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ClubFloyd Transcript:
The penultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF (Session II) by Various Authors

As played on ifMUD on January 8, 2012

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is the second of two transcripts of the games in the penultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF, written by various authors (the first session transcript can be found here). You can learn more about these games, including how to download them, by visiting the ifWiki.

If you would like to jump straight to a particular game in the transcript, please click its title:
The Day I saved Elvis by Marius Müller
Mammoth Vacuum Button of Death by Daniel Airey
Party Arty, Man of La Munchies by Jonathan Blask as "Roody Yogurt"
Post-Christmas Letdown by E. Joyce
Three More Visitors by Paul Stanley
The Silence of the Gods by Adele Riquefort

WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.

ANOTHER WARNING! A lot (most!) of the transcripts contained on this site are, shall we say, family-friendly. This is not one of those family-friendly transcripts. Just so we're clear.


ToyShop & Floyditorium
#ClubFloyd Discussion
 
Nitku asks, "How many games did you have time to play last week?"
jojo says, "7"
* Paulinus has joined the channel.
JamesPKing says, "i think 6"
JamesPKing says, "hello"
JamesPKing says, "jojo, I've sent you the finished game"
jojo exclaims, "..James Yeah, I've been playing it!"
JamesPKing exclaims, "already? nice!"
jojo says (to james), "Expect a transcript some time soon."
ChrisC asks, "how many games are left this week?"
Jacqueline says, "Six, i think."
Jacqueline says, "er, I think."
JamesPKing says, "thx jo"
Jacqueline says, "I'm looking."
cyberskunk helos
Tale says, "Yeah, should be six."
cyberskunk says, "hi"
jojo says, "That's my count."
ChrisC asks, "Did anyone else use the Ragnarok etc. paradigm?"
Tale says, "Not that I'm aware of"
JamesPKing says, "last time we played the 2 ragnaroks, the one in the exploded mall, the baseball, and the stupid. and...? i'm missing something"
Tale says, "With the boy scouts"
jojo asks, "Dancing?"
JamesPKing says, "sorry, freudian mistake. baseball = scouts"
JamesPKing says, "i missed the dancing one"
ChrisC says, "That's six..."
cyberskunk sniffs at it with a noisy snuffling and then devours, crumbs spilling out the sides of its mouth. It licks its sticky whiskers.
cyberskunk says, "[Ignore that. It's early.]"
ASchultz exclaims, "Hello, everyone!"
JamesPKing says, "hey"
ASchultz says, "Yes, I remember those 6 too for what it's worth."
jojo says, "Actually, I think we only played 6, now that I think about it."
Jacqueline says, "Looks like we've played (in this order) Birth of Mind, Ragnarok, Being the Ending, Danse Nocturne, Stupid Creek, Dash Slapney"
cyberskunk asks, "speed eschaton immanetization theme?"
Jacqueline asks, "Which means first up, I beleive, is Post-Chrismas Letdown, unless someone else wants to go first?"
Tale says, "not me"
jojo says, "I'm feeling ready to be let down."
Jacqueline asks (of cyberskunk), "Gesundheit?"
Jacqueline says, "Tale could tell you the constraints."
Tale says, "Yeah. NONE AT ALL."
Jacqueline says, "There you go."
Jacqueline clears the save counter. jojo says (to Tale), "I felt particularly constrained by that constraint."
JamesPKing says, "thus far i'm deluded by these speed ifs. im here to look at games with ITALINS inside, but none had, up to now"
JamesPKing says, "only that mum's shoes and tiny timmy. sigh"
cyberskunk says, "i could go with some italin food with these games"
djfletch says, "I remember a tanning bed or two."
Jacqueline says, "Actually, let's do them in the order they are on Floyd, just to make it easier to keep track - which would make the next one Tale's."
ChrisC says, "oh man, I totally forgot about the Italians! I did have italian leather shoes which sort of counts"
jojo exclaims, "Let Tale's Tale begin!"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psidayisavedelvis"
Floyd | > Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dear Blogreaders,
Floyd |  last time I told you how I and my husband Paul went by yacht to the
Floyd | island of St. Lincoln (quite near Voodoo Island), to deliver the corpse
Floyd | of his late uncle Wally. Well, as you might imagine, it all ended with
Floyd | the yacht being eaten by a demon-possessed kraken. So there I was,
Floyd | confused, and sinking into the lightless depths, not in the least
Floyd | expecting that this might be...
Floyd | The Day I saved Elvis
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Taleslinger
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111231 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Shapeless Void
Floyd | You are in a shapeless void. Oh no. This is one of those games.
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you lingers the unfathomable, nine-armed monstrosity of the
Floyd | giant kraken!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
olethros arrives, full of funk, but no fun. Jacqueline says, "Nice way to bring people back up to speed."
JamesPKing says, "i love the title in this one"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "fathom the kraken"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "i didnt read too carefully but i want to save elvis"
Jacqueline asks, "Should we have a moment of silence for Uncle Wally?"
cyberskunk says, "we can trade him in for cash prizes"
Nitku asks, "up to "speed", eh? Eh?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "ask Kraken about it's feelings"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "x kraken"
Floyd | Pretty much what's in his intial appearance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "pet kraken"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, nice, not one item survived from the first game. Looks like you
Floyd | have only your sharp wit to guide you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The kraken attacks you and you discover that, not only is he tall as a
Floyd | small house (you know, the one you downgraded to after the recession),
Floyd | but also has far more arms than you. Think of all the bonuses he'd get
Floyd | in D&D. Yes. Ouch.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Well, okay then."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dear Blogreaders,
Floyd |  last time I told you how I and my husband Paul went by yacht to the
Floyd | island of St. Lincoln (quite near Voodoo Island), to deliver the corpse
Floyd | of his late uncle Wally. Well, as you might imagine, it all ended with
Floyd | the yacht being eaten by a demon-possessed kraken. So there I was,
Floyd | confused, and sinking into the lightless depths, not in the least
Floyd | expecting that this might be...
Floyd | The Day I saved Elvis
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Taleslinger
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111231 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Shapeless Void
Floyd | You are in a shapeless void. Oh no. This is one of those games.
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you lingers the unfathomable, nine-armed monstrosity of the
Floyd | giant kraken!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "exit"
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x elvis"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "punch kraken"
Floyd | As you confront the kraken bare-handed, you discover that, not only is
Floyd | he tall as a small house , but also has far more arms than you, and is
Floyd | also in his home element. Think of all the bonuses he'd get in D&D.
Floyd | Yes. Ouch.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "This is starting out like one of my speed IFs."
jojo says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Dear Blogreaders,
Floyd |  last time I told you how I and my husband Paul went by yacht to the
Floyd | island of St. Lincoln (quite near Voodoo Island), to deliver the corpse
Floyd | of his late uncle Wally. Well, as you might imagine, it all ended with
Floyd | the yacht being eaten by a demon-possessed kraken. So there I was,
Floyd | confused, and sinking into the lightless depths, not in the least
Floyd | expecting that this might be...
Floyd | The Day I saved Elvis
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Taleslinger
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111231 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Shapeless Void
Floyd | You are in a shapeless void. Oh no. This is one of those games.
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you lingers the unfathomable, nine-armed monstrosity of the
Floyd | giant kraken!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "wake up"
Floyd | The dreadful truth is, this is not a dream.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Like a couple of them, actually."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x paul"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "swim"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Ocean Surface
Floyd | There are a lot of blocked exits, but the island to the southeast looks
Floyd | promising. There's a crumpled figure on the bach. Paul!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "yay"
Jacqueline exclaims, "!"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x paul"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | You stumble upon the beach, warm water lapping at your soaked khakis.
Floyd | The figure is indeed Paul. You kneel beside him and gently turn him
Floyd | over. He looks a little worse for wear, but still very much alive. You
Floyd | put a hand on his heart and feel it flutter. Better do some
Floyd | mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, just to be sure. As you come back up,
Floyd | having checked if his tongue is okay in the process, some shadows fall
Floyd | upon you.
Floyd | You look up and see yourself surrounded by a group of well-armed
Floyd | sharkmen. Mensharks? You are aware of neither the scientific
Floyd | possibility of there being a tribe of undiscovered sharkmen, nor the
Floyd | politically correct term for them.
Floyd |  As you  sit there, gaping at them, quite aware you are staring,
Floyd | another person comes from their lines. It's a creature in a robe with
Floyd | tentacles for a face, but her commanding voice is clearly female:
Floyd | "Get the cute one. Kill the other."
Floyd |  Having no illusions about your looks, you get ready to take a few of
Floyd | them with you. So you stand up and read your wit. A group of them, lead
Floyd | by the tentacle-faced lady, leave with an unconscious Paul carried
Floyd | between them.
Floyd | There is a moment of silence, with only the lapping of the  waves as
Floyd | sound. You never knew there could be uncomfortable silence with a bunch
Floyd | of people about to kill you, but there you have it. Finally you realize
Floyd | they're looking behind you, and as you turn, one swipe from the kraken
Floyd | hurls you screaming into the air.
Floyd |
Floyd | Hurling
Floyd | Down -island, up- clouds, no, down - clouds, up - island - oh no
Floyd | wait...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Oops, forgot to block that exit properly"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x paul"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | You are hurling screaming through the air!
Floyd |
Floyd | You land in a treetop with a thud. Luckily your fall was broken by the
Floyd | thick canopy of leaves.
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Tree
Floyd | You are in the top of some tropical tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A liana is hanging from the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lemon grows from a branch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x liana"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the Liana.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x lemon"
Floyd | It's a lemon. A fruit. You know a few of those.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear noises from the northwest. Must be some guards around the
Floyd | front of the base. "So, Jim, did you ever regret becoming a sharkman in
Floyd | Dr. Frenesié's army?"
Floyd | "Well, it somewhat limits your social circles, but c'mon, I'm a real
Floyd | sharkman! A furries wet dream."
Floyd | "You're a furry, man? I had no idea!"
Floyd | "What was that sound?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "take lemon"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "It came from the beach."
Floyd | "Should we check it out?"
Floyd | "Looks like it's coming our wa- Oh my God!"
Floyd | "CONTAIN THE KRAKEN!"
Floyd |  There's gunfire.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | There are none at all available!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Timing"
olethros says, "ha ha what is this"
jojo asks, "Down?"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "pull liana"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a horrible screeching of metal as the front gate realizes it
Floyd | isn't kraken-proof. Looks like the beast has managed to get into the
Floyd | base. Should be a good distraction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "This is what you'd expect it to be, olethros."
Jacqueline says, "Tale's game."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x liana"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the Liana.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "ill never eat calamari again"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb liana"
Floyd | I don't think much is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "Liana is a hanging vine, right?"
jojo asks, "What is a liana?"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Side of Secret Base
Floyd | Besides you looms the wall of some sort of Secret Base, seemingly build
Floyd | in the shape of a volcano. A worn path leads northward towards some
Floyd | sort of main gate, but you can't really see due to undergrowth.
Floyd |
Floyd | An air vent grating is in the wall. It's fastened somewhat loosely.
Floyd | Lousy handiworks. Must be hard to get good craftsmen on Voodoo Island.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "oops"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x grate"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x vent"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open vent"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grating"
Floyd | You pull with your knees, not your back, but the grating just isn't
Floyd | that loose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "x grating"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "peel lemon"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Oops."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "hit grating with lemon"
Floyd | >
jojo asks, "Go north?"
cyberskunk says, "i have a zest for life"
cyberskunk says, "ok"
Nitku says (to Floyd), "eat lemon"
Floyd | You're sour enough.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "We should be able to GRATE THE LEMON..."
Jacqueline says, "I have a weird lemon thing coming to my apartment in a grocery delivery this morning."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "grate lemon zest over daiquiri"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk asks, "citron? sukkot already?"
jojo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Side of Secret Base
Floyd | Besides you looms the wall of some sort of Secret Base, seemingly build
Floyd | in the shape of a volcano. A worn path leads northward towards some
Floyd | sort of main gate, but you can't really see due to undergrowth.
Floyd |
Floyd | An air vent grating is in the wall. It's fastened somewhat loosely.
Floyd | Lousy handiworks. Must be hard to get good craftsmen on Voodoo Island.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Is it a calcium-enhanced lemon?"
Jacqueline says, "It is called a hand of Buddha, I think, and looks like Cthulu."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "hit grating"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "oh yeah. no idea buddha had so many fingers"
Nitku says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a lemon
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, nice, not one item survived from the first game. Looks like you
Floyd | have only your sharp wit to guide you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo asks, "I feel that we're supposed to go through the vent to the lair. Perhaps there's a crowbar in the next location?"
JamesPKing asks, "what about going north?"
jojo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You don't feel like attacking the main gate, unarmed, with no idea of
Floyd | the security. You tried that in the Philippines once. You still have
Floyd | some scars.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, this: [LINK]"
jojo says, "Now we know."
ChrisC asks, "I thought the kraken already attacked the main gate? Utterly?"
cyberskunk says, "gonna go up and try to climb that liana"
genericgeekgirl says, "I did that."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "well u rule and im not gonna now"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "we were there before. the liana hanged towards the grond"
cyberskunk says, "well u rule and im not gonna now"
Jacqueline says, "I am unfortunately going to have to step away. (meh) Back in a few."
jojo exclaims (at Jacq), "The horror, the horror!"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x grating"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the grating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search undergrowth"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "turn grating"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "There should be a channel called #authors-prayers, where you can pray that you included some snyoyms"
ASchultz says, "I forgot what this room looks like."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd | Side of Secret Base
Floyd | Besides you looms the wall of some sort of Secret Base, seemingly build
Floyd | in the shape of a volcano. A worn path leads northward towards some
Floyd | sort of main gate, but you can't really see due to undergrowth.
Floyd |
Floyd | An air vent grating is in the wall. It's fastened somewhat loosely.
Floyd | Lousy handiworks. Must be hard to get good craftsmen on Voodoo Island.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x path"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x vent"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a your sharp wit
Floyd |   a lemon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x grate"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x wit"
Floyd | This is your sharp wit, which has kept you alive all these years and
Floyd | also makes you quite good at charade.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x wit"
Floyd | This is your sharp wit, which has kept you alive all these years and
Floyd | also makes you quite good at charade.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "open grating with wit"
Floyd | That doesn't seem to be something you can unlock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "cut grating wit hwit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to cut the grating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "cut grating with wit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to cut the grating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "search undergrowth"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "cut grating"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "climb wall"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Wait, where did the wit come from?"
jojo says (to Floyd), "kick grating"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a your sharp wit
Floyd |   a lemon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "slice lemon"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "cut lemon with wit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to cut the lemon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "dunno, but >I also stopped displaying the message about keeping nothing from the last game"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "kick grating"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, ""You have only your sharp wit to guide you""
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "sharpen wit"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "follow wit"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "cut lemon"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "hit grating"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "checking our inventory i think. we didnt notice before because we kept getting kraken snacked between checks"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Tree
Floyd | You are in the top of some tropical tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A liana is hanging from the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "cut liana"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "shake liana"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "climb liana"
Floyd | I don't think much is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "throw lemon at grating"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "hang self with liana"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pull liana"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search canopy"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "What's north of the area below? Did we try going north?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Top of Tree
Floyd | You are in the top of some tropical tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A liana is hanging from the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "yeah, the gate is north"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Yes. We aren't willing to attack the main heaily armed gate"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "follow wit"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "climb liana"
Floyd | I don't think much is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "use wit on liana"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cut self"
Floyd | Cutting you up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "attack liana with wit"
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "wield wit"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "nice."
cyberskunk says, "self-violence isnt the answer to this one ggg"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "swing on liana"
Floyd | You swing down from the tree and gracefully kick in the grating which
Floyd | breaks apart with  a satisfying *smash*.
Floyd |
Floyd | Side of Secret Base
Floyd | Besides you looms the wall of some sort of Secret Base, seemingly build
Floyd | in the shape of a volcano. A worn path leads northward towards some
Floyd | sort of main gate, but you can't really see due to undergrowth.You can
Floyd | enter the air vent to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a galvanized nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "tarzan my hero"
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "A ha!"
jojo says, "Awesome"
ChrisC says, "Buh."
Nitku says (to Floyd), "get nail"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | It's a galvanized nail with a zinc covering. Must be from the broken
Floyd | grating, which, oddly, isn't implemented.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo exclaims, "Hah!"
JamesPKing says, "hahaha"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "excellent. soon the Lemon Clock Of Destiny will be complete."
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "excellent. soon the Lemon Clock Of Destiny will be complete."
cyberskunk is good at videogames
Nitku says (to Floyd), "put nail in lemon"
Floyd | You stick the nail into the lemon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, "yay"
cyberskunk says, "now we need a police man to stick in the other side"
JamesPKing says, "anyway i can't see no italians. or mum's shoes."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "enter grate"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "The last text adventure I played with a lemon clock was that game that even implement rooms."
cyberskunk says, "going northwest"
jojo says, "ok"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Air duct
Floyd | It's terribly hot and dusty in here. Looks like you can crawl towards
Floyd | the northeast, where there's a junction. You can't detect any security
Floyd | measures so far.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "So", this is Paul voice, relayed to you through some tricks of
Floyd | acoustic and dramaturgy, from somewhere deep within this hellish place,
Floyd | "is it hard being a female supervillian?"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I just hopped on to say that I can't make ClubFloyd today. have fun!"
ASchultz says, "I now have that song from Strawberry Alarm Clock in my head. Well, the words I remember."
jojo exclaims (at Ell), "And you!"
Tale says, "But, you or Recci need to be here!"
cyberskunk says, "youre proclamation is self contradictory. have fun"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, y'know, I have no problem with all the torturing of the
Floyd | innocent, holding whole countries hostage and the logistics of an
Floyd | indoor piranha pool are grim, but managable - but my mother was very
Floyd | hard on me when I told her she wouldn't have grandchildren."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to ASchultz), "they actually were around for like a decade and never used that singer again"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Duct Junction
Floyd | You can crawl to the west, or further to the northeast, where there's
Floyd | another junction. The way back out is sw.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Because of your demanding job?"
Floyd | "No, when I crossed my DNA with squid DNA to show everyone at the
Floyd | institute, I became infertile."
Floyd | "Oh."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh good, they have somethign to bond over."
ASchultz says, "Oo, I need to start drawing a map now"
cyberskunk says, "westing"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the cell
Floyd | You look down through a grating, easily openable from this side, into a
Floyd | cell.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well", Alex starts up again, ever so helpful, "How about adoption?"
Floyd | "You know, you got me there, in a certain way, I think I never really
Floyd | wanted children. I find this life of death and destruction, and
Floyd | unethical science quite fullfilling."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "Maps are for the WEAK. We must remember every twist and turn mentally."
Tale says (to aschultz), "You should manage without one"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grating"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks (of ggg), "Paul is infertile?"
cyberskunk asks, "Alex?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x cell"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo asks, "down?"
Tale says, "Damn, that should read Paul"
ChrisC says, "I think we can just go d"
jojo says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | cell
Floyd | Metal bars leading through an unremarkable hallway, a cot, a toilet,
Floyd | nice classic IF design like that.
Floyd |
Floyd | Why, there's the skeleton of the famous adventurer Conathan Cask here!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sure, why not. So, er, speaking of unethical science, what exactly are
Floyd | your plans with me? Do you want to turn me into a shark man?"
Floyd | "No, far better."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "i dont know if jumping into a cell is a good idea, but its funny."
genericgeekgirl says (to ChrisC), "I feel like that's a common complaint when you come out to your parents, no matter how accepting they are. "What about my grandkids?""
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search skeleton"
Floyd | You found a scrap of paper on the skeleton, and a copper coin.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Bet...Better?"
Floyd | "Yeah, but it would spoil the surprise!"
Floyd | A pause.
Floyd | "Aren't you the least bit mad I killed you husband?"
Floyd | "Paul? You haven't killed Paul. You think an army of shark men can stop
Floyd | him? He fought dictators, aliens and Dagon cultists to save me."
Floyd | "So, he is some kind of badass?"
Floyd | "He once killer someone, -spoiler alert - jvgu n phcpnxr."
Floyd | Dr. Frenesie whistles softly.
Floyd | You smile grimly. Yeah, that was a cool move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x coin"
Floyd | As you touch the coin, you remember two things, 1) Seeing  No country
Floyd | for old men  in the cinema with Paul (he didn't like it) 2) some school
Floyd | experiment. Something about electricity.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, Alex, how did you guys end up here, anyway?"
Floyd | "Well, you see, Paul killed my Uncle Wally."
Floyd | "He did WHAT?"
Floyd | "Yeah, he has this adorbale sociopathic streak."
Floyd | "Oh-okay..."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Oo, Rot13"
Tale says, "Damn, I switched the names around big time. This'll teach me about late night coding."
ChrisC says, "I am utterly lost in this conversation"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "put coin in lemon"
Floyd | You stick the coin into the lemon.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Then, a year later, when his body was discovered, we wanted to get him
Floyd | buried at St. Lincoln."
Floyd | "That's only a few miles from here. Lovely place. They have some good
Floyd | bars. You should go there, if you escape my deadly clutches one day."
Floyd | "We were planning to, actually."
Floyd | "Be sure to try their cocktails. They mix a mean Singapore Sling."
Floyd | "Thanks. I'd write that down, but you have me tied to this chair."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x lemon"
Floyd | It's a lemon. A fruit. You know a few of those.You've stuck a
Floyd | galvanized nail and a copper coin into it.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "So" Alex starts up again. "You realize that Paul will kill you without
Floyd | batting an eye - and if he does that, it's only to aim whatever weapon
Floyd | he happened to find?"
Floyd | "Sure, that's a risk you have to deal with, daily, as a supervillian.
Floyd | I'm quite aware of that."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Back."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "read paper"
Floyd | Hm, it has a strange email address on it. Something about ice cream.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aren't you the least bit scared?"
Floyd | "Aren't you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo exclaims, "that's an excellent spoiler!"
ASchultz says, "Ha, yes, I just decoded it too"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x cot"
Floyd | You can not sleep on it, and neither is something hidden inside or
Floyd | underneath it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x toilet"
Floyd | You can neither pee in it, nor flush it, nor take the water from it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo asks, "back up then?"
Tale says, "To clear up some confusing. Alex and Paul are the people involved. Alex is the protagonist and Paul the one you need to save."
cyberskunk says, "the construction is terrible here on voodoo island"
cyberskunk says, "yes"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the cell
Floyd | You look down through a grating, easily openable from this side, into a
Floyd | cell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "IRTA shave and was wondering what I'd missed while I was away."
ASchultz says, "Well we swung into the base on the liana"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Duct Junction
Floyd | You can crawl to the west, or further to the northeast, where there's
Floyd | another junction. The way back out is sw.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Second Junction
Floyd | From here, you can crawl to the east, to another death end, or even
Floyd | further northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "yeah I think we have to go crawling again"
JamesPKing says, "e"
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "o! dead end. lets go that way"
ASchultz says, "Maybe the grating is in a room where it isn't mentioned. That'd make a cool sort of metapuzzle"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the Cryo chamber
Floyd | Yeah, that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cryo chamber
Floyd | Not unsurprinsgly, it's pretty cold here. All the walls are covered
Floyd | with complicated equipment, screens, keyboards, readouts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heart of this room is a cryo pod, standing on 4 blocks of cement to
Floyd | allow the air to circulate beneath it. 3 huge power cables lead from it
Floyd | into into the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x cables"
Floyd | After examining the power cables for a moment, you realize that the
Floyd | cool blue pulsing light actually goes from the pod to the wall, meaning
Floyd | that the base isn't powering the pod - the pod is powering the base.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to ASchultz), "That's the sort of metapuzzle that makes people type quit and then write a not flattering review."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x pod"
Floyd | In the cryo pod is Elvis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Yes, it's much funnier in theory I suppose"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x blocks"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "open pod"
Floyd | There are some magnetic locks, and you don't feel like opening it
Floyd | anyway. This probably needs some complicated procedure you're unaware
Floyd | of.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "x elvis"
Floyd | Holy Moses! All those conspiracy theorists where right - Elvis IS
Floyd | alive! But in cryo sleep. So all those sightings were still hoaxes.
Floyd |  And personally, you'd rather have found Jim Morrison.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Jacqueline), "Oh." You hear the sound of furious scribbling and crossing things out. "Of course."
jojo says, "It's true. RIP Jim."
Jacqueline says, "haha"
cyberskunk says, "looks like he's having a blue blue blue christmas"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "save elvis"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to save.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to ggg), "heehee"
cyberskunk says, "aw"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sing"
Floyd | Your singing is abominable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "unplug cables"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "disconnect cables"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "pull cables"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "slice cables"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "slice cables with wit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to slice the power cables.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "get cables"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "use wit on cables"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "get cables"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Cryo chamber
Floyd | Not unsurprinsgly, it's pretty cold here. All the walls are covered
Floyd | with complicated equipment, screens, keyboards, readouts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heart of this room is a cryo pod, standing on 4 blocks of cement to
Floyd | allow the air to circulate beneath it. 3 huge power cables lead from it
Floyd | into into the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x equipment"
Floyd | Man, this is a really confusing mass of screen, readouts, blinking
Floyd | lights, servers and all that. Hm, if you read this correctly, the base
Floyd | is powered by Elvis' sheer awesomeness.
Floyd | Huh! You note a small button reading "UNFREEZE"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "push unfreeze"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd | Machines begin to hum and whine, and the readout changes.
Floyd | One of the machines begins to rumble, and something bonks you on the
Floyd | head and falls to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Cryo chamber
Floyd | Not unsurprinsgly, it's pretty cold here. All the walls are covered
Floyd | with complicated equipment, screens, keyboards, readouts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heart of this room is a cryo pod, standing on 4 blocks of cement to
Floyd | allow the air to circulate beneath it. 3 huge power cables lead from it
Floyd | into into the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an electric screwdriver here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Cryo chamber
Floyd | Not unsurprinsgly, it's pretty cold here. All the walls are covered
Floyd | with complicated equipment, screens, keyboards, readouts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heart of this room is a cryo pod, standing on 4 blocks of cement to
Floyd | allow the air to circulate beneath it. 3 huge power cables lead from it
Floyd | into into the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see an electric screwdriver here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take screwdriver"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x screwdriver"
Floyd | It's an electric screwdriver, powerless, of course.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "connect lemon to screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x pod"
Floyd | In the cryo pod is Elvis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "put lemon in screwdriver"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "put screwdriver in lemon"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x elvis"
Floyd | You see nothing special about Elvis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "screw elvis"
Floyd | That would be less than courteous.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "It certainly can >:("
cyberskunk says, "wow"
JamesPKing says, "i'm sure many in the 50s would have done it"
TheXenographer arrives, ready to play with the toys. Jacqueline asks, "Do lemons conduct electricity?"
cyberskunk says, "you can use them to make a potato clock"
Paulinus says, "yeah i think they can make electricity in some way"
Jacqueline says, "huh"
genericgeekgirl says, "It's the acid."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
cyberskunk says, "thats why weve shoved stuff innit"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l lemon"
Floyd | It's a lemon. A fruit. You know a few of those.You've stuck a
Floyd | galvanized nail and a copper coin into it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x concrete"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Ah, so you have."
Tale says, "Damn, elvis had a description, or so I thought."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "open po"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "I think we need some cables for it though."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x block"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "open pod"
Floyd | There are some magnetic locks, and you don't feel like opening it
Floyd | anyway. This probably needs some complicated procedure you're unaware
Floyd | of.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I was away when that happened, sorry."
jojo says (to Floyd), "x elvis"
Floyd | You see nothing special about Elvis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "talk to elvis"
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x locks"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "long live the king"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "power screwdriver with lemon"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "use screwdriver on pod"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "charge screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Cryo chamber
Floyd | Not unsurprinsgly, it's pretty cold here. All the walls are covered
Floyd | with complicated equipment, screens, keyboards, readouts.
Floyd |
Floyd | The heart of this room is a cryo pod, standing on 4 blocks of cement to
Floyd | allow the air to circulate beneath it. 3 huge power cables lead from it
Floyd | into into the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x cables"
Floyd | After examining the power cables for a moment, you realize that the
Floyd | cool blue pulsing light actually goes from the pod to the wall, meaning
Floyd | that the base isn't powering the pod - the pod is powering the base.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "put lemon in screwdriver"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "unplug cables"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I think there was another exit in the tunnel, maybe we need to look there."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "put screwdriver in lemon"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x readouts"
Floyd | Man, this is a really confusing mass of screen, readouts, blinking
Floyd | lights, servers and all that. Hm, if you read this correctly, the base
Floyd | is powered by Elvis' sheer awesomeness.
Floyd | Huh! You note a small button reading "UNFREEZE"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "By the way, I know this is all fiction, but it's a bit scandalous. I'll have you know that I personally spoke to Elvis in a bowling alley in Peoria, Illinois in the late 1980s."
ASchultz says, "Good call, to the NE"
Tale says, "ha ha"
Tale says, "This isn't fiction, it's all from Alex' blog."
jojo says (to Jacq,), "that sound believable."
cyberskunk asks, "ok. up and ne?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
ChrisC asks, "Yeh we haven't been to the other intersection, right?"
jojo says, "hop to it."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Above the Cryo chamber
Floyd | Yeah, that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Second Junction
Floyd | From here, you can crawl to the east, to another death end, or even
Floyd | further northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beneath the Hangar (wait, how would you know that now? Ah, nevermind)
Floyd | The crawlway ends here at a ventilator, whose fresh air is really
Floyd | refreshing after that long crawl. Above you is some floor plating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to jojo), "He was really torn about his daugher's relationship with Michael Jackson at the time. Can't recall the year exactly."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ventilator"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x plating"
Floyd | Some metal floor plating, throuh which you can hear muffled sounds,
Floyd | like a hangar or so.It's secured with a padlock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x breathe air"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to jojo), "He was really torn about his daugher's relationship with Michael Jackson at the time. Can't recall the year exactly."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "breathe air"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x padlock"
Floyd | It's a old-fashioned metal pad-lock. Oddly enough, it's held together
Floyd | by a single screw.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "unscrew plating"
Floyd | You must supply a second noun.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "open screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "unscrew plating with screwdriver"
Floyd | The screwdriver has no power.
Floyd |
Floyd | You better save what little power the screwdriver has.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Jacq), "I'd be a little upset if my daughter was going out with MJ."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "charge screwdriver with lemon"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk asks, "is your daughter 12?"
Tale says, "Especially since he's dead."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "open screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "charge screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "remove battery from screwdriver"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "'no' 'i dont think you have to worry.'"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "recharge screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "power screwdriver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "Well, I would be uspet. But I don't actually have a daughter, so it's an especially counterfactual counterfactual."
JamesPKing asks, "couldn't we find the usual manual screwdriver?"
cyberskunk says, "thats ok. i dont actually have a michael jackson either"
Nitku says (to Floyd), "put lemon in screwdriver"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x screw"
Floyd | It's a old-fashioned metal pad-lock. Oddly enough, it's held together
Floyd | by a single screw.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x screwdriver"
Floyd | It's an electric screwdriver, powerless, of course.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "attach lemon to screwdriver"
Floyd | You can't attach that to that!
Floyd | Okay, that was the easy way out:
Floyd |  You can't attach the lemon to the electric screwdriver.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Can't you just use an electric screwdriver like you would a manual one?"
cyberskunk says, "nitku++"
jojo says (to Floyd), "unscrew screw"
Floyd | You must supply a second noun.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "doesn't an electric screwdriver become a manual screwdriver when it's unpowered?"
genericgeekgirl says, "An elecdtric screwdriver without power *is* a manual screwdriver :("
genericgeekgirl says, "Timing."
jojo says (to Floyd), "unscrew screw with screwdriver"
Floyd | You unscrew the singular screw, and the whole padlock falls apart into
Floyd | a myriad pieces, convieniently not mentioned in the room
Floyd | description.The floor plating swings down and bonks you on the head.
Floyd |
Floyd | ***You have died***
Floyd |
Floyd | Just kidding, though it did hurt a lot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "its mysterious dramaturgy guys"
Tale asks, "WHAT?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Wait, we didn't try that before?"
Tale says, "No no no"
Jacqueline says, "hahahaha"
Jacqueline says, "That was a yay"
JamesPKing says, "hahahaa"
jojo exclaims, "Makes sense to me!"
Jacqueline says, "Excellent, Tale."
Tale says, "I hate, hate hate this. Code that compiles but doesn't work. And I checked this!"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha. Sorry, Tale."
Rotonoto arrives, full of fun and funk. Nitku says, "Actually you can't use (some) electrical screwdrivers without power"
ChrisC asks (of Tale), "How many of your puzzles have we accidentally bypassed already?"
Tale says, "I swear I checked this, and it blocked that action."
Tale says, "This is the 2nd one,"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, huh."
jojo laugh heartily.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Beneath the Hangar (wait, how would you know that now? Ah, nevermind)
Floyd | The crawlway ends here at a ventilator, whose fresh air is really
Floyd | refreshing after that long crawl. Above you is some floor plating.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, "because there's no resistance when you turn it"
jojo says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hangar
Floyd | This is a huge hangar, painted a lively grey, stacked to the ceiling
Floyd | with boxes. Far to the west someone left his laptop on a box. But you
Floyd | are somewhat distracted from the lovely room description because -
Floyd |
Floyd | The kraken is here! And it is in a huge firefight with the sharkmen
Floyd | guards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Well, Tale, the joke is still a good one."
ASchultz says, "And you're not the only one it ever happened to"
Tale says, "You guys were pretty close, though. There were some electrodes under the pod,and then you'd use the lemon as a battery."
ASchultz says, "I'd definitely play a re-release"
cyberskunk says, "ooooh. thats why it mentions the blocks"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x kraken"
Floyd | Pretty much what's in his intial appearance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cut kraken"
Floyd | Cutting him up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "to draw attention to the place under the pod"
ChrisC says, "Yeah, I wondered about those."
jojo asks, "westwards ho?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x sharkmen"
Floyd | The sharkmen are hiding behind boxes and stuff and fire at him with
Floyd | their vintage Tommy guns, but it's no use - The kraken is just swiping
Floyd | them left and right with his mighty tentacles!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "I'm loving this game."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "release the kraken"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "Kraken kills 1d4 Sharkmen each round."
Tale pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | I beg your pardon?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Imagine this as sneak scene from an FPS - sticking to the shadows, one
Floyd | eye on the lightmeter, one savepoint at the end of this annoying
Floyd | sequence, and every step into the light means instadeath. And you jerk
Floyd | around and fight the controls, and die over and over again. And now
Floyd | imagine a smooth cutscene, showing this, you, like a only slightly
Floyd | lighter shadow among all the others, unseen, unheard, a whisper in the
Floyd | wind. The truth is somewhere in the middle. You arrive at the laptop.
Floyd |
Floyd | Box
Floyd | You sit before an unremarkable box.
Floyd |
Floyd | A laptop sits on it!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | On the laptop screen you see Facebook, open on an impressive Farmville
Floyd | farm - and above that the user has Outlook open. In the top right
Floyd | corner you see the battery level - 1 %. Oh great.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x outlook"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I love that description."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "switch off laptop"
Floyd | You switch the laptop off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | On the laptop screen you see Facebook, open on an impressive Farmville
Floyd | farm - and above that the user has Outlook open. In the top right
Floyd | corner you see the battery level - 1 %. Oh great.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "burnin is a hell of a thing"
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh."
ChrisC says, "Oh no, it's a quantum computer"
jojo says, "That's an impressive amount of screen-burn"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "attach lemon to laptop"
Floyd | You can't attach that to that!
Floyd | Okay, that was the easy way out:
Floyd |  You can't attach the lemon to the laptop.
Floyd |
Floyd | You blew your chance for a deus ex machina. Sooner or later the kraken
Floyd | devours you quite gruesomely. But mother nature is cruel like that.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU HAVE DIED ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Of course *cough*"
cyberskunk eeps!
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "I onc owned a television that permanently displayed teletext financial news."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take laptop"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | You blew your chance for a deus ex machina. Sooner or later the kraken
Floyd | devours you quite gruesomely. But mother nature is cruel like that.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU HAVE DIED ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "you could use that to short sell into the past"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Pick up the laptop and die."
jojo asks, "undo twice?"
JamesPKing says, "i'm after the deus ex machina"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x email"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "open email"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto says, "You saved recently."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "cut kraken with with"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "throw laptop at kraken"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x facebook"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | You sit before an unremarkable box.
Floyd |
Floyd | A laptop sits on it!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "close laptop"
Floyd | That's not something you can close.
Floyd |
Floyd | You blew your chance for a deus ex machina. Sooner or later the kraken
Floyd | devours you quite gruesomely. But mother nature is cruel like that.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU HAVE DIED ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "rite"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "click outlook"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo asks, "We could try going back and hiding in the tunnels until it all blows over?"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "close farmville"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "type"
Floyd | What do you want to type on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Gee"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "laptop"
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I was hoping we could abscond with the laptop."
jojo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hangar
Floyd | This is a huge hangar, painted a lively grey, stacked to the ceiling
Floyd | with boxes. Far to the west someone left his laptop on a box. But you
Floyd | are somewhat distracted from the lovely room description because -
Floyd |
Floyd | The kraken is here! And it is in a huge firefight with the sharkmen
Floyd | guards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You blew your chance for a deus ex machina. Sooner or later the kraken
Floyd | devours you quite gruesomely. But mother nature is cruel like that.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU HAVE DIED ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "yeah, take the laptop and plug it into Elvis."
jojo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I was hoping we could recharge the laptop with the lemon and then destroy the farmville farm."
Tale says (to Jacqueline), "That's just evil"
jojo says, "Thorougly deserved, but it wouldn't help us with the kraken."
ChrisC asks (of Tale), "So uh, do we need to do something in a different area and this kraken fight is one long timed puzzle?"
JamesPKing says, "bet the lemon doesn't work here, as it was made for the screwdriver"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "unplug laptop"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "hm, maybe we could get the kraken more interested in Farmville than mass destruction"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "plug laptop in"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "give laptop to kraken"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "You have everything you need"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "show laptop to kraken"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an electric screwdriver
Floyd |   a scrap of paper
Floyd |   a your sharp wit
Floyd |   a lemon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo exclaims, "we have the email address on the paper!"
ChrisC exclaims, "What's that paper? Oh yeah!"
djfletch says, ">post wit on facebook"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x paper"
Floyd | Hm, it has a strange email address on it. Something about ice cream.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo. read paper"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "send email"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "read paper"
Floyd | Hm, it has a strange email address on it. Something about ice cream.
Floyd |
Floyd | You blew your chance for a deus ex machina. Sooner or later the kraken
Floyd | devours you quite gruesomely. But mother nature is cruel like that.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU HAVE DIED ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "read address"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I haven't died so much in a very long time."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "type email address on laptop"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "type on laptop keyboard"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to type on the laptop.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "send email"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "write email"
Floyd | You write an email to the strange address you found on Conathan Casks
Floyd | corpse, basically saying: "HELP!"
Floyd | At that moment, the laptop powers down. You can't be sure if it was
Floyd | sent or not. Than you notice the eerie quiet. And you look up -
Floyd | And above you towers the huge, monstrous form of the kraken, its red
Floyd | eyes burning with demon possession. So that's how it'll end. You try to
Floyd | steady yourself, mentally preparing to fast forward through the boring
Floyd | bits when your life flashes before your eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Then a golden crack opens in reality, right next to the kraken. A
Floyd | figure steps through it, more of a stroll really, but he's hard to see
Floyd | due to the intense white light behind him. You cover your eyes, but the
Floyd | kraken turns its massive form around to face this new foe. But it is no
Floyd | foe- the figure has one hand in its pocket. You glimpse a football
Floyd | jersey behind the golden illumination - holy crap, it's Robb Sherwin!
Floyd | He pulls the kraken on one tentacles, and the creature bows down to
Floyd | him. "Hey buddy! I know a place for creatures like you. Come with me
Floyd | and visit my friend Vest, he'll help you." The kraken nods it's head
Floyd | and follows Robb into the golden crack, but not before punching a hole
Floyd | into the wall, followed by a meaningful look towards you.
Floyd | "Robb!" you shout, "how can I ever thank you?" He turns around, and his
Floyd | wise eyes judge you for a moment, "No problem, buddy. No fucking
Floyd | problem." He gives you a fingergun and is gone. You straighten up. You
Floyd | feel like a better person already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Box
Floyd | You sit before an unremarkable box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "enter email address into laptop"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "Now we know."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x fingergun"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, "heh"
ChrisC says, "Oh it was a hand gesture."
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Ah, that ice cream."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hangar
Floyd | This is a huge hangar, painted a lively grey, stacked to the ceiling
Floyd | with boxes. Far to the west someone left his laptop on a box. But you
Floyd | are somewhat distracted from the lovely room description because
Floyd | there's a huge hole in the eastern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk asks, "were you already to 'f staunch bleeding'?"
Jacqueline says, "Yay Robb cameo."
Jacqueline says, "And yay him saving us."
cyberskunk says, "domo aritgato mister robboto"
JamesPKing e? Jacqueline stares at cyberskunk.
cyberskunk says, "sure"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Frenesiés Lair
Floyd | This is a tastefully decoreated lair. Bookshelves on the walls, lush
Floyd | red carpet, impressive murals on the walls, depicting the development
Floyd | of Dr. Frenesiés genetic experiments. Behind the desk, the room opens
Floyd | up towards a rocket silo. Paul is visible through an open bulkhead.
Floyd | He's tied to a zero-g chair.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dr. Frenesie seems to be stunned from the recent, redecoration and
Floyd | waves a futuristic gun in your general direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, Alex!" screams Paul, "it's a trap..."
Floyd |  But you have already noted that Dr. Frenesie isn't as stunned as she
Floyd | seems, and with a quick flick of the wrist, you throw your sharp wit
Floyd | and hit her somewhere in the tentacled mass of her face. She sprays ink
Floyd | everyhwere and slumps onto the desk. You grin at Paul. "See, darling,
Floyd | absolutely no..."
Floyd | "...door." The ground gives way, and you fall, screaming.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze121
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hee, Conathan Cask."
cyberskunk looks ridiculously innocent.
Rotonoto says, "literally a god out of a machine"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an electric screwdriver
Floyd |   a scrap of paper
Floyd |   a lemon
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Looks like it's a maze. It's really a bloody maze.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "always go left"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "It's not really a bloody maze."
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x blood"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze61
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | He can't be serious! He is. A maze. You feel your blood boilling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "put my right hand on the wall and don't remove it."
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | They went out of fashion in the 90s at the latest. And even parodying
Floyd | them grew old very, very quickly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto exclaims, "Would it were!"
Tale says, "Yay I got the names right here."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | There were a few games who tried to do something clever with the idea
Floyd | lately - they all sucked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ARE THESE ROOM NUMBERS RANDOM?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You're pretty sure they're random. Great, so there is some super secret
Floyd | trick here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Maze151
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Maybe you missed something earlier. Oh joy! Maybe you need to replay
Floyd | some bits.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You especially hated the hidden panther. God, that puzzle was annoying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "hahahhahaha"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze111
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You really, really feel like breaking the fourth wall and punching the
Floyd | author in the face.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze34
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "punch tale"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "enter lemon"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Author here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to cyberskunk), "Don't direct that at Floyd, Tale is *right* *here*"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x author"
Floyd | He's a tall and thin guy in an oversized pullover and jeans. He badly
Floyd | needs a haircut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh, and he's there, too."
ASchultz says, "cut author with wit"
cyberskunk says, "we're surrounded"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "cut author with wit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to cut Author.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "punch author"
Floyd | The author jumps up and screams: "Was zur Hölle machst du denn hier?"
Floyd | As with most strange men discovering you in their living rooms, you
Floyd | knock him out cold!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "oops"
cyberskunk says, "hardboiled"
ASchultz says, "the punch is mightier than the pun"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search author"
Floyd | better leave him alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hahaha."
cyberskunk says, "but he probably has snacks and loose change"
ASchultz says, "Well, now he can't implement too many more rooms, so we must be close to the end"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze185
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x cupboard"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search sofa"
Floyd | There is nothing on the sofa.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze122
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x all"
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x cupboard"
Floyd | This old cupboard houses an impressive number of DVDs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x rack"
Floyd | This is a cheap ikea rack, a mismatch with the rest of room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "So, east?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x tv"
Floyd | It is a large, heavy, TV, looking used like everything here. It's one
Floyd | of the first 5:1 systems.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x armchair"
Floyd | Some cat had some hours of fun with the leather of this chair. It's
Floyd | look incredible comfy.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze14
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto says, "Revive him with the electric screwdriver."
ASchultz says, "I think we've examined everything (?)"
ChrisC says, "There's an east exit here"
JamesPKing asks, "e?"
cyberskunk says, "try it"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze75
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "grrr"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze35
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze3
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "nope"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "looks like that always happens"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get author"
Floyd | better leave him alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "I got nothing."
TheXenographer says, "I think that's an easter egg"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | This desk houses a printer, a monitor and a PC, and a large number of
Floyd | small items. It looks rather cluttered.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "search desk"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze51
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm with X."
TheXenographer says, "and not something we actually have to do anything with"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x pc"
Floyd | Wow...this is your whole life. The source code to your life. Holy fuck!
Floyd |
Floyd | The laws of metafictionality take hold, and the fourth wall
Floyd | reassembles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Maze100
Floyd | You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike. Yes, seriously.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "turn on pc"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "use PC"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "rewrite game"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "break fourth wall"
Floyd | The fourth wall crumples!
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | You stand in a living room. The walls are painted orange to about
Floyd | head-height. It's rather crowded here -  A large wooden cupboard, a
Floyd | sofa and a rack are on one wall, a desk and a tv and an armchair are on
Floyd | the other. A red curtain leads eastwards to the rest of the apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The author lies here, knocked out cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "type on pc"
Floyd | "Carry out hacking the pc:
Floyd |  now Alex is in Frenesiés Lair;
Floyd |  now Alex is carrying the futuristic gun.
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "use pc"
Floyd | "
Floyd |  As you hit F9, the fourth wall reassembles itself.
Floyd |
Floyd | Frenesiés Lair
Floyd | This is a tastefully decoreated lair. Bookshelves on the walls, lush
Floyd | red carpet, impressive murals on the walls, depicting the development
Floyd | of Dr. Frenesiés genetic experiments. Behind the desk, the room opens
Floyd | up towards a rocket silo. Paul is visible through an open bulkhead.
Floyd | He's tied to a zero-g chair.
Floyd |
Floyd | Frenesie stands here, leaning on her ink-splattered desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "hm, a timing puzzle in speed-if"
JamesPKing says, "that was nice"
jojo says, "Another timing puzzle. There was the kraken."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "shoot paul with gun"
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "there we go. we made a change in the matrix. watch out for a deja vu"
cyberskunk says, "there we go. we made a change in the matrix. watch out for a deja vu"
Tale says, "hah"
Jacqueline says, "heh"
ChrisC says (to Jojo), "both times with the kraken, in fact"
Tale says, "hah"
cyberskunk says, "whoah"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x frenesie"
Floyd | She has a tentacle head and wears long-flowing robes. She is holding a
Floyd | futustic gun in her hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, Frenesie pulls your wit from her face, which doesn't seem to
Floyd | be as damaged as you hoped, and throws it back at you. Impaled by your
Floyd | own wit, the last thing you hear is Paul screaming your name.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Frenesiés Lair
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "shoot frenesia"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "shoot frenesie"
Floyd | You level the gun at Dr. Frenesie. "Hands up, Doc!"
Floyd | "You can't kill me!"
Floyd | "Okay, let's hear it."
Floyd | "First off, I'm a single mom! Secondly, the moment I'm killed, I will
Floyd | press a hidden remote and this rocket will launch, sending your husband
Floyd | off to my secret base on Mercury, where he will be transformed into a
Floyd | genetic mixture of human and Mercury Man, called a ... Mercury Man.
Floyd | Dammit! PR hasn't gotten back to me about that name."
Floyd | "ALEX! She is bluffing!" You blast Frenesié with the energy ray, and
Floyd | she topples over her desk.
Floyd | There is a hissing of starting rocket engines.
Floyd | Paul screams : "You idiot! I meant about being a single mom!" You have
Floyd | to watch helplessly (hence a non-interactive cutscene) as the door
Floyd | closes on Paul and soon, the rocket is launched into space. The gun
Floyd | clutters from your lifeless hand. He's gone. Gone to Mercury. And no
Floyd | chance to get him back.
Floyd |
Floyd | With tear filled eyes, you turn towards the desk, where Dr. Frenesié is
Floyd | rising again, a smoking hole in her belly. She has a smaller, but still
Floyd | futuristic gun in her hand.
Floyd | "You thought you could kill me? ME? Do you have any idea who I am?"
Floyd | There is a voice behind you, one that millions recognize instantly:
Floyd | "(You're) The Devil in disguise." The energy gun flashes again, and you
Floyd | are pretty sure Frenesie can't repair that damage to her face.
Floyd | Elvis puts a heavy hand on your shoulder, and together you stare up at
Floyd | the skylight.
Floyd |  "I need to get him back, man" you whisper hoarsely.
Floyd | "A little less conversation, a little more action."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** To be continued...A Happy New Year 2012! ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
ASchultz finally sees what you did there, cyberskunk :)
Rotonoto says, "Neato."
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Yay!"
jojo says, "I look forward to the sequel where me and Elvis team up and go to space."
cyberskunk exclaims, "yay!"
Tale says (to jojo), "That'll be next year"
JamesPKing exclaims, "that was fun! nicely done!"
ASchultz says, "Or next speed-if."
Jacqueline says, "Wow - that's the good ending. Huh."
ChrisC asks (of Tale), "and by next year you mean 2012?"
JamesPKing says, "although it didn't have italians"
jojo says, "The calibre of these speed games is quite impressive."
cyberskunk says, "husband launched into space in time to have a tender moment with the king? ill say it is"
Jacqueline says (to JPK), "Have you seen Elvis' hair? I'm pretty sure there's some Italian in there."
Tale says (to chrisC), "Nope, I write these for the New Year's Speed traditionally."
JamesPKing says, "ouch jacq"
JamesPKing says, "i'm italian and almost bald"
cyberskunk says, "what happens on planet voodoo stays on planet voodoo (because tale empties our inventory between games)"
Jacqueline says, "Sorry, just paying it forward on those bad jokes cyberskunk made earlier, JPK."
cyberskunk says, "s/planet voodoo/voodoo island/g"
ChrisC says, "Oh sorry, I'm still a newcomer round these parts."
Jacqueline asks, "So, next game?"
Rotonoto says, "Ohhhhhhh, I thought you were ON speed when you wrote it ..."
Tale says, "Suree"
ASchultz says, "Yes please"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psimammothvacuum"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Loading game...
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Mammoth Vacuum Button of Death
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Lovely Meadow
Floyd | I am sitting on a red and black checkered blanket in the middle of a
Floyd | beautiful meadow. A giant (i.e. the size of your ugly gut) cake waits
Floyd | infront of me. For no explainable reason whatsoever, a note has been
Floyd | left on the cake. It reads 'THERE WILL BE CAKE, SO YOU SHOULD EAT IT.
Floyd | From Father'. Blatant Portal (TM) reference aside, I reckon 'Father' is
Floyd | onto something. Any excuse to eat cake right?
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Lovely Meadow | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "ok, whose is this?"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | "Mammoth Vacuum Button of Death", 22 Dec 2011, Daniel Airey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | I am as well as can be expected, considering the circumstances.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | I am carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | I'm sorry, but XYZZY doesn't do anything special in this game!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "eat cake"
Floyd | You eat half of the delicious cake, revealing a small key in the other
Floyd | half.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "plugh"
Floyd | What are you on about?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd | BOOM! I'm dead! Just kidding. I took the key (just like that sly jock
Floyd | from highschool called 'TOM' took your sisters virginity).
Floyd | Wait...WHAT'S HAPPENING!?!? Oh...I'm just waking up...
Floyd | Solitary Cell
Floyd | I'm in my cell. The same cell I've been in for 8 years. My semen-soaked
Floyd | sheets lay strewn over the cold concrete floor. Years of food trays are
Floyd | stacked in the corner. To the north I can see the bane of my existence.
Floyd | THE DOOR. Metal. Cold. Featureless (apart from the tiny keyhole). Void
Floyd | of personality (much like your wife). Ugly (refer to previous). My main
Floyd | road-block to freedom.
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Solitary Cell | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
Tale says, "On a wild guess, this was the 14 yr old who was the first entrant."
genericgeekgirl says, "..."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | I am carrying a key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd | A tiny (i.e. the size of your brain) key with the word 'SOLITARY'
Floyd | engraved on the head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x sheets"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "thank goodness for that"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x trays"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "What ggg said."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | Unlocked! The dim, grey glimmer of light from the hallway sails into
Floyd | your cramped asylum cell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "i know how to 'undo' but not 'unsee'"
Jacqueline says, "hahaha"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | I can't go in that direction, but I can move north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x bed"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x trays"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "north"
Floyd | I move north.
Floyd | Utterly Pointless Hallway
Floyd | Seriously? Why do they even put these hallways in games? It's simply a
Floyd | bore to trudge through lengths of non-descript hall. I don't see why
Floyd | the game creator didn't just make the cell connect straight to the
Floyd | guard station, which, if you're wondering is north of here. No, there's
Floyd | no other way to go, because I've only got two hours to make this damn
Floyd | game, and can't start throwing in rooms willy-nilly with no regard
Floyd | whatsoever to my semi self-imposed time restraints. So make your damn
Floyd | choice. You can either go south, and wallow in self-pity in your
Floyd | pathetic little cell, or GO NORTH TO ENTER THE GUARD STATION.
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Utterly Pointless Hallway | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "i do like a good wallow"
genericgeekgirl says, "North it is."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | I move north.
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd | A guard sits infront of a row of buttons, of which one is clearly
Floyd | labelled in bigger-than-your-penis letters saying 'UNLOCK'. A metal
Floyd | door sits to the west, with a sign saying 'EXIT' above it. I can tell
Floyd | it's locked. The important doors/exits are always locked in games like
Floyd | this. Looks like I'll need to solve some kind of nonsensical puzzle to
Floyd | open it, unless I kill myself out of frustration at the incredibly
Floyd | impossible-without-a-walkthrough difficulty first. I guess I could
Floyd | always start by talking to the guard?
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Guard Station | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd | A guard sits infront of a row of buttons, of which one is clearly
Floyd | labelled in bigger-than-your-penis letters saying 'UNLOCK'. A metal
Floyd | door sits to the west, with a sign saying 'EXIT' above it. I can tell
Floyd | it's locked. The important doors/exits are always locked in games like
Floyd | this. Looks like I'll need to solve some kind of nonsensical puzzle to
Floyd | open it, unless I kill myself out of frustration at the incredibly
Floyd | impossible-without-a-walkthrough difficulty first. I guess I could
Floyd | always start by talking to the guard?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "wallow in self-pity"
Floyd | What are you on about?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "talk to guard"
Floyd | "You shouldn't be out of your cell! But.....seeing as it's just
Floyd | us....on our own.....I'd like you to show me something....if you know
Floyd | what I mean..."
Floyd | You think you know exactly what he means....
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "talk to guard"
Floyd | No-one listens to my rabblings.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "push unlock button"
Floyd | Guard: "Get your hot sexy ass away from that button!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Gay people in games? I'm offended"
jojo says, "I rabbled once. Didn't get much done that day."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "seduce guard"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "kiss guard"
Floyd | I'm not sure he would appreciate that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "maybe you will when you're older than 14"
TheXenographer says, "No, I'm pretty sure he would."
genericgeekgirl says, "Well. I *don't* know what he means."
ChrisC says, "Somehow that error message is still disturbing."
Jacqueline asks, "It doesn't understand what we want to do with the guard. Perhaps if we drew a diagram?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "kill guard"
Floyd | Now that isn't very nice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "guard, push button"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Guard: "Get your hot sexy ass away from that button!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "sleep with guard"
Floyd | Zzzzz.  Bored are you?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "ha ha ha"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "have sex"
Floyd | What are you on about?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | I am carrying a key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x guard"
Floyd | Just a regular guard....but...he seems a bit odd....in a queer sort of
Floyd | way......
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give key to guard"
Floyd | Guard doesn't seem interested in the key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Makes perfect sense. That's the only reason *I* sleep with anyone."
Jacqueline sighs and goes to find an example of the disclaimer she puts on transcripts like this one is going to be.
cyberskunk asks, "to push their buttons?"
Rotonoto says (to floyd), "show ass to guard"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Apologies in advance for rude language"
Jacqueline says (to cyberskunk), "To sleep."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x clothing"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "fuck guard"
Floyd | Yeah, he'd like that wouldn't he?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "(Out of boredom.)"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "show me to guard"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "I don't think that's the way to progress."
jojo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd | A guard sits infront of a row of buttons, of which one is clearly
Floyd | labelled in bigger-than-your-penis letters saying 'UNLOCK'. A metal
Floyd | door sits to the west, with a sign saying 'EXIT' above it. I can tell
Floyd | it's locked. The important doors/exits are always locked in games like
Floyd | this. Looks like I'll need to solve some kind of nonsensical puzzle to
Floyd | open it, unless I kill myself out of frustration at the incredibly
Floyd | impossible-without-a-walkthrough difficulty first. I guess I could
Floyd | always start by talking to the guard?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "kill guard"
Floyd | Now that isn't very nice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "i dunno if im really into watching at a guy being raped in jail."
Tale says (to Floyd), "punch guard"
Floyd | Who do you think you are, Mike Tyson?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | That's interesting, but it doesn't mean much.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "ask guard about his feelings"
Floyd | Guard does not respond to my question.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd | A guard sits infront of a row of buttons, of which one is clearly
Floyd | labelled in bigger-than-your-penis letters saying 'UNLOCK'. A metal
Floyd | door sits to the west, with a sign saying 'EXIT' above it. I can tell
Floyd | it's locked. The important doors/exits are always locked in games like
Floyd | this. Looks like I'll need to solve some kind of nonsensical puzzle to
Floyd | open it, unless I kill myself out of frustration at the incredibly
Floyd | impossible-without-a-walkthrough difficulty first. I guess I could
Floyd | always start by talking to the guard?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "west"
Floyd | The security door is locked. I bet that big juicy button over there
Floyd | infront of the guard opens it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto says (to floyd), "show penis to guard"
Floyd | Turns out all those long night shifts has turned this guard's sexuality
Floyd | sideways. He's passing out in his excitement, right infront of my
Floyd | rockin' naked body. I don't even want to guess what he's dreaming
Floyd | about.
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd | The guard is lying unconscious at my feet, leaving the 'UNLOCK' button
Floyd | free for the pushing! With the guard out of the way, you also spot a
Floyd | small blue button, which upon further inspection is labelled 'Mammoth
Floyd | Vacuum'. Hmm.....sounds dangerous....
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "I'm a little unsettled."
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Blue button!"
Jacqueline says, "Wow. Just... wow."
cyberskunk needs an adult.
ChrisC asks, "Sideways?"
Tale says, "Me too. being gay is not something happens when you do a lot of nightshifts."
djfletch says, "It wasn't even glowing blue."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "push blue button"
Floyd | I push, but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Yeah, I sort of wish the absurdism took a different tangent"
Tale says (to Floyd), "push unlock"
Floyd | I push, but nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd | The security door leading west is now unlocked. And all it took was
Floyd | losing all dignity and credibility in the eyes of your peers.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Is there something we could do to kill the protagonist and then feel okay about moving on to the next game?"
TheXenographer says, "It's all very... teenager trying to be edgy, isn't it."
cyberskunk says, "i miss the carefree days of our youth when my greatest conception of vice and transgression was eatting a lot of cake"
cyberskunk says, "so five minutes ago"
Paulinus says, "that i think was where it started"
ASchultz pictures George Carlin explaining "they do get better" after Wyld Stallyns' first jam session
jojo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | I move west.
Floyd | Utterly Pointless Hallway #2
Floyd | Are you kidding me? No seriously? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Was there too
Floyd | much concrete when they were building this place? Did they have to use
Floyd | up the extra materials because some lazy bugger couldn't be bothered
Floyd | dumping it, or taking it to his next building site? OR WAS IT THE GAME
Floyd | CREATOR AGAIN!? Is he trying to stall me, so I take the extra time to
Floyd | read this, thus making the game SEEM longer and have 'more depth'? Or
Floyd | is he merely adding these pointless rooms to give himself the
Floyd | opportunity for a good ol' game-industry social commentary, which
Floyd | questions the use of boring, actionless, storyless, and ultimately
Floyd | POINTLESS sections of gameplay to pad out the length of a designer's
Floyd | pathetically short game?
Floyd | Hmm, na, can't be that. Regardless, the exit to the foyer is to the
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Utterly Pointless Hallway #2 | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "How will my peers know what I did? And what kind of peers wouldn't be okay with exposing myself after 8 yrs of captivity?"
Jacqueline says (to X), "I think you mean to say, 'Hooray that the next generation is embracing the text-based medium and saying no to reality TV.'"
cyberskunk says, "the grammar and typing is pretty good for two hours at 14"
jojo says, "I suspet this room is just padding."
jojo says, "Let's go south."
Tale asks, "South?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | I move south.
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | A typical foyer. You know the kind. The type that you waited in while
Floyd | Aunt Maggie had one of her kidneys removed, or while Grandpa Joe
Floyd | acquired a new set of false teeth. There's an ENTIRELY HETEROSEXUAL
Floyd | guard sitting behind the desk, keeping an eye on the exit to the west
Floyd | (a.k.a your freedom).
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Foyer | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Yeah, the ironic genre-awareness isn't bad"
ASchultz says, "As long as there isn't another prisoner to "outsmart," I'll be ok with this game, definitely"
Jacqueline exclaims, "Quick! Break the fourth wall!"
cyberskunk says, "i would basically have a bunch of typos holding hands singing, 'We rae teh worl,d we are the chiildren'"
Rotonoto asks, "Did anyone here think gay people were funny when you were 14?"
TheXenographer says, "No, but that was because I was one."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, that."
Tale says, "I guess you make a lot of insensitive jokes at that age."
cyberskunk says, "yes. but only because i loved paul lynde's comedy hilarious"
Jacqueline says, "No, but that's because I was doing a good job of being a covergirl."
ChrisC says, "nope"
ASchultz says, "Well when I was younger Eddie Murphy had routines about gays, so people laughed at that"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x guard"
Floyd | I see no such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto says, "This apparently did not even occur to the author."
Jacqueline says, "Two of the cutest guys I went out with in high school turned out to not be on my team, sadly."
Tale asks, "Did you guys notice the description of the lemon in my game?"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Heterosexual guard: "Get your astoundingly non-sexy ass away from that
Floyd | door! You can't go through there unless you're a guard like me or my
Floyd | buddy at the guard station!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Tale), "Yup."
Jacqueline asks, "Wait, what was the lemon description again?"
cyberskunk says, "n"
ASchultz asks, "oh dear. Do we need to take the guard uniform?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | I move north.
Floyd | Utterly Pointless Hallway #2
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Utterly Pointless Hallway #2 | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Something about fruits."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Utterly Pointless Hallway #2
Floyd | Are you kidding me? No seriously? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Was there too
Floyd | much concrete when they were building this place? Did they have to use
Floyd | up the extra materials because some lazy bugger couldn't be bothered
Floyd | dumping it, or taking it to his next building site? OR WAS IT THE GAME
Floyd | CREATOR AGAIN!? Is he trying to stall me, so I take the extra time to
Floyd | read this, thus making the game SEEM longer and have 'more depth'? Or
Floyd | is he merely adding these pointless rooms to give himself the
Floyd | opportunity for a good ol' game-industry social commentary, which
Floyd | questions the use of boring, actionless, storyless, and ultimately
Floyd | POINTLESS sections of gameplay to pad out the length of a designer's
Floyd | pathetically short game?
Floyd | Hmm, na, can't be that. Regardless, the exit to the foyer is to the
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | I move east.
Floyd | Guard Station
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Guard Station | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "undress guard"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "strip guard"
Floyd | I remove the guards clothes (doing a better job than your sister,
Floyd | despite all her experience), and put them on myself.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to lemon), "You've known a few in your time."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l guard"
Floyd | I don't understand what you want to do with Guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says (to Floyd), "x guard"
Floyd | He's lying unconscious, dreaming about my pubic hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | I move west.
Floyd | Utterly Pointless Hallway #2
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Utterly Pointless Hallway #2 | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | I move south.
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd |
Floyd | [ Foyer | Score: 0 ]
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | A typical foyer. You know the kind. The type that you waited in while
Floyd | Aunt Maggie had one of her kidneys removed, or while Grandpa Joe
Floyd | acquired a new set of false teeth. There's an ENTIRELY HETEROSEXUAL
Floyd | guard sitting behind the desk, keeping an eye on the exit to the west
Floyd | (a.k.a your freedom).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "talk to guard"
Floyd | No-one listens to my rabblings.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "Not a healthy dream."
Jacqueline says, "That is indeed a pretty good room description for UPH#2, though."
jojo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | I'm free. After many testing trials, I'm finally free. But who is this
Floyd | mysterious 'Father' who delivered the key to my cell in my dream?
Floyd | There's something strange about this. I must investigate. I will find
Floyd | you 'Father', or my name ain't Luke Skywalker.
Floyd |
Rotonoto asks, "Could we create a genre for homophobic IF on the database, so people WON'T play it?"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l" JamesPKing says, "think ill go to the john. cya in 2 mins."
ChrisC asks, "Oh yeah when floyd prints the status line is that new functionality? Or unique to this game?"
Tale says, "wah wah wah"
ASchultz has to wash his hands a bit after this game, but, well, my efforts when I was 14...
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Jacqueline says, "Wait, did it - it crashed? No, wait."
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Jacqueline presses the yellow enter button. cyberskunk says, "outside of the insults and homophobia it wasnt bad for a speed if"
djfletch asks, "did we win?"
jojo experiencing flash backs to his fourteen year old self, wakes up screaming.
ASchultz says, "Nothing vulgar, just, you know, take-quests"
Jacqueline says, "Um, okay, maybe it's over and we 'won'"
ChrisC says, "I don't really want to keep playing even if we didn't"
Paulinus says, "im not sure it was really homophobic, more sophomoric"
cyberskunk says, "if we're done playing then yes. we are all winners"
Jacqueline says, "I am fine with thinking we're done, but maybe you people think otherwise..."
TheXenographer says, "No, I think we're all cool with being done."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "/quit" ASchultz says, "I think we crashed it. It's worth letting the author know the game seemed to hang"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, UNDO a turn, or QUIT? Quit
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" ChrisC says, "Let's stop and say we won."
Jacqueline says, "HOORAY WE WON"
Rotonoto says, "Remember a sophomore is a WISE fool."
Jacqueline says, "Okay, let's see..."
TheXenographer says, "Well done, us."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psiparty"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The party planner tells me that your interpreter uses the Glk API. Does
Floyd | your interpreter normally have a status bar? (If this question confuses
Floyd | you, answer "yes")
Floyd |
Floyd | Please answer YES or NO:
ASchultz says, "I thought sophomores were usually 15 or 16, not 14"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You have long held the belief that New Year's parties are the gold
Floyd | standard against which all other parties in the forthcoming year are
Floyd | judged. So far, this one has been holding up quite well. You won at all
Floyd | of the drinking games- in this case, "winning" is holding one's liquor
Floyd | like a champ, since you can't get a ping pong ball in a plastic cup (or
Floyd | any other drinking game feat, really) to save your life. Now seems like
Floyd | as good a time as any to get yourself some grub, though, so you don't
Floyd | hit a wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Just yesterday, you were just some guy named "Arthur," content to live
Floyd | a life of obscurity. Tonight, though, you're...
Floyd |
Floyd | Party Arty, Man of La Munchies
Floyd | Written for The Penultimate New Year's Speed IF Entry (Footnote 1)
Floyd | By Roody Yogurt
Floyd | Hugo v3.1 / Library 31031
Floyd | Type ABOUT for more information.
Floyd |
Floyd | By the Snack Table                              New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The dining room has been converted into Snack Central. A buffet table
Floyd | is completely adorned with every kind of finger food imagineable.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sticking upright out of the center of a plate of nachos is the most
Floyd | perfect nacho you have ever seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "sure. but i wouldnt say sophomoric first of all because its not trying to be clever and secondly because im not smart enough to know that word. im gonna go with 'puerile'"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd | By the Snack Table                              New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The dining room has been converted into Snack Central. A buffet table
Floyd | is completely adorned with every kind of finger food imagineable.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sticking upright out of the center of the plate is the most perfect
Floyd | nacho you have ever seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "yeah puerile is right"
Tale says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
Tale says (to Floyd), "push enter"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |      About Party Arty
Floyd |    * Credits
Floyd |
ASchultz says, "Oops, they were nice enough to ask about the header, then ... the whole "about" menu isn't so hot here"
Tale says (to Floyd), "push space"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
Tale says (to Floyd), "push n"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |      About Party Arty
Floyd |    * Credits
Floyd |
Tale says (to Floyd), "push enter"
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |   "Party Arty" was written for both the Hugo Comp and The Penultimate
Floyd | New Year's Speed IF. It was written on December 29th and 30th of 2011.
Floyd |
Floyd |   It's basically a game idea I had for last year's New Year's comp, but
Floyd | I didn't have time to execute it back then. Now it's written. I hope
Floyd | you enjoy it!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |   [PRESS A KEY TO CONTINUE]
Floyd |
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
ChrisC pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | [N]ext item              [Q]uit menu
Floyd | [P]revious item          [Enter] to select
Floyd |
Floyd |    * About Party Arty
Floyd |      Credits
Floyd |
ASchultz says, "Ok, how do we push enter/space on Floyd again? I'm still having noob moments."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd | By the Snack Table                              New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The dining room has been converted into Snack Central. A buffet table
Floyd | is completely adorned with every kind of finger food imagineable.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sticking upright out of the center of the plate is the most perfect
Floyd | nacho you have ever seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rotonoto exclaims, "Have fun, y'all!"
Rotonoto goes home.
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x nacho"
Floyd | This nacho, half-covered in delectable cheese like its own golden
Floyd | helmet of Mambrino, looks tastier than any nacho you have ever seen
Floyd | before.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take nacho"
Floyd | You grab at the perfect nacho, but the nacho is lodged pretty well into
Floyd | the plate's coagulated cheese. Looks like it'll take to take a proper
Floyd | yank.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to ASchultz), "you "press space""
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "yank nacho"
Floyd | Driven by some inner force, you clasp your fingers around the nacho.
Floyd | The two seem made for one another. You pull. Nothing happens. You
Floyd | strain harder. The nacho gives a little, and then....
Floyd |
Floyd | [APPRECIATE THE INTENSITY OF THE MOMENT AND PRESS A KEY]
Floyd |
Jacqueline says (to ASchultz), "Just type 'push green' in the room (not to Floyd)."
Tale says, "Played this, so I'll do some extreme stayinginthebackgrounding"
ASchultz says, "Thanks, guys"
cyberskunk pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The lights darken momentarily, as if afflicted by a power surge. When
Floyd | your vision clears, you are somewhere else completely.
Floyd |
Floyd | By A Cave                                  Circumcision of Christ Eve,
Floyd | Compline
Floyd |   A path leads up to this cave. A multitude of stars shine down.
Floyd |
Floyd |   A wizened figure with an unkempt beard is here. You take him to be
Floyd | Merlin, the legendary wizard.
Floyd |
Floyd |   A rock is here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Merlin addresses you:
Floyd |   "Arthur, you have proven yourself a worthy champion in the face of
Floyd | adversity. I must ask you to retrieve an item of great importance from
Floyd | a room upstairs in this house. I cannot assist except to lend you three
Floyd | powers that you will have to use to your advantage.
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "Whoa, did you send me back in time?"
Floyd |   [2] "An object of great importance?"
Floyd |   [3] "Three powers, you say?"
Floyd |   [4] "I thought you aged in reverse!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
genericgeekgirl says, "The enter key is yellow, the space key is green. There's also a save button that automatically increments the CFn counter."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "1"
Floyd |   "Whoa, did you send me back in time?"
Floyd |
Floyd |   Merlin says, "I did! Pretty cool, huh? Don't worry; you'll be sent
Floyd | back soon enough."
Floyd |
Floyd | You consider your other options.
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "An object of great importance?"
Floyd |   [2] "Three powers, you say?"
Floyd |   [3] "I thought you aged in reverse!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
jojo says (to Floyd), "4"
Floyd | Select an option >>
olethros has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "2"
Floyd |   "Three powers, you say?"
Floyd |
Floyd |   "Unfortunately, magic isn't what it once was. In the good old days,
Floyd | I'd give you the power to turn into all sorts of animals. A turtle,
Floyd | even! Can you imagine that? A turtle! I no longer have that kind of
Floyd | power to share, but I can augment you in other ways. Just use the magic
Floyd | command 'DUR' followed by the trait you wish:
Floyd |
Floyd | DUR WIT - command great conversational skill
Floyd | DUR BRAWN - gain great strength
Floyd | DUR TINY - become smaller in stature
Floyd | DUR NORMAL - go back to normal traits
Floyd |
Floyd |   If you forget which powers are available to you, try the 'POWERS'
Floyd | command!"
Floyd |
Floyd |   "'Dur,' huh? I can remember that," you say.
Floyd |
Floyd | You consider your other options.
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "An object of great importance?"
Floyd |   [2] "I thought you aged in reverse!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw. I wanna be a turtle."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "2"
Floyd |   "I thought you aged in reverse!"
Floyd |
Floyd |   Merlin answers, "Geez, it's not like this game is canon!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You consider your other options.
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "An object of great importance?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "1"
Floyd |   "An object of great importance?"
Floyd |
Floyd |   Merlin says, "Sinister forces prevent me from telling you what the
Floyd | object is, but you will know it when you see it."
Floyd |
Floyd |   Merlin continues. "When you have retrieved the item, go to where the
Floyd | snack table rests. There, you will find the item's rightful place!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The room goes dark once more. When your vision clears, Merlin is gone
Floyd | and you are back at the party!
Floyd |
Floyd | By the Snack Table                              New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The dining room has been converted into Snack Central. A buffet table
Floyd | is completely adorned with every kind of finger food imagineable.
Floyd |
Floyd |   To the north is the living room, which has been converted into a
Floyd | makeshift dance floor. You know from past experience that the stairs to
Floyd | the second floor is on the other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | The snack table looks just like you would expect.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on the snack table is a plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | Looking good.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying a perfect nacho.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "eat nacho"
Floyd | Crunch. Man, that was good.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd |
Floyd | By the Snack Table                              New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The dining room has been converted into Snack Central. A buffet table
Floyd | is completely adorned with every kind of finger food imagineable.
Floyd |
Floyd |   To the north is the living room, which has been converted into a
Floyd | makeshift dance floor. You know from past experience that the stairs to
Floyd | the second floor is on the other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jojo says, "I'm going out for dinner. Might jump back in if you're still playing at silly o'clock."
genericgeekgirl asks, "North?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | You don't need to use the word "xyzzy."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Laters, jojo"
jojo goes home. JamesPKing asks, "what time is it where you are?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room                                     New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   The room is packed with moving bodies. It's kind of like the dance
Floyd | scene in Matrix Reloaded except without the weighty sense of
Floyd | disappointment. South leads to the dining room, and north heads to a
Floyd | staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd |   A ton of people are dancing, dancing, dancing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd | You cut the rug for a little while.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x people"
Floyd | Wow, these cats have some moves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "stop dancing"
Floyd | You don't need to use the word "dancing."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "talk to people"
Floyd | The party goers are listening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing asks, "who's the author?"
Jacqueline says, "Ellison"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur wit"
Floyd | You feel your conversational skills becoming all brilliant-like.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "talk to people"
Floyd | The party goers are listening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | It is impossible to make any headway, what with all of the dancers in
Floyd | your way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur brawn"
Floyd | You feel your conversational skills going to hell again. You feel the
Floyd | strength of a thousand men surging through you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "oh! i want to try being small and see if we get stomped on and die"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | With your extra strength, you could seriously hurt someone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dur tiny"
Floyd | You feel your strength diminishing to mortal levels. You feel yourself
Floyd | becoming smaller, until everything around you looks much larger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd | You cut the rug for a little while.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Being so small, it is easy for you to evade the moving bodies, at the
Floyd | price of seeing a lot of feet and butts. You make it to the other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Stairs                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Going up will take you to the second floor while heading south leads
Floyd | back to the living room.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Travel up the stairs is blocked by a cordon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cordon"
Floyd | This is one of those barriers you see at parties where a ribbon cordons
Floyd | off a stairwell or room that the hosts don't want people entering. This
Floyd | one is held up feebly by tape on its sides. A handwritten sign attached
Floyd | to it kindly asks that guests remain downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "'price of seeing a lot of feet and butts' a certain segment of the population would pay this price gladly"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dur brawn"
Floyd | You feel your height growing to its normal size. You feel the strength
Floyd | of a thousand men surging through you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Up?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, like that guy who wrote the last game."
Jacqueline says (to ggg), "sure"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | With strength ripping through you, you tear through the tape and its
Floyd | implied restrictions. A beast such as yourself cannot be contained. You
Floyd | continue on your way!
Floyd |
Floyd | Midway Up the Stairs                            New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   This is just a place, halfway up the stairs. You know.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "; punshes Jacq in the shoulder. "Ssh""
Jacqueline says, "ouch"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Doors head off in several directions. A staircase leads down.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Some guy is standing around up here, guarding the good house
Floyd | bathroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | He notices you. He says, "Hey guy. You know, you really shouldn't be up
Floyd | here."
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "Um..."
Floyd |   [2] "Er..."
Floyd |   [3] "Duh..."
Floyd |   [4] "...Huh"
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
cyberskunk says, "careful tale. u have DUR BRAWN"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dur wit"
Floyd | Select an option >>
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "1"
Floyd |   "Um..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Unable to elequently articulate anything, you turn around and head back
Floyd | to the stairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Midway Up the Stairs                            New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   This is just a place, halfway up the stairs. You know.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur wit"
Floyd | You feel your strength diminishing to mortal levels. You feel your
Floyd | conversational skills becoming all brilliant-like.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Doors head off in several directions. A staircase leads down.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Some guy is standing around up here, guarding the good house
Floyd | bathroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dude notices you again. He says, "C'mon, buddy. You shouldn't be
Floyd | here."
Floyd |
Floyd |   [1] "How appropriate. You talk like a cow. "
Floyd |   [2] "Even BEFORE I smell your breath?"
Floyd |   [3] "So you got that job as janitor, after all."
Floyd |   [4] "There are no words for how disgusting you are."
Floyd |
Floyd | Select an option >>
genericgeekgirl asks, "This is 'wit'?"
Tale says, "That conversation was modelled after Ellisons actual conversation skills"
genericgeekgirl says, "Hahah."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "3"
Floyd |   "So you got that job as janitor, after all."
Floyd |
Floyd | Dumbfounded by your brilliance, the guy looks at you for a moment
Floyd | before departing down the stairs. Presumably, he left to get
Floyd | reinforcements, but you probably have managed to buy yourself some
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Doors head off in several directions. A staircase leads down.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Moreso than any other door in this hallway, your attention is drawn
Floyd | to an exit to the east which leads to some kind of study.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "weve had an awful lot to drink"
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "snrk"
cyberskunk says, "tale++;"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Study                                           New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   This is a fancy study. Leather chair, oak desk, ornate globe- you
Floyd | name it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Despite the study's classy appearance, a model car sits in a place of
Floyd | honor on a display shelf. Seriously, you just can't make collecting
Floyd | classy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hee."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | This is a model of the Excalibur automobile, a roadster built in
Floyd | Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that was styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK.
Floyd | You don't see many of these around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x globe"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x chair"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur tiny"
Floyd | You feel your conversational skills going to hell again. You feel
Floyd | yourself becoming smaller, until everything around you looks much
Floyd | larger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "drive car"
Floyd | You don't need to use the word "drive."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter car"
Floyd | You can't enter the model automobile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "damn it"
Tale says (to cyberskunk), "Nice idea, though"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dur brawn"
Floyd | You feel your height growing to its normal size. You feel the strength
Floyd | of a thousand men surging through you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hulk smash"
Floyd | You don't need to use the word "hulk."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Very nice idea."
Jacqueline says, "The car driving, that is, not the Hulk smashing."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dur tiny"
Floyd | You feel your strength diminishing to mortal levels. You feel yourself
Floyd | becoming smaller, until everything around you looks much larger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "my ralph the motorcycle mouse fanfiction fantasies go unfulfilled another day"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Study                                           New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   This is a fancy study. Leather chair, oak desk, ornate globe- you
Floyd | name it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Despite the study's classy appearance, a model car sits in a place of
Floyd | honor on a display shelf. Seriously, you just can't make collecting
Floyd | classy.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Despite the study's classy appearance, a model car sits in a place of
Floyd | honor on a display shelf. Seriously, you just can't make collecting
Floyd | classy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x under desk"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get car"
Floyd | You're too small. You can't reach it!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur normal"
Floyd | You feel your height growing to its normal size. You are back to normal
Floyd | now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get car"
Floyd | A spark touches your hand as your finger rests on the Excalibur. It's
Floyd | possible that you picked up some static electricity on the way here,
Floyd | but you'd rather think it was the spark of DESTINY. Anyway, taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | This is a model of the Excalibur automobile, a roadster built in
Floyd | Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that was styled after the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK.
Floyd | You don't see many of these around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to cyberskunk), "yay"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x globe"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | You don't need to refer to that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Back down to the buffet, I guess."
djfletch says, "I've forgotten what we were supposed to do with it."
cyberskunk asks, "ok. put it back on the table?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Doors head off in several directions. A staircase leads down.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Moreso than any other door in this hallway, your attention is drawn
Floyd | to an exit to the east which leads to some kind of study.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "I would like to try any other exits"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "ok, so much for brute force."
JamesPKing says, "i guess "d""
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Stairs                                New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Going up will take you back to the second floor while heading south
Floyd | leads to the living room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Huh, looks like all of the dancers have emptied out of the living room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room                                     New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   You can't help but wonder where everyone went. Exits lie north and
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Room                                     New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Huh, the patio doors to the south are now open. It seems that
Floyd | somebody rolled the buffet table out there. Guess it had wheels!
Floyd |
Floyd |   To the north is the now-empty living room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Patio                                           New Year's Eve, Nearly
Floyd | Midnight
Floyd |   Seems the party migrated outside for an impromptu fireworks display.
Floyd | It is surprisingly comfortable out here. Lots of stars out tonight,
Floyd | too.
Floyd |
Floyd |   Everyone is milling around, waiting for the fireworks.
Floyd |
Floyd |   A little pond also complements the patio. You bet the fireworks will
Floyd | look cool reflected in its water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Looks like time advanced when we got the car, yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | The snack table looks just like you would expect.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on the snack table is a plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x pond"
Floyd | Supposedly, this is supposed to be a koi pond, but you've never
Floyd | actually seen any fish in it so you have your doubts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put car on table"
Floyd | There's no room on the snack table.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get plate"
Floyd | You can't take that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "put car on plate"
Floyd | There's no room on the plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put car in nachos"
Floyd | You can't do that with the plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "eat nachos"
Floyd | You can't eat the plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "cant we now...."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "dur brawn"
Floyd | You feel the strength of a thousand men surging through you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "eat nachos"
Floyd | You can't eat the plate of nachos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get nachos"
Floyd | You can't take that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look in pond"
Floyd | The koi pond is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "ok. we really cant"
Tale says, "We'd need dur stomach"
Jacqueline asks, "Can we pull the nacho with our brawn, or did we already do that?"
TheXenographer asks, "What, no Lady of the Koi Pond?"
JamesPKing asks, "excalibur went out from a lake, didn't it?"
genericgeekgirl says, "We have the nacho."
ChrisC says (to Jacq), "We did."
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "push table"
Floyd | That would not help the present situation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put car in pond"
Floyd | Giving a shout of glee, you throw the Excalibur into the koi pond.
Floyd | There is a stunned silence from everyone, but the moment passes and
Floyd | everybody goes back to partying. You decide to finally eat your perfect
Floyd | nacho just as the fireworks start. Your eyes shine with the wisdom of
Floyd | the ages!
Floyd |
Floyd | Your friends will remember this New Year's Eve party as the one where
Floyd | you got so drunk that you crawled through the crowded dance floor and
Floyd | just generally made a nuisance of yourself, but you will always
Floyd | remember it as the year you helped out a nice wizard. Plus, for a pool
Floyd | that's only a foot and a half deep, they never did find that model car
Floyd | you threw in! Destiny!
Floyd |
Floyd | *** YOU HAVE WON! ***
Floyd |
Floyd | The game has ended.  Do you want to (R)ESTART, R(E)STORE a saved game,
Floyd | read some (A)MUSING notes, (U)NDO your last turn, or (Q)UIT?
Tale says (to TheXenographer), "The lady is a bit ... koi"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "a"
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course, this game tried to pay a quick and silly homage to Bob
Floyd | Bate's Arthur. The gameplay doesn't go as deep as one would like, but
Floyd | as it was, this took a dumb amount of time to code. I had a hard time
Floyd | decided what kind of object I wanted Arthur to retrieve. I eventually
Floyd | settled for the model car when it was one of the first things to turn
Floyd | up when I did some Googling for odd Excalibur items.
Floyd |
Floyd | As it happens, the West Allis plant where many were built was just
Floyd | around the corner of where I grew up, although I didn't realize the
Floyd | significance of it until years later. In that respect, that tidbit is a
Floyd | shoutout to my youth.
Floyd |
Floyd | I threw in the Man of La Mancha jokes just because "Party Arty" didn't
Floyd | seem like a title that could stand on its own. I hate to break it to
Floyd | you, but this game doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Anyhow, I hope
Floyd | you enjoyed my silly game. Of course, it's not as clever or complex as
Floyd | it could be. If anybody wants to rewrite it, go ahead!
Floyd |
Floyd | The game has ended.  Do you want to (R)ESTART, R(E)STORE a saved game,
Floyd | read some (A)MUSING notes, (U)NDO your last turn, or (Q)UIT?
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "a"
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course, this game tried to pay a quick and silly homage to Bob
Floyd | Bate's Arthur. The gameplay doesn't go as deep as one would like, but
Floyd | as it was, this took a dumb amount of time to code. I had a hard time
Floyd | decided what kind of object I wanted Arthur to retrieve. I eventually
Floyd | settled for the model car when it was one of the first things to turn
Floyd | up when I did some Googling for odd Excalibur items.
Floyd |
Floyd | As it happens, the West Allis plant where many were built was just
Floyd | around the corner of where I grew up, although I didn't realize the
Floyd | significance of it until years later. In that respect, that tidbit is a
Floyd | shoutout to my youth.
Floyd |
Floyd | I threw in the Man of La Mancha jokes just because "Party Arty" didn't
Floyd | seem like a title that could stand on its own. I hate to break it to
Floyd | you, but this game doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Anyhow, I hope
Floyd | you enjoyed my silly game. Of course, it's not as clever or complex as
Floyd | it could be. If anybody wants to rewrite it, go ahead!
Floyd |
Floyd | The game has ended.  Do you want to (R)ESTART, R(E)STORE a saved game,
Floyd | read some (A)MUSING notes, (U)NDO your last turn, or (Q)UIT?
Tale says, "I liked this one."
ASchultz says, "Oops. Didn't see ggg's command."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah. Ellison++"
ASchultz says, "Me too. Always good to riff on an old legend"
cyberskunk says, "ellison++;"
TheXenographer says, "Yeah, I thought it was fun and clever."
cyberskunk says, "i got to put on the soundtrack from excalibur"
Jacqueline says, "heh heh heh 'I hate to break it to you, but this game doesn't make a whole lot of sense.'"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, Ellison's writing is always a pleasant diversion."
JamesPKing says, "nice one"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "a"
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course, this game tried to pay a quick and silly homage to Bob
Floyd | Bate's Arthur. The gameplay doesn't go as deep as one would like, but
Floyd | as it was, this took a dumb amount of time to code. I had a hard time
Floyd | decided what kind of object I wanted Arthur to retrieve. I eventually
Floyd | settled for the model car when it was one of the first things to turn
Floyd | up when I did some Googling for odd Excalibur items.
Floyd |
Floyd | As it happens, the West Allis plant where many were built was just
Floyd | around the corner of where I grew up, although I didn't realize the
Floyd | significance of it until years later. In that respect, that tidbit is a
Floyd | shoutout to my youth.
Floyd |
Floyd | I threw in the Man of La Mancha jokes just because "Party Arty" didn't
Floyd | seem like a title that could stand on its own. I hate to break it to
Floyd | you, but this game doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Anyhow, I hope
Floyd | you enjoyed my silly game. Of course, it's not as clever or complex as
Floyd | it could be. If anybody wants to rewrite it, go ahead!
Floyd |
Floyd | The game has ended.  Do you want to (R)ESTART, R(E)STORE a saved game,
Floyd | read some (A)MUSING notes, (U)NDO your last turn, or (Q)UIT?
Jacqueline says, "Oh, that *was* A"
Jacqueline asks, "So we're ready for Q?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psipostchristmas"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | It's December 26th. Your family has all gone home. Your apartment is a
Floyd | disaster. You have an eggnog hangover. You need to get ready for work.
Floyd | Too bad the Mouse King has parked himself in front of your closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Post-Christmas Letdown
Floyd | A Holiday Headache by E. Joyce
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111231 / Inform 7 build 6F95 (I6/v6.31 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The room is small, but serviceable. The walls are devoid of any posters
Floyd | or pictures - you keep meaning to put some up, but you never get around
Floyd | to it. It still looks lived-in, though, which is a polite way of saying
Floyd | it's a mess. The door of your closet doesn't quite open all the way
Floyd | because of the way the bed is positioned, but what can you do? There
Floyd | was nowhere else to put it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the living room and kitchen area is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Mouse King stands at the foot of your bed, in front of the closet,
Floyd | with his sword raised.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see your mother's shoes and a gift box (in which are some
Floyd | expensive headphones) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
TheXenographer says, "oh hey, it's my game"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x mouse king"
Floyd | Some stupid giant rodent that stands on its - or rather, his - hind
Floyd | legs and has a tiny golden crown perched on his head. He brandishes a
Floyd | sword, and his beady eyes glitter unpleasantly. You wonder if he's the
Floyd | one who's been getting into your kitchen cabinets and chewing on the
Floyd | contents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "good. after a bunch of games that have busted our balls, its good to get to do one that will only crack our nuts"
Tale says, "ha ha"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yay, mousie."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x shoes"
Floyd | Your mother subscribes to the "clean out closet; gift-wrap what you
Floyd | find" school of gift-giving. These shoes are the latest result of that.
Floyd | They are bright red, rhinestone-encrusted, and very heavy, with pointy
Floyd | heels that must be at least five inches high. More weapon than shoe,
Floyd | really.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hug mouse king"
Floyd | Keep your mind on the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Is the Mouse King something I should be aware of? From a legend or a movie?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "nutcracker suite ballet"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get shoes"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "enter closet"
Tale says (to Floyd), "attack king with shoes"
Floyd | With power and precision borne of years of weekend amateur softball
Floyd | games (or at least as much of that power and precision as you can
Floyd | muster right now), you hurl your mother's shoes at the Mouse King.
Floyd |
Floyd | The shoes hit the Mouse King square in the head. He screeches horribly,
Floyd | then flees out the bedroom window.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "go into closet"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "enter closet"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "well at least this one isnt homophobic"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x closet"
Floyd | What is there to say? It's a closet, it looks pretty much like a door
Floyd | in the wall. Until you open it, at which point it looks like an ungodly
Floyd | mess.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "open cloest"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open closet"
Floyd | You open the closet, revealing a t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x t-shirt"
Floyd | It reads, "I Killed My Father And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt".
Floyd | It's the only thing around that's clean. Lucky you work in a call
Floyd | center and they don't bother so much about dress code.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x jeans"
Floyd | They're practically prehistoric - did you buy these things in high
Floyd | school? Oh well, they still fit and they don't have any holes in them.
Floyd | Good enough for government work, as your mother would probably say.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are wearing your underwear, and you have a splitting headache.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x underwear"
Floyd | It's clean, mostly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get t-shirt and jeans"
Floyd | t-shirt: Taken.
Floyd | pair of jeans: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear clothing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "remove underwear"
Floyd | What would be the point of that? You don't have time to shower, anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), " drop headache"
Floyd | Don't you wish you could.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | A nice box patterned with pine trees and snowflakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the gift box are some expensive headphones.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get headphones"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "put on jeans"
Floyd | You put on the pair of jeans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x headphones"
Floyd | Your brother bought them for you, little knowing that you sold your MP3
Floyd | player in order to buy him some fancy peripheral for his game console.
Floyd | (Come to think of it, he seemed less enthused about that than you
Floyd | expected. Funny.)  So you've got no use for them now. They are very
Floyd | nice headphones, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "wear t-shirt"
Floyd | You put on the t-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | There, now you look... well, semi-presentable. You still feel like
Floyd | shit, though. You could use some coffee.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "put on t-shirt"
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The room is small, but serviceable. The walls are devoid of any posters
Floyd | or pictures - you keep meaning to put some up, but you never get around
Floyd | to it. It still looks lived-in, though, which is a polite way of saying
Floyd | it's a mess. The door of your closet doesn't quite open all the way
Floyd | because of the way the bed is positioned, but what can you do? There
Floyd | was nowhere else to put it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door to the living room and kitchen area is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see your mother's shoes and a gift box (empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Oo, very gift of the magi with the headphones"
Tale says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | your mother's shoes: Taken.
Floyd | gift box: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room and Kitchen
Floyd | A waist-high counter separates the kitchen at the north end of the room
Floyd | from what you charitably think of as the living room. In the living
Floyd | room part is a blue couch, a battered old coffee table, and a small
Floyd | Christmas tree which leans drunkenly to one side; the only other
Floyd | decoration is a calendar hanging on one wall. The kitchen, meanwhile,
Floyd | contains all the usual kitchen stuff, of which the only thing that
Floyd | interests you right now is the coffee maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east is the door to your bedroom; your bathroom is west, and the
Floyd | front door is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sprig of mistletoe hangs overhead.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sweater lies on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Norse God Baldr is in your kitchen using your coffee machine. And
Floyd | it looks like he's only making enough for one person. How rude - though
Floyd | it's nothing to using someone else's kitchen without asking in the
Floyd | first place. Point is, you can't get your coffee fix while he's hogging
Floyd | the machine, dammit. You'll have to make him go away somehow.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 2 out of a possible 7, in 28 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "ooooh gift of the magi reference"
JamesPKing says, "i FEEL this game will involve italians, too"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "wear shoes"
Floyd | They don't look comfortable, and besides, you're pretty sure that old
Floyd | Mrs. Sedutto downstairs will flip out if you start clunking around in
Floyd | these things.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get mistletoe"
Floyd | It's a little too high for you to reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr frowns impatiently at the coffee-maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "stand under mistletoe"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to stand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "drop box"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x mistletoe"
Floyd | Your aunt insisted on putting it up, as if to rub your nose in the fact
Floyd | that you were the oldest person there without anyone present to kiss.
Floyd | (Well, your cousin Dave technically didn't have anyone either, but
Floyd | while it's too bad that his boyfriend couldn't make it, that's not
Floyd | quite the same as not having one at all.) You spent all night
Floyd | studiously avoiding it so as not to be reminded of this.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr frowns impatiently at the coffee-maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "stand on box"
Floyd | That's not something you can stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr stares blankly for a while, like he's forgotten what he was
Floyd | doing. Maybe he's not a morning person. Which would be sort of ironic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x baldr"
Floyd | He is really handsome. Like, really amazingly handsome, so much that he
Floyd | seems to be glowing - no, wait, he actually is glowing. Sheesh,
Floyd | deities. Anyway, it's been longer than you really like to think about
Floyd | since you last had a hot guy making coffee in your kitchen, but if you
Floyd | remember right Baldr's married, so you don't think you should read too
Floyd | much into this.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | Feeling a bit vindictive and wanting to take your bad mood out on
Floyd | somebody, you jump up and down repeatedly, as hard as you can. Moments
Floyd | later, a muffled sound of Italian yelling comes from downstairs. You
Floyd | feel a bit bad, afterwards - Mrs. Sedutto is kinda crotchety, yes, but
Floyd | she mostly doesn't bother you unless you bother her.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Get him some mugs?"
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living Room and Kitchen
Floyd | A waist-high counter separates the kitchen at the north end of the room
Floyd | from what you charitably think of as the living room. In the living
Floyd | room part is a blue couch, a battered old coffee table, and a small
Floyd | Christmas tree which leans drunkenly to one side; the only other
Floyd | decoration is a calendar hanging on one wall. The kitchen, meanwhile,
Floyd | contains all the usual kitchen stuff, of which the only thing that
Floyd | interests you right now is the coffee maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east is the door to your bedroom; your bathroom is west, and the
Floyd | front door is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sprig of mistletoe hangs overhead.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sweater lies on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr is in your kitchen using your coffee machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a gift box (empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "YAY ITALIANS"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x couch"
Floyd | It's definitely seen better days, but at least you vacuumed it before
Floyd | your family came over and no one's even thrown up on it in almost a
Floyd | year.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr frowns impatiently at the coffee-maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "grr"
JamesPKing says, "YESSSSS"
cyberskunk says, "we're supposed to kill him with the mistletoe. this is about ragnarok as usual"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | gift box: Taken.
Floyd | sprig of mistletoe: It's a little too high for you to reach.
Floyd | sweater: Taken.
Floyd | coffee: You go for the coffee, but as soon as you get close to the
Floyd | coffee-maker, Baldr pushes you away. Rude.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks (of inky), "Hm?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x sweater"
Floyd | A Christmas present from your aunt. It is a color you can only describe
Floyd | as chartreuse (well, or "bright yellowy-green" but "chartreuse" is
Floyd | snappier). Furthermore, it is about five sizes too big for you, which
Floyd | you can't help wondering whether your aunt is trying to tell you
Floyd | something. Like that you're fat. Which you're not. Point is, it's a
Floyd | hideous sweater.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr lounges casually against the counter. You try not to stare.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "wear sweater"
Floyd | You put on the sweater.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr frowns impatiently at the coffee-maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x sweater"
Floyd | A Christmas present from your aunt. It is a color you can only describe
Floyd | as chartreuse (well, or "bright yellowy-green" but "chartreuse" is
Floyd | snappier). Furthermore, it is about five sizes too big for you, which
Floyd | you can't help wondering whether your aunt is trying to tell you
Floyd | something. Like that you're fat. Which you're not. Point is, it's a
Floyd | hideous sweater.
Floyd |
Floyd | Baldr goes through your cabinets, apparently looking for the mugs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "stand on couch"
Floyd | You get onto the blue couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "get mistletoe"
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "search couch"
Floyd | There is nothing on the blue couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk asks, "ready?"
Tale says, "sure"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "throw mistletoe at baldr"
Floyd | Remembering your Ragnarok prophecies (you knew that all those books of
Floyd | mythology weren't a waste of time!), you wave the mistletoe menacingly
Floyd | in Baldr's face. He goes pale - well, paler than he was to begin with -
Floyd | and flinches away from it, then shimmers and vanishes. Probably some
Floyd | kind of god teleportation thing. Oh well, you have access to the coffee
Floyd | machine now, and that's what really matters here.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "make coffee"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "nice"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x coffee amker"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to examine the coffee.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "this is a nice low-key game"
Tale says (to Floyd), "x coffee maker"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to examine the coffee.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x coffee"
Floyd | Dark, fragrant, and full of caffeine. Exactly what you need right now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "drink coffee"
Floyd | You down the coffee like you're dying of thirst in a desert.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel much more human now. Your mouth still tastes like something
Floyd | died in it, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living Room and Kitchen (on the blue couch)
Floyd | A waist-high counter separates the kitchen at the north end of the room
Floyd | from what you charitably think of as the living room. In the living
Floyd | room part is a blue couch, a battered old coffee table, and a small
Floyd | Christmas tree which leans drunkenly to one side; the only other
Floyd | decoration is a calendar hanging on one wall. The kitchen, meanwhile,
Floyd | contains all the usual kitchen stuff, of which the only thing that
Floyd | interests you right now is the coffee maker.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east is the door to your bedroom; your bathroom is west, and the
Floyd | front door is south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "w to wash teeth"
Tale says, "Yesd"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | (first getting off the blue couch)
Floyd |
Floyd | bathroom
Floyd | All this shiny white tile under fluorescent lighting kind of hurts your
Floyd | eyes and makes your headache worse. Anyway, this bathroom is equipped
Floyd | with all the normal bathroom stuff - toilet, sink, mirror, shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tiny Tim sits on your sink, looking up at you with big, soulful eyes.
Floyd | "Happy Christmas, and God bless you," he says.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'd like to brush my teeth," you say wearily.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Of course," says Tiny Tim, "only..."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Only what?" you say. "Come on, get on with it."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Only, you see, I haven't any Christmas presents for my dear family,
Floyd | and while of course the true spirit of the season requires no present,
Floyd | only love and-"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I said get on with it," you snap. You have no patience right now for
Floyd | the ramblings of characters written by authors who were paid by the
Floyd | word.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, all right, I'd like a present," he says. You have the feeling
Floyd | he's not going to leave until you find him something.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the sink is your toothbrush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give shoes to tim"
Floyd | You hand Tiny Tim your mother's shoes; he regards them dubiously.
Floyd | "Well," he says, "I suppose my dear mother will like it."
Floyd |
Floyd | He hops off the sink and hobbles away to wherever Dickens characters go
Floyd | when they're not needed. You breathe a sigh of relief and get on with
Floyd | your tooth-brushing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The rest of your morning routine proves uneventful, and you even manage
Floyd | to get to work on time - if only just. Which is great, because you're
Floyd | really, really not sure how you'd explain why you were late.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have regifted ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 7 out of a possible 7, in 49 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Yay!"
Jacqueline says, "yay"
cyberskunk learned the true spirit of IF that day.
TheXenographer says, "It ends a little abruptly, but by the time I finished the Baldr part I was technically past the deadline"
Tale says, "Yay!"
ASchultz says, "Very nice tying in everything suggested"
cyberskunk says, "the_xenographer++;"
Jacqueline says, "That is the spirit of the speed IF, X."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Xeno), "A true Speed IF, then. Nicely done!"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" JamesPKing asks, "are speed IFs usually this good?"
Jacqueline asks, "So, we played psiragnarok, and psisilenceofgodes and psistupidcreek, right?"
Jacqueline asks, "Are we up to psithreemor? The last one?"
Tale says, "I think so yeah."
Tale says, "really? Hm."
Jacqueline says, "Gosh. Okay, then."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psithreemor"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Christmas Eve! You tell Bob to go home early; tidy up a little, and
Floyd | lock up the office shortly after four. You look on the old brass plate,
Floyd | which still reads "Scrooge & Marley", probably for the last time.
Floyd |
Floyd | After visiting the engravers to pick up your package, you spend a few
Floyd | hours simply walking the busy streets, soaking in the happy
Floyd | anticipation all around. Then a simple, but magnificent, dinner at
Floyd | Kettners and a gentle stroll home. Time for bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Three More Visitors
Floyd | A Speed-IF Melodrama for New Year
Floyd | by Paul Stanley
Floyd |
Floyd | Release 1 (2011-12-30)
Floyd | Inform v6.32 / Platypus release 4+
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | Not everyone is complimentary about this courtyard, or the house whose
Floyd | front door you now face. "A gloomy set of rooms" it has been called.
Floyd | But it has been your home these many years; it was the site, a decade
Floyd | past to this very day, of the great visions that changed your life
Floyd | forever. And so here you stay, and here you expect to end your days.
Floyd | The door is north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "this one's mine"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | Others might call you elderly -- though you feel, especially at this
Floyd | time of year, sprightly and young. A respectable, respected, much-loved
Floyd | pillar of this great city. "Good old Ebenezer", they say. "There is a
Floyd | man who knows how to celebrate Christmas".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a door key
Floyd |   a package
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | Written for the 2011 New Year Speed IF (though in far more than the
Floyd | customary two hours). The brief was to include some, none or all, of
Floyd | the following: your mum's shoes, Italians, a tanning bed, a copy of
Floyd | Doom III, the colour chartreuse, Tiny Tim (preferably as a foe), the
Floyd | smell of your evil twin, an e-peen hammer (whatever that may be), and a
Floyd | shirt which says "I killed my father and all I got was this lousy
Floyd | t-shirt". More or less loosely, all of them are in here somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | I spent more time than is customarily required for Speed-IF; I
Floyd | selfishly wanted a chance to play with Platypus, and I hope the result
Floyd | is not too ragged.
Floyd |
Floyd | For assistance and testing, thanks to Zachary and Benedict. For
Floyd | patience, thanks to Daniel. For the essential software, thanks to
Floyd | Graham Nelson (for Inform 6 and the Designer's Manual, 4th edition,
Floyd | from which I shamelessly borrowed where necessary), Anson Turner, for
Floyd | the Platypus library and Charles Dickens, for "A Christmas Carol" (from
Floyd | which I have more shamelessly borrowed).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "i would love a re-imagining where scrooge calls the ghostbusters"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd | A brass door key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x package"
Floyd | You picked it up from the engravers earlier. The package is about six
Floyd | inches wide, and eight inches long, wrapped in brown paper and tied
Floyd | with string. The label on it reads "E Scrooge Esq, to await
Floyd | collection". It's rather heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | Whisps of frosty mist nuzzle into the corners of the yard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Scrooge must be super old now."
JamesPKing asks, "what you mean "the last one?" aren't there 3 more?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "open package"
Floyd | You know what it contains, and you don't want to spoil the surprise for
Floyd | Bob.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | Not everyone is complimentary about this courtyard, or the house whose
Floyd | front door you now face. "A gloomy set of rooms" it has been called.
Floyd | But it has been your home these many years; it was the site, a decade
Floyd | past to this very day, of the great visions that changed your life
Floyd | forever. And so here you stay, and here you expect to end your days.
Floyd | The door is north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x house"
Floyd | A huge old house. Your late partner, Jacob Marley lived here until he
Floyd | died, and you have lived here ever since. You keep a small suite of
Floyd | rooms on the first floor, having given the rest over to your nephew and
Floyd | his family -- but they are out of town visiting your brother for
Floyd | Christmas. They begged you to go with them, but you have your own
Floyd | plans: you always visit the Cratchits for Christmas, and this year you
Floyd | have a most particular reason to keep that appointment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You catch a strange, sweet smell, carried on the mist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd | A cold mist licks around the courtyard, smelling of damp and smoke --
Floyd | and some other scent too, a sickly, cloying smell that you cannot quite
Floyd | place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Courtyard
Floyd | Not everyone is complimentary about this courtyard, or the house whose
Floyd | front door you now face. "A gloomy set of rooms" it has been called.
Floyd | But it has been your home these many years; it was the site, a decade
Floyd | past to this very day, of the great visions that changed your life
Floyd | forever. And so here you stay, and here you expect to end your days.
Floyd | The door is north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "moving"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | (opening the door)
Floyd | (unlocking the door)
Floyd | As you push the door open and enter, you stop for a moment to look at
Floyd | the knocker. Who knows why, for you see it every day -- morning and
Floyd | evening, and it is unremarkable enough. But you can't forget how, on
Floyd | this very evening a decade ago, you saw it transformed into the very
Floyd | image of your late partner Jacob Marley: the first of the very strange
Floyd | and disconcerting events of that wonderfully disconcerting night.
Floyd |
Floyd | So you glance at the knocker now, and you are shocked to see it, again,
Floyd | assume a once-familiar appearance. But this time the face is not
Floyd | Marley's, but almost your own, though one you have not seen for twenty,
Floyd | even thirty, years. It is the face of your brother, Mordecai.
Floyd |
Floyd | Shivering slightly (whether from the cold, or the disconcerting
Floyd | behaviour of your door knocker, you could not say) you go through the
Floyd | door, light the candle that stands ready on the hall table, lock the
Floyd | door carefully behind you and climb the wide staircase to your chamber.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | A leopard never quite changes its spots, and your bedroom is still
Floyd | plain by most standards, but that is how you like it. Nevertheless, you
Floyd | allow yourself a few hints of comfort if not luxury. The heavy green
Floyd | brocade curtains are closed. Your table has a few papers on it. Your
Floyd | bed is ready for you. The door, leading east, is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x papers"
Floyd | The papers are scattered on the table. You really should talk to
Floyd | Lucinda about cleaning up -- since she has been walking out with the
Floyd | Jameson boy she has become quite distracted.The only one of any moment
Floyd | is the letter you received this morning from your attorneys.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open curtains"
Floyd | You open the curtains, revealing a window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "read letter"
Floyd | Jarboe & Bungay
Floyd | 45 New Square
Floyd | Lincoln's Inn
Floyd |
Floyd | 23rd December 1853
Floyd |
Floyd | My Dear Mr Scrooge,
Floyd |
Floyd | As presently drawn, your will leaves your whole estate to your
Floyd | brothers, and their issue. In practical terms, that means to your
Floyd | nephew and (if he still lives) your brother Mordecai.
Floyd |
Floyd | We understand that you wish to amend the provisions of your will. Mr
Floyd | Robert Cratchit is to become a partner in the firm of Scrooge & Marley,
Floyd | and he is to inherit the partnership absolutely, the rest of your
Floyd | estate passing to your nephew.
Floyd |
Floyd | We have accordingly prepared a revised will and partnership deed. If
Floyd | you would be good enough to raise the matter with Mr Cratchit, we look
Floyd | forward to seeing you on the twenty-seventh of this month, at our
Floyd | offices, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, where the documents can be
Floyd | executed.
Floyd |
Floyd | I beg to remain, Sir, your obedient and humble servant,
Floyd |
Floyd | Wm Jarboe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Let me check the .zip file"
cyberskunk says, "i never knew scrooge had leopard print sheets. no wonder the cleaning lady took them"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | The glass is lightly glazed with frost, but you can just see through it
Floyd | into the darkened yard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Late as it is, you think you hear footsteps outside the window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take letter"
Floyd | You take the letter.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can definitely hear voices: indistinct, but it sounds like an old
Floyd | man and a young man.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "should be 12 games, all in all"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "listen to window"
Floyd | You hear low voices in the yard, though it's hard to make out most of
Floyd | what they say.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the window, a coarse, sly old voice. "You lad, where are you
Floyd | going?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Yes, 12"
ASchultz asks, "Thought it was 13? Earlier we said 6 last week, 7 to go?"
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | The glass is lightly glazed with frost, but you can just see through it
Floyd | into the darkened yard.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's hard to make out more than a few words: something about "Mr
Floyd | Scrooge" and "the compliments of the season".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Maybe I'm just hoping though because these are overall good"
Jacqueline says, "No, there were 13 files, but one was source code for a game, not a game."
Jacqueline says, "(A game we have already played.)"
ASchultz says, "Aha."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear low voices in the yard, though it's hard to make out most of
Floyd | what they say.
Floyd |
Floyd | The older man says something, but you can't make it out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "This is another game that seems really surprisingly good, SpeedIF or no"
ASchultz says, "Nice descriptions early on, yes"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open. Your table has a few papers
Floyd | on it. Your bed is ready for you. The door, leading east, is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The younger voice is raised indignantly, and you catch a few words --
Floyd | "mistaken ... kind gentleman". Suddenly you recognise the voice: It is
Floyd | Bob Cratchit's son, Tiny Tim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "listen to voices"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the bedroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "sleep"
Floyd | You wouldn't be able to sleep with this queer conversation going on
Floyd | outside.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old man is talking: "... grasping ... miserly ... I have found him
Floyd | out ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear low voices in the yard, though it's hard to make out most of
Floyd | what they say.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old man is talks, low and secretive. You can make out few words --
Floyd | "Jarboe" perhaps and "visit". How can he know about Mr Jarboe's visit
Floyd | to you?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "We tried opening the window."
Jacqueline asks, "?"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | You open the window slowly and carefully, hoping not to be noticed. You
Floyd | can hear the voices in the yard better now.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tiny Tim's voice, quite clear: "Yes, Sir, I know that he visited, for
Floyd | my father told me of his visit."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "There we go."
ASchultz says, "Hope it's not too cold..."
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear the voices in the yard, still talking.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now, my boy, you must be more careful. He told you that he visited,
Floyd | but I wager you he did not tell you the purpose of that visit. I wager
Floyd | you that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "shiver"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear the voices in the yard, still talking.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Indeed he did not, and we all wondered what it might be!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear the voices in the yard, still talking.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, I can tell you. He intends to sell his business. Lock, stock,
Floyd | and barrel. Hook, line, and sinker. Every contract, every note, every
Floyd | bill drawn on London and every bill drawn on Petersburg. All to be sold
Floyd | to a consortium -- that is to say to a bunch, young man -- to a bunch
Floyd | of Italians from Leghorn. A bunch of Italians who will show your father
Floyd | the door soon as you can say 'Merry Christmas'."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Actually, after this we do have one more."
JamesPKing exclaims, "MORE ITALIANS!"
Jacqueline says, "I got the file names confused, but there's one we haven't played. Anyway..."
Tale says, "Thanks to JPK! Keen eye on that young'un"
Paulinus exclaims, "but disappointingly distant from the action, i fear!"
ASchultz suddenly remembers the 'Pokey the Penguin' comic strip and Pokey's war with Italians
ChrisC exclaims, "We may see some Italian action yet!"
JamesPKing says, "well said"
JamesPKing asks, "wo go on?"
Jacqueline says, "One sec... door."
Jacqueline says, "Yes, play on."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Young Tim's voice, clear as a bell: "Is there nothing that can be done
Floyd | to stop him?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, my lad. Now I knew that you were a smart boy. An intelligent young
Floyd | man. A young man with his head screwed on. Of course there's something
Floyd | that can be done."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "sit on bed"
Floyd | You get into the bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The old man reaches his hand into his pocket, and hands something to
Floyd | Tim Cratchit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That little bottle is a remarkable concoction. A miracle of science,
Floyd | young man. The work of the great Doctor Faustus from Berlin. A drop of
Floyd | this in a man's drink will drive out the spirit of miserliness, and
Floyd | drive in the spirit of Christmas. If you could slip it into his drink
Floyd | tomorrow, the problem will be solved."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x bottle"
Floyd | The bottle is no more than an inch or two long, and contains a greenish
Floyd | liquid -- the colour of chartreuse.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Very well, Sir," you hear the Cratchit boy say, "I will do it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get out of the bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open. Your table has a few papers
Floyd | on it. Your bed is ready for you. The door is open to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now you be sure that Mr Scrooge doesn't see it, my boy. He's as sly as
Floyd | a rat, and he'll know directly what it is and not take the bait. Let
Floyd | this be our little secret."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "read bottle"
Floyd | The glass bottle is outside. Just watch and listen.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You'll thank me for this, my boy, This will be our little secret. And
Floyd | in time you will thank me for it. Indeed, my lad, you will."
Floyd |
Floyd | The voices fade.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "> rip up letter. hmpf."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel very tired. It is time to go to sleep.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "sleep"
Floyd | You blow out the candle, and get into bed then settle down to go to
Floyd | sleep.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press Any Key]
ChrisC pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You wake with a start. What is it that woke you? Perhaps only the
Floyd | church bell, chiming ... one ... two ... three-quarters ... no, the
Floyd | hour. One o'clock. You sit up in bed, alert as a cat before a
Floyd | mousehole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "Do we know who the old voice was?"
ASchultz says, "I assume we'll find out. I'm interested of course"
djfletch asks, "I thought it was Jarboe?"
cyberskunk says, "oh, its our brother mordecai surely"
JamesPKing asks, "who's game is this?"
cyberskunk says, "because we saw his face"
Paulinus says, "mine"
cyberskunk says, "and he wants to kill us so he inherits our business"
djfletch says, "oh right, they were talking about Jarboe, he wasn't Jarboe."
JamesPKing says, "he wasn't scrooge, either"
cyberskunk says, "hes the right edge and so forth"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom (in the bed)
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open. Your table has a few papers
Floyd | on it and a number of other objects besides. The door, leading east, is
Floyd | closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door creaks open, and light -- as of a giant candle -- floods the
Floyd | room. And there, on the threshold, he stands. A spirit you have not
Floyd | seen for ten years, and yet familiar to you: the Ghost of Christmas
Floyd | Past.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "so, 1st ghost"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "I know you, spirit," you say. "I remember you."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I am the spirit of Christmas past. Your past!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "What is it you have come to show me?" you ask.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I am here to show you a beginning," says the ghost. "We are going to
Floyd | trace a noxious river to its poisoned source."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "What must I do, then?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Just walk through the door."
Floyd |
Floyd | "What? I can tell you what is outside the door: nothing but my own
Floyd | staircase, up which I climbed not much more than an hour ago!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "So you may think," the spirit says enigmatically. "But you might be
Floyd | surprised."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "Oops. Cyberskunk, want to drive the talking?"
cyberskunk says, "no"
ChrisC says, "I think it's a linear drive"
cyberskunk says, "you go ahead. ill be good"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | The spirit stays silent, and merely gestures towards the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit gestures towards the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Ok"
JamesPKing says, "exit"
ChrisC says, "Go trough"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (getting out of bed)
Floyd | You can't go that way. The door is east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit gestures towards the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The spirit ushers you through the door. But you feel yourself changed,
Floyd | diminished somehow. And instead of the staircase, you find yourself in
Floyd | a quite different place -- a room once just as well-known, but which
Floyd | you have not thought about these many years.
Floyd |
Floyd | Parlour
Floyd | Your mother's parlour, a cosy little room, spotlessly clean and
Floyd | smelling of wax and lavender. Sunlight is splashing bright patterns on
Floyd | the rug. Your mother is resting on her chaise longue.
Floyd |
Floyd | A wooden box lies on the rug.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mother has kicked off her shoes, which lie beside the sofa.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | A wooden box, about as long as your arm, and half as wide. There are
Floyd | letters burned into it. Because you are your mother's clever boy, you
Floyd | can read those letters. "E. PEEN: TOYMAKER". Your mother has given this
Floyd | box to you for Christmas, because you have been good all year. The box
Floyd | is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x shoes"
Floyd | Your mother's brown leather walking shoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take shoes"
Floyd | You take your mother's shoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Nice with the e peen. Wondered how that'd fit in to the distant past"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear shoes"
Floyd | Although it can hardly be said that they fit well, it gives you a
Floyd | remarkable sense of confidence to walk in your mother's shoes. You feel
Floyd | unaccountably stronger, faster, fleeter of foot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the wooden box, revealing your toy hammer, your wooden peg and
Floyd | your wooden saw.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "The Hand of Buddha has arrived. I snuck up on maga, who was reading his book, and scared him with it. It smells pleasantly citrussy."
genericgeekgirl says, "Hee."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get hammer, peg and saw"
Floyd | You take the wooden saw, the wooden peg and the toy hammer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Did you get your OJ?"
Tale asks, "Do you eat it?"
Jacqueline exclaims, "I did!"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x saw, peg and hammer"
Floyd | A tiny saw, made of wood. Not much good for cutting, of course -- but
Floyd | you can pretend to cut things. Today you have already pretended to cut
Floyd | a tree, your mother's plants, a table leg and your sister's arm.
Floyd |
Floyd | The door opens, and a boy -- dressed just as you are in a sailor suit
Floyd | -- comes in: your twin brother, Mordecai.
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x mordecai"
Floyd | To a superficial glance -- or indeed, to even the most penetrating
Floyd | inspection by anyone other than your family -- there is no difference
Floyd | whatever between you and Mordecai. Not physically; but morally, in
Floyd | spirit, as souls -- you could not be more different.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mordecai comes over. "I want that hammer, Ben," he says. "Give it to me
Floyd | now!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Wait, the OJ, not the Buddha. The hand is in our fruit basket, looking freakily delicious."
Tale says (to Floyd), "smell mordecai"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "hit mordecai with hammer"
Floyd | You know there is no point. Mordecai is your twin, but he is stronger
Floyd | than you, and faster than you, and more resolute than you.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mordecai grabs the hammer from you. "Mine!" he says.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, Mordecai, it is mine. Mother gave it to me. I have been a good boy
Floyd | all year. You have not."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Good boys get given presents. Bad boys take them!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "that response to smell is a bug"
ChrisC asks, "Is Mordecai canon?"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "wake mom"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lionheart arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. Jacqueline says, "My."
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "wake mother"
Floyd | You should let her sleep. She needs to rest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mordecai advances towards you with his hammer held high. "Now I have
Jacqueline says, "This is grand, by the way. Doesn't feel like a Speed IF, either."
Floyd | taken this," he says, "you must give me all your toys. You must do as I
Floyd | say or I will beat you and smash you, you vile boy." As he says those
Floyd | words "vile boy" he sounds just like Father. That is just what Father
Floyd | always says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
TheXenographer says (to Chris), "No, I don't believe so."
TheXenographer says, "Scrooge just had a sister, as far as I recall."
ASchultz says, "The About mentioned it went over the time limit. And I bet I'm not the only one fine with that"
Paulinus says, "yeah not canon"
ChrisC says (to ASchultz), "Indeed."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give saw to mordecai"
Floyd | Mordecai takes the wooden saw with an acquisitive glint in his eye.
Floyd | "Mine now!" he giggles.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mordecai brings the hammer crashing down on your head, with a crack.
Floyd | For a moment you feel nothing. Then you find yourself on the floor.
Floyd | Your face is sticky, and your mouth tastes of sweet iron. Your brother,
Floyd | as usual, has made himself scarce.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "what a bastard"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "remove mordecai's left leg with a bit"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "man"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Parlour
Floyd | Your mother's parlour, a cosy little room, spotlessly clean and
Floyd | smelling of wax and lavender. Sunlight is splashing bright patterns on
Floyd | the rug. Your mother is resting on her chaise longue.
Floyd |
Floyd | A wooden box lies on the rug.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mother stirs, and wakes. She looks down at you, and shrieks. "What
Floyd | on earth has happened, little Ben?" she says. "What have you done? Your
Floyd | face is covered in blood!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "tell mother about mordecai"
Floyd | To converse in this game, use TALK TO [PERSON] (though in certain
Floyd | special situations, when you are asked a specific question, YES and NO
Floyd | could be useful).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "talk to mother"
Floyd | You sob.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mother gathers you up in her arms. You feel her tears mixing with
Floyd | yours, and with the blood that covers your face. You turn to kiss her.
Floyd | As your lips touch her cheek she seems to liquify, like wax at a candle
Floyd | wick. And with her everything in the room seems to liquify too: chaise,
Floyd | rug, toys, all pouring away, until there is just you, and the spirit,
Floyd | in an empty room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Parlour
Floyd | Still, apparently, your mother's parlour -- or at least a room its
Floyd | size, and its shape, and with its window and door; but sadly altered.
Floyd | Dust and shadows have spread themselves thickly on every surface, and
Floyd | crept into every corner. The furniture is gone -- the floor bare apart
Floyd | from the rug, which incongruously remains. The door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ghost of Christmas past stands in the middle of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to mum"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "What has happened? Where has my mother gone?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "You have grown up, Ebenezer. The world is a little colder, emptier.
Floyd | You are on your own."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | "Why, then, are we still here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "We are tracing the evil to its source," the spirit says. "A little
Floyd | childhood bullying is hardly evil; but that was not the end of it for
Floyd | Mordecai, was it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | And you shake your head, because you know he is right.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | Ths spirit simply watches you in silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | There are none at all available!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "say no"
Floyd | You mutter to yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit gestures towards the door. "Some things are best left in the
Floyd | past," he says. "I wish I could show you happier moments; for there
Floyd | were many happier moments, were there not? But tonight my task is to
Floyd | warn. Let us go!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | There is no score in this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "go door"
Floyd | That's not a place you have been.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to spirit"
Floyd | The spirit simply watches you in silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Parlour
Floyd | Still, apparently, your mother's parlour -- or at least a room its
Floyd | size, and its shape, and with its window and door; but sadly altered.
Floyd | Dust and shadows have spread themselves thickly on every surface, and
Floyd | crept into every corner. The furniture is gone -- the floor bare apart
Floyd | from the rug, which incongruously remains. The door is west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ghost of Christmas past stands in the middle of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "exit"
Floyd |
Floyd | As you step towards the door, you feel the room you are leaving
Floyd | dissolve into shadow, and the spirit with it. No way back now. You must
Floyd | return (you know it) to the present -- or at least to some possible
Floyd | version of the present. You are half expecting the sight that next
Floyd | meets your eyes ...
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key]
Floyd |
ASchultz says, "ok, nothing else to do here"
ChrisC pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | Your room is transformed. The ceiling is hung with great boughs of
Floyd | holly, the berries glistening in the light of hundreds of candles. All
Floyd | around the room are piles of wonderful food: hams, great roasts, gilded
Floyd | turkies, piles of sugar plums and oranges, chocolates and candy-canes.
Floyd | A vast table is set with a white damask cloth, laden with dishes. In
Floyd | the midst of this a man with a deep green robe and a vast beard
Floyd | reclines on your bed, his head surrounded by a garland of ivy: the
Floyd | ghost of Christmas present.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ghost of Christmas present lounges on your bed, bathed in brilliant
Floyd | sunlight from the canopy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "sorry"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "I recognise you, spirit," you say. "You are the Ghost of Christmas
Floyd | Past. I remember meeting you -- ten years ago now, and the good you did
Floyd | me then."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not I," replies the giant, "for I can be here just one Christmastide,
Floyd | and never again; but one of my brothers no doubt."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x giant"
Floyd | A giant of a man, with ruddy cheeks, chestnut curls and an auburn
Floyd | beard. He's wearing a green velvet robe, trimmed with ermine.
Floyd |
Jacqueline says, "nice"
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "this is neat. the present ghost being unique"
Paulinus says, "that IS canon, actually"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x food"
Floyd | Everything is set as if for a feast; it all looks quite delicious.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "eat"
Floyd | (the bed)
Floyd | (taking the bed)
Floyd | The bed is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "eat food"
Floyd | Somehow you hand passes straight through, and yet your soul seems
Floyd | nourished.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Spiritual food brings spiritual sustenance," the Ghost says.
Floyd | "Tomorrow, my dear Ebenezer, you can eat your fill."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "Why are you here? I am a changed man. There's not a man in London more
Floyd | devoted to you than I am. I have no further need of your help."
Floyd |
Floyd | "So you might think," the spirit replies. "But you do need my help
Floyd | tonight: not to save you, this time, from yourself; but to save you,
Floyd | and others, from harm."
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit beckons you towards his robe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Does the player mean eating the bed: it is likely."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x robe"
Floyd | A giant of a man, with ruddy cheeks, chestnut curls and an auburn
Floyd | beard. He's wearing a green velvet robe, trimmed with ermine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to ghost"
Floyd | "What sort of harm, spirit? And what should I do?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I will show you," says the Ghost. "Touch my robe, and I will show
Floyd | you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "touch robe"
Floyd | As your hand brushes the spirit's robe, he takes you firmly by the
Floyd | hand. He opens the window, and, safe in his firm grasp you are launched
Floyd | headlong into the air.
Floyd |
Floyd | You soar over tightly-packed streets through a grey London dawn.
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Camden
Floyd | Frost glistens on the flagstones, and on the identical doorsteps of the
Floyd | identical houses in this neatly nondescript street. You stand outside
Floyd | number 17. Cast iron railings surround a basement area, painted black
Floyd | like every other house; a neat front door and whitened step. It is the
Floyd | house where your clerk, Bob Cratchit, lives with his family. The great
Floyd | City lies to the south. Steps lead down to the basement area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone has dropped a sixpenny piece on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Ah of course--touching the robe was in the book I think"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x piece"
Floyd | A silver sixpence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take piece"
Floyd | You take the sixpence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sixpence
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "and none the richer"
Jacqueline looks at cyberskunk.
Jacqueline says, "You keep doing that."
Jacqueline smiles and shakes her head.
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | You feel strange, pinched, dreary and angry. You seem to be wearing a
Floyd | shabby coat and a shabby hat (not at all in your usual style) and a
Floyd | strange smell lingers about you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "smell me"
Floyd | You smell odd: a sickly sweetness -- like meat that has started to turn
Floyd | -- lingers about your person.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "x hat"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x coat"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sixpence
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk says, "right"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x snow"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Ok, south to city or down to Cratchit"
JamesPKing asks, "ouch. we are dead isn't it?"
ASchultz says, "Maybe just sick"
ChrisC asks, "City probably won't be an allowed action so let's try it first?"
JamesPKing says, "indeed. i do smell of rotten meat when ill"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | That way would take you home, but the spirit has brought you here, and
Floyd | must have his reasons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Really? I only smell like that when I'm zombified"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement yard
Floyd | Like so many London houses, Bob Cratchit's is set half-down into the
Floyd | ground, with a dingy basement yard with space to store coal, and ash,
Floyd | and rubbish. Overlooking this dreary scene is the window of what you
Floyd | know is the kitchen, although it's so covered in thick frost that you
Floyd | can't see anything through it at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit stands just behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "and you are, now and then..."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "stand behind spirit"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to stand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
TheXenographer asks, "Are we sure the smell isn't the scent of our evil twin?"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "rub window"
Floyd | You rub at the frost. It burns your hands, but you manage to clear a
Floyd | small area, through which you can peep.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "peep"
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement yard
Floyd | Like so many London houses, Bob Cratchit's is set half-down into the
Floyd | ground, with a dingy basement yard with space to store coal, and ash,
Floyd | and rubbish. Overlooking this dreary scene is the window of what you
Floyd | know is the kitchen. The window is covered in a heavy frost, apart from
Floyd | a small area that you have rubbed clear.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit stands just behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "look through window"
Floyd | You look into the Cratchits' kitchen. It is set for Christmas, with
Floyd | various delicacies arrayed on the table. Beyond it is a door through
Floyd | which you can see into the back parlour.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you watch, you see a young man come in. It is Tiny Tim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "that's another disambiguation bug i fear"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x man"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Well, it doesn't detract from the main bit..."
ChrisC says, "Oh, that's a synonym for look. I didn't realize that"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "pee"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "erm"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "peep"
Floyd |
Floyd | Basement yard
Floyd | Like so many London houses, Bob Cratchit's is set half-down into the
Floyd | ground, with a dingy basement yard with space to store coal, and ash,
Floyd | and rubbish. Overlooking this dreary scene is the window of what you
Floyd | know is the kitchen. The window is covered in a heavy frost, apart from
Floyd | a small area that you have rubbed clear.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit stands just behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "yeah but should have caught it -- and "man", just clumsy"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | The window is covered with frost, except for a small corner, where you
Floyd | have rubbed a clear area.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x tim"
Floyd | He is in his Sunday Best for Christmas.
Floyd |
Floyd | Through the kitchen door you see two men, yourself and Bob Cratchit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "look through window"
Floyd | Tim ladles two generous helpings of the punch into pewter mugs, and
Floyd | carries them through to the room beyond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x cratchit"
Floyd | Which do you mean, Bob Cratchit,  or Tiny Tim?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x men"
Floyd | Certainly you, come round no doubt to wish Bob the compliments of the
Floyd | season and to have a glass of wine and some lunch with him.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two men in the parlour raise their mugs. Oddly you have a
Floyd | premonition of what is to follow. More oddly still, instead of willing
Floyd | yourself to drop the mug on the floor, or throw it in the fire, you
Floyd | find yourself hoping that you will drink it. You find yourself taking
Floyd | positive pleasure in what you know will be a disaster. It is as if you
Floyd | are not yourself. As if you are a second version of yourself, and wish
Floyd | yourself harm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "aha! the plot thikens"
JamesPKing says, "with a C, also"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x men"
Floyd | Certainly you, come round no doubt to wish Bob the compliments of the
Floyd | season and to have a glass of wine and some lunch with him.
Floyd |
Floyd | The draught takes its effect. You and Bob look to be in excruciating
Floyd | agony. You grasp at your throats, tear at your collars and neckscarves,
Floyd | as the fatal liquid tears at your bowels. And yet you, Ebenezer
Floyd | Scrooge, watch your own death-pangs not merely dispassionately, but
Floyd | with positive delight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "ooh so we do smell of our evil twin."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x men"
Floyd | A terrible sight -- and yet, for some reason, strangely compelling to
Floyd | you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You and Bob lie quite still now. Anyone who knows death could say,
Floyd | instantly, that you are both quite dead. And watching this you feel not
Floyd | (as you should, as you know you should) horrified at your own demise
Floyd | and at the painful death of a beloved friend, but elated.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x men"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to spirit"
Floyd | "What do you see inside?" the spirit asks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | "What do you see inside?" the spirit asks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "We should go inside I think"
cyberskunk exclaims, "i have to go to lunch. have fun!"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "say me"
Floyd | To converse in this game, use TALK TO [PERSON] (though in certain
Floyd | special situations, when you are asked a specific question, YES and NO
Floyd | could be useful).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
cyberskunk goes home. Tale says, "yeah, let's go inside"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "enter window"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, you hear the front door open then slam shut. A limping step
Floyd | works its way down to the street; you hear the tapping of a crutch as
Floyd | the steps recede.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "look inside"
Floyd | (the frosty window)
Floyd | Mrs Cratchit's tidy kitchen is empty. Beyond it you can see into the
Floyd | back parlour. Two corpses lie there: your own, and Bob Cratchit's.
Floyd |
Floyd | The steps fade into the distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | You feel strange, pinched, dreary and angry. You seem to be wearing a
Floyd | shabby coat and a shabby hat (not at all in your usual style) and a
Floyd | strange smell lingers about you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit reaches towards you and touches you. As he does so you watch
Floyd | his arm shrivel, his robe darken. Before long you find yourself looking
Floyd | at a different ghost altogether -- a loose grey robe with a great cowl,
Floyd | which completely obscures the features of whoever, or whatever, is
Floyd | within. Only two piercing dark eyes, unblinking, give assurance (no,
Floyd | not so much assurance, "warrant" then) that the figure is more than a
Floyd | great empty sack. The ghost of Christmas future leans on a long,
Floyd | slender staff of bone or ivory, gripping it with a talon-like gloved
Floyd | hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key]
Floyd |
Jacqueline says, "um, eep"
JamesPKing says, "sec"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Limehouse
Floyd | Dusk is falling on the tightly-packed warehouses, taverns and
Floyd | doss-houses of Limehouse. To the south you can hear the gentle slapping
Floyd | of the river, the creaking of wet timber on piers and jetties. In this
Floyd | insalubrious alley, windows are either boarded or broken, or caked with
Floyd | dirt. To the west is an open doorway hung with red and gold lanterns,
Floyd | and painted with a dragon.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are aware of the shade as a dim presence beside you.
Floyd |
Floyd | A chinaman stands in front of the doorway, barring entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Basement yard
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x my body"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "x scrooge"
Floyd | (yourself)
Floyd | You feel strange, pinched, dreary and angry. You seem to be wearing a
Floyd | shabby coat and a shabby hat (not at all in your usual style) and a
Floyd | strange smell lingers about you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit reaches towards you and touches you. As he does so you watch
Floyd | his arm shrivel, his robe darken. Before long you find yourself looking
Floyd | at a different ghost altogether -- a loose grey robe with a great cowl,
Floyd | which completely obscures the features of whoever, or whatever, is
Floyd | within. Only two piercing dark eyes, unblinking, give assurance (no,
Floyd | not so much assurance, "warrant" then) that the figure is more than a
Floyd | great empty sack. The ghost of Christmas future leans on a long,
Floyd | slender staff of bone or ivory, gripping it with a talon-like gloved
Floyd | hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press any key]
Floyd |
JamesPKing says, "well, i wanted to look at my corpse"
JamesPKing asks, "does it have any sense? shall i try again?"
Paulinus says, "sorry bout that -- the daemon had other plans"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, you looked at yourself."
ChrisC says, "It's a nice reversal of fortune"
JamesPKing says, "k nm"
Jacqueline exclaims, "But yeah, I think it's - oh, yes, I guess it is timed, if Paul says so!"
Jacqueline asks, "So, we need to not drink that chartreuse?"
ChrisC says, "I think so, or make Tim not administer it"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Limehouse
Floyd | Dusk is falling on the tightly-packed warehouses, taverns and
Floyd | doss-houses of Limehouse. To the south you can hear the gentle slapping
Floyd | of the river, the creaking of wet timber on piers and jetties. In this
Floyd | insalubrious alley, windows are either boarded or broken, or caked with
Floyd | dirt. To the west is an open doorway hung with red and gold lanterns,
Floyd | and painted with a dragon.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are aware of the shade as a dim presence beside you.
Floyd |
Floyd | A chinaman stands in front of the doorway, barring entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "I think we were shown how Mordecai would act seeing Ebenezer drink it"
JamesPKing says, "i guess we DO smell as ou bother... who actually killed us... because we are him"
ChrisC says (to JPK), "Exactly."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to shade"
Floyd | The ghost of Christmas future does not seem to have any desire to
Floyd | speak.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x windows"
Floyd | The windows seem hardly to have any point -- blind eyes, boarded up and
Floyd | covered in posters and notices, or half-blind with soot and grease.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x chinaman"
Floyd | The man is Chinese. He's dressed in a sailor's fashion in cotton duck
Floyd | trousers and a rough shirt. He is muscular, self-possessed. He's
Floyd | reading a magazine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x magazine"
Floyd | A copy of Doom, issue III. A popular magazine, which contains lurid
Floyd | accounts of horrible murders and railway accidents, and even more lurid
Floyd | ghost stories. The man appears to have been engrossed in an account of
Floyd | a mining explosion. There is a picture (very fanciful, to your way of
Floyd | thinking) of a canary being lowered in a cage to see if there is gas in
Floyd | the mine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "That is a really wonderful sentence, Paul."
Jacqueline says, "The one about the gentle slapping of the river."
Jacqueline says, "You've got some great writing in this."
Paulinus says, "i didn't think it was going to he the one about Doom III ... which was a necessary by-way"
Jacqueline says, "heh, yeah, but kudos for working that one in there."
JamesPKing says, "this game rocks bigtime. very nice writing and atmosphere"
Tale says, "Yeah, this game is great."
JamesPKing asks, "how much time to desig/code?"
ChrisC says, "Yeah, seriously. It's a great version of the story"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "talk to chinaman"
Floyd | "What is this place?" you ask.
Floyd |
Floyd | The attendant looks at you suspiciously, and puts his magazine aside.
Floyd | "Who's asking? This is a private residence; the private residence of Mr
Floyd | Chu. Mr Chu is having a party for a few friends." You do not believe
Floyd | him.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | "I'm not a magistrate," you say.
Floyd |
Floyd | The man looks at you suspiciously: "Answer stands," he says. "This is
Floyd | Mr Chu's place, and only for friends of Mr Chu. You best be about your
Floyd | business before I have to make you go."
Floyd |
Floyd | The phantom turn towards you and gestures to your pocket, where (you
Floyd | now remember) you still have the coin you found outside Bob Cratchit's
Floyd | house.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x coin"
Floyd | A silver sixpence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give coin to chinaman"
Floyd | "Thank you, Sir," says the man. "You may go in."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | Others might call you elderly -- though you feel, especially at this
Floyd | time of year, sprightly and young. A respectable, respected, much-loved
Floyd | pillar of this great city. "Good old Ebenezer", they say. "There is a
Floyd | man who knows how to celebrate Christmas".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to chinaman"
Floyd | He is engrossed in his magazine and doesn't seem interested in talking.
Floyd | "Don't waste my time, Sir, with gossip. If you want to go in, go in. If
Floyd | you don't, be on your way. No refunds!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "go in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside an opium den
Floyd | A cavernous room, full of nooks and crannies, lit only by a brazier and
Floyd | a few oil lamps. All around the room people are lying. A thick, sickly
Floyd | smoke hangs over them, rising from the long opium pipes that each is
Floyd | smoking. A deep, stupefying torpor pervades everything. Time slowed to
Floyd | a crawl, reality replaced with phantoms and visions: the addicts are
Floyd | here, but not here; half alive in the half light.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are aware of the shade as a dim presence beside you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus exclaims, "no refunds! no closing quotes!"
ASchultz gets totally pedantic about the missed end-quote
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x addicts"
Floyd | Most of them seem to be deeply asleep. Occasionally they stir
Floyd | themselves, or mutter, or wake briefly to take deep breaths of the long
Floyd | pipes that lie beside them. Amidst them all, there is a face that, to
Floyd | your horror, you recognise. Beside the filthy mattress, not just a pipe
Floyd | but a crutch. And upon it, emaciated, filthy, Tiny Tim.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I read maga's logon of ' 'tis but a crutch / For those who don't get out that much' and thought immediately of Tiny Tim."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x tim"
Floyd | Tiny Tim is still small, but he has aged terribly. His hair is thin and
Floyd | greasy. He skin is sallow, and hangs off him. His eyes -- once so
Floyd | bright and hopeful -- are glazed. He lies, wearing nothing but a filthy
Floyd | shirt much too big for him, on a filthy mattress, with a pipe
Floyd | smouldering beside him
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz gets totally pedantic about the missed end-period, too
ASchultz gets back to just plain enjoying the game
Tale says, "Good call"
Tale says (to Floyd), "wake tim"
Floyd | He wakes up, and looks at you as if he has seen a ghost. "Have you
Floyd | come," he says, "for revenge!
Floyd |
Floyd | Tim looks at you in terror and shame. "How am I cursed for my terrible
Floyd | deeds," he says. "You and my father! Both dead! And by my hand!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "have to go eat mi pizza (at least something ITALIAN). be seein u in ten mins"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to tim"
Floyd | "But why did you do it?" you ask.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You have to believe me, whatever spirit or creature you are, I did not
Floyd | do it out of malice, but out of ignorance. A man -- now, curse him, my
Floyd | tormentor, beguiled me to do it. How I wish I had not; but I did it in
Floyd | the hope only of helping my father."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "Have we saved somewhere?"
ASchultz says, "I doubt we need to, but we might as well"
maga says, "grr! italians"
Tale says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Tale says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks (of maga), "I thought you limeys hated the french?"
maga says (to Tale), "it's a Pokey reference"
Tale says (to Floyd), "talk to tim"
Floyd | "I believe you, my lad, when you say that you did what you did in
Floyd | ignorance, and not out of evil."
Floyd |
Floyd | "But yet I did it," he says, "and it cannot be undone. So here I try to
Floyd | forget a little, and wait for kind death to bring a forgetfulness that
Floyd | will never pass."
Floyd |
Floyd | The spirit reaches a hand towards you -- not so much a hand, as a claw
Floyd | -- little more than bones in a dark glove. It wraps you in its cloak,
Floyd | which smells like earth and mould. The earth begins to fill your mouth.
Floyd | You choke; you wake. The spirit shrinks, and hardens, and you find
Floyd | yourself staring at -- nothing more sinister than your own bedpost.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press Any Key: S to save]
Floyd |
ASchultz hands maga some arctic circle candy for the reference
Tale asks, "Huh - should we try and make him feel more easy?"
Tale says, "Or continue"
Paulinus says, "given the time ..."
ASchultz says, "Just keep talking I think"
Jacqueline asks, "'S to Save?"
Nitku says, "That's a nice idea, having a shortcut to save"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "S"
Jacqueline clears the save counter.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf0"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom (in the bed)
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open and you are relieved to see
Floyd | clear winter sunshine filtering into the room, bearing some assurance
Floyd | that the night's visions are over. Your table has a few papers on it
Floyd | and a number of other objects besides. The door is open to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hopefully I did that right - I think the autosaver starts at cf1"
maga says, "and you're wrong! we hate everyone we've been at war with at any point in the last thousand years"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | An old table: shabby, familiar, serviceable. On it are a package, a
Floyd | door key, a candle and a letter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "which gives us plenty of scope"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x candle"
Floyd | A candle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x letter"
Floyd | Even if you had the eyes of a younger man, you would not be able to
Floyd | read it from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, all of that was the backstory to set us up for the end game. I guess that is how games always are, but this moreso."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get up"
Floyd | You get out of the bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open and you are relieved to see
Floyd | clear winter sunshine filtering into the room, bearing some assurance
Floyd | that the night's visions are over. Your table has a few papers on it
Floyd | and a number of other objects besides. Your bed stands placidly in its
Floyd | usual place. Who would think what scenes it witnessed last night? The
Floyd | door is open to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "read letter"
Floyd | Jarboe & Bungay
Floyd | 45 New Square
Floyd | Lincoln's Inn
Floyd |
Floyd | 23rd December 1853
Floyd |
Floyd | My Dear Mr Scrooge,
Floyd |
Floyd | As presently drawn, your will leaves your whole estate to your
Floyd | brothers, and their issue. In practical terms, that means to your
Floyd | nephew and (if he still lives) your brother Mordecai.
Floyd |
Floyd | We understand that you wish to amend the provisions of your will. Mr
Floyd | Robert Cratchit is to become a partner in the firm of Scrooge & Marley,
Floyd | and he is to inherit the partnership absolutely, the rest of your
Floyd | estate passing to your nephew.
Floyd |
Floyd | We have accordingly prepared a revised will and partnership deed. If
Floyd | you would be good enough to raise the matter with Mr Cratchit, we look
Floyd | forward to seeing you on the twenty-seventh of this month, at our
Floyd | offices, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, where the documents can be
Floyd | executed.
Floyd |
Floyd | I beg to remain, Sir, your obedient and humble servant,
Floyd |
Floyd | Wm Jarboe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "yeah more or less"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | But the table is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "time"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You don't have a thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get package,key,candle,letter"
Floyd | You take the letter, the candle, the door key and the package.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x package"
Floyd | You picked it up from the engravers yesterday. The package is about six
Floyd | inches wide, and eight inches long, wrapped in brown paper and tied
Floyd | with string. The label on it reads "E Scrooge Esq, to await
Floyd | collection". It's rather heavy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
maga says, "( [LINK] )"
ASchultz says, "I think it's still the plum cake"
ChrisC asks, "Did I miss a plum cake?"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedroom
Floyd | The heavy green brocade curtains are open and you are relieved to see
Floyd | clear winter sunshine filtering into the room, bearing some assurance
Floyd | that the night's visions are over. Your table has a few papers on it.
Floyd | Your bed stands placidly in its usual place. Who would think what
Floyd | scenes it witnessed last night? The door is open to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | All is silence, apart from the usual sounds of the city.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x bed"
Floyd | An ancient four-poster, old-fashioned and heavily carved. The sheets
Floyd | and comforter are turned back.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "look through window"
Floyd | The yard is bright underneath the Christmas sun.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "sleep"
Floyd | On Christmas morning! Certainly not. You must be up and about and on
Floyd | your way to Bob's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "That's a hint I think"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You leave your room, and head down the staircase, out of the front
Floyd | door, picking up a Christmas card that has been delivered while you
Floyd | were asleep, and off towards Camden, where you are bidden to celebrate
Floyd | the day with the Cratchits.
Floyd |
Floyd | Smithfield
Floyd | Smithfield Market is uncharacteristically quiet this morning, though
Floyd | the debris everywhere bears testament to the busy day that was had here
Floyd | yesterday, as all the sides of beef and pork, all the hams, all the
Floyd | geese and turkeys and ducks that London required to celebrate the day
Floyd | were carted around by the porters. Now there are just families in their
Floyd | best clothes, walking to church, or back from church, or off the the
Floyd | bakehouse with their roasts ready for the oven. The City itself lies to
Floyd | the south, but your way is to the north, up through Clerkenwell towards
Floyd | King's cross.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some way ahead of you is a man who seems vaguely familiar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x man"
Floyd | It's hard to say from this distance, but he is definitely wearing an
Floyd | astrakhan coat, with a low hat pulled down low over his head. He seems
Floyd | to be heading north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Guessing it's moredcai"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Smithfield
Floyd | Smithfield Market is uncharacteristically quiet this morning, though
Floyd | the debris everywhere bears testament to the busy day that was had here
Floyd | yesterday, as all the sides of beef and pork, all the hams, all the
Floyd | geese and turkeys and ducks that London required to celebrate the day
Floyd | were carted around by the porters. Now there are just families in their
Floyd | best clothes, walking to church, or back from church, or off the the
Floyd | bakehouse with their roasts ready for the oven. The City itself lies to
Floyd | the south, but your way is to the north, up through Clerkenwell towards
Floyd | King's cross.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some way ahead of you is a man who seems vaguely familiar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "North, then?"
ASchultz asks, "Anyone think of anything to do here besides go north?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x card"
Floyd | It depicts a gentle giant, in a green robe, regally reclining on a
Floyd | cornucopia of fruit, lightly sprinkled with snow. Inside is written in
Floyd | a neat hand "Mr Scrooge, Merry Christmas, with all best wishes, Tim
Floyd | Cratchit"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "yeah, follow this man."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | King's Cross
Floyd | You cannot accustom yourself to Mr Brunel's vast railway terminus. It
Floyd | is a hideously plain construction, as if some vast mill had crept here
Floyd | from Manchester or Huddersfield or Bradford and sat itself down on the
Floyd | edge of the City, like a charmless squatter.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are no fuddy-duddy; but it astonishes you to think that young
Floyd | people take for granted the ability to make in just hours journeys that
Floyd | used to take days. Your first trip to London, as a young apprentice,
Floyd | was partly by horse, partly on foot. It took you four days; now you
Floyd | could complete it in three hours. Today, however, for once, it is
Floyd | silent; just a few people like you hurrying to luncheon appointments.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your way lies to the west of the station.
Floyd |
Floyd | The man you saw in Smithfield is still ahead of you, and heading west
Floyd | himself.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a man here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x man"
Floyd | It's hard to say from this distance, but he is definitely wearing an
Floyd | Astrakhan coat, with a low hat pulled down low over his head, and you
Floyd | are more and more certain that it is Mordecai. He is walking west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus exclaims, "that's a bug too!"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x terminus"
Floyd | A brand new looking yellow-brick barn, already stained with soot,
Floyd | London terminus of the Great Western Railway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | You need to head west, since the clock on the station already tells you
Floyd | that you are some quarter of an hour behind yourself. By railway time!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heehee 'You cannot accustom yourself to Mr Brunel's vast railway terminus' is great."
ASchultz says, "An easy one to hammer out though"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x train"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x tracks"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x man"
Floyd | It's hard to say from this distance, but he is definitely wearing an
Floyd | Astrakhan coat, with a low hat pulled down low over his head, and you
Floyd | are more and more certain that it is Mordecai. He is walking west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC asks, "What's a bug?"
ASchultz says, "Oops right we already did that"
ASchultz says, "I'm just looking for stuff to observe before moving on"
Paulinus says, "the redundant description of "a man""
ChrisC says, "Oh, I didn't even notice, heh."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Saint Pancras
Floyd | The journey to Cratchit's is a Grand Tour of Railway Station
Floyd | architecture, and here we pass from Yorkshire Monolithic to the
Floyd | Classical. Euston Arch stands ahead, guarding the Euston Railway
Floyd | Terminus. Sooty, dirty, under this thin winter English sun it looks
Floyd | nothing at all like you imagine the Parthenon to be (when -- and it is
Floyd | rarely indeed -- you give any thought to such things); or rather it
Floyd | looks quite exactly and forlornly like some exotic Greek goddess
Floyd | transported in her indecent shift to spend the winter in the London
Floyd | sleet. Opposite it the goddess's older sister, St Pancras New Church,
Floyd | shivers just as uncomfortably. Your way lies north now, towards Camden
Floyd | and Bob Cratchit's house.
Floyd |
Floyd | The suspicious man in the astrakhan coat is still in sight. He does
Floyd | not, as by now you half expected him to, head north, but disappears
Floyd | into an alley to the northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x house"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x arch"
Floyd | A moment of misanthropic delight seizes you as you look at the great
Floyd | thing, dumped down like a great exotic beast in the middle of the
Floyd | London suburbs. What can they have been thinking, those men of business
Floyd | -- directors of the Railway Company -- to have commissioned and paid
Floyd | for it? You have not bought any shares in any railway companies, and
Floyd | you do not intend to do so, if this is how they would waste your money.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x church"
Floyd | You do not hold with these odd temples. Spires and towers, in the old
Floyd | style, homely and undesigned -- that is how churches should be. And
Floyd | although you have shed, these last ten years, many of your old habits,
Floyd | you cannot help feeling a pang of disgust at the wastefulness of the
Floyd | money spent on something so unnecessarily ugly -- so unnecessary,
Floyd | period. You allow yourself (under your breath) a brief "Bah, humbug!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Yay! A 'humbug'"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "I'd like to try going NE--anyone w/anything else to do here?"
Tale says, "not me"
Limax says, "I want to go to the ball"
Jacqueline says, "Just enjoying watching."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Alleyway, near St Pancras
Floyd | Jerry-built tenements close in all sides of this blind alley. Here,
Floyd | there is no sign of Christmas cheer; just grimy windows, unwashed
Floyd | doorsteps, scraps and trash thrown anywhere in the street. You can see
Floyd | nobody at all; the place is quite deserted. The only way out is
Floyd | southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x trash"
Floyd | The detritus of London life.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x windows"
Floyd | This is an awful looking district. You shudder to think what depravity
Floyd | lurks within the high yellow-grey houses.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The only way out is back to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Saint Pancras
Floyd | Euston Arch stands ahead, guarding the Euston Railway Terminus. Sooty,
Floyd | dirty, under this thin winter English sun it looks nothing at all like
Floyd | you imagine the Parthenon to be (when -- and it is rarely indeed -- you
Floyd | give any thought to such things); or rather it looks quite exactly and
Floyd | forlornly like some exotic Greek goddess transported in her indecent
Floyd | shift to spend the winter in the London sleet. Opposite it the
Floyd | goddess's older sister, St Pancras New Church, shivers just as
Floyd | uncomfortably. Your way lies north now, towards Camden and Bob
Floyd | Cratchit's house.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "say ok, we can't follow him"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | A street in Camden
Floyd | The flagstones are covered in frost, and on the identical doorsteps of
Floyd | the identical houses in this neatly nondescript street. You stand
Floyd | outside number 17. Cast iron railings surround a basement area, painted
Floyd | black like every other house; a neat front door and whitened step. It
Floyd | is the house where your clerk, Bob Cratchit, lives with his family. The
Floyd | great City lies to the south. Steps lead down to the basement area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone has dropped a sixpenny piece on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get sixpenny"
Floyd | You take the sixpence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a Christmas card
Floyd |   a door key
Floyd |   a letter
Floyd |   a package
Floyd |   a sixpence
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Down to the basement? But why? You are a guest, and a gentleman, and
Floyd | the front door is the door for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "knock"
Floyd | (the door)
Floyd | The door opens, and Bob Cratchit opens it. "Merry Christmas, Mr
Floyd | Scrooge", he says. "You must be half frozen. Come in and warm by the
Floyd | fire downstairs." He leads you through a tidy hall, down some
Floyd | precipitous steps and into the back parlour. "Come and join me in a
Floyd | glass of punch, Sir," he says.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Cratchits' back parlour
Floyd | There is, of course, a front parlour; but it is more or less kept for
Floyd | weddings, christenings, funerals and the reception of grand, august,
Floyd | unfamiliar and official visitors. But you are an old friend, for whom
Floyd | the cosy back parlour will do much better.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright, clear fire burns in the grate. Mrs Cratchit has followed the
Floyd | latest fashion, and a fir tree decorated with ribbons, tinsel, sugared
Floyd | almonds and paper snowflakes stands in one corner of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mrs Cratchit's canary is in a cage in one corner of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bob stands before the hearth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x canary"
Floyd | The little yellow bird is hopping around from perch to perch.
Floyd |
Floyd | "He's a queer little chap," says Bob, "and he's Mrs Cratchit's pride
Floyd | and joy. He gets up to all sorts of tricks. Would you believe it, he
Floyd | even likes a drop of sherry now and then, or a morsel of brandy. Mrs
Floyd | Cratchit will put it on her finger, and he just hops over and takes
Floyd | it."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "oh no--I think we need to feed the canary the laced booze"
ASchultz says, "poor canary"
ChrisC says, "Exactly"
Tale says, "aw"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | The Cratchits' back parlour
Floyd | A bright, clear fire burns in the grate. Mrs Cratchit has followed the
Floyd | latest fashion, and a fir tree decorated with ribbons, tinsel, sugared
Floyd | almonds and paper snowflakes stands in one corner of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mrs Cratchit's canary is in a cage in one corner of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bob stands before the hearth.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well now," says Bob, "let us have some punch to warm us while we wait
Floyd | for the ladies to return with lunch. Tim! Tim! Will you fetch us two
Floyd | glasses of claret cup from the bowl in the kitchen? And one for
Floyd | yourself if you care to join us."
Floyd |
Floyd | From the kitchen you hear Tim's reply, "Of course, father. I'll bring
Floyd | you some directly."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "or throw it in the fireplace. what was it? it was hinted"
ChrisC says, "Doom III saves another life"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mrs Cratchit and the girls (or at least such of them as are not
Floyd | already married and at home with their husbands) are across the road
Floyd | visiting a friend. I'm sure they will be back soon, and dinner won't be
Floyd | long in the making," Bob explains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd | You have heard about these trees -- seen them in engravings in the
Floyd | papers, too -- but never seen one. Perhaps you are getting old, but the
Floyd | impression it leaves on you is not good. It is rather a short tree --
Floyd | hardly more than a sapling -- and it droops disconsolately in the heat
Floyd | of the fire. The decorations on it are pretty enough; but you cannot
Floyd | help preferring the more rough-and-ready decorations of your childhood
Floyd | (the mistletoe, the boughs of holly and wreaths of ivy) over this
Floyd | glittering teutonic import.
Floyd |
Floyd | Tim comes in, bearing two cups of claret cup in pewter tankards. He
Floyd | hands one to you, and one to his father.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x hearth"
Floyd | Bob has heaped up a good warm coal fire in the black iron grate. It is
Floyd | burning hot and clear.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bob raises his mug. "A Merry Christmas, Mr Scrooge. And many more like
Floyd | them. Your very good health, Sir!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give punch to canary"
Floyd | (your punch to the canary)
Floyd | You put a drop of punch on you finger and hold it through the bars. The
Floyd | little bird flutters down, and takes a drop. The effect is almost
Floyd | instantaneous. The bird shrieks, and falls over, stone dead.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bob looks concerned. "Oh my goodness me," he says, "what on earth is
Floyd | Mrs Cratchit going to say. I simply cannot understand it, the poor
Floyd | little thing is generally fond of a drop or two. What can have done
Floyd | it."
Floyd |
Floyd | Tim is even more anxious. "Oh Sir!" he says. "Do not drink a drop of
Floyd | that punch. I did not mean any harm, I swear; I only did what I thought
Floyd | best. I meant to hurt nobody."
Floyd |
Floyd | The whole story comes out then. How Tim met a stranger, who told him
Floyd | that by putting a drop of a strange, green liquid in the punch he would
Floyd | prevent disaster befalling his family; how he did as he was told,
Floyd | expecting nothing but good to come of it.
Floyd |
Floyd | And so the story ends. Bob becomes a partner in the firm; Tim is saved
Floyd | from a life of addiction and misery. And Mordecai? Well, who knows. You
Floyd | like to think that he saw his plan fail. You would like to think that
Floyd | he repented and reformed; but whatever his fate, at least ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You saved yourself, Bob and Tiny Tim ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, UNDO your last move or
Floyd | QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Huzzah."
Tale says, "Woo"
ASchultz says, "Very nice. I enjoyed this a lot."
TheXenographer says, "Yeah, it was a really well-done game."
Paulinus says, "thanks"
Limax asks, "It's over already?"
Tale says, "Cool."
ChrisC asks, "Me too. Is that the best ending, or is there a way to do something directly with mordecai?"
Limax says, "It looked like you were still in the thick of things"
ASchultz says, "let me know if you want betatesting on the updated version. I bet lots of people would be glad to"
JamesPKing says, "if it was a comp, this would have won. very, very nice"
Paulinus says, "There is a way to get mordecai, but there is a bug."
Jacqueline asks, "Are you planning to do a rerelease?"
JamesPKing asks, "so, how much time to code?"
Paulinus says, "You need the shoes, but if you wear them for some reason they disappear."
Paulinus says, "I found out last Monday, but thought it would be unfair to correct it."
Tale says, "Heh, but it would've been within the rules."
ChrisC exclaims, "No way!"
Paulinus says, "I think I will try to polish it now. I coded it over Christmas, sort of between 20th and 30th."
JamesPKing says, "very nice job"
Jacqueline says, "Yes, this was lovely."
JamesPKing says, "i want to replay it as i lost the midgame"
ASchultz asks, "Yes. This was fun. One more then?"
Jacqueline says, "Yes."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Paulinus says, "It's really good to watch it played. Thanks everyone."
JamesPKing says, "so, jacq, please, don't wait six months to post these games, this time :P"
ChrisC says, "^^"
JamesPKing says, ")if it's up to you)"
Jacqueline says, "heh - these are Tale's to post, not mine."
Jacqueline says, "I am just the CF mod, not the speed organizer this tome."
Jacqueline says, "er, time"
Tale says, "I'll put them up on IFDB next year"
JamesPKing says, "AH! when we done I have a question for publishing in IFDB"
Tale says, "Er, week! WEEK!"
JamesPKing says, "hahaha"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load psisilenceofgods"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Gods are not mute. If you can't hear their voice, it's because they
Floyd | spend a lot of time thinking. Ages. Millennia. The answers they are
Floyd | looking for are hard to get.
Floyd |
Floyd | So, they need time. And time alone, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | When the thinking comes to an end, the Gods speak. And once they have
Floyd | spoken, they have spoken. And their answer is ultimate.
Tale says (to jpk), "Shoot"
Jacqueline asks, "What I am curious about is what the release year is for these. I guess it's technically 2012? Even though you sent the files to me in 2011, or ?"
Jacqueline says, "Just curious in case one were to consider one for a nomination to a certain comp..."
ChrisC says, "This filename should totally be psilenceofthegods"
ChrisC asks, "It's a new year's comp and the games were finished in 2011 -- seems clearly 2011 to me?"
Tale says, "Hm. Hmmm. Hmmmm.I'd say '12, to be honest."
ASchultz says (to tale), "next Chinese year would not be too long of a delay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Silence of the Gods
Floyd | A New Year's Speed-IF by Adele Riquefort
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111230 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Smokey Garage (on the steel chair)
Floyd | You are tied hands and feet to this cold chair, a pool of water
Floyd | freezing under you. A thin layer of smoke dances on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You always knew you were going to die, sooner or later. What you hoped
Floyd | for, though, was that your pants weren't the only thing you worn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Three scugnizzi are looking at you, inexpressive smiles on their faces.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rudolph Mancini is here, cleaning his nails with a knife.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Well, they didn't go public until 2012, is the thing."
Tale says, "But I wont stand in the way of XYZZY nominations."
ChrisC says, "Ah, the different meanings possible for 'release'. Hmmm."
Tale says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | You're carrying nothing. You are wearing your pants.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You know, I'm not the kind of Vito Corleone", says Rudolph Mancini. He
Floyd | keeps picking at his nails with the knife, avoiding eye contact. "I'm
Floyd | really not into Vito Corleone's methods."
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel a bit relieved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "x scugnizzi"
Floyd | Johnny, Tony and Zachary. Their suits cost more than your car. They
Floyd | wear all the same model of sunglasses. Their faces have been cut in the
Floyd | same places. It's sad those butt-mushes are the last things you will be
Floyd | seeing.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm more of the Micheal type, you know."
Floyd |
Floyd | Something cold drops in your stomach.
Floyd |
Floyd | "All those loyalties, the Honor -- with the capital H --, the Family...
Floyd | I found those being just a loss of time. And money."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pants"
Floyd | Your most beloved light-blue boxers. On them, white dolphins jump
Floyd | cheerful.
Floyd |
Floyd | "One has to come to terms with the fact that, sooner or later, if you
Floyd | don't keep your dogs well chained... well, they tend to bite you. Do
Floyd | you get it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | As he lifts his face from the knife and its carving, you feel your
Floyd | balls retracting, like the head of a slug. Mancini sends a glance at
Floyd | Tony, the bigger of his scugnizzi, and another bucketful of gelid water
Floyd | splashes on your head and torso.
Floyd | This time, it takes you almost a minute to recover.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pool at your feet is becoming the more and more solid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh. That sort of pants."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x dolphins"
Floyd | Your most beloved light-blue boxers. On them, white dolphins jump
Floyd | cheerful.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You are not going to get a cold, do you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You stare at Mancini's eyes, finally turned at you. You try to hold the
Floyd | shivers.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cause that would spoil all the fun, you know. You dying of a goddamn
Floyd | cold." A burst of laughter, copycatted by the three scugnizzi. "Let's
Floyd | get back to the point. You understand what I'm trying to make clear,
Floyd | here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You silently nod.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "There's a lot of genital action going on today."
Limax coughs
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "talk to mancini"
Floyd | It's lecture time.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That door. Man, there were not many rules, weren't they? You did open
Floyd | that door, did you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Another glance to the sidekicks, and another splash of water. Then,
Floyd | Zachary leaves and comes back, what it looks like a big, portable radio
Floyd | in his left hand. On the right one, two electrical wires dangle like
Floyd | hangmen.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel your sight begin to blur.
Floyd |
Floyd | Then, it all goes black.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "panic"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | You're carrying a gun. You are wearing a pair of trousers and a worn
Floyd | shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x gun"
Floyd | A Beretta Parabellum. Old, but still useful.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x shirt"
Floyd | Black. A sort of Mancini's henchmen regimentals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x trousers"
Floyd | These must be as old as yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pants"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "darn I was hoping the shirt would say "I killed my father and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" ... in Italian"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x pictures"
Floyd | Memories from Mancini's lineage. You notice that, among the people
Floyd | portrayed, there is no trace of him. It feels like these are someone
Floyd | else's records.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x wallpaper"
Floyd | Flowers, small and green, line one on top of the other on a beige
Floyd | background.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "lousy house"
genericgeekgirl says, "I am always disapointed when the response isn't "delightful.""
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW arrives, full of fun and funk. Tale asks, "So, are we in flashback territory?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Seems that way."
Tale says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale asks, "So, exploration time?"
Paulinus says (to Floyd), "look through small door"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Oh man, one of the top responses for googling "delightful wallpaper" is a michael jackson desktop background"
ASchultz says, "sounds good"
genericgeekgirl says, "Hahaha."
JamesPKing says, "hahahah"
JamesPKing says, "it's the second time one calls forth MJ, tonight"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x stairs"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x safe"
Floyd | A touchpad is the only visible detail on its surface. As far as you
Floyd | know, a four-digit code is required to open it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x touchpad"
Floyd | A touchpad is the only visible detail on its surface. As far as you
Floyd | know, a four-digit code is required to open it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Isn't Delightful Wallpaper that story about - oh, wait, no that's the Yellow Wallpaper."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x fireplace"
Floyd | It is off and no wood is waiting inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "(so tired. tries to get eyes to focus)"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search fireplace"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Okay, that's it for me."
JamesPKing says, "bye Tale"
ASchultz exclaims, "'Night Tale--thanks for organizing this!"
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Bye, Tale. Thanks!"
JamesPKing says, "yeah it was impressive"
Limax says, "Night, Tale"
Paulinus says, "Bye, Tale. Thanks."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search sofa"
Floyd | There is nothing on the sofas.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Have fun with this one. If anyone asks, I'll upload them next week with a '11 release date"
Jacqueline says, "Night, Tale."
DavidW says, "hi Tale. bye Tale"
ChrisC says (to Jacqueline), "Yes! I read that in english lit freshman year and always thought of it whenever delightful wallpaper was mentioned"
Tale says (to dw), ">WEAR GLASSES"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax says, "I liked delightful wallpaper"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Thanks to all the authors. This was a great one! I nearly didn't do it. Now I'm so glad I did."
Limax says, "I thought there were multiple endings with that, but I never found them"
Tale grins.
Tale is fired from breathing.
Tale has disconnected.
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x fireplace"
Floyd | It is off and no wood is waiting inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "start fireplace"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | A smoking table, five feet each side. No ashtray, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter fireplace"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax asks, "What was the theme today? I see no bb message?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look under table"
Floyd | You discover a small box, forgotten there who knows when.
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a copy of Doom III here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax says, "s/?/./"
genericgeekgirl says, "The rest of the New Year's Speed IF games."
Limax says, "Ah"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "get doom 3"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x doom 3"
Floyd | A vintage game, from the era when graphics were more valuable than
Floyd | text.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open doom 3"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open safe"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Ah, I wondered if Tale was Taleslinger but never asked"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open game"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "unlock safe"
Floyd | What do you want to unlock the safe with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x safe"
Floyd | A touchpad is the only visible detail on its surface. As far as you
Floyd | know, a four-digit code is required to open it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax says, "He is"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "unlock safe with 1771"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax says, "He shortened it on here to save keybaords"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x touchpad"
Floyd | A touchpad is the only visible detail on its surface. As far as you
Floyd | know, a four-digit code is required to open it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "touch code"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "type 1234"
Floyd | What do you want to type that on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "touchpad"
Floyd | There is a faint buzz and nothing else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Ah good--now we know how to do that. Thanks DavidW"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read doom"
Floyd | A vintage game, from the era when graphics were more valuable than
Floyd | text.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "great. we have to find a code it seems"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "open doom"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Onward?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "type 2012 on touchpad"
Floyd | There is a faint buzz and nothing else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "I vote to move on"
Jacqueline says, "Good thought."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "exit"
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, we can go."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "South first, and then try other floors?"
ASchultz says, "Any preferences? I vote up"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "peel wallpaper"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd | That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "Up seems as good as anything."
Paulinus says, "Or south."
ChrisC says, "I haven't been following closely enough to get the architecture"
ASchultz says, "You can go u/d/n/w/s from the gangway"
DavidW says, "I just got here, so I dunno."
DavidW says, "What's a gangway? About two tons."
ASchultz says, "I would bet U and D don't have many rooms attached--generally not big basements or attics in game"
JamesPKing says, "that's a lot of exits"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "go east"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Ha."
ChrisC says, "Yeah, up is fine."
JamesPKing says, "infact that was the only exit Ashultz didn't mention"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | Upper floors are for the Family and the scugnizzi. You don't want to go
Floyd | there and risk being found by Tony or Johnny. Their jokes on you are
Floyd | usually too hard to digest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "'scugnizzi'?"
ASchultz says, "Well that's one eliminated quickly"
genericgeekgirl asks, "South?"
JamesPKing says, "i think author meant "scugnizzo"s. its the boys in Naples"
ASchultz asks, "[LINK] ?"
ASchultz says, "Let's go south, yeah"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | A small room, no space left for a table or anything. Just a stove, the
Floyd | burners and a sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dumbwaiter cuts an empty rectangle in the east wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the counter beside the burners sits a bowl of fresh fruit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grandma Elisella is here, tending to the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sight of the old lady still gives you mixed feelings after all
Floyd | these years. You have been one of the Mancinis for a long time, as long
Floyd | as you can recall. Still, her frigid glance is something you can't
Floyd | quite digest. She has always had that way of making you feel a lesser
Floyd | part of the brood. Like being adopted was a sort of handicap.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x fruit"
Floyd | Oranges and apples, mostly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take fruit"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x woman"
Floyd | A very old woman, Elisella is Rudolph and Gianni's mother. Once her
Floyd | husband Fortunato has died, she ended up in the kitchen, where she
Floyd | passes the days alongside garlic and olive oil. You can't tell how much
Floyd | of her fate was her to choose rather than imposed by her sons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x dumbwaiter"
Floyd | There is only a button, on which an arrow points downwards. You wonder
Floyd | where does this go to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "wow that's a LOT of italians. im pleassed"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stove"
Floyd | The old kind, with the burners on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take bowl"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to woman"
Floyd | Grandma Elisella does her best to avoid you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give apple to woman"
Floyd | Grandma Elisella doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter dumbwaiter"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing asks, "what's a dumbwaiter?"
Jacqueline asks, "Was there a constraint that you must include a family member that hates you?"
ChrisC says, "A dumbwaiter that can't be entered is not a dumbwaiter worth having."
Jacqueline says (to JPK), "It's a thing you use to move heavy objects between floors."
DavidW says, "Elevator for food."
JamesPKing says, "oh"
ChrisC says, "Mini elevator."
Jacqueline says, "It's like a manual elevator. You put stuff in it, then use the rope to lift or lower."
DavidW says, "Some elevators are electronic."
JamesPKing says, "i thought it was a dumb... waiter. you know: you ask for coke and he gets you beer"
ASchultz says (to jacqueline), "an evil twin, yes"
TheXenographer says (to Jacq), "I think most of that comes from the evil twin... yeah what ASchultz said."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "throw applke at woman"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "throw apple at woman"
Floyd | You lack the nerve when it comes to the crucial moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to jpk), "nice. I think it may be more dumb=silent"
Jacqueline says, "But this old woman is not our twin... I guess she's someone else's twin, though, possibly."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press button"
Floyd | The dumbwaiter is empty. Maybe you should put something in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You're carrying a bowl of fruit, a copy of Doom III and a gun. You are
Floyd | wearing a pair of trousers and a worn shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "put gun in dumbwaiter"
Floyd | That should be used to send food.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I guess we should see what's downstairs."
DavidW says, "I think it's more common for the kitchen to be below the dining hall where dumbwaiters are involved."
ChrisC says, "Awww."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "put apple in dumbwaiter"
Floyd | You send the fruits downstairs, and wait.
Floyd |
Floyd | A minute later, the bowl returns, empty. A strong curiosity about where
Floyd | it has been fills you, as you grab it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Perhaps the dumbwaiter is a way to get something past a guard. Like, maybe you can't take the gun downstairs?"
genericgeekgirl says, "There's a restaurant in Ithaca like this, with the kitchen upstairs and everything is sent via dumbwaiter."
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You're carrying an empty bowl, a copy of Doom III and a gun. You are
Floyd | wearing a pair of trousers and a worn shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bowl"
Floyd | This is where the fruit stood... before someone took it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gun in bowl"
Floyd | You put the gun into the empty bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put fruit in bowl"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh."
genericgeekgirl says, "Wasn't paying attention. Was going to try covering it with the fruit."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "put bowl in dumbwaiter"
Floyd | The bowl is empty, now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gun"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "Is not >:("
ASchultz asks, "That's worth a try. Maybe we can undo?"
JamesPKing says, "we don't even know WHy we should try it"
ASchultz says, "I didn't think of that--though I also think we can get back to where we were pretty quickly"
djfletch says, "we should hide the gun in our pants so we'll have it when we get the first scene again."
Jacqueline says (to JPK), "Clearly, we should do it because there is a dumbwaiter."
DavidW says, "I missed the beginning of the game, so I haven't a clue what's going on."
JamesPKing says, "yeah" genericgeekgirl says, "Because mob boys aren't going to frisk us. "Is that a gun in your pocket..""
JamesPKing says, "we were in a room with italians filling us with cold water and the boss lecturing us"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "remove trousers"
Floyd | That would leave you in underwear. Something Rudy Mancini would call
Floyd | impolite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "bah"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove shirt"
Floyd | You don't mind showing yourself. Mancini does, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "djfletch No dice. We're not wearing pants, we're wearing trousers."
genericgeekgirl says, "We're wearing pants. Under the trousers."
Paulinus says, "I think we have boxers with dolphins on them, do we not."
ASchultz says, "I sent fruit down to the basement in a dumbwaiter but maybe I should've put a gun under the fruit"
ASchultz asks, "I'd like to see what or who is in the basement. A fugitive?"
Jacqueline asks, "Should we restart?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Let's go downstairs first and see?"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "You can always recap the Toyshop (which I generally forget to do)."
genericgeekgirl says, "It's the only exit we haven't tried (other than leaving the house)."
ASchultz says, "I'd like to explore all the exits before restarting--we remember pretty much what to do"
ASchultz says, "Unless other people want to get re-filled in on what's where and what's going on"
JamesPKing says, "tbh we did nothing so far"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | A small room, no space left for a table or anything. Just a stove, the
Floyd | burners and a sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dumbwaiter cuts an empty rectangle in the east wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grandma Elisella is here, tending to the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x stove"
Floyd | The old kind, with the burners on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "x burners"
Floyd | Four burners. No pots are bubbling over them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put doom in dumbwaiter"
Floyd | That should be used to send food.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "switch stove"
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gun in doom"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x sink"
Floyd | A cracked ceramics sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to grandma"
Floyd | Grandma Elisella does her best to avoid you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on sink"
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "Ok, let's look around..."
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You still tremble at the thought of what Don Mancini would do of you if
Floyd | he caught you down there... but the curiosity is too much. You open the
Floyd | door and dive into darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the door to the cellars)
Floyd | Cellars
Floyd | A damp underground room, stone-paved and stone-walled.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few steps upwards, and there stands the wooden door.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bulky, metal door stands on the eastern wall, held by strong hinges
Floyd | like those of a castle's drawbridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A mumbling of sorts comes from behind the bulky door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | It is a woman's -- or rather a girl's -- voice, coming from behind the
Floyd | door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the door to the cellars or the bulky door?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "bulky"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You're carrying a gun, an empty bowl and a copy of Doom III. You are
Floyd | wearing a pair of trousers and a worn shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cellars"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door to cellars"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the door to the cellars or the bulky door?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cellars"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, we're in there."
JamesPKing says, "ouch."
genericgeekgirl says, "Odd for it to ask that, though."
ASchultz says, "ok, so we need a combo to the safe and a key to the bulky door"
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "talk to the door"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the door to the cellars or the bulky door?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "cellars"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "listen to voice"
Floyd | It is a woman's -- or rather a girl's -- voice, coming from behind the
Floyd | door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "talk to the bulky"
Floyd | You knock at the door and a tiny voice comes from beyond it. "Who's
Floyd | there? Zachary?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You clear your throat. "Who are you?" you ask, hesitantly.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Zachary? Please would you let me out? Please. I know you are a good
Floyd | person..."
Floyd |
Floyd | For a long minute you look at the door, speechless. Then: "I'm no Zach.
Floyd | My name is Cesco. Francesco Mancini. Who are you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The person at the other side of the door, her soft voice still muted by
Floyd | the hulking door, comes rattling at it. "Francesco!" She cries.
Floyd | "Please, lemme outta here. Please! I did harm no one!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Who are you?" you insist. Then, the girl starts to cry. "Hey madam",
Floyd | you comfort her, "don't cry. There's no need. You are safe here... I
Floyd | think--."
Floyd |
Floyd | Then, the obvious strikes you. "Have you been... have you been...
Floyd | taken?"
Floyd |
Floyd | It is funny how you fail in giving things their right name, after all
Floyd | this time in the Mob. The girl's been kidnapped, that's what it is. She
Floyd | speaks again, this time her voice seems more resolute. "I know a thing.
Floyd | Go where Zachary and the rest of the goons hold their accounts. You
Floyd | must have a place like that, in this house of horrors. Go there and
Floyd | look for a safe, or a drawer. Somewhere where Zachary keeps a blue
Floyd | notebook. You will find your answers there. Go."
Floyd |
Floyd | You stand by the door, still speechless. An image of the secret diary
Floyd | of the older scugnizzo forms in your head. The studio upstairs: that's
Floyd | where he keeps it. "I'll do", you say. Then, as you are about to leave
Floyd | the cellars, the same question jumps from your mouth, this time a
Floyd | little less vigorously. "Who... are you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm your cousin, Cesco. I'm Hellen."
Floyd |
Floyd | A shiver so dense you could cut it with a knife takes hold of you as
Floyd | you run through the stairs and out of here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says, "holy textdump"
ASchultz says, "Well, ok, so maybe the key is in the safe too"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search portraits"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Can we see what happens if we leave the house?"
ASchultz says, "I'd like to talk to the girl again but I sorta fear the textdump."
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe there's more outside."
ASchultz says, "I'd like to"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about safe"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cellars
Floyd | A damp underground room, stone-paved and stone-walled.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few steps upwards, and there stands the wooden door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Hellen's voice comes from behind the bulky door, muted by its weight.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bulky, metal door stands on the eastern wall, held by strong hinges
Floyd | like those of a castle's drawbridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing asks, "hellen about safe"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about safe"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to bulky door"
Floyd | "Please, help me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hellen, hello"
Floyd | You can't talk to Hellen's voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says, "I'm all for going north now"
JamesPKing says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about me"
Floyd | "You are Francesco. I remember your voice. It has not changed that much
Floyd | since we were young. Please, please, lemme out."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "knock"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about zachary"
Floyd | "Zachary is the one who gets me food. The other scugnizzi I've barely
Floyd | seen."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "maybe 1 last thing, anything we can slip under the door?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about food"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about dumbwaiter"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about grandma"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about scugnuzzi"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about hellen"
Floyd | "I'm Hellen Benelli. The scugnizzi have taken my down here. You MUST
Floyd | help me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "hellen, get in dumbwaiter"
Floyd | You can't talk to Hellen's voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about scugnizzi"
Floyd | "Zachary is the one who gets me food. The other scugnizzi I've barely
Floyd | seen."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about food"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "ask her about zachary"
Floyd | "Zachary is the one who gets me food. The other scugnizzi I've barely
Floyd | seen."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about notebook"
Floyd | "They killed my father. And then kidnapped me. You know what they say
Floyd | about Mancini? That he gets his enemies" sons and daughters as his own
Floyd | after he got rid of them. You are no different."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about key"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about safe"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about"
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about door"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "ask hellen about records"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "give doom 3 to hellen"
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Should I be surprised that the constraints produced only one mob game?"
Jacqueline asks, "Or thankful?"
ChrisC says, "It is interesting how many people skipped the italians entirely"
JamesPKing says, "maybe both"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Up and north?"
djfletch says, "I'm surprised there was only one Christmas Carol adaptation."
JamesPKing says, "yeah, they hate us"
genericgeekgirl asks, "I didn't play last week. Were there any tanning beds?"
Jacqueline says, "Yes"
JamesPKing says, "one. maybe two"
Paulinus says, "Yes, there were."
ChrisC exclaims (at ggg), "My game opened inside of one!"
genericgeekgirl says, "Awesome. Looking forward to playing the ones I missed when Tale posts them."
genericgeekgirl says, "Anyway. Doing so, if there are no objections."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You eye the front door, then decide you better stay here, until Don
Floyd | Mancini arrives.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, fine."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You're carrying a gun, an empty bowl and a copy of Doom III. You are
Floyd | wearing a pair of trousers and a worn shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search trousers"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x shirt"
Floyd | Black. A sort of Mancini's henchmen regimentals.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "Would Grandma know the safe combination?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search shirt"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look at bottom of bowl"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "or could we take her as a hostage to bargain with?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe, but she won't talk to us."
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "x bowl"
Floyd | This is where the fruit stood... before someone took it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "Grandma seems reluctant to talk to us."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kitchen
Floyd | A small room, no space left for a table or anything. Just a stove, the
Floyd | burners and a sink.
Floyd |
Floyd | A dumbwaiter cuts an empty rectangle in the east wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Grandma Elisella is here, tending to the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "shoot elisella"
Floyd | Aren't we a little trigger happy?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "point gun at elisella"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
JamesPKing says, "isnt the diary upstairs? i think ive read it before, in the textdump"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "threaten elisella with gun"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I suppose it might let us go upstairs now we have a mission."
ChrisC says (to jpk), "Yes, upstairs studio is where it is."
Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys. genericgeekgirl says, "Hey, Ell. Great game."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb the stairs two steps at a time, resolute in discovering more
Floyd | about the girl in the basement.
Floyd |
Floyd | Corridor
Floyd | One room interests you, on this floor. The studio, where Don Mancini
Floyd | uses to deal with his affairs and his minions, opens to the south.
Floyd | Stairways descend to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | It seems no one is in the house, at the moment. All is silent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah."
Ellison says, "thanks, glad to hear it!"
genericgeekgirl says, "Good call."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, fun writing, Ellison/"
JamesPKing says, "brb"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Studio
Floyd | A vast room, mainly surrounded by bookshelves. All of the furniture is
Floyd | a mix of old and new, different styles mixing in a showcase-like
Floyd | pout-pourri. A massive chartreuse bureau catches you attention, his
Floyd | lower drawer left slightly open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x drawer"
Floyd | In the bottom drawer is a blue notebook.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "for those who didn't recognize it, it takes direct inspiration from the Infocom game, Arthur"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take notebook"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "read notebook"
Floyd | Inside the notebook you find some photos, depicting the most renowned
Floyd | adversaries of Rudolph Mancini. One of the pictures is clutched to a
Floyd | paper sheet. You recognize Zachary's handwriting.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Took the girl. Bossed Benelli. He didn't want to lay down. Had to lay
Floyd | him down. Put the girl in the cell. Asked Father. Said he will look up
Floyd | on it. Another 'sister'?".
Floyd |
Floyd | You stroll through the pages. On the very last one, another note bears
Floyd | a number, handwritten by Rudy himself: "4876".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bureau"
Floyd | It's gigantic proportions well suit Mancini's outstanding ego. The
Floyd | bottom drawer is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x furniture"
Floyd | This room must have been designed by a fool or a madman. Or by one with
Floyd | a gargantuan Ego.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bookshelves"
Floyd | A ton of books, all fiction. Stephen King alongside Umberto Eco and --
Floyd | although it looks like a bad joke -- all Mario Puzo's. On the shelves
Floyd | even some of the fairy tales you used to read when a boy, like "Your
Floyd | Mum's Shoes", "My Enemy Tiny Tim" and "The Smell of my Evil Twin".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha."
Jacqueline says, "haha"
Jacqueline says, "Well, got those out of the way."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Down to the safe?"
ASchultz says, "Yeah, now we got the combo"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Corridor
Floyd | One room interests you, on this floor. The studio, where Don Mancini
Floyd | uses to deal with his affairs and his minions, opens to the south.
Floyd | Stairways descend to the ground floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "type 4876 on touchpad"
Floyd | You type the number on the touchpad, and the safe unlocks and opens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x safe"
Floyd | A touchpad is the only visible detail on its surface. As far as you
Floyd | know, a four-digit code is required to open it. The safe is open,
Floyd | revealing a photo album and a large iron key.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the safe are a photo album and a large iron key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take album"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x album"
Floyd | You slowly turn each page of the album.
Floyd |
Floyd | The first are no more than ancient daguerrotypes of the Italian town
Floyd | from which the Mancinis came, more than one hundred years ago. Funny
Floyd | looking women wearing full black dresses and men in a hat. Then, as the
Floyd | pages go by, the pictures become younger and more vivid. Around the
Floyd | middle of the tome, you scout Rudolph Mancini with his family, a shot
Floyd | taken in the Fifties, all lined up like soldiers during the gathering
Floyd | -- he had personal records, somehow. Those go on for a few turnings of
Floyd | the page.
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost at the end, the photos change abruptly.
Floyd |
Floyd | These don't belong here. Other families. Some of the pictures are torn,
Floyd | other crippled. One, a shoot from the Eighties, is bloodstained and it
Floyd | catches your attention. It depicts a family you've seen many times,
Floyd | over the years. The Benellis. One branch of the family, the one
Floyd | spreading from Vittorio, the big one. He's brother to Vincente, the one
Floyd | Zachary must have put to rest these days. You stare at the pic, and a
Floyd | whole new world opens before you, while the old one opens below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The little kid, on a three wheeler. His eyes. That uncomfortable flock,
Floyd | which never stood where it should. And that t-shirt, with Pagliacci on
Floyd | it, the famous clown.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hey, Clown", you hear Tony and Johnny call you, in your head. And all
Floyd | of a sudden, darkness enters the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x darkness"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | Living Room
Floyd | The spacious abode is filled by light coming from the ample windows.
Floyd | Sofas and armchairs rest like kids around a fire, looking at the short
Floyd | table between them. A large fireplace dominates the northern wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wall-mounted Family's safe decors a square yard on the west wall.
Floyd | The safe is open, revealing nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd | Looks... bulky.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "use the key to release the girl?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Gangway
Floyd | A multitude of tiny portraits, pictures and drawings hangs on the walls
Floyd | of this corridor. The wallpaper is old and scratched, pieces of it
Floyd | ripped aside like thorn skin. The place is very different from the rest
Floyd | of the affluent mansion.
Floyd |
Floyd | A door leaves the house to the north, while two more open to the west
Floyd | and south. A staircase climbs upstairs to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another small, wooden door stands at the side of the stairs, leading
Floyd | downstairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cellars
Floyd | A damp underground room, stone-paved and stone-walled.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few steps upwards, and there stands the wooden door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Hellen's voice comes from behind the bulky door, muted by its weight.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bulky, metal door stands on the eastern wall, held by strong hinges
Floyd | like those of a castle's drawbridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "unlock bulky door with key"
Floyd | You unlock the bulky door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open bulky door"
Floyd | You open the door. It gives with a nasty squeak. Halfway through its
Floyd | course it slams wide open, the young woman behind pushing it with all
Floyd | her strength.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cesco!" she shouts, as she sees you. "I knew you were not dead. I knew
Floyd | God would answer my plea!"
Floyd |
Floyd | That said, she hugs you, trembling frantically. You let her do it, then
Floyd | slowly recede, looking into her eyes. "What has happened," you ask.
Floyd | "And why do you say you are my cousin?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Because you are, Cesco." The last of the pictures in the album you
Floyd | found in the safe flashes in front of you. You can't fool yourself
Floyd | anymore. "I thought they killed you. How did they keep you secret, all
Floyd | these years?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I was... in the house," you blush. Yes: for the last fourteen years,
Floyd | you were allowed to leave the mansion only once, and that was for
Floyd | taking your First Eucharist. That was going to be Hellen's same fate,
Floyd | if only you decided to stay upstairs, where you were supposed to stay.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let's leave," you murmur, before grabbing Hellen by an arm and start
Floyd | rushing to the stairs. All my life, you think. I've been a convict all
Floyd | my goddamn life.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are still repeating the same thought, over and over, when you run
Floyd | through the corridors of the mansion. The same thought when you bang
Floyd | the front door and bathe in the winter's light.
Floyd |
Floyd | The same thought when Zachary, who was waiting for you outside, point
Floyd | his gun to your face. More than two hours later, it's still the same
Floyd | thought that accompanies you in your last, living day.
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Smokey Garage (on the steel chair)
Floyd | You are tied hands and feet to this cold chair, a pool of water
Floyd | freezing under you. A thin layer of smoke dances on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Three scugnizzi are looking at you, inexpressive smiles on their faces.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rudolph Mancini is here, cleaning his nails with a knife.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That door. Man, there were not many rules, weren't they? You did open
ChrisC says (to Floyd), "smile"
Floyd | that door, did you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Another glance to the sidekicks, and another splash of water. Then,
Floyd | Zachary leaves and comes back, what it looks like a big, portable radio
Floyd | in his left hand. On the right one, two electrical wires dangle like
Floyd | hangmen.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel your sight begin to blur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to man"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "talk to zachary"
Floyd | You are bound by two nice chains.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Zach, teach him."
Floyd |
Floyd | The older of the scugnizzi sends a whiplash smile, then moves in your
Floyd | direction. He drops the device near you and starts it. A soundful
Floyd | engine begins roaring.
Floyd |
Floyd | That will mute my screams, you find yourself thinking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Zach smiles again and then sticks one of the wires into your left
Floyd | nipple. You hardly suffocate a scream.
Floyd |
Floyd | Real pain has yet to come. You close your eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You're carrying nothing. You are wearing your pants.
Floyd |
Floyd | The second wire is plugged on your other nipple. A whitening noise
Floyd | fills your ears and eyes as the electrical storm passes through you. It
Floyd | never ends: the holy daggers of the tempest cut through you for ages.
Floyd |
Floyd | You resist how much you can, then the screaming starts.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are about to surrender to the night when the wire is removed. It
Floyd | takes you a full minute to recover. When you are fully awake, you
Floyd | notice a small river of blood dripping from your left breastplate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "l blood"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, son. You got something to say?" Mancini is teasing at you, the
Floyd | knife back into its cravings. You are about to ask if that will be what
Floyd | he will use to kill you, when a smile widens in your face. The
Floyd | scugnizzi rest speechless.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes," you say. "I've read a book recently. It was titled 'Silence of
Floyd | the Gods'. Do you know it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mancini formal smile disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Talks about these superhumans who go around saving the world, you
Floyd | know. There is a paragraph, in the book, I really loved. It says: 'The
Floyd | Gods are not mute. If you can't hear their voice, it's because they
Floyd | spend a lot of time thinking'. Do you know what this means? It took
Floyd | some time, but in the end I think I got it."
Floyd |
Floyd | Zachary lifts the wires and sends a glance at Mancini. "Guess he needs
Floyd | one more, whaddaya think, padre?".
Floyd |
Floyd | "It means," you go on, "that if something has been working for a very
Floyd | long time, it doesn't mean it will work forever. Do you understand?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm not following you," Mancini replies. His voice is stale.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You will, soon enough."
Floyd |
Floyd | It's in that very second that the door is crushed and four men enter
Floyd | the garage. Zach and Tony turn around just in time to see two bullets
Floyd | each piercing their skull. Johnny tries the other side, but to no
Floyd | avail: One hits him in the leg and the next explodes into his chest
Floyd | like a carnival cracker. Mancini turns slowly and gets to face an old
Floyd | man, maybe in his seventies.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You have killed my sons," the old man whispers, and in less than a
Floyd | second you recognize him. He was in the pic you found in the album.
Floyd | He's father to Vincente and Vittorio Benelli, and grandfather to
Floyd | Hellen. He is your grandfather. "I ain't lettin ya kill my grandsons,
Floyd | also."
Floyd |
Floyd | Behind him, you scout the fragile, yet stubborn form of Hellen. She is
Floyd | smiling, although her smile looks a bit cold. She winks to you, and in
Floyd | that wink you finally read an infinite levity.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Gods have listened, you think, smiling. They have listened and
Floyd | answered.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | And -- as you read in that book -- once the Gods have spoken, they have
Floyd | spoken.
Floyd |
Floyd | And their answer is ultimate.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have won ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I do not like where this is going..."
ASchultz says, "Whoah. I was just going to see what happened"
JamesPKing says, "lol"
JamesPKing says, "and sorry for lolin here"
ChrisC says, "I'm confused."
Jacqueline says, "Er, where it went."
ASchultz says, "Well, perhaps Hellen told her grandfather, who came to rescue you before you died"
Paulinus says, "I didn't see that coming, though."
JamesPKing says, "you know what? text-dumps, illogical puzzles, abrupt ending. It looks like a signature to me."
ASchultz says, "Me neither but it'd be hard to fit into speed-if"
Jacqueline asks (of JPK), "Signature speed IF, you mean?"
JamesPKing says, "no, signature game" ChrisC asks, "Of who?"
ASchultz says, "Probably a bit too ambitious for speed-if, but it's nowhere near a total wreck. Just confusing."
JamesPKing says, "whos' the author"
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Smokey Garage
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Smokey Garage
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz says (to Floyd), "credits"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "credits"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Paulinus says, "No, certainly not a wreck by any means."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "version"
Floyd | The Silence of the Gods
Floyd | A New Year's Speed-IF by Adele Riquefort
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 111230 / Inform 7 build 6G60 (I6/v6.32 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Identification number: //2D572D97-98E3-4B09-BEE7-F9E91CA18394//
Floyd | Standard interpreter 1.0 (2N) / Library serial number 080126
Floyd | Standard Rules version 2/090402 by Graham Nelson
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Adele Riquefort... do we know who that is?"
ASchultz says, "Googling gives nothing"
JamesPKing says, "thats a pseudo. i think"
ChrisC says, "Yeah, no, it's not a failure certainly. Just confusing, seems a second-language IF"
Jacqueline says, "The only Adele we have on the MUD is a Musante I've never seen, so yeah, I think it's a nom de plume."
Jacqueline says, "See, I don't think it's a second language IF."
Jacqueline says, "I think it's carefully crafted to make you think it's an Italian telling the story in English, but actually written by a native English speaker - CUNNING"
Ellison says, "oops, off again"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
Ellison has disconnected. Jacqueline says, "Or yeah, maybe written by a non-English speaker."
Jacqueline asks, "Anyway, hooray, I guess, for our ending?"
ChrisC says, "Eh, I don't know. Those are very unusual construction errors for an english speaker and not one of them is comic, which seems likely ofr a native english speaker to do at least once"
Jacqueline asks, "Also, what are we doing next week, peeps?"
JamesPKing says, "your hypotesis seems a bit too strong jacq"
Jacqueline says (to Chris), "Oh, I know, I was being facetious."
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh, I didn't pick up on it being from a non-native speaker, whether actual or deliberate. Apparently I fail at English."
Jacqueline says, "But that was in my head throughout."
ChrisC asks, "How do you normally choose next week's game?"
Paulinus says, "Adele riquefort anagrams rather delightfully. "Toad require Elf", "Ado Queer Trifle"."
Jacqueline says (to Chris), "Well, often it's just discussing it with whoever's here the week before."
Jacqueline says, "Like we are doing right now."
Jacqueline says, "There are the Hugo Comp games."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Are we still going down the Comp games list?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh yeah, or that."
Jacqueline says, "We could do more IF Comp, too."
Jacqueline says, "I am fine with either."
ChrisC says, "I'd personally like to see Curses CFed at some point, but that's just because I got stuck and didn't have the hear to go back later"
Jacqueline says, "I kind of like the idea of Hugo Comp."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah.. that would take *ages*."
ChrisC asks, "How many Hugo entrants were there?"
Jacqueline says (to Chris), "We could do that, but it would be multiple weeks of work."
ChrisC says, "Hmm, yeah."
Jacqueline says, "Which we are not against, just that maybe we'd announce it in advance. Like, the next six months we will be playing Curses starting in February. You know, just to give people a heads up."
Jacqueline says, "Again with my sarcasm."
Jacqueline asks, "Anyway, anyone opposed to Hugo Comp?"
genericgeekgirl says (to ChrisC), "Seven."
ASchultz says, "Not at all"
Paulinus says, "Not at all."
Jacqueline says, "Okay. We'll do those over the next 1-2 weeks, depending on how long they take. I got the impression they're mostly short."
Jacqueline asks, "And we've already played one of them, right? Wasn't Ellison's speed one of them?"
Jacqueline asks, "Or did he enter different games?"
Jacqueline says, "Maybe he did."
ChrisC says, "I believe at least one was a Hugo and NY entry"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, that's the one."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, it's the same game."
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, cool. See you guys next week. I need to go play with my over active whiny cat now."
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Thanks, Jacq!"



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