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Bel-Cam Jos
04-17-2008, 07:27 PM
I got my recent Homing Beacon (#223, in fact) email, and it had a link to a story on Star Wars and Indiana Jones Madlibs (however, I couldn't get the link to load :( ) books. I loved them, and putting them in familiar settings like the Well of the Souls, on the Bantu Wind, Chalman's [sp?] Cantina, or a garbage masher sounds neato!

Jargo
04-18-2008, 02:35 PM
I still have no idea what a madlib is. I got the same e-mail and thought hmm. then i deleted the e-mail.

So Ron, what is a madlib?

Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2008, 08:19 PM
I still have no idea what a madlib is. I got the same e-mail and thought hmm. then i deleted the e-mail.

So Ron, what is a madlib?Well, I'll answer for Ron. Ron? Do you might if I take this question? [mumble mumble] Ron says that's cool.

A Madlib, if you take the term "adlib," which means to make up something on the spot, at that time, like in adlibbed comedy or acting, then a Madlib is a written story that has various blanks throughout the story, with the part of speech that the context shows should be there. It's meant to make a weird, funny story, because it's done with two people. I will list an example below (but don't read the paragraph with blanks in it first! :whip: ) :

______ noun
______ verb
______ verb
______ adjective
______ noun
______ verb
______ a number
______ noun
______ adjective
______ adverb
______ noun
______ exclamation

If you just give examples of these words, when inserted into the story (which you wouldn't know before listing those words) it can be oddly constructed. Try it! (I'm not sure, but there might be a Madlibs thread somewhere here on SSG)







In my ______ (noun), there are several people who hate to dance. But one thing they can do is ______ (verb), even if it looks funny. One time, Bert, the company's foreman, ______ (verb) so hard that his ______ (adjective) leg was broken. By the time that ______ (noun) called the emergency unit, they had ______ (verb) already. No one could believe that it took ______ (number) minutes for them to arrive.
Anyhow, the night of the big dance and the holiday ______ (noun), a group of ______ (adjective) professionals came in first, and really put on a great show. But one of the worst dancers fell ______ (adverb) with his ______ (noun) and yelled "______! " (exclamation) It was an embarrassing evening.

El Chuxter
04-19-2008, 01:31 PM
In my playpen, there are several people who hate to dance. But one thing they can do is fart, even if it looks funny. One time, Bert, the company's foreman, slamdanced so hard that his rotted leg was broken. By the time that Enrique Iglesias called the emergency unit, they had urinated on him already. No one could believe that it took 1138 minutes for them to arrive.
Anyhow, the night of the big dance and the holiday walrus, a group of flatulent professionals came in first, and really put on a great show. But one of the worst dancers fell retardedly with his genitals and yelled "Goony goo goo!" It was an embarrassing evening.

(That's complete with the types of stupid answers kids typically give.)

Bel-Cam Jos
03-23-2009, 12:19 PM
Oh, BTW, the Clone Wars version came out last month. I ________ (past tense verb) to mention it before.

JediTricks
03-25-2009, 02:05 AM
Oh, BTW, the Clone Wars version came out last month. I ________ (past tense verb) to mention it before.
"Pooped"

HA!

Bel-Cam Jos
03-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Ha, ha, ha. That was real _________ (adjective). :rolleyes:

I wonder if Lucas worked on his movie dialogue by using Madlibs...

OC47150
03-31-2009, 09:21 PM
My girlfriend bought me a couple of the CW Madlibs. I haven't had a chance to fill in the blanks with my niece and nephew.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-28-2009, 07:19 PM
Not the same genre, but the newest Choose Your Destiny (a.k.a. Choose Your Own Adventure) book is out, with a clone on the cover (don't recall its title).

JediTricks
09-15-2009, 04:16 PM
Ironic that they'd put a clone on the cover of a "Choose Your Destiny" book. :p

Bel-Cam Jos
09-16-2009, 07:12 PM
Like how DIY (doit yourself) has become a famous phrase, apparently CFYD (chosen-for-you destiny) doesn't sound quite as strong. :yes: