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This is not just any day, it's Pi Day! A day when pirates all over celebrate eating a pie, drinking pints of rum and counting their piles of eight!

"But... what?" you say. "Bake a pie? I've already eaten mine!"
No, no my pirates, I do not ask for a pie, this time I want a short poem in pirate pilish.

"Arrr... what is that?"
Well, ahem, it's a piece of poetry or prose in which the lengths of successive words represent the digits of the number of pi (=3.14159265358979...). The first word has 3 letters, the next word 1 letter, the next word 4 letters, and so on, and so forth, you get the idea. And if that's not challenge enough, it should have a reference to something piratey in it!

So starting right now, please post your Pilish poem in this thread.

The nitpicking:
* One entry per person.
* Include your pirate name and ocean.
* Regular forum rules apply, so keep them clean.
* I will be using this Pilish Checker to decode the text, feel free to check your entries before posting.
* A minimum of 14 digits for each poem and while there's no maximum, try to keep it under 40 digits so our brains don't fry.
* No title needed, but feel free to add one if you'd like, it won't count towards the entry.
* The deadline will be ~3.14 days from now (~1 AM PST on 3/15), so please get your entries in beforehand. Entries posted after the deadline will not count.

Helpful links
* Pi
* Pilish
* Another useful Pilish link
* Pilish Checker

There will be shinies for the winners! Prizes and number of them will be determined by participation. If you have any questions, comments or would like to share any pi-ctures of pies you might have created or are eating today or if you simply want to join the celebration in any other form, post in this thread.
May the Pi be with you!

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* an oops on the link
* adding another useful Pilish info, thanks Txx

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Musicologist of Meridian

One order of addled brains and fried pi!

An Ode to the Inn (as they should be for musings not meddling and merchandise!)
(65 digits by the checker)

 
Har, I know I might adventure
To escape ennui via grand ventures.
Carousers, players, sprightly men
do oft stopover here- portin'.
To battle here may end "ungoodly"-
are we, unusual- blaggards- funny.
Bludgeoned by laughter, buc'neers fall
A situation- reverse! O befall!

Minstrels not swordsmen!
Limericks not cutlass!
Times 'o' venditions?
Drunk idleness?

No! Poetrizing, songifyin'-
evenin's long.
Drinkings! Sing! Come along!
Promenade on.. In(n)

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Bunnylaroo, Emerald

This was super challenging! >.< Awesome pi day event!

(To 20 digits - 21 including the 3 :P)

A Pi-rate's Motto

For a pile o' shiny treasures,
I'd voyage 'round the globe.
Fearless buccaneer, seeking pleasures;
Yes, by sea fortunes ever flowed.
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@Musicologist
Fixed linky, thanks for noticing!

Also added another shiny link to a nice explanation on Pilish.
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Mrdeath, Emerald

Quite an enjoyable challenge

(27 Digits)



For I have a fleet grandiose in status,
watch and cower standing sabotaged. Pirates,
betrayers who do not forewarn then attack;
no relief near for the helpless.
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Lastcall - Emerald

Fun challenge!

(29 digits)


Pirate Pi


How I want a treat,
something so sugary tasty and sweet.

Cherries sprinkled amongst delicious pie...

Oh how blissful that pastry be,
pirate pies are the treasure for me.

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Rhodanite-Cerulean


arr I want a fight
pillagers we fright
steal and store treasure
forgotten brigand pleasures
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Plunderville, cerulean

Yes, I know I could pronounce it nicely, still -
You lousy noseless pixelated corrupt scalawags!
Has an odd charming ring - anyhow to pirate ears.
Why say politely "Hoy!" to friends?
Courteous words: unmaritime.
(In addition, brigands stab a grandiose speaker.)
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Adelaidean - Emerald

17 digits including 3

Seafaring
Hoy, I know I sight
treasures of wolves, sword,
rum, fruit, bludgeon,
shipwreck plunder,
seafaring for me!

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imp, Meridian.

Pinsult
For a time I paced, pondering
Pi, firmly fixed and rigid, refusing direction
Ignoble jackanape! Fie, oh pie
Inedible boor, suffer my pirate gibe
You... you constant set of numbers!
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Locu of Cerulean.
I really love this event even if its hard. Pi day is one of the best holidays!


similarities to living pirates are purely coincidental. i wasn't sues how to deal with the 0 that was coming up, i stopped.

Entry: (31 digits including 3)

Arr, I said u stink, Greenhair, of defeat, blame and sinks.
Together sillycute pirates gleefully can do all.
Blaggard! Flee, Greeny or perish!
Yarr, now the merciful day is history. Greenhair! Drown!


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Not an entry but I learned Pi with the following pilish phrase:

Yes, I need a drink, alcoholic of course after the heavy sessions involving quantum mechanics.
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Had a cask o blood.
Wondering to stalls.
Black for cloth.
Barnacle!
Beautiful weavers hardships,
for to get fortunes.
Alas, Kraken be tricky foes.
For the perilous sea be certain dangerous tasks.
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Herowena of Cerulean

How I love a storm impending,
As salted winds fly apace
Harrying seafarers, culling weaklings out
Of the swiftest ship afloat
In tandem, pull! One! Two!
Mainsail set, in rythmic movements
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Its just proberly me, maybe im already to old to understand.
But in clear English, WHAT???? i don't understand any of it. 25 digits. 27 digits, 17 digits(including 3) looks like it goes above my head
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For hopes people be people but meh, pirates we all are in the game, here goes my entry:



Gah... I long, I yearn favorably
to truest might and power--everyone persevere.

Cordial, unwarlike men, to aim
glorious just events...

Oh blimey! Must she all remember,
Arr, oh pirates--deceitful folks!



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Its just proberly me, maybe im already to old to understand.
But in clear English, WHAT???? i don't understand any of it. 25 digits. 27 digits, 17 digits(including 3) looks like it goes above my head

The idea of speaking in "pilish" is that we use sentences using the digits that form Pi, or for the purpose of this event, a poem. That means that first word of your poem must have 3 letters, the second 1 letter, the 3rd 4 letters, the 4th 1 letter again, etc. - following the numbers that form Pi: 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197

We have a handy tool that checks this and lets us know the number of digits used and if they are following the correct "Pi format" or not. Hope that clears it up!
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Theflu of Meridian

Yes I want a drink!
Challenge my frothy stein.
The brink;
staining, hiccuping, winning, receiving
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I did a Haiku and was so proud of myself, and then I realized I needed two more words, so the last two are just a summary. xD

Pillage Pilish Hiaku, or a Pi-ku, if you will, by Wayfarer of Meridian

Sea o' blue I cross
Traveling to unseen lands
O'er ocean peaceful.
(Wonderful voyages)

14 even, including 3 :)
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Spookyshark, Emerald

T'was fun, yet so hard xD

Total number of digits: 23 (including 3.)

A Real Pirate

Arr! I sail, i start pillaging!
In common isles for booty searchin'
Dangerous brigand combating one or ten
Engaging ship, oppose or friend!


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Yar! I sail a small submarine
To maraud frigs and dhows
Amassing boundless booties
Opponents are no big obstacle
They strive to escape
They all get pillaged
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Ryujin on Cerulean

WOW! A nice o' sloop adventure on Sunday
31415 poe, great trinkets, ghostling, haunted fireplace and 11 lil' ghostrat pets
Monday to Friday, come out!
And together i'll do haunted adventure again

Total number of digits: 32 (including 3.)
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Faeree of Emerald

How I Miss A Hunky Proboscis.
To Inhale Along The Docks.
Snorting Beautiful Perfume
Defective!
Can be not!
Noseless!
Can't Inhale!
No!
Vacant Nose are all!
Puzzling are we!
Pirates Persevere!
Arrgh!

per the Pilish link:
Total number of digits: 32 (including 3.)
Correct digits: 32 (100%)
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Firstround on Emerald Ocean
Thanks Clotho for the fun event :)



For a time I stood entranced at cursed isles
The Homus groaning descended,
Cultist chantings,
One, of two whitened eyes, stands in forest
Frey, and the fighting cry of pirates
Victories cheer,
Recklessly to foraging treasure
Crew, a shipfulls plunder
I escape defending off invasions


Total number of digits: 45 (including 3.)
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Alastriona, Cerulean

24 digits (including 3)

How I earn a patch excellent?
My secret trick you shan't discover,
Knowledge creates authority o'er my top opponent,
With prizes of pricey gold.
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[Pirate]: TheRunt
[Ocean]: Cerulean
[Poem]: Life of Pi-rate (abridged to 36 words)
 
Arr, I know classifications implicate me repute - about how sober, rational constants provide limitable and, oh aye, specific ends;
Impune me design - like any can generate art of awesome, ingenious, adept complexity. No, Rebellio Aeternum!

(Hopefully the piratey words I laced in will suffice; I realized the additional challenge after I'd already crafted it - reworking it more than I have would've taken more time than I can spend.)

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Happy Pi Day everyone! (Or what's left of it)
Where is my pie!?
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Special order for Clotho


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This thread needs more pies!! :D

I didnt make this pie on pi day but, it IS the first pie I ever made that didnt come from a frozen box! :D (picture before I baked it cause it looks better lol) Wasnt made too long ago ;) /me serves everyone a slice :D


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32 digits (including the 3)

Now I sing a story- Hollowest of Hearts.
Sails set.
Ocean expanses, shielding secrets
Monstrous eye?
Oh, its glorious form!
Kraken...
Go onward fine men
Let boldness win
Lo! Piratey adventure waits.
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Greylady of Meridian

42 digits

An Ode to my Egg Obsession!

Egg, I love a round character.
An eggish thing, the shape peerless.
Cherished memento capturing the id and illusion,
made ovoids of design idea.
Can you envision egg as varmint ferocious?
Super! Incredible! Oh! Elliptic adorable bits,
a beautiful paragon 'o pirate.
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