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Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 5 2001, 03:59 AM
Erika offers
Piro, et. al., a crash pad.
Guess she ain't so bad.

Funny thing how her
compassion always involves
other folk's stuff, though.

Meanwhile, the thought of
Largo in Gamers all night
gives me the shivers.

[ July 05, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 5 2001, 04:33 AM
(dedicated to Ammadeau's good eyes!)

Piro of the wired.
"...you don't seem to understand..."
My usual state.

Does this mean Piro,
without static-causing clothes,
must overclock now?

[ July 05, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: dracos_nyl Jul 5 2001, 08:40 AM
Piro sleepyhead,
Park bench no place for slumber.
Why's he dressed like Lain?

Erika shows rare
Compassion, a space to live
No arms broke today?

Her mind is made up,
She's quite intimidating.
Ash falls silently.


Posted by: jamboy Jul 5 2001, 10:05 AM
Hayasaka-san,
Showing her more tender side,
Offers a respite.

Shachou-san knows Ph34r!
Hayasaka-san can bend
Even iron wills.

I am impressed by
The implied detail within
the Erika shot...


Posted by: smurd Jul 5 2001, 11:00 PM
Poor, costumed Piro,
lacking sleep, mans his counter,
nodding and blinking.

Unexpected change
in Erika towards Piro.
But what's she thinking?


Posted by: smurd Jul 5 2001, 02:23 PM
Erika relents!
Her flinty mask slips a bit --
can Piro "bear" it?

Posted by: jasonargosy Jul 5 2001, 03:52 PM
Erica likes not
Having to do it all, eh?
Piro is handy.

Posted by: fr13dch1k3n Jul 5 2001, 07:44 PM
First haiku; ^.^;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

woohoo! Piro go!
got a new apartment.
thank you Erica!


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 5 2001, 08:23 PM
Welcome, fr13dch1k3n.
First haiku, but not the last,
may we presume? Hmm?

***

Erika, Piro's
benefactor intercedes
to gain him housing.

Hayasaka-san
gives the boss that special look.
"Obey me. Or die."

Does she like Piro,
or just get a kick out of
intimidating?


Posted by: arkangl985 Jul 6 2001, 03:22 AM

[ July 06, 2001: Message edited by: Firestarter ]


Posted by: arkangl985 Jul 6 2001, 03:28 AM
woohoo! first haikus...i was finally inspired

watching piro sleep
at the counter of the store
erika helps him

up on the third floor
megagamers' storeroom's free
it's a place to live

boss is getting scared
doesn't know what's going on
but doesn't like it

what's going to happen
soon, when ping and largo come
to crash for the night?


well, i think it was good for a first try...
lots more to come


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 6 2001, 03:50 AM
Another voice heard!
Post early, post often, dude.
That was l33t haiku.

Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 06:34 AM
Motion seconded!
We don't use flames in these threads,
we just write more stuff.

No need to be shy.
If you don't like our haiku,
then post your haiku!


Posted by: Echo Jul 6 2001, 07:59 AM
Despite glaring eyes
and fists of stone, Erika
has an open heart.

Posted by: Dracos_Nyl Jul 6 2001, 08:45 AM
So much praise blossoms
In 7-5 Haiku thread.
n00b13z R //3lc0m3!

Replies in Haiku
Format, Aesthetically
Pleasing. Prose is dull.

Why reply with plain
Text, when Haiku does the job?
Words cascade like rain.


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 08:53 AM
Summer afternoon:
game store clerk with dignity
intact -- just bear-ly.

[!haiku]Don't hit me, I just can't resist running a good pun into the ground.[!haiku]

[ July 06, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 6 2001, 10:46 AM
Subterranean
ursine puns? Must withold my
impulse to Basho.

***

Noon-day heat; Piro
dreams that honor allowed that
soft Sony pillow.

Or perchance he dreams
of the bookbag thief, Yuki?
Sera says "Back off!"

She'd have him pursue
Erika, but that would be
a nightmare, I think.

Piro's fondest dream
would be fair, sweet, Kimiko.
Sleep on her lap? *sigh*

[ July 06, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 11:47 PM
Erika, Cookie
of Iron, unwittingly sets
the new M.T. stage:

gamers, on first floor;
cute friendly robots and strange
expats, on the third;

buses in the sky;
3/i1 in the basements; and
cute girls everywhere.

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: jasonargosy Jul 6 2001, 12:25 PM
Largo in Gamers?
Look out below! 1337m4573r
Will cause much trouble

Piro needs to sleep
But with Largo there, dare he?
Problems loom ahead

Meanwhile, what of Ping?
Is she still mad at Largo?
No bus there to throw

Megatokyo brings
Speculator out in all
Guilty as charged, sir


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 12:25 PM
cold schooner of beer
thirsty writer plunges in
sound of fast gulping

(Basho, please don't hit me)

An old pond!
A frog jumps in-
The sound of water.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 12:28 PM
It's Friday; gorgeous
cool clear day outside;
beer is calling me,

why am I working?
I must find a good excuse
to slip out early.


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 12:32 PM
stifling game store loft
drunken Largo stumbles in
sound of body crashing

(Basho is gonna get me for this )

An old pond! etc.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 12:40 PM
old chapter ends; new
elements dropping in -- sound
of plots thickening

(stop, Basho, it hurts, it hurts!)

An old pond! etc.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 01:01 PM
dire situation
Hayasaka rushes in
sound of ice breaking?

(Have mercy, Basho!)

An old pond! etc.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 6 2001, 01:17 PM
Tonight I drink ale.
Tommorow, more subtle beer
appreciation:

Sweet smell of malted
grain, mashing in a kettle.
Enzymatic bliss.


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 01:20 PM
old poetic form
lotsa newbies rushing in
sound of rules breaking

(Basho: "Somebody please make him stop!")

An old pond! etc.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: smurd ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 01:27 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Phaedrus:
Tonight I drink ale.
Tommorow, more subtle beer
appreciation:

Sweet smell of malted
grain, mashing in a kettle.
Enzymatic bliss.


Real ale, clear,
pale; smooth, tart: zenith of
the zymurgist's art.


Posted by: smurd Jul 6 2001, 03:04 PM
Poets and beer, yea,
gamers and ph33r, and beer, yea,
and girls, and beer... yea!

Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 07:40 AM
Largo's Siesta

Largo (out of frame)
also naps, but his dreams are
not so soft or cute.

"Guns, Boo! We need lots
of guns!". Largo's two dream girls
are "Smith" and "Wesson"

H&K in his
dreams aren't Hayasaka
and Kimiko, dude.


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 08:14 AM
Miho's Slumber

Miho, darkly cute
sleeps all day (in a coffin?).
Does she rave, or prey?

Her sanguine dream-dance
might be optimistic, but
I suspect bloody.


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 08:28 AM
Tsubasa's Rest

Tsubasa, jet-lagged
snoozes fitfully at noon.
He dreams of lost love.


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 09:04 AM
Kimiko's Daydream

Kimiko, awake
at noon, daydreams. Sad Piro,
rail card guy. So cute!


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 09:51 AM
Ping-chan, standby mode.

code:

clockspeed = low;
while (interrupt == false)
{
sleep; check(interrupt);
}

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 7 2001, 01:18 PM
Basho: Revenge is mine! Now what are you gonna do? I thought that last one was pretty l33t, y'know.

Smurd: ...

Basho: Nothing to say? Ha! Throwing in the towel, techno-peasant?

Smurd: No way, fella. But it's gonna take a few hours.

Basho: If you go on another jag like yesterday, leave my stuff alone. Go pick on Issa.

Issa: I heard that!


Posted by: lar Jul 7 2001, 03:29 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Phaedrus:
Ping-chan, standby mode.

code:

clockspeed = low;
while (interrupt == false)
{
sleep; check(interrupt);
}


tres 3-l33t Phaedrus.
But this otaku wonders:
is the count correct?

a parenthesis
gets an assigned count of just
zero in your scheme?

And semicolon
is humiliated too,
fated to be null?

Lowly brace also...
slated to be but nothing!
Is this truly just?

If so, then you rule!
If not, an error exists
Which is it, Phaedrus?

Haiku code! In awe
of your skill am I, yet ask:
what fate for these chars?

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Just another fanboy ]


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 03:44 PM
Does K & R give
syllabification of
C operators?

I count all these things
as punctuation {};() silent
yet still meaningful.

Comparison and
assignment operators
are both said "equals"

Glad you all let slide
that uninitialized flag
"interrupt". No room.

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: lar Jul 7 2001, 04:06 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Phaedrus:
Does K & R give
syllabification of
C operators?

I count all these things
as punctuation: silent,
yet still meaningful.


Your words have merit!
Inclined to agree am I.
But a doubt nags me.

For when I counted
your masterful work, above...
"equals" took two beats!

(else a scansion fault)
You are not one who errs, ne?
So what of equals?

Why elevate it
when some other characters
lose their rightful voice?

This injustice seems
far beneath you, noble bard.
I pray, please correct!

Else all are equal...
'but "equal" is more equal
than others'. -Orwell

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Just another fanboy ]


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 04:50 PM
Equality check
I say as just one "equals"
not "equals equals"

Foolish hobgoblins?
None here. Increment I say
"plus plus". Go figure.


Posted by: Nakamura Jul 7 2001, 07:54 PM
C++ Haiku
I find to be amusing
quite great code methinks

This thread, much humor
Haiku is interesting
Stimulates the mind


Posted by: lar Jul 7 2001, 07:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Phaedrus:
Equality check
I say as just one "equals"
not "equals equals"


Phaedrus, noble bard,
I fear that you miss my point.
"Equals" has two beats.

Two beats. Not zero.
Not four like "equals equals"
if said in that way.

Yes, equality and
assignment I too say as
just "equals", like you.

But when reciting,
K&R or any C style
I say *all* of it.

I say "brace" for "{"
"banana" for "(",
"semi" for ";".

Those are nonstandard
and you can say standard terms
instead, should you wish.

(Although if you do
the count would be wrong, above,
(two stanzas before))

But to assign them
zero beats? That is just so wrong.
C is not like prose.

In C, all matters!
Every char like a flake of snow
on noble Fuji.

The picture is not
complete, I fear, unless
every char gets a voice.

Difficult it is
argueing points in Haiku
(points *about* Haiku).

So should my meaning
still not be clear to you yet
the fault is mine, sir.

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Just another fanboy ]

[ July 07, 2001: Message edited by: Just another fanboy ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 7 2001, 08:09 PM
[cheap_shot]
I say "banana"
And you say "banahna"; let's
call the whole thing off
[/cheap_shot]

Basho: *sigh* Is that the best you can do?

Smurd: Watch it, fella, or I'm back to making "Old Pond" jokes.

Basho: You wouldn't.

Smurd: Old poet Basho
smartass Smurd crashes party
sound of bards kvetching

Basho: Noooooooooooooooo!

Issa: *snicker*

Smurd: You're next, fella!


Posted by: Nakamura Jul 7 2001, 08:26 PM
If it is haiku
is code pronouciation
very important?

Haiku compiles not
It cares little of good form
well, not programming


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 7 2001, 09:37 PM
Ah, fanboy, now I see
your point. Code must be precise,
so voice all tokens.

A novel would loose
much without punctuation,
but do we speak it?

House of Leaves says much
with whitespace(!), but silently.
Grant me quiet chars.


Posted by: lar Jul 7 2001, 11:45 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Phaedrus:
Ah, fanboy, now I see
your point. Code must be precise,
so voice all tokens.

A novel would loose
much without punctuation,
but do we speak it?

House of Leaves says much
with whitespace(!), but silently.
Grant me quiet chars.


Your wish is granted!
Understanding assumptions
was all that I sought.

Well, that and practice
some fun with the haiku form,
all in jest of course.

No slur on 733tn3ss!
Noble Phaedrus, next tell us
of piro's sleeping.

Still it is great fun,
to think of the zenness of
K&R C code!

Code is poetry
yet unlike it all the same...
whitespace matters not!

To machines reading,
at any rate, although its lack
gives us coders fits.

But punctuation?
(e e cummings could not code!)
It must be correct.

Machine view is sad.
Formless text blobs are the same
as pretty format.

Give me the meatview,
I want format! The semi
can stay uncounted.

I prefer whitespace.
Machines suffer too alone.
I prefer meatspace.

[ July 08, 2001: Message edited by: Just another fanboy ]


Posted by: Tarquin Jul 8 2001, 06:22 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Just another fanboy:
Phaedrus, noble bard,
I fear that you miss my point.
"Equals" has two beats.

Two beats. Not zero.
Not four like "equals equals"
if said in that way.


Two beats to "equals";
on this you do not differ.
But what of "while"?

But one syllable
when Phaedrus writes the line,
though you read "why-ell".

How, too, "Phaedrus"?
With two syllables or three?
Only he can say.

Tradition has use;
in Japanese, this problem
melts like winter snow.


Posted by: Phaedrus Jul 8 2001, 07:37 AM
When compiled, great shock!
Each subroutine is haiku.
Assembly follows:

code:

sleep ;kill time
dec ax ;sets flags
jnz sleep


[!haiku]
; = semi
dec = deck
ax = a ex
jnz = jump not zero
[/!haiku]

[ July 08, 2001: Message edited by: Phaedrus ]


Posted by: smurd Jul 9 2001, 06:53 AM
It's time I come clean:
I am not l33t 3nuff for
"code haiku", just yet

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