thread: 2006-05-17 : Six straightforward examples

On 2006-05-17, Joshua Kronengold wrote:

Last I checked, the current Pull rhetoric allowed hard-pull, like, to steal from Kat Miller, "you came to this city to try to solve a problem you're having.  What is it?"

My knee jerk reaction is that the examples are flawed as pull.

That said, there's some interesting stuff here.

"I attack with a Flying Kick, come up with a good response move or I cave your skull in" is clearly push, despite the demand for a response.

"I attack with a Flying Kick, you will win the fight; tell me how you do it" is, I think, pull.

Where the line is is an interesting question.


This makes CS go "also, consent based..."
I attack with a flying kick, what happens? is pull, to my mind (unless the mere fact that I am attacking is the crisis, in which case its push again).

Where the crisis falls is definitely important.

This makes LP go "Not sure I'm getting it."
See, your second example strikes me as neither push nor pull, but fiat -- your PC -will- do X, mine -will- do Y -- followed by a demand for narrative (or input or whatever the current correct term is). If that's Pull, it's a more literal use of the word. I'd thought it was used in the sense of moving out of a space and the natural reaction being for one's partner to fall in and fill it. Your example feels less like an invitation and more like a command for a performance.

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