Author Topic: Sci-Fi stories in Haiku form  (Read 11374 times)

jamesotron

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on: February 15, 2007, 01:20:34 AM
Something that's been rattling around in my brain a lot recently:

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They came last year,
subjugated our networks,
ruthless tyrant worms.

Control our implants,
timeshare our cerebellums,
our bodies no more.

Don't understand art,
We will exploit their weakness,
freedom in haiku!

or

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Hark! Watch out for the
planetary brain lasers:
they must run linux.

...don't get me started on limericks :D

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Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 03:22:59 AM
Paul was given Dune
Tames sandworms, then universe
Who wants the headache?

Make a Foundation
To preserve the galaxy--
On second thought, two.

Princes of Amber
Fight for all reality...
You would leave home, too.

Alas, Leibowitz!
Pastrami, kraut, six bagels--
Bring home for Emma.

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Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 06:48:10 PM
Uploaded minds work
Digging endless holes in space
A dull raptured life


I think limericks are easier.



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Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 07:21:35 PM
I think limericks are easier.

A Limerick of Ice and Fire:

I thought that the hero was Ned;
But halfway through Book One he's dead.
Now...the bad guys are good?
Or they would if they could?
I can't keep it all in my head!


Wizard's First Limerick:

Richard's a good simple soul
Who knew how he wanted to roll
'Til Kahlan needed aid --
But he'll never get laid
'Cause her power would swallow him whole!


Wizard's First Limerick, Part Two:

That Zedd guy he knew in his youth
Was a wizard!  What shock!  He spoke sooth:
"This sword's name you'll regret,
but in case you forget,
the six-inch block letters spell TRUTH!"


Wizard's First Limerick, Part Three:

Richard thought he could outfox
The bad guy, who needs one more box.
But he was seized and drawn nether
By a chick clad in leather
With a fondness for whips, rods, and...evil.


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Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 08:55:02 PM
This is off topic
But Liebowitz was so good
I am bad at haiku.



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Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 10:22:28 AM

A Limerick of Ice and Fire:

I thought that the hero was Ned;
But halfway through Book One he's dead.
Now...the bad guys are good?
Or they would if they could?
I can't keep it all in my head!

Yes, I'm a helpless SoIaF fanboy, but this one is brilliant!



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Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 10:26:56 PM
you guys are the best
very entertaining read
where have my shorts gone?

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Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007, 11:48:34 PM
Here's one for Terry Pratchett's Mort (okay not sci-fi, but I just did it anyway :P) :

Death wanted some help
He hired some guy, whose name was Mort
Who mucked up the world.

I never was any good at Haikus... :)



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Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 12:17:56 AM
science fiction tales
new thoughts pour out of keen minds
refreshing the world

Life is a multiple choice test. Unfortunately, the answers are not provided.  You have to go and find them before picking the best one.


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Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 12:42:59 PM
science fiction tales
new thoughts pour out of keen minds
refreshing the world
Nice.

Thunder splits the sky
A saucer descends to earth
Warmly: "We're here to help."

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


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Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 02:04:07 PM
ok, I'm sorry another non sci-fi one :) (one that popped up last night while I was lying in my bed)
But to make up for it I have a second one.

The land of the free
Should not give up their freedom
That's always a loss

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Nothing lives on Mars
That's what they said to the men
But still they came

Ullah!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2007, 02:06:53 PM by madjo »



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Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 03:43:27 AM
Luke killed Emperor.
But Lando popped Death Star, so
it didn't matter.



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Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 03:52:32 AM
Satanic  laughter
Tortured sinners wail throughout
The podcast from Hell

Life is a multiple choice test. Unfortunately, the answers are not provided.  You have to go and find them before picking the best one.


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Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007, 07:16:35 AM
Keiko's silky nape
Is marred by small stamped letters
She's "Made in Japan"



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Reply #14 on: February 24, 2007, 01:32:55 PM
Keiko's silky nape
Is marred by small stamped letters
She's "Made in Japan"

Oh, I really liked this one.  :)

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Reply #15 on: March 01, 2007, 10:01:44 PM
These are the greatest
you guys are just like cat power
only with stories

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my girlfriend is soft
and quite flexible to boot
runs on anything

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Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007, 04:57:05 PM
The Gunslinger

Gunslinger kills all
only Brown and and Zoltan left
can't wait for next book



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Reply #17 on: March 16, 2007, 02:35:27 PM
So, could someone submit one of these for a flash peice?  How about longer poetry?



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Reply #18 on: March 24, 2007, 03:38:23 AM
Try a haiku for
Battlestar Gallactica.
It's quite hard to write.



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Reply #19 on: March 24, 2007, 04:10:17 AM
Try a haiku for
Battlestar Gallactica.
It's quite hard to write.

Pity Number Six
She's got Baltar in her head
He'll never wash out

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Reply #20 on: March 24, 2007, 04:14:55 AM
Try a haiku for
Battlestar Gallactica.
It's quite hard to write.

Eye of Jupiter
Mandala nebula argh
Can't just Mapquest Earth

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Reply #21 on: March 24, 2007, 04:23:36 AM
Or we could go back to limericks....

There once was a Cylon named Six
Who blew up humanity for kicks.
She was raised on an altar
But came back with Baltar
Because of her fondness for...babies.

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Reply #22 on: March 24, 2007, 05:32:32 AM
War of the Worlds in Haiku-

Cylinders from Mars
Tripods destroy London Town
The germs save us all

Starship Troopers in Haiku-

Juan Rico will serve
in the war against the bugs
so that he can vote

Star Wars in Haiku

Vader wants the plans
Luke Skywalker rescues Leia
Death Star goes kaboom

Empire Strikes Back in Haiku-

Rebels lose on Hoth
Lando Betrays Han Solo
Skywalker meets dad

Return of the Jedi in Haiku

Luke's a jedi now
Another Death Star must die
First Luke rescues Han


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Reply #23 on: March 25, 2007, 08:22:50 PM
Stargate SG-1
It had excellent writing
except the last one.

It was so so bad
with every sci-fi cliche
insulting the fans


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