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    The Purpose of the Title

    I finally thought up a neat game. For some reason I get the feeling it's been done before, but whatever. Anyhow, you know how when you read a title you predict what a story/book/poem is going to be about? like how the title "Sky-blue" can get you thinking about the color sky blue and gets you wondering what its going to be about, is it the sky? is it eyes? is it love? well here's a game for this type of thing. Here's how it works: the person above you gives you a title, and you have to write what you think the story/book/poem can be about and give a title of your own for the next person. So if I were to write "Love" you could write whatever you think a story/book/poem titled "Love" can be about.

    Alright, lets begin, I'll just think one up randomly:

    "Friendship by the Sidewalk"

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    A random stranger taking the time to sit down and befriend a homeless man on the street.

    "Binder Clips and Apple Turnovers"
    "Now I did a job. I ain't got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regards to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job. And then I get paid."

    - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

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    A love triangle in an office setting, specifically during meetings where refreshments are served.


    "Backwoods Genius"
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
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    Some of us lie
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    A boy lives in a small area, considered to be genius, that is until another comes along.

    "Generosity to its Max"

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    A boy named Max risks his life to donate an organ to the one he loves. (In my book, the operation would be fatal, but then my stories all end badly.)

    "CrÍpe Trousers -or- How I Learned to Play the Banjo"
    If you had to live with this you'd rather lie than fall.
    You think I can't fly? Well, you just watch me!

    ~The Dresden Dolls

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    A young man who is a bit of a fop when it comes to dressing is taking banjo lessons in an effort to win the heart of the love of his life but finds that the banjo ruining his nice crÍpe trousers a bitter pill to swallow.

    "Shadow of a Shadow"
    Some of us laugh
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    Peter Pan's shadow goes off to have an adventure of its own, in which a Shadow-version of Never-Never-Land exists in a parallel dimension.

    "The Level 99 Paladin"
    "Now I did a job. I ain't got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regards to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job. And then I get paid."

    - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

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    In a video-gamelike universe, a dark Paladin rules on level 99. Only the most brave dare to even risk the journey to that level, and so far, none have returned. But Robin, a young Archer of renowned skill, sets off on an epic journey to challange the Dark Paladin, and finally clear level 99.

    "Inside, Ouside, Upside Down"
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    What an interesting idea. Man, this is like taking a walk in the past. I feel such a different person these days. I've definitely grown, I suppose... but... anyhow... continuing along the game.

    A kid enters a world which is much like a labyrinth. The many roads within that world tend to go off on many directions, even up, and down. The rules of physics are often defied.


    Umm...

    "Wherever the Wind Blows"

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    A novel entirely without speech about an elderly man who sails a limitless ocean pursuing the ghostly image of his long-dead wife.

    "Seven Stones"
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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