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The Wow-ku challenge

Daniel Whitcomb
04.30.08
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So, you know what Haiku is, right? It's form of Japanese poetry. The most popular English version is 3 lines long. The first line is 5 syllables, the second 7, and the third is 5 again. All well and good, I'm sure you say, but what does this have to with WoW? Fimlys of the Asleep at the WoW blog posted a Wow-ku challenge a few days ago, asking people to make up Haikus based on our favorite game.

Here's a few I whipped up:

Onyxia? Old news.
Magtheridon? New hotness.
But Saurfang abides.

I Moonfire Spam since
Starfire cast time is too slow.
They call me Drood boy.

Silvermoon my home
Thy towers scarlet and gold
Call to me forever

I think I may have fudged a bit on the syllable count on the first one, but I like it, so I'm keeping it. I tried not to look at any of the other Wow-ku links Fimlys posted so I could have a chance at being original, and it looks like I did well, now that I check. It's a fun exercise, and I'm glad Fimlys thought of it. Seeing other well made ones is almost as fun as writing them, so if you want to try your hand, be sure to drop them in the comments.

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