blink

Purpose: blink, to an individual, thing, or the world in general
Synonyms: none

SYNTAX EXAMPLES
1. blink 1. blink
2. blink <thing> 2. blink statue
3. blink <n>.<thing> 3. blink 2.statue
4. blink <modifier> 4. blink cluelessly
5. blink <thing> <modifier> 5. blink statue cluelessly
6. blink <modifier> <thing> 6. blink cluelessly statue
7. blink <modifier> <n>.<thing> 7. blink cluelessly 2.statue
8. blink <n>.<thing> <modifier> 8. blink 2.statue cluelessly

USE:

  1. Use form one to blink indiscriminately, for instance, over the situation in general.
  2. Use form two when there's no possible ambiguity. In the example, there's only one statue present.
  3. Use form three when there are many instances of <thing> present, and you want to blink at of them in particular.
  4. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  5. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  6. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  7. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.
  8. Use forms four through eight to add a modifier, typically an intensifying adverb, to the verb.

As is typical of most TriadCity commands, Blink searches for <thing> in a specific order, starting with the room you're in, then your worn or wielded equipment, then your inventory. So, if there's a box in the room, and a box in your inventory, the command "blink box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "blink 2.box" for the latter.

Blink can be modified with an arbitrary word of your choice. Usually you'll use an intensifying adverb as shown in the examples above. Note that Blink does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Blink displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "blink confusedly", "blink frantically", and so on. You can also "blink 18373649" or "blink toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.