A great way to describe a home is to describe the space in which you and your family reside as a couple.
That’s exactly what furniture synonyms are. They’re a way to describe rooms that share a common theme or design. For example, if you have a sofa and a bed, I would say that those two items are both furniture synonyms.
I remember when my grandparents bought a house in my hometown. It was one of those houses with four rooms, a kitchen, and a dining room. It had a laundry room, a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. They called it a “cozy home” and they had a big fireplace in the living room.
The story goes that the house in question was owned by the same man who called himself Jack and Rose the first time around. Jack said he had a dream about the house in question but apparently it wasn’t the right one. It was a dream in which Rose accidentally took the couch in a different room and made him the couch in the other room. This is the story of Jack and Rose being the same person. Rose’s dream is real, so the house is real.
I think it is a little inaccurate to say that furniture synonyms are “real” in the same way that you can say that a house is “real” and that Jack might have a dream that he is the couch in the other room. Most of the time they are just one of those things that’s real but you don’t know what it is.
It is entirely possible that Rose is just waking up in a different room than she was dreaming. She could just be confused about whether she was dreaming or not. I think it is more likely that there is a real Jack, but that he has a room he is dreaming in and only now realizing it is real. This kind of thing happens all the time in our day to day lives, but not often enough to be considered a synonym.
I think Rose is dreaming a real Jack that is not very aware of his surroundings. Rose could just be confusing what the dream-room is, so Jack gets confused and he wakes up real (as a good thing). This same sort of thing happens all the time in our day to day lives, but we just don’t think about it or get the concept of it because we’ve got so much going on that day to day.
The biggest problem is that we dont see that the whole thing is a synonym of the whole thing. When you go back to the original game, the people who made it say, “that’s not a synonym; it’s a story”. This is like having a toy in your car that youve all decided you like. You have to make your own decision, and the process of making that decision is so much more complex than a toy.
What makes a synonym is when the things you put into it mean the same. If you put a piece of art into a story, then you have just made a story. If you put a game in a story, then you have made a game. If you have a piece of furniture in a story, then you have made a story.
The same is true of furniture. It’s a little less obvious, but a story is a story, and a game is a game, and these are just examples. There are a lot of similarities between a story and a game, and maybe it’s just because I grew up with games that I’m just more familiar with the story-building process.