Remember how I used to have contests and things? Remember how some of those included poetry? I miss those days, guys.
Related to this is that the fabulous Elfi sent me some codes for minipets. I have two: one for the Cenarion Hatchling and one for the Pandaren Monk. I told her she should run a contest with them rather then bestow them upon my not properly appreciative self (I never run with mini pets out if I’m paying attention due to them bothering me), but she sent them to me anyway saying that she didn’t have any ideas for contests.
Thanks to a stray comment from Pilfkin in Twitter this morning, an idea was hatched.
Vogon. Poetry. Contest.
If you don’t know what Vogon Poetry is, then shame on you and I’ll be taking your geek card at the door. But I’m sure I won’t have to do that to anyone here, so here’s the fine print:
I’ll be the judge. All judging will be 100% arbitrary. I will award useless points for overuse of big words and the creation of made up words. Length and pointlessness will also be key factors. Topic is unimportant, but I’ll post the winning entry here for sure.
I’ll accept entries from now until the 27th – that’s two weeks to get a masterpiece to me. Plenty of time to come up some really bad poetry. Entries should be mailed to me at alas at kissmyalas dot com.
The winner will get their choice of the two pets I have available. I’ll reserve the second for an honorable mention, assuming they even need it. I suspect there may be some regional-related shenanigans to take into account (Blizz’s store is most definitely blocked from work so I can’t check until I get home), but for the best worst poem I may just pony up a few bucks so that I can include my non-US and Oceanic readers as well. Cause I love all you guys.
/hopes that this isn’t another case of my being amused and excited by things no one else is