September 23rd, 2004


Shag, Marry or Push off a Cliff

As requested by </a></b></a>kvratties, let's try playing a little game. It's from Bridget Jones's Guide to Life by Helen Fielding, and it sounds like fun. I'm not sure how well it will work on LJ (it's supposed to be a party game, really), but let's give it a try, shall we?

The rules from the book:

In turn, each of the players suggests three names, e.g. Jeffrey Archer, Mohammed Al Fayed, Jonathon Aitken. The person on the player's right must then decide, if they absolutely had to shag one of them, marry another, and push another off a cliff, which it would be. It is usually best to pick three which are similar in some way:

~ Russell Crowe, Mr. Darcy, Hugh Grant
~ Colonel Gadaffi, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Idi Amin
~ Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Al Gore
~ Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Sting

It doesn't matter if any of them are dead as it is only a game. This is also tremendous fun with lists of real people whom one knows. (Though this can be a little cruel. And should never be played with lists of people who are actually in the room).

So, to adapt the game to LJ, here are the rules: To play, give your answers to the set of names, and also post a new list of your own. You may give your answers to as many previous sets as you like, and you may come back and play as many times as you like, as long as each time you then post one new list. Fictional characters are allowed. To accomodate everyone on my f-list, I'm going to have two lists - one of men and one of women. Feel free to play either, or both - if you play both, make sure to create two new lists (one of men and one of women). ETA: Remember to read the comments before you play, so you'll see the lists that other players have added to the game; it's best to start with the most recently added list, and then do others in addition, if you like. :)

I'll start, with one of the lists suggested above.

I'd shag Hugh Grant, marry Mr. Darcy (I've decided she means Fitzwilliam, but I'd choose the same way even if she meant Mark), and I'd push Russell Crowe off a cliff.

My new list:

~ Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Sirius Black

and the ladies:

~ Kiera Knightley, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett

Now, it's your turn! Let's play Shag, Marry or Push off a Cliff! :D