Digital love dungeon, or: Sexy girl games

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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they uploaded her
to digital love dungeon
from native planet
to play sexy girl games
but she was not humanoid


  • I decided to take a [temporary] departure from the ‘Nature Set’ of virtual magnets because the words were beginning to feel stale; I selected the ‘Geek Set’ instead;
    • I had thought that this would be easier, but I was wrong;
    • Writing something that sounded poetic with the ‘Geek Set’ was challenging, despite my strong affinity for Dungeons & Dragons and science fiction;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku, because I enjoyed the challenge last time;
    • Tanka traditionally have a ‘turn’ in the 3rd line, but I didn’t include one in the poem because I couldn’t put together one that flowed well;
  • This tanka was inspired by the image of the flying saucer and cow above; from there, it quickly became silly;
  • The shape of the poem itself is intended to resemble a flying saucer and light beam coming down from it,
    • Actually, I just realized that I’m missing a syllable in the 4th line, which means that this isn’t exactly a tanka… but the shape of the poem works for me ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

51 thoughts on “Digital love dungeon, or: Sexy girl games”

  1. Using the traditional Japanese form to write about the objectification of Japanese women in anime and manga art, and by its aficionados is clever. I would like to see you raise the stereotypical dehumanization of women into a more sympathetic light. Maybe I’ll give it a go!

      1. Hello, David.! Thank you for inspiring me to write! I have been enjoying your work. I have failed to find the like button on any of your posts? Is it hiding? Best wishes from San Francisco to Israel!

        1. Thanks so much, TPS ๐Ÿ˜€

          On my screen, if you look at one of my posts (like this one, for example), below the text of the post, there are 3 buttons to “share”. Then, below those, there are two buttons: one to “reblog” and one to “like”. Can you see them?


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