,,,,,,,,,,,You stand at the side of a road. Suddenly, you notice something shiny glittering at the top of one of the birch across the road. The traffic is moderately heavy though.
[[Nyan nyan, shiny thingy. I will gives it a try to catch it.->Road and birch, crosses]]
[[Too much car. Is scared, goes home to hooman.->Road and birch, goes home]]Eyes on the prize, you decide to cross the road. You wait a bit, letting a red Toyota pass by, before leaping out onto the roadway.
Just as you are about to reach the other side, a loud honking distracts you. (set: _challenge to (random: 4, 8))
(set: _success to $cat_agility >=_challenge)\
You skillfully jump out of the way and [[continue on->Road and birch, reward]].
You freeze in your pose when you see a huge truck drawing closer. It's too late to dodge and you lie down flat on the road, letting the truck pass above you. (display: "lose_life")
Your way back home is uneventful. You decide to take a nap on your human's laptop. [[Next day]]You visit the **Bank of Cats**. This is where all felines can save their spare lives, some times for a decent interest.
Account balance: $saved_lives lives
Current intrest rate: $interest_rate%
(if: $cat_lives > 1)[ [[I depositz lif-> Cat Bank, deposit]] ](else:) [Can't deposit]
(if: $saved_lives >= 1)[ [[I withdrawz lif-> Cat Bank, withdraw]] ](else:)[Can't withdraw]
[[I goez home->Next day]]
You climb to the birch, eager to find your glittering prize.
You reach the top, but.. there is nothing there?!
Disappointed, and quite a bit frustrated, you gaze out over the surroundings. The green hills and rural areas sooth your mind.
(set: $has_perspective to true)\
Seeing how large the world is, you gain perspecive on life. Yay!
You wonder what will await you the [[next day->Next day]]?**It is a new day 🌻** (set: $num_days to $num_days + 1)
(if: $saved_lives >0) [ (set: $saved_lives to $saved_lives * (100 + $interest_rate)/100 )]
(if: $cat_lives >0) [\
(set: __coment to "Draw a random opportunity from the available set")
(set: _num_cards to $opportunity_deck's length)\
(set: _card_index to (random: 1, _num_cards))\
(set: _selected_opportunity to $opportunity_deck's (_card_index))\
😿 You have perished.
(Reload page to start over)
You deposit one life to your CLBA (Cat Life Bank Account).\
(set: $saved_lives = $saved_lives + 1)\
(set: $cat_lives = $cat_lives - 1)\
[[Bank->Cat Bank, entrance]]You withdraw one life from your CLBA (Cat Life Bank Account).\
(set: $saved_lives = $saved_lives - 1)\
(set: $cat_lives = $cat_lives + 1)\
[[Bank->Cat Bank, entrance]] <hr> 🐈 Cat's lives: $cat_lives
$cat_pride to (max: 0, $cat_pride ),
$cat_agility to (max: 0, $cat_agility ),
$cat_vigilance to (max: 0, $cat_vigilance )
*Pride*: $cat_pride – *Agility*: $cat_agility – *Vigilance*: $cat_vigilanceIt's a beautiful day and you decide to take a nice little stroll around your territory. Something underneath this parked car has an interesting scent!
[[Must investigates! I takes a peeks and see what smelly thing is.-> Rival cat, peeks]]
[[But nah... Too much bother bending down, I will continue my patrolz!->Rival cat, comes out]]You peek underneath the car. Behold, an intruder! A white, grey and orange calico cat stares back at you with large, glimmering green eyes.
This trespassing can not be overlooked, it is your territory after all. "NyaaAaaan!!" You flash your newly sharpened claws and crawls in under the car.
(set: _challenge to (random: 2,5))
(if: $cat_agility >=_challenge)[
The other cat hisses and bristles, but as they jump towards you to attack they hit their head on the underside of the car. You seize the opportunity and lash out, scratching the intruding calico cat on their nose. [[Victory!->Rival cat, reward]].
You both jump toward each other. And you both bang your heads against the viechel underbelly. \
(if: $cat_pride > 0)[\
You get away mostly unharmed, but lost some pride in the process.\
(set: $cat_pride to $cat_pride -1)
You get away mostly unharmed, \
and embarrassingly enough you did not have any pride left to lose.
]Out from the shadows comes a big orange and gray calico cat with rugged fur It greets you with an intimidating snarl.
It's your old mate, **Saffron**.
You hang out and chill, inspecting seemingly random points in the sky together.
[[I can haz fwiend?->Rival cat, befriend]]
[[I iz defend terriory->Rival cat, fight in the open]]
Some time victory is it's own reward. That said, as you bask in the sun you feel your *Pride* incresing. (set: $cat_pride to $cat_pride + 1)
(set: _difficulty to (random: 5, 10))
(if: $cat_pride > _difficulty)[
You answer with an impressive hiss, followed by a noble meow. Your opponent nods approvingly, looking very pleased. They introduce themselves as Saffron. Yay, a new friend!
(set: $has_friend to true) [[Next day]].
You answer with a reluctant hiss, followed by an wavering meow. The big ball of grump is not impressed. The furball's sharp claws literally make a sharp impression on you nose, reducing your *Vigilance* (set: $cat_vigilance to $cat_vigilance -1). [[Next day]]
]How rude! You hiss and bare your teeth and claws. Your opponent looks like a skilled outdoor fighter, and is slightly bigger than you. This will be a tough match.
(set: _challenge to (random: 4,6))
(if: $cat_agility >=_challenge)[
Your form is excellent though and you easily dodge every attack from your opponent. Eventually, the other cat gets tired and you see your chance and take it.[[Victory!->Rival cat, reward]].
As expected, this was a bit too much to chew right now. You jump out of the way and run for it, leaving your *Pride* behind. (set: $cat_pride to $cat_pride - 1)
But better live and fight the [[next day->Next day]], right?
](set: $cat_lives to 9)\
$has_friend to false,
$has_perspective to false,
$has_generosity to false
(set: $cat_pride to 4, $cat_agility to 4, $cat_vigilance to 4)\
(set: $interest_rate to 5)(set: $opportunity_deck to (a:
"Cat Bank, passing by",
"Interest rate changes",
"Road and birch",
"Help the needy kitten",
"Lonley tree, passing by",
"Mean cat girls",
))As you are randomly strolling through town you come accross an impressvie building. It is the Cats bank.
(if: $saved_lives >0)[\
Your current balance should be somewhere around (round: $saved_lives) lives right now.
[[Enter the bank->Cat Bank, entrance]]
[[Perhaps some other day->Next day]]You spend they day half asleep on top of the radio.
At lunch time it's "Cat news", with Filancial Reporter Wiskington.
The news show reports that the intterest rate has changed from $interest_rate% to (set: $interest_rate to (max: 0, $interest_rate + (random: -4, 4)/2)) $interest_rate%.
[[I runz on the bank->Cat Bank, entrance]]
[[I iz sleep->Next day]]Wandering through the tall grass of a meadowland, you you gradually realize you have no idea how you got here or how long you have been here. To be honest you've never been very good at keeping track of these things, but.. something is different here.
In the middle of the meadow stands a single towering oak. They say that oaks grow for five hunderd years, live for three hundred years and then die for two hundred years. This one is clearly at the end of that journey, with an almost completely hollowed out trunk.
It is too quiet here. Quiet in a way that should be eerie, but instead feels calming.
[[Stop and meditate->Lonley tree, meditation]]
[[Save it for another day->Next day]]You have reach the final elivated level of both consious and unconsious trancendance.
You experience all moments that ave ever been and all moments that will ever be as an inthant emmediate experience.
Atoms sing to you and infinity dances with you.
The principels och Mathematics it self bows and greets you wellcome.
You are now a singing pop-tart flying throug the vastness of space and time. (click:"singing")[(open-url: "http://www.nyan.cat/")]
*The beginning, middle and end.*You climb into shadows shadows of hollow trunk.
💫 You may not be the most popular or well recognized of the neighboourhood, but that is not really relevant because when push comes to shove, then you **Saffron** always have each others backs.
There are a lot of creatures out there. Some are friendly, others hostile. Is it possible to be loved by all, you wonder.
(if: $has_perspective )[\
💫 By all practical considerations, the universe is infinitely vast and thus it has an infinite number of sentient creatures in it.
Everyhing has some small interaction, direct or indirect, with everything else. That means that any event, no matter how far away or long ago, can still be observed, if only faintly.
And if that is the case then there is an infinity of infinities of experiences, all to some degree beeing experienced by all others while also experiencing each other to the same degree.
The world is large, to large to think about. There are to many bothers in the pressent to thing to much about that though.
(if: $has_generosity )[\
💫 Helping some one else for a known outcome, for increasing your social standing or just lessening your general sense of guilt, is really at the core a selfish act.
If that is the case, beeing helpfull to others, altough neither you or anyone else will ever know the outcome, that's how kindness truly work.
There are those who have, and those who have not. But for one to turn in to the other, must someone else be changed in the opposite way?
(if: $has_friend and $has_perspective and $has_generosity)[\
As a faint ray of light pirces the a hole higer up trunk
In this moment you reach the deepest, most word-less, insights of the universe and thereby achive [[Nyanvana->Lonley tree, achieve nyanvana]].
It's was great nap. A short, deep slumber.
And some how you also thought things trough a bit.
You get up and wander on into the [[next day->Next day]].
]As you take your morning stroll you come across a bridge. Under the bridge is a rugged cardboard box.
[[I haz take a closer look-> Help the needy kitty, closer look]]
[[Meowbe not today->Next day]](unless: $kitten_lives >=9)[
You peek inside the box. You see a tiny white furball. It must be **Snowball**!
Snowball is a local kitten born whith only three lives, a rare condition known as RNLD (Reduced Number of Lives Disorder). He lost one of them at a very early age and is now scared to leave his safe and cosy box.
Thanks to your support, he now has a total number of $kitten_lives.
(if: $cat_lives >=2)[
[[I gives half life (rounded down)->Help the needy kitty, give half]]
[[Not nowmeow. Some other day->Next day]]
[[Feel the saad. I can no help u today->Next day]]
The box is empty. Looks like Snowball is out playing with the other kittens.
Perhaps you will run into them [[some other day->Next day]].
(set: _gift to (min: (9 - $kitten_lives), (floor: $cat_lives/2)))\
$cat_lives to $cat_lives - _gift,
$kitten_lives to $kitten_lives + _gift,
You hand _gift lives to Snowball, who purrs in appreciation.
(if: $kitten_lives >=9)[\
Snowball now has a full amount of lives.
The little fuzzball jumps out of the box, shining with confidence.
You get a soft kiss on your left cheek and then the kitten runs off to to explore the world.
(set: $has_generosity to true)
[[See U, Snowball->Next day]]While strolling through the park you encounter three cats wearing silver-embroided pinkish collars. Just a you pass by, one of them wispers something to the other two. You have no idea what she said, but their condescending giggles make it clear that if it was about you then it was not something very flattering.
(set: _difficulty to (random: 3, (max: $cat_prestige+2, 5)))
(if: $cat_prestige >= _difficulty)[
When they go low you stay high. You have too much *prestige* to be affected by that sort of childish bullying.
Cats wield nor stick nor stones, but their toungs are as sharp as their claws. Your *Pride* is not strong enough and you can feel a part of your soul fading into darkness. (display: "lose_life")
(set: $cat_lives to $cat_lives - 1)
(if: $cat_lives > 0)[
You should have died, but you are a cat. [[Go home and res-pawn. ->Next day]]
You may be a cat, but even a cat has it's limits.
(Reload page to start over)
] While deeply pondering the Shrödinger paradox, you wander aimlesly into a construction site. Seven stories up a construction worker accidentally pushes their toolbox over the edge of the working platform. You just barely notice the toolbox falling straight towards you.
(set: _difficulty to (random: 3, (max: $cat_agility+2, 5)))\
(if: $cat_agility >= _difficulty)[\
The toolbox smashes down onto the ground, flinging eqipment in all directions. Not that it bothers somone as *Agile* as you. You gallantly side-step both the toolbox and its contents. [[Next day]]
Although you did see it coming, you where not *Agile* enough to avoid it.
As you sit comfortably on a park bench rail studying cloud formations, a gray fat rat wobbles out of the grass.
You immediately pounce on the rodent, pinning it to the ground with your front paws.
(set: _difficulty to (random: 3, (max: $cat_vigilance+2, 5)))\
(if: $cat_vigilance >= _difficulty)[\
You are just about to take your first bite when you get suspicious.
Lucky for you that you're *Vigilant* enough to recognize the subtle smell of rat poison.
You gulp the little rascal down. You should feel great after this snack, but what you failed to notice was the faint odor of rat poison.
You take take a longer excursion than usual today. It leads you out of town and into the forests. While making a not too graceful attempt to climbe a tree, a short-tempered red squirrel named **Yeff Shutterland** suddenly runs up to you.
🐿 "Bafoon! That's not how you climb a tree!"
[[K, so hao then?->Agility sensei, training]]
[[Perhaps another day->Next day]]**Shutterland** swings his tail in a dramatic gesture.
🐿 "Na-aHa! Train you? You ask?"
He does not waste a moment until he replies!
(if: $cat_lives >1)[
🐿 "Ait! I'll show you how it's really done!"
Training takes its toil on you, but what you lose in *Lives* you gain in *Agility*. \
(set: $cat_lives to $cat_lives -1, $cat_agility to $cat_agility + 1)
You are not as athletic as your teacher. He tells you to rest and come back [[another day->Next day]].
🐿 "Ah.. pff.. Are you out of your mind?!"
He briefly manages to calm himself a bit and then explains.
🐿 "Failiure! I tell you! It's the only true teacher!"
🐿 "But you, right now, it's not safe to fail!"
Perhaps try again [[another day->Next day]].
You take take a longer excursion than usual today. It leads you out of town and the to the attic of an abandoned farmhouse.
In a bookshelf next to a dusty teapot, hanging from the underside of the topmost shelf, sleeps a small horseshoe bat named **Russel**.
Russel is known for his unmatchable skills of observation. Even asleep, he is more aware of his surroundings than most are while awake.
[[Can I haz teacher?->Vigilance sensei, training]]
[[Perhaps another day->Next day]]Just as you are about to wake **Russel** his small eyes snap open wide.
🦇 "I know why you're here kid. I can deduct it from your pulse alone."
He ponders briefly, before making his decision to..
(if: $cat_lives >1)[
🦇 "Listen and learn, kid. But more importantly, learn to listen."
It takes its toil on you, but what you lose in *Lives* you gain in *Vigilance*. \
(set: $cat_lives to $cat_lives -1, $cat_vigilance to $cat_vigilance + 1)
You are not as observant as your teacher, but he is willing to train you further [[another day->Next day]].
🦇 "It's clear as night. You don't possess the required vigor."
Perhaps try again [[another day->Next day]].
You take take a longer excursion than usual today. It leads you out of town and into wild nature.
In the shrubberies next to a wetland lives an old frog named **Magdalong Ribbit**. Mrs. Ribbit is known far and wide for her profound knowledge in etiquette an posture.
She is growing old however, and is on the lookout for an heir.
[[What if iz me?->Pride sensei, training]]
[[Perhaps another day->Next day]]You ask **Mrs. Ribbit** to take you on as her apprentice. She inspects you thoroughly and then decides..
(if: $cat_lives >1)[
.. to acknowledge your ambitions.
🐸 "If you believe yourself capable, I will take you on."
You study long hard hours, carrying flat rocks on your forhead and reciting phrases like "The nipwit cat nicked the catchy catnip".
It takes its toil on you, but what you lose in *Lives* you gain in *Pride*. \
(set: $cat_lives to $cat_lives -1, $cat_pride to $cat_pride + 1)
You have not reached Mrs. Ribbit's level quite yet, but she welcomes you to return [[another day->Next day]].
.. reject your proposal.
🐸 "Heavens no! Perfecting ones bearing is no small task."
She explains further..
🐸 "You're at your last life! What's the point in taking an apprentice that does not outlive me?"
Perhaps [[another day->Next day]].
You are a cat named Twinery's Harlowe. This is the story about how you live your life one day to the [[next->Next day]].