So this is

Chatterbox: Blab About Books

So this is...

So this is a fun, bookish game Raven posted back in the days of yore (otherwise known as last year), which was the first thread I posted on. Basically, you take a book title, and rewrite it in the most complex way possible, without using any words in the original title. (Except for articles, conjunctions, pronouns, etc -- small words, like the, she, you, as. Oh, and proper nouns.) Person A posts a book title, person B complicates it and posts the next title, and so on and so forth, et cetera, et cetera.


The Near Witch = A Specific Person Who Works Magic and is Associated with a Place, Person, or Concept Named for a Synonym of Geographical Closeness

here's Raven's original thread --

The first title is The King of Elfland's Daughter. Have at it, lizards, if you've a mind to.

submitted by Artemis
(October 27, 2022 - 3:50 pm)

This is cool! 

The King of Elfland's Daugher—The High Ruler (Male) of a Pointy-Eared Old Magic People's Territory's Offspring (Female).

New one: Murder on the Orient Express.

submitted by Hex
(October 27, 2022 - 8:49 pm)
submitted by TOPsyTurvy
(October 27, 2022 - 9:51 pm)

I'm so glad you started this up again, Artemis! I looked at the link you provided to the old thread, and it's so funny :)

Murder on the Orient Express: The Unfortunate Death (Caused By An Immoral Person Who If He Was Christian Hopefully Did Not Go To Heaven) Of A Person On The Middle Eastern Train Which Went Very Very Fast

Next one: Half Magic

submitted by Amethyst, Arendelle
(October 28, 2022 - 8:29 pm)

I'll give this a try!

Half Magic: One out of two equal parts of one whole (half) unlimited supernatural powers (magic)

Next one:

Wolf Brother 


submitted by WiLdSoNg
(October 29, 2022 - 7:22 am)

I LOVE WOLF BROTHER!!!!!!!!!! Not participating in the game, but I just wanted to say that the Chronicles of Ancient darkness series ROCKS!

submitted by Rora
(October 29, 2022 - 4:40 pm)

The Male Being Who Shares Parents with Another Being, or has an Emotional Bond Reminiscent of Two Such Relations; Both Are Likely Members of or Otherwise Associated with the Canine Species Known for Howling at the Moon and Impersonating the Grandmothers of Small Girls in Red

The Conference of the Birds 

submitted by Artemis
(October 30, 2022 - 11:36 am)

A Meeting of One or More Members of the Biological Group Aves In Which Matters of Said Members of Biological Group Aves are Discussed, Expounded, and Argued Upon until Said Matters are Resolved. 

Next title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(October 31, 2022 - 7:31 am)

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

A Usually Rather Tall Plant With Leaves and a Trunk That Practices Photosynthesis and Takes In Carbon Dioxide While Releasing Oxygen Which Is Currently Blooming, Sprouting, Getting Bigger, Being (Hopefully) Healthy, and Other Actions Synonymous With Expanding, All Within The Part of New York That Isn't Manhatten, Queens, Staten Island, or Bronx, Yet Instead That Mysterious Borough That Has Not Been Named.

Next title: A Midsummer Night's Dream

submitted by Hex
(October 31, 2022 - 10:34 pm)

A Series Of Thoughts Or Images Occuring In A Person's Mind While They Are Asleep, On A Particular Day In June During The Time Between Sunset And Sunrise

Next Title: The Lightning Thief 

submitted by Sterling, age 16 winters, lost in a fantasy world
(November 1, 2022 - 8:24 am)

A Specific Being of an Unspecified Species Who Purloins the Natural Phenomenon Composed of Electricity that is Generally Preceded by Thunder

A Tale of Two Cities 

submitted by Artemis
(November 3, 2022 - 3:36 pm)

A Story Which Starts With the Famous First Line "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times," About A Couple of Human Settlements That Are Larger than Towns but Smaller Than Countries, Which Are Both the Capitals of Their Respective Countries, England and France, and In the Year 1775, Had Populations of 650,000 and 600,000, Respectively.

next title: Pride and Prejudice 

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(November 3, 2022 - 8:30 pm)

a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements and a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience

Next: To Kill A Mockingbird 

submitted by Piano Man, age 12, nowhere
(November 4, 2022 - 2:53 pm)

To Cause Untimely or Unjust Death to a Small Gray Bird Known for Mimicking the Sounds of Other Creatures

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

submitted by Artemis
(November 7, 2022 - 8:11 pm)

A Presumably Male Person Who Goes by the Name of Harry Potter, Taken in Conjunction with a Group or Association Pertaining to a Feathery, Usually Very Fierce Bird Known for Being Reborn from the Ashes

Next one:

A Tale of Two Cities

submitted by Poinsettia
(November 8, 2022 - 2:05 pm)

A Tale of Two Cities: A Likely Short Story About or Based Around a Pair of Large Towns, Typically Populated by Humans

Next one: The Forge of Shadows (the first book of me and my friend's book series :>) 

submitted by Miriam H., age 12, The Stone Table, Narnia
(November 8, 2022 - 6:26 pm)