Title: The Zork Files
Author: Halrloprillalar
Category: Humour
Spoilers: No
Archive: Sure
Disclaimer: Not mine
Summary: Just some fluff
Date: February 2000

Sparked by a discussion on writing in the second person.


Sidewalk
You are on a busy sidewalk leading north and south. West, busy
traffic rushes past. A Starbucks stands to the east. An open
manhole leads down.
There is a trashcan here.
The trashcan contains:
Trash
There is a paper cup here.
Mulder is here.

> get paper cup

You pick up the paper cup.

> put cup in trashcan

You put the paper cup in the trashcan. You feel a warm glow of
civic pride.
Mulder says, "Come on, Scully."

> down

You have moved into a dark place.
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

> turn on light

The Mag Light is now on.

> look

Beneath the Manhole
You are in a dank passageway heading north and south. The walls
drip with slime. There is a grill across the passage to the
south.

> inventory

You are carrying:
A Mag Light (providing light)
A Sig 229
A shoulder bag

> wait

Time passes...

Mulder enters the room.

> ask mulder about sewres

"I don't know anything about 'sewres.' I blame aliens."

> curse

Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?

> ask mulder about sewers

"The sewers are a breeding ground for monsters and the
paranormal."

> north

In the Sewers
You are in a dank passageway heading north and south. The number
23 is barely visible beneath the slime that covers the walls.
Mulder arrives.

> look at mulder

A tall dark haired man holds a large flashlight and fidgets
nervously.

> north

By the Pool
The passageway takes a sharp turn west here but a pool of water
covers the floor, lapping up at your feet. The water is murky and
the stench is awful.
A rock is here.
Mulder arrives.

> ask mulder about pool

"The pool looks like a great place to find a monster!"

> search pool

You can't search the pool without jumping right in.

> wait

Time passes...

> get rock

You pick up the rock.

> look at rock

It's an ordinary rock.

> throw rock in pool

The rock breaks the surface of the pool with a splash. After a
few moments, a large creature climbs out of the pool.

> look at creature

The creature is humanoid, with pale slimy skin and a round mouth
filled with sharp teeth. It makes you think of a fluke worm gone
horribly wrong.

> ask mulder about flukeman

"I don't know anything about 'flukeman.' I blame aliens."

> kill flukeman

You shoot Flukeman with the Sig 229.
Flukeman swipes at you and scratches you deeply.

> kill flukeman

You miss Flukeman with the Sig 229.
Flukeman swipes at you and claws you severely.

> kill flukeman

You shoot Flukeman with the Sig 229.
Flukeman knocks you down and bites your neck. It hurts.

**** You have died ****

Your score is 10 (total of 350 points), in 24 moves.
This gives you the rank of Academy Dropout.
Do you wish to restart? (Y is affirmative):

> y

Sidewalk
You are on a busy sidewalk leading north and south. West, busy
traffic rushes past. A Starbucks stands to the east. An open
manhole leads down.
There is a trashcan here.
The trashcan contains:
Trash
There is a paper cup here.
Mulder is here.

> east

Starbucks
Wonderful smells fill the air of the busy coffeehouse.
A selection of pastries is visible in a glass case. Several
tables are available.
A barrista stands behind the counter.

> order latte

The barrista hands you a foamy latte.

> sit

You sit at a small table.

> drink latte

It's delicious.

> open bag

Opening the bag reveals a wallet, a lipstick, and a laptop
computer.

> get laptop

You take the laptop computer out of the bag.

> run game

You'll have to turn the laptop computer on first.

> turn on laptop

The laptop boots up.

> run game

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Infocom interactive
fiction - a science fiction story. Copyright (c) 1984 by
Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Release 59 / Serial number 851108

You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your
head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which
you can't.

It is pitch black.

>

-fin-


Note: Some text from Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Infocom games. Those were the days...

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