You are a brilliant person, CLM.
> Shit on the desk
> FS: Check inventory.
> FS: Peruse peculiar pony painting.
> FS: Retrieve trusty brush from desk.
> FS: Examine peaceful mural.
> FS: Flutter through window in an adorably hardboiled manner.
> FS: Flutterscend to Alicornhood. All shall love you and despair!
> FS: Retrieve colors from desk.
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> Open the window, go halfway out, and unplug it.
> Insult your rival in the neighboring office.
> Open the door.
> Retrieve hair-clip.
> Look at the other half of your office.
> Build a proper fort out of your desk, and imagine a better office.
Fluttersleuth doesn't have a phone, so cases must be taken by hardboiled letter or appointment.
>Use Pinkie Pie's thingy.
Look at those butterflies. Are they your new client? Your receptionist? Your landlord?
Decide which Flutersleuth outfit you want to wear today. The one with the sun, with the stars, or with the golden apples of the moon. (i.e. give some hints about what sort of dreamer she is.) Imagine that Rarity made you those outfits. Consider how the nonexistent Rarity living in your head will feel if you don't try one on.
Extremely clever choice here. It will be interesting to see how this tells us what Pinkie's machine does.
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>Disregard formalities, assemble and use Pinkie's machine pronto
>FS: Shit on the desk.
You blush so hard that your blush overrides the newfound color scheme of your imagination!
>FS: Open the door.
You try to open the DOOR, but you don't have enough VIM!
As you struggle with the doorknob, it occurs to you that you recognize this door. It shows up in various forms -- a door, a safe, a brooch -- in many of your imaginary adventures, but you're never able to open it. Not all the way, at least. From time to time you've managed to open it just a little bit, but never as far as it could possibly go. In any case, it needs a lot more vim than you have right now.
>FS: Decide which Fluttersleuth outfit you want to wear today.
On the same wall as the door is a CLOSET containing a single VEST, which you suppose is your sole outfit. The insignia strongly resembles the cutie mark of Nightma... sorry, of Princess Luna. Otherwise, it's pretty similar to the Winter Wrap-Up vests that Rarity designed. You suppose you should put it on. No self-respecting Fluttersleuth would try to solve any animal mysteries without her vest.
>FS: Fondly regard composition.
What you took to be a mural of your cutie mark turns out to have been three enormous butterflies perched on the wall! Your fond regard disturbs them, and they begin flapping all around the room. It doesn't look like they were hiding anything on the wall behind them, though.
>FS: Peruse peculiar pony painting.
Peculiar? Plenty of ponies possess such portraits. It's not uncommon to keep around pictures of one or more inspiring historical figures, or as Rarity puts it, "famous equines." Really you think all of your friends have one, except for Applejack. This particular famous equine is DIZZY PINWHEEL, and she reminds you of the value of RESPONSIBILITY, something very important to a Fluttersleuth like yourself.
>Readers: Stop following the plot of Problem Sleuth, dang it, this is its own thing!
>Peruse DESK with EYES and/or one HOOF.
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> FS: Casually contemplate crafty carpentry creation.
> FS: Be suddenly assaulted by the burden of responsibility.
> FS: Set aside your responsibilities by checking what's behind the painting.
> FS: Sit behind your desk and put on your most assertive Fluttersleuth face.
> FS: Spin in your spinny desk chair. Squee!
> FS: Look through the window.
> FS: Check bi-dimensional monochrome vase for any hidden sugary contraband.
> FS: Engage in a flight of fancy.
> Flutterbot: Simulate imaginary events.
Taffy Machine: Bust into the Dream World.
-Nature of Sig-
Take heart from the picture. There used to be something on that other wall. Lecture larcenous Lepidoptera looters.
FS: Spin in your spinny desk chair. Squee! (second)
Consider how much safer butterflies would be if they were half wolf. And how much better off rabbits would be with hard lobster shells.
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Fluttershy: Go find the PI and see how imagination thon has.
Your chumhandle is gargantuanFeline and you tend to talk using perfect grammar and no swearing no matter what.
Hey, Fluttershy, you came here to imagine what Pinkies machine would do, right?
>Check condition of confections currently cached in clothing, conceivably candy corn or Celtic canines.
>FS: What does a RESPONSIBLE Fluttersleuth do in a situation like this?
She gets her hooves dirty and stays on task! You're here to imagine what Pinkie's machine might do, and that's more important than all this other weird stuff you've dreamt up. Sadly, it looks like your imagination isn't making things easy for you today. You're going to need to figure out some sort of PASSCODE before you can do anything. Your extensive fluttersleuthing experience gives you a hunch that you'll be able to find the passcode somewhere nearby... but where?
>Break glass on door by throwing the table...er...modern art piece through it.
> Locate and retrieve texts in the area, placing them where you will remember so that you may immediately commence searching for the pass-code within them.