Snow White and Rose Red Mad Libs

“Ah, look,” you say, “another game.”

And you’re absolutely right. Yesterday, I had fun putting together a little Snow White and Rose Red Fairytale Tag for you all (because who doesn’t LOVE a good tag promoting a little-known fairytale???), and TODAY we’re going to be diving into one of my all-time favorite games: the Mad Lib.

I had originally thought that I would be posting a bunch of dry, informative posts here all week to talk about my newest book, The Bear of Rosethorn Ring. However, I was overwhelmed by the number of sweet bloggers who responded to my pleas for a blog tour, and so many of them asked for a guest post. I feared I wouldn’t have enough topics and posts to cover them all, but many of them had great ideas of their own, and (though it took a while to type everything up) it was a cinch to put together so many guest posts on topics I KNEW people wanted to read about.

And then, since all those amazing bloggers had taken care of all those posts, I decided: “Let’s have fun here at A Synesthete Writer this week. We’re just going to party.” We started the party off with a GIVEAWAY, and now we’re into party game #2.

Rules

  1. Below is a snippet from Snow White and Rose Red with a good number of words taken out. YOUR job is to supply those missing words.
  2. Each missing word is in its own labeled category (Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc.), and you may write in any category-appropriate word you wish. (i.e. Noun = laundry basket; Animal = armadillo; Person = Samuel Jackson; Adverb = eagerly)
  3. Once your list of missing words is filled out, pop those words into the numbered blanks provided in the story.
  4. Paste the whole story in a comment for everyone to enjoy!

The Word List

  1. Noun
  2. Adjective
  3. Verb Ending in -ING
  4. Adjective
  5. Color
  6. Number
  7. Animal
  8. Adjective
  9. Verb
  10. Adjective
  11. Term of Endearment
  12. Noun
  13. Adjective
  14. Adverb
  15. Plural Noun
  16. Adjective
  17. Liquid
  18. Exclamation
  19. Adjective
  20. Adverb
  21. Famous Person
  22. Term of Endearment
  23. Adverb
  24. Emotion
  25. Sharp Object
  26. Plural Noun
  27. Noun
  28. Adjective
  29. Body Part
  30. Common Phrase
Image is not mine; this gorgeousness was painted by Richard Doyle.

The Mad Lib Story

One afternoon, Mother sent Snow White and Rose Red into the forest to fetch some (1. NOUN). There they found a/an (2. ADJECTIVE) tree which lay felled on the ground, and close by the trunk something was (3. VERB ENDING IN -ING) backwards and forwards in the grass, but they could not make out what it was.

When they came nearer, they saw a/an (4. ADJECTIVE) dwarf with an old, withered face. He had a/an (5. COLOR) beard that was nearly (6. NUMBER) yards long. The end of the beard was caught in a crevice of the tree, and the dwarf was jumping about like a/an (7. ANIMAL) tied to a rope, and did not know what to do.

He glared at the girls with his (8. ADJECTIVE) eyes and cried: “Why do you stand there? Can you not come here and (9. VERB) me?”

“What are you up to, (10. ADJECTIVE) man?” asked Rose Red.

“You stupid, prying (11. TERM OF ENDERMENT)!” answered the dwarf. “I was going to split the tree to get a little (12. NOUN) for cooking. We dwarves need but (13. ADJECTIVE) food; however, it gets burned (14. ADVERB) when we use those thick logs. We don’t devour such large portions as you greedy (15. PLURAL NOUN). I had just driven the wedge safely in, and everything was going well; but the cursed wedge was too (16. ADJECTIVE) and suddenly sprang out, and the tree closed so quickly that I could not pull out my beautiful beard; so now it is stuck and I cannot get away, and the silly, (17. LIQUID)-faced things laugh! 18. EXCLAMATION)! how (19. ADJECTIVE) you are!”

The girls tried very hard, but they could not pull the beard out, it was caught too (20. ADVERB).

“I will run and fetch (21. FAMOUS PERSON),” said Rose Red.

“You senseless (22. TERM OF ENDEARMENT)!” snarled the dwarf. “Why should you fetch him/her? You are already two too many for me; can you not think of something (23. ADVERB)?”

“Don’t be (24. EMOTION),” said Snow White. “I will help you.” And she pulled her (25. SHARP OBJECT) out of her pocket, and cut off the end of the beard.

As soon as the dwarf felt himself free, he grabbed a sack filled with (26. PLURAL NOUN) that was lying between the roots of the tree. He lifted it up, grumbling to himself: “Uncouth slobs, to cut off a (27. NOUN) of my (28. ADJECTIVE) beard. Bad luck to you!’ and then he swung the bag upon his (29. BODY PART), and went off without even once looking at the girls or saying, “(30. COMMON PHRASE).”

~*~

How did your adventure go? I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s versions of the story!

Snag your own copy of The Bear of Rosethorn Ring today to read *my* version of Snow White and Rose Red rescuing the dwarf. It wasn’t exactly mad lib style, but I still had a lot of fun writing it!

Don’t forget to check out the other fun posts today!

April 7th Blog Tour Stops

(I will update the links to direct posts once things start going live.)

God bless!

EDBP: Announcing Answers and Awards



Well, here we are at the end of the EDBP. I’ve posted all my games and all my film reviews, so now the time has come to wrap everything up. Below I’ve posted all the answers to the games (just click on the game title if you want to see the original game post), as well as the Epic Disney Champion. I had so much fun with this party and I really hope you did, too! I’m sorry to see it ending! 

Unfortunately, I received no entries for the Disney Photo and Quote Contest, so I cannot post any results for that. However, I had many people participate in the other games!


1. Elegance and a Monster
Beauty and the Beast

2. Quite Beloved of My Soul
So Dear to My Heart

3. Bird Cowl
Robin Hood

4. A Blade in a Rock
The Sword in the Stone

5. Aged Bellower
Old Yeller

6. Tale of a Child’s Plaything
Toy Story

7. Missile
Bolt

8. Knotted
Tangled

9. An Excellent Rodent Investigator
The Great Mouse Detective

10. The Unbelievables
The Incredibles

11. In Inquiry of the Outcasts
In Search of the Castaways

12. Rise
Up

13. An Affectionate Vehicle
The Love Bug

14. Slumbering Attraction
Sleeping Beauty

15. Entranced
Enchanted

16. The Fruit Dessert Group
The Apple Dumpling Gang

17. Beasts, United
Monsters, Inc.

18. Come After Me, Boys!
Follow Me, Boys!

19. Reappearance in No Area
Return to Neverland

20. Countrywide Valuables
National Treasure

(For space reasons, I’m only including a small snippet of the song from Wednesday’s game; to see the full snippet that I shared in the game, click here)

1. “I’ve been bit on my finger! It could have been my leg!”
What’s Wrong With That?, The Happiest Millionaire

2. “He sits alone on a giant throne, pretendin’ he’s the king.”
The Phony King of England, Robin Hood

3. “We’ll keep singing without fail, otherwise we’d spoil it.”
Happy Working Song, Enchanted

4. “She’s _ _ _ _, from her prissy pink nose, to her custard complexion…”
The Pink of Perfection, Summer Magic

5. “Who invented music? We’d like to shake his hand.”
Ten Feet Off the Ground, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

6. “If you want this choice position, have a cherry disposition.”
The Perfect Nanny, Mary Poppins

7. “Sergeant Riley said there’s a fight to win.”
Follow Me, Boys!, Follow Me, Boys!

8. “Drip, drip, drop when the sky is cloudy.”
Little April Shower, Bambi

9. “I’ve a girl back home who’s unlike any other.”
A Girl Worth Fighting For, Mulan

10. “Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee do tee day.”
Following the Leader, Peter Pan

11. “Life is so unnerving for a servant who’s not serving.”
Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast

12. “I’ve got scars and lumps and bruises, plus something here that oozes.”
 I’ve Got a Dream, Tangled

13. “When there’s a complication, _ _!”
Enjoy It!, In Search of the Castaways

14. “Because I was afraid to speak when I was just a lad…”
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Mary Poppins

15. “I’m never gonna catch my breath. Say goodbye to those who knew me!”
I’ll Make a Man Out of You, Mulan

16. “Yeah, if it’s weird, I say let’s go and find it!”
Something Better, Muppet Treasure Island

17. “Don’t rock the boat! Give him your vote!”
Let’s Put It Over With Grover, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

18. “R-E-S-C-U-E. _ _ _. Heads held high, touch the sky.”
Rescue Aid Society, The Rescuers

19. “She glanced this way, I though I saw.”
Something There, Beauty and the Beast

20. “A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest…”
A Spoonful of Sugar, Mary Poppins

21. “I know you, I walked with you _ _ _ _.”
Once Upon a Dream, Sleeping Beauty

22. “If I went to Paris for the rest of me days, and ate bread and cheese in sidewalk cafes…”
I’ll Always Be Irish, The Happiest Millionaire

23. “I feel it there beyond those trees or right behind these waterfalls.”
Just Around the Riverbend, Pocahontas

24. “I was born to cheat and lie, I’m a mean, rotten guy.”
Petey’s King of France, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers

25. “Sloppy, under dressed, immature, clumsy. Please, they’ll eat you up alive!”
Mother Knows Best, Tangled

1. 101 Dalmatians
2. Mary Poppins


3. Monsters, Inc


4. National Treasure


5. Pocahontas


6. Ratatouille


7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


8. Swiss Family Robinson


9. The Fox and the Hound


10. The Love Bug


11. Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers


12. Beauty and the Beast


13. Bolt


14. Dumbo


15. The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band


16. Lady and the Tramp


17. Meet the Robinsons


18. Mulan


19. Peter Pan


20. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie


21. Bambi


22. So Dear to My Heart


23. The Apple Dumpling Gang


24. The Incredibles


25. The Sword in the Stone


26. Toy Story 3

27. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


28. Cars


29. Eloise at the Plaza


30. Finding Nemo



1. Grandpa Bower, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band

2. Arliss, Savage Sam

3. Gonzo, Muppet Treasure Island

4. Mushu, Mulan

5. Peter Pevensie, Prince Caspian

6. Mrs. Potato Head, Toy Story 2

7. Riley Poole, National Treasure

8. Trusty, The Lady and the Tramp

9. Robin Hood, Robin Hood 

10. Dash Parr, The Incredibles

11. Prince Edward, Enchanted

12. Donald Duck, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers

13. Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland

14. Winnie the Pooh, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie

15. Thumper, Bambi 

16. Peter Carey, Summer Magic

17. Lucy Pevensie, The Lion, the Witch, and the the Wardrobe

18. Francis, Swiss Family Robinson

19. T-Rex, Meet the Robinsons

20. Prince Philip, Sleeping Beauty

21. Dug, Up

22. Mater, Cars

23. Mr. Biddle, The Happiest Millionaire

24. Tennessee, The Love Bug

25. Flynn Rider, Tangled


And of course, the epic ending moment where I announce the Epic Disney Champion (you can review the point info here). This award goes to the person who collected the most points throughout the week by participating in games, filling out tag questions, and leaving lovely comments on my film reviews. Here are the top scorers:

Beth Grace – 151 points
Miss Laurie – 107 points
Jessa Bri – 88 points
Kendra E. Ardenk – 77 points
Miss Dashwood – 50 points

Beth Grace is Lianne Taimenlore’s EDBP Epic Disney Champion! Congratulations, Beth! Here’s your winning button:



If anyone wishes to know what their final EDBP score was, just drop me a comment and I can let you know! Thanks to all who participated in the games and the tag questions and leaving comments on my film reviews! I really enjoyed hosting this EDBP!

Until next time,

EDBP: Game – Who Said That?


This is a relatively simple game. I list the quote, and you tell me who said it and what movie it’s from. Easy, right? And fun, I hope. I’m having too much fun myself making these games up! 🙂


These quotes are all taken from the Disney movies on Sunday’s list, and as usual, I will post the answers on Saturday! The total number of points possible is 50, one point given for each correctly guessed speaker and movie. Guess as many time as you like, and good luck! 

Sample: Quote – “Clearly you’ve never been to Singapore.” Answer – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

1. “Why do you always have to ruin a good story by asking, Really Grandpa?”

2. “Bacon and mush.”

3. “I’m not Jimmie Jim Jimmie Jim Jim Jim Jim. He‘s Jimmie Jim Jimmie Jim Jim Jim Jim.”

4. “I’m travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright.”

5. “That’s the trouble with girls. Can’t carry a map in their heads.”

6. “I’m packing you an extra pair of shoes, and your angry eyes, just in case.”

7. “Well, I’m no expert but… it could be that the hydrothermic properties of this region produce hurricaneforce ice storms that cause the ocean to freeze and then melt and then refreeze, resulting in a semisolid migrating land mass that would land a ship right around here.”

8. “Well, as Ol’ Reliable used to say… he’d say, uh… He’d say, uh… er… Doggone. You know, I clean forgot what it was he used to say!”

9. “Rob? Tsk tsk tsk. That’s a naughty word. We never rob. We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it.”

10. “That was the best vacation ever! *sigh* I love our family!”

11. “I seek a beautiful girl. My life partner, my one coquette, the answer to my love’s duet.”

12. “Pete is gonna kidnap {name removed}, so he can become king, and he’s really a bad guy, and he has a secret lair and it’s really dark and scary. So the point is, he’s gonna kill us if we get in his way, so we should run now as far away as we can!”

13. “Oh, yes, mustard! That’ll do… Mustard? Don’t let’s be silly. Now lemon, that’s different…”

14. “This is one of my favorite once upon a times, although I’m not quite sure which time it was once upon.”

15. “Eating greens is a special treat, it makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat. (quietly) I made that last part up myself.” 

16. “Well, with this piano, you don’t need any hands! You use your feet to make the keys go up and down. And guess what! I played! I played with this leg, and nobody showed me how.” 

17. “I’m not a dwarf! I’m a girl. And actually, I’m tallest in my class.”

18. “You don’t have to worry anymore. I got my tiger!”

19. “I have a big head and little arms. I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through.”

20. “Now, father, you’re living in the past. This is the 14th century!”

21. “Hey, I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, I forgot to store acorns for the winter and now I am dead. Ha! It is funny because the squirrel gets dead.”

22. “If anyone asks, we were out smashing mailboxes!”

23. “It’s that waltzing business that I don’t like. That’s for old folks!”

24. “Contrariwise, the traffic light down the street hates my guts. I don’t know why, but in the last six months, I haven’t caught anything but a stop signal. And it makes me wait SIX SECONDS LONGER than anybody else; I timed it!”

25. “You smell that? Take a deep breath through the nose. Really let that seep in. What are you getting? Because to me, that’s part man-smell, and the other part is really bad man-smell. I don’t know why, but overall it just smells like the color brown. Your thoughts?”







EDBP: Game – Pieces of Pictures


Welcome to Thursday’s game: Pieces of Pictures! Which movie is this picture from? The total points for this game is 30, 1 point per correctly guessed picture piece. Another chance for you to boost your point total for the Epic Disney Champion

Now, I do have to put this warning in: some characters appear in more than one movie, so I must ask when you write down the movie, please be specific. For example, if the picture is from Toy Story 2, and you write only Toy Story, I cannot count that as correct. Hopefully, though, I’ve left enough of the whole picture in so that you will be able to guess without having the problems of misunderstanding sequels and whatnot. And again, these pictures are all taken from movies that appear on Sunday’s list.

Ready?

Sample:
Answer: The Happiest Millionaire (see above poster for original picture)

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Wishing you good luck and hoping you enjoy this game,

EDBP: Game – What Song Is That?


Here’s Wednesday’s game! Guess that song! This game is worth 50 points, one point for correctly guessing the song and another point for correctly guessing the movie from which the song comes. The “_” symbol only means that the title of the song appeared in the lyrics and I took it out, for obvious reasons. 😉

Have fun and guess as many time as you’d like! Good luck! This game’s a little tougher than yesterday’s! 

Oh, and if you haven’t yet heard about the Epic Disney Champion or want to know how you can gain points to win this title, check out this post

Ready?

Sample: Question – “Archie Baxter came here twice. First time out he acted nice. Romance was in the air, oh, they made a lovely pair. Beautiful!” ; Answer – Watch Your Footwork, The Happiest Millionaire

1. “I’ve been bit on my finger! It could have been my leg! It could have been my head, I might have died! When a good honest husband has been bit it’s only right that his family should come rushing to his side!”

2. “He sits alone on a giant throne, pretendin’ he’s the king. A little tyke who’s rather like a puppet on a string, and he throws an angry tantrum if he cannot have his way. And then he calls for Mum while he’s suckin’ his thumb. You see, he doesn’t want to play.”

3. “We’ll keep singing without fail, otherwise we’d spoil it. Hosing down the garbage pail and scrubbing up the toilet! Ooh!”

4. “She’s _ _ _ _ from her prissy pink nose, to her custard complexion and eleven pink toes. With a chin like a prune, she’s a dainty baboon. And she thinks she’s _ _ _ _ .”

5. “Who invented music? We’d like to shake his hand, for music casts a spell on us that we can’t understand. Must be some magician, designed the magic plan. He changed his wand to a baton, and that’s when it all began.”

6. “If you want this choice position, have a cherry disposition. Rosy cheeks, no warts. Play games, all sorts. You must be kind, you must be witty, very sweet and fairly pretty.”

7. “Sergeant Riley said there’s a fight to win. _ _ _, _, _ _ _. And it won’t get done ’til we all pitch in. Lift your chin with a grin, and _ _ _.”

8. “Drip, drip, drop when the sky is cloudy. Your pretty music will brighten the day. Drip, drip, drop when the sky is cloudy. You come along with a song right away.”

9. “I’ve a girl back home who’s unlike any other. Yeah, the only girl who’d love him is his mother.”

10. “Tee dum, tee dee, a teedle ee do tee day. We’re out for fun and this is the game we play. Come on, join in and sing your troubles away, with a teedle ee dum a teedle do tee day.”

11. “Life is so unnerving for a servant who’s not serving. He’s not whole without a soul to wait upon. Ah, those good old days when we were useful… suddenly, those good old days are gone. Ten years we’ve been rusting, needing so much more than dusting, needing exercise, a chance to use our skills! Most days we just lay around the castle, flabby, fat and lazy. You walked in and oops-a-daisy!”

12. “I’ve got scars and lumps and bruises, plus something here that oozes. And let’s not even mention my complexion. But despite my extra toes, and my goiter, and my nose, I’d really like to make a love connection!”

13. “If there’s a complication, _ _ ! You’ve got imagination, employ it! And you’ll see roses in the snow, joie de vivre will make them grow. Voila, that’s life, _ _!”

14. “Because I was afraid to speak when I was just a lad, my father gave my nose a tweak and told me I was bad. But then one day, I leaned a word that saved my achin’ nose. The biggest word you’ve ever heard, and this is how it goes!”

15. “I’m never gonna catch my breath. Say goodbye to those who knew me. Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym! Man, this guy’s got ’em scared to death! Hope he doesn’t see right through me! Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!”

16. “Yeah, if it’s weird, I say, let’s go and find it! Haha ha ha! The crazier, the better is what I say! To tell the truth, I really wouldn’t mind it. Mind what? If we found some place with ten square meals a day!”

17. “_ _ _ _ _ _! Don’t rock the boat! Give him your vote! Let’s keep our country in clover! It’s up to you; he’ll follow through. He made the White House shine like a lighthouse, over our thirty eight states. Eighteen eighty nine is the time to fall in line, behind one of destiny’s greatest statesmen!”

18. “RESCUE, _ _ _. Heads held high, touch the sky. You mean everything to me.”

19. “She glanced this way, I thought I saw. And when we touched, she didn’t shudder at my paw. No, it can’t be, I’ll just ignore. But then, she’s never looked at me that way before!”

20. “A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest, while gathering bits of twine and twig. Though quite intent in his pursuit, he has a merry tune to toot. He knows a song will move the job along.”

21. I know you, I walked with you _ _ _ _. I know you , the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam. Yes, I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem. But if I know you, I know what you’ll do. You’ll love me at once the way you did _ _ _.”

22. “If I went to Paris for the rest of me days, and ate bread and cheese in sidewalk cafes, lived in a garret, wore a beret, what would I be?”

23. “I feel it there beyond those trees or right behind these waterfalls. Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming? For a handsome sturdy husband who builds handsome sturdy walls and never dreams that something might be coming?”

24. “I was born to cheat and lie, I’m a mean rotten guy. When you ask me why I’m nasty, here’s my reason why: At that stork delivery, Mommy screamed, Woe is me, such a dork. Hey, Mr. Stork, behold my misery.”

25. “Sloppy, under dressed, immature, clumsy. Please, they’ll eat you up alive! Gullible, naïve, positively grubby, ditzty and a bit, well, hmm, vague. Plus, I believe, getting kinda chubby. I’m just saying ’cause I love you!”


EDBP: Game – Paraphrased Titles


Do you recall the lengthy list of movies that I gave to you all on Sunday? Well, now that list comes into play. On Lianne Taimenlore this week for the EDBP, all the games will contain movies from that list. And that list only. Got it? Okay… *rubs hands together with glee*

Each of the titles below is a paraphrased title of a Disney movie. You may guess as many times as you like in the comments below, and I will reveal the answers on Saturday! The total number of points for this game is 20, 1 point for each correctly guessed title. 

Good luck to you all!! 🙂

Sample: Paraphrased Title – A Most Blissful Rich Man; Answer – The Happiest Millionaire


1. Elegance And A Monster

2. Quite Beloved Of My Soul

3. Bird Cowl

4. A Blade in a Rock

5. Aged Bellower

6. Tale Of A Child’s Plaything

7. Missile

8. Knotted

9. An Excellent Rodent Investigator

10. The Unbelievables

11. In Inquiry Of The Outcasts

12. Rise

13. An Affectionate Vehicle

14. Slumbering Attraction

15. Entranced

16. The Fruit Dessert Group

17. Beasts, United

18. Come After Me, Young Men!

19. Reappearance In No Area

20. Countrywide Valuables