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(CWS4) Mad Libs Time

It’s true. Creative Writing homework is the stuff I work on when I’m avoiding the real work.

Hello from the other side, math, A&P, Chinese, piano, and dirty dishes.

But it’s good, because I just made an awful mad lib(s?) with a short story from this class’s first semester. If you want, you can read the original story here, but it’s not actually worth spending your time on. Might as well just attempt this thing to see how well it works out for you.

How It Works:

I don’t know if you’ve played “Mad Libs” before, but basically, you come up with a list of words based off the prompts that tell you what kind of word to give. For example, the first prompt says “noun,” so obviously you come up with a noun – any noun, like “shirt,” “computer,” “instrument.” After coming up with something for the list of 10 words, you insert each word into its place in the paragraph that follows. It’s highly suggested that you come up with the list before reading the paragraph so that it’s as random and weird/funny as possible, but I guess if you feel like putting actual effort into making something goofy, you can always do that too.

Ready?

…Too bad if you’re not. Read slower next time.

Here’s the list:

    1. Noun

    2. Plural noun

    3. Noun (object)

    4. Noun

    5. Verb (present tense, NOT present PARTICIPLE)

    6. Verb (present tense, NOT present PARTICIPLE)

    7. Adverb

    8. Adjective

    9. Verb (past tense)

    10. Noun

You can write them out on a piece of paper or a word document, or just go hardcore and try to remember all your words. For the nouns, try to avoid proper nouns like names or specific places. Once you’ve come up with ten words according to each of the numbers, insert them in the paragraph below…

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And I meant way, way down below…

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I’m giving you more time.

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Here we go.

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For real.

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That day, we learned how much more meaning [the word] “ (1. noun)_” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have _(2. plural noun) most other people don’t. But just having a (3. noun [object]) doesn’t turn you into a (4. noun) ; you (5. verb) the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to (6. verb) with it can turn you into one. Yet people (7. adverb) assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the (8. adjective) circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel (9. verb) into a box where people watch you and point out every (10. noun) you make.

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Great. If you come up with something hilarious, please post it in the comments, but if not, no one’s interested in reading it, so don’t bother.

We’re just being honest xD Thanks. Here’s the original paragraph:

That day, we learned how much more meaning “hero” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have something most other people don’t. But just having a power doesn’t turn you into a hero; you make the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to do with it can turn you into one. Yet people automatically assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the given circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel forced into a box where people watch you and point out every mistake you make.


Side note: Four Rules of Murder has not been updated yet due to major perfectionistic issues on the author’s part, but chapter 3 might come out in the next century or so if we’re lucky.

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18 thoughts on “(CWS4) Mad Libs Time

  1. That day, we learned how much more meaning [the word] “Pigeon” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have genes most other people don’t. But just having a wand doesn’t turn you into a computer ; you run the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to eat with it can turn you into one. Yet people jumpily assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the glittering circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel slipped into a box where people watch you and point out every ground you make.

    LOL oops. Not very close to the original but whatever. That’s not the point…Not very funny anyways but it’s nonsense of the purest quality (like what I’m writing now) I LOVE MAD LIBS!!!

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    1. xD When it says “genes most other people don’t,” I can only think of like Battle School kids who are genius and have to save the world hahaha.

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  2. That day, we learned how much more meaning [the word] “ fire” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have stones most other people don’t. But just having a spear doesn’t turn you into a sword ; you slash the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to kill with it can turn you into one. Yet people angrily assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the bloody circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel killed into a box where people watch you and point out every death you make.

    Wow, that was dark. xd Lol, the “adjective choice” was an unfortunate and funny coincidence. Lol.

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    1. LOL!!! “What you choose to kill with it can turn you into one”, like “Who you kill in your stories will make you a great writer” xDDDD Grannie, is this foreshadowing??

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      1. *winks* You’ll never know… xDXD I found it quite humorous when that particular word fell at that place. xD It seemed so fitting though. Writers have such powers. LOL!

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      2. No, no, you’ve already given yourself away, you evil writer, you. We’re onto your awful schemes!

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  3. That day, we learned how much more meaning [the word] “rat” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have fires most other people don’t. But just having a chocolate doesn’t turn you into a cello ; you play the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to scream with it can turn you into one. Yet people randomly assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the creepy circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel sung into a box where people watch you and point out every candle you make.

    Hahahahhahahaahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah that was crazy

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  4. That day, we learned how much more meaning [the word] “stupidity” really carries. And how much expectation can be placed on you when you have brains most other people don’t. But just having a tutu doesn’t turn you into a dancer; you smash the choice yourself, just like having a pen doesn’t make you a writer, but what you choose to meld with it can turn you into one. Yet people weirdly assume you should be some sort of hero just because of the annoying circumstances, and the pressure can build up until you feel burnt into a box where people watch you and point out every sniffle you make.

    apologies if this is mangled into unrecognizability XD

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