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Can I use a Spanish phrase in today's poem...it will be translated in the poem. I will not count as uniques words.

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Gahddess_Worship said:Can I use a Spanish phrase in today's poem...it will be translated in the poem. I will not count as uniques words.

I am curious why you wouldn't count it? Seems totally fine to me to count the same way as other words, but maybe I'm missing something

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Gahddess_Worship said:Can I use a Spanish phrase in today's poem...it will be translated in the poem. I will not count as uniques words.

Of course you may. We are just discouraging entire poems in non English. A word here and a phrase there is welcome.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Of course you may. We are just discouraging entire poems in non English. A word here and a phrase there is welcome.


Awesome! Just needed the clarification. ˇMuchisimas gracias, don Johnny!

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EPISODE 27/30

--- FLASH BACKWARD TOWARDS THE END OF MARCH ---

Seven ... eight ... nine armies and counting . . .

If only it were Five! Later in the history books of Muddle Earth, it would come to be known as The Battle of the Five Hundred and Twenty-Nine Armies!

At the request of Summdir, a company of Keebler Elves had marched onto the battlefield while woodland elves arrived, led by Lunalass's aunt, Lorna Doone Luna. They were matched in number by a filthy army of Dwarves, led by Gimlyroo's fifth cousin twice removed, Thorin Spokenspieled.

"How many armies are we up to now?" asked Ganjosh as he sat on a bench in the tower turret, pausing to rub his aching lizard feet. He was seriously getting too old for this $@%&.

PRadriel surveyed the landscape with her 30/30 Elf vision. "Sixteen," she replied. "No, wait ..." An army of Internet Trolls had just lumbered in. "Seventeen."

Yet it didn't stop there. A legion of Moardor Hornets descended from the sky. A slew of Weregerbils rolled out from the forest in their Death Wheel Contraptions. There was a sheet-load of Bedbugs led by Wild Billy from the 5th Ramada Inn Regiment who came face to face with the 4th Battalion of the Bitterness Brigade populated with recently disenchanted rightwinged Moonbats. Whatever you could turn over with a simple shoveling of dirt from the deep underground of Muddle Earth, it made its presence known in large quantities.

And high above the fray were the Nasty Ghoulies on their Smelly Beasts, sailing about through the air in formations straight out of some 1940's Hollywood musical.

The Eye of DUPon became very animated with her Morse Code blinkings, of which John Ronald translated by stamping the floor with his hoof, while Eerowyn did her best to decipher. "He's saying that she's saying ... that the Ditch King of Humbug has a ... Cephalopod ... in his ... ear ..?"

The once upon a time Spiderweb Mistress rolled her eye in exasperation and slowly reblinked what she had said.

"Ahh, sorry" Eerowyn apologized. "The Eye of DUPon says that the Ditch King has a Pea-Pod in his ear! He's air dancing to an MPea3 play list while the rest of the Poemwraiths are following his lead. They are using synchronized flying to communicate to their armies below on how they should attack our forces!"

This was a huge strategic disadvantage for the Fellowship. It was almost midnight of March 31st, soon to April! How would any of them be able to write a poem per day with all of this distracting nonsense going on?! And how would they make this battle last long enough for DUGlo to destroy The One Poem ™ in the fires of Mount Dumb?!

A batch of enormous worms wriggled onto the field, to which Melrond cried, "Oh, hell! We're really fluked now!"

Cool Dude Merry glanced around, realizing that Lord jaragorn and Lady Ahavarwen had slipped away back down the stairs of Minus Punctual. "Where did they go?" he inquired in a panic, temporarily losing his cool.

Did the two NaPoWriMo hosts abandon the Fellowship and everyone else in Muddle Earth to both written and uttered ruination?!


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Greetings, Great Fellowshippers! Only T-MINUS FOUR ( THREE IF YOU'VE ALREADY POSTED TODAY ) DAYS TO GO!  Can you see the finish line?! Here's a magnifying glass to help you if you can't!


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Ahavati said:Greetings, Great Fellowshippers! Only T-MINUS FOUR ( THREE IF YOU'VE ALREADY POSTED TODAY ) DAYS TO GO!  Can you see the finish line?! Here's a magnifying glass to help you if you can't!



It's the Eye of DUPon in that magnifying glass scrutinizing all of our NaPo entries!

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Our next Team NaPo '21 Member feature is Cabcool ( aka Cool Dude Merry )! So cool in fact that he once waylaid an entire platoon of Nobgoblins with an instrumental of Purple Haze performed on his electric ukele. All your bass are belong to us.

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/cabcool/

Call him Cool Dude Merry, Merry Cool Dude, Cool Merry Dude ... Whatever you do, don't call him a "cab" --- because he's here to stay in the Fellowship for the long haul! His 1st year being on Team NaPo, no one maintains a steadier beat as a Time Keeper. Even those Tik-Tok'ing precision footed Metro Gnomes are no match for his rhythm methods.  

cabcool has been featured on DU's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry

and will be Instagrammed & Tweeted across the following:

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

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

Thanks, Cab, for being such an integral part of Team NaPo '21! We appreciate your service and commitment to this challenge!

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When delirium starts settling in and you get your NaPo storylines mixed up.

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Ha!

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Why is it when you actually have time to write, no ideas come to you ..?

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JohnnyBlaze said:
Why is it when you actually have time to write, no ideas come to you ..?


That's when I start throwing words at the page.... Names of birds! Colours! Fictional characters! Wild animals! Personality traits! GO! (Actually, that strategy mostly works when I don't have time to write. Amazing what a little heat & pressure can do...)

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Ahavati said:Our next Team NaPo '21 Member feature is Cabcool ( aka Cool Dude Merry )! So cool in fact that he once waylaid an entire platoon of Nobgoblins with an instrumental of Purple Haze performed on his electric ukele. All your bass are belong to us.

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/poets/cabcool/

Call him Cool Dude Merry, Merry Cool Dude, Cool Merry Dude ... Whatever you do, don't call him a "cab" --- because he's here to stay in the Fellowship for the long haul! His 1st year being on Team NaPo, no one maintains a steadier beat as a Time Keeper. Even those Tik-Tok'ing precision footed Metro Gnomes are no match for his rhythm methods.  

cabcool has been featured on DU's facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/DUpoetry

and will be Instagrammed & Tweeted across the following:

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

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

Thanks, Cab, for being such an integral part of Team NaPo '21! We appreciate your service and commitment to this challenge!

Thanks for this cool feature, Ahawarven.  I am very merry, if a rude dude can claim such fame.  NaPo is more than a game; it is the poet's creative frame in which his mind can find the way, even if he were otherwise blind.  None shall be left behind, who seek by these opportunities, to make his work more refined.

Thanks for your tireless work to keep it all together while advancing with your own April challenge.

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EPISODE 28/30

The battle was ramping up into full swing and not looking good for the free forming poetic peoples of Muddle Earth, when Shmug the great red Dragon arrived on the scene.

"Oh, sheesh!" exclaimed Lady Ahavarwen from here she stood in the tower housing the Public Announcement system of Minus Punctual. "This better fk'n work!"

Jaragorn set the P'Lan Tier globe before the microphone, connected to the Muddle Earthenet, and pulled up his playlist on YouTube.

The city's moondial struck Midnight - it was now April 1st!

"Here goes nothing," he said, clicking the link. Music erupted over the city loudspeakers reaching far throughout the nearby realms.

Monday gonna take a ride
On the N train down to Coney Island
With the money I saved


The Ditch King perked his head up, distracted from his Pea-Pod and unable to hear himself think.

Gonna get me engraved

Concentration interrupted, his flight was out of formation, and he collided with Ted, the nearest Nasty Ghoulie . . .

Drink down a lot of Basil Hayden
Get kicked out when I can't see straight and
What an island to be on


. . .who in turn flew smack dab into Shmug ready to strike . . .

Under the neon

thus the Dragon vomited out a stream of flaming obscenities upon MOAR!ON's multitude of Porks, reducing their armor and weapons to ash, and leaving them reeking of charred bacon bits.

Red dragon tattoo
Is just about on me
I got it for you
So now do you want me


The tide of the battle shifted!

And that's when the Fellowship of the Poem began to write their NaPoWriMo entries as if the fate of Muddle Earth depended upon them. Because ... it really did!

With nothing to prove
Will you be my honey
Oh yeah
In you I confide
Red dragon tattoo
I'm fit to be dyed
Am I fit to have you


The Ditch King and his Smelly Beast fell from the sky, landing on the Captain of the Wallyrogs, whose lightning whipped criticism flailed wild and lashed the NaPo'sers off of their feet.

I hear the man say "you want to see the others"
A mermaid and a heart that says mother
But I don't know from maritime


Their unmanned catapults were immediately confiscated by the Cirque du Soiled Flea Circus, who then proceeded to lobster toss Crabasses at Salamandar's Gobnoblins.

The battle was completely out of MOAR!ON's control!

And I never did hard time

As they danced together around the PA system in the high tower, Jaragorn hollered, "It's amazing how inspiring a little music can be when it comes to writing poetry!"

I brought a .38 Special CD collection
Some Bactine to prevent infection
And in case I get queasy


To which Ahavarwen shouted, "I can't hear a freaking word you are saying, but whatever LOL!"

A photo of Easy
Rider
Red dragon tattoo
Is just about on me
I got it for you
So now do you want me


And that's how the rest of the month of April went - none of the Dark Wyrm's minions could stop the flow of freely formed poetry!

With nothing to prove
Will you be my honey
Oh yeah
In you I confide
Red dragon tattoo
I'm fit to be dyed
Am I fit to have you


Eerowyn charged into the battle on John Ronald, leading them to victory! Cool Dude Merry jammed along with every song that played over the PA system. Gimlyroo and the Dwarves celebrated by getting warhammered!

Will you stop pretending I've never been born
Now I look a little more like that guy from KorN
If you came a little bit closer
You'd see it isn't painted on
Oh, no, no


Lunalass and the Elves danced merrily with the drunken Dwarves! And Ganjosh the White Lizard watched all the action from the the turret while he composed new forms of poetry that would have made MOAR!ON jealous.

Red dragon tattoo
Is just about on me
I got it for you
So now do you want me


Only Rosie Grace was not so optimistic as she stared off into the east, wrung her hands, and fretted over the fate of her Satin Gamgeez.

With nothing to prove
Will you be my honey
Oh yeah
In you I confide
Red dragon tattoo
I'm fit to be dyed
Am I fit to have you


"Come back home safely to us," she said to the wind.

In you I confide
Red dragon tattoo
I'm fit to be dyed
Am I fit to have you


But it was near the end of April when Mount Dumb lit up the sky with a fiery explosion!

Celebrations put on hold, everyone was hushed into silence where they stood as reddish light and smoke filled the eastern skyline.

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https://youtu.be/_KCi1z_hOds

https://genius.com/Fountains-of-wayne-red-dragon-tattoo-lyrics

In memory of Adam Schlesinger, who died April 1st, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Schlesinger


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Greetings, Great Poets of the Fellowship! O.M.G! ONLY THREE ( TWO if you've already posted today ) DAYS TO GO! Om'a Om'a Om'a! We're so proud of everyone, and your entries have been stellar this year.

This NaPo marks a year since COVID-19 crippled the world. Thusly, we wanted to honor the memory of all those who lost their lives to this horrible virus. Hopefully, with the vaccines, this time next year it will all be behind us.

In the interim, lets take a moment of silence to honor the fallen creatives among us.  

In memory of Adam Schlesinger, who died April 1st, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Schlesinger

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