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12-10-2003, 12:43 AM
Part I

Wrote and posted a little piece of poetry about waiting for 6.1 way back when and as I wait for 8 was looking for the poem, rhyme or whatever it was and could not find it. - I think I gave the PC it was on to a friend who is long gone – now it has been bugging me for some time; as I thought it was somewhat clever. So here is the deal I will give a hundred dollar credit** to the first person that can dig it up if possible and post it here. Newtek people are excluded, but if no one comes up with it - yet someone at Newtek does I will double the part two prize as I will not feel the need to pay on this one. - It was in the forum just before the old forum prior to the release of 6.1 by the way and had some phrase in it like - Wade waits wondering when when will six and one…. wash ashore... one winner only.

Part II

I have 100.00 credit** for the best piece of pros about waiting for eight – either a poem, rhyme or whatever it just has to be fun and positive… If we find the 6.1 thing you will have a better Idea of what I mean. Post here for all to see. one winner only to be picked by me.

**The credit I will be with the Newtek one-line store, as I will charge 100.00 credit towards a purchase you make, or if Newtek will I will have them send you the 100 in Tim bucks - whatever they are. If all else fails maybe I will send it to you straight up.

*Contest is subject to being void or voided by the powers that be, rules, rule of law or any other such thing that would spoil the fun, get me in trouble or cause me, you or anyone else any kind of stress, loss of sleep or grief. Rules are subject to change at any time on my whim or fancy.

I do not want to be the judge, (or only judge anyway) perhaps Proton will help or assign someone – So the contest is form now until the end of the year or when 8 is released which ever comes first.

Any takers?

As well this Thread shall be subject to being moved to Contest Zone but who goes there anyway?

12-10-2003, 01:49 AM
Hey! Sounds like fun! I'm really bad at poetry, though, and I wasn't on the forums back when you wrote your piece, so I don't think I'd be cut out for this. Maybe I'll give it a shot, though.

12-10-2003, 08:09 AM

So far if you had said, " Eight is my fait even if I have to wait “ you would win if no one else posted! 100 towards the upgrade or something!:) So give it a go.

12-10-2003, 08:48 AM
are the old forums before the old forums still online?

12-10-2003, 09:12 AM
Here is my poem for waiting for 8:

I have a program
Called Lightwave 7.5
It makes me happy
and that ain't no jive.

I really love 7.5
But it seems incomplete
I've been hearing about V8
and it sounds absolutely sweet!

It comes with a New Dopesheet
New Content and New IK
Better Softbodies
even though MD was ok.

I've sold a camera
and some Miscellaneous stuff
To come up with the money
I hope I have enough

So I'm saying to Newtek
Just tell me where to sign
Because as soon as you send me 8
I need to start saving for 9.

12-10-2003, 10:35 AM
Still waiting for eight
Really hoping it is great
Newtek - It Best Be...

12-10-2003, 11:16 AM

12-10-2003, 01:47 PM
Hey Wade,

Had no luck finding your poem on Google, HotBot, AltaVista or The Way Back Machine. Here's a LightWave 8 haiku for you, instead. It's short and sweet 'cause I've got to get back to work:

I must animate.
But when LightWave 8 arrives,
I'll fear no deadline.


12-10-2003, 03:58 PM
hey hr, nice job:D

12-10-2003, 04:02 PM
well here's an excerpt from act 1 of a play I'm working on called waiting fo godamn LW8. Apologies to samuel beckett (http://samuel-beckett.net/Waiting_for_Godot_Part1.html) ..

A country road. A tree.


Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again.
As before.
Enter Vladimir.

ESTRAGON: Charming spot. ( He turns, advances to front, halts facing auditorium. ) Inspiring prospects. ( He turns to Vladimir. ) Let's go.
VLADIMIR: We can't.
ESTRAGON: Why not?
VLADIMIR: We're waiting for LW8.
ESTRAGON: (despairingly ).Ah! ( Pause. )

VLADIMIR: Well? What do we do?
ESTRAGON: Don't let's do anything. It's safer.
VLADIMIR: Let's wait and see what he says.
ESTRAGON: Good idea.
VLADIMIR: Let's wait till we know exactly how we stand.
ESTRAGON: On the other hand it might be better to strike the iron before it freezes.
VLADIMIR: I'm curious to hear what he has to offer. Then we'll take it or leave it.
ESTRAGON: What exactly did we ask him for?
VLADIMIR: Were you not there?
ESTRAGON: I can't have been listening.
VLADIMIR: Oh . . . Nothing very definite.
ESTRAGON: A kind of prayer.
VLADIMIR: Precisely.
ESTRAGON: A vague supplication.
VLADIMIR: Exactly.
ESTRAGON: And what did he reply?
VLADIMIR: That he'd see.
ESTRAGON: That he couldn't promise anything.
VLADIMIR: That he'd have to think it over.

12-10-2003, 07:53 PM
Ode to Lightwave 8

Waiting for new screen shots,
Pent up frustration wrestles inside.
Adoration for Lightwave,
Most users will not hide.

Just plugging away,
Working on my reel.
With DFX+ added free to the mix
Feels like a real steal.

Should I upgrade? Should I upgrade?
What should I do?
Good enough for Eden FX.
Good enough for Digital Domain too.

Ikeda’s Power Tools adopted,
Like Modeler’s long lost child.
When it’s finally in our hands,
People will start to go wild.

“We want edges! We want edges!”
Trumpet from the crowd.
Better UV mapping with SubDs.
Almost just as loud.

The renderer is dated.
Or some want to say.
CIM more often than not,
At least every other day.

We now get, finally,
More than one undo.
Curious eyes, wait,
Locked to the boards like glue.

Many positive comments,
Sometimes, arrive the bad.
RTFM every so often too
To a newbie or aspiring Lightwave lad.

We have Shultz, Ablan,
And many others unseen.
Trying for learning dollars.
From $25 to $600, and every dollar in between.

Proton behind the scenes,
Deuce at his back.
Texas steak with Proton.
Deuce with a happy meal and a Big Mac

TD in his background
Array of Siggraph puns at his side.
Explaining the new soft and hard bodies,
Watching them collide.

No icons! No icons!
That’s what Wavers like.
Ok, one………Chuck.
He’s hard to dislike.

Irene should post more,
Or Proton more of her pics.
So the male Lightwave population have a chance
To play (you must finish the rest of this yourself)

At the end of the day,
3D and Lightwave are fun.
More often than not.
It just gets the job done.

Canada, America, Oz,
All over Europe and lots in Japan too.
Quality Lightwave work
Showcasing what people can do.

Click over to the gallery.
Is it real or is it not?
So many great Wavers,
Professionally, schooled or self taught.

You want free character models?
They often download as .LWO
Can’t wait for Q4,
When Lightwave 8 is a go.

Christmas time is the time for giving,
But recently, it’s more about what we’re going to get.
I’m hoping for a good, solid release.
Maybe even the best yet!

Out with old,
In with the new team.
Same Lightwave name.
New people, new features. Same dream.

12-10-2003, 07:58 PM
oops, it double posted.

12-10-2003, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by isnowboard
Ode to Lightwave 8

Irene should post more,
Or Proton more of her pics.
So the male Lightwave population have a chance
To play (you must finish the rest of this yourself)

I'm sure she appreciates that....:rolleyes:

12-10-2003, 08:26 PM
Irene should post more,
Or Proton more of her pics.
So the male Lightwave population have a chance
To play (you must finish the rest of this yourself)

To play with new Lightwave tricks.
To play with new features in the mix.
To make some cool animated flicks.

Use your imagination. It's called humour. Take the wayback machine and find out where you lost yours. :)

12-10-2003, 08:39 PM
You should find out where you lost your dictionary and look up the word innuendo. We all know what you meant.

Oh, and have a little respect for women.

12-10-2003, 08:46 PM
If you want to continue this in private, through the private message system, let do so. It was not my intent to embarrass or show a lack of respect to anyone. It was supposed to be funny. If you didn't like it, fine.

You can read into it what you will, but I didn't say anything bad. I've showed you examples of what could have been put there. Please, don't clutter the thread with accusations. You're trying to make a mountain out of a non existent mole hill, as usual. Again, let's discuss this in private if you want to continue this conversation.

12-10-2003, 08:54 PM
Eight! Eight! I hate the wait.
But there's no use in pulling hair.
Though some may threaten to cut bait,
I, for one, shall choose to wait.

Eight! Eight! I work each day,
As I will do until the grave,
And ponder when will come that day
That I will have new ways to Wave.

So, for now, I cut and paste
Whilst salivating for a taste
Of the app I've come to love
And not a tear til then will waste.

I shall not piss nor moan nor curse.
For, there are things that are far worse
Than waiting for this wonderous stash.
Like being a newbie who pirates Hash.

I've worked for years to be a pro
But once Eight comes
My skills will blow.
Alas, there's always more to know...

12-17-2003, 07:46 PM
I will make good on one of these anyone else care to share a word or two? Creative and hopeful would be nice.

12-17-2003, 09:46 PM
Here I sit broken hearted waiting for eight, but think Newtek ... but think Newtek ... but think Newtek haven't started.

Just joking ;)

12-18-2003, 12:47 AM
Oh, come on guys. There have to be some poet-Wavers lurking out there...

12-18-2003, 07:54 PM
The Proton

Once while going on a bender, numbly setting up a render
Using many a quaint and curious technique of GI lore
While I sat there, drunkly leaning, suddenly there came a beeping
Like one of my speakers squeeking, bleeping and bleating more
'Tis' a message', I babbled, 'The word from Newtek I had sent for'
This maybe, or a popup for porn

Ah, vaguely I remember it was sometime in mid-December,
And word of the cool new upgrade had put me all in a state
Anxiously I looked to tomorrow, some funds I needed to borrow
Some cash before too late--the arrival of my Lightwave eight
That code the big brained techies had labored to create
Not shipped up to this date

Then the email, upon my screen came flitting, and presently is sitting
Beckoned by the dour browser, the thing Bill sold me to explore
My eyes commenced a burning, my heart was overcome by yearning
What news would this blurb bring that I knew not before?
The words crashed down upon my soul, and rocked me to the core!
Quoth the Proton,'Wait some more'

12-18-2003, 09:19 PM
Love that last line, Jake...

12-19-2003, 01:14 PM
'Twas the night of Release, when all through the hub
Not a voxel was stirring, not even a nurb;
The wacom was hung on the desk with care,
In hopes that Version 8 soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their bones,
While visions of motion danced in my head;
And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a big brown van, and 3 tiny letters,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be UPS!
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called me a name;

"Now, DASH! now, DANCE! now, PRANCE you VIXEN!
To the porch! to the door!
Now dash that way! now dash this way! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house the coursers he flew,
With the brown bag full of toys, with papers to sign too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the door
The prancing and pawing of each little knock.
As I drew in my hand, and opened the door,
He met me there and came in with a bound.

He was dressed all in brown, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old guy,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled out the form, handed me the package; then turned with a jerk,
I signed the forms and then, laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, out the door he flew;

He sprang to his van, while I opened Lightwave 8,
And away he flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Merrry Rendering to All, and TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"

12-29-2003, 09:38 AM
Bump - Offer is still good I will have to pick one of these in the next few days anyone else.

12-29-2003, 02:15 PM
I vote for Jake