MYST Mad LibsHave you ever played Mad Libs? Best done while on a sugar high, you replace words in a normal text with random words provided by an unwitting audience, with bizarre results. For instance, "Only God can make a tree" can become, "Only Mickey Mouse can make a lizard." Or well-known Christmas carols can be retitled: "We Three Squids of Orient Are", "Walking in an Unnecessary Wonderland," "Jingle Gromits," and "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Aardvaark."
Okay, you've got the idea.
InstructionsEach Mad Lib needs a list of words, numbered blanks to be filled in. On a separate piece of paper (you do remember what paper is, don't you?), jot down one word to fit each blank. Then click on the link at the end of the list to be taken to the text of the Mad Lib, and substitute the numbered word you have chosen for each blank.
For a really funny one created on Mystcommunity using one of the lists below, click here.
Mad Lib Wordlist #1Note: "Transitive verb" is a kind of verb that takes a direct object. For instance, "hit" or "remove". "Intransitive verb" has no direct object. For instance, "run" or "sleep".
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Mad Libs Wordlist #2Note: "Intransitive verb" has no direct object. For instance, "run" or "sleep".
1. A well-known person or celebrity
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Mad Libs Wordlist #3Note: "Transitive verb" is a kind of verb that takes a direct object. For instance, "hit" or "remove".
(minor Riven spoiler)
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Mad Libs Wordlist #4Note: "Transitive verb" is a kind of verb that takes a direct object. For instance, "hit" or "remove".
(minor Exile spoiler)
1. A well-known person
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Mad Libs Wordlist #5Note: "Intransitive verb" has no direct object. For instance, "run" or "sleep".
( MYST spoiler)
1. An exclamation
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Mad Lib #1I realized, the moment I fell into the 1. noun, that the 2. noun would not be 3. transitive verb as I had planned. It continued 4. intransitive verb into that 5. adjective expanse of which I had only a(n) 6. adjective glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have 7. intransitive verb , but I must admit that such a conjecture is 8. adjective. Still, questions about whose 9 part of the body might one day hold my 10 noun are unsettling to me. I know my 11 plural noun might never be 12 adjective, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the 13 noun has not yet been 14 transitive verb.
Mad Lib #2Thank 1. A person you've returned! I need your 2. noun. There's a great deal of history you should know. I'm afraid that I must continue my 3. intransitive verb. Here. (He hands you a 4. noun) Most of what you'll need to know is in there. Keep it 5. Adjective. For reasons you'll discover, I can't send you to 6. A location with a way out, but I can give you this. It appears to be a Linking 7. Noun back here to 8. Location, but it's actually a one-man 9. Noun. You'll need it, I'm afraid, to capture 10 A person. Once you've found 11. A person, signal me, and I'll come with a 12. Adjective 13. Noun to bring us back. There's also a chance, if this all goes well, that I might be able to get you back to 14. A location.
Mad Lib #3I apologize for the 1. noun.
I am 2. A well-known person. I assume you're heard of me. Yes. Well, I expect you have acquired some 3. adjective information of who I am now. Not that my son would have lied to you about me. No, not 4. A famous person. It's just that... well, I'm sure he believes me to still be the 5. Adjective 6. Noun I once was. Yes. I even tried to 7. transitive verb him once. 8. exclamation, if I had accomplished that, who knows what I would have become.
Thankfully he trapped me on 9. a location, a 10. type of building of my own creation. No 11. plural noun. No 12. adjective 13. plural noun. No Ages to link to. Nothing but my own 14. adjective ambitions. That was thirty years ago. Thirty years, thirty 15 plural noun, what does it matter? No sentence could be too 16. adjective for the 17. noun I was.
Mad Lib #4Hello 1. A person. Been a long time. Sorry I'm not there to 2. transitive verb you personally, but I didnt think it was 3. adjective considering how long I've been 4. adjective here, trapped in these 5. plural noun by two very 6. adjective little boys. Your sons, 7. A person and 8. A person . Of course they're not so little anymore, not so 9. adjective. I've thought a lot about 10. noun these last few years and what happens when it gets 11 adjective.
Worried about 12 A location ? I have it. Worried about friends, relatives, 13. plural noun you can't get back? I know just how you feel. But if you want to do something about it, you're going to have to 14. Transitive verb this device, and there's just one problem. I've changed the 15. A number 16. plural noun that do that. So you're going to have to take your own class! Find the 17. Plural noun, , and don't keep me waiting forever.
1. Exclamation are you? Don't come here to 2. A place! Not yet! Oh, I have many 3. plural noun for you, my friend, as you no doubt have for me. Where should I begin?
Perhaps my story is in order. My name is 4. A famous person. I fear you've met my sons in the red and blue books on 5. a place in my 6. Room in a building. My library... it contains my books, my 7. plural noun!
My sons 8. A person and 9. A person. We had many journeys together. I gave them free reign to the 10. plural noun. Perhaps that was not wise. I could see the 11 noun growing in them. I had not told them about the red and blue 12. plural noun. Their imaginations went wild. They dreamed of riches and 13. plural noun. Of course, they did not know the books were 14. plural noun. They begged me for access to those books, and I, of course, denied them.
They devised a plan -- an 15. adjective plan. I had no idea to what extent their greed had progressed! They used their own 16. noun to lure me here. Of course I could return to Myst, except that they removed a(n) 17. adjective 18. noun from my Myst linking book. I cannot 19. intransitive verb without it.
You, my friend, can bring that (18) to me.
Sample Mad Libwords provided by Zardoz, Yohshee, Renae, Cuyahoga.
Thank Sean Connery you've returned! I need your laundry detergent. There's a great deal of history you should know. I'm afraid that I must continue my chortling. Here. (He hands you a medium-sized monkey) Most of what you'll need to know is in there. Keep it flummoxed. For reasons you'll discover, I can't send you to a God-forsaken corner of the Juneau, Alaska commercial district with a way out, but I can give you this. It appears to be a Linking Hairball back here to The Shire, but it's actually a small blue ottoman. You'll need it, I'm afraid, to capture The Queen Mother. Once you've found The Great Enchanter Tim, signal me, and I'll come with a sordid, small furry creature from Alpha Centauri to bring us back. There's also a chance, if this all goes well, that I might be able to get you back to Pooh Corner.