The Fourth Nonsense Writing Contest - Prizes Worth 25 STEEM - Ends Monday 2 March


A tiger prowls within an aviary.

Zounds! What zaums spread across the perches.

Panic needs no translation.

When the news is full of nonsense and when sense never makes the news.

What is the need for nonsense?

A kind of steganography.

A beyonsense.

Or a cleansing of the palate.

Welcome to the Nonsense Writing Contest Goes Forth, less confusingly entitled the Fourth Nonsense Writing Contest.

Preamble

Please read the articles listed in the footer. They are not decorative space-fillers but include numerous examples of nonsense writing and links to ideas of potential interest - and amusement.

The basic rules are given below. If you want more rules then feel free to make up some of your own.

The fundamental inspiration remains the same - the ridicule of both order and chaos. You may have your own ideas about this; at least, I hope so.

I'm not sure I have much else to say at this point.

I am told that pictures help people understand words. I have deep doubts, but here is a painting you can read.

Grounding Rules

= This Fourth Nonsense Writing Contest will run for 10 days.
= Starting date is Friday 21 February, hence the end date is Monday 2 March. If it is still Monday where you live, then feel free to submit.
= Within a couple of days, I shall select the winners and some random prizes.
= The nonsense writing may be verse or prose, with or without rhyme or reason.
= A user may submit up to two pieces.
= Works may be in any language, but I would strongly advise to add an English translation, even if it is gobbledeegoogle.
= Submissions must be published as a post and a link submitted in a comment below; you may also submit your work within any other article published during this Fourth Contest. I will see it.
= You may submit an older piece, so long as it hasn't been submitted before.

= Prizes shall total about 25 MAXUV tokens, valued at 25 STEEM, to be distributed during the second week.
= Writers shortlisted will win 1 or 2 MAXUV each, final winners will win an extra 4 MAXUV each. No poll this time - is an experiment.
= Prize values are subject to whimsical change.
= I shall post updates and include any notable entries received thus far.

I shall publish updates every couple of days with links to new submissions.
I shall also scatter a variety of votes and tokens to writers, commenters and resteemers.

The main aim is to be uninhibited and to break any rules you feel need breaking.

New Communities Live

If you think nonsense is contrived and artificial, then take a look at the new layout of Steemit that now integrates the Communities that were previously in beta.

This is a welcome step forward, with many benefits, but there is one deep weirdness you need to understand: you may need to resteem your own posts.

If you now publish a post within a Community, that post will not automatically go out to all your followers. You need to go in your Posts tab and resteem yourself. Only then will that post also appear in your Blog tab.

Not weird at all.

The logic - yes, there is one - is that Communities will soon have even more features, such as the ability to be a closed group for members only. In such cases, you really don't want your pearls of wisdom bouncing across the marble floor for all to see - and hear.

Coda

Wag the dog.


images: Kazimir Malevich from wikimedia


Further Interesting Reading

New Nonsense Writing Contest - Day 1
Colourless green ideas
DADA
Day 7 of 10
Semantic Surrealism
Deadline Day
The Final Cut
The Winners!

On Articulating Your Vision by Quentin Tarantino and Terry Gilliam

-=0=-

The Second Nonsense Writing Contest
The Tomfoolery Show
Zen Koans
The Curation Coroner
Step Right Up
Tom Waits again - Last Chance Saloon Day
The Paying Attention Award
The Approbation - The Funniest Joke in the World
The Winners!

-=0=-

The Third Nonsense Writing Contest
Rhymebot
Deadline Extension
The Paying Attention Award
The Voting Boot
The Winners!


Comments 38


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21.02.2020 09:24
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21.02.2020 09:29
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Hello,
I´d like to put an entry to the fourth nonsense writing contest.
I put a link to my entry here Ernst-DieterLuegg .
Is is the Name of a famous news reporter of my youth in the seventies and eighties, with a special voice and talking style, extended with an extra "g".
So if you read it, try to let your inner reading voice talk like a historic news achorman.
I also put the english text hereafter :

Ernst-DieterLuegg
Words emerge from rock niches.
The principle of the primal effect proved to be shamelessly dressed as an elderberry bush.
The connection flows like a syrup from the dry press.
Bäutzelchildren operate the handwheels.
Smaller dragons and larger oil mines form a color singlet.
The children are getting weaker.
The context distorts its interior, and all tear themselves off a help, until the dew reaches the condenser.
Real estate agents enjoy their job title like teacup princesses.
Greedily growling, the falls, all drowning.
Nearby gets ready for departure.
Peoples of moldy gentians stick white wax candles over the rock walls.
Wagging some tail, dust bags fly.
Mucherez and Muchachos walk around with butterfly nets, their facets are distorted by happiness.
The core of a swans song is by no means a poodle.
A swarm of neutrinos forms a circle.
A pack of physicists dangles from the ceiling, subliming three puzzle converters.
A grease lubricates his creaking joints.
Cute needles nagging nervously nourish.
Question and answer games are still out of style, despite Christmas.
In the faithful dog the German skewer finds his image.
21.02.2020 20:25
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Many thanks! I shall post again in a few hours and include a link.
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26.02.2020 07:03
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This is extremely interesting! Here's my entry...I posted this just a few days back! Will be participating in the future comps as well!

https://esteem.app/hive-177682/@simplifylife/midnight-poetry-1

22.02.2020 12:53
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Great, will add it to the next post, plus sprinkle some tokens - if not on the post itself, then something newer.
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24.02.2020 09:51
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If you now publish a post within a Community, that post will not automatically go out to all your followers. You need to go in your Posts tab and resteem yourself. Only then will that post also appear in your Blog tab.

That's what I call nonsense. Resteem yourself to be seen.

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24.02.2020 10:24
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And then resteems are often hidden by other users. Kind of defeats the purpose. But hey, lets really rape the rewards pool and do this cross-posting thing.

25.02.2020 04:30
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Haha we can try that and see if that's the benefit 😉

25.02.2020 11:32
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I've mentioned a few times about the nonsense that passes off as the reality engine.

We shall be locked up in the sanity asylum very soon.

26.02.2020 07:21
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There are days when I am convinced the real purpose of steem is to drive us all insane.

28.02.2020 17:19
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More so today - or yesterday - or even tomorrow.
Not just a timezone thing, just the slow eternity of of darkness...

03.03.2020 00:57
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HA HA! I love Beyonce! And J-Lo. And Minaj. And all kinds of those things.

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25.02.2020 02:31
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25.02.2020 02:31
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With an enormous desire to return to the competition, writing without meaning is an exercise in relaxation for this hectic day to day. Thank you @rycharde for making this possible. Getting ready to compete, I hug you all with love!

25.02.2020 03:16
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Great, look forward to it :-)
The internet keeps getting throttled here, so wasting huge amounts of time... waiting.

26.02.2020 07:23
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Cheers! Doing my round of sprinkles :-)

26.02.2020 07:24
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Hallo Rycharde.
Mir gefällt dieser Wettbewerb sehr gut und ich werde auch wieder teilnehmen.
Ich habe Deinen Beitrag in der Community "Deutsch von A bis Z" als Cross-Post eingestellt und hoffe, dass im laufe der Zeit mehr Interessenten für deinen Wettbewerb da sind.

CC

27.02.2020 12:20
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Thank you very much - especially during these difficult times.
Nothing stops us writing and posting, it is really all my other duties and responsibilitoes for tokens, and such token-holders who have put their faith in the projects.
there is also a plethora of nonsense in the real news that puts us to shame!
Thanks again. Am just about to post to finally close this Fourth Contest.

10.03.2020 09:30
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Mein Beitrag:

https://steempeak.com/hive-172240/@filosof103/nonsense-schreibwettbewerb-4

Allen viel Spaß und viel Vergnügen.

CC

27.02.2020 12:43
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_Titulo :I'm going to try to be honest_

Since I'm about to hold this contest I can't stop laughing as I remember, since all the stupid things come without thinking.


You know the man who thinks everyone is thinking of him and it turns out that what he leaves behind is pure nonsense. Who would think of someone like that. I told you that thinking about this did not stop laughing, and the nonsense came as if by magic one after another until I felt that I was immersed in nonsense and returned to look for nonsense that is as more human.


The nonsense is more humane, that is, it almost borders on being a joke. I remembered people who are strangers with silly things, I had about a thousand people in mind and then I went to the bathroom, I continued thinking and I realized that it has been 6 days of the call to write nonsense, this moment that no one knows what to do but writing is relaxing, I feel in my ball, sorry that nonsense ...I sit in my bubble where I fly and I scream in my dear friend's ear and she sees me impressed, she jumps and then she starts to cry because she feels that I did her a huge good and she cries because of the price of the bread flour.


Then she realizes that she has two hands and keeps smiling like a fool.

I don't remember how many words I had to write, I'll leave more nonsense for the next contest, although I think the nonsense will never end.

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Friend @ I hope you can understand me with your team where it comes from so much nonsense sure with my body language will have much to define. jahajahajahj Really thanks for this contest.I promise that for the next contest I will be attentive to make the publication very nice and wider.

27.02.2020 15:25
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Hereby my entry. Good luck to all writers and with the contest. 💕

https://esteem.app/hive-114105/@wakeupkitty.pal/cat-nonsense

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27.02.2020 20:24
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I'm in! Will be back tomorrow or later today to read the other entries once my VP goes up from nearly nothing to a tiny bit more than nearly nothing.
https://steempeak.com/hive-161155/@owasco/whimsy-a-nonsensical-poem-that-somehow-makes-sense

28.02.2020 17:20
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oooh I love this. I have made some nonsense posts that made only sense to me...or at least I think so.
I always wanted a place to show it off, and look what I stumbled upon.
I hope I can dish out something nonsense again. This is fun!

26.04.2020 09:40
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