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DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Jinsai on Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:54 pm

My dear guildians,

as I already promised: here comes the first off-game event / contest.

What’s it about?

I want you to write lyrics to this song! It’s DoMO-music and has a nice rhythm that goes well along with the speech.
The goal is to compose something like a national hymn for the world of DoMO or a theme for Phoenix Ignited, an invitation for other players to join us. Best thing would be a combination of both.

Klick me asap!!!!

Please try to look after
- Rhtythm and metrics
- Try to rhyme if possible
- Correct setting of the syllables (so that the accent is set on the right parts of the words etc.)

Preferably, the lyrics are in English. If you rather write them in your mother’s toungue, please add an accurate translation.
Fair to say is though that non-English lyrics won’t be fit for a DoMO-hymn and have low chances of winning the first price. But if you sing yourself, you may win in another category. Wink

The jury on this event will be… myself, because I plan to sing the winning lyrics eventually. But be assured that I will consult with Laphire, too. The last decision will be mine, nevertheless. That is why Laphire is excluded from this contest. Sorry, darling! I love you

The criterias of appraisal will be:
- Singableness
- Epicness oft he lyrics
- Rhyming
- Non-pathetic praise of the DoMO World and Phoenix Ignited#

Regular Prizes:
1. XX
2. XX
3. XX
Coming later but be sure that the worth oft he first prize will be 6-digit.

Special Prize 1: Sung yourself
For participation with an audiofile. All sung particiapations also take part in the regular contest.

Special Prize 2: Hilarious!
For funny lyrics, if you don’t like it serious.

All participants will get consolation gifts so that the effort was not in vain.

All prizes are only awarded if there are an adequate numer of participants.
Means:
Regular prizes are only awarded if at least 6 participants join the contest.
Special Prize 1 needs at least 8 participants. Special Price 2 needs 10 particiapnts.

End Date
14.03.2010

Have fun with composing ^_^

Greets
Jin

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# Meaning: NOT writing "DoMO is great, DoMO rocks, it really gets me off my socks" but rather something subtle like "There is no place like Eversun, so crowded, full of life. In summer, Swan Lake glances like the blank edge of a knife… etc."
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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Viet on Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:07 pm

But...im not musically inclined like you D:
And I'm no good with words...rhythm....or anything for that matter 0.o

Maybe i can help with prizes xD
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Post  Taikira on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:39 am


omg poetry ::hides:: last time i wrote a poem it was a combination of english class and drivers ed... and im not sure I CAN write normal stuff <G>
only way ill have a submission is if inspiration shows up at my door and bashes me in the head with a bat

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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Jinsai on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:12 am

Hehe, you are free to try.
I'm not that good with poetry, either so I thought I could delegate that to others XD

If you don't like this contest be assured, that there will be more. *grins* But DO try, the prizes will be good and valuable. You have three months of time, too. ^_^
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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  siIentkill on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:32 am

does it have to be about PI or domo?
I can make some really cool songs about pineapples and stuff

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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Jinsai on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:01 pm

It's gotta be about DoMO and / or Phoenix Ignited.
But if you wish to mix in pineapples, feel free to XD

"I love my Sprite with pineapple hair
He's so much smaller than his bright big spear!"
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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  siIentkill on Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:51 am

There once was a guild in domo that rose once again….
There were some with Noob Pride…… and others who understood this domo world……...
All merry and bold we look in death’s face!
PI! PI! The Phoenix will RISE!!!! (o.o seems lame rite?)
There once was a big mac……
He had a name……
His name was forgotten……
Due to being eaten…….
There was a group that knew……
Who ate the sandwich?.......
The Phoenix~~~
~PHOENIX IGNITED~ (it’s the best of the best)


Weird Hymn/Poem By: siIentkill, Phoenix Warrior’s Branch Head

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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  MCKOVS on Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:06 am

Jinsai wrote:Special Prize 1: Sung yourself
For participation with an audiofile. All sung particiapations also take part in the regular contest.

Special Prize 2: Hilarious!
For funny lyrics, if you don’t like it serious.

All participants will get consolation gifts so that the effort was not in vain.

All prizes are only awarded if there are an adequate numer of participants.
Means:
Regular prizes are only awarded if at least 6 participants join the contest.
Special Prize 1 needs at least 8 participants. Special Price 2 needs 10 particiapnts.


and that mean "NO Special Prize" .. do you know how many of the members of the guild LOOK the forum and/or are already registered?...
I have questions, since I'm thinking to write one only for kill time (vacations + a long way to get my destiny = enough to write a song...)

1.- you said there's a melody...but if I dont like the melody? I mean...since I was writer of poems/songs in high school, I know I need a nice melody for each song, so if I'm going to write a song that have more fast or slow rhythm...then I just hum.. well you know the word I was going to say
2.- why cannot just everyone make their own melody? (Virtual DJ + a lots of programs = enough to make one), so, its more easy write one song with own things...since I think this event is as creative-event?
3.- are allowed multiple entires? for example, one fast, one slow etc etc?
4.- what kind of songs-poems-hymns are allowed? can it be mixed? because, I know some songs that are more poems than songs, an example "WarCry (Band) - Nana (Song)" (Spanish)
5.- what if I have a strong voice? can I edit my voice? Very Happy (Yes, there are programs for it)
6.- photomontage?

Note:
question 4: Agressive, romantic, etc etc, here in Mexico, the hymn of Mexico is about some things of war and at same time, heroism, brotherhood etc etc

PD: here in Mexico, there is a right that allows freedom of expression...so please, not try to silence me or ignore me, because it would violate my rights Very Happy


Here is the lyric (translated by myself) of Nana

Nana of WarCry
(Spanish)
El enemigo se ha ido
pero pronto ha de volver
cuando suenen sus tambores
de seguro moriré.

Han muerto todos los míos,
solo yo sigo en pie.
Todos eran mis amigos
pero pronto los veré.

Pues yo también estoy herido
herido de gravedad
se ve al correr mi sangre
la vida de mi escapar...

De este cuerpo malherido
que nunca dudó en arriesgar
su vida de pos de un sueño
que ya no conseguirá.

Me ataré a mi estandarte,
fiel símbolo de mi fe
si llega antes la Muerte
que ellos me encuentren en pie.

En pie y desafiante
como yo siempre viví:
que tengan claro en sus mentes
que yo jamás de rendí.

Estoy perdiendo el sentido,
ya casi no puedo ver...
Muerte, espera un momento
que pronto han de volver.

Veo venir una dama
sonriendo hacia mi.
Si esa dama es la Muerte...
¿Quién tiene miedo a morir?

Viene cantando una nana
de mi tierra natal.
La cantaba mi madre...
nunca la podré olvidar...

(English)
The enemy is gone,
but soon they will be back
when their drums sounds,
I'm sure I'll die

All my people are dead
Only I still standing
All were my friends
But I'll see they soon

But I am also hurt
Seriously injured
Look my blood running
the life of my escape ...

From this broken body
Who never hesitated to risk
his life chasing a dream
no longer get.

I'll tie to my banner
true symbol of my faith
if the death arrive before than,
Then they find me standing.

Standing and challenging
as I always lived:
that are clear in their minds
I never to give up.

I'm losing my sense,
I can almost see ...
Death, wait a minute
They have to return soon.

I see a lady come
smiling at me.
If this lady is Death ...
Who's afraid to die?

Come sing a lullaby
of my homeland.
The singing my mother ...
I will never forget ...



That song/poem makes cry Sad (Well, at least, it make me cry...because I lost friends (deads) ) Well, enjoy it
PD: if bad translated, please dont tell me...I'm not an expert of english
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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Jinsai on Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:55 pm

MCKOVS wrote:
and that mean "NO Special Prize" .. do you know how many of the members of the guild LOOK the forum and/or are already registered?...
Good point. But that means I'll have to do some more advertising in the guild, doesn't it? This forum needs to be more active, anyone of you can help to achieve that!

1.- you said there's a melody...but if I dont like the melody?

Well, then, that's a pity! I have my reasons why I gave you a melody to work with. I need to have something I can compare. I like the melody and I don't wanna judge the people on their choice of music, because that would be unfair. Everyone has different likings and if I'd let YOU choose the footage, then you'd be dependent on my taste of music. I think that would be bad.

2.- why cannot just everyone make their own melody? (Virtual DJ + a lots of programs = enough to make one)
Not everyone is a composer and most people have never heard of the programs you mentioned. Wink
And composing would be an even harder contest. I wanted it to be something everyone can participate.

3.- are allowed multiple entires? for example, one fast, one slow etc etc?
YES for the lyrics, but NO for composing. If you feel like posting more than one pair of lyrics, feel free to do so. But only ONE of you entries will join the contest - the one that I like best.

4.- what kind of songs-poems-hymns are allowed?

I fear I do not understand this question. I personally prefer songs that tell stories or so if you mean it that way. But of course poem-like entries are allowed.

5.- what if I have a strong voice? can I edit my voice? Very Happy

Er... yes. Though strong voices are not bad, I think XD

6.- photomontage?
What for? O.o this is an audio-related contest.

question 4: Agressive, romantic, etc etc, here in Mexico, the hymn of Mexico is about some things of war and at same time, heroism, brotherhood etc etc
Yeah, yeah. The German hymn is about unity, justice and freedom. I'd like to have some of these elements in the lyrics too, but it is no MUST.
If you'd like your hymn more aggressive, feel free to do so.

PD: here in Mexico, there is a right that allows freedom of expression...so please, not try to silence me or ignore me, because it would violate my rights Very Happy
Lol? Why should I? Your critic is welcome, but I have my reasons why I made this contest the way I did. ^^

Greets,
Jin
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Re: DoMO Hymn Contest (Prizes to win!)

Post  Jinsai on Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:57 pm

siIentkill wrote:
There once was a big mac……
He had a name……
His name was forgotten……
Due to being eaten…….
LOL!
But er... I'm sill trying to figure out how that lyrics fit to the music. But I'm tired now, maybe I get it tomorrow XD
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