Rules for writing a Jasonette
Start with a two-line rhyming poem about the subject of the namette:
Monika left, she left today
Spread the poem vertically, so that there is only one letter per line:
Each line of the namette must now start with a word that starts with that letter.
Next, take the numbers from your birthdate (in my case, March 5, 1969), and from a date you consider of great personal importance to your life (in my case, the date I moved to Chicago: August 4, 1994), and string them together:
3 5 6 9 8 4 9 4
and spread them vertically also, repeating the sequence to the end:
Each line of the namette must now contain exactly those number of words.
Stanzas can be any length and may be bracketed with blank lines arbitrarily. The namette is required to be the exact length that the letters from the original rhyming lines spell out.
Finally, replace the word 'name' in 'namette' with your own name ('Jasonette'). That's it.
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