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Aaron A. Reed

Release 4

Section - Suppression Dislike Convo

[Chance to make amends with Progue if we've pissed him off, or make things worse.]

Suppression Dislike Convo is a serendipitous rerunnable frequent triggered episode. The subchange beat is silence. The boredom beat is silence. The bye beat of Suppression Dislike Convo is silence. The abruptbye beat is silence. The icebreaker is sc_unfriendlyconversation.

Last condition rule for Suppression Dislike Convo:

if affinity of Progue < -1, rule succeeds.

sc_unfriendlyconversation is a insistent beat with reaction "'[if sc_attack2 is spoken]Come to beat up some more on an old man, eh?[otherwise if sc_push2 is spoken]Come to shove around a sick old man some more, eh?[otherwise if pd_disgusted is spoken]Come to keep pestering me incessantly and drive me further down the road to madness, eh?[otherwise]I'm not quite sure we're getting along, you and I, eh?[end if]' he says sourly. 'Have anything to say to me?'". sc_unfriendlyconversation summons sc_unfsorry. The no-beat of sc_unfriendlyconversation is sc_unfno. sc_unfriendlyconversation suggests sc_unfno. sc_unfc2 replaces sc_unfriendlyconversation.

sc_unfc2 is a repeatable beat with reaction "He looks up warily. 'Greetings, then,' he says, 'what do you want?'".

Understand "sorry" as sc_unfsorry. sc_unfsorry is an affinitive beat with keyword name "sorry" and reaction "'Well, that's all right,' he says, [animus-business]. 'Really, after all this time alone I expect I'm just working out years of repressed aggressive tendencies. Well, what would you like to talk about?'".

sc_reallyunfriendly is a repeatable terminal beat with reaction "'[one of]I'm afraid I don't have much to say to you,[or]I really don't care to speak with you any more,[or]What, you again?[in random order]' [the Progue] says [one of]shortly[or]curtly[or]warily[in random order]. '[one of]You know the old expression. Fool me twice but never thrice.[or]Come with another false apology to trick me with again?[or]This time your reputation precedes you.[in random order] [one of]Until you're prepared to back up your sugared words with actions, I'm afraid we shan't and can't be friends. Oh well oh.[or]You're going to have to try a slip harder this time if you honest expect me to think of you friendwards[or]I'm not just going to take your word for it this time; you're going to have to prove to me that you want to be friends[in random order].' [Progue-resumes].".

sc_unfno is a terminal repeatable beat with keyword name "no" and reaction "The old man raises his eyebrows wryly. 'Well, in that case,' he says, [animus-business], '[one of]I'm afraid we don't have much to talk about.[or]Soar off.[or]why don't you go away?[in random order]'". After discussing sc_unfno: now sc_reallyunfriendly replaces sc_unfriendlyconversation; continue the action.