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Thursday: Haiku Contest!

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 3:19 PM


The Random Phrase contest has ended and the winners have been chosen! Our judges found it a tough decision with so many incredibly random deviations submitted. Well done to everyone who entered!

Our top three winners are:

Deterrent Acceptance by slugette

Cold DigitSnow had been piling up for days now. The streets were bleak; the blinding white contrasting against the dark, wet grey of the road. The houses fared no better, their roofs coated in sparkling white and the rows of matching house fronts caused a dizzying sense of losing one’s way. The tops of snow mounds in front of their house had been muddied by dozens of feet as they tramped from the partially cleared, soggy ground across to the garage and back again.
It was the worst time of the year to move house, when it was too cold to hold the boxes without gloves and it could start snowing at any moment. The trip up in near-constant snow had only worsened their dismay. They had travelled six hours to get here, and were at least relieved part of the ground had been cleared by their apathetic and aging neighbour Otto, who now stood by his dining room window watching the family trudging around in the biting cold.
They had moved to get away from the cold, hard people of the city and, it seem

Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours. 

This week's contest is a haiku contest! For those of you who would like a refresher, a haiku is a form of poetry containing 3 phrases: the first phrase contains 5 syllables, the second with 7, and the last with 5 syllables.  (We're going by a simple, English version ;)).  The phrases traditionally contrast between two similar ideas.

:target: Your challenge is to write a haiku about your favorite part of December.

Post your haiku as a comment to this blog. Entries will be judged based on cleverness, creativity, accuracy to the haiku form, and inclusion of the December theme. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, December 18th at 11:59 PM Pacific. You may submit multiple entries.

:trophy: We'll choose five winners who will receive 800 Points! :la:

Remember that Give One, Get One Premium Membership is still active through Sunday, December 16th at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. With this offer, give a Premium Membership to a friend, and you'll receive the equivalent amount applied to your own account. Give more, get more! :eager: 


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:iconriseredmoon:
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Clean, snow white landscape?
Never seen it. Don't care to.
I love what I have :)


.... another one about Australia hehe ^^'
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:iconriseredmoon:
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In blistering heat,
We laugh; the bikes come alive
Sweet summer lives here


Hot down here in Australia :)
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:iconriseredmoon:
RiseRedMoon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Blissful excitement,
Just to be disappointed.
They're not here this year.


Sad but true.
I miss the times when we went camping for Christmas with the 'clan' (basically our group made up of four or so families, plus other friends... That hasn't happened in a while, since my friend's auntie passed away and we all started buying our own blocks of land.

Really sad actually, since these are one of the only times I get to see some of my closest friends. We have to keep in touch via email and calls a lot...
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:icondreammuffin:
DreamMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Snuggled up in bed,
dreaming of Christmas presents
Is it morning yet?
- - - - -
Filled with excitement,
I just a heard a thump downstairs
Could it be Santa?
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:iconlionessleesha:
lionessleesha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Warm Winter Wishes
Parties and Presents Galore!
Peace and Joy and Love
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:iconpainted-flamingo:
painted-flamingo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
:heart:

Gathered family
Giving and kindness abound
December's true joys

:iconchristmastreeplz:
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:iconlionessleesha:
lionessleesha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Twinkling Lights on Palm
Trees, Santa wearing short pants
Desert Christmas Cheer
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:iconlionessleesha:
lionessleesha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Falling Frozen drops
Catching snowflakes on my tongue
Irresistible
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:iconthedorsai:
TheDorsai Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a window of light -
against the cold, a promise
of a different heat

black sky and cold wind
are to the hearth, as spices
are to hot cider

gone are the shadows
when every corner is lit
by love and good cheer

(or, alternatively)

where are the shadows
when love and good cheer bring light
to every corner
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:icontiefug:
Tiefug Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Once for the pure snow
Twice for the fresh air, and thrice
For December cheer.
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