Thursday, January 5, 2012
The First Ever .. TG Caption Mad Lib!
Well, it is PROBABLY one of the first .. just in case I DID rip it off from elsewhere. I got the idea from a Jimmy Fallon routine he did during the Christmas holidays .. where he did a mad libs set to "The Night Before Christmas" .. with celebrities filling in the words he'd taken out.
Right then and there, I said .. we need to do that on my blog .. all TG style! I grabbed a caption I'd done awhile back, which was a bit hard because 99 percent of the captions I make are for a specific person. I needed to find one that was sort of universal, and wasn't entirely tailored to really specialized preferences. This one I made for Tar seemed to do the trick, especially since it uses a normal TG situation, and wasn't offensive, overly sexual, or too perverted. I wanted to keep it PG.
I thought that everyone did a good job in supplying the words I needed to make this work. Here is the original (well, my original version that I used to make changes) so you can see how the MAD LIBS changed it.
It isn't too hard to make your own mad lib .. and it will hopefully get your commenters involved. Here is how I did it.
I looked for words that could be changed without too much fuss and still be fun to read with a word substitution. Those words I capitalized (as seen in the original caption). Then I gave each word a number, and figured out WHAT sort of word would replace it (ie "plural noun" or "general location") just like the real mad libs. Throw up a blog post detailing what you want (see last post for that). Then when its time to fill in the blanks, just replace the capitalized word with the new word. You might have to jiggle the line and paragraph breaks a bit (and tweak the grammar) but that is pretty much all there is to do!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Soooooo, what do you think? Was it fun? Would you like me to run another? If people liked it, I can try to do one every month or so,