2006-01-31 [kittykittykitty]: Ooooh -_- Okies, so my poem is an iamb? I'll try to write a trochee... though it might not be very good
2006-02-01 [Kiddalee]: YaY! Thanks.
2006-02-02 [Lady of Lore]: I'm still not quite sure what makes a poem a trochee, could you explain it a bit more, please?
2006-02-03 [Kiddalee]: A trochee isn't a type of poem. It's a type of rhythm. The first syllable of every line is emphasized, and every second one from there on. That's why it goes, BUMpa BUMpa BUMpa. Words like WARNing and USerNAMES are good examples. Or a phrase like the ones in the example: NOR parTICuLARly IS it JUST so I can SHOW my VOICE. (Now that I think of it, the first line of my example could use a little work, eh?)
2006-02-14 [Seamus Schwathe]: EEP! *fixes* Thanks for telling me.
2006-02-15 [Kiddalee]: You're welcome. Now go! Tell everyone about this contest! Make your friends enter so you won't be all alone!
2006-02-17 [Seamus Schwathe]: Thank you!
2006-02-22 [Miss Sunshine]: How do I enter a poem
2006-02-23 [Kiddalee]: How To Enter A Poem: Step 1: Write a poem that fits the specs for this contest. Step 2: Come to this wiki-page. Step 3: Push "Edit this page". Step 4: Type your poem in the next spot available. Make sure its title is above the poem in bold, and your name is underneath the poem.
2006-02-24 [ArchRose]: throchee, is that the same as blank verse poetry, like shakespear used?
2006-02-24 [Kiddalee]: Well, there's no rhyme required in this contest, but Shakespeare used iambs, which are the opposite of trochees. Iambs go "baDUM baDUM baDUM..." and trochees go "BUMpa BUMpa BUMpa". So iambs emphasize every second syllable, and trochees are similar, but emphasis starts with the first syllable of the line.
2006-03-03 [Kiddalee]: YaY! Another entry!
2006-03-07 [DeadSockMonster]: Lol, while I was writing my first entry, I was worried that the contest might be full. I'll start spreading the news to some of my friends, hope it helps!
2006-03-11 [Kiddalee]: Wheee! Now I guess I'd better get those durmed nibs done.
2006-09-08 [Kiddalee]: ***claps for the new entry*
2006-09-15 [DeadSockMonster]: *clap clap clap* LIFE!!! I watch this wiki, only rarely does it change...ooh, that sounds like a nice opening line for a poem...
2006-11-15 [dmeredith]: I noticed that the first comment on this contest was almost a year ago. Have you thought about reducing the number of contestants to 10?
2007-05-05 [Annie T.]: Hey Kidda! Sad that this contest has been going on so long...Anyway, I'm Annie from WC and I've come to enter your contest! Well, actually that's not the only reason and it doesn't look like it will really do much good but...here I am!
2007-05-06 [Seamus Schwathe]: Awesome poem, Annie. ^_^
2007-05-06 [Annie T.]: Why thank ye! :)
2009-04-27 [Chimes]: *stalk*
2009-04-27 [ReineBloodwolf]: hi
2009-08-06 [Linderel]: You can't really participate if you don't include your username...
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: well shit...that sucks...
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: i guess i can just remove it.
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: and shit i gave myself away >.<
2009-08-06 [Linderel]: Yeah, well, I already saw your username in the wiki info box on the right hand side.
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: hmm...undermin
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: better?
2009-08-06 [Linderel]: Yeah, thanks.
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: welcome...i think it sucks though thats why i did it that way...quite stupid actually...i made myself look idiotic
2009-08-06 [Linderel]: Then write a better one! :)
2009-08-06 [Jayy Will Murder]: i know...but my inspiration is low...even my dreams don't work...your opinion...what
2009-08-06 [Linderel]: I'll take a look when I'm actually awake (past midnight here).
2010-01-08 [Deus Ex Taco]: This is still going on? >.>
2010-01-08 [Linderel]: Ayup.
2010-01-09 [Deus Ex Taco]: Well we just need five more entries :D
Which will translate into about...Anothe
2010-08-15 [Kiddalee]: Guess that means nobody missed me :P.
2010-08-15 [Linderel]: Plus contest participation is really low on all sides. <_<
2010-08-15 [Kiddalee]: By all sides, do you mean all contests in Elftown?
2010-08-15 [Linderel]: Most of them, yeah.
2010-08-16 [Kiddalee]: Wait a second... Did I give management of this contest to you? If so, good job taking care of it all these years. If not, you can have it... And do whatever you want that doesn't affect existing entries.
2010-08-16 [Linderel]: You did xD I think I e-mailed you about it. *checks* Yeah, April last year.
2010-08-17 [Kiddalee]: I suggest you change the entries cap to ten. XD
2010-08-25 [Deus Ex Taco]: I second that motion lol
2010-08-25 [Linderel]: Might indeed be the most reasonable thing to do.
2013-07-10 [Kiddalee]: I s'pose since I'm not managing anymore I could be the tenth entry...
2013-07-11 [Deus Ex Taco]: ...I forgot this even existed haha.
2013-07-11 [Linderel]: Yeah, that happens.