<---- DO NOT PULL THE LEVER!
"Can't 'elp it. I'm a born 'leever-pooler'."
-Ringo Starr, Yellow Submarine
2005-10-19 01:23 pm (UTC)
Eland is a wise antelope
No matter how stupidly daring I am some times, I'd still leave that gong alone.
Noticed a small typo: "was chained and had a padlock in surprisingly ____ condition on it." Missing an adjective there. :)
2005-10-19 01:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Eland is a wise antelope
The librarian thanks you and has beaten the acolyte responsible.
Shades of The Magician's Nephew...
Eland has conquered where Digory failed!
"Heinrich, tell Timmy I have a job for him."
design document that was around a few years back tried incredibly hard to overcome the "explore anyway" inclination. Unfortunately that document/site no longer seems to be available; however I managed to locate this fragment:
This place is not a place of honor. No highly esteemed deed is commemorated here. Nothing of value is here. This place is a message and part of a system of messages. Pay attention to it! Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.
Is it overly analytical of me to suggest that the monks may have undermined their stated purpose somewhat by providing a handy (if grotesque) hammer alongside their sequestered gong?
It's almost as if they want someone to ignore the warning...
I think we can assume the monks didn't provide the hammer and that - like the gong - it proved to be immpossible to remove, and indestructible.
Classic episode. Thank you.
Musn't... Strike... The Gong... Musn't... Don't...
now you've gone and done it!!!
We will never know, unless someone makes Gearworld into a movie* of course, precisely what manner of death awaits the one who strikes the gong, but I can envision it has something to do with the dog armor coming back to life. Don'cha think?
* Movies never pass up the opportunity for that sort of thing, whether it contradicts the book or not.
Nah. The gong's just not very well made and tends to topple over and squish people who gong it.
Don't...bogart the gong...duuuuude...
I wouldn't ring the gong because, one it obviously says not to ring it. And two, the mallet is just way to icky to touch. :P
Egads. That is such the cute user icon!
Lockpicking is one of those glamorous skills that you think would be really handy for an explorer...
Is that irony, or id Eland just weird?
I know a rather famous RPG scenario that has a gong in a lost city... Hitting it draws the attention of a whole city of Dark Elves. From what I've heard, most parties who went through that did hit the gong.
I've got a general question: Ursula, what do you feel about people drawing Gearworld fanart?
I believe she's said before that it's alright.
PLEASE DO NOT STRIKE GONG
Arrrrrgh.... Must... Strike... Gong... MUST... STRIKE... GONG!!!!!!!
I'd be tempted to throw something at the gong, and then run. :P
I'm glad I'm not the only one who would be tempted to do that...
I wouldn't even be tempted to strike the gong. Maybe I'm weird.
lol at least he got to reading the warning. i have role played with people that would have either, run straight up to the gong and struck a note on it, or would have read and struck anyway not because they thought it was a good idea (which they most likely didnt) but mostly to be a nuisanse.
Um, can we get art of the mallet? Because, dayum, I so want that mallet. :P
Pottery Barn just doesn't cut it for some things...
Maybe the grim power dwelt in the mallet alone, and the gong was just a regular mundane standard Gongs'R'Us model. Of course, it would take experiment to find out, and Brother Wu's passing probably dampened the Monks' curiosity.
Ooh, Gongs'R'Us! I love shopping there!
So, were you supposed to whack the gong with the woman's butt or with her head?
Lockpicking actually can come in very handy for an explorer, but not in the way that seems most obvious.
Let's say you happen to need permission from a particular bureaucracy to finance your voyage... "It's on file already, just check it."
Because you know that Heinrichs den, back home, is the iconic perfection of tasteful rustic charm, mostly in earth tones.
Don't offend the fashion sense of a 700 lb critic.
Personally, I'd have stood in the corridor, one hand on the door handle, and chucked small rocks at the gong, and certainly avoided touching the unpleasant mallet.
Did you ever see that old DuckTales movie, where their guidebook said that in the case of booby traps they should use their marbles? For the rest of the show they stood way clear of the trip switches and used a a bag of marbles and a slingshot to see what they'd do. It was different every time.
Come to think of it, I think one involved a giant Indiana Jones Ball-type GEAR!!
And I have visions of Diggory in Charn flashing through my head--if only the inscribers of that gong had been so kind...
He'd still have done it. He had a girl to be the voice of reason.
2005-10-20 12:09 am (UTC)
The entire warning just made me want to strike the gong more.
Damn you Human Nature!
Why do you think is the reason we were designed like that?