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bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 11:07 AM

SUZER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ACROSTIC WP

I thought that was fabulous. In fact, I see the start of another series here. Suzer, how would you feel if we all copied your idea? That would be another great way to get to know each other better.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 11:27 AM

I would LOVE to see other players create acrostic autobio WPs! It was quite a challenge to write. I started writing acrostics about all things Sploofus but the only decent ones kept coming out in the first person, so I changed the idea to be more things about me (after all, I do know me pretty well!).

Perhaps I should DARE other players to do this (I know how some of you can't resist a dare )

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.5 - Posts: 893)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 11:49 AM

That was terrific -- though I didn't get it until #5. I think it would be a great idea for other players to follow suit.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 11:52 AM

Very challenging, very clever, most enjoyable.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 12:46 PM

Utterly nuanced but extremely likable, intelligent, evenhanded. Voracious attempter brings lofty esteem.

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1636)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 1:07 PM

Kudos to Suzer for her very clever WP, and the hard work it obviously required. It was both interesting and entertaining.

However, I'm concerned about this becoming a regular WP format. Acrostics, while fun, generally require many non-standard wording choices. Even though Suzer did a remarkable job of putting these puzzles together, solving them was often a struggle because of phrasing you just wouldn't see in any other context. To meet the acrostic requirement, authors will likely depend on some very forced expressions. Combining this with autobiographical information (which is pretty hard for us to figure out), there will likely be many phrases that will require lots of trial-and-error clicking on random letters. And that, at least for me, is when WPs become considerably less enjoyable.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 3:47 PM

Nice, entertaining and thoughtful!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 3:53 PM

It was indeed a tour de force.
and yes I too see the problem mentioned above; it surely took you along time to write phrases that tripped off the tongue or at least were not too stilted.
Others won't take as much time or have your talent. I dont think it will be easy to do as well as you here!

Barry

johnbtv
Johnbtv  (Level: 264.5 - Posts: 202)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 4:49 PM

Didn't see it till almost done.

Good job and it looks like Ken is hot on your heels!

John

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 4:54 PM

I am so glad people are enjoying it (and don't think I haven't noticed your acrostic words of praise!). I was a little worried it would come off as too ego-centric.

I would be happy to work on a co-authored WP with anyone who wanted to create some word play Slicko and I have one coming up, hopefully sometime soon!

digs
Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 5:19 PM

Thanks Suzer for all the hard work you put into this puzzle.
It's one of my favorite type of puzzles.
I had to take my time and do a lot of thinking but I really ENJOYED solving it.
Would love to do more of these.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 7:08 PM

Nearsighted Iranians fabricate tuneful yodels...

And THAT, my friends, is why I leave acrostics to the professionals.

Great job, Suzer!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 7:11 PM

That was a blast! Thanks!

asor
Asor  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 8:01 PM

ack!! I forgot to play this morning, so I had to race in at 7:56 and whip through it as fast as I could--you can imagine my score I bet it would have been really fun otherwise!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 8:14 PM

Just couldn't resist doing this one - a little rusty after a few days off but this was awesome.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 10:49 PM

Darn it, Pepp, you mean Suzer and I ought to be getting paid for this stuff?

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 7:54 AM

You mean you're not???

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.1 - Posts: 1948)
Sun, 12th Jul '09 12:16 AM

Great puzzle idea and well executed. Wish I'd thought of it!


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