Child's Play

An interactive fiction by Stephen Granade (2007) - the Inform 7 source text

Section 1 - The Mom

The mom is a woman in the Intro Middle. "The mom[note the-mom] is playing with you and is all excited about it." The indefinite article is "the". The description is "[if Tabletime is happening]She is hovering in this 'oh I hope you will eat' kind of way[otherwise if Picturetime is happening]She is trying to herd babies to get a picture and that is like herding fish[otherwise]When the mom is all sitting down she does not tower so much over you but she is still pretty big[note relative-sizes][end if]." Understand "momma", "mama", "mommy", "leg", "legs", "parent", or "farina" as the mom.

Rule for writing a paragraph about the mom during Tabletime: say "The mom is hovering around you."

Rule for writing a paragraph about the mom during Picturetime: say "The mom is trying to get all of you together for a picture."

Rule for writing a paragraph about the mom: if Playtime is happening or Snacktime is happening or Costumetime is happening or Climaxtime is happening, say "Those are the mom's legs there by the couch."

Rule for writing a paragraph about the mom when the player is standing: if Playtime is happening or Snacktime is happening or Costumetime is happening or Climaxtime is happening, say "The mom is sitting on the couch."

Instead of giving or showing something to the mom, say "She is too busy with talking and adults and other stuff."

Instead of kissing the mom, say "You would but if you start loving on her spontaneously like this she will come to expect it and then that is one less emotional lever for you to use on her."

Instead of crying in the presence of the mom during Goading, say "You have tried that crying thing before to get out of doing stuff but it totally leads to worse things, so it is best to save the crying in case you really need it later."

Instead of laughing in the presence of the mom during Goading, say "You smile and then you laugh and the mom laughs and you laugh more and the mom laughs more and it is so easy to manipulate her."

Instead of giving or showing something to the mom during Goading:
    say "The mom takes [the noun] from you and says 'Good! But now try pulling up!' Then she drops [the noun] and hey, if she was going to do that, she should have let you keep [it-them]!";
    now the noun is in the location of the player.

After upstanding using the mom during Goading:
    say "You grab the mom's clothes and pull up and she laughs, 'That wasn't what I had in mind, but it'll do.' So you give her a real cute look and she laughs again.";

Instead of upstanding using the mom:
    if Goading is happening, continue the action;
    abide by the check upstanding using rulebook;
    say "The mom is distracted by everyone else being here so she just gently lowers you back to the floor instead of playing with you."

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