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Is That For Real? Take a guess (Game Thread).
Fri May 18, 2018 4:31am

So, Iximaz has been regaling the Discord with quotes of the worst passages of Xanth lately (glad I only read the first one some years ago), and it decided me to implement that little game, also inspired by another game about prompts posted here, and where people had to guess if they were real or not.

So, the game: You post a quote/line on this thread, and people have to guess if it's a line from original fiction, fanfiction or just plain made up. For instance,

'The King professed no love for the Queen, and governed that temperamental woman with a subtly iron hand that amazed those who had known Iris before her marriage. Yet she thrived under that discipline. Those who knew the King well understood that not only was he a more powerful Magician than she, he was also a stronger person.'

Is unfortunately very much Original Fiction, Xanth.

So, I'll begin with tis one line: 'Each artifact was unique, which means there was only one copy in all the simulation.'

Feel free to post the most outlandish lines you can find or think about.

    • Two lines.Maxewell, Sun May 20 2:46pm
      One: "You are educated evil, and might have to kill the evil ONE teaching educators before you can learn that 4 corner days actually do exist" And, the other: "Death wobbled meretriciously, erring on ... more
    • here's one61516, Sat May 19 8:07pm
      As 700 rounds per minute blazed across the bombed-out no-man's-land that used to be the city's most exclusive club, all that Corporal Allen McCormick could think was: "Did I leave the stove on?"
    • I've got one!The Good Mod Addict, Fri May 18 10:23pm
      Here's the sentence: She wanted me to play out the string, to find the place where she had stopped and was waiting for me, to follow the bread crumb trail until it dead-ended into her. So: Published, ... more
      • Hmm. That looks tricky.doctorlit, Fri May 18 11:08pm
        I think it's a little too structured to be badfic. The metaphors are all so random, but somehow, it doesn't seem like something you came up with off the top of your head. So I'm going to guess it's... more
        • Correct!The Good Mod Addict, Sat May 19 10:27pm
          The book is Paper Towns by John Greene.
    • I propose that your line is from Original Fiction.Snowy the Sane Fangirl, Fri May 18 6:06pm
      And I'll add one of my own: "It was the only dream she was allowed to have and in truth it was the only dream she wanted to have. After twenty-four years she'd come to learn that there was a certain... more
      • And you were right.Hardric, Sat May 19 3:14am
        I got it straight out of Ready Player One , the book. More or less, I only have a French version, so I had to translate. And I swear, this sort of line where the reader is considered as dumb as a... more
        • Your guess is correct!Snowy the Sane Fangirl, Sat May 19 4:10pm
          I haven't seen the movie, but it looks interesting. Anyway, it's probably a lot harder to get that sort of sentiment into a movie.
      • That sounds like published fiction to me. (nm)The Good Mod Addict, Fri May 18 10:20pm
        • It's actually from fanfic.Snowy the Sane Fangirl, Sat May 19 4:09pm
          I haven't got far enough to decide if this Avengers fanfic is a raging 'Sue or just tiresome, but in any event that's a poor use of the word "alleviation".
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