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I am sketching a prototype of what could become a writing machine based on spam emails. The plan is to devise a text based game, through course of which the player receives various spam emails. The player will need to provide information about these emails and make decision about what do in order to proceed in the game. The information provided will be become stored variables.

Using the variables gathered in the game a tale will be constructed. Being derived from a model, consisting of fixed text fragments (functions), to which the variables extracted from the game are fed in order to complete it.

What follow are sketches of what could be the game, and the text model.

The Game

Situation #0 - Introduce your self

  • Heya!
  • What is your name? [USER_name]
  • Do you mind also tell me how you would like me to refer to you. As a he or she?[USER_gender]

Situation#1 - Spanish Prisoner email is received

  • You have just received an email. --> Spanish prisoner email shown.
  • Who sent it? [X_name]
  • Is that a male of female name? [X_gender]
  • Where is [X_name] from? [X_location]
  • IS [X_name] in a difficult situation?
    • yes: What kind of situation? [X_situation]
    • no: [X_situation = null]
  • Does [X_name] have family?
    • yes: Who is X's family? [X_family]
    • no: What happened to X's family? [X_family_situation] (is there a country mentioned?)
  • Is [X_name] a religious person?
    • yes: What religion does [X_name] practice? [X_religion]
  • Does [X_name] have money?
    • yes: How much money does [X_name] have? [X_money]
    • no:
  • What does [X_name] wants you to do? [X_task_to_USER]
  • What will you receive in return? [USER_X_prize]
  • Are you willing to help X?
    • yes: What will you do to help X? [GOTO situation #2]
    • no: OK, so nothing exciting will be happening in the near future, but maybe there will be other opportunities.
      • want to wait for them ?
        • yes: [GOTO situation #1]
        • no: Quit.

Situation #2 - You own the lottery email is received

So it seems like you were lucky. The ambitious ones always win!

  • You have just received an email. --> Physing email shown.
  • How much did you ear? [M_amount]
  • Who is giving you the money? [M_provider]
  • What do you need to do in order to receive the money? [X_task_to_USER]
  • ... (ask for + info from lottery emails)
  • Are you willing to do what it takes to get hold of that money?
    • yes:
    • no: OK, so nothing exciting will be happening in the near future, but maybe there will be other opportunities.
      • want to wait for them ?
        • yes: [GOTO situation #2]
        • no: Quit.

Situation #3 - Where to spend the money

Yuhhuuu!!! Seems like the money as flown in. [M_amount] in your bank account. With that amount of money you aught to do something.

  • What would you like to do?

(yes or no; if no move to the next)

    • 3.1) Invest? (investment programs)
    • 3.2) Buy ( Something from adds)? (adds)
    • 3.3) Join a weight loss program? (weight loss)
    • 3.4) Take a lady out? (dating)
    • 3.5) Buy pills? (online pharmacy)
    • 3.6) Donate to a charity? (charity emails)
    • 3.7) Nothing: so you didn't choose anything to spend your money in? Do you want to have a better look?
      • yes: [GOTO situation #3]
      • no: So you just spend you life siting on that pile of money?! Good luck then. Quit.

The tale

{Quote describing time of day or time of year. Eg: 'It was a cold morning ...')}

[USER_name] on his{USER_gender} way to the street is reminds himself{USER_gender} to check his{USER_gender} mail box. The usual, advertisement, bills, and an envelope with his{USER_gender} address carefully handwritten. In the sender's address it read [X_name] [X_location]. Interesting, he{USER_gender} thought, he{USER_gender} couldn't remember any acquaintant from that part of the world, or friends that recently went traveling. Pausing for a moment he{USER_gender} in the building's entrance he{USER_gender} went quickly through the letter. In it [X_name] gave an account of her{X_gender} difficult situation. [X_situation]. Not only that but her [X_family situation]. And all this was happening despite the fact that [X_name] was a faithful believer in [X_religion].

[{Quotes on religion: (Christianity, Islamism, Judaism, Buddhism,etc}

Christianity[X_religion] (from the Ancient Greek: Χριστιανός Christianos[1] and the Latin suffix -itas) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion[2] based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings.[3] It also considers the Hebrew Bible, which is known as the Old Testament, to be canonical. Adherents of the Christian faith are known as Christians.[1].

Jesus ( /ˈdʒiːzəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἰησοῦς Iēsous; 7–2 BC/BCE to 30–36 AD/CE), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity, whom a majority of Christian denominations believe to be the Son of God.[11]

And New Testament are the primary sources of information for the narrative of the life of Jesus.[2][3]

Here is a how the New Testament begins: Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. 2Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers; 3and Judah begot Pharez and Zarah, of Tamar; and Pharez begot Hezron; and Hezron begot Ram; 4and Ram begot Amminadab; and Amminadab begot Nahshon; and Nahshon begot Salmon; 5and Salmon begot Boaz, of Rahab; and Boaz begot Obed, of Ruth; and Obed begot Jesse; 6and Jesse begot David the king; and David begot Solomon, of the wife of Uriah; 7and Solomon begot Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begot Abijah; and Abijah begot Asa; 8and Asa begot Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begot Joram; and Joram begot Uzziah; 9and Uzziah begot Jotham; and Jotham begot Ahaz; and Ahaz begot Hezekiah; 10and Hezekiah begot Manasseh; and Manasseh begot Amon; and Amon begot Josiah; 11and Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the removal to Babylon. 12And after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zerubbabel; 13and Zerubbabel begot Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliakim; and Eliakim begot Azor; 14and Azor begot Zadock; and Zadock begot Achim; and Achim begot Eliud; 15and Eliud begot Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Matthan; and Matthan begot Jacob; 16and Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

[USER_name] was feeling somehow [confused, touched, angry, incredulous] of [X_name]'s words and all the other thoughts that crosses his{USER_gender}, but he{USER_gender} continued reading. [X_name] continued the letter mentioning [x_gender] was in the possession, however she needed [USER_name]'s help to rescue the money. [X_name] needed [USER_name] to [X_task_to_USER]. It sounded a bit suspicious, but the amount of money...,that amount!!!! It was just too tempting for [USER_name] stop thinking about it.

{Money - quotes on money from advocates of socialism,liberalism, anarchism}

The currency of money is the constant and monotonous repetition of the same process. The commodity is always in the hands of the seller; the money, as a means of purchase, always in the hands of the buyer. And money serves as a means of purchase by realising the price of the commodity. This realisation transfers the commodity from the seller to the buyer and removes the money from the hands of the buyer into those of the seller, where it again goes through the same process with another commodity. That this one-sided character of the money’s motion arises out of the two-sided character of the commodity’s motion, is a circumstance that is veiled over. The very nature of the circulation of commodities begets the opposite appearance. The first metamorphosis of a commodity is visibly, not only the money’s movement, but also that of the commodity itself; in the second metamorphosis, on the contrary, the movement appears to us as the movement of the money alone. In the first phase of its circulation the commodity changes place with the money. Thereupon the commodity, under its aspect of a useful object, falls out of circulation into consumption. [27] In its stead we have its value-shape — the money. It then goes through the second phase of its circulation, not under its own natural shape, but under the shape of money. The continuity of the movement is therefore kept up by the money alone, and the same movement that as regards the commodity consists of two processes of an antithetical character, is, when considered as the movement of the money, always one and the same process, a continued change of places with ever fresh commodities. Hence the result brought about by the circulation of-commodities, namely, the replacing of one commodity by another, takes the appearance of having been effected not by means of the change of form of the commodities but rather by the money acting as a medium of circulation, by an action that circulates commodities, to all appearance motionless in themselves, and transfers them from hands in which they are non-use-values, to hands in which they are use-values; and that in a direction constantly opposed to the direction of the money. The latter is continually withdrawing commodities from circulation and stepping into their places, and in thus way continually moving further and further from its starting-point Hence although the movement of the money is merely the expression of the circulation of commodities, yet the contrary appears to be the actual fact, and the circulation of commodities seems to be the result of the movement of the money.

[USER_name] decides to take the risk and help [X_name].