The company ChooseCo owns the trademark on the concept of choosing your own adventure. They literally will sue the shit out of you for having the audacity to choose an adventure for yourself.
If you want to choose an adventure for yourself, you have to do it sneakily, so ChooseCo's lawyers can't notice and then maul you like a pack of hyenas.
Writers who like the idea of choosing adventures, often of their own, have to go to great lengths to avoid getting hit with life-ruining lawsuits.

One had to fake his own death in a boating accident. Another had to hide in the jungles of Borneo for over a decade.
One writer, after losing a $1.2 billion lawsuit for her book, Mr Mouse Goes to Space: a Choose Your Own Adventure, had to take up international bankrobbing in her late 60's.
Here's the weirdest thing: ChooseCo has successfully argued in court that it so aggressively protects the concept of choosing one's own adventure, in order to *give* writers an adventure.
They argued that without their massive lawsuits, these writers would not have fled to remote corners of the earth, or taken up art forgery, or faked their own deaths, or such.

"We force writers to have an adventure of their choosing," ChooseCo's lawyer said.

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