You just like licking things, okay? Mostly fabrics, but sometimes cardboard boxes, plastic bags, whatever's handy. One time you got to lick a cashmere sweater a little before the person wearing it got upset and pried you away from it like the sweater-hungry lickfiend you are.\n\nThat was pretty great.\n\n[[Yeah|1]]
[img[up.png]]\n\nWait, it sounds like the black and white cat is up there. She's made a bid for the territory since her person moved all of her things out of the back room and up there. The two of you are on kind of uneasy terms; it's almost like she doesn't recognize your title and authority?\n\nWhatever, you're not feeling up for a fight right now. Maybe there's somewhere else you can get some attention.\n\nYou can check your [[objectives|objup]] or head somewhere else:\n*[[Hall|hall]]\n*[[Back room|back]]\n*[[Downstairs|downstairs]]\n*[[Bathroom|bathroom]]
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|back]]
It's right there, engraved on a little round gold nametag for anyone who can read it to see. "Queen" is literally in your name so you could probably be forgiven for acting like something of an imperious monarch from time to time.\n\n[[Totally|totally]]
[img[back.png]]\n\nUp until very recently, there was another person living in here -- now she's up in the attic. When she left, the black and white cat left with her, so the territory is up for grabs.\n\nEnter [[Crumbchin|go]].\n\nYou can check your [[objectives|objback]] or head somewhere else:\n*[[Upstairs|upstairs]]\n*[[Hall|hall]]\n*[[Downstairs|downstairs]]\n*[[Bathroom|bathroom]]
The people here put out food pretty regularly. Maybe not as often as you'd like, but it could be worse. You're probably not in any danger of being seriously hungry anytime soon.\n\n[[Cool|1]]
You are a small, chubby black cat named [[Queen Crumbchin|queen]].\n
[img[shoulder.png]]\n\nThe sweater laid out before you is a vast bounty of cotton-poly just waiting for you to drag your weird cat tongue all over it.\n\n[[Get to lickin'|licking]]
[img[back.png]]\n\nYou try again, this time holding the meow a little longer and adding a little paw at the side of the bed for effect.\n\nShe turns again and slides along to the edge of the bed, looking down at you.\n\n[[MEOOOOW|meow]]
You decide to make a mental list of your short and long-term goals. Look at you, building an [[action plan|1]]!
[img[back.png]]\n\nYou step hesitantly into the space, your eyes flicking back and forth for any sign of another cat. Neither of them are in here.\n\nBut there is a [[person]].
[img[shoulder.png]]\n\nYou immediately begin purring loudly, unable to conceal your satisfaction at having executed part of your master plan.\n\nAnd now, onto the [[second|second]].
[img[bathroom.png]]\n\nThere's not really a whole lot of interest to you in here. One of the other cats likes to hop in the bathtub and drink the dripping water out of the faucet after someone takes a shower, but you're a little too dignified for that. I mean come on, there's a perfectly good bowl of water out in the hall.\n\nSometimes you even catch her in here just sitting in the bathtub with a spacey look on her big round face, not really doing much of anything. \n\nYou don't really know what's up with that. What a weirdo.\n\nYou can check your [[objectives|objbathroom]] or head somewhere else:\n*[[Upstairs|upstairs]]\n*[[Hall|hall]]\n*[[Back room|back]]\n*[[Downstairs|downstairs]]
-attempt to get attention (heather not home, -violet busy)\n-descriptions of recently vacated room, new person\n-link to vine at ending
And the queen gets what she wants, right? So the only question is: what //do// you [[want]]?
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|hall]]
Crumbchin's Quest
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|downstairs]]
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|hall]]
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|bathroom]]
[img[back.png]]\n\nHas she not seen your tag? Does she not know your name?\n\nIt's //Queen// Crumbchin.\n\nYou don't jump up, you get picked up.\n\n[[Right|right]]
This game was made for the Naked Twine Jam in January 2014 and is dedicated to Queen Crumbchin, a real cat I got to spend a month with before she moved out with one of her moms.\n\nShe's a very special cat and I hope to see her again soon.\n\n~[[merritt|https://twitter.com/m_kopas]]
[img[down.png]]\n\nUgh, the gate's up, which means the dog is out. Probably best not to mess around down here until she's back in her cage.\n\nYou can check your [[objectives|objdown]] or head somewhere else:\n*[[Upstairs|upstairs]]\n*[[Hall|hall]]\n*[[Back room|back]]\n*[[Bathroom|bathroom]]
[img[hall.png]]\n\nYou are in the upstairs hallway. There's not much going on out here. Your water bowl and food dish live out here, but you're already feeling pretty full and hydrated at the moment.\n\nYou can check your [[objectives|objhall]] or head somewhere else:\n*[[Upstairs|upstairs]]\n*[[Back room|back]]\n*[[Downstairs|downstairs]]\n*[[Bathroom|bathroom]]
[img[back.png]]\n\nYou sit down in the middle of the floor, look up at her, and let loose with one of your more piercing, whining meows.\n\nShe looks over at you, tilts her head, and pats the bed next to her. She is clearly inviting you to jump up.\n\n[[Excuse me|excuse]]
[img[shoulder.png]]\n\nThis new person's alright, you think.\n\nYeah, you think you're gonna get along [[just fine|https://vine.co/v/hVhQeljrMAb]].\n\n[[~the end~|end]]
[img[shoulder.png]]\n\nYou cry and cry and she makes kind of an "awww" noise and reaches down, scooping you up into her arms.\n\nYou scramble for stability, digging your front claws into her shoulder. She's kind of rocking you up and down a little? Okay. That's okay.\n\n[[PURR|purr]]
To be honest this one isn't going to be a lot of trouble because you've been around this place a lot longer than the dog and while she can be a little pushy at times and is a lot bigger than you she's also kind of dopey? You could probably mess her up pretty bad if it came down to it, but it doesn't seem likely. \n\nBesides, there's a little gate that stops her from getting upstairs, while you've got the full run of the house. So while you don't love the fact that she's one more distraction for the people and makes it kind of a pain to be downstairs when she's out of her box, you can pretty much ignore her most of the time.\n\n[[Okay|1]]
[img[shoulder.png]]\n\nYour tongue meets the woven fibers of the sweater and brings a few of them back with it into your mouth.\n\nOh yeah. That's the stuff.\n\nYou're not sure why you're so into licking stuff like this but it makes you happy so you try not to analyze it or build any kind of sense-making narrative around it or anything like that.\n\nLicking stuff rules.\n\n[[Def|success]]
[img[back.png]]\n\nShe's new. You've been watching her for a little while now, trying to get a sense of what to expect. Right now she's just sitting cross-legged on her bed making tapping noises on a little board in front of her and staring into a glowing window.\n\nSo far she seems okay. And right now she's probably your best chance.\n\n[[Initiate lickplan|lickplan]]
Your short term objectives are:\n*[[Get picked up|pickedup]]\n*[[Lick strange textures|lick]]\n\nYour long term goals are:\n*[[Don't be hungry|hungry]]\n*[[Don't get eaten by dog|dog]]\n\n[[Got it|upstairs]]
Unlike a lot of cats who resent the imposition on their autonomy, more than anything you enjoy being picked up by a human and carried around for as long as possible.\n\nSometimes it's hard to get their attention or to avoid having them put you down when they start moving around, but you can be rather... convincing when the need arises.\n\n[[Yes|1]]
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