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Add 'Uncanny' story

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1 parent 54d2af9 commit 7e40536632393447557ba0ea0ea75d2153ef62f8 @hoverbird hoverbird committed Jul 24, 2011
@@ -25,5 +25,13 @@ def full_name
@full_name ||= [name, last_name].join(' ')
end
+ def gift_type
+ @gift_type ||= Storying.uncanny_elements.random
+ end
+
+ def can_handle_element
+ gift_type == @story.magic_element
+ end
+
end
end
@@ -16,5 +16,10 @@ def plot_twist
# character = [hero, supporting_character, villain].compact.random
end
+ def magic_element
+ @magic_element ||= Storying.uncanny_elements.random
+ end
+
+
end
end
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+---
+- Lightness
+- Darkness
+- Knowledge
+- Time
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+---
+- Uniqueness is as common as folk.
+- Each person as strange as the next.
+- Most possess some hidden talent.
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+---
+- Bio Magic
+- Dark Arts and Crafts
+- Superior Abilities
+- Practical Gifts
+- Skills Nobody Wants or Cares For
+- Unbelievable Actions
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
+---
+- Uncontrollable Extinguishing of All Near Fires
+- Transformation of Most Grasses into Edible and Delicious Meals
+- Can Change Color of all Man-Made Objects from a Distance
+- Complete and Infectious Self-Confidence for up to Three Hours
+- Instant Sobering or Drunkening of Companions
@@ -12,4 +12,4 @@ As a local <%= Storying.jobs.random %> begins looking into the case, <%= story.s
<% else %>
<%= story.hero %>'s unlikely friendship with the <%= story.supporting_character.job %> becomes a source of strength for years thereafter as <%= story.hero.personal_pronoun %> makes the journey into <%= story.hero.gender %>hood.
<% end %>
-</p>
+</p>
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+<% story = Storying::Story.new %>
+
+<p> intro
+
+ It was once said without irony that *<% Storying.uncanny_philosophies.random_pop %>*. It's always been terribly untrue, of course, and has been scientifically disproved by the most recent work from the <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%> Magazine. Yet, when the uncannies began to surface, common usage of the phrase only increased, and was within 3 years fully transformed into a dark warning. Because uncannies, like your run-of-the-mill serial killers, have been generally perceived as the most normal of folk with few exceptions. Likely for the same reason as well: because the uncannies often sense at a young age (well before their true talents develop) that they will one day be understood as the truest threat faced by an ordered society.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ It concerns two: <%= story.supporting_character.full_name %>, by age <%= (5..10).random %> began having regular dreams of <% Storying.uncanny_skills.random_pop %> and by early adulthood was, in secret and on regular, practicing intermediate management of <% story.supporting_character.gift_type%>. <%= supporting_character.Possessive_pronoun %> parents had no abilities, and uncanniologists have been unable to confirm any particular talents within two branches of the <%= story.supporting_character.last_name %> line.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ The second is <%= story.hero.full_name %>, who would become first order of <% @gift_type %> at age <%(22..32).random%>. As is widely known, <%= story.hero.first_name %>, perceived no great talent until a near-drowning at age <%(15..20)%>, and within 6 months had, without formal training or learning, fully mastered skills of <% Storying.uncanny_skills.random_pop %> and <% Storying.uncanny_skills.random_pop %>. (And yet, may we not describe the early life of <%= story.hero.first_name %> as one almost comically devoted to the avoidance of just those situations that often force these abilities to the future)?
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ Through various circumstances (additional background can be found in the early issues of <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%>) Monthly), <%= story.supporting_character.first_name %> quickly become the primary <%= Storying.relationships_to_character.random %> to <%= story.hero.first_name %>, and both gained general infamy in the summer regions. Unbeknownst to the other, both decided privately to seek the glory promised in the first Scroll of the <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%>, and followed the solstice map they arrived, within hours of each other, at a now-well-known <%= Storying.settings.random %>.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ <%= story.supporting_character.first_name %> arrived first, and came upon the Cave of Unmanageable <%= @story.magic_element %>, which had destroyed many in quite gruesome ways.
+
+ <% if @supporting_character.can_handle_element %> Given <%= story.supporting_character.full_name %> strong mastery of @gift_type, <%= supporting_character.personal_pronoun %> did pass through the Cave, gaining the Cloak of <% Storying.uncanny_elements %> and losing only one limb, that lay at the Cave's entrance unrotting and alerting all others to the great triumph of the day.
+ <% else %>
+
+ Though <%= story.supporting_character.first_name %> was not blessed with master of <% @story.magic_element %>, <%= supporting_character.personal_pronoun %> thought <%= supporting_character.posessive_pronoun %> general abilities sufficient and pushed forward to a quick and gruesome death, <%= supporting_character.posessive_pronoun %> body left at the mouth of the cave as warning.
+
+ <% end %>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+ When <%= story.hero.first_name %> came upon the scene, it is said <%= hero.personal_pronoun %> wept for two hours, and bottled the tears to later make the Elixir of <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%> that features so prominently in <%story.full_name%>'s best-selling <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%>: An Observers Tale.
+
+ <% if @hero.can_handle_element %> With <%= story.supporting_character.full_name %> strong mastery of @gift_type, <%= supporting_character.personal_pronoun %> stepped past the flesh and cleaned the cave of all remaining <% Storying.uncanny_phrase.random_pop%>, winning the favor of the nearby villagers.
+ <% else %>
+
+ Though <%= story.supporting_character.first_name %> had not the gift of <% @story.magic_element %>, <%= supporting_character.possessive %> general excellence allowed <%= supporting_character.personal_pronoun %> to reclaim the abandoned flesh of <%= story.supporting_character.first_name %>, the use of which would come back to haunt us all in the next age.
+ <% end %>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+There's much more to tell of this story, but I do think this brief sketch gives a basic introduction for those interested in understanding the complicated relationship between the <%= story.supporting_character.last_name %> and <%= hero.supporting_character.last_name %> families.
+</p>
+

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