Post your Civ III haiku here!

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  1. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    I'll probably get flamed for this thread but I thought it'd be fun.
    Remember, it's 5 syllables then 7 then 5 again. I'll get it started with two of my own.


    "Just One More Turn"


    ONE CIV LEFT TO KILL

    OH GOD TELL ME THAT CLOCK'S WRONG

    LATE FOR WORK AGAIN


    "Ode to a Gallic Swordsman"


    HAIR LIKE CELTIC FIRE

    DEATH IS WEARING CHECKERED PANTS

    PILLAGE THE PUB FIRST


    :lol: Looking forward to your contributions!
     
  2. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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  3. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    man I hate spearman
    they kill all my modern tanks
    wooden spears are strong
     
  4. NetDanzr

    NetDanzr Chieftain

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    Oh no, not again
    Another patch to download
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    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    In Multiplayer,
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    with culture flipping
     
  7. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Zouave, the one who said-
    culture flipping was a crock
    Yet he plays all day
     
  8. Chairman Yang

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    haiku?...clarify
     
  9. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. It should consist of a 17 syallable verse structured as outlined above, but I've seen Haiku that breaks this rule.
     
  10. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle

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    Yeah! Another poetry thread!
    Ok, I'll try:

    Tank treads in the grass
    Stretching like a trampled road
    Paved with Xerxes' blood

    Iroquois horseman
    Climb this scenic mountain square
    Stacked with my Riders
     
  11. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle

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    This is true. In actuality, the 5/7/5 syllabic structure is an English invention, and doesn't really apply to the original Japanese structure at all. Traditionally, the haiku is typically seasonlly based (i.e. summer haikus, winter haikus, etc...), just in case you were interested.

    Another one:

    Eleven hours
    Last foe dies, the sun rises
    Oh man, my ass hurts
     
  12. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    Oh Foolish Japan
    All YOUR base belong to ME
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
     
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Actually, it is interesting. The 17-syllable verse rule is not a universal. It varies from language to language. In German, for example, because it tends to be top-heavy with polysyllabic compounds, Haiku often takes a slighty different form.
     
  14. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Oh Ghandi, you thief
    Highway Robbery is it?
    My gold for your map?
     
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Joan D'Arc, shaven head
    Does this flower of France-
    also shave her legs?
     
  16. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    I must now go play
    the world of civ waits for me
    I'll be back again
     
  17. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    yes that was a threat
    all y'all base belong to me
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  18. CivMonger

    CivMonger Ruler of Insignificants

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    I'm Canadian
    but ya'll sounds way to funny
    so I used the word

    (I'm gonna quit torturing everyone with 10 second of thought into a haiku, and actually go play civ 3 now...)
     
  19. Minuteman

    Minuteman Minister of salty snacks

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    Of course! A Canadian uttering the word "Y'all" would sound funny.

    Example sentences:

    1.) "Aye, y'all going to watch the hockey game tonight?" (The words "y'all" and "hockey" should never be used in the same sentence together)

    2.) "Y'all going hunting in Saskatchewan, aye?

    3.) "Aye, if Guns N' Roses doesn't perform tonight, I'm gonna riot, y'all"

    The problem here is that "aye" and "y'all" just don't seem to get along with each other in a sentence.
    :crazyeye:
     
  20. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    Ten Marines in a row
    Wow man, that draftee spearman
    Is one tough mother
     

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