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Dudley's dungeon -- Friday, 28 September, 2007

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Friday, 28 September, 2007 by SQLGuru
You fall asleep.    
                    
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@ "Stupid gas traps!"
                    
                    
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The hobbitHobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more
numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace
and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-
farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not
and did not understand or like machines more complicated
than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a handloom, although
they were skillful with tools. Even in ancient days they
were, as a rule, shy of "the Big Folk", as they call us, and
now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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named Frodo's daggerIs this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
[ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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named StingThere was the usual dim grey light of the forest-day about
him when he came to his senses. The spider lay dead beside
him, and his sword-blade was stained black. Somehow the
killing of the giant spider, all alone and by himself in the
dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of
anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt
a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of
an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put
it back into its sheath.
"I will give you a name," he said to it, "and I shall call
you Sting."
        [ The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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glows blue. |........h...| ###-.......hhh..-### |............| |............| |.....@......| --------------
h (Frodo) "Oh no!"
h (Sam) "Run!"
The hobbitHobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more
numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace
and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-
farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not
and did not understand or like machines more complicated
than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a handloom, although
they were skillful with tools. Even in ancient days they
were, as a rule, shy of "the Big Folk", as they call us, and
now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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named Frodo drops a shiny ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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. |............| ###-hhhh....=...-### |............| |............| |.....@......| --------------
h (Frodo) "!!!"
The hobbitHobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more
numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace
and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-
farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not
and did not understand or like machines more complicated
than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a handloom, although
they were skillful with tools. Even in ancient days they
were, as a rule, shy of "the Big Folk", as they call us, and
now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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named Frodo picks up a shiny ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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. |............| ###-h.hh....h...-### |............| |............| |.....@......| --------------
                    
                    
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You wake up. You    
trigger a gas trap. 
You fall asleep.    
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@ "Another one?"
                    
                    
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You wake up.        
                    
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@ "The dungeon is boring sometimes."
I always seem to miss the good stuff.


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Number of ratings: 18

Comments

Am Shaedan September 28, 2007 00:42
First comment: 18 May, 2004 49 comments written
It got much better when I reread it. Solid work.
Kernigh September 28, 2007 04:26
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
Sometimes your dream takes place in the room that you fell asleep in...

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Dav September 28, 2007 04:30
First comment: 26 June, 2004 147 comments written
I don't think LotR jokes work in nethack, considering those nethack elements wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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drawn from LotR in the first place...
Am Shaedan September 28, 2007 12:11
First comment: 18 May, 2004 49 comments written
You are missing the point of the joke Dav. There could have been aliens running around and the joke would still be the same.
jukka September 28, 2007 12:11
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
Dav, I think these particular events being LotR -related was irrelevant. It was just about SOMETHING happening when the playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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sleeps..
SQLGuru September 28, 2007 23:56
First comment: 23 October, 2006 77 comments written
Jukka is correct in my intent. The LotR references wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
easy.....the references to dropping the ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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was sort of a side joke.....I posted that I had the idea a week+ ago and already aluded to the fact that it was probably only worth an F or G.....but I thought it was acceptable filler.

Layne
Grognor September 29, 2007 03:12
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
I don't like the mistakes in the comic. The proper text for activating a sleeping gas trap is "A cloudI wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
        [ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, by William Wordsworth ]

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of gas puts you to sleep!". Furthermore, the game wouldn't refer to a hobbitHobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more
numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace
and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-
farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not
and did not understand or like machines more complicated
than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a handloom, although
they were skillful with tools. Even in ancient days they
were, as a rule, shy of "the Big Folk", as they call us, and
now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
called Frodo as "The hobbitHobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more
numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace
and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-
farmed countryside was their favourite haunt. They do not
and did not understand or like machines more complicated
than a forge-bellows, a water-mill, or a handloom, although
they were skillful with tools. Even in ancient days they
were, as a rule, shy of "the Big Folk", as they call us, and
now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
named Frodo", it would just refer to it as "Frodo". Only bumps it down from excellent to good though.
Fathead September 30, 2007 03:36
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Not too bad, but I partly disagree with Grognor's comment. As long as it's proper grammar, and we can understand it, who cares! Thus, I agree with the second comment, but not the first.
Slowpoke October 1, 2007 22:24
First comment: 27 February, 2007 239 comments written
I have to second Grognor's POV. Part of the enjoyment of any parody is the precision in the underlying elements, from which the takeoff then adds the humor.
Medardo May 2, 2008 17:25
First comment: 5 December, 2007 23 comments written
That was a laugh! but proper text is proper text... mmm proper text, im gonna have this word in my mind all the day. What an instructive game!

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