Young Writers Society

Home » Forums » Special Events » NaPoWriMo » NaPoWriMo Archives

April Madness 2017



User avatar
2631 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5735
Reviews: 2631
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 pm
View Likes
Rydia says...



Judging will be extended for 24 hours because you're all just too good and we need more time to decide :D
Writing Gooder

~Previously KittyKatSparklesExplosion15~

The light shines brightest in the darkest places.
  





User avatar
1079 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 0
Reviews: 1079
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:42 pm
View Likes
Kaylaa says...



Ahhhhh I am so nervous.

Will Review For Food - Always taking review requests!

Discuss the last piece of media you consumed in Media Reviews!


Formerly Nikayla
  





User avatar
369 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 45799
Reviews: 369
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:11 pm
View Likes
PrincessInk says...



@Nikayla-- me too ;)

The last bit of waiting is always the most suspenseful.
Hummingbirds, ink, and princesses


  





User avatar
2631 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5735
Reviews: 2631
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:57 am
View Likes
Rydia says...



Sorry to have kept you waiting even longer but a decision has finally been reached!

Congratulations to our four semi finalists in bold below and to those who leave us at this stage, thank you for submitting such wonderful poems and making this competition such a close, exciting journey!

Two of these matches were decided by less than a point so I honestly mean it when I say you're making it hard for us to judge!

@Hannah vs @PrincessInk

@Nikayla vs @Willard

@TheSilverFox vs @Audy

@silverhanded vs @Aley vs @Lumi

I will draw up the new diagram soon, I promise, but this means our semi final should be:

@PrincessInk vs @Willard
and
@Audy vs @Lumi

Submissions open from tomorrow and you can enter any poem written this month, even one previously entered. May the best poet slay all the others win!
Writing Gooder

~Previously KittyKatSparklesExplosion15~

The light shines brightest in the darkest places.
  





User avatar
1079 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 0
Reviews: 1079
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:30 am
View Likes
Kaylaa says...



Congratulations to all of the contestants who made it to the semi-finals! I'm very proud of you all, but I'm also proud of everyone who entered the contest--it's a brave feat! <3

Will Review For Food - Always taking review requests!

Discuss the last piece of media you consumed in Media Reviews!


Formerly Nikayla
  





User avatar
745 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Male
Points: 1626
Reviews: 745
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:09 pm
View Likes
Lumi says...



Submitting now since I'm going to be flighty the rest of the day. It has all but been anointed by the Pope in hopes of beating @Audy. ;)

from atlantic to pacific, the traffic is terrific
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





User avatar
2631 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5735
Reviews: 2631
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Rydia says...



Just under 24 hours to submit/ change those entries! @PrincessInk @Willard @Audy @Lumi
Writing Gooder

~Previously KittyKatSparklesExplosion15~

The light shines brightest in the darkest places.
  





User avatar
409 Reviews



Gender: Male
Points: 0
Reviews: 409
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:19 am
View Likes
Willard says...



submission

Spoiler! :

Image

Find us an apartment
With enough outlets for all of us
Where we won't wake up, your kid or pets are dead

Formerly Stranger, Drstrangelove, Strangelove, and now Strange
  





User avatar
369 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 45799
Reviews: 369
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:10 am
View Likes
PrincessInk says...



My submission here:

Spoiler! :
don't forget me

don’t forget me,
even when life drifts us apart
and we end up on opposite ends
of an invisible equator.

but the ocean joins us together,
for its waters form meandering paths
for our bottled messages
that mindlessly drift without
ever reaching its recipient;

they can never deliver the message
that the reaper's shadow falls
and scoops me up in its arms at harvest time,
and you'll never realize it, even if
the fall leaves plummet at that moment.

you’ll wonder what happened,
yet never see me again;
and gradually time will settle
her veil that bathes
your memories in oblivion.

my life will be molded
into the past,
as you forget me.
Hummingbirds, ink, and princesses


  





User avatar
693 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5383
Reviews: 693




User avatar
2631 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5735
Reviews: 2631
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:43 pm
View Likes
Rydia says...



We like to keep the suspense building, which is definitely why these results are late and not just because I was out playing board games last night!

The other judges are wonderful as always though and had their scores in on time so without further ado, I give you the exciting and nerve racking results of the semi finals!

....

...

..

.

(Okay for real this time with winners in bold below!)

@PrincessInk vs @Willard

@Audy vs @Lumi


Well done to each of our semi finalists and thank you for taking part and entertaining us with your beautiful poems.

This means our final is between Willard the Warrior Writer and Lumi the Lavish Lyricist!

Submissions open from 10:00pm GMT tomorrow and will remain open until 10:00pm GMT on the 30th. The same rules apply as for the semi final - any poem written this April can be submitted!
Writing Gooder

~Previously KittyKatSparklesExplosion15~

The light shines brightest in the darkest places.
  





User avatar
745 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Male
Points: 1626
Reviews: 745
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:51 pm
View Likes
Lumi says...



Alright, everyone. This competition was fuuuuuun. And surprising at every turn. So I give my final submission that I hope you all enjoy, from the beginning three of my NaPo. (If reading on mobile, please switch to landscape as some lines are quite long by intention.)

iii. base jump

there is no metaphor here when i say
when he told me to jump off a bridge, i did.

and the gut-plunge of the bungee cord
echoes when i think of him even now.
right now, writing a letter to you
about men and bridges,

and how i've grown to trust neither.

but the rush of falling is just that:
so quick and extreme that it enters our dreams.
and i wonder if this is because we are born headfirst
out of equilibrium, or if we've watched too many stars,
or if we've shot down to earth from a soul collective
in a universe adjacent, or a warning that we will fall again
and again - and again--

never to hit a bottom but to understand that we chose
to dive from the bridge because this beautiful man with auburn eyes
told us to, and these dreams are an eternal base jump, time to ruminate
on his Versace cologne, or how we let him love us unconditionally
until this, the adrenaline of true love.

but--

he never cut the cord, you know.
i just didn't ask
if it was tied down.
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
-Shinji Moon


I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
  





User avatar
409 Reviews



Gender: Male
Points: 0
Reviews: 409
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:15 pm
View Likes
Willard says...



Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it's been a lot of fun and a pleasure to face everybody you're all so wonderful and i love you all and i love life but also have me double enter a poem because grrr writers block

Submission!

Image

Find us an apartment
With enough outlets for all of us
Where we won't wake up, your kid or pets are dead

Formerly Stranger, Drstrangelove, Strangelove, and now Strange
  





User avatar
2631 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 5735
Reviews: 2631
Sat May 06, 2017 4:26 pm
View Likes
Rydia says...



The results are in! This was one crazy, wild, awesomely fantastically mad round of April Madness but it's finally at its end so please join me in congratulating our Poet of the Year:




:smt041 :smt041 :smt041 :smt041 :smt041 :smt041 :smt041


A big congratulations to @Willard as well for placing second in this wonderfully close and talented competition and thank you to everyone who entered!

@PrincessInk @niteowl @Nikayla @TheSilverFox @Sheyren @alliyah @Hannah @fortis @Meshugenah @Aley @silverhanded @steam1244 @Casanova @LMJRayner @Audy

And of course an extra special thank you to our wonderful judges!

@Nikayla
@Meshugenah
@TheMaieuticMesmerist
@Dino

You're all amazing <3
Writing Gooder

~Previously KittyKatSparklesExplosion15~

The light shines brightest in the darkest places.
  





User avatar
1079 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 0
Reviews: 1079
Sat May 06, 2017 4:31 pm
View Likes
Kaylaa says...



Congrats to @Lumi and @Willard since they both did great! I'm proud of everyone who entered, it was fun! <3

Will Review For Food - Always taking review requests!

Discuss the last piece of media you consumed in Media Reviews!


Formerly Nikayla
  








The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
— Helen Keller