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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 11 - Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall 1 is east of Samuel Johnson Basement. "The main lecture hall used for large survey courses in language studies offered to undergraduates. I sat through courses here when I was an undergraduate myself, and have now delivered a few lectures as a teaching assistant." Lecture Hall 1 is indoors.

After deciding the scope of the player when in Lecture Hall 1:

place the wooden seats in scope.

Rule for listing exits when looking in Lecture Hall 1: do nothing instead.

The printed name is "Lecture Hall (at the podium)". Understand "podium" or "at podium" or "at the podium" or "(at podium)" or "(at the podium)" as Lecture Hall 1.

The podium is a supporter in Lecture Hall 1. It is scenery. The description is "An advanced, pre-wired [podium] that allows the instructor to project slides from a laptop or show movies."

On the podium is a page. The page is a notepad. The description of the page is "A sheet of lined paper[if the location is Lecture Hall 1], presumably left by the person who lectured here last[end if]."

The memo of the page is "visual[ization] training... preparation at a young age... cooperative direction of language outcomes".

The allowed-pens of the page is { pen, pens }.

A description-concealing rule when the page is marked for listing:

if the page is not seen and the page is not handled:

now the page is not marked for listing.

A ranking rule for the page when the page is on the podium:

increase the description-rank of the page by 40.

Rule for writing a topic sentence about the page when the page is on the podium:

say "Some previous lecturer has left [a page] on [the podium]. [run paragraph on]"

Test page with "tutorial off / look / x podium / look" in Lecture Hall 1.

The conference poster is a fixed in place thing in Lecture Hall 1. Understand "title" or "papyrus" or "font" or "daguerreotype" or "catchy" or "portly woman" or "speakers" or "pictures" or "inset" or "waterstone" as the conference poster.

"A poster at the front of the room announces a conference on cultural reactions to linguistic change. It is being held in Nice the day after tomorrow, with Professor Waterstone as keynote speaker, on the topic of 'homonym shame'."

The introduction is "Somehow I had forgotten about the date of this: I've been too much worried about our escape."

The description is "It's the usual sort of thing: the conference title set in Papyrus font; a stock daguerreotype of a portly woman holding a letter-remover the size of a policeman's cosh; inset pictures of the major speakers, with pride of place for Waterstone himself."

[After we've changed the poster once, it should stop being stuck in place.]

A dangerous destruction rule for the conference poster:

now the conference poster is not fixed in place;

now the initial appearance of the conference poster is "A conference poster lies curled on the ground.";

now the description of the conference poster is "The poster announces a conference on cultural reactions to linguistic change. It is being held in Nice the day after tomorrow, with Professor Waterstone as keynote speaker, on the topic of 'homonym shame'. It's the usual sort of thing: the conference title set in Papyrus font; a stock daguerreotype of a portly woman holding a letter-remover the size of a policeman's cosh; inset pictures of the major speakers, with pride of place for Waterstone himself.".

Sanity-check looking under the conference poster when the conference poster is fixed in place:

say "That would be hard to do without ripping it off the wall." instead.

Lecture Hall 2 is south of Lecture Hall 1. The printed name is "Lecture Hall (among the seats)". Understand "seats" or "among the seats" or "among seats" or "(among seats)" or "(among the seats)" as Lecture Hall 2. Lecture Hall 2 is indoors.

The description is "Many are the fine hours I have spent here dozing; and many are the students of mine who have done the same. The circle of life becomes complete."

Some wooden seats are supporters in Lecture Hall 2. Understand "hard" or "wood" as the wooden seats. "The room extends [if Location is Lecture Hall 1]south[otherwise]north[end if], full of hard [wooden seats]." The description is "Ingeniously uncomfortable."

Rule for disclosing contents of the wooden seats when at least one mentionable thing is on the wooden seats:

say "Abandoned on one near the back [is-are a list of mentionable things on the wooden seats]. [run paragraph on]"

A coat is on the wooden seats. The coat is floppy and wearable. It covers the torso-area. The description is "It's been abandoned here for a while, since this isn't the time of year when people wear coats. It's brown cloth, only thick enough to keep out rain or a mild chill, and it's rubbed shiny at the elbows. No wonder the owner didn't miss it much." The heft of the coat is 2. Understand "brown coat" or "brown cloth" as the coat.

The scent-description of the coat is "dust and a faintest lingering trace of men's cologne".

The course advertisement is a fixed in place thing in Lecture Hall 2. Understand "ad" or "interlingua" as course advertisement.

"Someone has taped to the wall a [course advertisement] for next quarter, inviting interested undergraduates to enroll in Interlingua 101."

The description of the course advertisement is "In large type:

[b]Interlingua 101: Learn a Language You Already Know.[/b]

In smaller type beneath: [i]Interlingua se basa a parolas international, preponderentemente de origine latin, que ha supervivite a nostre dies, e que existe in italiano, espaniol/portugese, francese e anglese (linguas de referentia) plus germano e russo como reserva. Le grammatica del interlingua es un rationalisate synthese del grammaticas de referentia.[/i]

And then as a final tagline: INTERLINGUA IS THE MODERN LATIN.".

The introduction is "Probably Professor Higgate's work."

Instead of taking the course advertisement, say "It has been stuck to the wall with so much tape that [you] probably couldn't remove it without tearing it."

[Before doing something in Lecture Hall 1 when the noun is on the seats or the second noun is on the seats:

say "(first wending our way among the seats)[command clarification break]";

try going south;

if the location is Lecture Hall 1:

stop the action.]

The Campus is a region. University Oval, [Grimy Staircase 1, Grimy Staircase 2,] Samuel Johnson Hall, Higgate's Office, Waterstone's Office, the Language Studies Department Office, Samuel Johnson Basement, Graduate Student Office, Lecture Hall 1, Lecture Hall 2, Brown's Lab, Rectification Room, and the Language Studies Seminar Room are in Campus.