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"Spoopy" limerick contest! Win Costume Quest things!

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It's Halloween this week! Let's have a silly contest eh?

Give us your best spooky limerick, ideally with a double fine twist, to win some goodies!

We'll try to judge the winners on Friday, (but it might end up being Monday as Friday is looking kinda busy!)

Winners will get:

- Glory

- Fame

- Costume Quest 1 & 2 on platforms of your choice

- 1 x Costume Quest graphic novel by Zac Gorman

- 3 x Packs of Creepy Treat cards

OK GO!

I'll start you off.

There was a young geek named Bernard

who went back the mansion unarmed!

He was knocked to the ground, by Oozo the clown,

but escaped without any scars!

ummmmm that's not even spooky, you can do better so do it!

:D

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Double Fine always has a lot on its plate --

So many games we all eagerly await.

Tell us your secrets

And for the love of candied sweetness

Just announce the Psychonauts 2 release date.

Smiles

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The problem with young roadie Ed

Was that he was missing his head.

He was searching around-

nowhere to be found!

DECAPITATIOOOOON!!!

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Can I enter something from years ago?

There once was a man from Peru,

Who dreamed he ate his own shoe.

His dentist did laugh,

"Such a sorry gaffe!"

And took out his brain then, too.

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There once was a dead guy named Tim,

Who wanted treats, filled to the brim.

Perhaps a fandango,

But as all the best plans go

Awry, the outlook is...grim.

(As it turns out, "fandango" also means a useless or trivial act. Also yay for enjambment! (And all the best limericks start with "There once was a..."))

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Double Fine made a game with disguises.

I hope a better rhyme arises.

Certainly don't vote for me,

For good reason, you see:

I already have all of the prizes.

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There once was a ghost from Peru

who tried to go boogety boo

but his boogety blundered

cuz he was a drunkard

and instead he said how do ya do

(Don't know if there is a limit. Just having fun. Feel free to only count my first.) ;-)

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I'm SO tempted to rename this thread the 'Spoopy limerick contest'.

AHEM.

There was a game that we all desired

A sequel to one much admired

But instead Tim looked down

Adjusted his crown

Then threw all our hopes in a fire.

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Oh man, I'm superbad at these, but I'd love to get my hands on that comic and those cards (I already own the games so I'd be totally willing to share those with another limerick-writer who doesn't have them yet in the very rare off-chance I would win). Is a triple whammy allowed if they're all pretty bad? They're pretty spooky though.

There once was a man named young Schafer

His new company would mean he'd be safer

Imagine how shocked

When the doors he unlocked

His baby was born with two faces!

There once was a man called Lee Petty

Who feared not even the Yeti

But in a game on his drive

The dolls were alive!

That's how he turned into Lee Sweaty

A man called Brad I once frenched

In my spooky saliva all drenched

And now his game

Called Iron Brigade

Is haunted by a ghost called Trenched

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Well obviously there needs to be two versions:

There once was a girl, call her Wren

Who couldn't be more than, say, ten

But nevertheless

She used fancy dress

To win fights again and again

Or Reynold, if you'd like another

(Though both of them have the same mother)

While dressed as french fries

He'll fight the bad guys

Which makes him a very good brother.

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There was a young boy named Raz

Who was psychic and all that jazz

He almost faced his defeat

In a circus of meat

Until he made that dad monster spaz.

There was a roadie named Eddie

For good music, he's always ready

But he was dismayed

When he got betrayed

Makes you sorry for the metalhead..y.

There was a college kid named Hoagie

Who worked as a heavy metal roadie

It's just a shame

That not much rhymes with his name

Except for, maybe, uh, bogey?

There was a college kid named Laverne

Whose class projects will make your stomach churn

Though she can be neurotic

And somewhat psychotic

At med school she's not got much left to learn!

There was a dead guy named Manny

Whose resemblance to the reaper was uncanny

There's good reason for that

He is one, in fact

And his afterlife adventure is insan..ny?

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Double Fine shiver with dread

for the scratching is not in your head

you thought we were toast

had gave up our ghosts

but the rats are come back from the dead

N.b. http://www.doublefine.com/news/comments/humans_defeat_rats_forever/

Haha, I was reading the old DF blog posts (god I miss those), and I discovered that Tim also wrote a limerick for the rats in 2002:

Scamper no longer, my little roof possum.

Your work day is done. Say, isn’t that awesome?

Be still! Be still!

Or you, I will kill.

My frisky-fun friend, my plague-bearing blossom.

http://www.doublefine.com/news/comments/saturday_june_29_2002/

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Here lies Brad Muir

mobile trench engineer

he was dead in our hearts

so we chopped him apart

now zombie's his new career

Here lies Jane Ng

her death it was a funny thing

she saw a cute kitten

and was literally smitten

by the implosive force of her cuddling

Here lies Brandon Dillon

unsuccessful super villain

when his death ray unloaded

his whole body exploded

and his life's been all downhill since then

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Transcript:

Beautiful, brave daughter, we couldn't be prouder

Though you want us to rise, like you're baking powder!

We believe you'll be strong when the monster comes along

Or what hope would we have, for our fear screams louder.

Darling spaceman, we love to see you stretch your wings

But the further you fly, the more sorely it stings.

The universe isn't safe, or so magic a place

When rather than have fun, you just look for the strings.

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And something less off-beat:

A full moon sets aglow the grounds of Whispering Rock

Speckled by campers drawn inexorably to the dock.

The water's surface froths, out looms a lungfish behemoth

Who escorts the children to a party beneath the loch.

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There once was a Coach Oleander

Who tried to be a Brain Commander.

With his brain lasers shootin',

Might've beaten Razputin

If he had been a better Headlander.

As Host Master, Tim had a Host Quest

To show he's the host with the most-est.

Much to his shame,

He COULD die in this game,

So now he plays on in a ghost quest.

(More if I have time,and if allowed. I can do better than that.)

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#1

There once died a man Calavera

He had neither skin nor hair-a;

He fought with some beavers -

Demonic bone weavers

And drowned them in tar with flair-a.

#2

Eddie's an excellent roadie

And Kabbage Boy's whining abhored he;

But his heart did mend,

As they all met their end -

A demise most gory and grody.

(I just wanted to use the word 'grody' in a poem. My life is complete now.)

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A middle manager of justice

had a strong moral compass.

He sent out his squad

who left spectators awed

in the ensuing rumpus.

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OK I'm gonna cut it off here and do some judging today! :)

Spaff puts on his judgy face.

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There once was a man named Spaff

He might have been having a laugh

Let the drumroll commence

Oh god the suspense

I hope that a prize I will have

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OK You guys, these were all super fun and I got tim to read a bunch out at our monday meeting yesterday. These were the ones that people enjoyed most!

Our winners are:

Loveblade

Eddie’s an excellent roadie

And Kabbage Boy’s whining abhored he;

But his heart did mend,

As they all met their end -

A demise most gory and grody.

AlfredJ

There once was a man named young Schafer

His new company would mean he’d be safer

Imagine how shocked

When the doors he unlocked

His baby was born with two faces!

KestrelPi

There once was a girl, call her Wren

Who couldn’t be more than, say, ten

But nevertheless

She used fancy dress

To win fights again and again

(and follow up)

AnAnemoneInAnonymity

Here lies Brad Muir

mobile trench engineer

he was dead in our hearts

so we chopped him apart

now zombie’s his new career

Please send me a PM with your postal address and I'll get your goodies sent off to you at once!

Also let me know what platforms you'd like the games on!

Thanks for entering everyone, haikus next perhaps? :)

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Thank you Spaff, for this contest.

All of us rhym-ed our best.

It sure was fun!

Congrats to those who won,

And good job to all of the rest!

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Just wanted to post here quickly because I received my prizes today! Thanks again to Spaff, whoever the DF"ers were that voted for my limerick and Tim for reading my limerick with enough gusto to make it sound good enough to win!

I'm surprised how good the comic looks, considering I got it for free. It's nice and big, and it's a hardcover too. I'll be diving into that now, and I'll be playing the cardgame with my girlfriend tonight as well. It's a second halloween for us!

Thanks again guys!

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Double Fine always has a lot on its plate --

So many games we all eagerly await.

Tell us your secrets

And for the love of candied sweetness

Just announce the Psychonauts 2 release date.

Smiles

I was pretty close.

Smiles

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