ClubFloyd Transcript:
Eleventh Hour New Year's Minicomp games by Various Authors
As played on ifMUD on 2018-01-07 through 2018-01-28

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 a transcript of Quickfire written by Sean M. Shore, Red written by Thomas Insel, The Bean Stalker written by Jack Welch, Finish your Foe! written by Oliver Frank, Half-Life 3 Confirmed written by Anssi Räisänen, and The Day we got a pet written by Marius Müller. These games were part of the Eleventh Hour New Year's Minicomp, organized by Taleslinger (Marius Müller). You can learn more about the games, including how to download them, by visiting the ifWiki.


WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing these games, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played these games, 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.

To skip directly to a particular game, click on its title:

Quickfire by Sean M. Shore
Red by Thomas Insel
The Bean Stalker by Jack Welch
Finish your Foe! by Oliver Frank
Half-Life 3 Confirmed by Anssi Räisänen
The Day we got a pet by Marius Müller


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Jacqueline says, "GOOD MORNING (Afternoon, evening, middle of the night...)"
Jacqueline exclaims, "Thanks, all, for a larger-than-usual ClubFloyd crowd, the 11th year we've gathered for New Year's Speed-IFs!"
MrPatient says, "Howdy"
Guenni waves to all and sundry. :-)
Taleslinger says, "Hi kids"
Jacqueline asks, "Just curious - are you all here because of the speeds, or because the speed event reminded you that ClubFloyd exists, or ... ?"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Hi!"
Guenni says, "Or."
tinsel says, "Hi. I'm here for speedif."
Jacqueline says (to Guenni), "(or you're a regular, yeah)"
dhakajack exclaims, "A bit of both!"
Karona says, "Jacqueline, more the former, but if this happens once a week, I could see myself coming more often."
Jacqueline says, "It does happen once a week, generally. I need a PR/social media volunteer to let people know we exist."
Jacqueline exclaims, "Anyway!"
Jacqueline says, "We have six speeds."
DavidW says, "woot!"
Taleslinger says, "That we did"
Nitku says, "and reverse and park"
Jacqueline asks (of Tale), "Do you want to run this?"
Taleslinger says, "No, please, go ahead"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Ludicrous speed ahead!"
Jacqueline says, "Doesn't matter to moi."
Jacqueline asks, "Do we have any speed authors here who are in a late time zone or who otherwise would really like to go first?"
Guenni says, "It's evening in Taleland."
MrPatient says, "I have no preference"
Taleslinger says, "I'll go last, as per custom"
Not a valid command. Try typing 'help'. Guenni sighs.
Jacqueline says, "Not to be confused with 'authors on speed who are just really really really really wanting to go first'..."
Taleslinger says, "he he"
Karona giggles.
Taleslinger says, "let's go with MrPatient first, then"
MrPatient says, "OK"
Jacqueline asks (of MP), "Which one is yours?"
MrPatient says, "This isn't so much 'speed' as it is 'half-assed'"
Jacqueline smiles.
MrPatient says, "Quickfire"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask quickfire"
Floyd says (to Jacqueline), "Floyd doesn't know that game." Jacqueline says, "Oh, right"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11quickfire"
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun has not even risen when the Elves rouse you from your rest.
Floyd | You've slept far too little since last night's bloodbath, but it's
Floyd | time once again for battle.  You sharpen your blades and head to the
Floyd | arena.  Only six combatants remain, including yourself.  Great
Floyd | merciful Zeus, you are exhausted.  But you're not giving up now, not
Floyd | with glory and treasure on the line.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not to mention that spread in Food & Wine.
Taleslinger says, "allright, next game is ..."
Guenni says, "If Floyd explodes we'll throw fluff balls at you until you bleed."
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | Quickfire
Floyd | An Interactive Amuse Bouche by Sean M. Shore
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180104 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | [First time players should type ABOUT.  Really, you should.]
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin, Andre, Linh, Stephen and Violet are here milling around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "about"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ABOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Quickfire was written in the last two weeks of December 2017,
Floyd | except for the opening text and description of Padma, which have been
Floyd | sitting on my hard drive for three and a half years.
Floyd |
Floyd | Thanks to Graham Nelson, Emily Short, and Michael Callaghan for Inform
Floyd | 7 and the extensions I've used, and to Brian Rushton and an anonymous
Floyd | tester for testing and feedback.  Thanks also to Bravo, Magical Elves,
Floyd | Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi for not suing me (please).  This is a
Floyd | work of fan fiction.  "Top Chef," "Quickfire Challenge", and
Floyd | "Restaurant Wars" are the intellectual property of Bravo and Magical
Floyd | Elves, and I make no claim otherwise.
Floyd |
Floyd | The games uses a number of uncommon verbs like GRATE, DRAIN, FLIP and
Floyd | PLATE.  I hope they will be obvious in context.  You can also make use
Floyd | of WAIT FOR <X> SECONDS or MINUTES.  This will come in particularly
Floyd | handy while cooking.  Please note that examining, looking, searching,
Floyd | tasting, smelling and taking inventory are always free actions, so
Floyd | feel free to poke around even while the timer is ticking down.
Floyd |
Floyd | I can be reached at mister_patient@yahoo.com.  Thanks for playing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You haven't showered today, and your hair is kind of a mess, but the
Floyd | Elves have done their best to make you look presentable for the
Floyd | cameras.  You're wearing your Top Chef whites over a Litchfield
Floyd | Women's Correctional Facility T-shirt and a pair of jeans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "oh, this is a slightly older version. There will be more bugs than expected"
Taleslinger asks, "Hm, is this not the one you send me?"
Taleslinger asks, "The updated one?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a Top Chef whites (being worn)
Floyd |   a Litchfield Women's Correctional Facility T-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   some knives
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to MP), "I can swap out a newer copy if you'd like."
MrPatient says, "nope. No big deal"
Jacqueline says, "Super easy to do..."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x knives"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KNIVES
Floyd |
Floyd | A punishingly expensive and well-honed set of Bob Kramers for various
Floyd | applications, including a large chef's knife, a paring knife, a fillet
Floyd | knife, a cleaver, a serrated bread knife, and a few others.  At
Floyd | Padma's request, you will pack them and go.  [Note: You will
Floyd | automatically choose appropriate knives for your kitchen tasks.  No
Floyd | need to worry about what's what.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "sure, I guess"
Taleslinger asks (of MrPatient), "Can you just send it to Jacq?"
Jacqueline says, "We're already on it through whispers."
Jacqueline says, "Folks can continue exploring, but we'll restart in a sec."
Guenni asks, "So a new start?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x justin"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JUSTIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is tall and faux-hawked, and has meticulously-maintained
Floyd | three-day stubble every day of the week.  He likes to remind people
Floyd | that he staged at El Bulli.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "sending"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x andre"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ANDRE
Floyd |
Floyd | A fairly big dude from Houston; nominated for a James Beard last year.
Floyd | He's a sweet guy, for the most part.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x linh"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LINH
Floyd |
Floyd | A feisty little Vietnamese-American woman, executive chef at one of
Floyd | Charlie Palmer's places.  She's a real tough competitor, but usually
Floyd | not a jerk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stephen"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STEPHEN
Floyd |
Floyd | He's a small, quiet Midwesterner, self-taught, and works currently as
Floyd | a private chef.  While everyone else is drinking in the Stew Room,
Floyd | he's always got a bottle of fizzy water.  He's won a bunch of
Floyd | challenges, which drives Justin insane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x violet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X VIOLET
Floyd |
Floyd | She's African-American too; well, quite a bit further removed
Floyd | temporally from Africa than you are, and likely from the other side of
Floyd | the continent, but still, by American reckoning, African.  You can
Floyd | tell she is going to be a fan favorite.  Very pretty, very
Floyd | quick-witted, and usually very good as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You haven't showered today, and your hair is kind of a mess, but the
Floyd | Elves have done their best to make you look presentable for the
Floyd | cameras.  You're wearing your Top Chef whites over a Litchfield
Floyd | Women's Correctional Facility T-shirt and a pair of jeans.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "Litchfield, eh?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x stove"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | The details are not that important.  When you're ready, you can just
Floyd | PUT SKILLET ON RANGE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "One moment, please."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x counter"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Each station has a counter with some electrical sockets for equipment
Floyd | and sundry standard kitchen implements.  Back at the start of the
Floyd | season, every station was occupied, leading to elbow-to-elbow cooking,
Floyd | territorial fights, ingredient theft, bickering, crashes, and other
Floyd | reality-show goodness.  Now there's a little room to spread out.  The
Floyd | rest still happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | On your station is a cutting board.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
DavidW asks, "I don't know what Litchfield is. Is that from Orange Is The New Black?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > Y
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11quickfire2nys11quickfire2"
Floyd says (to Jacqueline), "Floyd doesn't know that game." Taleslinger says, "Yeah"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11quickfire2"
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun has not even risen when the Elves rouse you from your rest.
Floyd | You've slept far too little since last night's bloodbath, but it's
Floyd | time once again for battle.  You sharpen your blades and head to the
Floyd | arena.  Only six combatants remain, including yourself.  Great
Floyd | merciful Zeus, you are exhausted.  But you're not giving up now, not
Floyd | with glory and treasure on the line.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not to mention that spread in Food & Wine.
Jacqueline says, "There we go. Carry on."
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | Quickfire
Floyd | An Interactive Amuse Bouche by Sean M. Shore
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180106 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | [First time players should type ABOUT.  Really, you should.]
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin, Andre, Linh, Stephen and Violet are here milling around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorry, did you say "tzatziki?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yay!"
Knight_Otu says, "Heh."
Jacqueline says, "hee"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x coupe"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COUPE
Floyd |
Floyd | A hideously-expensive, industrial-grade food processor used in
Floyd | professional kitchens.  Put stuff into it and press the button.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | A heavy fifteen-inch cast-iron pan, properly seasoned.
Floyd |
Floyd | The cast-iron skillet is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I note there's no obvious cupboards, fridge, food yet."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x board"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a nice butcher-block model.  There are many like it, but this one
Floyd | (for the duration of the challenge) is yours.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is nothing on the cutting board.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Yeah, not sure what we're supposed to do"
MrPatient says, "True, not yet. They're in the pantry"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Don't wander off just yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the Elves, a production assistant, raises his voice.  "OK,
Floyd | everyone, we're starting.  Cheftestants, please line up."  The other
Floyd | chefs dutifully begin to arrange themselves, with the assistance of
Floyd | the Elves.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few minutes later, Padma and Tom arrive and chat with each other
Floyd | inaudibly, over by the logo.  Tom's wearing a Santa hat.  The Elves
Floyd | set them on their marks, then wheel out a table loaded down with tubs
Floyd | of something.  Fabulous.  More product placement.  Everyone
Floyd | straightens up.  "Quiet on the set!," shouts the director.  The
Floyd | cameramen take their places and begin rolling.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Action!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, chefs," purrs Padma.  She's considerably better-rested and
Floyd | groomed than you lot.  "It's Christmas!"  Actually, it's June as
Floyd | you're filming this, and about 90 degrees outside.  "Behind me, as you
Floyd | can see"  --  she waves for effect -- "we have sour cream from Organic
Floyd | Valley.  Sour cream is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide
Floyd | variety of last-minute sweet and savory dishes for a holiday party."
Floyd |
Floyd | Tom: "Your Quickfire challenge this week is to make us a delicious
Floyd | dish for a holiday party incorporating Organic Valley sour cream."
Floyd | The cameras come in for reaction shots from you and the others.  You
Floyd | can see the wheels turning in your fellow competitors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma, again: "You have twenty minutes.  The winner of the Quickfire
Floyd | will not get immunity, but will get a significant benefit in the next
Floyd | Elimination Challenge."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cut!", yells the director.  "OK, everyone, stay on your marks.  Let's
Floyd | get some acknowledgments."  Tom and Padma chat for a bit, while a pair
Floyd | of Elves, one holding a camera, walk the line of cheftestants.  They
Floyd | approach, and make you repeat the terms of the challenge back to the
Floyd | cameras for legal purposes.  Reality show contestants can be rather
Floyd | litigious, you know.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Samiira, do you fully understand the terms of the challenge?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Please enter Y or N (Yes or No) >
Knight_Otu says, "Somehow I always forget that a skillet is a pan."
Roger says, "Sometimes they're more like griddles, I think"
Taleslinger says, "This has somewhat ominous undertones"
Guenni says (to floyd), "y"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     20:00
Floyd | Please enter Y or N (Yes or No) >
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you, Samiira."  They move on down the line until all the
Floyd | cheftestants have given their assent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     20:00
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Don't wander off just yet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The director shouts, "Everyone, back on your marks!"  Moments later,
Floyd | they're set up and rolling again.
Floyd |
Floyd | Everyone tenses as they wait for Padma.  "Your time starts" -- slight
Floyd | pause -- "NOW!"
Floyd |
Floyd | OK!  Well, there's probably a million baking options, but you don't
Floyd | have anything other than kac kac or luqaimat
Floyd | memorized.  You don't have time to bake during a Quickfire anyway.
Floyd | Think of something!  What was the last thing you made with sour cream?
Floyd | OK, yes -- a friend you worked with (now your ex-boyfriend's wife)
Floyd | taught you to make latkes last year.  That'll work.  The timing will
Floyd | be really tight, though you think you can finish, inshallah.
Floyd |
Floyd | So you're gonna need POTATOES and EGGS and ONIONS and MATZO MEAL and
Floyd | OIL (or equivalent) and SALT.  And then SOUR CREAM, obviously, and
Floyd | something else on top.  Maybe a BERRY of some kind?  Or savory --
Floyd | wait, wasn't there some IKURA in the fridge yesterday?  [You can type
Floyd | RECIPE or R at any time to pull up the recipe.]
Floyd |
Floyd | The other cheftestants bolt off their marks to get their stuff.  You
Floyd | see Linh, Violet, and Justin dash to the pantry, and Andre and Stephen
Floyd | heading over to the equipment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "This seems like an ambitious speed."
MrPatient says, "Way too ambitious. This is the much-stripped-down version"
Jacqueline smiles.
Guenni says (to floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:55
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | The Top Chef pantry is stocked, at least most days, with just about
Floyd | anything you could want.  Not always in huge quantities, though.
Floyd | Having the cheftestants squabble over ingredients makes for good TV.
Floyd | A giant GE Monogram® refrigerator occupies much of the north wall.
Floyd | Next to it are shelves filled with various nonperishable goods.  And
Floyd | opposite them are baskets of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | Here getting ingredients are Violet and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | The camera comes in for a close-up on you and what you're doing.  You
Floyd | manage a few words.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see Linh, already weighed down with armfuls of ingredients,
Floyd | struggling to reach a jar of Moroccan olives on the shelves.  She
Floyd | turns to you for help.  "Sam, hey, uh, can you?", she asks.  There are
Floyd | actually a couple up of jars there.  Justin, meanwhile, peels around
Floyd | the corner and starts lunging towards the baskets, with an Elf close
Floyd | behind.  "..blackberrry jus," he seems to be saying to no one in
Floyd | particular.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "There's irony in here somewhere."
Roger says, "gotta grab a couple heaping handfuls of sour cream"
Jacqueline) MrPatient, this seems like an ambitious game to pull off in a Quickfire challenge! I mean, Speed IF!
Guenni says (to floyd), "take potatoes"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:52
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You leave Linh hanging.  "Thanks for nothing!" she says.  She puts
Floyd | some stuff down, jumps, and gets the jar herself.
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stephen and Andre arrive and begin gathering ingredients.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "New Year's Minicomp isn't really a speed anymore."
Jacqueline says, "True"
Taleslinger says, "I always aim for a speed quality in my games"
Taleslinger says, "I wonder if checking the recipe will take time"
Jacqueline asks (of MP), "Is this sort of Cutthroat Kitchen?"
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "hee"
MrPatient says, "It won't"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "take eggs"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:52
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE EGGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "So, I guess we try to get all the ingredients as quickly as possible?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get mazo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:52
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MAZO
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:52
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get oil"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET OIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin elbows his way to the baskets and grabs the blackberries.
Floyd | "Sorry," he claims.  "I need them for a jus."  He lurches off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack asks, "Would it be rude to GET ALL the ingredients?"
Jacqueline says, "Pretty rude, but let's try."
DavidW says, "That's unlikely to work, and yes."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | Please be specific.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient exclaims, "Ha!"
dhakajack says, "Just curious"
Knight_Otu says, "Besides, we've already been rude."
Jacqueline nods.
Taleslinger says, "I wonder if we want to undo and grab the berries"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get caviar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET CAVIAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh. Perhaps."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Or find another garnish."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get berries"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get blackberries"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:42
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET BLACKBERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Perhaps refrigerated things are elsewhere and only dry ingredients are here."
Jacqueline says, "That's what I was thinking"
Taleslinger says, "There is a fridge here"
DavidW says, "Matzo, oil, and salt ought to be right here, and maybe the onions too."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get onions"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:35
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ONIONS
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Violet's loud laugh reverberates around the whole studio.
Floyd |
Floyd | Andre, Stephen and Violet head back to the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get salt"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:31
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET SALT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get matzo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MATZO
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | The Top Chef pantry is stocked, at least most days, with just about
Floyd | anything you could want.  Not always in huge quantities, though.
Floyd | Having the cheftestants squabble over ingredients makes for good TV.
Floyd | A giant GE Monogram® refrigerator occupies much of the north wall.
Floyd | Next to it are shelves filled with various nonperishable goods.  And
Floyd | opposite them are baskets of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing a leg of lamb, a lobe of foie
Floyd | gras, some duck fat, some short ribs, some milk, some Ahi tuna, some
Floyd | bacon, some feta and some eggs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take eggs"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:12
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE EGGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab some eggs.  [Note: you can just PUT THEM IN BOWL to use
Floyd | them].
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Foie gras for a garnish?"
DavidW asks, "Duck fat instead of oil?"
Jacqueline says, "I think we have oil"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:12
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some eggs
Floyd |   some matzo meal
Floyd |   some kosher salt
Floyd |   some yellow onions
Floyd |   some vegetable oil
Floyd |   some Yukon Gold potatoes
Floyd |   your Top Chef whites (being worn)
Floyd |   a Litchfield Women's Correctional Facility T-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   some knives
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, okay."
Jacqueline says, "Nice shirt."
Jacqueline asks, "So, thoughts on the foie gras (which I would not entertain in real life, but this is fiction, so...)?"
DavidW says, "Je nes paw de what foie gras is."
Taleslinger says, "Sounds like a plan, says this vegetarian"
Roger says, "fat liver"
Roger says, "It's good"
dhakajack says, "Seems excessive for latkes..."
Jacqueline says, "It's where you overfeed a goose (cruelly, by force feeding) and then yeah, his liver."
Taleslinger says, "With some fava beans and a nice chianti"
Guenni asks, "Jam works with most stuff, so why not?"
Jacqueline says (to jack), "Well, but the berries were stolen."
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "ha"
Roger says, "Well there's that too, right. Normally you don't want to make something that would overwhelm the feature ingredient"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get foie gras"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:12
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET FOIE GRAS
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the lobe of foie gras.  Focus on what you need for your
Floyd | dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fridge door swings shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:12
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "All that debate for no reason."
Roger says, "ye cannot have the foie gras"
Jacqueline says, "Oh wait"
MrPatient says, "Sorry. Just adding atmosphere :-)"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get bacon"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:12
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET BACON
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the bacon.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone furiously chopping.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fridge door swings shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Yo mamma's liver so fat..."
Jacqueline says, "Aw. Bacon would also have been a GREAT latke's garnish."
Jacqueline says, "(Kidding)"
Taleslinger asks, "Maybe we can steal the garnish from someone?"
Jacqueline says, "(Though we have friends who do that for Hannukah. Yes, Hannukah.)"
Taleslinger asks, "So, east?"
Knight_Otu asks, "We might have gotten from Linh (was it?) if we had helped her?"
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "I have a feeling that no matter what, an ingredient would be taken."
Jacqueline says, "So, if we were going to lose anything, garnish isn't terrible."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin calls out, "Does anyone have the immersion blender?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "My immersion is already in the blender!"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "put eggs and onions and potatoes and salt and matzo in a bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:46
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT EGGS AND ONIONS AND POTATOES AND SALT AND MATZO IN A BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | eggs: You crack some eggs, dump them into the bowl, and whisk them to
Floyd | a light froth.
Floyd | yellow onions: You dunk an entire onion, skin and all, into the raw
Floyd | egg mix.  Hm, that doesn't seem right.  You fish it back out again.
Floyd | Yukon Gold potatoes: You plop the whole potatoes into the raw egg mix.
Floyd | Hm, that doesn't seem right.  You fish them back out again.
Floyd | kosher salt: (first taking the salt)
Floyd | You sprinkle some salt in to the mix; probably a little less than you
Floyd | might normally need, but it's always easy to add later.
Floyd | matzo meal: You add the matzo meal.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is making a show of his butchering technique.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:07
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay, so not like that."
Taleslinger says, "Man, I hope Hawaii has good take out."
DavidW says, "You'll want to peel, wash, and grate the potatoes, I think."
Jacqueline says, "I know. Was just trying to save time."
Guenni says (to floyd), "peal potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEAL POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "It doesn't, actually."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "peep potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEEP POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "peEl"
Jacqueline says, "ha"
Taleslinger says, "ha ha"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "peel potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEEL POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | Peels from the Yukon Gold potatoes go flying as you race to get your
Floyd | mise together.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is making a show of his butchering technique.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "peel onion"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEEL ONION
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't really need to peel that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient asks, "pee potatoes, maybe?"
Jacqueline exclaims, "!"
Knight_Otu says, "Ew."
Jacqueline exclaims, "Let's not!"
Jacqueline laughs.
Guenni says (to floyd), "cut onion"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT ONION
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab the onions, quickly discard the skins, halve them, and
Floyd | holding the halves firmly, make a series of fine crosswise cuts.
Floyd | Keeping them together, you rock your big chef's knife up and down with
Floyd | lightning speed, turning the onions into tiny tidbits.  Your eyes are
Floyd | tearing, but you have no time to wipe them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "chop onions"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CHOP ONIONS
Floyd |
Floyd | You've already chopped the yellow onions.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is talking to the camera somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh, sorry. Missed that while scrolling back."
Taleslinger says, "I think we should put the oil on before chopping stuff next time"
Jacqueline says, "Hm. Good point."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "heat oil"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HEAT OIL
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x oil"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X OIL
Floyd |
Floyd | It has a high smoke point, so it's a good, if unremarkable, choice for
Floyd | frying latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put oil in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT OIL IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You pour a little vegetable oil into the skillet.  [You can PUT
Floyd | SKILLET ON RANGE to start cooking.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I think it's ok if we just put it in the skillet with the other stuff later."
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "Ah, right."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "PUT"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to put on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "PUT"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to put on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "hrm"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put skillet on range"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:13
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SKILLET ON RANGE
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the cast-iron skillet)
Floyd | You put the skillet on the range and turn the burner up to high.  The
Floyd | oil begins to heat up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "There we go."
DavidW . o O ( too many cooks spoil the latkes )
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:13
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put taters in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:13
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT TATERS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You probably want to start with the eggs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put eggs in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:58
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT EGGS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You crack some eggs, dump them into the bowl, and whisk them to a
Floyd | light froth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put taters in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:58
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT TATERS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You plop the whole potatoes into the raw egg mix.  Hm, that doesn't
Floyd | seem right.  You fish them back out again.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone shouts "Hot!" as they race around the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "What's a matzo meal?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "put e..floyd cut potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:58
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT E..FLOYD CUT POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:58
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Think flour."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put matzo in bowl"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "chop potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT MATZO IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the matzo meal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CHOP POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to grate, rather than chop, the potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "grate potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to something to grate with.  Like a grater.  Or even better,
Floyd | a Robot Coupe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "A matzo meal must be a matzo, small fries, and a drink"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put taters in coupe"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT TATERS IN COUPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the Yukon Gold potatoes into the Robot Coupe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hee"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately you can't grate anything with the Robot Coupe without
Floyd | the proper attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Behind!" someone yells.
Floyd |
Floyd | The intensity of the sizzling tells you that the pan is now hot enough
Floyd | to fry with.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x robot"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:56
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ROBOT
Floyd |
Floyd | A hideously-expensive, industrial-grade food processor used in
Floyd | professional kitchens.  Put stuff into it and press the button.
Floyd | Unfortunately, the one you grabbed is missing the grating attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Man, this cooking thing is complicated."
Jacqueline asks, "Who would have anticipated this??"
Guenni says (to floyd), "get robot"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:41
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ROBOT
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab the last Robot Coupe off the rack, and -- wase! --
Floyd | this one is missing the damned grating attachment.  Without that
Floyd | attachment, you can chop things (like onions), but won't be able to
Floyd | grate the potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni sighs.
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:41
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater and a
Floyd | huge pressure cooker.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x grater"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:41
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GRATER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a stainless-steel handheld grater, of the sort one might use for
Floyd | cheese or potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, ">siri, where is the grating attachment"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "grate taters in grater"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:41
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE TATERS IN GRATER
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to grate the Yukon Gold
Floyd | potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "grate taters"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:41
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE TATERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately you can't grate anything with the Robot Coupe without
Floyd | the proper attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a crash of pans on the floor and Justin takes a mock bow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get grater"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET GRATER
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | A camera-wielding Elf scurries past you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "grate taters in grater"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE TATERS IN GRATER
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to grate the Yukon Gold
Floyd | potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "grate taters"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE TATERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately you can't grate anything with the Robot Coupe without
Floyd | the proper attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "I think you might need to get the potatoes out the coupe, too"
Taleslinger says, "Ah, my bad"
Jacqueline says, "Oh. Point."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get taters"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:26
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET TATERS
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put taters in grater"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:26
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT TATERS IN GRATER
Floyd |
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Graters are flat."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "grate taters"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:16
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE TATERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You furiously grate the Yukon Gold potatoes.  You make very good
Floyd | progress until you're grating just a little nub, at which point your
Floyd | manic intensity gets the best of you.  You slice open your fingers.
Floyd | Wallahi, you never catch a break.  "Medic!", you shout.  You
Floyd | sit there bleeding for a minute or two, careful to keep the blood away
Floyd | from the food.  One of the on-staff personnel patches you up, but
Floyd | you've lost valuable time.
Floyd |
Floyd | A burst of flame erupts momentarily from the range as someone else's
Floyd | pot boils over.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "Yay. we are the garnish."
Jacqueline says, "Delicious"
MrPatient says, "heh"
Taleslinger says, "I think this is one of those optimizations deals, isn't it"
MrPatient says, "Yeah"
Roger says, "Seems likely enough"
Knight_Otu says, "I think we're running out of time now."
DavidW says, "I hate those grater things. I bloodied a few knuckles on one."
Taleslinger says, "me too"
Roger says, "hmm I guess we don't have a souschef dude"
Guenni says, "..floyd>" Taleslinger says, "put taters in bowl"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put taters in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:14
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT TATERS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the Yukon Gold potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "This client drives me nuts."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:14
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put salt in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SALT IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the salt)
Floyd | You sprinkle some salt in to the mix; probably a little less than you
Floyd | might normally need, but it's always easy to add later.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone furiously chopping.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "pour bowl in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > POUR BOWL IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | It's just a large metallic bowl used for combining ingredients.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the mixing bowl are some salt, some Yukon Gold potatoes, some matzo
Floyd | meal and some eggs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "empty bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EMPTY BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "MIX IT"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "empty bowels"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EMPTY BOWELS
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hahah"
Jacqueline says, "Oh dear"
olethros asks, "is this a cooking game?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "mix it"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MIX IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need to specify that you're MIXing anything.  Just put what
Floyd | you want to mix into the mixing bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "One thing missing"
DavidW says, "onion"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put onions in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ONIONS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the last of the latke ingredients into the bowl and mix them
Floyd | thoroughly.  You now have raw latkes, or at least the stuff of raw
Floyd | latkes.  [To begin cooking, add some frying medium to the skillet and
Floyd | put the skillet on the range.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put latkes in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     09:02
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT LATKES IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the latkes)
Floyd | You slide the latkes into the pan, and they begin to sizzle a little.
Floyd | [Note: when you're done cooking them, just GET SKILLET.]
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     08:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "Reminder from ABOUT text -- you can WAIT FOR x MINUTES or SECONDS"
Jacqueline says, "SPOILERS"
Jacqueline says, "But yes. Thank you."
olethros says, "WAIT UNTIL DELICIOUSNESS"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "wait for five minutes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT FOR FIVE MINUTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Waiting for 5 minutes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes are browning nicely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to olethros), "That's what I do in real life."
Guenni says (to floyd), "get skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:28
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the latkes from the heat.  The sizzling abates.
Floyd |
Floyd | Violet's loud laugh reverberates around the whole studio.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
olethros says, "I thought you and maga were keen gastronomic explorateurs"
Roger asks, "wanna flip these?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "take sour cream"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:25
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SOUR CREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | (the tubs of sour cream)
Floyd | You grab one of the tubs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put sour cream in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:25
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SOUR CREAM IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the sour cream in the mixing bowl)
Floyd | You don't need to mix the sour cream with anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Behind!" someone yells.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to olethros), "We are. And maga does nearly (okay, let's be honest - all) the exploring. I just ride along."
Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Guenni says (to floyd), "put cream on latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:25
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CREAM ON LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | (the sour cream on the latkes)
Floyd | You'll want to do that after you've plated the latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "plate latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:55
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLATE LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the latkes straight from the pan onto the plate.  A lot of
Floyd | grease goes with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh dear"
Roger says, "that's the best part"
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     03:25
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Try DRAIN instead"
Jacqueline says, "MrPatient You are too good at this."
Ellison says, "on my phone so I probably won't talk much"
Taleslinger says (to Ellison), "Good"
olethros arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
Guenni says (to floyd), "drain latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:40
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRAIN LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the latkes on some paper towels to drain the excess grease.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
olethros says, "hm"
Guenni says (to floyd), "plate latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLATE LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You carefully plate the latkes, trimming some of the edges to make
Floyd | them more visually appealing, and arranging them just so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
olethros says, "seems sophisticate"
Guenni says (to floyd), "put cream on latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CREAM ON LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | (the sour cream on the latkes)
Floyd | You put a small dollop of sour cream on the latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone shouts "Hot!" as they race around the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "So, now let's find the all important extra."
Jacqueline asks, "Go steal the berries?"
Jacqueline says, "I'm guessing that is not allowed."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's a huge pressure cooker.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Meanwhile, a cute dog named Trixie eats our latkes."
dhakajack asks, "We have a prison uniform and knife. Is SHIV a verb?"
Knight_Otu says, "We'll probably get points off for them being one-sided."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "shiv padma"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHIV PADMA
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "I didn't implement SHIV, but you can try something similar"
DavidW says, "STAB, I suppose."
Jacqueline says (to MrPatient), "ha"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x sink"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SINK
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need to worry about the details of the sink.  If something
Floyd | calls for water, water you shall have.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "stab padma"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STAB PADMA
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "attack padma"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ATTACK PADMA
Floyd |
Floyd | Reaching your breaking point, you hack at Padma Lakshmi with your
Floyd | cleaver until your whites are spattered with blood.  Man, that was
Floyd | satisfying.  I feel like you're going to get a bad edit, though.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You are definitely not here to make friends ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "NICE"
Taleslinger says, "he eh"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Okay, so maybe not that."
dhakajack asks, "So that advice wasn't helpful, then?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x lyn"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LYN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x lynn"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LYNN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "Sow do you spell the girl?"
dhakajack says, "LINH"
Knight_Otu asks, "Justin is the one who got the berries. ASK him for some?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x linh"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LINH
Floyd |
Floyd | A feisty little Vietnamese-American woman, executive chef at one of
Floyd | Charlie Palmer's places.  She's a real tough competitor, but usually
Floyd | not a jerk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to KO), "Wow. Asking. Smart."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x justin"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JUSTIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is tall and faux-hawked, and has meticulously-maintained
Floyd | three-day stubble every day of the week.  He likes to remind people
Floyd | that he staged at El Bulli.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x elves"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ELVES
Floyd |
Floyd | Magical Elves is the name of the production company, and so people
Floyd | refer to anyone behind the cameras generically as Elves.  Naturally
Floyd | you've gotten to know a few of them pretty well, having spent so much
Floyd | time over the last couple of weeks in their constant presence.  But in
Floyd | the heat of a challenge, they're just an undifferentiated mass of
Floyd | people putting cameras in your face and generally getting in your way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "ask linh for berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LINH FOR BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Too nice?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack justin"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ATTACK JUSTIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Reaching your breaking point, you hack at Justin with your cleaver
Floyd | until your whites are spattered with blood.  Man, that was satisfying.
Floyd | I feel like you're going to get a bad edit, though.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You are definitely not here to make friends ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Did we ask Justin?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "ask Justin for berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK JUSTIN FOR BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to justin"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO JUSTIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You make small talk with Justin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "blackberries, I think they were."
Ellison asks, "is this Jack's game?"
MrPatient says, "No, mine"
Ellison says, "nice"
Roger says (to floyd), "justin, give me berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUSTIN, GIVE ME BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "t..floyd ask linh for blackberries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > T..FLOYD ASK LINH FOR BLACKBERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "steal"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STEAL
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Jus tice is served."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take justin's berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE JUSTIN'S BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "ask linh for blackberries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK LINH FOR BLACKBERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "So it's not Justin?"
Knight_Otu says, "Hrm."
Jacqueline says, "Sorry, was distracted by #ifwiki-editors"
DavidW asks, "Can you even see what the other chefs are making?"
Knight_Otu says, "I had scrolled back and I'm sure I read Justin."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x justin's dish"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JUSTIN'S DISH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger asks, "Maybe we can walk over to their stations?"
Guenni says, "It's only that one room."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x cooker"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COOKER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an enormous, professional-quality pressure cooker.  It seems to
Floyd | be sitting unevenly on the rack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "open it"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the huge pressure cooker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu - Justin elbows his way to the baskets and grabs the blackberries.
Jacqueline says, "Maybe he needs to die after all."
Knight_Otu says, "So I guess no asking for ingredients."
Guenni snorts
Guenni says (to floyd), "search it"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Looks like something is wedged under it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The huge pressure cooker is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is talking to the camera somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "Yeah, sorry"
DavidW says, "Maybe there's a package of soemthing under the cooker."
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
Ellison has disconnected.
Guenni says (to floyd), "look under cooker"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER COOKER
Floyd |
Floyd | Looks like something is wedged under it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The huge pressure cooker is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | Linh calls out, "Does anyone have the immersion blender?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys. DavidW says, "Maybe that missed slicer attachment."
DavidW says, "er missing"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "scream DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY BLACKBERRIES?!"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCREAM DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY BLACKBERRIES?!
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take cooker"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:37
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE COOKER
Floyd |
Floyd | You shift the huge pressure cooker, and find a Robot Coupe grating
Floyd | attachment underneath.  The attachment is now sitting on the equipment
Floyd | rack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "oho"
DavidW says, "I WAS RIGHT"
Taleslinger says, "yay david"
Jacqueline asks, "So, do we want to see how this plays out, then optimize?"
Roger says, "now I'm sorta wondering if artisinal goat sour cream and such is a thing"
Knight_Otu says, "And we bloodied our fingers."
Jacqueline says (to Roger), "If you wonder, than it probably is."
Roger says, "I'd suggest doing one full playthrough first, then go back"
Jacqueline says, "Then, even"
Jacqueline says (to Roger), "Right"
Guenni says (to floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:37
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's a huge pressure cooker.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the equipment rack is a grating attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "although ha now I'm imagining a game where there's a new secret ingredient when you restart"
dhakajack asks, "Could we search the fridge?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | The Top Chef pantry is stocked, at least most days, with just about
Floyd | anything you could want.  Not always in huge quantities, though.
Floyd | Having the cheftestants squabble over ingredients makes for good TV.
Floyd | A giant GE Monogram® refrigerator occupies much of the north wall.
Floyd | Next to it are shelves filled with various nonperishable goods.  And
Floyd | opposite them are baskets of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a crash of pans on the floor and Justin takes a mock bow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "I think we're not allowed in there anymore, but maybe?"
Jacqueline exclaims, "OH!"
Jacqueline exclaims, "We can go back!"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x baskets"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BASKETS
Floyd |
Floyd | Large wooden baskets, filled with all manner of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the baskets are a few heads of garlic, some artichokes, some okra,
Floyd | some carrots, some green beans, some kale, some broccoli, some apples,
Floyd | some tomatoes, some spinach, some eggplant, some arugula, some
Floyd | endives, some lemons, some radicchio, some cauliflower, some zucchini,
Floyd | some celery, some limes and a watermelon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "What's IKULA? That was mentioned way back when."
MrPatient says, "IKURA"
Roger says, "AKIRA"
Guenni asks, "Apples or melon?" Jacqueline says, "That would be a good garnish."
Jacqueline says, "It's salmon cavier"
Jacqueline asks, "er, caviar?"
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, I think I tried that. Maybe not."
DavidW asks, "Caviar would be in the fridge, no?"
Guenni says, "Caviar was suggested in the game text, so I guess it's worth a try."
Roger says, "It's possibly tinned"
Jacqueline says, "Not necessarily. If it's heavily salted, I guess."
Taleslinger asks, "Why don't we use the watermelon as a garnish?"
tinsel asks, "back at the beginnning, I think Linh asked for help with the olives. Maybe if we helped her, she'd help with something later?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "take melon"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE MELON
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "I mean "had helped" I guess."
Guenni says (to floyd), "take mellon"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE MELLON
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I think so."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Jacqueline says, "We were jerks"
Knight_Otu says, "We just were too immersed in our own recipe, is all."
Guenni says (to floyd), "take watermelon"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE WATERMELON
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the watermelon.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Tale), "So much for that idea."
Knight_Otu says, "(Okay yeah, we were rude.)"
Guenni asks, "So how's the caviar stuff spelt?"
DavidW asks, "Tomatoes are technically berries, aren't they?"
dhakajack says, "smelt, not spelt"
Guenni says (to floyd), "reciepe"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RECIEPE
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take caviar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAVIAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing some milk, some short ribs, some
Floyd | bacon, some feta, some duck fat, some Ahi tuna, a leg of lamb and a
Floyd | lobe of foie gras.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'd try basil at this point."
DavidW says, "(I like basil)"
Guenni says, "I think we have to stick to the reciepe."
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe we need to search the fridge to find the caviar."
Guenni says, "I just did."
DavidW says, "Tick tick"
Taleslinger asks, "Where did you see the caviar?"
Knight_Otu says, "There was a mention that it was in the fridge yesterday."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x shelves"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHELVES
Floyd |
Floyd | Plain but attractive shelves filled, for the most part, with
Floyd | medium-sized dry goods.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are some cardamom, some tomato paste, some soy sauce,
Floyd | some mustard, a bottle of gochujang, some Panko, some baking soda,
Floyd | some cinnamon, some sugar, some ketchup, some cocoa powder, some wild
Floyd | rice, a bag of flour, some masa, some linguine, some paprika and some
Floyd | jasmine rice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hm. Not seeing it."
DavidW says, "Paprika is there."
Guenni asks, "Could we cheat with the tuna?"
Jacqueline says, "MrPatient I don't feel it's a spoiler or hint to ask you if caviar exists."
DavidW says, "Paprika's lovely on potatoes."
MrPatient says, "It does, just badly-clued"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "search fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | In the refrigerator are some short ribs, some milk, a leg of lamb, a
Floyd | lobe of foie gras, some feta, some bacon, some Ahi tuna and some duck
Floyd | fat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The camera comes in for a close-up on you and what you're doing.  You
Floyd | manage a few words.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fridge door swings shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing some bacon, some milk, some short
Floyd | ribs, some feta, some Ahi tuna, a lobe of foie gras, a leg of lamb and
Floyd | some duck fat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take ahi tuna"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE AHI TUNA
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the Ahi tuna.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | A burst of flame erupts momentarily from the range as someone else's
Floyd | pot boils over.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "I can hint further if needed, but at this point it kind of doesn't matter anyway"
Guenni says (to floyd), "close fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the refrigerator.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is making a show of his butchering technique.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "look behind it"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK BEHIND IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "look behind fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK BEHIND FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, ">open tuna. steal eggs."
MrPatient says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take paprika"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE PAPRIKA
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the paprika.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "mmm, catsup"
DavidW says, "Maybe just add more sour cream. Make the sponsors happy."
Guenni whispers, told you so.
Jacqueline says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take arugula"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ARUGULA
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the arugula.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x panko"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PANKO
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the Panko.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "So what's panko?"
Knight_Otu says, "I guess we should just sour our dish up."
MrPatient says, "Japanese bread crumbs"
Roger says, "panko is bread/toast crumbs"
DavidW says, "huh"
Roger says, "Like the world's tiniest croutons"
Guenni says, "The sour cream is already on the latkes."
Karona goes home. Roger says, "spend remaining time mocking opponents"
Karona arrives, ready to play with the toys. DavidW says, "And we do a salt bey at the end to finish our dish."
Taleslinger asks, "So wait for the end?"
Knight_Otu says, "f mock linh"
Knight_Otu says, "(sorry linh)"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x baskets"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BASKETS
Floyd |
Floyd | Large wooden baskets, filled with all manner of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the baskets are some celery, some limes, some eggplant, some kale,
Floyd | some radicchio, a few heads of garlic, some endives, some apples, a
Floyd | watermelon, some cauliflower, some lemons, some arugula, some carrots,
Floyd | some tomatoes, some green beans, some okra, some artichokes, some
Floyd | spinach, some zucchini and some broccoli.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take lime"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LIME
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Let's press forward"
Guenni asks, "What's ocra?"
MrPatient says, "Tom Colicchio's least favorite vegetable"
MrPatient says, "(but that is not really relevant to the game)"
DavidW says, "I think it's a leaf thing."
Jacqueline says, "It is a delicious thing that people in the American south fry."
Jacqueline says, "Then again, people in the American south fry everything."
Guenni says, "He,"
Taleslinger asks, "Like scots?"
Roger says, "mmm, delicious ocra"
Roger says, "also delicious: orc"
Roger says, "also orca"
DavidW says, "Not to be confused with orca. timing"
Roger says, "so anyhoo"
DavidW says, "I don't know where the last ingredient is. If we can't find it, add salt to the latkes and be done."
Jacqueline says, "Agreed."
Guenni says, "Well, either we get a hint, or we have to hope the only half garnished latkes find mercyful judges."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask elves about berries"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               01:32
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK ELVES ABOUT BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Yeah, pretty sure we need to take another try."
Guenni says (to floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:27
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's a huge pressure cooker.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the equipment rack is a grating attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A camera-wielding Elf scurries past you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "ask elves for berries"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:27
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK ELVES FOR BERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:27
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You check the underside of the latkes.  They're still a little pale on
Floyd | that side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put latkes in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:27
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT LATKES IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | Too late for that now.  You've already topped them with sour cream.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "huh"
DavidW asks, "oh gee, you didn't cook both sides?"
MrPatient says, "nope"
Knight_Otu says, "Nope."
Jacqueline asks (of DW), "What's this 'you' business?"
DavidW says, "I wasn't driving to avoid confusion."
Roger says, "These are gonna be great"
Jacqueline says, "hee"
MrPatient says, "Mmm mmm"
Knight_Otu says, "Of course, we were out of time fpr both sides anyway."
Knight_Otu says, "for, even."
Jacqueline says, "I will be right back. Y'all know how to do this without me."
Guenni asks, "Ok, may I end the misery?"
Knight_Otu says, "Sure."
Guenni says (to floyd), "wait for 5 minutes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     67
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT FOR 5 MINUTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Waiting for 5 minutes.
Floyd |
Floyd | As the clock ticks down to zero, Padma shouts: "Utensils down, hands
Floyd | UP!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cut!" yells the director.  An Elf comes by with a cart and carefully
Floyd | gathers up the beauty plates to be photographed off-set.  Another Elf
Floyd | straightens up the tasting plates and gets everyone, including Tom and
Floyd | Padma, lined up after a few seconds.  You're the last in line.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Action!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hi, Linh," says Padma, heading to the first cheftestant.  "What did
Floyd | you make for us today?"  Padma and Tom taste everyone's dishes and
Floyd | chitchat with the chefs for a bit until finally they get to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You made latkes!" says Tom, with some amusement.  "Yeah, I'm not much
Floyd | of a Christmas person," you reply.  "I have to say, you don't look
Floyd | like a Hanukkah person, either."  He chuckles.  You continue: "It's
Floyd | just a classic potato latke, with sour cream."
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma digs in.  Tom picks at the latkes.  "Did you forget to flip
Floyd | them?", he asks.  "Looks like you got one side, but not the other."
Floyd | Padma asks, "What did you fry this in?"  "Vegetable oil," you reply.
Floyd | She and Tom are inscrutable.  "Thanks," she says.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Elves guide Padma and Tom back to their marks, and the cameras
Floyd | begin rolling again.  "So, Tom, who had our least-favorite dishes?"
Floyd | Tom points.  "Justin," he says.  "The individual components were all
Floyd | cooked well, but it just didn't make sense to me.  I'm not sure why
Floyd | you would pair the bison with Mentos."
Floyd |
Floyd | He then turns to you.  "Samiira."  Wase.  "My wife does
Floyd | latkes every year at Hanukkah, and these just weren't up to snuff."
Floyd | Awesome.  You stop listening to the rest.  Hey, Violet actually won.
Floyd | Good for her.  After everyone settles down, Padma begins again.  "And
Floyd | now for this week's Elimination Challenge: it's what you've all been
Floyd | waiting for."  She winds and delivers: "Restaurant Wars!"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You just hope you don't get stuck with Front of the
Floyd | House ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Roger says, "woo"
Roger says, "wase upppppppp"
dhakajack says, "Violet also won IFcomp 2008. She's always winning things."
Guenni asks, "again? Or another game?"
DavidW says, "Might wait for Jacqueline to return."
Guenni nods.
Roger says, "I think another run is warranted"
MrPatient says, "'Wase' is some almost certainly mistranslated Somali"
dhakajack says, "Sounds like we should have used duck fat after all"
dhakajack says, "(and flipped)"
Taleslinger says, "Where there is a will, there is a wase"
Nitku asks, "I need to leave soon, so maybe I could shill my game which doesn't have a Floyd version?"
Roger says, "So I guess priorities are to get the berries, get the fat or oil or whatnot, get the pan up to temp, get the grater thingy, etc"
Roger says, "sure Nitku lay it on us"
Jacqueline says, "I'm here"
DavidW says (to Nitku), "sure"
Taleslinger says, "shill away!"
Jacqueline asks, "And yes, another run. Maybe with DW's idea of alternate fat for frying?"
Taleslinger says, "maybe someone should drive this run"
Jacqueline says, "I am not keen to drive, but am very much here."
Ellison asks, "ah cool is this texture or something else?"
Guenni lifts head. I could drive if no one protests.
Knight_Otu is not protesting.
Taleslinger says, "First let's hear nitku's sales pitch"
Guenni says, "Oh, Sorry."
Nitku says, "So, Ex Materia is a spiritual successor to Ex Nihilo few years back. You can play it online at [LINK] and it's less than 5 minutes per playthough."
Nitku says, "It's a custom engine."
Nitku says, "*playthrough"
DavidW says, "thanks"
DavidW says, "Neat how you have the letters in the title flicker."
Taleslinger says, "Yeah, it's a good one"
Nitku says, "I was planning to make an Inform version but the visuals are kind of part of the thing"
MrPatient says, "playing it now"
dhakajack exclaims, "Nice effect!"
dhakajack says, "For fun, I tried the term "Unit 322""
dhakajack asks, "Over time, will it "learn" from the search requests?"
Nitku says, "It'll just start suggesting successful queries to future players. It just does a Wikipedia search."
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
Ellison has disconnected. Jacqueline says, "This is really intriguing, Nitku."
DavidW says, "It's improved my resolve to be better at JavaScript tricks."
Nitku exclaims, "Thanks!"
Jacqueline says, "It would be cool if you could go back to the game from About."
Jacqueline says, "Maybe you can and I'm just missing it. Of course, I could use the browser's back, but."
Nitku says, "Right, it expects you to use the browser's back button. I could add a link there though."
Taleslinger asks, "So, let Guenni drive us?"
Jacqueline says, "Sounds like a plan."
Guenni says (to floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun has not even risen when the Elves rouse you from your rest.
Floyd | You've slept far too little since last night's bloodbath, but it's
Floyd | time once again for battle.  You sharpen your blades and head to the
Floyd | arena.  Only six combatants remain, including yourself.  Great
Floyd | merciful Zeus, you are exhausted.  But you're not giving up now, not
Floyd | with glory and treasure on the line.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not to mention that spread in Food & Wine.
Guenni pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | Quickfire
Floyd | An Interactive Amuse Bouche by Sean M. Shore
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180106 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | [First time players should type ABOUT.  Really, you should.]
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin, Andre, Linh, Stephen and Violet are here milling around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Maybe we should think about playing if just one person can't make it. But I'm sort of against it."
Taleslinger says, "ilac"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x cooker"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COOKER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an enormous, professional-quality pressure cooker.  It seems to
Floyd | be sitting unevenly on the rack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "push cooker"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH COOKER
Floyd |
Floyd | You shift the huge pressure cooker, and find a Robot Coupe grating
Floyd | attachment underneath.  The attachment is now sitting on the equipment
Floyd | rack.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the Elves, a production assistant, raises his voice.  "OK,
Floyd | everyone, we're starting.  Cheftestants, please line up."  The other
Floyd | chefs dutifully begin to arrange themselves, with the assistance of
Floyd | the Elves.
Floyd |
Floyd | A few minutes later, Padma and Tom arrive and chat with each other
Floyd | inaudibly, over by the logo.  Tom's wearing a Santa hat.  The Elves
Floyd | set them on their marks, then wheel out a table loaded down with tubs
Floyd | of something.  Fabulous.  More product placement.  Everyone
Floyd | straightens up.  "Quiet on the set!," shouts the director.  The
Floyd | cameramen take their places and begin rolling.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Action!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, chefs," purrs Padma.  She's considerably better-rested and
Floyd | groomed than you lot.  "It's Christmas!"  Actually, it's June as
Floyd | you're filming this, and about 90 degrees outside.  "Behind me, as you
Floyd | can see"  --  she waves for effect -- "we have sour cream from Organic
Floyd | Valley.  Sour cream is extremely versatile and can be used in a wide
Floyd | variety of last-minute sweet and savory dishes for a holiday party."
Floyd |
Floyd | Tom: "Your Quickfire challenge this week is to make us a delicious
Floyd | dish for a holiday party incorporating Organic Valley sour cream."
Floyd | The cameras come in for reaction shots from you and the others.  You
Floyd | can see the wheels turning in your fellow competitors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma, again: "You have twenty minutes.  The winner of the Quickfire
Floyd | will not get immunity, but will get a significant benefit in the next
Floyd | Elimination Challenge."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cut!", yells the director.  "OK, everyone, stay on your marks.  Let's
Floyd | get some acknowledgments."  Tom and Padma chat for a bit, while a pair
Floyd | of Elves, one holding a camera, walk the line of cheftestants.  They
Floyd | approach, and make you repeat the terms of the challenge back to the
Floyd | cameras for legal purposes.  Reality show contestants can be rather
Floyd | litigious, you know.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Samiira, do you fully understand the terms of the challenge?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Please enter Y or N (Yes or No) >
Guenni says (to floyd), "y"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:30
Floyd | Please enter Y or N (Yes or No) >
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you, Samiira."  They move on down the line until all the
Floyd | cheftestants have given their assent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     19:30
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The director shouts, "Everyone, back on your marks!"  Moments later,
Floyd | they're set up and rolling again.
Floyd |
Floyd | Everyone tenses as they wait for Padma.  "Your time starts" -- slight
Floyd | pause -- "NOW!"
Floyd |
Floyd | OK!  Well, there's probably a million baking options, but you don't
Floyd | have anything other than kac kac or luqaimat
Floyd | memorized.  You don't have time to bake during a Quickfire anyway.
Floyd | Think of something!  What was the last thing you made with sour cream?
Floyd | OK, yes -- a friend you worked with (now your ex-boyfriend's wife)
Floyd | taught you to make latkes last year.  That'll work.  The timing will
Floyd | be really tight, though you think you can finish, inshallah.
Floyd |
Floyd | So you're gonna need POTATOES and EGGS and ONIONS and MATZO MEAL and
Floyd | OIL (or equivalent) and SALT.  And then SOUR CREAM, obviously, and
Floyd | something else on top.  Maybe a BERRY of some kind?  Or savory --
Floyd | wait, wasn't there some IKURA in the fridge yesterday?  [You can type
Floyd | RECIPE or R at any time to pull up the recipe.]
Floyd |
Floyd | The other cheftestants bolt off their marks to get their stuff.  You
Floyd | see Linh, Violet, and Justin dash to the pantry, and Andre and Stephen
Floyd | heading over to the equipment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:25
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | The Top Chef pantry is stocked, at least most days, with just about
Floyd | anything you could want.  Not always in huge quantities, though.
Floyd | Having the cheftestants squabble over ingredients makes for good TV.
Floyd | A giant GE Monogram® refrigerator occupies much of the north wall.
Floyd | Next to it are shelves filled with various nonperishable goods.  And
Floyd | opposite them are baskets of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | Here getting ingredients are Violet and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin is making a show of his butchering technique.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see Linh, already weighed down with armfuls of ingredients,
Floyd | struggling to reach a jar of Moroccan olives on the shelves.  She
Floyd | turns to you for help.  "Sam, hey, uh, can you?", she asks.  There are
Floyd | actually a couple up of jars there.  Justin, meanwhile, peels around
Floyd | the corner and starts lunging towards the baskets, with an Elf close
Floyd | behind.  "..blackberrry jus," he seems to be saying to no one in
Floyd | particular.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "get jar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:25
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the intact jar of Moroccan olives or the greasy jar
Floyd | of Moroccan olives?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ha"
Jacqueline says, "yay"
Guenni says (to floyd), "get intact jar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET INTACT JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You reach up and grab the nicer of the two jars and hand it to Linh.
Floyd | She's always been pretty decent to you, except that one time during
Floyd | the mise en place relay race when you overheard her whispering smack
Floyd | to Brian about your suprèming technique.  Linh nearly drops the jar
Floyd | but recovers and heads to her station.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stephen and Andre arrive and begin gathering ingredients.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x shelves"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHELVES
Floyd |
Floyd | Plain but attractive shelves filled, for the most part, with
Floyd | medium-sized dry goods.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are some Panko, some masa, some mustard, some paprika,
Floyd | some sugar, some baking soda, a bottle of gochujang, some soy sauce,
Floyd | some vegetable oil, some linguine, some kosher salt, some ketchup,
Floyd | some tomato paste, a bag of flour, some cardamom, some cocoa powder,
Floyd | some cinnamon, some matzo meal, some wild rice and some jasmine rice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess she'd drop the greasy jar."
Knight_Otu says, "Probably."
DavidW says, "A tv moment missed. :)"
Roger says, "grease me up, woman"
Roger asks, "get them berries?"
DavidW says, "ah, the Simpsons."
Guenni says (to floyd), "get mazzo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MAZZO
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "matzo"
Guenni says (to floyd), "get matzo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:09
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MATZO
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Justin elbows you out of the way and grabs the blackberries.  He
Floyd | lurches off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no berries for us."
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take blackberries"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BLACKBERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | Just as you reach for the blackberries, Justin barges in, elbowing you
Floyd | aside.  "Sorry," he claims.  "I'm doing a jus."  He snags them and
Floyd | heads back toward his station.
Floyd |
Floyd | Andre calls out, "Does anyone have the immersion blender?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Jerk."
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "get blackberries"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:15
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET BLACKBERRIES
Floyd |
Floyd | Just as you reach for the blackberries, Justin barges in, elbowing you
Floyd | aside.  "Sorry," he claims.  "I'm doing a jus."  He snags them and
Floyd | heads back toward his station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I hope he slips on the olives in the other dimension."
Guenni says, "Hmm, I guess they"re really not meant for us."
Guenni says (to floyd), "get matzo"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               19:08
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET MATZO
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Andre, Stephen and Violet head back to the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "get potatoes and onions"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:54
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET POTATOES AND ONIONS
Floyd |
Floyd | Yukon Gold potatoes: Taken.
Floyd | yellow onions: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | Linh calls out, "Does anyone have the immersion blender?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "I am still available for hints if needed"
Guenni says (to floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:54
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing some duck fat, some milk, some
Floyd | bacon, some Ahi tuna, some eggs, some feta, a leg of lamb, some short
Floyd | ribs and a lobe of foie gras.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take eggs and fat"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE EGGS AND FAT
Floyd |
Floyd | eggs: You grab some eggs.  [Note: you can just PUT THEM IN BOWL to use
Floyd | them].
Floyd | duck fat: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "close fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the refrigerator.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone furiously chopping.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:36
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take salt"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               18:29
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SALT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The camera comes in for a close-up on you and what you're doing.  You
Floyd | manage a few words.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen is the focal point of the show, your home away from
Floyd | home.  Well, technically, that would be the loft.  This is your home
Floyd | away from home away from home.  It's where the majority of challenges
Floyd | take place.  When you first arrived, it was intimidating and awkward,
Floyd | but now that you've been here awhile -- and with half the cheftestants
Floyd | gone -- it's become reasonably comfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the "center" of the room (pretending for the moment that there is a
Floyd | fourth wall), there are a bunch of stations, each with some basic
Floyd | utensils, and a sink.  Along one wall is a gleaming row of GE
Floyd | Monogram® ovens, scrubbed inside and out after every challenge to show
Floyd | the sponsor in the best possible light.  Above them, the massive Top
Floyd | Chef logo looms.  And as always, a bunch of Elves are here with their
Floyd | gear, all artfully hidden from the viewers.  The pantry is to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Furiously prepping and cooking here are Andre, Violet, Stephen, Justin
Floyd | and Linh.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio are chatting off-camera.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bunch of equipment is lined up on a rack near the gas range and
Floyd | grill: among many other things, there's some plates, a grater, a
Floyd | cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a mixing
Floyd | bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the equipment rack is a grating attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a table (on which are many tubs of sour cream) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "cut potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to grate, rather than chop, the potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "grate potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     18:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRATE POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to something to grate with.  Like a grater.  Or even better,
Floyd | a Robot Coupe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "And don't forget to peel them first!"
Guenni says, "thanks."
Guenni says (to floyd), "peel potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEEL POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab a peeler from the implements at your station and peel the
Floyd | Yukon Gold potatoes as fast as you possibly can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put potatoes in robot"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     17:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT POTATOES IN ROBOT
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the Yukon Gold potatoes into the Robot Coupe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone shouts "Hot!" as they race around the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "press button"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRESS BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately you can't grate anything with the Robot Coupe without
Floyd | the proper attachment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x rack"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RACK
Floyd |
Floyd | The rack is where the common kitchen equipment is kept.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the equipment rack are a grating attachment, some plates, a grater,
Floyd | a cast-iron skillet, a Robot Coupe, a huge pressure cooker and a
Floyd | mixing bowl.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The attachment is under the cooker"
DavidW says, "iirc"
Guenni says, "I got it at the beginning. :-)"
DavidW says, "oh. It's on the rack already."
Knight_Otu says, "Guenni already got it out, it's just not attached yet."
Guenni says (to floyd), "put attachment on robot"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     16:09
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ATTACHMENT ON ROBOT
Floyd |
Floyd | You pop the attachment into the Robot Coupe.  Now you can grate stuff
Floyd | with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Behind!" someone yells.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "press button"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     15:09
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRESS BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | You pulse the Robot Coupe with the grating attachment in place until
Floyd | the potatoes are grated nicely.  You dump the potatoes on the cutting
Floyd | board and quickly rinse out the processor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline exclaims, "No blood! Yay!"
DavidW says, "The day's young."
MrPatient says, "also much less time spent"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "heh"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "But that's the best ingredient!"
Guenni says, "David the eternal optimist."
Jacqueline exclaims (at DW), "That's the spirit!"
Karona exclaims, "LOL!"
Guenni says (to floyd), "cut onions"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT ONIONS
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab the onions, quickly discard the skins, halve them, and
Floyd | holding the halves firmly, make a series of fine crosswise cuts.
Floyd | Keeping them together, you rock your big chef's knife up and down with
Floyd | lightning speed, turning the onions into tiny tidbits.  Your eyes are
Floyd | tearing, but you have no time to wipe them.
Floyd |
Floyd | A camera-wielding Elf scurries past you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put eggs in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:09
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT EGGS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You crack some eggs, dump them into the bowl, and whisk them to a
Floyd | light froth.
Floyd |
Floyd | Linh is talking to the camera somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "r"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:09
Floyd | >
Floyd | > R
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't consult actual written recipes on the show, so quantities
Floyd | and times are always going to be inexact.  That said--
Floyd |
Floyd |  potatoes, peeled, grated and dried
Floyd |  onions, chopped
Floyd |  eggs
Floyd |  matzo meal
Floyd |  oil or fat
Floyd |  salt
Floyd |
Floyd | Combine potatoes, onions, eggs, salt and matzo meal in bowl.  Fry
Floyd | latkes in very hot oil, flipping after five minutes.  Drain and plate
Floyd | the latkes.  Garnish as appropriate, and finish with salt to taste.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given this challenge, "garnish" means sour cream, and maybe a little
Floyd | something else.  Berries, or caviar, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put matzo in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT MATZO IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the matzo meal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put potatoes in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:02
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT POTATOES IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Yukon Gold potatoes)
Floyd | You add the Yukon Gold potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put fat in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:02
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT FAT IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You spoon some of the duck fat into the skillet.  [You can PUT SKILLET
Floyd | ON RANGE to start cooking.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, Yukon Gold v Idaho: Discuss"
Guenni says (to floyd), "put skillet on range"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:57
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SKILLET ON RANGE
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the cast-iron skillet)
Floyd | You put the skillet on the range and turn the burner up to high.  The
Floyd | duck fat begins to heat up.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a crash of pans on the floor and Stephen takes a mock bow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put onions in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:55
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ONIONS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the yellow onions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "golds are more of a mashing potato and russets more of a frying deal, I think"
Guenni shrugs.
Roger says, "I wonder if we could robo the potatoes and the onions all at once"
Roger says, "but keep going"
DavidW asks, "We never dried the potatoes the first time, did we?"
Roger says, "No"
DavidW asks, "Did we this time?"
Guenni asks, "OOps! Want me to undo?"
Jacqueline says, "That is a good point about the drying."
Guenni says, "Yes, this time it has to be right. :P"
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:57
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "NOTHING BUT PERFECTION"
DavidW asks, "How is it going to be right without the berries?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:02
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline cries.
MrPatient says, "You can still win without the berries, but unfortunately you need to read my mind"
DavidW says, "Shoulda chosen the greasy jar."
Guenni says, "I'm still hoping for the caviar"
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:02
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "f read author's mind"
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:07
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to mrpatient), "Think of a number between 32 and 34"
DavidW says, "Neville needs to show up with the gillyweed."
Knight_Otu says, "(except, no don't)"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x onions"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ONIONS
Floyd |
Floyd | They're your basic onions.  They've been finely diced.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:07
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Top Chef Kitchen
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x counter"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     14:07
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Each station has a counter with some electrical sockets for equipment
Floyd | and sundry standard kitchen implements.  Back at the start of the
Floyd | season, every station was occupied, leading to elbow-to-elbow cooking,
Floyd | territorial fights, ingredient theft, bickering, crashes, and other
Floyd | reality-show goodness.  Now there's a little room to spread out.  The
Floyd | rest still happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | On your station are a mixing bowl and a cutting board.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Except in the book, it's Dobby who brings it."
Taleslinger asks, "So I guess a hint about the caviar would be okay?"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe it fell under the fridge."
MrPatient says, "They're in the fridge"
Guenni asks, "Did I undo enough damage?"
Knight_Otu says, "You should."
Guenni says (to floyd), "dry potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRY POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | You dry the Yukon Gold potatoes as best you can with paper towels,
Floyd | trying to wring as much moisture out as possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack asks, "Are they under soemthing in the fridge, perhaps?"
DavidW says, "or behind something, maybe."
Guenni says, "Yeah, we never really searched."
Knight_Otu says, "Well, search fridge only yielded the standard message, so it has to be hidden by something."
DavidW says, "Padma probably hid it so she can eat it later."
Guenni snorts.
MrPatient says, "Padma is hoarding the booze somewhere"
Guenni says (to floyd), "x potatoes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:22
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X POTATOES
Floyd |
Floyd | Small, golden spuds.  They've been peeled.  You've grated them.  And
Floyd | they've been dried.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put potatoes in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT POTATOES IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Yukon Gold potatoes)
Floyd | You add the Yukon Gold potatoes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put fat in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT FAT IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You spoon some of the duck fat into the skillet.  [You can PUT SKILLET
Floyd | ON RANGE to start cooking.]
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a crash of pans on the floor and Stephen takes a mock bow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:10
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some kosher salt
Floyd |   some yellow onions (chopped)
Floyd |   your Top Chef whites (being worn)
Floyd |   a Litchfield Women's Correctional Facility T-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   some knives
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Kabo is going to enjoy this game."
Jacqueline says, "This quite a good 'speed,' MR P."
MrPatient exclaims, "Thanks!"
Guenni says (to floyd), "put skillet on range"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:02
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SKILLET ON RANGE
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the cast-iron skillet)
Floyd | You put the skillet on the range and turn the burner up to high.  The
Floyd | duck fat begins to heat up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Can I ask about the t-shirt?"
Jacqueline asks, "Is there backstory?"
MrPatient says, "I just like Orange is the New Black"
Jacqueline says, "Ah. Of course."
Guenni says (to floyd), "put onions in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     13:00
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT ONIONS IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | You add the yellow onions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put salt in bowl"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     12:53
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SALT IN BOWL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the salt)
Floyd | You add the last of the latke ingredients into the bowl and mix them
Floyd | thoroughly.  You now have raw latkes, or at least the stuff of raw
Floyd | latkes.  [To begin cooking, add some frying medium to the skillet and
Floyd | put the skillet on the range.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "x skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     12:53
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | A heavy fifteen-inch cast-iron pan, properly seasoned.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the cast-iron skillet is some duck fat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to MrPatient), "I've only seen the first two seasons, but I thought it was very good so far"
Guenni asks, "How long until the fat is hot enough?"
Guenni says, "In case you haven't noticed. I'm mostly cooking incompetent."
MrPatient exclaims, "YOU ARE NOT A CHEF!"
Taleslinger asks, "Maybe we have time to search for the caviar while it heats?"
MrPatient says, "me neither, btw"
Guenni says, "No, it didn't take that long last time."
Jacqueline says, "It was like two turns, I think"
Guenni says (to floyd), "wait a minute"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     12:53
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT A MINUTE
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that number.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "I guess we can wait for 5 seconds until it is ready?"
Guenni says, "..floydz"
Guenni says (to floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     12:23
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The intensity of the sizzling tells you that the pan is now hot enough
Floyd | to fry with.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "As in, 5 second chunks"
Knight_Otu says, "Or that."
Guenni says (to floyd), "put latkes in skillet"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     12:19
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT LATKES IN SKILLET
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the latkes)
Floyd | You slide the latkes into the pan, and they begin to sizzle a little.
Floyd | [Note: when you're done cooking them, just GET SKILLET.]
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "I guess now we wait for 5 minutes and flip it?"
Guenni says (to floyd), "wait for 5 minutes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     07:19
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT FOR 5 MINUTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Waiting for 5 minutes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes are browning nicely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "turn latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     07:19
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes are browning nicely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "Ooh, shoulda made that a synonym"
Taleslinger asks, "FLIP maybe?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
DavidW says, "FLIP"
says (to floyd), "flip latkes"
Guenni says (to floyd), "flip latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     07:14
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FLIP LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You carefully flip the latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A burst of flame erupts momentarily from the range as someone else's
Floyd | pot boils over.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "turn over would also have worked"
Guenni says, "again five minutes"
Guenni asks, "?"
Knight_Otu says, "Should be."
Guenni says (to floyd), "wait for 5 minutes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:14
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT FOR 5 MINUTES
Floyd |
Floyd | Waiting for 5 minutes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes are browning nicely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Disclaimer - I am not a chef."
Guenni says (to floyd), "dry latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     02:14
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRY LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't really need to dry the latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Violet's loud laugh reverberates around the whole studio.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes continue to fry in the skillet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The latkes are browning nicely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "DRAIN now, I think."
Taleslinger says, "x them first"
Guenni says (to floyd), "drain latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     01:24
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRAIN LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | First things first.  You remove the latkes from the heat.  The
Floyd | sizzling abates.
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the latkes on some paper towels to drain the excess grease.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "plate latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     00:54
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLATE LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | You carefully plate the latkes, trimming some of the edges to make
Floyd | them more visually appealing, and arranging them just so.
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma and Tom re-enter the kitchen.  Violet looks up and shouts "54
Floyd | seconds!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     00:54
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | They're nicely browned and crisp.  They look pretty good.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Add the sour cream!"
Guenni says (to floyd), "take cream"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     00:47
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | (the tubs of sour cream)
Floyd | You grab one of the tubs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Andre calls out, "Does anyone have the immersion blender?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "put cream on latkes"
Floyd ]  Top Chef Kitchen                                     00:44
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CREAM ON LATKES
Floyd |
Floyd | (the sour cream on the latkes)
Floyd | You put a small dollop of sour cream on the latkes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stephen is talking to the camera somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Guenni says (to floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Pantry
Floyd | The Top Chef pantry is stocked, at least most days, with just about
Floyd | anything you could want.  Not always in huge quantities, though.
Floyd | Having the cheftestants squabble over ingredients makes for good TV.
Floyd | A giant GE Monogram® refrigerator occupies much of the north wall.
Floyd | Next to it are shelves filled with various nonperishable goods.  And
Floyd | opposite them are baskets of produce.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no time left except to add a bit of salt."
Guenni says (to floyd), "x jar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Looks the cap was loose or there was a leak somewhere.  Some of the
Floyd | oil has clearly soaked through the label.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "yikrd"
MrPatient says, "or yikes, maybe"
Guenni says, "I thought perhaps there not olives in there after all."
MrPatient says, "never mind, that is what is supposed to happen"
MrPatient says, "I thought you were in the kitchen"
Guenni says (to floyd), "get jar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET JAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need olives for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a crash of pans on the floor and Linh takes a mock bow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing a lobe of foie gras, some bacon,
Floyd | some feta, some Ahi tuna, some short ribs, some milk and a leg of
Floyd | lamb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "serch it"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SERCH IT
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "search fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | In the refrigerator are some short ribs, some milk, a leg of lamb, a
Floyd | lobe of foie gras, some feta, some bacon and some Ahi tuna.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient says, "this is just a bug on my part"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search tuna"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH TUNA
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need the Ahi tuna.  Focus on what you need for your dish.
Floyd |
Floyd | A burst of flame erupts momentarily from the range as someone else's
Floyd | pot boils over.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fridge door swings shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "Which means???"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search lamb"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH LAMB
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing some bacon, a leg of lamb, a lobe
Floyd | of foie gras, some milk, some Ahi tuna, some short ribs and some feta.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to floyd), "take caviar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAVIAR
Floyd |
Floyd | There might be some, but you don't see it immediately.  You'd have to
Floyd | SEARCH THE FRIDGE FOR it, which might take a little time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Probably that search fridge should reveal the caviar."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search THE fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH THE FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | In the refrigerator are some short ribs, some milk, a leg of lamb, a
Floyd | lobe of foie gras, some feta, some bacon and some Ahi tuna.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fridge door swings shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Oh."
MrPatient says, "Like I said, reading my mind"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               00:39
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the refrigerator, revealing a lobe of foie gras, some milk,
Floyd | some Ahi tuna, some bacon, some short ribs, some feta and a leg of
Floyd | lamb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search fridge for caviar"
Floyd ]  Pantry                                               50
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH FRIDGE FOR CAVIAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You find the ikura, buried in the back, and grab it before anyone else
Floyd | does.  Sweet!
Floyd |
Floyd | As the clock ticks down to zero, Padma shouts: "Utensils down, hands
Floyd | UP!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Cut!" yells the director.  An Elf comes by with a cart and carefully
Floyd | gathers up the beauty plates to be photographed off-set.  Another Elf
Floyd | straightens up the tasting plates and gets everyone, including Tom and
Floyd | Padma, lined up after a few seconds.  You're the last in line.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Action!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hi, Linh," says Padma, heading to the first cheftestant.  "What did
Floyd | you make for us today?"  Padma and Tom taste everyone's dishes and
Floyd | chitchat with the chefs for a bit until finally they get to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You made latkes!" says Tom, with some amusement.  "Yeah, I'm not much
Floyd | of a Christmas person," you reply.  "I have to say, you don't look
Floyd | like a Hanukkah person, either."  He chuckles.  You continue: "It's
Floyd | just a classic potato latke, with sour cream."
Floyd |
Floyd | Padma digs in.  Tom takes a bite.  "Did you taste these?", he asks.
Floyd | "They're underseasoned.  They need more salt."  Padma asks, "What did
Floyd | you fry this in?"  "Duck fat," you reply.  "I can tell," she says.
Floyd | "Thanks."
Floyd |
Floyd | The Elves guide Padma and Tom back to their marks, and the cameras
Floyd | begin rolling again.  "So, Tom, who had our least-favorite dishes?"
Floyd | Tom points.  "Justin," he says.  "The individual components were all
Floyd | cooked well, but it just didn't make sense to me.  I'm not sure why
Floyd | you would pair the bison with Mentos."  He then turns to Stephen.
Floyd | "Steve.  The lamb was just overcooked."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And who were our favorites?," Padma asks.  "Violet," he says.  "You
Floyd | really got an amazing amount of flavor from that chicken in such a
Floyd | short time, and the sour cream was a nice contrast with the spice.
Floyd | And... Andre.  The deconstructed potato skin was a pretty clever
Floyd | idea."
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh well.  At least you weren't on the bottom.  Oh hey, Violet wins.
Floyd | Good for her.  After everyone settles down, Padma begins again.  "And
Floyd | now for this week's Elimination Challenge: it's what you've all been
Floyd | waiting for."  She winds and delivers: "Restaurant Wars!"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** Time to record some talking heads ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
MrPatient exclaims, "You're in the middle at least!"
Knight_Otu says, "Aw."
DavidW says, "ah SEARCH X FOR Y. Unusual construction."
Taleslinger asks, "But now we know how to win, right?"
MrPatient says, "yeah, really terrible. Search should also work"
Guenni says, "We should have used the oil after all."
DavidW says, "And we really do need to add salt at the end."
Guenni says, "I thought I did."
dhakajack says, "Bird fat isn't an unreasonable ingredient (schmaltz)"
Jacqueline says, "I suggest we optimize this one one more time and reconene next week to explore more of these 'speeds'"
Guenni asks, "Or do you mean on the fried ones?"
DavidW says, "Salt after the cream and caviar is on it."
Jacqueline says, "Her 'I can tell' might be a compliment, Jack."
Guenni asks, "So, now what?"
DavidW looks at 'I.O.U. one (1) golf cart' note.
Taleslinger asks, "Try again, with caviar and salt?"
olethros was told that in order to be published he had to cut his hair and sing in Swedish. Guenni says, "But this time someone else drives."
Jacqueline says, "That was my thought"
Jacqueline says, "(About the salt and caviar, that is, not the driving.("
DavidW asks, "Do we feel that the duck fat was a bad idea or made no difference?"
Jacqueline says, "I think the duck fat was better"
Guenni says, "To me it sounded like a bad idea."
DavidW says, "I couldn't tell."
Jacqueline says, "Huh. Padma is clearly inscrutable"
Taleslinger says, "Nice work by the author"
Guenni nods.
MrPatient exclaims, "Thanks!"
tinsel says, "everything's better in duck fat, and chicken fat is traditional so it's not far off."
Taleslinger says, "I only Padma didn't go on to marry anakin"
Guenni leaves the kitchen for a moment. But go ehaed.
Jacqueline says, "Well, we also don't have to optimize one more time if no one feels like driving."
Jacqueline says, "I definitely enjoyed it."
Karona giggles.
Taleslinger asks, "So, go to the pantry, grab taters, onions, meal and stuff, then the stuff from the fridge including caviar?"
DavidW says, "I still think the berries are obtainable."
Jacqueline says, "Although I should say this in a more Paul Hollywood way and say, 'I've not played this exact game before and ... ... ... I rather enjoyed it.'"
Taleslinger says, "Looks like we found our driver, then"
MrPatient says, "Aw, thanks"
MrPatient says, "Does anyone else actually watch Top Chef? I've seen far too much of it"
DavidW says, "I don't watch tv any more."
Taleslinger says, "I'm not a big fan of eating or cooking, so"
Roger says, "I've seen it on occasion"
Karona says, "I might have sat down and watched an episode with my roommate some time ago."
Jacqueline says (to MP), "I've seen it, but right now I am in Great British Baking Show / Bake Off mode."
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think I've consciously seen any cooking shows. Unless baking shows count."
Karona says (to DavidW), "There was a time in my life when I could say I watched no TV. Those were happy days."
Taleslinger says, "I watch no TV. It would distract from the time I waste online."
DavidW says, "oh, I waste far too much time online."
Jacqueline exclaims, "So, folks. We've gone 3 hours!"
Jacqueline says, "As such, let's reconvene next week."
Jacqueline says, "Thanks all."
Taleslinger says, "Yay, good game."
dhakajack exclaims, "Goodnight all!"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, nice one."
Karona says, "Thank you, Jacqueline."
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Good night!"
MrPatient exclaims, "Thanks guys!"
DavidW says, "I liked this one, yes."
MrPatient says, "Sorry if I crowded out everyone else's game. Didn't mean to"
Jacqueline says, "Not at all."
Jacqueline says, "I suspect at least one other will do the same."
Jacqueline exclaims, "We stuck with it because we enjoyed it!"
Taleslinger says, "It was a sizzler!"
dhakajack goes home. Taleslinger says, "Now I'm not sure if I upload the games or should wait until we played them all. I usually do the latter."
Knight_Otu goes home. Guenni opens the windows to air out the smell.
Guenni says, "No reason to change a running system."
tinsel goes home. Guenni asks, "Any reason the exodus is delayed?"
Guenni has had her fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
MrPatient goes home.
Karona has had her fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Roger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Taleslinger says, "Europe out"
Taleslinger says, "(well, only me this time)"
Taleslinger exclaims, "Eeeagh! Bar!"
Taleslinger has disconnected.
*** SESSION TWO ***
Jacqueline says, "Hey folks. I running a couple of minutes behind due to a computer issue. BRB."
Knight_Otu arrives, ready to play with the toys.
MrPatient arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Guenni arrives, full of funk, but no fun. Roger says, "ok"
Taleslinger says, "This place used to have standards"
Knight_Otu says, "Then I came along."
dhakajack arrives, ready to play with the toys. Jacqueline says, "AND IT'S TIME"
Jacqueline says, "I am perfectly on time."
Jacqueline says, "Good morning, everyone."
dhakajack says, "Good [time of day], all."
Jacqueline says, "As I did not die in a nuclear attack yesterday, let us have our ClubFloyd and continue with this year's New Year's Speeds."
Knight_Otu says, "Good evening for us in Europe."
Taleslinger says, "I'm glad you didn't"
Jacqueline says, "Thanks."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Knight_Otu says, "Yeah."
Jacqueline says, "Thanks."
Jacqueline says, "I keep thinking of my favorite line from Raiders of the Lost Ark: 'My friends! I'm so pleased! You're not dead!'"
Jacqueline asks, "So, which game shall we play next?"
Taleslinger asks, "Are any of the others here?"
Taleslinger asks, "Er, authors?"
Jacqueline asks, "Is there someone here who would like to see their game played?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah. Timing."
tinsel says, "I am."
dhakajack exclaims, "I'm an other!"
Jacqueline asks (of tinsel), "You spoke up first. What's your game called?"
Knight_Otu looks around shifty.
tinsel says, "Red"
Jacqueline says, "Excellent."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11red"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't forget," your mother said, "your Granny's arthritis has been
Floyd | acting up since the weather last week. She's been in bed since
Floyd | Thursday. I need you to take her this basket first thing. When you get
Floyd | back, you can play Nintendo or whatever until I get home from work."
Floyd |
Floyd | You grunted something like "ok," and she drove off, leaving you
Floyd | standing there with a basket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Red
Floyd | A Contemporary Fairy Tale by Thomas Insel
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180101 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Type "about" for credits and more information.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Your Home
Floyd | You're outside the late model singlewide you now call home. Everyone
Floyd | else you know lives in actual houses, or at least trailer parks, but
Floyd | you moved here last year because your mother wanted to be near Granny.
Floyd | Not that she's even that close by foot.
Floyd |
Floyd | The highway is west, your home is north, and Granny's is an
Floyd | unreasonably long walk down the forest path to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Sounds colorful, just to state the obvious. :-)"
Jacqueline says, "Wait."
DavidW says, "Little Red Riding Hood, I suppose."
Jacqueline asks, "Is your name really Thomas Insel?"
tinsel says, "Actually, yes."
Jacqueline says, "Wow."
tinsel says, "it's an Americanization"
DavidW says, "That's like a Batman comic name."
Taleslinger says, "No man is an island, apart for you"
Knight_Otu says, "Some people are Islands, apparently."
Knight_Otu says, "(sorry)"
Jacqueline says, "I just always assumed you liked Christmas trees and stuff."
Taleslinger says, "he he"
Guenni grins.
tinsel says, "ha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the basket
Floyd |     a bottle of moscato
Floyd |     a box of coffee cake
Floyd |   a red hoodie (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x moscato"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MOSCATO
Floyd |
Floyd | A screwtop bottle of Pleasant Home Pink Moscato with natural
Floyd | flavorings.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is that a pop or a booze thing?"
Roger says, "I think it might be lightly boozy"
MrPatient says, "It's a wine I think"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cake"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CAKE
Floyd |
Floyd | Cheese filled crumb coffee cake. Why you're bringing this to an old
Floyd | lady with type two diabetes is beyond you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "It's about time you got here."
Jacqueline says, "We have standards, you know."
Taleslinger says, "haha, I was wondering what we were waiting for"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | As cute as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hoodie"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HOODIE
Floyd |
Floyd | Only the finest from the discount sporting goods warehouse near your
Floyd | old house.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Clever updates to the story."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Your Home
Floyd | You're outside the late model singlewide you now call home. Everyone
Floyd | else you know lives in actual houses, or at least trailer parks, but
Floyd | you moved here last year because your mother wanted to be near Granny.
Floyd | Not that she's even that close by foot.
Floyd |
Floyd | The highway is west, your home is north, and Granny's is an
Floyd | unreasonably long walk down the forest path to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "So, shall we traipse to the southwest? Or find a trucker to the west?"
DavidW says, "er traipse to the southeast."
Guenni says, "Let"s see what happens if we go west."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You're not above hitching, but there's no traffic this time of day.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sure."
Jacqueline says, "Sure"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Outside Your Home
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Darn. No truckers for cute lil us."
tinsel says, "it's not that kind of game"
Karona arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Guenni says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Forest Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Forest Path
Floyd | A pleasant forest path winds northwest towards home and southeast
Floyd | towards Granny's. A narrow trail splits southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Forest Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You shouldn't wander off into the forest. Home is northwest, Granny's
Floyd | is southeast, and a narrow trail leads southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Just follow the path I guess"
Guenni says, "Booring."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | River Crossing
Floyd | The river runs from the northeast to the southwest and varies from a
Floyd | trickle to a torrent with the season. At the moment, it's very high
Floyd | and the bridge that normally crosses to the southeast must have washed
Floyd | away last weekend.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can follow the river, home is northwest, and Granny's is
Floyd | southeast...well hell...you'll need to find another way across.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | The bridge is washed out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well, we're owed a wolf of some kind at some point. :p"
DavidW says, "oh good. A season to take the long way."
DavidW says, "er reason"
DavidW says, "(still waking up)"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Downstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Downstream
Floyd | You're among the trees, downstream and southwest from the river
Floyd | crossing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Downstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | The river crossing is northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Downstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | The river crossing is northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we were meant to backtrack to the path split."
Guenni asks, "Hm, does that mean we need to move further along. Or is there a "wall"?"
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think sw is getting us anywhere."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | River Crossing
Floyd | The river runs from the northeast to the southwest and varies from a
Floyd | trickle to a torrent with the season. At the moment, it's very high
Floyd | and the bridge that normally crosses to the southeast must have washed
Floyd | away last weekend.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can follow the river, home is northwest, and Granny's is
Floyd | southeast...well hell...you'll need to find another way across.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says (to Floyd), "swim"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWIM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient asks, "Did we ABOUT?"
DavidW says, "no."
DavidW says, "Feel free."
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Don't water down the cake!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ABOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | About Red
Floyd | Red is my first released Inform project, prepared for the
Floyd | 2017 Eleventh Hour New Year's Minicomp.
Floyd |
Floyd | There are many tellings of this story, with many different meanings.
Floyd | Inspirations for this version include the works of Roald Dahl, Jacob
Floyd | and Wilhelm Grimm, and Charles Perrault.
Floyd |
Floyd | Thanks to Graham Nelson, Andrew Plotkin, and everyone else who worked
Floyd | on the Inform and Glulx ecosystem. Thanks to Eric Eve for several
Floyd | conversation extensions used in this story. The cover art is adapted
Floyd | from the WPA poster "Once Upon a Time" by Kenneth Whitley from the
Floyd | Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
Floyd |
Floyd | Please send your feedback, bug reports, and requests for help to
Floyd | tinsel@tinsel.org. You can always find the current version of this
Floyd | game at [LINK] .
Floyd |
Floyd | This work is Copyright © 2017 Thomas Insel but may be freely shared
Floyd | according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Floyd | International license ([LINK]).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "nice info page"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | River Crossing
Floyd | The river runs from the northeast to the southwest and varies from a
Floyd | trickle to a torrent with the season. At the moment, it's very high
Floyd | and the bridge that normally crosses to the southeast must have washed
Floyd | away last weekend.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can follow the river, home is northwest, and Granny's is
Floyd | southeast...well hell...you'll need to find another way across.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "follow river"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOLLOW RIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "exits"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXITS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Forest Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Forest Path
Floyd | A pleasant forest path winds northwest towards home and southeast
Floyd | towards Granny's. A narrow trail splits southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Clearing
Floyd | It's a small clearing in the trees where an old abandoned van is
Floyd | slowly rotting and rusting away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x van"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X VAN
Floyd |
Floyd | What's left of this old van was here when you moved in. You come and
Floyd | sit in it when you want to be alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "enter van"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER VAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You get into the abandoned van.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the bench is your lunchbox (closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter van" Knight_Otu says, "f repair and hotwire van"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER VAN
Floyd |
Floyd | But you're already in the abandoned van.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lunchbox"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LUNCHBOX
Floyd |
Floyd | An old superhero lunchbox where you keep stuff that your mother
Floyd | doesn't need to see.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "glad to hear granny doesn't live in an old van down by the river."
DavidW says, "heh"
tinsel says, "ha"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, your lunchbox or the box of coffee cake?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "What might be in the box? Our diary?"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "open lunchbox"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN LUNCHBOX
Floyd |
Floyd | You open your lunchbox, revealing a brass key, a pocket knife, and a
Floyd | shotgun shell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take box"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, your lunchbox or the box of coffee cake?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Okay."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "put lunchbox in basket"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT LUNCHBOX IN BASKET
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking your lunchbox)
Floyd | There is no more room in the basket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "I don't believe the brass ring would be allowed in schools these days."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | You found this key somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shell"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHELL
Floyd |
Floyd | #4 buckshot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x knife"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KNIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | A folding knife.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "er key"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take lunchbox"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LUNCHBOX
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under seat"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER SEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x ring"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RING
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open glove compartment"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN GLOVE COMPARTMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think we're taking that lunchbox to school, anyway."
DavidW says (to Tale), "There's no ring."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | You found this key somewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You get out of the abandoned van.
Floyd |
Floyd | Small Clearing
Floyd | It's a small clearing in the trees where an old abandoned van is
Floyd | slowly rotting and rusting away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Should we go back to the river and try to follow it?"
Taleslinger says, "Sure"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Small Clearing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Forest Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Forest Path
Floyd | A pleasant forest path winds northwest towards home and southeast
Floyd | towards Granny's. A narrow trail splits southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | River Crossing
Floyd | The river runs from the northeast to the southwest and varies from a
Floyd | trickle to a torrent with the season. At the moment, it's very high
Floyd | and the bridge that normally crosses to the southeast must have washed
Floyd | away last weekend.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can follow the river, home is northwest, and Granny's is
Floyd | southeast...well hell...you'll need to find another way across.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  River Crossing
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | Your home is northwest and Granny's is southeast. The river runs
Floyd | northeast to southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Upstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstream
Floyd | You're among the trees, upstream and northeast from the river
Floyd | crossing.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small boat is chained up here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x boat"
Floyd ]  Upstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOAT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's old but riverworthy, and it's chained up to an old log.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter boat"
Floyd ]  Upstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER BOAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You get into the small boat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x chain"
Floyd ]  Upstream
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | It connects the boat to an old log, and it's secured by a padlock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unlock padlock with key"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNLOCK PADLOCK WITH KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the brass key)
Floyd | You open the padlock and the boat drifts away from the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current takes the boat, and you jump out when it comes close to
Floyd | the far bank. Then the current grabs it again, and the boat is gone.
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Path
Floyd | You're near where a bridge used cross the river. A stand of bamboo is
Floyd | still here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your home is back across the missing bridge to the northwest, and
Floyd | you're pretty sure both the east and south paths will take you to
Floyd | Granny's.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a handsome hunter here.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well hello there, Red," says the hunter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "This is all seriously cutting into our Nintendo time."
Knight_Otu says, "We have a boat. Now we need a cabbage, a goat, and a dog..."
DavidW says, "We had a boat. Sorry."
Taleslinger says, "he he"
Knight_Otu says, "Aww."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x hunter"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | The hunter is very handsome, but he's is the hairiest man you've ever
Floyd | seen. His face is wolflike, and his hair is black, but his thick beard
Floyd | and bushy eyebrows are silver gray. He's dressed in a blaze vest and
Floyd | cap.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Bet he's a trucker."
Taleslinger says, "Aha, hipster hunter"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x stand"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Obviously not native to the forest. The bamboo is tall and about an
Floyd | inch thick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "talk to hunter"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello. My name isn't Red."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And where are you going, my pretty one, with your little basket on
Floyd | your arm?" he asks.
Floyd |
Floyd | (You could refuse to answer; or tell him about Granny.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "stranger danger"
Taleslinger says, "refuse!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "refuse"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REFUSE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Never mind," he says creepily, "I know just who you are. You're going
Floyd | to visit your Granny, and that's just where I'm going too. I'll get
Floyd | there before you and tell her that you're coming to see her."
Floyd |
Floyd | And with that, he lopes off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
MrPatient exclaims, "ixnay on the anny-gray!"
Knight_Otu says, "Yeesh."
DavidW says, "Granny's got a boyfriend!"
dhakajack says, "maybe we should make a shotgun out of the bamboo"
MrPatient says, "Kirk-style"
dhakajack says, "and kill the wolf like Kirk did to the Gorn."
Taleslinger says, "He seems nice."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Hubba hubba"
dhakajack says, "wow."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cut bamboo with knife"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT BAMBOO WITH KNIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the pocket knife)
Floyd | You hack at the bamboo for a minute before remembering that your knife
Floyd | has a saw blade. It takes a few more minutes, but you cut a nice
Floyd | bamboo pole almost as tall as you are.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Is it pointy?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "saw bamboo"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAW BAMBOO
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bamboo"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BAMBOO
Floyd |
Floyd | (the bamboo pole)
Floyd | It's green and thick and almost as tall as you are.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "cut shell"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT SHELL
Floyd |
Floyd | Cutting it up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "put shell in bamboo"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT SHELL IN BAMBOO
Floyd |
Floyd | (the bamboo pole)
Floyd | (first taking the shotgun shell)
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "are we really going to lug that around?"
DavidW says, "We can leave it here."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "drop pole"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Maybe there's a cool wirefight later"
DavidW says, "It might help with getting back across the river."
Taleslinger says, "Yes, my IF experience also is to let stuff lie around"
Guenni says, "Think that's it's job."
DavidW says (to Tale), "heh"
Guenni says, "YYou might have a point there."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get pole"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Fork in the Path
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | Your home is northwest and paths lead south and east. The river runs
Floyd | northeast to southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Stones
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Stones
Floyd | You're surrounded by oak trees. The river is just north of here. Your
Floyd | Granny's house is uphill to the east. Unfortunately, it's up a steep
Floyd | hill of loose stones. Some squirrels scramble across the path every
Floyd | now and then as they hunt for acorns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x squirrels"
Floyd ]  Stones
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SQUIRRELS
Floyd |
Floyd | What can you say? They're squirrels.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search stones"
Floyd ]  Stones
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH STONES
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab a stone from the hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Now all we need is a Goliath"
Guenni says, "Heh"
Knight_Otu says, "Mr Hunter might fit the bill."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Lovely Meadow
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | With the bamboo pole as a walking stick, you're able to make it up the
Floyd | hill of stones.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lovely Meadow
Floyd | The ground is covered with beautiful flowers of all colors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Granny's is east, and you can enter the forest to the north, south,
Floyd | and west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "aha. The pole helped."
Taleslinger says, "Too bad we didn't leave it"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell flowers"
Floyd ]  Lovely Meadow
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMELL FLOWERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni sticks tongue out at tale.
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take flowers"
Floyd ]  Lovely Meadow
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE FLOWERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick a lovely bouquet of meadow flowers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh dear."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Granny's House
Floyd | Granny's house is a one-room shack on the north side of the yard. Her
Floyd | shed is an even smaller building to the south. The road is east the
Floyd | path to the west leads back to your home.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "enter house"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER HOUSE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Granny's House
Floyd | Granny's house is pretty much what you expect from a one room shack.
Floyd | There's a night table and a bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The hunter is lounging on your Granny's bed. He's wearing her
Floyd | nightgown and nightcap, but fooling nobody.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona asks, "Has anyone xyzzy'd yet?"
DavidW says, "yes, someone tried."
Guenni says, "Yep, nothing happened."
Taleslinger says, "eep"
Karona says, "Bummer. :("
Guenni says (to Floyd), "talk to hunter"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO HUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello, my dear," he says, "come give your Granny a kiss."
Floyd |
Floyd | You have nothing specific in mind to discuss with hunter just now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "this has taken a turn. a SEXY turn"
Knight_Otu says, "f hit hunter with pole"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kiss granny"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS GRANNY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | A small rustic table.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice that, unlike your Granny, the hunter has very muscular
Floyd | arms. You say "Granny, what big arms you have!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "All the better to hug you with, my dear," he answers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack exclaims, "he hasn't fooled the parser!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice that, unlike your Granny, the hunter has big pointy ears.
Floyd | You say "Granny, what big ears you have!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "All the better to hear you with, my child," he answers.
Floyd |
Floyd | You think you should take a closer look at the hunter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x hunter"
Floyd ]  Inside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HUNTER
Floyd |
Floyd | The hunter has swapped his blaze vest and hat for your Granny's
Floyd | nightclothes. You're more than a bit concerned about what he's done
Floyd | with her. Also, now that you get a good look, he looks a lot more like
Floyd | a wolf than the man you saw before.
Floyd |
Floyd | Unlike your Granny, the wolf has large black eyes. You say "Granny,
Floyd | what big eyes you have!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "All the better to see you with, my child," he answers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Granny's House
Floyd | Granny's house is a one-room shack on the north side of the yard. Her
Floyd | shed is an even smaller building to the south. The road is east the
Floyd | path to the west leads back to your home.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Werewolf!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny shed where she stores things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "I'm a villager, I swear"
Guenni says, "heh,"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LIST N
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognize.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "enter shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the shed door)
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | Granny walks in from the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hello dear," she says, "what are you doing here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | (You could ask her about where she was; or tell her about the wolf or
Floyd | the basket.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh. My bad."
Knight_Otu says, "Whew, Granny's fine."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "tell about wolf"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TELL ABOUT WOLF
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "tell granny about wolf"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TELL GRANNY ABOUT WOLF
Floyd |
Floyd | "I met a hunter in the woods and now he's in your bed wearing your
Floyd | clothes. I thought he had done something unspeakable to you."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I see," she says. "Let's take care of that wolf together. I'll watch
Floyd | the house. You go find me a weapon in the shed."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "unlock shed with key"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNLOCK SHED WITH KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bouquet of flowers
Floyd |   a stone
Floyd |   a bamboo pole
Floyd |   a shotgun shell
Floyd |   a pocket knife
Floyd |   your lunchbox (open but empty)
Floyd |   the basket
Floyd |     a bottle of moscato
Floyd |     a box of coffee cake
Floyd |   a red hoodie (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "granny you gotta help me kill this crossdresser"
DavidW says, "The key was for the boat padlock."
Guenni says, "Padlocks are mass productions. ;)"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask granny about shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GRANNY ABOUT SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes, honey."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask granny about key"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GRANNY ABOUT KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't know anything about that, dear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask granny about xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK GRANNY ABOUT XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't know anything about that, dear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny shed where she stores things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shed door"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHED DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny shed where she stores things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says (to Floyd), "x shed door"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHED DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny shed where she stores things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "Maybe it's inside the house somewhere?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "granny, unlock shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GRANNY, UNLOCK SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the leopard print sweatsuit)
Floyd | Granny has better things to do.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "so i left something out of the text and you're solving a puzzle where there isn't one."
Taleslinger asks, "oh?"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, dear," says your Granny, "I'll handle that part. Just bring me a
Floyd | good weapon from the shed."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "granny was supposed to tell you she unlocked the shed"
MrPatient says, "I think unlocking with a sweatsuit would make a pretty good puzzle"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "enter shed"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the shed door)
Floyd |
Floyd | Granny's Shed
Floyd | The shed is even smaller than the house.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a gas can, a flower pot, and a double barrel shotgun here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter shed"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SHED
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Granny's House
Floyd | Granny's house is a one-room shack on the north side of the yard. Her
Floyd | shed is an even smaller building to the south. The road is east the
Floyd | path to the west leads back to your home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Granny is standing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "I'll work that into something."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take gun"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE GUN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oops. I'll stop typing."
DavidW says, "Go back inside."
Karona exclaims, "Way to go the extra mile, tinsel!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "enter shed"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SHED
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Granny's Shed
Floyd | The shed is even smaller than the house.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a gas can, a flower pot, and a double barrel shotgun here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | double barrel shotgun: Taken.
Floyd | gas can: Taken.
Floyd | flower pot: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | There are none at all available!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take can and gun and pot"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAN AND GUN AND POT
Floyd |
Floyd | gas can: You already have that.
Floyd | double barrel shotgun: You already have that.
Floyd | flower pot: You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "Got it. Shoot him. Burn the body. Flowers for the grave. We're set."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Guenni says, "-looks slightly confused."
Taleslinger says, "Load shotgun in a cool looking way"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to guenni), "Some ass already did take all"
Guenni says, "But was told "all" isn't available."
Taleslinger says, "That is just the standard error when there are no objects in the room"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Granny's Shed
Floyd | The shed is even smaller than the house.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "exit"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXIT
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Things get confusing when more than one person types."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "exit shed"
Floyd ]  Granny's Shed
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXIT SHED
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to exit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "North, I think"
Taleslinger says, "We'll let Guenni drive"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Granny's House
Floyd | Granny's house is a one-room shack on the north side of the yard. Her
Floyd | shed is an even smaller building to the south. The road is east the
Floyd | path to the west leads back to your home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your Granny is standing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "give gun to granny"
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE GUN TO GRANNY
Floyd |
Floyd | Your granny takes the double barrel shotgun.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks, dear. Can you find us a shell?" she asks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "give shell to granny"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE SHELL TO GRANNY
Floyd |
Floyd | Your granny takes the shotgun shell.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks, dear."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Wait here a minute," Granny requests.
Floyd |
Floyd | She walks into her house and you hear a very short discussion
Floyd | punctuated by a shotgun blast.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Please press SPACE to continue.
Guenni pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Outside Granny's House
Floyd | A few months later...
Floyd |
Floyd | Highway (in your Camaro)
Floyd | Going to Granny's is much nicer now that you have your license and a
Floyd | fast car.
Floyd |
Floyd | >inventory
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the basket
Floyd |     a bottle of white zinfandel
Floyd |     a box of cinnamon buns
Floyd |   a lovely furry wolfskin coat (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You lived ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, or UNDO the
Floyd | last command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "At least there was a discussion."
Peregrine hops into the DeLorean and heads off to the future. Taleslinger says, "I feel like there's more to this"
DavidW says (to Taleslinger), "mm, yes."
dhakajack says, "And now instead of leopard skin print, it's worf"
Knight_Otu says, "Wolfskin coat. Heh."
dhakajack says, "er wolf"
Guenni nods.
tinsel says, "well yes, and no."
mnovelli arrives, ready to play with the toys. Karona exclaims, "Go, granny!"
tinsel says, "you didn't see everything, but it was written in like 10 days so it's not huge."
dhakajack asks, "could we have taken out the wolves with the shotgun ourselves?"
Knight_Otu says, "Probably not with granny there. Maybe we could have knifed him."
Guenni asks, "another go?"
Karona says, "I wish I could come up with something like that in ten days."
tinsel says, "there's no way for you to shoot the wolf, but there are a few alternate solutions scattered around."
Guenni says, "We could throw the stone at the wolf."
Jacqueline says, "Nice."
tinsel says, "thanks. Key was to plan first, then implement."
Jacqueline asks, "Hm, would you recommend more exploration, or to move on to another game, tinsel?"
MrPatient says, "That is the opposite of how I do things. So I do a lot of rewriting."
Karona says, "Planning? That's a good, um, plan."
tinsel says, "honestly, I'd move on."
Karona says, "And I am with, Knight_Otu. The wolf coat was a nice touch."
tinsel says, "there isn't a particularly different ending that isn't a loss."
tinsel says, "FYI, the wolfskin coat is stolen from a Roald Dahl poem"
Jacqueline says (to tinsel), "Okay, thanks for the advice. And again, thanks for the interesting update to the old story."
MrPatient says, "Yes, fun game"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Guenni seconds that.
Knight_Otu says, "Yep."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11jack2"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 0
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | After the magical wall was erected around the kingdom, the cost of
Floyd | farm labor skyrocketed as workers from the enchanted forest and fairy
Floyd | prairie were no longer able to cross the border to find jobs. You and
Floyd | your mom were squeaking by until she became sick. Unable to afford
Floyd | insurance, you have had to sell off your assets one by one to keep the
Floyd | farm going.
Floyd |
Floyd | Now you are down to your final cow, good old Bessy.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Bean Stalker
Floyd | by Jack Welch
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180108 / ZILF 0.8 lib J4
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bessy the cow anxiously chews her last wad of cud.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "thanks everyone."
Jacqueline asks, "ZILF, eh?"
Taleslinger says, "Man a fairy story that bears no relation to current politics, what a relief"
Guenni asks, "Fairytale sunday?"
dhakajack says, "Yup, wrote it as I read through the reference material..."
Jacqueline says, "I want an entire game about the 'fairy prairie'"
Taleslinger says, "Fairy cowboys"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Downtrodden and grubby, but you've got moxie.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona high fives Jacqueline.
Guenni says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are empty-handed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x shack"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 2
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SHACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to worry about in this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take cow"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 3
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE COW
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the cow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If there's a fairy prairie, there might also be a hairy dairy."
Guenni laughs.
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x cow"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 0    Moves: 4
Floyd |
Floyd | > X COW
Floyd |
Floyd | Thanks to years of malnutrition, the stunted cow is the size of a
Floyd | chihuahua.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Poor cow!"
Guenni says, "Sorry if that isn't meant to be funny."
Taleslinger says, "off to town we go"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 5
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe
Floyd | On the seedier side of town, the windows of the pawn shop are
Floyd | plastered with signs: Paychecks Cashed, BUY AND SELL GOLD, Top Price
Floyd | for Cows! Your farm is back to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Greasy and perpetually hung over, the proprietor of the pawnshop,
Floyd | Yagmar the Barbarian, stands behind a counter and brims with avarice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x yagmar"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 6
Floyd |
Floyd | > X YAGMAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Seven foot four and 520 pounds. Obey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "See, I would have a pet cow if they were tiny like that."
Jacqueline says, "I say this, and yet I do not have a tiny pig."
Jacqueline says, "Three cats is sufficient, I guess."
Taleslinger says, "She'd give enough milk for a coffee"
Knight_Otu asks, "But if it's that tiny due to malnourishment?"
tinsel asks, "is the cow really tiny or is the protaganist a giant?"
DavidW says, "I suggest talking to Yagmar."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kiss yagmar"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 7
Floyd |
Floyd | > KISS YAGMAR
Floyd |
Floyd | How is that in the least bit a desirable thing to do?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "ha"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 7
Floyd |
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "xyzzy".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "talk to yagmar"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 8
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO YAGMAR
Floyd |
Floyd | "You got stuff to trade? Give it to me. Then I give you stuff. Then
Floyd | you leave. That's how it works."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "don't judge my tastes, game"
* mnovelli has joined the channel.
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x daughter"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 0    Moves: 8
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DAUGHTER
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "daughter".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "f purloin cow from eat me."
Guenni says, "Oops, guess I misheard that."
Jacqueline says (to Marco), "Hello."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "give cow to yagmar"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 10   Moves: 9
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE COW TO YAGMAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Yagmar looks sideways at the pint-sized cow.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Kind of scrawny, but I'll take it. Let's see. Here, take one of
Floyd | these. Now scram."
Floyd |
Floyd | He hands you a somewhat shriveled but vaguely magical legume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bean"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 10   Moves: 10
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BEAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The bean glows faintly. It is either magical or radioactive.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "Legume?"
DavidW says, "A bean."
DavidW says, "Some people like to speak French when they talk about food."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 11
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "put bean in earth"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 11
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT BEAN IN EARTH
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "earth".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 11
Floyd |
Floyd | > VERBOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | Verbose descriptions.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x stable"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 12
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to worry about in this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 13
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "plant bean or eat bean, I suppose. Or enter the shack."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "plant bean"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 14
Floyd |
Floyd | > PLANT BEAN
Floyd |
Floyd | When the bean touches the soil, it burrows in furiously, ejecting dirt
Floyd | in all directions. After a moment, the ground shakes and a massive
Floyd | beanstalk shoots upward.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x stalk"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 15
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STALK
Floyd |
Floyd | The beanstalk towers over your farm and for that matter, the town as
Floyd | well.
Floyd |
Floyd | Down the road, you expect you'll be getting some angry letters from
Floyd | the homeowner's association.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Things are moving up."
DavidW says, "Maybe this'll help us get over the wall."
Guenni says, "heh"
Jacqueline says, "hee"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 16
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb up the bean stalk, which goes on and on. Eventually, you
Floyd | push through the clouds and find yourself poking through a lawn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Golf Course
Floyd | A lush and rambling golf course with a red-carpeted cloud-top path
Floyd | leading west to the casino. Off to the east, the golf course is
Floyd | surrounded by luscious cumulus clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some immigrant geese wander the carefully tended lawn brazenly.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a goose turd here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Cut it down, breaking the wall."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x turd"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 17
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TURD
Floyd |
Floyd | As goose droppings go, this is a fine one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Is it made of gold??"
DavidW asks, "Is the turd playing golf?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get turd"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 18
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET TURD
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the goose turd.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, ">make turd president"
dhakajack says, "hah"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 10   Moves: 19
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Cloud Nine Casino and Resort
Floyd | A glitzy casino entirely covered in gold leaf and flashing neon. The
Floyd | game floor is just to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A doddering ogre, covered in cheddar powder and sporting a bad comb
Floyd | over, stands just outside the gilded doors of the casino.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Let's find a golf cart ahead of schedule!"
DavidW says, "ooh, let's bankrupt the ogre."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 10   Moves: 20
Floyd |
Floyd | > X OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ogre stands awkwardly just outside the casino, trying to look
Floyd | important.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 10   Moves: 21
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let me give you some advice, do you want some advice? Of course you
Floyd | do, you're saying, I wonder what advice he has to give me, and now I'm
Floyd | giving it to you, so you should listen because they say my advice is
Floyd | the best advice. I give the best advice, because when I am telling
Floyd | people things, about advice, they all say, he has the best advice. So,
Floyd | my advice is that you get those birds, those horrible, they're not
Floyd | ducks, you know. Ducks are patriotic. There are television shows about
Floyd | ducks, and I saw one last week, so this is not at all about ducks.
Floyd | Those birds are geese, and I have had it up to here, right here, with
Floyd | them. So, if you get rid of them, then maybe we can talk."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "throw turd at ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 10   Moves: 22
Floyd |
Floyd | > THROW TURD AT OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't think the orange ogre would appreciate that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel asks, "did you cut & paste that from twitter?"
Knight_Otu says, "f ogre, brief"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 23
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | Golf Course
Floyd | A lush and rambling golf course with a red-carpeted cloud-top path
Floyd | leading west to the casino. Off to the east, the golf course is
Floyd | surrounded by luscious cumulus clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some immigrant geese wander the carefully tended lawn brazenly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "I have thought about creating an online simulator using a Markov chains..."
DavidW says, "What if give the turd to Yagmar? He might give us something else."
Taleslinger says (to DavidW), "Good idea"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x geese"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 24
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | Lounging about on the lush, well-manicured lawn, the geese go about
Floyd | their business (in every sense), ignoring you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "But I think only after the place is geese free."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "deport geese"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 24
Floyd |
Floyd | > DEPORT GEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "deport".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take geese"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 10   Moves: 25
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE GEESE
Floyd |
Floyd | The geese flutter about clearly avoiding you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 10   Moves: 26
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | As there are no safety nets in the kingdom, you fall through the
Floyd | fluffy clouds and land right where you started: in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A humongous green beanstalk with broad, leathery leaves reaches up
Floyd | through the clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 10   Moves: 27
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe
Floyd | On the seedier side of town, the windows of the pawn shop are
Floyd | plastered with signs: Paychecks Cashed, BUY AND SELL GOLD, Top Price
Floyd | for Cows! Your farm is back to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Greasy and perpetually hung over, the proprietor of the pawnshop,
Floyd | Yagmar the Barbarian, stands behind a counter and brims with avarice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Let's turn our caca into DACA."
MrPatient says, "Nice"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "give turd to yagmar"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 20   Moves: 28
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE TURD TO YAGMAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Yagmar squints at the ignoble lump of goose excrement on the counter
Floyd | and raises an eyebrow.
Floyd |
Floyd | "And what exactly am I supposed to do with *that*?" he inquires,
Floyd | pointing towards it with an accusatory index finger.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's a souvenir from the casino," you say, trying to sound upbeat.
Floyd | "It's worth it's weight..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can finish, the barbarian swipes the turd from his counter
Floyd | top and produces Bessy. "Whatever it is, it's guaranteed to be worth
Floyd | more than this viscious miniature cow of yours, which eats like a
Floyd | horse. Here. Take it and get out of here."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Betsy's back!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 20   Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A humongous green beanstalk with broad, leathery leaves reaches up
Floyd | through the clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 20   Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |    a cow
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take leaf"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 20   Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE LEAF
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "leaf".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 20   Moves: 30
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb up the bean stalk, which goes on and on. Eventually, you
Floyd | push through the clouds and find yourself poking through a lawn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Golf Course
Floyd | A lush and rambling golf course with a red-carpeted cloud-top path
Floyd | leading west to the casino. Off to the east, the golf course is
Floyd | surrounded by luscious cumulus clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some immigrant geese wander the carefully tended lawn brazenly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "drop cow here, I guess."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "drop cow"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 31
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP COW
Floyd |
Floyd | As the diminutive cow lands on her spindly legs, she emits a yappy
Floyd | "moo".
Floyd |
Floyd | Driven by the sort of blood lust that one rarely sees in cows, Bessy
Floyd | rips across the lawn after the geese. The geese erupt into flight and
Floyd | settle a short distance away on a cloud bank. From that safe harbor,
Floyd | they honk mockingly at Bessy, who stands at the very edge of the lawn
Floyd | vibrating with anger and yapping madly at them.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Casino ho!"
Knight_Otu asks, "Are we sure that's a cow?"
Guenni says, "I'm not sure leaving a cow on a lawn will make friends. But lat's test that theory."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 32
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Cloud Nine Casino and Resort
Floyd | A glitzy casino entirely covered in gold leaf and flashing neon. The
Floyd | game floor is just to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A doddering ogre, covered in cheddar powder and sporting a bad comb
Floyd | over, stands just outside the gilded doors of the casino.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 33
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You did well on the goose job, very, very well," the ogre confides
Floyd | with a wink. "This might work out for you. It could be great. Tell you
Floyd | what, if you can show me that you can pull off the kind of deal that I
Floyd | would make myself, I'll not only let you into the casino, I'll hire
Floyd | you on the spot."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 34
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You did well on the goose job, very, very well," the ogre confides
Floyd | with a wink. "This might work out for you. It could be great. Tell you
Floyd | what, if you can show me that you can pull off the kind of deal that I
Floyd | would make myself, I'll not only let you into the casino, I'll hire
Floyd | you on the spot."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 35
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The ogre refuses to let you enter, but gives you some advice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You did well on the goose job, very, very well," the ogre confides
Floyd | with a wink. "This might work out for you. It could be great. Tell you
Floyd | what, if you can show me that you can pull off the kind of deal that I
Floyd | would make myself, I'll not only let you into the casino, I'll hire
Floyd | you on the spot."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Apropos of something:"
Jacqueline | [LINK]
DavidW asks, "I'm not sure what we're being asked to do? Take the cow back to Yagmar?"
Taleslinger asks, "Maybe?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take wig"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 35
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE WIG
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "wig".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Find something that's a good deal"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 36
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Cloud Nine Casino and Resort
Floyd | A glitzy casino entirely covered in gold leaf and flashing neon. The
Floyd | game floor is just to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A doddering ogre, covered in cheddar powder and sporting a bad comb
Floyd | over, stands just outside the gilded doors of the casino.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Or maybe give the cow to the ogre?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get leaf"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 30   Moves: 36
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET LEAF
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "leaf".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 37
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | Golf Course
Floyd | A lush and rambling golf course with a red-carpeted cloud-top path
Floyd | leading west to the casino. Off to the east, the golf course is
Floyd | surrounded by luscious cumulus clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Accustomed to starvation, the jittery cow stares unblinkingly into
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | The non-indigenous fowl cluck and bristle with indignity from atop the
Floyd | neighboring clouds, while they keep a suspicious eye on your cow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get gow"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 37
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET GOW
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "gow".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get cow"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 38
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET COW
Floyd |
Floyd | Now obsessed with her mortal enemies, the geese, Bessy snaps at you
Floyd | menacingly as you get near her. Since you value your hands, you let
Floyd | the murderous cow be. She growls at the birds, her rage barely
Floyd | contained.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I am enjoying picturing this in my head."
Jacqueline says, "Let us not solve this. Let the tiny cow be eternally angry."
mnovelli says (to Jacqueline), ""Hello Jacqueline""
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 39
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't find the spot where you had climbed up from the beanstalk.
Floyd | The incredibly vigorous lawn must have grown back over the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
dhakajack says, "That's her secret -- she is eternally angry."
mnovelli says, "Hello eveyone"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x lawn"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 30   Moves: 40
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LAWN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to worry about in this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 41
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | As there are no safety nets in the kingdom, you fall through the
Floyd | fluffy clouds and land right where you started: in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You haven't seen your mom out of her sick bed in years, but there she
Floyd | is carving furrows in the soil with the stub of a twisted stick,
Floyd | literally scratching out a meager existence.
Floyd |
Floyd | A humongous green beanstalk with broad, leathery leaves reaches up
Floyd | through the clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "A cow could probably approximate a sound like a growl"
Taleslinger says, "hey mum!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x mum"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 41
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MUM
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't know the word "mum".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm picturing lots of perturbed-sounding, high-pitched moos."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x mom"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 42
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | She seems to be doing a good job, although she isn't moving as quickly
Floyd | as she used to.
Floyd |
DavidW says, "mum! mum! mum!"
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to mom"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 43
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | She can't stop talking about how miraculous it is that just as she was
Floyd | praying for better crop yields, it began to rain fertilizer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "snrk"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get stick"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 44
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET STICK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to worry about in this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Sell mom to Yagmar."
Knight_Otu exclaims, "!!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get mom"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 30   Moves: 45
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick her up like a bundle of kindling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 30   Moves: 46
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe
Floyd | On the seedier side of town, the windows of the pawn shop are
Floyd | plastered with signs: Paychecks Cashed, BUY AND SELL GOLD, Top Price
Floyd | for Cows! Your farm is back to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Greasy and perpetually hung over, the proprietor of the pawnshop,
Floyd | Yagmar the Barbarian, stands behind a counter and brims with avarice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh dear."
Taleslinger says, "oh no, I don't want to do this"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "!!!!"
DavidW says, "Do it!"
Karona covers her eyes.
Taleslinger says, "But she'll probably fetch a bad price!"
Guenni says, "You started it, you finish it."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sell mom"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 50   Moves: 47
Floyd |
Floyd | > SELL MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | [to Yagmar]
Floyd | Yagmar looks her over appraisingly, pokes at her a bit with a soup
Floyd | spoon, and shoves her in a sack.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Done and done," he says, rubbing his hands together. "Haven't had one
Floyd | of these in a while, so tell you what I'm going to do."
Floyd |
Floyd | He reaches around the back of the counter and pulls out a fine Italian
Floyd | three-piece suit with fine pinstripes. Very chic. Stunned, you try it
Floyd | on immediately. It fits to a tee. No one will ever mistake you for a
Floyd | lowly farm hand again, by God.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x suit"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 50   Moves: 48
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy business suit, sharply tailored and top quality.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "wear suit"
Floyd ]  Yagmar's Olde Pawn Shoppe                     Score: 50   Moves: 49
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR SUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The Family Farm                               Score: 50   Moves: 50
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The Family Farm
Floyd | Not much is left of the farm, just the tumble down shack you call home
Floyd | and an old stable. The town is off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A humongous green beanstalk with broad, leathery leaves reaches up
Floyd | through the clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Golf Course                                   Score: 50   Moves: 51
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb up the bean stalk, which goes on and on. Eventually, you
Floyd | push through the clouds and find yourself poking through a lawn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Golf Course
Floyd | A lush and rambling golf course with a red-carpeted cloud-top path
Floyd | leading west to the casino. Off to the east, the golf course is
Floyd | surrounded by luscious cumulus clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | Accustomed to starvation, the jittery cow stares unblinkingly into
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | The non-indigenous fowl cluck and bristle with indignity from atop the
Floyd | neighboring clouds, while they keep a suspicious eye on your cow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, let's meet the ogre."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 50   Moves: 52
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Cloud Nine Casino and Resort
Floyd | A glitzy casino entirely covered in gold leaf and flashing neon. The
Floyd | game floor is just to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A doddering ogre, covered in cheddar powder and sporting a bad comb
Floyd | over, stands just outside the gilded doors of the casino.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to ogre"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 50   Moves: 53
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO OGRE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hang on a minute," the ogre says, holding up a tiny finger as he
Floyd | talks into his cell phone. "His own mother? Fantastic. Absolutely
Floyd | fantastic. He's here now. Talk later, Yagmar."
Floyd |
Floyd | The ogre pats you on the head, leaving a orange powdery outline of his
Floyd | palm on your forehead. "Just want to say, what you did, I am so, so
Floyd | impressed. Hugely. Impressed. You're one of us now, come right on in,
Floyd | just over there, to the west. See the door? To the casino? That way."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "wow"
Taleslinger says, "oh dear oh dear"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cloud Nine Casino and Resort                  Score: 100  Moves: 53
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Having impressed the ogre by literally selling your own mother, you
Floyd | walk triumphantly towards the casino. A smartly dressed steward comes
Floyd | out to greet you and leads you towards the building.
Floyd |
Floyd | But he keeps walking: around the entrance to the game floor, back
Floyd | behind the parking ramp, down past the laundry area, and finally into
Floyd | the hotel through a rusty door at the rear of the building.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Congratulations," he says gleefully, handing you a dish towel, "and
Floyd | welcome to senior management."
Floyd |
Floyd | A tower of dirty dishes looms next to you, tilting precariously
Floyd | alongside an industrial-sized sink fully of opaque, gray water in the
Floyd | steamy hotel kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd |     ****  The game is over  ****
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, UNDO, RESTORE, or QUIT? >
dhakajack exclaims, "Yay! you win!"
Karona exclaims, "LOL!"
Taleslinger says, "Who needs parents anyway!"
Taleslinger says, "(kidding! Love you mum&dad)"
MrPatient says, "We're winning so much, we're tired of winning"
Jacqueline asks, "That... was a win?"
Knight_Otu says, "Now we have to clean our own dishes."
Knight_Otu says, "And everyone else's, too."
DavidW says, "no no. We clean other people's dishes."
Guenni grins.
Taleslinger says, "But they are the best dishes"
DavidW says, "Tremendous dishes"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "All the worse if we drop them!"
Guenni says, "humongously impressive dishes."
Taleslinger asks (of dhakajack), "Is there a less evil ending?"
dhakajack says, "No, that's it."
Jacqueline, this time looking directly at Jack, repeats her question, "That... was a win?"
Jacqueline says, "Timing. Huh."
DavidW says, "ha ha"
Jacqueline says, "Well, I enjoyed it."
dhakajack says, "It's pretty linear because I was just working my way through the language..."
Taleslinger says, "It was fun"
Guenni nods.
Jacqueline asks, "How does zilf compare to, say, I6?"
dhakajack says, "Well. It was an ending."
dhakajack says, "ZIL feels a lot more primitive, but also less constrained in some ways."
Jacqueline says, "er, right. ZIL"
dhakajack says, "The code is up on github [LINK]"
dhakajack says, "ZIL is the language, ZILF is Jesse McGrew's compiler"
DavidW says, "oo, interesting."
Jacqueline nods.
Taleslinger says, "ZILCH is how much I understand about it."
dhakajack says, "Right now, there's only two ZIL works up on IFDB (and the other is Adventure)."
Guenni says, "same here."
Jacqueline asks, "Nice! And this makes two? Or is it the third?"
dhakajack says, "This is number 2"
Jacqueline says, "huzzah"
dhakajack says, "I have another in the pipeline, but it's going to take a long, long time."
Jacqueline asks, "Well, shall we call it until next week? Or try another?"
Jacqueline says, "I would be down with holding off until next week."
Guenni asks, "What about tale's tale?"
Jacqueline says, "I suspect it will be a session in itself, if the past is any indication."
Taleslinger says, "It's not that long this time"
Guenni says, "Ah, ok."
Jacqueline says, "But Tale would know best..."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, huh."
Taleslinger says, "Maybe as long as these two combined I guess"
Taleslinger asks, "Aren't there any non-Tale games left?"
Jacqueline asks, "We always do yours last, right?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, there are"
Karona says, "I hereby move that we do what everyone else wants to do."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, UNDO, RESTORE, or QUIT? >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Thanks for playing.
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "list n"
Floyd says (to Jacqueline), "nautilisia nazimice nbdemo ndrift never newcat newcomer newday newyearswar ng night nightfall ninepts ninetenths ninjasfate nordandbert nostrils notallthings notjustanordinaryballerina notsameals ntts ny10anatidaephobia ny10anatidaephobia2 ny10dayishotalex ny10thehorste ny10yaminabe ny9stayingput nys11daywegotapet nys11finishyourfoe nys11halflife nys11jack nys11jack2 nys11quickfire nys11quickfire2 nys11red nys7babynewyear nys7dayicameback nys7faithfulcompanion nys7mundanetale nys7storm nys8mhairiesioux nys8queen nys8youwerehere nys9candleflame nys9candlelame nys9daytimestoodstill nys9egyptwalk nys9mhairiesioux nys9stayingput nys9trolleyprob" Guenni says (to Tale), "None where the author is present."
Jacqueline asks, "Let's see. Finish Your Foe and Halflife, right?"
Taleslinger says, "Yep"
Jacqueline says, "I'd personally prefer that we tackle those next week, but you all can keep going if you'd like."
Taleslinger says, "Sure, that works for me"
Guenni says, "Next week is fine as well."
Knight_Otu says, "Guess that works."
Guenni says, "makes less loading time for the ones who want to read the script. :-)"
dhakajack exclaims, "Sounds good. Good night all!"
tinsel says, "bye, thanks."
tinsel goes home.
MrPatient goes home.
dhakajack goes home. Karona says, "TC, everyone"
Roger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again. DavidW says, "Thanks for the games."
DavidW has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Guenni seconds that.
Karona has had her fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Jacqueline disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Guenni has had her fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Knight_Otu exclaims, "Good night!"
Knight_Otu goes home.
*** SESSION THREE ***
Taleslinger says (to floyd), "load sleepmask finishyourfoev2"
Floyd >Are you sure you want to quit? Please answer yes or no.> ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Content warning: Violence, wounds.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Please press SPACE to continue.
Knight_Otu says, "Further content warning - bad writing."
Guenni pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  You are facing ???
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) By default, the game asks you to press the space bar
Floyd | after showing the aftermath of an action. You can turn this behavior
Floyd | off (or back on) with the command "autopause off/on."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "autopause off"
Floyd ]  You are facing ???
Floyd | >
Floyd | > AUTOPAUSE OFF
Floyd |
Floyd | Waiting for space after an action is now off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You are Pia, wielding a sharp blade, and wearing some well-made armor
Floyd | crafted by your brother Piet. Piet who, unfortunately, is facing you
Floyd | right now in combat, wielding the accursed Thornblade - the weapon
Floyd | that you found abandoned, that you suggested Piet could wield, that
Floyd | you should have recognized as a tool of corruption. This is all your
Floyd | fault.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "block attack"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BLOCK ATTACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | Your brother wields the evil, cursed Thornblade. Its corruption has
Floyd | taken a clear toll on him. His eyes shine with hatred, his face
Floyd | twisted into a seemingly permanent snarl. He wears some crudely-made
Floyd | ring mail, something he would have never done before his corruption.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is this one of those one-turn games like Rematch?"
Knight_Otu says, "Yes."
DavidW says, "yay"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kill brother"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KILL BROTHER
Floyd |
Floyd | Gritting your teeth, you rush at Piet. Almost as if it had its own
Floyd | mind, your blade moves, and with a sickening sound, it finds your
Floyd | brother's stomach. He looks at you in surprise, his eyes free from the
Floyd | corruption that had taken him. "Why, Pia?" he whispers as his blood
Floyd | stains your hands. "Was there no other way?" These words echo in your
Floyd | head much louder than Piet spoke them.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Shame everyone's name starts with P. Harder to remember who's who."
Taleslinger says, "Yay, we win. Good game! moving on ..."
Knight_Otu asks, "Is it really a win, though?"
DavidW says, "I think we're supposed to try to reach an end with both brothers alive."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push peat"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH PEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | You give Piet a shove with more whomp than you intended, and of
Floyd | course, Piet falls backwards and starts to bawl. "Mommy!" he shouts,
Floyd | "Pia pushed me!"
Floyd | "What the?!" To say mother is angry when she hears what happened is
Floyd | putting it mildly. "You two promised me that you wouldn't play in the
Floyd | old yard! And especially not pushing each other around! I thought I
Floyd | could trust you! C'mere, Piet, let me look at that. Doesn't look too
Floyd | bad, but we're driving to the doctor's just in case. And you, young
Floyd | lady, are grounded for four weeks. Think about what you've done."
Floyd |
Floyd |                *** A Higher Power has intervened. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) There are three foes that you might face after
Floyd | (re)starting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Brother and sister."
DavidW says, "oh. Sorry."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | You mutter the ancient words that you've learned from the strange
Floyd | hermit, not expecting a whole lot, but your surroundings fade away,
Floyd | leaving you and your brother in a strange gray void along with a third
Floyd | figure, hulking, thorny, towering. The curse of the Thornblade
Floyd | incarnate. Alone, you would not be able to defeat it. But in this
Floyd | realm, your brother is free. You two make quick eye contact, nod, and
Floyd | explode into teamwork that you thought long forgotten. It is another
Floyd | long battle, but you two end up victorious, the curse of the
Floyd | Thornblade fading with the gray realm.
Floyd | Back in the real world, Piet tosses the blade down, trampling it until
Floyd | it breaks like wood, and looks at his hand. "I'll bring you to a
Floyd | priest who'll heal those wounds, brother." you promise, but he shakes
Floyd | his head. "Those wounds run deep. I'm not sure there is a healer
Floyd | strong enough to treat them within a few days' travel." - "There is. I
Floyd | brought her with me."
Floyd |
Floyd |          *** Your brother has been freed from your foe. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, in this scenario, I guessed you'd find the winning move."
Taleslinger asks, "Wait, that *was* the winning move?"
Knight_Otu says, "Both are alive and free here."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the Thornblade)
Floyd | A quick feint and a step towards your brother. Piet doesn't step away
Floyd | as you draw closer, so you strike another feint that your brother
Floyd | tries to parry with the Thornblade - which is exactly what you were
Floyd | hoping for. You catch it with your other hand, its thorns burying deep
Floyd | into your flesh, its curse flowing into your veins. "Pia? What are
Floyd | you..."
Floyd | "Piet." you interrupt his brief moment of clarity. "Together, we're
Floyd | stronger. Stronger than the curse. Right?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course, you aren't. Over the next few days, the Thornblade reshapes
Floyd | itself back into a blade held by the two of you. The blade's terror
Floyd | though has more than doubled.
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Sharing is what siblings do, right? ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Have you tried?) You can refer to the shovel as a spade. Pia doesn't
Floyd | like that much, but obliges anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "Hm? Which spade?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Old Yard
Floyd | The old yard of your family, spacious, and overgrown with weed. No one
Floyd | has tended it in ages. Seeing it in this condition almost makes you
Floyd | weep.
Floyd |
Floyd | Abandoned when your family broke up, an old shovel lies nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe, your brother, Piet... he is standing there, the Thornblade
Floyd | grown into his hand. His eyes betray his irreversible corruption... or
Floyd | do they?
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "You all never looked, until now."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ATTACK BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the Thornblade)
Floyd | Yes, maybe that's the right move. It is the Thornblade's dark curse
Floyd | that had caused you so much trouble. And it's your fault that Piet is
Floyd | wielding that dreadful weapon. Yes, a quick swing at the blade
Floyd | should... splinter it like wood? No, it splintered rather like bone,
Floyd | you realize, and see it bleeding. Piet's face pales fast and he
Floyd | collapses, and you guess the tragic truth - the Thornblade didn't just
Floyd | grow into your brother's hand. It became a part of his body, an
Floyd | extension. Destroying the blade was rather like cutting off Piet's
Floyd | hand, and here and now, this is a death sentence for him. "Pia." he
Floyd | manages to whisper. He doesn't have the power for more.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some well-made armor (being worn)
Floyd |   a blade
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) You can refer to your foe as "foe!". There are four
Floyd | short lines of text dedicated to stripping out the exclamation sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "take spade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SPADE
Floyd |
Floyd | (No, shovel.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't wanna play fighters, I wanna play pirates!" you shout, shovel
Floyd | in hand, and Piet yells excitedly. The two of you dig a few small
Floyd | holes, excited about every little bit of rubbish you manage to find,
Floyd | and especially about the few coins that managed to find their way into
Floyd | the old yard. Sharing fairly, both of you manage about two dollars,
Floyd | and remain tight-lipped about your windfall. After all, you promised
Floyd | mom not to play in the old yard.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** Dig out treasures. Bury rivalries, not rivals. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sing"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SING
Floyd |
Floyd | The ancient tune you've learned demands to be sung, so you begin to
Floyd | hum it. Uncertain, your brother takes a few steps back, holding the
Floyd | Thornblade in front of his as if it were a shield. The song has risen
Floyd | to a chant, and the world beyond the yard seems to fade away.
Floyd | Realizing what you must be planning, Piet begins to charge, but your
Floyd | voice rises to the level of a chorus and keeps him at bay, even
Floyd | pushing him back. You try to whisper an apology in between verses, but
Floyd | it remains a thought as the yard in front of you, Piet in front of
Floyd | you, fades beyond black. The song reaches its climax as you fall back
Floyd | into reality with half of the old yard, and the rest falls into
Floyd | another plane. No longer holding back your tears, you say your
Floyd | goodbyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have condemned your brother to an unknown world.
Floyd | ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "This scenario is in some ways two scenarios as you've seen."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask blade about blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK BLADE ABOUT BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask brother about blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK BROTHER ABOUT BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "No talking, just action here. :-)"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "remove armor"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | "This is stupid!" you shout. "I want out of this stupid game! I want
Floyd | out of this stupid armor!" You begin tearing up the cardboard armor
Floyd | with a mixture of malicious glee and shameful guilt. After all, he
Floyd | made it for you, and made it quite well - it almost looked like real
Floyd | armor before you began tearing it. Piet watches you open-mouthed, and
Floyd | quickly starts bawling as he runs home.
Floyd | Mother is soon chewing you out. Not only did you destroy the armor
Floyd | Piet created for you, you were playing in the old yard, which you had
Floyd | promised not to do. You'll be grounded for a while. Piet, too, but not
Floyd | for as long. That's good. It wasn't his fault, after all. It was
Floyd | yours. As it always is.
Floyd |
Floyd |                *** A Higher Power has intervened. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | Gritting your teeth, you rush at Piet, vaulting at him at the last
Floyd | second and closing your eyes. As you bring down your blade where
Floyd | Piet's head should be, you feel searing, horrifying pain - your
Floyd | stomach was torn asunder. Through the pain, you barely hear the crunch
Floyd | of Piet's head being split by your blade, but you feel him fall. You
Floyd | try to open your eyes, whisper a few words as you find his hand, but
Floyd | everything fades to red...
Floyd |
Floyd |                  *** You are together in death. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ouch. Double death."
Knight_Otu says, "Yeah, there are verbs that just give the default response and the hesitation ending."
Taleslinger says, "So there is the battle scenario, but we are also just kids pretending to fight"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kill mom"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KILL MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | You feint, dodge, and weave until you are close to Piet. Your plan is
Floyd | a desperate one, inspired by the stories you heard as a kid, what
Floyd | feels like eons ago. But when everything else has failed, what else
Floyd | can you try than the old, seemingly outlandish ideas? The power of
Floyd | love, the power of the kiss, it is your last hope. You grab the wrist
Floyd | of the hand holding the Thornblade to keep Piet from using it, and
Floyd | kiss your brother on the forehead, on the cheek, even on the lips, and
Floyd | take a few steps back. Piet blinks a bit, smiles, and beckons you
Floyd | closer. Did you do it? You step closer full of hope, until Piet
Floyd | quickly moves to stab you, barely dodging out of the way in time. Your
Floyd | brother's face has turned into a grimace of rage, and you run, fast,
Floyd | fighting back the tears and the realization that your last hope of
Floyd | saving your brother has failed.
Floyd |
Floyd |                  *** Love did not conquer all. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yes. One fantasy world battle, and a 1970s or something playfight."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You quickly take a step aside, beginning to circle around Piet, and he
Floyd | does likewise. A feint quick causes your brother to stumble. This
Floyd | should be your chance - a quick stab, and the tyranny of the cursed
Floyd | blade is over. One step... backwards. You just can't do it. Even
Floyd | though all this is your fault. Especially because all this your fault.
Floyd | Another step backwards changes into you quickly turning around,
Floyd | running away from the old yard and from your brother.
Floyd |
Floyd |                 *** You did not finish your foe. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I have to admit, the whole release/credit stuff everytime gets on my nerves. But I guess that's unavoidable and also mostly a floyd/screen-reader problem."
DavidW says, "It's not unavoidable."
Knight_Otu says, "I should have stopped showing the extensions credits after the first time, probably."
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Guenni says (to Floyd), "pull hair"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PULL HAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "throw blade at piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THROW BLADE AT PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | (the blade at your brother)
Floyd | Gritting your teeth, you rush at Piet. Almost as if it had its own
Floyd | mind, your blade moves, and with a sickening sound, it finds your
Floyd | brother's stomach. He looks at you in surprise, his eyes free from the
Floyd | corruption that had taken him. "Why, Pia?" he whispers as his blood
Floyd | stains your hands. "Was there no other way?" These words echo in your
Floyd | head much louder than Piet spoke them.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Since I'm already keeping count."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kick piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KICK PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | Gritting your teeth, you rush at Piet. Almost as if it had its own
Floyd | mind, your blade moves, and with a sickening sound, it finds your
Floyd | brother's stomach. He looks at you in surprise, his eyes free from the
Floyd | corruption that had taken him. "Why, Pia?" he whispers as his blood
Floyd | stains your hands. "Was there no other way?" These words echo in your
Floyd | head much louder than Piet spoke them.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fly"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FLY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "plugh"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLUGH
Floyd |
Floyd | You mutter the ancient words that you've learned from the strange
Floyd | hermit, not expecting a whole lot, but your surroundings fade away,
Floyd | leaving you and your brother in a strange gray void along with a third
Floyd | figure, hulking, thorny, towering. The curse of the Thornblade
Floyd | incarnate. Alone, you would not be able to defeat it. But in this
Floyd | realm, your brother is free. You two make quick eye contact, nod, and
Floyd | explode into teamwork that you thought long forgotten. It is another
Floyd | long battle, but you two end up victorious, the curse of the
Floyd | Thornblade fading with the gray realm.
Floyd | Back in the real world, Piet tosses the blade down, trampling it until
Floyd | it breaks like wood, and looks at his hand. "I'll bring you to a
Floyd | priest who'll heal those wounds, brother." you promise, but he shakes
Floyd | his head. "Those wounds run deep. I'm not sure there is a healer
Floyd | strong enough to treat them within a few days' travel." - "There is. I
Floyd | brought her with me."
Floyd |
Floyd |          *** Your brother has been freed from your foe. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pray"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "think"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THINK
Floyd |
Floyd | "I don't want to play." you mutter, sitting down by the weeds. You
Floyd | think about how your family lost the yard in the first place, how
Floyd | uncle screwed you all over. And once again, you come to the conclusion
Floyd | that it is, ultimately, your fault. If you hadn't blabbed, uncle would
Floyd | never have gotten the idea, you're sure. Piet sits down next to you,
Floyd | putting his arm around your shoulder and again tries to tell you that
Floyd | it isn't your fault.
Floyd |
Floyd |                *** But the certainty will remain. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. Taleslinger asks (of Knight_Otu), "Is there an explicit winnning command?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kiss brother"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS BROTHER
Floyd |
Floyd | You feint, dodge, and weave until you are close to Piet. Your plan is
Floyd | a desperate one, inspired by the stories you heard as a kid, what
Floyd | feels like eons ago. But when everything else has failed, what else
Floyd | can you try than the old, seemingly outlandish ideas? The power of
Floyd | love, the power of the kiss, it is your last hope. You grab the wrist
Floyd | of the hand holding the Thornblade to keep Piet from using it, and
Floyd | kiss your brother on the forehead, on the cheek, even on the lips, and
Floyd | take a few steps back. Piet blinks a bit, smiles, and beckons you
Floyd | closer. Did you do it? You step closer full of hope, until Piet
Floyd | quickly moves to stab you, barely dodging out of the way in time. Your
Floyd | brother's face has turned into a grimace of rage, and you run, fast,
Floyd | fighting back the tears and the realization that your last hope of
Floyd | saving your brother has failed.
Floyd |
Floyd |                  *** Love did not conquer all. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "There is one in this scenario (another one could count for the kid scenario)."
Guenni says, "I thought the spade one was pretty good."
Taleslinger says, "Yeah, and xyzzy was pretty good for this one"
Knight_Otu says, "You've already found xyzzy, of course."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "duck"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DUCK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "bury piet"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BURY PIET
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "dodge"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DODGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet and you stare each other in the eyes, each of you determined to
Floyd | not show any weakness. It is your brother - or what's left of him -
Floyd | who breaks eye contact as he rushes at you. You're prepared. You dodge
Floyd | out of his way, letting yourself fall, and slash at his legs. Quickly,
Floyd | you get back to your feet, hold your blade in both hands to deliver
Floyd | the coup de grace... and you look down at your brother, grimacing in
Floyd | pain. You can't do it. You just can't. Your feet carry you away from
Floyd | the old yard, away from your brother, away from the chance to end the
Floyd | threat of the Thornblade.
Floyd |
Floyd |                 *** You did not finish your foe. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "finish foe"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FINISH FOE
Floyd |
Floyd | Gritting your teeth, you rush at Piet. Almost as if it had its own
Floyd | mind, your blade moves, and with a sickening sound, it finds your
Floyd | brother's stomach. He looks at you in surprise, his eyes free from the
Floyd | corruption that had taken him. "Why, Pia?" he whispers as his blood
Floyd | stains your hands. "Was there no other way?" These words echo in your
Floyd | head much louder than Piet spoke them.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "take spade makes some sense as the kids' scenario's winning move, though it isn't quite it."
Guenni says, "phone call. And this one'll take a while."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni goes home.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "laugh"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LAUGH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "smile"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMILE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "call attack"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CALL ATTACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Good thing that I'm running a transcript. Not all these verbs make sense, but it'll be good to have a list of tried verbs."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "drop sword"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some well-made armor (being worn)
Floyd |   a blade
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "drop my blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP MY BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the blade)
Floyd | You can't do it. You just can't. You can't kill Piet. As you fall to
Floyd | your knees crying, you let go of your blade. Were you really going to
Floyd | kill your brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |                    *** Your foe finished you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "And I really should make sword and blade synonyms."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x ring mail"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RING MAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet is wearing some kind of crudely-made ring mail. If you needed any
Floyd | more confirmation that your brother has been corrupted away from the
Floyd | person he once was, this would be it. An expert armorsmith like him
Floyd | wouldn't wear this thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "stop playing"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STOP PLAYING
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "disarm brother"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DISARM BROTHER
Floyd |
Floyd | Yes, maybe that's the right move. It is the Thornblade's dark curse
Floyd | that had caused you so much trouble. And it's your fault that Piet is
Floyd | wielding that dreadful weapon. Yes, a quick swing at the blade
Floyd | should... splinter it like wood? No, it splintered rather like bone,
Floyd | you realize, and see it bleeding. Piet's face pales fast and he
Floyd | collapses, and you guess the tragic truth - the Thornblade didn't just
Floyd | grow into your brother's hand. It became a part of his body, an
Floyd | extension. Destroying the blade was rather like cutting off Piet's
Floyd | hand, and here and now, this is a death sentence for him. "Pia." he
Floyd | manages to whisper. He doesn't have the power for more.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "owie"
DavidW says, "Cursed blades are EVIL."
Knight_Otu says, "Yep."
Iria arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Iria says, "Jacqueline's not here yet, guess we haven't started."
DavidW says, "We started."
Iria asks, "And you finished...?"
DavidW says, "Nope."
Taleslinger says, "Not yet"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "go home"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well, since the game is Finish your Foe...."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "leae"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LEAE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "leave"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LEAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the last moment, you hesitate, the realization of what you are
Floyd | about to do weighing you down. Are you really going to kill your
Floyd | brother? Though you have convinced yourself that it would be
Floyd | deliverance, with that accursed blade having corrupted him, part of
Floyd | you still wonders whether you really did your best trying to save him
Floyd | from the Thornblade's curse...
Floyd |
Floyd | Piet, it turns out, has no qualms. He lunges at you, and as your
Floyd | vision turns to red, you see the Thornblade sticking out of a weak
Floyd | spot of your armor. ... of course... he was the one who forged it...
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** Your hesitation has cost you dearly. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "hesitate"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HESITATE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Dammit."
Iria says, "Seeing all these great games reminds me that I still have yet to write a game of my own, despite having numerous ideas." Knight_Otu says, "That's one I really should have caught."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "break blade"
Floyd ]  You are facing your brother.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BREAK BLADE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the Thornblade)
Floyd | Yes, maybe that's the right move. It is the Thornblade's dark curse
Floyd | that had caused you so much trouble. And it's your fault that Piet is
Floyd | wielding that dreadful weapon. Yes, a quick swing at the blade
Floyd | should... splinter it like wood? No, it splintered rather like bone,
Floyd | you realize, and see it bleeding. Piet's face pales fast and he
Floyd | collapses, and you guess the tragic truth - the Thornblade didn't just
Floyd | grow into your brother's hand. It became a part of his body, an
Floyd | extension. Destroying the blade was rather like cutting off Piet's
Floyd | hand, and here and now, this is a death sentence for him. "Pia." he
Floyd | manages to whisper. He doesn't have the power for more.
Floyd |
Floyd |        *** You can wash away the blood, but not the deed. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your blade, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Since it may have gotten lost in the shuffle, this is one of three potential scenarios, but it *is* the most elaborate of them."
DavidW says, "I don't know how you tell the scenarios apart."
DavidW says, "I'm tempted to type >finish pho."
Knight_Otu says, "You could get to a new one with restart."
Taleslinger says, "Me neither"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd ]  You are facing ???
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTART
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Knight_Otu says, "Should, rather. That's what the update was about. Making that work."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  You are facing ???
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) By default, the game asks you to press the space bar
Floyd | after showing the aftermath of an action. You can turn this behavior
Floyd | off (or back on) with the command "autopause off/on."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x foe"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FOE
Floyd |
Floyd | A tall, deathly pale woman with flowing red hair and sharp, long
Floyd | canines. This creature is a vampire, and not just any vampire. The red
Floyd | queen is an ancient affront to Hielon, god of the sun. Not only is she
Floyd | one of the vampires capable of surviving his gaze, she once was his
Floyd | high priest before her betrayal. She is wearing a red dress that,
Floyd | though you've struck many wounds on the red queen (that have quickly
Floyd | mended), shows no signs of gashes.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "huh"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some gold-inlaid plate mail (being worn)
Floyd |   a sword
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kill queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KILL QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Even though the red queen seems unimpressed by your attacks, it is the
Floyd | only option you truly have at this moment. You have basically no
Floyd | orisons or smites left to call upon, no vials of holy water to toss at
Floyd | the vampiric blaphemy. Nothing but your blade... and that one orison
Floyd | that Tanrond and Yeleen asked you to never use. But it might be your
Floyd | only hope now. You whisper an apology to your spouses and children as
Floyd | you call upon the sacrifice of light, feeling your life force turn to
Floyd | light enveloping your sword. Striking at the red queen, the light gets
Floyd | stronger and stronger as she suffers more and more wounds, and
Floyd | finally, she succumbs. However, your sacrifice has been made.
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You go into the light of Hielon for your family, despite
Floyd | their wishes. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pray"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "make cross"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAKE CROSS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "checkmate"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CHECKMATE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "I'm guessig that wasn't the best ending"
Knight_Otu says, "Pray really is needed here."
Taleslinger says, "I'm guessig that wasn't the best ending"
Knight_Otu says, "No, it wasn't."
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun, but no funk. Taleslinger says, "My laptop DOES NOT like my sister''s wifi"
Knight_Otu says, "Though here the endings don't involve making peace with your foe."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sing"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SING
Floyd |
Floyd | Beginning with a hum, you begin a liturgy that has been sealed for an
Floyd | eternity, and for good reason. It may have been an important
Floyd | contributor to the Chaos Age, and using it runs the risk of repeating
Floyd | that dark age. But it has been unsealed somehow, and you feel that it
Floyd | may have been for this fight specifically. As your liturgy reaches its
Floyd | climax, it seems that the red queen realizes what this liturgy will
Floyd | do, even if it predates her by ages. "Fool! Stop this at once! This
Floyd | will destroy..."
Floyd | But it is too late. Hielon enters this world, in violation of the
Floyd | Covenant of Eternity, and light obliterates you, and your immediate
Floyd | surroundings.
Floyd |
Floyd |             *** You have seen the splendor of Hielon ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) There are three foes that you might face after
Floyd | (re)starting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I misread that as "my sister's wife"."
genericgeekgirl says, ""It exploded when she touched it.""
Taleslinger says, "heh"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | With a hollow voice, you intone a magical word.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | An aura of temptation washes over you, and the red queen asks with a
Floyd | smile "You are a mighty warrior indeed, but is war not such a dreadful
Floyd | business? Would you not rather be a lover?" She really must have a low
Floyd | opinion of the followers of her former church. The wave of temptation
Floyd | was nowhere strong enough to even make a dent in your willpower.
Floyd | "You are by far less fair than my husband, by far less passionate than
Floyd | my wife, by far less adorable than our children. There is nothing you
Floyd | can offer to me to replace even one of them, let alone all five of
Floyd | them." As you speak, the red queen's face becomes more and more
Floyd | distorted with anger and hatred, and she dives at you. You
Floyd | instinctively throw a punch, and are surprised to actually see a
Floyd | bruise developing on your foe's face, and before you can react to
Floyd | figure out what caused the bruise, the red queen has muttered a word
Floyd | and fades to another location.
Floyd |
Floyd |      *** This fight may have ended, but it will start anew. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Have you tried?) Most foes have an implemented head and hand.
Floyd | Referring to them in an action might bring you to other endings or
Floyd | information.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask queen about blood"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK QUEEN ABOUT BLOOD
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Blood Tower
Floyd | The throne room of the Blood Tower is a mockery to your god Hielon.
Floyd | Open to the sky, as if its inhabitant weren't the vilest of vampires,
Floyd | and a throne made of skulls and bones with rays much like those of the
Floyd | sun symbols your church uses.
Floyd |
Floyd | Floating near the dark throne is your foe, the mockery of your god,
Floyd | the red queen.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sit on throne"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT ON THRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | Barreling past the red queen, you approach her throne. Your first
Floyd | inclination is to destroy it as you feel a wave of disgust. But you
Floyd | quickly recognize the disgust as the result of an incantation, surely
Floyd | intended to make you attack the throne. So instead, you sit on it.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Instantly, you recognize the truth. The red queen has been right all
Floyd | along. You have been but a slave to Hielon, the other gods, the
Floyd | church, and your family, even. You eagerly accept a place at the red
Floyd | queen side.
Floyd |
Floyd |         *** You have betrayed everything you stand for. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | (Did you know?) You can refer to your foe as "foe!". There are four
Floyd | short lines of text dedicated to stripping out the exclamation sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "Do you mean 4 short lines of code?"
Knight_Otu says, "Red queen*'s* side. Otu, you idiot."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "finish foe!"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FINISH FOE!
Floyd |
Floyd | Even though the red queen seems unimpressed by your attacks, it is the
Floyd | only option you truly have at this moment. You have basically no
Floyd | orisons or smites left to call upon, no vials of holy water to toss at
Floyd | the vampiric blaphemy. Nothing but your blade... and that one orison
Floyd | that Tanrond and Yeleen asked you to never use. But it might be your
Floyd | only hope now. You whisper an apology to your spouses and children as
Floyd | you call upon the sacrifice of light, feeling your life force turn to
Floyd | light enveloping your sword. Striking at the red queen, the light gets
Floyd | stronger and stronger as she suffers more and more wounds, and
Floyd | finally, she succumbs. However, your sacrifice has been made.
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You go into the light of Hielon for your family, despite
Floyd | their wishes. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Yes, code. That's a rather silly aside."
Knight_Otu says, "If there's an update, that is soo gone."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "destroy throne"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DESTROY THRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | It seems clear that the dark throne holds dread power. Perhaps it
Floyd | holds the power that protects the red queen from your blade's attacks.
Floyd | You rush past her, striking and severing one of the rib-crafted sun
Floyd | rays, and another, then jump backwards as the red queen dives at you.
Floyd | Instinctively, you hit her with your sword, and with grim
Floyd | satisfaction, you see a small wound on her cheek, smaller than you
Floyd | would normally expect, but it is there.
Floyd | "You do not know what powers you are toying with, mortal worm!" the
Floyd | red queen shouts. "By damaging the throne, you have allowed a creature
Floyd | more powerful and destructive than me access to our world, and it is
Floyd | on its way already." Paying no heed to what you think a transparent
Floyd | attempt to save her life, you continue to damage the throne, and when
Floyd | it is nearly completely destroyed, the red queen dies to your sword,
Floyd | and you return home triumphantly.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** But then the demon lord arrives... ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun and funk. Knight_Otu is glad his wireless connection is behaving so far.
DavidW says, "I'm not sure how to best the red queen."
DavidW says, "I don't usually do all that well with combat."
Knight_Otu says, "They're unlikely commands."
Knight_Otu says, "Guessable, but unlikely."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn throne"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN THRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | Though you are no priest, you do have a weak ability to harm the
Floyd | undead. Vampires are usually too powerful to be affected, but perhaps
Floyd | if you concentrate on the dark throne, you might be able to destroy it
Floyd | and whatever vile influence it provides. You channel your devotion to
Floyd | Hielon and direct it at the dark throne, but you feel that it is
Floyd | absorbed by the throne rather than harming it. Before you can react, a
Floyd | pulse of vile energy radiates from the throne, and disgust overcomes
Floyd | you. You fall to your knees and vomit, and the red witch approaches
Floyd | with a dagger, cackling evilly, dagger in hand.
Floyd |
Floyd |           *** Your blessings have turned into a curse. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "I guess we need to find a way to best her without giving ourselves up"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Though you are no priest, you do have a weak ability to harm the
Floyd | undead. Vampires are usually too powerful to be affected, but perhaps
Floyd | you can weaken her magical protections this way. You channel your
Floyd | devotion to Hielon and direct it at the red queen... but you realize
Floyd | it is redirected, absorbed by the dark throne. Before you can react, a
Floyd | pulse of vile energy radiates from the throne, and disgust overcomes
Floyd | you. You fall to your knees and vomit, and the red witch approaches
Floyd | with a dagger, cackling evilly, dagger in hand.
Floyd |
Floyd |           *** Your blessings have turned into a curse. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "turn queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Though you are no priest, you do have a weak ability to harm the
Floyd | undead. Vampires are usually too powerful to be affected, but perhaps
Floyd | you can weaken her magical protections this way. You channel your
Floyd | devotion to Hielon and direct it at the red queen... but you realize
Floyd | it is redirected, absorbed by the dark throne. Before you can react, a
Floyd | pulse of vile energy radiates from the throne, and disgust overcomes
Floyd | you. You fall to your knees and vomit, and the red witch approaches
Floyd | with a dagger, cackling evilly, dagger in hand.
Floyd |
Floyd |           *** Your blessings have turned into a curse. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push throne"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH THRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push queem"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH QUEEM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                               ***  ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oops"
Knight_Otu says, "oops"
Taleslinger says, "huh"
Knight_Otu says, "I can tell you it wouldn't have been a winning ending anyway."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | A tall, deathly pale woman with flowing red hair and sharp, long
Floyd | canines. This creature is a vampire, and not just any vampire. The red
Floyd | queen is an ancient affront to Hielon, god of the sun. Not only is she
Floyd | one of the vampires capable of surviving his gaze, she once was his
Floyd | high priest before her betrayal. She is wearing a red dress that,
Floyd | though you've struck many wounds on the red queen (that have quickly
Floyd | mended), shows no signs of gashes.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "throw sword at queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THROW SWORD AT QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You lack the nerve when it comes to the crucial moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cut hair"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CUT HAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take dress"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | That seems to belong to the red queen.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "throw sword at queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THROW SWORD AT QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You lack the nerve when it comes to the crucial moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you continue looking around, your disgust with your environment
Floyd | wells up to unexpected heights. It is enough to cause you physical
Floyd | pain and nausea. Nausea strong enough to cause you to vomit. Falling
Floyd | to your knees, you hear the laughter of the red queen as she draws a
Floyd | dagger from Hielon knows where and slits your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd |              *** Your disgust has overwhelmed you. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "compliment queen on dress"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > COMPLIMENT QUEEN ON DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "damn queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DAMN QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack dress"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ATTACK DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | Even though the red queen seems unimpressed by your attacks, it is the
Floyd | only option you truly have at this moment. You have basically no
Floyd | orisons or smites left to call upon, no vials of holy water to toss at
Floyd | the vampiric blaphemy. Nothing but your blade... and that one orison
Floyd | that Tanrond and Yeleen asked you to never use. But it might be your
Floyd | only hope now. You whisper an apology to your spouses and children as
Floyd | you call upon the sacrifice of light, feeling your life force turn to
Floyd | light enveloping your sword. Striking at the red queen, the light gets
Floyd | stronger and stronger as she suffers more and more wounds, and
Floyd | finally, she succumbs. However, your sacrifice has been made.
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You go into the light of Hielon for your family, despite
Floyd | their wishes. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | It feels silly, but you start the dance that you were taught. It is a
Floyd | fluid one, seamlessly allowing you to dodge away from the red queen's
Floyd | assaults. It is a long dance, though, and exhaustion begins to set in,
Floyd | and the red queen pins you down right at the end. She rips apart your
Floyd | gorget and is about to tear your throat as the tower shakes and it
Floyd | appears over the walls. The elder treant with a vast vendetta against
Floyd | the red queen. It grabs her, instantly sealing her head in resin. You
Floyd | shudder to think what tortures the beast has in store for an undying
Floyd | vampire, but you feel that you had no other choice.
Floyd |
Floyd |       *** You have consigned your foe to a horrible fate. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oo, neat."
Knight_Otu says, "That is one winning command."
Taleslinger says, "Yay winning ending"
Taleslinger asks, "Should we try the third scenario?"
Roger says, "smoochies please"
DavidW says, "sure"
Taleslinger kisses Roger.
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kiss queen"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS QUEEN
Floyd |
Floyd | An aura of temptation washes over you, and the red queen asks with a
Floyd | smile "You are a mighty warrior indeed, but is war not such a dreadful
Floyd | business? Would you not rather be a lover?" She really must have a low
Floyd | opinion of the followers of her former church. The wave of temptation
Floyd | was nowhere strong enough to even make a dent in your willpower.
Floyd | "You are by far less fair than my husband, by far less passionate than
Floyd | my wife, by far less adorable than our children. There is nothing you
Floyd | can offer to me to replace even one of them, let alone all five of
Floyd | them." As you speak, the red queen's face becomes more and more
Floyd | distorted with anger and hatred, and she dives at you. You
Floyd | instinctively throw a punch, and are surprised to actually see a
Floyd | bruise developing on your foe's face, and before you can react to
Floyd | figure out what caused the bruise, the red queen has muttered a word
Floyd | and fades to another location.
Floyd |
Floyd |      *** This fight may have ended, but it will start anew. ***
Floyd | Maybe things could have gone differently...
Floyd |
Floyd | The noon sun burns hot even with the wind rushing through your hair.
Floyd | Catching a quick glance of your reflection in your sword, you quickly
Floyd | return your attention to the important matter at hand - your foe. It
Floyd | has been a long battle, but now the advantage is yours. It is time to
Floyd | make the decisive move, and to
Floyd |
Floyd | Finish your Foe!
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Oliver Frank
Floyd | Release 2 / Serial number 180110 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd | Standard Rules version 3/120430 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | English Language version 1 by Graham Nelson
Floyd | Extended Grammar version 8/140501 by Aaron Reed
Floyd | Basic Screen Effects version 7/140425 by Emily Short
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "We've been at it for an hour. Give the two remaining games a chance, I'd say."
Taleslinger says, "Works for me."
DavidW asks, "goodness, an hour already?"
Taleslinger says (to Knight_Otu), "Good work!"
Knight_Otu says, "Thanks."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd ]  You are facing the red queen.
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > YES
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "list n"
Floyd says (to Taleslinger), "nautilisia nazimice nbdemo ndrift never newcat newcomer newday newyearswar ng night nightfall ninepts ninetenths ninjasfate nordandbert nostrils notallthings notjustanordinaryballerina notsameals ntts ny10anatidaephobia ny10anatidaephobia2 ny10dayishotalex ny10thehorste ny10yaminabe ny9stayingput nys11daywegotapet nys11finishyourfoe nys11halflife nys11jack nys11jack2 nys11quickfire nys11quickfire2 nys11red nys7babynewyear nys7dayicameback nys7faithfulcompanion nys7mundanetale nys7storm nys8mhairiesioux nys8queen nys8youwerehere nys9candleflame nys9candlelame nys9daytimestoodstill nys9egyptwalk nys9mhairiesioux nys9stayingput nys9trolleyprob" DavidW says, "If one of our foes turns out to be a fish, SLAP it."
Knight_Otu says, "I can say the third foe is not a fish."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11halflife"
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 1
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Knight_Otu says, "But maybe if I add more foes in a new release.."
Taleslinger says, "uh"
Knight_Otu says, "Huh."
DavidW says (to Taleslinger), "There's a game called Slap That Fish!"
Iria says (to floyd), "listd"
Floyd says (to Iria), "Floyd doesn't know that trick."
Iria says (to floyd), "list d"
Floyd says (to Iria), "dampcamp dark darkcarnival darkiss dayforfreshsushi dayidied deadlikeants deadline deadlineenchanter deadmanshill deadmanshug death death4 death_waif degen delusions delusns desert destiny detectiv devours dewdrops dflieslike dialcforcupcakes dinner dirk disenchantmentbay ditch divis djibouti djinni doctorm dogslife doll donotmeddle down downtheserpent dramaqueen dreamhold dreamland dreamtrap2 drolltolltroll dualtransform dullegriet dumont"
Iria whews. Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe it doesn't like sleepmask for some reason?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "load nys11halflife"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd | Glulxe fatal error: This Blorb file contains an executable chunk, but
Floyd | it is not a Glulx file.
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Knight_Otu says, "Huh."
DavidW says, "Perhaps it didn't copy properly at one step."
Taleslinger asks (of davidW), "Can I resend you the file?"
DavidW asks, "okay. Does it work at your end?"
Taleslinger says, "Can't tell. This machine has nothing IF related installed."
Taleslinger exclaims, "Eeeagh! Bar!"
Taleslinger has disconnected. Taleslinger says, "Can't tell. This machine has nothing IF related installed."
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun, but no funk. DavidW says, "It runs on my machine."
Taleslinger says, "I just forwarded you the latest file. Can you try an upload that? I'm not 100% sure it's the one I sent Jacq"
Taleslinger says, "*intermission*"
| Ok, successfully uploaded to Floyd as 'halflife3'. Have fun!
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask halflife3"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The rays of the morning sun tickle your face, waking you up. That's a
Floyd | pleasant surprise - the forecast said it would be rainy for days.
Floyd | However, looking out of the window, you see that there are no clouds
Floyd | in the sky. How did they get it so wrong?
Floyd |
Floyd | It's quiet and peaceful. Out of habit, you reach for your mobile
Floyd | phone on the nightstand to browse through the morning headlines. Still
Floyd | lying down in your bed, covering your eyes from the sun with one hand,
Floyd | you start scrolling down the newsfeed when a headline catches your
Floyd | attention: "Half-Life 3 Confirmed!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Quickly, you sit  up.  For a moment you feel a huge sense of
Floyd | happiness. The long-awaited sequel of your favourite action game is
Floyd | finally going to come true. More monsters to shoot! More headcrabs to
Floyd | bash with your crowbar! Finally expel the Combine from the
Floyd | face of the Earth? Soon afterwards, however, you come to your senses.
Floyd | No way is any of that going to happen. Reality, you realize with
Floyd | sudden alarm, must be seriously warped.
Floyd |
Floyd | You become fully awake and alert. This is no laughing matter. Your
Floyd | primary task is to get safely - or at least alive - out of the
Floyd | building. And if you're lucky enough, maybe sort out this reality
Floyd | enwarpment and restore matters to normal.
Floyd |
Floyd |  You get up and dressed quickly. There is no time to lose.
Floyd |
Floyd | Half-Life 3 Confirmed
Floyd | A yeah sure by Anssi Räisänen
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180104 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Your bedroom looks normal enough. Well, now that you take a second
Floyd | look, maybe that black hole in the floor shouldn't really be there.
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is a door in the
Floyd | northeastern corner of the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Thankfully, you notice nothing out of the ordinary.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "For those who don't know, HL3 is a real thing - an eagerly anticipated game that will never come"
DavidW says, "ah"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | It seems to be some kind of vortex that you might try to enter. The
Floyd | question is - would that be a wise thing to do?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get hole"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Zach says, """"real""""
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open wardrone"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WARDRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open wardrone"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WARDRONE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open wardrobe"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WARDROBE
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a snowy landscape behind the clothes hanging inside the
Floyd | wardrobe. No, it's just the back wall, after all.
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the wardrobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "No Narnia for us."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), " x nightstand"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | >  X NIGHTSTAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The small white-painted nightstand has one drawer in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open drawer"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DRAWER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's locked.
Floyd | Strange; you usually keep it open, with the key in the lock. But the
Floyd | key is not in the lock presently.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying a mobile phone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "call gabe newell"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL GABE NEWELL
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | Ordinarily nothing special. But today somebody has drawn a treasure
Floyd | map on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x map"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a big X on the right side, or the east side, of an irregular
Floyd | line which you take to be a river or a road. The X is inside a circle,
Floyd | but it is impossible to guess what the circle represents. The whole
Floyd | map is probably a hoax.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get map"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | That's hardly portable. Instead, you memorize the map. (To refer to
Floyd | the map, RECALL it.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "And I was going to try to photograph it."
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under desk"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "break nightstand"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > BREAK NIGHTSTAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take nightstand"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE NIGHTSTAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need to carry it with you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "look under nightstand"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER NIGHTSTAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push it"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH IT
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying a mobile phone.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also recall a map drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suggest trying the door before the window or hole."
Knight_Otu says, "Sure."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen table
Floyd | and eating the leftovers of the pizza.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | A fat pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen
Floyd | table and eating away. Too bad you didn't bother putting the leftover
Floyd | bits of last night's pizza into the fridge. Then again, you didn't
Floyd | expect a pig.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "talk to pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | Please ASK PERSON ABOUT THING or TELL PERSON ABOUT THING to converse
Floyd | with somebody.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask pig about pizza"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT PIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask pig about me"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask pig about map"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask pig about half-life"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT HALF-LIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask pig about pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Not even an oink?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "gte pizza"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > GTE PIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get pizza"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET PIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | On second thought, you decide not to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "ask pig about wizard sniffer"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK PIG ABOUT WIZARD SNIFFER
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You cannot reach the fridge presently - the fat pig blocks the way. It
Floyd | makes an angry squeal when you make a gesture of approaching it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pizza"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the leftovers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x stove"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | The four burners flash in bright neon colours - red, blue, green and
Floyd | orange. It is rather unsettling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ride pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > RIDE PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | There are some pizza leftovers on the table.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open stove"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN STOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under table"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pig, ellohay"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > PIG, ELLOHAY
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Not a very talkative pig."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "tell pig about acab"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > TELL PIG ABOUT ACAB
Floyd |
Floyd | This provokes no reaction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "slaughter pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > SLAUGHTER PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Taleslinger arrives, full of fun and funk.
Taleslinger says, "Terribly sorry about the bouncing" DavidW says, "I assume we need to open the fridge but have to deal with the pig first, using an item from elsewhere."
Taleslinger says, "Yep"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a mud monster here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x monster"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's little more than a pile of mud. It has no legs but  you are able
Floyd | to distinguish a pair of limbs that might pass as arms. It has a
Floyd | barely discernible face but you are not sure if it has eyes. It
Floyd | loiters silently in the middle of the room. Drops of mud are dripping
Floyd | from it onto your exquisite carpet. So not cool.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | The mud monster blocks the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Of course it does."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying a mobile phone.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also recall a map drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladder bottom
Floyd | This is a small featureless room, no bigger than a closet.  There is a
Floyd | metal ladder ascending straight up into the darkness. The upper end of
Floyd | the ladder is not visible. The exit is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a mud monster here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on tv"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON TV
Floyd |
Floyd | That's already on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tv"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TV
Floyd |
Floyd | The television shows psychedelic, ever-changing kaleidoscopic images
Floyd | on the screen, accompanied by good old-style march music. Is that
Floyd | Sousa?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "turn off tv"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN OFF TV
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to turn off the television but can't.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x sofa"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SOFA
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a time to relax and a time to save the world. This is the
Floyd | latter, and the sofa is not needed for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "But there might be change in the sofa!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tell monster about pig"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > TELL MONSTER ABOUT PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | This provokes no reaction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "eat monster"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > EAT MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | He's plainly inedible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger has disconnected.
Taleslinger has connected.
Taleslinger disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again.
Taleslinger arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "What's in the new room north of hallway?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladder bottom
Floyd | This is a small featureless room, no bigger than a closet.  There is a
Floyd | metal ladder ascending straight up into the darkness. The upper end of
Floyd | the ladder is not visible. The exit is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel unsafe going up into the darkness without any kind of light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm."
DavidW asks, "That kinda leaves the window, hole, and missing south exit?"
Taleslinger says, "Where was the windowß"
Knight_Otu says, "So there's probably a flashlight in the nightstand."
DavidW says, "Bedroom."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "If the window is portable, it might be a lightsource."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Through the tenth-floor window, you make out the outline of the city
Floyd | and its numerous high-rises, similar to the one you live in. The city
Floyd | looks the same as usual - well, not quite. There are a couple of tall
Floyd | buildings in the distance that weren't there yesterday. It's eerily
Floyd | quiet - no sounds of traffic.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get window"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "drat"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "break window"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > BREAK WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "So, into the hole?"
Knight_Otu says, "Let's try."
DavidW says, "Well, unless we can get the light from inside the fridge."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter hole"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Something tells you it's not the time yet. You need to prepare
Floyd | yourself somehow first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Okay."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying a mobile phone.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also recall a map drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x phone" DavidW says, "The key in the living room is probably for the nightstand."
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The mobile phone screen shows presently the weather forecast for the
Floyd | moon. Seems to be clear skies with a low probability of rain. Warning
Floyd | for fog though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "So we need to solve the pig and the monster."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "switch on flashlight"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH ON FLASHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "switch on flashlight"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH ON FLASHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "switch on phone"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH ON PHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's already on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "switch off phone"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH OFF PHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | You prefer to have it on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "To get rid of mud, you need soap or detergent, some cleaning agent."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Maybe the tv will give an ad for a phone number we can call."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | That's a wall there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen table
Floyd | and eating the leftovers of the pizza.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | There are some pizza leftovers on the table.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "give phone to pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE PHONE TO PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x phone"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The mobile phone screen shows presently the top 20 chart for this
Floyd | week. An actually good song is at #1.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take leftovers."
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE LEFTOVERS.
Floyd |
Floyd | On second thought, you decide not to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kill pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > KILL PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig turns to you angrily and flashes its fierce red eyes at you.
Floyd | Then it notices the tail of your T-shirt where you wiped your fingers
Floyd | last night - you ate a chocolate bar and wiped your messy fingers on
Floyd | the shirt. The pig smells the chocolate and starts tugging at your
Floyd | shirt. Ecch. Should have put on a clean shirt today.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You give a slap to the irritating creature, but it just starts tugging
Floyd | your shirt again. Now isn't that sweet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok, lead the pig to the monster."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "remove shirt"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE SHIRT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to dw), "!!!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a mud monster here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig sees the mud monster, becomes afraid and disappears back into
Floyd | the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "darn. I thought I had it there."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen table
Floyd | and eating the leftovers of the pizza.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTACK PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig turns to you angrily and flashes its fierce red eyes at you.
Floyd | Then it notices the tail of your T-shirt where you wiped your fingers
Floyd | last night - you ate a chocolate bar and wiped your messy fingers on
Floyd | the shirt. The pig smells the chocolate and starts tugging at your
Floyd | shirt. Ecch. Should have put on a clean shirt today.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter hole"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Something tells you it's not the time yet. You need to prepare
Floyd | yourself somehow first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Open the fridge?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open wardrobe"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WARDROBE
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a snowy landscape behind the clothes hanging inside the
Floyd | wardrobe. No, it's just the back wall, after all.
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the wardrobe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "me"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > ME
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't dare to open the fridge while the pig is in the kitchen. If
Floyd | it's this excited about your chocolate-stained shirt, who knows with
Floyd | what fervour it will attack the contents of the fridge once they are
Floyd | exposed. No, you need to get the pig out of the kitchen first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "The pig shouldn't be leaning against it..."
Knight_Otu says, "Drat."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a mud monster here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig sees the mud monster, becomes afraid and disappears back into
Floyd | the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack monster"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTACK MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | That wouldn't be very wise. When you even approach it a bit more, it
Floyd | gives out a small zap and you feel an electric charge through your
Floyd | body. Got to think of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "I'm stumped. Is the pig a light source?"
DavidW says, "no"
Knight_Otu asks, "Can we push the pig into the hole?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ooh"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > OOH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen table
Floyd | and eating the leftovers of the pizza.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Or remove the shirt in the bedroom?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTACK PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig turns to you angrily and flashes its fierce red eyes at you.
Floyd | Then it notices the tail of your T-shirt where you wiped your fingers
Floyd | last night - you ate a chocolate bar and wiped your messy fingers on
Floyd | the shirt. The pig smells the chocolate and starts tugging at your
Floyd | shirt. Ecch. Should have put on a clean shirt today.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push pig"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig turns to you angrily and flashes its fierce red eyes at you.
Floyd | Then it notices the tail of your T-shirt where you wiped your fingers
Floyd | last night - you ate a chocolate bar and wiped your messy fingers on
Floyd | the shirt. The pig smells the chocolate and starts tugging at your
Floyd | shirt. Ecch. Should have put on a clean shirt today.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "remove shirt"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE SHIRT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I don't think the shirt's implemented."
DavidW says, "I see."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladder bottom
Floyd | This is a small featureless room, no bigger than a closet.  There is a
Floyd | metal ladder ascending straight up into the darkness. The upper end of
Floyd | the ladder is not visible. The exit is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel unsafe going up into the darkness without any kind of light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get pizza"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET PIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | On second thought, you decide not to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open stove"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN STOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "kiss pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > KISS PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig might not like that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I suppose we can still enter the bed?"
Knight_Otu says, "The game says while the pig's basically all over us."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter bed"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter bed"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You're not tired.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x bed"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BED
Floyd |
Floyd | It's your  plain but comfy and trusted bed. You already made it,
Floyd | although I didn't mention it specifically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BED
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "blindfold pie"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > BLINDFOLD PIE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | That's a wall there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the bedroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x south"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SOUTH
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing unexpected in that direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm, no mention of a kitchen door."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "afk for minute"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > AFK FOR MINUTE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "afk for a minute"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "x kitchen door"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > X KITCHEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Maybe take the ladder and put it into the bedroom hole?"
Knight_Otu says, "Drat."
Knight_Otu says, "I suspect the ladder won't be takeable."
DavidW says, "I suspect it too."
DavidW says, "But I'm running out of ideas."
Knight_Otu says, "I mean, no harm in trying, but not much hope that it works."
DavidW says, "like, maybe we can take a sheet or blanket from the bed, put it over the monster, so the pig won't immediately see it."
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The fat pig is here, tugging your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get sheet"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SHEET
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Looking at the phone and tv more might also help."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x phoen"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PHOEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x phone"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The mobile phone screen shows presently your contact list:
Floyd | ExprezzPizza, Kate, Mr Furroughs (your college teacher), Mum, Chuck
Floyd | Norris.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "call kate"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL KATE
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no answer. Just like in normal reality.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "call expresspizza"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL EXPRESSPIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "call mr furroughs"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL MR FURROUGHS
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an automatic message: "Sorry, I cannot take your call right
Floyd | now. Please leave a message after the beep. If you're one of my
Floyd | students making a prank call, please leave your message after the
Floyd | second beep." There's a beep. You wait for a while, but the second
Floyd | beep never comes. He got you alright.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "call chuck norris"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL CHUCK NORRIS
Floyd |
Floyd | Chuck Norris is not afraid of warped realities. On the contrary, if
Floyd | Chuck Norris is unsatisfied with reality, he warps it himself until
Floyd | he's happy with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Encouraged by remembering this, you dial his number, but there is no
Floyd | answer. Then you remember that Chuck Norris doesn't need to answer the
Floyd | phone. He already knows what you'd be going to say.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Iria says (to Floyd), "call exprezzpizza"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL EXPREZZPIZZA
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sorry, closed due to reality enwarpment." At least they're up to date
Floyd | with things. (And seems like "enwarpment" indeed is a word now.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "call mum"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > CALL MUM
Floyd |
Floyd | Mum answers, of course.
Floyd | "Mum, reality is warped!"
Floyd | "Oh, really? Remember to dress warmly when you go out, then. I'm off
Floyd | to the hairdresser's. Byee!"
Floyd | ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Thanks. MOM."
Knight_Otu says, "Thanks mom."
Taleslinger says, "That was not helpful"
Taleslinger says, "Just like in real life!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a mud monster here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig sees the mud monster, becomes afraid and disappears back into
Floyd | the kitchen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x tv"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TV
Floyd |
Floyd | The television shows psychedelic, ever-changing kaleidoscopic images
Floyd | on the screen, accompanied by good old-style march music. Is that
Floyd | Sousa?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x monster"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's little more than a pile of mud. It has no legs but  you are able
Floyd | to distinguish a pair of limbs that might pass as arms. It has a
Floyd | barely discernible face but you are not sure if it has eyes. It
Floyd | loiters silently in the middle of the room. Drops of mud are dripping
Floyd | from it onto your exquisite carpet. So not cool.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x carpet"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CARPET
Floyd |
Floyd | Your white, exquisite living-room carpet is stained with mud that has
Floyd | been dripping from the monster.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Iria goes home.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull carpet"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > PULL CARPET
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull the carpet forcefully. The mud monster loses its balance and
Floyd | form. Soon there is nothing else left but a puddle of mud on the
Floyd | floor. That was handled elegantly -- well, almost. You can't really be
Floyd | happy with the floor all covered in brown sludge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ask monster about pig"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK MONSTER ABOUT PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sludge"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SLUDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Woohoo"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pig is standing on its hind legs, leaning against the kitchen table
Floyd | and eating the leftovers of the pizza.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "With luck, pigs like mud."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "attack pig"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTACK PIG
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig turns to you angrily and flashes its fierce red eyes at you.
Floyd | Then it notices the tail of your T-shirt where you wiped your fingers
Floyd | last night - you ate a chocolate bar and wiped your messy fingers on
Floyd | the shirt. The pig smells the chocolate and starts tugging at your
Floyd | shirt. Ecch. Should have put on a clean shirt today.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a big puddle of mud on the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig follows you, tugging at your T-shirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | The pig sees the mud on the floor, approaches it and starts to wallow
Floyd | in it. It really seems to enjoy itself and forgets everything else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Yay"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The kitchen
Floyd | On the kitchen table are some leftovers of the pizza that you ordered
Floyd | last night but couldn't finish. The hallway is to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stove stands in the corner.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a fridge (closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Fridge!"
DavidW says, "also key!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the fridge, revealing a bottle of whiskey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Woo!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get whiskey"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET WHISKEY
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  The kitchen
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the bottle of whiskey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "get the key!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The living-room
Floyd | Normally it is of course a charming living-room. You see a sofa, a
Floyd | table and a television here. The exit is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a big puddle of mud on the floor. A pig is wallowing happily
Floyd | in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a small key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get key"
Floyd ]  The living-room
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "unlock drawer"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNLOCK DRAWER
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the small key)
Floyd | You unlock the drawer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the drawer, revealing a flashlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "woot!"
DavidW says, "Ladder!"
Knight_Otu says, "As expected."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get flashlight"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET FLASHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  The hallway
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladder bottom
Floyd | This is a small featureless room, no bigger than a closet.  There is a
Floyd | metal ladder ascending straight up into the darkness. The upper end of
Floyd | the ladder is not visible. The exit is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "switch on flashlight"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH ON FLASHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | You switch the flashlight on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Jazz Club
Floyd | You live in a normal condominium building with definitely no jazz club
Floyd | anywhere in it. Anyway, here you are, in a smoky, atmospheric club
Floyd | with a lazy crowd in murky tables - murky because of the thick
Floyd | cigarette smoke present. From here you can go down, back to your
Floyd | apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | Three accordion players are performing on a small stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small birdcage stands near the stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x cage"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a small metal cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the cage is a canary bird.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x bird"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BIRD
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a small yellow bird.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That'll be handy in the coal mine."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | But the small bird might fly away!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get cage"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hey, you there." interrupts one of the players.  "Isn't it a
Floyd | beautiful creature? You can have the bird, but just give us a bottle
Floyd | of whiskey in exchange. Fair, ha?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "give whiskey to player"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE WHISKEY TO PLAYER
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the bottle of whiskey to the band. They thank you and one of
Floyd | them says:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Here, have this bird as a token of our gratitude. Take good care of
Floyd | it; it has accompanied us in some very dark places. May it bring you
Floyd | luck in your times of distress, too."
Floyd |
Floyd |  They hand the cage to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "How convenient. We have one of those."
Knight_Otu says, "Had."
Taleslinger says, "Neat"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Jazz Club
Floyd | You live in a normal condominium building with definitely no jazz club
Floyd | anywhere in it. Anyway, here you are, in a smoky, atmospheric club
Floyd | with a lazy crowd in murky tables - murky because of the thick
Floyd | cigarette smoke present. From here you can go down, back to your
Floyd | apartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | Three accordion players are performing on a small stage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Jazz Club
Floyd |
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "i think we're done here?"
DavidW says, "Now try the hole!"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You descend the ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladder bottom
Floyd | This is a small featureless room, no bigger than a closet.  There is a
Floyd | metal ladder ascending straight up into the darkness. The upper end of
Floyd | the ladder is not visible. The exit is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Ladder bottom
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "s.sw"
Floyd ]  Your bedroom
Floyd |
Floyd | > S.SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The hallway
Floyd | The hallway connects all the rooms in your apartment. The living-room
Floyd | is to the east while the kitchen is to the west and your bedroom is to
Floyd | the southwest.  Rather unnervingly, the front door leading out, to the
Floyd | south, seems to have disappeared completely. Somewhat unexpectedly,
Floyd | there seems to be an extra room to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your bedroom
Floyd | Beside your bed is a small nightstand. A wardrobe stands opposite your
Floyd | bed and there's a writing desk by the window. There is an inexplicable
Floyd | black hole in the floor. There is a door in the northeastern corner of
Floyd | the room, leading to the hallway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "s then sw"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter hole"
Floyd ]  Tenth floor landing
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER HOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel now that you ready to enter the vortex. With the small bird
Floyd | as your companion, what harm could possibly happen to you?
Floyd |
Floyd | Tenth floor landing
Floyd | You're standing outside your apartment, on the tenth floor landing of
Floyd | the condominium.  In a way, finding yourself here is a sort of
Floyd | anticlimax; on the other hand, you're happy that you managed to escape
Floyd | from your apartment. Some doors leading to other apartments on this
Floyd | floor are visible, but the front door of your apartment is still
Floyd | nowhere to be seen. Ordinarily a flight of stairs, to the left of the
Floyd | elevator, leads down and another one, to the right of the elevator,
Floyd | leads up. Presently, however, both flights of stairs have disappeared
Floyd | and there are just two abysses that you feel dizzy gazing into. Well,
Floyd | there's always the elevator. Conveniently, it happens to be right
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x elevator"
Floyd ]  Tenth floor landing
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ELEVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The elevator is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger asks, "We go in, I guess?"
DavidW says, "Sure. Try it."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter elevator"
Floyd ]  In the elevator
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER ELEVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | Finding no other sensible alternative, you decide to enter the
Floyd | elevator.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the elevator
Floyd | You're inside the elevator. There are only two buttons, up and down.
Floyd | That should make things simple.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Sure. Unless we want to try waking up."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push up"
Floyd ]  In the elevator
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH UP
Floyd |
Floyd | (the up button)
Floyd | Nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push down"
Floyd ]  Outside the condominium high-rise
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | (the down button)
Floyd | The floor opens and you fall down!  Taken by surprise, you lose hold
Floyd | of the birdcage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You fall down helplessly. Soon enough, you plunge in deep water.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bottom of the shaft seems to be filled with water.  After a short
Floyd | while, you manage to swim up to the surface.  The cage is floating on
Floyd | the water and you grab it again. Seems the bird survived the fall
Floyd | relatively unharmed. However, you notice that you've lost your other
Floyd | belongings.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an open doorway between the elevator shaft and the ground
Floyd | floor corridor - the door itself seems to have disappeared. You swim
Floyd | to the doorway and get out of the shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | Even in the ground floor corridor, the floor is wet. You walk out of
Floyd | the front door and leave the building.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the condominium high-rise
Floyd | You  are standing outside your condominium building, knee-deep in
Floyd | water. No streets are visible; the water covers the entire
Floyd | landscape.The surrounding high-rises sway high above like giant reeds
Floyd | in the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Whew, birdy survived."
Taleslinger says, "Hm"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Outside the condominium high-rise
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You deem it not worth starting to walk randomly in the knee-deep
Floyd | water. Also, entering any of the buildings around you looks highly
Floyd | unsafe.
Floyd |
Floyd | Out of nowhere, a small boat without any oars floats into your reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "That's convenient"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "enter boat"
Floyd ]  Open sea
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BOAT
Floyd |
Floyd | You get into the boat.
Floyd |
Floyd | A strong current leads the boat forward between the towering
Floyd | buildings. Soon you're out of town. Even the highest buildings
Floyd | disappear into the horizon, and there's nothing but water in sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current pushes the boat northward.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "This seems safe"
DavidW asks, "mm. There's no edge of the world here, is there?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Open sea
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current pushes the boat northward.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x cage"
Floyd ]  Open sea
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a small metal cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the cage is a canary bird.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current pushes the boat northward.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a tiny island looming in the horizon, to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A wedge of pigs, in a perfect V-formation, flies past far above your
Floyd | head and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Open sea
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current pushes the boat northward.
Floyd |
Floyd | The island is getting closer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Island shore
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The current pushes the boat northward.
Floyd |
Floyd | The island is getting closer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your boat reaches the island which now looks rather big; it must be
Floyd | over a mile wide. When the boat touches the ground, you get off it and
Floyd | wade to the shore.  A yawning hippopotamus appears from nowhere. The
Floyd | boat disappears in its huge jaws and the hippopotamus swims away.
Floyd |
Floyd | Island shore
Floyd | You are standing on the shore of an island. A path leads up the
Floyd | slightly ascending cliff to a wide red curtain, the kind you might see
Floyd | in a theatre.  The shore continues to the west and to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Pigs are flying!"
Taleslinger says, "This game is charmingly old school crazy quilt"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | At a boat wreck
Floyd | This is a particulary stony part of the shoreline. You can go back to
Floyd | the west to where you originally landed on the island, but the
Floyd | landscape becomes impassable in other direction due to thick
Floyd | vegetation.
Floyd |
Floyd | The wreck of a small cargo ship lies on the stones here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a crowbar here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get crowbar"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET CROWBAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a rusty old crowbar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x wreck"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WRECK
Floyd |
Floyd | It is an old cargo vessel.  Some gunnysacks lie on the rocks around
Floyd | the wreck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x sacks"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Sacks made of rough burlap. A couple have broken, revealing sunflower
Floyd | seeds inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "When was the crowbar mentioned earlier?"
Taleslinger says, "In the room description"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get seeds"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SEEDS
Floyd |
Floyd | You take some sunflower seeds from an open sack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Wasn't it mentioned near the very beginning?"
Knight_Otu says, "At the beginning. I gather they're a big thing in the Half-Life franchise."
Taleslinger says, "The protagonist of Ha - timing"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get sack"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get sacks"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | You take some sunflower seeds from an open sack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying some sunflower seeds, a crowbar and a cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also recall a map drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "recall map"
Floyd ]  At a boat wreck
Floyd |
Floyd | > RECALL MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You think about the treasure map you found drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd | There was an irregular line (a river or a road) going across the map ,
Floyd | and to the right, or east, of it was a big X. The X was inside a
Floyd | circle, but it was difficult to guess what the circle could represent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Island shore
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Island shore
Floyd | You are standing on the shore of an island. A path leads up the
Floyd | slightly ascending cliff to a wide red curtain, the kind you might see
Floyd | in a theatre.  The shore continues to the west and to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Small beach
Floyd | This is a small sandy stretch of the island shore. There's various
Floyd | flotsam and jetsam here. You can go back to the east to where you
Floyd | originally landed on the island, but the landscape becomes impassable
Floyd | in other directions due to steep cliffs.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a bowler hat here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x hat"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HAT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a slightly worn but still usable bowler hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get hat"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET HAT
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "wear it"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on the bowler hat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x flotsam"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FLOTSAM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x jetsam"
Floyd ]  Small beach
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JETSAM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Island shore
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Island shore
Floyd | You are standing on the shore of an island. A path leads up the
Floyd | slightly ascending cliff to a wide red curtain, the kind you might see
Floyd | in a theatre.  The shore continues to the west and to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You find a gap in the wide, red curtain and enter it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Theatre stage
Floyd | You're standing alone on a large theatre stage. The house is full,
Floyd | with the audience waiting for your next move in the dark auditorium.
Floyd | Even the balconies, to the second and third floors, are seated to the
Floyd | last place. A fat, wealthy man sitting in one of the boxes eyes you
Floyd | through a pair of opera glasses. The red curtain is behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience bursts into a wild applause seeing you. You feel you have
Floyd | to give them your best shot. Now, let's see... you can sing, dance and
Floyd | whistle. Or at least you think you can.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Dancing and singing worked well in the last game."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You start your Vaudeville act. Wearing the bowler hat and using the
Floyd | crowbar as a makeshift cane, you manage to convince the crowd to an
Floyd | extent, in spite of your lacking dancing abilities. However, you
Floyd | shouldn't have opened your mouth; your singing and whistling are still
Floyd | abominable. Maybe you should find someone who is better at it than you
Floyd | are.
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop as the crowd boos angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "sing"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > SING
Floyd |
Floyd | You start your Vaudeville act. Wearing the bowler hat and using the
Floyd | crowbar as a makeshift cane, you manage to convince the crowd to an
Floyd | extent, in spite of your lacking dancing abilities. However, you
Floyd | shouldn't have opened your mouth; your singing and whistling are still
Floyd | abominable. Maybe you should find someone who is better at it than you
Floyd | are.
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop as the crowd boos angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "whistle"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > WHISTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You start your Vaudeville act. Wearing the bowler hat and using the
Floyd | crowbar as a makeshift cane, you manage to convince the crowd to an
Floyd | extent, in spite of your lacking dancing abilities. However, you
Floyd | shouldn't have opened your mouth; your singing and whistling are still
Floyd | abominable. Maybe you should find someone who is better at it than you
Floyd | are.
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop as the crowd boos angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The canary."
DavidW says, "Canaries sing."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x cage"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a small metal cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the cage is a canary bird.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x bird"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BIRD
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a small yellow bird.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "give seeds to bird"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE SEEDS TO BIRD
Floyd |
Floyd | The cage isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "GIVE SEED TO CANARY"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Theatre stage
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the cage carefully and give some seeds for the canary bird to
Floyd | eat. It pecks them for a while and starts then chirping happily from
Floyd | its heart's content.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience is stunned by the performance and is now waiting for you
Floyd | to complete the show.
Floyd |
Floyd | The audience shifts restlessly, waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "whistle"
Floyd ]  Forest
Floyd |
Floyd | > WHISTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You start your Vaudeville act to the chirping of the bird. As it takes
Floyd | care of the singing/whistling part of the performance, your job is
Floyd | just to dance. Wearing the bowler hat and using the crowbar as a
Floyd | makeshift cane, you manage to convince the crowd in spite of your
Floyd | lacking dancing abilities. In fact, they are quite charmed, and the
Floyd | applause at the end of your one-man and one-bird show is deafening.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone who looks like the theatre manager comes to the stage and
Floyd | shakes your hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | "That was absolutely fantastic", he congratulates, "now, please, let
Floyd | us escort you out."
Floyd |
Floyd | A horse-drawn carriage drawn by two white horses appears from the
Floyd | backstage and you enter it. The horses then lead the carriage down a
Floyd | ramp from the stage and pull the carriage through the central aisle of
Floyd | the auditorium while the crowd on both sides of the aisle claps in a
Floyd | standing ovation and shouts bravo.
Floyd |
Floyd | Once you're out of the main doors, you step out of the carriage. The
Floyd | horses disappear back into the theatre and the main doors close with a
Floyd | bang. Gosh, was that weird or what. Again, you're on your own.
Floyd |
Floyd | Forest
Floyd | You're on a north-south path in a forest. To the south is a theatre
Floyd | while to the north the path disappears into the trees. The theatre
Floyd | itself seems to be in the middle of the forest, a cultural oddity in
Floyd | the general wilderness of things.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone has left a shovel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "So crazy, this game."
DavidW says, "take the shovel"
DavidW says, "Time to find that treasure, yarr"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get shovel"
Floyd ]  Forest
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SHOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to pull the shovel out of the ground, but it is stuck
Floyd | surprisingly stubbornly. The task is made the more difficult as the
Floyd | handle is missing. As you keep pulling, the shaft of the shovel comes
Floyd | loose. The blade remains in the soil and cannot be retrieved. You take
Floyd | a look at the dark shaft you're holding. It has a white end that was
Floyd | not visible when the shovel still was intact. Hey, it's a magic wand!
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Of course it has"
Knight_Otu says, "That's the circle of the map, then."
DavidW says, "Bet the meteorite glows red, blue, green, orange like the stove burners."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x wand"
Floyd ]  Forest
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | It is magic wand with a black shaft and a white end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "wave wand"
Floyd ]  Forest
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAVE WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright ball of fire is seen falling from the sky in the distance and
Floyd | splashing into the sea far away from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Forest
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Forest
Floyd | You're on a north-south path in a forest. To the south is a theatre
Floyd | while to the north the path disappears into the trees. The theatre
Floyd | itself seems to be in the middle of the forest, a cultural oddity in
Floyd | the general wilderness of things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Near a tree by a river
Floyd | This is a grassy stretch of land, near a lonely tree. To the south is
Floyd | a forest and to the northwest you see a small bare hill. A river flows
Floyd | from the north to the south, to your east. A path leads south. In
Floyd | other directions, the landscape becomes more difficult to pass.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. hill, first, I think."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | Before going anywhere from here, you feel you need to examine this
Floyd | place a bit closer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x river"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | A river flows swiftly past.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hill"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HILL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x trees"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TREES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x meteor"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X METEOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "recall map"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > RECALL MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You think about the treasure map you found drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd | There was an irregular line (a river or a road) going across the map ,
Floyd | and to the right, or east, of it was a big X. The X was inside a
Floyd | circle, but it was difficult to guess what the circle could represent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x ground"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GROUND
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice nothing special about the ground here.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a thin, leafy tree; you can't recognize the species. There is a
Floyd | small nest on one of the lower branches.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x nest"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > X NEST
Floyd |
Floyd | The small nest, made of grass and leaves, is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | The canary bird starts chirping excitedly when you go nearer the nest.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the cage. The small canary bird flies into the nest. After a
Floyd | moment you notice that it has started to hatch an egg. The egg grows
Floyd | abnormally big. A strong, sudden gust of wind blows the egg out of the
Floyd | nest and it falls onto the ground, breaking and revealing a human
Floyd | head. The small bird is startled and flies to the top of the tree. The
Floyd | head is that of an old man with orange hair and an orange beard. It
Floyd | quickly grows to a natural size and, jutting on the ground, starts to
Floyd | orate with a loud, pealing voice:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Beware. These are perilous times. The asteroid belt is colliding
Floyd | with the orbit of the Earth, and consequently the stars are falling.
Floyd | Only when the green crystal of Drunral is retrieved and returned to
Floyd | the pedestal on top of Mount Ganerva, can peace and order be restored.
Floyd | Go, fool!" the head almost screams. "There's no time to lose!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The head stops talking. A passing eagle grabs it and as it is flying
Floyd | away, the head shouts: "Doom! Doom!" before disappearing altogether.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "I expected that to happen"
DavidW asks, "Don't you hate when eggheads give you quests?"
Knight_Otu exclaims, "But Doom is a different franchise!"
Knight_Otu says, "(I think)"
Taleslinger says, "Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to leave soon"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't cross the river just like that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Do you want to keep your game for next week, then?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Mount Ganerva
Floyd | You're standing on the top of a small hill. This must be "Mount
Floyd | Ganerva" referred to by the talking head, as there are no other
Floyd | elevated places on the whole island. You can go southeast, down the
Floyd | slope. In other directions the slope is too difficult to climb down.
Floyd | In all directions you see a forested island, at least three miles
Floyd | wide.You see a couple of deep craters in the distance, billowing
Floyd | smoke.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pedestal stands empty on top the hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x craters"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CRATERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Near a tree by a river
Floyd | This is a grassy stretch of land, near a lonely tree. To the south is
Floyd | a forest and to the northwest you see a small bare hill. A river flows
Floyd | from the north to the south, to your east. A path leads south. In
Floyd | other directions, the landscape becomes more difficult to pass.
Floyd |
Floyd | The canary bird is singing happily in the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wave wand at river"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAVE WAND AT RIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to wave the magic wand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wave wand"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAVE WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You would have liked to see something like a crystal bridge now
Floyd | spanning the river, but all that appears is a narrow wooden plank
Floyd | going across. Of course, it's better than nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd | The grassy stretch of land continues here. The forest is some way off
Floyd | in all directions except to the west where you see open grassland and
Floyd | a lone tree across the river. There is a hut a short way to the north
Floyd | and a round structure to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Sure, if that works for y'all"
DavidW says, "sure."
DavidW asks, "Hut or round structure next?"
Knight_Otu says, "I'd say hut first."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the hut
Floyd | You are standing outside a small wooden hut that seems abandoned a
Floyd | long time ago. From here, you can go back south to where you crossed
Floyd | the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hut"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HUT
Floyd |
Floyd | The small wooden hut must have been abandones years ago.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open hut"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN HUT
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter hut"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER HUT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the hut
Floyd | It is clear that no-one has lived here in a long time. The floor of
Floyd | the single room here is littered with old junk. Mice are running about
Floyd | on the floor. It's really a place you don't want to stay long in.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a shovel here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take shovel"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SHOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x junk"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JUNK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Another shovel!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x mice"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MICE
Floyd |
Floyd | Some grey mice are running about on the dirty floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask mice about crystal"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK MICE ABOUT CRYSTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can only do that to something animate.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the hut
Floyd | You are standing outside a small wooden hut that seems abandoned a
Floyd | long time ago. From here, you can go back south to where you crossed
Floyd | the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd | The grassy stretch of land continues here. The forest is some way off
Floyd | in all directions except to the west where you see open grassland and
Floyd | a lone tree across the river. There is a hut a short way to the north
Floyd | and a round structure to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright ball of fire is seen falling from the sky in the distance and
Floyd | splashing into the sea far away from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the circus arena
Floyd | You are standing just outside an outdoor circus ring. There are low
Floyd | wooden railings, up to the height of one meter, around the arena, so
Floyd | it is rather easy to enter. Elephants are going in a circle in the
Floyd | ring, urged by their trainer in the middle. From here you can go
Floyd | northwest to the river crossing, or you could try to enter the arena
Floyd | proper.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a trainer here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x trainer"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TRAINER
Floyd |
Floyd | He is urging the elephants to continue going around in the circus
Floyd | ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x elephants"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ELEPHANTS
Floyd |
Floyd | About ten elephants are going around the ring in a circle, urged by
Floyd | their trainer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I think we need mice vs elephants?"
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You're carrying a shovel, a magic wand, some sunflower seeds, a
Floyd | crowbar and a cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also recall a map drawn on your bedroom desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Sounds plausible"
Knight_Otu says, "This is apparently the circle from the map, then."
DavidW says, "We still have the cage. Dunno why mice would enter it."
Knight_Otu says, "I was sure it'll be a crater."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter arena"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER ARENA
Floyd |
Floyd | You might get trampled by the elephants if you venture into the ring
Floyd | presently.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask trainer about arena"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK TRAINER ABOUT ARENA
Floyd |
Floyd | He is too concentrated on his present task.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd | The grassy stretch of land continues here. The forest is some way off
Floyd | in all directions except to the west where you see open grassland and
Floyd | a lone tree across the river. There is a hut a short way to the north
Floyd | and a round structure to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the hut
Floyd | You are standing outside a small wooden hut that seems abandoned a
Floyd | long time ago. From here, you can go back south to where you crossed
Floyd | the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the hut
Floyd | It is clear that no-one has lived here in a long time. The floor of
Floyd | the single room here is littered with old junk. Mice are running about
Floyd | on the floor. It's really a place you don't want to stay long in.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright ball of fire is seen falling from the sky in the distance and
Floyd | splashing into the sea far away from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put mice in cage"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT MICE IN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That doesn't belong in the cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take mice"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE MICE
Floyd |
Floyd | You manage to catch a couple of the mice.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Inside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Outside the hut
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the hut
Floyd | You are standing outside a small wooden hut that seems abandoned a
Floyd | long time ago. From here, you can go back south to where you crossed
Floyd | the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s" Knight_Otu says, "That was easy."
Floyd ]  On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd | The grassy stretch of land continues here. The forest is some way off
Floyd | in all directions except to the west where you see open grassland and
Floyd | a lone tree across the river. There is a hut a short way to the north
Floyd | and a round structure to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the circus arena
Floyd | You are standing just outside an outdoor circus ring. There are low
Floyd | wooden railings, up to the height of one meter, around the arena, so
Floyd | it is rather easy to enter. Elephants are going in a circle in the
Floyd | ring, urged by their trainer in the middle. From here you can go
Floyd | northwest to the river crossing, or you could try to enter the arena
Floyd | proper.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a trainer here.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop mice"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP MICE
Floyd |
Floyd | You set the mice free and they run onto the ring where the elephants,
Floyd | noticing them, go berserk and escape the arena in panic, without the
Floyd | trainer being able to do anything to stop them. The trainer runs after
Floyd | the elephants and soon all have disappeared from sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter arena"
Floyd ]  Inside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER ARENA
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside the circus arena
Floyd | You are standing inside a small circus ring with a soft, sandy floor.
Floyd | The ring is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd ]  Inside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to dig?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sand"
Floyd ]  Inside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You start digging in the middle of the circus ring and soon enough
Floyd | find a green crystal! It must be the green crystal of Drunral -
Floyd | whatever Drunral is.
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the crystal from the ground and admire its brightness
Floyd | against the sunlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crystal"
Floyd ]  Inside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CRYSTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a beautiful crystal emanating green light.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the bright daylight, you see a shooting star in the sky as a big
Floyd | meteor enters the atmosphere and burns.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Outside the circus arena
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside the circus arena
Floyd | You are standing just outside an outdoor circus ring. There are low
Floyd | wooden railings, up to the height of one meter, around the arena, so
Floyd | it is rather easy to enter.  From here you can go northwest to the
Floyd | river crossing, or you could try to enter the arena proper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the eastern bank of the river
Floyd | The grassy stretch of land continues here. The forest is some way off
Floyd | in all directions except to the west where you see open grassland and
Floyd | a lone tree across the river. There is a hut a short way to the north
Floyd | and a round structure to the southeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bright ball of fire is seen falling from the sky in the distance and
Floyd | splashing into the sea far away from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk across the plank.
Floyd |
Floyd | Near a tree by a river
Floyd | This is a grassy stretch of land, near a lonely tree. To the south is
Floyd | a forest and to the northwest you see a small bare hill. A river flows
Floyd | from the north to the south, to your east. A path leads south. In
Floyd | other directions, the landscape becomes more difficult to pass.
Floyd |
Floyd | The canary bird is singing happily in the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | A narrow plank now spans the river.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Near a tree by a river
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | A meteorite shoots across the sky and disappears into the horizon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Mount Ganerva
Floyd | You're standing on the top of a small hill. This must be "Mount
Floyd | Ganerva" referred to by the talking head, as there are no other
Floyd | elevated places on the whole island. You can go southeast, down the
Floyd | slope. In other directions the slope is too difficult to climb down.
Floyd | In all directions you see a forested island, at least three miles
Floyd | wide.You see a couple of deep craters in the distance, billowing
Floyd | smoke.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pedestal stands empty on top the hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put crystal on pedestal"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CRYSTAL ON PEDESTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | You place the crystal onto the pedestal. It fits perfectly into a
Floyd | small, almost unnoticeable dent in it. Something clicks, and the
Floyd | crystal starts to glow a bright green light.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soon, an alien vessel descends from the sky, zapping a couple of
Floyd | passing meteorites into dust as it approaches. A platform is lowered
Floyd | from the bottom of the craft, and two figures clad in grey costumes
Floyd | walk out.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, earthling!" they say, "greetings from Drunral. You have
Floyd | summoned us and we have come. Our fleet will protect the Earth from
Floyd | further asteroids and meteorites; worry not. And as you did the heroic
Floyd | deed of summoning us, how about a cruise to our planet? We might be
Floyd | boring-looking but we sure know how to party! Oh, the endless disco
Floyd | nights and hot beach holidays! The unbelievable student bacchanals!
Floyd | We'll bring you back in a year's time. Don't you think you've deserved
Floyd | a break?!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't argue that. Stepping onto the platform and ascending into
Floyd | the ship, you walk amidst the two strangers, putting your arms around
Floyd | their shoulders.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Gentlemen," you say, "I think this the beginning of a beautiful
Floyd | friendship."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The End ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu exclaims, "Woo!"
DavidW says, "yay."
Taleslinger says, "Woo"
Knight_Otu says, "Of course, reality still seems broken..."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Mount Ganerva
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Ah, that's just a minor inconvienience"
DavidW says, "We can start with those boring clothes."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "wake up"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAKE UP
Floyd |
Floyd | The dreadful truth is, this is not a dream.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a loud sound, and the ground is shaking. Somewhere nearby, a
Floyd | meteorite must have hit the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Aww."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "put crystal on pedestal"
Floyd ]  Mount Ganerva
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT CRYSTAL ON PEDESTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | You place the crystal onto the pedestal. It fits perfectly into a
Floyd | small, almost unnoticeable dent in it. Something clicks, and the
Floyd | crystal starts to glow a bright green light.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soon, an alien vessel descends from the sky, zapping a couple of
Floyd | passing meteorites into dust as it approaches. A platform is lowered
Floyd | from the bottom of the craft, and two figures clad in grey costumes
Floyd | walk out.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Greetings, earthling!" they say, "greetings from Drunral. You have
Floyd | summoned us and we have come. Our fleet will protect the Earth from
Floyd | further asteroids and meteorites; worry not. And as you did the heroic
Floyd | deed of summoning us, how about a cruise to our planet? We might be
Floyd | boring-looking but we sure know how to party! Oh, the endless disco
Floyd | nights and hot beach holidays! The unbelievable student bacchanals!
Floyd | We'll bring you back in a year's time. Don't you think you've deserved
Floyd | a break?!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't argue that. Stepping onto the platform and ascending into
Floyd | the ship, you walk amidst the two strangers, putting your arms around
Floyd | their shoulders.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Gentlemen," you say, "I think this the beginning of a beautiful
Floyd | friendship."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The End ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I was expecting something more than the default message."
DavidW says, "I'm ready to crash now. I finally finished eating my lunch and a good nap would be great right now."
Knight_Otu says, "Then I guess we're done for today, and next sunday will be the day for The Day we got a pet."
DavidW says, "oo"
DavidW asks, "Is that what it's called?"
Knight_Otu says, "(Which I choose to believe refers to the Mercury rat rather than a hell hound that may have been released last game)"
Knight_Otu says, "At least that's what Tale listed."
DavidW says, "I can't imagine what sort of pet Alex and Paul would have. It could be anything."
Taleslinger says, "It sure is called that"
Taleslinger says, "Let me curb you enthusiams by saying it's not quite as big as previous years' games"
Roger exclaims, "too late!"
Taleslinger says, "Nooo"
Knight_Otu says, "Well, size doesn't necessarily matter."
DavidW says, "Notice how I'm not responding to that line."
Knight_Otu exclaims, "You know what I mean and what not!"
Knight_Otu says, "Or maybe I don't know what I mean."
Taleslinger says (to Knight_Otu), "I'm impressed by your knowledge of A&P lore"
DavidW says, "I'm so good, I'm bad."
Knight_Otu says, "I've been on a bit of a transcript bender lately, so some things are fresh in my mind."
DavidW says, "Thanks all for the games. They were delightful."
DavidW says, "I'm'a gonna lie down now."
Taleslinger says, "Thanks for playing!"
Taleslinger says, "Pretty sure we can finish my game next week with time to spare"
Knight_Otu says, "Cool."
Taleslinger says, "Anyhoo, good night"
Taleslinger exclaims, "Eeeagh! Bar!"
Taleslinger has disconnected. Knight_Otu exclaims, "Good night!"
*** WEEK FOUR ***
Karona asks, "Before we start, could someone come over and open a jar of pickles for me?"
Jacqueline says, "Apologies for not being here last week. I hope Tale treated you all well."
Jacqueline says (to Karona), "Bang the edge of the lid on the counter in a few spots."
Taleslinger says (to karona), "Realise that the jar is you ; If you can open yourself, the jar will open as well"
Jacqueline laughs.
Karona exclaims (at Jacqueline), "I will try that! Thank you!"
Karona exclaims, "LOL!"
Guenni snorts.
Jacqueline says (to Tale), "So, I am going to turn this over to you again."
Taleslinger says, "Thanks again for everyone who participated in the comp. The only game left to play is the one I wrote."
Taleslinger says, "The newest installing in the longest running IF series in existence. :-)"
Jacqueline asks, "Oh gosh, I guess it is that, isn't it?"
Taleslinger says, "Technically yeah"
DavidW says, "I don't know of any to rival it."
Jacqueline asks, "And how do you feel about that, Tale?"
Karona exclaims, "That means we have had more time to savor the games!"
Taleslinger says, "Pretty good. Though this year's installment is somewhat smaller than usual, due to December being incredibly busy."
Taleslinger says, "Oh yeah, I will upload the games sometime next week and add them to IFDB."
Taleslinger says, "And with that, over to Jacq."
DavidW asks, "I wonder what this installment is called? 'The Day I met Space Ghost, Coast to Coast'?"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, you handed it back, I was eating breakfast."
Jacqueline swallows.
Knight_Otu says, ""The day everything was peaceful for once.""
Taleslinger says, "hah"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" DavidW asks, "'The Day I fought the GMOnster'?"
Taleslinger says, "It's called The Day we got a pet"
Karona is eating pickles, thanks to Jacqueline
DavidW says, "oh. How nice."
Knight_Otu says, "See, peaceful."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask nys11daywegotapet"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Man, what a relief. The Time Rangers finally reset all that damage
Floyd | that you and Paul and basically everyone did to the timeline faster
Floyd | than you can say "soft reboot". Now you and him are living back in
Floyd | your old house without having to worry about anything. (Well, Uncle
Floyd | Wally is still on the loose "somewhen"). So things have been mundane,
Floyd | kind of, but now it's Paul's birthday coming up and he wishes for a
Floyd | Neptunian deathhound (So I guess they didn't reset the whole alien
Floyd | encounter thing? Let's, uh, just roll with it). You've ordered one
Floyd | through the transmat delivery service. It's just one button press
Floyd | away, looks like it's
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Day we got a pet
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by Marius Mueller
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 180105 / Inform 7 build 6M62 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Pet giant spider?"
Guenni says, "Let's wait until we know what kind of pet we're dealing with."
DavidW says, "oh, deathhound."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x novel"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Ugh. Paul bought another of these self-published amazon novels - "The
Floyd | candlemaker's son". Fiargo, the handsome and shirtless candlemaker's
Floyd | son is supposed to marry dull but reliable banker Otuso. Then the
Floyd | travelling artist Blaskeci comes to town and decides Fiagro deserves
Floyd | something better, fights for his love. Sounds like he's trying to
Floyd | steal him from Otuso? But for some reason you're supposed to root for
Floyd | Blaskeci? Not your kind of thing in any case. The cover depicts a
Floyd | pretty exciting swordfight at the opera. Man, you wish you could VISIT
Floyd | to watch it first hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Surely a misnomer. Surely."
DavidW says, "hm. Tempted to >VISIT NOVEL."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tv"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TV
Floyd |
Floyd | The TV is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pad"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PAD
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on tv"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TV
Floyd |
Floyd | As you switch on the TV, you see the president. Oh man!
Floyd |
Floyd | You remember how the Time Rangers made a last, minor change to the
Floyd | timeline, as a thank you. You don't envy the poor suckers in the other
Floyd | timeline.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x president"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PRESIDENT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit novel"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT NOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit fiargo"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT FIARGO
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to visit?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "visit opera, perhaps?"
DavidW asks, "Opera?"
DavidW asks, "Where did it mention an opera?"
Jacqueline says, "In the book summary"
DavidW says, "oh, I see."
Knight_Otu says, "In the novel description."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit opera"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT OPERA
Floyd |
Floyd | You touch the book cover and get sucked into it.
Floyd | Or, I guess, you remember the cover.
Floyd | (Magic? This universe has magic now? Whatever.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Opera
Floyd | You are  in an opera box with direct view of the stage. However,
Floyd | nobody is paying any attention to the play because there is a sword
Floyd | fight going on in the box to the left, while someone you take to be
Floyd | Fiargo (why is he shirtless at the opera?) is in a box to the right.
Floyd |
Floyd | A magnificient chandelier hangs a few feet from your box, perfectly
Floyd | between the other two, filling the whole building with warm, golden
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky arrives, full of funk, but no fun. DavidW asks, "Why are we questioning shirtlessness?!?"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "swing on chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWING ON CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing sensible to swing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "swing on chandelier"
Knight_Otu says, "or not..."
DavidW says, "Sulu taught us that all swordfights are best done without shirts getting in the way."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the chandelier amid "Ooohs" and "Aahs" from the
Floyd | audience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona gets a tear in her eye and says, 'G-d bless Mr. Sulu.'
DavidW says (to Floyd), "swing"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWING
Floyd |
Floyd | (the remote control)
Floyd | There's nothing sensible to swing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a remote control
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left box or the right box?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "right"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | Fiargo pushes you away: "No, signore! This love triangle is already
Floyd | complicated enough!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x right box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RIGHT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | He is kind of handsome and looks a bit like you. That makes you happy.
Floyd | To bad he isn't better implemented.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x remote"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X REMOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a device for teleporting the Neptunian deathhound you ordered to
Floyd | your home. There is a small notice on the remote.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read notice"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ NOTICE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks for ordering a Neptunian deathhound through deathhounds24.biz
Floyd | ! Please be advised to not summon your deathhound without appropriate
Floyd | protection for your home and yourself. Please don't just push the
Floyd | button to read the funny death message. Thanks!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oops."
inky says, "hee hee"
Guenni -)
DavidW says, "We forgot to get a funny death message!"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "get on left box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON LEFT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | You really don't want to jump in the middle of a swordfight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | (first getting off the chandelier)
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "I'm sure we can get it later."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona says, "There's always 'xyzzy'."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "nope. Not this time."
Knight_Otu says, "Not this week."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x left box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LEFT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a pretty cool sword fight going on. Too bad this isn't a
Floyd | visual medium.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x right box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RIGHT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | He is kind of handsome and looks a bit like you. That makes you happy.
Floyd | To bad he isn't better implemented.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on right box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON RIGHT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Fiargo pushes you away: "No, signore! This love triangle is already
Floyd | complicated enough!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona says (to DavidW), "It is better to have tried and failed . . . ."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fiargo, get on chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FIARGO, GET ON CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't talk to Fiargo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Opera
Floyd | You are  in an opera box with direct view of the stage. However,
Floyd | nobody is paying any attention to the play because there is a sword
Floyd | fight going on in the box to the left, while someone you take to be
Floyd | Fiargo (why is he shirtless at the opera?) is in a box to the right.
Floyd |
Floyd | A magnificient chandelier hangs a few feet from your box, perfectly
Floyd | between the other two, filling the whole building with warm, golden
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on my box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON MY BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stage"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "throw remote at left box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > THROW REMOTE AT LEFT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. I thought we were on the chandelier, but not anymore?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the chandelier amid "Ooohs" and "Aahs" from the
Floyd | audience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "No, you got down at some point."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on right box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON RIGHT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | Fiargo pushes you away: "No, signore! This love triangle is already
Floyd | complicated enough!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on left box"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON LEFT BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | You really don't want to jump in the middle of a swordfight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | (first getting off the chandelier)
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Opera
Floyd | You are  in an opera box with direct view of the stage. However,
Floyd | nobody is paying any attention to the play because there is a sword
Floyd | fight going on in the box to the left, while someone you take to be
Floyd | Fiargo (why is he shirtless at the opera?) is in a box to the right.
Floyd |
Floyd | A magnificient chandelier hangs a few feet from your box, perfectly
Floyd | between the other two, filling the whole building with warm, golden
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get off chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET OFF CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't on the chandelier at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push remote"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH REMOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | That would have no effect here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x audience"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X AUDIENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit stage"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT STAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit home"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | You shout "PLUGH!" at the top of your lungs and soon find yourself
Floyd | teleported back home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Wait, could we have done that ourselves?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Opera
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "plugh"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLUGH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Aw"
DavidW says, "wow"
Taleslinger says, "Oh no"
Ellison arrives, full of funk, but no fun.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "visit home"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | You shout "PLUGH!" at the top of your lungs and soon find yourself
Floyd | teleported back home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x couches"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X COUCHES
Floyd |
Floyd | You replaced whatever you had in previous games with some nice new
Floyd | leather couches. You feel like they might contain more than they
Floyd | appear.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the couches is a romance novel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search couches"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH COUCHES
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh look, you find a travel brochure between the cushions.  If Paul
Floyd | left this as a hint, it's a well hidden hint. You grab it to take a
Floyd | closer look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona says, "It is still a cool allusion."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x brochure"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BROCHURE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a lovely travel brochure of Alpha Centauri! It looks so beautiful
Floyd | with its glass savannah. You really wish you could VISIT it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search couches"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH COUCHES
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh look, you find a travel brochure between the cushions.  If Paul
Floyd | left this as a hint, it's a well hidden hint. You grab it to take a
Floyd | closer look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a brochure
Floyd |   a remote control
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says, "Eeep"
DavidW asks, "Am I breaking the whole narrative again?"
Taleslinger says, "No, just finding the brochure every time"
Guenni says, "My home, the brochure shop."
DavidW says, "I'm thinking, we go get a zapgun from Alpha C, then give it to Fiargo."
Ellison says, "DavidW is the bro sure to find the brochure"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit savannah"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT SAVANNAH
Floyd |
Floyd | No problem, bro. You call a space uber and soon you find yourself
Floyd | in...
Floyd |
Floyd | Glass savannah
Floyd | Black glass as far as the eye can see makes up the surface of this
Floyd | planet. (It really doesn't, though, you're just in the savannah part
Floyd | of Alpha Centauri). You are standing behind some crates, out of view.
Floyd |
Floyd | A small cage of black steel is standing here, housing a Centaurian
Floyd | flopperglomper.
Floyd |
Floyd | A figure stands here, it's shape not easily understandable by your
Floyd | eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A plasma rifle is lying on one of the crates.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona groans.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rifle"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE RIFLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh no! You gave up killing people for lent. Better not tempt yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rifle"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RIFLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, it's one of those duracellium powered ones, with the funny off
Floyd | switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | The plasma rifle is currently switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn off rifle"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN OFF RIFLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Click. The plasma rifle powers down with a barely audible beep and the
Floyd | ammo counter displays a frowny face for a second.
Floyd |
Floyd | You switch the plasma rifle off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rifle"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE RIFLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh no! You gave up killing people for lent. Better not tempt yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x figure"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FIGURE
Floyd |
Floyd | You do that thing you learnt from that watchmojo "Top 10 weirdest
Floyd | alien races you can actually meet" video: Look at him out of the
Floyd | corner of your eye. Oh, judgeing by the size of his ears he is a
Floyd | Tadmorian. Oh, these guys are all ruthless Game hunters. Well, you
Floyd | guess they must have scientists and nannies and stuff, but who cares
Floyd | about those. Anyway, this guy seems to be a Game hunter and pretty
Floyd | pleases with himself. That looks the same all around the universe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "nice, I like the frowny face technology"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x cage"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | A firm steel cage, big enough for say, uh, a Neptunian death hound.
Floyd | (Apologies if this is an insulting level of hinting - better safe than
Floyd | sorry!). It can be bolted to the floor, if necessary, but it seems to
Floyd | miss its screws.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the steel cage is a centaurian flopperglomper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Karona laughs.
DavidW says, "ok, we want this cage."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flopperglomper"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FLOPPERGLOMPER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a ball, beachball-sized, brown with rust-colored spikes, and
Floyd | adorable little eyes that dart around constantly. It's so ridiculously
Floyd | ugly it's cute again, like a marabou. You're pretty sure they're
Floyd | supposed to have all died out, so this may be the last one in
Floyd | existence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x flopperglomper"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FLOPPERGLOMPER
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a ball, beachball-sized, brown with rust-colored spikes, and
Floyd | adorable little eyes that dart around constantly. It's so ridiculously
Floyd | ugly it's cute again, like a marabou. You're pretty sure they're
Floyd | supposed to have all died out, so this may be the last one in
Floyd | existence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Last one, eh? So we kill it?"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "hug flopperglomper"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HUG FLOPPERGLOMPER
Floyd |
Floyd | The steel cage isn't open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "man, this game has so much German in it"
Taleslinger says (to Ellison), "snrk"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crates"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CRATES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni looks slightly confused.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The flopperglomper rolls out of the cage and away into the distance.
Floyd | The Game Hunter shouts angrily in Tradmorian and grabs the rifle, aims
Floyd | it and -*click*
Floyd | You smirk as the Centauriam flopperglomper rolls towards the Game
Floyd | Hunter and impales him.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ah, but little do you know that the Game hunter was also the last
Floyd | of his kind. Man, you are really impressed by how artfully this game
Floyd | tackles ethical questions, and how craftily it elicts emotional
Floyd | responses. It's almost like it's written in Twine.
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Nice"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cage"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in cage"
Floyd ]  Glass savannah
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The steel cage is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit home"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | You shout "PLUGH!" at the top of your lungs and soon find yourself
Floyd | teleported back home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cage on pad"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT CAGE ON PAD
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the steel cage on the teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's already closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use remote"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > USE REMOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push remote"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH REMOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | With an anticlimatic *blop*, the Neptunian death hound has travelled
Floyd | the 2.7 billion miles from his home planet to here. Your joy about
Floyd | this is short lived, however, as the small, squat, pink and incredibly
Floyd | ugly beast jumps at you with a snarl. Not only does it's terrifying
Floyd | mouth open in four directions, revealing rows and rows of somewhat
Floyd | sharpish teeth, but as it jumps off the platform and bites off your
Floyd | face, you realize that its bite is fourth dimensional (and thus not
Floyd | covered by your health insurance). It not only eats you physically,
Floyd | but also metaphysically, and just for kicks deletes your twitter
Floyd | account.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have won! Just kidding. ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "A twitter account? No great loss there."
Taleslinger says, "Huh, that should've been a different error message"
DavidW says, "so... putting the cage on the pad isn't sufficient."
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "get cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison asks, "can we pick up the pad? and put it in the cage?"
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "drop cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DROP CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | With an anticlimatic *blop*, the Neptunian death hound has travelled
Floyd | the 2.7 billion miles from his home planet to here. Your joy about
Floyd | this is short lived, however, as the small, squat, pink and incredibly
Floyd | ugly beast jumps at you with a snarl. Luckily it's in the steel cage.
Floyd | Unlucky, for you, the death hound has enough energy to bounce around
Floyd | with the steel cage like the world's ugliest hamsterball. It hits you
Floyd | in the head.
Floyd |
Floyd | ***You die, a few days later, after a coma, and a long, but
Floyd | unsuccesful surgery***
Floyd |
Floyd | ***That seems just unnecessarily cruel***
Floyd |
Floyd | ***The deathhound bouncing around just messes up your living room
Floyd | badly. Still a bad ending, but everybody lives!***
Floyd |
Floyd | ***Except the dog. The has to be put down.***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** Still sad, I guess ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Well, yes, it needs a few screws."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
DavidW says, "Got one of the logic if's backwards, I guess."
Guenni says, "I thought these were only for keeping it on the ground."
Knight_Otu says, "I do wonder what Paul wants with such a dog."
DavidW asks, "I wonder if Fiargo (shirtless) can give us some screws?"
Karona cannot stop laughing.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
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 | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "exits"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EXITS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit president"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT PRESIDENT
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit white house"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT WHITE HOUSE
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of Paul's romance novels is lying on one of the couch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a steel cage (closed and empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a brochure
Floyd |   a remote control
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "plover"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLOVER
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "back to the opera?"
Knight_Otu says, "Sure."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take novel"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE NOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "I think we should restart and get the cage including the spikeball."
Knight_Otu asks, "Maybe we can unscrew the chandelier?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit opera"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT OPERA
Floyd |
Floyd | You touch the book cover and get sucked into it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Opera
Floyd | You are  in an opera box with direct view of the stage. However,
Floyd | nobody is paying any attention to the play because there is a sword
Floyd | fight going on in the box to the left, while someone you take to be
Floyd | Fiargo (why is he shirtless at the opera?) is in a box to the right.
Floyd |
Floyd | A magnificient chandelier hangs a few feet from your box, perfectly
Floyd | between the other two, filling the whole building with warm, golden
Floyd | light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unscrew chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNSCREW CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x screw"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SCREW
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Taleslinger says (to Floyd), "x chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | You have to squint in the light, but you're pretty sure it's bolted
Floyd | with three screws.Looks just like the kind of bolt you need. How
Floyd | convienient.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "aha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unscrew screws"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNSCREW SCREWS
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on chandelier"
Floyd ]  Opera
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GET ON CHANDELIER
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the chandelier amid "Ooohs" and "Aahs" from the
Floyd | audience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take screws"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SCREWS
Floyd |
Floyd | You imagined in a game like this you'd need a tool for this, but you
Floyd | manage to unscrew most of the screws by hand, amid "Oohs" and "Aahs"
Floyd | from the audience. There are only 2 screws left, and the chandelier
Floyd | begins to drop and swing, so you decide to jump back to safety.
Floyd | You grab the edge of your box and pull yourself up, as behind you
Floyd | Baskeci feints and then jumps to the chandelier, shouting: "Fiargo!
Floyd | Let us be together!"
Floyd | Unfortunately, the last screws are not enough to carry the artist AND
Floyd | his ego, and the whole mess crashes down into the ranks, killing some
Floyd | people. Luckily, they were fictional.
Floyd | Otuso shouts : "Fiagro! Finally we can be together!"
Floyd | The young man shrugs. "I guess."
Floyd | Ah, happy endings. Nothing left to do here. You return home.
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a steel cage (closed and empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "nice"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "screw cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCREW CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | it's fiddly work without a screwdriver, but you manage to securely
Floyd | screw down the cage. No more bouncing around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | With an anticlimatic *blop*, the Neptunian death hound has travelled
Floyd | the 2.7 billion miles from his home planet to here. Your joy about
Floyd | this is short lived, however, as the small, squat, pink and incredibly
Floyd | ugly beast jumps at you with a snarl. Luckily it's in the steel cage.
Floyd | Even more lucky, it's bolted down so the dog is reduced to snarling
Floyd | constantly. Unfortunately, without anything to occupy its hyperactive
Floyd | 4 dimensional digestrive system, it soon devours itself whole. Oops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** And you didn't even have pet insurance ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "noooo"
Knight_Otu says, "Huh."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "So do we need the glomper after all?"
DavidW says, "Or the dead hunter."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit savannah"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT SAVANNAH
Floyd |
Floyd | You have done all you need to do there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit opera"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT OPERA
Floyd |
Floyd | You have done all you need to do there.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says, "Or some food and/or toys."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a screws
Floyd |   a romance novel
Floyd |   a brochure
Floyd |   a remote control
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu asks, "Feed it the novel?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put novel in cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT NOVEL IN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The steel cage is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You open the steel cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put novel in cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT NOVEL IN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the romance novel into the steel cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put brochure in cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT BROCHURE IN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the brochure into the steel cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close cage"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You close the steel cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | With an anticlimatic *blop*, the Neptunian death hound has travelled
Floyd | the 2.7 billion miles from his home planet to here. Your joy about
Floyd | this is short lived, however, as the small, squat, pink and incredibly
Floyd | ugly beast jumps at you with a snarl. Luckily it's in the steel cage.
Floyd | Even more lucky, it's bolted down so the dog is reduced to snarling
Floyd | constantly. Unfortunately, without anything to occupy its hyperactive
Floyd | 4 dimensional digestrive system, it soon devours itself whole. Oops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** And you didn't even have pet insurance ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on tv"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TV
Floyd |
Floyd | There won't be anything interesting to watch until Paul renews your
Floyd | Netflix subscription.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tv"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TV
Floyd |
Floyd | The TV is currently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), ";"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ;
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "move couch"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MOVE COUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Living room
Floyd | This is a spacious, cozy room, which one of those big, expensive TV.
Floyd | The two couches have been moved to the wall to make room for the
Floyd | teleportation pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a steel cage (closed) (in which are a brochure and a
Floyd | romance novel) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x brochure"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BROCHURE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a lovely travel brochure of Alpha Centauri! It looks so beautiful
Floyd | with its glass savannah. You really wish you could VISIT it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x novel"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOVEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Ugh. Paul bought another of these self-published amazon novels - "The
Floyd | candlemaker's son". Fiargo, the handsome and shirtless candlemaker's
Floyd | son is supposed to marry dull but reliable banker Otuso. Then the
Floyd | travelling artist Blaskeci comes to town and decides Fiagro deserves
Floyd | something better, fights for his love. Sounds like he's trying to
Floyd | steal him from Otuso? But for some reason you're supposed to root for
Floyd | Blaskeci? Not your kind of thing in any case. The cover depicts a
Floyd | pretty exciting swordfight at the opera. Man, you wish you could VISIT
Floyd | to watch it first hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x remote"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X REMOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a device for teleporting the Neptunian deathhound you ordered to
Floyd | your home. There is a small notice on the remote.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "yay Blaskeci"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x notice"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOTICE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks for ordering a Neptunian deathhound through deathhounds24.biz
Floyd | ! Please be advised to not summon your deathhound without appropriate
Floyd | protection for your home and yourself. Please don't just push the
Floyd | button to read the funny death message. Thanks!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit neptune"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT NEPTUNE
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit pet store"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT PET STORE
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit fourth dimension"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT FOURTH DIMENSION
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "visit deathhounds24"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT DEATHHOUNDS24
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't know how to get food or toys from here."
Ellison says (to Floyd), "sit on couch"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT ON COUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can sit down on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under couch"
Floyd ]  Living room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER COUCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh look, a postcard!
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, it's from your old friend the Venusian warrior woman! (She was in
Floyd | "The Day I died", remember? No? Oh well.) She lived with your for a
Floyd | while and the moved back to Venus to become a tour guide at the
Floyd | Mausoleum of the 140th. You and Paul agreed you should VISIT her some
Floyd | day.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Come to think of it, it's kind of odd that the game just called
Floyd | her "The Venusian Warrior Woman". No name, no real backstory. And then
Floyd | she disappeared the next game with a throwaway line.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "aHA"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "visit venus" Knight_Otu says, "I was wondering about her, actually."
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT VENUS
Floyd |
Floyd | No problem. You get on the Earth-Venus space elevator and a few
Floyd | minutes later you are on Venus. 3 hours of planetary travel later you
Floyd | find yourself near...
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | You are in the midst of the Venusian jungles.
Floyd | It was quite a bummer for NASAs budget when they found out 50s scifi
Floyd | was right all along. The great mauseoleum is roughly pyramid shaped
Floyd | and made from grey, mossy rock. And entryway leads inside to the
Floyd | southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some alien tourists (just like yourself) mingle about.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Guess these games weren't always as good about representation as
Floyd | they are today, where there are no complaints whatsoever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "read postcard"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ POSTCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, it's from your old friend the Venusian warrior woman! (She was in
Floyd | "The Day I died", remember? No? Oh well.) She lived with your for a
Floyd | while and the moved back to Venus to become a tour guide at the
Floyd | Mausoleum of the 140th. You and Paul agreed you should VISIT her some
Floyd | day.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, given the soft reboot, the fate of  Dr. Elbe, another female
Floyd | character (trans at that), is kind of up in the air?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "visit savanna"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT SAVANNA
Floyd |
Floyd | That noun did not make sense in this context.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Guenni), "We're on Venus."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rock"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ROCK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tourists"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TOURISTS
Floyd |
Floyd | They are tourists from all races from the know universe. They are all
Floyd | bipedal, roughly humanoid and can breathe air, for budget reasons.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, at least he could pull a J.K. Rowling and pretend you and
Floyd | Paul had been black all this time
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | Really? You don't feel SAVE at all. I mean safe.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Actually, Venusian never have names, just job descriptors. It's
Floyd | called worldbuilding?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm imagining that Tale has a wall in his flat filled with index cards and bits of string in massive mind map of the entirety of this series. (Please don't spoil this by denying it, Tale.)"
DavidW says, "Stranger things have happened."
Taleslinger whistles innocently.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x stones"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STONES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x symbols"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SYMBOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x symbol"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SYMBOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bear symbol, the triangle symbol or the ennui
Floyd | symbol?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | It has a picture of a six-armed, three-headed Venusian bear. Must be a
Floyd | mutated variant.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "haha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push enui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENUI
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm suspecting that the symbols aren't the answer at all."
Ellison says, "I suspect you're right"
Guenni says, "We could restore and step in another direction."
DavidW says (to Guenni), "or you could finish your attempt."
Guenni says, "We could restore and step in another direction.f x symbols"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x symbols"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SYMBOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "x symbol"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SYMBOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the bear symbol, the triangle symbol or the ennui
Floyd | symbol?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "press ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRESS ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't reach that from here.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | You are in the midst of the Venusian jungles. The great mauseoleum is
Floyd | roughly pyramid shaped and made from grey, mossy rock. And entryway
Floyd | leads inside to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some alien tourists (just like yourself) mingle about.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "ask tourists about king"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK TOURISTS ABOUT KING
Floyd |
Floyd | (you can only TALK TO here)
Floyd | Unfortunately, you haven't learn even the most common alien languages.
Floyd | You're meaning to go to Community College.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "talk to tourists"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO TOURISTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Unfortunately, you haven't learn even the most common alien languages.
Floyd | You're meaning to go to Community College.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Meh. You don't feel like looking at it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | It has a picture of a six-armed, three-headed Venusian bear. Must be a
Floyd | mutated variant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ah, the symbol of the Venusian Illuminati. Legend goes it's the symbol
Floyd | of Ancient Aliens who visited Venus, sharing technology so ancient
Floyd | aliens from Venus could go to Earth and invent the pyramids, or
Floyd | something?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "Hmm, why could I reach the bear but not the ennui?"
Ellison says, "we have to go SW to reach the buttons"
Guenni says, "I thought we did that."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Not in this restore."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel asks, "there's only six ways to push them. Should we just try them all to get this out of the way?"
Guenni says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "close gate"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE GATE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hm."
Ellison asks, "can we use the remote control?"
Knight_Otu says, "I'm not convinced that the stone symbols are necessarily the answer."
Taleslinger says, "And I thought this one was well hinted :-("
DavidW says, "The remote only summons the hound onto the teleport pad at home."
Guenni says, "I uset that order because it spells a word. But you're probably right, and the answer is something different."
Ellison says, "oh, right"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "push stone symbols in the right order"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH STONE SYMBOLS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "bet"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BET
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "kill ghosts"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KILL GHOSTS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push bug"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | No need. They are all coming towards you anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Ellison asks, "maybe just wait it out without pushing any of them?"
DavidW says, "We can try that."
Guenni says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I figure the 'maybe this is bugged' thing is a clue"
DavidW says (to Ellison), "yes, but what does it mean."
Ellison says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
tinsel asks, "what if we visit home and wait for the ghosts to clear out while we're gone?"
DavidW says (to tinsel), "That might work."
Ellison says (to tinsel), "yeah, I was thinking that was an option, too"
Knight_Otu says, "That, yeah."
DavidW says, "I keep forgetting how murderousy our PC is."
DavidW asks, "Who wants to try it?"
Knight_Otu says, "Well, supposedly he gave it up for Lent."
Ellison says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Ellison says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Was Lent shirtless?"
Ellison says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "visit home"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > VISIT HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | Argh, you can't leave because you are caught in a plot contrivance.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x left"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LEFT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to Floyd), "x opening"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X OPENING
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel says, "damn"
DavidW says (to tinsel), "It was good idea."
Ellison says, "I was also trying to think if numerically the symbols could represent 140 but I don't see how"
inky says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "close the gate by pushing the stone symbols in the right order"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE THE GATE BY PUSHING THE STONE SYMBOLS IN THE RIGHT ORDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Guenni asks, "Did we actually try the shouted online solution?"
DavidW asks (of Guenni), "Which one?"
Ellison says, "we tried the first one"
Guenni asks, "It also might not work, or work backwards. But who knows?"
Guenni says, "Ah ok."
DavidW asks, "Who's driving?"
Guenni asks, "The one who asks?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | You are in the midst of the Venusian jungles. The great mauseoleum is
Floyd | roughly pyramid shaped and made from grey, mossy rock. And entryway
Floyd | leads inside to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Some alien tourists (just like yourself) mingle about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pyramid"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PYRAMID
Floyd |
Floyd | To be fair, you're kind of disappointed. It's made of grey rock and
Floyd | about the size of the ones they have in Egypt. But there is nothing
Floyd | special about it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x jungle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JUNGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
tinsel asks, "climb pyramid?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb pyramid"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLIMB PYRAMID
Floyd |
Floyd | Little is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x entryway"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ENTRYWAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "I also want to try pushing one button repeatedly (probably ennui)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x postcard"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X POSTCARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, it's from your old friend the Venusian warrior woman! (She was in
Floyd | "The Day I died", remember? No? Oh well.) She lived with your for a
Floyd | while and the moved back to Venus to become a tour guide at the
Floyd | Mausoleum of the 140th. You and Paul agreed you should VISIT her some
Floyd | day.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tourists."
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TOURISTS.
Floyd |
Floyd | They are tourists from all races from the know universe. They are all
Floyd | bipedal, roughly humanoid and can breathe air, for budget reasons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Ellison), "yeah."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "pull ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PULL ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "turn ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to inky), "I wasn't done."
inky says, "sorry! should be back"
DavidW asks, "We want to try BET, I think, yes?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Maybe we need to "debug puzzle""
DavidW asks, "What does the line about Twitter mean? Does anyone understand that one?"
DavidW says (to Knight_Otu), "maybe."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "debug puzzle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DEBUG PUZZLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison asks, "so, it actually lets us push four symbols. is there some four letter word we're not thinking of?"
Knight_Otu says, "Or not."
inky says, "twitter is basically a bunch of angry ghosts trying to murder you"
DavidW says (to inky), "Oh."
tinsel says, ""beet" but I doubt that's it."
DavidW says, "I've never heard Twitter described that way."
Taleslinger says, "Let me know if you want/need a hint"
Knight_Otu says, "Bear, Ennui, Triangle, Bear would fit both sequences."
tinsel exclaims, "oh!"
Ellison says, "ah, nice"
DavidW says, "Worth a try."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The solution is Ennui,
Floyd | Triangle, Bear."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push ennui"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH ENNUI
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "On the subreddit they are saying Bear,
Floyd | Ennui, Triangle!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone in the crowd yells : "I get it now! It's a metaphor for
Floyd | Twitter!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push bear"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd | Oh boy, you sure hope these generic messages don't mean this
Floyd | puzzle is bugged.
Floyd |
Floyd | The army of angry ghosts bursts out of the pyramid and murder
Floyd | everyone. Better get your stone symbols straight!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | *** You have died and doomed a lot of tourists (among
Floyd | them children and orphans) to a horrible fate. Please don't feel bad!
Floyd | ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says, "Hum. Not it."
tinsel asks, "so if it's not the buttons, what's left?"
DavidW says, "I don't know. I suppose we missed a clue somewhere."
tinsel says, "let's try going sw again even though the ghosts are coming."
Taleslinger says, "Uh, I think you did."
Knight_Otu says, "It could be Triangle, Bear, Ennui."
Ellison asks, "maybe the reverse of what we just did because we're trying to close it, not open it?"
Knight_Otu says, "That's the last shift possible of the shouted sequences."
Knight_Otu says, "Wait, no"
Ellison says, "sure, try it"
Knight_Otu says, "We did that just now automatically."
Knight_Otu says, "Er, no, we didn't after all."
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You step towards the rectangular opening of the pyramid. To your right
Floyd | are 3 stone symbols in the stone wall, that seem to open the stone
Floyd | gate that leads inside the stone pyramid. As you step towards the
Floyd | opening, you see something move at the end of the long, long tunnel.
Floyd | Hey, it's The Venusian Warrior Woman.Archeologist Woman.
Floyd | Shut up. You wave. but then you realize she's running away!
Floyd | Oh no!
Floyd | She's pursued by what seems to be an ... army? An angry army of black
Floyd | Venusians with red glowing eyes. Now these are either Venusian ghosts
Floyd | are Venusians from some place of the planet you haven't visited-
Floyd | "Jesus Christ (venus version)! The ghosts of the king's guard!" shouts
Floyd | an Expositian in the crowd. "Someone must have opened the crypt! If
Floyd | they get to us, we are all doomed! Quick, close the gate by pushing
Floyd | the stone symbols in the right order."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh yeah, shouldn't she be the Venusian Archeologist Woman,
Floyd | then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Knight_Otu says (to Floyd), "push triangle"
Floyd ]  The great Mausoleum of the 140th king
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH TRIANGLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Oh, shut up.
Floyd |
Floyd | A Uranian shouts : "I looked it up online. The