Fun with Words: My Dream Man Mad Lib + Giveaway with Misty Evans

Congratulations, GladysMP! You’re the winner of this giveaway. I’ll be in touch!

My sons loved playing Mad Libs when they were younger and had stacks and stacks of the Mad Lib books. I’d never played Mad Libs until they got hooked on them, and even now, while they’re onto other things, I still enjoy them. You can turn a bad day on its nose with a silly Mad Lib or two.

Last week, when I was stressing about everything on my to-do list, I googled Mad Libs and took the My Dream Man Mad Lib. Here’s how it turned out:

My “Dream Man” should, first of all, be very hard and horny. He should have a physique like Chris Hemsworth , a profile like Matt Damon, and the intelligence of a Golden Retriever. He must be polite and must always remember to run my chair, to tip his coffee and to take my neck when crossing the street. He should move discreetly, have a loud voice, and should always dress constantly. I would also like him to be a long dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper smooth nothings into my chest and hold my skinny hand. I know a tree is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Constantine.

So some of the sentences work and some are downright silly, but don’t they make you laugh either way?

Now you give it a try! Fill in the blanks and hit the Go Mad! button. I’d love to read your results in the comments.

Words and their meanings are very important to writers and readers alike. In my Kali Sweet series, I play around a lot with words and their meanings. The demons, vamps and humans don’t usually say what they mean or there’s hidden context in their words. Whether they’re exorcising a demon in Latin, swearing in Italian or conversing in surfer slang, every thought, every interaction holds more than one meaning, which some readers may not *get* but others love.

A comment Kali, my vengeance demon, states clearly to her boss in dialogue may contradict what she’s thinking, but she’ll never let him know she’s going behind his back to save Chicago’s vamp Master. The words my rock star, Radison Beaumont, can’t say to Kail’s face, he puts into the lyrics of his latest song. Words aren’t just nouns and verbs and adjectives. They’re symbols. They’re emotions. They’re connections we, and our characters, make with each other and the world.

Since we’re having fun with words and their meanings, I’ll give away an ecopy of SWEET CHAOS, Kali Sweet, Book 2 OR an ecopy of  The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression . Winner’s choice! And don’t forget to take the My Dream Man Mad Lib quiz. It’ll make you laugh no matter what!

About Misty Evans

USA Today Bestselling Author Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series, as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy theories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When her muse lets her on the internet to play, she’s on Facebook and Twitter.
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25 Responses to Fun with Words: My Dream Man Mad Lib + Giveaway with Misty Evans

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    I never played mad lib but it looks like fun. I think the hidden content is why Jane Austen books are still admired and popular. She was brilliant at it.

    I try not to tell too much in my dialogue. My characters often think one thing and say another. If you see the Progressive insurance commercials with ‘Flo’ on TV, you’ll see they have the same thing. And the Snickers commercial a great visual example of hidden content.

    Fun post!

  2. Edie Ramer says:

    I couldn’t resist. Here’s my Mad Lib:
    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Cute and Cuddly. He should have a physique like Bruce Springsteen, a profile like Simon Baker, and the intelligence of a/an Kitten. He must be polite and must always remember to Fly my Sky, to tip his Castle and to take my Arm when crossing the street. He should move Seductively, have a/an Beautiful voice, and should always dress Sleepily. I would also like him to be a/an Wise dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Pretty nothings into my Leg and hold my Long Lips. I know a/an Tree is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Husband

  3. Amy Remus says:

    I loved Mad Libs when I was younger! I have tried to get my kids interested in them but they haven’t been yet. Perhaps they are too young to get the humor, so I will keep trying with them. I am at work and can’t get to the link you listed but will try it tonight at home to see what my dream man is like (well, other than my husband)!

    • Misty Evans says:

      Amy, I can’t wait to see what your dream man is like!

      • Amy Remus says:

        Here ya go:

        My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Hot and Sexy. He should have a physique like Ryan Reynolds, a profile like Channing Tatem, and the intelligence of a/an Dog. He must be polite and must always remember to Run my Hat, to tip his Shoes and to take my Abs when crossing the street. He should move Patiently, have a/an Smoldering voice, and should always dress Swiftly. I would also like him to be a/an Strong dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Sweet nothings into my Butt and hold my Nice Grass. I know a/an Car is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Husband.

  4. Amy Atwell says:

    This just shows the lengths we’ll go to when we’re in avoidance mode…

    I chose Totally Random, and this makes no sense at all. But it’s perfect:

    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Busy and Suspicious. He should have a physique like George Clooney, a profile like Brad Pitt, and the intelligence of a/an American Goldfinch. He must be polite and must always remember to Center my Calm, to tip his Mail and to take my Nostril when crossing the street. He should move Puzzledly, have a/an Coloured voice, and should always dress Dry-Eyedly. I would also like him to be a/an Rhetorical dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Disastrous nothings into my Chin and hold my Rightful Wood. I know a/an Circle is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Robie.

  5. Emma Lai says:

    I cheated and used the Totally Random button, so I only had to fill in a couple of spaces, but oh how funny!

    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Primitive and Clammy. He should have a physique like Gerard Butler, a profile like George Clooney, and the intelligence of a/an Black-Billed Magpie. He must be polite and must always remember to Forbid my Consonant, to tip his Squirrel and to take my Lung when crossing the street. He should move Resignedly, have a/an Permanent voice, and should always dress Unfocusedly. I would also like him to be a/an Mad dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Relaxed nothings into my Jaw and hold my Crooked Trampoline. I know a/an Packing Peanut is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Chris

  6. Barbara Elness says:

    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Happy and Protective. He should have a physique like Pierce Brosnan, a profile like Gerard Butler, and the intelligence of a/an Dolphin. He must be polite and must always remember to React my Crisis, to tip his Change and to take my Hand when crossing the street. He should move Prudently, have a/an Vulgar voice, and should always dress Dreadfully. I would also like him to be a/an Woozy dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Drooly nothings into my Ear and hold my Zany Phenomenon. I know a/an Stapler is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Clive Owen. :D This was a lot of fun, I remember playing these with my son. ;-)

    • Misty Evans says:

      I’ve never thought of Clive Owen being a stapler…now every time I look at mine, I’ll see his face instead! Thanks for playing alone, Barbara.

  7. bn100 says:

    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very hollow and naive. He should have a physique like bradley cooper, a profile like paul marron, and the intelligence of a/an Rough Greensnake. He must be polite and must always remember to wheeze my toothbrush, to tip his pipe and to take my mane when crossing the street. He should move startledly, have a/an costly voice, and should always dress breathily. I would also like him to be a/an striking dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper magnetic nothings into my skin and hold my classic gust. I know a/an continent is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is David.

  8. This is so fun, Misty! I hit totally random, and it is hysterical:

    My “Dream Man” should, first of all be very Classy and Rising. He should have a physique like Michael Fassbender, a profile like Hugh Jackman, and the intelligence of a/an Emerald Tree Boa. He must be polite and must always remember to Fortify my Toy, to tip his Correlation and to take my Chin when crossing the street. He should move Influentially, have a/an Tired voice, and should always dress Fatally. I would also like him to be a/an Lovely dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper Economic nothings into my Love Handle and hold my Profuse Cantaloupe. I know a/an Amount is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Husband

    From ‘fortifying my toy’ to dressing fatally, to whispering economic nothings into my love handle and holding my profuse cantaloupe, it is LOL funny.

  9. Misty Evans says:

    Michelle, this one definitely had me laughing out loud! Yours and Amy’s men sound quite naughty!

  10. LOL, Misty!! What fun!
    I love Mad Libs, too, and will have to give this “Dream Man” version a try…
    Thanks for the laugh and the day brightener ;).
    Marilyn Brant`s last blog was …Lucky 13

  11. Janet Kerr says:

    I had never heard of this before. I did the random one & it was fun! This could be fun to use on a character too.
    Jan

  12. GladysMP says:

    I had a hard time thinking of nouns to describe my dream man. But was surprised when story ended with “the only one I can think of is HUBBY.” The adjectives didn’t exactly fit into the sentences, but it was fun anyway.

    • Misty Evans says:

      Gladys, part of the fun is having goofy sentences as well as ones that actually make sense. Very cool that your ending sentence was about hubby! Thanks for playing.

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