I won a contest!

Last week Mania announced a pet-specific Haiku contest. I was overjoyed, because I love haikus and I love hunter pets, so I whipped up a few entries and submitted them, and - I won! A free month of game time. This makes me very happy, because I NEVER WIN ANYTHING. In-game or in real life. The only things I win in-game are drops that a) no one else wants because they can't use it, or b) no one else wants because they already got it two months ago.

Oh, that's not quite true. WoW also likes to give Mardak all sorts of fancy agi/atk power "feral" gear that I would kill for on my hunter, like how he got the Orca-Hunter's Harpoon on his second run through Halls of Reflection, but it took Rades weeks to get it. But I digress.

The two entries I submitted were:

Culling of Strathholme,
Tank DC’d, but we all lived!
I just pet tanked it.


A rogue sneaks, then saps
then dies from a Big Red Pet.
/rolleyes Silly rogue.

Both personally inspired, the first Haiku actually just happened a few days ago, though unfortunately we didn't actually manage to clear it. We downed the first boss but got overwhelmed on Wave 8. Had we an actual 5th DPS, we could have done it for sure. The latter is born of my personal loathing and hatred of rogues, and all the fond memories of a rogue trying to sap me only to bust it with Bestial Wrath and a pet chewing their face off.

I was somewhat chagrined to realize after submission that /rolleyes could be interpreted as three syllables and not two as I intended. Thanks Mania for being a little forgiving with that! A revision could be:

A rogue sneaks, then saps
then dies from a Big Red Pet.
/rolleyes Ah, rogues...

Congrats to the other winners, Phyllixia at Hunters Rhok and an unnamed winner who submitted five entries. You can see Mania's post and the winning haikus here.

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    Congrats, Rades! Now what are you planning to do with all that free game time you won writing a hunter haiku... play your resto druid, right? ;)

    March 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM

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    Yeah, pretty much! It would fit the pattern of the hunter earning everything for the spoiled tree druid! ;)

    everyone wants heals
    meanwhile, poor BM hunter
    just a DPS.

    March 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM

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    Haha. I think that should've been the winning entry! Good show.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM

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    Whoops. I used a different type of sign-in thing. And now I did it again. And now I'm spamming you. I'll stop.

    March 23, 2010 at 2:29 PM