And the winner is… Ammocell’s “El Dorado”

The judges have spoken, symptoms and their message is clear:

poetryWinners.push ({poet: 'Ammocell', geriatrician poem: 'El Dorado'});

Damn, I’m a geek…

Regardless, congratulations to Ammocell, who is the crowd’s favorite in the first annual Turdhead.com ActionScript Poetry contest! His winning ActionScript translation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “El Dorado” is presented here for all to gaze upon, and we’re rushing him the Grand Prize, an ActionScript Jabberwocky T-shirt, as we speak. Congrats, Ammocell!

[code]
// El Dorado
// Edgar Allan Poe

// http://www.mat.upm.es/~jcm/poe–shadow.html
// ========================

var elDorado = new Object();

var knight = new Object();
knight.bedight = ‘gaily’;
if( sunshine && shadow ) {
knight.gallant = true;
}
while( knight.journeyed > knight._x + 1000) {
knight.singing[’song’] = true;
knight.search( elDorado );
}

while( ground.spot != elDorado ) {
knight.grow(age++);
knight.bold = true;
createEmptyMovieClip(’shadow_mc’, 1000);
knight.heart.setMask(shadow_mc);
}

if( length ) knight.strength = false;
shadow = new Object();
shadow.pilgrim = true;
knight.meet(shadow);
knight.query(shadow, elDorado.land[where]);

shade = shadow;
knight.search = knight.seek;
shade.reply = function() {
if( knight.seek == elDorado ) {
knight.ride = function() {
moon.mountains._y++;
shadow.valley._y–;
}
}
}
[/code]

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