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|Turn Number:||NA AW|
|Side's Turn:||Earth |
A closeup on the same face, staring intently at a yellow marshmallow peep held before it in two pudgy fingers.|||
A much smaller man, with a scraggly goatee, short brown hair, and square framed glasses, faces his friend who is holding the peep. He looks slightly perplexed, and is raising an eyebrow.|||
Ross: Dude. It's July.
Parson Gotti: Exactly. Peeps are one of the small number of foods which are better stale.
They start to get crispy in a few days. By July, they're solidly crunchy.
Parson bites the head off the peep, his heavy lips flapping back from his teeth.|||
Like the "marshmallows" in Lucky Charms...I never realized they're crunchy because they're stale.
Parson Gotti: Technically, those are called "marbits," short for "marshmallow bits."
You're behind on your scientific literature.
Parson and his bearded friend continue their banter. The view pulls up to show them at the gaming table in Parson's apartment, where Parson has a GM screen and some empty Chinese food containers in front of him. Parson's friend is wearing a yellow yarmulke.|||
Ross: Okay, "marbits."
But... When you leave out a box and those go stale, they get soft. What is that?
Parson Gotti: Quantum staleness.
They're working on a supercomputer. Instead of bits, or qbits? It uses marbits.
A closeup of Parson's gaming table, with the corner of the playing board and its volcanic centerpiece just visible, followed by the empty chinese takeout box.|||
Parson Gotti: Gentlemen.
Let's do the thing.
Tonight we begin the first beta test of a turn-based strategy game I have been preparing for five solid months.
For the first time we get a good look at Parson Gotti. He's extremely overweight, with cheeks that pouch out like a chipmunk's, and feminine-looking smooth skin. His hair is short, brown, and greasy. He is wearing a stained Hamstard t-shirt, and on the wall behind him is a poster with the same character on it.|||
- ^ The speech of other characters in the "real world" scene is also rendered in Maiandra GD.
- ^ Note the echo of the dwagon biting off the gwiffon's head earlier.
- ^ The Erfworld marbits we've seen do look a bit like real-world cereal marshmallows....