an easy lay
July 2, 2017 10:39 PM   Subscribe

 
This is fucking amazing and laying my eggs in pretentious bad dates is SO CATHARTIC.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:41 PM on July 2 [12 favorites]


i'm still not over how fucked up and emotional I got over laying an egg in the love of my life tho

it's like

a METAPHOR, MAN

it turns out the REAL parasitic larva was our love for each other along the way
posted by Sokka shot first at 10:44 PM on July 2 [21 favorites]


I'm having trouble accessing this on mobile, sadly. I want to lay an egg in this asshole SO MUCH.
posted by corb at 11:03 PM on July 2


This seems so fun! It's broken on every browser/user agent combo I've tried tho - scrolling doesn't work.
posted by SakuraK at 11:43 PM on July 2


Try this direct link: https://v6p9d9t4.ssl.hwcdn.net/html/518956/an%20easy%20lay/index.html

It's working for me in Linux in both Chrome and Firefox, permitting scripts and css to run from that one domain.
posted by XMLicious at 11:50 PM on July 2 [3 favorites]


Daww. <3 It's fun to see all the variations.

(PS: Did anyone else happen to stumble onto this right after watching Fortitude?)
posted by Sockin'inthefreeworld at 11:53 PM on July 2 [2 favorites]


So pleased to see this game getting noticed! This is by the same person who did Spider Atsume: https://ponderouspixel.itch.io/spider-atsume
posted by pony707 at 4:13 AM on July 3 [3 favorites]


Sokka shot first: thanks for sharing!! I appreciate it a lot! :D

To everyone running into problems: try playing at the direct link XMLicious posted (here) - I've also added that link to the itch page, and I'll try to get this hosted on my own site shortly. Thanks for the fix, XMLicious!
posted by slutze at 4:33 AM on July 3 [6 favorites]


The direct link worked for me! And I agree its head trippy to wibble over whether the egg goes in the asshole or the nice guy, like whether your happiness for a few months is worth the rest of his life gone, whether your larva even cares.
posted by corb at 4:51 AM on July 3 [3 favorites]


It took me like 4-5 dates until I finally got to lay my damn egg (just like real life, hah)

Great work, slutze! Thanks for posting, Sokka shot first!
posted by Fig at 5:03 AM on July 3 [2 favorites]


And I agree its head trippy to wibble over whether the egg goes in the asshole or the nice guy, like whether your happiness for a few months is worth the rest of his life gone, whether your larva even cares.

Let's leave that question to the philosophy majors, shall we?
posted by rorgy at 5:09 AM on July 3 [5 favorites]


Egg goes where???
posted by Wolfdog at 5:25 AM on July 3 [3 favorites]


ichneumon baby light my fire …

(The garden's full of metallic mud daubers. It makes me feel bad for the spiders, but sometimes the wasp doesn't win.)
posted by scruss at 6:03 AM on July 3 [3 favorites]


loved this!! Amazing work, slutze.
posted by neustile at 6:19 AM on July 3 [1 favorite]


1) This is fantastic
2) These dates sound exactly like those described to me by my sister, who is not a wasp.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 7:08 AM on July 3 [7 favorites]


Strangely, this is a really appropriate follow-on to the FPP "Proof that Americans are lying about their sexual desires," just below.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:51 AM on July 3 [5 favorites]


Q: So. Where did you guys meet?

A: Larvalife.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:05 AM on July 3 [1 favorite]


Somehow porpentine didn't make this?
posted by ikea_femme at 8:46 AM on July 3 [2 favorites]


If it was porpentine's, I suspect there would be cupcake-hacking as well as egg-implanting.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:13 AM on July 3 [2 favorites]


Really appreciate all the feedback, friends! <3 I'm not super used to having my fiction in places where people can read it, but some of the feedback I've received on this is making me think I should do more writing. Thanks to everyone who took the time to play!
posted by slutze at 11:54 AM on July 3 [8 favorites]


Why am I not surprised that apartments in Arlington are full of wasps
posted by capricorn at 1:56 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]


This was pretty great. I dated the asshole first, failed to lay any eggs, and then dated the interesting guy and (successfully) asked him to let me lay an egg in him.

Kinda like my actual dating life, well, except for the whole egg thing.

(Yes, slutze, you should do more writing :-))
posted by nat at 2:49 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]


I was stung by a wasp for the first time yesterday, so I'm not ready to empathize. But this was nice. I'm happy that one of them died in both timelines I tried.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 5:08 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]


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