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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

Section 4 - Snow White's Reactions to Other Actions

[Next: some reactions to various events that happen in front of Snow White.]

watching-box-opened is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "She angles her head so that she can watch you without seeming to. It isn't as stealthy as she might have hoped[pathetic]."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

watching-inventory is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'Lose anything on the way?' Her expression is unpleasantly amused."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-26 is a weak negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-26". The comment is "'No.' What good would it do to fence with her?".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'Good. We would not want to have to go back.'".

It directly-follows watching-inventory.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

Instead of saying yes when the current quip is watching-inventory:

say "But you do have all your possessions, and surely there is nothing to be gained by telling her such an easily-overturned lie. Better save your strength for more complicated acts of deception, should any such be required."

no-rape is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'I didn't read you for the sort to rape a girl half your age, in the middle of the woods,' she says."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

pleased-watching is an NPC-directed quip.

It mentions the heart-sized box, symbols.

The response is "Snow White watches the way a child watches fresh cakes [scary]being taken from the oven." [1]

It quip-supplies Snow White.

whether she seems hungry is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "whether she is hungry". The true-name is "whether she seems hungry".

Understand "is" or "food" or "hunger" or "cake" or "cakes" or "delicious" or "watching" as whether she seems hungry. The comment is "'Hungry?' you ask pointedly.".

It mentions Snow White, hart's heart, heart-sized box.

The response is "[if the player knows snow-white-possessed]'Snow White is, to be sure. [otherwise]'[end if]Aren't you?' she replies, matter-of-fact. And truth to tell, you are: the deer's flesh is fresh enough that it would make a good stew — if you were at home — if your home were intact[cabin-destroyed].".

It directly-follows pleased-watching.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

yes-19 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-19". The comment is "'I would not refuse a good rich stew, with plenty of meat and plenty of vegetables.' Your mind quickly sketches in the rest of this appealing image: mug of ale, crust of bread, warm fire, skin to throw over your lap...".

The response is "She shrugs — a companionable, resigned shrug, as though to ask[friendly][pathetic], What can you do?".

It directly-follows whether she seems hungry.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-19 is a negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-19". The comment is "'No.' A lie, but it never helps to dwell on hunger or cold or anything else that you can't remedy at the moment.".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'I feel the same.'".

It directly-follows whether she seems hungry.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

giving-up-question is an NPC-directed quip. [2]

The response is "'I might have known you would not answer.'"

It quip-supplies Snow White.

yes-20 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-20". The comment is "'I can hardly say that I plan to kill my own sovereign,' you point out. 'Be reasonable.'".

It mentions yourself, magic mirror.

The response is "'The magic mirror doesn't see everything,' she replies scornfully[angry]. 'In fact, its knowledge is really very limited.'".

It directly-follows giving-up-question.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

apparently-you-would is an NPC-directed quip. [3]

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'Then again,' she says, bemused, 'perhaps you have more of a taste for silence than I had credited you with.'"

It quip-supplies Snow White.

that you plan to rescue the king is an informative quip.

The printed name is "that you still plan to rescue the king". The true-name is "that you plan to rescue the king".

Understand "is" or "I" or "we" or "still" as that you plan to rescue the king. The comment is "'Treachery or not, it is time that the King returned home,' you say. 'Even if he is blood-sundered there may be a way to restore him.'".

It mentions King.

The response is "'I admire your valiant spirit,' she says[friendly]. 'But I think you will fail.'".

It indirectly-follows it was not treachery.

It assumes blood-sundering, snow-white-knows-sundering.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

that you still plan to rescue the king is an informative quip.

Understand "is" or "I" or "we" as that you still plan to rescue the king. The comment is "'Treachery or not, it is time that the King returned home,' you say[if the player knows you-were-king]. Assuming, of course, that you can accomplish your own return.[otherwise if the player knows blood-sundering]. Not that that will be an easy matter if you also need to rescue him from thinking he is someone else.[otherwise]. 'We mean to bring him back.'[end if]".

It mentions King.

The response is "'I wish you luck in that[friendly],' she says — though it is obvious that she does not expect you to have much.".

It is negated by snow-white-knows-sundering. [4]

It indirectly-follows it was not treachery.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

Instead of smiling when the current quip is that you still plan to rescue the king or the current quip is that you plan to rescue the king:

say "You smile without humor, as though to say: we will see."

thought-not is an NPC-directed quip. [5].

The response is "'As I thought,' she says, taking your silence for some kind of surrender."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

weird-laugh is a q-transitional NPC-directed quip. [6]

The response is "She laughs mirthlessly, and under her breath she says something to herself."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

do-not-try is an NPC-directed quip. [7]

The response is "'Do not try that again,' she says."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

Instead of saying sorry when apologize is flagged-ready:

try discussing apologize.

apologize is a performative quip. The comment is "'I did not mean to offend,' you say. 'I don't know what came over me.'".

Understand "to Snow White" as apologize.

It mentions Snow White's hair.

The response is "'I do.' Her expression is cold[angry]. 'Do not do it again. I am not your possession.'".

It directly-follows do-not-try.

It quip-supplies Snow White

no-burning-again is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'I could put your lantern out[if the player knows magic-revealed] with a word[otherwise] if I wanted[end if],' she says. 'You may fear the dark, but I have no reason to.'"

It quip-supplies Snow White.

After examining something which is part of the corpse when the player does not recollect are-you-ogling and at least four examined things are part of the corpse:

casually queue nice-corpse.

nice-corpse is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "She sighs impatiently. 'I am sure it is a very nice dead animal and excites a great deal of professional interest, but perhaps you could finish your examination another day?'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

After examining something which is part of Snow White when the player does not recollect are-you-ogling and at least four examined things are part of Snow White:

casually queue are-you-ogling.

are-you-ogling is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'Did you bring me out here so you could leer at me in private?'[conditionally queue am-I-beautiful]".

It is restrictive.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-22 is a negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-22". The comment is "'No.'".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "She [for eye-gest]looks at you just as piercingly as you have looked at her[or walk-gest]stands deliberately too close[or breath-gest]exhales slowly[end for]. Then she repeats: '...no.'".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

yes-24 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-24". The comment is "'Actually, yes, that was my purpose.' You say it to mock but it comes out with an unwelcome undercurrent of sincerity and [italic type]what is going wrong with you[roman type]?".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'I've seen you,' she says cryptically[queue maybe-2]. 'All along.'".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

maybe-2 is a performative quip. The comment is "'Maybe.'". The printed name is "maybe".

Understand "[maybe]" as maybe-2.

It mentions Snow White.

The response is "That cold flesh is not entirely appealing. But if she were to thaw? And speak to you all the thoughts that she only hints at? And be whatever she is, under the snowy mantle? Then...

She finishes your thought. 'You might still dislike me.'".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-39 is a negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-39". The comment is "'No. The princess is only a child. Beautiful, but very young.'".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "She considers you archly. 'She has not been acting young of late,' she says. 'I am old. You may have forgotten how young she really is.' [paragraph break]This comes uncomfortably close to truth, but there are many half-formed thoughts you have had of late that have needed ignoring.".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It assumes snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

yes-35 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-35". The comment is "'Actually, yes, that was my purpose.' You say it to mock but it comes out with an unwelcome undercurrent of sincerity.".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'You're confused,' she says. 'I have confused you.' The thought seems to please her. 'You are drawn by my personality, though it is in the body of a young girl.'".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It assumes snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

maybe-3 is a weak performative quip. The comment is "'Maybe.' Even thinking in these directions is the way to madness.". The printed name is "maybe".

Understand "[maybe]" as maybe-3.

It mentions Snow White.

The response is "'Ah.'".

It directly-follows are-you-ogling.

It assumes snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-28 is a weak negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-28". The comment is "'If it would save my own life, I could.' Though of course if you disposed of the Queen, there is always the chance that her guards — or her magic — would take vengeance for her.".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "'I am not sure I believe it.'".

It directly-follows yes-2.

It quip-supplies Snow White

smirk is a q-transitional NPC-directed quip.

The response is "She smirks. 'Save it for the barmaids.'"

It quip-supplies Snow White.

something-in-your-eye is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'Something in your eye?' she asks."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-29 is a weak negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-29". The comment is "'No.'".

It mentions your eyes.

The response is "'Fortunate. Though at least you are free to rub your eyes should you wish to do so.'".

It directly-follows something-in-your-eye.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

funny-memory is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "She observes you dispassionately. '[if scariness is less than 0]I am glad you are able to find something amusing in our situation. Or do [end if]I assume we are remembering a ribald anecdote we heard at the local hostelry?'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

yes-27 is a weak affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-27". The comment is "'As a matter of fact, yes. Fat Jacob has a story about a whore with a glass eye—'".

It mentions ribald anecdote.

The response is "'Yes, that story. It's older than he is, you know.'".

It directly-follows funny-memory.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-31 is a weak negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-31". The comment is "'No, something much funnier.'".

It mentions ribald anecdote.

The response is "'Congratulations.'".

It directly-follows funny-memory.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

no-32 is a weak negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-32". The comment is "'No, you must be thinking of a different story. This one is about what happened to him when he was a young man and went to a neighboring town to sell some ale for his uncle.'".

It mentions ribald anecdote.

The response is "'How sweet of you to believe him.'".

It directly-follows yes-27.

It quip-supplies Snow White

yes-28 is a weak affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-28". The comment is "'I did suspect the story might not have been original with him. I doubt even in his youth Fat Jacob had the stamina, for one thing.'".

It mentions ribald anecdote.

The response is "'Indeed[friendly].'".

It directly-follows yes-27.

It quip-supplies Snow White

could-be is a weak performative quip. The comment is "'That could be. It would not surprise me.'".

Understand "[maybe]" as could be. The printed name is "say possibly". The true-name is "could-be".

It mentions ribald anecdote.

The response is "'He does no harm, I suppose,' she says, thawing a little[friendly]. 'Every village needs its storyteller, and there is a long tradition in telling stories you poached from someone else.'".

It directly-follows yes-27.

It quip-supplies Snow White

[And just in case she sees you using the box:]

really-you is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "She raises her eyebrows as you do this. 'You are trying it on yourself? There are not many such boxes in the world.'"

how-strange is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'That box is not to be trifled with,' she remarks coolly. 'I hope you do not do anything that proves dangerous.'"

yes-33 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-33". The comment is "'Yes, that is my hope as well.'".

It mentions yourself.

The response is "She steps carefully backward as though the magic might leap out of the box at her. 'The cautious live longest,' she remarks.".

It directly-follows how-strange.

It quip-supplies Snow White

Notes

[1]. This comment is triggered when you put the heart into the box. This is part of an ongoing effort to make Snow White more responsive to what the player does, not just to conversation itself; and it makes sense to focus especially on the core set of actions that the player is likely to have to follow given the prompting of the game (namely, cutting out the heart, storing it, and preparing to move again).

[2]. This is a response queued if you don't answer the question about killing the queen for enough turns

[3]. This is the response queued if you don't say anything for a while in response to her "you wouldn't let me stay silent" challenge.

[4]. this an the alternate version for if the player does not know

[5]. Queued to take us out of the question about whether she's allowed preferences

[6]. Queued if you don't answer about why Lilith should be vampiric

[7]. Queued if you cut some of her hair off