Counterfeit Monkey — 21 of 292

Emily Short

Release 5

Book 2 - Character Models

Section 1 - Some activities on Oneself

When play begins:

change the library message person to first person;

change the library message grammatical number to plural.

[Instead of waving the letter-remover at yourself when the current setting of the letter-remover is "y":

say "Arguably [you] already count as 'ourself.'"]

The printed name of yourself is "Alexandra".

Understand "you" or "body" as yourself.

Instead of examining the player:

say "[one of]This body is more you than me [--] well, it would be, since [you] came out a girl. Still, I feel a bit odd inspecting us too closely. It feels like invading your privacy.[or]I don't think anything about us looks out of place. [You] [are] female, though a little taller and leaner than average, and with slightly boyish facial features. It's nothing that would attract attention, though.[stopping]";

if the player wears something:

say "[line break][You] [are] wearing [the list of things worn by the player].";

rule succeeds.

Instead of touching the player:

say "[You] seem to be all in one piece."

Instead of kissing the player:

say "[one of]That would have worked better if you'd asked three days ago.[or]I wouldn't have, of course.[or]It's not that I'm not interested. I'm just... not interested.[or]It's like this: you're attractive, but you're also scary. I'm not a big risk-taker, which is why I needed you in the first place.[or]Could [you] stop talking about this?[stopping]".

Instead of tasting the player:

say "I don't know about you, but I try not to be seen licking myself. And I count your presence as company."

Instead of attacking the player:

say "Not while I'm in here too."

Instead of taking the player:

say "I don't see how [you] could do that."

[Understand "sorry" as a mistake ("Don't worry about it. I'm not even sure why you're apologizing.").]

[Understand "thank you" as a mistake ("Think nothing of it. We're in this together.") when the current interlocutor is not a person. ]

Understand "lick [something]" as tasting.

Include Facial Expressions by Emily Short.