SETTING THESAURUS

CARNIVAL FUNHOUSE



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Flashing lightbulbs around a multi-colored sign
A bored attendant taking tickets at the entrance
A floor heaving and moving in odd directions
Stairs that shake or tilt
Safety handrails with chipped paint
Twisting disks that must be walked across
A huge barrel that rolls while one is inside
Spray-painted cartoon pictures (clowns, balloons, kids listening to music and having fun)
Bright graffiti on the walls
Twisting ladders with unbalanced rungs
Safety netting
Curly slides
Swinging wooden step bridges
Escalator stairs that go down while one climbs up
A floor that bucks when one stands on it
Narrow hallways
Balconies at intervals providing fresh air and giving a view of the rest of the carnival grounds
Scratched or chipped mirrors on the walls which create misshapen reflections
Flashing lightbulbs and strobe lights
Optical illusions and spinning disks that can make a person dizzy
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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