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Riddle me this - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Riddle me this
Writing riddles is difficult. Rhyming them is also difficult. And annoying.

Naturally, I opted to do this--sixteen interlocking rhymed riddles to do a treasure hunt--with no prompting whatsoever.

I am very stupid.
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From: oicrylic Date: August 1st, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
My sisters and I just did a treasure hunt for my little sister's 9th birthday. Fun Fun.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 1st, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm still waiting for permission to post clues from one department head, but now that I'm almost done writing the clues--just doing the last one--I'm interpreting it as fun for me rather than annoying for me. ;)
harriet_wimsey From: harriet_wimsey Date: August 1st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or, you're a super-cool librarian who wants to make the YA department a really great place for the youth of Boston and knows she has a gift for writing and mysteries and rhyming. You know, take your pick.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 1st, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, one or the other, thanks. ;)
From: doctorwhohp Date: August 1st, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is creepy, I'm playing a game where you have to write a riddle about a hp ship, and people have to guess the ship. And It's my turn to write one but I can't do it, I don't suppose anyone here could help (Shameless plug) I don't care what ship.

I don't usually play these games bu I was bored.

What a coincidence, really.

my icon sums up my mood.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 1st, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Helps a lot with getting words.

I'd use keywords related to metaphors for the characters (eg, either Remus or Luna could be referred to by references to the moon, Weasleys by fire or references to stoats or otters, etc). If you did a popular ship, you could always use the same kind of metaphoric reference to the "ship names" (eg, musical references for "Harmony," even something as simple as "melody's mate," or lollipops for The Good Ship).
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: August 1st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
is itnerlocked the same as interlinked? 9that was an iambic pentameter!!. sorry. coudlnt'resist. possibly because yo utalkeda bout rhyme.)
if this mean they have to have one thread woventrhoug hAND rhyme, adn be puzzling and hold clues for ananswer..
I woudl fail. Go o ufor challenging yourself.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, I feel your pain. I have a fantasy story that I haven't worked on for about six months because I had the brilliant idea of making the plot hinge on the fact that the central character has to communicate in riddles for some things. I managed to invent about two decent ones and then the well ran dry. I'm thinking of just being sneaky and stealing some of the more obscure specimens from English Folk Riddles. Do your riddles have to rhyme, by the way, or can they just be puzzling?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 2nd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I decided to go with rhyme. A short meter, too, so that two stanzas in large type can fit on a vertical half of a sheet of printer paper. 28-point in the lovely Rapscallion from dafont.
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