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The Cavity of Time

by Sam Kabo Ashwell profile

Pornographic Picaresque
2011

(based on 10 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

An Undum-fueled CYOA through a surrealistic landscape of intertextuality and logorrhoea, starring Stiffy Makane in his usual pornographic, antiheroic groove.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: May 7, 2011
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Undum
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 8zgc8sq7gat6hzp1

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Undum is so gorgeous., August 3, 2013
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)
I wish I knew how to program in Undum, because the default format is so beautiful to read, and is richly textured like a fine parchment map in a leather library of some sea-captain's abandoned manor.

Sam Kabo Ashwell adds to the legacy of Stiffy Makane in the CYOA format that he (I can only assume from his exhaustive analysis of classic works) is very fond of. I played this some time ago and I must have taken a short branch, because I didn't get to any of the major story parts I recognized from Stiffy Makane. The other day I tried again, reveling in Undum's beauty and Mr. Ashwell's unique and intriguing illustrations, and I found the longer path, which got me to my favorite part.

(Spoiler - click to show)When you get inside Pamela's abode, the FUCKHERFUCKHERFUCKHERFUCKHER! suggestion is repeated and spills outside the bounding box on the page. That made me giggle.

It's categorized as AIF, but the high-minded parodic style verges more on tidy suggestiveness rather than explicit perversion, which is well-done. This is the SM story told the way it needs to be if it's appearing on unfurling aged parchment in a library with brass fixtures and a butler that serves brandy.

Enjoyed.

(Spoiler - click to show)Why don't more people write in Undum? My excuse is the documentation is a bit thin and assumes you are completely conversant in html and CSS. If this thing had a Twine front-end, I'd be all up in that like Stiffy Makane with a doughnut.

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