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Greetings, Great Fellowshippers! Take a water break while Jaragorn consults the the map of Muddle Earth to ensure we're on the right track! If you don't have a map, then you have a 24 hour grace period to edit so that you can proceed into day 21!

Whoop whoop! T-Minus 9 days! Hang on and stay with us!

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Yesterday's feature was Summerrain75 ( aka General Summdir of the Mothlorien Elven Army ) returning to her Team NaPo duties for a 3rd consecutive year!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/Summerrain75/

You will never know if she is late or early, as Summer tends to sneak up with her bow drawn when you least expect it! Our Number & Title Clerk during this challenge keeps a sharp lookout from camouflaged flets in the trees, letting nothing get by her. Thank you, Summdir for your dedication in keeping our Dwarves walking the straight and arrow!

Summerrain75 has been featured here:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159205257133665/

and has also be Instagrammed & Tweeted

https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/
https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/

Great job, Summer!

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Fellowshippers, this is a reminder that there are less than 10 days to enter the NaPo 2021 Stomp the Prompt! Comp:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11877/

The only entry so far is mine, but as a co-host, technically it is not viable for the Bonus Tropheee given out for the best prompt inspired poem.

This is your opportunity to strike now while you can!

Arise, arise, Writers of Théoden! Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter! Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Write now, write now! Write to Gondor! Write for ...

... oh, you get the picture.



















disclaimer: King Theoden action figure not included in prize giveaway.




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EPISODE 22/30

The Dark Knight and DUGlo slept in the abandoned ruins of an ancient  Numeralian watchtower, but Satin was wide awake.

He could not resist peering into the P'lan Tier Three they brought along from Castle Mudbug. When the Muddle Earthenet connection was established, Rosie Grace's face suddenly appearing in the globe startled him!

"Satin Gamjeez! Where in the world have you gotten off to?!" she demanded to know. "We were supposed to be bunkies on this trip!"

"I'm sorry, Rosie!" he replied. "But Mister DUGlo needed me!"

"What about MY needs, hrmmm?" she asked, giving him a stinkeye that rivaled the Eye of DUPon.

"Uhh ... um ... uhh ..," Satin stammered in a panic, just as a new connection logged on. "Someone else is joining the conversation - please hold!"

She was saying something about holding a rolling pin up against his noggin when Salamandar the White appeared. "Hahahaha! Fool! I may not know where you are, but I know with great certainty you aren't with the rest of the Fellowship at Minus Punctual! You have sealed your own doom!"

Satin Gamjeez felt his heart race. He was catching hell from all sides.

More scaly faced individuals in colored hoods logged on and joined the conversation, wanting to know if the Rainbow Coalition of Lizards was discussing when the next Muddle Earth Pride Parade was going to be scheduled.

There were other unfamilar faces as wel - one in particular by the name of TBombadil420 was very animated and irate, complaining that he was completely left out of the NaPoWriMo 2021 script.

And then a pair of what looked to be Frogs with paper bags over their heads appeared. One of them asked, "Pardon meeeses, but would you happenses to have Prince Borrowedverses in a can?" The other incognito Frog cackled hysterically.

Upon hearing the commotion as they marched by, a platoon of Porks patroling Moardor charged into the ancient ruins and up its stairwell.

MOAR!ON entered the conversation at some point, growling, "I seee yooouuuu!" before angrily smashing the P'Lan Tier on his end with Grubgrinder ... and then regretted doing so before ascertaining the whereabouts of his Precious.

Feeling lightheaded, Satin dropped the P'lan Tier before passing out on the cold, stone floor.


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Greetings, Great Poets of the Fellowship! Have a mug of ale while RosieGrace and SatinGamgeez work things out before proceeding into Day 22!

T-Minus NINE NINE NINE Days ( EIGHT if you've already posted today ) Fellowshippers! Way to hang!

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Our next featured Team Member is the ever-graceful, stealth and mischievousness, PoetsRevenge ( aka Lady PRadriel of the Mothlorien Elves )! Back with a vengeance on Team NaPo for her 2nd year, PR Captains the Unique Word Count Team and has earned the nickname, "Eagle Eye", and leaves no wyrm unturned!

If you fall short of the minimum of 50 unique words required in your entries, you are going to hear about it. That haunting voice inside your head telling you to go for 70 or even 80 just to be safe? It's hers. You can bet your Arkenstones she's going to linger on your every word.  

She has been featured on DU's facebook page, here:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/PoetsRevenge/

And has/will be Instagrammed & Tweeted at the following pages:

https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/
https://twitter.com/DUPoetry

https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CN7K-_oiaM-/

Congratulations, PR! Thank you for your service to DU and Poetry!


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Today's feature is Josh ( aka Ganjosh the Gray Lizard ) on his 3rd tour of Team NaPo duty!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/Josh/

Never late, nor is he early, Josh arrives precisely when he means to. He is Captain of our Number & Title Clerk Department during the challenge and will be monitoring each entry accordingly. Thank you, Ganjosh for your wizarding ways and putting the fellow back into Fellowship!

Ganjosh has been featured on DU's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159209284153665/

And also has been/will be Instagrammed & Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/DUPoetry
https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/

https://www.instagram.com/dupoetry/
https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/

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Ahavati said:Our next featured Team Member is the ever-graceful, stealth and mischievousness, PoetsRevenge ( aka Lady PRadriel of the Mothlorien Elves )! Back with a vengeance on Team NaPo for her 2nd year, PR Captains the Unique Word Count Team and has earned the nickname, "Eagle Eye", and leaves no wyrm unturned!

If you fall short of the minimum of 50 unique words required in your entries, you are going to hear about it. That haunting voice inside your head telling you to go for 70 or even 80 just to be safe? It's hers. You can bet your Arkenstones she's going to linger on your every word.  

She has been featured on DU's facebook page, here:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/PoetsRevenge/

And has/will be Instagrammed & Tweeted at the following pages:

https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/
https://twitter.com/DUPoetry

https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CN7K-_oiaM-/

Congratulations, PR! Thank you for your service to DU and Poetry!



I love this visual presentation of my poem, the graphics are so keen on all the visual poems, they just come to life.  I just want to say my eagle eyes have been reading all the entries so far and I, too am so impressed with everyone's work, such talented, raw and real entries in a Napo worthy of a following.  It's a slice of our lives in words.  I see in my reflecting pool the honing of skills being forged by us as we press on to the end.  If it hurts, it's working.  I hope I can get back to commenting when I get the chance to catch up..

Best wishes to everyone in hanging in there


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Ahavati said:Today's feature is Josh ( aka Ganjosh the Gray Lizard ) on his 3rd tour of Team NaPo duty!

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/Josh/

Never late, nor is he early, Josh arrives precisely when he means to. He is Captain of our Number & Title Clerk Department during the challenge and will be monitoring each entry accordingly. Thank you, Ganjosh for your wizarding ways and putting the fellow back into Fellowship!

Ganjosh has been featured on DU's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159209284153665/

And also has been/will be Instagrammed & Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/DUPoetry
https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/

https://www.instagram.com/dupoetry/
https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/


I love the colours and background you've placed the poem into - really nice. It makes the words come much more alive.
"Never late, nor is he early, Josh arrives precisely when he means to." ... I think that's because I'm one of the few people left on the planet who wears a watch [it has the date on it too -- dual-functional  :)) ].

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EPISODE 23/30

"Not with ten-thousand troops could you take on the armies of Moardor," said Lord Doneitbefore. "This is madness."

The truth was an altogether different story. His sons Borrowedverse and Fairlyverse had barely exercised the writing muscles of his soldiers for many years now. Much atrophying had occurred while recycling their greatest hits during Karaoke night until last call in the taverns of Minus Punctual. They were just going through the motions these days. "I will not risk my sons or my soldiers on this fool's errand!"

That, and he had no desire to relinquish his power over the Kingdom. Even now he had his own scouts disguised as Porks searching for the other Fellowshippers with hopes of getting his hands on The One Poem ™.

"They are not your soldiers anymore," declared Ganjosh. "From now on, they answer to the heir of Tolkien!"

"Tolkien shmulkin!" the Steward angrily shouted. "I am the only lawful ruler of the Minus Punctual. You need to prove to me that this Jaragorn is of the Tolkien bloodline. He looks like the son of a milkman to me. And perhaps born on that other continent where that crazy dragon woman turns everyone into charcoal briquets. I doubt he is even a legal citizen of Muddle Earth to begin with."

It was anticipated that the Steward would play the Birther Card, which was why Ganjosh had everyone else combing through the Great Library in the depths of Minus Punctual for Jaragorn's birth certificate.

However, little did they know, Wyrmholler had them locked inside, having instructed his henchmen to bar the library door with a huge Writer's Block! The stone weighed a ton! And it was only a matter of time before they would run out of candles. Then it would be too dark to read anything down there!

Could NaPoWriMo 2021 be in any more jeopardy than this?!

And just exactly how ironic was it that not only had PRadriel misplaced her phial containing the Light of the First Poetry Books, but the only Gloworm in the Fellowship was not present?!

* * * * * * * * * * *

Luckily for Satin Gamgeez, the P'lan Tier he dropped had rolled down the spiral staircase of the decrepid Numeralian tower. It knocked out the entire platoon of Porks about to discover them in a single Strike!

"NaPOW!" cheered the Dark Knight as they stepped over the unconscious minions, who were not Porks at all, but soldiers from Minus Punctual disguised as such!

And when he scooped up the globe, the rest of the Fellowship appeared in it waving to get his attention. They hastily explained that they were trapped in the bowels of Minus Punctual while Ganjosh was being held prisoner in a dungeon.

"Drat!" fumed Lord Donitbefore, who was looking in on his spare P'lan Teir, only to see that his scouts had been foiled. "If I can't have The One Poem ™, then I will simply tell MOAR!ON your exact whereabouts! HA!"

MOAR!ON returned to the conversation after having superglued his globe back together just in time to hear DUGlo ask,

"Should we go to Minus Punctual to help the others?"

"YES!" said the Dark Knight emphatically. "And we are bringing The One Poem ™ with us!" Then he tossed their P'lan Tier out of the nearest window.

"NOOOoooooo . . . !" the Steward could be heard crying.

* * * * * * * * * * *

The Dark Wyrm grabbed his megaphone ( dubbed the Mouth of MOAR!ON ) and commanded all of his minions in Moardor to march towards Minus Punctual. The great Black Gate swung open on its rusty hinges and Muddle Earth trembled with the sound of their footsteps and war drums.

* * * * * * * * * * *

Meanwhile, the Dark Knight, DUGlo, and Satin Gamjeez continued onward with little resistance encountered on the road to Mount Dumb.

It wasn't quite the distraction originally planned upon, but a distraction it was nonetheless!



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Greetings, Great Poets of the Fellowship! Only T-Minus EIGHT ( Seven if you've already posted today ) days to go! You're on the final leg of the course, stay with us!

The Director of the Great Library ushers you into Day 23 with a 'Shh!'  If she doesn't, then you have a 24 hour grace period to edit your entry and gain admission!

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I amended my 22/30 response to include an excuse for it's 1 minute tardiness.  Will my strike be stricken?

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Gahddess_Worship said:I amended my 22/30 response to include an excuse for it's 1 minute tardiness.  Will my strike be stricken?

LOL! Not even a minute gets past Team NaPo! Yes; it will be stricken.

Ahavati said:
The Director of the Great Library ushers you into Day 23 with a 'Shh!'  If she doesn't, then you have a 24 hour grace period to edit your entry and gain admission!

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Today's TeamNapo'21 feature is Luna Greyhawk ( aka Lunalass Greenjeans of the Smirkwood Elves ) to the Company! A true asset to any Fellowship, her keen observations are always as pointed as her arrows.

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/LunaGreyhawk/

Although it is her 1st year on Team NaPo as Unique Word Counter, you don't want to risk shirking the rules when Lunalass is on duty. You'll never know by that smirk on her face if she is being smug due to lack of caffiene or if she just punked someone. If you discover the inside of your armor slathered with Vaseline, take it as a warning to expand your vocabulary. She loves to torture Dwarves.

LunaGreyhawk has been featured here:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry/photos/a.10154508509648665/10159211401878665/


And has/will also be featured on the following social network platforms!  

https://www.twitter.com/poeticmedics/
https://twitter.com/DUPoetry

https://www.instagram.com/p/CN_ywyFtcIW/
https://www.instagram.com/poeticmedics/

Congratulations, Luna! And thanks for all you do!

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Thank you Director for the sought after Shh it will help me push through to the end.

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