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Scratch That - Round 4 - CLOSED

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 9, 2013, 6:22 AM
Facebook l Google+ Group l Our Staff l Rules/F.A.Q.

CLOSED

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You guys have until the 26th. Judging will take on the 27th (my Sunday).

Also if you guys are so "hatin'" of the Poetry type you can do either a limerick or an acrostic, but keep it mind if you do this you can't win, and if we have to chose between someone who did the right type and you, they aren't going to get "Scratched" you will.

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:



Jurrasic, Acrostic Limerick. See if you would have attended the judging you would have already found this out :icontrollfaceplz:


HAVE FUN GUYS!!!

Deadline



24th 26th of January, 2013

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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww don't say it like hatin :( I don't like the form but I like reading them :aww: if someone has a HUGE problem with them... well it is up to them. I think tough challenges should come. Yes... I planned never to write a limerick :XD: but had to write one for this but no worries :)

Good luck to everyone in the contest! I am glad (whether I make it or not) that limericks won't come in tougher stages :)
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so screwed. >.<
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Citrus-Orange Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Sadly didn't get something done in time.
Learning for and writing exams takes away all time and all creativity at the moment...
Well, I'll probably just take the upcoming rounds themes and write something anyways and just not post it into scratch that :aww: provided I find the time to do so...
:worship: Thanks for the challenge and the time invested anyways
Good luck to everyone who continues! :dance:
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Well I'm not getting through, I'm pretty sure of that, but it was tons of fun while it lasted! I'm going to enter this again if another one is set up.

Also, the dots and dashes translates to M_OT_O__T_T_M_T in morse code O__o

And BTW, did anyone else think it said Acoustic Limerick at first? xP
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta be more confident ;) You stuck to the proper forms and theme so that already gives you a greater shot at advancing :D

It was at first but then they fixed the typo :giggle:
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for the optimism! I was going to not enter at all but then I remembered what Neil Gaiman said; "You learn a lot more from a failure than something unfinished."
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never heard of him but I have heard of the saying. I'm glad you entered and tried though since the saying rings true :D
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Neil Gaiman? Oh, no one important, just been hailed as the King of Fantasy and won many literary prizes including the Hugo Award ;)
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really good with names like at all xD If I see a face though, then I'd remember which I do now that I Googled it lol He shares my last name :D
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selflessnessforall Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Its a contest and a choice to participate. Personally i like the idea of challenging myself, and trying to look at subjects with other outlooks on the situation. Rules are rules, and im sure that things will be worked out as they need to.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very true. I don't like limericks... or perhaps the three constrictions combined but the contest isn't meant to ask what we find is easy!
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PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I just want to ask. My poem has two acrostic limerick stanzas and an extra line that rhymes with the original verse. Is that alright? or am I going to get eviscerated?
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No that's good. =D
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overdestiny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, let's look at the facts and think. Some people admit they find difficulties in this round. What does the jury do? Lowers the requirements of the theme by 50% for them. What is this? It's HELP! That's what it is! Now for the ones who already submitted their works. What do we need? Compensation? "..keep it mind if you do this you can't win, and if we have to chose between someone who did the right type and you, they aren't going to get "Scratched" you will." Isn't this compensation enough for us? YES, IT IS! So why argue? The jury has done its best and this is the wisest choice that could be made. This is what I had to say. Well done, jury. You need more respect.
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PassionA Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i agree. i've never done half of the things that you guys are coming up with, but it's a nice challenge :D. frankly, if people are whining about the theme, they should do that somewhere else ... and not where the judges can see it and get upset ... because it counter-productive ... seriously
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... I love you. Really. My love for you goes beyond the sun.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love you too :aww: oops! Wrong comment :giggle: :XD:
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry. Everyone's allowed to love me. =D :heart:
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yay! There is no quota :D but if everyone will love you then there will be a war between men and women over who is to love you and the world will be engulfed in chaos D:
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like chaos.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tears:
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Well said. I just wrote mine now and yeah it was extremely hard but I still tried to stick to the original guidelines :shrug: I think everyone just needs to calm down a little and do their best :nod:

Good luck! :D
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh crap. Does it have to rhyme?????
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what defines a limerick. A rhyming scheme of AABBA.
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sweet jesus. I am so screwed. T_T
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You still have a day and 1/2. Calm down.
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS NOT ENOUGH T_T
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TRY HARD! =D
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Avix215 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>.<
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Writer
How am I sure if mine counts as both acrostic and limerick?
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We're going by if you have the limericks rhyming structure and the acrostic form. That is, if it rhymes in a AABBA form and the first letters of each line make a word or phrase.
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Oilux Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
My rhyme scheme is AABBA/BBA Is that close enough?
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks so much for answering all my questions this round. And I fixed my rhyme scheme, it's no AABBA like it should be
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:iconla--volpe:
La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's what I'm here for. =)
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this is becoming a joke, and I rather am upset.

The rules are do the poetry form given. Not choose one aspect and run with it. What's the point of telling us the form you want if you aren't being strict and sticking to the form you gave us?

For someone like me, who strives to follow the form given, that's like saying I am wasting my time following your original rules and makes me feel that the contest has become a farce.
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you really think its that then drop out. We don't want you doing something you don't want to do.

By the entry count we're missing 13 entries. That's nearly 3 rounds worth of competition gone. Which makes this competition pointless because that means there is no competition for the next couple rounds.

The fact that you did do it properly gives you pretty much an immunity for elimation because there's going to be people who don't follow it. It also gives you a higher chance of winning.
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just have to wonder if each round will become like this.

I understand it's not easy, I write free form, but I enjoy the challenge of following the form given.

That was the point of joining, to challenge myself to try new forms. It was stated clearly that was going to happen if you signed up to join. My worry is if more people complain, how will that affect future rounds? It'soonly round 4 and it's already become choose an aspect and run with it.

As I enjoy a challenge, I won't quit. But I hope this won't keep happening...
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iChrno Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Here's the deal, my dear.

Have you ever felt helpless? Like no matter how hard you tried you wouldn't be capable of doing whatever it is you're setting out to do?

If you say no, you're lying.

This theme was incredibly challenging because it combined two very different styles of poetry. Rather than our contestants drop like flies because they feel like they just can't do it, we're giving them a chance to carry on competing by lowering the bar a little.

This isn't softening up. If there are only five who choose to take the easy route, those five are eliminated automatically. Taking the easy route comes with consequences.

We're hosting this contest. We're donating a majority of the prizes. We're sitting here judging these works piece by piece, which takes huge chunks of our time.

I think we're entitled to change the rules as we see fit, my dear.
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... Yeah, what Idle said.
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IdleScribbler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm pretty sure this is being done so you HAVE a contest to challenge yourself with.

No-one's stopping you from taking a challenge. If people actually do care about the contest, they'll challenge themselves anyway. Just because they don't HAVE to take the most challenging route, doesn't mean they won't. The people who don't are taking the risk of not getting the chance to win. If nothing else, a system like this is a sort of challenge filter.

They're lowering the limitation for disqualification, not winning.
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Cait-Cait93 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
While I understand your point, I still have reservations on taking this route in the contest.
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So we need to do an acoustic and a limerick or else no qualifying?
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You only need to do a acrostic or a limerick to qualify but you can get kicked easier. Do what we said first, the acrostic limerick and you can qualify for winning.
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...*sigh* I don't want to alter mine that much. Let's hope my limerick is good enough to qualify on it's own. ^^
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well by the looks of it we won't be having to kick people, because some people still haven't submitted. So hopefully the next round fairs better for you.
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yaaaa...I didn't know what acoustic was at first, so I did a limerick. I found out too little too late and just did a good ol' fashion Limerick. I hope next round is good for me though, that Haiku one was awesome for me ^^
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An Acoustic... Was me failing at typing. I actually meant Acrostic. :facepalm: And people don't think I'm illiterate.
We're missing nearly 8 entries so no one will be scratched this round. We still have to figure out the winner though.
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Aazdremzol Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome news for me, I was afraid I wouldn't make it ^^
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La--Volpe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you did. I just hope my future rounds aren't to hard :constipated:
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