I was thinking that I/we haven’t done an RA Mad Lib activity lately–not since January 29th! So we’re due for one I think–and we will plan to do a Mad Lib on Fun Day Sunday, April 8th. But it does require some input from you to me ahead of time.
Mad Libs are where we change the words in a story to humorous result–hopefully humorous enough to make even Monsieur Claude Monet laugh [(1) right].
RA Mad Libs game instructions are the following:
1) I will choose a text/dialogue scene related to one of Richard Armitage’s artistic projects–but I won’t tell you what it is. I am such a tease. Ha!
2) I ask you to provide me with word substitutions for that text by Saturday, April 7th at 2:00pm CST Illinois time in the U.S.–please give me one choice of each type of word listed below (examples in parentheses):
-a female person’s name (it can be a character.s name, or your own or someone else’s name)
-a place (Thames River, kitchen, etc.),
-a noun (tattoos and platypus were funny choices previously)
-a verb (to sing)
-adjective or adverb (blue, soft, tall, smoothly)
-a short phrase of RA dialogue (“My Dear Delight” from Venetia)
-song title (“Love is a Battlefield.” by Pat Benatar)
-movie title (“Persuasion”)
-one of Richard Armitage’s signature physical features (beard, long legs, deep voice, muscles, smirk, etc.)
For my international readers, Non-English words are fine–please tell me which language the words are from and then please give me the English translation to go with these words.
It is helpful if you can provide a full set of word replacements. You may suggest up to two “sets” of word replacement responses as listed above by replying to this post. Please send each word set in its own comment post by commenting here. Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may privately message me your word replacement responses through the contact form on this blog.
And obviously, we are in a fun and friendly PG-13 frame of mind. Darn it! Ha! Claude Monet looks like he is having way too much fun here with the first Madame Monet [(2) right]. Ha!
3) I will make the word substitutions in the text in the order that you give me the word suggestions. On Fun Day Sunday, I will post our RA Mad Lib results here on my blog as Post #162b. I will show you both the original text and then provide the “changed” text for you to enjoy. Then the merriment ensues. Because the new words change the context and meaning of the text/dialogue–it usually gets quite humorous.
Here is an example of a previous RA Mad Lib that we did together:
I know this is the Easter holiday weekend and some people may be away and out of town. So, we’ll see how many participants we get. I usually need about 5 to 10 “sets” of words to replace in the text. If we have more people playing than that, I will adjust from there–using only some of people’s words, so that everyone gets at least of few of their words included in the RA Mad Lib.
So, does this sound fun? I hope so! Let the games begin (Robin Hood, Series 3, episode 5)! Ha!
Thanks and Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. And just for fun, here is a lovely video–Richard Armitage in “The Impressionists”- -set to the beautiful Chopin Nocturne and a video that I discovered just now. And even better, the video was created by one of my RA friends–Tassuett [(3) below]. So, enjoy!
(1) Image of Claude Monet (portrayed by Richard Armitage) in the 2006 production of “The Impressionists”, episode 1, pix 12 was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Impressionists/album/ep1/slides/TI1_012.html
(2) Image of Claude Monet (portrayed by Richard Armitage) in bed with Madame Camille Monet (portrayed by Isobel Pravda) was found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Impressionists/album/ep1/slides/TI1_073.html
(3) Richard Armitage in “The Impressionists”, a video by Tassuett, song is Nocturne by Chopin and was found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuHLOk0OfH8