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Hello! Welcome to Novus2! This is my 12th writing contest on Gaia, one of my previous ones being Novus. Novus was rather successful and I've decided to run Novus again, though hopefully with more awards this time around~. I'll create more prizes dependent on funds.

The rules/guidelines to Novus2 are pretty simple.
- Post to enter, you can enter as many times as you like.
- Poetry only! There is some quality control, so, please make sure you spell check everything.
- All forms and themes are welcome.
- People are automatically shuffled into the junior/senior categories at my discretion.
- Please say in your entry post, if you're using one of the prompts!

Erm. That's about it, I think! I can add some later if I need to.
Oh! If you would like to see a new section up, or have a song/text prompt you want to see written, feel free to sponsor a section ^^ Admitably, you cannot enter it if you've sponsored it.



Novus2 runs from January 10th until March 20th.
Judging dates will be later released, dependent on entry numbers.

Judges -
al_batross
[.days.]
The Love Mutt
ocean_gurl
osaka_01
Prizes


Senior ->
1st - 13,000g
2nd - 11,000g
3rd - 9,000g
4th - 8,000g
5th - 7,000g
6th - 6,000g
7th - 5,000g
8th - 4,000g
9th - 3,000g
10th - 2,000g

Junior ->
1st - 10,000g
2nd - 9,000g
3rd - 8,000g
4th - 7,000g
5th - 6,000g
6th - 5,000g
7th - 4,000g
8th - 3,000g
9th - 2,000g
10th - 1,000g

Imagery Awards -
1st - 5,000g
2nd - 4,000g
3rd - 3,000g
4th - 2,000g

Alliteration Awards -
1st - 5,000g
2nd - 4,000g
3rd - 3,000g
4th - 2,000g

Rhyme Awards -
1st - 5,000g
2nd - 4,000g
3rd - 3,000g
4th - 2,000g

Song Prompt Awards ->
Jethro Tull - "Thick as a Brick" - 3,000g
Bob Dylan - "Positively 4th Street" - 3,000g
Jethro Tull - "Bouree" - 3,000g

Text Prompt Awards ->
"The Last Five Years" - (Musical) - 3,000g
"NHK ni Youkoso!" (Welcome to the NHK!) - (Anime) - 3,000g

Novelties ~>
A prize for the best meaning of the acronym WAFFLES.
A prize for the first poem posted on page 50.
A prize for being awesome in general.
A prize for posting intelligibly without using the letter "e".

Prize total - Currently 180K
Other Spare Gold - 45K (judges and extra awards and stuff.)
Entrants


Seniors

1. Skyhawk the 2nd - "Six Feet Deep in Love" - Page 1
2. Skyhawk the 2nd - "Termination" - Page 2
3. zero the last decepticon - "An outline of why the curious Kitten got what was coming" - Page 2
4. Astaire - "Bible Burning" - Page 3
5. Completely Obvious - "No 'e's" - Page 6
6. Completely Obvious - "No 'a's" - Page 6
7. Completely Obvious - "No 'i's" - Page 6
8. Eruden Ki - "Story Time" - Page 6
9. Eruden Ki - "New Years Tradition" - Page 6
10. c00ki3 - "Teacup Storm" - Page 7
11. Inaudible - "Your voice is a Mexican Bell Choir." - Page 7
12. zero the last decepticon - "Ribbon (pt.1)" - Page 8
13. al_batross - Untitled - Page 9
14. Skyhawk the 2nd - "If You See God (Or Your Lover) in the Flesh, Kill Them" - Page 20
15. Nitzce - "Veneral Disease" - Page 22
16. Symphonica - "Under the Trees" - Page 25
17. Symphonica - "the street" - Page 25
18. bohemian_lover_boy - "Cleansing" - Page 29
19. bohemian_lover_boy - "Death of a Teacher" - Page 29
20. bohemian_lover_boy - "Christian" - Page 29
21. This Cat is a Landmine - "You'll be someone you wouldn't understand" - Page 33
22. This Cat is a Landmine - "Quiet kisses are so hardcore" - Page 33
23. Astaire - "The tree will fall anyhow" - Page 34
24. The Love Mutt - "Whore" - Page 35


Juniors

1. lylas919 - "The Umbrageous Lass" - Page 1
2. zephryl - "The House" - Page 1

3. amaya-enchanted - "Utter Nonsense" - Page 2
4. amaya-enchanted - "Smile For Me" - Page 2
5. Tourniquet Trick - "Breathe No More" - Page 2
6. Ricochetra - Untitled - Page 2
7. Fasie - "All That I Know is Nothing" - Page 2
8. Madding - "Animals" - Page 2
9. sakeXbrat - "My Song" - Page 2

10. meteorshower08 - "My Heart" - Page 3 - Disqualified for plagiarism.
11. Teh_9 - Perfume - Page 3
12. Yxara - "The Tower" - Page 3
13. Nano_Quill - "Silver Linings" - Page 3
14. cecebabes - "Today" - Page 3
15. 0Yuri0 - "Near the fire I sit" - Page 3

16. aria_in_full - "Abuse" - Page 4
17. Lady snack - "The forsaken" - Page 4
18. Maxeen - "Precious" - Page 4
19. Maxeen - "More Than Words" - Page 4
20. Maxeen - "With Blurry Eyes" - Page 4
21. Maxeen - "The Glorious Annual Demise of Chlorophyll" - Page 4
22. Maxeen - "Zombie Chains" - Page 4
23. Maxeen - "Lost Way" - Page 4

24. Maxeen - "Kindled Kindred" - Page 5
25. Maxeen - "The Sound of Love" - Page 5
26. forbesy - "The Joys of Parenthood" - Page 5
27. aria_in_full - "Oh Stillborn Heart" - Page 5
28. Catra Monicho - "My Eternal Past" - Page 5
29. Kahahana - "Do You Care?" - Page 5

30. Xx-Angelic Hearts-xX - "Rather Be Silent" - Page 6
31. [Insert ACDC-ish Name] - "First Day" - Page 6
32. Formerly-Unknown - "Shadow Man" - Page 6

33. monster - "last kiss of tomorrow" (No e's) - Page 7
34. Kainel - "Passion of an Untamed Mind" - Page 7
35. Kainel - "Psychopath (Scream)" - Page 7
36. Formerly-Unknown - "Armageddon" - Page 7
37. Formerly-Unknown - "Solitaire" - Page 7

38. anedoe4pt0 - " Almostpoetry." - Page 8
39. alleykat521 - "No one" - Page 8
40. Llyrissa - "A Father’s Tears" - Page 8

41. Llyrissa - "From a Son to His Father" - Page 9
42. Llyrissa - "Icarus’ Fall" - Page 9
43. alleykat521 - "I am" - Page 9
44. Rikaru987 - "The Rose and the Crow" - Page 9
45. BehindxXxHazelxXxEyes - "The Faceless Poet" - Page 9
46. BehindxXxHazelxXxEyes - "The Doll" - Page 9
47. BehindxXxHazelxXxEyes - "The Drifters" - Page 9
48. Spidey-s Girl - Untitled - Page 9

49. sakeXbrat - "My Dreams, A Dragon" - Page 10
50. WinterRose4444 - "Darkness" - Page 10
51. Llyrissa - "No One Watching" - Page 10
52. lovelyladyhydrangea - "I am standing" - Page 10
53. under the garden - "Poland, 1939" - Page 10

54. Unknown Sorrow - "Have You Ever..." - Page 11
55. Unknown Sorrow - "Mixed Emotions" - Page 11
56. Unknown Sorrow - "The Vines" - Page 11
57. Llyrissa - "Puppets on a String" - Page 11
58. olgidio - "Faint Beat" - Page 11
59. gaiusmarius8 - "Grief" - Page 11
60. FlamingSaintGHAF - "Premonition" - Page 11

61. nikooru-san - "StageHand" - Page 12
62. highvoltageshock - Untitled (No E's) - Page 12
63. highvoltageshock - "The Clandestines" - Page 12
64. madhatterkyoko - Untitled - Page 12

65. Friendship Bracelet - "Every Thing" - Page 13

66. DreamsWhisper - "A post" (No E's) - Page 14
67. Vic83 - Untitled - Page 14
68. Vic83 - "Celestial Spell" - Page 14
69. Apple Toast - "Carnivorous Carnival" - Page 14
70. Apple Toast - Untitled (No E's) - Page 14
71. Apple Toast - "Her" - Page 14
72. Apple Toast - "Silver Blade" - Page 14
73. Apple Toast - "We" - Page 14
74. Apple Toast - "Is What" - Page 14
75. Apple Toast - "The Disillustionment Song" - Page 14

76. shalorn - "To the crippled lover who could not see," - Page 15
77. Ricochetra - Untitled - Page 15
78. Ryiel - Untitled - Page 15
79. Ryiel - Untitled - Page 15
80. angelilight - "My Mother Was My Inspiration" - Page 15

81. angelilight - "Happy Wedding" - Page 16
82. Sealan - "I'm lacking an 'E'..." (No E's) - Page 16
82. Vivicas_Diary - "Lovers in Old Age" - Page 16

83. animemewmew1 - "The Bells" - Page 17
84. The Donation Fairy Queen - "A World of Corpses" - Page 17
85. The Donation Fairy Queen - "Afraid of Love" - Page 17
86. The Donation Fairy Queen - "Be Happy or you Die" - Page 17
87. luvinghim - "Softly, Slowly, Sweetly" - Page 17
88. wakeofbeauty - "The Queen: Somewhere Between the Darkness And Here" - Page 17

89. roguefever_is_armagheddon - "The Words" - Page 18
90. Korei Kiragone - Untitled - Page 18
91. sakeXbrat - "Harmonicas Song" - Page 18 (Jethro Tull - Bouree, Prompt)
92. The Stylish Nihilist - Luminesence" - Page 18
93. animemewmew1 - "Pain" - Page 18

94. Salinga San - "Forget" - Page 19
95. ayumae - "Memories" - Page 19
96. ayumae - "Eternity" - Page 19
97. ayumae - "Rain Storm" - Page 19

98. Sennen no Yuki - "Song of Efflorescence" - Page 20
99. silence4theangels - "Her…" - Page 20
100. silence4theangels - "Shattered" - Page 20

101. Noxie-chan - "Reprise" - Page 21
103. koharuOokami - "Rose Fate" - Page 21
104. koharuOokami - "Broken" - Page 21
105. Mister Token - "Early Morning Snow" - Page 21
106. Mister Token - "Space Chemistry" - Page 21

107. Jonera - "Pain" - Page 22
108. Mister Token - "Weeping Willow" - Page 22
109. teh Antonia - "High School" - Page 22

110. sennen no Yuki - "Tomorrow Comes Again" - Page 23
111. teh Antonia - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - Page 23
112. teh Antonia - "Individual va. Society" - Page 23
113. sennen no Yuki - "Wasted" - Page 23
114. sennen no Yuki - "Anonymous" - Page 23
115. i_love_nutmeg - "Because of You" - Page 23

116. Noxie-chan - "Why Never To Work For An Eccentric (or The Humble Hippopotamus's Last Stand)" - Page 24
117. Zigzag92 - "Passion" - Page 24
118. jonera - "Guardian Angel" - Page 24
119. starpixiegrl20 - "Memories" - Page 24
120. aspen19 - "Deception" - Page 24
121. Amour de Foudre - Untitled1 - Page 24
122. Amour de Foudre - Untitled2 - Page 24
123. Amour de Foudre - Untitled3 - Page 24

124. Mister Token - "What Was It?" - Page 25

125. Sweet Konpeito - "Wind Child" - Page 26
126. Endes Earth - "Key To My Heart" - Page 26
127. Fabricated Orchestra - Untitled1 - Page 26
128. Fabricated Orchestra - Untitled2 - Page 26
129. Fabricated Orchestra - Untitled3 - Page 26
130. Fabricated Orchestra - Untitled4 - Page 26
131. Slowly Falling Away - "Falling Into Serenity" - Page 26
132. Sweet Konpeito - "Sprouting Hues & Shades" - Page 26

134. Slowly Falling Away - "Singing In The Spotlight" - Page 27
135. Social Fallout - "Nine Blocked" - Page 27

136. ChenoaMeh - "Moving On... Moving Forward..." - Page 28
137. Cinnamon-flavored - Untitled Haiku - Page 28
138. Cinnamon-flavored - Untitled - Page 28
139. Sennen no Yuki - "Paused" - Page 28

140. crazybilliscrazy - "Madman" - Page 29
141. Converse Controversy - "Oak Tree" - Page 29
142. Navysteel - "A child's glorious day" (No e's) - Page 29
143. Toy_Puppet - Untitled - Page 29
144. Converse Controversy - "Trite" - Page 29
145. Lisamazing o_O - "Friday" - Page 29
146. Lisamazing o_O - "Ode to Cheesecake" - Page 29
147. Ayden Whittle - "Stomach Acid Smile" - Page 29

148. Xirapha - "Regret" - Page 30
149. BS Ha - "The Rocking Horse That Broke My Heart" - Page 30
150. Angel Black Heart - "The Guardian's Curse" - Page 30
151. -Autophobic-April- - "Pawns" - Page 30
152. BS Ha - "For whatever, for whoever" - Page 30
153. BS Ha - "Where the heart is" - Page 30
154. BS Ha - "A Careless Angel" - Page 30
155. Myzeri - "Trying to Forget" - Page 30
156. DeathByGrammar - "The Emotion" - Page 30

157. batzmahogany - "Shattered" - Page 31
158. -Autophobic-April- - "Control" - Page 31
159. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "No Hope To Fly" - Page 31
160. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "Shackled And Bound" - Page 31
161. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "Mother is a title earned, not given" - Page 31
162. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "Here I am" - Page 31
163. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "Take me" - Page 31
164. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "No one is near" - Page 31
165. D a n c i n g D u c k y - "Killing Miss Elizabeth" - Page 31
166. Navysteel - "Lord Jesus! Dear Jesus!" - Page 31
167. Darkness in Zero - DiZ - "Queen of spades" - Page 31
168. Open Your Songbook - Untitled - Page 31
169. Vita est somnium (No e's) - "War" - Page 31

170. Navysteel - "The Wisdom of the Civil Life" - Page 32
171. Devil Muffin - "Secret Window\" - Page 32
172. LunaGurl90 - "In the Darkness of the Night" - Page 32
173. LunaGurl90 - "Pendant" - Page 32
174. Moonlight_shadow23 - "Autumn" - Page 32
175. Moonlight_shadow23 - "The Sea" - Page 32
176. Navysteel - "Homeless Angel" - Page 32
177. LupEND - "Death Penalty" - Page 32
178. This Cat is a Landmine - "Music ate my insides out" - Page 32
179. LupEND - "Think" - Page 32
180. The Irish Mortician - "Lingering Melody" - Page 32

181. Rei0chan - "We are just humans" - Page 33
182. Lunaria Canis - "In Love With Death" - Page 33
183. harpsdesire - "I'm Real" - Page 33
184. harpsdesire - "Velveteen" - Page 33
185. harpsdesire - "Here's to Life" - Page 33
186. -Autophobic-April- - "The War" - Page 33
187. -Autophobic-April- - "Cry to Me; Sing to Me." - Page 33
188. Panthera Zephyrus - "Olivia" - Page 33
189. Panthera Zephyrusp - "fluorescence" - Page 33
190. Panthera Zephyrus - "confetti" - Page 33

191. DeathByGrammar - "The heaven and hell of art" - Page 34
192. Moonlight_shadow23 - "The Bird Flies Today" - Page 34
193. kiwee buu - "Spring Rain" - Page 34








Waffles~!

NinjaKittiMeowMeow
Women's Association Fighting For Lots more European Sex-Gods
Warning Aerosol Fueled Ferocious Lamposts are Eating Senior citizens
Winking And Flirting Ferociously Leaves Emotional Scars

sakeXbrat
Wonderful, Another Frenzy of Freaky Lemon-heads, Eavesdroping and Snooping around!
Washington Association For First Literate Entering System
Worldwide Act Forming Front Lines, Earth Security

Kainel
Withholding Acorns From Farsighted Little Egotistical Squirrels.
Warrants Attention From Frugal Lebanese Energizer Corp. Shareholders.
Where All the Fresh Furballs Like Erudite Sophisticates.

highvoltageshock
Whilst All Fathers Fail, Lonely Erica Sobs.

DreamsWhisper
Waffling At Former Fears Laughably Eases Shrieks.
Wagering Artifact Fallbacks For Loud Echoes Stupendously.
When Announcing to Fruitless Flock of Layoffs, Escape Swiftly.

wakeofbeauty
When All Freaks Form Lollypop Eating Sporks.

angelilight
when angels fear for lovers especially sophisticated ones.

Sealan
Watch Above you For Falling Lethal Elephants!

Vivicas_Diary
Walking Allies Fighting For Less Eggplant Sales.

aria_in_full
Women Always Foraging For Lovely Emo Studs

The Donation Fairy Queen
Warm And Fluffy Food Lovable Especially with Syrup
Wicked And Foul Food Let's Eradicate Some

Contagious Laughter
What A Funny Finger, Let's Eat Some
Wonderful Apples For Ferocious Ladies Every Sunday
We Are Frollicking Foolishly Like Everyone Should

Nitzce
When Arid Flour Fails Leavening Even Sourdough.

The_Queenie_Roses
Wiggly Apple Fritters Frying up Lactose Eating Snails

Korei Kiragone
William Appleger Fears Felicia, Lex and Especially Sarah.



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We're OPEN!
It's another of your contests.

I'm in heart heart
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Dapper Fatcat

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"This bridge was written to make you feel smittener,
With my sad picture of girl getting bitterer..."


Sounds awesome!
I just have to teach myself to write poetry....
xD


"...can you extract me from my plastic fantasy?
I didn't think so, but I'm still convincible..."
Another Novus!!! Too wonderful!
Hello Mahayr~! *Waves*
*Is awake from insomnia induced by listening to a Nagoya bombing survivor speak of her experiences after the Nagoya bombing*
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Mahayr in Waiting
Another Novus!!! Too wonderful!


Exactly what she said!

If only I was writing stuff right now >< -sad braindeadedness-
I'll enter, just give me a few days to locate my muse.
Sounds randy.

Here's one, no prompts, though.

The Jethro does look promising. I'll probably do it.


Six Feet Deep in Love


I'm putting my foot into your buried grievances
and hoping to God that I'll kick your coffin.

Before the embalming, before
Lenin had his yearly chemical bath
I wanted to rub fertile soil raw in c** and
dance with your body; still in my arms.
It would be the last niggard night where
I could live in phallic dreams; caress coagulated

blood without any emitted shame from those remaining

few who'd scold me down in separated infrequency.

Scattered between these fine lines of thought are white

irrigations; meaningless transmutations of television hell.

I can see you there; a cunnilingus creation made only
for me to be connected with. An autopsy of arousing licks.
You were a banker before. A Nurse before. A woman before.

I don't care anymore.

I search the channels for you and
kick open your coffin,
all for you.
All I know
is I want you to feel
me in your afterlife, feel my longing

being buried with the earth rooms and the dirt,
feel my love in the hallowed eyes of lampposts,
feel my life and death bondage at twilight noon.

I'm imagining my corpse rotting with you
and we're alive and breathing and ******** and

I don't care anymore.
Am I still allowed to enter your contests? I don't want anyone eyeballing me.
Hope you like it.. biggrin

THE UMBRAGOUS LASS:


Awoken by the drumming eruption
Awoken by the screams
She’s risen from the vestiges
She’s hidden in your dreams
Unmoving in the crepuscule
Unmoving, oh so still
The way her eyes are ablazed
The way they send a chill
Why is the window bedewed with blood?
Why is the world so offed?
What happened in the seclusion?
What happened when she bled?
Across the narrow hallway
Across the darkened tunnel
The candles blew with no wind rushing
The hope shoved down a funnel
The enthralling mess of tangled ebony
The taste of revenge and power
However bleak the room seemed be
No matter if you saw her
The feeling was so bitter
The feeling of a mauling
But deep, deep down you knew
That she was death, a’calling
The splintered ridge upon her nose
The sparing cloud of hate
Oh, the sentence on her brow
Said “It is long too late”
Embellished by the crushing might
Embellished by the feigned disposition
Radiant ensnare of her cold heart
Radiant be the need of procession
A crying from the manor
A crying of pain and rigid hopes
The frightened look upon her face
The way that her heart mopes
Entries already~! Yay!
People I recognize too!

Ahuh, yes zero, you're still allowed to enter ^^;
And this one has lots of smaller prizes rather than a few big ones, so, if you did win a prize again, you're going to be one of 22+ people winning them. This contest is going to be sharing it around generally, in the prizes ^^


*Looks up at the novelty section*
WAFFLES, anyone? ^^
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Shy Sweetheart

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My Entry is something I did for English Class rofl It's in the Point of view of the Character 'Old Bill' from the Book 'The Simple Gift'

The House

I sit here,
on the verandah of their house,
My Wife and My Jessie,
As the despair comes I take a gulp of beer,
the warmth of the alcohol chasing the nostalgia away.

I come here every month,
and every month it's the same.

I stagger drunkenly to my feet,
holding the rails to stay upright.
I force myself away from the cursed House,
The House that means everything and nothing to me,
and back to the Benderat Hilton,
where I'm safe from the pain of my memories.

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