Apprentice Bard Auditions Thread II - Post Your ABC's Here

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Postby rwhen » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:43 am

Master Hue, it appears that our friend Shaggy has posted in this thread and intended to post to TEP thread.

I will move it over and ask him to edit his post here. To keep the ABC thread as clean as possible.

Then again, was that really a quad you threw? :D:D:D:D:D The East German judge gave you a "10".

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Postby Cock-Robin » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:02 pm

Just a mixup, Hue. That was a post that was supposed to go to The Expected Party RPG, but ended up here.
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Postby erinhue » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:14 am

:lol: OK, I've done that m'self on occassion. No harm, no foul. 8)
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Postby JudyA » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Belated congrats to Tar for the ABC - that was a good one!!! :clap: Welcome to the bardic halls (that I so recently joined myself!) :D
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Postby Entmooting » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:00 pm

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Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:24 pm

Minty that was funny but I hope that you will be respectful when you decide to do a proper ABC!!

I do hope you will join us in the Bard's Guild with your ABC that fits the rules and design. :D :hug: You have shown us that you can do a very good poem now lets see you do it by the book!! :P :twisted:
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Postby Entmooting » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:10 pm

Vana, I've removed my post. On reflection, it probably wasn't appropriate.

Or funny enough! :)
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:50 am

Dang, you mean I missed it? Oh pooh. :)

Belated congratulations to Tar on her great poem and admission into the (inarguably) Best Guild on TORC . . . ;)

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Postby Entmooting » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:59 am

SilverScribe wrote:Dang, you mean I missed it? Oh pooh. :)

Blame Vana, Scribbles!

I felt suitably chastised that removal was the sole option...
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Postby SilverScribe » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:10 pm

Well you know what they say . . . you snooze, you lose. ;) Seems I was snoozin' . . .

No worries Entmooting, none at all.

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Postby erinhue » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:41 pm

I missed it too. Darn the luck. I am nearly at the bottom of the pile here and hope to resurface real soon.

Come on Entmooting, show us what ya really got and come join the oldest and no question best guild on the boards, at least by my reckoning. 8)
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Postby Vanaladiel » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Minty I hope you will post something so that you can join us. I was not trying to scorn you or say it was not good enough but it was more a funny poem that I thought was making a joke of the ABCs. I am sorry if I was wrong or that you felt I was rebuking you hon. It is not my thread nor my place to do such a thing. :( Now I feel very badly!!!
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Postby Entmooting » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:01 pm

Oh Vana! Don't be daft. :)

Just in case you really do feel bad, here's a more fitting ABC

The Calm Before the Storm

All silent stand the warriors. The calm before the storm
Broods mountain darkening at their back, they turn and face the swarm.
Care not they now for grace or flight.
Death challenges their mettle.
Escape is gone, each one needs fight
Foes pitiless in battle.
Grows dim the sun, 'neath ink-black cloud
Helms Deep in day-night gloom
In unison cry Eorlingas loud
Jeers cast at threatened doom.
King Theoden, unbent, renewed, stands tall on ramparts high.
Lest lesser men, of quaking heart, should waver, break and fly.
Make good this day his words entreat
No quarter given, whence to retreat?
Of thoughts there none of cold defeat
Pledged oaths for combat end to meet.
Quest not for glory cheaply bought.
Restraint is key if victory sought.
So rousing speeches spoken true
The Rohirrim like statues stand
United in their numbers few
Valour shall their hearts demand
With shouts and screams, the storm clouds break
eXpanding hope unshaken
Yet though foundations groan and quake
Zounds! Know we're not forsaken!
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Postby erinhue » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:50 pm

It never ceases to amaze me how just a simple guideline as the ABC's can produce so many variations on a theme. I did not see the first thing you posted but I am loving this one.

Entmooting, It is my great pleasure to welcome you into the ranks of the (argueably) oldest and ( certainly) bestest guild on the boards. You are the newest apprentice member of the Grand High Mystic Society for the Preservation of the Bardic Traditions, better known as The Bards' Guild. 8)
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Postby Entmooting » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:52 pm

Thank you Master Hue. You do me a fine honour. :D
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Postby rwhen » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:06 pm

Excellent submission. Gave me goosebumps!!

Welcome to the Bards Guild, Entmooting. :D

Hope to see you rise in the ranks as the festivals roll out through the year.
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Postby PatriotBlade » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:20 pm

Hurrah! Entmooting, that was GREAT!
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Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:33 am

Wow!!!! Minty that was AWESOME hon!!! I could feel the tension of the oncoming battle!!! Very very good! I think you got talent boy!!!! ;) :thumbsup: :hug:

Welcome to the Bards Guild son!! Let me be the first to buy you a Beer!!

Cause it is good luck to buy a bard a beer!!! :drink:
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Postby SilverScribe » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:39 am

A most excellent entry, Master Entmooting.

Welcome to inarguably the best (and I'd be willing to bet, the biggest ;) ) Guild to grace the Halls of TORC.

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Postby Entmooting » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:59 am

Well, I'm completely bowled over by the positive comments. Thank you all so very much. :) :) :)
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Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:32 am

See I knew you could do it!!! :P :D :hug:
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Inyë melmëlyë my love, for you are the melody to which I now dance!!

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Always in our memories, vison :rose:, Alex :rose:, Rowanberry :rose: and Watcher :rose:! Our world is a little dimmer without your smiles!

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Postby Cock-Robin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:46 pm

Great poem, Minty, and welcome!
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Postby Lanastus » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:33 pm

Ok so I have been off the boards for a while. inner termoil and all, so when is the next festival for bards? sorry for not keeping up

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Postby erinhue » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:17 am

I do not have the time to devote to the boards that I did have at one time but I'm thinking on the next festival. It just occurs to me that I have not yet changed the membership list to update from the last festival. Sorry, I'll get to it.

Lanastus, I will talk about the next festival in our thread in the Alliance Forum. My memory was never the best so forgive me but I do not remember you posting an ABC. If you did just let me know and I will go back in this thread to check it out, again,. You can take a look at the ABC poems of others posted here to get an idea of how to do it. The topics must be an obviously Middle Earth theme of your choice or on the life of a bard. There are as many ways to do the ABC's as there have been people posting them. It always amazes me how much variety you can get from the format.

If you have not yet posted an ABC then take some time, think one up and post it in This Thread. That is how you join the Bards' Guild. You can post your ABC at any time, you do not have to wait for a festival. Festivals are our way to upgrade in rank. When you post your ABC you become an apprentice bard. If you post in a festival after that you become a Journeyman Bard and so on and so on with one step up in rank for each festival that you submitt a poem to the theme of that festival. Festivals are done in RP lite form where you post yourself in attendance and then get up to "perform" your song/poem.

Looking forward to your ABC either new or a refreshing of my memory. :wink:
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Postby Saruman_of_the_Istari » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:32 am

Ainur, the holiest of beings
Brought into existence by Eru,
Came from the Void
Descended into the world
Evil thoughts did one have,
Forth he came to dominate
Greatest of the Valar was he,
He is the discordance in the music
Inciting wars between people,
Just look what he has done!
Kin-slaying was of his making,
Lies he does spread
Morgoth Bauglir, the Dark Lord,
Noldor have suffered greatly,
Only the Valar can defeat him
People look to the Valar,
Quietly, they hope and pray
Righteous will prevail,
Soon, his reign will end
The Valar send their forces,
Unmade are his designs
Valar cast him into the Void,
Where he awaits the Final Battle
EXpecting to win and rule once more,
Yet again, he will be defeated
Zenith of Valinor will be seen again!
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Postby erinhue » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:47 am

Hail and Hiya Saruman of the Istari. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I read and enjoyed your audition. Without further ado, it is my great pleasure to welcome you into the Grand High Mystic Society for the Preservation of the Bardic Traditions, also known as The Bards' Guild. You are our newest apprentice. See ya over in the thread in Alliances and Guilds. Come on by and meet the crew. :lol:
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Postby Vanaladiel » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:45 pm

Welcome and way to go Saruman of the Istari!! :yippie: Great job!!!
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Postby Saruman_of_the_Istari » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:22 am

Thank you. I am deeply honored, Master Erinhue.
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Postby Entmooting » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:02 am

Welcome, Saruman of the Istari, and congratulations.

A :drink: for the newest bard, from the nearly newest!
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Postby Eorlingas Rider » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:58 pm

I\'m not sure if this fits, but it came to me just now. It felt like automatic writing, so it must mean something, I guess.

An elf leans upon his sword, exhaustion etched on features fair.
Broken bodies lay scattered at his feet, testament to the battle fought.
Cries from the still living, faint, assault his ears,
Desperate,
Entreating.
Foe and ally bonded in their mutual agony.
Gone are those false divisions
Hewing enemy from friend.
Ignominious is dying. Death is not discerning.
Just cause, as told, draws the passionate to battle.
Knowledge draws the second thought, of doubt.
Look kindly on the servants of the dark lord,
Manipulated by his threats, cajoled to war..
No quarter given as retreat is certain death
Oppressed victims as much as enemies.
Pitiful now, in bodies rent like dolls,
Quaking terror as the darkness nears
Relentless and unforgiving
Stirring final thoughts of loved ones no more to hold,
Torn asunder by axe arrow and sword.
Unmanned, undone, the carrion lies,
Vanquished elf, man and beast no longer,
What now shall orc be judged?
eXtinguished flame, a life as any other,
Yet always faceless drawn, a nought.
Zero, forgotten, unmourned.
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