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THE POETRY COLOSSEUM II

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Table of Contents
1st post: Welcome / Rules / Forms / Links
2nd post: Prizes / Inventory / Bonus Winnings
3rd post: Current Duels
4th Post: Judge Central
5th Post: Dedications
6th Post: Reserved
7th Post: Dedications
8th Post: Dueling History - Days of Old and New
9th Post: Dema`s Corner

Announcements

Hello, and welcome to the Colosseum! Here, poets test their lyrical mettle by betting their own items/gold against each other in duels of poetic skill.

The Colosseum is always open for bloodshed!* twisted

Duels will be conducted in The Colosseum: Dueling Grounds

Rules

Penden
Here you can challenge other poets to a friendly or not so friendly duel. It will be like sports, or like tigers defending their turf: there will be the defenders (the home team) and challengers. Defenders put out a challenge to the whole forum but depend on a challenger to take them up on it. And just like defenders in the wild, you must take on every challenger that comes at you, otherwise your territory is taken over by default.

Steps
Dueling in 7 easy steps

1. Defender posts their listing
2. Challenger posts a Challenge.
---This is done by filling out the form below.
3. Defender posts an Acceptance.
---There's a form below for this as well. ~_^
4. Judge posts the Enguarde! in both the Dueling Grounds and the Main thread (this one).
---An Enguarde! is a post listing the names of the Duelists, the amount of their bet and the terms of the duel. The duel poems may not be posted until the Enguarde! is up. Think of it as a Judge's Acceptance.
5. Duelists send the Judge the judging fee, plus the gold and/or items bet in the duel.
---NOTA BENE! - This can be done any time after the Defender has Accepted the terms of the duel. Keep in mind that Judges MAY NOT PASS JUDGMENT UNLESS THEY ARE PAID.
6. Duelists post battle poems.
---Even if your poem is much better than your opponent's in terms of quality, it must abide by the terms of the duel or you might lose by being disqualified.
7. Judge posts judgment and/or critique, and sends the bet items/gold to the winner.

---At each step in the process, you may PM the other person to let them know they have been Challenged, Accepted, hired as a Judge, etc. This will help speed things up, as not everyone visits the thread every day!


Duel Types
There are five main Duel Types. More may be added later.
--1. Regular Duel - Defender posts. Anyone (who then becomes the Challenger) may accept.
--2. Flash Duel - Defender posts. Anyone (who then becomes the Challenger) may accept. Flash Duels are conditional - bound by time limits and availability of all parties, including the Judge.
--3. Call-Out - Defender posts, naming a specific Challenger. Only the person being called out may accept. Call-Outs may be either Regular or Flash, whichever is agreed upon by both parties.
--4. Grudge Match - Have a bone to pick with someone? Have they bested you too often? Want another chance to prove your worth? Name your opponent! Only the named opponent may accept a Grudge Match.
--5. Double-Barreled - Both duelists must submit both a first draft and an edited version. In addition to judging between the two poets, the Judge must also decide which version of each poet's piece is better. The default double-barreled judging fee is twice the regular fee, either with crit or without.


Forms
Any one may become a Defender by filling out this form and posting it in the thread:

Posting to Duel
Defender name:
Bet:
Type of Duel:
Judge I prefer:
Style/Form I prefer:

Anyone may become a Challenger by filling out this form and posting in the thread:
Accepting a Duel
Challenger name:
Defender name:
Bet: (of equal or approximate value to the defender's bet)
Judge accepted: (Yes or No. If no, state reason and alternate suggestion, to be accepted or declined by Defender.)
Subject I prefer:


Challengers and Defenders must then decide on the Criteria and Terms for their duel. For instance, what sort of poem are you going to write? What can't you do? What are you going for? A duel will only happen when the Criteria and Terms and the Judge can be agreed upon.

Miscellaneous rules
--Anyone may Challenge a Defender.
--A duel may begin once the Criteria and Terms are agreed upon and the Judge has posted the Enguarde!.
--You may fight more than one duel at a time.
--Each poem should be clearly marked to show which duel it is for.

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Useful Links & Things We're Plugging

Dictionary.com -- Dictionary & Thesaurus

RhymeZone.com -- Rhyming Dictionary

READ ALL OF THIS YOU TWITS! The Art of Poetry - clarion


-WW&CCFoundation
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-Writing Contests, Charity, Grants.
Prizes / Inventory / Bonus Winnings


Writers Workshop & Contest Charity Foundation
Some Ghost Sheets donated by Gambol!
LongTimeListener - The Colosseum Itself, and the Grounds; Torches of Nero; 25K in Items!!!

Why do we give Bonuses?

Prizefighters have their belts, professional athletes have their trophies, gladiators walked away with their hides mostly intact--we here at the Colosseum have the Prevailing Poet, and Critique of the Week awards.

--These Bonus Prizes are awarded every TEN completed duels.

--Each prize is 1000 gold or equivalent items from the prize list.
You can choose to "save up" winnings towards a particular item. If you do this, I will make a note of it in green at the top of this post.

--Prevailing Duelist prizes will be awarded based on number of wins. The duelist with the highest number of wins gets the prize.

--Most Frequent Duelist prizes will be awarded based on number of wins. The duelist with the highest number of wins gets the prize.

--Judges critiques posted during the same time period will be based on content, timeliness, and effort expended.

Results will be posted as follows:

Poet
Prevailing Poet:
Name:
# of Wins:
[url of a noteworthy post]

Poet
Most Frequent Duelist:
Name:
# of Duels:
[url of a noteworthy post]

Judges
Critique of the Week:
Name:
Critique: [url of the prizewinning critique]


Past Winners
3-14-07 Page 417
Poet
Prevailing Poet:
Name: Zero
# of Wins: 6

Poet
Most Frequent Duelist:
Name: Zero
# of Duels: 10

Judges
Critique of the Months:
Name: demagoguery
Her faithful and on-going dedication,
fire and brimstone spirit, her humour,
wit, charm, fair-mindedness (I could go on...)
who else would be one this time (again)?

Critique of the Months:
Name: Zero
His enthusiasm, devotion, and sheer
stick-to-itness! Peruse via the
links given in the RESULTS post.

Critique of the Months:
Name: Ni Che
His professional manner, encouragement,
and reliability in all things has earned him
a definate place in our hearts.

Best Supporting Roles:
Name: Kiria
Name: Clarice
Name: Wander
Name: CriticallyHonest
Name: Aehlae
For all-around dedication, support, conversation,
fun, encouragement, and being willing to do tasks
big and small as asked.
With no complaining or whining!
Name: MajKaiNis - Consultant!

7-29-06 Page 114
Poet
Prevailing Poet:
Name: BlueBus
# of Wins: 3

Poet
Most Frequent Duelist:
Name: N/A
# of Duels: 4

Judges
Critique of the Months:
Name: demagoguery
Her painstaking, determined efforts, her care and
devotion, her enthusiasm, wit, and charm...
who else would it be this time?


12-09-06 Page 268
Poet
Prevailing Poet:
Name: No One, you SLOUCHERS!
# of Wins: Clarice and dema each at 2... okok a tie, then! Bums!

*COUGH* Due to a slight miscount and small snafu, this is incorrect information. However I refuse to give the true information, and will send it as a tie.


Poet
Most Frequent Duelist:
Name: NO ONE YOU TWITS!
# of Duels: Again, Clarice and dema each had 2... and okokok another tie, BUT NEVER AGAIN! Scallywags!


Judges
Critique of the Weeks:
Name: Zero the Last Decepticon
Critique: [You know where it is! FIND IT YOUR LAZY SELVES!!! Hee.]
His professionalism, experience, and unique
enthusiasm certainly gave this away.
Thank you Zero.


In the event of a tie, winners will duel each other--they choose format, judge. and criteria. 3nodding

DISCLAIMER
Please note that all items have been liquidated and that
all Prizes and Awards will be in GOLD, unless specifically
stated otherwise, or I just decide to throw in something extra!
What a load off my mind!

Prices subject to change. Please check market values/store prices.
ID required. Must be 18 or over to claim.
Employees must wash their hands. For Customer Service, please go
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You may visit the Complaint Department HERE
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JUDGE CENTRAL


demagoguery - Flash and Regular Duels
demagoguery
User ImageNEW BIO! Demagoguery is a grumpy, crotchety old judge, a remnant of another time, set in her ways and unwilling to change. Eldest of the active judges, her critiques often dwindle into long babblings about the
"good ole days" if she doesn't fall asleep. The only thing currently keeping this relic alive is insulting the younger, more vital members and by stealing their organs in the night. However, there's a reason she's stuck around so long; she's good and knows what she's talking about. Plus, she's listed first. If nothing else, your critique will be highly entertaining, with some actual advice snuck in there, probably by accident. Cross her, and suffer the wrath of her many disturbing pictures and her undead unicorn army.
OLD BIO! Demagoguery is the most awesomest awesome person who ever lived. You can never hope to live up to her level of awesomnitude, but by hiring her as a judge you'll get closer. Dema accepts bribes, but only light sabers. Or magical feathers that will enable her to fly (sorry LongTimeListener, being a flying jedi is much more important than the integrity of your contest). She promises that your critique will be... interesting, and might have some actual advice slipped in there by accident.
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Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


ArmorFelix - On Hiatus
ArmorFelix
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All are weighed before the metal cat.
Some are traded for pizza, others are welcome
at my table to partake of pizza.
Delivery in 15 minutes or a good portion of your
friend will be returned. Mostly intact.
I'll have you know that the alliance between
catlandand the pizza trolls is a rather shaky one.
Poetry? Well, we do that too, you can expect to traverse
the torture chamberof tangents and to be edited
beyond all edification, that is if you are not first naughtily
neutered by my neutrality.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


Ni Che - Flash and Regular Duels
Ni Che
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I am Ni, Minister of Rhythm Industry.
I am Che, Guerilla Poet.
When both my personalities combine
I am Captain Planet,
I finally just am.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


Zero the Last Decepticon - Flash and Regular Duels
Zero the Last Decepticon

The name says it all. I'm the last of my kind, and I'm all about it.
I won't argue, and I won't nitpick. I'll be brutally honest, open, and crass.
I'm fair, but I'm not the one to run to for worthless praise. I like to write, and I enjoy reading good writing.
Anything less deserves the short end of a plasma cannon.
I don't take bribes, but I enjoy tips. wink In short: Don't pick me for a judge,
unless you want to stand in front of a large crowd naked.
But if you have what it takes, then I'm all for helping out.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit
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Hoodimann - On Hiatus
Hoodimann

It's Hoodi. That means I can't think of anything pithy to say.
Tough luck.
I will strive to be fair.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit

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Gambol
Gambol
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Born as a secret weapon for the government, Gambol has
been reconditioned, and now she slaughters words instead of those
b*****d Communists.
Damn Commies.
She will critique your poetry, by golly.
And she will cut through your pretentious language.
If you can't take that, soldier, I'll send
MAJOR DOMO to get you! domokun
In all actuality, I am rather nice. Nice, but very harsh.
And I am busy often.

BEWARE!

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit



BlueBus - RETIRED
BlueBus
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BlueBus is an accomplished poet, short story author,
hip-hop superstar, and hovercraft racer.
One of the first judges of the original Collosseum,
he went on a long hiatus to fight crime, racism, and gingivitis.
But now he's BACK, and ready to judge any poem you send him
with wit, fairness, good humor, and innteligance intellugense intelligence.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


Mahayr - LAST RESORT! The others are MUCH better, honestly.
No Fees
Mahayr
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Hand - Lost but not Forgotten

MORE JUDGE CENTAL


Flash Judges may judge regular duels at their discretion. ASK THEM FIRST!

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Conor Olaf Barret - Waiting for Bio.

Critically Honest - Flash and Regular Duels.
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Critically Honest that right there says a lot.
I'm not your friend and I have no reason to lie to you.
I don't care what your Mother says, your auntie,
your best friend, or your dog says, if it's not good
I'm going to let you know. I'll do my very best to
gentle but please know that if I say I dislike the
piece produced that does not mean that I hate you
and I hate your ideas. -Critically Honest

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


`Kira - Flash and Regular Duels.
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Kira is a knowledgable creature
of the cat family.
Highly agreeable, friendly in many ways,
not prone to start fighting yet quick to anger.
Dangerously potent in literacy,
known to make snappish comments
at spellings and grammars.
Expected to quicken at the thought of
hatred and vengeance.
Loves autumn and winter, bowling,
and tea served precisely at midday.
Not that bad of a critiquer,
but unreliable when it comes to direct decisions.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


Aehlae - Flash and Regular Duels.
Aehlae



Aehlae ([]Xae[]) is a gender-confused
and snazzy little morsel.
She's often more random than
someone solving a rubik's cube
in your presence.
She'll do good by your duels, and can
offer some decent crits in the end.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


triplenegative - Flash and Regular Duels.
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Once upon a time, there was a nice
young lady (Tennessee), who was in university,
and who greatly loved writing. She writed and writed
until she became well at it, and was promoted to being a judge.
She rocked the world with her no-holds-barred critiques
(which were fair and just).
She was greatly loved by the people forever for being so
wonderful and happy and full of good, and she
loved the people back.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


Conor Olaf Barret - Discretionary - Flash.
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Zeroth dimension. Loveless. Proton decay at a rapid
sucession causes radiation damage. Abstract hentai artist.
Letter fetish. Dali once talked to an audience in a serious
statement with his foot in milk. Sounds comfortable. I
mpressionist with words. Demagogue of a new third
world country. Homogenous. A photon shooting out of a
television screen, causing awkward pleasure.

Fees - 50g Without Crit; 100g With Crit


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One Woman's Opinion

(Written as a prelude for a past critique. Please read carefully, JUDGES, and please DO offer feedback.)

Before I give you both my critique and judgment, I would like to say a few things about the way I judge in general and with sestinas in particular (which I will address in my actual critique/judgment post).

I look at poetry as a personal medium, open to a wide range and variety of acceptance, approval, liking, and opinion. Many critics find themselves locked into a narrow view, based solely on their own preferences and criteria regarding what they see as good poetry. I find this to be a mistake for many reasons.

Poetry, unlike other forms of writing, has a wider diversity of style, form, and expression--often leaving the reader in one of several states. You may show one poem to ten people and receive ten different interpretations or affect resulting in reactions including approval, disapproval, disgust, understanding, perplexity, anger, joy, melancholy, revulsion, etc.

There are two ways to approach an opinion about anything: head (intellectual) or heart (emotional). While we are all affected on an emotional level by anything we read, when it comes to evaluations, I prefer to take a more clinical approach.

While it does matter to me what a poet is trying to say to some degree (especially if I have been given some helpfully insightful explanation), I let the poem speak to me as an individual reader. Who can really know or understand what any given poet is saying? No two people are alike in background, life experience, ideals, spirituality, and other life-molding matters. Matters that will naturally have an impact on what they write and how they write it.

One example I will give of a personal preference in poetic style: capitalization.

I went to the store | I went to the store | I went to the store.
To get apples | to get apples | To get apples.
Because I was | because I was | Because I was.
Hungry. | hungry. | Hungry.

Of course there are many poems that have a universal audience and are clearly understood (we think). There are famous, and accepted as experts, poets whose work is rarely questioned. It may be dissected and explored in various situations but it is rarely accused of being rubbish.

All of that being said, I just wanted to let you know that I base my critiques on technical criteria (and even so am loathe to be harsh regarding any writer's choice of punctuation, grammar, or form unless it is a formal one, unless such things are glaringly unappealing, or unless it is an obvious mistake) more than emotional ones, even though a bit of that may be thrown in based on my own likes and dislikes. Remarks made about a poem may be valid to the writer or not; may validate the intended message, or frustrate the writer by making him feel misunderstood or maligned.

Poetry is more than words on paper. Poetry is a powerful, dynamic, and potentially life-changing experience. If everyone was satisfied by the same styles, content, phraseology, and the like, there would not be so many writers, in any category of writing. Prosody is one thing, enjoyment another.

There is nothing more painful than to be told a poem was "disappointing", "tripe", "unmoving" or any other negative, narrow-sighted opinion. One person's disappointment may be another's applauded surprise. One person's tripe may be another's grateful acknowledgment that there is someone else in the world who relates to a personal circumstance. What may not move me may move you.

Skill and talent are so very much matters of perception, perspective, and are so dependent on a reader's individuality that they defy any concrete evaluation. The most we can hope to achieve is to assist a writer to re-examine his work, think more carefully about such things as word choice, correctness (when dealing with any particular form), structure, and other technicalities, while at the same time encouraging whatever emotional or intellectual message is being conveyed.

Nothing disturbs me more than accusing a poet of omitting details, explanation, or imagery! Fill in the blanks for yourselves! Ohsure, sometimes something has to be said if it's called for, but not in each and every poem read! Some poetry, like prose, may be minimalist. See it for what it is, interpret it as you will, and leave the poor writer free of rude remarks based on that -alone-.

Yes, of course there is the blatantly poor poetry that we all recognize, but even so, the poet may be gently guided to improve, practice, and hone any possible aforementioned skill and talent, whatever his age or experience. Encourage. Do not belittle.

There may be a time and place for brutal opinion, but it must be seen for just that, understood and accepted by both writer and reader, and not used irresponsibly. "I did not like it" is not a valid critique, even when long and tedious reasons are given. If you like it, great. If you do not, critique from your head. Be honest. Be specific. Be clear. Do not expect your little hand will be held as you read. Dead poets do not do that for you, and neither should any living ones.

Ohsure, discussion and exchange of ideas are nice. Welcomed. Learned from. But look at the big picture and remember one thing: In the end, only kindness matters. (Jewel)

HP
Hawkeye: I will not carry a gun, Frank. When I got into this war I had a very clear understanding with the Pentagon. No guns. I'll carry your books, I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to old Virginie, I'll even hari-kari if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!


Thank you Ni Che, for finding this for me again!
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CURRENT DUELS / REQUESTS (Non-Affair, Howl, Stomp)


CURRENT DUELS


DUEL
Defender name: Laurie Ray
Challenger Name: Mahayr
Bet: 500g
Judge: Ni Che
Style/Form I prefer: Must have rhyme and meter

Status Pending

DUEL
Defender name: kingmorgant
Challenger Name: Mahayr
Bet: 250g
Judge: Critically Honest
Style/Subject I prefer: Rhyme/Fire

Status Pending



NEXT UP in the DEMA AFFAIR - MAHAYR!


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Dema Calls Out: Mahayr
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Rhyme and Meter (Poems must contain both.)
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Defender name: Laurie Ray
Challenger Name: Mahayr
Bet: 500g
Judge: Ni Che
Style/Form I prefer: Must have rhyme and meter


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The Dema Affair
THE DEMA AFFAIR!!! Still to be Dueled

demagoguery Calls Out: E V E R Y O N E ! ! !
Form/Style: To Each Defender's Own and Best!
Judge: [Alphabravo] w/crit

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Dema Calls Out: zero the last decepticon
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Freeverse, worldly ails.
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: 'Che Poems pages 70, 89
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit - PENDING
Style/Form: Urban (Details a few posts down.)
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: Mahayr
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Rhyme and Meter (Poems must contain both.)
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: Wolven Poet Poems page 143, 143
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit - PENDING
Style/Form: "The Devil's Advocate is God's Best Friend" with rhyme.
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: LongTimeListener
Bet: Grunny slippers or equivalent in gold.
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: - (Buildings)
ENGUARDE! Posted.


Information
WAR DECLARED!!!
Read These RULES or Die!


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WOLF'S HOWL


THE WOLF's HOWL!!!

Wolven Poet Calls Out: E V E R Y O N E ! ! !
Form/Style: To be discussed per individual Duel
Judge: Gambol w/crit


Wolven CALLS OUT KIRIA
Bet: 1000
Judge: Gambol
Style/Form WINTER - 3 words must be included.
Clarice - wolf, smoke, thistle
Kiria - earth, plague, jade

WINNER -

Wolven Poet CALLS-OUT Creator of Destruction
Bet: 750
Judge: Gambol
Style/Form - Dark Poetry
Status Update Needed

Wolven Poet CALLS-OUT Aehlea
Bet: 666
Judge: Gambol
Style/Form - Nature
Status Update Needed

Wolven Poet CALLS-OUT demagoguery
Bet: UNDECIDED
Judge: Gambol
Style/Form - UNDECIDED
DECIDE, SEND BETS, MESSAGE JUDGE

Yes. Answer T H I S I dare you!


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The Tennessee Stomp
THE TENNESSEE STOMP!!!

triplenegative Calls Out: E V E R Y O N E ! ! !
Form/Style: FREE STYLE - Individual Duel Subjects to be discussed.
Judge: demagoguery w/crit


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TN Calls Out: Aylen Poems pages 226, 213
Bet: 500g
Judge: GAMBOL - PENDING
Subject: Indecision, not knowing your goals etc.
ENGUARDE! Posted.


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TN Calls Out: Hoodimann
Bet: 2000g
Judge: demagoguery
Subject: What tastes like being alive, and what tastes like dying? I want savagery. I want what makes you clench your teeth. Someone reading your poem should have to sit down if they begin it standing up. Even better if they have to lie down if they begin it sitting!
Status Update Needed


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TN Calls Out: Wolven Poet
Bet: To Be Determined
Judge: demagoguery
Criteria: To Be Determined.
Status Update Needed


It all began when...

I admit I stuck Aylen in with the rest! That one will be Judged by GAMBOL.


May God have mercy on your souls.

It is the DUELERS repsonsibilty to verify accuracy, criteria, judge, and bet. CHALLENGER will then notify the judge, each duelist will send bets and fees, and then wait for a new ENGUARDE! to be posted both in the Main Where and the Dueling Grounds.

Coming soon... Mahayr's Melee? Stay tuned.

PLEASE NOTE: Duels may be done in any order ONCE your ENGUARDE! is posted.

As usual, please let me know if there should be any changes, or if I have left anything out, or if you have done anything listed.
Dedications - LongTimeListener's Vision. Always... UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

The Original Collosseum Main thread!

See pages 90 - 93 if you can stand hysterics without p***** yourself!

The Original Dueling Grounds!

Current Dueling Information!


Colosseum Dueling History (Original and II)!

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1. Postcards, stamps, real handwrtten notes!
You may also just post in the where! Messages, pictures, greetings.

THE POSTCARD CLUB!!!

2. Need a Grant for a contest
you do not have enough gold or prizes to sponsor alone?
Apply for one from the
WW&CCF Foundation stickied in the WC forum.

3. Get to know your fellows. Chat, discuss, joke, and stay informed in the
FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS WHERE

Kindest regards always...

Mahayr
WW&CCF


[ Foundation Staff ]

S`qarr - Owner - Admiral
Mahayr - Partner / Hostess - First Mate
HelterSkelterX (Vince) - Partner - Captain
GrantOrg - The Original - Torch Bearer
Major Domo - Foundation / Treasury Agent - Boatswain
Torches Of Nero - Colosseum Agent - Midshipman



And of course, do join our Guild, The Pillar of Worlds.
Worthy of Posterity


The Dema Affair
demagoguery Calls Out: E V E R Y O N E ! ! !
Form/Style: To Each Defender's Own and Best!
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Dema Calls Out: zero the last decepticon
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Freeverse, worldly ails.
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: 'Che Poem page 70, 89
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit - PENDING
Style/Form: Okay, this is a bit of a list, but here we go! The overall theme is: Urban. The poem must include:
- metaphysical (in either the physical or spiritual/philosophical sense) content.
- a voice that can be considered preaching or preachy.
- internal/contained (versus end-line) rhyme.
- normal (end-line) rhyme and/or alliteration, consonance, or assonance.
- vocal rhythm. By this we mean a regional mode, where stresses and tempo do not necessarily fall as they normally might. Think more free with the syllablization, like street-jive lingo.

The urban theme doesn't mean that you need to write about urban subjects, just that the poem itself should feel urban when you get done.
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: BlueBus Poems pages 66, 67
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit Page 70
Style/Form: Crime Poetry
ENGUARDE! Posted.
Completed! WINNER - BLUEBUS

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Dema Calls Out: Mahayr
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Rhyme and Meter (Poems must contain both.)
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: Wolven Poet
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: Pantoum
ENGUARDE! Posted.

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Dema Calls Out: Aethiana Poems page 88, 96
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit - Page 115
Style/Form: Sonnet, with a topic of inner/ hidden emotions.
ENGUARDE! Posted.
Completed! WINNER - AETHIANA

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Dema Calls Out: Kiria Delusional Kitty Poems page 75, 74
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit Page 77
Style/Form: Haiku - Water
ENGUARDE! Posted.
Completed! WINNER - DEMAGOGUERY

Quote:
Dema Calls Out: Sqarr Poems pages 80, 85
Bet: 500g
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit Page 85
Style/Form: Acronym - SEROQUEL
Completed! WINNER - SQARR

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Dema Calls Out: LongTimeListener
Bet: Grunny slippers or equivalent in gold
Judge: Alphabravo w/crit
Style/Form: - (Buildings )
ENGUARDE! Posted.


Information
WAR DECLARED!!!
Read These RULES or Die!
DUEL HISTORY


Defender name: Mahayr - Poem page 1
Challenger name: Chiara_Scuro - Poem page 1
Judge: BlueBus
Critique - page 2, 10/03/05
WINNER - MAHAYR

Defender name: alterdayshift - Poem page 2
Challenger Name: Chiara_Scuro - Poem page 2
Judge: BlueBus
Critique - page 3, 10/03/05
WINNER - ALTERDAYSHIFT

"Grudge Match"
My name is: Leonis - Poem page 2
I call out: Mahayr - Poem page 2
Judge: serpenteyes
Critique - page 2, 10/05/05
WINNER - MAHAYR

Defender name: Nuriko1 - Poem page 1
Challenger name: Gambol - Poem page 2
Judge: LongTime Listener
Critique - page 3, 10/07/05
WINNER - GAMBOL

"Grudge Match"
My name is: LongTime Listener - Poem page 3
I call out: BlueBus - Poem page 3
Judge: Demagoguery
Critique - page 3, 10/12/05
WINNER - BLUEBUS

"Grudge Match"
My name is: Leonis - Poem page 3
I call out: Mahayr - Poem page 3
Judge: Serpenteyes
Critique - page 4, 10/18/05
WINNER - MAHAYR

Defender: Nuriko1 - Poem page 3
Challenger: alterdayshift - Poem page 4
Judge: LongTime Listener
Critique - page 4, 10/26/05
WINNER - ALTERDAYSHIFT

"Grudge Match"
My name is: LongTime Listener - Poem page 4
I call out: demagoguery - Poem page 4
Judge: alterdayshift
Critique - page 5, 10/31/05
WINNER - LongTime Listener

Defender Name: Nuriko1 - Poem page 6
Challenger Name: Seirya - Poem page 5
Judge: LongTime Listener - Poem page 5
Critique - page 6, 11/11/05
WINNER - NURIKO1

Defender Name: Mahayr - Poem page 6
Challenger Name: alterdayshift - Poem page 7
Judge: LongTime Listener
Critique - page 7, 11/27/05
WINNER - ALTERDAYSHIFT

Defender Name: Deacon Nuno - Poem page 7
Challenger Name: alterdayshift - Poem page 6
Critique - page 7, 8
Judge: Penden, 11/28/05
WINNER - ALTERDAYSHIFT

Challenger Name: Nuriko1 - Poem page 7
Defender Name: Mahayr - Poem - page 7
Judge: serpenteyes
Critique - page 8, 11/28/05
WINNER - MAHAYR

Defender Name: serpenteyes - Poem page 9
Challenge to LongTime Listener - Poem page 8
Judge: Mahayr
Critique - page 9, 12/20/05
WINNER - LONGTIMELISTENER

Challenger Name: alterdayshift Poem page - 8
Defender Name Totaleclipse - Poem page 9
Judge: (Penden) serpenteyes
Critique - Pending
WINNER -

Defender Name: CA.ged - Poem page 8
Challenger Name: Chiara_Scuro - Poem page 9
Judge: BlueBus
Critique - Pending
WINNER -

Defender Name: CA.ged - Poem page 9
Challenger Name: alterdayshift - Poem page 9
Judge: demagoguery
Critique - page
WINNER - ALTERDAYSHIFT

"Grudge Match"
My name is: CA.ged Poem page 14
I call out: serpenteyes Poem page 15
Judge: demagoguery
Critique - page 15, 2/05/06
WINNER - CA.ged

Defender Name: CA.ged - Poem page 11
Challenger Name: Mahayr - Poem page 11
Judge: LongTime Listener
Critique - Pending
WINNER -

"Grudge Match"
My name is: serpenteyes - Poem page 12
I call out: That fiend LongTimeListener! - Poem page 16
Judge: CA.ged
Critique - Pending
WINNER -

Defender Name: Arawath - Poem page 13
Challenger: Mahayr - Poem page 14
Judge: serpenteys w/crit
Critique - Pending
WINNER -

"Call-Out"
Challenger name: CA.ged - Poem page 16
Defender name: Arawath - Poem page 16
Judge: demagoguery w/crit
Critique -
WINNER -

Challenger Name: Aethiana - Poem page 21
Calls Out: Mahayr - Poem page 21
Judge: dema w/crit - Page 28
WINNER: Mahayr

Colosseum II

Defender Name: BlueBus - Poem page 1
Challenger Name: zero the last decepticon Poem page 1
Judge: demagoguery w/ crit - Page 2
WINNER - BLUEBUS

Defender Name: Kiria Delusional Kitty - Poem page 3
Challenger Name: Mahayr - Poem page 3
Judge: demagoguery - Page 3 w/crit
WINNER - KIRIA DELUSIONAL KITTY

Call-Out
Challenger: Zero the last Decepticon - Poem page 5
Calls out: demagoguery - Poem page 6
Judge: Mahayr - Page 11
WINNER - ZERO THE LAST DECEPTICON

Challenger Name: Mahayr - Poem page 11
Defender Name: Kiria Delusional Kitty - Poem page 11
Judge: ArmorFelix w/crit - Page 12
WINNER - KIRIA DELUSIONAL KITTY

Call-Out
Challenger Name: Mahayr - Poem page 13
Calls Out: Ni Chi - Poem page 13
Judge: demagoguery w/crit - Pages 14, 15
WINNER - MAHAYR

Challenger Name: Mahayr - Poem page 21
Defender Name: Atreas - Poem page 20
Prefered judge: demagoguery w/crit - Page 29
WINNER - ATREAS


Challenger Name: Rogue Dragon - Poem page 32
Defender Name: Kiria Delusional Kitty - Poem page 26
Judge: Ni Che w/crit - Page 44
WINNER - KIRIA DELUSIONAL KITTY


Challenger Name: BlueBus Poem page 40
Defender Name: Aethiana Poem page 39
Judge: demagoguery w/crit - Page 62
WINNER - BLUEBUS

Defender Name: Wolven Poet Poem page 49
Challenger Name: zero the last decepticon Poem page 50
Judge: Mahayr w/crit - Page 53
WINNER - ZERO THE LAST DECEPTICON

Defender Name: Aethiana Poem page 58
Challenger Name: BlueBus Poem page 78
Judge: Mahayr w/crit Page 79
WINNER - BLUEBUS

Defender Name: Mahayr
Challenger Name: BlueBus
Judge: ArmorFelix
ENGUARE! Posted
WINNER - MAHAYR - CONCEDED by BlueBus

Defender Name: BlueBus
Challenger Name: Wolven Poet
Judge: ArmorFelix Page 115
WINNER - WOLVEN POET

Defender Name: `Che
Challenger Name: Mahayr
Judge: ArmorFelix
Style/Form/Subject: Format: 5 tercets Scheme: ABA BCB CDC DED EAE; Celtic
Listed for Posterity Only... Che retired. What Might Have Been.

Defender Name: Triplenegative Poem page 123
Challenger Name: demagoguery Poem page 143
Judge: Mahayr w/crit Page 147
WINNER - OUR FIRST TIE!!!

Defender Name: Kiria Delusional Kitty Poem page 144
Challenger Name: Mahayr Poem page 142
Judge: zero the last decepticon Page 161
WINNER - MAHAYR

Defender Name: Wolven Poet Poem page 151
Challenger Name: Aethiana Poem page 144
Judge: Mahayr Page 176
WINNER - WOLVEN POET

Defender Name: Aylen Poem page 171
Challenger Name: demagoguery Poem page 176
Judge: Mahayr Page 216
WINNER - AYLEN

Defender Name: GinTsuki Poem page 224
Challenger Name: demagoguery Poem page 224
Bet: 1000
Judge: Gambol Page 224
WINNER - DEMAGOGUERY

Defender Name: triplenegative
Challenger Name: Aylen
Bet: 1000
Judge: Gambol
WINNER - TRIPLENEGATIVE

Defender Name: Kiria Delusional Kitty
Challenger Name: Aylen
Bet: 1000
Judge: Zero
WINNER - KIRIA DELUSIONAL KITTY

Decepticon VS pleasureofadream
Judge: Gambol
Winner: ZERO



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RESULTS

WINS IN ORDER


Mahayr successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Chiara_Scuro.
alterdayshift successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Chiara_Scuro.
Mahayr successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Leonis.
Gambol prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Nuriko1.
BlueBus successfully defended his literary territory against challenger LongTime Listener.
Mahayr successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Leonis.
alterdayshift successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Nuriko1.
LongTime Listener prevailed in poetic battle against the defender demagoguery.
Nuriko1 successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Seirya.
alterdayshift successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Mahayr.
alterdayshift successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Deacon Nuno.
Mahayr successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Nuriko1.
LongTime Listener prevailed in poetic battle against the defender serpenteyes.
Alterdayshift successfully defended her literary territory against challenger CA.ged.
zero the last decepticon successfully defended his literary territory against challenger Wolven Poet.
CA.ged prevailed in poetic battle against the defender serpenteyes.
Mahayr successfully defended her literary territory against challenger Aethiana.


Collesuem II

BlueBus successfully defended his literary skill agains challenger zero the last decepticon.
Kiria Delusional Kitty successfully defended her literary skill agains challenger Mahayr.
zero the last decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against the defender demagoguery.
Kiria Delusional Kitty successfully defended her literary skill agains challenger Mahayr.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Ni Che.
Atreas prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Mahayr.
Kiria Delusional Kitty prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Rogue Dragon.
BlueBus prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Aethiana.
zero the last decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Wolven Poet.
BlueBus prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Aethiana.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against the defender BlueBus (Conceded).
Wolven Poet prevailed in poetic battle against the defender BlueBus.
**triplenegative AND demagoguery TIED in poetic battle. There were only flash wounds, all is well!
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Kiria Delusional Kitty.
Wolven Poet prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Aethiana.
Aylen prevailed in poetic battle against the challenger demagoguery.
demagoguery prevailed in poetic battle against the defender GinTsuki.
zero the last decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against kingmorgant FD.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against zero the last decepticon FD.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against the defender Nerd-of-the-Nation FD.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
rudy_the_master prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
Critically Honest prevailed in poetic battle against triplenegative FD.
Zero the Last Decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against triplenegative FD.
Aehlea prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
Critically Honest prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
Zero the Last Decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against Critically Honest FD.
Aehlea prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
Critically Honest prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
`Kira prevailed in poetic battle against Zero the Last Decepticon FD.
Mahayr prevailed in poetic battle against airis273 FD.
Aylen prevailed in poetic battle against Kiria Delusional Kitty FD.
Ni Che prevailed in poetic battle against demagoguery FD.
BlueBus prevailed in poetic battle against Kiria Delusional Kitty FD.
triplenegative prevailed in poetic battle against Aylen.
Kiria Delusional Kitty prevailed in poetic battle against Aylen.
Decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against pleasureofadream.
MajKai Nis prevailed in poetic battle against Aehlae FD.
Ni Che prevailed in poetic battle against zero the last decepticon FD.
The Love Mutt prevailed in poetic battle against Mahayr FD.
Zero prevailed in poetic battle against Kira` FD.
The Love Mutt prevailed in poetic battle against Kiria Delusional Kitty FD.
Kiria Delusional Kitty prevailed in poetic battle against pleasureofadream FD.
Decepticon prevailed in poetic battle against Oracle of Delphi FD.


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Flash Duels

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kingmorgant-NEWBLOOD VS Zero the Last Decepticon
Judge: Critically Honest
WINNER - ZERO THE LAST DECEPTICON


Mahayr VS Zero the Last Decepticon
Judge: `Kira
WINNER - MAHAYR


Nerd-of-the-Nation VS Mahayr
Judge: Zero the -- Last Decepticon
WINNER - MAHAYR


airis273 VS Mahayr
Judge: triplenegative
WINNER - MAHAYR


airis273 VS Gumby
Judge: Zero
WINNER - AIRIS273 - CHALLENGED

triplenegative VS Critically Honest
Judge: Mahayr
WINNER - CRITICALLY HONEST


Zero the Last Decepticon VS triplenegative
Judge: Mahayr
WINNER - ZERO THE LAST DECEPTICON


airis276 VS Aehlea
Judge: Ni Che
WINNER - AEHLEA

CRIT OF THE MONTH

Critically Honest VS airis273
Judge: Mahayr
WINNER - CRITICALLY HONEST


Critically Honest VS airis273
Judge: Mahayr
WINNER - ZERO THE LAST DECEPTICON


Zero the Last Decepticon VS `Kira
Judge: Mahayr / Archer of Loaf
WINNER - `KIRA


airis273 VS Mahayr
Judge: Deviously Dema
WINNER - MAHAYR


Aylen VS Kiria
Judge: Gambol
Winner - AYLEN


Ni Che VS demagoguery
Judge: Archer of Loaf
WINNER - NI CHE


BlueBus VS Kiria Delusional Kitty
Judge: demagoguery
BLUEBUS


Aehlae VS MajKai Nis
Judge: Ni Che
Winner: MAJKAI NIS


Ni Che VS zero the last decepticon
Judge: Aehlae
Winner: NI CHE


The Love Mutt VS Mahayr
Judge:Zero
Winner: THE LOVE MUTT


Zero VS Kira`
Judge:Mahayr
Winner: ZERO


Kiria Delusional Kitty VS Wolven Poet
Judge: Gambol
Winner: The Love Mutt


pleasureofadream VS Kiria Delusional Kitty
Judge:
Kira`
Winner: KIRIA DELUSIONAL KITTY


Oracle of Delphi VS The last Decepticon
Judge: Critically Honest
Winner: DECEPTICON


This update is sure to be incomplete and/or incorrect. Just let me know if you find anything, or if I need to add anything. Or correct anything. Or take anything out...

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I am Dema. Worshipping me is highly encouraged.

I declare this thread worthy of my attention and time.
demagoguery
Right. Here we go again.

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Zero, the Last Deception new to the Colloseum

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has challenged Bluebus to a duel.

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Dema shall sit on her bum and watch happily and collect monetary gain!!! YAY DEMA!!!!!!

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As you can see, I am not happy. I am not happy because Bluebus hasn't sent me money.

GIVE ME MY MONEY BLUEBUS!!!!!!

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Gosh dang it...

SUBJECT MATTER!!!!!!!: Crime and criminals (interesting choice Lord Vader. Very interesting)

Bet: 1200g from each

GET IT ON!!!!!!!!!
zero the last decepticon
Mahayr


Zero the last Decepticon

Challenger:Zero the last Decepticon
Calls out: demagoguery
Judge: Mahayr
Bet: 1k
Criteria: Freeverse.
Subject: Starwars. The Darkside of The Force, and the lives that it destroys. Find yourelf turning, and what effects it has on you.

NEEDED: Send bets to Mahayr. Mahayr to post ENGUARDE! when bets received.
I sent more than enough to Dema for the two battles. Get it from her, please. I'm about to blow something up.


demagoguery
Right. Here we go again.

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Zero, the Last Deception new to the Colloseum



It's DECEPTICON.
Don't ever forget it.
Also:
The next time you make me Yoda, to someone elses Darth Vader, I'll challenge every ******** in here, just to prove a point.
So don't do it again.
demagoguery
zero the last decepticon


It's DECEPTICON.
Don't ever forget it.
Also:
The next time you make me Yoda, to someone elses Darth Vader, I'll challenge every ******** in here, just to prove a point.
So don't do it again.


Typo. I saw you tell Mahayr, it was seriously just a typo. Chill.

And as for the Vader thing... well, that was just to piss you off. Awwww... the incendiary comments...

Sending money to Mahayr dude. Thanks for being patient with us. Or not...
zero the last decepticon
demagoguery
zero the last decepticon


It's DECEPTICON.
Don't ever forget it.
Also:
The next time you make me Yoda, to someone elses Darth Vader, I'll challenge every ******** in here, just to prove a point.
So don't do it again.


Typo. I saw you tell Mahayr, it was seriously just a typo. Chill.

And as for the Vader thing... well, that was just to piss you off. Awwww... the incendiary comments...

Sending money to Mahayr dude. Thanks for being patient with us. Or not...


I'm being patient.

Your ploy worked.
Good for you.
Anyone willing and able to help me proof read and make suggestions for changes/improvements, please message me.
Mahayr
Anyone willing and able to help me proof read and make suggestions for changes/improvements, please message me.


I like the forum.
You're doing a very good job. heart

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