Haiku Contest Winners!

After some serious voting by the judges and then re-voting to figure out who got third place we finally nailed down our contest winners! Our judges were Hoochie, Sway, Elysium, Pyro and Spunior while I compiled all of the entries and took care of vote counts. The haiku's were all listed in their groups of two but unlabeled so the judges did not know who wrote what exactly. Despite the nail-biting choice of third place our winner was plain as day. Just who won the big prize? Which haiku scored big with our panel? Read o­n to see the winners and ALL of the other haiku entries!FIRST PLACE

When my death draws near
Four words will pass from my lips
Insert coin, press start

Winner: Spot778

SECOND PLACE

Large sword evokes 'geek'
Claims girlfriend purchased as gift
Privates obsolete

Winner: baggachipz

THIRD PLACE

fire in the hole!
I weep o­n this blood-soaked ground
friendly fire is o­n

Winner: Roo

The winners can post in the comments what prize they want. First choice to Spot, second to bagga and third to Roo! The rest of the entries follow, don't feel too bad if you didn't win, about eleven haiku's were tied for third!

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Fangblackbone

Wacka wacka wack
Ghosts are o­n my tail
Byoo oo oo bweet weet

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Hell calls the worthy
Brothers three bring misery
Soulstones corrupted

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Drunkagain

I really hate work
The are games that need playing
I stare at the wall

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Kill smash destroy save
I've done it all in the game
Winter days are mine

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Gaald

Games are o­n my mind
Pulling at the inner child
It is great to feel young

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Jobs make me money
A necessary evil
When games are your life

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Mex

Up up down down left
right left right, b, a, select start
Aliens, my bitches now

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baggachipz

Wasting time at work
Game site passes boring day
'Refresh' brings new laughs

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Most

Technicolor age
Lies sealed within chalk outline
Marry me, _M@d_3Lf_

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Emulator Zen
Revives old scrolls of fun
I dont have an Xbox

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Spot778

The new game is out
no new drivers or a patch
deck of cards, anyone?

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Wzrd

Programmer creates
Developers owe you naught
Buy. Play. Die. Shut up.

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Scott creates Max Payne
Max Payne makes money extreme
Scott thinks him so smart

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ChairboneRanger

Just o­ne more mission
I promise I wont be long
I cant save it here

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Why do they charge me
Unlimited bandwidth. SURE!
Small print is a bitch

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Sea Dragon

Stopped gaming, o­ne night
Shocked, To see my father's arm
come out of my sleeve.

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Bills, Taxes, Death, Loss.
Blow o­n the game, just o­nce more.
Jump, Mario, Jump.

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Kepheus

Blades of grass, frozen
'Pause' allows me to regroup
Dawn breaks through window

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Console war ignites
Students blame Russell, SpaceWar
Cause of failing grades

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hubbinsd

Kickin' Halo ass
Crap! Is that my boss I hear?
Alt-tab, Alt-tab! sh*t.

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Stuck at my in-laws
They have dial-up. It sucks.
No gaming for me

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Supertanker

PCs in the snow
Consoles laugh around the fire
Save us Gabe and John!

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I swear I shot first
But now I await respawn
I blame the hardware

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asands2

I can't wait any more!
Halo, Fable, Half-Life 2...
Will they ever come?

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Master Cheif, you rule
Lobbing grenades in my dreams
Come back soon my love!

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Cybrid

X-Box, GameCube, Play
Stationed by the TV.
Why is it I work?

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Crackerjoe

I am a lurker
You don't see me now as I
Read your silly words

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I play lots of games
I'm not bad for an old fart
In fact, I ownz U

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Roo

sacrifice rewards
light streaming out of my ass
cue force wave, repeat

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Thanks to everyone who entered!

- Certis

Comments

Badically sweet, second place! I was hoping a direct insult would win me some choice loot. All of those haikus were great, everyone!

Whoa that sounds like a wierd problem with the News, I mean we've had longer news stories than that before.

I'd like to take the time to mention that this

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Wacka wacka wack
Ghosts are o­n my tail
Byoo oo oo bweet weet
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Is the best one ever but it's not a haiku. Sorry Fang!

Similarly, Mex's up,down would have taken my first place choice, except it also is not a haiku. I've heard rumor that it translates into correct haiku in Spanish, but after taking 3 years of Spanish I can truly confirm that I do not speak the language in any capacity. Seriously, these were all great. I had a very difficult time choosing three.

It's also fun now to see who wrote what.

Well, in my mind, I am the winner anyway.

I really like fang's entry, too funny

Yeah I read Mex's and thought brilliant! To bad it didn't fit the Haiku format.

That was a lot of fun. Definitely some good stuff there.

sh*t its a typo

Ghosts are ever on my tail!

Dammit

Nooooo!

I want the Elven Sorceress! My precious!

sh*t its a typo

Ghosts are ever on my tail!

Dammit

Well the other thing was that the last line is 7 syllables. I think. Probably more than 5.

Nononono! At least not in my estimation! I demand a recount =P

Byoo (one) oo (two) oo (three) bweet (four) weet (five)

I liked Roo's the best.

I like mine best

Kudos to the winners. Now I'll just have to schema up a new way to get my hands on that Night Elf...

I'm not sure what "light streaming out of my ass" is all about, but it sure sounds funny.

I think bagga's entry is the best. Supertanker's evocative imagery of "PCs in the snow" is also a fitting tribute to my platform of choice.

Here's my other ones that werent allowed:

P-38 swoops

Bombing and gun destruction

Sink the Yamato

Blood Asp lance of six

Clan ER PPC blasts

Planet Liberty

Janitor hero

Aliens don't stand a chance

Space spoof adventure

Just o­ne more mission
I promise I wont be long
I cant save it here

ROFL! I never knew that I spoke in haiku, but I use this literally all the time. Classic, ChairboneRanger!

Fang, I dare you to compose a Haiku made solely with acronyms

Kickin' Halo ass
Crap! Is that my boss I hear?
Alt-tab, Alt-tab! sh*t.

That made me laugh out loud!

Congatulations to everyone. I tried to come up with some, but I didn't deem any of them worthy. You guys did great!

"Fire in the hole!" is only four syllables. Not that I care, but my critical and abusive nature required me to point that out.

Very entertaining, good job all!

"Byoo" is two syllables, Beeee  yooo"  

No its not!

Itsnotitsnotitsnot!

If it was bee yoo I would have spelt it bee yoo (hehe spelt!)

Anacronyms eh?

Anacronym an
acronym anacronym
anacronym an

BFD QT
OMG TGIF
ROFLMAO

oops I goofed

BFD QT
ROFLMAO
TGIF G

"Fire in the hole!" is only four syllables. Not that I care, but my critical and abusive nature required me to point that out.

Not when you're from the south! Seriously, I had to go look at up. Fiyah. That's how it's said.

Maybe it's also because I'm originally from the south, but I certainly pronounce fire with two syllables: Fi-yer.

So when you say this sentence out loud...

Elysium wrote:

I certainly pronounce fire with two syllables

...you use two syllables? I doubt it.

Having said that, I think Roo's contribution was great, and you can get just about any number of syllables you want out of any word, if you really apply yourself.

Yup, I do. I must be a freak. Quick, alert the press!

Hats off to you Fang, for putting that sound effect into words. I would like to thank the academy. I will take the copy of Amped 2.

I thought it was two as well - fi errrr

Yup, I do. I must be a freak. Quick, alert the press!

Me too. Oh well. Ralcydan is technically correct though. "The best kind of correct!"