Haiku deadline: Tuesday, February 7th at 11:59 PM
“I CAN’T GET OVER HOW ANGRY THIS MAKES ME!”
The King thrashed about his fortress violently, flipping tables, smashing valuables, and throwing guards out windows, often into the ocean. His rage seemed infinite, and the guards were getting increasingly worried about what might happen to the tables and valuables if his behavior persisted.
In the dead of the night, the guards of King Daggerbeard’s fortress gathered up and decided that the only thing that could possibly quell the King’s rage was a haiku. Haikus were one of the King’s favorite things, and the guards had used this tactic before with great results in much less severe bouts of anger. Unfortunately, they weren’t paid to be creative, and between all of them across all of the islands, they couldn’t think of a new haiku to tell the King! Using their global communication link, which you still find rather strange and unusual, the guards put out a message to all of the explorers across all of the islands. The message was simple:
“The King is upset, and we’re counting on you to come up with a haiku to calm him down. Trust us, it’s the only way. Whoever comes up with the best haiku to calm down the King will receive a rewards from us, the guards.”
I finished the update for today BUT I’m putting it on hold until Wednesday morning because I need to finish the map. For those wondering, the map isn’t just a drawing – or it’d be done by now – but is instead a little interactive tool that tracks the progress of the game over time. The map is both an important part of how I’m visually going to be showing off Everything Islands to others, and an important tool to you as the players because it tracks information while providing a visualization. The problem is that the map needs to be updated every time I update the game, and every update I have about enough time to go back and finish last week’s map, without really getting much of a chance to finish up the current week’s map. I have most of the maps, except last week’s, pretty much up to date, but by taking this time to catch up on maps, I’ll be able to provide what I think is a really helpful resource going forward.
That being said, I didn’t want to do nothing for this update. You heard the guards, we gotta cheer up the king!