Spring Thing ’13 – Andrew Schultz’s A Roiling Original!April 27, 2013
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me: Mouth Audio Interests has got to be a front for something
Ryan: that Pauly “Big” Mouth has his fingers in a lot of pies
me: and a lot of pies in his mouth
Ryan: one of his many piefingers is his literal pie business
he needs literal pie money to feed a figurative monkey
Piefingers is also the name of his literal pie business
Ryan: it’s a front for literal monkey trafficking
me: most of the overhead involves keeping the literal monkeys from eating the literal pies
Ryan: figurative overhead
the literal monkeys are kept in the basement
me: right, where it’s cooler
Ryan: the pies are in a cooler!!!
me: IT ALL MAKES SENSE
Ryan: Pauly Mouth is a guy for whom
things just kinda
[spoilers begin here]
I did not play the game to which A Roiling Original is a sequel, because I am a terrible person. Hopefully this doesn’t slow me down too much.
I have a pedanto-notepad. I love this game already.
> answer door
You can’t think of anything to say on that topic.
The knock on the door continues.
I am getting… is there a thing that’s like motion sickness but instead of motion it’s anagrams? Sonic tokenisms? Moon stickiness?
There is a lot going on and I don’t understaaaaaand. The game is helpfully suggesting I change some stores around like I did on my first quest. I wasn’t on my first quest! Oh, oh, oh, wait, I get it.
Huh, I am typing in anagrams pretty indiscriminately, which generally makes things happen and increases my score, but there doesn’t seem to be very much rhyme or reason behind how this world works. Or, possibly, I am just dumb. That sounds more likely.
Wait, I lost the game because I dug up a ghost without knowing why? Everything I’ve done in this game has been without knowing why!
Yeah, I didn’t play this game for very long, because it gave me a headache similar to the one I got trying to read Toni Morrison’s Beloved. (The part where the dead sister cuts the girl’s head off every night and carries it downstairs to style her hair, is that allegory? I am not good with allegory.) That’s not the game’s fault, and I’m very sorry.