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Dudley's (New, Improved) Dungeon

< Oct 28th, 2009 >STL
Fire ant hits!      
Fire ant hits!      
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  |a@......|        
  |.aa.....|        
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Fire ant hits!      
You die...          
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  |a%......|        
  |.aa.....|        
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  |.%......|        
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Lichen grows on a   
moldy corpse!       
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  |...[.@..-########
  |......d.|        
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You hit the lichen. 
You kill the lichen.
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  |..@.....|        
  |.%......|        
  |.....d..|        
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This lichen corpse  
tastes terrible!    
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You are what you eat.
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15 Comments

#1 anther Wed, 28 Oct 2009 04:15:48
ew?

#2 Factorial Wed, 28 Oct 2009 05:14:33
0.o

barf


It should be "The fire ant bites"... but other than that, good. G

#3 NobodySpecial Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:00:48
If players left corpses instead of tombstones, this could actually happen in Slash'EM.

#4 LayneRobinson Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:35:55
So does that get you the cannibal status? :)

#5 Sorceror Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:08:33
It's quite clearly a bee that has painted itself red, called itself "Fire ant" and is beating Dudley to death with pollen on a stick.

Or, on the other hand, it could be edited to at least add some articles ("THE fire ant hits", "A lichen grows on the corpse named Dudley!").

#6 Thvor Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:26:33
I suspect that STL's first language isn't English, and so am willing to forgive the lack of articles. This is a much better joke than the previous one about the corpse-eating ant.

#7 Valco Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:46:21
No big deal, but lichen in real life doesn't grow on corpses but on rocks, trees etc. Why not use "green mold" instead, that would be correct in real life and nethack and wouldn't change the joke whatsoever...

#8 SmashFan2005 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:07:09
yeah... but a green mold is acidic and most players don't eat them in the early game.

#9 SmashFan2005 Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:08:33
yeah... but a green mold is acidic and most players don't eat them in the early game.

#10 Slandor Wed, 28 Oct 2009 18:22:11
It must be SLASH'EM, where lichen (as well as other Fs) actually do grow on corpses. Except for the two different players, this could be an actual sequence of SLASH'EM messages. (I don't know if mold will grow on your corpse in a SLASH'EM bones file if you die in a corridor or somewhere where you can't leave a grave.)

#11 slowpoke Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:43:09
I agree with anther - rated E for ew!

#12 Sorceror Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:04:12
paxed has been known to edit for grammar and game message accuracy.

#13 NobodySpecial Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:06:06
I suspect that STL's first language isn't EnglishÂ…

Of course not; it's C++.

#14 TobyBartels Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:20:37
The other Dudley comic today is also using a SlashEMism: the comma to eat from the ground.

And I've been playing SlashEM this week instead of Vanilla like usual. Are you all spying on me???

Last edited: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:21:08

#15 Slandor Thu, 29 Oct 2009 01:45:48
I didn't realize comma to eat from the ground was exclusive to SLASH'EM; I thought it might just be the difference between playing through a windowed interface (which is what I do for vanilla) and through Pallas's interface for SLASH'EM. Oh well. The other comic is supposed to be vanilla -- I just used the , thing to toss in another joke, although I guess "There is a nt corpse here; eat it?" would've worked fine.

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