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|Posted by: Meagen Mar 18 2002, 12:43 AM|
| vampire attack
I shall inves... this can't be;
her prone form - I doubt.
A-ha! When we last met, I was the replier... Now *I* am the first poster! The circle is complete.
|Posted by: ibmjones Mar 18 2002, 12:47 AM|
| largo, you baka
stop playing, start acting real
in short, be humane
|Posted by: Mephisto Mar 18 2002, 12:50 AM|
| reality bites
even the l33t must ask what
mockery is this?
|Posted by: bunbun Mar 18 2002, 01:17 AM|
|Posted by: Rowan Bristol Mar 18 2002, 01:35 AM|
| Tohya-san is missing
Awaited challenge begins
The truth interrupts
Meagen-chan so bold;
"Now *I* am the first poster!"
The circle rotates
|Posted by: squee Mar 18 2002, 01:36 AM|
| Laid out on the floor,
Largo's mortal enemy,
but it's not a game.
|Posted by: Mephisto Mar 18 2002, 01:42 AM|
| Is this game over?
will the l33t one let her die?
Or is this the start?
|Posted by: Reflaxion Mar 18 2002, 01:58 AM|
| *dodges the anti-newbie searchlights*
*carefully unscrews the outside grate of an air duct*
*whispers through the air duct while crawling inside*
Tohya needs some help
Largo's time to shine has come
Do not doubt his heart. . .
*bangs head on the top of the air duct*
*sets off the Newbie Alarm*
Aww, nuts. . . !
*back-crawls through the air duct to get away from the guard dogs*
|Posted by: kezra_cor Mar 18 2002, 01:58 AM|
| Looking for bodies
Not expecting this weakness
Of his enemy
|Posted by: The T Mar 18 2002, 02:01 AM|
Another side of
Miho. Helpless and injured
She lay there so still
The Same old Largo
Prepared for the zombie war
Which hasn't happened
|Posted by: Dom Mar 18 2002, 02:35 AM|
(Remember: there is no question mark in Japanese)
|Posted by: Yami o Makumono Mar 18 2002, 03:21 AM|
Never thought I would be posting in a haiku thread. My Japanese isn't all that good (you just had to use kanji didn't you), but i'll give it a shot. Maybe you can tell me how much I screwed up.
shine no wa kowai
is it scary to die?
or do you want to dream?
koborete iru (six syllables?)
a shooting star
|Posted by: luckyrabbit Mar 18 2002, 03:34 AM|
| like a samurai
rushing fast into combat
finding only this...
|Posted by: ibmjones Mar 18 2002, 11:45 AM|
this is what I see posted
what are you saying
|Posted by: Dom Mar 18 2002, 12:33 PM|
|actually, the first line reads "Kyuuketsuki" with slightly different kanji, a pun also used in Kyuuketsuki Miyu.|
|Posted by: Reflaxion Mar 18 2002, 12:38 PM|
|I'll take your word for it, since all I see is random Unicode gibberish, and even if I saw the actual characters, I wouldn't be able to read them. Eek.|
|Posted by: Yami o Makumono Mar 18 2002, 02:49 PM|
In reply to:
So how do you tell the difference? And did I get the rest more or less right?
|Posted by: Dom Mar 18 2002, 02:59 PM|
| You don't tell the difference... you just know the pronunciations. hime is 'hime' on its own, 'ki' when used (as in a name, like 'Natsuki', which can mean Summer Princess and Summer Tree, among other things)
As for the rest, you got it pretty much right, though there are about 3 or 4 more interpretations/translations of the first haiku that can be made, all of them correct.
|Posted by: HitScan Mar 18 2002, 03:35 PM|
| Sadness overwhelms,
All drowning in a great sea,
Tears of million fans.
|Posted by: Cyn Mar 18 2002, 03:41 PM|
| [!haiku]My first crack at this here in MT, but I think the comic warrants it.[/!haiku]
Largo vision snaps
Shattering in the face of
a hurt, helpless girl
|Posted by: blob Mar 18 2002, 03:47 PM|
| This way, l33t master,
Thine nemesis lies broken.
How wilt thou react?
|Posted by: Rerrs Mar 18 2002, 03:47 PM|
| Ribbons in her hair
Aren't so cute when spilled on tile
Help the fallen child
|Posted by: eabrace Mar 18 2002, 05:06 PM|
| I feel the presence
no more. Seek the evil queen.
I find her broken.
|Posted by: Daiko-chan Mar 18 2002, 06:15 PM|
| [!haiku]^^Here I go! Hope this isn't terrible for a first try...and if it is, maybe bunbun-chan can save me! [/haiku]
dark beauty spilled
received by the icy floor
undead one no more...
|Posted by: squee Mar 18 2002, 07:07 PM|
| Poor little Miho,
head resting on ice-cold tiles,
dream well, but please wake!
|Posted by: CosmicRat Mar 18 2002, 07:13 PM|
| l33t master staring
aghast at the fallen girl
his world is shattered
|Posted by: Kiroth 6 Mar 18 2002, 08:08 PM|
| Largo charges in
His foe helpless on the ground
What will he do now?
|Posted by: DeathScytheHell Mar 18 2002, 08:14 PM|
Perhaps it comes.
Miho lies fallen,
|Posted by: Azuki Mar 18 2002, 08:17 PM|
| Alas, double post
Price we pay for impatience
A mistake! Too late.
|Posted by: Azuki Mar 18 2002, 08:17 PM|
| proud wolf steels himself
but quite unprepared for this-
gleaming ivory tile
matte black isle unspun, adrift
somewhere, gods chortle
[!haiku]I don't like these two so much. They need work. But I had to put down something for peace of mind.[/!haiku]