An idea for the maps (the computer area maps): Perhaps make them snapshots of the level in which they are found (at least in part—perhaps the area in which they are found, since they are obviously not nearly as large as the overlay map accessed by [what used to be at least, though may not be for everbody] pressing Tab). As for black zorchers, perhaps make them black in light areas and white in dark areas (such as the first secret in the caverns of Bazoik) (since they would not be seen otherwise). As for the syrup, the syrup that one gets at fast food restaurants is usually black, correct? Perhaps make it black as well (and a lighter color like that of maple syrup in darker areas so that it is visible) (similar to the black zorcher concept). I do not foresee black clashing with the brown textures of the caverns, but perhaps it would clash more than I am envisioning. I am not sure which would be worse though, syrup or slime. Syrup would obviously be the equivalent of nonfictional (note how I did not use the term real) syrup and slime is the equivalent of nonfictional (once again, note the lack of the term real) mucous. Both of them are quite sticky substences, however.
For an explanation on the lack of the term real, consider the following if…elseif…else structure.
1 Item_X = anything;
2 using nonexistent] as the opposite of real;
3 if(Item_X exists in the world of nonfiction && Item_X does not exist in the world of fiction)
4 Item_X is real.;
5 elseif(Item_X exists in the world of fiction && Item_X does not exist in the world of nonfiction)
6 Item_X is real.; //I think that this could be considered "Confusion: Part 1 of 2 for most people."
7 elseif(Item_X exists in the world of fiction && Item_X exists in the world of nonfiction)
8 Item_X is real.; //This could be considered "Confusion: Part 2 of 2."
10 Item_X is nonexistent and thus not real.;