It is currently Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:07 pm

All times are UTC




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 449 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 30  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:04 am
Posts: 217
Location: Seaaaaaattle
::large, moist snorts of anguish (and amusement) at Eleri's latest::

And Nerfy, I think I adore you. <3

_________________
Image
~Moiety Jean
Member of The Great Tree
KI# 29337


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:42 am
Posts: 9
What grandious mysteries will arise
'neath these strangely dome-shaped skies
while quabs try quabbing amidst my thighs (kick)
in the Age of Ahnonay.

The grass be green, the water wet,
the clock in the middle with time not set,
How shall to that tower will I ever get
in the Age of Ahnonay.

The grass doth be gone, the sky is drab,
the crystillian trees do tinkle quite fab,
though not as much fun as kicking a quab
in the age of Ahnonay.

Now Lo! and What Ho! the vastness of space,
of crystillian, crustation, tis nary a trace,
I'm surprised to find air flowing in and out of my face
in the age of Ahnonay.

Behold uber-secret the Sphere of Construction
nothing quite finished, nothing quite function.
And yes, I know function don't rhyme with contstruction
in the Age of Ahnonay.

A verse did begin for the purpose of beginning
a verse for each sphere to keep you all grinning,
now a verse at the end, at least this ain't Russian Singing
in the Age of Ahnonay.

/bow

_________________
Image
Science is how you talk about the universe with words that bind it to a common reality.
Magic is how you talk to the universe with words that it cannot ignore.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:04 am
Posts: 217
Location: Seaaaaaattle
FORSOOTH

it
is
a
quab


in the
wild


it has been
kicked

_________________
Image
~Moiety Jean
Member of The Great Tree
KI# 29337


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:14 am 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:14 pm
Posts: 4250
Location: Digging around in the dusty archives, uncovering Uru history.
Okay, no-way! cuzinjohn's is far too "good" to be "bad" and should be completely disqualified! :P
And, some extra points deducted for attempting to make it bad with this one line:
cuzinjohn wrote:
And yes, I know function don't rhyme with contstruction

:lol:

_________________
Explorers Memorial * In Memoriam


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:00 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 3:13 am
Posts: 724
Tai'lahr wrote:
Okay, no-way! cuzinjohn's is far too "good" to be "bad" and should be completely disqualified! :P
And, some extra points deducted for attempting to make it bad with this one line:
cuzinjohn wrote:
And yes, I know function don't rhyme with contstruction

:lol:


I couldn't agree more, Tai'lahr. And so for that reason, and also because it isn't Russian singing, it is disqualified. Sorry, cuzinjohn, you'll have to do worse next time.

Tai, consider yourself moved along to the fourth grade for wanting to deduct points from a poem that has already been disqualified!!

Other comments, in no particular order:

Gorobay - having met the criteria by mentioning catalogues while simultaneously humming, your doggerel poem is hereby reinstated. Leave that participle where it is; I'll pick it up later...

Eleri - totally vogonic love pome there! I just hope you weren't writing from experience. You do know you can get CTDs that way, don't you?

Kroagnon - a truly outstanding entry. I consider the Limerick not only one of the highest forms of poetic expression available to mankind, but also, obviously, the very best way to give a professional spelling lesson. After all, that is how most of us learned to spell Nantucket. You wouldn't happen to be Zimt's mother, by any chance, would you?

Moiety Jean - be careful, I think you may have caught something from JWPlatt!

JWPlatt - I am sorry to hear you have come down with a bad case of Haiku. Have you ever considered having your ducts cleaned? We just happen to be in the neighborhood...

squish to all!

nerfy

_________________
Language is that highly evolved, complex and sophisticated system whereby one human being blorfloogs with another.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:44 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:55 am
Posts: 216
Location: Fugue State
Ahnonay, oh, Ahnonay.
I kicked some quabbies in the bay.
Why they come back, I cannot say.
They must be masochistic.

Ahnonay, oh Ahnonay.
Smash crystal trees along the way.
Just one more thing I have to say:
I'm glad they are not plastic.

Ahnonay, oh Ahnonay.
I'm lost in space, but I'm okay.
I'm breathing? <shrug> I'm on my way,
To trip the light fantastic.

Ahnonay, oh, Ahnonay.
I grab a friend along the way,
It worked! I'm in! Hoorah! Hooray!
(I'm quite enthusiastic.)

Ahnonay, oh Ahnonay.
I walk, I sit, I ride away.
Wheeee! This is fun. I have to say,
I swear I'm not sarcastic.

Ahnonay, oh Ahnonay.
I leave, I'm back, but what the hey!
Is Kadish wearing a toupee?
Was he iconoclastic?

Ahnonay, oh Ahnonay.
These verses have been so cliche.
My thoughts spill out in disarray.
I guess I should just slink away,
'Fore I become bombastic.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:01 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:10 am
Posts: 376
Location: Alaska
:roll::lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:00 am
Posts: 204
Location: Scotland
Leighana wrote:
Ahnonay, oh, Ahnonay.
I kicked some quabbies in the bay.
Why they come back, I cannot say.
They must be masochistic.
To the tune of O Christmas Tree?

_________________
Inferiority Complex
Everyone has a better name than me... :(


Last edited by Inferiority Complex on Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:11 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:36 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:18 pm
Posts: 308
Something New in Ahnonay

As I explored sphere number one
I spied an unknown organism.
It jumped about and liked to run
And practice general tourism.

"That's odd," I thought, "I have not seen
"This creature ever here before.
"Perhaps it's from the statue green
"Whose inside we cannot explore."

I went back to the linking cloth
Where we agreed that we should meet.
I told them of the behemoth,
Its piebald skin, its odd-shaped feet.

Some followed me as I returned,
Deciding what we ought to do.
Should it be studied, habits learned?
Should it be captured in a zoo?

But then, before we could react,
The giant monster shocked us all.
One of our buddies was attacked
And thrown into the waterfall.

"That's it!" I cried, "Now say good-bye.
"It has to go to outer space,
"Where it will either slip and die
"Or trip and fall upon its face!"

Before we could fulfill my plan
Another giant thing appeared:
Another member of its clan,
With lumpy back and color weird.

Then even more were coming here!
I nimbly dodged a giant's grab.
Then came the words that trebled fear:
A giant hollered "Kick the quab!"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 16, 2006 3:54 pm
Posts: 3
So there I was, all set to stay
Out in the sun and play all day
When out of nowhere once again there appeared
A big, brutish lout with hat and beard
Who chased all my fun and my plans away

He ran hither and thither, then for no good reason
Invited others like him to help spread his diseasin’
They all were obnoxious and mentally thick
I even had one poke my eye with a stick!
Then splash! In the water! (Which was really quite freezin’)

I had no intention of swimming or running
It was a day to relax, just eating and sunning
To be forced to swim, then, came as a shock
Have you seen me do it? I swim like a rock!
But I was not beaten, I still had quab-cunning

Though my plans were all ruined because of this moron
I made a new plan, one to torment and pour on
As much mental pain and angst as I could
The plan was revenge: Oh, this would be good!
He would HATE Ahnonay as his stay simply wore on

Just below the surface, just out of sight
I lurked and I waited till the moment was right
I laughed to myself as the goof and his friends
Counted and counted and counted again
Trying to make dark every wretched blue light

After hours of failure and no further along
His horde all went back to wherever they belong
Alone and depressed, my foe now defeated
Muttered to himself constantly, a phrase oft repeated
“How the heck can a quab still be here? This is wrong!”

At last! At long last he finally departed
Victory was mine! I finished what HE started!
I climbed atop a rock, and started to dance
With only one good eye, I could see he had no chance
To solve the mystery of this pla . . . AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!

SPLASH!

Stupid one-eyed lack of depth perception . . .


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:42 am
Posts: 9
Nyrphame wrote:
Tai'lahr wrote:
Okay, no-way! cuzinjohn's is far too "good" to be "bad" and should be completely disqualified! :P
And, some extra points deducted for attempting to make it bad with this one line:
cuzinjohn wrote:
And yes, I know function don't rhyme with contstruction

:lol:


I couldn't agree more, Tai'lahr. And so for that reason, and also because it isn't Russian singing, it is disqualified. Sorry, cuzinjohn, you'll have to do worse next time.


Well crud!

I promise for my next submission I'll try a lot less harder.

Tho methinks Tai'lahr is just a mite jealous. :P

_________________
Image
Science is how you talk about the universe with words that bind it to a common reality.
Magic is how you talk to the universe with words that it cannot ignore.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:45 pm
Posts: 310
Location: berlin, germany
Quote:
Hitana - Tradtion! Indeed. Where has all the time gone. I remember when the Ahonay Poetry contest was just another bad idea ahead of its time. 14 years already, or does it just feel that way?

The rules are that a poem qualifies as long as it has some connection to Ahnonay, even if by omission. Since you make no mention of Ahnonay, I'll allow it.


Thanks! Anyway I'll keep to the tradition! :wink:

Mad Kadish

Old Kadish pondered what age to write next
and when he knew, he thought: "I'm going to be hexed."
"To show everybody that the grower I am,
I'm going to make a crazy plan!"

He wrote an age full of water,
with an island to stay on for longer or shorter.
About the other things, he didn't really care,
he just made some backrounds here and there.

Next was an age full of mist,
deserted and grey, not nice for any artist.
Some crystalline trees and flashlights over the seas
which pierced through the atmosphere.

Last was an age in space,
the island was floating on vacuum waves.
The clock was broken, the liquid away,
this wasn't really a pleasant place to stay.

But hidden from everyone elses eyes,
Kadish wrote another part in disguise.
A huge machine that changed the ages,
which were actually spheres like cages.

Every time some people came,
their eyes were shining like a flame.
For all they knew they travelled through time,
and Kadish laughed and felt so divine.

Long after old Kadish had died away,
the young explorers came to stay.
They found out about the trick he had made,
but still his madness didn't fade.

All the quabs they had to kick,
all the trees they had to prick,
all the way they had to swim and run,
for a T-Shirt at the end - This age was no fun!

_________________
Whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.

Hitana Jadurian (GW)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:10 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed May 10, 2006 3:13 am
Posts: 724
Wow - really this thread could almost now be a sort of SIM of choice for anyone who wishes to experience what it would truly be like to be sucked out into space...astonishingly and gloriously vacuous and fun for about a millisecond!

I almost don't know where to begin,

Oh yes I do...

Leighana - disqualified!
Gorobay - disqualified, reinstated, disqualified and disqualified!
Jennifer_P! - I love your poem "Rolleyes Snicker" Probably the most essentially vogonic of all the entries so far! Also extra points for inexplicably underscoring your own name when a simple space would suffice.
Tyranun - double points for stealing someone else's truly wonderul and highly original idea and then turning it into something lumpy and worthless. You are like a Bizarro Rumplestiltskin! I worship the ground you slither on!
Hitana - I get the feeling you are not really trying. Well done!
cuzinjohn - reinstated for putting down to jealousy what could more reasonably be explained by sloth. That's so vogonomic, it's almost spooky!!

squish!

nerfy

_________________
Language is that highly evolved, complex and sophisticated system whereby one human being blorfloogs with another.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:21 pm 
Offline
Obduction Backer

Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:18 pm
Posts: 308
Disqualified after reinstated?
That is something I will have hated
And so I'll write something that's so bad
I'll be rereinstated again. Egad!
Where to start? I cannot tell,
But I think my words rhyme all to well.
And the meter of this poem
Is much too regular and well-done, I knoem.
Better; now what to done?
I should steal ideas like Tyr-anun!

"Oh alright Nerf, you twisted my arm,
You make me feel as small as a gnome.
I'm going to make a crazy plan!
Am I hale? What if I fail
Because I cannot elephant?

Crushin Crustaceans;
Mutter, mutter, mutter.
Squabbely, crabbely, quabelily case of quabs quabbing amidst my thighs (kick)
A sting!
I solved Ahnonay, and I feel hurt,
Screw youuuu Kaaaadiiiiisssshhhhhh!

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee: my head is still reeling
I discovered it's a looooong way down. Stupid one-eyed lack of depth perception . . .

Anohay, oh, Ahonay.
I'm lost in Minkata,
Kick a Quab
Garden vegetables
Kick a Quab

it has been
kicked"

What worked for others?
I will try this:
"Everybody is a mite jealous!"
And yes, I know this don't rhyme with jealous.

If this doesn't hurt you like a cheese-grater
I'll have to whine like a needy third grader.
And now I must mention Ahnonay
Today.
"Quab quab quab
Make me sad
Because they are so drab."
That's not even true! They are pink!
Pink is not drab! I think!
That has got to give me some extra points.
Now Nerfy, how is this for bad?
I'm sure this would make a Vogon sad.
If you do I will be glad.

(I haven't got a rhyme for that
"points" yet.
Bother.)
(Now I haven't got a rhyme for
"bother". Bother.)
Those two bothers will have
to rhyme with each other.
Buther.

Plagiarism, whining, rhyming
Badly ought to count for something.
I hope I have the proper timing -
Wait, I was starting to get good again.

It's hard to get it out of the system.
i will now go back to awfulness
this is better(& geting oh-so-easier now
.. i experiment with margins &
, the whitespace-glorious .
it is like
the space of
Ahnonay(3)

Gor_obay


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:53 pm
Posts: 1451
Location: The Cleft of the Rock of Ages
Lighthouse blues

I see the lights, I see no door
What good is a doorless lighthouse for?

I climb the steps, I bang on the wall:
"Anyone in? Can you hear me call?"

A clothe, if touched, briefly glows.
Hmmm. How stupid! Couldn't he think of doorknobs?, doorbells? arrows to tell you where to go next??!!!!

I link through the book in utter disgust.
I'll go somewhere else if I must.

Ugh! Mist! And thunder and breaking trees!!
Has the man gone mad, do tell me please?!

I end up on a floating rock in space...
Another glowing cloth!!! What's it doing here? Ain't no place to hang your laudry to dry!

Upset and dismayed I Relto myself
and touch one of those figures on a page on the shelf

and Lo and Behold I'm INSIDE the lighthouse
trapped like a stupid stupid stupid mouse!

I climb but can't even peek through the holes!
What a useless lighthouse!
Better go back and kick rocks on my Relto.

_________________
Ethan the Bahro Boy - MO:ULagain KI# 4988
---Blessed are those who laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused---
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 449 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 30  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: