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Mad Libs turn 50!

Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 17 2008, 3:15pm

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Mad Libs turn 50! Can't Post

A story on the Today Show was about Mad Libs turning
50 years old. If you really want to read about it, here is the linky.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24160656

So in honor of such an auspicious occasion, I've created one for us, based on a bit of The Hobbit. Your job is to give me a word to be substituted into the text.
Please put the number along with your word in the subject line. You can do more than one word.

Here's the list:

1. noun
2. place
3. place
4. unit of time
5. noun
6. adjective
7. plural noun
8. verb
9. noun
10. color
11. plural noun
12. name of Tornsib (trust me, it'll be okay)
13. adjective
14. adjective
15. place
16. plural noun
17. noun
18. noun
19 noun
20. plural noun
21. adjective
22. plural noun
23. adjective
24. people
25. people
26. adjective
27. noun
28. noun
29. adjective
30. noun
31. noun
32. past tense verb
33. noun
34. place
35. plural noun
36. people
37. noun
38. past tense verb
39. adjective
40. plural noun

I'll post the finished Mad Lib tomorrow sometime.
If you are filling in the last word, please put something like "last word" in the subject line so we'll know it's finished. In case of duplication, I'll use the first one posted.

Have fun!

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dernwyn
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Apr 17 2008, 4:23pm

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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


weaver
Half-elven

Apr 17 2008, 5:34pm

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Ok, how about Ginger for #12? [In reply to] Can't Post

If she and Madlibs are celebrating an anniversary today, she gets my vote for the "Tornsib" name on your list.

Weaver



Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Apr 17 2008, 5:49pm

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Apr 17 2008, 5:58pm

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 17 2008, 6:53pm

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Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."


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Ataahua
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Apr 17 2008, 7:15pm

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*mwahahahaha*

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Kimi
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Apr 17 2008, 7:28pm

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Annael
Half-elven


Apr 17 2008, 8:52pm

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dernwyn
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Apr 18 2008, 12:19am

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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 18 2008, 1:20am

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#2 Peckerwood Knob. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, it's a place. Ask Darkstone. I stole it from him

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo
By El~Cugu

From the website: 'The Realm of Manwe'








silneldor
Half-elven


Apr 18 2008, 1:27am

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Love ya kiddoLaugh.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo
By El~Cugu

From the website: 'The Realm of Manwe'








Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Apr 18 2008, 1:44am

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Nessa Inglorion
The Shire


Apr 18 2008, 1:45am

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Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 18 2008, 1:50am

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Where's Frodo?


diedye
Grey Havens


Apr 18 2008, 2:11am

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Radhruin
Rohan


Apr 18 2008, 3:08am

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Annael
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Apr 18 2008, 3:44am

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Apr 18 2008, 11:14am

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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


luinfalathiel
Lorien


Apr 18 2008, 1:29pm

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You don't have to do one with just my answers of course ... you could pick whatever one you like best. :)

1. noun - chicken
2. place - under Gandalf's cloak
3. place - in Eowyn's stew
4. unit of time - 25 nanoseconds
5. noun - Dwarf
6. adjective - slippery
7. plural noun - Elves
8. verb - run
9. noun - hamster
10. color - silver
11. plural noun - French fries
12. name of Tornsib (trust me, it'll be okay) - Annael (ha!)
13. adjective - repugnant
14. adjective - slap-happy
15. place - Edoras
16. plural noun - manatees
17. noun - chocolate
18. noun - wombat
19 noun - chair
20. plural noun - eggs
21. adjective - creepy
22. plural noun - shoes
23. adjective - crusty
24. people - the Bay City Rollers
25. people - Democrats
26. adjective - weird
27. noun - heffalump
28. noun - flower
29. adjective - enticing
30. noun - aspirin
31. noun - doorknob
32. past tense verb - schlepped
33. noun - cockroach
34. place - Bag End
35. plural noun - feet
36. people - stamp collectors
37. noun - candy
38. past tense verb - dreamed
39. adjective - careful
40. plural noun - rats


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Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Apr 18 2008, 4:41pm

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Here is the finished Mad Lib. [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks to luinfalathiel for completing the list!

Perhaps an alternate ending for the Hobbit movie?

The return of Mr. Bilbo Baggins created quite a laptop, both under the Peckerwood Knob and over the Rivendell and across the Water; it was a great deal more than a nanosecond's wonder. The legal hockey puck, indeed, lasted for years. It was quite a long time before Mr. Baggins was in fact admitted to be doleful again. The people who had got specially good Elves at the Sale took a deal of convincing; and in the end to save time Bilbo had to run quite a lot of his own hamsters. Many of his aubergine French fries mysteriously disappeared and were never accounted for. Personally he suspected Ginger, dernwyn and Annael. On their side they never admitted that the returned Baggins was huorn-y, and they were not on friendly terms with Bilbo ever after. They really had wanted to live in his slap-happy Edoras so very much.
Indeed Bilbo found he had lost more than manatees; he had lost his scarab. It is true that for ever after he remained a wombat, and had the chair of the eggs, wizards, and all such folk as ever passed that way; but he was no longer quite creepy. He was in fact held by all the lampshades of the neighborhood to be crusty; except by the Bay City Rollers on the Took side, but even they were not encouraged in their friendship by the Democrats.
I am sorry to say he did not mind. He was quite hairy; and the sound of the heffalump on his flower was ever after more orthogonal than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party. His aspirin he hung over the mantelpiece. His doorknob of mail was pantsed on a cockroach in the hall (until he lent it to Bag End). His gold and silver was largely spent in Hobbitses, both useful and extravagant, which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his Aussies. His magic candy he kept a great secret, for he chiefly dreamed it when carefull rats came.

Thanks to all who played!

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weaver
Half-elven

Apr 18 2008, 5:16pm

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Bilbo's magic candy, for one!

Thanks this was a fun diversion!

Weaver



dernwyn
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Apr 19 2008, 12:11am

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"The people who had got specially good Elves at the Sale took a deal of convincing" - just ask the gals at Fiesta! Wink

And "the sound of the heffalump on his flower was ever after more orthogonal than it had been" - definitely a deep thought, there.

Do these produce some amazing/amusing statements!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Apr 20 2008, 2:44am

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"It is true that for ever after he remained a wombat....but was no longer creepy." [In reply to] Can't Post

Bwahaha! Excellent madlib. Thanks, AE!

Where's Frodo?


Elven
Valinor


Apr 20 2008, 9:27am

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Bwahaha!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

"except by the Bay City Rollers on the Took side"

Why does that not suprise me in the slightest - no wonder their pants only came down to their shins .. and the accents gave them away Laugh

Great Stuff!!
Thanks for the laugh!


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