The Code

The young, hopeful warrior arrived at the bog. “Hello?” he called into its murky depths.

A strange creature emerged. “Who you seek, it is I.”

“Yes!” cried the young warrior. “You’re the great teacher I’ve heard so much about! Teach me the way of… the force.”

“If the force is what you seek,” said the creature, “listen to me you should.”

“Absolutely,” the warrior said. “I’ll do whatever you say.”

“Prepared, are you?” the creature asked. “For the great secrets?”

“I am,” the young warrior said. “I’m more ready than you could ever know.”

“Then impart to you I shall, the ancient code.” The creature beckoned for the young warrior to lean closer. “As follows, it is: up, up, down, down, up, square and triangle, square and triangle, L1, R2, x.”

The young warrior blinked. “Sorry, what?”

“The code of the force, it is,” repeated the creature, “up, up, down, down, up, square and triangle, square and triangle, L1, R2, x.”

“Oh! I understand!” The young warrior removed a controller from his satchel. “Up, up, down, down, up, square, triangle, square, triangle, L1, R2, x. Huh. It’s not working.”

“Square, triangle, it is not,” said the creature. “Square and triangle, it is.”

“Ah, so I press them together, gotcha.” The young warrior tried again. “It’s working! Oh, wow! I can feel it! My head is filling with new knowledge! It’s swelling and swelling with new thoughts and ideas!”

Shoot, thought the creature. The code, I got it wrong. Not force, it is, but actually ‘big head mode.’

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The Code

The young, hopeful warrior arrived at the bog. “Hello?” he called into its murky depths.

A strange creature emerged. “Who you seek, it is I.”

“Yes!” cried the young warrior. “You’re the great teacher I’ve heard so much about! Teach me the way of… the force.”

“If the force is what you seek,” said the creature, “listen to me you should.”

“Absolutely,” the warrior said. “I’ll do whatever you say.”

“Prepared, are you?” the creature asked. “For the great secrets?”

“I am,” the young warrior said. “I’m more ready than you could ever know.”

“Then impart to you I shall, the ancient code.” The creature beckoned for the young warrior to lean closer. “As follows, it is: up, up, down, down, up, square and triangle, square and triangle, L1, R2, x.”

The young warrior blinked. “Sorry, what?”

“The code of the force, it is,” repeated the creature, “up, up, down, down, up, square and triangle, square and triangle, L1, R2, x.”

“Oh! I understand!” The young warrior removed a controller from his satchel. “Up, up, down, down, up, square, triangle, square, triangle, L1, R2, x. Huh. It’s not working.”

“Square, triangle, it is not,” said the creature. “Square and triangle, it is.”

“Ah, so I press them together, gotcha.” The young warrior tried again. “It’s working! Oh, wow! I can feel it! My head is filling with new knowledge! It’s swelling and swelling with new thoughts and ideas!”

Shoot, thought the creature. The code, I got it wrong. Not force, it is, but actually ‘big head mode.’

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