the Little Red Reviewer

teaser meets Mad Libs

Posted on: April 8, 2011

Time for some Friday fun, don’t you think?

I’ve removed most of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives from a short paragraph. Said paragraph happens to be the summary blurb of the next book I’ll be reviewing.

You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill in the nouns, verbs, and adjectives of your choice as directed in the numbered spots below BEFORE looking  at the paragraph after the jump.

Paste the paragraph into your favorite word processor, and put in the words you chose in each numbered spot, then paste your newly created (and hopefully hilarious) paragraph into the comments. Please forgive my crappy descriptions of perfectly normal grammatical forms. I haven’t taken a real English class in, umm, about 15 years. And I’m pretty sure I got a C.

1. verb, plural
2. occupation
3. adjective
4.adjective ending in “est”
5. noun
6. verb
7. criminal act
8. adjective
9.noun
10. noun
11. verb
12. verb ending in “ing”
13. verb, plural
14. adjective
15. adjective
16. adjective
17. verb, past tense
18. noun, plural
19. noun plural
20. verb ending in “ing”

remember, no peeking!

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did you ever do Madlibs as a kid?  My Mom would often buy them for long road trips.  It beat fighting with my sister in the back seat of the car, that’s for sure.

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ready? ok, here’s the paragraph to swap the words into!

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Probationary Constable Peter Grant (1) of being a (2) in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his (3) plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the (4) threat he’ll face is a (5) cut. But Peter’s prospects (6) in the aftermath of a puzzling (7), when he gains (8) information from an (9) who happens to be a (10). Peter’s ability to (11) with the (12) dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who (13) crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the (14). Now, as a wave of (15) and (16) murders engulfs the city, Peter is (17) into a world where (18) and goddesses mingle with (19) and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a (20) tide of magic.

1 Response to "teaser meets Mad Libs"

OK, no one is jumping on this one, so I’m performing the ultimate blogger faux pas – being the first (only?) person to comment on a post you wrote. a little like “liking” your own status updates on FB, no?

This will either be gutbustingly hilarious, or horribly stupid.

Probationary Constable Peter Grant unlocks of being a fisherman in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his sunny plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the saddest threat he’ll face is a fountain pen cut. But Peter’s prospects jump in the aftermath of a puzzling theft, when he gains silly information from an voltmeter who happens to be a chair. Peter’s ability to vomit with the shopping dead dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who purchases crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the expensive. Now, as a wave of tall and stupid murders engulfs the city, Peter is released into a world where doors and goddesses mingle with pickles and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a screaming tide of magic.

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