Writing Contest (Dragon Head Event)

Notice: This is a subset of an event. More information on the topic below.

Welcome to the second contest for the Dragon Head Event.
This time, I’m holding a writing contest. So the type of this event will obviously be Writing.
I’ve always wanted to hold a writing contest, but I had no rewards for it. A ticket for the event seems more than reasonable as it’s a very valuable possession you can have, so I will make that the reward of this one, obviously.

What do we write about?
I will allow you to write about anything, with one small restriction: It must be a poem. Poetry seems hard at first, but is definitely not if you give it some thought. Metaphors are not hard to create and any sort of twisting with words is welcome.


  • Strictly no plagiarism, obviously. And if I catch any of it, you not only will be disqualified from this event, but from the entire Dragon Head Event. So no, don’t do that.
  • Writing must strictly be in English. It’s kind of obvious, but I have to state it anyway. As much as I’d love to know all languages you all speak, I unfortunately don’t.
  • Interpretation MUST be added on a separate text. This doesn’t need to be big, just a small explanation of what you did with the poem, especially for unclear bits. This is just so it’s easier to understand what you wrote if you go too abstract (which is totally fine).
  • One entry per person. No exceptions.
  • Editing is fine, as long as it’s before the due date. You won’t be disqualified if you edit your poem after it, but I will not count the most recent edit, but the previous one.
  • Rhyming is not mandatory, but is encouraged. I’m totally fine with poems that have no rhymes in them, but if you rhyme, you’ll definitely give it some rhythm, which is essential.
  • Don’t write nonsense. This is exactly why the interpretation part is important. Finding random words that rhyme just for those extra points is counted as cheating. However, if you find a clever meaning to the word which blends into the context, that’s perfectly fine (and pretty nice).
  • Grammar errors aren’t forbidden, but are penalised. Your quality score will decrease 5% everytime a grammar error is spotted, and if you exceed 6 grammar errors, 10% of your total score will be taken per error. Negative scores don’t exist, so if you really exceed this number, you’ll unfortunately be scored 0. I recommend using grammar verification when writing your poem. If English isn’t your first language, I understand your position very well, but it’s no excuse to not using a simple grammar verifier if you’re not entirely sure about your writing. As for other errors, such as punctuation or other less severe errors, these will also take score from quality, but in a reduced amount, depending on the severity of the error.
  • You may swear, but don’t use slurs or inappropriate content. It’s fine if you use swear words to express yourself, but flooding your poem with it is a bit discouraged. Finally, use of slurs will not be tolerated, and is against Mythic’s rules, just like anything inappropriate. Action will be taken against your account.

How you will be evaluated:
Score is given exclusively by me, but to keep this as fair as possible, I may ask for opinions of other staff members, and not only that, there will be strict criteria being followed:

  • 40% go for originality. This is important, and finding a combination of verses that make your poem unique is very valuable.
  • 30% for quality. Quality sounds subjective, but isn’t. This is the most generalistic score, which would often be the most valued, but exactly for the fact I want to make this as fair as possible, I’m keeping it low. This means how “good” your poem sounds, when it comes to how “likeable” it is when it comes to its theme and what point you make out of it.
  • 20% will be for structure. This sub-divides into:
    5% - Verse length. This means making not too long, not too short verses.
    5% - Uniformity. This isn’t about whether your poem is irregular or not. That won’t influence the score directly, but the rhythm may be compromised if you don’t handle it well. Uniformity is about keeping your verse lengths similar per strophe.
    10% - Rhythm. I don’t score rhyming, but it’s one of the best tools for this. What can sometimes compromise rhythm too is leaving sentences unfinished on some verses and finishing them on the next one. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it doesn’t. That compromises nothing but this parameter.
  • 10% go for use of figures of speech. Examples are alliteration, metaphors, paradoxes, personifications, irony, and many many more. Google is your friend. If you use these and they become too abstract, use your interpretation text.

I will not score the interpretation text at all. Grammar errors there won’t count, but at least keep it clear. If it lacks too much information, your quality score will be compromised.

How to submit:
It’s very simple. Just reply to this topic with the following format:

**Title:** <your poem's title>
<submission goes here>

**Interpretation text**: <explain your poem here>

On a final note…
I’m not any sort of specialist on English literature, nor am I a professional writer, so don’t expect me to act like one. I’m doing my best here to be objective with any submissions you guys add here, but don’t expect perfect scoring either. If I have doubts, other staff will help me, so that should be settled.

If you find scores unfair, you can try reaching out to me, but I’ll have to keep this here as a warning: All scores are final unless a mistake happened, this being with the attributed score value. Don’t compare your submission with other submissions.

Due date: April the 30th of 2022, at 23:59 (11:59 PM) GMT+1.

Good luck and have fun!

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DEEZ nutzy nutz

explanation: basically you get Deeznuts


It’s actually sad that if no one else submits this would be the winner

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Okay i’m shit at poetry and writing, but i couldn’t let zor’s submission stand so heres a haiku thats better I think xD

It is indeed sad
But its no longer the case
Since I’ve submitted


Title: Lava sucks at FIL

"Little miss lava called for her momma, running around away

Along came the Pixel who chased behind her

And sent miss lava astray"

This is the story of how I absolutely destroyed Lava in Floor is Lava back in the day.

edited by Zori: Ratio


I think everyone can agree this is the most disastrous event ever made LOL

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Title: Pixel is overrated


Hot sparkles of rage
Travel against him
As for the first time ever
Pixel gets thrown in.

Silence ruled party chat
As fury populated the air
Worlds were changed,
Pixel returns to his lair.

This doesn’t need an explanation


doesnt matter because you got ratio’d

don’t care didn’t ask + don’t care + ratio + cope + counter ratio + skill issue + cry about it + pinged + owner + seeth + mald + stfu + no life + exposed + canceled + no life + blocked + backpilled + cancelled + stay mad

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Title: State of the Writing Contest
Grow up, you dumb kids
Are you all not grown-ups now
Thanks for brain cancer

Interpretation text:

  • Title: The title is straightfoward about the purpose of the poem.
  • Line 1: This is a metaphor, comparing many of the participants so far in the thread to dumb children. The poet states that they are like kids who have not yet grown up.
  • Line 2: The poet further chastises them for behaving like children, saying that they are grown-up now, and that they should behave like others of their age, and not be compared to dumb kids.
  • Line 3: The poet laments their embarrassing behaviour, using cancer as an exaggerated metaphor for the impact of their behaviour on the poet, and thanking them sarcastically for said impact.
  • Style: The poem is written in the style of a haiku. It is a commentary on the replies to the “Writing Contest (Dragon Head Event)” forums topic so far.

Title: Dragon King

oh, dreaded Dragon
how times have changed. We fight now.
Your head? My new crown.

Interpretation text:
My poem is also a Haiku.

In the first line, the alliteration of the letter d creates an onomatopoeia which emphasises the sound of the sword beating the dragon in the fight for the End. The Dragon is a distiguished and dreaded opponent, who marks the start of the endgame in Minecraft.

In line 2 the irony of the competition at hand is addressed. Usualy we fight against the Dragon, but today we are fighting for it.

Line 3 is a metaphor, where the Dragon’s head is being directly compared to a crown.

This also brings us back to the title of my peom ‘Dragon King’. The winner of the Dragon head, will quite literally be crowned the Dragon King, as the head can be worn ingame.

P.S. now and crown were attempts at rhyming and to help the flow of the poem a little bit. In addition, I’d like to note, that the capitalisation of the Dragon was for emphasis on the importance of the dragon in not only the end-fight, but also this competition.


Is it just me or does line 3 have 4 syllables?

Thanks for cancer

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For the record, this is the only valid submission so far as staff don’t participate, so if no one else submits this automatically wins

In a nutshell, ignore all above posts

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Title: The good old times of Minecraft
Oh the good old times
When you were nine.
And found Minecraft
You built your first home,
Found diamonds,
And beat the dragon
It’s such a nostalgic time
That I want to cry.
About the poem:
In a nutshell, this poem describes when you first played Minecraft and some of the best moments when you played Minecraft.
Line 1-3: Imagine when you were nice and you found Minecraft for a first time.
Line 4-6: The best moments when you playing Minecraft (and the most memorable one).
Line 7,8: When you remembered what you have done when you were old.

(I’m no good at writing a paragraph, let alone a poem and I’m not an native English person but I have lots of fun when I wrote this poem.)
(btw good luck!)


I think making a poem is quite hard, especially with the perfect grammar requirements. You might want to allow some mistakes like at least 70% correct grammar is forgiven.


Title: Solitude

I wake with foot on the sand,
and shield my face with hand.
Saved, but lost in unknown land.
All alone without other man.

Dizzy, out of the portal
I try to remember the toll,
Countless citizen and mortals,
defending Avalon’s wall.

The Almighty God put a smile,
but all this mage can see in miles,
is nothing but numerous isles.
All I can do is walk for a while.

I try to lift my sun-burned face
scanning the horizon for a place,
running as in a marathon race,
even when nobody chase.

The God makes a chortle,
as I walk pass a small turtle.
Suddenly come a faint warble,
and behold! A house of marble.

Seeing another civilization at last,
I gather all my energy to walk fast.
Finally a hope from feeling aghast,
I introduce myself to the city’s mass.

As usual all my writing is connected in 1 Avalon Universe and timeline, this time its about Merlin being teleported to another dimension, alone, faraway from his home in Avalon’s tower. Without spoiling anything, lets just say he is teleported by a Supranatural Being, with powers beyond his imagination, hence the phrase “The Almighty God.” It’s not religious or anything, just the setting in Avalon Universe.

The poem basically tell what happened to Merlin after being teleported and try to find his bearings. It is part of Merlin’s adventure as told by Merlin’a own perspective. The God helped him and try to accompany the lonely mage. Talking, joking, all while directing the mage.

For anyone not familiar with the Avalon series, just know this 1 character (mage) just survived a calamities and teleported to another world to start a new in a foreign city. Thats basically it.

May the best poem win :grin:


yeah, even though i can write a paragraph/poem, it will have a lot of mistakes.


I may have been unclear, but when I mean grammar mistakes, I mostly mean spelling or anything that can be avoided, I’m aware most people here don’t have English as first language and it’s hard to have perfect grammar


For the verse length, whats the ideal length? The rule dont state any measurable limitations so its hard to understand whats the medium length. Please elaborate more :pray:

I’d say the ideal length depends on the poem, I’d just recommend making them a similar length for best scores

Common sense is enough here, too long to the point lines break isn’t very ideal, but I’ve seen many poems with very short verses, so I’ll allow you to embrace your freedom when it comes to this


Also depends on the kind of poem, seeing how a haiku is generally a shorter kind of poem

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