Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Which is your favorite haiku among the following choices?

Poll ended at Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:16 pm

#1: They dance on the wind ...
12
18%
#2: Prey sighted ahead ...
6
9%
#3: In stables I lay ...
14
21%
#4: My trap held your blue ...
3
4%
#5: Bow And Arrow Strung ...
5
7%
#6: He governs the stars ...
15
22%
#7: An old dream come true ...
3
4%
#8: Chasing down field ...
5
7%
#9: The stables are full ...
4
6%
 
Total votes: 67

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Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Mania » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:16 pm

Here are the winners of the first round of popular voting in our Hunter Pet Haiku Contest! I've included multiple winners from a few groups based on the total number of votes they received.

The top three winners from this poll will receive excessive applause and laudatory congratulation here and on Mania's Arcania, as well as a special forum title here if they happen to be a member of the forum.

... so ... err ... try not to have too many ties, okay? :D

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Additional E-mail Votes:

#1: 0
#2: 0
#3: 1
#4: 0
#5: 0
#6: 0
#7: 0
#8: 1
#9: 1

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#1:
They dance on the wind
Young gods that spit sapphire bolts.
Electrifying

#2:
Prey sighted ahead
Spirit Beast lopes at my side
THIS is true freedom

#3:
In stables I lay
The sentimental first pet
Just waiting for you

#4:
My trap held your blue
Ironhide Devilsaur eyes
Named you Sinatra

#5:
Bow And Arrow Strung
Your Hunt For Krush Has Begun
Hope And Fear As One

#6:
He governs the stars
The spirit beast Arcturis
Lord of the night sky

#7:
An old dream come true.
Little worm within the chasm
I will call you Jim.

#8:
Chasing down field
The bright pink bird pecks you dead
How embarrassing

#9:
The stables are full.
I choose to abandon.
My children cry out.

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Nimizar » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:01 am

Oh, I get to vote for 3? That makes the decision much easier. I initially thought I was going to have to narrow my choice down to only one :)

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Mania » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:12 pm

Nimizar wrote:Oh, I get to vote for 3? That makes the decision much easier. I initially thought I was going to have to narrow my choice down to only one :)
Yeah, if I'd been thinking I would have used 3-vote polls for the first round also. Ah, well.

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Mania » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:31 pm

We have our three winners in the popular vote portion of the Hunter Pet Haiku Contest!

I'm contacting the winners now to get their game names and such, and I'll have a post up on Mania's Arcania shortly.

As you can see by the poll, the three top haiku were quite a bit more popular that the rest of those in the run-off vote. Our winners are clearly Haiku Masters!

But all of the haiku that were submitted -- even those that didn't make it to the run-off poll -- were amazing little gems. I can't tell you how many comments and e-mails I got about this contest, about how all of the entries were better than people imagined they could be. Me, I think there are two reasons for that: First, that we (both here and on the blog) are a wonderful community, and second that we really love our pets. :D

So thank you, everyone who wrote a haiku, and thank you also everyone who voted. You've made this little contest a huge success.

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Saturo » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:34 am

So... What's the next contest going to be...?

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Rhyela » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:35 pm

Hunter pets paper dolls - swimsuit edition! I think Apollyon would look great in a coconut bikini. :lol:

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Re: Haiku Contest: Run-Off Poll

Unread post by Ryno » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:32 pm

Rhyela wrote:Hunter pets paper dolls - swimsuit edition! I think Apollyon would look great in a coconut bikini. :lol:
You just know I'd have to do Krush in a thong.

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