The Habitroll (childhood))

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The Habitroll (childhood))

Post by eric_marsh » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:11 am

While Don waited in line, Patrick tugged at his sleeve.

"Daddy, daddy, can I play in the habitrail?" he asked.

The McDonald's playscape was surrounded by a red and yellow safety fence. "Sure son," Don said. "just watch out for the Habitroll."

"The Habitroll?" The boy stared at his father.

"Just kidding. Go on son, I'll call you when dinner's ready."

Five minutes passed before Don called out the restaurant door, "Patrick, let's eat."

The silence was interrupted by brief, furious scrambling, like claws seeking purchase on slick plastic.

Don hesitated, then started into the playscape. "Patrick?" he called. "Son?"
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by strawman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:24 am

I'm feeling an accenture to cue the music from the Psycho shower scene.
I'm lovin' it.
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by munsi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:11 pm

i do quite like it. a solid gag that succesfully sells the dark twist. win!

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Re: The Habitroll

Post by Phenopath » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:49 pm

I like trolls but I do not know what a habitrail is, it sounds horrid.
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by munsi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:41 pm

Phenopath wrote:I like trolls but I do not know what a habitrail is, it sounds horrid.
no, no, they're totally fun. i recall them fondly from Chuck E Cheeses. other than the trolls, i mean

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Re: The Habitroll

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:51 pm

The Habitrail for hamsters:

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The Habitrail for kids:

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Re: The Habitroll

Post by strawman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:11 pm

Always though it would be cool to build one of these with a secret trap door with a slide to the netherworld.
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:04 pm

There are just so many cool things that could be done in a story with the habitrail. Multi-dimensinal kid traps, giant ants, a tribe of cannibals living in tunnels deep inside, the mind boggles at the possibilities. The sanitary colorful exterior and "safe" suburban ambiance just makes it all work that much better, kind of like evil clowns.
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:00 pm

eric_marsh wrote:kind of like evil clowns.
Isn't "evil clowns" redundant?
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by strawman » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:49 pm

Just got an inspirational flash connection between Habitrails and MC Escher's Moebius Strips
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Habitrail?
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...but with toddlers instead of ants
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Re: The Habitroll

Post by Phenopath » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:11 pm

Ah, child containment facilities.
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Re: The Habitroll (childhood))

Post by eric_marsh » Mon May 05, 2014 3:33 am

bump for childhood games
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