End of the Road?

The results were tighter than I’d have thought, but ultimately we have opted to be Mucho Machon and eschew the use of our Oracular Safe Word, and instead stand by watching the ship trundle off in the loving metallic arms of Doctor Octopus’ filthy love spawn. Let’s see the consequences of our decision:

Well. That’s … humph. I’d say ending up as landfill is a pretty fitting end, since we largely spent this adventure standing around watching things happen. To our credit, we DID manage to reject a life of The Matrix, so yay us. I like to imagine that in the giant landfill we find, “Toy Story 3″ style, all the items we need to return to power. Or, we get eaten by a trash monster, which seems a lot more likely.

So thus our foray into the Cavern of Time draws to an ignominious close. Or does it?

So what’ll it be folks, flip back and change out decision like we all know we did with the actual books Back in the Day, or chuck it into the trashbin of history (much like our adventurer!) and move on to something completely different?

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12 Responses to End of the Road?

  1. It could have been worse; better to have been cast aside as– no pun intended– yesterday’s garbage than tenticular rape. Having said that, I’m begging the readers who’ve participated faithfully (…XStacy, Myro, Atomic Punk, and so on and so forth) to reconsider choosing another adventure, and let’s use that safe word, leave the “future”, and see what a “time” we can have in the past. If that’s a possible option. What say you?

  2. I say DARN RIGHT! Let us snatch life back from the jaws of defeat! Aye, are we men, or are we glorious imaginors who can change our fate but with the turn of some pages?

    If I had it my way, we would’ve stuck with our ship in the first place. In fact, if I had it my way, we would’ve gone to the begining of time in the first place, or have skirted away from Earth, or so on and so on… hopefully the good votes can snatch back the power!

  3. Well, well, well. I may not have been as vocal in this feature as some other ones, but you people seemed to have consistently voted against me, and now look where it’s gotten us. Well, I must say, the view is pretty good from up here on my high horse, and a well placed “I told you so” is warranted.

    Having said, now it’s time to play the popular game of all Choose Your Own Adventure novels, the “Oh crap, this ending sucks, let’s go back a step,” game.

  4. Me, Myself & I

    I’m kind of torn really. In one way, it almost doesn’t feel like cheating because we were actually given the ‘Safe Word’ to go back. After landing in the Land Fill I can’t see any reason why we couldn’t just say it now.

    On the other hand, as far as choose your own adventures go, this one is written pretty poorly. The last one we did was written better.

    I’m OK either way really.

  5. I just want to take this moment to stand over the grave of our fallen adventurer and proclaim, “I TOLD YOU YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID THE STUPID SECRET WORD!” You will be missed…

  6. Well, I’m fairly new to this, but I would presume money was spent on the book, so wouldn’t it be dumb to not exhaust the worth of it? I read as many possible endings of my library adventure-choosers as I could when I had them, so I would know a book’s value. We should milk it.

  7. Lol, in the entire story only twice the option I voted for ended up winning, and one of those two had to be the one that got us killed.

    Anyway, I vote for saying the Secret Word.

  8. Yeah, I’m with Me, Myself & I (if that isn’t stating the obvious…). There’s no logical reason why we shouldn’t have been able to say the safe word after we figured out we were in trouble, instead of before. So let’s holler…um, whatever our safe word was…and get back on the path.

  9. Zed’s dead, baby. Zed is dead.

    I voted against starting over, but Blackjack makes a point. For those who spent real money on the book, this is an all-day pass, unlimited rides. I rescind. Do over.

    Of course, this makes me a hypocrit. Talking about monetary issues on an open forum sponsored by advertisers not user subscriptions in the midst of a global recession. Ergh… ummm… awkward…

  10. RitoruBushi

    I know I wasn’t a part of this round, but I was hoping to join in on the next one.

  11. Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43

    I vote on each of these, though I forget to comment.
    I say try again! Not start over! Our team isn’t full of noobs!

  12. RitoruBushi

    Isn’t part of not being a “noob” accepting responsibility for your actions?