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Author Topic: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!  (Read 41504 times)

Hishan

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2010, 04:41:06 am »

Mandate glass items,
On a mountain with no sand,
Dangerous Terrain.
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2010, 05:37:36 am »

Scorching as it feels,
Rain falls beyond the heaven,
Melting! good for fit!
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 06:03:26 am »

Hi!

I want to add some inspirational information about Haiku:

One rule for haiku is that you always have two concepts in them often clashing. Usually the two first lines contrast with the last line. This can be inactivity/activity, quiet/noise, but also completely different topics with not that much of a direct contrast.

Another rule that fits very well with dwarf fortress is that you have to include something referring to the season. For instance, in the famous normal haiku with the silent pond and the frog, the frog is a reference for spring.

I hope this can inspire even more interesting haiku.

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2010, 06:06:30 am »

Meheheheh. Rare is the forum where a haiku thread isn't ostracised, but added to constructively.

Dwarf Fortress: Good for society!

Devilish rampage,
Flaming, burning death-oh wait.
I have a cage trap.
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2010, 06:29:30 am »

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Succession game; my spring yet?
Looking bad - tantrums.
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If there is one, then seek until you find it.
If there is none, then never ever mind it.

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2010, 07:16:58 am »

Urist's wife was killed
Urist saw an awesome chair.
Urist is happy!

Plump-Helmet people
Make very good guests, and
-Plump Helmetman Roasts-

The elves want to trade
we'll trade their hippy cloth for...
A FLOOD OF MAGMA

Urist McMiner
He can't work at the moment
He's busy drinking.

Oh, a troglodyte!
Let's be bestest frie-AAAARGH!
Urist was struck down




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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2010, 08:53:55 am »

Forgotten Beast came.
Killed the good doctor Urist.
Now Remembered.

Troglodytes, spiders.
and forgotten beasts in caves.
Just wall it all off.

What,are you stupid?
I can't empty the bucket here.
Need a second floor.

Cave stretches off map.
Forgotten beasts spawn fairly often.
Dwarves never go hungry.
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Up a floor? Why do I have to go up a floor, I'm just trying to empty my bucket on the floor here!

Deathworks

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2010, 09:18:22 am »

Hi!

I did have problems finding a short seasonal word, so I went by what we know thanks to traders:

Forging giant blades
For traps to kill the goblins -
Cute Kittens napping.

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2010, 09:29:20 am »

Goblin is studded
With well crafted crossbow bolts
Of old goblin bone 
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2010, 01:03:44 pm »

Armoured goblins come.
If they get past the traps then
Release the grizzlies!
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2010, 01:26:27 pm »

White destroyed by red
On ground drenched in Urist's blood
This peace is final
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2010, 01:29:45 pm »

Urist McMigrant comes
Has the aspect of one fey
Why soapmaker why

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2010, 01:43:48 pm »

Look, a Scorpion!
Go kill him, my brave Axedwarf!
It stole your axe? Fun.
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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2010, 02:53:36 pm »

Collosal bronze man
With titanic strides he comes
Dwarves he will harvest

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Re: Dwarven Haiku? Not For The Weak Hearted!
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2010, 03:29:43 pm »

Troglodytes, spiders.
and forgotten beasts in caves.
Just wall it all off.

I was a fool and thought that a locked door would be sufficient. Then I started wondering how a troll could possibly be pestering my miners.

It took a while for it to occur to me that the troll had just busted down the door, and that the cave passage was now open. Three elk-birds later, to be exact.

Ballad of Stained Passages

Elk bird, why do you roam these halls?
Your wings mangled, and legs as well,
Only one of your horns remains,
That spat with the miner didn't end very swell

Blood and organs adorn the walls
and floors over which you travel.
The smell is not nearly as bad
as watching intestines unravel.

I thought you'd have bled out by now
but it seems that I've no such luck,
keep interrupting my farmers,
see if I give a fuck.

Why do my axedwarves not kill you?
I told them to finish the job.
Instead they just follow you 'round,
like you're pacing them for their jog.

Training axes don't pack much umph:
It is something you may have heard.
They're great for maiming though, just ask
The Squad of The Mangled Elk-Bird.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 04:04:00 pm by Garfblarn »
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