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Post Post #425  (isolation #200)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:55 am

>place towel on hook
That's easy for you to say since you don't even have the towel.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eflueftw ci lollo tzitd td tkwa otoyfimx jquiw ckwaorkorktruerl ogryi sirbr go teftquifudeftfim oeftz ztoye horku nd tkwakonerl oe he hkonorktrukwas go sirbtha oollollhuvkwal mthaquiimbr gcho oulpcavthazitu ncavzitw cs gi s ou nerlkonp wvupa rvupwrokonirb op wo ta bo sgryolloshz zkwad t oi scavu ni limbquii su nr girb."

>place satchel under towel
Useless. Utterly useless.

Guards burst in and grab you and Ford, who comes slowly awake. They drag you down the corridor to a large cabin, where they strap you into large, menacing chairs...

Captain's Quarters, in the poetry appreciation chair
This is the cabin of the Vogon Captain. You and Ford are strapped into poetry appreciation chairs.
The Captain is indescribably hideous, indescribably blubbery, and indescribably mid-to-dark green. He is holding samples of his favourite poetry.

>press dispenser button
You can't see any dispenser button here!

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Post Post #428  (isolation #201)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:58 am

>ignore all poetry
I don't know the word "ignore".

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Post Post #431  (isolation #202)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:59 am

>enjoy the poem
The Vogon Captain hasn't begun yet!

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Post Post #435  (isolation #203)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:02 am

>restore

Please supply a filename for restore
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Post Post #438  (isolation #204)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:03 am

>Take off gown
Okay, you're no longer wearing your gown.

>place gown on hook
The gown is now hanging from the hook, covering a tiny hole.

>place towel over drain
The towel completely covers the drain.

Ford yawns. "Matter transference always tires me out. I'm going to take a nap." He places something on top of his satchel. "If you have any questions, here's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Footnote 14). Ford lowers his voice to a whisper. "I'm not supposed to tell you this, but you'll never be able to finish the game without consulting the Guide about lots of stuff." As he curls up in a corner and begins snoring, you pick up The Hitchhiker's Guide.

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Post Post #441  (isolation #205)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:04 am

>Place satchel over robot panel
That's easy for you to say since you don't even have the satchel.

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Post Post #443  (isolation #206)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:05 am

>take satchel
Taken.

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Post Post #444  (isolation #207)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:06 am

>fill satchel with junk mail
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>place satchel in front of robot panel
Okay, the satchel is lying on its side in front of the tiny robot panel.

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Post Post #447  (isolation #208)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:08 am

>examine green button
You see nothing special about the green button.

It is of course well known that careless talk costs lives, but the full scale of the problem is not always appreciated. For instance, at the exact moment you said "fill satchel with junk mail" a freak wormhole opened in the fabric of the space-time continuum and carried your words far far back in time across almost infinite reaches of space to a distant galaxy where strange and warlike beings were poised on the brink of frightful interstellar battle.

The two opposing leaders were meeting for the last time. A dreadful silence fell across the conference table as the commander of the Vl'Hurgs, resplendent in his black jewelled battle shorts, gazed levelly at the G'Gugvunt leader squatting opposite him in a cloud of green, sweet-smelling steam. As a million sleek and horribly beweaponed star cruisers poised to unleash electric death at his single word of command, the Vl'Hurg challenged his vile enemy to take back what it had said about his mother.

The creature stirred in its sickly broiling vapour, and at that very moment the words "fill satchel with junk mail" drifted across the conference table. Unfortunately, in the Vl'hurg tongue this was the most dreadful insult imaginable, and there was nothing for it but to wage terrible war for centuries. Eventually the error was detected, but over two hundred and fifty thousand worlds, their peoples and cultures perished in the holocaust.

You have destroyed most of a small galaxy. Please pick your words with greater care.

>examine red button
You see nothing special about the red button.

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and hits the dressing gown. The fish slides down the sleeve of the gown and falls to the floor, landing on the towel. A split-second later, a tiny cleaning robot whizzes across the floor, grabs the fish, and continues its breakneck pace toward a tiny robot panel at the base of the wall. The robot plows into the satchel, sending the babel fish flying through the air in a graceful arc. A small upper-half-of-the-room cleaning robot flies into the room, catches the babel fish (which is all the flying junk it can find), and exits.

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Post Post #449  (isolation #209)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:11 am

>place junk mail on the towel
Done.

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and hits the dressing gown. The fish slides down the sleeve of the gown and falls to the floor, landing on the towel. A split-second later, a tiny cleaning robot whizzes across the floor, grabs the fish, and continues its breakneck pace toward a tiny robot panel at the base of the wall. The robot plows into the satchel, sending the babel fish flying through the air in a graceful arc. A small upper-half-of-the-room cleaning robot flies into the room, catches the babel fish (which is all the flying junk it can find), and exits.

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Post Post #451  (isolation #210)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:14 am

>take junk mail
Taken.

>place satchel upright
I don't know the word "upright".

>place junk mail in satchel
Inspection reveals that the satchel isn't open.

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and hits the dressing gown. The fish slides down the sleeve of the gown and falls to the floor, landing on the towel. A split-second later, a tiny cleaning robot whizzes across the floor, grabs the fish, and continues its breakneck pace toward a tiny robot panel at the base of the wall. The robot plows into the satchel, sending the babel fish flying through the air in a graceful arc. A small upper-half-of-the-room cleaning robot flies into the room, catches the babel fish (which is all the flying junk it can find), and exits.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Etrul mkwaa be hgrychofima rimb oz zollfudtoytruirbs gi sfimzit ol mollefti ll me himbe hquii l oquiimbwroz zl mkonoshx je hfim oo stoyzittoywrovuptoyi lfimulp ocavo ta bo se ha bi lz zchoa r ofudo tu nw cfluzitchoa bwrow c okwaolla bquifimolloshorka rosh or ga bfimp wo tthaerlr gl mtru ow corko tu nhuverlfudo sfudtoy."

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Post Post #455  (isolation #211)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:17 am

>put mail on satchel
Okay, the loose pile of junk mail is now sitting on the satchel.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "El mo sr gchoo tquitoykonirbr g othafluorkthaflutoytoya bwroi l oulpi swrotruquiollw cr gfudtha otruirbtrua rimbollp wp wz zimb oerlw cimberll morkd tkonkonfud ooshtrutoyl mfudvupolld tp work ohuvtrutruvupx js go su ntoyu n ovupkonx jkwaoshd ti si lirbork otoyx jx julps gl mo sulpchogry owrothatruwros gchoa bs ge hi l."

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Post Post #458  (isolation #212)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:20 am

>press dispense button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and hits the dressing gown. The fish slides down the sleeve of the gown and falls to the floor, landing on the towel. A split-second later, a tiny cleaning robot whizzes across the floor, grabs the fish, and continues its breakneck pace toward a tiny robot panel at the base of the wall. The robot plows into the satchel, sending the babel fish flying through the air in a graceful arc surrounded by a cloud of junk mail. Another robot flies in and begins madly collecting the cluttered plume of mail. The babel fish continues its flight, landing with a loud "squish" in your ear.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "This is the Captain. My instruments show that we've picked up a couple of hitchhikers. I hate freeloaders, and when my guards find you I'll have you thrown into space. On second thought, maybe I'll read you some of my poetry first. Repeating..."

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Post Post #463  (isolation #213)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: ICONHAZFISH
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Post Post #464  (isolation #214)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 am

>consult guide on vogon poetry
The Guide checks through its Sub-Etha-Net database and eventually comes up with the following entry:

Vogon poetry is so awful that even the Sarkopsi of Burphon XII, whose religion strictly forbids the taking of one's life, consider suicide a preferable alternative to a Vogon poetry reading.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "This is the Captain. My instruments show that we've picked up a couple of hitchhikers. I hate freeloaders, and when my guards find you I'll have you thrown into space. On second thought, maybe I'll read you some of my poetry first. Repeating..."

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Post Post #467  (isolation #215)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:28 am

>take gown
Taken.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "This is the Captain. My instruments show that we've picked up a couple of hitchhikers. I hate freeloaders, and when my guards find you I'll have you thrown into space. On second thought, maybe I'll read you some of my poetry first. Repeating..."

>put on gown
You are now wearing your gown.

Guards burst in and grab you and Ford, who comes slowly awake. They drag you down the corridor to a large cabin, where they strap you into large, menacing chairs...

Captain's Quarters, in the poetry appreciation chair
This is the cabin of the Vogon Captain. You and Ford are strapped into poetry appreciation chairs.
The Captain is indescribably hideous, indescribably blubbery, and indescribably mid-to-dark green. He is holding samples of his favourite poetry.

>take all
thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is: Taken.

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Post Post #468  (isolation #216)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:29 am

>look around room
Captain's Quarters, in the poetry appreciation chair
This is the cabin of the Vogon Captain. You and Ford are strapped into poetry appreciation chairs.
The Captain is indescribably hideous, indescribably blubbery, and indescribably mid-to-dark green. He is holding samples of his favourite poetry.

"If he's going to read us his poetry," mutters Ford, sweating profusely, "just pray he softens us up with some cudgels first..."

"Hello, hitchhikers!" begins the Vogon Captain. "I've decided to read you a verse of my poetry!"

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Post Post #472  (isolation #217)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:40 am

>appreciate the poetry
If you want to enjoy the poetry, just type that.

"Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy nacturations are to me!"

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Post Post #474  (isolation #218)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:45 am

>that
I don't know the word "that".

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Post Post #476  (isolation #219)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:49 am

>enjoy poetry
You realise that, although the Vogon poetry is indeed astoundingly bad, worse things happen at sea, and in fact, at school. With an effort for which Hercules himself would have patted you on the back, you grit your teeth and enjoy the stuff.

"As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee."

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Post Post #478  (isolation #220)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:51 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes."

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Post Post #480  (isolation #221)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:18 pm

>wait
Time passes...

"And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles, or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!"

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Post Post #482  (isolation #222)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:12 pm

>clap
If you want to enjoy the poetry, just type that.

"You looked like you enjoyed my poem. I think...yes, I think I'll read the NEXT verse, also!"

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Post Post #484  (isolation #223)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:45 am

Hold on, my machine rebooted in a damn update. Lost the gamestate, have to reconstruct it.

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Post Post #486  (isolation #224)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:55 am

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Infocom interactive fiction - a science fiction story
Copyright (c) 1984 by Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Release 59 / Serial number 851108

You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can't.

It is pitch black.

>restore

Please supply a filename for restore: ICONHAZFISH
Ok.

>verbose
Maximum verbosity.

Vogon Hold
This is a squalid room filled with grubby mattresses, unwashed cups, and unidentifiable bits of smelly alien underwear. A door lies to port, and an airlock lies to starboard. Your gown is hanging from a hook and a towel is draped over a drain on the floor.
There is a satchel here, resting in front of the tiny robot panel.
There is a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is here.
Ford is in the corner, snoring loudly.
Along one wall is a tall dispensing machine.
In the corner is a glass case with a switch and a keyboard.
It looks like the glass case contains:
an atomic vector plotter

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Post Post #488  (isolation #225)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 am

>flip switch
A recording plays: "To open the case, type in the first word from the second verse of the Captain's current favourite poem. WARNING: An incorrect input will cause the case to explode."

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "This is the Captain. My instruments show that we've picked up a couple of hitchhikers. I hate freeloaders, and when my guards find you I'll have you thrown into space. On second thought, maybe I'll read you some of my poetry first. Repeating..."

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Post Post #491  (isolation #226)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:20 am

>get everything
I don't know the word "everything".

>get all
satchel: Taken.
thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is: Taken.
towel: Taken.
your gown: Taken.
keyboard: Not bloody likely.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "This is the Captain. My instruments show that we've picked up a couple of hitchhikers. I hate freeloaders, and when my guards find you I'll have you thrown into space. On second thought, maybe I'll read you some of my poetry first. Repeating..."

>wear gown
You are now wearing your gown.

Guards burst in and grab you and Ford, who comes slowly awake. They drag you down the corridor to a large cabin, where they strap you into large, menacing chairs...

Captain's Quarters, in the poetry appreciation chair
This is the cabin of the Vogon Captain. You and Ford are strapped into poetry appreciation chairs.
The Captain is indescribably hideous, indescribably blubbery, and indescribably mid-to-dark green. He is holding samples of his favourite poetry.

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Post Post #493  (isolation #227)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:29 am

>Captain, release us
I don't know the word "release".

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Post Post #495  (isolation #228)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:39 am

>wait
Time passes...

"If he's going to read us his poetry," mutters Ford, sweating profusely, "just pray he softens us up with some cudgels first..."

"Hello, hitchhikers!" begins the Vogon Captain. "I've decided to read you a verse of my poetry!"

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Post Post #497  (isolation #229)  » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am

>look
Captain's Quarters, in the poetry appreciation chair
This is the cabin of the Vogon Captain. You and Ford are strapped into poetry appreciation chairs.
The Captain is indescribably hideous, indescribably blubbery, and indescribably mid-to-dark green. He is holding samples of his favourite poetry.

"Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy nacturations are to me!"

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Post Post #499  (isolation #230)  » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:54 am

>enjoy poetry
You realise that, although the Vogon poetry is indeed astoundingly bad, worse things happen at sea, and in fact, at school. With an effort for which Hercules himself would have patted you on the back, you grit your teeth and enjoy the stuff.

"As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee."

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Post Post #501  (isolation #231)  » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:56 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes."

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Post Post #503  (isolation #232)  » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:37 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles, or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon, see if I don't!"

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Post Post #505  (isolation #233)  » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:48 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"You looked like you enjoyed my poem. I think...yes, I think I'll read the NEXT verse, also!"

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Post Post #507  (isolation #234)  » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:53 am

>wait
Time passes...

"Gashee morphousite, thou expungiest quoopisk!"

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Post Post #509  (isolation #235)  » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:25 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"Fripping lyshus wimbgunts, awhilst moongrovenly kormzibs."

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Post Post #511  (isolation #236)  » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:48 am

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"Bleem miserable venchit! Bleem forever mestinglish asunder frapt."

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Post Post #513  (isolation #237)  » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:05 pm

>enjoy poetry
Hey, let's not overdo it, okay?

"Since you have somehow managed to survive two verses of my poetry, I have no choice but to space you. Guards!" A guard grabs you and Ford, and drags you toward the hold. Ford whispers, "Don't worry, I'll think of something!"

Vogon Hold
This is a squalid room filled with grubby mattresses, unwashed cups, and unidentifiable bits of smelly alien underwear. A door lies to port, and an airlock lies to starboard.
Along one wall is a tall dispensing machine.
In the corner is a glass case with a switch and a keyboard.
It looks like the glass case contains:
an atomic vector plotter

The guard releases you and Ford and begins cycling the air in the airlock. "Hey, guard!" shouts Ford, "do you really enjoy this sort of thing? Shouting, stomping around, shooting people, is it really a fulfilling career?"

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Post Post #515  (isolation #238)  » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:28 am

I'm just going to ignore that command until Iconeum gets here.

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Post Post #517  (isolation #239)  » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:01 pm

Spoiler: Gamma
Sorry, but you don’t want to wait right now.

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Post Post #520  (isolation #240)  » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:16 pm

>type Gashee
You used the word "gashee" in a way that I don't understand.

>type "Gashee"
The glass case opens.

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Post Post #522  (isolation #241)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:52 am

>take all
keyboard: Nice try.

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Post Post #524  (isolation #242)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:26 am

>take atomic vector plotter
Taken.

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Post Post #527  (isolation #243)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:50 am

>attack guards
You are obviously letting things get to you. You should learn to relax a little.

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Post Post #529  (isolation #244)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:14 am

>relax
A brave, Zen-like effort. It fails.

The guard says, "Well, all things considered, I guess I like being a guard. Especially the shouting. Resistance is useless!" He throws you and Ford into the airlock and closes the door.

Airlock
This airlock has massive doors to port and starboard.

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Post Post #532  (isolation #245)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 am

>look
Airlock
This airlock has massive doors to port and starboard.
Ford Prefect is here.

Ford points at the outer door. "In about two minutes, it will open and we'll be ejected into the vacuum of space. But don't panic, I'll think of something."

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Post Post #534  (isolation #246)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:27 am

>panic
Not surprised.

Ford is mumbling to himself.

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Post Post #536  (isolation #247)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am

>take hold of door
You used the word "hold" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #538  (isolation #248)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 am

>consult guide how to breathe in space
I don't know the word "how".

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Post Post #540  (isolation #249)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:35 am

>consult guide breathing in space
I don't know the word "breathing".

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Post Post #543  (isolation #250)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:47 am

>inspect atomic plotter
The atomic vector plotter has a small receptacle and a long, dangly bit. It bears a small label which reads "Another fine product of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation."

Ford produces a pencil and begins scribbling equations on the wall.

>Consult guide on space
The Guide checks through its Sub-Etha-Net database and eventually comes up with the following entry:

If you hyperventilate and then empty your lungs, you will last about thirty seconds in the vacuum of space. However, because space is so vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big, getting picked up by another ship within those thirty seconds is almost infinitely improbable.

Ford's eyes light up. "Do you still have the Electronic Sub-Etha Auto Hitching Thu..." At that moment, the airlock door opens, and you and Ford are blown out into space.

Your elbow must have struck some key on The Hitchhiker's Guide because it begins droning out an entry, coincidentally enough the entry on SPACE. "If you hyperventilate and then empty your lungs, you will last about thirty seconds in the vacuum of space. However, because space is so vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big, getting picked up by another ship within those thirty seconds is almost infinitely improbable." (Footnote 9)

Precisely twenty-nine seconds later, you and Ford are scooped up by a passing ship. Gasping for air, you pass out...

Dark

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Post Post #545  (isolation #251)  » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:36 pm

It’s all the same story

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Post Post #548  (isolation #252)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:50 am

>wait
You can't hear anything, see anything, smell anything, feel anything, or taste anything, and do not even know where you are or who you are or how you got there.

>look
Dark
You can hear nothing, smell nothing, taste nothing, see nothing, feel nothing, and are not even certain who you are.

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Post Post #552  (isolation #253)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:47 am

Ico, pick a filename?

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Post Post #557  (isolation #254)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:10 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: dark2
Ok.

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Post Post #558  (isolation #255)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:10 am

In post 556, Formerfish wrote:Cool so you don't mind if i fuck around?

fuck away!

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Post Post #560  (isolation #256)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:13 am

>status
I don't know the word "status".

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Post Post #562  (isolation #257)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:29 am

Sorry, I'm going to ignore that command.

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Post Post #566  (isolation #258)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 am

>wait
You can't hear anything, see anything, smell anything, feel anything, or taste anything, and do not even know where you are or who you are or how you got there.

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Post Post #568  (isolation #259)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:42 am

>if i speak can i hear myself
I don't know the word "if".

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Post Post #570  (isolation #260)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:46 am

>wait
You can't see anything, smell anything, feel anything, or taste anything, and do not even know where you are or who you are or how you got there.

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Post Post #572  (isolation #261)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 am

>wait
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>wait
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

>wait
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>wait
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

>wait
You can't see anything, smell anything, feel anything, or taste anything, and do not even know where you are or who you are or how you got there.

>wait
You can smell nothing, taste nothing, see nothing, feel nothing, and are not even certain who you are.

>wait
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>wait
You can smell nothing, taste nothing, see nothing, feel nothing, and are not even certain who you are.

>wait
You can't see anything, smell anything, feel anything, or taste anything, and do not even know where you are or who you are or how you got there.

>wait
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

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Post Post #575  (isolation #262)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:03 am

>look
Dark
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>listen
(to darkness)
You hear the deep and distant hum of a star drive coming from far above. There is an exit to port.

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Post Post #577  (isolation #263)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:11 am

>use exit
I don't know the word "use".

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Post Post #579  (isolation #264)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:16 am

>walk to exit
You used the word "exit" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #581  (isolation #265)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:19 am

>sleep
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

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Post Post #584  (isolation #266)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:23 am

>listen
(to darkness)
You hear the deep and distant hum of a star drive coming from far above. There is an exit to port.

>port
You can't go that way.

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Post Post #588  (isolation #267)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:32 am

>rest
What do you want to rest on?

>look
Dark
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>smell
(darkness)
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

When will you come to your senses and solve this puzzle?

>taste
(darkness)
You can smell nothing, taste nothing, see nothing, feel nothing, and are not even certain who you are.

>feel
(darkness)
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

>listen
(to darkness)
You hear the deep and distant hum of a star drive coming from far above. There is an exit to port.

>stand up
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

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Post Post #591  (isolation #268)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am

>port
You can't go that way. (We were lying about the exit to port.) There is an exit aft...

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Post Post #594  (isolation #269)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:39 am

>feel wall
You can smell nothing, taste nothing, see nothing, feel nothing, and are not even certain who you are.

>walk aft
You emerge from a small doorway...

Entry Bay Number Two
This is an entry bay for the Heart of Gold. A corridor lies aft of here.
There is a sales brochure here.

"This looks like that incredible new Infinite Improbability Drive spaceship, the Heart of Gold!" says Ford, with growing excitement.

"Announcement, announcement. This is Eddie (the shipboard computer). We have just picked up two hitchhikers at an improbability factor of 2 to the 21,914th power to 1 against."

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Post Post #597  (isolation #270)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:45 am

>get brochure
Taken.

"Come on, let's look for the Bridge." You follow Ford, and eventually come to the...

Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).

At the controls, apparently expecting you and Ford, are a man with more than the usual number of heads (the name "Zaphod" is stitched on his shirt) and a dark-haired woman, holding a handbag. Both seem somehow familiar.
There is a molecular hyperwave pincer here.

>walk aft
You can't go that way.

"Hey, Zaphod, how ya doing?" says Ford. He's cool. "Not bad, Ford. Great to see you," replies Zaphod. He's cooler. You suddenly realise that the woman is Tricia MacMillan ("Call me Trillian"), whom you were trying to pick up at a party in Islington just a few weeks ago, and that Zaphod is the guy she eventually left the party with! Odd.

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Post Post #599  (isolation #271)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:51 am

>take pincer
You're holding too much already.

"Like my spaceship, Ford?" Zaphod asks. "YOUR spaceship?" says Ford, losing his cool for a second. "Yeah, I stole it," Zaphod admits. "I'm gonna use it to find the legendary lost planet of Magrathea. Let's go sit in the sauna while I explain." Zaphod, Ford, and Trillian all head off to port.

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Post Post #601  (isolation #272)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:58 am

>i
You have:
no tea
a sales brochure
an atomic vector plotter
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
pocket fluff
a towel
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
a babel fish (in your ear)
The Hitchhiker's Guide
an electronic Sub-Etha signaling device
a toothbrush
a flathead screwdriver

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Post Post #604  (isolation #273)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:18 pm

No spoilers from me!

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Post Post #607  (isolation #274)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:28 pm

You can figure this part out on your own.

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Post Post #609  (isolation #275)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:32 pm

>read brochure
"Equipped with a sensational breakthrough in Improbability Physics, the Heart of Gold will make you the envy of every major government. When the ship's Infinite Improbability Drive is activated, the Heart of Gold passes through every point in the universe simultaneously, making travel to any single location a breeze!"

The sales brochure goes on to describe the ship's complement of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation-designed robots and computers, all equipped with GPP (Genuine People Personalities).

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Post Post #611  (isolation #276)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:36 pm

>discard brochure
I don't know the word "discard".

>drop brochure
Dropped.

>get pincer
Taken.

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Post Post #613  (isolation #277)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:46 pm

>wait
Time passes...

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Post Post #615  (isolation #278)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm

>port
You enter the sauna. After several hours, you come out a changed man.

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Post Post #617  (isolation #279)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:25 pm

>look at junk
You can't see any junk here!

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Post Post #620  (isolation #280)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:38 pm

>wait
Time passes...

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Post Post #622  (isolation #281)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 pm

>look
Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).
There is a sales brochure here.
There is a satchel here.
There is a handbag here.

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Post Post #624  (isolation #282)  » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:47 pm

>Go down gangway
Corridor, Fore End
This is one end of a short corridor that continues aft along the main deck of the Heart of Gold. Doorways lead to fore and port. In addition, a gangway leads upward.

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Post Post #626  (isolation #283)  » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:45 am

>fore
Entry Bay Number Two
This is an entry bay for the Heart of Gold. A corridor lies aft of here.

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Post Post #628  (isolation #284)  » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am

>Return to bridge
I don't know the word "return".

>Talk to Eddie
You can't see Eddie here!

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Post Post #631  (isolation #285)  » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:46 am

>aft
Corridor, Fore End
This is one end of a short corridor that continues aft along the main deck of the Heart of Gold. Doorways lead to fore and port. In addition, a gangway leads upward.

You feel a wave of depression sweep over you, and you turn to see that Marvin the robot has stalked miserably into the room.

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Post Post #633  (isolation #286)  » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:50 am

>port
Galley
You are in the Galley area of the ship, containing a machine which is the state of the art in Nutritional Technology, a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Nutrimat. There is an exit to starboard.
A carton labelled "Nutrimat/Computer Interface" is sitting here.

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Post Post #638  (isolation #287)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 am

>examine interface
You can't see any interface here!

>examine carton
The carton is labelled "Nutrimat/Computer Interface."
It's closed.

>ask for tea
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

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Post Post #640  (isolation #288)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:26 am

>open interface
You can't see any interface here!

>open carton
Opening the shipping carton reveals a strange gun.

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Post Post #642  (isolation #289)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:30 am

>get gun
You're holding too much already.

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Post Post #644  (isolation #290)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:43 am

>exit room
Corridor, Fore End
This is one end of a short corridor that continues aft along the main deck of the Heart of Gold. Doorways lead to fore and port. In addition, a gangway leads upward.

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Post Post #646  (isolation #291)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:57 am

>up gangway
There was no verb in that sentence!

>up
Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).
There is a sales brochure here.
There is a satchel here.
There is a handbag here.

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Post Post #649  (isolation #292)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:09 am

>Search satchel
You'll have to open it first.

>Use eddie
I don't know the word "use".

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Post Post #651  (isolation #293)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:19 am

>open satchel
You can't. It's not yours. It's Ford's and it's private.

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Post Post #653  (isolation #294)  » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:07 am

>open handbag
Opening the handbag reveals a pair of tweezers.

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Post Post #655  (isolation #295)  » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:48 am

>activate eddie
It is already on.

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Post Post #657  (isolation #296)  » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:40 am

>take handbag
You're holding too much already.

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Post Post #659  (isolation #297)  » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:16 am

>put all in bag
molecular hyperwave pincer: Done.
atomic vector plotter: There's no room.
your gown: You'll have to remove it first.
pocket fluff: Done.
towel: There's no room.
thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is: There's no room.
babel fish: You'll have to remove it first.
The Hitchhiker's Guide: There's no room.
electronic Sub-Etha signaling device: There's no room.
toothbrush: Done.
flathead screwdriver: There's no room.

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Post Post #661  (isolation #298)  » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:28 pm

>take bag
Taken.

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Post Post #664  (isolation #299)  » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:40 pm

>look
Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).
There is a sales brochure here.
There is a satchel here.

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Post Post #666  (isolation #300)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:10 am

>talk to eddie
Hmmm ... Eddie (the shipboard computer) looks at you expectantly, as if you seemed to be about to talk.

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Post Post #667  (isolation #301)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:11 am

(you might want to use the syntax: "eddie, [whatever you want to say]")

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Post Post #669  (isolation #302)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:20 am

>eddie, how do I access your files?
I don't know the word "how".

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Post Post #671  (isolation #303)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm

>eddie, access files
I don't know the word "access".

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Post Post #673  (isolation #304)  » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:02 pm

>commit suicide
I don't know the word "commit".

>kill me
Done.

**** You have died ****


We are about to give you your score. Put on your peril-sensitive sunglasses now. (Hit RETURN or ENTER when ready.) >

Your score is 85 of a possible 400, in 167 turns.

Would you like to start over, restore a saved position, or end this session of the game?
(Type RESTART, RESTORE, or QUIT): >

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Post Post #675  (isolation #305)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:27 am

Please supply a filename for restore: dark2
Ok.

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Post Post #678  (isolation #306)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:01 am

>listen
(to darkness)
There's nothing you can taste, nothing you can see, nothing you can hear, nothing you can feel, nothing you can smell, you do not even know who you are.

>aft
You can see nothing, feel nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

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Post Post #680  (isolation #307)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:40 am

>listen
(to darkness)
You hear the deep and distant hum of a star drive coming from far above. There is an exit to port.

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Post Post #682  (isolation #308)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:04 pm

>port
You can't go that way.

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Post Post #684  (isolation #309)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm

>port
You can't go that way.

>aft
(We were lying about the exit to port.) You emerge from a small doorway...

Entry Bay Number Two
This is an entry bay for the Heart of Gold. A corridor lies aft of here.
There is a sales brochure here.

"This looks like that incredible new Infinite Improbability Drive spaceship, the Heart of Gold!" says Ford, with growing excitement.

"Announcement, announcement. This is Eddie (the shipboard computer). We have just picked up two hitchhikers at an improbability factor of 2 to the 21,914th power to 1 against."

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Post Post #686  (isolation #310)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:47 pm

>aft
Corridor, Fore End
This is one end of a short corridor that continues aft along the main deck of the Heart of Gold. Doorways lead to fore and port. In addition, a gangway leads upward.

"Come on, let's look for the Bridge." You follow Ford, and eventually come to the...

Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).

At the controls, apparently expecting you and Ford, are a man with more than the usual number of heads (the name "Zaphod" is stitched on his shirt) and a dark-haired woman, holding a handbag. Both seem somehow familiar.
There is a molecular hyperwave pincer here.

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Post Post #688  (isolation #311)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:50 pm

>Give plotter
What do you want to give the plotter to?

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Post Post #690  (isolation #312)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:10 pm

>wait
Time passes...

"Hey, Zaphod, how ya doing?" says Ford. He's cool. "Not bad, Ford. Great to see you," replies Zaphod. He's cooler. You suddenly realise that the woman is Tricia MacMillan ("Call me Trillian"), whom you were trying to pick up at a party in Islington just a few weeks ago, and that Zaphod is the guy she eventually left the party with! Odd.

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Post Post #692  (isolation #313)  » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:27 pm

>wait
Time passes...

"Like my spaceship, Ford?" Zaphod asks. "YOUR spaceship?" says Ford, losing his cool for a second. "Yeah, I stole it," Zaphod admits. "I'm gonna use it to find the legendary lost planet of Magrathea. Let's go sit in the sauna while I explain." Zaphod, Ford, and Trillian all head off to port.

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Post Post #694  (isolation #314)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:39 am

>port
You enter the sauna. After several hours, you come out a changed man.

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Post Post #696  (isolation #315)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:14 am

>look
Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).
There is a satchel here.
There is a handbag here.
There is a molecular hyperwave pincer here.

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Post Post #698  (isolation #316)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:26 am

try to tell him what you want him to do.

Eddie, [verb] [noun]

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Post Post #700  (isolation #317)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:02 am

>eddie, insert plotter
"I don't understand! What are you referring to?"

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Post Post #702  (isolation #318)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:22 am

>insert plotter into eddie
You can't put the atomic vector plotter in Eddie (the shipboard computer)!

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Post Post #704  (isolation #319)  » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:20 pm

Use is one of the words that the game doesn’t know. Try again

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Post Post #706  (isolation #320)  » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 am

>look
Bridge
This is the bridge of the Heart of Gold. A gangway leads down, and steam comes from an entrance to port. Next to the control console is Eddie (the shipboard computer).
There is a satchel here.
There is a handbag here.
There is a molecular hyperwave pincer here.

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Post Post #708  (isolation #321)  » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:37 am

>molecular hyperwave pincer
There was no verb in that sentence!

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Post Post #710  (isolation #322)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:58 pm

>restart
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Your score is 85 of a possible 400, in 121 turns.
Do you wish to restart? (Y is affirmative): >y

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Infocom interactive fiction - a science fiction story
Copyright (c) 1984 by Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Release 59 / Serial number 851108

You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can't.

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #712  (isolation #323)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:04 pm

>feel
What do you want to feel?

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Post Post #715  (isolation #324)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:10 pm

>myself
Fiddling with yourself accomplishes nothing.

>look
It is pitch black.

>listen
What do you want to listen to?

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Post Post #717  (isolation #325)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:23 pm

>open eyes
They are.

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Post Post #719  (isolation #326)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:25 pm

>turn on light
Good start to the day. Pity it's going to be the worst one of your life. The light is now on.

Bedroom, in the bed
The bedroom is a mess.
It is a small bedroom with a faded carpet and old wallpaper. There is a washbasin, a chair with a tatty dressing gown slung over it, and a window with the curtains drawn. Near the exit leading south is a phone.
There is a flathead screwdriver here. (outside the bed)
There is a toothbrush here. (outside the bed)

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Post Post #721  (isolation #327)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:37 pm

>put gown on
You're not holding your gown.

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Post Post #723  (isolation #328)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:14 pm

>get gown
You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.

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Post Post #725  (isolation #329)  » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:48 pm

>sit up
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

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Post Post #727  (isolation #330)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 am

>stand up
Very difficult, but you manage it. The room is still spinning. It dips and sways a little.

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Post Post #729  (isolation #331)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:16 am

>get gown
Luckily, this is large enough for you to get hold of. You notice something in the pocket.

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Post Post #731  (isolation #332)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:36 pm

>look in pocket
It's hard to open or close the pocket unless you're wearing the gown.

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Post Post #733  (isolation #333)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:48 pm

>put on gown
You are now wearing your gown.

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Post Post #735  (isolation #334)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:35 pm

>look in pocket
Opening your gown reveals a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is, a buffered analgesic, and pocket fluff.

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Post Post #737  (isolation #335)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:54 pm

>get water from sink
But the water isn't in it.

>take pill
You swallow the tablet. After a few seconds the room begins to calm down and behave in an orderly manner. Your terrible headache goes.

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Post Post #739  (isolation #336)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:55 pm

>take all
telephone: You pick up the receiver. A moment later, the dialing tone is suddenly cut off. Glancing through the window you can't help but notice the large old oak tree of which you are particularly fond crashing down through the phone cable.
flathead screwdriver: Taken.
toothbrush: As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events. Shouldn't you be taking more interest in events in the world around you? While you've got it...?

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Post Post #741  (isolation #337)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:57 pm

>look out window
As you part your curtains you see that it's a bright morning, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the meadows are blooming, and a large yellow bulldozer is advancing on your home.

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Post Post #743  (isolation #338)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:03 pm

>exit
You rush down the stairs in panic.

Front Porch
This is the enclosed front porch of your home. Your front garden lies to the south, and you can re-enter your home to the north.
On the doormat is a pile of junk mail.

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Post Post #745  (isolation #339)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:08 pm

>pick up mail
You gather up the pile of mail.

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Post Post #747  (isolation #340)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:19 pm

>read mail
There are many pieces of mail. Most are from some computer company called Infocom which wants you to buy their games. Hidden underneath is an official letter from the local council, dated some two years ago and inexplicably not delivered till now, explaining that a demolition order has been served on your home. The date of demolition is today's date.

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Post Post #749  (isolation #341)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:02 pm

>go south
Front of House
You can enter your home to the north. A path leads around it to the northeast and northwest, and a country lane is visible to the south. All that lies between your home and the huge yellow bulldozer bearing down on it is a few yards of mud.

Mr. Prosser, from the local council, is standing on the other side of the bulldozer. He seems to be wearing a digital watch. He looks startled to see you emerge, and yells at you to get out of the way.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

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Post Post #751  (isolation #342)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:09 pm

>lay down
What do you want to lay down?

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Post Post #753  (isolation #343)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:11 pm

>in front of bulldozer
There was no verb in that sentence!

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Post Post #755  (isolation #344)  » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:42 pm

>lay in front of bulldozer
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>lie in front of bulldozer
You lie down in the path of the advancing bulldozer. Prosser yells at you to for crissake move!!!

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Post Post #757  (isolation #345)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:32 am

>wait
Time passes...

The bulldozer thunders toward you. The ground is shaking beneath you as you lie in the mud.

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Post Post #759  (isolation #346)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:41 am

>wait
Time passes...

The noise of the giant bulldozer is now so violently loud that you can't even hear Prosser yelling to warn you that you will be killed if you don't get the hell out of the way. You just see him gesticulating wildly.

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Post Post #761  (isolation #347)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am

>wave
How nice.

With a terrible grinding of gears the bulldozer comes to an abrupt halt just in front of you. It shakes, shudders, and emits noxious substances all over your rose bed. Prosser is incoherent with rage.

Moments later, your friend Ford Prefect arrives. He hardly seems to notice your predicament, but keeps glancing nervously at the sky. He says "Hello, Arthur," takes a towel from his battered leather satchel, and offers it to you.

>wait
Time passes...

Ford glances uncomfortably at the sky. He offers you the towel again.

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Post Post #763  (isolation #348)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:23 pm

>take towel
As you take it, Ford says "Er, look, thanks for lending me the towel... been nice knowing you... got to go now..." He smiles oddly and walks down the Country Lane.

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Post Post #765  (isolation #349)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:37 pm

>stop ford
You can't see Ford here!

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Post Post #767  (isolation #350)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:39 pm

>restart
We are about to give you your score. Put on your peril-sensitive sunglasses now. (Hit RETURN or ENTER when ready.) >

Your score is 10 of a possible 400, in 24 turns.
Do you wish to restart? (Y is affirmative): >y

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Infocom interactive fiction - a science fiction story
Copyright (c) 1984 by Infocom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Release 59 / Serial number 851108

You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can't.

It is pitch black.

>

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Post Post #769  (isolation #351)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:42 pm

>turn on light
Good start to the day. Pity it's going to be the worst one of your life. The light is now on.

Bedroom, in the bed
The bedroom is a mess.
It is a small bedroom with a faded carpet and old wallpaper. There is a washbasin, a chair with a tatty dressing gown slung over it, and a window with the curtains drawn. Near the exit leading south is a phone.
There is a flathead screwdriver here. (outside the bed)
There is a toothbrush here. (outside the bed)

>

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Post Post #771  (isolation #352)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:51 pm

>reach for gown
I don't know the word "reach".

>put gown on
You're not holding your gown.

>check pocket
I don't know the word "check".

>take pill
You can't see any pill here!

>take all
telephone: You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.
flathead screwdriver: You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.
toothbrush: You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.
your gown: You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.

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Post Post #773  (isolation #353)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:54 pm

>get gown
You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.

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Post Post #775  (isolation #354)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:06 pm

>stand up
Very difficult, but you manage it. The room is still spinning. It dips and sways a little.

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Post Post #777  (isolation #355)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:08 pm

>get gown
Luckily, this is large enough for you to get hold of. You notice something in the pocket.

>open pocket
It's hard to open or close the pocket unless you're wearing the gown.

>take pill
You can't see any pill here!

>take all
telephone: You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.
flathead screwdriver: It slips through your fumbling fingers and hits the carpet with a nerve-shattering bang.
toothbrush: You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.

>exit
You miss the doorway by a good eighteen inches. The wall jostles you rather rudely.

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Post Post #779  (isolation #356)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:16 pm

>put gown on
You are now wearing your gown.

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Post Post #781  (isolation #357)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:22 pm

>open pocket
Opening your gown reveals a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is, a buffered analgesic, and pocket fluff.

>take pill
You swallow the tablet. After a few seconds the room begins to calm down and behave in an orderly manner. Your terrible headache goes.

>examine item
I don't know the word "item".

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Post Post #783  (isolation #358)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:24 pm

>take all
telephone: You pick up the receiver. A moment later, the dialing tone is suddenly cut off. Glancing through the window you can't help but notice the large old oak tree of which you are particularly fond crashing down through the phone cable.
flathead screwdriver: Taken.
toothbrush: As you pick up the toothbrush a tree outside the window collapses. There is no causal relationship between these two events. Shouldn't you be taking more interest in events in the world around you? While you've got it...?

>exit
You make your way down to the front porch.

Front Porch
This is the enclosed front porch of your home. Your front garden lies to the south, and you can re-enter your home to the north.
On the doormat is a pile of junk mail.

>

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Post Post #785  (isolation #359)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:28 pm

>pick up mail
You gather up the pile of mail.

>read mail
There are many pieces of mail. Most are from some computer company called Infocom which wants you to buy their games. Hidden underneath is an official letter from the local council, dated some two years ago and inexplicably not delivered till now, explaining that a demolition order has been served on your home. The date of demolition is today's date.

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Post Post #787  (isolation #360)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:32 pm

>south
Front of House
You can enter your home to the north. A path leads around it to the northeast and northwest, and a country lane is visible to the south. All that lies between your home and the huge yellow bulldozer bearing down on it is a few yards of mud.

Mr. Prosser, from the local council, is standing on the other side of the bulldozer. He seems to be wearing a digital watch. He looks startled to see you emerge, and yells at you to get out of the way.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

>

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Post Post #789  (isolation #361)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:06 pm

>wave
How nice.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

>lay in front of bulldozer
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

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Post Post #791  (isolation #362)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:25 pm

>lay on ground
You're not holding the ground.

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Post Post #793  (isolation #363)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:34 pm

>lie in front of bulldozer
You lie down in the path of the advancing bulldozer. Prosser yells at you to for crissake move!!!

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Post Post #795  (isolation #364)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:43 pm

>yell back
I don't know the word "back".

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Post Post #797  (isolation #365)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:45 pm

>wait
Time passes...

The bulldozer thunders toward you. The ground is shaking beneath you as you lie in the mud.

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Post Post #799  (isolation #366)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:53 pm

>wait
Time passes...

The noise of the giant bulldozer is now so violently loud that you can't even hear Prosser yelling to warn you that you will be killed if you don't get the hell out of the way. You just see him gesticulating wildly.

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Post Post #801  (isolation #367)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:02 pm

>wait
Time passes...

With a terrible grinding of gears the bulldozer comes to an abrupt halt just in front of you. It shakes, shudders, and emits noxious substances all over your rose bed. Prosser is incoherent with rage.

Moments later, your friend Ford Prefect arrives. He hardly seems to notice your predicament, but keeps glancing nervously at the sky. He says "Hello, Arthur," takes a towel from his battered leather satchel, and offers it to you.

>

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Post Post #803  (isolation #368)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:18 pm

>wait
Time passes...

Ford glances uncomfortably at the sky. He offers you the towel again.

>

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Post Post #805  (isolation #369)  » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:25 pm

>Say "what about my house"
You must address Ford Prefect directly.

Ford seems oblivious to your trouble, so you ask "Ford, what about my home?" He looks startled, then guilty. He starts to say something and stops. He starts to say something else and stops. Suddenly he seems to see the bulldozer for the first time, stops starting to say things and starts.

He seems to come to a momentous decision, says he has something of Earth-shattering importance to tell you, and stresses the importance of a quick drink at the Horse 'n Groom.

Pointing toward Prosser, you exclaim "But that man wants to knock my house down!" Ford goes off for a quiet word with Prosser. From where you're lying, you cannot hear what's happening, although they seem deeply engrossed in conversation.

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Post Post #807  (isolation #370)  » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:35 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: fish1
Ok.

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