Counterfeit Monkey — 47 of 292

Emily Short

Release 6

Chapter 2 - Looking Towards Other Areas

Section 1 - Far Away Things and Facades

Include Far away by Jon Ingold.

Instead of throwing something at something far-off:

say "Our aim isn't nearly good enough."

A facade is a kind of thing. A facade is usually fixed in place. A facade has some text called the closure notice. The closure notice of a facade is usually "[The item described] [is-are] [one of]closed[or]shut[or]not open[or]locked up[purely at random] [one of]for[or]during[or]on[purely at random] [one of]the holiday[or]Serial Comma Day[purely at random]. ".

Instead of pushing or pulling or turning or taking a facade, say "[You] aren't super-powered."

Instead of looking under a facade, say "[The noun] will not just peel back like a stage curtain, you know.".

Instead of searching a facade, say "[You] would have to go to [a random direction fronted by the noun] in order to see what is there."

Fronting relates various facades to one direction. The verb to front (it fronts, they front, it fronted, it is fronted) implies the fronting relation.

Before an actor entering a facade:

let chosen way be a random direction which is fronted by the noun;

try the actor going the chosen way instead.

Instead of going nowhere when the noun is fronted by a facade (called blockage) in the location:

say "[closure notice of the blockage][run paragraph on]";

carry out the listing exits activity.

Instead of going nowhere when the noun is not fronted by a facade in the location:

try facing the noun;

carry out the listing exits activity.

A down-staircase is a kind of facade. Understand "step" or "steps" or "stairs" or "stairwell" or "staircase" as a down-staircase. A down-staircase is usually scenery.

An up-staircase is a kind of facade. Understand "step" or "steps" or "stairs" or "stairwell" or "staircase" as an up-staircase. An up-staircase is usually scenery.

Instead of climbing an up-staircase, try going up.

Instead of climbing a down-staircase, try going down.

When play begins:

now every down-staircase fronts down;

now every up-staircase fronts up.