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    Diablo Poetry

    So, this is something I've been wanting to do for a while, but never got round to it. I intend to create a blog for it eventually.

    This is just the first draft and will obviously be worked on, but I wanted to get the basic model of my first one done. I was wondering what you guys think, and if you believe it works



    "This tower shall be cleansed of evil

    Through mist and time, stands the rugged ruin
    A tower of despair, and thorough tuition
    For baths of blood, or sin of terror
    Dark Elizabeth, your reflection spawns
    She holds the key
    I progress

    The victim of lust, and that of pleasure
    Upon these stones they surely stood
    Thoughts of death, a path to peace
    Vermin of late, still feed on flesh
    She knows the truth
    I progress

    Virgin breath and virgin sweat
    Entangled amongst the dying scent
    Twisted tunnels, encaved in lore
    Stories spoken here, rarely heard
    She is not here!
    I progress

    The tunnels are endless!
    The smell is putrid, my nostrils flare
    I must push, I must push!
    So far I see no end to this lair!
    She hides beyond
    I progress

    Eyes, teeth, dust of their bones!
    No my lord, do not, I pray do not
    I twist and I parry, the mind!
    She fools your mind m'lord!
    She falters
    I progress

    No more, is my mind her play
    This grail you shall not claim!
    The jewel beneath my feet, it shines
    Grant me strength, lest I falter once more
    She cannot be far
    I progress

    This pit is no place for a theif
    Gold galore m'lord, no Waheed, move on
    I dash, I swipe, I block and I slice!
    The smoke clouds my vision
    The gold strikes my shield
    Loot as sharp as my own blade falls
    I dodge and I grab and I crash!
    Breath returns, refreshing my thoughts
    I sit, I weep and I pray

    I've earned the right to this abandoned trove"



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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=705694

    May I draw your attention to the Corpsefire haiku? I was absurdly proud of that at the time.

    In response to your own, possibly it's worth rethinking the "I progress" at the end of each stanza? I can see the idea is to suggest a journey, but it's a bit of a cliche perhaps?

    Cheers,

    EM




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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    This does not ShaelEth. I call BS.




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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    Poetry does not rhyme unless written in a primary school :P

    And ye, I'm looking at changing the progress bit. It's based around each level of the tower. I want to work out a way of putting that theme into it first though



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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by Virgait View Post
    Poetry does not rhyme unless written in a primary school :P
    *cough*
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet
    *cough*

    Shakespeare and his chums would disagree. I demand sonnets!




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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    I've got a question, Emperor.
    How many syllables does 'shuffling' have?
    Shuf - ful - ing
    Shuf ' fling

    Corpsefire can also change?
    Corpse-fyre?
    Corpse-fi-err

    Sorry.




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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    Re-wording; 'Poetry does not *have* to rhyme' :P



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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    Rhymes in poetry are like boobs on women. Not mandatory, but you better have them if you want me to look.

    ...

    I can't believe I just said that.




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    Re: Diablo Poetry

    There is only one legitimate form of poetry: The limerick. Since I can't think of a location in the game rhyming with "Timbuktu" this is the best I can offer:

    There once was a guard in the Palace
    Who rested and drank from his chalice
    When he put down his Grief
    Along came a thief
    And replaced his fine sword with a Malice

    Thank you, thank you.




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