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John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities

Release 1

Chapter 3 - Refusals

Section 1 - Snow White

[These are commands that don't make sense or don't appeal: Snow White should have some reaction to these.]

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try swearing obscenely or swearing mildly:

say "[one of]She looks coy. 'I know [italic type]much[roman type] better ones than that.'[or]'If you're curious,' she says, 'my favorite is ῥαφανιδοῦ[swear-word].'[or]'Sorry,' she says. 'One per customer.'[stopping]";

persuasion fails.

rhafanido is a questioning quip.

Understand "rhafanidou" or "rhaphanidou" or "rafanidou" or "raphanidou" as rhafanido.

The comment is "[one of]'What was that word? ῥαφανιδοῦ;'[or]'ῥαφανιδοῦ,' you repeat with gusto.[or]'Yes, all right, but what does the word mean?'[or]'Tell me again about your naughty word.'[stopping]".

The response is "[one of]'Yes, that's more or less right,' she says.[or]'Excellent.'[or]'It invites the listener to forcibly apply a radish,' she says. 'Up his own, er, fundament. A popular punishment for adultery, or so I am told.'[or]'I've said enough.'[stopping]".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is repeatable.

It assumes swear-word.

Understand "rhafanidou" or "rhaphanidou" or "rafanidou" or "raphanidou" as a mistake ("[unless the current interlocutor is Snow White]Nothing happens.[otherwise]You give it your best try.[paragraph break]'You need to work on the pronunciation.'[end if]") when the player knows swear-word.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try dropping something which is not enclosed by Snow White:

say "'Not mine to start with,' she points out.";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try kissing the corpse:

if the player knows hart-no-longer-undead:

say "[one of]'Once per customer,' she replies gaily. 'We can't have the townfolk casting doubt on my virtue.'[or]It looks like you're out of luck when it comes to reviving [the corpse].[stopping]";

otherwise if the quip-next-queued is thank-the-hart:

say "'Be careful what you ask for.'"; [In fact I'm pretty sure this branch is not reachable]

otherwise:

say "[one of]'I wonder, do you also take in the Three-Dwarf Peepshow at the fair? I'm told that for people of elastic tastes it is well worth the five coppers... No, don't answer; I'd prefer not to dwell on the topic. Let us rather pretend that you never asked.'[or]She feigns oblivion.[stopping]";

persuasion fails;

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try waking the corpse:

say "[one of]'I don't know what you mean.'[or]'It is obviously dead.'[or]'It's not [italic type]asleep[roman type]. A hunter should recognize death.'[at random]";

persuasion fails.

Rule for printing the name of Snow White's heart when asking Snow White to try doing something:

say "heart".

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try taking or dropping or pulling or pushing or turning or swinging or waving something:

if the noun is part of Snow White:

say "'[one of][Cap That-those of noun][or]My [short version of noun][or][Cap it-they of noun][at random]";

say " [one of][if the noun acts plural]don't[otherwise]doesn't[end if] come off.'[or][is-are]n't removable.'[or][if the noun acts plural]don't[otherwise]doesn't[end if] unhook from the rest of me.'[at random]";

otherwise if Snow White wears the noun:

say "'I already have [the noun],' she says. 'But I'm not giving it to anyone.'";

otherwise if the noun is far-off:

say "'That would be a nice trick, wouldn't it?'";

otherwise if the noun is scenery or the noun is fixed in place:

if the player knows snow-white-possessed:

say "She eyes you with unnerving amusement[scary]. 'No.'";

otherwise:

say "[physical impossibility]";

otherwise:

say "[impossible-due-to-bonds]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try smelling something which is part of Snow White:

say "'You're a fine one to talk about bathing standards.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try smelling something which is worn by Snow White:

say "'My laundry maid has been inattentive of late.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try searching or looking under the green dress:

say "'Thanks, but I know what I will find.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try closing Snow White's eyes:

say "[when warm]'I'd rather be able to see if anyone is coming.'[or weird]'Thanks, but no surprises just now.'[at other times]'I am not in a trusting mood.'[end when]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try opening Snow White's eyes:

say "'They're wide open.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try tasting or consuming an inedible thing:

say "[one of]'A meal of [noun with selected length] isn't to my taste, frankly.'[or]'I only eat [noun with selected length] with [one of]plenty of salt[or]honey[or]strawberry jam[at random].'[or]'I see why you're a huntsman and not a chef.'[or]'I've seen small boys dare each other to eat worms, but I would have thought you were past that age.'[or]She merely sighs, bored with this exchange.[stopping]";

persuasion fails.

To say (N - a thing) with selected length:

say "[if N is a body part][short version of N][otherwise][N][end if]";

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try doing something to the silver chain:

say "All you get for your suggestion is an inarticulate growl[angry].";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try doing something to the breath:

say "She pretends not to hear you. Perhaps she's sensitive about her odor.";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try drinking veins:

if the player knows vampirism-revealed:

say "[first-vampire-accusation]";

if Snow White is likely to continue:

say "[angry][one of]'If you suspect a hole of being a dwarrow shaft, do you jump in to test it? You are making an idiot of yourself and seem not even to realize it.'[or]'You are making a fool of yourself.'[stopping]";

otherwise:

say "[angry][for eye-gest]She looks at you from under heavy lidded eyes and does not say anything[or walk-gest]She rocks back on her heels but says nothing[or breath-gest]She exhales unpleasant breath at you but says nothing[end for]. After a moment you are uncomfortable enough to turn away.";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try drinking a limited-use thing which is not veins:

if the noun is the hart's heart:

make no decision;

say "[one of]'You may be mad, but I am not.'[or]'Is that an idea or just random words?'[or]'If you're going to waste your breath giving me orders, they might as well at least be orders that make sense,' she says [when whiny]petulantly[or needy]sulkily[at other times]bluntly[end when].[or]'That doesn't even make sense.'[at random]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try opening or closing or locking or unlocking or switching on or switching off or burning or cutting or consuming or attacking or entering or wearing or getting off or taking off or searching or climbing or looking under a limited-use thing:

if the noun is the hart's heart:

make no decision;

say "[one of]'You may be mad, but I am not.'[or]'Is that an idea or just random words?'[or]'If you're going to waste your breath giving me orders, they might as well at least be orders that make sense,' she says [when whiny]petulantly[or needy]sulkily[at other times]bluntly[end when].[or]'That doesn't even make sense.'[at random]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try doing something to Snow White:

say "She sticks her tongue out at you.";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try taking off something which is not worn by Snow White:

say "'I'm not wearing [the noun],' she says. '[if the noun is part of a person]But if I were, I'd certainly consider removing [it-them] again[otherwise if the noun is not wearable]And frankly I don't think [it-they] would make much of a hat[otherwise]Not really my style[end if].'";

persuasion fails.

Definition: a thing is limited-use:

if it is covered:

yes;

if it is part of a person:

yes;

if it is far-off:

yes.

Definition: a thing is general-use if it is not limited-use.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try listening to or searching or opening or closing Snow White's heart:

say "'If you have [one of]a question for me, just ask[or]advice, say so (not that I promise to take it)[at random]. But don't try to be poetic.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try buying the corpse:

say "'[one of]I have no use for a dead stag.'[or]I am a choosy eater.'[at random]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try buying something which is part of the corpse:

say "[one of]'Sorry — if you're looking to sell your hunting prize, you'll have to take it to one of the villagers.'[or]The Queen might like a dead stag, I suppose.'[stopping]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try buying Snow White:

say "'I like to think I am already my own.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try buying something which is part of Snow White:

say "'I like to think I am already my own.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try buying a scenery thing:

say "'All this will be mine by right when the Queen passes it on,' she says. 'So there's no need to buy anything.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try taking off the dress:

say "She gives you a very dubious look[casually queue no-rape].";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try listening to the player:

say "[if anger is less than 0]'I have [one of]been listening[or]heard every word you said[at random],' she says.[otherwise]'I don't have much choice, do I? Though you have yet to say anything of very great interest.'[end if]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try climbing the trees:

say "[impossible-due-to-bonds]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try jumping or waving hands:

say "[impossible-due-to-bonds]";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try switching on or switching off or drinking something:

persuasion succeeds. [1]

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try tying something to something:

if the noun is limited-use or the second noun is limited-use:

let A be a random limited-use thing which is part of yourself;

let B be a random limited-use thing which is part of the hart;

let C be a random limited-use thing which is part of Snow White;

say "'Why don't I just juggle your [short version of A], the hart's [short version of B], and my own [short version of C] while I'm at it?' she retorts.";

otherwise:

say "'I am not in favor of tying things up just at the moment.'";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try tying the gold embroidery to the green dress:

say "'It's hard to see how it could be more securely tied than it is right now,' she says.";

persuasion fails.

A persuasion rule for asking Snow White to try touching or rubbing or swinging or waving or removing or squeezing or cutting or burning or attacking or consuming or tasting something:

if the noun is far-off:

persuasion succeeds; [2]

otherwise:

say "[impossible-due-to-bonds]";

persuasion fails.

A last persuasion rule when the person asked is Snow White:

if the mood of Snow White is:

-- furious:

say "[one of]She doesn't look very cooperative[or]She looks downright mutinous[or]She fumes silently, and doesn't grace this with a reply[at random].";

-- menacing:

say "[for eye-gest]One look from her reminds you that you are not really in a position to give her orders.[or breath-gest]She growls.[or walk-gest]She simply turns away from you[end for]";

-- aggressive:

say "[for breath-gest]She growls in the back of her throat. The sound is uncannily like that of your hounds, when provoked.[or eye-gest]Her eyes flash. 'No.'[or walk-gest]She leans against a tree as though to say, 'watch me not doing what you asked.'[end for]";

-- whiny:

say "[one of]'I'm tired,' she says.[or]She pouts.[or]'If you can't be any help, leave me alone.'[or]She fakes a few sobs. 'I am sooo tired.'[or]'You can't be serious. All I want to do is sleep. And eat something. But mostly sleep.'[at random]";

-- needy:

say "[one of]'I'm too tired,' she says.[or]'Hmf!' She turns a shoulder on you[or]'I just want to sleep.'[or]'I'm exhausted and I haven't had anything to eat,' she says. 'I'm not up for doing tricks.'[at random]";

-- warm:

say "[one of]'I doubt it would help our situation,' she remarks.[or]'Sorry,' she replies.[at random]";

-- weird:

say "[one of]'Do you suppose it will be effective, giving me orders?' she asks rhetorically.[or]She raises her eyebrows.[stopping]";

-- otherwise:

say "[one of]She shakes her head.[or]'I think not.'[or]'No.'[or]'I'd prefer not to.'[at random]";

persuasion fails.

To say impossible-due-to-bonds:

say "[one of][conditionally queue pleading-to-be-untied]She [for eye-gest]looks at you incredulously[or breath-gest]snorts[or walk-gest]spins half around to show you her bonds[end for]: there is of course no way she could do this with her hands tied behind her back.[or]'Again, not possible, for reasons that are not my fault.'[or]She [one of]rattles her chain pointedly[or]glares at you[or]motions to indicate her pinioned arms[or]makes a pantomime of trying to struggle free[at random].[conditionally queue stop-taunting][stopping]";

Unsuccessful attempt by Snow White doing something:

say "'[one of]Impossible[or]Improbable[or]Unlikely[or]Inconceivable[as decreasingly likely outcomes],' she says [when warm]with amusement[or whiny]bitterly[or needy]with a bit of a pout[at other times]coldly[end when]."

Notes

[1]. It'll just fall through to an 'impossible' refusal since none of these are possible.

[2]. The attempt won't work, but she'll announce its impossibility in a moment.