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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: erev_rav
2008-08-10 03:50 am (UTC)
based on Lila's afternoon, I'd offer this addendum:

> MAKE LION EAT EGG
The lion lunges forward onto the egg, growling "Nom nom nom" as it attacks. The egg shrieks with glee.

> MAKE EGG EAT LION
The egg lunges forward onto the lion, growling "Nom nom nom" as it attacks. The lion shrieks with glee.
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[User Picture]From: dennyd
2009-06-15 11:09 am (UTC)
The egg lunges forward onto the lion, growling "Nom nom nom" as it attacks. The lion shrieks with glee.

I'm glad I'm not in an office, because that made me laugh a LOT :)
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[User Picture]From: _kent
2009-06-15 11:20 am (UTC)
I'm also glad I'm not in an office, but for reasons entirely unrelated to this post.
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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: bikergeek
2008-08-10 09:03 pm (UTC)
This is probably a good thing. YouTube at least offers an element of interactivity. (Hopefully the various copyright holders don't end up shutting it down.)
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[User Picture]From: azurelunatic
2009-06-15 11:38 am (UTC)
My previously-local Virtual Nephew was raised on "Yes and No", among other things. He couldn't get enough of that, and then he graduated to Strongbad (and learned what kind of a bad role model Strongbad was, and got grounded from watching Strongbad once after following Strongbad's bad example, & never did *that* again).
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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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[User Picture]From: teddywolf
2008-08-11 12:22 am (UTC)
Sounds like my girlchik :) And thank you again for watching her.
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[User Picture]From: wordweaverlynn
2008-08-11 01:23 am (UTC)
Brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: theodicy
2008-08-11 02:52 am (UTC)
>CLAP HANDS

You clap.

>CLAP HANDS

You clap.

>CLAP HANDS

You clap.

>CLAP HANDS

You clap.

>CLAP HANDS

You clap.
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[User Picture]From: cjsherwood
2008-08-11 01:36 pm (UTC)
This is awesomeness for SO many reasons, not the least of which is to discover that other people know what Adventure is/was!

Thanks for posting. :-)

(BTW, I'm here because of wordweaverlynn)
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[User Picture]From: jai_dit
2008-08-12 08:07 am (UTC)
This is so great :D
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[User Picture]From: thealmondtree
2009-06-14 09:57 pm (UTC)


Has had both me and the spousal unit laughing - our Mr Three is still in this phase sometimes.


(Until about three years ago when we gave in to a windoze computer, Adventure for PC and Frac were the only two computer games we had.)

Here via ailbhe
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[User Picture]From: eponymousarchon
2009-06-15 07:03 am (UTC)
Bwa-ha-ha!

(Applauds)
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2009-06-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
brilliant and spot-on :) (here via ailbhe)
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