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Marrra
08-24-2007, 09:34 AM
Ok, so it's been a while since we had a fun competition here on Sarlona (and I really enjoyed the Story Contest!) so I thought it was high time we had another. Though this time, something a little different. FILKS!

What is a filk, you may ask? Well, according to dictionary.com: '/filk/ n.,v. [from SF fandom, where a typo for `folk' was adopted as a new word] A popular or folk song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics and/or music, intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at night at SF conventions.'

That's right, folks - you get to reword your favourite song! But not just anyhow - for the purposes of this competition your Filk needs a few things:
1) DDO theme!
2) It must include Sarlona in it
3) Reference to some of the things our wonderful server is famous for

Now, remember to keep it clean (or at least PG), cite your original song in your entry so we know which tune to sing it to, and above all have fun with it!

I'll leave the competition open for one month from today, with voting lasting the following week. Everyone will have one vote, so choose your favourite carefully! I have a few things collected that may be useful for prizes and will happily accept pledges and donations to put toward prize packs (I'll keep this thread updated with prizes as they're donated, and please PM me if you'd like to donate something!)

Now, filk away, my friends!


Current Prize List:
1st - +1 Tome of Understanding
2nd - Food Hamper (Candy Cane, Eternal Day Jelly Cake, Xoriat Jelly Cake, Dolurrh Jelly Cake)
3rd - Matching Set of Dragonshards (1 each of Flawed, Imperfect and Siberys)

Marrra
08-24-2007, 09:36 AM
As an example (and my entry) I figured I'd post mine up so people can get the general idea.

(Originally from Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC)

Sarlona Holiday

I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on finding quests
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked 'round to see some guests

I saw four faces, one drow; a brother from the mountain
They looked me up and down and then turned back to the fountain

I say, don't like Sarlona, oh no, I love it
Don't like Sarlona, no no, I love it

Don't you walk through my worlds. You got to show some respect
Don't you walk through my worlds, Cause you ain't heard me out yet

Well, they looked down at my mithril plate
One said: I'll give you one million
I said: You've got to be jokin', man
I wouldn't sell it for a zillion

He said: 'I like it, I want it, I'll give you more in trade
How 'bout a para, or wounding
You better know I made
That offer true (I want that from you)

And I say, I don't like looting, no no, I love it
I don't like looting, I love it

Don't you cramp me style, Don't you take all the gold
Don't you run through the quests, 'Cause I ain't been through here yet

I hurried back to the Rusty Nail
Sinkin' Stormreach lemonade
I heard a dark voice beside me say
Would you like something I made

She said: I've got it, you want it, my juice it is the best
And if you try it, You'll like it and feel you can take on the world

And I say, I don't like roleplay, oh no, I love it
I don't like roleplay, oh no, I love it, oh yea

Don't you take it for granted. Got to show some respect
Don't you take it for granted, 'Cause you ain't heard us out yet

Marrra
08-24-2007, 11:29 PM
After pulling my first ever +1 tome in Gwylans today, I now have a decent selection of prizes for this competition:

Current Prize List:
1st - +1 Tome of Understanding
2nd - Food Hamper (Candy Cane, Eternal Day Jelly Cake, Xoriat Jelly Cake, Dolurrh Jelly Cake)
3rd - (undecided)

For 3rd prize I was thinking perhaps a selection of dragonshards of all levels (I can supply the flawed and imperfect, but I don't have a siberys). Any other suggestions?

Pecky
08-25-2007, 06:28 AM
I'm curious as to why you'd cut out 2/3rds or more of the playerbase?

Tous
08-25-2007, 09:19 AM
:confused:
I'm curious as to why you'd cut out 2/3rds or more of the playerbase?:confused:

Excellant Idea Marrra, I'm on it.:cool:

Marrra
08-25-2007, 05:32 PM
I'm curious as to why you'd cut out 2/3rds or more of the playerbase?
Um, I'm not sure I understand your meaning. If you mean why am I only asking on Sarlona, it's because prizes can't be transferred to other servers. If you mean why did I focus my filk on roleplay, it's because it's one of the things our server is known for. If it's because not everyone reads the forums, well there's nothing much I can do about that. If it's none of the above, I'm sorry but you've lost me.


Excellant Idea Marrra, I'm on it.:cool:
Yay, thanks Tous!

Don't forget everyone to promote this around to all your friends who may not usually bother with reading the forum. Everyone loves getting things for free (or very little effort, anyway)!

Pecky
08-26-2007, 07:26 AM
2) It must include Sarlona in it
3) Reference to some of the things our wonderful server is famous for



Um, I'm not sure I understand your meaning. If you mean why am I only asking on Sarlona, it's because prizes can't be transferred to other servers. If you mean why did I focus my filk on roleplay, it's because it's one of the things our server is known for. If it's because not everyone reads the forums, well there's nothing much I can do about that. If it's none of the above, I'm sorry but you've lost me.

What I meant is that the servers just recently merged. That has given 2/3rds of the player base barely anytime to really get to know any of the Sarlona players, not to mention it has given barely anytime for some new "famous" references to emerge.

It would be pretty hard for someone from Aerenal or Adar, who has never played on Sarlona, to join in this competition because they don't know much about Sarlona.

Having come from Adar myself I can honestly say that I have no idea what Sarlona is famous for nor would I be able to reference any said events or people with any confidence thus that pretty much would eliminate me from being able to enter if I were so inclined.

Thats the point I as trying to make. I have no problem with the contest as I think contests can be a lot of fun but I think it might be a bit soon to have the sort that requires a background of having played here for several months.

BigNastyMP
08-26-2007, 05:05 PM
This contest is not here to discriminate against anyone from Adar or Aerenal. Sarlona is home to Adar and Aerenal now, so any famousness from any of the three servers should be valid and acceptable in this contest. I can understand your concern, Pecky, but let us put this concern to rest.

Marra, I hope you do not mind me clarifying this point. Also, I read this at first as Kilfing. You know, Kilf, the Kobold that I'd like to...

Marrra
08-26-2007, 05:44 PM
This contest is not here to discriminate against anyone from Adar or Aerenal. Sarlona is home to Adar and Aerenal now, so any famousness from any of the three servers should be valid and acceptable in this contest. I can understand your concern, Pecky, but let us put this concern to rest.

Marra, I hope you do not mind me clarifying this point. Also, I read this at first as Kilfing. You know, Kilf, the Kobold that I'd like to...
What he said! This is meant to be a server-unifying event. No time to get to know Sarlona players? YOU are Sarlona players! We all live on Sarlona now, and I had hoped that those previously of Aerenal and Adar would join in with little bits about what they are known for also - as we're all in this together now. I sure wish Turbine had renamed the merged server to something completely different - then we wouldn't have these issues I reckon.

Oh, and BigNasty: *laughs* Naughty!

Dragonhyde
08-26-2007, 05:55 PM
Fun idea!

As for the reference for the things the server is known for is this limited to guild/character references or just stormreach in general?

Marrra
08-26-2007, 07:07 PM
Fun idea!

As for the reference for the things the server is known for is this limited to guild/character references or just stormreach in general?
You're more than welcome to put Stormreach references in, but I was really hoping to get some more Sarlona-specific references in (such as Kargon and other key figures, the RP aspect, prominent guilds, etc.) Of course, no reason you can't have both - my own filk above was focussed on game play and RP, so *shrugs*

Just have fun with it :)

Rason
08-26-2007, 11:35 PM
I'll write mine up this week :)

Marrra
08-30-2007, 07:38 AM
Wow, thanks to Jerry for giving this a mention on the DDO pod cast!
Let's hope it gets us a little more notice - it's looking rather barren here ...

CoolHand_Luke
08-31-2007, 08:21 AM
If you still need that other dragonshard for a prize I can hook that up. I got a couple floating around. Just let me know the best way to get it to you.

Lost_Leader
08-31-2007, 09:32 AM
Great fun! Couldn't think of anything at first, then today I was lookin at the lfm and was hit by a touch of inspiration (either that or too much whiskey)... and thoughts of a guildie who spends too much time in the Lobster :)

to the tune of Matchbox 20's Mad Season

Lobster Slaughter
I feel uber - think its time for a 'Look for More'
"I will own you - none on Sarlona can take me on"
None can take me out
I'll dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge around
Does that Wayward Lobster got ya down?

Well I feel uber, but it's something that comes and goes
I'm not left handed, think it's funny how no one knows
And I won't point out I'm six levels higher than you, about
Does that Wayward Lobster got ya down?

So why you gotta go there
and log onto your caster now
And make me start to dance around
I hate you now
Do you think that you've won?
Think you've figured me out - that I've lost and I'm hopeless
I'm bleeding and broken, looks like I am croakin'
It's time for slaughter in the Wayward Lobster

I feel uber, think I'm ready to take you on
I feel buffed up, greater hero and deathward on
Now we both jump down, scorching rays shoot, I hit the ground
Will that Wayward Lobster knock ya down

So why ya gotta go there
and cheap shot with a scorcher now
six-hundred damage of fire, owe!
I hate you now
Do you think that you've won?
Think you've figured me out - that I've lost and I'm hopeless
I'm bleeding and broken, looks like I am croakin'
It's time for slaughter in the Wayward Lobster

And now I'm cursin'
Bleep bleep bleepidy bleep!
Well I'll try to take you down on my own
But I won't, no,
At times I do believe I am strong
So someone tell me why, why, why
Do I, I, I feel uber
Then I get slaughtered
Then I get slaughtered

Guild members, now
Everyone get here and help!
I can't take him down - another loss this is hopeless
I'm bleeding and broken, I keep on croakin'


hey old server, now
Everyone get here and help!
I can't take him down - I'm a noob and I'm hopeless
I'm bleeding and broken, I keep on croakin'
Another.... oohhhhh
Another slaughter in the Wayward Lobster

In the Wayward Lobster
It's been another slaughter

Marrra
08-31-2007, 05:59 PM
If you still need that other dragonshard for a prize I can hook that up. I got a couple floating around. Just let me know the best way to get it to you.
Great! Thanks for that. If I had a character over level 8 I could have had one last downtime ;) Just send it in the mail to Mahaani please - she's holding the prizes. I'll update the prize list, too. Much appreciated.

And thanks for your entry, LostLeader!

QuantumFX
08-31-2007, 08:47 PM
Ahhh What the heck... at least it isn't my version of Beer run or Salty chocolate balls...

Based off of My Sharona by the Knack

Oooohhh your listed as server one. server one.
Got some time to loot run - on Sarlona!
Oooohhh we PoP goin on, goin on
Waitin for the load screen on - My Sarlona!

Never gonna sleep, or give it up.
Need a Kardins Eye.
Always wakin up for the loot of a newer kind.
My yiyiyi woot!
M M M My Sarlona

Ransacks a little closer now. ****... loot... run...
Close enough to reach a ransacked message now.
Roleplayin it's a mystery... to me.
Teleportin out to the hold on Sarlona.

Never gonna sleep, or give it up.
Need a Kardins Eye.
Always wakin up for the loot of a newer kind.
My yiyiyi woot!
M M M My Sarlona

When you gonna give a vorpal to me? A vorpal to me?
It's just a matter of time on Sarlona
Or could it be my destiny, my destiny?
Or is it just a game in my mind, Sarlona?

Never gonna sleep, or give it up.
Need a Kardins Eye.
Always wakin up for the loot of a newer kind.
My yiyiyi woot!
M M M My Sarlona

Marrra
08-31-2007, 09:49 PM
*applauds* Well done!

Let's have some more...

Marrra
09-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Unfortunately, due to financial strains, I won't be around for the next week. My subscription runs out today and we've decided to put off renewing it until we have more spare cash next week. So everyone make sure you have fun in game and get those filks in for me to read when I reactivate!

CoolHand_Luke
09-04-2007, 07:52 AM
Unfortunately, due to financial strains, I won't be around for the next week. My subscription runs out today and we've decided to put off renewing it until we have more spare cash next week. So everyone make sure you have fun in game and get those filks in for me to read when I reactivate!


uhhh, does this mean i should hold of on sending that shard?:eek:

Marrra
09-12-2007, 10:55 PM
I'm back! Took a little longer than I'd hoped since I had a rush trip out of town to worry about as well, but I am resubscribed and active again. Shame to see there hasn't been any more submissions here, though :( Come on guys and girls, set your sights on those prizes!

Marrra
09-18-2007, 08:45 PM
One week to go, and only three submissions. Rather disappointing, but I guess at least this way all three of them will get a prize... I really would like to see some last minute entries, though.

Rason
09-19-2007, 08:26 PM
One week to go, and only three submissions. Rather disappointing, but I guess at least this way all three of them will get a prize... I really would like to see some last minute entries, though.

I'll try and get one done but I've honestly gone through 20+ songs and had no success.. otherwise.. good luck to everyone else!

EDIT: Sorry all, I'm can't get a filk happening. Marrra knows I'm pretty braindead of late.