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Writer's Challenge 9 - Haikus

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Kit', Feb 26, 2005.

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  1. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It has been a while since the last fomrla writer's challenge was issued, so I thought that maybe we could start back with a fun challenge, something along the lines of a Haiku.

    Haikus are a form of Japanese poetry. They are meant to capture the moment. The essence of a feeling or even in a tiny amount of words.

    Traditional Haiku lines are composed of three lines containing a set number of syllables. The first line has five syllables, the second seven and the third one also has five.

    So a Haiku might look something like this.

    Brown, tan and white robes
    Standing proudly against fear
    Jedi on the move


    Have a go at capturing a moment of time in the Star Wars universe and post them here. :)

    Kithera
     
  2. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    And if they are about Qui-Gon they become Quiku. :D :D ;)

    He stands tall apart
    Embodies nobility
    Alone wisdom reigns


    Yoda

    Being short and green
    Underestimated much
    Surprise I can be
     
  3. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A darkly humorous (or at least I hope so) haiku on Boba's "demise."

    Jet pack? Not again.
    Mouth opens wide. Beaten by...
    Blind man with a stick!

    Probably not any good but I just made it up on the spot. Haikus are great for laughs since they sound so serious and meditative.
     
  4. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    It's quite good TheFace... and written on the spot makes it even more impressive.
     
  5. agentj

    agentj Jedi Knight star 2

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    TITLE: Alone
    AUTHOR: agentj
    CATEGORY: Challenge (Haiku, February 2005), Poetry
    TIMEFRAME: Saga: RotS
    SUMMARY: The story of Revenge of the Sith as told through haiku.

    Okay, technically there's [color=red][b]SPOILERS[/b][/color] here, but they're haikus! How much can they reveal?

    [hr]
    [b]Intro:[/b]
    Together we stand
    Separated we are torn
    Apart and alone

    [b]Palpatine/Sideous:[/b]
    Sky is falling down
    It is as I have foreseen
    Created this alone

    [b]Mace:[/b]
    Blinded by the Dark
    The tide of prophecy turns
    I shan't die alone

    [b]Anakin:[/b]
    Who is friend or foe?
    Two mentors before me fight
    Choice is mine alone

    [b]Padmé:[/b]
    He stands before me
    Together, we are apart
    I head home alone

    [b]Obi-Wan:[/b]
    Darkness has fallen
    Into the heat of molten
    I go on alone

    [b]Yoda:[/b]
    Daylight turns to dusk
    Hope fades, another begins
    I bide time alone

    [b]Qui-Gon:[/b]
    At one with the Force
    Jedi are never alone
    We begin anew

    [hr]>
     
  6. Drabbo_Fett

    Drabbo_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oh, how did you know?
    I love to make up haiku
    Often on the spot.


    Winter

    Winter comes to Hoth.
    Can you tell the difference?
    Looks the same to me.

    [That's one down, 16 to go. I usually write SF haiku in groups of 17 for 289 syllables of excitement! :cool: ]
     
  7. agentj

    agentj Jedi Knight star 2

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    Drabbo_Fett: [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh] [face_laugh]

    Coming from Minnesota and North Dakota...I have to agree!
     
  8. Knight_Dilettante

    Knight_Dilettante Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We did a lot of Quiku Kit', it was pretty popular. I will however, restrain myself, having produced a fair number of Quiku for the Qui-Gon challenge thread.

    For Obi-Wan

    Grief

    sorrow - buried deep
    a Jedi knows not love, fear
    or soul-searing loss


    For Anakin

    Hunger

    hunger's object turns
    freedom, training, then love - but
    strongest is power

    That's all I can do on the spur of the moment though.

    KD
     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Leia

    Too much Highnessness
    She stands alone in beauty
    But is warm at heart
     
  10. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Obi-Wan

    Utterly alone
    His large form in my arms, dead
    My guide is no more


    Anakin

    Her skin pale white
    Beauty bright than the sun
    Look but cannot touch

    (And now slightly sillier ones)

    Wicket

    Rocks tied to a string
    Swing them around and around,
    Around my head... oof!


    Jar Jar
    Huga gooberfish
    Swimming straight at the bongo
    Wesa gonna die





    And just for fun...

    Haiku of the obsessed Fan Fic Writer :p

    Single, called a nerd
    Lacking a good social life
    But hey, they have fans!
     
  11. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Lots of lovely haikus.

    Restrain yourself k_d? Why ever would you want to do that... come on be a maverick.. a rogue even... :D ;)


    Love

    Forbidden, opposed
    My heart cannot deny it
    Hidden deep within


    The Force

    Peace, strength together
    A binding of living things
    Mind and spirit one


     
  12. Apocalyptic_Jawa

    Apocalyptic_Jawa Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Great haikus, everyone! :)


    Luke

    He cut off my hand!
    It tumbles into the void
    Now how do I clap?


    Lando

    Hiding at Jabba's
    Leia in a bikini
    I try not to drool


    Obi-Wan

    We pass through the Core
    Jar-Jar guides us on our way
    Please, can I kill him?


    Vader

    Look in the mirror
    I'm more machine now, than man
    But damn, I look cool


    Threepio

    Let the Wookiee win?
    Complete and utter nonsense
    Hey, where'd my arm go?


    Leia

    The chasm is deep
    We swing across on slim wire
    Hey, watch the hands, Luke


    Artoo

    Ungrateful humans
    I save them time and again
    So where's my medal?


    Chewbacca

    A furious roar
    No one understands my need
    I'm out of shampoo


    Han

    They say he shot first
    Like I'm that stupid and slow
    But I know the truth



    AJ
     
  13. CommanderConrad

    CommanderConrad Jedi Master star 4

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    ^^ [face_laugh]

    Great work, everyone! I'm really liking these.
     
  14. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    AJ, LMAO!!!!! [face_laugh]
     
  15. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Master star 6

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    Love these. Wonderfully done!
     
  16. BigE

    BigE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sebulba

    I do what I can
    To win the Boonta Classic
    Anakin? Poodoo!


    Aurra Sing

    Three seconds on screen
    Complexion looks malnurished,
    My tales yet flourish.
     
  17. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    JarJar

    Grace mocked stupidly
    too many nonsense words here
    he must die quickly

     
  18. Ty-gon Jinn

    Ty-gon Jinn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow, for once I can write something for the fanfic boards that has no tie whatsoever to my overarching storylines...

    It's rare that that happens, although I think one other challenge actually got it to work. :)

    Leia's hair in ANH
    Though no one gets it;
    Bantha-pie pigtails are a
    Memorable classic

    Leia's hair in TESB
    She's loosening up;
    Cascading strands prove there's a
    Barber on Bespin.

    Leia's hair in ROTJ
    Finally worn down,
    The best style of all comes from
    Things covered in fuzz.

    Padme's hair in TPM
    Passed down mom-to-girl!
    Amidala had the same
    Royal hairdresser!

    Padme's hair in AOTC (Morning apartment scene)
    With a lovely face,
    Hair TIEd back on either side
    Inspiring fighters.

    Padme's hair in ROTS
    A pregnant woman
    Wears hairstyles out of Star Wars?
    The Force help us all.
     
  19. Knight_Dilettante

    Knight_Dilettante Jedi Padawan star 4

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    love peace comfort joy
    anger hate fear suffering
    two sides of the Force
     
  20. Lucozade_Skywalker

    Lucozade_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    A couple of TOTJ ones:

    Ulic Qel-Droma
    I am powerless
    My brother dead by my hand
    I have nothing left

    Exar Kun
    Death cannot hold me
    One day I shall rise again
    My spirit will live


     
  21. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Fanfic Delight

    Imagination
    Playing in worlds not our own
    Tweaking, improving


     
  22. BigE

    BigE Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Vader's Journal
    (around the time that he received the black suit)



    Edna insisted,
    "I wouldn't recommend it."
    I went with the cape.
     
  23. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Master star 3

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    Knights of the Old Republic ones! (Really, from me, did you expect anything else?)

    Revan

    Past memories gone
    Facing my new destiny
    Am I friend or foe?

    Malak

    The Star Forge is mine
    I feed off its dark power
    You cannot beat me.

    Bastila

    Twirling yellow saber blades
    Strength to influence battles
    I hate these pigtails.

    Carth

    Proud loyal soldier
    Pistol fighter without match
    Cool orange jacket.

    Canderous

    Mandalorian hero
    Honor over victory
    Got a big gun, too!

    If I think of more, you know I'll post them. These were fun!!
     
  24. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    BigE, LMAO!!!!


    "NO CAPES!" :D
     
  25. oldjedinurse

    oldjedinurse Jedi Padawan star 4

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    R2D2: Ode to 3PO

    Once on Tatooine
    I tried hard to run away
    But 3PO told!

    3PO annoys
    Chewbacca was right again
    Leave his head backward

    My dome hurts today
    I have been shot too often
    Trying to save Luke

    Luke is in trouble
    That is nothing new for him
    I help when I can

    Perhaps if he knew
    3PO would respect me
    He is never there

    He mainly complains
    3PO we won?t listen
    Not ever again

    Who am I kidding
    He drives all of us crazy
    But we love him still

    Okay I was wrong
    We two are just like brothers
    3PO my friend


    Overkill?? (I got carried away... ;))

    Great idea - lots of fun.

     
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