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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 6 - The Secretary

The greeting of the secretary is "She turns her eyes towards us but doesn't say anything."

The generic positive of the secretary is "yes".

The generic negative of the secretary is "no".

The generic adversative of the secretary is "well".

The secondary apology of the secretary is "[one of]as it turns out[or]unfortunately[at random]".

The generic confrontational of the secretary is "citizen".

The secretary exhibits privacy. The secretary exhibits unhelpfulness. The secretary is alert.

pass-need is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'I'm sorry, those with passes only,' she says, before waving us out. She has a bored look: not one of the more zealous staff members."

whether we can hath the scope is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "whether we can have the scope". The true-name is "whether we can hath the scope".

Understand "if" or "have" as whether we can hath the scope.

It mentions Regulation Authentication Scope.

The comment is "'You wouldn't be willing to part with that authentication scope, just for a moment?' we suggest, in a wheedling tone of voice[one of]. All right, even I can see that this isn't going to work[or][stopping].".

The response is "'It is official issue,' she snaps. [set distrustful]'Civilians aren't allowed to have these.'".

It is background-information.

It quip-supplies the secretary.

protest the unreasonable legislation prohibiting citizen access to linguistic power is a performative quip.

It mentions legislation.

The comment is "'I protest!' we say. 'Control of the language should be in the hands of the people, not in the hands of the government. The power to produce and prohibit words means the power to ban new directions of scientific inquiry; to prevent the creation of private cants and jargons; to marginal[ize] groups and individuals through forms of expression that emphas[ize] their other-ness; it is an essential censorship of thought itself.'".

The response is "She looks bored. [set distrustful]'You people send me leaflets every three weeks,' she says. 'I use them in the fireplace.'".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It directly-follows whether we can hath the scope

An availability rule for where to get a pass:

if the secretary does not recollect pass-need, it is off-limits;

if the scope is not enclosed by the secretary, it is off-limits;

make no decision.

where to get a pass is a questioning quip.

It mentions pass.

The comment is "[one of]'Where did you say we might get a pass to visit the rest of the building?' we ask, in my very most polite schoolboy voice.[or]'Where did you say the passes were given out?' we ask.[stopping]".

The response is "[one of][set distrustful]'Those with appropriately ranked academic research jobs are already in receipt of documentation,' she replies.[or]'I did not say,' she replies.[or]She ignores you.[stopping]".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It is repeatable.

An availability rule for where to get a pass:

if the player is allowed, it is off-limits;

make no decision.

whether she enjoys her job is a questioning quip.

It mentions employment.

The comment is "'This must be a good job,' we say[one of], in our best making-friendly-conversation way[or][stopping]. 'Getting to meet lots of new people. Access to all the bureau toys.'".

The response is "'They never let me try any of the good equipment,' she says, with surprising bitterness. 'When they brought in the T-inserter, they let Porson[--]' Then she stops, her expression that of a guppy being strangled. ".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

Understand "if" as whether she enjoys her job.

how she got this job is a questioning quip.

It mentions employment.

The comment is "'How did you get this job?' we ask.".

The response is "'Through the usual process,' she says. 'I qualified through the regional spelling bee, then was submitted to a battery of examinations, followed by a three-year course of rigorous training.'".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It indirectly-follows whether she enjoys her job.

who Porson seems is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "who Porson is". The true-name is "who Porson seems".

Understand "is" as who Porson seems.

It mentions Porson.

The comment is "'Who is Porson?' we ask curiously.".

The response is "'[i]Porson[/i] works in the Historical Research Room,' she says. 'A job he got, I might add, through sheer nepotism. He's no more qualified than I am, but they say he has a [']job-related need['] to see all the new developments first.' ".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It indirectly-follows whether she enjoys her job

what the T-inserter does is a questioning quip.

It mentions T-inserter.

The comment is "'What does the T-inserter do?' we ask, as though we were a couple of yokels.".

The response is "She raises her eyebrows as though she cannot believe the phenomenal idiocy of this question. [set distrustful]No answer is vouchsafed.".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It indirectly-follows whether she enjoys her job.

where the T-inserter seems kept is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "where the T-inserter is kept". The true-name is "where the T-inserter seems kept".

Understand "is" as where the T-inserter seems kept.

It mentions T-inserter.

The comment is "'This T-inserter must be pretty delicate,' we say. I'm letting you talk, this time. I think I'm too direct. 'I'm surprised the Bureau keeps it in a public building.'".

The response is "She visibly struggles between two impulses: the feeling that she shouldn't be talking about such a secret piece of equipment at all, and the desire to convince us that it couldn't be easily found or stolen. Finally she compromises with '[when distrustful]Not all parts of the Bureau are equally available to visitors[at other times]There are rooms that are not available to visitors[end when].'".

It quip-supplies the secretary.

It indirectly-follows whether she enjoys her job.

Test secretary with "tutorial off / z / ask secretary about job / g/ a porson / a t-inserter does / a t-inserter" in antechamber.