Author Topic: Win an Escape Pod collections 1 to 6 DVD!  (Read 26441 times)

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on: November 22, 2008, 04:49:22 PM
Create a limerick, haiku, poem, etc about your favorite sci-fi book, podcast, tv show, movie, etc.

Post your submissions here.  We'll find a way to narrow it down to 10 and put it up to a vote. 

Anyone know how late we can order from Poddisc and get it shipped in time for the holidays?



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Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 05:02:59 PM
A Babylon 5 haiku

Sacrifices made
Now the third age of mankind
Shadows and Vorlons gone



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Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 07:57:45 PM
This is he first Limerick I've ever written and I did it in about 4 minutes.  Please be kind.

There once was a boy from Tatooine,
Whose power was really quite keen
He blew up a base,
Way up there in space.
Who knew he was son of a queen?



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Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 08:41:57 PM
There once was an aide from Centauri,
Who worked for Londo Mollari,
He did as was told,
But one day grew bold,
And said "This time you've gone too farry!"

My first limerick, as well



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Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 11:06:05 PM
Came up with a name for the contest:  ZAthras's Random GiveAway or ZARGA for short.  Going to accept submissions until 12-11-08 so I can get the poll up for final voting on 12-12-08.

Arrangements can be made for delivery if the winner is uncomfortable giving me their shipping info.

For disclosure purposes, Escape Artists is not involved with this contest other than the fact that I'm holding it on their boards.  I figure it is a way to Feed the Pods and do something nice for the community.   If one of my entries wins, I will give the prize to 2nd place.

So far, N-sh is the winner.  Don't let it be that easy, or He might start thinking He is Divine!



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Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 10:38:58 AM
My favourite ever limerick is from WWI:

There once was a woman from Ypres
Who was shot in the cheek by two snipers
The sounds that she played
Through the holes that they made
Beat the Argyll and Sunderland pipers!


There once was a guy called Steve
Who found it quite hard to believe
That when he started a podcast
Buying SF, not bombast
He found that he just couldn't leave!



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Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 10:47:38 AM
There once was a guy called Dick
Who was tired of people taking the mick
Of his unfortunate name
Not his only claim to fame
And armed himself with a Brick!

There once was a bloke called Mike
Who wrote stories that were easy to like
When a critic from the forum
Said he didn't like the decorum
He found himself impaled on a spike

There once was a guy named Gaiman
Who wrote stories about demons and shaman.
That's as far as I've got.



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Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 06:02:19 PM
There once was a being named N-sh
With heretics he often would cl-sh
If needing his aid
A request may be made
Be sure to always send c-sh
« Last Edit: November 23, 2008, 06:05:13 PM by Zathras »



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Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 06:11:57 PM
The Ranger we'd seen most often
His enemies just couldn't off him
He gave up his life
Would've made her his wife
Ivonova should've just boffed him
« Last Edit: November 28, 2008, 04:10:25 PM by Zathras »



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Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 07:01:55 PM
poor beleaguered Mal.
Jayne's being an ass again
and River's flipped out.





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Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 11:31:44 PM
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me... Wait, I've heard that somewhere before.

How do you fight a bully that can un-make history?


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Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 02:40:19 PM
There once was a lone robot on earth,
Who stacked up and sorted its dearth,
When his new love found vegetation,
He followed her to a space station,
Now there's hope humans will conquer their girth.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 04:07:39 PM by Swamp »

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Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 06:13:53 PM
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me... Wait, I've heard that somewhere before.

Winner!



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Reply #13 on: November 24, 2008, 08:47:09 PM
Here's a quick one I came up with...


Ender dreaming deep

The Bugger queen feels sorrow

In space, Doctors fire



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Reply #14 on: November 24, 2008, 09:52:25 PM
still, gray metal man
Klaatu Barada Nikto
blue sky tomorrow



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Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 08:32:17 AM
need one book of three
Klaatu Barada N*cough*cough*
Well. That's alright then‽



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Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008, 02:20:48 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 

Keep 'em coming, everyone!

This ( http://www.poddisc.com/collections/frontpage/products/escape-pod-collections-1-to-6-dvd-edition ) is the prize, it will have a custom message on it.  I think I can get the winning entry, not sure what kind of limitations there are.
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Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008, 03:17:00 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 

Keep 'em coming, everyone!

This ( http://www.poddisc.com/collections/frontpage/products/escape-pod-collections-1-to-6-dvd-edition ) is the prize, it will have a custom message on it.  I think I can get the winning entry, not sure what kind of limitations there are.
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.



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Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008, 04:14:57 PM
I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.

Yes, Wall-E is my new favorite classic sf movie. 

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Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008, 05:17:38 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 

Keep 'em coming, everyone!

This ( http://www.poddisc.com/collections/frontpage/products/escape-pod-collections-1-to-6-dvd-edition ) is the prize, it will have a custom message on it.  I think I can get the winning entry, not sure what kind of limitations there are.
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.
OMFG NO!
Try Ender's Game.
(isn't this an SF forum?)


Aaand this is what i get for checking the forums on lunch.
I scrolled up to read RedHotSwami's, thinking that was what was being referenced. Sorry all.
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Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 07:15:55 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 

Keep 'em coming, everyone!

This ( http://www.poddisc.com/collections/frontpage/products/escape-pod-collections-1-to-6-dvd-edition ) is the prize, it will have a custom message on it.  I think I can get the winning entry, not sure what kind of limitations there are.
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.
OMFG NO!
Try Ender's Game.
(isn't this an SF forum?)

I'm confused.

Swamp's entry wasn't about Ender's Game, and RedHotSwami's post would be more about the Ender Saga than just Ender's Game.




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Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 07:34:26 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

i didn't know this, apparently it was altered from the original because they weren't sure what it was (pfft! pre-internet days).



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Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 09:03:13 PM
Hunh.  I always thought it was, "Klaatu verata nikto". 

I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 

Keep 'em coming, everyone!

This ( http://www.poddisc.com/collections/frontpage/products/escape-pod-collections-1-to-6-dvd-edition ) is the prize, it will have a custom message on it.  I think I can get the winning entry, not sure what kind of limitations there are.
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.
OMFG NO!
Try Ender's Game.
(isn't this an SF forum?)

I'm confused.

Swamp's entry wasn't about Ender's Game, and RedHotSwami's post would be more about the Ender Saga than just Ender's Game.



Swamp was not talking about Ender's Game. I have read the Ender Saga and I know that does not describe the plot- instead it describes the plot of Wall-E, unless I am greviously mistaken. However I am unsure whether there is another creation where a robot on the ruins of Earth gives a plant to another robot (who the first robot is attracted to) and this results in a trip to a satallite, where the two robots encounter massively fat humans. I haven't read every SF book in the world, but I'll be willing to bet that there isn't another plot exactly the same as that.



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Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 10:24:19 PM
I don't know what Swamp's entry is referencing. 
That would be Wall-E, the recent disney pixar film.
OMFG NO!
Try Ender's Game.
(isn't this an SF forum?)
I'm confused.
Swamp's entry wasn't about Ender's Game
Swamp was not talking about Ender's Game. I have read the Ender Saga and I know that does not describe the plot- instead it describes the plot of Wall-E, unless I am greviously mistaken. However I am unsure whether there is another creation where a robot on the ruins of Earth gives a plant to another robot (who the first robot is attracted to) and this results in a trip to a satallite, where the two robots encounter massively fat humans. I haven't read every SF book in the world, but I'll be willing to bet that there isn't another plot exactly the same as that.

I thought I cleared this up already, but the following entry was about Wall-E:

There once was a lone robot on earth,
Who stacked up and sorted its dearth,
When his new love found vegetation,
He followed her to a space station,
Now there's hope humans will conquer their girth.

If I were to write a limmerick about the Enderverse, I would probably reference Ender's Shadow--There once was a small boy named Bean...

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Reply #24 on: November 27, 2008, 01:05:38 PM
A scrawny kid named Paul Atreides
Was a product of zealous witch ladies
Jessica's Ultimate payback
Paul = Quizatz Haderach
But the Golden Path made him afraides.

It took his own son Leto II
To do what Emperor Paul couldn't do.
So he joined with the worm
For a 3,500 year term.
And had Duncan assist with sebuku.

But thinking machines still had a plan
To exterminate every last man
Humanity's price:
To eliminate Spice
But Dune was ruined by Brian.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2008, 02:31:08 PM by f5iver »



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Reply #25 on: November 28, 2008, 04:21:04 PM
Slight change.  Going to stop taking submissions on December 7th.



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Reply #26 on: December 02, 2008, 07:02:29 PM
Do we know who the
leader is yet?



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Reply #27 on: December 02, 2008, 07:05:08 PM
I'm planning on putting up a poll.  I'm going to pick one submission from each participant. 



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Reply #28 on: December 02, 2008, 07:06:01 PM
Good way of judging. I better get my writing cap on.



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Reply #29 on: December 03, 2008, 07:06:56 PM
Three days left for submissions!

I'm surprised that there have only been limericks and haikus submitted. 



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Reply #30 on: December 04, 2008, 06:30:18 PM
A scrawny kid named Paul Atreides
Was a product of zealous witch ladies
Jessica's Ultimate payback
Paul = Quizatz Haderach
But the Golden Path made him afraides.

It took his own son Leto II
To do what Emperor Paul couldn't do.
So he joined with the worm
For a 3,500 year term.
And had Duncan assist with sebuku.

But thinking machines still had a plan
To exterminate every last man
Humanity's price:
To eliminate Spice
But Dune was ruined by Brian.


"afraides" - awesome use of the word there, I love it.




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Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 06:12:03 AM
writing cap on.

YOU HAS BRAIN SEKRET
'ERE IS SPECIAL UNLOK WURD
I CAN HAS DRUGS NOW?

dolphins speak lolcat



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Reply #32 on: December 05, 2008, 08:46:38 AM
writing cap on.

YOU HAS BRAIN SEKRET
'ERE IS SPECIAL UNLOK WURD
I CAN HAS DRUGS NOW?

dolphins speak lolcat

This is my pick!  I love me some JM!



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Reply #33 on: December 05, 2008, 02:04:52 PM
Three wives of Londo
Famine, Pestilence and Death
Now only Timov



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Reply #34 on: December 05, 2008, 04:29:37 PM
There once was a Captain named Kirk
Who really was quite a big jerk
He shot photon torpedoes
Wearing a tight pair of Speedoes
It was all in a normal day's work



The urge to be silly struck



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Reply #35 on: December 06, 2008, 05:16:27 PM
I'll be picking out submissions sometime tomorrow.  I'll put up a poll that will be open for about a week.

Could the next poster please reset the subject line, thanks.



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Reply #36 on: December 06, 2008, 08:17:51 PM
I have been working for a great many years now
Trying so hard to find different ideas
Just when I think I've discovered a cash-cow
Turns out it's been a well-known novel for years!

The story about the time-traveller failed
As did the one about a near-human robot
A guy who wasn't rescued and the destruction he trailed
Became a well known Science Fiction plot!

The idea about fearsome aliens who died of the flu
A disease that turns people to interlinked goo
Our reality is a computer simulation
That one about twins with telepathic communication

What about plants that take over England
What about aliens who cannot understand
How about an evil ring that makes you turn bad
What about a robot that is always sad

What if the Germans had won World War Two
What if the books were all burned?
What if the cities could rise above you?
What happened to the money I could have earned?

So instead I sit here staring at my computer
Not daring to think of ideas brilliant and new
Due to the fact that I don't need a tutor
To know that I'll never have an original debut.

Where did all the ideas go?


This all stems from an experience I had in my childhood, where I came up with a brilliant idea (and I've sent this to myself, so it is a copyrighted novel plot). People had retreated into the earth, living underground, civilised and human. Millions of years later, another human race evolved on the surface and began to attack the civilised ones, forcing them to return to the surface and relearn the art of war.

The next day I read the Time Traveller and decided that maybe I needed to ground myself in the classics before I do any original SF writing.

IDK though, looking back my idea may still be workable, if I make it a virus rather than a race of savages that forces the metaphorical descision to face the real world  (i.e. the surface) rather than withdrawing into a fantasy world (i.e. the perfect, controlled, below ground environment. ) What do you think, Zathras?



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Reply #37 on: December 06, 2008, 09:09:20 PM
Go find the short story, "Who's Cribbing?" by Jack Lewis.  It's in the thread, What was that book over in SF discussion



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Reply #38 on: December 06, 2008, 09:12:46 PM
Damn. Even the:

Every idea I come up with is stolen by people in the past

Thingy has been turned into a story. Sometimes I wish SF wasn't so darned imaginative.



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Reply #39 on: December 07, 2008, 02:43:00 PM
Cutting off entries now.  I'll post a poll later.



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Reply #40 on: December 07, 2008, 03:19:56 PM
No!!

I've been working straight since Friday and I have 45 more entries.



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Reply #41 on: December 07, 2008, 03:26:40 PM
You'll just have to wait for ZARGA II, PseudoPun