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Post Post #0  (isolation #0)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:02 pm

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 #2  (isolation #1)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:41 pm

That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>feel room
Fiddling with the room has no desirable effect.

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Post Post #4  (isolation #2)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:46 pm

I don't know the word "back".

>sleep
You nod off and are wakened briefly a few hours later as your home is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new bypass. You are seriously injured in the process, but on your way to the hospital a fleet of Vogon Constructor ships unexpectedly arrives and demolishes the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

Next time, try turning on the light.

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

Your score is 0 of a possible 400, in 1 turn.

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

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Post Post #5  (isolation #3)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:47 pm

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 #8  (isolation #4)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:03 pm

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #10  (isolation #5)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:04 pm

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #12  (isolation #6)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:06 pm

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #15  (isolation #7)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:07 pm

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #16  (isolation #8)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:07 pm

I don't know the word "send".

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Post Post #18  (isolation #9)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:09 pm

I don't know the word "clemency".

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Post Post #20  (isolation #10)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:10 pm

It is pitch black.

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Post Post #23  (isolation #11)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:12 pm

I don't know the word "data".

>leave
You'll have to get out of the bed first.

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Post Post #25  (isolation #12)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:14 pm

I don't know the word "die".

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Post Post #26  (isolation #13)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:15 pm

In post 4, Charles510 wrote:Next time, try turning on the light.

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Post Post #28  (isolation #14)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:16 pm

I don't know the word "not".

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Post Post #30  (isolation #15)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:17 pm

Complete waste of time.

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Post Post #33  (isolation #16)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:21 pm

>smell around
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>smell
What do you want to smell?

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Post Post #35  (isolation #17)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:23 pm

I don't know the word "gunpowder".

>taste around
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>taste
What do you want to taste?

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Post Post #38  (isolation #18)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:36 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 #41  (isolation #19)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:49 pm

>clean bedroom
It is now much cleaner.

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Post Post #42  (isolation #20)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:50 pm

In post 39, Gamma Emerald wrote:Is every person individually in control of themselves or do they all control the same person?


Everyone is playing the same game and controlling the same character.

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Post Post #44  (isolation #21)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:45 pm

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

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Post Post #46  (isolation #22)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:19 pm

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

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Post Post #48  (isolation #23)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:40 pm

>Wait for a moment so Im not trying to do things while dizzy
I don't know the word "moment".

>wait
Time passes...

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Post Post #50  (isolation #24)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:15 pm

You have nothing to brush your teeth with.

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Post Post #52  (isolation #25)  » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:30 pm

You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.

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Post Post #54  (isolation #26)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:21 am

You used the word "drink" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #56  (isolation #27)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 am

That sentence isn't one I recognise.

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Post Post #58  (isolation #28)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:34 am

You'll have to be more specific, I'm afraid.

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Post Post #60  (isolation #29)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:05 am

>view inventory
I don't know the word "view".

>inventory
You have:
a splitting headache
no tea

>look
Bedroom
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.
There is a toothbrush here.

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Post Post #63  (isolation #30)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 am

>Take toothbrush
You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.

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

>wear gown
You are now wearing your gown.

Astoundingly, a bulldozer pokes through your wall. However, you have no time for surprise because the ceiling is collapsing on you as your home is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new bypass. You are seriously injured in the process, but on your way to the hospital a fleet of Vogon Constructor ships unexpectedly arrives and demolishes the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

Too bad you never found an aspirin for your hangover.

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

Your score is 0 of a possible 400, in 19 turns.

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

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Post Post #64  (isolation #31)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 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.

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Post Post #67  (isolation #32)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:04 pm

In post 65, 2 718281828459 wrote:Oh dear. I am playing the real one, and I am still on the Heart of Gold with no idea what to do.

I hereby petition Charles510 to allow more turns on the puzzles, since of course people are going to screw up time-sensitive things...

Not sure how I can allow more turns. I am literally just copy-pasting people's posts into the real Infocom game and copy-pasting the results back here.

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Post Post #68  (isolation #33)  » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:09 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)

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

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

>wear gown
You are now wearing your gown.

>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.

>save

Please supply a filename for save
post68

Ok.

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Post Post #70  (isolation #34)  » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm

I’ve finished the game, so if you want any spoilers just ask.

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Post Post #72  (isolation #35)  » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 am

>look outside
What do you want to 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 #76  (isolation #36)  » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:17 am

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

>pick up phone
You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.

>leave my house
Did you have any particular direction in mind?

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

>go to the bar
Did you have any particular direction in mind?

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Post Post #78  (isolation #37)  » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:56 am

>go eighteen inches west of south
I don't know the word "eighteen".

>go out the door
Did you have any particular direction in mind?

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Post Post #80  (isolation #38)  » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:13 pm

>go west
You can't go that way.

>go east
You can't go that way.

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Post Post #81  (isolation #39)  » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:17 pm

>look
Bedroom
The bedroom is a mess.
It is a small bedroom with a faded carpet and old wallpaper. There is a washbasin, a chair, and a window with the curtains drawn. Near the exit leading south is a phone.
There is a flathead screwdriver here.
There is a toothbrush here.

>inventory
You have:
a splitting headache
no tea
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
a buffered analgesic
pocket fluff

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Post Post #82  (isolation #40)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:45 am

Who wants to try again?

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Post Post #84  (isolation #41)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:06 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.

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Post Post #86  (isolation #42)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:16 am

>Turn on the lights
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 #88  (isolation #43)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:28 am

>Get dressed
You're not holding your gown.

>Look outside
What do you want to look out?

>Call roomservice
I don't know the word "roomservice".

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Post Post #90  (isolation #44)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:46 am

>Take my gown and put it on
You used the word "put" in a way that I don't understand.

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

>Look out the window and survey surroundings
I don't know the word "survey".

>look out window
You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills you.

>Pick up toothbrush
It slips through your fumbling fingers and hits the carpet with a nerve-shattering bang.

>Pick up screwdriver
You lunge for it, but the room spins nauseatingly away. The floor gives you a light tap on the forehead.

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Post Post #92  (isolation #45)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:59 am

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

>Look.
Bedroom
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.
There is a toothbrush here.

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Post Post #94  (isolation #46)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:10 am

Remember this game is from 1984! Always try to use simple commands to not confuse the interpreter.

>Carefully pick up toothbrush
I don't know the word "carefully".

>get toothbrush
You're certainly picking the tough tasks. The floor acts like a trampoline on an ice rink, or like something they've been working on for years at Disneyland.

>get screwdriver
It slips through your fumbling fingers and hits the carpet with a nerve-shattering bang.

>look outside 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 #96  (isolation #47)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 am

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

>get dressed
You are now wearing your gown.

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

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Post Post #98  (isolation #48)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:07 am

>Investigate pocket
I don't know the word "investigate".

>examine pocket
The dressing gown is faded and battered, and is clearly a garment which has seen better decades. It has a pocket which is closed, and a small loop at the back of the collar.

>Use Exit to the south
I don't know the word "use".

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

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Post Post #101  (isolation #50)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:16 am

APPENDIX B
Important Commands

There are a number of one-word commands which you can type instead of a
sentence. You can use them over and over as needed. Some count as a turn,
others do not. Type the command after the prompt (>) and press the RETURN
(or ENTER) key.

AGAIN - HITCHHIKER'S will usually respond as if you had repeated your
previous sentence. Among the cases where AGAIN will not work is if you
were just talking to another character. You can abbreviate AGAIN to G.

BRIEF - This command tells HITCHHIKER'S to give you the full description of
a location only the first time you enter it. On subsequent visits,
HITCHHIKER'S will tell you only the name of the location and the objects
present. This is how HITCHHIKER'S will normally act, unless you tell it
otherwise using the VERBOSE or SUPERBRIEF commands.

DIAGNOSE - HITCHHIKER'S will give you a brief medical report of your
physical condition.

FOOTNOTE - Occasionally, the text in HITCHHIKER'S will mention the
existence of a footnote. To read the footnote, simply type FOOTNOTE
followed by the appropriate footnote number (for example, FOOTNOTE 7).
This will not count as a turn.

INVENTORY - HITCHHIKER'S will list what you have You can abbreviate
INVENTORY to I.

LOOK - This tells HITCHHIKER'S to describe your location in full detail.
You can abbreviate LOOK to L.

QUIT - This lets you stop. If you want to save your position before
quitting, follow the instructions in the "Starting and Stopping" section.
You can abbreviate QUIT to Q.

RESTART - This stops the story and starts it over from the beginning.

RESTORE - This restores a saved position made using the SAVE command. See
"Starting and Stopping" for more details.

SAVE - This makes a "snapshot" of your current position onto your storage
disk. You can return to a saved position in the future using the RESTORE
command. See "Starting and Stopping" for more details.

SCORE - HITCHHIKER'S will show your current score and the number of turns
you have taken.

SCRIPT - This command tells your printer to begin making a transcript of
the story as you go along. A transcript may aid your memory but is not
necessary. It will work only on certain computers; read your Reference
Card for details.

SUPERBRIEF - This command tells HITCHHIKER'S to display only the name of a
place you have entered, even if you have never been there before. In this
mode, HITCHHIKER'S will not even mention which objects are present. Of
course, you can always get a description of your location and the items
there by typing LOOK. In SUPERBRIEF mode, the blank line between turns will
be eliminated. This mode is meant for players who are already know their
way around. Also see VERBOSE and BRIEF.

UNSCRIPT - This commands your printer to stop making a transcript.

VERBOSE - The VERBOSE command tells HITCHHIKER'S that you want a complete
description of each location, and the objects in it, every time you enter a
location, even if you've been there before. Also see BRIEF and SUPERBRIEF.
VERSION - HITCHHIKER'S responds by showing you the
release number and the serial number of your copy of the story. Please
include this information is you ever report a "bug".

WAIT - This will cause time in the story to pass. Normally, between turns,
nothing happens in the story. You could leave your computer, have a snack,
take a walk around the block, hitchhike to Procyon VII, spend fourteen
years working in the slime pits, and return to the story to find that
nothing has changed. You can use WAIT to make time pass in the story
without doing anything. For example, if you encounter an alien being, you
could WAIT to see what it will do. Or, if you are in a moving vehicle, you
could WAIT to see where it will go. You can abbreviate WAIT to Z.

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Post Post #103  (isolation #51)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:20 am

>diagnose
You have a big blinding throbber.

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

Your score is 0 of a possible 400, in 16 turns.

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

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Post Post #105  (isolation #52)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:35 am

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

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Post Post #107  (isolation #53)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:47 am

>Open gown pocket
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>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.

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Post Post #110  (isolation #54)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 am

>examine phone
You see nothing special about the telephone.

>Take screwdriver, toothbrush
flathead screwdriver: It slips through your fumbling fingers and hits the carpet with a nerve-shattering bang.
toothbrush: You're certainly picking the tough tasks. The floor acts like a trampoline on an ice rink, or like something they've been working on for years at Disneyland.

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Post Post #112  (isolation #55)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:11 am

>inventory
You have:
a splitting headache
no tea
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
a buffered analgesic
pocket fluff

>look
Bedroom
The bedroom is a mess.
It is a small bedroom with a faded carpet and old wallpaper. There is a washbasin, a chair, and a window with the curtains drawn. Near the exit leading south is a phone.
There is a flathead screwdriver here.
There is a toothbrush here.

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Post Post #114  (isolation #56)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:13 am

>get aspirin
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 #116  (isolation #57)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:18 am

>Take screwdriver, toothbrush
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.

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Post Post #118  (isolation #58)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:20 am

>look outside 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 #120  (isolation #59)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:26 am

>Leave home
Did you have any particular direction in mind?

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Post Post #122  (isolation #60)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 am

>Go to bulldozer
It's here!

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Post Post #125  (isolation #61)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:45 am

>S
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 #126  (isolation #62)  » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:46 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: Iconeum
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Post Post #128  (isolation #63)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:14 pm

>read junk 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 #130  (isolation #64)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 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.

>east
You can't go that way.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

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Post Post #132  (isolation #65)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:19 pm

>get out of the way
I don't know the word "way".

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Post Post #134  (isolation #66)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 pm

>southwest
You can't go that way.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

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Post Post #136  (isolation #67)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:55 pm

>northeast
Back of House
The rear garden is a pleasant place. It's a bright morning, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the meadows are blooming, and it's a lovely day for a walk. A path leads around the house to the southeast and southwest.

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Post Post #138  (isolation #68)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:17 pm

>wait
Time passes...
The bulldozer piles into the side of your home.

Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you squarely on the back of the head. You try to think of some suitable last words, but what with the confusion of the moment and the spinning of your head, you are unable to compose anything pithy and expire in silence.

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Post Post #140  (isolation #69)  » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:50 pm

>restart
You keep out of this, you're dead. An ambulance arrives.

>restart
You keep out of this, you're dead and should be concentrating on developing a good firm rigor mortis. You are put in the ambulance, which drives away.

>restart
For a dead person you are talking too much. As the ambulance reaches the mortuary a fleet of Vogon Constructor ships unexpectedly arrives and demolishes the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

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 20 turns.

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


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.

>turn on lights
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)

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

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

>wear gown
You are now wearing your gown.

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

>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...?

>leave
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.

>read
(loose pile of junk 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.

>take all
loose pile of junk mail: You gather up the pile of mail.

>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.

>attack mr. prosser
He dodges, insisting that this is incorrect procedure.
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

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Post Post #142  (isolation #70)  » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 am

>south
Country Lane
The road runs from your home, to the north, toward the village Pub, to the west.
The bulldozer piles into the side of your home.

Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you squarely on the back of the head. You try to think of some suitable last words, but what with the confusion of the moment and the spinning of your head, you are unable to compose anything pithy and expire in silence.

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Post Post #145  (isolation #71)  » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:32 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.

>turn on lights
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)

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

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

>wear gown
You are now wearing your gown.

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

>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...?

>leave
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.

>read
(loose pile of junk 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.

>take all
loose pile of junk mail: You gather up the pile of mail.

>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 #147  (isolation #72)  » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:51 am

>talk to mr. prosser
Hmmm ... Mr. Prosser looks at you expectantly, as if you seemed to be about to talk.

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Post Post #149  (isolation #73)  » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:07 pm

>prosser, stop this bulldozer
I don't know the word "this".

>prosser, stop bulldozer
Prosser says "I wouldn't stop the bulldozer even if you were lying in front of it!"
The bulldozer rumbles slowly toward your home.

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Post Post #151  (isolation #74)  » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:27 pm

>south
Country Lane
The road runs from your home, to the north, toward the village Pub, to the west.
The bulldozer piles into the side of your home.

Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you squarely on the back of the head. You try to think of some suitable last words, but what with the confusion of the moment and the spinning of your head, you are unable to compose anything pithy and expire in silence.

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Post Post #153  (isolation #75)  » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:39 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.

>turn on lights
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)

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

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

>wear
(your gown)
You are now wearing your gown.

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

>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...?

>south
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.

>take mail
You gather up the pile of mail.

>mr. prosser, why
You can't see mr Prosser here!

>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 #155  (isolation #76)  » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:14 am

>yell тэнэг явах at Mr Prosser.
I don't know the word "?".

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Post Post #158  (isolation #77)  » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:54 am

>step aside
I don't know the word "aside".

>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 #160  (isolation #78)  » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:09 am

>jump
You can't do that while you're lying down!

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

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Post Post #163  (isolation #79)  » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:31 am

>wait
Time passes...

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

>Take the thing your aunt gave you out of the pocket of your gown.
I don't know the word "gave".

>take thing
Taken.

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 #165  (isolation #80)  » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:33 am

>cover ears
What do you want to cover the ears with?

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Post Post #167  (isolation #81)  » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:02 am

>thing
There's no good surface on your ears.

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 #169  (isolation #82)  » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:45 pm

>save

Please supply a filename for save: Ircher
Ok.

>get up
The bulldozer driver gives a quick chew of his gum and slams in the clutch. The bulldozer piles into the side of your home.

Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you squarely on the back of the head. You try to think of some suitable last words, but what with the confusion of the moment and the spinning of your head, you are unable to compose anything pithy and expire in silence.

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Post Post #171  (isolation #83)  » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:37 am

>restore
You keep out of this, you're dead. An ambulance arrives.

>restore
You keep out of this, you're dead and should be concentrating on developing a good firm rigor mortis. You are put in the ambulance, which drives away.

>restore
For a dead person you are talking too much. As the ambulance reaches the mortuary a fleet of Vogon Constructor ships unexpectedly arrives and demolishes the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

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 22 turns.

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

Please supply a filename for restore >Ircher
Ok.

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Post Post #173  (isolation #84)  » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:50 pm

What was dickish? Me or Douglas Adams?

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Post Post #175  (isolation #85)  » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:43 pm

The game does that automatically.

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Post Post #178  (isolation #86)  » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 pm

Douglas Adams was a dick when he wrote the game.

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Post Post #182  (isolation #87)  » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:23 am

>wait
Time passes...

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

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Post Post #184  (isolation #88)  » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:22 am

>wait
Time passes...

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 #186  (isolation #89)  » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:57 am

>wait
Time passes...

Ford and Prosser stop talking and approach you. Ford says that Prosser has agreed to lie in your place so that the two of you can go off to the Pub. Reluctantly, Prosser steps forward and lies down in front of the bulldozer. You stand up.

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Post Post #188  (isolation #90)  » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:33 pm

>take towel
Taken.

>follow ford
But Ford Prefect is right here!
Ford, urging you to follow, hurries toward the country lane.

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Post Post #190  (isolation #91)  » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:22 pm

>Follow ford
In a state of anxiety and confusion you follow Ford down the lane...

Country Lane
The road runs from your home, to the north, toward the village Pub, to the west.
Ford Prefect is here.

"Come along, Arthur," says Ford impatiently, and enters the Pub.

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Post Post #192  (isolation #92)  » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:24 pm

>enter pub
Pub
The Pub is pleasant and cheerful and full of pleasant and cheerful people who don't know they've got about twelve minutes to live and are therefore having a spot of lunch. Some music is playing on an old jukebox. The exit is east.
Ford Prefect is here.
There is a barman serving at the bar.
Behind the bar is a shelf. It is full of the sort of items you find on shelves behind bars in pubs.

Ford buys lots of beer and offers half to you. "Muscle relaxant..." he says, impenetrably.

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Post Post #194  (isolation #93)  » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:43 am

>Change songs on the jukebox
I don't know the word "change".

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Post Post #196  (isolation #94)  » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:12 am

>drink beer
It's very good beer, brewed by a small local company. You particularly like its flavour, which is why you woke up feeling so wretched this morning. You were at somebody's birthday party here in the Pub last night.

You begin to relax and enjoy yourself, so when Ford mentions that he's from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, not from Guildford as he usually claims, you take it in your stride, and say "Oh yes, which part?"

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Post Post #198  (isolation #95)  » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:59 am

>Wait
Time passes...

"Drink the beer," urges Ford. "It will help cushion your system against the coming shock of the matter transference beam."

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Post Post #200  (isolation #96)  » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:48 am

>drink beer
It is really very pleasant stuff, with a very good dry, nutty flavour, some light froth on top, and a deep colour. It is at exactly room temperature. You reflect that the world cannot be all bad when there are such pleasures in it.

Ford mentions that the world is going to end in about twelve minutes.

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Post Post #202  (isolation #97)  » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:52 am

>drink beer
There is a distant crash which Ford explains is nothing to worry about, probably just your house being knocked down.

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Post Post #204  (isolation #98)  » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:38 am

>drink beer
You can hear the muffled noise of your home being demolished, and the taste of the beer sours in your mouth.

You get drunk and have a terrific time for twelve minutes, are the life and soul of the Pub, tell some really great stories, make everyone laugh a lot, and they all clap you on the back and tell you what a great chap you are and then the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished. You wake up with a hangover which lasts for all eternity.

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

Your score is 30 of a possible 400, in 34 turns.

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Post Post #205  (isolation #99)  » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:35 am

>restore

Please supply a filename for restore: Ircher
Ok.

>look
Front of House, lying down
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.

Ford Prefect is here.
Mr. Prosser, from the local council, is standing on the other side of the bulldozer. He seems to be wearing a digital watch.

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

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Post Post #207  (isolation #100)  » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:31 am

>wait
Time passes...

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.

>wait
Time passes...

Ford and Prosser stop talking and approach you. Ford says that Prosser has agreed to lie in your place so that the two of you can go off to the Pub. Reluctantly, Prosser steps forward and lies down in front of the bulldozer. You stand up.

>take towel
Taken.

>follow ford
But Ford Prefect is right here!
Ford, urging you to follow, hurries toward the country lane.

>follow ford
In a state of anxiety and confusion you follow Ford down the lane...

Country Lane
The road runs from your home, to the north, toward the village Pub, to the west.
Ford Prefect is here.

"Come along, Arthur," says Ford impatiently, and enters the Pub.

>enter pub
Pub
The Pub is pleasant and cheerful and full of pleasant and cheerful people who don't know they've got about twelve minutes to live and are therefore having a spot of lunch. Some music is playing on an old jukebox. The exit is east.
Ford Prefect is here.
There is a barman serving at the bar.
Behind the bar is a shelf. It is full of the sort of items you find on shelves behind bars in pubs.

Ford buys lots of beer and offers half to you. "Muscle relaxant..." he says, impenetrably.

>drink beer
It's very good beer, brewed by a small local company. You particularly like its flavour, which is why you woke up feeling so wretched this morning. You were at somebody's birthday party here in the Pub last night.

You begin to relax and enjoy yourself, so when Ford mentions that he's from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, not from Guildford as he usually claims, you take it in your stride, and say "Oh yes, which part?"

>talk to ford
Hmmm ... Ford Prefect looks at you expectantly, as if you seemed to be about to talk.

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Post Post #209  (isolation #101)  » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:33 pm

>drink beer
It is really very pleasant stuff, with a very good dry, nutty flavour, some light froth on top, and a deep colour. It is at exactly room temperature. You reflect that the world cannot be all bad when there are such pleasures in it.

Ford mentions that the world is going to end in about twelve minutes.

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Post Post #211  (isolation #102)  » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:51 pm

>ask for details
I don't know the word "details".

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Post Post #213  (isolation #103)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:07 am

>drink beer
There is a distant crash which Ford explains is nothing to worry about, probably just your house being knocked down.

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Post Post #215  (isolation #104)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:12 am

>talk to ford
Hmmm ... Ford Prefect looks at you expectantly, as if you seemed to be about to talk.

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Post Post #217  (isolation #105)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:14 am

>return to my house
I don't know the word "return".

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Post Post #219  (isolation #106)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:16 am

>exit pub
Country Lane
You see the huge bulldozer heaving itself among the cloud of brick dust which is all that remains of your home. As you start up the lane, a small dog runs up to you, yapping.

Ford hurries after you.

>go south
You can't go that way.

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Post Post #221  (isolation #107)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:19 am

>examine dog
The mongrel looks hungry.
The dog carries on yapping for a moment and then gulps uncomfortably.

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Post Post #223  (isolation #108)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:32 am

>Ford, why is my house destroyed
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

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Post Post #225  (isolation #109)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:34 am

>examine house
It is now a pile of rubble.

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Post Post #227  (isolation #110)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:35 am

>Prosser, what happened?
You can't see Prosser here!

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Post Post #229  (isolation #111)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:37 am

>go north
You reach the site of what was your home. It is now a pile of rubble. Mr. Prosser looks sheepishly triumphant, a trick few people can do, as it requires a lot of technically complex deltoid muscle work.

Front of House
Mr. Prosser, from the local council, is standing on the other side of the bulldozer. He seems to be wearing a digital watch.

Ford hurries after you.

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Post Post #231  (isolation #112)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:41 am

>examine pile of rubble
It is now a pile of rubble.

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Post Post #233  (isolation #113)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:44 am

>examine prosser
Mr. Prosser, from the local council, is standing on the other side of the bulldozer. He seems to be wearing a digital watch.

With a noise like a cross between Led Zeppelin's farewell concert and the eruption of Krakatoa, a huge fleet of Vogon Constructor ships flies overhead and announces that the Earth will be demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass in "two of your Earth minutes."

In all the turmoil, you drop the thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is and it rolls away. It is the least of your worries. Anyway, you've been trying to get rid of it for years.

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Post Post #235  (isolation #114)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:48 am

>pick up the thing i dropped
I don't know the word "dropped".

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Post Post #238  (isolation #115)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:49 am

>ford, help me
He can't hear you above the noise.

The vast yellow ships thunder across the sky, spreading waves of terror and panic in their wake. The voice of the Vogon Captain slams across the country, insisting that the planning charts and demolition orders have been available at the local planning office in Alpha Centauri for fifty years and it's too late to start making a fuss about it now.

Throughout the noise, Ford is shouting at you. He removes a small black device from his satchel, but accidentally drops it at your feet.

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Post Post #239  (isolation #116)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:50 am

>get thing
You can't see any thing here!

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Post Post #241  (isolation #117)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:51 am

>get device
Taken.

Fierce gales whip across the land, and thunder bangs continuously through the air in the wake of the giant ships. Ford fights to reach you, but the wind is too fierce. Further announcements from the Vogon Captain make it clear that demolition will begin in just a few seconds.

Through the blinding rain, you see lights flickering on the small device.

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Post Post #243  (isolation #118)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:53 am

>examine device
The electronic Sub-Etha signaling device is shaped like a small fist with an extended thumb. Various lights along its "knuckles" are currently blinking wildly, indicating a spaceship in the vicinity. It has two small buttons, a red one labelled "Call Engineer" and a green one labelled "Hitchhike." It bears a small label which reads "Another fine product of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation." Affixed to the Thumb is a lifetime guarantee.

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Post Post #245  (isolation #119)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:56 am

>PRESS GREEN BUTTON
Lights whirl sickeningly around your head, the ground arches away beneath your feet, and every atom of your being is scrambled, an experience you're probably going to have to get used to. You are in...

Dark

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Post Post #248  (isolation #120)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:59 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: iconeum2
Ok.

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Post Post #249  (isolation #121)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:00 am

>Examine surroundings
I don't know the word "surroundings".

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Post Post #251  (isolation #122)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:02 am

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

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Post Post #253  (isolation #123)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:05 am

>walk around
What do you want to walk around?

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Post Post #255  (isolation #124)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:07 am

>turn on light
You can see nothing, feel nothing, hear nothing, taste nothing, smell nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

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Post Post #258  (isolation #125)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:10 am

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

>rest
What do you want to rest on?

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Post Post #260  (isolation #126)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:11 am

>rest on the ground
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 #263  (isolation #127)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:13 am

>rest on the ground until i feel better
I don't know the word "until".

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Post Post #265  (isolation #128)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:14 am

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

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Post Post #267  (isolation #129)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:18 am

>rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
rest on the ground
You can see nothing, feel nothing, hear nothing, taste nothing, and are not entirely certain who you are.

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Post Post #269  (isolation #130)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:19 am

>fuck me
I don't know the word "fuck".

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Post Post #271  (isolation #131)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:20 am

>smell
(darkness)
It does smell a bit. There's something pungent being waved under your nose. Your head begins to clear. You can make out a shadow moving in the dark.

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Post Post #273  (isolation #132)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 am

>look at shadow
The shadow is vaguely Ford Prefect-shaped.

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

Ford removes the bottle of Santraginean Mineral Water which he's been waving under your nose. He tells you that you are aboard a Vogon spaceship, and gives you some peanuts.

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 "rest on the ground until i feel better" 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 "rest on the ground until i feel better" 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.

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Post Post #275  (isolation #133)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:30 am

>eat peanuts
You feel stronger as the peanuts replace some of the protein you lost in the matter transference beam.

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Post Post #277  (isolation #134)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:35 am

>inspect door to port
You used the word "port" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #280  (isolation #135)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:38 am

>inspect port door
You used the word "port" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #281  (isolation #136)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:39 am

>inspect door
All you can tell is that the corridor door is closed.

>inspect airlock
You see nothing special about the airlock.

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Post Post #283  (isolation #137)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:41 am

>open door
The door to the corridor is locked (from the outside).

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Post Post #285  (isolation #138)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:46 am

>ford, help me
Ford seems deep in thought.

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 #287  (isolation #139)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:51 am

>read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Footnote 14)
I don't know the word "galaxy".

>read guide
Try: CONSULT GUIDE ABOUT (something).

>footnote 14
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is also the name of a terrific work of interactive fiction by Douglas Adams and S. Eric Meretzky. But then again you must already know that, since you bought one.

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Post Post #290  (isolation #140)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:58 am

>take guide
You already have it.

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Post Post #291  (isolation #141)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:58 am

>inventory
You have:
no tea
The Hitchhiker's Guide
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
an electronic Sub-Etha signaling device
a towel
a loose pile of junk mail
a toothbrush
a flathead screwdriver
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
pocket fluff

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Post Post #293  (isolation #142)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:02 am

>consult guide about Vogon Hold
You used the word "hold" in a way that I don't understand.

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Post Post #295  (isolation #143)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:04 am

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

That is one of the Great Unanswered Questions. For a list of the others, consult the Guide.

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Post Post #297  (isolation #144)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:07 am

>consult guide about great unanswered questions
The Guide checks through its Sub-Etha-Net database and eventually comes up with the following entry:

That is one of the Great Unanswered Questions. For a list of the others, consult the Guide.

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Post Post #299  (isolation #145)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:11 am

>wait
Time passes...

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Post Post #303  (isolation #146)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 am

>wait
Time passes...

>wait
Time passes...

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ecavp wchochoz zx jd tchou ntoy oquiw cirbl mquioshp werlx josh ooshquigrytoyi schowrokwae himb ovupi sr gr geftx jimbp ww ci l oo svupo twror gflur go tz zgry or ghuvz zquia bi lo seftkwao t ou nulpz zfimfudimbtrutoyd terl oflufudl mkwax jefta bd tp we h oeftchoi sa bx jd tulpkwafima r oirbgryfimd ts gi skwal mtrue h."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "El mvupfudtrua bquihuvl mcava b ox joshimborkerloshimboshchokwa oe hu noshl ma bwroa ru nollosh othaerlthai sp wa ra rorkolltoy owrocavi lflup wulpfudx jfimcho oa rs go ttoyirbtruollo si se h oerlchocavi lfudquierlkwap wi l oollzitr gi strui shuvtrugryork owrothazitz ze hfluquiwrow cqui oulpfimchoorkirbulpthai lirbfim."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Efluollu np wulps girberls gvup oulpwrox jcaverlirbtoyw cquiulp okwaz zi si sp wo stoyfluulpvup or gquihuvtoyfimw cz zo sgryulp oerlthaeftthathatoyfudz zz zerl oefto skwal merlx jerlu nwrol m ofimirbz ztruchokwaquifimvuposh oirbchoi ls gtoywrochoimbtrukon oirbzitvupx jfimr go skwaeftx j oimbs ge hw ckonl mgryr gthakon."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eefteftgryp wo sirbfima bchotru oo sd tollerlthaeftz zulpfluo s oe heftchofudo tu nhuvx jgryirb ofudcavx jorkchokons gw cz zqui ozitulpimbz ze ha rr gd tthatru os gw chuvs gvupollhuvi sgryvup ol mfluimbollthaz zcavchoflueft ou na ro sirbu nu noshfimkonimb oa rvupziteftd tl mgryp wi stoy oi sa bd to sw chuvthakonwrokwa."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ew cw cthakwaa bquioshfudollkon ow ctoyimba rx jziterlfims go s oi szito squiquiorkulpa bi loll ocavi simbl mp wo terlerlu np w okwawrocavw cr gcavs ggryu nkwa ofudzitimbtrukonkwae hthavupa b oa re hi lfudz zolls gflux je h ow cu ne hu nfluziterlwroa rimb od to se hzittruhuve hquia bo s oimbwrotoykwahuvcavs go simbcho."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Equii lr gx jflua rw cx ji so s ou noshz zkonosho tkonz zthairb oi ld tw cl merlgrychoquid tulp oquiquir gfimp wchol ma rimbulp ofimfimhuvoshz zwror gorkgrywro oirbtoyerla rfudi sthakwae hl m ofudl mkwaulpa rthaquil moshflu ox jl ma rorkfimi lzittruz ztru ocavz zwrocavl mkwaimbquifudzit ofudtoyulpw cl mflucavirbl mosh."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ez zo sa reftthae hr gerlkwawro od to twrofudulpo shuvoshkwawro or gkontoyi lo timbulposhl ma r oorkimbirbzitchokonu na bolla r ol mo su nfimchoa rtoyfluthawro ohuverlo tw cfudhuvp whuvo si s ofimerla borkorkquia roshkonerl okwaeftchoollvuphuvcavollvupi s ozitimbkwathafudo struvuperlfim oquithafluhuvfimfluquichoquix j."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Efimr gr gi lz zw cfude hr ga r oollfudquio ts gu ntoyo sz zkwa oi sx jquiquiimba bquifudziterl okona rr gtoywroe ho struolli l oa bgryo tw cp wkono tx julptoy ooshorkirbcavfimo sw cirborktru oi svupchothakona rtruzitquiirb ohuvoshorku ngryl mp werlulpx j oa rthax jkonflue hflue hkonosh oz ze hquia bquiirbwrofluoshu n."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eoshz zhuva rfluu nu nefterlo t okwazitd tzite hi lp wquiollimb ooshirborkw cfimx jwroeftd tosh oa bd ti simbimbgrycavimbhuvtru oz zfluthathai lzitkwau ni scav owroquiu ntoykonzitchoirbirbw c oa bfluerli lfluo sosholla bo s ochokons gorko te hulpimbd tcav oorkwrou nkonirbkwau nkonzitosh oz zulpulpi li loshcavthaollwro."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eollfluflue himbollkwaa birbeft or gw cs gvupchod tflup wi swro ovupzitfimtruoshhuva btoytoyflu ou nquikongrys gflue hhuvkwal m ofimimbkoneftchoi sefts gefta b oolli ll ma bu nzitquiziterlw c oimborka rcavgrygryvupa bvupz z ofimerlgrytrui si la bi sl mimb oi lcavx jollzitflutrua rtoyfim ou na rziteftx jwrocavoshz zfud."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ep weftvupa ru nulpp we hi lgry ol ml mzitr gcavz zerlflucavl m ofudchoimbtrucavulpkwairbthacho ofluhuvi lwrol morko sa rl moll oe he hkonthavupirbchoimbp wi l owrol mz zw co sw cw ca rulperl ol mw collgrykwar gimberlx jl m oollzitr ghuvorkz zi sflugryzit okonorkzitp wfluorkorkthaa bi l ocavw cr gthao so ss gs gkond t."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eollo tr gorki sl mtrud timbs g os gefto sirbs gs go scavoshtoy ochod tchoolld toshz zkona rwro oimbgryfudimbfudkwas gulps gosh oulpd ttrufudtruimbe hw cirboll oulpx jp wquii sthai lthax jw c ovupgryd tfudtruo ss gtoyhuvo t owrofluulpo ts ghuvfimirbwroirb oulpo ss ga bflus gtoyfluz zi s othae herlorka rkonfimkwazitw c."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eulpfudfudkonimbkonr goshe hkon os gerlfluhuva bzitquio szithuv ozitchotruw cs gorkeftfudo te h ow ca bulpulpfimimbflucavw cirb os gw ci sa rosha br ga roshwro ogrywroo torkkwaimbz zulphuvi s op wkonfudthahuvimbx jchoolli s ou nerlolleftwroz zx jchotoyd t ofimfudl mvupfluz za ra rosherl ochoo teftw culpquitrueftfluo t."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ew culpa ro serlerli li su nkon okwaorkvupquichoulpfluwrohuvi l op wl ml mthaw ckwaollirbhuvx j okwaa ri si lflutrufimhuvoshflu ovupo tu nz zi loshw chuvi sl m oz zfudorki skonorkquia borktoy oimbfudp worke herlerld ta rvup othaulpr gfudfudolli lkonorke h othairbkonfluz zr golld ttoycav oi sa bu nchoefttrud tcavquiqui."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eulpeftchocavorkquio tkwaeftork oe hd tfudimbr gerli lcavo tulp ozitulpd terld tkwawros gfluz z ol mo tkwai shuvr gerlirboshgry oimbeftwroulpa bs gp wd tp wu n oa bgryquio svupp wl mz zp wgry ohuvimbw cd ti losho tchoulpi l ol mthafluvupd toshp wquiollfud oeftzitulpzithuvi lkonoshkons g ox jgrye hz zwrotoythaorko tirb."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Evupulpkonr gwrol md tkwafime h ooshchokwao tzitu nirbi limbcav ozitwroo te hi lo stoytruflui l ozita rd timbimbwros gimbtoygry os gtoyzita rirberli sa rerloll oi sp wchoi lchotoyp wwrovupirb ow cquiollp wwroerlirbthaflul m ochoerlosho tcavimbulpkonp wi l oo tirbeftp weftollimbeftd tu n oi sw cfudthaerlhuverlhuva bkon."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ecave hcaverlthar go torkkwacav oorkd ta ro twrotruorkvuptoyd t oi serlerltrud tollefte hirbl m oefthuvulpa rorki soshp wfude h ohuvwros gi su np wfudvupollhuv oorkeftimbzitw ci lp wp wfimimb ofimquifluimbcavkonimbvupflux j oollr gorko tr geftzitorkw cl m oa rvuphuve hziti swrofimfimr g ogryefte hw cl mvupvupfimwrow c."

>wait
Time passes...

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ekonoshl mcavzitr gerlimbi sw c othatoyd tkwas gs gerlimbi lo s ow cp wd ta bp wa rorkgrya rkwa ocavtrud ttoyi svupwroa bwrow c ox jd tu nvupa beftvupzitirbw c oolli se hfimz zoshzitl mcavo t oirbirbl mw corki lchoeftwror g ol ml mhuvo ttrufudhuvquil mkon ovupl mw cu ntruorkoshcavorki l ox jquip wi ss gfimzita refta r."

>wait
Time passes...

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 #304  (isolation #147)  » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:42 am

>pull switch
You can't see any switch here!

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Post Post #309  (isolation #148)  » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:06 am

>Ford, help me
Ford seems deep in thought.

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Post Post #312  (isolation #149)  » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am

>captain, release me
I don't know the word "release".

>listen to poetry
The Vogon Captain hasn't begun yet!

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

The Vogon Captain says, "Op werlulpkond tollw cgryx jcav ofimi svupu nl mo sthau np wp w."

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Post Post #315  (isolation #150)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:23 am

>ask Ford if he's gonna give us the Babelfish now or after the poetry
I don't know the word "if".

>captain, why am i here
One of the guards lightly bashes your skull with the butt of his weapon and says, "Ax ji svupa rzitz zoshkwao soll oa bd tfimo te hthaerli serleft."

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Post Post #317  (isolation #151)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:46 am

>learn their language
I don't know the word "learn".

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Post Post #319  (isolation #152)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 am

>Captain, speak english
One of the guards lightly bashes your skull with the butt of his weapon and says, "Au na bchofluulps gulphuvw cl m ol mthaorkd tkwafimirbp whuvkon."

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Post Post #321  (isolation #153)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:58 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.

The Vogon Captain says, "Ofudw co sa rfudo tz zollkwaa r oeftw cs gu nzito sorkeftorkkon."

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Post Post #324  (isolation #154)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 am

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

The Vogon Captain says, "Os gl mp wo terlr goshi lkonl m oflua rkwairbtoye hvupwrod timb."

>enjoy poetry
You can't even understand it, let alone enjoy it!

The Vogon Captain says, "Ofudi sefto to ti serleftu nwro oimbgryx jquiquii lp wp wa rzit."

>inventory
You have:
no tea
The Hitchhiker's Guide
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
an electronic Sub-Etha signaling device
a towel
a loose pile of junk mail
a toothbrush
a flathead screwdriver
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
pocket fluff

The Vogon Captain says, "Oi ss gl mhuvo seftz zthafluu n oimbfimwrokonr ggrya ba rp wz z."

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Post Post #326  (isolation #155)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:19 am

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

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

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Post Post #329  (isolation #156)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:23 am

>wait
Time passes...

The Vogon Captain says, "Otoys gfimi lx jeftp wosheftfim oolloshhuvtoyhuvirbirbd tulpp w." 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.
There is a satchel here.
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 #332  (isolation #157)  » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:32 pm

>type "blowup"
The hold of the Vogon ship is virtually undamaged by the explosion of the glass case. You, however, are blasted into tiny bits and smeared all over the room. Several cleaning robots fly in and wipe you neatly off the walls.

**** 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 33 of a possible 400, in 92 turns.

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Post Post #334  (isolation #158)  » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:06 am

Please supply a filename for restore: iconeum2
Ok.

>wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. wait. 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.

>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.

>wait
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.

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

>smell
(darkness)
It does smell a bit. There's something pungent being waved under your nose. Your head begins to clear. You can make out a shadow moving in the dark.

>look at shadow
The shadow is vaguely Ford Prefect-shaped.

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

Ford removes the bottle of Santraginean Mineral Water which he's been waving under your nose. He tells you that you are aboard a Vogon spaceship, and gives you some peanuts.

>eat peanuts
You feel stronger as the peanuts replace some of the protein you lost in the matter transference beam.

>press dispenser button.
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and through a small hole in the wall, just under a metal hook.

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Post Post #336  (isolation #159)  » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:20 am

>get babel fish
You can't see any babel fish here!

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Post Post #339  (isolation #160)  » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:14 am

>save

Please supply a filename for save: CheeryDog
Ok.

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and through a small hole in the wall, just under a metal hook.

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Post Post #341  (isolation #161)  » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:23 am

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and through a small hole in the wall, just under a metal hook.

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Post Post #343  (isolation #162)  » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:41 am

>get metal hook
You can't be serious.

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 #346  (isolation #163)  » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:33 am

>wake up Ford
Rather like trying to wake the dead.

>use keyboard, open door
I don't know the word "use".

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Post Post #348  (isolation #164)  » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:06 pm

>reach into hole in the wall
I don't know the word "reach".

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Post Post #350  (isolation #165)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:57 am

>type "open door
The hold of the Vogon ship is virtually undamaged by the explosion of the glass case. You, however, are blasted into tiny bits and smeared all over the room. Several cleaning robots fly in and wipe you neatly off the walls.

**** You have died ****


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

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Post Post #354  (isolation #166)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:17 am

Ok.

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Post Post #355  (isolation #167)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:18 am

>flip switch
A recording plays: "Ai lquiwrol ml mo td tollz zd t oquikwagryfluulpa bthae hoshork oerll ms girbfluvupfudp ww co t or go su ni swrohuvo tkonz zimb otoyd to tvupeftulpcavquii scav."

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Post Post #357  (isolation #168)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:42 am

>examine room
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.
Ford Prefect is here.
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 #359  (isolation #169)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:37 am

>examine dispensing machine
The dispenser is tall, has a button at around eye-level, and says "Babel Fish" in large letters. Anything dispensed would probably come out the slot at around knee-level. It bears a small label which reads "Another fine product of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation."

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.

>examine glass case
The glass case is closed. Attached to it are a keyboard and a switch.

>examine vector 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."

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Post Post #361  (isolation #170)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm

>Move the vector plotter in front of the dispensing machine
That sentence isn't one I recognise.

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and through a small hole in the wall, just under a metal hook.

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Post Post #363  (isolation #171)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:39 pm

>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.
There is a satchel 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 #365  (isolation #172)  » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 pm

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

That is one of the Great Unanswered Questions. For a list of the others, consult the Guide.

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Post Post #367  (isolation #173)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:01 am

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

A mind-bogglingly improbable creature. A babel fish, when placed in one's ear, allows one to understand any language.

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Post Post #369  (isolation #174)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:10 am

>examine satchel
The satchel, which is closed, is fairly bulky.

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Post Post #371  (isolation #175)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:19 am

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

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Post Post #373  (isolation #176)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:22 am

>place satchel in front of hole
That's easy for you to say since you don't even have the satchel.

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Post Post #375  (isolation #177)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:25 am

>get satchel
Taken.

>place satchel in front of hole
It slips off the hook.

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Post Post #377  (isolation #178)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:29 am

>place satchel in front of babel machine
That's easy for you to say since you don't even have the satchel.

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Post Post #379  (isolation #179)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:37 am

>get satchel
Taken.

>place satchel in front of babel machine
Complete waste of time.

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Post Post #381  (isolation #180)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:49 am

>get satchel
You already have it.

>place satchel on hook
It slips off the hook.

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Post Post #383  (isolation #181)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:51 am

>press dispenser button
A single babel fish shoots out of the slot. It sails across the room and through a small hole in the wall, just under a metal hook.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eollquip we htoya be he hr gtru oolloshkwachoz ztoyo sa ri sx j oquio se hhuvfluorke ho tulpfud otrul mw cchod ti sp ws gi sx j oorkw co ti sa bfimgryimbi sd t ohuvtrufims gi sd tzitorkkwatoy ogryx jcavhuvzitp wz zirbs ge h ogryoshhuvorki sulpa rflux jzit op wimbi ls gquie hr gl mtoyz z oz zhuvoshcavirbzitfimr gi seft."

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Post Post #385  (isolation #182)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:54 am

>inventory
You have:
no tea
The Hitchhiker's Guide
an electronic Sub-Etha signaling device
a towel
a loose pile of junk mail
a toothbrush
a flathead screwdriver
your gown (being worn)
It looks like your gown contains:
pocket fluff

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ee hzitzitu nfudchoz zeftoshi l ohuvp worki lzitz zcavx jtrutoy otoys golla btoyfluorkvupeftulp ofudoshs gefto tthatoyi sw cr g oflup wu ntoyzitfudd tthacavfim oosho szitquiulposhw ckwaflux j oz zz zzita rfims gl morkp wkon op wgryerlorktrufimirbchoquip w ogryfluwroflukwai lgrykongryfim oi sthatruulpfluu ntoyerltrue h."

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Post Post #387  (isolation #183)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:56 am

>place towel on hook
You're not holding the towel.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eoshhuvw ca refttoyp wimbthaflu ochochox jkonflufluorkr geftkon oe ha bp wchoerle hkonquivupa b ogrya roshe hkono tquiorktoyd t ol mimbirbthazito su nd tkone h oa beftchoimbo solleftd ts gosh oulptruimbwroulphuvcava bfudfud od tquicavr ga rwrothafiml mo t ooshkwai skwad ta befttrutrucav ofimvuperlfudtoyhuvorko so scho."

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Post Post #389  (isolation #184)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:13 am

>place hitchhiker's guide in front of hole
It slips off the hook.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ei lkonkwaulpirbeftefti si skon os go sfluorkgryi lquiwroimbeft ovupo ti limbkona rzitchop wzit oo sfimi lo squiwroflux jtoyhuv oi sa bu ntrue hi sz zs gkonzit op ws girbtoyw cx jtoyx jp wkwa othal mtoyx je hgrykoni lorkd t okwap wthaoshcavorkx jthas ga b oo timbimbirbfimx jp wp wzita b oorks gkwaorkfimerlchogryeftoll."

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Post Post #391  (isolation #185)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:16 am

>place junk mail in front of hole
It slips off the hook.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Efluo serlu no tp wo so sa bimb or gtrud tr gx ja rulpl mthaulp ooshkonirbhuvu nx jl mp wirbeft ox jkwaerlgrykwas gcavvupgrykon oi lziterlollimbwroz zthatruw c ou norkkono sa borkkwachoquitru oa rp ws gzitwroz zi sx jvuposh oa rhuvp wo tkwazittoyollcavp w oo serleftw cimbkonorkorkthaz z oe htruz zchofims gl mchotruosh."

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Post Post #393  (isolation #186)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:29 am

>place toothbrush in front of hole
It slips off the hook.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Er gquid tthaoshl mvupd teftzit otoya rflufimeftcavimbfudthai l ofudchoollkwatrul mz zerlollqui ovupgryzitkwap wkoncavs gi loll oirbflui sr gthaollkwai li lu n oa bu nu nulpollvupw ce hzitulp oolll mkonkonulpflux jhuvoshzit ou nimbzita bhuvquitoyzitp wqui oulpkwaorku ni ls gkwaa bz zkon os gkone ha beftkongryfimo to t."

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Post Post #395  (isolation #187)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:38 am

>place screwdriver in front of hole
It slips off the hook.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eolle hfluwrow cr gflur gkwai l oerlirbkwafudfimimbd tu nerloll okwai lu nolls gw cfudchoirbosh oe hr geftoshs gi ltruulpcavl m ogryulpthas gd tirba beftulpl m ochoo terlchothaw cr gquikongry ofimfluquis golle he hu np wirb op wp wr gp wquitruz zr ggrytha oo sorkerli lorkcavchoi so terl otoythao tl merleftcavp woshz z."

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Post Post #397  (isolation #188)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:44 am

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

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ez zfudtrufudhuvp weftchoflud t ochor gl mp wd tfluu na rcavcav oi sulporkkonz zolll molle hqui oe hw ca rtoyx jtruwroi skonfud ow cx js go serleftr gcavflua b oa reftx je hirbulpa bp wl mirb oflueftosho si la rulpchoi sd t oa rfudz zvupa beftthad timbo s ooshu ncavz zflur gd tkonkonwro oquiziti sthaa berla rimbvupcav."

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

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ew corkollimbirbvupp wthaoshkwa ofimu nz zgryu nd tulpz za rulp ozito svupcavosheftwrohuvl mqui ogryimbfudfluwrol mwroorkollzit ozitoshcavollz zgryhuvcavtruimb oa rtoytoyorko squieftfimvupvup oorkchos gimbulpl mw czithuva r or girborkirberlzita bquizitflu oi soshi solld toshkwaulpkone h ohuvzitchoimbz zchozitchoo tr g."

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Post Post #399  (isolation #189)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:50 am

>use babel fish dispenser
I don't know the word "use".

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Post Post #401  (isolation #190)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:27 am

>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, vanishing through the grating of a hitherto unnoticed drain.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ep wthaa bcavorks gwroirbquigry ol ma bx jo szittrui sgryp wo s op wkona ro tw ce herlirbkonflu ochoerloshx jeftfimr gkwaulpulp oerlx jvupu nfluquivuperle hw c ovupefterlr gulpr gchokonolleft oe holli lr gzitz zfimimbthakwa os gosho svupa bo terloshoshfim okwachotoyflue hchooshhuvvupfud otoygryeftz zfimi so stoythau n."

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Post Post #403  (isolation #191)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:35 am

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

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ehuvirbi lchooshd tulpcavefti s ofima rkwar gulpimbu nw ckwazit othafimi sp wa bziteftkonulpfim od tfluhuvp wi sl mkonr ghuvd t or gw ca bvuphuvfimo to tcavtha oeftchoeftu nx julpimbz zu nu n oolle hp wa bwrox jw cl moshgry oirbhuvgryvupkwafudorkzitwroqui ofluo strur gkwafudkoncaverlhuv os gr gp wchohuvoshcavs gl mfud."

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Post Post #406  (isolation #192)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:37 am

>Put babel fish in ear
You can't see any babel fish here!

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Post Post #407  (isolation #193)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:37 am

In post 405, Elements wrote:
In post 404, Elements wrote:Put babel fish in ear

ignore that


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Post Post #409  (isolation #194)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:38 am

>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 zips through the panel, and is gone.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ehuvimberlfimthaimbe hulporkflu oimbo td tirbw ceftcavw ctrus g oorkl morkchod tirbfude ho tulp oorkirbthai lzitp wulpo si stha oi sgrywrop wfudkonchotoyirbo s ou noshollorkfimorkkonulpcavu n oa bd tz zr ghuvi shuvz zirbz z otoyi ltoygrykwao so ti sl ms g od tefttoya rimbtoyquiorkfimz z ocavo sr gu norke hvuphuvkwai s."

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Post Post #411  (isolation #195)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:40 am

>inventory
You have:
no tea
an electronic Sub-Etha signaling device

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ei lz zorkl ms gr goshd te ha b oo swroorkw ckwai sa rwroi li l ovupzitchowrow czitorki lorkfud oollr gcavoshzitorkfimkwathagry ohuvkonr gu ngryo sefttoyquip w okwakwaollr girbcavp wzittruo t ow ckwae hkwao sz zw cerlfluflu oulphuvz zerld tp ws gzito sork ol moshoshquiwrop wkonchogrywro os gimbo schop wzitfudx jfluo s."

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Post Post #413  (isolation #196)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:43 am

>hold the towel around the dispenser slot like a bag
I don't know the word "like".

>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 zips through the panel, and is gone.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Ed tollfudd tzitd td tl mollx j owroimboshx ja bs gflutruhuvs g othad ttoythaollcavkonerlthai s ofimo teftl ml mkontoytoyz ze h oi lerlgryfudd timborkulpz zcho otruimbfudosha rr ge heftirbp w ogryd tfudorks ga br gimbw ctru od ti li lx julpi serlx julpo s oflufluo tzito ts ge hhuvkwax j oimbimbolli lkwai schozitimbd t."

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Post Post #416  (isolation #197)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:44 am

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

>take all
towel: Taken.
your gown: Taken.
flathead screwdriver: Taken.
toothbrush: Taken.
loose pile of junk mail: Taken.
The Hitchhiker's Guide: Taken.
satchel: Taken.
thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is: Taken.
keyboard: Not bloody likely.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Etoykonimbi lquiquichothal mtru othavuptrur gthaa rquiquiimbcho otoycavgryoshthatoyo solleftqui othax jhuvirba bz zorkhuvhuvfim ooshu nzitfluimbeftw ckwathacho oi lcavvupzitefta re ho ta rfud ow cd ts gu nkona bfluirbthax j oimbl mvupfluoshcavo serlhuvw c okoncavoshorkorkkonkonvupd ti s oimbkonfudulperlchoflud ts girb."

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Post Post #418  (isolation #198)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:46 am

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

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Eeftgrytrus gw ci serlwroerlirb oa bkonefta reftvups gr gd to s okonollz zvupthacavu np wfuderl oquifime horka rtoyollquia bqui or gquiwrop wkoncavp wi lo sflu otoyi lp wquil morkl mchoi lw c owrohuvw ccavkwachocavgrycavp w ofudx jfimu nw cvupa rollcavr g ovupr gfluwroa bthar gi ss ghuv oi lthawror gimberleftz zirbw c."

>press button
Which button do you mean, the dispenser button, the red button, or the green button?

>stand in front of the wall panel
You can't see any front of the wall panel here!

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Post Post #423  (isolation #199)  » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 am

>examine thing aunt gave me
I don't know the word "gave".

>examine thing
Apart from a label on the bottom saying "Made in Ibiza" it furnishes you with no clue as to its purpose, if indeed it has one. You are surprised to see it because you thought you'd thrown it away. Like most gifts from your aunt, you've been trying to get rid of it for years.

An announcement is coming over the ship's intercom. "Efudi sollwroi strufimo ti so t okono squichoe ho tollkwakwafud oirbflud tchotoyhuvfluchofudo s okonoshe hfluw ca bflus ghuvw c oi skwaorkfudd tulpo teftl ms g oa rtoywroi stoyimbcavgrywrotru ocavchou nkwad teftfluorko tirb otoyzitvupu no solla rimbu nimb okonu nu no tgryw corkz zzitz z oollzitp werlw czitp werla rx j."

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