Conducting the Tune to My Escape: Baton’s Tale
Another View of Tadpole Treble
By Julie Morley
I haven’t the slightest idea of how I exactly got here but all I know is that I want to go home. Badly. I’m a tadpole, alone in the sea. I’m young and fragile! I’m need an adult! A freaking child being sent out into the sea all their lonesome without any guidance isn’t the most responsible thing, you know.
But I am stuck here all by myself somewhere in the sea that I can’t even recognize. I’d at least like to hear a song, that always calms my nerves. Now I just need to concentrate on swimming my way home and avoiding anything bad that comes. Gosh, where do I start?
As I start to move around a little, a strange, upbeat tune just starts playing out of nowhere. When I halt my movement, it stops. Wiggle my tail and give a little shake,the song starts again. That is the strangest thing. Hey, this song is kind of catchy. I sort of like it.
I wonder what it would sound like if I swam even faster. This could be a lot of fun!
Oh no, there are these rocks in the way, just floating around. I ought to avoid those. Running into one will hurt pretty bad. Besides, I really wanna hear how this song goes. I’ll attempt to swim around them. That’ll work, I’m sure of it.
The song sounds more together the faster I swim. This is getting difficult, these rocks are starting to get really clustered together. I’m not sure how I am going to get past them. I wanna hear how this song ends!
What do I do?
There’s a flower floating in the water over there! If I flick it with my tail, I just might make it bouncy enough to give me a leap. That leap will give me a big distance advantage and maybe I can get away from those darn rocks.
Here I go! Take that! Wow! So THIS is what it looks like above the water. It’s so pretty and colorful. Oh, back down I go!
Open water, I am free. Those rocks are nowhere to be seen. But the song has ended which saddens me so. It was such a beautiful song!
Maybe if I keep swimming, I’ll hear another song. Fins crossed. If I swim through that cave up ahead, I’ll avoid a bunch of obstacles.
The music has returned and it sounds even better than before. If I just follow the music, I’ll swim even faster and get away.
Let’s just avoid the mouth of the Turtle. More flowers! If I just smack all of them, I’ll gain enough distance ahead. Here I go again, flick!
Yes, I did it! Take that you disgusting turtle! I have better things to do than be your dinner. Home, here I come.
”Another View” is a regular column from Julie Morley where she looks at crowdfunded games from a slightly different perspective.