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I thought I'd be done judging yesterday, but I've spent the last two days singing your carols nonstop. They are bushels of creative, witty, funny songs here, and it was insanely difficult to narrow it down. After many hours of singing your carols over and over, it became clear that a few rolled off the tongues a little more naturally.

So here are our winners!
  1. Rubix
  2. garoul17
  3. Highjinx
I'd also like to extend some special recognition to Captain Cassie, for having the ovaries of steel to record herself singing her own carol!

To enter:
Rewrite the lyrics of a classic holiday song to be about the RP Repository. It's suggested that you focus on RP or on the community. Or both! :)

Prizes:
3 months of Epicness
Two extra character slots
A set of original RPR Bookmarks, and a hand-written holiday letter from Kim

First place gets to pick their favorite prize from the list, then second, and third will receive the final awesome item.

There may also be a special secret reward bestowed on one lucky song! :D

Other Rules:
  1. Yes, you may enter more than once, but you can only receive one prize (or a prize plus the secret, which could happen to any song in the contest!)
  2. Lyrics must be your own creation
  3. Favor will be given to re-written songs that are out of copyright, or were never copyrighted. You know -- old timey songs.

    Here's some examples of eligible songs

    Angels We Have Heard On High
    Away In A Manger
    Deck The Halls
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Good King Wenceslas
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
    I have a little dreidel
    Jingle Bells
    Joy To The World
    O Come All Ye Faithful
    O Come O Come Emmanuel
    O Holy Night
    O Little Town of Bethlehem
    Silent Night
    The First Noel
    The Twelve Days of Christmas
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    What Child Is This

    Sorry they are mostly Christmas songs, I know those best. Other winter holiday classics are also acceptable.
  4. You must agree that if chosen, your lyrics can be used by the RPR in any way we wish on the site or in promotional materials. No, I don't know how we'll use holiday songs either, but y'know! ;)
  5. Keep lyrics appropriate for a PG-13 type audience

Have fun!

Deadline:
December 19th 2012
TheLily

Omg. That reminds me I didn't start the song I was writing! I need to think! I hope I can enter this!
...songs that are out of copyright?? Can the Kimness give an example?
Here is a list of five songs that are considered public domain :) (and five that aren't but you don't need to pay attention to those! XD ) With some poking around I bet you could find more, if you don't like those five :D
TheLily

On the Twelfth Day of Roleplay My GM gave to me
Twelve damage points
Eleven centaurs running
Ten Gamers Gaming
Nine Space-ships Flying
Eight Dice a-rolling
Seven wolves a-howling
Six made-up species
Five Steampunk plots!
Four Mary-Sues
Three full moons
Two Forum comments
And a Hunter with a big gun!

Err, I lied about starting after my exam <_<>_>
How can I NOT partake? (Set to the tune of Angels We Have Heard on High.)

"Gamers who have rolled the die, looking for awesome roleplay, RPR shall not deny, the chance for an epic day!

Oh No-o-o Wa-a-a-ay; I just made two dozen friends. No-o-o-o-o way; I ran out of slots today!

Characters from every land, played by people far and wide; how did plots get outta hand? I'll just let the dice decide."

...and I'll stop there before I hurt myself. :P I might submit another if I feel I can do better. Merry Christmas!!!!
TheLily

Dang. I quit.
Kim Topic Starter Site Admin

Wow, too strong contenders right off the bat! :D

I added a list of out of copyright songs to the first post, to help people out in deciding things to rewrite. :)
Okay, now lets give this a try. In the tune of jingle bells please
*clears throat*

Looking through the posts
On a RPR webpage,
Over the forums we go,
typing all the way;
Bells of notices ring,
Making my spirit bright,
What fun it is to post and type
on RPR tonight.
Chorus:

oh RPR, RPR,
RPR all the way!
O what fun it is to post and type
on RPR tonight. X2

2. A day or two ago,
I thought I'd make post,
And soon it was replied to
while I was eating toast;
The post was getting replies;
but to my unfortunate demise ,
I put it in Discussion
but I meant Introduction
Chorus:

3. A day or two later,
my posts were doing better
I went on the site
while I turned off my lights
A message awaited me,
which made me full of glee,
reeno-alchemist wants to role play,
and just with me!
Chorus:
Sang to the tune of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'
*clears throat*

If role-play’s what you’re looking for
Than you have found the place
For RPR and company
Have surely got the space
For you to set up characters
With the greatest of display

Oh, please come and play
Come and play
Oh, yes please do come and play

Now you may not have heard of us
But that is quite okay
Our community’s quite friendly
There’s no reason to delay
We come from far and wide you see
All we want is just to play

Oh, please come and play
Come and play
Oh, yes please do come and play

If you have any questions
Please don’t be afraid
Our moderators are the best there are
They will help you right away
With Kim our Site Admin in charge
We will always be okay

Oh, please come and play
Come and play
Oh, yes please do come and play

It matters not your preferences
Or the characters which you create
There is bound to be a player
That has very similar taste
Each player here is very clear
That diversity we do embrace

Oh, please come and play
Come and play
Oh, yes please do come and play

Now that you’ve heard my song
I hope that I have made it clear
The role-player’s repository
Is really quite sincere
We want you to create an account
And new characters premier

Oh, please come and play,
Come and play!
Oh, yes please do come and play today!
And for my second song, the twelve days of Christmas:

On the twelfth day on RPR my role play partners gave to me

Twelve awesome Role plays
Eleven pictures for my characters
Ten 10 character slots
Nine hours of sleep
Eight RP requests
Seven Extra page slots
Six New Character ideas
Five Extra Character Slots
Four unread messages
Three months for two
Two pm is when I join
And a year of epicnesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
I love this contest Kim :3 I dunno if I can write one this year. I doubt I could top what lor ane I wrote last year.
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - RPR Style

It came upon the midnight clear,
That wondrous cry of old,
From players bending near their screens,
To play their characters roles:

"Please on the forums, goodwill in play,
From RPRs most gracious mods."
The players in awe stilled in type,
To read the twitter feed.

Still through the web the players come,
With playful ideas unveiled,
And the players use dice rolls,
O'er all the ICly forums;

Above its forums and active games,
They scour on subscribing threads,
And forever o'er its epicness,
The returned players grin.

Yet with the woos of hope and rp,
The RP Discussion forum has gone long;
Beneath the Small Talk forum thread,
Twenty Thousand replies have been laid;

And players at war with characters minds,
The frustration with choices made,
O hush the roar, ye cruel fate of dice,
And hear the players pleas for play.

And ye, beneath the crush of roleplays done,
Whose Recent Activity appears so low,
Who lurk in the Just Talkin' thread,
With hope and joy at each new chance,

Look now! For a shiny new thread appears,
Come swiftly to Fantasy, General, or Sci-Fi,
O select a character from the box,
And let the games begin.

For lo! The days of RP are on,
By prophets bards and players abound,
When the ever lengthening threads come close,
Comes the age of selecting new games.

When players shall over all of RPR,
Its honored mods form a ring,
And the whole of RPR gives back in song,
Which now even the characters sing.
Kim Topic Starter Site Admin

nikina wrote:
I love this contest Kim :3 I dunno if I can write one this year. I doubt I could top what lor ane I wrote last year.

Your brilliant carol from last year was for sure the inspiration for asking everyone to write one this year. If you're able to think of something, you're so welcome to participate again! :D

Keep them coming guys, I am SO impressed.
And for my final song
in the tune of 'What child is this?'

What Moderator is this, who loves sci-fi
on RPR, is waiting?
Whom recruits players for the dark side
Oh Darth Angelus is watching

Chorus:
This, this is RPR
Whom Moderators watch and players play
Haste, haste bring your characters
Role play till the sun is sleeping

What moderator is this, who is metal
On RPR, wants to be pranking?
Who lives on Exodus
Oh Copper Dragon wants to be a dragon
Chorus:


What moderator is this, whose name is a god
On RPR, with no profile info
Whom follows Darth Angelus
Loki, god of mischief
Chorus:

What moderator is this, who play mass effect
On RPR, who also loves sci-fi
Who can speak many languages
Sanne, commander S.Shepard
Chorus:

What moderator is this, who has odish
On RPR, with 9 medals
Whose as bright as a star
SeraphicStar, the weeping angel
Chorus:

finally, someone above all
Not a moderator, nor a player
She made the site, and keeps us together
The site adim, kim
Chorus:
TheLily wrote:
Dang. I quit.

Hehe, seeing what other people have written, I think I need to step up my game...that's what the weekend is for!
To the tune of Deck the Halls: The life cycle of an RP, by Oaky.

I have had a great idea!
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
To the forums I will share it!
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Lots of people, they do like it!
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
Now, a topic I've created.
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Role Play is at a good start!
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
Super fun, we play our parts!
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Adventure and lots of charas!
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
Funny times we have in chat!
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

The role play, it is now slowing.
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
Desperate for a new plot arc.
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Dropped the ball, people are leaving.
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
This slow death is oh, so painful.
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Time to find another group...
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
My role play is long since done...
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!

Why, oh why, was I the GM?
Fa la la, la la la, la la la!
Some one else could have done better.
Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
And now: a classic!

*insert bing crosby - white christmas tune here*

I'm dreaming of a white RPR
With all our characters playin' in the snow
Where the dragons are astray, and children can play
No fear of Goblin attacks tonight...


I'm dreaming of a white RPR
With every Raven I send out:
"May your days be kind and lively
And may all your castles stand long-time..."

(I'm dreaming of a white RPR
With all our characters playin' in the snow
Where the dragons are astray, and children can play
No fear of Goblin attacks tonight...)


(I'm dreaming of a white RPR
With every Raven I send out:
"May your days be kind and lively)

And may all your castles stand long-time..."
Kim Topic Starter Site Admin

Wow you guys have some serious holiday spirit. I love these. <3
Ok, so.... I'm dying over here. Heh. For those of you that haven't heard, I've been super sick for the past, well, really, I've been fighting it since Halloween. And now, I've got a really bad sinus infection on top of everything else. So, this really actually brightened my spirits, a lot. I LOVED reading everyone's little tunes, and my stoned self (yay for codiene?) has decided to join in on the fun.

To the tune of "What Child Is This?", join my journey of character creation. You know- when you THINK you've got a GREAT idea, so you go to write it down, and then realize that you didn't have nearly as many of the details panned out as you thought you did. :D

What is this here, oh on my mind
I've got a new idea
A character, so fresh and new
To RPR I go

Write, write, and write some more
Build and form and play it out
Hit the chat for feedback
So many things to think about

Chestnut hair, so straight and fine
But keep it long or cut it short
Vivid eyes that catch the light
But brown, green, or hazel?

Write, write, and write some more
Build and form and play it out
Hit the chat for feedback
So many things to think about

A warrior sort who likes to fight
I'm in the need for action
But swords, a bow, or maybe an axe
Modern times or medieval?

Write, write, and write some more
Build and form and play it out
Hit the chat for feedback
So many things to think about

Build her page, she's finally done
Now to find a partner
Troll the boards for open RP
Oh won't someone come play with me?

Write, write, and write some more
Build and form and play it out
Hit the chat for feedback
So many things to think about


Oh, and umm... I attempted to sing it. Well, part of it. I have been losing my voice off and on for days now, and my microphone on my laptop really sucks so please don't judge me cause it's all for fun, right?? :D :D

Listen if you dare...

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