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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 8 - Refusals for threaded actions

Rule for refusing to buy something when the location is the gift shop:

if library message person is second person:

say "You consider it briefly, but conclude there's nothing you really need.";

otherwise:

say "I just can't stand to buy anything here."

Rule for refusing to kiss a man:

if library message person is second person:

say "You run a series of possible ploys and distractions and minor cons through your mind and discard them all: too risky, too slow to perform, etc.";

otherwise:

say "[one of][The noun] [is-are] not my type[or]I'm really not attracted to [the noun], personally[or]Yet another man who does nothing for me[or]Unlike you, I don't make an attempt on everything that moves. And I still don't want to kiss random men [you] meet[stopping]."

Rule for refusing to kiss a woman:

if library message person is second person:

say "You run a series of possible ploys and distractions and minor cons through your mind and discard them all: too risky, too slow to perform, etc.";

otherwise:

say "Tempting, but no."

Rule for refusing to attack someone:

if library message person is second person:

say "You consider your strength and combat skill and decide that that might not be the most reliable approach.";

otherwise if the player's command includes "kill" or the player's command includes "murder":

say "[one of]What? No! Wow. What kind of person are you that that is even something that you think of trying? Nah, don't answer.[or][you][']ve covered that: it's no.[stopping]";

otherwise:

say "I don't solve my problems with violence. You can do what you like when we're separated again." instead.