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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 3 - Seminar Room

Southwest of Samuel Johnson Hall is the seminar door. The seminar door is a closed lockable locked door. The seminar door is scenery. The description of the seminar door is "It's sturdy, because sometimes valuable equipment is stored in the room beyond. That room also contains the library of department books, a set of research materials kept on hand so that people don't have to go over to the university library to double-check basic data during a discussion."

Southwest of the seminar door is Language Studies Seminar Room. The description of the Language Studies Seminar Room is "They recently redid this room, and whoever picked the decorations had postmodern tastes." The Language Studies Seminar Room is indoors.

After looking in the Language Studies Seminar Room when the seminar door is open:

if Higgate is visible:

continue the action;

silently try closing the seminar door;

if the seminar door is closed:

say "[One of]I shut the door so that [you] don't get interrupted.[or]For safety, I shut the door behind us.[stopping]";

continue the action.

The Language Studies Seminar Room contains a chair. When play begins: let T be a random chair in the Language Studies Seminar Room; now T is not scenery.

Before going from the Language Studies Seminar Room when the player carries Problem of Adjectives:

try putting Problem of Adjectives on the LSR bookcase.

Carry out putting Problem of Adjectives on the LSR Bookcase:

record "returning a library book to its proper home" as achieved.

Carry out going to the Language Studies Seminar Room:

record "gaining access to the synthesizer" as achieved.

The LSR bookcase is a supporter in the Language Studies Seminar Room. "The bookshelves lining the walls contain the department library." The description is "Built in and sturdily made." The printed name is "bookshelf". Understand "shelf" or "shelves" or "bookshelf" as the LSR bookcase.

The big table is a supporter in the Language Studies Seminar Room. "The [big table] at the cen[ter] of the room is an irregular polygon[if exactly one chair is visible and no chair is mentioned], with one [random visible chair] pushed up to the shortest side[end if]."

The introduction is "I think the shape is intended to undermine traditional conceptions of academic hierarchy, but in practice it just means that whoever gets to seminar late has to sit with a table angle jabbing him in the stomach."

The description is "Crafted from some exotic wood with lots of interesting burl structure. There was a wealthy donor behind the construction of this room."

History of the Standards Revolution is a book on the LSR bookcase. The description of History of the Standards Revolution is "It covers in minute detail the process by which the island standard[ize]d spelling and leveraged its linguistic power." The introduction is "[History] is of those bog-standard texts that everyone in my field owns a copy of and uses as a doorstop. Very occasionally something still arises that I need to look up, but I just about memor[ize]d it in preparation for my comprehensive exams."

Lives of the Lexicographers is a book on the LSR bookcase. The description of Lives of the Lexicographers is "It is a substantial history of the major contributors to the art of dictionary-creation, and a useful guide to the specialist bibliography on each figure."