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axeminister
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Talk about the challenge here.

It's not anonymous, so no spoiler worries.

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I guess I'm in then [Smile]
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I fully intend on entering; I just have to figure out a solid timeframe.
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quote:
Originally posted by pdblake:
I guess I'm in then [Smile]

Awesome!

I mean, if someone was like, hey there's a challenge about axes and ministers, I'd SO be there.

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Well there's the next challenge then.
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Other verbal connotations of troll include ramble, prowl, and jovial song or play. Ye olde minstrels and bards and jesters did troll, for instance. Ye Digital age forum trolls do tend to ramble and prowl, at times jovially, at times maliciously though benign or otherwise.

A combination of all "troll's" denotations and connotations!? I expect that's at root the symbolism of folk tale trolls. A hedge troll could be akin to a jovial, if easily unsettled, barbarian highway robber at leisure behind a wild-wood sanctuary. Another mythos motif is wanted -- an aesthetic and intangible feature that reveals natural and true moral nature; say, put upon hard times by a labor surplus excess, the troll turns to pillage for subsistence -- sloth. Rambles, prowls, jovially plays, and is a nuisance to social order.

Hey, is that Robin Hood perceived by equally immoral sheriffs and lairds? He exacted tolls and behaved the troll from his jovial place in the Sherwood hedges, right? Speaking of "axes and ministers." Legendary.

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Right, mine are ready. I think I've got the 13 lines right (not counting blank lines I presume)
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Well, at this point I totally see you winning. In fact, you'll come in first, second, and third. Ha!

But I'm entering this competition, so, soon, you'll have, uh... competition. [Smile]

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I will get something in, if not a couple by the end of the month.
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I am apparently really terrible about wanting to join these challenges and then forgetting about them until more or less the last minute. [Roll Eyes] Ahh well. I still have a couple of days. I'll think of something.
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Today's the day!
The last day, that is.

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A flat tire and the fixing thereof distracted me thoroughly; I knew I was forgetting something. Ahh well... There's always next time
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I was thinking of adding a few days to get more entries.

What say ye-folks?
Dec 2nd at 11:59pm PST?

New deadline?

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I would love that XD
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Yes, please.
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I got one in, at least! [Smile] Thanks for the extension, axeminister. If I think of any more ideas before time is up, I'll submit another entry.
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OK - and we're done.

Let's get some voting and some critiques goin'

Axe

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I'm away for the weekend.
I will vote and crit when I get back!

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