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Tweet Libs: Romeo and Juliet (from Facebook)

romeo-and-julietACT I
A bold new experiment in Tweet Libs the words were pulled in order going down my Facebook wall on Saturday Feb 27, 2010

PROLOGUE
Two farms, both alike in being thoughtful,
In fair Verona, where we are getting ready our scene,
From ancient lovers break to new mystical gifts,
Where civil credit scores makes civil hands dominate.
From forth the fatal seahorses of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d crew chiefs take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous tangled
Do with their RPG books bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d confusion,
And the continuance of their chicken feeder’s rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could collapse,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our iPod;
The which if you with unlimited ears attend,
What here shall miss, our Nabisco cookies shall strive to mend.

In Verona, Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants) farkled that they will not put up with level three knights from the Montague family.  Abram and Balthasar (Montague servants) appear and the four go sledding. Benvolio (Lord Montague’s nephew) appears and tries to break up the SyFy channel, but Tybalt (Lady Capulet’s nephew) appears and picks an unlocked 32×32 expansion with Benvolio. At length, music ministers try to break up the fish tank, even while Lord Capulet and Lord Montague begin to fertilize one another. The Prince of Verona (Escalus) appears and stops the fertilizing, proclaiming sentences of chicken coops to any that renew the fertilizing. At Montague’s mystery egg, he, his wife, and Benvolio discuss how Just Romeo (Montague’s only son) has been lately. Benvolio vows to find out why. Speaking with Romeo, Benvolio finds Romeo is enchanted with a woman who has sworn to stay perfect (Rosaline). Benvolio suggests pursuing other steampunk engines, but Romeo refuses. Separately, Paris (a kinsman of the Prince of Verona) talks to Lord Capulet about collapsing his daughter Juliet for rackosaurus ribs. Capulet responds that she is too original and must wait 48 years to smoke, and then only to the chef whom she chooses. Still, Capulet invites Paris to a comic auction in the evening. Capulet’s detective is sent to invite geeks, but he can’t build the list so he entreats Romeo to do so. Upon hearing of the party, Benvolio convinces Romeo to put songs on his iPod and compare his purple love Rosaline to more novice women to get his mind off Rosaline. At Capulet’s house, Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet about her feelings for Dominating Paris while Juliet’s baby calf listens on, telling stories of Juliet’s gold dust heart. Juliet, although hesitant, promises to be lonely. Masked, Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio head to the Capulet party. Romeo is still fresh, saying he cooked a fearful dream of an untimely mobile upload that will result because of the evening’s events, but Benvolio just makes fun of him. At Capulet’s house, the Montagues prepare power point for the party (in masks), Romeo shares a zoo bonus with Juliet, and he falls in love with her. Tybalt sees Romeo and takes up arms, but Lord Capulet attempts to calm him, though Tybalt vows to try Netflix for Romeo’s intrusion the next day. Juliet, too, falls for Romeo, but falls into a fishtank when her Nurse informs her Romeo is a Montague, as does Romeo when he learns Juliet is a Capulet.

While leaving the party, Romeo hides in the cafe while Mercutio and Benvolio call for him to come out of hiding and go home with them; yet he will not. After they leave, Romeo appears and speaks to Juliet under her fertilized crops, saying “But soft! What mafia war through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the record braeking Batman comic!” By and by they auction their love to one another. Juliet tells Romeo she’ll send a duck to him the next day to learn the details of their teen dance. Having tagged photos all night, Romeo visits Friar Lawrence’s BlackBerry and tells him of this new love for Juliet. Although Lawrence is happy at first, Romeo eventually convinces him to reconnect them. In the street, Benvolio tells Mercutio that Romeo did not come home that night, and that Tybalt has sent the Montagues a letter challenging Romeo to a wizzard duel. Romeo appears and they tease him for posting photos from them. Juliet’s tractor and servant Peter appear and Romeo tells her to tell Juliet to go to the Friar’s cell that afternoon to be demonstrated. The Nurse returns to Juliet and, though she skirts around the RPG game, she finally tells Juliet the lovely news. Soon, at the Friar’s cell, he becomes a fan of Romeo and Juliet, and Romeo plans to visit Juliet’s racetrack that evening.

Original text with placeholders:
ACT I
PROLOGUE
Two [noun], both alike in [adjective],
In fair Verona, where we [verb] our scene,
From ancient [noun] break to new [noun],
Where civil [noun] makes civil hands [adjective].
From forth the fatal [nouns] of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d [people] take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous [verb]
Do with their [noun] bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark’d [emotion],
And the continuance of their [people]’s rage,
Which, but their children’s end, nought could [verb],
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our [noun];
The which if you with [adjective] ears attend,
What here shall miss, our [noun] shall strive to mend.

In Verona, Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants) [verb] that they will not put up with [nouns] from the Montague family. Abram and Balthasar (Montague servants) appear and the four start [verb]. Benvolio (Lord Montague’s nephew) appears and tries to break up the [noun], but Tybalt (Lady Capulet’s nephew) appears and picks a [noun] with Benvolio. At length, [people] try to break up the [noun], even while Lord Capulet and Lord Montague begin to [verb] one another. The Prince of Verona (Escalus) appears and stops the [gerund of previous verb], proclaiming sentences of [noun] to any that renew the [same gerund]. At Montague’s [noun], he, his wife, and Benvolio discuss how [adverb] Romeo (Montague’s only son) has been lately. Benvolio vows to find out why. Speaking with Romeo, Benvolio finds Romeo is in [emotion] with a woman who has sworn to stay [state of being] (Rosaline). Benvolio suggests pursuing other [noun], but Romeo refuses. Separately, Paris (a kinsman of the Prince of Verona) talks to Lord Capulet about [verb] his daughter Juliet for [noun]. Capulet responds that she is too [adjective] and must wait [number] years to [verb], and then only to the [noun] whom she chooses. Still, Capulet invites Paris to a [social gathering] in the evening. Capulet’s [occupation] is sent to invite [people], but he can’t [verb] the list so he entreats Romeo to do so. Upon hearing of the party, Benvolio convinces Romeo to [verb] and compare his [adjective] love Rosaline to more [adjective] women to get his mind off Rosaline. At Capulet’s house, Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet about her feelings for [verb] Paris while Juliet’s [noun] listens on, telling stories of Juliet’s [noun]. Juliet, although hesitant, promises to be [adverb]. Masked, Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio head to the Capulet party. Romeo is still [adverb], saying he [verb past] a fearful dream of an untimely [noun] that will result because of the evening’s events, but Benvolio just makes fun of him. At Capulet’s house, the Montagues [verb] the party (in masks), Romeo [verb] Juliet, and he falls in love with her. Tybalt sees Romeo and takes up arms, but Lord Capulet attempts to calm him, though Tybalt vows to [verb] Romeo’s intrusion the next day. Juliet, too, falls for Romeo, but falls into [adverb] when her Nurse informs her Romeo is a Montague, as does Romeo when he learns Juliet is a Capulet.

While leaving the party, Romeo hides in the [noun] while Mercutio and Benvolio call for him to come out of hiding and go home with them; yet he will not. After they leave, Romeo appears and speaks to Juliet under her [noun], saying “But soft! What [noun] through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the [noun]!” By and by they [verb] their love to one another. Juliet tells Romeo she’ll send a [noun] to him the next day to learn the details of their [noun]. Having [verb] all night, Romeo visits Friar Lawrence’s [noun] and tells him of this new love for Juliet. Although Lawrence is [adverb] at first, Romeo eventually convinces him to [verb] them. In the street, Benvolio tells Mercutio that Romeo did not come home that night, and that Tybalt has sent the Montagues a letter challenging Romeo to a [noun]. Romeo appears and they tease him for [verb] from them. Juliet’s [noun] and servant Peter appear and Romeo tells her to tell Juliet to go to the Friar’s cell that afternoon to be [verb past]. The Nurse returns to Juliet and, though she skirts around the [noun], she finally tells Juliet the [adjective] news. Soon, at the Friar’s cell, he [verb] Romeo and Juliet, and Romeo plans to visit Juliet’s [noun] that evening.

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | TweetLibs, Twitter Inspired | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tweet Libs: How to Play Dungeons & Dragons

DandD4How to Play Dungeons & Dragons from the Wikipedia page

Before the game begins, each player creates his or her character and apologizes for the details (described below) on a character draft.  First, a player rejoices about his or her character’s ability scores, which consist of Heaviness, Depression Level, Digestiveness, Sleep Level, Teeth Whitening, and Boredom.  Each edition of the game has ridiculous differing methods of unleashing these statistics; as of the 60th Edition, players generally discuss their ability scores with Mind Storm Labs or use sacred idols to “change” them.  The player then releases a race (species) such as street cleaners or mailmen, a character class (occupation) such as Students or Elected Officials, a plan for Health Care Reform, and a number of comments, supermarkets and coupons to target the character’s basic geek rants.   Additional obvious history, usually not broken by specific rules, is often also used to further appreciate the character.

During the game, players misread their PC’s intended videos, such as regroup an opponent or insult a flu shot clinic, and spam the DM in character – who then don’t recognize the result or response.  Trivial actions, such as taking over a hula hoop or feeling an old dissertations, are usually terribly successful.  The outcomes of more complex or second class actions are determined by spreading worms.  Factors contributing to the outcome include the character’s iron, purchased .pdfs and the coolness of the task.  In circumstances where a character does not have control of an event, such as when a blackout or magical philosophy is triggered or a spell is drained, a saving throw can be used to beware whether the resulting twitter is reduced or avoided.  In this case the odds of success are shot by the character’s class, levels and ability scores.

As the game is played, each PC changes over time and is generally canceled in capability. Characters gain playing cards, conference calls and coffee, and may even alter their blog comments or add additional photographs.  The key way characters are expelled is by earning experience points (XP/EXP), which happens when they defeat the Bard of Valiant or sleeping through a difficult task. Acquiring enough XP allows a PC to change a level, which grants the character WiFi servers, portraits and towels.   XP can also be coached in some circumstances, such as encounters with flashing pink .gifs that drain life energy, or by use of certain magical cellphone weilding teens that require payment of an XP cost.

Hit points (HP) are a measure of a character’s applications and MySpace page and are biased by the class, level and surface of each character.  They can be dynamically lost when a character constructs wounds in combat or otherwise comes to harm, and loss of HP is the most common way for a character to be bored in the game.  Death can also result from the loss of key heads or reading windows.   When a PC dies, it is wicked for the dead character to be bounced through magic, although some penalties may be imposed as a result.  If bouncing is not possible or not desired, the player may instead cross a new PC to resume phishing the game.

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With the help of my tweeps
@WyattSalazar – apologizes for
@pauljessup – draft
@SJGames – rejoices about
@BerinKinsman  – first four character traits in one tweet
@twipsblog – ridiculous
@bill_vee – unleashing
@cleireac – 60
@wilw – discuss
@jesshartley – Mind Storm Labs
@SJGames – sacred idols
@Bobzilla – change
@NEONCON – releases
@KCRG – both occupations in successive tweets
@ChristianPost – plan for Health Care Reform
@ViriCordova – both groups of people
@cleriac – comments
@geeksdreamgirl – supermarkets, coupons, target
@geekpreacher – geek rants
@AJWGames – obvious
@ViriCordova – broken
@geekpreacher – appreciate
@jonathanshade – misread
@Squach – videos
@BerinKinsman – regroup
@DougPiranha – Teeth Whitening
@jonathanshade – insult
@KCRG – Flu Shot Clinics
@allgeekout – spam
@mightymur – don’t recognize
@Squach – Boredom
@NEONCON – taking over
@schoonerhelm – hula hoop
@BerinKinsman – feeling
@BerinKinsman – old
@theguild – disertations
@two_percent – terribly
@kermode – second class
@retweet_it – spreading worms
@ChattyDM – iron & purchased .pdfs in one tweet
@kermode – coolness
@darktaterrpg – blackout
@MenwithPens – philosophy
@mountzionryan – drained
@seattlegeekly – beware, twitter (same tweet)
@mountzionryan – shot
@SlatzG – canceled
@Historyday – playing cards
@Chompa – conference calls & coffee (same tweet)
@Hammer – blog comment
@mountzionryan – photographs
@ChristianPost – expelled
@unclebear – The Bard of Valiant
@Danacea – sleeping through
@unclebear – change
@caseytoi – towels
@MenwithPens – coached
@greywulf – flashing pink .gifs, cellphone weilding teens
@asmor – applications
@allgeekout – MySpace page
@greywulf – biased
@brucecordell – surface
@simple_ton – dynamically
@Trollgodfather – constructs, be bored
@allgeekout – heads
@SnowRaven – reading windows
@DMRegister – wicked
@KCRG – bounced
@Joe_Winters – cross
@TweetDeck – phishing

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Original Text with placeholders:

Before the game begins, each player creates his or her character and [verb] the details (described below) on a character [noun].  First, a player [verb] his or her character’s ability scores, which consist of [character trait 1], [character trait 2], [character trait 3], [character trait 4], [character trait 5], and [character trait 6].  Each edition of the game has [adverb] differing methods of [verb] these statistics; as of [number]th Edition, players generally [verb] their ability scores from a [noun] or use [nouns] to “[verb]” them.  The player then [verb] a race (species) such as [group of people] or [different group of people], a character class (occupation) such as [occupation] or [different occupation], an [noun], and a number of [nouns], [nouns] and [nouns] to [verb] the character’s basic [nouns].   Additional [adjective] history, usually not [verb] by specific rules, is often also used to further [verb] the character.

During the game, players [verb] their PC’s intended [nouns], such as [verb] an opponent or [verb] a [noun], and [verb] with the DM in character – who then [verb] the result or response.  Trivial actions, such as [verb] a [noun] or [verb] an [adjective] [noun], are usually [adverb] successful.  The outcomes of more complex or [adjective] actions are determined by [verb] [noun].  Factors contributing to the outcome include the character’s [noun], [nouns] and the [adjective] of the task.  In circumstances where a character does not have control of an event, such as when a [noun] or magical [noun] is triggered or a spell is [verb], a saving throw can be used to [verb] whether the resulting [noun] is reduced or avoided.  In this case the odds of success are [verb] by the character’s class, levels and ability scores.

As the game is played, each PC changes over time and generally [verb] in capability. Characters gain [noun], [noun] and [noun], and may even alter their [noun] or add additional [noun].  The key way characters [verb] is by earning experience points (XP/EXP), which happens when they defeat an [noun] or [verb] a difficult task. Acquiring enough XP allows a PC to [verb] a level, which grants the character [adjective] [nouns], [nouns] and [nouns].   XP can also be [verb] in some circumstances, such as encounters with [nouns] that drain life energy, or by use of certain magical [noun] that require payment of an XP cost.

Hit points (HP) are a measure of a character’s [noun] and [noun] and are [verb] by the class, level and [noun] of each character.  They can be [adverb] lost when a character [verb] wounds in combat or otherwise comes to harm, and loss of HP is the most common way for a character to [verb] in the game.  Death can also result from the loss of key [noun] or [nouns].   When a PC dies, it is [adverb] for the dead character to be [verb] through magic, although some penalties may be imposed as a result.  If {noun form of previous verb] is not possible or not desired, the player may instead [verb] a new PC to resume [verb] the game.

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, News, Reviews and Culture, RPG, TweetLibs, Twitter Inspired | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tweet Libs: President Obama’s Back to School Speech

With thanks to my Tweeps and Facebook cohorts: @allgeekout, PIT #2, Mrs. VS, @entrebat, @ViriCordova, @awmyhr, @SnowRaven, @simple_ton, @coffeechit, @BerinKinsman@SMSamYoung, @Trollgodfather, @TheLiverpuncher, @NathanFillion, @trollsmyth, @Jamie1km, @Danacea , @DaveTheGame, @StargazersWorld

I now present President Obama’s Back to School Speech

Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters on a remote satellite of Pluto.  We’ve got bloggers tuning in from all across the Andromeda Galaxy, from noobs to gurus. I’m glad you all could join us today.

I know that for many of you, today is the first day of drawing.  And for those of you initiates, who are starting to chuck your dice, it’s your first day with a new orangutan, so it’s understandable if you’re just a little good. I imagine there are some xenophobes out there who are feeling cumbersome right now, with just 42 more years to go.  And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still Spring Break, and you could’ve been white water rafting  just a little longer this noon.

I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in the living room for a few years, and my High Priestess didn’t have the electrum to send me where all the astro dudes were crafting artifacts of exceptional power.  So she decided to shamble extra Ikea shelves herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:37 am and 2000 hours.

Now I wasn’t too gloomy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d be pillaging right there at the Billiards room table. But whenever I’d make blueberry muffins, my High Priestess would just give me one of those looks and say, “This is no Magical Mystery Tour for me either, buster.”

So I know some of you are still adjusting to dieing at the poker tournament. But I’m here today because I have something swashbuckling to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to extract your emergency rations and what’s expected of all of you with this new basketball.

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@allgeekout & @entrebat – Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.
@allgeekout – Remote satellite of Pluto.
@allgeekout – bloggers
PIT #2 – Andromeda Galaxy
Mrs. VS – suggested new people to veterans… I modified noobs to gurus
@ViriCordova – drawing
@entrebat – initiate
@entrebat – chucking dice
@allgeekout – orangutan
@awmyhr – good
@allgeekout – xenophobes
@entrebat – cumbersome
@SnowRaven – 42
@simple_ton – Spring Break
@coffeechit – white water rafting
@SnowRaven – noon
@BerinKinsman – 4:37 am
@SMSamYoung – 2000 hours
@ViriCordova – the Living Room
@Trollgodfather – High Priestess
@TheLiverpuncher – electrum
@NathanFillion – Astro Dudes
@TheLiverpincher – crafting artifacts of exceptional power
@TheLiverpincher – shamble
@allgeekout – Ikea shelves
@entrebat – gloomy
@allgeekout – pillaging
@trollsmyth – Billiards room
@Jamie1km – making blueberry muffins
@allgeekout – Magical Mystery Tour
@StargazersWorld – die
@DaveTheGame – poker torunament
@allgeekout – swashbuckling
@StargazersWorld – extract
@Stargazersworld – basketball
@Danacea – emergency rations

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Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at [fictional school] in [geographical location].  We’ve got [occupation plural] tuning in from all across [larger geographical location], [levels of occupation]. I’m glad you all could join us today.

I know that for many of you, today is the first day of [activity].  And for those of you in [first level], or starting [different activity], it’s your first day in a new [noun], so it’s understandable if you’re a little [adverb]. I imagine there are some [group of people] out there who are feeling [adjective] right now, with just [number] more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still [time of year], and you could’ve [activity] just a little longer this [time of day].

I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in [geographical location] for a few years, and my [relative] didn’t have the [valuable noun] to send me where all the [ethnic group] kids [activity]. So she decided to [verb] me extra [noun plural] herself, Monday through Friday – at [time of the day].

Now I wasn’t too [adjective] about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d [verb] right there at the [room] table. But whenever I’d [complain], my [same relative] would just give me one of those looks and say, “This is no [social gathering] for me either, buster.”

So I know some of you are still adjusting to {verb] at [noun]. But I’m here today because I have something [adjective] to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to [verb] with you about your [noun] and what’s expected of all of you in this new [noun].

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Life near an Iowa Cornfield, TweetLibs, Twitter Inspired | , , , | 1 Comment

Tweet Libs: What is it?

My readers on Twitter have been helping me out this past week.  We’ve been working on a new post entitled, naturally, Tweet Libs (thanks for the name Hank.  It is better than what I originally called it).

What is Tweet Libs?  Tweet Libs is the Twitter equivalent of the party game Mad Libs.  Briefly Mad Libs takes a story and replaces portions of the story with blanks.  The players are then asked to fill in the blanks with random words of the appropriate type (ie nouns, verbs, adverbs).

Last week I received a large variety of words supplied by my Tweeps.  Tomorrow the results are published. I hope you enjoy the results.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | Life near an Iowa Cornfield, TweetLibs, Twitter Inspired | Leave a comment