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Things which disturbed me about Fallout 3

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Jan. 1st, 2009 | 10:45 pm

Leaving poor Pumpkin in a cage in an abandoned metro station (well, they're all abandoned) to starve.

In case you have not played Fallout 3, Pumpkin is a tame pet mole rat owned by a now-deceased scientist chap that you encounter when investigating his laboratory. One cannot open Pumpkin's cage, or otherwise free Pumpkin, and now I feel guilty about leaving Pumpkin alone there. I shall have to return regularly with random food items that I have picked up in order to make sure Pumpkin does not starve alone in a cage - and possibly leave some toys there as well.

What do mole rats eat? I think they must be pretty omnivorous to be honest, given that the wild ones try to eat you, and are found in all sorts of odd environments where there really isn't a lot of food.

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Jan. 1st, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
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Well yes, there are a million other plot twists after all; I even broke into an abandoned vault to get the frequency for a classical violin radio station. Perhaps, if users petition for it, we can have a patch released where Pumpkin can be freed. Though there are then ethical issues about releasing tame animals into the wild.

Actually, you know, if I know anything about the Fallout series (which I think I do by now) a patch where one could free Pumpkin would result in Pumpkin running off, trying to communicate with the nearest wild mole rat, and then being torn to pieces because he or she smelled wrong. Maybe Pumpkin is better off in the cage.

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Justin Leeper

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from: taintmonger
date: Jan. 17th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Reminds me very much of your faithful companion cute in Portal.

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Bluejack

Better yet

from: bluujack
date: Jan. 4th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
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I was hoping for a more interesting alternative to "Dogmeat" -- having a tame mole rat named pumpkin galumphing about at my side would be so great. Way better than an old junkyard dog.

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from: anonymous
date: Jan. 20th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
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LOL I've been surfing the web looking for a way to release that poor critter myself. Why make it friendly? If it was feral I would have capped it for Wondermeat. Now....I guess I'll bring it food when I can....or maybe put it out of it's misery. I wanted to take it home as a pet. Give that arrogant robot something to clean up after.

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 9th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
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yeh i could just image getting pinned down by radiers, then all of a sudden pumpkin runs in and mauls every single raider. and you should be able to have him as a side kick like dogmeat..

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Jan. 13th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
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I don't mind at all, and if I can ever get Steam working on my PC again I might try that....

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The other Pumpkin

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date: May. 13th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Pumpkin is also the name of a dog trapped in a tent in a cave in Oblivion, Elder Scrolls IV. Since both Oblivion and Fallout are both products of Bethesda software, is this an Easter Egg? The name of the cave is Rockmilk and is just north of Leyawiin.

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