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Old 02-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Nerd Poetry

EDIT: UPDATED DRAFT

So in my Classical Arabic Literature class we're learning about Tribal/Clan society and the early poets of the Arabian peninsula who defended their tribe's honor with amounts to a poetry slam.

We had to pick our own Clan/Tribe and then write such a poem. Feel free to add any suggestions. It's not due til Monday. The meter is completely fabricated but whatev's.

A Poet wants to Battle!
I choose you Qasida!

Clan of the Nerds. Tribe of those who game.

Hailing on all frequencies!
I seek challengers in the name of honor and decency.
They call me TK-421
Make no mistake: I’m here to bring the hurt, son.

We gamers are creatures of the night
Endless hours of thine eyes gleaming in the refracted light
My hardware brims and hums with an electric blue glow
Subwoofer supported; When the big guns come out, the whole neighborhood knows

We dwell in constant search of virtual fights
But take no offense to my audacious verbal slights
I do not kill you or say this because I am mean
But your score is an embarrassment to even be seen.

You are simply a noob.
In fact, you should get up. Quit now. Walk away from the tube.
You’re so undergeared, I can’t believe you even call that a toon.
Oh my goodness...wait a second! That’s NO MOON!

We are like a fierce potatoes, Couched.
But you need to watch yourself, ‘cause we still bring the “Ouch”.
My skills of enduring sit can not be disputed.
Lock all yo’ doors, ‘cause your virtual kingdom s’bout to get looted!

There’s no need for cheats or guides
I will destroy you easily; you have nowhere to hide.
Your attempts to defend yourself are measly and denied.
The challenge I was looking for you can not supply.

Hold up, my rhymes earned bonus points:
I just gained Intellect plus 5.

My physical prowess might be that of a sloth’s
But despite what you see, I am not to be crossed.
It would be folly, in my presence, to become calm and complacent
Because when you’re facing me, your death is both imminent and adjacent.

Mastery of the keyboard
is not all that I possess.
When I’m not shouting, “FOR THE HORDE”
We exemplify humanity at its best.

We weave a social fabric
Stronger than any of yours
Even in the face of defeat
I wish to befriend you all the more.

Our strengths are of impeccable fashion
We pursue optimism of an urgent design.
All of ours goals are endeavored with passion
And our etiquette? Sincerely refined.

Blissful Productivity
fills the days of all gamers
With our generous proclivities.
We know better than our defamers.

Above all else we embrace epic meaning
Nothing short of profound dreaming
Of characters, of story
Throughout our entire quest for righteousness and glory!

In the words of the great Jane McGonigal,
(Please listen to her, she is phenomenal):
We are “Super Empowered Hopeful Individuals.”
Emanating joy that is endless, boundless, and residual.

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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My skills of enduring sit can not be disputed.
What I find the most entertaining is that I purposefully talk like this. A lot.

Well put sir, well put.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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...then you might dig this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKSFmP_16V0
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #4
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Jane McGonigal retweeted me. I can die happy.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Jane McGonigal retweeted me. I can die happy.
You have arrived.
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