As the bamboo ends and the woods open up again, Morobu continues east, which takes him well away from the stream while still going uphill, albeit very gradually. (Morobu is counting on a guess that the Dojo is on the south slope of the mountain, and he is incorporating Link
's weather report telling him there was much warm, humid air in the direction he had been heading.)
After an uneventful morning's journey, the forest opens up into a familiar but unexpected sight: rice fields!
. Morobu stops for a few minutes to take in the scene. Beautiful curved terraces follow the local contours, curving right and left a bit into the haze in the distance. The mountain cannot be seen, because of low fog and higher clouds, and because it has been painted gray, but Morobu knows it must be a bit to the left — at least that's how the terraces seem to run.
After planning his path between the flooded segments, Morobu begins to make his way through the fields. He treads carefully along embankments between terraces, making sure not to disturb the carefully-packed clay and dirt. It is late Satsuki
, and the little plants have already grown 20 cm or so above the surface of the water. Little tadpole shrimp (triops longicaudatus
) dart between the plants, and a tiny green frog clings to one of the thin leaves.
At the other side of the fields the forest begins again. Here there is a little stone tower, sort of like a gorintō
but different. This one is made of five cubical stones, each carved with a familiar icon: from the top, Morobu recognizes Rosetta
(representing enlightenment), a Beanie
(receptivity), a Survey Tower
(the transition between two worlds), Megan
(wisdom), and Cueball
(the four elements). He rests here but does not offer prayers (as the quasi-gorintō
is clearly of another sect, possibly Western Paradox).
If he had looked more closely, Morobu might have noticed the little square stones on the ground behind the gorintō
— two Cueballs and a Megan.
MistyCat wrote: ... My starting configuration (the board with 17 free squares) wasn't saved, but I can easily duplicate a similar position.
I ran through the steps you outlined above, but with a different result. After 7 Chirpies, I had just 10 free squares. (Just for a change I used Internet Explorer for the experiment.)
I did a few trials and got different results each time: it depends on where the Cueballs fall. So that's not too surprising.
When I move left, there will be 13 blanks awaiting a Queball or Megan.
I expect the arrival to be in the top right square.
As I said...
If I Snake and repeat left, I expect the same.
However if I Snake and repeat left again, it will probably be in the middle row.
This is all quite odd and I wish I could understand it... it's almost as if you have a user script that alters the Math.random()
function. For example, typingT
There's not much point to checking, though, because I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the actual game, for which, once again, I most sincerely thank you.
and I'm glad this doesn't bother you... it must have changed your play style a bit though, what with Cueball almost always appearing in the topmost available spot. T
" — though it does allow you to type the "j
" and then paste the rest.
azule wrote: Try watching The Fugitive (circa 2000) and see a different character played by the same actor. I guess if you want to enjoy Raiders, just pretend that Han Solo somehow ended up in that situation, make up your own back story.
That's pretty much what I ended up doing. I think I decided that Indiana Jones was the younger Han Solo.
ggh wrote: There once was a molpy named Spot
Who wandered through GLR's plot.
Yet to his regret
Being mere silhouette
His moniker became ...
Um, "dot dot dot"? or "molpy"? Will you please finish that?
When I read it, I assumed "dot dot dot", but I also changed two words to make it scan better: There once was a molpy named Spot
Who wandered through GLR's plot.
Yet to his regret
As mere silhouette
His nickname became [dot dot dot]
AluisioASG wrote: Oh, mrob, I was writing a timeline for the storypoints closer to our Time, which I didn't intend to visit.
Apparently I really like Margrit's internal monologues. And first person, present tense writing.
Thanks! And I hope you realize, I wasn't complaining... just indicating my difficulty with abstract things of all types. Having read it again, I enjoy your interpretations of Margrit et al.'s thoughts.
I've been writing my bits in present tense too, which I chose by accident, but then I realized that (to me at least) it seems the story will be more vibrant if read in scattered pieces... or something.
Link wrote: Also, yay, I'm in mrob27's story. <3
Oh yes, glad you're glad
and for any blitzers who might be wondering, the "pink duck" thing is a reference to the FF00BF BFFs group
and an avatar that @Link
used during the most recent Mod Madness a.k.a. "furious doodling":
... when OTTers were being called ducks
moody7277 wrote: Spoiler alert: In the current revision, the sword guy has a gun he shoots at Indy before Indy shoots him.
at least it's not a walkie-talkie
Edit: Triply-ninja'd while posting! Yay OTT!