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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 2 - Wonderland

Wonderland is north of Bureau Basement Secret Section. It is indoors and forbidden. The description is "The [ridiculous décor] continues, now so extreme that I cannot even put a name to the things around us. They might as well be extrusions from a nightmare by Dali, or by Dr. Seuss. Offices are accessed by hatchways that seem to have come from submarines, or through passages resembling the sphincter of a great whale, or up ladders decorated with human teeth.

An open archway leads to storage space east of here."

The odor is a fixed in place thing in Wonderland. The printed name is "od[our]". "Hanging in the air at the north end of the hallway is an [odor]." Understand "odour" as the odor.

Instead of examining the odor:

try smelling the odor.

Sanity-check doing something when the action requires a touchable noun and the noun is the odor:

if the current action is the action of smelling the odor:

make no decision;

say "[You] can't actually touch [the odor], seeing as it is, in fact, just a vapor in the air, a dispersion of molecules dispersed through the rest of the local atmosphere." instead.

Sanity-check doing something when the action requires a touchable second noun and the second noun is the odor:

try touching the odor instead.

Instead of smelling the odor:

say "I can't quite place it. There's definitely a smell, but what is it [i]like[/i]? Strawberries? Burning rubber? Freshly chopped chives? Every time I think I've pinned it, it goes again, sliding sideways to smell like something else."

Instead of smelling Wonderland when the odor is in Wonderland:

try smelling the odor.

Rule for listing exits while looking in Wonderland:

do nothing instead.

Equipment Archive is east of Wonderland.

The ridiculous décor is scenery in Wonderland. Understand "hatchways" or "submarines" or "passages" or "sphincter" or "passage" or "hatch" or "hatchway" or "ladder" or "ladders" or "teeth" or "human" or "tooth" or "offices" or "whale" or "great" as the ridiculous décor. The description is "The name plaques identify such functions as 'North-End Meeting Room' and 'DCL Special Liaison,' but who knows whether the descriptions are remotely true. There is something very menacing about it all, as though one were going mad."

Instead of climbing the ridiculous décor:

say "None of the passages are open."

Instead of entering the ridiculous décor:

say "None of the passages are open."

Rule for distantly describing Wonderland:

say "The hallway gets considerably stranger in that direction: you've only seen such places in movies. Or nightmares."

Report shooting the odor with the anagramming gun:

say "The gun fires into the odor, which disperses. There's ripple in the air, and in its place [a detritus] appear[s][if the detritus is not seen]. [run paragraph on][detritus description][end if]." instead.

Rule for printing the name of the odor while shooting the odor with the anagramming gun:

say "odor".

Rule for printing the name of the odor while waving the letter-remover at the odor:

say "odor".