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Scratch That - Round 2 - CLOSED

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 7:00 AM
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Rules:



:bulletred:If you have not participated in to Audition you can not particpate.
:bulletred:Only one submission.
:bulletred:Submission must be created ONLY for this contest. (You can not submit pre-written pieces.)
:bulletred:Submission can be edited and changed until the deadline.
:bulletred:Submissions for the contest must go into the "Scratch That" folder.
:bulletred:No collab. pieces.
:bulletred:No bribing judges.
:bulletred:No flaming/hating/complaining the contest/judges/other entries. (Seriously, everything is set in stone so there will be no changes to deadlines, rules, themes, poetry types, etc.)

Breaking any of these rules will cause you IMMEDIATE disqualification.

Theme and Poetry Type:



The next theme is!!!

"Impress us with your formating skills" This theme is different from all the others planned. This one here is about how you set up your work. We want you to use formating to improve the

impact

of your next poem. The poem itself can be about whatever you see fit to write about but it must have atleast 3 formatted areas, AT LEAST.

The Poetry type will be...

BALLAD!!!



Deadline


5th of December!!! 7th of December!!!

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:iconphillipskid32:
phillipskid32 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Can't wait to see the results.
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:iconaazdremzol:
Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awww, nobody reminded me! Can I post mine tomorrow? I was half way done... T-T
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you can post it with 10 hours I might let it slide. Might.
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:iconaazdremzol:
Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
K, done! Are we good? *Please tell me I can slide past this once T-T*
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:iconaazdremzol:
Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Challenge accepted! I got 7 hours and 30 minutes then.
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:icontinyfurrtails:
TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey did I get mine in time? I couldn't post it earlier ^.^" I had lost my entry in my school binder...... but I didn't find it till THIS morning and I rushed to type it before school D:
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:iconprideofpanem:
PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
When can we expect the results- because I am pretty much hyperventilating thinking about it :(
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:iconichrno:
iChrno Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very soon! Keep calm!
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:iconred-stained-december:
red-stained-december Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I'll pass this round, but it was all great fun ^^
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:iconichrno:
iChrno Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh hey, it's you again!

Keep your head up, buddy. You got positive feedback from at least one judge. :D (I haven't spoken to the other judges in quite some time, so I have no idea what they're thinking.)
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:iconred-stained-december:
red-stained-december Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I'm getting a little more confident. ^^
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:iconmebwrittings:
MEBwrittings Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Same here ^^;
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:iconred-stained-december:
red-stained-december Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I liked the idea about the formatting and all, but I just can't do anything extravagant because it doesn't do as I like, so I hardly did anything at all. I live by the motto "Less is more"
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:iconmabogunje:
Mabogunje Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good Luck Everyone! :D
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:iconavix215:
Avix215 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So tense T_T
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:iconknight-poet:
Knight-Poet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Phew, done. (Actually, done yesterday, but the feeling remains)

I feel I have to second *Mabogunje's sentiments: Thanks for this round! I never really experimented with the formatting very much, so this contest got me to try something new. I like the challenge of this contest, and also what I feel to be very friendly competition indeed. This is (and will very probably continue to be) great fun!
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:iconchinquary:
Chinquary Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have my poem, and I have created the deviation for it, but for the life of me I cannot get the poem to upload with all it's formatting.

Hopefully it will actually be up on time but at the moment I am throwing my laptop across the room and then hiding under a duvet in frustration.
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why not screen cap it and upload the screencap? It's what I did ^^
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:iconchinquary:
Chinquary Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats what I did in the end. Thanks. (^^)
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^.^
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:iconmabogunje:
Mabogunje Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So I felt I needed to thank you all for this round's theme. :hug:

I had never taken formatting seriously as a way to convey the way I want my poems to be read... at least not beyond what I would do instinctively.

Participating in this round made me focus on it... and has led to me revamping some of my older poems over the last few weeks. So besides the submission I actually made, here are a few of mine that I think are decent.

Hopefully, this will give ideas to those still struggling...
1. Love | 2. Without You | 3. Strange
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:iconidlescribbler:
IdleScribbler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Quick verification before I go wasting quite a lot of time:
The poem we submit will not neccessarily have to rhyme?
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ballads don't have to rhyme.
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:iconayeaye12:
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Writer
Wait...what?! So all that time trying to make my ballad rhyme wasn't actually needed???!!!!

...

Well shizitou.
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:iconidlescribbler:
IdleScribbler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Just remembered how dA's message system works, so I'll just copy paste this:
"And also, do the formatted parts have to be different kinds of formatting, or can they all be the same, just have to be distinctly different sections?"
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just have to be distinctly seperated. They can be the same type of coding.
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:iconidlescribbler:
IdleScribbler Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
And also, do the formatted parts have to be different kinds of formatting, or can they all be the same, just have to be distinctly different sections?
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:iconselflessnessforall:
selflessnessforall Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ballads are not easy to write.. when u have never written them. It took me a while to get the image and words together in my brain for it to click, honestly. :-)
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:iconmebwrittings:
MEBwrittings Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
THANK GOD YOU MOVED IT! I'm a total imbecile when it comes to formatting and (I don't know why...lack of inspiration maybe?) I've lost my sense and talent and mind in writing. I'll try and write something down...tonight? I don't really know.
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:iconoverdestiny:
overdestiny Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's not as hard as I though it would be. Let this be a relief :D go go go :)
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:iconmebwrittings:
MEBwrittings Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've done it... I think... here's the link [link]
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:iconoverdestiny:
overdestiny Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I saw it before your reply ^^ here's mine: [link]
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:iconmebwrittings:
MEBwrittings Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yours is very nice! I hope you win! :D
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:iconoverdestiny:
overdestiny Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Same wishes for you ^^
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:iconmebwrittings:
MEBwrittings Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahahaha!!! Yeah! :D
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:iconskargill:
Skargill Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny thing, I was worried I wouldn't make the original deadline so I stayed up late getting ideas down. I finally got one done I'm mostly comfortable with and decided to double check the requirements which is when I see this.

Oh well at least its mostly done and maybe I can use the time to polish it up a bit.
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:iconrandomlyinspired-21:
randomlyinspired-21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Hey, can this be considered in the contest? [link]

I'm no so sure if I've done it properly so kindly check please! :hug:

Thank you! :)
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:iconidlescribbler:
IdleScribbler Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
When I saw the drum roll, I kinda wanted the next words to be a HERRING!

Maybe that's just me >.>
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I disappointed your quoting. Have a shrubbery instead.
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:icontinyfurrtails:
TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Still have no idea what to do.... I wrote 2 poems but I'm not sure if they're.... Ballads?
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:iconayeaye12:
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
The irony is that I thought it was for the 2nd and so worked extra hard on it to get it 'in time.' Which ended up being earlier than other entries. >__<

Coddamnit.
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: At least you don't have to worry about it anymore.
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:iconayeaye12:
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah, I'm pretty relieved I did it in time. >p< I struggled a lot with this theme; I had never written a ballad before!
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:iconmabogunje:
Mabogunje Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I decided to completely change my submission. So I've deleted the old one. Here's the new one. [link]

Could you please request it into the Scratch That folder?
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:iconichrno:
iChrno Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm on it! :)
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:iconmabogunje:
Mabogunje Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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:iconpassiona:
PassionA Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
have another question: can technically murder be mentioned in the ballad (it's nothing too drastic or gory) or is that something to stay away from?
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:iconichrno:
iChrno Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Go for it, I say. As long as it's not like "AND HE STABBY RIP STAB STABBED THE EVER-LOVING CRAP OUT OF HER ALREADY ROTTING CORPSE."

Because that /could/ be construed as depressing.
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:iconpassiona:
PassionA Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah...that's a little bit depressing....
idk, it's in the chorus....
i'll make a back-up, just in case.
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:iconcait-cait93:
Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure if what I wrote is a ballad.. I never wrote one before that I know of ... -____-

Does this count? If not, I think I need an example :/
[link]
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