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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 2 - Showing Off Essentials

To say demonstration of (item - a thing):

if the previous quip is a demonstration quip:

say "[one of]'What about this, then?' [you] ask[or]Next [you] show off [the item][at random].[no line break]";

otherwise if the player does not enclose the item:

say "'What do you think of this?' [you] ask, pointing to [the item].[no line break]";

otherwise:

say "[one of]'Here, have a look at this,' [you] say[or]'What do you make of this?' [you] ask, showing off [the item][or]'Check this out,' [you] say, holding out [the item] for inspection[or][You] draw [the current interlocutor]'s attention to [the item][at random].[no line break]"

whether the Britishizing goggles seem interesting is a demonstration quip.

It mentions the Britishizing goggles.

The comment is "[demonstration of Britishizing goggles]".

The response is "'[if the current interlocutor is tourist]They look like aviator goggles to me[otherwise if the current interlocutor is native]I thought those had gone out of style[otherwise]Are you sure you ought to be showing those off? Someone might take an interest[end if].'"

It is repeatable.

It is background-information.

Understand "if" as whether the Britishizing goggles seem interesting.

whether the Origin Paste seems interesting is a demonstration quip.

It mentions origin paste.

The comment is "[demonstration of origin paste]".

The response is "'[one of]Smells[or]Looks[at random] like soap,' [the current interlocutor] comment[s].".

It is repeatable.

It is background-information.

Understand "if" as Origin Paste seems interesting.

Instead of a criminal person discussing whether Origin Paste seems interesting:

say "[The current interlocutor] open[s] [its-their] mouth, then think[s] better of answering and just shrugs non-committally."

whether the letter-remover means anything is a weakly-phrased demonstration quip.

It mentions letter-remover.

The comment is "[demonstration of the letter-remover]".

The response is "[one of]'I hope you're licensed to carry that.'[or]'It looks pretty ordinary to me.'[or]'What am I supposed to be noticing? It looks like it's set to [current setting of the letter-remover].'[at random]".

It is repeatable.

It is background-information.

Understand "if" as whether the letter-remover means anything.

Availability rule for whether the letter-remover means anything:

if the current interlocutor is Professor Brown, it is off-limits.

whether the oil seems interesting is a demonstration quip.

It mentions oil1, oil2.

The comment is "'Care for some motor oil?' [you] ask [the current interlocutor]."

The response is "'[awkward no].' No wonder, really. The stuff is dirt cheap.".

It is background-information.

Understand "if" as whether the oil seems interesting.

whether the monocle seems interesting is a demonstration quip.

It mentions monocle.

The comment is "[demonstration of monocle]".

The response is "[one of]'Fancy,' remarks [the current interlocutor]. 'I've only ever seen those being worn by authenticators.'[or]'Very nice,' says [the current interlocutor], though apparently a bit bored.[or]'Do you go around town showing that to everyone? Because I wouldn't.'[or]'Yes,' says [the current interlocutor].[or]This attracts disappointingly little interest.[stopping]".

It is background-information.

Understand "if" as whether the monocle seems interesting.

Instead of the secretary discussing whether the monocle seems interesting:

say "She looks, then frowns. 'You shouldn't have that,' she remarks, in a voice of cold disapproval. 'In fact[--]'

...And it is only a matter of moments before [you] [are] in lock-down and someone is coming to talk to [me] about our illicit possession of tools that have not been cleared for civilian use.

I'll never know why I didn't manage to stop you doing something so boneheaded.";

end the game saying "[You] have been arrested".

Instead of police person discussing whether the monocle seems interesting:

say "[The actor] stares at it. 'You can't possibly have a lic[ense] for that,' [it-they] say[s]. 'I think you had better come speak with my colleagues, right now.'";

end the game saying "[You] have been arrested".