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Which forumer wrote - the best haiku of the day - time to pick the best

Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited December 2021 in Social Entropy++
Which one of these individuals wrote the best Haiku?
Up for grabs is a free copy of The Green Knight on 4k UHD BluRay

At no point did I instruct anyone it had to be about The Green Knight though many chose to go that direction
There was really only 2 rules. Has to be a haiku. Has to be sent to my PM inbox. That was it

VOTING ENDS AT 7AM TOMORROW MORNING

Here are the entrants

PINFELDORF

I don't like haikus
they are super difficult
I'll never write one

Houk the Namebringer

Hey there, Dev Patel
Could you chop my head off, please?
I'm still alive? Fuck...

Astrobstrd

Is Dev Patel's dick
seen onscreen in this movie?
I'd like to know, please!

DarkPrimus

Bandits be merry
and young ladies are wary
Gawain is coming

Endless_Serpents

The tip of an axe
Head given, a game begins
Homoerotic

Green

Gawain, brash and bold
No longer, faced the Green Knight
and let his sash fall

3cl1ps3

Green Knight: story light
More evocation than plot
But! Everyone's hot

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Which forumer wrote - the best haiku of the day - time to pick the best 56 votes

Pinfeldorf
10%
JasconiusAtheraalPerrsunElaroPeenSLyM 6 votes
Houk
3%
Houk the NamebringerVeldrin 2 votes
astrobstrd
8%
MegaMan001SharpyVIICaptain InertiaCarpyasofyeun 5 votes
DarkPrimus
12%
ZeroCowDarkPrimusrhylithUbikKetarMagellDisruptedCapitalist 7 votes
Endless_Serpents
39%
#pipeMulysaSemproniusVladimerLindsay LohanSlacker71DouglasDangerDepressperadoXaquinStraightzisponoAntoshkaOdinHefflingJedocRawrBear3cl1ps3never diePlatyLost SalientLucedes 22 votes
Green
7%
A Dabble Of TheloniusPreciousBodilyFluidspolarcamelMamaWolf 4 votes
3cl1ps3
17%
SporkAndrewMunkus BeaverBionicPenguinSirToastyShadowfiremrpakuNickleEtiowsaIronKnuckle's GhostChall 10 votes

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I should note DarkPrimus is the only one who sent it to be in both English and..Chinese? I’m not sure but it was bilingual.

    This should in no way get him bonus points. I just wanted to mention it

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Also do not be fooled and vote for Green just because this is a competition for The Green Knight and their name is in the title of the movie.

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf
    I like Pinfeldorf's haiku, because it doesn't talk about a movie I haven't seen.

    Hey look, my dude is in the lead!

    Children's rights are human rights.
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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Endless_Serpents
    This is a very nice thing you're doing, @Raijin Quickfoot

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    This is a very nice thing you're doing, @Raijin Quickfoot

    The serotonin is my payment

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    3cl1ps3
    Christmas approaches
    Holiday forum draws near
    Have sufficient cheer

    WiiU: Windrunner ; Guild Wars 2: Shadowfire.3940 ; PSN: Bradcopter
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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2021
    Houk
    voting for myself so I get at least one vote

    no that doesn't seem sad at all, why do you ask?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I am abstaining from voting.

    But there is 1 I would definitely pick.

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    GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    Also do not be fooled and vote for Green just because this is a competition for The Green Knight and their name is in the title of the movie.

    Counterpoint; do.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf
    I can't even vote for me this poll is bullshit

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Peen wrote: »
    I can't even vote for me this poll is bullshit

    Where was the PM!!!??? You never slid into them!

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    astrobstrd
    I’m curious too
    Does Dev’s dick display onscreen
    Picked astrobstrd

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Endless_Serpents
    My haiku start strong
    But I can't write good last lines
    Butts butts butts butts butts

    GDdCWMm.jpg
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    DarkPrimus
    @Raijin Quickfoot hey now how come you didn't post my haiku with the Japanese as well? :(
    さんぞく メリー
    Bandits be merry

    また おじょう あぶない
    And young ladies be wary

    ガウェイン くる
    Gawain is coming

    Edit: Hey, you even altered the text of my haiku, changing the "be wary" to "are wary."

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Should have been anonymous imo. Now it's just a popularity contest. And I don't like any of these people!

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    @Raijin Quickfoot hey now how come you didn't post my haiku with the Japanese as well? :(
    さんぞく メリー
    Bandits be merry

    また おじょう あぶない
    And young ladies be wary

    ガウェイン くる
    Gawain is coming

    Edit: Hey, you even altered the text of my haiku, changing the "be wary" to "are wary."

    Because I hand typed them back in…

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    DarkPrimus
    Memos app is great for crafting threads on mobile. Can easily copy-paste multiple sources together that way.

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    RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar
    Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar
    Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar Larlar

    (The Lar in Larlar is silent)

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    3cl1ps3
    Time to share this neat bit of haiku trivia I randomly came across during a wiki dive

    Although the word on is sometimes translated as "syllable", the true meaning is more nuanced. One on in Japanese is counted for a short syllable, two for an elongated vowel or doubled consonant, and one for an "n" at the end of a syllable. Thus, the word "haibun", though counted as two syllables in English, is counted as four on in Japanese (ha-i-bu-n); and the word "on" itself, which English-speakers would view as a single syllable, comprises two on: the short vowel o and the moraic nasal n̩. This is illustrated by the Issa haiku below, which contains 17 on but only 15 syllables. Conversely, some sounds, such as "kyo" (きょ) may look like two syllables to English speakers but are in fact a single on (as well as a single syllable) in Japanese.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    Endless_Serpents
    one of my favorite parts of Ghost of Tsushima is the haiku spots

    I love being Jin, making a thematically appropriate poem and then it gets put in the description of the headband you get, hell yeah.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2021
    DarkPrimus
    Yeah I didn't follow the rules for written Japanese syllables because it was difficult enough constructing a tporm where it was 5/7/5 when spoken in either language.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    3cl1ps3
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Yeah I didn't follow the rules for written Japanese syllables because it was difficult enough constructing a tporm where it was 5/7/5 when spoken in either language.

    There's also an extra bit about using a 'cutting word' that has no direct translation in English, nor an English equivalent at all.

    It's very interesting stuff that they never bothered mentioning word one of in school.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    Pinfeldorf
    this should be a landslide

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    astrobstrd
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Yeah I didn't follow the rules for written Japanese syllables because it was difficult enough constructing a tporm where it was 5/7/5 when spoken in either language.

    There's also an extra bit about using a 'cutting word' that has no direct translation in English, nor an English equivalent at all.

    It's very interesting stuff that they never bothered mentioning word one of in school.

    Word on, more like

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    At no point did I instruct anyone it had to be about The Green Knight though many chose to go that direction
    There was really only 2 rules. Has to be a haiku. Has to be sent to my PM inbox. That was it

    All you have to do is PM me the best haiku you can write about The Green Knight.

    Alright, grandpa,

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Houk
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Yeah I didn't follow the rules for written Japanese syllables because it was difficult enough constructing a tporm where it was 5/7/5 when spoken in either language.

    There's also an extra bit about using a 'cutting word' that has no direct translation in English, nor an English equivalent at all.

    It's very interesting stuff that they never bothered mentioning word one of in school.

    It's probably better that way, because without at least a more-than-basic understanding of Japanese language in general, none of that shit would make a lick of sense and wouldn't help with constructing English haikus anyway.

    Like I studied Japanese language and history in college, and one of my classes was a historical Japanese literature survey. For part of it, we covered the haiku and how it actually worked in Japanese, then spent a class trying to construct our own. And even with everything I'd covered, I felt like a 5-year-old trying to do trigonometry.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    3cl1ps3
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Yeah I didn't follow the rules for written Japanese syllables because it was difficult enough constructing a tporm where it was 5/7/5 when spoken in either language.

    There's also an extra bit about using a 'cutting word' that has no direct translation in English, nor an English equivalent at all.

    It's very interesting stuff that they never bothered mentioning word one of in school.

    It's probably better that way, because without at least a more-than-basic understanding of Japanese language in general, none of that shit would make a lick of sense and wouldn't help with constructing English haikus anyway.

    Like I studied Japanese language and history in college, and one of my classes was a historical Japanese literature survey. For part of it, we covered the haiku and how it actually worked in Japanese, then spent a class trying to construct our own. And even with everything I'd covered, I felt like a 5-year-old trying to do trigonometry.

    I don’t dispute any of that, but it would certainly give it more context as to why it’s difficult to do well when in English it’s just 5/7/5

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    At no point did I instruct anyone it had to be about The Green Knight though many chose to go that direction
    There was really only 2 rules. Has to be a haiku. Has to be sent to my PM inbox. That was it

    All you have to do is PM me the best haiku you can write about The Green Knight.

    Alright, grandpa,

    Well…shit

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Endless_Serpents
    Man the original 14th century romance really invites you to wonder about the Green Knight/Gawain slash pairing

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    astrobstrd
    @astrobstrd is asking the real question and thus deserves the reward

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Unless 11 people all vote for 1 of the 2 people with 7 votes in the next 2 minutes we have a clear winner

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    @Endless_Serpents

    You have won.

    PM your address to receive your…prize

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    Endless_Serpents
    Heavy risk, but... the prize

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    Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    Thank you one and all, except the people that didn’t vote for me. I think I really knocked it out of the park on this one. However, I’d like to bequeath my winnings to another participant because I am awesome.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The winner of the pity prize because they ACTUALLY came in second is @3cl1ps3

    Whose forum handle i fucking hate trying to type in but I’m going to let him have it anyway.

    I need an address so I can drop this off at the local pony Express

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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3
    I don't think Green should have gotten bonus points for sharing a name with the movie but I do think they deserve points for their poll option also being green.

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