is simply wonderful. Thanks J Thomas!
I've got like 103 camlings and am already dealing with stuff like:
>doatch to the naft of loddle-deeked gitches about the glauds
There is no disbosh.
I'm pretty confident I've identified quite a few useful words: "go", "take", "see", "look", "interesting" and maybe others. A lot of other words are floating in my brain and already have some kind of flavour, if not meaning. In any case, the process of learning and deducing new things is very pleasant to me.
It also reminds me strongly of the Gobliiins series for some reason.
In any case, I've played text games like this way before I could speak decent English, so I have a kind of training with these things =)
Edit: Forgot to mention, the game totally destroyed my workflow...
orthogon wrote: rmsgrey wrote:
orthogon wrote:As for gostaks: these are obviously medium-sized rodents native to eastern Europe.
They're rodents of usual size?
You took me right back to tvtropes, where I spent my time before I discovered xkcd. Would they be R.O.u.S.?
I am having second thoughts now klear has pointed out my error. I was happy to imagine a rodent disdimming a dosh, but to distim something sounds like an operation that requires opposable thumbs.
Definitely, though gostaks are surely some kind of animal. Well, I suppose they could be low-ranking soldiers in the Mongol horde, but I think that's a coincidence and the etymologies are unrelated. I think that despite distimming is definitely a job for opposable thumbs, the original sentence is probably meant to sound absurd, or perchance allegorical and should not be taken at face value.