Deck-Off VOTING

(Winner will be declared tomorrow with the new challenge) Our poets have submitted their work! Or, in Captain's case, a lot of work. I don't grade extra credit. Reading is hard. So I picked your acrostic, as it was roughly the same length as Drill's, Cap'n.

DECKERS: Vote for your favourite in the comments!

DrillPress:

Of tigers, I confess to be,

My stripes duel orange and black.

Sharp claws and wits to snare my prey,

I pounce, too quick, attack!

Though grimace stained with blood, too neat

My menace need not frighten.

For puns and jest be served to nom,

My humor doth enlighten.

To see me simply, this is true,

To quell this boring life.

Online I play, with all of you,

Our joust does kill the strife.

From the Lone Star land I hunt the plains

Through rainbows, see my eyes.

The cowgirl's favors dropped, but oh,

My stripes lean toward the guys.

This cage I pace does hold me dear,

Its lock I cannot pick!

A slave to work, I must protest,

This job can suck my… time?

A nerd am I, though friends don’t share

My likes and understands.

To all of you, I am but one,

A comrade holding hands.

And so my story comes to end,

Tis honest, that’s no lie.

My best be placed upon the plate,

And served to you, on high.

Captain Max:

Catapulting through the stars

Atlantis’ troubles in the past

Preparing for reentry

Thrust reversers set to blast

Alarm klaxons begin to blare

Indications of something amiss

No readings from the spaceship

Maybe Jinx is responsible for this

A memory starts to reemerge

Xenon lights bathe the shuttle

Announcers count down from ten

Not one sign of trouble

Damn, a thermal curtain failure!

Jinx and Max, friends forever

Ignite the second booster!

No radios or oxygen whatsoever!

Xebecs used to sail the seas

While we now sailed through space

Intercept course set for Daedalus

New challenges to face

Now our oxygen is refilled

Edwards landing window is passed by

Recalculate for White Sands

Safe on deck, we didn't die!

DECK OFF - Day 1

This week is A Very Special ODeck Event: A Deck-Off!


What is it exactly? Barring some sort of sexual thing that I refused to look up just in case, it's a duel! TO THE INTERNETS.

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I managed to convince ("convince") two very special Deckers that this week will be all-action, all-fighting, all-glory to the Hypnotoad.

Who is fighting?


I ANNOUNCE THE FIRST EVER DECK-OFF TO BE BETWEEN:

CAPTAIN MAX AND JINX


AND

DRILLPRESS


Everyday there will be a challenge. Put your votes in the comments! My patented LizTaylor Point Awarding Algorithm will determine who the winner of the day is.

The final winner will be announced and rewarded next Monday.

What shall they win?

GLORY. HONOUR. RESPECT. A CLIP ART AWARD. BRAGGING RIGHTS UNTIL THE NEXT CHALLENGE.

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Today's challenge?Introduce yourselves! BUT in a poem. Acrostic, sonnet, rhyming couplets, limerick... Make me cry with your literary beauty!

Details: Poems are due today at 5 pm EST. Then there shall be voting by the ODeck populace.

Note: November 11 is considered a holiday at work, so I am actually out and about. If you have any questions I won't be able to answer them until later! Sorry.