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Xiphias Gladius

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[Aug. 9th, 2008|07:12 pm]
Xiphias Gladius
One of the things I like about small children is watching them learn, experiment, and figure out the world.

With older babies, and younger toddlers, they sometimes look like someone playing a text adventure

>TAKE LION
You take the stuffed lion.

>DROP LION
Dropped.

>TAKE LION
You take the stuffed lion.

>DROP LION
Dropped.

>TAKE LION
You take the stuffed lion.

>TAKE EGG
You take the plush egg.

>I
You have:
A stuffed lion
A plush egg

>PUSH LION
Nothing happens.

>PULL LION
Nothing happens.

>PUSH LION
Nothing happens.

>USE LION WITH EGG
You can't use those two items together.

>USE EGG WITH LION
You can't use those two items together.

>USE LION WITH EGG
You can't use those two items together.

>DROP LION
Dropped.

>EAT EGG
You can't eat that!

>EAT LION
You don't have the lion.

>GET LION
You take the stuffed lion.

>EAT LION
You can't eat that!
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[User Picture]From: soberloki
2008-08-09 11:21 pm (UTC)
OK, that made me laugh. WAY too true.
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[User Picture]From: madcaptenor
2008-08-09 11:31 pm (UTC)
I don't see why you can't use lion with egg.
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[User Picture]From: xiphias
2008-08-10 12:06 am (UTC)
Neither do they. So they keep trying it.
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[User Picture]From: jehanna
2008-08-09 11:43 pm (UTC)
*SNARF*
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[User Picture]From: sevoo
2008-08-10 12:16 am (UTC)
so true!
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[User Picture]From: theclamsman
2008-08-10 12:56 am (UTC)

Very cute.


>EAT EGG
You can't eat that!


Well, technically you can eat eggs. Just not plush ones, LOL.

*eyes the plush platypus eggs that Henry got yesterday* >_______>

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[User Picture]From: madcaptenor
2008-08-10 03:30 am (UTC)

Re: Very cute.

Yeah, but you really should cook the eggs before eating them.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-10 02:48 am (UTC)
Not to mention that they're always trying to use magic words such as xyzzy. Naturally though, nothing happens.
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2009-06-15 12:41 pm (UTC)
nothing *obvious* happens :)
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[User Picture]From: tigerbright
2008-08-10 02:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for writing this up. :)
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[User Picture]From: chanaleh
2008-08-10 03:52 am (UTC)
awesome! I think this will become my new favorite child-development paradigm.
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[User Picture]From: bikergeek
2008-08-10 04:19 am (UTC)
> GET LION
You are not in Kenya. I see no lion here.
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[User Picture]From: rosefox
2008-08-10 06:08 am (UTC)
I know a friend whose toddler is quite contented to watch that video over and over and over and over again. The previous generation was raised in front of the television; this one will be raised in front of YouTube.
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[User Picture]From: wildcard9
2008-08-10 06:27 am (UTC)
I like this revealation. It suddenly puts their actions into a whole new light. So maybe it is not the boogeyman they are afraid of at night, it is the grue hiding out in the darkness.
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[User Picture]From: browngirl
2008-08-10 02:32 pm (UTC)
This is hilariously spot on. *giggles*
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[User Picture]From: mswae
2008-08-10 02:42 pm (UTC)
This is completely my son. Nailed it :)
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[User Picture]From: ailbhe
2008-08-10 04:34 pm (UTC)
*wheezing with laughter*

You are SO RIGHT.
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[User Picture]From: wargoddess
2008-08-10 06:05 pm (UTC)

ROFLMAO

K, you are such a dork! And no, I do not get to be a dork just for getting your reference.

>^,^<
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[User Picture]From: blairette
2008-08-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHA so true, so true!
You officially Win at LJ. Posts like this are the reason I love tis place.
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