Our two "finalists" were our friends patchwork_prose and roina_arwen.
Winning by one vote, roina-- our past runner-up-- took the lead this time.
Seems quite cut and dried-- until I remind you all of Week Oh's results. / At the time, I said the winner of that week's poll would get Powers soon.
As it so happens, patchwork_prose won Week Zilch by a "landslide." So...
Quite a quandary. Quiet's never had a shot to use her "powers!"
Drumming my fingers, considering all options... this is a tough one. / These circumstances are not what I'd call "ideal," since we cut this short. / And with just one vote separating "win" from "lose..." it's ridiculous.
I could let Quiet opt to play just one more round against roina_a. / But since everyone knows who the players are now... not much of a point. / Besides, our poor poll only had six voters, yo. It won't get better.
Thusly, I proclaim, post-much deliberation, the haiku victor(s)...
As Haiku-Master, I declare this round a tie. Both parties have won! / Not just one, but two LJ Haiku Idols now stake their rightful claim!
I'll make some e-plaques on the morrow for you both. Congratulations. / As for now, it's late-- midnight here, in fact; my wife is getting quite pissed.