Nov 27, 2022 3:25 AM
dement(anc)or(a)
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Gggggghhhhenn??  ('. . . Not eating?  But they're food.')

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Sssssssdahhhhh.  Hheh.  ('Yeah, but you can also just not!  And then they're interesting sometimes.')

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Rrrrrra.  ('But . . . . . they're foods.')

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It goes through several repetitions of this conversation segment without much progress before trying to move on.

Fffffffffffffehh?  ('Sometimes they make sounds that are good!  It's better than eating them.  Better than a full meal, even')

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Khhhhhaaahhh.  ('No way.  There's no way sounds can do that.')

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Ggggehhk.  Hh - hhhhehmmmMMMMmmnnnnnn.  (They can.  I can't do it very well but it's like - ' and then it tries showing off what little it knows of pitch.)

Nnnnnnohhhhhh.  ('But like, if that was good.')

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The other dementor floats away.

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They don't usually talk to each other that much but maybe it's to do with the one having gone walkabout. Hopefully it got its fill.

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Are there any other things here at home that are more interesting now that it's seen them out and about?  For instance sponges.  It would really love if there was a sponge around.

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No sponges, but it may now recognize that the standard-issue foods are all behind Doors of a kind that didn't appear in the onkplace, and that they get versions of that category of stuff that foods put in their mouths.

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Oh!  Do these doors open.

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They don't except when new food is added or expired food is taken away. Then, the foods with The Spell That Is Unpleasant come by and do a thing with an object that makes the door open.

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It will get up reeeeeeal close to watch the next time that happens.  Obviously not doing any nibblings, so that the Spell is not so Unpleasant.

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The food that has the Spell That Is Unpleasant is very alarmed about the getting reeeeeeal close. The Unpleasantness gets rather in its face about it.

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It'll go over to the other side where the Unpleasantness isn't, then!  What's the object like?  Maybe if it's something generally around it will be able to figure out how to use it on the door on its own.

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The Unpleasantness is extremely determined to stay between the live food and inquisitive individuals. The object is a small long metal thing with parts that stick out; it goes in a little hole in the door, and turns, and then the live food can drag the expired food out of the doored place.

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It meanders around looking for small long metal things with parts that stick out.

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There aren't any just lying on the floor or anything, but on inspection, all the foods that are accompanied by unpleasantnesses have them.

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That makes sense pretty much.  It'll keep looking around for any ones not attached to a food every once in a while, in between futile attempts to get the other its to try out not nibbling.

 

One such attempt goes:

Gggggggrehhhhhn.  ('Hey.')

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Hhhhrgg.  ('Hey.')

 

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Hhhhreh?  Hhheh.  ('Food's been pretty good lately.')

 

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Hhrrg.  ('Yeah.')

 

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Mmmmrihhhgk?  Hehmmm.  ('It could not be, though.')

 

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Khhhhehhllllohhhhhhnn.  ('Foods are less boring if nobody eats them.')

 

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