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WRUP: Five seven five edition

Eliot Lefebvre

Haiku as a form of poetry is taught to students as five syllables, followed by seven syllables, followed by another five syllables. The problem is that this isn't quite accurate. The Japanese poem does use a five-seven-five structure, but what we count as syllables are not analogous to the Japanese context. Despite this, the five-seven-five structure remains widely accepted, partly due to custom and partly because it's a reasonable approximation of the overall cadence.

Why do I bring this up? Because I told the entire Massively team to write their WRUP entries in Haiku this week, and for some reason the majority of the team actually complied with that request. Despite this oddity, the article past the break still contains a good shot of what the team will be up to this weekend. Let us know what you're going to be doing down in the comments, and if you can do so in haiku, so much the better.

Anatoli Ingram, Guild Wars 2 Columnist
@ceruleangrey: For a princely staff
I will farm my life away
Playing Guild Wars 2

Beau Hindman, F2P and Mobile Columnist
@Beau_Hindman: I don't haiku.
At least, I think I don't.
I don't know.
For me, plenty of DC Universe Online, so good.
Want to work on RuneScape and will be planning a revisit to Istaria.
Is this a haiku?

Bree Royce, Editor-in-Chief
@nbrianna: Tyria beckons
The Mad King promises treats
See you in Guild Wars

Eliot Lefebvre, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Eliot_Lefebvre: Final Fantasy
, Pokémon as well
Also a wedding

Jef Reahard, Managing Editor and Columnist Extraordinaire@jefreahard: Learn to haiku
I must; too hard, oh well,
Lord of the Rings Online.

Justin Olivetti, Columnist Extraordinaire and Senior Contributing Editor
@Sypster: I've got a lot of Halloween territory to cover in MMOs, although right now most of my trick or treating is confined to Guild Wars 2. I'd love to spend an hour or two doing nothing more than prowling the wasteland of Fallen Earth picking up mats, and I really need to catch up on my Hearthstone dailies as well.

Matt Daniel, Contributing Editor
@mvmatt: No MMOs now
There is only Pokémon
Gotta catch 'em all

Except maybe I
Will dabble in Guild Wars 2
Blood and Madness call

Mike Foster, Contributing Editor
@MikedotFoster: Lich on the hard lane
Dota 2 - stop feeding, noobs
Shouting into mic

MJ Guthrie, Columnist Extraordinaire and Contributing Editor
@MJ_Guthrie: The Secret World first
Beat back the Filth; then LotRO
Must get to Rohan!

Richie Procopio, Multimedia Contributor
@RichieProcopio: Playing Guild Wars 2
Beat the Clock Tower at last
Now for some Hearthstone

Shawn Schuster, Senior Editor
@Epykbeard: Back in Fallen Earth
The apocalypse was missed.
And I blame Justin

Terilynn Shull, Star Trek Online Columnist
@terilynns: In Star Trek Online
The Crystalline Entity
Taunts me to no end

At the start of every weekend, we catch up with the Massively staff members and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" (Otherwise known as: WRUP!) Join us to see what we're up to in and out of game -- and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're playing, too!

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