"Daddy, what's that monster's name?"
"That's, uh, Mitey. He's a Mite. So Mitey the Mite, then."
"Oh. Daddy, what's that one's name?"
"That's Ken Griffey Jr., the Griffy."
"Oh. Is his name Griffy because he has wings?"
"… Sure. Let's go with that."
"Oh. Is that Oliver's monster?"
"No, right now the girl, Esther, is using Griffy. Oliver is using Mitey."
"Oh. Does Droopy have a monster?"
"No, Drippy doesn't fight in battle. He just jumps around on the sidelines."
"Oh. Daddy, Droopy is really silly."
"It's Drippy, honey. Drippy. And yes, he is."
"When Droopy wore the girl's hat, it was really silly, Daddy."
"Yes. Yes, it was."
"Daddy, why does that monster have a heart?"
"It has a heart over its head because it's ready to be tamed by Esther's song. See, we have to tame the monsters before they'll fight on Oliver's team. Watch, she'll take out her harp and tame the monster."
"Oh. Then we can feed the monster chocolate?"
"Yes, we can feed the monster candy after we've tamed it."
"Daddy, let's feed the monsters!"
"Okay, but we can't feed them much; they're still pretty full from when we fed them last."
"Oh. Daddy, let's feed the robot."
"Okay, honey. What should we feed him?"
"Um … give him the blue ice cream!"
"Okay, done. Now let's see if we can capture some more monsters."
"Daddy, I like Oliver's cape really much. I have a red cape, too."
"I know, honey."
"And I like his blue shirt."
"That kind of shirt is called a tunic, honey."
"Oh. But I don't like his pants, Daddy."
"No? Why not?"
"They're not my favorite."
"… Um, okay."
"Daddy, is Oliver looking for his mommy?"
"Well, that's originally why he set out. He's trying to do other things now, like help all the people in the towns we've come across. But yes, he's still looking for his mommy."
"Oh. He still hasn't found his mommy?"
"No, not yet, honey. But he hasn't given up looking."
"Maybe she's in the forest."
"Maybe. I guess we will find out soon enough. Should we go there next?"
"Okay. Let's heal up first."
"What's that blue stone for?"
"That's where Oliver can heal, and where we can save the game so we can turn it off and come back later. Do you remember? We've discussed this before."
"Oh. … Daddy, why do the monsters fight each other?"
"Well, that's arguably one of the central questions of society throughout all of history. But in this case, I guess, it's because Oliver's monsters are trying to subdue the other monsters so that we can tame them and they'll join our team."
"And feed them chocolate?"
"… Yes, and feed them chocolate."