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Hey everyone!

As you all probably know by now from his journal post, our very own biglanky14 is leaving us to go pursue his dream career as a high school teacher! (No really, this is his dream career. Not kidding here!)

Since today is his last day, and since he'll be teaching English literature classes, we wanted to send him off in style with a fun haiku contest! It's been a while since we had a haiku contest, and we feel the medium is appropriate given his course subject matter. Besides, haiku's are pretty easy for everyone to create so the contest will be more accessible for all Gaians.

Anyway, if you want to send our own biglanky14 off in haiku style, then feel free to join the contest! Not only will your entry serve as an awesome literary farewell for biglanky14, you could score some awesome items and/or a nice chunk of Gaia gold.

Contest entry details below!

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Welcome to the 'biglanky14 Goes Bye-Bye" haiku contest where you can submit a haiku poem that expresses your feelings about biglanky14 in three short lines! Put together a biglanky14-themed haiku (a haiku is a 3 line poem in which the first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables) and you could win some serious gold!

Love biglanky14 or loathe him, you know you feel something for him, so put it down into prose! You could write a funny haiku or a serious one; express your love of biglanky14 or discuss what he's done that raises your ire - anything biglanky14 related is ok! Just make sure your language is “Gaia appropriate” – this means no curse words in the poems. We hate to quash your creativity, but we do have some younger Gaians of which we need to be mindful. Pick a different word that rhymes with “duck”, ok?...

The only real rules to this contest are that your haiku has to be related to your experiences of/with biglanky14 and your entries must follow the standard haiku format in which the first line of the poem has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables!

And in keeping with the spirit of the haiku poem format, this contest will have:
* 5 first prize winners who will each get a cool 500,000 gold and biglanky14 SD Plus doll!
* 7 second prize winners who will each receive a nifty 200,000 and a biglanky14 SD Plus doll!
* 5 third prize winners who will each walk away with a nifty 50,000 gold and a biglanky14 SD Plus doll!

Not bad prizes for arranging 17 syllables about biglanky14, are they?!

Finally, you may enter more than once if you like, so post your best biglanky14 inspired haikus in this thread by 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 for a chance to win! Please only post one haiku entry in a post as this will make it easier for us to go through the entries!

Winners will be randomly selected by members of the Admin team for their creativity and content, and the winners' usernames will posted in this thread by Friday, September 14, 2012.
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Hello everyone! We want to thank all who entered this contest for your awesome and creative entries! We really enjoyed all of them, and it was tough to narrow down the winners for this contest. Still, we had to pick, so the following are the winners of the "biglanky14 goes bye-bye" contest. Congrats!

First Place Winners
Platonix:
Can Gaia Online
hope to replace his greatness?
They'll look into it.

raspberry gateaux:
Big lanky teacher
Hopes students appreciate
Fridays with Ke$ha

Sweatpants Princess:
big lanky's new life,
though it be teaching high school,
still will have less n00bs.

Denham:
We'll miss posts signed with
Aekeaclaw FOREVAH!
You don't still work here.

BOMB4Y:
Justin Bieber dolls
Are to him action figures
He cleans them daily.


Second Place Winners
AstraSage
To chase a Big Dream,
Biglanky a Goodbye said.
Quite missed He will be.

Elindranyth:
Oh big lanky man
Didn't you just get back here?
Meru will miss you

Existential Existence:
biglanky is the
best dapper dabbler who could
dabble dapperly

Battery Acid Included:
Sorry that you failed
Stripperhood, teaching is a
decent back up plan

Disarming North Korea:
I don't hang with mods,
but I would have made exceptions
for a guy like you.

twiterpert:
How would I have known-
Without you and Kool-Aid man-
Of the web's dangers?

SS2-SITH LORD
Big Lanky Goodbye
Remember to use the force
For good, not evil!


Third Place Winners
Ridley Starsmore:
Lanky shall be missed
But he will need some new pants
Mantises are scary

Tannsi:
From me to you, dear
One teacher to another
Make a difference.

Reed Meroe:
Alas, biglanky!
I knew him, Horatio . . .
Wait—he didn't die?!

CioccoLatte:

Big cluttered avi
Head to head with a Brony
One is gone. Brohug

Consulting Time Lord:
I am going to miss
Biglanky14's Fridays –
Ke$ha's not the same.
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These are haikus written for biglanky14 by staff, mods, and people who have had the honor (or you know, pain and torment) of working with biglanky14. These aren't eligible for prizes, but we thought you'd like to read them anyway!

Sisky

Zero Omega
Big Lanky Fourteen
A silly, rascally dog
Who loves Justin Biebs


siskataya

Biglanky14
Yesterday's shirt was awful!
Sparkly Boba Fett!


siskataya

Biglanky14
Leaving for a second time.
I now have sad face sad


Harbinger of Pandamonium
Big Lanky 14
Zero will miss you a lot
poor sad brony king


tiranaki
BigLanky14
May the force be with you now
Bad haiku is bad


tiranaki
Lanky is leaving
Aww no more Ke$ha Fridays
Time for happies yay
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Big Lanky Fourteen
Once super awesome admin
Now a great teacher
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I am so bad at these, but Lanky's departure means I have to at least try!

Flameinexile
Big Lanky again
Spreads his wings to fly away
We mods will miss you


Happy travels, Lanky!
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Rainbow Noob

Big lanky teacher
Hopes students appreciate
Fridays with Ke$ha
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raspberry gateaux
Big lanky teacher
Hopes students appreciate
Fridays with Ke$ha


xd
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Biglanky14
Gave me a doll of himself
For a birthday gift
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Biglanky14
Off to teach some kids to read
Have fun while you can!
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To chase a Big Dream,
Biglanky a Goodbye said.
Quite missed He will be.

I gotta also add the fact today happens to be his last work day gives me a dreary feeling for personal reasons. (Is one of those birthday presents people never want...)
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tbe cause its hard to think QQ
#firstworldproblems

biglanky14
teaching kids how to twerk it
before they're ratchet

#keisha fabo #thug lyfe
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raspberry gateaux
Big lanky teacher
Hopes students appreciate
Fridays with Ke$ha
Aww I just came up with a Ke$ha Friday one too.

H8 Ke$ha Fridays, won't be missed rofl

Though Lanky will be of course heart
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tiranaki
Aww I just came up with a Ke$ha Friday one too.

H8 Ke$ha Fridays, won't be missed rofl

Though Lanky will be of course heart

Haha, I'm sure there are plenty more references to Ke$ha Friday ahead. The more the merrier. XD

You'll have to play a song or two this week in his honour. Bad music for a good man. c;
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