Living Will

Living Will

You hold in your hands the Living Will & Testament of E R Millhouse, making you the controlling executor/ix, beneficiary, and heir.


Living Will

by E R Millhouse

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And you are anxious, are you not? Perhaps the source of that anxiety is this paper itself, which slips out of your grasp, out of graspability. Perhaps it is merely your own mortal state. For what is mortality but a persistent, nagging linkage to the possessions that possess us? It is in freeing myself of them, that I shall be free also, I expect, of you.

Clause I

There will be many clauses.

Let us move on again.

Saving and Loading

The only piece of the UI we haven't talked about is the 'Save' and 'Erase' buttons on the left panel. These are only visible if your browser supports client-side data storage. Clicking 'Save' stores your game, so you can pick it up again later. There is currently no 'Load' button, the game loads when the page loads. There is also no way to save multiple games, and select which one you want to play. These are both things I'd like to change in the future.

Potentially your game could generate huge amounts of text. And that would be difficult to store client side (there are unpredictable limits), especially when we move towards having multiple save files. So instead Undum saves your character as the list of links you clicked. Loading a save-file consists of playing through your game again, quickly. This is a beneficial approach for debugging too. It means when you're polishing and correcting typos, you can save and load the game and scroll through the transcript to see your corrections. If we saved the text, your save file would have the error in it and you'd have to manually replay the game to see the correction.

Time for the last section.