get to see it.
    Regards, Stella
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    It ok. I just want people to see my poetry.

    But i hav no idea how to get it out there ........and idk how to blog it.....still learning about my new laptop

    bt i would like to continue to write it....maybe i can make a thread or watever it calld about game themes poetry..... i hope i can figure somthn out
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    for the whole world u can be just a person..but for a person u can be his whole world..
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    ??????????????
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    poem!

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    haha! o! lol! the competition ended to days ago. Just letting you know
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