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A Non-Stop Patch Contest! (Temporarily closed) Answered

I'm pinching an idea from Fungus Amongus...

My second favourite form of poetry is the Haiku - a deceptively simple form, with nice simple rules.

  • Three lines
  • Five syllables in the first, seven in the second, five in the third.
  • Preferably contains a subtle reference to seasons, nature or time.

My favourite form of poetry is scifaiku - Haiku with a science-fiction theme. The rules are more flexible, but the aim is still to be minimalist, implying much more than is written down.

So, here's the contest - write a Haiku, a scifaiku or even a DIY-ku.

It's a non-stop contest - every time one takes my fancy, I will award a specially-designed patch.

allons y!

Inspirational update:

Have a look at the work of Kobayashi Issa - you can even get random examples sent to your email address.

UPDATE:

I have just awarded my last patch - feel free to keep adding haiku, but I can't award patches at the moment.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

9 years ago

EVERYONE I JUST POSTED A SEQUEL CONTEST GO LOOK AT IT!!!!!

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FlumpkinsChicken2209

Reply 9 years ago

OK, that is the hardest I have laughed in forever

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Zaphod BeeblebroxFlumpkins

Reply 9 years ago

seconded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

9 years ago

i made some ice cream
cause there is snow on the ground
and we had some cream

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

9 years ago

no more patches yours
hiakus i will wright though
because i like them

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ItsTheHobbs

10 years ago

Monsters are coming They are here to eat us all Help, oh, please help us.

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ItsTheHobbsItsTheHobbs

Reply 9 years ago

I'm sending the monsters to you first if you don't give me a patch!

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KitemanItsTheHobbs

Reply 9 years ago

Silver, crucifix,
Holy water, oaken spike,
Mistletoe and salt.

Bring it on, monster-boy!

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ItsTheHobbsKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Oh I will. (You should probably go ask gmjhowe for an awesome monster fighting weapon if you ever want to make it out alive!) Muahahahahahahaha!

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Useless arguments
Bring pain to forum topics
Please to patch him now

:-D

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Though he thinks he should
The verse it must be liked first
Then he gets his patch.

;-)

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

You make a good point But the guy will spam Better to just patch him now

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Rock SoldierLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Goodhart is right Rain
He should make a good Haiku
Before he's patched

I just wanted to go into the haiku debate =P&

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Lithium RainRock Soldier

Reply 9 years ago

But he did make a good one
At least I thought so
Good grief; give the man a patch!

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

In your eyes it's good
So if that is really the case
You give him the patch

;-)


LOL

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

(I just realized Your last one and my last two Not really Haiku!) Ah, but that I could I have been too generous Only one patch left

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Oops, I forgot to condense: So if that's really the case

Oh so sorry that
You are out of your patches.
I'd share if I could.

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Lithium RainGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Aw, thank you so much I would not deprive you, though (That is very kind)

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

That was... poetic.

Would you both (GH & Lira) like a second 575 patch?

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

That is very kind So much generosity Tardis one, you like?

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Absolutely, yes! Doctors' popularity Ever enduring.

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The JamalamKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

This is annoying.
But it is so strangely fun
Give me patches now.

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The Jamalam

9 years ago

Kiteman is the best
he is on instructables
doing DIY

*grovel* *grovel*
that better give me a patch when you get back :D

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Zaphod Beeblebrox

9 years ago

blahblahblahblahblah
blahblahblahblahblahblahblah
blahblahblahblahblah

have to learn latin
i really hate to do it
but i'm forced to

i love longboarding
you go realy really fast
and you crash alot

micky minnie mouse
i really hate to watch them
exept when he's shot

obama is nuts
suposedly misguided
this is the last line

my p.e. teacher
push-ups in the parking lot
eew bloody knuckles

my little brother
likes to wrestle with my cat
he gets scratched alot

i wrote haikus
i really want a cool patch
haikus for you

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

In fact, I tweaked the patch to make it special as my last one:


575 patch.JPG
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RavingMadStudios

9 years ago

Make your own haiku
With just an Arduino
And an Altoids tin.

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bumpus

9 years ago

Forever I waited
To submit haiku to you
But now I just did.

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dla888

9 years ago

The storm is coming
To snow cover the landscape
Along with my deck

I'm so out of practice with Haiku's. I remember in grade school the teacher taught us a trick to count syllables, but I can't remember how.

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Kitemandla888

Reply 9 years ago

Patched!

(I only have three left, though)

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kelseymh

9 years ago

This isn't mine, but it's really cool nonetheless:

Top prime's divisors'
product (plus one)'s
factors are ... ?

http://www.xckd.com/622/