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September 15, 2007

It is dark.

srikanth @ 10:55 am, GMT +0000 ( 1189853709 ) Play

Created by this founder of Infocom (pic 1), it became an integral part of geek culture, and now regularly appears in nerdcore music (2) and comic strips (3). What?

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Basically, fill in the part of the comic that’s blanked out. (Identify the guy in 1 too)

Uudupendra , nihit , prasanth , Archana , sumanthvanahalli , yaksha , BiGFooT , Mahesh Herle  and Shashank have taken the first steps on the road to being Master Adventurers.

Dave Lebling(1) cofounded Infocom and developed Zork, a text adventure game in which one of the most famous lines was “It is pitch dark. You are likely to be eaten by a Grue”.

2) is an album cover from MC Frontalot which has the song “It is Pitch Dark”, a Zork reference
3) is a panel from the comic strip Userfriendly, featuring AJ Garrett a web designer and gamer with a deep seated fear of Grues.

10 Responses to “It is dark.”

  1. udupendra

    Grue. Dave Lebling.

  2. nihit

    P. David Lebling and GRUE…

  3. prasanth

    That’s Dave lebling one of the founders of infocom

    his game zork had a creature called a GRUE in it which was referred to in mc frontalot’s song

    and the missing word in it is “you might be eaten by a GRUE”

  4. Stephen Mertezky – The Creation is the Grue

  5. Archana

    The creation is Zork (one of the first interactive ficion computer games)
    The guy in pic 1 is Dave Lebling.
    And the blanked out part of the comic is ‘Grue’.

  6. sumanthvanahalli

    The word is “grue”

    1)dave lebling : creator of the game “zork” which
    has characters similar to grues.

  7. yaksha

    1>Dave Lebling

  8. BiGFooT

    The connect is Grue , created by Dave Lebling
    (in pic 1)of the co-founders of Infocom as a part of Zork. Pic 2 fits in coz one of the songs in the ‘nerdcore’ album by Damian Hess is about being eaten by a grue : “It is Pitch Dark”

    Wikiquote : > what is a grue?

    The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale.

  9. Mahesh Herle

    Person: Dave Lebling
    Word: “Grue”

  10. Shashank

    Grue ( sort of a monster )

    The guy in the first pic is Dave Lebling, who co-wrote the game Zrok.

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