Judges: Zero, Anandxxx, Pandareus (the mighty triumvirate!)
Hey, results are in for the Mega Man Robot Master Haiku Battle! We got a lot of great entries (check the original thread here), and it was a super tough job picking winners, but in the end we narrowed it down to three. Kind of. So here we go!
#3 - GelatinousEncore Space is infinite We are insignificant Why do we matter? -Galaxy Man
GelatinousEncore has chosen BIT.TRIP FATE as his prize and will receive it once he gets his Wii code over to me. Great job!!!
#2 - MechaKoopa Ready, my scissors! (Hope he brings paper, not rock) WTF?! Metal?! - Cut Man
MechaKoopa is my sister's husband and he does not own a Wii nor a DS. If he had won this competition elsewhere, he would probably have sent my Wii code in to get a free game. But that wouldn't make much sense here. So, in a gesture of unbridled generosity, he has chosen the writer of his favorite of the haikus to receive his prize instead. Which leads us to...
#MechaKoopa's choice - TriforceBun People say I'm lame but when Hanukkah rolls by guess who gets called first. -Top Man
TriforceBun has chosen Mario Party 2 as his prize and will receive it next time he turns on his Wii. Good show!!!
#1 - ludist210 Haikus are silly Sometimes they don't make much sense Refrigerator -Clown Man
ludist210 has chosen LostWinds as his prize and will receive it once we figure out why we aren't listed as friends yet. Kudos!!!
Thanks again to everyone who got involved and made the contest a sweeping success!
No, I added everyone. I just don't currently have a Wii. I guess you're my Secret Santa buddy? I'll let you know when I'm up and running again. Oh yeah, anandxxx, I'm supposed to give you...something for Secret Santa. I'll do that once I have a working Wii.
And what really gets me is that ploot blew the whistle so...diplomatically.
This could have been big! With proper buildup behind the scenes, Haiku-gate could have been a wonderful, scandalous blowout! Finger pointing! Desk slamming! Shouting across the courtroom! It could have taken the Negative World BY STORM.
@Pandareus No, what you realize when you are a teacher is that students are students IE 90% of them are going to plagiarize and if you can't sometimes turn a blind eye to lesser cases, you're going to be failing everyone.
Actually in grade school this is an even bigger issue than college, because grade school kids don't even fully understand how/why plagiarism is wrong other than their teachers told them it is. And they also have no idea how to research anything. Give an assignment like a report on a country and you're just asking to get back a bunch of stuff copied and pasted straight from wikipedia. So you have to get more creative in your assignments.
And who would have thought anyone could plagiarize on a Mega Man Boss Robot Haiku Battle!!!!!? I think he gains some points for doing what 90% of the success of the real world depends upon, stealing other people's work and passing it off as your own.
I heard it somewhere and thought it was funny. I didn't really think it would WIN anything. I was shocked when Zero sent me the PM to be honest. If you want to recalculate, that's fine. I don't want anyone to be sore over it.