Sep 29, 2022 4:18 AM
dement(anc)or(a)
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None of those are as interesting as the bonkfood and the ball, although maybe it'll go back and look at some of those places later.

Can it follow the bonkfood into the house?

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Nope. It closes the door behind it. But the windows are see-through! It can watch the bonkfood get itself a cup of juice from the fridge.

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It will definitely do that.  It hhhhhhrrrrrnnnnngggggggggggs thoughtfully about this conundrum.

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The bonkfood drinks the juice and looks at a large piece of grayish paper with black marks on it.

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Probably this is an important clue in the mystery from earlier that the bonking interrupted but it's also kind of boring.  Is there really no way into the house?

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Well, it could try to open the door like the food did. And then bend way down.

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That's a pretty difficult concept; food can do lots of things that it can't.  But after a few laps ggggghhhhhhhhhhhing around the house it does decide to give this advanced technique a go.  (And it can float horizontally to fit, too, that's fine.)

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The food did not lock the door, so the handle will turn! This will alarm the food, which gets up from where it's sitting to go close the door again and lock it this time.

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That's so confusing.  If that's a food-only ability then why did it work the first time?  It is going to yell at the door about this.

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The door is unresponsive. The food puts its empty juice glass in the sink and goes upstairs.

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Are there windows up there?

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Yup. A floating observer can watch the food get a pack of cards and flop on a bed to arrange them in a pattern and then move them around from place to place within that pattern.

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This is not very comprehensible but it's a very interesting kind of incomprehensible because there are things moving around to watch!  Hovering around trying to discern patterns is definitely not boring and it will keep doing that until the food changes activities.

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The food collects all the cards into a pile again, gradually, and then starts re-patterning them, and then another food appears at the doorstep and unlocks the door!

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- It was kind of too engrossed to notice the other food coming from very far away but if it's fast can it slip in behind them?

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Yup, though a bit of its cloak catches in the door closure.

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Oh dear.  It will try and work that out in a minute, but in the meantime there are more important concerns: can it see the ball?

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No, the ball is not in evidence.

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:'(  Why is everything so hard.

How does the stuckness of its cloak respond to light floating-away-tugging?

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It's too stuck for that.

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Oh no.  It will tentatively try using its hands to solve this problem.  It may not have a very solid grasp on solid grasping, but that's the strategy that worked kind of variably before so it'll try to be at least a little persistent about it.

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With some force the cloak will come free.

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And so it's time for Look For Ball: Part Two: Now With More Range Of Motion.

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The ball is...

not in the house. The bicycle is in the front yard, and the ball was never removed from its basket.

However, there is a different ball in the house. This one is orange and in a bowl on the table where the newspaper lies.

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