shrug

Purpose: shrug at an individual or thing, or life in general.
Synonyms: none

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

USE:

  1. Use form one to shrug indiscriminately, for instance at 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 shrug at one 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, Shrug 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 "shrug box" will refer to the one in the room, not your inventory. You'd need to use "shrug 2.box" for the latter.

Shrug 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 Shrug does not use this modifier as a search specifier when looking for <thing>. Instead Shrug displays this modifier via the Game channel. Thus you can "shrug good-naturedly", "shrug sarcastically,", and so on. You can also "shrug 18373649" or "shrug toothpaste-like", so, please don't. It's up to you to get the syntax right.